A Russian Holiday Home Experience Beckons
Russia | With 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites tourism in Russia is blossoming as the world discovers a region steeped in folklore and mystery. The country's main cities can be considered open air museums with centuries old monasteries, Orthodox churches and onion shaped domes dominating their skylines. No trip to Russia is complete without experiencing the mighty River Volga, the romantic Trans-Siberian Railway and tasting traditional fare such as vodka and caviar. With holiday homes and holiday rentals in Russia the traveller can also enjoy a banya, atraditional sauna and steam bath where a beating with dried branches precedes buckets of cold water hurled onto the bather outdoors. Book a holiday home for an authentic Russian experience.
History unfolds right in front of your eyes
With storybook architectural gems emerging like nested Matryoshka wooden dolls, Russia is a great option for families with children. Rent holiday homes and holiday apartments in close proximity to the main cities such as the capital Moscow, to enjoy famous attractions such as the Kremlin, Red Square and Palace Square. Holiday homes, holiday houses and holiday rentals in St. Petersburg, known as the "Venice of the North", allow the traveller to explore the unrivalled art collection of the Hermitage Museum and enjoy an evening at the Bolshoi Theatre.
Resorts and nature tourism
The Black Sea Coast tempts holidaymakers with tropical temperatures in resorts such as Sochi, while the Dombay ski resort in the Northern Caucasus is an excellent destination for hiking, skiing and nature trails. Lake Baikal, "the Pearl of Siberia", and the volcanoes and geysers of Kamtchatka on Russia's eastern Pacific coast, are amongst the more remote tourist destinations in a country which spans eleven timezones. The Baltic Sea Area is another destination popular with tourists. Russia's traditional country homes and holiday apartments, known as dachas, often serve as summer retreats for city dwellers. These days a number of dachas are doubling up as holiday houses or holiday rentals and provide the perfect opportunity to experience a genuine slice of local culture.