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Russia Holidays

A vast country such as Russia deserves more than one visit. Discover icons such as the masterpieces of the Hermitage and the colourful Church on Spilled Blood to the whimsical turrets of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the mighty Kremlin.

There is still a grittiness and unpredictability to Russia that makes every visit a new adventure. The sheer size and variety of locations ensure that one visit is not enough.

While Moscow and St Petersburg have become showcases of western opulence, move even a short distance outside of the cities and you enter a world which has, through force of circumstance, retained its traditional ways.

Experiences

Russia is waiting. Here are some of our favourite experiences to help you explore.

Visit Franz Josef Land

Travel to incredibly remote Franz Josef Land, inhabited only by military personnel, to find Arctic foxes, walruses and bearded seals.

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An Aerial View of Kamchatka – the Land of Ice and Fire

Spending a day in a Russian helicopter flying over volcanoes, calderas and into the Valley of the Geysers – a magical experience.

Big Solovetsky Island

Travel by boat along the canals of Big Solovetsky Island and see the town from the water.

Trinity Monastery of St Sergius

Visit the Trinity Monastery of St Sergius in Serigev Posad, 70km from Moscow.

Big Zayatsky

Wander through the stone labyrinths of Big Zayatsky, considered rare and valuable archaeological monuments.

Pokrov Convent Hotel

Stay at the Pokrov Convent Hotel in Suzdal, found in the grounds of the beautiful Pokrov Convent.

Suzdal

If you only have time to visit just one of the towns in the Golden Ring, visit the charming riverside town of Suzdal.

Rostov Veliky

See some fine examples of 17th-century architecture in Rostov Veliky.

Kostroma

Explore Kostroma, considered the cradle of the Romanov Dynasty.

The Golden Ring

Explore ancient Russian towns, where time stands still.

Grazing Horses, Ukok Plateau, Russia
Russia
Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia
St Basils Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

A country of great diversity

When it comes to things to see and do in Russia, you are truly spoilt for choice. Moscow is a beautiful contrast between old and new influences, St Petersburg is alive with dazzling colour, and then there is the idyllic countryside of the area.

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Browse our Russia holiday ideas.

Our Russia experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Explore Russia

  • Russian Arctic
  • The Golden Ring
  • Moscow
  • Solovki
  • St Petersburg

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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