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7 incredible travel destinations in Russia to visit this summer

11.06.2019

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Russia is full of incredible places, filling its visitors with power and charging with inspiration. Once again you can’t help wondering how beautiful our planet is. 

For those who are planning the visit to Russia this summer, AZIMUT Hotels chain shares ideas for travel and talks about seven places in Russia which are worth a visit at least once in a lifetime. Choose which direction you like more - perhaps you dream is to see a mammoth or catch the left heel of the cape at North Korea itself, and follow your heart!



Murmansk

Why to go

To see the animals and plants from the Red List

What to see

The most of tourists go to Murmansk in winter to see the aurora when the night lasts 18-20 hours and even faint auroras are clearly visible. Think different! Explore the Arctic on the Kola Peninsula in the summer, in the period of long polar days.

Build a path through the tundra and taiga, go to the Khibiny Mountains and try to trust your eyes when seeing unbelievable things. Arctic is home to a lady's slipper, creeping willow and Lapland poppy, lynx and reindeer, wolverine and golden eagle. The aurora happens all year round, but the beauty of the nature you can see only in summer.

How to get

The way from Moscow by plane takes 2.5 hours, by train "Arktika" there are a little more than one and a half days, by car there are exactly 24 hours and almost two thousand kilometers.

Where to stay

In the AZIMUT Hotel Murmansk - the price is from 3888 rubles per night for 2 persons. The room offers a panoramic  city and bay view and the hotel has become the highest building in the Arctic. Bonus: we organize for your transfer in Murmansk, as well from/to the cities of Norway and Finland. 

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Astrakhan

Why to go

To visit the fish and watermelon paradise

What to see

Astrakhan, the city between the Volga and the Caspian Sea is a wonderland from Russian folk tales. Watermelons, fish, wild fowl - people go hunting and fishing here at any season of the year and even if you have never held a fishing rod in your handsadvise we advice you to get this experience.

Astrakhan souvenirs are the famous vobla, beluga and sturgeon, red and black caviar; go as well as smoked sterlet, "noodles" of sturgeon, pike and sazan caviar. To buy the souvenirs you should go to the "Big Isadi" market - the oldest bazaar of the city, exsisting from the 16th century.

How to get

The road from Moscow by plane takes 2-2.5 hours, by train there is a little more than a day, by bus there are 19 hours and in the cabin of a cruise ship on the Volga the trip takes from five days.

Where to stay

In AZIMUT Hotels where you can choose between the AZIMUT Volga Astrakhan in the Volga Delta and AZIMUT Hotel Astrakhan in the city with the summer terrace and  the open air cinema. Bonus: both hotels organize fishing and excursions.

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Nalchik

Why to go

To breathe in the mountain air and to see the Elbrus mountain, the highest peak of the Caucasus.

What to see

Climb the mountains: first explore the mountainous area of ​​Big Kizilovka, where you can go without training. Then go out of the city for 50 kilometers and climb into the Chegem Gorge, where waterfalls hit straight from the rocks against the stones. There are many bizarre plants and trees, and on the horizon snow-capped mountain peaksare are visible .

Elbrus is just a couple of hours drive from Nalchik. Go there at least to take a look at this majestic peak from a distance. And if you are ready physically and moral, climb this mountain. In any case, do not forget to book a responsible guide: people say that the mountains do not like strangers.

How to get

From Moscow by plane there are 2.5 hours, by car 18 hours, by bus 22 houts, by train 34 hours.

Where to stay

In the AZIMUT Hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and karaoke (after all, this is a mandatory program in the South of Russia!), as well as its own spa with massage, sauna and swimming pool.

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Vlasivostok

Why to go

Get on the cape and taste the Pacific scallop.

What to see

Begin to get acquainted with the city from the Sea of ​​Japan and get photos with a lighthouse. Rent a boat or a yacht, swim between the islands, climb onto a deserted cape and meditate on the sound of waves. And where the boat can not get to, try to swim on the SUP-board. All you need is a paddle and the spirit of healthy adventurism!

In July, go to the food festival “On the ridge!”: All restaurants will serve fresh Pacific scallop and ready-made meals from it at special prices. Stock up on an edible souvenir for yourself and loved ones. But know when to stop!

How to get

From Moscow by plane there are 8 hours and longer, but adventurers and large companies will enjoy the experience on the Trans-Siberian Railway: 5 days of travel and endless fun!

