Discover the best of Russia with our range of escorted tours or delve deeper with a tailor-made holiday and travel guides to help you plan your trip.

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, you'll get the chance to explore Russia's two main cities - St. Petersburg and Moscow - as well as life in the charming provinces. Despite three name changes, three revolutions and a 900-day siege, today’s St Petersburg, known simply as Piter by locals, is a beautiful and thriving city. Admire the impressive art collection at the famous Hermitage Museum, stroll along Nevksy Prospekt and discover beautiful churches and cathedrals in St Petersburg.

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And in Moscow, wander through legendary Red Square & iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, head underground to a Soviet-era bunker and take a ride on the Moscow Metro and fascinating museums and watch world-class opera or ballet.

Discover this and many more top spots in Russia with our selection of escorted group tours, festive escapes, carefully designed private journeys and tailor-made holidays, as well as semi-independent travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Top Russia Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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The Big Chill - 9 days St Petersburg, Russia 24 Dec 2018 USD $1,526 was $1,795 15% off The Big Chill - 9 days Map
The Snowball - 6 days St Petersburg, Russia 27 Dec 2018 USD $931 was $1,095 15% off The Snowball - 6 days Map
New Year in Moscow - 9 days Moscow, Russia 29 Dec 2018 USD $1,611 was $1,895 15% off New Year in Moscow - 9 days Map
White Russian - 7 days Moscow, Russia 29 Dec 2018 USD $1,016 was $1,195 15% off White Russian - 7 days Map
Vodka Shot - 6 days St Petersburg, Russia 19 Feb 2019 USD $1,166 was $1,295 10% off Vodka Shot - 6 days Map

Our Russia Tours

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Mood for Moscow

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4 days | FROM USD $795

A city of contrasts where history peeks from behind every corner. From...

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Simply St Petes

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4 days | FROM USD $695

A very European city in a very Russian setting. With beautiful...

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Night at the Museum

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4 days | FROM USD $795

If you are an art or history buff you won't want to miss out on the...

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White Nights and Museums

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6 days | FROM USD $1,395

Are you a lover of the arts and fascinated by history books? If the...

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Vodka Shot

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6 days | FROM USD $1,295

This short and sweet 6 day tour of Russia takes in the must-see sights...

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Golden Ring of Russia

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7 days | FROM USD $2,195

Discover the age-old allure of Russia on this 7 day tour of Moscow and...

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Back in the USSR

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7 days | FROM USD $1,595

Explore Red Square, the Kremlin and opt to go inside a Soviet Bunker...

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Russian Revolution

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9 days | FROM USD $2,095

Enjoy more time in St Petersburg and Moscow, with guided sightseeing...

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Discover Russia

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9 days | FROM USD $2,495

Take in the highlights of St Petersburg and Moscow before getting off...

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St Petes, Solovki & Moscow

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10 days | FROM USD $4,195

Take in the highlights of St Petersburg and Moscow, and discover the...

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Route of the Romanovs

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10 days | FROM USD $1,895

Follow in the footsteps of Russia's last ruling aristocrats - the...

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The Snowball

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
6 days | FROM USD $1,095

No stuffing turkeys or entertaining aunts, head to mighty Russia this...

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White Russian

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
7 days | FROM USD $1,195

For a truly unique New Year’s break, celebrate in Russia’s...

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New Year in Moscow

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
9 days | FROM USD $1,895

Where will you be celebrating on New Year's Eve? Ring in the New Year...

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The Big Chill

Trip Type : XMAS and New Year Tours
9 days | FROM USD $1,795

Seasons greetings from Russia! Enjoy a relaxed yuletide in St...

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Karelia & Kizhi Island

Trip Type : Private Tours
4 days | FROM USD $1,199

Resting on the shores of the Onego and Ladoga Lakes, the historic and...

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Vladimir old town | Vladimir | Russia | On The Go ToursCapital & Country - 5 days Map

Capital & Country

Trip Type : Private Tours
5 days | FROM USD $2,159

Take in the highlights of Moscow – Russia’s capital city, before...

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Suzdal | RussiaThe Golden Ring - 7 days Map

The Golden Ring

Trip Type : Private Tours
7 days | FROM USD $3,775

Russian history and architecture, famous old cities and towns. The...

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Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey

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12 days | FROM USD $3,729

Take the Trans-Siberian all the way through from Moscow to Irkutsk '...

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St Petes Explored

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4 Days | FROM USD $849

Art and design abounds in this northern city, with opulent palaces,...

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Moscow Uncovered

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4 days | FROM USD $789

Explore Russia's capital city with all the remnants of Communism;...

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Helsinki to St Petes

Trip Type : Short Stays
5 days | FROM USD $1,705

VISA FREE RUSSIA TOUR! Cross the Gulf of Finland by ferry from...

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Old Town | Tallinn | Estonia St Petes & the Baltics - 5 days Map

St Petes & the Baltics

Trip Type : Short Stays
5 days | FROM USD $1,795

VISA FREE RUSSIA TOUR! Travelling by ferry, combine the finest cities...

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St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaSt Petes & Moscow - 6 Days Map

St Petes & Moscow

Trip Type : Short Stays
6 Days | FROM USD $2,399

Explore Russia's capital city with all the remnants of Communism;...

