|Russia Tour Itinerary
||No. of Days
|Moscow to St Petersburg Tours
||06 Days / 07 Nights
|Zagreb to Dubrovnik Tour
||06 Nights / 07 Days
|Moscow Saint Petersburg Suzdal Tour Packages
||08 Days / 07 Nights
|Zagreb Dubrovnik & Montenegro Tour
||08 Nights / 09 Days
|Bosnia Croatia & Slovenia Tour
||10 Nights / 11 Days
Area: 17,075,400 km2
Currency: Russian ruble
Official Language: Russian
Time zone: UTC+3 to +12 (exc. +5)
Calling code: +7
Russia National Day: June 12
Ideal Duration: 08 to 10 Days
Best time to Visit: Apr to October
Population: 14.45 crores (2017) Trending, World Bank
Russia Tour Packages from India
Indian tourists are consistently seeking to explore the world and for the same, they seek for customizable holiday packages for the places they plan to visit and get acquainted to. If you seek to travel to Russia with your favorite people, then, book Russia tour packages from India with Swan Tours at the best prices.
Diversity in Weather, Language, Cuisine, Culture, History, and ethnicity all hold roots to the stories of the cold war and the Soviet era which add to some of the reasons which attract Indians to travel to Russia.
Most Indians prefer to travel for a week to Russia and the Top 3 destinations that are frequently traveled by Indians are: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Suzdal.
Swan Tours offer to you the utmost Customized tour package for Russia from India which includes: Air Tickets, Visa Assistance, Hotel Accommodation, Inter-city tour in Russia, Guide Services and much more.
Facts about Russia That Make It worth Your Visit
Russia is considered as one of the most extraordinary and largest nations in the world, with an unrivaled bevy of cultural and historical significance, and landscapes that have actually motivated not only artists and poets but travelers for generations. For so long, Russia ran outbounds under the Soviet system and lots of people still consider it as difficult and inaccessible. Even after all that has happened, Russia has opened significantly, and those who have actually taken a tour to Russia have come back with unforgettable memories formed with their dear ones - whether it is the flashing spires of St. Petersburg, the amazing palaces of the Tsars or merely the haunting and special landscape of the steppes (do not take our words for granted and read genuine tourists evaluations). Here are some of the reasons why holiday seekers from India should go on a tour to Russia:
Location: Russia is the biggest country on the planet, and makes up one-seventh of the world's landmass and spans eight time zones. Not only this, it has twenty-two bodies of water and holds twelve seas within its borders. Its huge and complex selection of landscapes has actually created a fusion of forty national forests together with its forty UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. In Russia, you can find the oldest mountains worldwide, that is the Urals, and the deepest lake worldwide, that is Lake Baikal.
Culture: When it comes to the arts and culture of the place, Russia has actually always occupied a popular name across the global arena. The Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin Art Gallery in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg- are generally considered to be some of the major art institutions worldwide. In St. Petersburg alone there are 2,000 libraries, 45 art galleries, 80 nightclubs, 221 museums, 100 auditorium, 80 theaters, 62 cinema, and, and over 100 shows, shows and festivals each year.
History: Russia's history dates back to more than 1,150 years unlike India which holds its roots of history in the mythological era. For its culmination of Viking military management with the aspirations of individuals who commanded the terrific trading paths of Eastern Europe, it has been proclaimed as the largest nation in the globe. When it comes to wars, Russia was delved into more than 100 wars in cardinals, and ruled by more than 120 rulers.
What is the Best Time for a Tour to Russia?
Knowing about the perfect season before visiting a destination in advance, is necessary to avoid any sort of discrepancies coming way. Summers are the best time to visit Russia, which falls in the months of July and August.
Weather conditions in St. Petersburg seem to be lower than in Moscow, that is the capital of Russia. July and August are the hottest months that even vary from 18 degrees to 30 degrees. Winter months are generally January with -6 degrees. The wettest months include October and November.
Weather conditions in Moscow frequently vary from 19 to 30 degrees in summers (July and August) and -8 degrees in winters (January).
The Best Places to Visit in Russia
Sochi: Sochi is a coastal town which is situated on the Black sea, at the foot of the Caucasus mountains. Termed as the "beach resort", it offers its travelers a large number of adventures like skiing and swimming in the summers.
Lake Baikal, Siberia: Baikal lake is known to the deepest of all other lakes in the world. It is the prettiest and the purest with stunning landscapes and crystal clear waters making the atmosphere serene and peaceful. During winters, you will find this lake all frozen when you can perform ice skating and skiing!
Red Square, Moscow: Moscow has an admirable center known as the Red Square which in the local language (Russian) means beautiful. The two specific reasons as to why this place witnesses utmost visitors every year is because of its rich culture and historical presence.
Krenitsyn volcano, Kuril islands of Onekotan: It is basically a volcano that had erupted in the 50's and then remained dormant. It is located in a lake that is situated in the center of an island. The views from here is unavoidable for the visitors.
St. Petersburg: Similar to Red Square, St. Petersburg is another brilliant attraction of Russia which is the most sought destination completing the trip to the place. It is known for its museums, monuments, palaces, hotels, restaurants, and other magnificent spheres.
