What's a Russia Tour?
Russia tours are prepackaged trips with a set itinerary and dedicated tour manager. Many people who want to take a Russia vacation want to avoid all the planning and logistics involved in a big week or two week foreign trip abroad and are looking to save money by doing it all in a package instead of piecing things together at full price. The trip is led by a tour director who will take care of all the services from beginning to the end of your vacation. Your tour director connects you with local tour guides who will have a lot of knowledge on the specific cities you explore. Typically, hotels, transportation throughout your trip, some meals and sightseeing are arranged and included with the price of your Russia tour.
Russia tours typically focus on two very important cities: Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia's capital Moscow continues to adjust to the twenty-first century and the fall of the Soviet Union, but nods to its historic past are everywhere, especially in its architecture. The Kremlin is the heart of Moscow, and this massive fortified structure is the official residence of the President of Russia. On your Russia tour, you will likely snap dozens of photos of glorious St. Basil's Cathedral, which is ornately colorful and known for its onion-shaped domes. Both sights are on Red Square, one of the most famous plazas in all of Europe.
What's Included on a Russia Tour?
Generally, a Russia tour will include as many services as possible, giving you less to worry about. Usually included on your Russia tour are: transportation (getting from place to place while on tour), accommodations, most meals, and the services of a dedicated tour director. As per the itinerary, certain sightseeing opportunities are also included: tickets to special VIP access to the most famous landmarks, skip the lines, and when available, access to a personal local guide for expert commentary.
St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703. Also once known as both Petrograd and Leningrad, St. Petersburg is simultaneously called the Window to the West, because it is styled after European cities, and the Venice of the North, for its criss crossing city waterways and location on the Gulf of Finland. Perhaps one of the most important sightseeing visits here on any Russia tour is the Hermitage Museum, which houses one of the largest and most prestigious art collections in the world. Other key landmarks are the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress with its enclosed Cathedral, and the statue of Peter the Great.
What’s The Best Russia Tour?
The best Russia tour is the one that fits your budget and schedule! The most popular tour operators are Globus, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Cosmos, Costsaver, CIE Tours, Intrepid, Tauck and others. You can’t go wrong with any Russia tour. Please speak with one of our travel consultants to find the best tour for you!
How Much Do Russia Tours Cost?
You can book an affordable Russia tour starting from under $99 per day per person. Besides our award winning customer service, the best part about booking with AffordableTours.com is you will always receive a discount on your Russia tour. We are committed to providing you with the lowest prices on all top tour operators. No one beats our prices on all of our Russia tours!