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Introduction
The images of Russia on the mind of a tourist are the colorful onion domes of the cathedrals, the splendor of the Czars, the legendary masterpieces, and the fierce Soviet administration. But in recent times, Russia has been changing its image and evolving as a contrast to its past. Russia is formally known as the Russian Federation. Russia tour packages are known, as the destination is a land of diverse cultures and customs is one of the largest countries in the world that covers around 1/10th land area of the earth. Russia has a vast coastline on the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic Oceans. The country stretches from Northern Asia to Eastern Europe that makes it’s almost twice the size of the USA.

Based on its topographical location, the culture of Russia is a melting pot of Asian, Oriental, and European traditions. One can notice this diversity in Russia’s art and architecture, also in the lifestyle and the character of its people. Russia has around 120 different ethnic groups who speak around 100 different languages. Moscow the capital of Russia is quite diverse compared to the other popular city, St. Petersburg. The capital city of Moscow has numerous monasteries and churches. Kremlin the heart of the city resembles the 15th -century era of the tsars and royal princes. At the same time, it’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the world that is much influenced by the West. The Window to Europe – St. Petersburg is a classy city that was founded by Peter the Great. The city has many splendid palaces and estates. Apart from these two remarkable cities, the country has big countryside that is lined by country estates, villages of small wooden dachas, and historic monasteries.

Russia tourism boasts various artistic traditions, many great musicians, composers, and ballet dancers. These art forms are a must explore on Russia holiday tour package. The country is also known by its world-famous writers like Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy. It has many popular and important opera and ballet stages such as Marinsky and Bolshoi theatres. 

Due to its gigantic size, Russia is also home to a huge number of ecosystems consisting of steppes, tundra’s, and forests that have many rare species of animals such as snow leopards, polar bears, and Asiatic black bear. It is also home to the famous Siberian tiger, which is the largest feline in the world. Do not miss the chance to experience and explore this beautiful and diverse country with our Russia tour packages.

If you're planning a vacation that involves Russia holiday packages, then you have to choose a travel agency that will work for you and your loved ones. You and the travel agent must be on the same page when discussing the holiday plan. This way, you will avoid any miscommunication and unnecessary stress.

At Flamingo Transworld, we offer Russia tour packages from Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, and other major cities of India that will fit your requirement.


How to reach Russia

The rise in trade between Russia and India has led to increasing direct flight options between the two countries. Most of these direct flights are from major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. The capital city has 3 major international airports; they are Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo, and Domodedovo. There are around 280 flights that operate regularly between India and Russia. Flights from India mostly land at SVO or Sheremetyevo International Airport. The official carrier is Aeroflot. Below are some commutation options for your Russia holiday tour packages. 


By Air:

To reach Russia from India, the best option is by Air. With around 300 flight options, it is easier to visit Russia. There are numerous flights between these two countries, but the direct and main flight departs from IGI airport, New Delhi. The distance between the two countries is approximately 4400 km. The approximate flying time is around 7 to 8 hours. The airline carriers that cater flights between India and Russia are Aeroflot, Jet Airways, Air Arabia, Air India, Emirates, and Etihad. 

Apart from the direct flights, many other options are cheaper. One can opt for a flight route having one stopover in an Asian City between India and Russia. Many connections are having one-stop such as Air Arabia with a stop at Sharjah, etc. Overall, there are many options of flights depending on an individual’s budget and itinerary. This is an important point to be noted while planning your Russia tour packages. 


By Road:

Russia is bordered by many countries and hence it can be also accessed through a coach a bus from countries like China, Belarus, Norway, Finland, Ukraine, and Estonia. This option is feasible when a tourist is in any of these countries. Many Eurolines bus options are quite comfortable and cheaper. Do remember there is a tight security check at each border crossing. 


