Russia Tours

Russia is one of the vastest, most varied and mysterious countries in the world. It is the largest country on the globe taking up around one-eighth of the earth’s inhabited land mass. Such that it spans over nine different time zones! Travel Talk Russia tours take you on an unforgettable journey through Moscow and St. Petersburg and other highlights. Witness the Russian lifestyle whilst getting plentiful of history, adventure and authentic experiences. Walk on the famous red bricks of the Red Square and pose with the colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral on one hand and the mighty Kremlin on the other. Embark on a historical voyage through its impressive castles and majestic palaces. Stand in awe against the unique history these lands have cultivated over centuries following countless struggles and battles. Russia tours provide marvellous insights to a great culture. See the world from different glasses and embark on a unique adventure in Russia. This characteristic country must be experienced at least once in a lifetime.
Russia is one of the vastest, most varied and mysterious countries in the world. It is the largest country on the globe taking up around one-eighth of the earth’s inhabited land mass. Such that it spans over nine different time zones! Travel Talk Russia tours take you on an unforgettable journey through Moscow and St. Petersburg and other highlights.

Our Russia Trips

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Highlights of Russia

6 Days

4.9

120 reviews

from

$1549

$852

Trip Style: Discovery, Overland

Golden Ring of Russia

7 Days

4.8

4 reviews

from

$1869

$1028

Trip Style: In-Depth Explorer, Overland

Best of Russia

9 Days

4.5

4 reviews

from

$2269

$1248

Russia Accommodation

Please find below the 4 & 3 Star hotels and sleeper cabin train used on our Russia trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

OKTIABRSKAYA HOTEL
St.Petersburg
4 Star

Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, a 2-minute walk from the Nevsky Prospekt and Vostania Metro Station. The hotel offers rooms with stylish interiors

IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL
Moscow
4 Star

This hotel is located near Moscow Izmailovsky Park, The Partizanskaya Metro Station is only 150 m away. Moscow city centre is a 15 min metro ride

PERESLAVL HOTEL
Pereslavl Zalesskiy
3 Star

Pereslavl hotel is in center of the town, very close to Krasnaya Square, this hotel has sauna where you can enjoy after a long day, relaxing.

ECO HOTEL SUZDAL INN
Suzdal
3 Star

This hotel is centrally located hotel, it offers spa to it’s guests, it’s in walking distance to The Suzdal Museum of Wooden Architecture

SLEEPER CABIN TRAIN
St.Petersburg to Moscow
Sleeper Cabin Train

Sleeper cabin is for 4 travelers with 2 upper and 2 lowers beds. Each compartment has a table, a mirror, lockable doors and panoramic window.

