• What Is The Local Payment?
The local payment is a part of the overall tour cost and it covers a portion of the local expenses at the destination, including transportation, expenses of the local guide and the operation. The local payment does not cover extra costs like additional meals, entrance fees, drinks, tips, personal expenses or other type of travel costs which are not stated in the “Inclusions” section. For more information please refer to the link: http://traveltalktours.com/pay-easy-system.html
• How Much Is The Local Payment?
Local Payment needs to be paid in cash on the first day of the tour, to our representative. You can also pay for it in USD, EUR, AUD or in Local Currency, in that case the equivalent amount will be calculated with the daily rate. Local Payment is £160 per person on our Highlights of Russia tour.
• Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange them?
Our Highlights of Russia Tour includes arrival airport transfer if your flight lands to St. Petersburg on the first day of your tour between 5am – 11:30pm. You must inform our call centre or firstname.lastname@example.org
of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travellers) at least 10 days prior to your arrival for the confirmed arrangement of your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure airport transfer is not available in Moscow.
• Where we are gathering for the meeting on the first day?
Your info meeting will happen at your arrival hotel around 6:30pm on the first day of the tour. Please refer to ‘Arrival Details’ of your tour.
• 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 Accommodation in St. Petersburg costs £75 per person & per night and includes breakfast.
- Post Accommodation in Moscow costs £100 per person & per night and includes breakfast.
• 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 an entry visa to travel to Russia. It cannot be obtained at the border, therefore you should apply for it in advance.
You can find the forms online, along with the documents required to submit your application at your local Russian Embassy or Consulate. Processing time and fees vary with nationality & country of residence. Tourist visas are issued for a maximum of 30 days and cannot be extended. To apply for a Russian Tourist Visa, you will need some documents including the following: • 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) • Visa fee For up-to-date regulations, please check the link: http://www.russianembassy.net/rusvisa.html#tourist
• Do you arrange arrival & departure flights?
Unfortunately our tours don’t include your arrival & departure flights. It is your responsibility to arrive at your tour’s destination on time. Travel Talk tours do not include any form of transportation to your tour destination.
• What are the optional extras?
You can find the detailed list of the optional activities & entrance fees below: ENTRANCE FEES
- St. Basil Cathedral: 300 Rubles
- TT sar's Route - St.Petersburg:
Minimum pax : 5 Price : 70 Euro Duration :7 hours Inclusions :Transportation, guiding,entrance fees, lunch Sights Visited Winter: Pavlovsk Palace+ Peter and Paul Fortress. Sights Visited Summer: Catherines palace+ Peterhof gardens. Please note that Petergof Grand Palace is closed on Monday.
- Folk Show - 50 Euro (St. Petersburg)
- Circus - Moscow Minimum pax : 5 Price :from 50 Euro Duration 4 hours Inclusions: Transportation, tour leader, entrance fee
• What is the personal spending money?
Every person has different spending habits, but to help you out with your planning, we estimated your average daily expenses. An approximate amount of £25 per day for lunch & dinner (without drinks), and £30 per day as personal spending money (souvenirs, handicraft etc. not included) is generally sufficient.
• 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!
• What should I pack for my tour?
• What will be the weather like in the country?
Russia has a highly continental influenced climate. The winters are very cold (below freezing point in some areas) and can sometimes bring heavy snowfall and snowstorms. Russia remains covered with thick sheets of snow for almost six months at a stretch. The summers vary depending on the region from warm and dry summers in central Russia to short, hot and wet summers in areas like Siberia.
• Do your tours welcome solo travellers?
There are always solo travellers & like-minded passengers on our tours & we always work to provide our passengers a relaxed & sociable environment, allowing them to easily meet people & make friends.
• I’m a solo passenger; do I need to pay the single supplement?
There are always solo travellers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, then you do not need to pay the supplement. The single supplement is for travellers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
• Can I be roomed with my friends?
You can contact our agents with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. For all requests you can contact email@example.com
or 0208 099 9596.
• 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.
• What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the info meeting on the first day if you inform our crew prior to departure. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch the group. For all emergencies, you can contact +90 542 779 0434.
• Can I miss the welcome meeting?
Being avid travellers ourselves, we know that unforeseen circumstances arise. If you are late and miss the welcome meeting, don't stress, just check the information board in the hotel lobby for the next day's programme. For all emergencies, you can contact +90 542 779 0434.
• How long the train ride takes?
The train ride between St. Petersburg - Moscow takes approximately 12 hours
Can I upgrade my train cabin?
You can upgrade your 4 bed sleeper cabin to 2 bed private cabin, the supplement is £120 per cabin. Please note that you will be separated from the rest of the group as the 2 bed cabins are situated in the VIP section of the train
• What type of transportation will be used on my tour?
You can expect comfort and reliability on our modern coaches and mini buses. Most vehicles feature air-conditioning, safe and secure luggage storage, comfortable seats, and a sound system. Sleeper cabin overnight train between St. Petersburg – Moscow will be used. 3 Metro tickets are also included in your package.
• What currency should I bring?
We recommend you to carry a mixture of cash and a debit/credit card. The local currency is the Russian Ruble. There are plenty of places to withdraw and convert money. Credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and nicer restaurants.
Tips are a common reward for service staff in Morocco. Your tour guide and crew will be especially appreciative and honoured with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.