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.

The world's largest country stretches from eastern Europe to the sea of Japan across a vast stretch of northern Asia and provides the intrepid traveller with a great assortment of experiences from soaking up the cultural riches of its glorious cities to exploring the wilderness of Siberia and discovering the charms of the countryside.

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The attractive city of St. Petersburg reflects a very European influence with first class museums hoarding extensive art collections and valuable artifacts from around the world. In Moscow spend your days wandering the grounds of the mighty Kremlin and taking in the sights around Red Square, and at night discover the city's vibrant nightlife and the Russian love of vodka. For something a little different head to the historic Golden Ring where you'll find idyllic rural towns littered with colourful churches and cathedrals.

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

Upcoming Russia Trips in 2019 & 2020

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Route of the Romanovs - 10 days St Petersburg, Russia 25 Feb 2020 NZD $3,523 was $4,145 15% off Route of the Romanovs - 10 days Map
Vodka Shot - 6 days St Petersburg, Russia 25 Feb 2020 NZD $1,781 was $2,095 15% off Vodka Shot - 6 days Map
Mood for Moscow - 4 days Moscow, Russia 08 Mar 2020 NZD $1,016 was $1,195 15% off Mood for Moscow - 4 days Map
Back in the USSR - 7 days Moscow, Russia 08 Mar 2020 NZD $2,291 was $2,695 15% off Back in the USSR - 7 days Map
Discover Russia - 9 days St Petersburg, Russia 17 Mar 2020 NZD $3,141 was $3,695 15% off Discover Russia - 9 days Map

Russia Group Tours

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Mood for Moscow

4 days | FROM NZD $1,195

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

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Simply St Petes

4 days | FROM NZD $1,095

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

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Night at the Museum

4 days | FROM NZD $1,195

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

6 days | FROM NZD $2,095

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

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Vodka Shot

6 days | FROM NZD $1,895

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

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Golden Ring of Russia

7 days | FROM NZD $3,395

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

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Back in the USSR

7 days | FROM NZD $2,395

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

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Russian Revolution

9 days | FROM NZD $2,995

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

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Discover Russia

9 days | FROM NZD $3,695

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

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Route of the Romanovs

10 days | FROM NZD $3,695

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

Russia XMAS and New Year Tours

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

The Snowball

6 days | FROM NZD $1,695

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 NZD $1,795

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 NZD $2,895

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 NZD $2,695

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

Russia Private Tours

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

Karelia & Kizhi Island

4 days | FROM NZD $1,545

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 NZD $3,095

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 NZD $4,995

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 NZD $5,179

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

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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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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’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

1 hour 30 minutes
FROM AUD $56.49

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

Moscow Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

60 to 140 minutes
FROM AUD $33.86

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 AUD $57.95

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

Private Moscow Food and Culture Tour

3 hours
FROM AUD $210.56

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

Recent Travel Articles on Russia


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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...

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10 Common Misconceptions Travellers Have About Russia

April 24, 2019 • OTG Team

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

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Top Six Experiences to Have in Russia

April 18, 2019 • Hannah Lane

Spanning over 17 million km² across Eastern Europe and Asia, Russia is the largest country in the...

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.

Booking your Russia tour from New Zealand

To book your tour to Russia, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Russia with us:

Infinity North - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Highway to Moscow - 14 days

Infinity - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
St Petes Explored - 4 Days

Bayfair Flight Centre

Shop SP 0509, Bayfair Shopping Centre, Tauranga, New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand
+64 9574 3780
Route of the Romanovs - 10 days

Infinity North - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Discover Russia - 9 days