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Top 5 Sochi Summer activities

Top 5 Sochi Summer activities

Now that the Winter Olympics are over, you may be wondering what else Sochi has to offer. Funnily enough, Sochi in the past hasn’t been particularly famous for its winter sports scene, but rather as one of the most beautiful summer beach resorts in Russia, with a huge number of people travelling from within Russia and elsewhere […]

5 must-see sights on a short stay in Tallinn, Estonia

5 must-see sights on a short stay in Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, the northernmost and smallest of the Baltic countries (comprising Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia).  However the city, which was awarded the European Capital Culture award in 2011, more than makes up for its small size in cultural impact with a great many museums, galleries and other attractions for discerning tourists […]

A short stay in Riga, Latvia

A short stay in Riga, Latvia

Riga is the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltics (the collective name for the 3 countries Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) with a population of 700,000 in the city alone. It is arguably the most popular of the Baltic States for tourism, with a beautiful historic old town, a wealth of cultural […]

A short stay in Vilnius

A short stay in Vilnius

Lithuania is an up and coming destination for travel within Europe, with more and more luxurious hotels cropping around the country. Mainly focusing around the capital and largest city, Vilnius, a thriving tourism market is developing and you can really pack a lot of great sights and activities into a short break in the city, […]

Visit St. Petersburg's $90,000,000 Fabergé collection

Visit St. Petersburg’s $90,000,000 Fabergé collection

Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, head of aluminum, energy and telecom conglomerate Renova Group is the owner of the world’s largest collection of Fabergé eggs, having purchased a vast collection in 2004 before it was due to go under auction at Sotheby’s in New York, in a bid to keep it within Russia. The exact value […]

5 of St Petersburg's most beautiful buildings

5 of St Petersburg’s most beautiful buildings

Russia’s northern capital, St Petersburg, is often called the Venice of the north due to its long interweaving canals and beautiful baroque and neoclassical architecture. The city is home to some incredible buildings, read on for a few which you won’t want to miss when you visit this enchanting city. St Isaac’s Cathedral This was, […]

Sochi warms up for the Winter Olympics

Sochi warms up for the Winter Olympics

With 2014 fast approaching, many keen sports travellers are gearing up to head to Southern Russia for the thrills of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi which will be held between the 7th and 23rd of February 2014. This much-anticipated event will play host to a total of 98 events, across 15 disciplines. 2 weeks […]

Experience luxury travel to Mongolia

Experience luxury travel to Mongolia

Many tourists may not consider the vast desert country of Mongolia as a particularly luxurious destination, however with advancements in their infrastructure and a variety of high-class hotels (and more alternative forms of accommodation, as you’ll discover) becoming available, this beautiful country should certainly be on the to-do list of any discerning traveller. There are […]

Discover the world's largest museum

Discover the world’s largest museum

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum can unequivocally be considered the largest single museum in the world. Covering a vast area of land and containing a total of 3 million items, it is 4 times larger than the likes of Paris’ Louvre (the busiest museum in the world). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great […]

Cruise in style From Moscow to St Petersburg

Cruise in style From Moscow to St Petersburg

River cruising can be one of the most relaxing ways to travel, cruising through serene countryside with numerous towns, cities and sights to explore, but also time to yourself on the boat to simply watch the world go by and enjoy the onboard services. It is one of the best ways of incorporating culture, history, […]

Explore the Russian Far East in style

Explore the Russian Far East in style

When you think about Russia, you naturally think of grandiose domed churches, soviet-era architecture and vast siberian landscapes. What you don’t tend to think of is hot springs, volcanoes and bear-watching. Amazingly, if you go far enough east to the Kamchatka peninsula, the tourist industry is burgeoning and the affluent tourist can enjoy a huge […]

The world’s greatest railway journey

The world’s greatest railway journey

The main attraction of any railway journey is the gradual, graceful change in scenery as you move through different timezones and climates. Travelling on board the incredible Golden Eagle Private Train along the Trans-Siberian Railway you will pass through eight distinct time zones, and travel over 6,000 miles – one third of the way around […]

Discover St Petersburg's new 19 billion ruble theatre

Discover St Petersburg’s new 19 billion ruble theatre

Opera and theatre lovers throughout the world are rejoicing as the amazing 19 billion ruble Mariinsky II theatre (one of the most expensive cultural projects ever built) has finally opened its doors, after years of problems and delays with its financing and construction. Boasting a huge auditorium with a capacity of 2,000, the new theatre […]

5 of the best luxury cocktail bars in Moscow

5 of the best luxury cocktail bars in Moscow

With a national drink like vodka, Russia is certainly well-known for its alcohol, however it is often overlooked as a chic going-out destination. Moscow has hundreds of bars throughout the city – some stylish, some not. We have put together this list to introduce you to just a handful of establishments on the luxurious end […]

5 of the best luxury dining options in St. Petersburg

5 of the best luxury dining options in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is home to a vibrant gastronomic scene, with top-notch cuisine from all over the world available if you look hard enough. The restaurants featured in this list may not be considered affordable, but if you find yourself in St. Petersburg and are looking for a truly special meal you will not be disappointed […]

5 of the most stunning buildings in Moscow

5 of the most stunning buildings in Moscow

Moscow has a rich, varied, and sometimes very heated history. Walking around the streets of this incredible city, you can really marvel at the incredible buildings that go with hundreds of years of religious and political turmoil. Trying to compile a list of just 5 of these is extremely hard work, but if you just […]

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