"Russia stretches from the shores of the Baltic to the Sea of Japan, spanning 11 time zones and covering an eighth of the earth’s land surface."

Escorted Tours and Holidays in Russia

Bringing together a myriad of cultures and landscapes, escorted tour holidays in Russia promise to be a destination like no other. It is, in fact, the largest country in the world, stretching from Eastern Europe to the Pacific Ocean and covering about an eighth of the earth’s land surface. In addition to being one of the most varied and exciting countries on the planet, Russia is a characteristic gem that offers endless adventure and countless authentic experiences.

When it comes to Russia holidays and escorted tours, you can select from a huge range of options that are guaranteed to intrigue, delight and amaze. Escorted tours provide fantastic insights into Russia’s powerful history, unique local culture and contrasting cities, and your expert guides can help you to discover what real life in this magnificent country is all about.

Wander the streets and discover the iconic sights of Moscow, cruise Russia’s mighty Volga River or embark on a train journey to the country’s former capital of St. Petersburg and spend some time tasting local delicacies and the finest Russian vodka. Alternatively, see the greatest dancers at the Russian ballet, experience the festive delights of Russia in winter or ramp up your trip by combining a visit to Russia with a few other impressive destinations. Our Russia escorted tours and holidays are superb value and rank among the best out there today, so you just need to select the tours and itineraries that excite you the most.

As it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to explore the whole of Russia in one trip, there are some must-see sites and key stops you won’t want to miss. The capital city of Moscow is a great place to start as it boasts several sights to tantalise your senses, such as the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral with its sensational multi-coloured domes. Having said that, you’ll see glorious domes at nearly every turn in Moscow, as well as many colourful gems and huge cathedrals. From Moscow, you can head east to the Golden Ring towns and medieval cities of Suzdal, Kostroma and Yaroslavl.

Once you’ve finished exploring the iconic city of Moscow, you can go north-west to Veliky Novgorod, a tourist-friendly destination that’s often referred to as the ‘Birthplace of Russia.’ Novgorod has plenty to offer, including one of Russia’s oldest Kremlins, the open-air museum of Vitoslavlitsy, the Millennium of Russia Monument, Kokui Tower, the Cathedral of St Sophia and the Alkon Distillery where you’ll find a range of infused vodka.

Another key stop and must-do escorted tour is St Petersburg, one of the largest economic, historical and cultural centres of Russia. The best place to begin an exploration is at Palace Square, which is lined by stunning palaces and home to the Hermitage Museum, the second biggest art museum in the world. Your escorted tour guide will then be able to take you to the top-rated attractions and show you some of the lesser-known bars and most popular hangout areas for locals. You could even choose a cruise around the Baltics that includes a stop at St Petersburg, giving you just enough time to explore the city’s opulent palaces and grand cathedrals.

If you’re looking for a unique rail tour, the Trans-Siberian Railway is a fantastic train journey that takes you beyond the Ural Mountains to the endless expanse of Siberia. Stops offs along the way include Yekaterinburg and the beautiful Lake Baikal, however, a big part of the adventure is the train journey itself. Many travellers turn south at this point and head for Mongolia and China, but the Russian Far East is a truly unique destination that boasts spectacular volcanic scenery, abundant wildlife and abandoned Soviet military bases.

 

