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On the Shores of Lake Baikal

I was sitting cross-legged on a pebble beach. My roll mat and sleeping bag were already laid out next to me, in anticipation of the night ahead sleeping under the stars. It was perhaps on the cold side to attempt a bivouac, but the flickering campfire and large pile...

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Spend the New Year in St. Petersburg

SEATTLE, WA. July 20, 2011 – St. Petersburg invites guests through MIR Corporation to meet the New Year Dr. Zhivago-style by waltzing at the Czar’s Ball in Catherine’s Palace or dining in a private Russian home after days full of sleigh rides and, of course, strolling...

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From Russia with Love

Vancouver, BC - eWaterways, the online small ship cruise specialist, announces a savings of $200 per person on the September 15th – 25th, St. Petersburg-Moscow sailing on the M/S Peter Tchaikovsky. From the Baltic to the Bolsoi, the M/S Peter Tchaikovsky embarks on a...

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Moscow: Magical Mystery Tour

For a moment I am lost in a dream. Sitting at a hand painted eighteenth century table, in a gilded Damask chair that might as well be a throne, I accept a glass of champagne from a man wearing a brocaded, gold buttoned vest, buckled shoes, and velvet knickers....

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Chug Across Russia

TRAVEL IN STYLE ON A 6,000-MILE JOURNEY ACROSS RUSSIA ABOARD THE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS MOSCOW, RUSSIA – If you’ve ever considered becoming a world traveler, consider the Trans-Siberian Express rail tour. Arguably the world’s greatest railway journey, it runs from...

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Events Calendar – Russia

Spring Founded on one of Russia 's oldest folk traditions - celebrating the on-coming spring at the end of winter - but also incorporating the Christian tradition of pancakes in advance of Lent, the Maslenitsa Festival in March is the time to indulge on blini – or...

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Crusing Northern Europe

Expedition-style Cruises through the Gulf Of Bothnia, Exploring above the Arctic Circle, Including Lapland and Remote Islands, then Visiting the Cultural Capitals of Tallinn and St. Petersburg, Roundtrip From Helsinki. Maiden Voyage, July14, 2008. PORT WASHINGTON, NY...

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Deluxe Riverboat on Russian Waterways

This July, the Russian waterways will see its first truly deluxe riverboat, the Volga Dream, make its way from Moscow to St. Petersburg, stopping in the Golden Ring cities of Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritzy, and the picturesque island-town of Kizhi, as well as the villages...

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“Explorations” to the Norwegian Fjords

New York, NY, April 2007 -- Two new tours, the six-day "St. Petersburg Express" and seven-day "Scandinavian Capitals," have been added to Norwegian Coastal Voyage’s new “Explorations” program of short vacations. Whether combined with a cruise along the fjord-indented...

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European Discovery, Sail Basel/Vienna

\Fourteen glorious days sailing onboard the Grand River Countess - one of the ships voted in the 2007 Conde Nast Poll for Best Small Ship. The Grand River Countess's European Discovery itinerary sails the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through Switzerland, France,...

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