From fairy tale cities and White Nights to untamed landscapes and boundless nature, a hotel break in Russia is an adventurer’s dream come true.
The world’s largest country, Russia offers an enchanting landscape of forests, tundra, rivers, steppes and mountains. Whether it’s kayaking on the glorious Lake Baikal in Siberia, climbing a volcano in Kamchatka or skiing at Dombay, there is an endless variety of activities for nature lovers to enjoy on a hotel break in Russia, and many fascinating urban destinations to match. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg is a fairy tale city of romantic canals, onion-domed churches and Old World charm that has inspired writers such as Dostoevsky, Pushkin and Gogol, and is at its most magical during the ‘White Nights’, when darkness never falls and the city hosts a series of open-air concerts and festivals. Moscow, the dynamic capital, is home to world-famous sights such as Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral, as well as a wonderfully diverse, non-stop nightlife. Visitors can also enjoy the city’s remarkable cultural heritage first hand, from a ballet at the legendary Bolshoi Theatre to a stroll around the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery and the State Historical Museum. Other attractions in Russia include Kazan, the capital of Tartarstan, which is shaped by a fascinating blend of Tartar Muslim and Christian Russian culture, and the ‘Golden Ring’, a ring of picturesque cities northeast of Moscow that offers a fascinating journey back in time to Old Russia.