Choose your Russia Trip Styles

The best way to travel within Russia? That’s entirely up to you! We’ve divided our Russian tours into a few popular Russia Trip Styles, each offering a unique travel experience.  Looking for a guided city tour for a few days, or planning a multi-week adventure? Whether by land or sea, in winter or summer, there’s a small group or private tour itinerary that caters to your idea of a dream Russian vacation.

Popular Russia tours

Use the slider below to browse popular Russia tours and travel packages. Our tour itineraries are available as group, private and bespoke journeys. These itineraries were designed by experts for maximum enjoyment of each destination, in a logical, safe and economical way.

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What types of Russia Trip Style are available and what to expect?

Russia Travel Options: Group & Private Tours

We want your Russian holiday to be memorable for all the right reasons, which is why all our group tours are limited to small groups, averaging between 6 and 16 people. This way our tour leaders and guides are guaranteed the time and resources to cater to individual needs and ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Keeping our group numbers small is also essential to maintaining sustainable travel in some of the more remote and sensitive places we visit.

  • Group Tours refers to small group tours with guaranteed departures on specific dates and a fixed itinerary.
  • Private Tours: Our masterfully crafted itinerary, your dates, your mates and the undivided attention of your expert guide.
  • Some of our itineraries are available only as a private tour and can be further customized if needed.

*Please refer to the tour page of interest for an indication about the tour type and group size (Private or Small Group).

Moscow and St Petersburg Tours (Mostly Private tours)

Be thrilled by the contrast and contradictions of a city where old and new collide on a guided tour of Moscow. Wrap your head around this mind-boggling metropolis, filled with fascinating history, political intrigue, vibrant contemporary culture and some of the most iconic architectural treasures on earth.

St Petersburg, like Moscow, promises rich culture, shopping, dining, and nightlife.  A city tour of St Petersburg also offers the allure of the elegant palaces and gardens that make it among one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

*Our Moscow and St Petersburg tours are all Private. Your choice of dates, mates and customization if needed.

Trans-Siberian Railway Tours (Group & private)

Whether you’re a train travel enthusiast or just want to see as much of Russia’s interior as possible, our Trans-Siberian tours are the ultimate way to travel Russia overland. Travel the entire route from Moscow to Vladivostok (9,258km) to complete the world’s longest single train journey or take the Trans-Mongolian route which connects Moscow to Beijing, China.

Arranging a Trans-Siberian tour means all logistics are taken care of, and you’ll be treated to guided excursions at fascinating stops on-route. A near-mythical passage between the east and west divide- the Trans-Siberian stops along the mighty Ural Mountains- edges lakes and rivers, passing through timeless villages, verdant forests, deserts and steppes. Spanning two continents, seven-time zones and dozens of cultures, the Trans-Siberian has earned its reputation as the greatest rail journey on earth.

Russia River Cruises (Set departures)

Set sail on a Russian river cruise between Moscow and St Petersburg, or the exotic Tatarstan Republic, on a scenic European river cruise with a difference.  Tour one of the world's greatest river cruise destinations aboard the luxury Russian cruise ship along the Volga river.

Relax and take in the beauty of a leisurely journey along the Volga River while you’re indulged by live entertainment, superb cuisine and 5-star service. Watch the languid rural scenery roll by and stretch your legs on guided land excursions to picturesque historical ports crowded with classical Russian architecture.

Siberia Tours (Group & Private)

Adventure tours, wildlife spotting and thrilling winter sports are the staples of our guided trips to Siberia. Travel to Siberia and you’ll be taken way beyond the beaten track. Siberia tours can range from mild (a summer cruise to the islands of Lake Baikal) a wild (heli-skiing down active volcanoes in Kamchatka) or (hiking the golden mountains of Altai).

Choose your own Siberian adventure - ice adventure of Lake Baikal in winter, photograph alien landscapes and salmon-fishing brown bears in Kamchatka, hike the majestic Altai Mountains, uncover ancient nomadic culture in Yamal, or embark on an epic train trip along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Northern Lights Tours (Kola Peninsula) (Group & Private)

There are only eight countries in the world where you can observe the Northern Lights. Here’s a little secret - one of the best destinations to see the Northern Lights in Russia, specifically the Russian Arctic regions of the Kola Peninsula and Yamal. On a Northern Lights tour in Russia, we’ll chase the elusive Aurora Borealis to far-flung places the tourist crowds are yet to discover.

As well as observing this mind-blowing phenomenon in the clear Arctic skies, you’ll immerse yourself in Russian, Scandinavian and indigenous culture and enjoy snow-filled adventure activities in the pristine polar tundra.

Luxury Russia Tours (group & Private)

Luxury travel in Russia is a sumptuous feast for the senses. On a private, guided tour of Moscow and St Petersburg, you’ll get a taste of the lavish lifestyles of the Tsars and the extravagance of the modern-day oligarchs. Expect private transport, 5-star hotels, high-end shopping, fine dining in Russia’s best restaurants and VIP entry to museums, the ballet, theatre, and other LUX attractions.

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience beyond the cities? Explore our luxury Trans-Siberian Railway tours and the world-class North Pole and Arctic cruises.

Arctic & Expedition Cruises (set departures)

The ultimate over-sea adventure is an expedition voyage to the most remote, rugged and wildlife-rich regions of the Russian Far East and the Russian Arctic. Explore the windswept Pacific coastline and desolate islands of the Kamchatka Peninsula, or embark on an adventurous North Pole cruise aboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker. These exclusive Russian cruise destinations remain raw, incredibly isolated and rarely visited.

Choose from unforgettable experiences such as cruising along Kamchatka’s magnificent volcanic coast, spotting polar bears from Scandinavia to Franz Josef Land or journeying to the extremes of the polar region.

Russia Winter Tours (Group & Private)

A winter tour in Russia is a magical experience. While the cold keeps the crowds of tourists away, cities like Moscow and St Petersburg are at their most beautiful, with famous landmarks blanketed in snow, twinkling links adorning the parks and buildings and the festive atmosphere of Christmas and Russian New Year in the air.

For winter sports junkies, Russia in winter has it all. Go ice skating, ice fishing and even ice golfing on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal. Try out husky dog sledding in Kamchatka and Yamal and snowmobiling in ethereal alpine forests. For the ultimate skiing or snowboarding adventure, go heli-skiing on the slopes of active volcanoes in Kamchatka. Be bold and embrace the cold!

Educational and School Trips to Russia

An educational or school trip to Russia will engage your students like never before as Russia’s fascinating history, politics and rich artistic heritage leap out of the textbooks and into real life.

Expertly aided by our subject guides, an educational tour of Moscow or St Petersburg is guaranteed to be unforgettable learning experience. On a student tour of Russia, explore the country’s progression from the reign of the Tsars through to its crucial role in both World Wars, the secretive Soviet era and its enigmatic present day politics. Or, delve deep into Russia’s extraordinary contribution to the arts, with dozens of world-class museums and galleries and performance venues faithfully preserving its great traditions in classical music, ballet, opera and modern culture.

Custom Russian Tour Requests (Private)

As Russia travel specialists, we have the ability and access needed to create amazing bespoke Russia itineraries and travel experiences in Russia. You have the complete freedom to set your travel dates and destinations, while we take care of all the logistics to make sure your grand travel plans become reality.

We can help you design a custom Russia tour based around specific interests like photography, indigenous culture, wildlife watching, skiing and snowboarding, hiking and much more. Our expert Russia travel planners are at your disposal, whether you’re embarking on an epic solo expedition, a romantic escapade or a once-in-a-lifetime experience with family and friends.

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