Trips and Tours to Russia

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.

As the world's largest country, Russia is a dynamic travel destination with buckets of history, an extraordinary architectural legacy, thriving modern cities and idyllic rural towns. Whether you're looking for historic art, outdoor adventure or vodka-fuelled evening escapades, Russia has a lot to offer.

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Admire the impressive art collection at the famous Hermitage Museum, stroll along Nevksy Prospekt and discover beautiful churches and cathedrals in St. Petersburg. In the powerhouse capital of Moscow, wander through legendary Red Square to the colourful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, tour the mighty Kremlin and shop to you drop in the illustrious GUM department store. Strike out further afield to the Golden Ring and the historic towns of Suzdal and Yaroslavl where ancient wooden churches stand beside glistening cathedrals.

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

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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 R9,900

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 R8,900

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 R10,900

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 R17,900

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 R15,900

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 R29,900

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 R19,900

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 R26,900

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 R31,900

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 R31,900

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

Russia XMAS and New Year Tours

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The Snowball

6 days | FROM R14,900

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

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White Russian

7 days | FROM R15,900

For a truly unique New Year’s break, celebrate in Russia’s...

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New Year in Moscow

9 days | FROM R24,900

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 R23,900

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 R13,900

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 R26,900

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 R43,900

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 R44,980

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 R12,900

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 R14,900

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 R43,900

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’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.

Russia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.64 out of 5 based on 33 recent reviews — See All Russia Reviews

Had a great tour with my son. We had a few issues with delayed flights into Moscow and Bella did a fantastic job of ensuring we still had somebody to meet us at the airport. Hotel was comfortable although food was a bit average. Our guide on day 2 (Sergei) was very knowledgeable and helped us get last minutes tickets to the ballet which we had not anticipated being able to get.

My Son and I would like to say a big thank you to Mikhail who showed us around on the 3rd day we really do appreciate his time and he made us feel most welcome in Moscow and made sure we got to see all the sites we wanted to see. We would recommend Bella and her team and the 4 day tour if you only have a couple of days free to visit Moscow.”  

Darrell Anderson • Submitted 10 Sep 2019

I must say that I really enjoyed the tour. The accommodation was top-notch, the meals were pleasant and the transportation well suited for our needs. Our guide was very nice and professional and ensured that we were safe and comfortable all throughout the journey. I would definitely recommend On the Go tours to others.”  

Lisa Marie Kramer • Submitted 8 Jul 2019

Excellent, Olga our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Always prepared to do that bit extra to make this the best trip I can remember being on.”  

Kenneth Orourke • Submitted 3 Jul 2019

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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 South Africa

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:

Walmer - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 32 Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Btw 14th & 16th Ave , Main Road , Walmer, 6070, P.E., Port Elizabeth, South Africa
041 368 1900
The Snowball - 6 days

Irene Mall - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop 74 Irene Village Mall, Cnr Nelmapius & Pierre Van Ryneveldt Road , Irene, Centurion, South Africa, South Africa
012 662 4016
The Big Chill - 9 days

Alberton City - Flight Centre S.A.

Shop L38, Alberton City , Voortrekker Road , Alberton 1449, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 907 0120
The Big Chill - 9 days

Club Travel Zoo Lake

Shop 9. The Village, 60 Tyrone Avenue, Parkview, Johannesburg, 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 646 5557
Vodka Shot - 6 days