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 recent history that has been closely linked to that of America, it's not hard to see why mighty Russia attracts curious US travellers looking to delve deeper into its fascinating and, at times, tumultuous past from the Tsars to the Soviet. From mighty political centres that power the country forward to beautiful rural towns and villages where long-held traditions still exist, Russia has many faces and provides a fascinating travel destination.

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Despite three name changes, three revolutions and a 900-day siege, today’s St. Petersburg is a beautiful and thriving city - admire the impressive art collection at the famous Hermitage Museum, stroll along bustling Nevksy Prospekt and discover beautiful churches and cathedrals. And in Moscow, wander through legendary Red Square, marvel at the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral, head underground to a Soviet-era bunker and take a ride on the grand Moscow Metro.

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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Golden Ring of Russia - 7 days Moscow, Russia 27 Jun 2019 USD $1,866 was $2,195 15% off Golden Ring of Russia - 7 days Map
Russian Revolution - 9 days St Petersburg, Russia 29 Jun 2019 USD $1,866 was $2,195 15% off Russian Revolution - 9 days Map
Simply St Petes - 4 days St Petersburg, Russia 29 Jun 2019 USD $676 was $795 15% off Simply St Petes - 4 days Map
Mood for Moscow - 4 days Moscow, Russia 07 Jul 2019 USD $676 was $795 15% off Mood for Moscow - 4 days Map
Back in the USSR - 7 days Moscow, Russia 07 Jul 2019 USD $1,441 was $1,695 15% off Back in the USSR - 7 days Map

Our Russia Tours

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 4.65 out of 5 based on 37 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

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

Tour guide was excellent. I would suggest that clients should all buy a local sim card (300rb) so as to stay in touch and that if they use atms for money to draw out enough for the tour costs and some spending money at the airport on arrival; at least for St. Petersburg at atms are scarce.

Visit to Novgorod should have been a day trip, leaving at 7.30. and then the bullet train to Moscow the next day. We wasted half a day travelling there, the full day in the city and then arrived in Moscow at 4.30 tired with a day tour ... not good.

The Faberge museum, near the hotel, is a must see and should be included with a guide from the museum.

The group was great fun, including snowball fights, the guide was very relaxed and that helped the social cohesion but the guide did say it was one of the best groups she had had from that aspect.”  

Richard Skipper • Submitted 25 Jan 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and loved our tour guide. At times the tour did feel a bit rushed but of course there is never enough time to see and do everything. Our tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We appreciated that she always laid out the plans for the day ahead of time so we knew what to expect. Would definitely recommend the tour to friends and family. ”  

Lauryn Gazzia • Submitted 9 Jan 2019

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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.