Russia strikes a delicate balance between ancient and avant-garde. From medieval history to haute cuisine; incense filled churches to roof-top bars; and Pskov masonry to chrome high-rises – Russia is in a constant state of evolution (or revolution!). Be it Anna Pavlova, Catherine the Great, Leo Tolstoy or Ivan the Terrible, Russia’s extravagance is a result of the larger than life characters who have created her story – Russian art, politics, literature, music, dance, drama, and even architecture have an intense flamboyance unlike anywhere else.
As you travel with us, you will step behind-the-scenes, beyond closed doors, and learn about the culture first-hand from the locals.
Our handpicked guides lead you along the inside track of bustling Moscow and St. Petersburg. Our behind- the-scenes closed-door Exeter International Extraordinary Experiences take you a step beyond the ordinary. Why just watch the ballet at the Bolshoi or the Mariinsky when we can take you backstage? Take a step down into th Cold War Bunker and step back in time to Russia’s Soviet past.
Be the first person to walk in as the Hermitage opens its doors – just for you. Get an insider sneak peek into the Amber Room workshops at Catherine Palace and the Grottos of Peterhof.
Throughout your journey, our white glove service is at every turn to assist you – with your arrivals and departures, your bags on the train, and every door.