Russia is one of those countries that it seems impossible to get your head around. Outside the opulent grandeur of Moscow and St Petersburg, where the fairytale palaces of the Tsars starkly contrasts with the stone simplicity of the Soviet-era, it is easy to forget about the patchwork of people, religions and cultures that call it home. Here, the present fades to the background and the old traditions and rural beauty shine through, giving a completely different vision of this enigmatic country. Tolstoy’s weighty tomes may not appeal to everyone, but they say you should never judge a book by its cover.
A complex, bizarre and spectacular country, Russia has so much to discover. Its roots lie in the banks of the Volga River - embark on a six-night Volga River cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg, discovering serene countryside, historical towns and age-old traditions as you go
Discover the Soviet-era monuments of Moscow and the exquisite palaces of St Petersburg before venturing into Russia’s more traditional and ancient past around the Golden Ring. This tour is the perfect introduction to Russia’s unique history.
Time difference: GMT +3
Flight time: Approx. 4 hours direct
Visa required: Yes
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