Our Russia Trip Types

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Russia Group Tours

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Delve into the fascinating history and modern delights of Russia's most cosmopolitan cities - St. Petersburg and Moscow with our group tours.

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Focus on one city over four days or combine them both travelling by overnight sleeper train. Explore the riverside Kremlin of Novgorod or sample the Trans-Siberian railway out to Yekaterinburg with our selection of itineraries. Or perhaps visit when the sun never sets and museums are open all night with our special White Nights departures.

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Russia Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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Whether you want to explore the popular cities or Moscow or St Petersburg, go further afield to Yekaterinburg and Lake Baikal sampling the Trans-Siberian railway, or take a cruise on the Volga or Neva rivers, we’ve got the perfect itinerary for you. Best of all? It's completely unique and built around your particular requirements from preferred accommodation to departure date.

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Russia XMAS and New Year Tours

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Have that perfect winter break in Russia with snowy landscapes, hot steamy banyas and plenty of vodka to keep you warm.

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Our Christmas and New Year tours follow our popular group tour itineraries with 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 a thrilling New Year in Moscow's Red Square!

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Russia Private Tours

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Take the path less-trodden around Russia with our range of private journeys.

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Jump abroad a section of the Trans-Siberian railway to Yekaterinburg and onwards to the stunning Lake Baikal, enjoy the great outdoors in Karelia or explore the church-studded towns of Russia's Golden Ring.

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Russia Short Stays

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If you're short on time and want to experience the highlights of Russia over a long weekend, why not opt for one of our city breaks to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Marvel at the amazing art collections of St. Petersburg’s and choose to see the ballet or head to Moscow to gaze at the whimsical multi-coloured St Basil’s Cathedral and enjoy the nightlife. Can't choose between the two? Then do them both with our 6 day combo tour.

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Russia Day Tours

Get to know mighty Moscow and beautiful St. Petersburg with our range of day tours and activities in Russia's most popular cities.

Russia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.64 out of 5 based on 50 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

I’ve travelled a lot and was very impressed with the whole trip. It was well organized and our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely do another tour with On the Go. I have already recommended it to my friends. There was a good mix of options and free time to explore. ”  

Angela Ference • Submitted 26 Sep 2018

Great tour, enjoyed every minute. Our main guide and local guides were highly knowledgeable and the itinerary was spot on. Olga looked after us very well and we appreciated her sense of humour and expertise. All in all a great success and I now feel I know Russia from first hand experience rather than just reading about the country in the media. ”  

Elizabeth Hodgkinson • Submitted 31 Jul 2018

I had a fantastic trip, Dasha is a wonderful tour guide, she is very intelligent and charming, she is very passionate and knowledgeable about both St Petersburg and Moscow. I always felt confident that she knew what she was doing with regards to the itinerary and any other activities. The time went in really quickly at the end I did feel that there was still more to see in Moscow, which I enjoyed immensely. I enjoyed the tours to the palaces and the cathedrals, also the activities, which included the Ice Breaker cruise, the Vodka Museum, the Moscow Bunker, the Cossack show, I also went to the Space Museum of Cosmology in Moscow on my own and I would highly recommend this museum as there was a great deal of variety in the exhibits and a good gift shop. There is more to Moscow than St Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin. Take lots of pictures.”  

Cathy Bisset • Submitted 17 Mar 2018

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Celebrate New Year's in Russia
Ring in 2019 in style

If you'd rather spend the close of 2018 somewhere new, consider celebrating New Year's Eve in Russia on one of our special XMAS and NYE group tours. Watch an impressive fireworks display over iconic Red Square in Moscow and explore the beautiful canal-lined streets of St. Petersburg.

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Highlights of our Russia tours

Russia is huge, there's no denying that, and the number of worthy travel destinations is equally impressive from mighty cities to gorgeous countryside. And you'll find a combination of both on our range of tours including these must-see attractions:

Moscow

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The Kremlin | Moscow | Russia

Get around Russia's capital by Metro for impressive Stalin-era stations, enjoy a guided walking tour of Red Square, explore the mighty Kremlin and take time at leisure to do your own thing.

St Petersburg

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Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | Russia

See the magnificent St Isaac's Cathedral, visit the Church on Spilled Blood, discover the art collections of the renowned Hermitage and tour either the Peterhof or Catherine Palace.

Novgorod

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Looking out over the imposing Kremlin walls of Veliky Novgorod and its riverside setting

Discover one of Russia's oldest cities with a tour of the magnificent fortified Kremlin and the attractive gold-domed cathedral while enjoying the scenic riverside location.

Suzdal

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The white washed exterior of Suzdal's Kremlin in Russia

Take a walking tour around the centre of medieval Suzdal to see the Kremlin, Market Square and Alexander monastery before stepping back in time at the Museum of Wooden Architecture.

Pskov & Pechory

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Pskov Kremlin beside the frozen-over river during the winter months in Russia

Enjoy rural Russian during the snow-laden winter months with ice-skating on a frozen lake, time spent relaxing in a traditional banya and touring of the Pskov Kremlin and Pechory monastery.

Yekaterinburg

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Yekaterinburg | Russia

Have a taste of the Trans-Siberian Railway with a train ride from Moscow and a guided walking tour of Yekaterinburg on your arrival with a trip to the Ganina Yama Monastery.