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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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Local tour guides
Choice of travel styles
Visa Free Russia Tours
Complimentary arrival transfer
Escorted by a tour leader
Lots of authentic experiences

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

Our popular visa free tours to Russia allow you to visit St Petersburg for less than 72 hours on one of our tours without the need for a visa! Starting in Helsinki (Finland) or Tallin (Estonia) you’ll travel by ferry to the city of St Petersburg for a fascinating city tour. You’ll also get some free time to explore the city before returning to Finland of Estonia by ferry.


Peterhof Gardens | St Petersburg | Russia

Group Tours

Our group tours are ideal for a first time visit to Russia, and your tour leader will make your holiday as seamless as possible, organising day to day activities, ensuring smooth hotel check ins and giving you tips on where to shop or eat at each port of call. We also use specialist local guides – offering sound local knowledge, their expertise will enhance your appreciation of the key sights and experiences.


St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia

Tailor made Holidays

Whatever it is that brings you to Russia, we’ve got an expert tailor made team ready to put together the perfect holiday for you. Whether you want to explore the popular cities or Moscow or St Petersburg; go further afield to Yekateringburg and Lake Baikal or take a cruise on the Volga or Neva River - we’ve got the perfect itinerary for you!


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

XMAS and New Year Tours

If you fancy a Christmas or New Year with a difference then why not try one of our Russia Christmas and New Years tours. Following the same itineraries as our year round tours but with extra festive cheer – you could find yourself steaming in a banya on Christmas day or enjoying a fire work spectacular in Red Square for New Year’s Eve!


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 4.62 out of 5 based on 13 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

5

We just returned from a unforgettable tour of Russia. We were a small group of only 11 people in Moscow and 5 people in St. Pietersburg. Our Guide had a great command of English and was very helpful.We had a great holiday.

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

We were surprised on how clean and safe Moscow and St Petersburg were compared to our own country, South Africa. I must say the continental breakfast at both hotels were not as good as it can be.

I would thoroughly recommend this tour - and Natalia. ”  

• Jul 2015
4

Our guide, Dasha, was extremely professional, efficient, friendly and courteous.

Overall the tour was good. Some observations: I hadn't known how much walking was required. It was rather challenging for someone, like me, with hip and knee issues. You ought to warn potential travellers beforehand what to expect. The pace was also fast, so sometimes difficult to keep up with the guide and take photographs. There was so much to see in Moscow particularly. I feel three days, not two, are necessary to enjoy it more and allow more free time for shopping and/or relaxing.

The hotel accommodation in St Petersburg was not of good standard. In Moscow, the room and breakfast were top quality.”  

• Jul 2015
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

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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St Petersburg canals  | Russia
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Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia
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