By Rail:

Similar to road travel to Russia, even train travel or reaching Russia via train is possible from most of the European cities. Traveling by train is the most ecological option to travel all around the world and it applies the same for traveling to Russia as well. The capital city receives extensive trains from Europe and few connections from the Asian side as well. There are direct trains to Russia from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Italy, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus. The best option is Eurail Trains. 


By Water:

One can reach Russia by waterways from countries like Finland, Estonia, Denmark, South Korea, and Japan. Moscow and St. Petersburg are the main maritime spots to receive most of the international ferries. There are many other international cruises to reach Russia as well. Tourists should ensure that they carry a valid visa and documentation before entering the country. Most of the ferries and cruises operate during summer, as in winters the seas freeze and are quite rough at some places. 


Places to Visit

It won’t be surprising that a vast country like Russia has many bucket list places to travel to. Russia has enormous beauty and natural splendor. Right from the ocean-size lakes to ancient mountains, photogenic countryside to rugged wilderness, numerous destinations will make an impact on the traveler. Apart from Moscow and St. Petersburg, many other oldest cities in the country have retained their grandeur, their architecture, parks, and markets. There are other regions and cities in the Far East and Siberia that too are good options to explore the beautiful Tundra region and the mesmerizing Northern lights, volcanoes, one of the best places for skiing as well. Russia has everything right from splendid palaces to natural spaces; one can choose to create an itinerary as per their taste and preference. 


Some of the best places to visit in Russia or must-visit locations of Russia are as below:


1.Moscow: 

The arriving city for most of the tourist, Moscow the capital city is one of the important cities of the country. The city has a splendid mixture of striking architecture, greenery, and rich history along with many ballet theatres, symphony orchestrations, art galleries, and onion-shaped domes. The imperial Kremlin and an extraordinary Red Square – one of the largest squares in the world should not be missed at all on your Russia holiday tour package. While exploring Moscow, one should also check out Kremlin Armoury Museum for its unique collection, check out the largest opera and ballet theatre, the Bolshoi theatre. Do opt for a walk on the shopping street StaryArbat, which is pedestrian-only, and do miss the boardwalk along the Moskva River. 


2.St. Petersburg: 

The second most famous city of Russia, Leningrad is also known as St. Petersburg was the imperial capital of the country. St. Petersburg has more of a European vibe to it. One will find exquisite designs and fine art mixed in history in this city. The location of the city is on the river Neva, hence most of the cruises dock here. The type of architecture found in this city is very baroque and neo-classical. Do check out the Moika Palace and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Do visit the largest arts and culture museum, the Hermitage Museum that has a collection of around 3 million exhibits. 


3.Golden Ring: 

One of the upcoming locations while traveling to Russia is this Golden ring. It is not just a single city, but a collection of many old towns and cities that create a route in the shape of a ring. This entire region has breath-taking beauty, Instagrammable countryside, with small cottages, cherry orchards, fortresses, and churches. This route starts and ends in Moscow, places included are Suzdal, Kostroma, Vladimir, Rostov Velikiy, SergievPosad, and Pereslavl-Zalesskiy. One will get to see traditional local homes, lakes, local lifestyle, and white stone churches as well on this route. 


4.Sochi

One of the most popular and not to be missed spots in Russia in Sochi. It is one of the beach towns on the Black Sea. This town has a long beach comprising of pebbles and sand. It is the best destination for both rafting in the summer months and skiing in the winter months. Just 50 km away from Sochi is the famous UNESCO world heritage site - Caucasian State Nature Biosphere Reserve that has unique species of fauna and flora, especially the rare Persian leopard. Do incorporate Sochi while planning the Russia package. 


5.Kazan

East meets west –version of Russia or the Istanbul of Volga, both these are synonym to Kazan. This is because here in Kazan, one will notice the beautiful amalgamation of Asian and European cultures. You will be able to church bells blending seamlessly with the Azhan calls. The popular spots in Kazan are the Kazan Kremlin, Bauman Street, and the Kul-Sharif Mosque.


