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While you are in this part of the world, you should make sure that you come back with memories of these attractions and activities. Russia and CIS countries have abundance of activities for all age groups. 

Grand Trans- Siberian Express

Through Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude, Ulaanbaatar, Beijing

  • One of the world’s greatest travel experiences

 

  • 6300 km Transcontinental Rail journey between Asia and Europe by private train.

 

  • Journey of a lifetime!

Theatres

K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko is located in a historic building on Bolshaya Dmitrovka. In 2003-2006, a large-scale reconstruction of the historical building of the theatre took place, and today one of the most modern theatre complexes in Europe is working on Bolshaya Dmitrovka. At the same time, the Musical Theatre retained its inherent Moscow coziness and hospitality. The theatre’s auditorium after reconstruction accommodates 1,100 seats. The new experimental site of the theatre was the Small Stage. This is a modern transformer hall, designed for 200 spectators.

The Mikhailovsky Theatre is one of the most important and the oldest theatres in Saint Petersburg among The Mariinsky and The Alexandrinsky theatres. Situated in the city center at the Art square the theatre represents a part of the historical and architectural assembly. Now the Theatre is twice born and leaded by new director Kehman. In 2001 the historical name was returned to the Theatre and now it is considered one of the noblest theatres of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg.

The Moscow Art Theatre is a theatre company in Moscow. It was founded in 1898 by the seminal Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski, together with the playwright and director Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Theatre “Russian National Ballet Sergei Radchenko” Since 1989 In Moscow Best Private Classical Ballet Company In Russia

The company was founded in 1989 as the «Moscow Festival Ballet» – under the direction of famous dancer of the «Bolshoi Theatre» Sergei Radchenko- Honored Artist of Russia The first independent company of classical ballet began to develop rapidly and a lot of touring in many countries. In this regard, it was decided to create extra troupe «Russian National Ballet theatre», under the direction of Elena Radchenko – soloist dancer of «Mariinsky- Kirov Theatre» and «Bolshoi Theatre». At this time, both the troupe successfully work within the company «Russian National Ballet S.Radchenko» more than 25 years.

With solid knowledge of classical ballet and character dance, combined vast performance experience, a strong will and infinite dedication art of the ballet, the company gained notoriety, respect and a following of audiences around the world.

The repertoire presents many famous ballet masterpieces: “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Don Quixote”, “Giselle”, “Carmen Suite”, “La Bayadere”, “The Nutcracker,” “Cinderella,” “Coppelia” “Les Sylphides”, “Romeo and Juliet” as well as a wide range of concert numbers of Russian and foreign world classics.

The Theatre was called so after the legendary cruiser Aurora which became famous on October 25 1917 when after the salvo from this ship the Winter Palace was attacked and the Revolution started. The Aurora Palace ballet hall was created in the middle of the XX century on the bank of the Neva River. The modern building is situated in the historic center of Saint Petersburg near the most famous places of interest. From the hall opens a marvellous view on the Neva River, St Peter and Paul’s fortress, The Winter Palace and the cruiser Aurora that adorns the opposite bank of the Neva River (recently the cruiser has left the place for the restoration). This ship also participated in the War against Japan. 

Russian Music Seasons is a unique classical music concert in the magnificent historical palaces of St. Petersburg! Collection of Russian classical music is incredibly deep and melodic. Guests will enjoy not only the soulful music, but also a welcome drink. Before the performance, visitors can learn some of the secrets that are kept in the Palace. Many things can inspire you here: the unique sound of the chamber orchestra and the atmosphere of the aristocratic evening in the amazing interiors of the Palaces. The highlight of the event is a concert of classical chamber music. It includes classical works by famous composers, soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre, as well as works of “young talents” of our country. Classical music in St. Petersburg will impress even the most demanding audience and give an unforgettable experience!

Bolshoi Theatre is one of the largest theatres of opera and ballet in Russia and one of the most important ones in the world. The complex of buildings of the theater is located in the heart of Moscow, at the Theatre Square. More than 800 works were performed on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre, including the first Russian operas and operas by celebrities such as Verdi, Wagner, Bellini, Donizetti and other composers. The world premieres of operas by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Arensky were performed there. The great Rachmaninoff conducted there.

