Russia Tailor-made Holidays

Discover cultural cities and rural respites from St Petersburg to the Golden Ring

Explore mighty Russia in 2021

Russia is a vast and diverse destination with a remarkable history, stunning architecture and cosmopolitan cities. Moscow, home to Red Square & the Kremlin, and St. Petersburg with the famous Hermitage, are top cities for long weekends and worth combining for a week-long holiday too. If you're keen to venture off the beaten track, Yekaterinburg, home of the Romonovs, is a real highlight and we recommend travelling there on the Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow, an experience in itself.

With long, cold winters when snow blankets the cities and countryside, and warm summers with long days and the opening of royal gardens, Russia is a year-round destination with something to appeal to everyone. A number of religious festivals are observed throughout the year and when planning your visit to Russia, check out our Best Time to Visit page for more information on when to go and what's on.

Russia Tailor-made reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews — See All Reviews

Travel dreams fulfilled!

This "tailor-made" travel came with all expectations fulfilled.

The guides and drivers were really excellent.

Hotels just perfect for my wishes. ”  

Leslie Hindle • Submitted 28 May 2020

New Year in Moscow - Sergey was wonderful”  

Janice Emery • Submitted 21 Mar 2020

Myself and my mum who is in her seventies travelled to Moscow. Part of our requested itinerary was visiting the Tchaikovsky House and museum in Klin, about 60 miles out of the city, and the museum guide there gave a fantastic insight into the life of the great composer. Our main guide Natalya was brilliant. She was happy to tailor our tour to our pace, and was always on time. We had a great time, and Natalya really looked after us from being there to greet us at the airport, right through to helping us to check in on our return flight to the UK. Natalya was very knowledgeable about the history of Russia, and was always cheerful and helpful. Thank you Natalya for making our break to Moscow such a great experience.”  

John Gage • Submitted 17 May 2019

Discover the best of Russian on a tailormade holiday

Despite being the biggest country in the world, most people centre their travel in Moscow to the western areas which include the capital Moscow, popular St Petersburg, Karelia and the picturesque Golden Ring. However there is still a lot of merit travelling east where you’ll be met with marvellous cities like Ekateringburg, the Ural mountains, Lake Baikal and journey’s end – Vladivostock. See below some of our favourite places in Russia to help inspire your holiday.

Moscow cityscape in the morning - On the Go Tours


The capital city Moscow is the best place in the country to get to grips with the power and might of Russia....

St Petersburg - Highlight image for web - On the Go Tours

St Petersburg

With a maze of canals, elegant architecture and a distinctly European feel, the city of St. Petersburg is one...

Suzdal - web ready highlight image


Suzdal, with its pretty meadows and livestock that graze freely along the grassy lanes, retains the feel of a...

Vladimir - web ready highlight image


Founded in 1108, the city of Vladimir was Russia’s medieval capital for nearly two centuries before giving...

Yekaterinburg - web ready highlight image


Russia’s fourth largest city is a complex tapestry of history and culture. Founded in the early 18th century...

Irkutsk - New Highlight image for web - On the Go Tours


Founded by Russians in 1651 as a major fort beyond the Ural Mountains, Irkutsk was populated initially by...

Novgorod Highlight - Web Ready


The ancient and provincial town of Novgorod is en route from St Petersburg to Moscow and a popular pit-stop. ...

Pskov and Pechory Highlight - Web Ready

Pskov and Pechory

Located in the north west of Russia, just 30km from Estonia, the ancient and historical Pskov with its...

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