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Find out why Beyond Red Square is the best way to see Russia.

“Thank you Andrew & BRS team for helping make our Elbrus experience exceptional. Andrew and his team were extremely attentive and responsive (always within 24 hours) throughout the planning phase. He and our guide Serge, met us at the airport and attended to all our needs from arrival to departure. Sergey proved to be mountaineer savvy, had years of Elbrus experience. Our accomodations at the AzauStar was very relaxing and had a great location, right at the base of the maintain. Leaprus hut was a pleasant surprise and we highly recommend (heated, personable staff, exceptional food, hot & cold running water). Andrew, Sergey and Beyond Red Square, thank you again for making our trip exceptional.”
Nicolas from Canada
(Aug. 2019)
“We climbed Elbrus in Russia with Beyond Red Square and found them to be a great company to travel with, their attentiveness to detail, co-ordination and communications were great and very informative. Our guide, Sergey, successfully got us to the summit of Elbrus and looked after us through the whole trip. Highly recommend!”
Steve from the UK
(July 2019)
“Hands down, the best touring experience we’ve had…. Andrew worked tirelessly to build our custom itinerary, which included a guided climb of Mount Elbrus (the highest summit in Europe)…The climb was difficult, even compared to Kilimanjaro, but we were in good hands with our primary guide Oleg and our second guide / driver Serg. Oleg had summited almost 100 times, and Serg many himself….In the end, I have nothing but good things to say about the agency, the guides, and the trip in general. We’ve all heard the USA vs. Russia rhetoric, but once you land in Russia, you’ll instantly recognize that it’s more similar to the US than not….I’ll definitely be going back, and taking the wife and kids next time.”
Chris, from West Virginia
(May 2019)
“I’ve always dreamed of traveling somewhere off the beaten path in Europe or Asia, but I’d failed to make the dream a reality because of the complexity of travel there. Since Beyond Red Square is run by Americans living in Russia, they are able to make the logistics seamless for Americans. Their knowledge of the area was crucial, allowing us to experience the most interesting parts of the region we otherwise wouldn’t have known existed (…) Witnessing the simplicity of everyday life of Caucasus people will stick in my memory forever.”
John, from Texas
(Oct 2018)
“We would not have had such a perfect experience seeing Russia if not for the wonderful job Beyond Red Square did for us. We simply told them which places we would like to visit and the length of time we planned to be there and they took care of almost everything. It took a lot of the stress off of us in the planning stage, and when we actually got there, we felt like VIP guests…. All in all, it was truly the trip of a lifetime, and we could not have asked for a more enjoyable and well-rounded tour of Russia!”
Ric & Lenie, from Maryland
(May 2018)

“Because of Beyond Red Square, tackled another Seven Summits worry free. Josh was very helpful and very engaging through out the whole process. They provided travel information about Russia, it’s culture, and it’s people so I didn’t have to spend time doing my own research. I was pleasantly surprised with how good the accommodation and the food. Guides were also great. The trip was very organized and you really feel that the company cares about their clients. Money well spent. I definitely recommend and will surely use the company again!”
Angie from Hawaii
(Aug. 2019)
“Beyond Red Square Tours was great to work with. The drivers/guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The locals are very friendly and seek to serve their guests. Food was delicious and very affordable. The hotel accommodations were comfortable and staff were friendly. We would highly recommend this tour for those interested in a unique traveling experience that will grow your understanding and appreciation of the people living in the Caucasus regions of Russia!”
Bill & Karen from Florida
(May 2019)
“Special thanks to Andrew for working with us to put together a very personalized experience. A lot of effort was put into the planning stage of this trip. We had expert guides and interpreters (Moscow Kira) who gave us a unique and honest look into their way of life. We felt safe and well looked after at all times. Moscow and St Petersburg were like a fairytale and the people were friendly and very helpful. We absolutely loved the amazing scenery and rich history of the Caucasus region… The food was absolutely amazing everywhere we went. I just loved the way this holiday was put together it was one of my biggest adventures.”
Carolyn, from Australia
(April 2019)
“We had a great experience working with BRS. Andrew and his team were easy to work with and answered every question I had while planning our Russian trip. Following our climb of Mount Elbrus, we had an opportunity to visit a Russian Banya which was a major highlight of our trip! BRS also coordinated our visits to St. Petersburg and Moscow…a midnight train from St. Petersburg to Moscow was an incredible experience…I would strongly recommend BRS to anyone planning a trip to the North Caucasus, or anywhere in Russia!”
Kevin, from Utah
(Aug 2018)
“From start to finish the trip was a wonderful experience. The actual planning of the holiday was easy thanks to the flexibility of the company in meeting my needs within a very specific time frame. Local guides ensured everything went smoothly and were very knowledgeable of the rich history of the area. The scenery was spectacular, hospitality and friendliness super and the food was tasty and bountiful. It’s difficult to pinpoint one highlight of the trip as it was the whole rich experience in a part of the world of which I knew little that made it so worthwhile.”
Caroline, from England/UK
(June 2018)

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