Russia – Discover the Unknown

Dobry den! – Welcome!

Dobry den! – Welcome!

Let’s begin by stating the obvious: Russia is vast, spanning two continents, a country of superlatives. But how do you know where to start? That’s where we come in. Go Russia is a London-based travel agency specialising in trips to Russia. Follow our blog – it’s packed with ideas to inspire you and offers an insight into Russia’s hidden gems to make your trip extra special. Our experts can take care of all your transport, accommodation and sightseeing needs.

Russian Dolls Market

Russian Dolls Market

Moscow’s Red Square attracts millions keen to see for themselves the ice-cream domes of St Basil’s Cathedral and pay their respects to the embalmed body of Lenin in his Mausoleum. Join them to watch the almost balletic changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located at the Kremlin’s walls. The city’s nightlife is unrivaled, with cool clubs and even a restaurant staffed entirely by twins.

The relative proximity of the current Russian capital to its predecessor, the imperial capital St Petersburg, makes the pair the perfect choice for a two-centre break. This fascinating city, full of canals and elegant squares, is home to world-class museums like the Hermitage, famed for its extensive collection of paintings. It counts among its staff seventy or so cats that roam freely in its basement, a tradition started by Peter the Great’s daughter back in 1745.

St. Petersburg Canals

St. Petersburg Canals

To truly appreciate Russia’s scale, head east. Close to Moscow is the Golden Ring, a cluster of towns surrounding the capital of which Suzdal is the stand out destination. Time has stood still in this rural backwater, where wooden cottages surround fairytale churches with domes in gold, silver and ultramarine blue. It’s hard to believe that the place was once a Royal capital.

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, Golden Ring, Russia

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl, Golden Ring, Russia

From nearby Vladimir, take the famous Trans-Siberian railway and alight at Yekaterinburg. The city gained notoriety first as the place where Tsar Nicholas the Second and the Russian Royal family were executed during the Russian Revolution and later as a gangster city in the 1990s. Next, to Perm. Wander its wide boulevards and take a trip out of town for a glimpse into the chilling world of Stalin’s forced labour camps, known as gulags. Further on, Irkutsk is the stopping-off point for the world’s deepest lake, Baikal, whose serenity is a world away from big city bustle.

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Russia saves the best for last. The remote, majestic Kamchatka peninsula, thousands of miles from Moscow, is strewn with bears, geysers and active volcanoes, the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers.

Kamchatka Volcanoes

Kamchatka Volcanoes

Your only problem will be deciding where to visit first. Why not give us a call and make that dream trip a reality?

Red Square

Moscow Red Square

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