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UNESCO World Heritage-listed Red Square and the multi-coloured onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral
Siberian countryside
Lake Baikal
Trans Siberian Railway

Welcome to Russia

Ah Russia, we love you and your Bruskis. You gave us words that make us sound like mobsters: “Da!” “Nyet!” “Babushka!”. You also gave us palaces, artistic angst and giant Soviet statues. There’s beautiful St Petersburg, the most European city in Europe (yep, we’re calling it).

A city filled with canals, ornate palaces, candy-looking basilicas and streets that are straight out of Dickens. Except they’re out of Dostoyevsky.

Then there’s Moscow, the home of Soviet relics, the Bolshoi Ballet and an underground system that is designed to be a palace for the people.

Finally there’s the Trans-Siberian Railway. An epic journey through forests and Siberian villages, past dumpling wielding babushkas and the odd camel.

Yes, camel. Your last stop before Mongolia? Beautiful Lake Baikal, home to Russia’s other specialties: vodka and saunas.

24 HOURS ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY
24 HOURS ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY

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FACTY THINGS: 10 FACTS ABOUT RUSSIA
FACTY THINGS: 10 FACTS ABOUT RUSSIA

Russia's recent moves in the Ukraine have meant the nation has been in the news quite a lot lately. Here' some stuff that probably hasn't been in the news. ... Read more on the blog

Russia Tours

North & Central Asia

If the yak is your spirit animal and vodka is your drink of choice, then hurry up and make Central Asia your next adventure.

Whether you wanna spend the night in a Mongolian ger, wine and dine at a Japanese robot café or walk China’s Great Wall, this jaw-dropping region is bound to awaken your wanderlust.

So jump on a Geckos Central Asia trip and play cards in St Petersburg, wander the majestic Gobi Desert, chill out by Lake Baikal, eat all the dumplings, see all the cherry blossoms and make good with the steppe. 

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SOCHI 2014: THE WEIRD, THE WONDERFUL AND THE ICE CREAM IN THE ASS
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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING RUSSIA
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING RUSSIA

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