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 more top spots in Russia in 2019 and 2020 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.

Upcoming Russia Trips in 2019 & 2020

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The Big Chill - 9 days St Petersburg, Russia 24 Dec 2019 USD $1,526 was $1,795 15% off The Big Chill - 9 days Map
The Snowball - 6 days St Petersburg, Russia 24 Dec 2019 USD $931 was $1,095 15% off The Snowball - 6 days Map
White Russian - 7 days Moscow, Russia 29 Dec 2019 USD $1,016 was $1,195 15% off White Russian - 7 days Map
New Year in Moscow - 9 days Moscow, Russia 29 Dec 2019 USD $1,611 was $1,895 15% off New Year in Moscow - 9 days Map
Back in the USSR - 7 days Moscow, Russia 28 Jul 2019 USD $1,695 Back in the USSR - 7 days Map

Our Russia Tours

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Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaMood for Moscow - 4 days Map

Mood for Moscow

Trip Type : Group Tours
4 days | FROM USD $795

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

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The Church on Spilled Blood | St Petersburg | RussiaSimply St Petes - 4 days Map

Simply St Petes

Trip Type : Group Tours
4 days | FROM USD $745

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

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St Petersburg by night | RussiaNight at the Museum - 4 days Map

Night at the Museum

Trip Type : Group Tours
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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Hermitage Museum | St Petersburg | RussiaWhite Nights and Museums - 6 days Map

White Nights and Museums

Trip Type : Group Tours
6 days | FROM USD $1,395

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

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Visit Red Square in Moscow on our range of Russia toursVodka Shot - 6 days Map

Vodka Shot

Trip Type : Group Tours
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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Novgorod chapel | RussiaGolden Ring of Russia - 7 days Map

Golden Ring of Russia

Trip Type : Group Tours
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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Peterhof Palace | St Petersburg | RussiaBack in the USSR - 7 days Map

Back in the USSR

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

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St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaRussian Revolution - 9 days Map

Russian Revolution

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM USD $2,095

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

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Pokrovsky Monastery | Suzdal | Russia | On The Go ToursDiscover Russia - 9 days Map

Discover Russia

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 days | FROM USD $2,495

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

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Church on Blood | Yekaterinburg | RussiaRoute of the Romanovs - 10 days Map

Route of the Romanovs

Trip Type : Group Tours
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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Lake Onega | Karelia | RussiaKarelia & Kizhi Island - 4 days Map

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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Lake Baikal | Trans-siberian Railway | RussiaYekaterinburg Baikal Journey - 12 days Map

Yekaterinburg Baikal Journey

Trip Type : Private Tours
12 days | FROM USD $3,729

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

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The Bronze Horseman | St Petersburg | RussiaSt Petes Explored - 4 Days Map

St Petes Explored

Trip Type : Short Stays
4 Days | FROM USD $849

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

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Christ Our Saviour in Museum | Moscow | RussiaMoscow Uncovered - 4 days Map

Moscow Uncovered

Trip Type : Short Stays
4 days | FROM USD $789

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

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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 4.63 out of 5 based on 38 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

I must say that I really enjoyed the tour. The accommodation was top-notch, the meals were pleasant and the transportation well suited for our needs. Our guide was very nice and professional and ensured that we were safe and comfortable all throughout the journey. I would definitely recommend On the Go tours to others.”  

Lisa Marie Kramer • Submitted 8 Jul 2019

Excellent, Olga our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Always prepared to do that bit extra to make this the best trip I can remember being on.”  

Kenneth Orourke • Submitted 3 Jul 2019

Wow what an amazing experience we had on the Vodka Shot tour. Olga, our guide was fantastic. From the moment we arrived she was there waiting for us and throughout our entire trip she was a pleasure to be with. So full of history about Russia, so full of enthusiasm for her country, so organised and always happy! She made the entire experience so wonderful. We were certainly 'On the Go' from morning til night but loved every minute!”  

Deborah Taylor • Submitted 28 May 2019

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Katy Grantham, our HR and Operations Exec, spent a year living in beautiful St Petersburg. Here she...

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Carl Cross, the Managing Director of On The Go Tours since July 2015, reminds us why we should never...

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Escape to Russia this winter
Spend the Festive Season in Moscow and St Petersburg

On our Christmas and New Year tours you'll not only see the sights of Moscow and St Petersburg, but enjoy a few wintertime activities such as ice skating and cross country skiing. With beautiful snow covered landscapes along the way, what's not to love?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.