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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 to 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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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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!

Styles of travel in Russia

Helsinki | Finland

Visa Free Tours

If you are travelling to St PetersburgRussia for less than 72 hours and have pre-arranged a tour, 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.


Peterhof Gardens | St Petersburg | 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. 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.


St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia

Tailor made Holidays

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 tailor made 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.


Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | 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. With 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's Eve in Moscow's Red Square!


The Kremlin | Moscow | Russia

Private Tours

Browse our selection of carefully-planned private tours to Russia, taking in popular sites 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 tour reviews

Scoring an average customer rating of 4.64 out of 5 based on 11 recent reviews — See All Reviews

5

The tour - fantastic, the Guide - sensational. In fact the guide made the tour. From arrival at the airport to departure Dasha literally moved mountains to ensure all group members were taken care of and certainly went beyond the job description to ensure our trip was special. Extermely informative, great disposition and all in all congratulations On the Go; great tour.”  

• Jun 2015
5

Just returned from a wonderful tour of Russia. For some reason everyone else in the group cancelled so it was just me and my wife and the lovely tour guide Natalia. She has a great command of English and was very helpful and we had a very personalised tour and a great holiday.

Natalia has a great personality, very knowledgeable, patient and helpful and a superb guide.

No issues or hassles at any points and was surprised how clean and safe Moscow and St Petersburg were compared to some other European destinations. Also food was cheap. I would advice travellers to learn a smattering of Russian particularly the script if they want to venture solo on the Metro.

The hotels were acceptable through my room the Moscow hotel - Izmailovo Hotel - Gamma-Delta was a little musty though this was compensated by the great breakfast and proximity to the Metro.

Also the bonus is the wonderful Moscow. flea market 5 minutes away.

Also I had a scare because when booked in they could not find my reservation. Be aware the Gamma and the Delta are separate hotels even though they are co-located and adjacent.

The st Petersburg Hotel (“ the Moscow”) did a more basic breakfast but the room was fresher. Be warned that you will go through at least 6 vodka shots on this tour and a lot of walking which was great. The other “on the go” Staff were very helpful also.

The best optional add is the Moscow Circus. The Peterhof palace is also a must-see. Try to separately book the Armoury in the Kremlin prior to your tour.

Don't waste money getting your private train compartment It is much more fun in the communal carriage overnight.

I would thoroughly recommend this tour - and Natalia. ”  

• Jun 2015
5

Guide was excellent /competent / friendly / made the tour fascinating. She was knowledgeable and communicated well”  

• Feb 2015

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.

Recommended places to visit in Russia

The Kremlin | Moscow | Russia
The Whitestone

Moscow

The capital of Russia for almost 900 years, Moscow needs little introduction. Home to the iconic Kremlin, legendary Red Square and the onion-domed St Basil’s cathedral, this huge city is without doubt the outlandish nerve centre of the Russian Federation. From the beautifully decorated Moscow Metro to the world famous museums and theatres – Moscow won’t fail to inspire your senses!

The Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | Russia
Venice of the North

St Petersburg

An enchanting city with a rich history and elegant architecture, formed around a series of canals, St Petersburg is the jewel in Russia’s imperial crown. With lots of fascinating museums including the world-famous Hermitage, a beautiful thoroughfare in the shape of Nevsky Prospekt and the spectacular palaces of the tsars beyond the city, St Petersburg has plenty to enthral and entertain.

Soviet Bunker | Moscow | Russia
Underneath the city

Soviet Bunker

Did you know that beneath the busy streets of Moscow there lies an intricate network of tunnels dating back to the Soviet Union and the Cold War? Initially built as a defence to nuclear war they are now open to the public to explore. Stepping into another world you can walk through fascinating corridors, baffling control systems and end up at a karaoke bar! Inside a Soviet bunker is a definite must see for any Cold War enthusiast!

Novgorod | Russia
A very old New Town

Novgorod

South of St Petersburg lies the interestingly named Novgorod meaning New Town which was actually founded in the 9th century! It is a pretty town of tree-lined streets, stunning white churches and a magnificent kremlin. It took a bit of a battering from the Nazis during WWII but this kremlin has been now been beautifully restored and is definitely one of the town’s highlights!

Pechory | Russia
Rural Russia

Pskov & Pechory

Just 30km from the border with Estonia, Pskov and Pechory are great places to visit to see a more rural side of Russia. Pskov boasts from an interesting fortified kremlin as well as the gilded dome roofed Trinity Cathedral; and the small settlement of Pechory has a beautiful monastery – which is great to explore on foot.

Yekaterinburg | Russia
Gateway to the Urals

Yekaterinburg

Most famous for the infamous murder of the Romanov family in 1918, Yekaterinburg is the first major stop in Asian Russia on the Trans Siberian Railway if travelling east and is the 4th largest city in the country. Must sees include the Church on Blood (the location of these brutal murders) and the QWERTY monument – a bizarre outdoor sculpture of the modern day keyboard!

Red Square | Moscow | Russia
Moscow Highlight

Red Square

Flanked by the iconic GUM department store, St Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin and the State History Museum; Red Square (or Krasnaya Ploschad as the Muscovites call it) is possibly one of Moscow’s most famous landmarks. It is the city’s historical, social and political heart and a great place to spend a few hours exploring.

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

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The Kremlin | Moscow | Russia
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Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia
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