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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I cannot speak highly about my experience. The country is beautiful, the people were lovely, the history is interesting and our guides Katya + Natasha were above and beyond the call of duty to help us with lost luggage, extra information and facilitating extra visits whenever possible. They are both a credit to the company and the country. ”
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