New destinations for a beach holiday with children in Italy
Italy remains the foremost foreign destination for families with children. Among the Russian families, the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea and the Venetian Riviera, which I offer adults and…

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Excursions in Pattaya
1. Sightseeing tour Pattaya Sightseeing tour This tour is included in almost all packages. You should not neglect it, as well as meeting with a hotel guide, because whoever it…

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To Cairo: in the footsteps of the Holy Family
On the eve of the opening of regular flights between Moscow and Cairo, it is worth thinking about how to spend time, what to look for from the variety of…

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Berber is spoken here today

Religious tourism

Touch the holy places
The first – and most common – is visiting iconic places for a given religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or occur: many pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, Golgotha, Orthodox churches, the Vatican, major Buddhist temples.

Even in the Middle Ages, people believed that in such “centers of faith” their prayers have a special efficacy. Associated with the name of a prophet, a saint, or a divine sign, these places have always accumulated many pilgrims. For example, today the main center of pilgrimage in France is Lourdes. In the middle of the XIX century, this city in the heart of the Pyrenees was overshadowed by the appearance of the Virgin Mary Bernadette Soubira in the Massabiel grotto. Continue reading

New Year in Goa: where and how to relax for tourists?

New Year’s holidays are a great reason to go on a trip. At the same time, the Indian state of Goa remains one of the most favorite vacation spots among our compatriots for many years, ready to offer tourists at this time of year a warm sea, delicious food and an incredible atmosphere of celebration and unity with nature. In addition, we should not forget that in the first half of the 20th century, India was a colony of the British Empire, having gained independence only in 1947, against which the country is extremely respectful to Christian and European traditions. Continue reading

Weekend in Russia: the best tourist routes

For those who are looking for where to go for the weekend – alone, together with the family, so that it is inexpensive, interesting, comfortable, and maybe even with unusual adventures – we offer to look at the most interesting tours selected and tested by experts of the tourist industry.

Here you will find not only illustrated descriptions and interactive maps of the routes themselves, but also the prices of tours and tips on what to bring from a particular city. This included descriptions of brand routes in the regions of Russia, which were tested by tour operators themselves – ATOR experts. A complete list of approved brand routes can be found here. Continue reading

Weekend pilgrim tourism: Vyshny Volochek and Torzhok
It is necessary to drive only 60 km along the Moscow-St. Petersburg route from Tver to Torzhok in order to be in one of the oldest Russian monasteries, Novotorzhsky Borisoglebsky.…

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Paid hotel services
Each traveler is familiar with a set of leaves, invariably lying on the table in the room of any foreign hotel. These are rates for services not included in the…

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Digitization of tourism: who did not have time, he was late
The average Russian traveler still gives tour operators, closing their eyes to the progress of digitalization, hope for several years of prosperity. According to Travelport's global survey, 51% of holidaymakers…

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Tips for tourists in Muslim countries
In the Muslim world, it is not customary for a woman to travel alone, so you need to be attentive to local customs. Many Muslim countries remain very conservative in…

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