Russia Sights Map

Russia Travel Guide

Whether you’re wanting to visit Russia in the snowy or sunny months, this country has year-round appeal. During the winter months between November and March you will find a winter wonderland with plenty of snow however, the climate is very cold often with temperatures below 0°C and short day time hours. During the summer months of June to August the temperature is warm and the weather pleasant. This time of year, is the perfect season as there are longer hours to see the attractions and sites and furthermore, St. Petersburg’s mid-summer is incredible due to the ‘White Nights’ when the sun doesn’t fully set.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Russia and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia.
At present, all foreign nationals are required to have a visa to travel to Russia. The visa cannot be obtained at the border and therefore, you should apply for it prior to travelling. A Russian tourist visa is only given to passengers who have booked and confirmed their travel arrangements. Processing times and fees vary with nationality and time requirements and visas are issued for a maximum of 30 days.
Russian culture has a lengthy and rich history, immersed in many facets of the arts such as ballet, classical music, literature, painting and architecture. Whilst Russia is seen as quite an unknown and mysterious country, it has an incredibly graphic cultural past, from its vibrant folk getups to its decorative religious symbols. Russian culture classes a great worth on the motherland and on family, perhaps due to the Soviet rule which left its imprint on the nation, generating a terror and uncertainty of anyone outside of their family and friend group. Religion in Russia has been a prominent part of many Russian’s lives. Over half of the Russian people follow the Russian Orthodox Church with Islam being the second largest religion.
Russia offers plenty of restaurants, cafes, stalls and street food which include both hearty and delicacy foods, comfort and gourmet dining and cheap and budget blowout meals. National dishes that are worth a try include shchi (cabbage soup), pelmeni (meat dumplings), borsch (beetroot soup) and Russian pancakes. Russian food combines plenty of meat, fish, vegetables, soups and stews that are full of flavour and richness. The is never a shortage of vodka, the national drink in Russia. With ample amount of different types of brands and flavours, a shot of vodka is best washed down with bite of black bread or sour or fresh cucumbers.
Lying within Moscow and St Petersburg are ample markets, souvenir shops, shopping malls and boutique stores. The shopping experience is exciting and offers buyers anything from cheap goods to finer items in life. Things such as vodka, Matryoshka (a set of dolls within dolls), art, porcelain, winter coats and chocolate are just some of the items that can be purchased.
Russian Orthodox Christmas: The Russian Orthodox Christmas is held on the 6th (Christmas eve) and 7th (Christmas day) of January. It is celebrated within homes and churches across the country. The festivities occur with family and friends who gather to worship, midnight mass radiates with countless candles and plenty of feasting takes place. Christmas was banned in Russia after the 1917 Revolution and has only in recent years from 1992, been openly celebrated again. St Petersburg Beer Festival: Each year in June, the beer festival which is one of the largest events that takes place St. Petersburg, draws big crowds of both domestic and international tourists. The festival offers hundreds of different types of beers along with food and live music to keep the party atmosphere alive.

Russia Tours - FAQ

All foreign nationals are required to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Russia. The visa cannot be obtained at the Russian border. Therefore, you should apply for your tourist visa prior to travelling. A Russian tourist visa can only be provided to passengers who have booked and confirmed their travel arrangements. Processing times and fees vary per application location, nationality and travelling dates. Visas are typically issued for a maximum of 30 days. To apply for a Russian Tourist Visa you will need several documents including:
  • Original passport, valid for more than 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for visa
  • Application form
  • One passport-style photograph
  • Other documents including proof of address
  • Tourist visa support documents (will be provided by Travel Talk upon full payment)
  • Applicable fee

This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with short notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required travel documents are ready when travelling.
All foreign nationals are required to have a visa to travel to Russia. You cannot apply for a Russian visa at the border, you need to apply and obtain it in advance from the Russian Embassy. Processing time and fees vary according to nationality and country of residence.
To apply for a Russian Tourist Visa, you will need several documents including:
  • Original passport, valid for more than 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for visa
  • Application form
  • One passport-style photograph
  • Other documents including proof of address
  • Tourist visa support documents (will be provided by Travel Talk upon full payment & receipt of your passport information)
  • Visa fee

