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#1/22
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Imperial palaces and Stalinist skyscrapers, world-class ballets and hedonistic clubs, serene monastries and triumphant iconography... here's how to make the most of Moscow in all its uniqueness... read more »
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5
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Europe is bejewelled with famous, historic hotels, but which ones really deserve their reputation for winning style, undiminished elegance and exceptional service? Here are six still worth the journey... read more »
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5
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Destination: Lapland, Norway, Finland, Russia
Trip type: Activity
Forget dog sleds, the ice hotel and trips to see Santa - instead, join the annual reindeer migration, and explore Lapland following one of its most ancient journeys... read more »
#4/22
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5
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Russia’s northern lakes are beautiful, serene and easily reached from St Petersburg. So why do so few foreigners take this magical trip?... read more »
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4.25
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Enduring despotic rulers, revolutions, Nazi siege and the rise and fall of Communism, Russia's former capital has had more than its fair share of murder and mayhem and some good eating places too... read more »
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4
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Writing a travel blog or needing to keep in touch whilst on the move? Check out this guide to where's hot for wifi... read more »
#7/22
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4.5
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Destination: Beijing, Moscow
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural, Eco
Does passing through five time zones, 80 degrees of longitude and crossing the largest country on the planet sound like fun? Then read my guide as I tell you how to get from Beijing to Moscow by train... read more »
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4
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Destination: Kamchatka
Kamchatka's elemental landscape provides some of the wildest and most inspiring skiing on earth... read more »
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4
(1 comment)
From the world’s largest brain coral to the Vulcan bomber from Thunderball, scuba divers can get their fix. In the Bahamas, Iceland, Tobago, Mexico and Russia, I go underwater sightseeing... read more »
#10/22
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4
(3 comments)
Destination: Moscow
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
From Cold War parade ground to shopper's Paradise, Russia's capital is fast becoming a must see destination ... read more »
#11/22
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Trip type: Short Break
Booking a cosy compartment on one of the many sleeper trains that run between St Petersburg and Moscow is a chance to relive the golden age of rail travel. And learn the rules of water polo...... read more »
#12/22
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4
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It's the seventh largest city in the world, and it's uniquely, indescribably Russian. To visit Moscow is to experience another world - and you'll need help... read more »
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3
(1 comment)
Destination: Pskov, Novgorod
How to leave the city behind and in just a few days greatly broaden your understanding of Russia.... read more »
#14/22
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3
(2 comments)
Destination: Vladimir, Suzdal
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
How to leave the city behind and in just a few days greatly broaden your understanding of Russia... read more »
#15/22
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3
(1 comment)
Destination: St. Petersburg
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
St Petersburg has well and truly shaken off its dowdy Soviet past and reinvented itself as a vibrant city with a glittering history... read more »
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3
(1 comment)
Destination: Moscow
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
A visit to Russia’s capital is a full-on experience that leaves nobody indifferent to the city's unique atmosphere... read more »
#17/22
Rating:
3
(2 comments)
It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…... read more »
#18/22
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2.5
(2 comments)
Destination: Moscow
Trip type: Short Break
Moneymen may be in meltdown around the world, but Moscow’s millionaires are determined to party on to the end... read more »
#19/22
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0
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Keen to avoid experiencing Moscow as a regular tourist? Then get the inside track on this historic capital by living with a Russian family during a rewarding and authentic homestay... read more »
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Destination: Murmansk, Russia
Trip type: Adventure, Road Trip
It's a 1,200-mile drive from Moscow to Murmansk – in winter, the ultimate Russian road trip. The reward is a city steeped in tradition, World War II history and haunting memories of the Cold War ... read more »
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