Category: Russia

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 […]

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Top 10 luxury city breaks in Europe

Considering a European city getaway?  Here we give you a round up on 10 of the best places to while away a weekend – or longer – in a number of Europe’s top cities. Whether it’s last year’s Olympic host city of London, the traditional romance of Paris or the vibrancy of Barcelona, you’re sure […]

Cruising the Baltic in style

Cruising the Baltic in style

If you’re considering a European cruise but looking for something different to the usual cruises in the Mediterranean, then how about looking further north and east to the Baltic?  MSC Cruises are offering two great opportunities to explore the region, departing from Copenhagen, the beautiful city that inspired many a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. Hop aboard […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to […]

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 […]

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Top 10 European Summer events for private jet travellers

Summer 2013 is set to showcase an exciting blend of sport, arts and music events all across Europe. From Grand Prix, to Art Basel and the Venice Film Festival, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the most exciting events taking place this summer – and how to get there by private jet. Sport […]

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 […]

The Richest Cities in the World

The Richest Cities in the World

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, followed by New York and London. But interestingly, a different pattern emerges if you look at the cities with the most multi-millionaires or billionaires. Dubai, often associated with extreme wealth and opulence, only […]

The world's most dangerous road bridge?

The world’s most dangerous road bridge?

Some of you may remember last year’s post titled “The world’s most dangerous bridge?” It showed a foot bridge in Northern Pakistan that required nerves of steel if you were to cross it. Today, completely by chance, I came across an equally dramatic road bridge in Siberia which looks to be quite a novel experience, […]

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 […]

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Man visits all 201 countries without using a plane

Visiting all 201 countries in the world is a feat in itself that few people ever achieve. British man Graham Hughes, though, has taken that challenge to a new level. He’s visited every country in the world in just 1,426 days, covering 160,000 miles in the process – and incredibly, he’s done it all without […]

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 […]

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Top 10 life-changing travel experiences

Sick of the humdrum tourist destinations? Online travel agency ZUJI.com.au has searched the globe to come up with a list of the top 10 life-changing travel experiences, guaranteed to give you a new appreciation for planet Earth (and bragging rights).  So, without further ado, here’s the list: Admire the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala Once […]

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 […]

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

The top 3 post-Christmas cruise destinations

If you’re feeling a bit flat after the Christmas and New Year festivities, then why not cheer yourself up by booking an exciting cruise holiday. This type of holiday is an affordable yet luxurious way to escape the dark cold days of the UK winter, relax and unwind while you explore new parts of the […]