Things to do 

Apart from visiting the must-see places in Russia, one should also explore a few of the things to do in Russia to enrich your travel experience. Right from experiencing White Nights, exploring Kremlin to drinking Vodka, there are few other things to do in Russia before you exit this majestic country. 


1.Go for Skiing

Russia has loads of cold snowy winters that are apt for skiing. From October till April, the ski resorts attract many winter sports enthusiasts. Red Valley is the location for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. It had also hosted the Winter Olympics in the year 2014. The slopes are finely powdered and perfect for skiing. One of the other popular options is at Baikal Lake as well. Don’t miss out on this experience on your Russia tour package.


2.Museum Visit: 

A trip to Russia is incomplete without visiting the Russian museums. While the country has numerous iconic museums like the Hermitage, Pushkin museum, it also has many unusual and whacky museums like the Museum of Hygiene at St. Petersburg, and the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, wherein one can play with ancient era kopek coins. 


3.Explore the City of Dead:

One of the mystifying villages in the country is the City of Dead. This place was earlier known as Dargavs that has a history of death and life. This village has many empty houses and a cemetery. Around 400 years ago plague swept the village which is proved by the 100’s of stone crypts, folklore, and myths of this place that will surely give you Goosebumps. The entire region was under the influence of the 18th-century plague that leads to numerous deaths. Amongst those who survived were ill and were waiting for their turn to the cemetery. The empty houses resemble the bygone era. 


4.Canal tour

One of the local activities to be experienced while in Russia is a canal tour at St. Petersburg. There are around 800 bridge crossings with an approximate length of 300 km of artificial canals. Do go for a ride in this canal cruise to explore the city from a different perspective. 


5.Zero Gravity Flight 

From the rich history of Russia leap into the future. Experience weightlessness in a zero-gravity flight at the Star City. Star City is situated around 40 km away from Moscow city. It is a cosmonaut training center. In the past, this was a secret military facility that wasn’t listed on the map as well. Today one can experience weightlessness by getting in a cargo plane that is modified and rises to around 6000 meters. This will be a memorable experience during your stay in the capital. While planning your Russia tour, do add this activity to the list. 


Best time to visit

Russia is so vast being the largest country area wise that it has different types of climates. While the overall country has a continental humid climate, the huge lakes, mountains, valleys do affect the humidity, temperature, and wind that is variable for each city. Siberia and the northern part of Russia have a subarctic climate with extreme temperatures that may reach around -70 degrees Celsius in certain places. Towards the south, near the Black Sea, the region has hot humid summers with mild winters without much or no snow at all. Having such a wide range in weather, it can be tricky to figure out the best time to travel to Russia. For some, it may be in October during the fall season as the temperature decrease. This mostly depends on an individual preference as to what does he or she wish to see and explore and the adjacent cities to be visited for the same. This will be the key to decide on the perfect season for your travel. 


Spring (March to May)

Spring arrives in March along with the thawing of winter snow. This is a transformation season, where the country is transformed from a white wonderland to a spring abode. Trees have put on the greenery, but still, this may not be a great time as the streets would be slippery due to the meltdown of snow till April. The temperature in May would be around in ’20s and has a good atmosphere and soothing climate. 


Summer (June to August)

The formal high season to travel to Russia is during the summer months from June till August. The temperature during these months is around 30°C. The snow has totally melted, farms and meadows are in full bloom, and everywhere it is pleasant and warm. This is the best time to visit Russia especially to explore the cities, go for berry picking, visit the theatre, or opt for hiking. There is a drop of around 5°C at the end of August indicating the end of the summer season. 


Autumn (September to November)

During September to November, autumn reigns in Russia. It has a mixed climate, mostly an unpredictable season in the country. September may be cold whereby the trees undergo the color change from green to red-gold. The air is damp whereby there may be some occasional rains. The locals being to prepare for the harvest, prepare for the harsh winters, enjoy celebrations in the open before the cold forbids them. 


