Get the low-down on Russian history on an 11-day adventure.
Go deeper than Stalin’s bunker in the political, religious and military history on an adventure through Russia. Embark on an 11-day small group trip from the majesty of Moscow following the Volga River through to the baroque architecture of Kazan, Ivan the Terrible’s Volga fortress at Sviyazhsk, the USSR’s ‘second capital’ in Samara and to the infamous Volgograd – the location of the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II. With expert local knowledge, hearty Russian and Tatar cuisine and a bucket load of culture, a journey through Russia has never seemed so fascinating.
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Follow the mother of Russian rivers, the Volga, on an immersive and historical adventure of Russia, discovering its hidden gems.
Come face to face with the ethnic Tatar culture in its capital Kazan, and take a day trip to Sviyazhsk Island – once the fortress of Ivan the Terrible.
Explore Volgograd, once known as Stalingrad, on a guided historical city tour. It is a sobering experience to hear about World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad, told from a Russian perspective.
Discover Stalin’s hidden bunker in the USSR’s ‘second capital’ in Samara – a secret underground hideout rediscovered nearly 50 years after being built.
Experience a unique stay in Russian-style cottages on the banks of the Volga River. You are in for a peaceful night watching this magnificent river flow by.
Overnight trains in Russia are one of the best ways to cover the expansive country. Please note that there are three overnight train journeys on this trip, covering up to 17 hours. Conditions are simple but comfortable – a truly Intrepid experience and a great way to meet, and travel like, the locals. There is a toilet/bathroom and compartments with bunks/berths. Please note that we travel 2nd class on all overnight trains (4 people per compartment). While we always try to have our groups staying together, there may be times where due to ticket availability the group will be staying in different compartments and carriages.
The cottage stay in Samara is a wonderful opportunity to relax and watch the magnificent river flow by. Facilities are simple and multi-share but comfortable with 4 to 6 people in one cottage.
As this trip spends very little time in Moscow, we recommend you spend arrive a few extra days before your trip if you want to experience all the city has to offer. If you would like a more in-depth experience in Russia covering more destinations and iconic sites, please check out Russia Experience (WBSSC) which is a combination trip of Russia Adventure (WBSS) and Russia Highlights (WBSR). For more information, please see the Intrepid website.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Russia Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip except the nights on overnight trains and the cottage stay, subject to availability.
2. In order for our local operator to book train tickets we require the following information at time of booking or no later than 35 days prior to departure.
• Passengers full name
• Full Passport Details (number, expiry, issued)
Please note that the above information needs to be the same as your travelling passport, any wrong information provided may result in extra personal expense to reissue train tickets.
3. There's not much time on the trip to explore Moscow. We highly recommend you to spend some extra time in Moscow as the city has a lot to offer. Please consult your booking agent if you would like to book extra nights in your Moscow hotel.
4. The check-in luggage limit for domestic flight from Volgograd to Moscow is 20 kg.
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