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Get up to 20% off Lonely Planet and DK Travel Guides with Real Russia

Planning the adventure of a lifetime can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it is your first time visiting Russia and the neighbouring countries. Real Russia has partnered with two of the world’s largest travel guide publishers, Lonely Planet and DK Travel Guides, in order to assist you in preparing for all the remarkable experiences that awaits you on your travels.

If you have booked a trip, or seeking inspiration for one, get prepared with up to 20% off Lonely Planet and DK Travel Guides when purchased in conjunction with one of the following Real Russia travel services:

  • Visa and visa support
  • Rail tickets
  • Tours and excursions
  • And more

Travel guides are only available to purchase from our London office, so if you are planning to stop by for a visa or visa support, why not pick up a travel guide while you are there.

Featured Guides

The featured travel guides include:

  • Illustrations and 3D images of all the main sights and attractions
  • Full colour maps, with recommendations for excursions along the way
  • Detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets
  • Phrases and vocabularies for every travel situation

Our collection of Lonely Planet and DK Travel Guides cover the following countries and cities:

  • Russia: Moscow and St Petersburg, as well as some of the main cities along the Trans-Siberian route
  • Mongolia
  • China, including city guide to the ancient imperial capital, Beijing
  • Central Asia

Russia

Lonely Planet Russia Travel Guide:

The world’s largest country offers it all, from historic cities and picturesque countryside, to artistic riches and rail journeys unlike anywhere else in the world. The Lonely Planet travel guide to Russia will introduce you to the heart and soul of the country, covering Moscow, the Golden Ring, St Petersburg, as well as European Russia, the Kaliningrad region, the Volga region, The Urals, the Russian Caucasus, Western Siberia, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Within its 272 pages you will find inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from expert authors. There are a number of planning features and itineraries that will assist you in preparing for one of the world’s most incredible trips, including local secrets and hidden treasures along the way.

DK Eye Witness Russia Travel Guide:

This inspirational visual travel guide will help you to discover all that the world’s largest nation has to offer, covering the heart and soul of “The Motherland”, Moscow and St Petersburg, along with all the main cities traveller’s yearn to explore.

There are guides to unearthing the historical and cultural treasures within Russia’s most famous landmarks; including St Basil’s Cathedral and the mighty fortress that is the Kremlin.

Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, with practical information and 32 detailed maps designed to help you get the most from your trip.

Lonely Planet Moscow City Guide:

Moscow, the capital of the Great Russian Empire, will entice your senses with its profusion of history and culture, with mind-boggling experiences waiting to be had in the pride and heart of the “Motherland”. The Lonely Planet city guide offers practical planning advice at every turn of a page, with recommendations for exhilarating excursions to be had.

The guide covers the founding site of the city, Red Square, along with a 3D tour of the fortified complex that is the Kremlin, in addition to a guided tour of Moscow’s grand metro system. There are top itineraries that will make you feel as though you have stepped inside a time machine, covering historical treasures such as the Novodevichy Convent, which contains centuries of Russian history.

DK Eye-Witness Travel Guide Moscow:

Moscow, a city of contrast, is a magnet for travellers seeking to unravel the history of this “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma”. The DK-Eye witness guide to the capital of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen will assist you in experiencing Moscow in all its glory.

This guide provides unique cutaways, along with a unique reconstruction of the city’s stunning architecture, in addition to a 3D aerial views of the main districts to explore on foot.

Inside you will find in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights, including the historical fortress complex that is the mighty Kremlin, along with practical pull-out maps and useful tips on how to get around the city, with reference to Moscow’s impressive metro system.

DK Eye-Witness Top 10 Moscow:

Moscow, a city of contrast, is a magnet for travellers seeking to unravel the history of this “riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma”. This exceptional guide offers travellers all that is required to discover Moscow’s historical, cultural and artistic treasures, including the Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin’s Museum of Fine Arts.

This guide is divided by area, and provides a number of top 10 listings for all the remarkable things to do, sites to visit and things to see, including a top 10 list for the best museums and top 10 events. There is also a list of the best restaurants with reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop.

