Trips and Tours to Russia

Lavish palaces. Sprawling cities. Cross-continental train journeys. Explore the Land of the Tsars with On The Go Tours

As the world's largest country, Russia has seen many incarnations from the powerful empire of the Tsars to the Communist superpower that dominated much of eastern Europe's recent history. Today it's a fascinating travel destination with historic cities, rugged scenery and pretty countryside with plenty of history to delve into.

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The preferred setting for many a spy novel, legendary Moscow is a thoroughly modern city with vibrant nightlife and green open spaces popping up alongside what could perhaps be considered the very foundation of the country - the mighty Kremlin. The attractive port city of St. Petersburg is filled to the brim with impressive art collections and cultural treasures from around the world. Head out of the cities and you'll find the picture-perfect rural towns of the historic Golden Ring.

Discover Russia on an escorted group tour covering the main highlights or journey across the country on an epic Trans-Siberian Railway adventure.

Russia Group Tours

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

Vodka Shot

6 days | FROM CAD $1,545

Take in the highlights of St Petersburg and Moscow on this short and...

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Novgorod chapel | RussiaGolden Ring of Russia - 7 days Map

Golden Ring of Russia

7 days | FROM CAD $2,565

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 CAD $1,895

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 CAD $2,395

From the exquisite palaces of the tsars in St Petersburg to legendary...

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

Discover Russia

9 days | FROM CAD $3,095

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

10 days | FROM CAD $2,795

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

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The Kremlin | Moscow | RussiaMood for Moscow - 4 days Map

Mood for Moscow

4 days | FROM CAD $695

See the best of Moscow, from iconic Red Square and legendary St...

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

Simply St Petes

4 days | FROM CAD $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

4 days | FROM CAD $1,095

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 CAD $1,895

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

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

The Snowball

6 days | FROM CAD $1,295

Christmas & New Year Tour: No stuffing turkeys or entertaining...

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

White Russian

7 days | FROM CAD $1,445

New Year Tour: For a truly unique New Year’s break, celebrate...

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

The Big Chill

9 days | FROM CAD $1,795

Christmas & New Year Tour: Seasons greetings from Russia! Enjoy...

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Senate Square | Helsinki | FinlandBaltic Triangle - 8 Days Map

Baltic Triangle

8 Days | FROM CAD $2,345

Discover three incredible cities on this 8 day tour around the Gulf of...

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Winter Palace | St Petersburg | RussiaRiga to Russia - 10 Days Map

Riga to Russia

10 Days | FROM CAD $2,795

From Riga to St Petes, discover some of the highlights of the Baltics...

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Vilnius Cathedral | Lithuania | Eastern EuropeBaltics Encompassed - 13 Days Map

Baltics Encompassed

13 Days | FROM CAD $3,495

Explore the highlights of the Baltics and beyond on this fascinating...

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Gdansk | Poland | Eastern EuropeBaltic Coastal Highlights - 13 Days Map

Baltic Coastal Highlights

13 Days | FROM CAD $4,095

Follow the beautiful Baltic coast from Poland to Russia on this...

Russia Private Tours

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

Karelia & Kizhi Island

4 days | FROM CAD $1,345

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 CAD $2,745

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 CAD $4,445

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 CAD $4,139

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

Russia Short Stays

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

St Petes Explored

4 Days | FROM CAD $1,345

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 CAD $1,495

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

6 Days | FROM CAD $4,395

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

St Basil's Cathedral | Moscow | Russia

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 can build 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.

Russia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.63 out of 5 based on 27 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

Very quick to respond to queries. Kept us updated with information well, including altering letters for visa when information was entered incorrectly. Would buy from them again!”  

Andrew Jackson Higgins • Submitted 5 Mar 2020

Friendly and efficient

My OTG Consultant was friendly, quick to respond and very positive about the program having been there herself. ”  

Claire Williams • Submitted 7 Jan 2020

OTG are experts at handling customer enquiries and were great throughout – they promptly answered any emails I sent and the booking system was so easy. Absolutely no complaints with the customer service ”  

Alice Antonov • Submitted 15 Sep 2019

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March 6, 2020 • Nicola Comley

With winter tours of St Petersburg and Moscow on the horizon I knew I had to pack warm. But while...

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Top 10 Bucket List Experiences

March 6, 2020 • OTG Team

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Eight Reasons You Need to Visit St Petersburg

May 7, 2019 • OTG Team

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

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.