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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 beautiful churches and cathedrals in St Petersburg. And in Moscow, wander through legendary Red Square, stop for photos in front of iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, head underground to a Soviet-era bunker and take a ride on the Moscow Metro.

Red Square  | Moscow  | Russia

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Local tour guides from Russia
Choice of travel styles to Russia
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Complimentary arrival transfer
Escorted by a tour leader
Lots of authentic experiences

Styles of travel in Russia

Whether you are visiting Russia on one of our group tours or tailormade holidays, you'll see an authentic and unique side to this fascinating country - combining history, culture and plenty of fun along the way.

Experience Russia - Soviet Style!

Unique experiences on our group tours in Russia

Go underground and explore a former Soviet-era bunker, take the metro around Moscow with beautiful mosaics in each station, sample traditional pies at St Petersburg's Stolle Cafe, try an authentic Russian sauna - a wooden banya, learn to paint Matroshka dolls in Moscow and of course, sample lots of different types of Russian vodka!

Popular tours to Russia and our top picks

Back in the USSR
7 days | FROM USD $1,899

Check out two of Russia's most striking cities. Explore the sights of Moscow - Russia's lively capital, before continuing on to rural Pskov for a local banya experience and capping off the adventure in St Pete's, the in...

New Years Red Square
9 days | FROM USD $2,199

Where will you be celebrating on New Year's Eve? Ring in the New Year in Moscow's Red Square, journey through Russia's heartland for some alpine fun and a steamy banya in Pskov before heading north to beautiful St...

Russian Revolution
9 days | FROM USD $1,999

Offering more time in St Petersburg, get acquainted with the beautiful city of tsars before exploring historic Novgorod and cutting-edge Moscow – home of legendary Red Square and the mighty Kremlin - Russia’s...

Vodka Shot
6 days | FROM USD $1,349

St Petersburg and Moscow in one short blast. Discover Russia, seeing the best of these two legendary cities, from the incredible Hermitage and Church on Spilled Blood to brightly coloured St Basil's Cathedral and the the...

Route of the Romanovs
10 days | FROM USD $3,349

Follow in the footsteps of Russia's last ruling aristocrats - the Romanovs. Starting in St Petersburg - the city of the Tsars, head down to Russia's mighty capital city - Moscow and then ride the Trans-Siberian railway...

Christ Our Saviour in Museum | Moscow | Russia
Moscow Uncovered
4 days | FROM USD $879

Explore Russia's capital city with all the remnants of Communism; check out the art at the Tretyakov Gallery, gasp in awe at St Basil's Cathedral and get your taste buds flowing with the sublime blinis and borsch.

Simply St Petes
4 days | FROM USD $799

A very European city in a very Russian setting. With beautiful scenery, fascinating history and stunning architecture, St Pete's - or Piter to the locals - offers a plethora of things to see and do.

Suzdal | Russia
The Golden Ring
7 days | FROM USD $4,399

Russian history and architecture, famous old cities and towns. The Golden Ring is one of the oldest Russian trade routes. It heads to the north-east of Moscow and forms a circle, exploring Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, and...

The Snowball
6 days | FROM USD $1,249

No stuffing turkeys or entertaining aunts, head to mighty Russia this Christmas or New Year! With fun and good cheer unwrap St Petersburg and the nation’s capital - Moscow.

St Petersburg & Moscow

The main draw cards of Russia are its two major cities - St Petersburg and Moscow, and as such we've included a visit to both on most of our tours. St Petersburg, the jewel in Russia’s Imperial Crown, is an enchanting city with a rich history and elegant Baroque and Rococo architecture, formed around a series of canals. And Moscow - the capital city, is home of the mighty Kremlin, legendary Red Square and fantastical St Basil’s Cathedral.

Russia Tours: Our Top Picks

Our Top Pick for Russia
#1 St Basil's Cathedral

Situated at the southern end of Moscow’s legendary Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral is easily recognisable with its colourful tent roofs and twisting onion shaped domes and is undoubtedly one of Russia’s most back...

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Our Pick for Russia
#2 Catherine Palace
Our Pick for Russia
#3 St Isaacs Cathedral
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#4 The Kremlin
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#5 Vladimir

More about our tours to Russia

Russia Visa Free Tours

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 and have arranged sightseeing, you do not need to get a Russian tourist visa. Our visa free Russia tours take in the highlights of St Petersburg and also include a visit (via ferry) to neighbouring Finland and Estonia - so you can explore the fascinating European capitals of Helsinki and Tallinn, each with their own distinct character and charm.

Russia Group Tours

Join us on a guided group tour of Russia - home to the treasures of the tsars, Peter the Great and Ivan the Terrible, Red Square, the mighty Kremlin and the incomprehensible Cyrillic alphabet. We have a range of group tours in Russia, each offering something a little out of the ordinary. Whether you want to learn more about Russia's fascinating history and culture, are dreaming of a white Christmas, or would like to explore its cosmopolitan cities, St Petersburg and Moscow, you'll get a true flavour of Russia on tour with us.

Russia Tailormade Holidays

Russia is a vast and diverse destination with a remarkable history, stunning architecture and cosmopolitan cities. Moscow, home to Red Square & the Kremlin and St Petersburg, with the famous Hermitage, are top cities for long weekends and worth combining for a week long holiday too. If you're keen to venture off the beaten track, Yekaterinburg, home of the Romonovs, is a real highlight and we recommend travelling there on the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow, an experience in itself.

Russia XMAS and New Year Tours

Have that perfect winter break in Russia: snowy landscapes, hot steamy banyas and plenty of vodka to keep you warm. Our Christmas and New Year tours follow similar itineraries and offer all the same inclusions as our summer tours, as well as some added winter escapades such as cross-country skiing or ice skating. Escape to Russia this holiday season for a white Christmas in stunning St Petersburg and thrilling New Year in Moscow's Red Square!

Russia Private Tours

If you fancy getting off the beaten track, prefer to travel at your own pace or don't want join a group tour, then our range of popular private tours could be just the ticket. We have a selection of carefully-planned private tours on offer, taking in popular sites in Russia as well as some hidden gems, with the expertise of experienced local guides to show you around the key sites. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Volga River or go rafting and hiking in beautiful Kareila in Russia's historical Golden Ring.

Russia Short Stays

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 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 stroll through iconic Red Square, 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 of Russia's top two cities.

Russia Day Tours

Whether travelling to Russia on business or pleasure, 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 and get a true local feel of life in Russia. Highlights include the enchanting cultural city of St Petersburg with its many historical buildings and impressive monuments and energetic Moscow, home of the iconic Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and the imposing Kremlin.

Excellent tour guide. Tatiana was most helpful, informative and accommodating. Wonderful experience.”  

Russia Travel Guide

Climate, money, shopping, transport, food, health advice, visa requirements and more top Russia travel tips.
Currency
Russia: Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

The Kremlin | Moscow | Russia
Best time to Visit Russia

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Russia

St Petersburg canals  | Russia
Best Places To Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Russia

Visas
Russia Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Russia and info on getting your visa

Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia
Russia Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Russia

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