Winter (December to February)

The winters in Russia are very harsh. One will be able to gauge if he or she would have seen movies or read novels based on this region. It is quite known that the winters are so cold that even if a splash of water is thrown outside, it freezes immediately even before falling on the ground. The range of temperature is around -20 to -50°C as you travel northwards. Though the cities are covered under the blanket of snow, the beauty of some of the monuments and palaces do seem to be enhanced by the snow. Traveling during the winter months is quite cheaper if you can sustain the cold and the frost. Depending on your choice and preference, plan your Russia holiday tour packages accordingly.

 




























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Frequently asked questions about Russia Tour Packages

Is it safe to visit Russia?

Travelling to Russia is similar to travelling to any other European country, hence the safety precautions are quite similar to those safety measures that one would follow while travelling to any other country. Covid-19 has alarmed people to a good extend and so you must get a test done with a negative result before traveling to Russia. Plan your Russia tour package with Flamingo Transworld which includes flight, accommodation and list of attractions to explore.

How to reach Russia?

There are a few direct flights from metro cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi. It has 3 major international airports; they are Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Sheremetyevo being the main airport. Around 300 flights operate regularly between India and Russia. Most Flights that take off from India generally land at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Aeroflot is the official carrier of Russia. One will get to analyze many options for this while selecting from our Russia holiday tour packages.

Which documents are required to receive a Russian visa?

The documents that are supposed to be submitted to the Russian Consulate or Embassy to receive a Russian Tourist Visa for your Russia tour are:

  • Original and old passports if any
  • Original passport with minimum 2 blank visa pages – passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of departure from Russia. 
  • Return flight tickets that are confirmed ones. 
  • Russian Visa application form that is signed and completed
  • 2 passport-size color photos taken recently with a white background in a size of 35 x 45 mm having a close up of around 80% 
  • Covering letter with complete travel details
  • A confirmation letter by a Russian company with a unique reference number and is registered tour operator. The letter should have all the details of the tourist such as complete name, gender, nationality, Date of birth, duration of the stay in the country with the entry and exit dates, passport number. It should also have complete details of the tour operator, with its unique reference number and all the other details of the tour program. The letter should have the signature of the head and stamp or seal of the organization. 
  • One of the important documents should also state the hotel confirmation details.
When is the best time to visit Russia?

Russia is a vast country that has a range of climates. Due to its varied regions, mountains, valleys, lakes, the climate may vary at some places. For example, northern Russia and Siberia have a climate similar to that of the arctic, with intense temperatures around -70 degrees Celsius at some locations. Near to the Black Sea, towards the south, the climate is hot and humid during summers and mild during winters. Hence with such a range in temperature, it may be tricky for a traveler to select the best time to travel to Russia. Our Russia holiday packages will be helpful for you to decide on based on your individual choice and preferences.

What should be the duration of the Russia holiday tour package?

Russia is an enormously vast country with huge topographical extension that is spread from Europe to the west and reaches Asia in the east. First and foremost, the tourist should decide which all places he or she wants to explore, which can be easily done with the guidance of our Russia tour packages. The primary requirement of a tourist is mostly to cover Moscow and St. Petersburg that takes around 7 to 8 days. The duration of the Russia tours will depend on numerous factors such as the budget of the traveler, the number of days that he or she has on hand for the holidays, places to explore.  

Is it compulsory to take a covid-19 test before departing for Russia?

Yes. A traveler should take Covid-19 Test 72 hours prior to their arrival in Russia. The test results should be either in English or in the Russian language. He or she should carry a print of their negative Covid-19 test certificate.

What are some of the best places to visit in Russia?

Some of the best places to visit or explore in Russia are as below: 

  • Moscow – the majestic and mighty capital should definitely be visited while in Russia.

  • Another important city, St. Petersburg is one of the cultural centers of the country, which is not to be missed. 

