Russia is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse countries in the world. Spanning over two continents in Europe and Asia, it has 11 time zones and a variety of landscapes contrasting from frozen coastlines to flat deserts and lush mountainous ranges. The weather is also diverse and ranges from severe climate in Siberia and subtropical climate along the Black Sea Coast.
Russia has 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include many world renown tourist spots such as the ancient cities of Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Vladimir and Suzdal along the Golden Ring.
Cruising along the Volga River is peaceful and visitors can experience the villages of Mandrogy, Kizhi, Uglich and Yaroslavl with their folk artists and charming wooden houses and honey-cake bakers.
The Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi) Mountain area hosts popular Russian ski resorts and is famous for its warm climate and freeride areas. Whatever your skillset you will be happy with the many green, blue, red and black slopes. There are 185 kilometres of slopes served by 62 ski lifts.
Travelling the longest rail journey on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway will take travellers from Moscow to Vladivostok via some spectacular scenery and through the cities of Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Omsk, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk with the stunning Lake Baikal.
Amongst the most popular tourist destinations are the magnificent cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, which are filled with stunning Churches, Palaces, Baroque and Neo-classical architecture and of course the Kremlin and Red Square. Russia will leave you with so many memories of its striking beauty and diversity.