Bill Altaffer and Expedition Photo Travel present: Western Russia from the Arctic to the Southern Steppe

Bill Altaffer and Expedition Photo Travel present: Western Russia from the Arctic to the Southern Steppe

Join Bill Altaffer, one of the world's most traveled people, in this exceptional itinerary explores three distinct regions of Russia, all of them within one time zone in a country that covers 11 time zones from tip to tail. Beginning in the imperial capital of St. Petersburg, head north almost to the Arctic Circle, to Solovetsky Island, the first camp of what Alexander Solzhenitsyn referred to as The Gulag Archipelago. Read More


Bill Altaffer and Expedition Photo Travel present: Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

Bill Altaffer and Expedition Photo Travel present: Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

 Join Bill Altaffer, one of the world’s most traveled people, in an exploration of the compact countries of the Baltic Coast, a maritime region of Northern Europe that few Americans have discovered. Begin in Helsinki and continue to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through a patchwork of field and forest. Discover six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including medieval Old Towns, a sea fortress and a 5,000-year-old strip of sandy dunes.Trip currently not available. Call for more information.Read More


Bill Altaffer and Expedition Photo Travel Present: Cruise the Ob, Siberian Waterway

Bill Altaffer and Expedition Photo Travel Present: Cruise the Ob, Siberian Waterway

Cruise north to the Arctic Circle through the White Nights of summer on the mighty Ob River, an early north-south trade route in Western Russia. Bask in the Midnight Sun during the week of the summer solstice; by the time you reach the Arctic Circle, the sun won’t bother to set at all. Stop in little towns founded by indigenous peoples, fur traders, and gold miners, and visit sizable cities founded on more recent oil discoveries. Get to know the hardy people who call this northern region home. Read More