Kazan: Kazan is a complete cosmopolitan spot with people who share diversity in cultures, languages, history, and religions. The place is an epitome of unity and brotherhood for its sustenance of diverse masses together!
Tips to follow for a visit to Russia
Flight Facility: The major international airports in Russia are in the borders of Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is essential to be acknowledged on your part that direct flights from India to Russia are really minimal, depending on the seasons. The flights that move from Delhi to Moscow and Delhi back are the most suitable both in terms of conveyance and prices. The cheapest trip is counted in the months of November, March, and August.
Packing picks: Carry both cash and cards for both may have their individual uses in certain points of time and in certain places. Get your cash converted into Russian currency to avoid unnecessary problems while traveling to places out there! Call the concerned bank before you leave for vacation, so that there is no obstruction while you are in Russia.
Clothes to carry: Clothes depend upon the season you choose to travel to the place. If your trip is during the summer season, then you can carry lightweight loose summer fabric clothes which will be both comfortable and soothing. If you are traveling to Russia in the winter, then you must carry warm clothes. Do not forget to carry ample sneakers, shoes, jackets, and sweatshirts.
Note: If you do not want to stress for the laundry services, then you can carry more clothes, though laundry services will be provided in the hotel where you will be staying.
Mandatory Documents: If you are traveling to Russia, then make sure that you cannot enter Russia for a number of times on a single entry visa. For this, you will be requiring a multi-entry visa. As the visas have validation of 30 days, ensure that your visa is valid according to your departure date and far from the expiration date as well. Always carry two copies of the documents (passport and visa) before leaving, in case needed at any point of time.
Electric Plugs: Russia mainly uses 2 round European outlets. You can easily find an adapter at an electronics shop or pharmacy offline or online. Russia utilizes 220-volt electrical energy (America uses 110 volts) and most electrical gadgets support both. Look on the back of your power adapter to discover its supported voltage. There, if you see the variety between "110-240 volts", then it means that your gadgets work and gives you a green signal. If it says "110 volts", then it will not work.
Phones and sim cards: To utilize your phone during your travel to Russia, either trigger worldwide roaming or check your phone with the concerned specialist. The first is simpler yet progressively expensive. Opening your phone empowers you to utilize local Russian calling services and methodologies. A phone call made thusly from Russia to India will cost about Rs 60 - Rs. 80/Minute, while Indian cell phone organizations can charge up to Rs.200/minute for overall roaming in Russia.
If you want to purchase a sim card right there in Russia, on the occasion of your visit, then you can easily do it, with your passport acting as proof.
Medication is Mandatory: You can never avoid your health while traveling to a completely new place. Health turning bad is inevitable, so it is up to you to keep your medications inside your bag so that you need not deal with the loss of good health during a stunning trip. If you do not deal with any major disease or health issue, then you can carry the basic medicines that are needed, but if you are on prescription medicines, then ascertain that you have carried them all in larger quantities, to avoid risks.
Tip Offering Regulations in Russia
- Though offering tips in Russia is a trend in Russia, but the amounts are smaller rather than in other parts of Europe.
- You can offer some gratuity to your guide who accompanies you throughout the trip or travel to Russia (let’s say, $25 for every 8 hours of work and $15 for 4 hours of work).
- You can give a tip to the chauffeur or driver who transfers you from one place to another throughout your sightseeing ventures (let’s say, $8-12 for 8 hours of work).
- Decide your tip to be given to the guide and drivers throughout your trips according to the categorization of a group tour or an individual tour.
- When you are out for a river cruise, then you will find out a special box at the reception desk indicating you to drop a tip for the crew (drop from $10-15 daily depending on how much you enjoyed your cruise).
Is Travel to Russia Safe?
This is a run of the mill concern, whether Russia is protected and a safe place to visit for a vacation. It's not an underdeveloped nation and the 90s do not exist anymore. Russia has a working power and a civilized, and amicable populace.
Russia is completely safe for you to travel, anyway there are fundamental precaution estimates that you have to take when visiting any nation. To begin with, don't carry your passport with you- either leave it at the hotel or on the ship. Always carry a duplicate of your passport and visa with you. On the off chance that you are stood up to by a Russian police officer (which is somewhat impossible), then show the duplicate of your identification will be adequate.
You can never predict the pick-pocketing activities for which you should always keep an eye on safety measures where you take advice from the guide or representative through the Russia Tour Package or the hotel owner. It is better on your part to not talk to strangers so that you do not involve unnecessary obstacles even by mistake.
Avoid carrying more than $100 with you while you are out for any sightseeing ventures in and around Russia. Keep your cash and card in different pockets, and if possible divide the money with your companion throughout the travel. It is better if you carry all your belongings in zipped pockets or buttoned pockets which keep them safe and make it hard for the pick-pockets to reach out.
Even after so many efforts, you fail to keep your money or any other belongings safe, then do the needful mentioned below:
- Alert your guide as soon as possible, for he or she will take the necessary action
- Make a call on the emergency number and then your bank to obstruct the cards that have been stolen.