The DK Top 10 guide also contains insider knowledge and a free pull-out map to help visitors effortlessly explore every corner of Russia’s capital.

Lonely Planet St Petersburg city guide:

The Lonely Planet city guide to St Petersburg provides all that is required to experience the soul of Russia, covering Sennaya and Kolomna, Smolny and Vosstaniya, as well as Petrograd and Vyborg Sides.

The city of the Tsars is delightfully brought to life with an in-depth recount of the history of the Hermitage, and includes a guide to exploring the city’s breath-taking canals, allowing you to experience “The Venice of the North” in all its resplendence.

Inside this guide there are 3D illustrations, inspirational images and top itineraries that will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time while experiencing the history of the city unfold, covering historical treasures such as the Church of our Saviour on Spilled blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress.

DK EYE-Witness Travel Guide St Petersburg:

The city founded by Peter the Great was the Imperial capital of Russia for over two centuries. The city still retains its deserving title as one of Russia’s core cultural centres, offering a wealth of incredible art galleries and astonishing architecture reflecting the majesty of the Great Russian Empire.

The DK Eye-Witness Travel Guide to St Petersburg will lead you straight to the best attractions on offer in the city of the Tsars, including Yusupov Palace and the St Nicholas Cathedral, covering areas including Vasilevskiy Island, Petrograndskaya and the Palace Embankment.

This guide contains an in-depth coverage of the wonderfully preserved heritage of Russia’s cultural capital, and comes complete with a free pull-out map of the city.

DK Eye-Witness Top 10 St Petersburg:

With its wealth of magnificent art and architect that will take your breath away, St Petersburg is considered by so many travellers to be Russia’s most beautiful city. The DK Top 10 Guide to St Petersburg will lead you to uncover all the astonishing sites and attractions on offer in the nation’s most majestic metropolitan.

Your guide to the top 10 best of everything comes complete with a number of listings for all the remarkable things to do and sites to visit, including a top 10 list for the best museums and galleries, best restaurants, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop.

The DK Top 10 guide also contains insider knowledge and a free pull-out map to help visitors effortlessly explore every corner of Russia’s imperial capital.

Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook:

The Russian Phrasebook will bring you closer to deciphering the ‘Riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’ that is Russia. This pocket sized phrasebook allows you to get more from your trip with easy to find phrases for every travel situation, connecting travellers and locals by breaking down the language barrier.

The Lonely Planet Russian Phrasebook provides all that is needed to order a meal in a restaurant, along with a dictionary, shortcuts, key phrases and common question and answers, as well as essential tips on mannerisms and culture that will make engaging with the locals simpler.

Visit our Russian language page for more on Russian phrases and the Cyrillic Alphabet.

Lonely Planet Guide to the Trans-Siberian Railway:

The Trans-Siberian Railway is no ordinary journey! Spanning two continents and ten different time zones, the world’s longest and most iconic rail journey is waiting to be experienced. This guide covers Moscow to Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg to Krasnoyarsk, Lake Baikal; Krasnoyarsk to Ulan-Ude, Ulan-Ude to Vladivostok, the Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM), as well as the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian routes.

Lonely Planet’s guide to the Trans-Siberian offers practical advice on how to plan, prepare and get the most out of your Tran-Siberian adventure. The guide includes inspirational images, 3D illustrations and the best of local knowledge. There are detailed itineraries designed to assist you with preparing for the journey of a lifetime, along with local secrets and hidden treasures that will make life on board an experience you will never forget.

Visit our guide to the Trans-Siberian for information on how to plan and prepare for your Trans-Siberian adventure.

Mongolia

Lonely Planet Mongolia Travel Guide:

With expansive scenery and the lasting legacy of Genghis Khan, Mongolia is an adventure destination brimming with history; a place where the traditions of the past are brought to life.

The Lonely Planet guide to Mongolia will get you to the heart of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen, with sections covering Ulan Bator, Central Mongolia, Eastern Mongolia, Western Mongolia and The Great Gobi.

Each chapter offers inspirational images, recommendations from expert authors, planning features, detailed itineraries with suggestions for short trips and exhilarating excursions to be had along the way, along with local secretes and hidden treasures that will make your trip to Mongolia one you will never forget.

