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Frequently Asked Questions - Russia

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Russia is a destination that offers appeal all year round. Popular departures dates coincide with Christmas/New Year, Easter, Bank, National and school holidays, so book early to guarantee your place. Flight availability is particularly sought after during these periods so source your flights and book your place early.

Are your Russia tours suitable for single travellers?

Yes! We take lots of single travellers to Russia, and the great thing about our trips its that you are in a group so you will always have plenty of company, and the shared experience is a great way to form some lasting friendships.

If you’re travelling alone and would like to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same sex, On The Go can arrange this on most of our group tours. If this cannot be arranged, you will be required to pay the single supplement as detailed in the price structure for the appropriate tour. If undertaking a tour or city stay from our Special interest, tailor made section, a bolt-on or pre or post tour accommodation, the single supplement will need to be paid if you’re travelling alone.

What's the best way to get around Moscow and St Pete's?

The Moscow Metro is the easiest and quickest way to get around and your tour will include a Moscow Metro travel card (for 6 journeys/rides). Riding the Moscow Metro is a sightseeing excursion in itself! Meanwhile, although St Petersburg has an equally fine Metro transportation system, as the city is more walker-friendly you’ll be able to get to most inner-city sights often without the need to board the Metro.

SPECIAL NOTE: Mind your purses and bags aboard the Metro. Pickpockets are as prevalent here as elsewhere.

Can children travel on your Russian holidays?

On our group tours, we welcome young adults 16 years or older, accompanied by a parent/guardian if under the age of 18. On our tailor-made tours we welcome children of all ages.

What are the overnight trains like?

Russian trains are solid, utilitarian and reliable. On all our tours our passengers are reserved in open sleeper carriages. In the open sleeper carriages and 4-berth cabins, you’ll have your own cosy berth complete with fresh-laundered linen provided (except Trans-Siberian Train Service) and a place to stash your luggage. Though not air conditioned, trains are thankfully heated during the winter season. Letting the train take the strain is the most comfortable way to achieve distances that would otherwise entail a somewhat unenlightened drive with little leg room. It's possible to upgrade from open sleeper carriages to a 4-berth cabin, contact us for more details. All our tours include an overnight journey by train.

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