The State Hermitage MuseumThe Hermitage Theater, the oldest building of the Winter Palace Complex, was built on the site of the former Winter Palace of Peter I in 1711-1723. The theater itself was built later – in 1783-85 to the design by Gakomo Quarenghi and finished in 1802. The theater building is connected with the main palace by an arch over “Zimniaya Kanavka”, the canal between the Moika River and the Neva River. The facade and hall decoration of the Hermitage Theater is unique and represents a classical masterpiece of palace architecture of the XVIII-th century. Today the hall of the Hermitage theatre and all premises are completely reconstructed. Ornamentation of the hall, lines of armchairs, a ceiling, a system of illumination and acoustics are exactly restored. The geometrical proportions of the hall area and the stage allow to giving the artists necessary and large space, that is enough for staging ballet performances and provide the excellent acoustics at the Hermitage Theater. The performances of the best Petersburg and Moscow ballet dancers and ballet troupes are arranged on this stage.

The Mariinsky Theater, named in honor of Maria Fedorovna, the wife of Emperor Alexander II, was built by architect Cavos in 1859-1860. The building was constructed on Teatralnaya Square, and since then the square was recognized as the center of the cultural life of Petersburg. The hall of the Mariinsky Theater is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is decorated with splendid three-circled chandelier and vivid plafond, designed by master Frachioli, famous curtain by Alexander Golovin, and gilded decorations and statues. The opera and ballet troupe of the Mariinsky Theater is famous all over the world for its professionalism, talent and mastery. The repertoire includes such classics as Tchaikovsky\’s Eugene Onegin, the Nutcracker, the Swan Lake, works by Mozart, Verdi and Rossini, operas Don Juan by Mozart and War and Peace by Prokofiev. Among the performances that were recently staged are the Jewels by Balanchin, La Boheme by Puccini and Macbeth by Verdi. Each new performance at the Mariinsky Theater is a real event in the cultural life of Saint Petersburg.

Folklore Show

Folk show “Golden Ring” – an original Russian production. Sparkling ballet, virtuoso musicians, circus acrobats, a vocal group, magnificent scenery, lively sound of original folk instruments, lighting equipment and original video accompaniment of the stage action on large screens, allowing you to more fully immerse yourself in the plot of the story. About 350 unique stage costumes, striking in their originality and richness of performance – all this is a distinctive feature of the Folklore show and an organic synthesis of live cultural heritage and modern technology, creating a complete picture of enchanting action.

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Casinos

Sochi 

Gambling in Russia is legal in only four regional subject areas, and in 2009 was made illegal in all other areas of Russia. In 2009, gambling was banned almost everywhere in Russia. The only exceptions are four specially arranged zones in the Altai, Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, and Primorsky regions. The only one in the Krasnaya Polyana multifunctional entertainment center “Sochi Casino and Resort” offers many opportunities for recreation. The center has a gambling hall, poker club, restaurants high and original cuisine under the guidance of the legendary Russian brand-chief Ilya Zakharov, a concert hall, which organizes performances of Russian pop stars, theater, and more!

Circus

Russian Circus famous not only among Russians but also worldwide. In Russia, the circus has long been one of the favorite form of entertainment for young and old. In Moscow, there are two main highly lauded, permanent circuses.

The shows performed by both circuses feature acrobatics, animals, dance, cabaret and clowns. The displays of daring-do are truly amazing, especially the aerial arts. Only the Nikulin Circus features big cats in its performances, but both venues have monkeys, bears and sea lions. The animals are apparently not mistreated – though their very involvement in the show might make you cringe.

Northern Lights

Murmansk, in the extreme north-west near Finland, enjoys over 40 days of uninterrupted night, making it one of the world’s premier destinations for the Aurora Borealis, and with over 300,000 residents you can enjoy all the cosmopolitan comforts of civilisation amidst the serenity of the Arctic. 

You can get to Murmansk by train (30h) or flight (2h) from Moscow, what makes this region is easiest to get in order to experience the Northern Lights from late August to May, with the condition that the night temperature is below +10 ° C, so plan your trip for January-February.

Bungee Jumping

Sochi 

Rush into the abyss and “come up” by another person, catching the sensation of a dizzying flight – now it’s real thanks to bungee jumping, the most exciting of all kinds of attractions of our time. Among the variety of jumps, a suitable variant will be found for everyone – from a beginner making his first jump to an experienced pro, engaged in pursuit of vivid sensations regardless of the time of year. There is nothing better than a flash of adrenaline to feel alive again!

The platform offers an incredibly beautiful view of the valley of the Mzymta River, the Akhshtyr Gorge and the Black Sea coast. So, when you are preparing to jump on the edge, look around carefully, after all, after returning to the ground you will see all this completely different eyes – the eyes of the winner who overcame himself, space and gravity!

