Russia has always been on the bucket list of many avid travellers because of its beauty, cultural and historic heritage and its vast territory. 2019 is the perfect year to visit Russia and here are just a few of the many reasons why
1. Enjoy the post-FIFA glory
2018 was a very special year for Russia on the world stage due to the fact that it hosted one of the largest sports events in the world, The Football World Cup. Needless to say, that the government invested a lot of money to reconstruct the main cities to welcome football fans and now they look and feel better than ever. More than that, if the summer of the last year could be a pricey time to visit, this year you can enjoy Russian holidays for a great price!
2. Universiade (The World University Games 2019)
The Universiade or the World University Games is an international multi-sport competition among university athletes organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). This year Krasnoyarsk in Russia is a proud host of the 2019 Winter Universiade schedules to take place from the 2nd to the 12th March 2019. And it is a perfect host city for the Winter games due to its climate and weather conditions. More than that, Krasnoyarsk is an incredibly beautiful place in itself, located on the Yenisey River near the gigantic rock cliffs of the Stolby Nature Reserve.
3. Year of the theatre
2019 in Russia is the year of the theatre, so if you are fond of art, Russia is definitely the place to be. The year will be full of events devoted to the development and maintenance of the pride of the country, the Russian theatre. Starting in March 2019 and until November a theatre marathon is going to take place beginning in Vladivostok – the eastern city and finish in Kaliningrad – the western. A lot theatre events will also take place in the cultural capital of the country, St Petersburg.
4. Formula 1 in Sochi
Another significant sporting event which attracts a lot of attention from different parts of the world is Formula 1 competitions. Attend the 2019 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom for an unforgettable experience of speed and driving skills.
5. Ice marathon on Lake Baikal
If you are keen on running and want to challenge yourself in 2019, Ice marathon on Lake Baikal will not leave you disappointed! It is the only event which offers an opportunity to race across the frozen waters of the deepest lake in the world, Baikal. Attracting sport enthusiasts from all over the world the ice marathon of Baikal is a part of a bigger Lake Baikal winter games festival known as “Winteriad”. It also includes “Baikal Kamchatka” Ice Fishing and Baikal Ice Golf Tournaments, Ice Skating Races as well as other outdoor adventure activities.
In other good news, 2019 is still a great year to benefit from a good currency exchange rates. One pound can buy you two bus or underground tickets on your top up card, 3 large bottles of water or two ice-creams on a hot day!
7. It’s always fun
It is simply fun to visit Russia with its natural beauty and unique character. See the wold’s biggest art and culture museums like Hermitage or Tretyakov gallery, spend a day wondering around little quirky shops of the Arbat or take a route off the beaten track and jump on the Trans-Siberian express to meet a completely different rural and at times wild side of Russia.
We cannot wait to see you in Russia in 2019!