This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with short notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required travel documents are ready when travelling.
Yes, we provide you with the 'Tourist visa support documents' required for your visa application. Once the full payment for your booking is completed, we will email you a list of the information needed to prepare your visa support document together with your tour voucher.
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
The best time to visit Russia is between seasons, such as spring and early autumn. Summer in Russia is a special season and the most popular time to visit due to the warm pleasant weather. Visiting Russia in the winter can also be rewarding as you may witness this remarkable country under a blanket of snow, although the temperatures drop significantly.
Free Wi-Fi is common in hotels, cafes, and restaurants across Russia. Many internet cafes can be found in the cities as well. Alternatively, purchasing a Russian SIM card for the duration of your tour may be a cost-effective option. Your tour leader will be happy to advise on this. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G.
Mobile coverage is generally quite good in Russia, however may be unavailable in remote areas. Make sure to enable global roaming before leaving home to be able to use your mobile. International roaming may be costly, we recommend to speak to your mobile provider. Alternatively, purchasing a Russian SIM card can be a cost-effective option, your guide will be happy to advise on this.
Russian Ruble is the currency used in Russia. Please see some approximate prices to give you and idea; Street food in Moscow
  • Street food in Moscow, grilled chicken: 3.50 USD ~ 250 RUB
  • Baked potatoes with cheese: 2.70 USD ~ 190 RUB
  • Sandwich: 0.70 USD ~ 50 RUB
  • A restaurant meal: 15 - 25 USD ~ 1100 - 1900 RUB
  • Cappuccino take out on the street: 1.50 USD ~ 110 RUB
  • A pint of beer 2 - 3 USD ~ 150 - 220 RUB
It is not recommended to drink tap water in Russia unless it is clearly stated to be safe to drink. Bottled water is cheap and available throughout the country. However please consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, and reduce your use of plastic. Alternatively, you may carry water purification tablets with you.
Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants in Russia, however some museums, train stations and small shops only accept cash. We would recommend to carry some cash with you for small purchases.
ATMs are easily found all around Russian cities, however are not as common in remote areas or smaller towns. Although they usually offer good exchange rates, some networks may charge heavy transaction fees. Let your credit/debit card provider know where you're going to avoid your card being blocked for anti-fraud .
Russia tours include arrival airport transfer if your flight lands on the first day of your tour between 5am and 11:30pm. You must inform our call centre or info@traveltalktours.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 15 days prior to your departure date.
If you do not receive confirmation that your pick-up is arranged, please contact us. You will be welcomed by our representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure transfer is not available in Russia.
The welcome meeting will be with the group and your guide at 6pm in the hotel lobby. You can view your arrival information from the link below. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail to inform you before the trip. https://www.traveltalktours.com/russia-arrival-hotels/
Depending on the dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation. Pre/Post-Accommodation in Russia includes only breakfasts, airport transfers won't be available.
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour. Please note that the single supplement may be required for sailing tours as gullets have double cabins.
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.
The Russian Ruble (RUB) is the local currency. You can get Ruble from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit card is less favourable. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help if you need any assistance.
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
Tipping good service is common in Russia - typically around 10-15% for a restaurant meal.
Your tour guide and crew would be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group.
Please contact us at info@traveltalktours.com or +44 208 099 9596.
For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536 .

