Russia - Tailor-made Holidays

If you haven't found quite what you're looking for, or you prefer to travel on your own, rather than in a group, we are more than happy to tailor-make a private tour, designed specifically around your requirements. Russia is an incredibly vast country, with stunning natural geography and a rich cultural history, so if you wish to visit a destination that we have not mentioned on our website, we will happily arrange that. Or if you prefer, please feel free to choose from one of our popular group tour itineraries and we can arrange it on a private basis.


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Planning a tailor-made holiday to Russia:

Here's three ways to get started with planning your holiday to Russia:




Our quality assurance on your holiday to Russia


Our expert team have travelled extensively throughout Russia and are on hand to offer advice and create the perfect, carefully planned tailor-made holiday for you. With licensed local Russian specialist guides to show you around all of the key sites at each port of call and local representatives available to offer further assistance should you require it, travelling with On The Go couldn’t be simpler - we handle all of the arrangements and finer details, you just need to relax and enjoy your exclusive journey through Russia!


We ensure that all our recommended hotels, and support services in Russia are regularly inspected and as an AITO, ABTA and ATOL bonded operator, you can be assured of exemplary service standards, our high customer satisfaction levels and that the payment you make for your holiday is adequately protected.



Booking your Russia Holiday


A great holiday takes time to plan and we’re here to make it easy for you! Our job is to create the perfect holiday that matches your individual requirements with the best that Russia has to offer. We consider all your specific preferences and use our extensive travel knowledge and first hand experience to create a special travel experience, especially for you.

  • Once you've had a chance to explore our website, call or e-mail us with some basic ideas and a brief outline of what you’d like to see and do including the standard of hotels you require and your approximate spending budget.
  • Upon receipt of your request we will get right to work on your quotation.
  • Within a day or two, we’ll get back to you via email or post with a written quotation and follow-up call.
  • If our quotation does not fit your requirements the first time, we’ll happily make amendments as many times as necessary until it’s perfect!


We look forward to welcoming you on holiday to Russia this year.


Suggested Itineraries to Russia


Have a look at our selection of private tours to Jordan below, which are a good start-point for planning your tailor-made holiday to Russia.


Moscow Uncovered

Explore Russia's capital city with all the...
4 days from USD $879

St Petes Explored

Art and design abounds in this northern as...
4 days from USD $1,039


Resting on the shores of the Onego and a a...
4 days from USD $1,329

Kiev & the Ukraine

Explore the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. With...
4 days from USD $749

Volga River Cruise

Cruise along the stunning Neva and Volga a...
11 days from USD $3,279

The Golden Ring

Russian history and architecture, famous a...
7 days from USD $4,399

Tailor-made accommodation in Russia


If you’re after luxury then Russia won’t disappoint, offering some fantastic heritage hotels with grand architectural features. Moscow offers some fine luxury hotels dotted around Red Square such as Hotel National and Metropol and St Petersburg boasts the luxurious Grand Hotel Europe located right on Nevsky Prospekt. The demand for good quality hotels often outweighs the supply and this is very often reflected in the price. However, there are also some extremely well located and perfectly functional 3 and 4 star hotels in both cities which will be distinctly Soviet looking but far more reasonably priced. Once out of the major cities you can expect hotels to take on a more provincial and rustic feel. Since hotel grading in Russia may differ to what one expects as the standard in the West, on all tailor-made quotations, we will provide Western standard hotel ratings for all hotels featured.



Our 5-category system for grading accommodation in Russia


On your tailor-made holiday enjoy a bespoke mix of accommodation, sampling the best of what Russia has to offer. On all our quotes we will provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels using our ‘On The Go’ categories below. Accommodation can range from western style hotels and resorts to charming boutique or heritage properties and other styles unique to Russia.



Simple: Whether it be an eco lodge or a simple 2-star western-style hotel in remote areas where accommodation is limited, this is a no-frills option.


Standard: As comfortable as a western 3-star hotel, usually featuring en suite rooms with a moderate range of facilities.


Superior: A good standard of accommodation, usually equating to a western 4-star, with well-appointed en suite rooms and facilities, which more often than not include a swimming pool.


Deluxe: Luxury, comfort and 5-star facilities, often in beautiful settings - spacious en suite rooms, restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre and other amenities, plus excellent service.


Lavish: Crème de la crème, 5-star plus - exquisitely appointed en suite rooms, restaurant, pool, fitness centre and amenities galore. Sheer opulence!


Baltschug Kempinski - Moscow - Deluxe

The Baltschug Kempinksi is a luxurious, modern hotel with a classic facade and elegant and spacious rooms.

Ritz Carlton - Moscow - Lavish

The Ritz Carlton is a majestic hotel, with exceptionally spacious rooms and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Moscow.