Lonely Planet Mongolian Phrasebook:

This Mongolian Phrasebook will bring you closer to experiencing the best on offer in Mongolia by breaking down the language barrier, allowing you to engage with the locals you to easily engage with the locals.

This pocket sized phrasebook allows you to get more from your trip with easy to find phrases for every travel situation, with a reference dictionary, a practical transport vocabulary and essential tips on culture and manners.

Coverage includes introduction, pronunciation, grammar, greetings and civilities. There are sections containing small talk, getting around, accommodation, food, shopping, health, numbers and vocabularies.

Central Asia

Central Asia Travel Guide:

With its medieval blue-domed cities, bustling bazaars and overnight visits with the nomads of the regions, Central Asia encapsulates the magnetism of the Silk Road like nowhere else.

The Lonely Planet guide to Central Asia covers the famous Silk Route, along with memorable and remarkable travel experiences waiting to be had along the way. This travel guide contains inspirational images, recommendations from expert authors and practical planning advice, including local secrets and a list of all the top sites in full detail. Within its 520 pages you will find detailed planning features, and itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip, along with information on visas and permits.

Coverage includes Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Central Asia Phrasebook:

The Central Asia phrasebook is the perfect pocket size travel companion, which will allow you to articulate your way along the famous Silk Road. There are everyday phrases you need to get by while on your travels, essential words covering a number of Central Asia languages and a guide on how to pronoun them.

  • Covers Uyghur, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Pashto, Tajik and more.
  • Practical sentences for a number of travel situations, including how to book a hotel room or find a doctor.
  • Individual guides to pronounce basic phrases.
  • Fail-safe small talk.

China

Lonely Planet Travel Guide China:

China, one of the world’s oldest nations, offers breath-taking landscapes encompassing diverse grasslands and astounding mountain ranges, making the world’s most populous country an adventure destination for the bold and fearless travellers.

The Lonely Planet travel guide for China will get you to the heart of one of the greatest empires the world has ever seen, covering the ancient imperial capital, Beijing, along with a guide designed to bring you a step closer to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Wall of China.

This inspiring guide contains 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from expert authors, along with detailed planning features and top itineraries that will help you in preparing for the journey of a lifetime. Coverage also includes, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Guangxi, among other remarkable cities.

DK Eye-Witness Travel Guide China:

This indispensable guide to one of the most beautiful parts of the world, will excite your senses with top recommendations for exploring, discovering and experiencing the best on offer in one of the world’s largest countries.

Lonely Planet’s travel guide to China will get you to the heart of one of the greatest empires, offering remarkable travel experiences region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the breath-taking countryside.

There are practical detailed listings that will guide you to the best hotels, bars and restaurants, and practical information that will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. The chapters cover The Great Wall and cities including Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

Lonely Planet Travel Guide Beijing:

The Lonely Planet guide will get you to the heart of the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties in China’s ancient and imperial capital. This travel guide contains inspirational images, 3D illustrations, city walks and recommendations from expert authors.

Each page offers detailed planning features, itineraries to help prepare you for your journey, as well as local secrets and hidden marvels that will make your trip one to never forget.

The chapters provide an overview of the local neighbourhoods and offers inspiring guides to the imperial palaces, including the ancient Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, along with Beijing’s top sites, Beihai Park and the Summer Palace.

DK Eye-Witness Top 10 Beijing:

From The Great Wall of China to the Forbidden city, Beijing offers a plethora of unique discoveries to delight travellers as they explore the city’s ancient past, which stretches back to over 3 millennia. The DK Eye-Witness Top 10 Guide to Beijing will lead you to uncover all the astonishing sites and attractions on offer in the city that was the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasty.

Your guide to the best of everything comes complete with a number of listings for all the remarkable things to do and sites to visit, including a top list for the best museums and galleries, top restaurants, along with recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop.

The DK Top 10 guide also contains insider knowledge, and a free pull-out map to help visitors effortlessly explore every corner of China’s ancient imperial capital.

Further Information

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