With a rich and at times tumultuous history stretching back centuries, the Land of the Tsars is a truly fascinating place to explore. On our tours of Russia, you'll get the chance to admire the impressive art collection at the world-famous Hermitage Museum, stroll along Nevksy Prospekt, and discover awe-inspiring churches and cathedrals in St Petersburg. And in Moscow, go people-spotting in legendary Red Square, pose in front of iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, head underground in a Soviet Bunker and take a ride on the Moscow Metro through its incredible stations.
Whether you are visiting Russia on one of our group tours or tailor-made holidays, we will show you an authentic and unique side to this fascinating country – combining history, culture and plenty of fun along the way. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our Russia tours soon!
10% off Russia group tours!
Our brand new 2014-15 Russia and Trans-Siberian brochure is out now and to mark the occasion we're offering 10% off all our Russia group tours if you book between 10 April 2014 and 30 April 2014.
Those wishing to travel through Russia and beyond, can opt to visit the eclectic capital of the Ukraine – Kiev, or sail the Baltic’s on one of our Visa Free Russia Tours. Travelling by ferry from either Helsinki or Tallinn, you can see the sights in St Petersburg without needing to obtain a Russian visa. There is plenty of adventure to be had in Russia and beyond throughout the year!
With a recent change in regulations on tourist visas to Russia, it is now possible to visit St. Petersburg without having to organise a Russia Tourist visa. So long as you are travelling to Russia for less than 72 hours, you do not need to get a Russian tourist visa.
All of our tours in Russia are escorted by an expert local guide, making travel in Russia a breeze. They will organise day-to-day activities, ensure smooth hotel check-ins, give you tips on where to eat and share their local knowledge. Discover the best of Russia – from Red Square and the mighty Kremlin in Moscow, to the Church on Spilled Blood and impressive Hermitage collection in St Petersburg. Plus why not indulge in a traditional Russian sauna too! For a unique travel experience, join us in remarkable Russia.
If you’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, Russia is the place to go. Discover cityscapes and rural passes laden with snow on one of our festive tours, perfect for trying out winter sports such as cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice skating and for the brave among you, a roll around in the snow after a traditional Russian sauna. Spend an enchanting Christmas in St Petersburg, the Jewel in Russia’s Imperial Crown and then head to mighty Moscow and join the crowds to ring in the New Year in legendary Red Square with an exciting firework display.
If you like the sound of one of our group tours, but have a few extra sights you’d like to see or a different level of accommodation you’d like to stay at, just let us know and our tailor-made team of experts will be more than happy to prepare a bespoke itinerary just for you! Tailored to your requirements, we will ensure you see everything on your bucket list, stay at your chosen standard of accommodation and simply experience the very best of Russia!
Fancy getting off the beaten track in Russia? We’ve got an excellent selection of tempting private tours that venture off the well-trodden tourist trail. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Volga River, get your adrenaline pumping with a raft and hike in beautiful Karelia, take a tour of the historical Golden Ring or pop across the border into Ukraine. There’s more to Russia than meets the eye!
If you are short on time and want to experience the highlights of Russia in one short burst, why not opt for one of our brilliant city breaks to Moscow and St Petersburg. Marvel at the amazing art collection at the Hermitage Museum housed in the majestic Winter Palace and investigate St Petersburg’s buzzing bar and jazz scene, or head to Moscow and gaze at the whimsical multi-coloured St Basil’s Cathedral and check out the ballet. Can't choose between the two? Then do them both with our 6 day combo tour!
If you are travelling to Russia and have a day or two to spare, join us for a day tour of some of the country’s most famous sights. Picked up from the doorstep of your hotel and guided by an English-speaking tour guide you’ll explore fascinating city sites, from the enchanting cultural city of St Petersburg with its many historical buildings and impressive monuments, to energetic Moscow, home of the legendary Red Square, iconic St Basil’s Cathedral and the imposing Kremlin.
Our tours in Russia offer lots of guided sightseeing as well plenty of free time for you to further explore at your own pace. If you are stuck for ideas, we’ve got a great selection of optional excursions which you are welcome to book locally. Go the max in St Petersburg with our Pukka Pass – offering an additional full day of sightseeing with lunch, or see a thrilling traditional Cossack Show. In Moscow, head underground and explore a top secret Soviet Cold War bunker or marvel at acrobatics at the Moscow Circus. Alternatively, extend your stay and head out of the big smoke and enjoy the tranquil countryside in Novgorod. The choice is yours!
Ever wanted to be a cosmonaut for a day? Well here is your chance to live in the dream! Take a tour of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre and float freely as you experience pure weightlessness, or even see the curve of the earth from a MIG-29 combat aircraft from the Russia Air Force! It's Russia exploration all the way!