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best time to visit
Whether you’re wanting to visit Russia in the snowy or sunny months, this country has year-round appeal. During the winter months between November and March you will find a winter wonderland with plenty of snow however, the climate is very cold often with temperatures below 0°C and short day time hours. During the summer months of June to August the temperature is warm and the weather pleasant. This time of year, is the perfect season as there are longer hours to see the attractions and sites and furthermore, St. Petersburg’s mid-summer is incredible due to the ‘White Nights’ when the sun doesn’t fully set.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel advice
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Russia and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Visas
At present, all foreign nationals are required to have a visa to travel to Russia. The visa cannot be obtained at the border and therefore, you should apply for it prior to travelling. A Russian tourist visa is only given to passengers who have booked and confirmed their travel arrangements. Processing times and fees vary with nationality and time requirements and visas are issued for a maximum of 30 days.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture
Russian culture has a lengthy and rich history, immersed in many facets of the arts such as ballet, classical music, literature, painting and architecture. Whilst Russia is seen as quite an unknown and mysterious country, it has an incredibly graphic cultural past, from its vibrant folk getups to its decorative religious symbols. Russian culture classes a great worth on the motherland and on family, perhaps due to the Soviet rule which left its imprint on the nation, generating a terror and uncertainty of anyone outside of their family and friend group. Religion in Russia has been a prominent part of many Russian’s lives. Over half of the Russian people follow the Russian Orthodox Church with Islam being the second largest religion.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking
Russia offers plenty of restaurants, cafes, stalls and street food which include both hearty and delicacy foods, comfort and gourmet dining and cheap and budget blowout meals. National dishes that are worth a try include shchi (cabbage soup), pelmeni (meat dumplings), borsch (beetroot soup) and Russian pancakes. Russian food combines plenty of meat, fish, vegetables, soups and stews that are full of flavour and richness. The is never a shortage of vodka, the national drink in Russia. With ample amount of different types of brands and flavours, a shot of vodka is best washed down with bite of black bread or sour or fresh cucumbers.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping
Lying within Moscow and St Petersburg are ample markets, souvenir shops, shopping malls and boutique stores. The shopping experience is exciting and offers buyers anything from cheap goods to finer items in life. Things such as vodka, Matryoshka (a set of dolls within dolls), art, porcelain, winter coats and chocolate are just some of the items that can be purchased.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events
Russian Orthodox Christmas: The Russian Orthodox Christmas is held on the 6th (Christmas eve) and 7th (Christmas day) of January. It is celebrated within homes and churches across the country. The festivities occur with family and friends who gather to worship, midnight mass radiates with countless candles and plenty of feasting takes place. Christmas was banned in Russia after the 1917 Revolution and has only in recent years from 1992, been openly celebrated again. St Petersburg Beer Festival: Each year in June, the beer festival which is one of the largest events that takes place St. Petersburg, draws big crowds of both domestic and international tourists. The festival offers hundreds of different types of beers along with food and live music to keep the party atmosphere alive.
HIGHLIGHTS
Moscow
Explore the fascinating history of the Red Square, visit the spectacular Kremlin and let the architecture of the St. Basil’s Cathedral leave you speechless.
HIGHLIGHTS
Kremlin Palace
Also one of the largest museums in the world, this breath-taking complex from the 14th century includes 5 palaces, 4 cathedrals, the Kremlin Wall and Towers.
HIGHLIGHTS
The Red Square
The Red Square is the heart of Moscow, home to Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Tomb and the number one witness of Russia’s history.
HIGHLIGHTS
St Petersburg
Get surrounded by the glorious monuments of the cultural capital of Russia; discover the Nevsky Prospect, Church of the Spilled Blood, Hermitage, and many more.
HIGHLIGHTS
Hermitage
The spectacular palace built in the 18th century by Catherine the Great became one of the world’s largest museum complexes with more than three million art pieces.
HIGHLIGHTS
Church of Spilled Blood
An architectural masterpiece with the combination of baroque, classical and modernist styles. This church was built where Tsar II Alexander was assassinated.
ACCOMMODATION
St.Petersburg
OKTIABRSKAYA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Moscow
IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Pereslavl Zalesskiy
PERESLAVL HOTEL
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Suzdal
ECO HOTEL SUZDAL INN
3 Star
ACCOMMODATION
St.Petersburg to Moscow
SLEEPER CABIN TRAIN
Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to travel to Russia?
All foreign nationals are required to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Russia. The visa cannot be obtained at the Russian border. Therefore, you should apply for your tourist visa prior to travelling. A Russian tourist visa can only be provided to passengers who have booked and confirmed their travel arrangements. Processing times and fees vary per application location, nationality and travelling dates. Visas are typically issued for a maximum of 30 days. To apply for a Russian Tourist Visa you will need several documents including:
  • Original passport, valid for more than 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for visa
  • Application form
  • One passport-style photograph
  • Other documents including proof of address
  • Tourist visa support documents (will be provided by Travel Talk upon full payment)
  • Applicable fee

This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with short notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to get my visa beforehand or can I get it on arrival at the airport?
All foreign nationals are required to have a visa to travel to Russia. You cannot apply for a Russian visa at the border, you need to apply and obtain it in advance from the Russian Embassy. Processing time and fees vary according to nationality and country of residence.
To apply for a Russian Tourist Visa, you will need several documents including:
  • Original passport, valid for more than 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for visa
  • Application form
  • One passport-style photograph
  • Other documents including proof of address
  • Tourist visa support documents (will be provided by Travel Talk upon full payment & receipt of your passport information)
  • Visa fee

