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Russia

Adventure holidays to Russia, the colossal land behind the Iron Curtain for so many decades, offers the imaginative traveller grand cities, graceful buildings, incredible museums, historic monuments and a vast landscape.

From the colourful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin in Moscow, to the ancient capitals of the Golden Ring, the cultural attractions of St Petersburg and the medieval treasures of Novgorod, Russia is packed-full of highlights.

These, and the incredible scenery along the Trans-Siberian Railway travelling the vast Russian steppe to Beijing, ensures that an adventure tour to Russia will leave you with powerful memories of this enigmatic and often-misunderstood nation.

 

We have 13 trips in Russia   
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ICBSU

GROUP TOUR from £2300 for 16 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience this incredible bucket-list rail adventure through China, Mongolia, and Russia – one of the world’s greatest and most epic journeys
- Encounter the Mongolian wilderness in local-style with an overnight in a traditional ger camp
- Discover a way of life that has changed very little since the 18th century with a visit to the Orthodox Christian’s ‘Old Believers Village’ in Ulan Ude

TRIP CODE
EAVS

GROUP TOUR from £1019 for 8 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Guided tour of Moscow's Kremlin and Armoury
- Discover Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia
- Visit the famous Amber Room at Catherine Palace in Pushkin
- Enjoy St Petersburg's sites including the Hermitage Museum & Faberge Museum

TRIP CODE
IWBSY

GROUP TOUR from £3040 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Rub shoulders with the locals as you experience overnight train travel in Russia
- Meet the local Nenets people, the Siberian Arctic's indigenous reindeer herders
- Visit a traditional Nenets campsite and see the reindeers up close

TRIP CODE
IWBKR

GROUP TOUR from £2540 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Encounter the legacy of Russian tsar Peter the Great while exploring the enigmatic streets that showcase the many palaces and museums of St Petersburg.
- Stroll Vyborg's cobbled streets and enjoy its quintessential charm on a visit to the only medieval castle in Russia.
- Visit the Solovetsky Islands, location of one of the first GULAGs

TRIP CODE
IWBZF

GROUP TOUR from £1520 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Learn how to walk, talk, drink and party like a Russian on a Zakuska and Vodka tasting tour in Moscow
- The beautifully preserved thatched houses and dome-topped churches of Suzdal are straight out of a Russian fairy tale
- Enjoy a hearty, home-cooked feast with a Tatar family, sampling dishes unique to this semi-autonomous region of Russia

TRIP CODE
IWBSX

GROUP TOUR from £2295 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Get off the beaten track and onto the Baikal-Amur Mainline, where Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East unravel in a mind-boggling combination of history and landscape
- Experience not only the spectacular scenery found north of Lake Baikal but the strange and wonderful rock formations of Stolby National Park
- Step back into the Soviet era with a visit to fascinating Komsomolsk, where the hard times of life under Stalin time seem all too real

TRIP CODE
IWBSB

GROUP TOUR from £2825 for 20 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Climb aboard and discover Russia, Mongolia and China on one of the world’s greatest and most epic journeys.Here's just some of what is in store for you: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/picture-worth-8000-kilometres-trans-mongolian/
- Share in traditional tastes with a visit to the home of one of our local friends – indulge in a meal of hearty regional flavours and assist the family in baking pastries
- Live life on the shores of magnificent Lake Baikal in a Siberian village

TRIP CODE
IWBSRC

GROUP TOUR from £2775 for 19 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Red Square has long been at the heart of Russian history – visit the austere mausoleum of Lenin, the initiator of the 1917 Russian revolution, contrasting with the eye-bulging treasure collection in the Kremlin and Armoury Museum
- Discover the secrets of Russia’s oldest kremlin in Novgorod and see the Millennium Monument, which tells the story of 1,000 years of Russian history
- Share in traditional tastes with a visits to the homes of our local friends in Suzdal & St Petersburg for a hearty home cooked meal, piles of pancakes and endless cups of tea

TRIP CODE
EARA

GROUP TOUR from £1649 for 9 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore some of Russia's lesser known cities and World Cup venues
- Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway
- Visit cathedrals, monasteries and mosques
- Meal with a local family
- St Petersburg Extension available

TRIP CODE
IWBSK

GROUP TOUR from £2950 for 15 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Travel into stunning, sparsely-populated Far East Russian Siberia via two incredible feats of railway engineering – the Permafrost Express and the historic Baikal-Amur Railway – in the short window of summer.
- Explore Yakutsk, the largest city built on continuous permafrost, and wonder at the unique architecture and cultural practises born of the harsh environment.
- Celebrate the arrival of summer during the Ysyakh Festival, where the locals perform traditional Yakut sports, dance into the night and feast on local delicacies like roasted horse meat.

TRIP CODE
IWBSSC

GROUP TOUR from £2495 for 18 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Follow the mother of Russian rivers, the Volga, on an immersive and historical adventure of Russia, discovering its hidden gems.
- Come face to face with the ethnic Tatar culture in its capital Kazan, and take a day trip to Sviyazhsk Island – once the fortress of Ivan the Terrible.
- Explore Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, on a guided historical city tour. It is a sobering experience to hear about World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad, told from a Russian perspective.

TRIP CODE
IWBSS

GROUP TOUR from £1570 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Follow the mother of Russian rivers, the Volga, on an immersive and historical adventure of Russia, discovering its hidden gems.
- Come face to face with the ethnic Tatar culture in its capital Kazan, and take a day trip to Sviyazhsk Island – once the fortress of Ivan the Terrible.
- Explore Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, on a guided historical city tour. It is a sobering experience to hear about World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad, told from a Russian perspective.

TRIP CODE
IWBSC

GROUP TOUR from £1575 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- This trip takes you on an overland journey from Russia to Kazakhstan, revealing rural villages recovering from Soviet collapse, historic cities with long-buried secrets and more.
- Explore emerging cultural destination Perm and tour the former Soviet forced labour camp Perm-36 – said to be one of the most severe of all the gulags.
- Discover an incredible honey cooperative in Maly Turysh, a tiny village where a social enterprise employs most of the residents and has hopes to revive the village.
 
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