Russia Holidays in 2014-2015

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Russia at a glance

Russia is not a country which immediately springs to mind when considering the top European travel destinations. However, this great expansive land is blessed with some truly spectacular sights and sounds, the likes of which you will not encounter in other European nations.

Whether you're seeking an action packed holiday or a relaxed cultural experience, you will find something of interest on breaks in Russia.

Something for every taste

For many travellers, the highlight of their visit is the chance to see the old Imperial cities where it is possible to experience the extremely rich cultural heritage.

The spirit of Imperial Russia is still alive within the ancient cathedrals and bustling markets where you can pick up many a bargain. Anybody with a fascination for Eastern European culture will be delighted by the chance to see the outstanding Rastrelli architecture in St Petersburg. You could also take the opportunity to watch one of the many operas which are presented at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.

History buffs are bound to be enticed by the opportunity to see Red Square and Gorky Park, both extremely fascinating landmarks which attract thousands of tourists every year.

For intrepid adventurers who are not afraid to take a trip into the wilderness there are wonderful forests, perfect for a few days of walking on your short break to Russia. Among the other points of interest in the beautiful Russian landscape are the Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world and Elbrus, the highest mountain peak in Europe. Alternatively, if your idea of excitement involves excellent nightlife and restaurants then you will find much to offer around the various bars and clubs of Moscow and St Petersburg. You could enjoy a laid back evening in one of the cool jazz clubs, where you will get the chance to taste some traditional Russian drinks and meet like-minded people.

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Check out our holidays to Eastern Europe - Latvia is truly a wonderful jewel; make sure you discover it before everybody else. Alternatively, a holiday in Estonia is great value for money with cheap hotels, and it is a real gem of a country with a historic mix of influences too.

Please note: Individual entry visa requirements may change and therefore, all passengers are responsible for checking their own requirements with the Russian Embassy. We cannot be held responsible for any part of these arrangements.

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Language: Russian
Currency: Russian Ruble
Local time: GMT + 3 hours (Moscow & St Petersburg)

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