Russia & The Baltics

There’s big, and then there’s Russia! Its vastness contains the world’s longest train journey, Europe’s longest river cruises and a patchwork quilt of customs, cultures, languages, and geography. The eternal enigma of Russia also combines a culture that inspired the western world and is now in recovery from communism to… Read the rest

Moscow – it’s all Russian to me! by Peter Dunne

After 3 visits to Russia I decided it was time to actually learn some Russian.  The words for restaurant and toilet simply weren’t enough! Moscow is a city of incredible contrasts with more Billionaires than any other city yet you will still see pensioners lined up outside the metro stations… Read the rest


St Petersburg by Peter Dunne

Peter the Great (no not me!), considered St Petersburg to be his window on the West and this has shaped St Petersburg ever since. Founded in 1703 it has been known as Petrograd, and while I was growing up Leningrad, then in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union… Read the rest


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Treasures of the Baltic by Bike

11 Days From NZD $2,850 pp twinshare
Small group
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While Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia share the same Baltic coastline, the contrasting unique characters of these three countries will become evident as you follow this incredibly scenic cycling route from Vilnius to Tallinn. From the three capitals – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – to the many small villages that have… Read the rest

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Treasures of the Baltic by Bike

11 Days From NZD $2,850 pp twinshare
Small group
Terms & Conditions apply
While Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia share the same Baltic coastline, the contrasting unique characters of these three countries will become evident as you follow this incredibly scenic cycling route from Vilnius to Tallinn. From the three capitals – Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn – to the many small villages that have… Read the rest

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Back to the USSR

18 Days From NZD $10,995 pp twinshare
Small group
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One Space Left! Back to the USSR 18-day Escorted Tour, 16-30 June 2022 Tour cost, from: $10,995 per person twin-share – FULL, waitlist available $12,795 per person solo occupancy – 1 space available To secure your space on this unique tour, return your completed booking form along with a $750… Read the rest

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Trans Mongolian with Naadam Festival

24 Days From NZD $9,955 pp twinshare
Small group
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Walk along the Great Wall, celebrate Mongolia’s greatest and most colourful festival, traverse the mighty Siberian landscape and explore Russia’s most exciting cities on this grand adventure. Itinerary                       Our journey begins in St. Petersburg, the ‘Venice of the North’.… Read the rest

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Grand Trans Siberian Railway

30 Days From NZD $15,250 pp twinshare
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Experience traditional Japan and remote Mongolia, and ride the grand Trans Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to the old Tartar capital of Kazan, en route to Moscow. Graceful imperial St. Petersburg is the perfect climax to this historic journey. Itinerary Day 1: Arrive Tokyo Tokyo, a city of awe-inspiring skyscrapers, an… Read the rest

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The Trans-Siberian Express

Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest train journeys, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. The official length of the Trans-Siberian… Read the rest