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.

Upcoming Russia Trips

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Helsinki to St Petes - 5 days Helsinki 04 Jul 2018 USD $2,115 Helsinki to St Petes - 5 days Map
St Petes & the Baltics - 5 days Helsinki 06 Jul 2018 USD $2,645 St Petes & the Baltics - 5 days Map
Vodka Shot - 6 days St Petersburg, Russia 10 Jul 2018 USD $1,655 Vodka Shot - 6 days Map
Route of the Romanovs - 10 days St Petersburg, Russia 10 Jul 2018 USD $2,945 Route of the Romanovs - 10 days Map
Back in the USSR - 7 days Moscow, Russia 14 Jul 2018 USD $2,195 Back in the USSR - 7 days Map
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Russia Group Tours

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

Mood for Moscow

4 days | FROM USD $775

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

4 days | FROM USD $595

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

4 days | FROM USD $925

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

6 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

6 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

7 days | FROM USD $2,135

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

7 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

9 days | FROM USD $1,895

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

9 days | FROM USD $2,575

Take in the highlights of St Petersburg - city of the tsars and Moscow...

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Solovetsky Monastery | Russia | On The Go ToursSt Petes, Solovki & Moscow - 10 days Map

St Petes, Solovki & Moscow

10 days | FROM USD $4,195

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

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

Route of the Romanovs

10 days | FROM USD $2,465

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

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

As well as providing plenty of informative guided sightseeing our expert tour leaders are available to help book a range of local excursions from a visit to a Soviet bunker to Russian ballet shows and the Circus. For a more comfortable travel experience we now use the closed 4-berth cabins on our overnight train journeys. We also now include a Welcome Dinner on day 1 of the tour where you can meet your tour leader and fellow travel companions over a bite to eat in a relaxed setting.

Russia XMAS and New Year Tours

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Overlooking Red Square | Moscow | RussiaThe Snowball - 6 days Map

The Snowball

6 days | FROM USD $1,095

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

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St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaWhite Russian - 7 days Map

White Russian

7 days | FROM USD $1,095

For a truly unique new year’s break, celebrate in Russia’s...

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Red Square & St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | RussiaNew Year in Moscow - 9 days Map

New Year in Moscow

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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St Isaac's Cathedral | St Petersburg | RussiaThe Big Chill - 9 days Map

The Big Chill

9 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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

Russia Private Tours

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Lake Onega | Karelia | RussiaKarelia & Kizhi Island - 4 days Map

Karelia & Kizhi Island

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

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

7 days | FROM USD $3,779

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

12 days | FROM USD $3,729

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

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

Russia Short Stays

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

St Petes Explored

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

4 days | FROM USD $789

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

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Helsinki | FinlandHelsinki to St Petes - 5 days Map

Helsinki to St Petes

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

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

6 Days | FROM USD $2,399

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

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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. 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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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 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.

Russia Day Tours and Excursions

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

Moscow Metro Station Walking Tour Including Mayakovskaya

90 minutes
FROM USD $36.55

Head underground for a walking tour of Moscow’s metro stations, exploring five stations and...

St Petersburg Highlights

8 hours
FROM USD $86.00

Get to know the famous landmarks of St Petersburg on this full day sightseeing tour that covers the...

Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Flexible
FROM USD $26.81

Explore Moscow at your own pace with the hop-on hop-off bus, which makes nine stops at sights of...

Moscow City Walking Tour

2 hours
FROM USD $35.50

See the highlights of Moscow’s Red Square on a guided walking tour, including St Basil’s...

The Real St Petersburg

8 hours
FROM USD $100.00

The perfect choice for second-time visitors, this tour takes you off the beaten track in St...

Private Moscow Food and Culture Tour

3 hours
FROM USD $118.00

Sample traditional local cuisine, such as pies, pancakes and borsch, while learning about Russian...

Church On Spilled Blood & Canal Cruise

4 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $51.00

Admire the sight of golden domes and ornate palaces on a relaxing canal cruise in St Petersburg with...

Russia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.64 out of 5 based on 55 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

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

Dasha was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her country. The history of St Petersburg came to light when she spoke about her home city.

The Tour itself was good, if but a scratch on the surface of a fascinating country overall to get a small insight into such a large country, I would recommend this tour. ”  

Sonia Warman • Submitted 15 Mar 2018

Dasha was fantastic! probably the best tour guide I have had in the 20 years I have been doing tours. I will definitely do another tour with On the Go just because of her. She looked after my parents well and was extremely patient and informative with all customers. I would thoroughly recommend as she made the tour for us. The tour was good as well and the sightseeing well organised.”  

Nathan Gee • Submitted 3 Jan 2018

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Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2018

In 2018 Russia hosts the 21st FIFA World Cup with games being played in cities across the country between 14th June and 15th July, including the mighty Moscow and pretty St. Pete's. It's the perfect time for football fans to visit so if you've got your tickets sorted, find your perfect trip and make the most of your time in Russia with our range of escorted group tours and bespoke tailor-made holidays.

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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.