Posts tagged "Russia"
8 fantastic St. Petersburg attractions and one surprise [with map]

8 fantastic St. Petersburg attractions and one surprise [with map]

If you are planning a trip to St. Petersburg, this is the ultimate list of what you need to see, with a handy map. Let the buildings astound you as you explore the rich culture of the Venice of North. Plan your trip to make sure it includes the most incredible and memorable attractions of...
Celebrate the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg

Celebrate the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg

Every summer a strange phenomenon occurs in St Petersburg. From early June to late July the city doesn’t get dark, even during the night. This gives the residents plenty of reason to celebrate. Due to this phenomenon, the White Nights Festival began. It’s a collection of events including art, music, opera, ballet, film, and huge...
How to avoid a spot of bad luck in Russia

How to avoid a spot of bad luck in Russia

Ever wonder how to avoid bad luck when travelling? Read our 9 favourite Russian superstitions. Russia, like every country, has its fair share of quirky traditions and superstitions. Before visiting, check out this list of some of our favourites. 1. When heading on a trip Before you even arrive in Russia, get in tune with...
Exploring St. Petersburg’s wonderful winter on a budget

Exploring St. Petersburg’s wonderful winter on a budget

Visiting St. Petersburg in winter is a magical experience. You don’t have to have pockets full of cash to make the most of your stay in this beautiful city, as we found a local to share some great tips. Anna Avdeyeva is one of the co-owners of Best-Guides St. Petersburg and has been working as...
3 top museums when Moscow is on the menu

3 top museums when Moscow is on the menu

Check out these top 3 artsy Moscow museums. You will find architecture, photography and artefacts covering thousands of years of Russian History. If you are travelling through Sheremetyevo Airport on business or just as a stop over, then you will want to head into Moscow to check out this wonderful city. If it is your...
Unsure what to do with spare time from Sheremetyevo?

Unsure what to do with spare time from Sheremetyevo?

Explore Khimki, the area around Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow. You can shop a MEGA store, step inside a submarine, go to the stadium and more. Spend some time checking out the area when working or staying at Sheremetyevo Airport. Take advantage of the great services at the Khimki Business Park, walk around history and take...
Check out the cool draw-bridges in St. Petersburg

Check out the cool draw-bridges in St. Petersburg

Built over 42 islands and connected by over 300 bridges, St Petersburg is a city of waterways. It is particularly famous for its beautiful drawbridges, which were installed to allow both waterborne and pedestrian traffic to come and go as it pleases.  Perched at the western edge of Russia’s vast territories, St Petersburg’s waterways play...
Discover our new Russian hotels

Discover our new Russian hotels

Over the past few weeks, our staff have been welcoming guests through the doors of two new Park Inn by Radisson hotels. Both properties are looking fresh, cool and colourful and are the first of their kind in their cities. Fitted out with contemporary décor, bars, restaurants and high-speed internet, they are they are the...
Join a whirlwind adventure of St. Petersburg

Join a whirlwind adventure of St. Petersburg

If you only have a few hours to spare in St. Petersburg, you can still discover the city’s must-see marvels thanks to these super convenient bus and boat tours, both of which run all year round. St. Petersburg is not described as the ‘Venice of the North’ for nothing. The city exemplifies Russia’s European heritage,...
Guide to nightlife in Ekaterinburg

Guide to nightlife in Ekaterinburg

Currently in the process of gearing up for the FIFA World Cup 2018, Ekaterinburg already has a nightlife scene well-prepared to keep hordes of international tourists happy. Beat them to it with a whirlwind tour of the top hotspots in Russia’s fourth-largest city.  Coyote Ugly Billing itself as ‘the most famous bar on the planet’, the...
A visitor’s bucket list to St. Petersburg

A visitor’s bucket list to St. Petersburg

Start checking off those St. Petersburg bucket list items on your next trip to Russia. First time traveler? Here are 6 items that should be at the very top!   1: Hermitage Museum © The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg The number one stop when in St. Petersburg for the first time traveler is the...
10 souvenirs to prove you’ve been to Russia

10 souvenirs to prove you’ve been to Russia

While getting ready to head back home there is one last thing to do before you leave; find the necessary Russian souvenirs to prove you’ve visited and to give to family and friends. Here is an infographic on the top ten you need to grab to fill the nooks and crannies of your home.  ...
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