Russian winters are long and cold -- but travelers seeking great deals and winter activities shouldn't let frigid temperatures stop them. Russia is beautiful in the snow, and many worthwhile winter festivals take place in the country during the colder months of the year. Summer is the most popular season for tourism to Russia, with autumn a close second. No matter which time of year you visit, it's important to plan ahead. All foreign travelers need a visa to enter Russia.
Flights from North America to Russia can be quite expensive. To save on airfare, book a flight departing during shoulder season or winter. Russia is a vast country, but train travel is an affordable and convenient way to get from place to place if you're looking to sightsee extensively. Additionally, many travel providers offer discounted package tours to Russia, which is often a budget-friendly way to see the country. (Additionally, a package tour will make organizing your trip much easier, as planning a vacation in Russia can be a daunting task.)
Baltics Cruise - Norwegian Star - June 2013 by L v Schalkwyk
This Baltics cruise being our 9th has been the best port sight seeing and cruise sight seeing trip. Latter meaning the entering and leaving of the Helsinki port and then the Stockholm Archipelago. Copenhagen We stayed in Neptune Hotel near Nyhavn. See that you have Danish Kronen. We took the Metro to ... Read more!
Ocean cruisers first time on the river by vaskin6
Recently took our first river cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't say yet if we are completely converted to river cruising over sea cruising, but certainly the high level of personanlised service that you get on small river cruises is something that would be difficult to do on the larger ocean liners. We ... Read more!
Russian River Cruise & AIR by jerryatric
Did the Russian River Cruise with Grand Circle Travel. I can describe the company in 1 word - GREAT. They have their own, American Styled boats & are therefore comfortable to American tastes. What makes them GREAT is their Program Directors. Very knowledgeable locals, fluent in English, & VERY helpful. Our ... Read more!
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