  • A stunning place that is home to beautiful meadows and lakes is Altai, it is definitely one of the must-visit places for Russia holiday tour package.

  • A genuine beauty spot that is known as the pearl of Siberia, Olkhon Island, is a well-preserved area in the country. 

  • All the adventure lover tourists would not want to miss Kamchatka. It is a huge volcanic peninsula that has impressive volcanoes, craters, and landscapes. 

  • One of the unspoiled icy wildernesses, the Russian Arctic National Park is ideal for those tourists who like huge open landscapes and oceanic mammals. 

  • Irkutsk is a well-preserved city situated in eastern Siberia that is near the Baikal Lake. This is one of the most beautiful stops during the Trans-Siberian Railway. 

What are some of the best things to do in Russia?

A few of the best things to do in Russia to have a memorable experience during your trip are as below: 


Skiing

Winters in Russia are quite snowy making it an ideal place for ski-lovers. This is best during the October to April months, wherein numerous ski-resorts provide lucrative options. The ideal location for this is the Red valley, popular for sledding, snowboarding, and skiing. Another popular place is Baikal Lake. 


Museum Visit: 

Travelling to Russia would not be complete if you haven’t visited any of its museums. There are many renowned museums like Pushkin, the Hermitage, along with some unusual ones like the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games and the Museum of Hygiene. 


Explore the City of Dead: 

One of the other offbeat experiences to have while in Russia is to visit the mystical village known as the City of the Dead. This village has an interesting history of life and death. It has a cemetery and numerous empty houses. This village was affected by the plague in the 18th century that caused death on a large scale. 


Canal tour

One should not miss the experience of a canal tour during their visit to St. Petersburg. Try to discover the city on this waterway to have a different view altogether. 


Zero Gravity Flight 

Apart from the history and culture of Russia, one can also experience science through taking a ride in the zero-gravity flight, feeling weightless. This activity takes place in star city that is a little far from Moscow city. While planning for the Russia tour, do not miss adding this to the things-to-do list. 

What are the best modes of transportation in Moscow?

The best way to commute in Moscow city is by Metro. Most efficient and faster than the trams and trolleybuses, this system has stations that have many beautiful sculptures, ornamentation, and mosaics. One can also rent a cab, but it’s best to opt for public transportation to avoid traffic congestion. Tourists should get familiar with a map as most of the signs in the public transport system are in the Russian language.

Which is the best currency to take on a Russia tour?

The currency of Russia is the Russian Rouble. But it is advisable to carry a few since cash is accepted in stores. Most tourists would carry Euros or USD that can be exchanged in Russia, but the rate of exchange may be variable and not much cost-effective. Legally only the Russian currency or Ruble is accepted in the country. One can also carry Traveller’s cheques that can be easily exchanged in most of the banks in the country. Alternatively, the other best option would be to carry a credit card that is widely accepted in most shops and restaurants. At the same, it is imperative to notify your bank about your plan to use the credit card in Russia to avoid them from blocking the card due to safety against any frauds. While planning your Russia tour packages, our team will draw your attention to this point during the confirmation stage.

What are the different modes of transportation provided to passengers on tour?

At the time of booking, passengers are given different options to choose their mode of transportation like: In Private Transfer you can also choose to do sightseeing by private vehicle which will be available from one point to another. The private vehicle will be pre­booked on a pre­ decided route and timings decided in advance as well.  

Vehicle at disposal means that a car will be with you throughout the travel trip for which timings and kilometers will be decided in advance. If you use the car outside the travel package distance or time limit then it may not be possible or it will be charged additionally. Vehicle at disposal offers more flexibility and control over the itinerary. Private van tours include a vehicle at disposal. 