Where to live

In the AZIMUT Hotel Vladivostok in the city center, with panoramic view of the ocean. Around the corner is the beach and the Oceanarium. Inside there is an opportunity to see the original works of one of the most expensive contemporary Russian artists, Vladimir Dubosarsky. It's time to afford!

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Yakutsk

Why to go

To get on the Lena Pillars.

What to see

Lena Pillars, a ribbon of sheer cliffs, stretching along the right bank of the Lena River. The pillars formed about 400 thousand years ago from Cambrian limestone are an ideal place to feel very young and very young! To get to the pillars, rent a car, or rather a boat, to experience all the bewitching beauty of this little fantastic route.

Red sandstone cliffs are overgrown with forests, gray limestone cliffs hang over the water, quartzite glistens in the sun. The sunset rays drastically change the picture, turning it from majestic to almost ominous.

How to get

From Moscow by plane in 6.5 hours, and this is perhaps the only direct and convenient way if you are going to fly only here.

Where to stay

In the AZIMUT Hotel. The center of the city, rooms with tea stations, hotel own swimming pool, solarium and spa with a cedar barrel and hammam. All ttah you need after meeting with the mammoth!

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Kyzyl

Why to go

To visit the geographical center of Asia and get acquainted with these shamans.

What to see

Visit a monument in the geographical center of Asia on the banks of the Yenisei in Kyzyl. Go to Aldyn Bulak, the stake of the Tuvan khans, look there at the ceremony of the shaman rites and listen to Tuvan khoomei, which is valued all over the world. In Juni visit the shaman fest and the National Holiday Naadym, where you can see authentic national ceremonies (from the festival of Tuva lamb to sports games). And also enjoy the beauty of the mountain chains of the Sayans, as if from Roerich's paintings, feel the spirit of real Asia and feel the invisible presence of the ancient Scythians.

How to get

Direct flights from Moscow go 2 times a week and last 5.5 hours. It is possible to fly with a transfer in Krasnoyarsk. The third option are daily direct flights from Moscow to Abakan, and from Abakan the way by car to Kyzyl: the journey takes about 5 hours, but it is worth it - you will have an amazing opportunity to see the breathtaking landscapes of Sayan.

Where to stay

In the AZIMUT Hotel Kyzyl. The hotel in a modern building with a unique design located on the Yenisei Embankment within walking distance from the main square of Kyzyl. The spacious AZIMUT SPA center with a swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and beauty salon. In the hotel it is possible to book ready-made options for excursions in Tuva.

Feel yourself in the heart of Asia!

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Pereslavl-Zalessky

Why to go

To explore the history of ancient Russia in the birthplace of the prince Alexander Nevsky in one of the cities of the famous Russian Golden Ring.

Where to look

Visit the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral which is the only one of the five first white-stone churches of North-Eastern Russia, retained the original appearance, the museum-estate "Peter I's Little Boat" on the banks of Lake Pleshcheyevo and the museum-reserve in the Goritsky Monastery. You can also go to the Godenovovillage  (less than 1 hour drive from the city), which houses one of the most important Orthodox relics - the miraculous Life-giving Cross.

How to get

The most convenient way is to go by car - from Moscow it is about 2 hours drive. Also from Moscow go regular bus trips from the bus station North Gate (m. Khovrino). There is no railway station in Pereslavl itself.

Where to stay

In the country AZIMUT Hotel Pereslavl (from 4845 rubles per night for two). It is better to come to this comfortable hotel on the outskirts of Pereslavl for a few days: not only will you have time to see all the surrounding sights, but you can relax in the bath, take a walk in the surrounding forests, taste traditional Russian dishes from local chefs - in short, you will feel what the present is Russian hospitality.

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The smart option for traveling in Russia is to visit several places at once, for example, to combine a trip to Vladivostok with a visit to Lena Pillars, or the Elbrus climbing with pick up of Astrakhan watermelons. If you decide to connect two or three destinations, staying at AZIMUT Hotels is more profitable because the chain has a pleasant loyalty program for regular guests. To get bonuses for your next trip, apply for participation in the program upon arrival - and you will immediately be provided with the possibility of a late departure or early arrival. Accumulate points from the very first trip and by the end of this year stay in AZIMUT hotels for free. 

Wherever you go, let this summer differ from the previous!

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