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.

Arctic Explorer in Search of the Northern Lights

  • Northern Lights with astronomer
  • Charming villages & markets
  • Visits to Vladimir & Suzdal
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Caravans & Conquerors

  • Caucasus Mountains & Silk Road cities
  • 16 Days of touring by luxury train
  • Cross the Caspian Sea by train-ferry
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Mongolia & Siberia

  • Ulan Ude, awash in Buryat culture
  • The Gobi Desert & Lake Baikal
  • Rigorous remote touring
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The Silk Road By Luxury Train

  • Epic Moscow-to-Beijing journey
  • Peel back millennia of history
  • Explore Bukhara, Khiva & Merv
  • 21 days, 2 trains
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Trans-Siberian & Trans-Mongolian Express

  • A rail journey most only dream of
  • 9–15 days of touring by luxury train
  • Fascinating culture & epic landscapes
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Trans-Siberian Winter Wonderland

  • Departs February & March
  • 15 days, including ice festival
  • Traverse Russia in winter
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