• What to Wear to Survive a Russian Winter! (6 minute read)

    With winter tours of St Petersburg and Moscow on the horizon I knew I had to pack warm. But while reading weather reports and temperature scores are one thing, strolling through the chilly city streets in the depths of Russian winter is another. Experiencing a highly continental influenced climate,...

  • Eight Reasons You Need to Visit St Petersburg

    Katy Grantham, our HR and Operations Exec, spent a year living in beautiful St Petersburg. Here she reveals why it’s her favourite city and gives you a few convincing reasons to visit St Petersburg too… A famous saying among Russians is that Moscow is for working and St Petersburg is...

  • 10 Common Misconceptions Travellers Have About Russia

    Carl Cross, the Managing Director of On The Go Tours since July 2015, reminds us why we should never let our misconceptions of a country such as Russia stop us from travelling there. Here are 10 misconceptions and common myths about Russia. I try and go undercover on our...

  • Top Six Experiences to Have in Russia

    Spanning over 17 million km² across Eastern Europe and Asia, Russia is the largest country in the world. Its top attractions range from the cities of Moscow and St Petersburg to the idyllic countryside and charming towns of the Golden Ring. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime destination that offers an array of...

  • Moscow or St Petersburg: Which Russian City Should You Visit?

    On first impressions, it would seem Moscow and St Petersburg have much in common. They have both served as Russia’s capital and are both set on major rivers. They also both boast outstanding cultural centres, with many museums and theatres. But Russia’s largest and best-known cities offer visitors two very...

  • 10 of the Most Romantic Experiences Around the World

    Thinking of booking a romantic getaway this Valentines? Classic destinations such as Paris or Venice are always the first that spring to mind. But if it’s something a little bit different or a little bit further afield that you’re thinking of – we’ve got you covered. Here is a list...

  • 10 Interesting Facts About Moscow’s Kremlin (4 minute read)

    The Kremlin is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. The imposing fortress is the seat of Russian power, found in the Red Square and a true symbol of Russia. There are numerous interesting stories about Moscow’s most visited attraction. Here is our choice of the best facts about the...

  • Top 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe

    The continent of Europe encompasses 44 countries, each with their own unique cultural heritage, natural beauty and historical monuments. Many have earned their place among UNESCO’s coveted list of World Heritage Sites so picking just 20 is no mean feat. But we’ve done it. Here you’ll find an equal offering...

  • World’s Greatest Lakes (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of) (12 minute read)

    Who doesn’t like a lake? They are invariably surrounded by picturesque landscapes of quaint countryside or dramatic mountains. The water is generally calm and, good weather assumed, the expansive vistas are usually quite stunning. Coupled together, this invites a state of meditative contemplation that appeals to avid outdoorsy types...

  • Highlights of the Trans-Siberian Railway

    It’s the best-known train journey in the world. A bucket list favourite and world record-breaker. It traverses the entire length of Russia with routes that take you through Mongolia and China. Few other railway adventures can match what the Trans-Siberian has to offer. And as you’d expect from a...

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