Exploring Russia is akin to discovering a new world. This vast country is home to so many complex and distinctive cities, quaint towns and spellbinding villages. There is no room for boredom to set in as you explore its idyllic countryside, go on epic train rides, wander through ancient walled fortresses, visit glittering palaces and take selfies with swirly-spired churches.
Culture vultures must explore Moscow and St Petersburg, which are jam packed with amazing architecture, a vibrant arts scene and bustling restaurants. Within easy reach of these cities are charming historical towns and villages, such as Veliky Novgorod, Pskov and Suzdal, where the vistas are dotted with onion domes and lined with gingerbread cottages. Travellers can tread in the footsteps of literary greats, including Tolstoy and Pushkin, while exploring their country estates. Russia’s large landscape makes it an ideal playground for adrenaline junkies. You can enjoy the thrill of going down the slopes with a ski holiday in Krasaya Polyana, or go trekking in the Altai or even climbing an active volcano in Kamchatka. The possibilities are as endless as Russia’s sprawling land.