Tank Rides

Moscow | Tashkent  | Minsk  |  Kiev

Stalin’s Line is an open-air military history museum. The complex created in the 1930’s was once an important part of the defence system along the western border of the Soviet Union. It was built to protect the USSR against attacks from its western enemies.

Tourists will be impressed by the huge collection of military equipment such as airplanes, cars, various defensive structures and weapons. Our guide will immerse you in history and tell you about the main characteristics of the weapon. You can wander through the trenches and climb into the military pillbox.

Shooting with AK47

We offer you a real military tank safari! Come to Moscow with your friends or family and take a part of this crazy adventure!

You can go for a tank driving and shooting tour in Moscow and St. Petersburg! There are variety of the legendary military vehicles (T-62, T-80, BMP-1, BRDM, BTR-80).  Put on your military camouflage and shoot a tank gun or other available firearms. A selfie with a Kalashnikov AK-47 Or AK 47 Shooting.

Skiing

Shymbulak, also known as Chimbulak is a ski resort near Almaty. The Shymbulak Ski Resort is located 25km outside Almaty city. It is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range. It is the largest ski resort in Central Asia.
 
There are three ski lifts at the resort with the highest going to 3200 meters above sea level. There is also a Hotel located at the Resort, enabling those wishing to ski during the day, have a place to stay at night. The resort is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley in the Zaiilisky Alatau mountain range.
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Angling (Fishing)

Lake Baikal is a unique place that becomes the dream destination for thousands of people. However, it’s also known among fishermen all over the world. We suggest you the tour “Fishing on the lake Baikal” that is convenient for everybody: for the true fishermen and for the novices who have never tried the fishing tackle. You have possibility to hook grayling, pike and perch. Everybody will have a catch!

The fishing in the wilds is the best possibility to have a rest, to become revived or have a good time with your family and friends.

Sledging / Husky Rides

On most of our activities, there will 2 persons per sledge: One person will be the driver and other one will travel as a passenger. You can switch positions halfway of the safari.You can meet husky dogs and try dog sledding year-round – sled riding is also great fun!  

Duration of a wintry dog sleigh ride varies from a few minutes to several hours, depending on your wishes and schedule: Take a husky tour or spend a relaxing Husky Therapy day, or learn life of a musher. In summer you can visit sled dog farms and get to know the life of a sledge dog. You’ll find all services related to husky.

Summer Activities

Sochi 

  • Summer activities in Gorki Gorod Resort
  • Yoga Center 
  • School mountain bike
  • “Gorky Bike Park” (a complex of tracks for downhill mountain biking from a height of about 1000 meters above sea level, accessible for both amateurs and trained sportsmen.
  • Adventure Park in altitude
  • Rafting
  • Hiking Eco trails
  • ATV Trips
  • Tours on electric bikes
  • Paragliding

Helicopter Rides

Saint Petersberg  |  Sochi  |  Irkutsk  | Minsk  |  Kiev

Experience the Helicopter Tour, ensuring you have a spectacular bird’s eye view of some of the wonderful landmarks this beautiful city has to offer. Taking off from the city’s heliport, you will be soaring along the Neva River experiencing some of the city’s greatest landmarks.

We propose helicopters Mi-8 for flights: Passenger helicopter with 20 comfortable chairs, TV, WC and language broadcasting system. Small Helicopters are also available.

Please note! –Flights depend on visibility and weather conditions. Due to adverse weather conditions, the Saint Petersburg Helicopter Tour can be postponed or cancelled.

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River Cruise

Delight in magical St Petersburg on a 2-hour sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. Meet your guide, stroll along Nevsky Prospekt — the city’s main avenue —and board your comfortable sightseeing boat. Then, sit back and enjoy your St Petersburg river cruise. 

Sailing along the Neva River in St Petersburg, pass the Peter and Paul Fortress; glide beneath some of the city’s beautiful bridges; and pass elegant landmarks such as the Summer Garden and Mariinsky

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Underwater Aquarium

 Sochi 

Sochi Discovery World Aquarium is one of the premier attractions of Adler resort in Sochi. Built in late 2009, it is the largest aquarium in Russia. Specialists from Australia, New Zealand, China and other countries participated in its design and outfitting.  The Aquarium boasts a rich collection of underwater life. It houses some 4 000 freshwater and marine fishes as well as other aquatic animals from around the world which represent in excess of 200 species. They inhabit 30 aquariums with total water capacity of some 5 million liters.