This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with short notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do you provide Tourist Visa Suppport documents?
Yes, we provide you with the 'Tourist visa support documents' required for your visa application. Once the full payment for your booking is completed, we will email you a list of the information needed to prepare your visa support document together with your tour voucher.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to Russia?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Russia?
The best time to visit Russia is between seasons, such as spring and early autumn. Summer in Russia is a special season and the most popular time to visit due to the warm pleasant weather. Visiting Russia in the winter can also be rewarding as you may witness this remarkable country under a blanket of snow, although the temperatures drop significantly.
F.A.Q.
What is the internet access like in Russia?
Free Wi-Fi is common in hotels, cafes, and restaurants across Russia. Many internet cafes can be found in the cities as well. Alternatively, purchasing a Russian SIM card for the duration of your tour may be a cost-effective option. Your tour leader will be happy to advise on this. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Russia?
Mobile coverage is generally quite good in Russia, however may be unavailable in remote areas. Make sure to enable global roaming before leaving home to be able to use your mobile. International roaming may be costly, we recommend to speak to your mobile provider. Alternatively, purchasing a Russian SIM card can be a cost-effective option, your guide will be happy to advise on this.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a…?
Russian Ruble is the currency used in Russia. Please see some approximate prices to give you and idea; Street food in Moscow
  • Street food in Moscow, grilled chicken: 3.50 USD ~ 250 RUB
  • Baked potatoes with cheese: 2.70 USD ~ 190 RUB
  • Sandwich: 0.70 USD ~ 50 RUB
  • A restaurant meal: 15 - 25 USD ~ 1100 - 1900 RUB
  • Cappuccino take out on the street: 1.50 USD ~ 110 RUB
  • A pint of beer 2 - 3 USD ~ 150 - 220 RUB
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in Russia?
It is not recommended to drink tap water in Russia unless it is clearly stated to be safe to drink. Bottled water is cheap and available throughout the country. However please consider using a reusable water bottle, especially if you're on a longer trip, and reduce your use of plastic. Alternatively, you may carry water purification tablets with you.
F.A.Q.
Are credit cards widely accepted in Russia?
Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants in Russia, however some museums, train stations and small shops only accept cash. We would recommend to carry some cash with you for small purchases.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Russia?
ATMs are easily found all around Russian cities, however are not as common in remote areas or smaller towns. Although they usually offer good exchange rates, some networks may charge heavy transaction fees. Let your credit/debit card provider know where you're going to avoid your card being blocked for anti-fraud .
F.A.Q.
Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange them?
Russia tours include arrival airport transfer if your flight lands on the first day of your tour between 5am and 11:30pm. You must inform our call centre or info@traveltalktours.com of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 15 days prior to your departure date.
If you do not receive confirmation that your pick-up is arranged, please contact us. You will be welcomed by our representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure transfer is not available in Russia.
F.A.Q.
Where is the welcome meeting on day 1 of my tour?
The welcome meeting will be with the group and your guide at 6pm in the hotel lobby. You can view your arrival information from the link below. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail to inform you before the trip. https://www.traveltalktours.com/russia-arrival-hotels/
F.A.Q.
Can I book a pre or post tour accommodation?
Depending on the dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation. Pre/Post-Accommodation in Russia includes only breakfasts, airport transfers won't be available.
F.A.Q.
Do you have solo travellers on your tours?
Solo travellers often join our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
F.A.Q.
I’m a solo passenger, do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour. Please note that the single supplement may be required for sailing tours as gullets have double cabins.
F.A.Q.
Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. info@traveltalktours.com 0208 099 9596
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
F.A.Q.
Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.
F.A.Q.
What currency should I bring?
The Russian Ruble (RUB) is the local currency. You can get Ruble from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit card is less favourable. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help if you need any assistance.
F.A.Q.
Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to tip?
Tipping good service is common in Russia - typically around 10-15% for a restaurant meal.
Your tour guide and crew would be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
F.A.Q.
What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group.
Please contact us at info@traveltalktours.com or +44 208 099 9596.
For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536 .
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Roaming Moscow and St. Petersburg

Roaming Moscow and St. Petersburg

Among the unique cultural heritages in Europe is most certainly held by Russia. The huge country had plenty of different cultures under its roof and benefited from this in terms of enriching its cultural treasu...

Articles
Moscow Palaces for Everyday People

Moscow Palaces for Everyday People

With 7 million people riding it/users on a typical weekday, Moscow metro is the second busiest transit system in the world after Tokyo. Opened in 1935 during Stalin’s era, it was originally intended to be ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Russia

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Russia

Russia is best known for being the world’s largest country. Making up over a seventh of the earth’s entire land mass, it’s hardly surprising that the country should be so culturally, historically and visu...

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13 Fascinating Facts About Moscow

13 Fascinating Facts About Moscow

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