 

SIC (Seat in coach basis) SIC coach transfers depart only at fixed times and stop at different hotels enroute where other passengers may be picked up or dropped off which means it is time consuming. You will be traveling with other passengers and passengers of different nationalities which offers a good chance to interact with people from different parts of the world. Before joining the tour you need to exchange tour vouchers for your original tickets from the concerned office. Many times the tour starting point is not from the hotel so then you need to reach the departure point from your hotel at your own expense.

What kind of food is offered to travelers on tour?

Meals which will be provided on tour will be mentioned in your tour itinerary. Usually meal menu contains of Indian vegetarian food, Jain food (no onion, no garlic, no potato), local vegetarian food, if requested Indian non - vegetarian food and local non­ - vegetarian food. All Meal Requests must be clearly specified at the time of booking.

What is the procedure to obtain visa to visit the said destination?

Visa is an official permit that helps you enter a foreign country and stay there for a specific period of time. Flamingo does serve visa service. Talk to our travel consultant for visa process details for which you will have to submit certain documents.

What is the best time to visit the said destination?

Europe may not be among the biggest continents but rather it has an exceptionally varied geography. Along these lines, the atmosphere of Europe is distinctive according to the region from bright Mediterranean isles to arctic Norwegian fjords.

The ideal time for Indians to travel is from April to September. This is a period of Spring & Summer. During this time the climate mildly warm & days are long, allowing maximum time to explore. If you are choosing winter experiences like skiing, snowshoeing etc. or wanting to experience Northern Lights, you must travel during the winter between December & March.

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Russia or the Russian Federation is one of the most populated countries in Europe, the largest city in the world, and is the 9th most populated country in the world. Russia is also a transcontinental country covering Northern Asia and Eastern Europe and occupies 1/10th of the total land on Earth. The capital city is Moscow and is also the largest city of Russia, while St. Petersburg is the second-largest city. The country has 11 different time zones and is surrounded by three oceans – the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. The official language spoken in Russia is Slavic and the official currency of Russia is the Russian ruble. Russia is the world’s most urbanized and scantily populated country. Russia tourism has so much to offer to its tourists from beautiful landscapes to rivers forests, the largest freshwater lake to important pilgrimage sites, architectural monuments to old Russian cities, and much more

Russia tour packages can have a wide range of sightseeing to explore. The highlighting part of the country will be its rich culture and heritage and is slowly and gradually developing in terms of the latest trends, technology, and infrastructure. The country shares its borders with Asian as well as European countries & so enjoys a unique culture. It is a place for history lovers with around 26 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and tourists thereby end discovering the stories of the monuments and sites. The country is also for architectural lovers and each region has its own story and exploration. A Russia Tour will be most of the time occupied visiting the heritage sites, but it is also mandatory to visit the local street markets and enjoy the local food. 

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Russia has its own culture and traditions, and it is also known for adventures. It has beautiful churches and fortresses with enhances the beauty of Russia. Visiting Russia is fascinating because you will get to know about the various norms and customs they follow, explore it with our Russia tour packages.

Here is a list of attractions you must visit on your trip to Russia:

  • Moscow, Russia: Moscow is illuminating reflections. During any season, at any hour of the day, Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty. There are colourful hidden gems, historic fortresses and huge cathedrals. Explore this exotic destination with our Russia tour packages.

  • St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg is a stroll along a historic canal. It never fails to amaze and it’s surely a city with revolutionary spirit. And it is almost unrivalled treasure trove of art and culture. Don’t waste much of your time and plan your holiday with our Russia holiday packages and enjoy.

  • State hermitage museum: The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items. Get this attraction with our Russia tours.

  • ​Catherine palace:  The Catherine palace is the former imperial palace, one of the largest in the vincity of St.petersburg.  The interiors are classic, with highlights including the Great Hall, the Arabesque Hall, the baroque Cavalier's Dining Room, the White State Dining Room, the Crimson and Green Pilaster Rooms, the Portrait Hall and, of course, the world-famous Amber room.  Visit Russia with our Russia tour packages.

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