Russia, Baltic & North Asia

50 Degrees North offers tailor made tours to Russia and voyages along the Volga River. We also offer coach tours and tailor made itineraries through the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Poland.

The countries of the North Asian region that touch 50 Degrees North which we specialize in are Kamchatka and Mongolia.

Kamchatka
Kamchatka

Kamchatka

Our Kamchatka tours, without exaggeration, brings you to one of the most spectacular regions in Russia. It occupies the area of 470,000 sq. km, which equals the size of France, Belgium and Luxembourg combined, and separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Pacific Ocean. The mountain ranges stretch from the north to the south giving the peninsula the shape of a giant fish.

There are more than 160 volcanoes on the peninsula (29 of them are active), due to the fact that it lies on the Great Pacific “ring of fire”. Volcanoes and volcanic peaks, cyclones and underground heat created here a mixture of twenty climate zones and a great variety of flora and fauna. But the main attractions of Kamchatka are volcanic calderas, stone sculpture “parks” and lakes in craters, geysers and mineral springs, all in pristine condition.

And, not forgetting; incredible wildlife.

Take advantage of direct flights from Anchorage, Beijing and Tokyo to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. This makes access to the peninsula swift and easy with only one stop from Australia or the US. Ask us for details as each year new routes open.

Places
Petropavlovsk
Anadyr
The Commander Islands
Kurilskoye Lake
Poland
Poland

Poland

Chic medieval hot spots like Kraków and Gdańsk vie with energetic Warsaw for your urban attention. Outside the cities, woods, rivers, lakes and hills beckon for some fresh-air fun. Poland, often overlooked in the European tour, offers architectural triumphs, scenic mountains, a rich heritage and charming, rural idylls,

For half a millennium Krakow was the royal capital of Poland and for centuries the city walls have guarded its traditions and secrets. Highlights in Krakow are walking around the Old Town with the St. Mary’s Church, the Jagiellonian University, the Cloth Halls and Wawel with the Wawel Castle and the Wawel Cathedral.

Our small group tours are guaranteed to run and include all the highlights of this undiscovered region.

Places
Kraków
Warsaw
Estonia
Estonia

Estonia

The smallest but loveliest Baltic State.

Places
Tallinn
Parnu
Mongolia
Mongolia

Mongolia

Mongolia is still a nation where more than half the population live off the land keeping livestock as herders. Living a nomadic lifestyle has been the way of life for 1000's of years, and you will find Mongolia one of those countries where little has changed in the past millennia. There are no fences and very few sealed roads, and the main form of transport is still on horseback, though we can organise you a 4WD. Mongolia lies on the southernmost edge of the Arctic; where the Central Asian deserts and the steppe meets the deep forests of the Siberian taiga of the north. A trip to Mongolia allows you to soak up vast open landscapes and enjoy the incredible hospitality of nomadic herders.

Places
Högnö Khan Mountain
Ulaanbaatar
Jalman Meadows
Altai Mountains
Russia
Russia

Russia

Join our Russian tailor-made tours and river cruises that visit the amazing cities of Russia - St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Golden Ring villages all done in style. You can enjoy the grand restaurants, ballet & theatre and the palaces of Russia with us. Private transfers and small & central hotels are offered on our tours. We have wonderful guides that will do their best to show you their beloved country. Enjoy the fast train between Moscow and St. Petersburg - our drivers and guides will deliver you door-to-door to your hotel of choice in comfort.

Further afield, we are travel specialists for Kamchatka and the Russian Arctic. Get first-hand help with planning your trip to this remote area.

Places
Moscow
Petropavlovsk
St Petersburg
Suzdal
Irkutsk
Anadyr
The Commander Islands
Volga River
Astrakhan
Russia
Latvia
Latvia

Latvia

Our independent Baltic tours offer you an authentic experience away from the cruise ship crowds. Enjoy the excitement of Riga and the beautiful countryside of Latvia. Marvellous palaces and gardens can be visited as day trips out of Riga.

Bustling Riga, with its pumping nightlife, cobbled streets and marvellous art-nouveau architecture is one of Eastern Europe's most fun cities. Away from the capital, the pace slows. Historic villages, miles from anywhere, sit frozen in time. Despite growing popularity, Latvia is still one of those places where you can embrace the unbeaten path and become an intrepid adventurer exploring virgin terrain.

Our small group tours are guaranteed to run and include all the highlights of this undiscovered region.

Places
Riga
Bauska
Lithuania
Lithuania

Lithuania

Our independent Baltic tours offer you an authentic experience away from the cruise ship crowds. Imagine a capital with an Old Town, covering 255 hectares of the city, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is Lithuanian's capital, Vilnius - and it sums up this lovely country.

Lithuania is a place of rolling hills and gentle plains; of quietly flowing rivers and of lakes. The largest river, the Nemunas, gathers and carries the waters of many tributaries to the Baltic Sea, wherein lies Lithuania´s famous "amber coast".

Our small group tours are guaranteed to run and include all the highlights of this undiscovered region.

Places
Vilnius
Kaunas