You probably already know that Russia is a vast and mysterious country that is still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists.
So, why do 99% of visitors only go to Moscow and St Petersbourg? It is true that Eastern parts of Russia are remote and expensive to visit. However, most of the Russian people live in the European part of country, within 1-2 hours flight time from Moscow.
Why do so few people venture outside of Moscow? To put it simply, there is not enough information online or tours available to foreign tourists.
It seems that travel companies are not interested in organising tours to other parts of this massive and fascinating country. At the end of the day, much more money can be made from tourists visiting the Russian capital.
We want to change that. We want to show you what Russia really stands for. There are 20 cities with populations of around 1 million or more in the European part of Russia. Saratov is one of them and you can discover its charms with our help.
The Heart of Russia is set up with a base in Saratov and another in London. We are all well travelled individuals who love the place we come from and want to share our knowledge and our passion for the real Russia. As you know, the best way to discover a new place is to be guided by locals. Our local insights will help you to appreciate the beauty, the excitement and the culture of the city we are proud to call our own.
Our purpose is to make your experience of Russia truly unforgettable. Don’t settle for doing what everyone else does when they come to our country. Instead, you can get out to enjoy the side of Russia that far too few people get to experience.