Frequently Asked Questions

    What do I need to know before booking?

    About the tours

  • Why should I travel to Russia with 56th Parallel?

  • What is included in my tour to Russia?

  • Are flights included in the tour price?

  • What is the accommodation/hotels like?

  • Can you tell me a bit about your guides?

  • Will I have free time to explore on my own?

  • Who is on tour?

  • How many people are on the group tours?

  • Who will I be travelling with if I join a group tour?

  • Are there age restrictions on your tours?

  • As a single traveller, will I be charged a single supplement?

  • Can we travel as a private group or do we have to join a group?

  • Do I need specific skills?

  • How fit do I need to be?

  • Do I need specific skills for any of your tours?

  • Booking My Trip

  • Do I book online?

  • Are there set departure dates or can I pick my own dates?

  • Can I book extra nights of accommodation before and after my tour?

  • Can you customise a tour around my interests?

  • Can I arrange optional extras offered on my tour?

  • How far in advance should I book?

  • Can I use my travel agent to liase with 56th Parallel on my behalf?

  • Which payment options are available?

  • I’m booked, where to from here?

  • What should I pack?

  • Can you help arrange my Russian visa?

  • Do I need to be vaccinated before travelling to Russia?

  • Do I need travel medical supplies?

  • Do I need travel insurance?

  • Where will my tour start and finish?

  • What if I need to cancel my trip?

  • Tell me more about Russia

  • Can you tell me more about Russian customs and traditions?

  • What is Russian food like?

  • Any tips on booking Russian theatre and ballet tickets?

  • Do I need to know some basic Russian language?

  • Any tips on travel safety in Russia?

  • What type of weather should I expect in Russia?

  • Should I budget for tipping?

  • Will there be access to wifi in Russia?

  • Will my mobile network work in Russia?

  • How much spending money should I bring and in what currency?

  • What kind of electrical plugs and adapters will I need?

  • What should I do in an emergency?

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