Touring Highlights of Russia

  • Moscow: Home to iconic sights such as the Kremlin, Red Square, and the eye-catching multi-coloured domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow is the seat of Russian power and a city that simply must be visited at least once in your lifetime.
  • Golden Ring Towns: To the northeast of Moscow is the group of medieval cities known as the Golden Ring, a quintessentially Russian landscape of bucolic countryside and magnificent domes churches. If you do decide to go here on your Russia holiday, don’t miss the fairy tale city of Suzdal.
  • Veliky Novgorod: As one of the oldest Russian cities, Veliky Novgorod is home to many outstanding examples of medieval architecture, such as churches, cathedrals and temples. Include a visit to this wonderful city on your escorted tour to help you get acquainted with the everyday life of the Russian people.
  • St Petersburg: Often called ‘Venice of the North’ the spectacular city of St Petersburg is the highlight of most Russia tours and holidays, and you’ll need at least a couple of days to explore it. Palace Square and the stupendous Hermitage Museum should be at the top of your must-visit list.
  • Trans-Siberian Railway: Stretching for almost 6,000 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Railway is a train journey that will not disappoint. Travelling by train is a great way to meet ordinary Russians, and you can break up the journey with fascinating stops along the way.
  • Russian Far East: Few travellers make it as far as the Russian Far East, but those who do are treated to the remote Kamchatka Peninsula with its incredible landscape of volcanoes and geysers. There are plenty of escorted tours that can take you here, and trust us when we say it’s well worth a visit.

 

Tour Types in Russia


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7 Nights

Moscow and St Petersburg

On this short trip, we explore Russia's two most important cities in-depth. In Moscow, we take-in the Kremlin, the 16th century Saint Basil's Cathedral and have the chance to see Lenin's embalmed body in its Red Square mausoleum.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £20pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:4- 18
Difficulty:Moderate
Operator:Explore!

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7 Nights

Premium Russia

Embark on an eight-day tour of essential Russian sights, including mighty Moscow, ancient Novgorod, whimsical Suzdal and historic St Petersburg

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £40pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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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 £32pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:Yekaterinburg
Group Size:6- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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5 Nights

Vodka Shot - 6 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Vodka Shot - 6 day tour

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £14pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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5 Nights

The Snowball - 6 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this The Snowball - 6 day tour

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £13pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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6 Nights

Back in the USSR - 7 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Back in the USSR - 7 day tour

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £17pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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13 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 £59pp
Starts:St Petersburg, Russia
Ends:Moscow, Russia
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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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 £24pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:5- 16
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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18 Nights

Highlights of Russia & the Baltics

Get the low-down of the historical, cultural and culinary highlights of Russia and the Baltics on a 19-day immersive experience through Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £58pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:Vilnius
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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15 Nights

Trans-Mongolian Adventure

Explore Ride of Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian Railroads, visit Lake Baikal and Irkutsk and more.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £40pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:Beijing
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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15 Nights

Beijing to Moscow

Travel across continents and time zones on one of the world's greatest train journeys

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £53pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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7 Nights

Russia Highlights

Experience the essential sights of a land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades on a revealing eight-day tour of European Russia

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £23pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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22 Nights

Beijing to St Petersburg

Big, bigger, biggest! Travel from the world’s greatest wall, along the world’s longest railway line, through the world’s largest nation, to the world’s deepest freshwater lake

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £72pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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5 Nights

Highlights of Russia

Experience the history and highlights of Russia over 6 unforgettable days.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £10pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:13- 35
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:Travel Talk Tours

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8 Nights

Discover Russia - 9 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Discover Russia - 9 day tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £29pp
Starts:St Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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11 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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:Estonia
Ends:Russia
Group Size:10- 24
Difficulty:Activity Level 3
Operator:Collette, Inc.

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6 Nights

Golden Ring of Russia

Explore the culture on this Golden Ring of Russia tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £12pp
Starts:Moscow
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:25- 30
Difficulty:Easy
Operator:Travel Talk Tours

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3 Nights

St Petersburg to Moscow by Train Mini Adventure

Enjoy the adventure on this St Petersburg to Moscow by Train Mini Adventure tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £6pp
Starts:Saint-Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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11 Nights

Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow

Discover the charms of Russia on this Back Roads of Russia: St Petersburg - Moscow tour.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £35pp
Starts:Saint-Petersburg
Ends:Moscow
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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-200.00

11 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

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £39pp
Starts:Estonia
Ends:Russia
Group Size:10- 24
Difficulty:Activity Level 3
Operator:Collette, Inc.

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