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What can I expect from Russia?

Russia a transcontinental country stretching over Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, is Bordered by 14 countries in total.

Central Russia has nature’s touch to it, with beautiful mountain range, standing tall and silent against the sky, up through the clouds; its waterfalls and streams. The existence of all sorts of cultures, traditions and delicacies, lets you experience the Multiculturalism, prevalent here.

The country is huge and varied with mountains like Elbras, woods, fields, and lakes from Ladoga to Baikal in Central Russia and, modern and ancient architecture in Medieval and Western Russia, with ancient walled fortresses, glittering palaces and contemporary churches.

Visit Russia with our handpicked tours and excursions, designed and combined to let you experience the country in its true nature.

Places to see and things to do in Russia

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  • Naryn Kala Citadel of Derbent in Dagestan, oldest city of Russia.
  • Kamchatka, world’s second largest concentration of geysers, often referred to as, Valley of Geysers, worth a visit.
  • Lake Baikal, an ancient massive lake in mountain region of Siberia, is one of the deepest Lake in the world.
  • Eastern Siberia’s Le facto capital, Irkutsk, 45 km from Lake Baikal, a town with beautiful wooden houses, churches and museums of geology and history.
  • St. Petersburg, second largest Russian town, once imperial capital, is cultural Capital of Russia, with beautiful infrastructure.
  • Moscow, for its historic churches with onion shaped domes, the majestic Kremlin and Red Square, often considered amongst the world’s largest squares.
  • Sochi, a wonderful summer and winter getaway, home to tea plantations and famous for its winter sports.
  • Altai – home of glaciers.

“Red Square”

“Bolshoi Theatre”

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accommodation – If you’re travelling solo, you can stay in hostels and in case with family, it is safe and advisable to stay in a hotel.

A decent hostel, accommodating approximately 15 people at a time, with shared kitchen and common bathroom, costs you around, $5 to $10 per night; although a non-shared room on a budget place costs between $5 to $22 per night.

If you’re willing to stay more comfortably and luxuriously, you will have to shed $100 and plus, per night, for an average 5 star hotel; however, average accommodation per day and per person would be something between $5 and $150.

Food -Lunch and dinner would cost you an average of $15 per person and meal. If you opt for fast food chains, you can have a meal around 350 to 800 Rubbles, i.e. $5 to $12 per meal.

At fancy restaurants with elaborate cuisine, the prices start from 1500 rubbles per person & meal i.e. $22 on an average.

Transportation – Moscow has metro, taking you around everywhere. A single trip will cost you around 50 rubbles, however, you’ve an option to buy a metro card, for multiple trips, helping you same on each trip.

You can also opt for taxis, which are also good means of transport, in case you want to travel comfortably. Due to cheap gasoline, renting a car would help you save a lot, post considering the traffic jams in big cities.

Suggested daily budget – Russia is one amongst the pocked friendly places in the world.
If you compute the daily food, accommodation and transport charges, excluding other expenses you incur, on an average, you spend $60 per person and day.
However, generally speaking things here are not too expensive and quite affordable.

Money Saving Tips

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In cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, you can get Russian Tourist Pass-CityPass, offering here museum admissions, letting you escape the queues, discount on taxis, restaurants and many other benefits.
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In cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, you can get Russian Tourist Pass-CityPass, offering here museum admissions, letting you escape the queues, discount on taxis, restaurants and many other benefits.
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While you’re travelling long distances in Russia, choose night sleeper trains, to save on Hotel Costs.
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Carry water and snacks purchased from a supermarket. Eat at small restaurants, cafes and food vendors for saving on food.
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