Traveling to russia alone

What not to do in russia


According to the legislation of the Russian Federation foreign tourists traveling on cruise ships may arrive and stay in Russia without a visa for the period of 72 hours being part of an organized tour group.  A visa is required for St. Petersburg if they want to visit the city independently and not as part of an organized tour group.

Up to 90 days for tourists. The original tourist documentation or invitation must be presented to the Russian immigration authorities. The visa exemption regime does not apply for holders of diplomatic and service passports.

Citizens of Serbia with biometric passports obtained after April 09, 2008 may stay in Russia for up to 30 days. Holders of diplomatic or official passports without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days. Nationals of Serbia with temporary and permanent residence permits may stay without time limits. In all other cases a visa is required. The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of Yugoslav passports.

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You can choose the airlines you prefer for your trip. When you book a tour, you will be offered flight options based on availability and best value. In this sense, you can choose the flight that suits you best. It is recommended that you book your flight as early as possible to get the best airfare available. Airline tickets are issued once we have received the deposit from you.

Yes, for sure. When booking a tour, just indicate your preferred departure airport and we will contact you with the best flight options. Please note that there are no direct flights from regional airports.

Transfer services in Russia are included in the tour package and you will be met and transferred to your hotel, even if the flights were not booked by our travel agency. Very important – please provide us with your flight details so that we can arrange your transfers.

It is not recommended to drink tap water in Russia unless it has been boiled or purified. You can buy bottled water and sparkling water in any supermarket and street kiosk in all cities and towns.

Backpackers in russia

The price is per person and sharing room with another member of the group of the same sex, departing from Madrid or Barcelona, please consult from other airports or price without flights. It is possible not to share room paying a supplement:

We use centrally located four-star hotels, which without being luxurious are correct and comfortable. They are usually large and well-known international chains, without a special charm but with the comforts of a big city hotel.

Capital of the Russian Federation, it is located on the banks of the Moskva River and surrounded by 7 hills. The city is dotted with numerous canals and navigable rivers that link it with other areas of the country, connecting with the Baltic, Black, White, Azov and Caspian Seas.

In 1990 this historical-architectural complex next to the Red Square was included in the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO and it includes museums and monuments such as the Armory, the Cathedral of the Annunciation, the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Patriarch’s Palace, the Church of the Mantle of the Virgin, the Ivan the Great Bell Tower complex, the Cathedral Square, the exhibition of Archeology and the statue of Lenin.

Flights to russia

Among all the documents required to travel to Russia, you have to prove a travel insurance to be granted a visa. As there are a thousand travel insurances, we recommend IATI, which is the one we always use when we travel.

Here we tell our experience, taking into account that we only visited St. Petersburg (see what to see and do in 2 and 3 days), a big city that has nothing to do with the situation that you can find traveling through the interior of Russia.

In Russia rubles are used, and one of the best options to carry money is with a card. You take it out from an ATM, which will give you rubles directly, without the need to look for an exchange house.

So, if you don’t want to be depending on the WIFI of hotels and restaurants because you need or want to be connected at all times, what we did was to travel with the Holafly card, with unlimited data for 10 days.

They send it to your home before your trip, and when you arrive in Russia, just insert the Holafly SIM card in your phone and it starts working. Coverage in St. Petersburg, which is where we used it, was perfect.

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