Russia

Compelling cultures in majestic mountains

“The mind,” Hendrick Smith wrote in his 1976 tome on Soviet Russia, “is little equipped to comprehend a nation that encompasses 11 time zones.” Roughly four decades later, the Russians have lopped off a couple of times zones, leaving a mere 9, and while we still can’t quite comprehend it, we do very much appreciate it. We design journeys that roam across all those time zones, from the imperial wonders of St. Petersburg to Siberia’s stunningly beautiful Barguzin Valley.

Russia with GeoEx

We and our sterling Russian associates (the country’s finest, we’re proud to note) arrange trips that showcase the fascinating capital city of Moscow and stunning St. Petersburg. We'll arrange for you to travel all along the fabled Trans-Siberian Railway and its tributaries, and marvel at the world’s deepest and oldest lake, Baikal, the Pearl of Siberia. We'd be delighted to take you into the jaw-droppingly beautiful Barguzin Valley, introduce you to local customs during family homestays, and line up hiking and trekking  jaunts in the Tunka Valley. If you'd like to travel into the Arctic Circle by train in search of the Northern Lights, we can help there, too. Just let us know what intrigues you.

Sample Itineraries

Imperial Russia

  • Explore Russia’s deep-rooted history
  • Discover the Hermitage's treasures
  • The Gulf of Finland by hydrofoil
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Exploring Lake Baikal

  • Earth's largest, oldest freshwater lake
  • Tour, hike & boat through Siberia
  • 4–7 days, with homestay options
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Mongolia & Siberia Extensions

  • Handy trip extensions
  • Lake Baikal & Tunka Valley
  • The Gobi, Lake Khovsgol & Karakorum
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