Our competition winner reports back from Russia...

Russia is one of those countries where escorted touring really comes into its own. Geographically vast, stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific, and possessed of a language and a culture that can often seem impenetrable to outsiders, this fascinating country is daunting for the independent traveller.  Visit as part of an escorted tour, on the other hand, and you can relax safe in the knowledge that your transport, meals and accommodation are all looked after. What’s more, you’ll be accompanied by guides who will provide expert insight and local knowledge, as well as helping you to decipher the Cyrillic alphabet and teaching you the proper Russian way to drink vodka!

But don’t just take it from us… Sue Edwards was the lucky winner of our competition at the Destinations travel show earlier this year, where she won £500 off the holiday of her choice booked through TourHound. Sue chose Exoticca’s 8-day ‘Imperial Capitals’ tour of Russia, which focuses on the fascinating cities of Moscow and St Petersburg.

Sue’s itinerary included tours of Red Square, the Moscow Metro and the Kremlin, before boarding the bullet train to the elegant imperial city of St Petersburg, home to the Winter Palace and the magnificent Hermitage museum. 

“We had a wonderful time,” Sue told us. “There was so much more to see both in Moscow and St Petersburg than we had thought, and we really enjoyed the train journey between the two cities. It was our first experience of a tour and we found the guides very informative. I feel very lucky to have won the prize draw and to have had the opportunity to visit Russia - we would definitely consider a tour again.”

Sue’s tour is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to exploring this huge and complex country. On the TourHound website you’ll find more than 100 different tours visiting Russia, from the onion-domed churches of the Golden Ring to the epic Trans-Siberian Railway.

Russian Tours

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8 Nights

Russia: Last Journey of the Tsars

An exciting journey across Russia in the footsteps of the Tsars

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £31pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:Yekaterinburg
Group Size:6- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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7 Nights

Moscow to St Petersburg

Explore three of Russia's grandest cities on this Moscow to St Petersburg tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £22pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:5- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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8 Nights

Best of Russia

Experience the best Russia has on offer with a 9-day journey through the capital Moscow, St Petersburg and the famous Golden Ring region.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £15pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:25- 30
Operator:Travel Talk Tours

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14 Nights

Across the Top of the World

Cross the Arctic Circle and visit the isolated and pristine Wrangel and Herald Islands of Russia

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £210pp
Starts:Anadyr
Ends:Anadyr
Group Size:0- 48
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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14 Nights

Russia Explorer

It’s the multi-faceted culture Russia has to offer that makes it so appealing

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £56pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:1- 12
Difficulty:Medium
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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21 Nights

High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos

Explore the most enigmatic and extreme regions of the Russian High Arctic

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £238pp
Starts:Helsinki
Ends:Helsinki
Group Size:0- 132
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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15 Nights

Jewels of the Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

Explore two of the most isolated, icy archipelagoes in the Russian High Arctic

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £180pp
Starts:Helsinki
Ends:Helsinki
Group Size:0- 132
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Exodus

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15 Nights

Magical Baltic Capitals & Imperial Jewels - Superior

Discover Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, a fairytale city where reality and fantasy merge. Explore the old town of Riga in Latvia, considered one of the best preserved in Europe. Enjoy Tallinn in Estonia and fall in love with its medieval walls and romantic alleys. Finally, discover the two imperial jewels of Russia! Moscow and St.Petersburg.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £26pp
Group Size:1- 9
Operator:Exoticca

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6 Nights

Solo - Magnificent Moscow and St Petersburg

Moscow and St Petersburg: these two Russian cities offer architectural icons, world-class museums and cultural showcases in abundance

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £50pp
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Titan Travel

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13 Nights

Cossack Explorer

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £34pp
Starts:Helsinki
Ends:Berlin
Operator:CostSaver

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13 Nights

Cossack Explorer

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £34pp
Starts:Helsinki
Ends:Berlin
Operator:CostSaver

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7 Nights

Remarkable Russia

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £78pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Operator:Luxury Gold

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10 Nights

Russia’s Royal Riverways

For centuries, the rivers, canals and lakes of north-west Russia provided the tsars with a serene and luxurious means of travel between the imperial powerhouses of Moscow and St Petersburg

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £39pp
Difficulty:Leisurely
Operator:Titan Travel

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8 Nights

Highlights of St Petersburg and Moscow

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £22pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Operator:CostSaver

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16 Nights

Discover the Baltics and Russia

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £43pp
Starts:Warsaw
Ends:Moscow
Operator:CostSaver

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18 Nights

Russia and the Baltic Discovery

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £92pp
Starts:Warsaw
Ends:Moscow
Operator:Insight Vacations

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£4617pp excluding flights
£257 per night View
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4 Nights

The Golden Ring

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £26pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:Moscow
Operator:Insight Vacations

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£1287pp excluding flights
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9 Nights

Imperial Russia

Get a glimpse into the world’s largest country and experience the distinctive allure of Russia, a land abundant with intrigue and history. Like an intricate matryoshka doll, Russia is a multi-layered country with discoveries around every corner. Begin your journey in Moscow, Russia’s dynamic capital city. Enjoy a walking tour of Moscow’s historic Kremlin and Red Square where you’ll stand in awe of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Get acquainted with Russia’s epicurean roots on an immersive food tour. Enter the imposing Winter Palace and tour the Hermitage Museum, the second-largest museum in the world. Discover the lavish summer residence of Russian tsars, the Catherine Palace. Cruise the regal streets of St. Petersburg in a vintage Soviet car. Full of energy, surprises, and grandeur – Russia awaits.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £36pp
Starts:Russia
Ends:Russia
Difficulty:4
Operator:Collette

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-250.00

9 Nights

Imperial Russia

Get a glimpse into the world’s largest country and experience the distinctive allure of Russia, a land abundant with intrigue and history. Like an intricate matryoshka doll, Russia is a multi-layered country with discoveries around every corner. Begin your journey in Moscow, Russia’s dynamic capital city. Enjoy a walking tour of Moscow’s historic Kremlin and Red Square where you’ll stand in awe of Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Get acquainted with Russia’s epicurean roots on an immersive food tour. Enter the imposing Winter Palace and tour the Hermitage Museum, the second-largest museum in the world. Discover the lavish summer residence of Russian tsars, the Catherine Palace. Cruise the regal streets of St. Petersburg in a vintage Soviet car. Full of energy, surprises, and grandeur – Russia awaits.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £31pp
Starts:Russia
Ends:Russia
Difficulty:4
Operator:Collette

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£1574pp excluding flights
£175 per night View
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-250.00

12 Nights

The Baltics Revealed featuring St. Petersburg

From the Middle Ages to the height of the Russian Empire, experience the kaleidoscope of influences in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Russia. Relish the timeless charm of Vilnius and explore its cobblestone streets – by bike or on foot. Step into the pages of a fairytale at Trakai, an island castle with soaring pines and grassy shores. Embrace the historic past of Riga when you spend two nights in the opulent Old Town. Taste traditional Latvian flavors in a hands-on cooking class. Peek into the rural heritage of the Baltics at the Estonian Open Air Museum. Feel like a Russian tsar at the colossal Winter Palace. On the precipice of all things old and new, discover a melting pot of cultures and medieval heritage in the Baltics.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £37pp
Starts:Estonia
Ends:Russia
Difficulty:3
Operator:Collette

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