After popping a few bottles of champagne and watching sky lit up with fireworks less than a month ago (or last week if Russian Old New Year celebration counts), we think it's the right time to reflect on the past year and discover what, here at Firebird Tours, we have managed to achieve. The year of 2017 was full of opportunities to improve and grow as a company, letting us spread the joy of traveling even wider. So today we look back to the year and share our reflection with you!
Europe is not the spiciest place in the world, but there are few corners that offer burning gastronomical sensations. So for the travelers that can't live without their spicy flavors, here is the list of the top 5 dishes in Europe that are a must to try for throat-searing, unforgettable experience.
So far we've taught you a few things about Russia, from the place where Dostoevsky liked to stay in Saint Petersburg and locate the main characters of his novels (more in: The Tour of the Grand Hotel Europe), to the punishment Russians had to go through if they forgot limits when drinking nation's favorite distilled spirit (more in: visiting Russian Vodka Museum).
Saint Petersburg, the second-largest city in Russia, is the cultural capital of the country, safeguarding the art and history of the nation within its numerous fascinating landmarks. This week Vera is showing you one more highlight of the city - Russian Vodka Museum. Because what better way to get to know Russians, their culture, and customs than by tasting the signature spirit, are we right?
We usually write about places that our travelers should visit or the landmarks they need to see and sometimes just in general about the joys of traveling. However, this post is about a slightly different form of joy - that comes from doing something selfless for others.
The Northern Lights are of one of the most magnificent natural performance of nature, multicoloured light shows that is usually seen in the areas close to the earth poles. The dancing lights are also known as Aurora Borealis and are formed by gaseous particles charged by the sun colliding the earth’s atmosphere. Every northern lights performance is the totally unique experience that could not be compared to anything similar you’ve seen before. It’s like shifting dance of many night rainbows and lots of shimmering green ribbons of light forming a spirituality uplifting experience that everyone should experience at least once-in-a-lifetime.
Today with the help of our charismatic rep Vera, we are taking you on a tour of one of the most luxurious hotels in Saint Petersburg - the Grand Hotel Europe. Situated in the heart of the most beautiful Russian city, on the Nevsky Prospekt and Mikhailovskaja Street intersection, the hotel is just a walking distance away from the renowned landmarks of St. Petersburg including Hermitage Museum, The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Mikhailovsky Theatre, and Russian Theatre.
Wrapping paper, gifts for grandparents, tangerines, mulled wine, wooly sock, fairy lights...The festive season is upon us, so what else is missing from your annual December shopping list? We say it's something you won't find in shops - quality time with the ones closest to you. So why not give the best possible present next holiday season and treat your loved ones (and yourself) to the joy of spending Christmas day in Europe with our hassle-free tours to the best destinations.
Trans-Siberian experience is usually once in a lifetime adventure. Here at Firebird Tours, we ensure our premium tours are tailored to the needs of our clients, letting them discover Russia, Mongolia and China on their terms.
It is an honor to announce that Firebird Tours has been awarded in the nomination "Destination Specialists of the Year 2018 in Russia" of the Travel & Hospitality Awards.