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Real Russia Nominated in the 2017 World Travel Awards

We are delighted to say that for the seventh year running we have been nominated as "Russia’s Leading Travel Agency" at the World Travel Awards.

For us, winning this prestigious award in 2017, for the fifth consecutive year, would mean that we are living up to our customers’ expectations of making travel in Russia, and along the Trans-Siberian, a reality.

Continue to show your support and help us to retain our title by voting for us!



Real Russia Director Irina Watkins accepts an award from the President the World Travel Awards in Sardinia, Italy, 2016. Source:

The World Travel Awards were created to acknowledge, and reward, excellence in the travel industry.

As one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, they have been referred to by many as the Oscars of the travel and tourism industry. What sets these apart from the Oscars, though, is the fact that they are voted for by the public, and not just industry insiders.

Victory in the World Travel Awards is a clear indicator that a travel company has met the needs and desires of travelers the world over.


If you feel that we have successfully worked with you to make your dream a reality, we ask you to show your support by voting for us. The voting is open on the World Travel Awards website until 6 August 2017.

For every vote made via the links on this page, we shall make a donation to The Life Route Charity, who help people with disabilities in Russia, bringing them access to life skills and practical training that they may not otherwise receive.

The voting process is easy, just follow these simple steps!

  1. Visit the World Travel Awards page.
  2. Select Real Russia from the list of nominees (we will be highlighted in gold) and hit ‘Vote’.
  3. If you login, having voted in previous years, that is it, your vote has been counted!
  4. If you have not voted on the WTA website before, you will be asked to register. For this you will need to give your name and email address. Then follow the instructions in the verification email you receive to activate your account.
  5. You will now be free to cast your vote.



We believe that together we can make changes. As part of our run for the 2017 award, we would like to bring more attention to The Life Route Charity.

The Life Route is a Russian charity who help to raise funds for people with disabilities, allowing them to receive life skills, education and assistance in practical applications that may otherwise not be available to them. It makes a huge difference to the lives of the disabled people and their parents.

As The Life Route director Ivan Rozhansky said, “We are delighted that Real Russia chose our charity to sponsor this year. The Life Route was created in 2009 to help people with disabilities to have a decent, normal life: so that they can learn, work, make friends, do what they love. We are dedicated to providing a normal lifestyle for them. Thanks to our programs, this becomes possible.”

To find out more about their projects visit The Life Route website available in English here and follow The Life Route page on Facebook. Remember, for every vote made via one of the links on this page, we shall donate to their cause.


Practical life skills training for people with disabilities. Source:


Once you have voted, why not encourage friends and family to do the same? Click the Facebook and Twitter icons to the left of this page to share the voting link on social media with the hashtag #VoteRealRussia.

If we helped create your dream journey, we would love to hear your stories on Trip Advisor, and on our website.


Real Russia is a specialist travel agency who provides Visas, Rail tickets and Tours to Russia, China, Mongolia and Europe. Here at Real Russia we are passionate about Russia; we love it, we know it and we want to share our experience and knowledge with you. Our experienced teams in Russia and the UK work closely with our customers and suppliers every step of the way, ensuring that all of your travel plans are covered from start to finish, and that you have a smooth and unforgettable journey.

Last year Real Russia was named Russia’s Leading Travel Agency for the fourth year running, but we are not satisfied with what we have already achieved. To continue to improve everything that Real Russia does, a small team hopped on the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Beijing in September 2016, making new friends, catching up with old friends and soaking up some incredible new experiences. Over the next 12 months you will start to see the benefit of this, with new content being created for all of our channels, improved service and, most importantly, up-to-date knowledge and experience of what it is like travelling on the greatest rail journey on earth – all of which will ensure that we can help you make the most of this incredible trip.


We thank you for your continuous support.


Our team celebrates the first victory in the World Travel Awards as “Russia’s Leading Travel Agency” in 2013