Marriott Tverskaya - Moscow - Superior

The Tverskaya is a traditional elegant hotel, combined with a boutique-style ambiance and comfortable rooms. There isn't a swimming pool but guests can use the pool at the Grand Marriott hotel.

Sokos Palace Bridge Hotel - St Petersburg - Deluxe

Once home to the wine cellars of the famous merchant dynasty, the Eliseev family the Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge is a modern yet historic hotel. Rooms are tastefully designed with bright colours and elegant furnishings. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout and the luxurious spa and wellness centre offers no less than 8 types of sauna - all great for relaxing in after a long day sightseeing. The hotel is located on Vasily island in the heart of historic St. Petersburg.

Astoria - St Petersburg - Lavish

Reminiscent of a by-gone era, the Astoria is a grand, traditional hotel affording tranquility and sheer opulence. Guest rooms from the perfect classic rooms to the palatial Tsar suite are all very well appointed thanks to design by Olga Polizzi. The hotel boasts a number of bars and restaurants including the Rotonda Lounge offering the city's most exquisite afternoon tea. Very well located oppposite St Isaac's Cathedral and the renowned Hermitage Museum is only a short walk away.

Grand Hotel Europe - St Petersburg - Lavish

The honeymoon choice for Tchaikovsky, the Grand Hotel Europe is a magnificent hotel renowned for its impressive facade and elegant interiors. Rooms are classically styled with Russian furniture and big comfortable beds. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available and there are delicious dining options including al fresco in the courtyard. Those wanting the best view of the city should opt for rooms on the higher floors. Situated on Nevsky Prospekt, the hotel is surrounded by some of the world's greatest cultural treasures, including the Russian Museum and Mussorgsky Theatre

Getting around Russia whilst on holiday


Road Travel: Airport transfers and road travel at each port of call will be in our own chauffeur driven, private air-conditioned cars, minivans and coaches all of a modern European standard.


• Air Travel: In Russia local flights are a quick and easy way to get around and we can arrange all internal flights which are normally on scheduled services with local airlines.


• Train Travel: Trains are a comfortable and cost effective mode of transport offering 4-berth air conditioned cabins during the day and sleeper cabins by night. Overnight cabins are fitted with bunk beds, linen, air conditioning, heating and western bathrooms. Trains travel right across Russia and for those with more time there is the luxury Eagle Express two week train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok.


River Cruising: Luxury 5 star river cruising along the Volga River from St Petersburg to Moscow is a very popular way to experience Russia and typically forms part of a longer


Living it Local: To add a bit of flavour to your travels wander through the local markets, visit an underground soviet bunker, enjoy some trekking, diving, biking or horse-riding in Olkhon Island or even fly to the boundaries of space in a MIG-29 or MIG31.


Pricing Guidelines for a Tailor-made Holiday in Russia


Prices can vary considerably for tailor-made travel as the quality of hotels, places visited and time of travel is entirely up to you. In addition, you may choose to have a private guide to escort your right through your holiday in Russia, or simply have the services of local Russian guides at each port of call.


Prices also vary dependent upon the number of people in your travelling party, as fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across each group.


For an indication of the sorts of prices to expect for a private holiday in Russia please have a look at some of the Private Journeys featured on our website. These are based on two people travelling, sharing a twin/double room



Inspirations for a holiday to Russia


Not sure what you want to see in Russia? Help is at hand! Our expert team of tailor-made consultants aim to understand what inspires you to travel so that we can put together the perfect trip for you, incorporating your interests and passions, whether they be a love of wildlife, food, local culture, beach, luxury or outdoor adventure. Here are some of our top picks for Russia



St Pete's & Moscow

Explore both Russia's most popular cities.

MIG Flight

Fly to the boundaries of space!

The Golden Ring

Journey Russia's old trade route...


Visit the legendary Secret Service Headquarters

Gagarin Training Centre

Learn what it takes to be a Russian astronaut!


Discover Russia's eastern cities

And lots more ...


Russia has plenty more to inspire travel - the striking cities of Moscow and St Petersberg with their beautiful architecture and famous museums. The famous Red Square and the Kremlin as well as the stunning Church on Spilled Blood. Take a train through the Ural Mountains to Yakateringburg, famous its Romanov past.


Once you get in touch we’ll endeavour to find out exactly what you’re looking for, recommending activities that perfectly complement your itinerary, suggest destinations off the beaten track, and handpick unique things to see and do in the places you want to visit, ensuring that your holiday is truly memorable.


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Fill in your Russia tailor-made holiday wish list and we'll do the rest!


Your Russia Holiday Wish List ..

Once you have a rough idea of what you would like to do and see on your holiday, please fill in our simple 'Holiday Wishlist'. We’ll fully discuss your requirements, perhaps make some suggestions and then get right to work on your quotation.

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Russia Currency Rates
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last updated - 27 Jan 2015 7:10 AM