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Russia: Itineraries & tips

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Russia location

Eastern Europe

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Azerbaijan

Belarus

China

Estonia

Finland

Russia at a glance

Ruble (RUB)

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Russian

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Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Trendy (4 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Moderate (35 / 100)

Safety index

Modern (82 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Russia.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Kazan (more about Kazan), Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow. At Moscow (Moscow in detail) you can enjoy nightlife. The climate is snowy. During your travel you have to speak Russian. English should be enough for communication everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are St. Petersburg - Kazan (more about Kazan) and Moscow - St. Petersburg.
At Russia (Eastern Europe) you will begin your route.
If you love to make party you will be happy at
Moscow. Many cities are snowy in December. There are two flight connections. These are Moscow (plan Moscow itineraries) - St. Petersburg and Mikrorayon Volga (Russia) - Bryansk. You can pay with Ruble everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Russian but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
At Russia, Eastern Europe, you will begin your route. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow. Do you like nightlife? Then you will enjoy Moscow. Many cities are snowy in December. During your travel you have to speak Russian. English should be enough for communication everywhere. There are three flight connections. These are Sochi - Kazan, Moscow (visit Moscow itineraries) - Voronezh and Voronezh - Sochi. You can pay with Ruble everywhere.
The itinerary brings you at the beginning to Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. After that the itinerary proceeds Uzbekistan (more about Uzbekistan itineraries).
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at
Osh, Andijan and Tashkent. Many cities are snowy in December. These flight connections are taken during this route: Shushenskoye - Osh (more about Osh) and Tashkent - Shushenskoye. During your travel you have to speak Russian and Uzbek . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure. You can pay with Som everywhere.
The itinerary brings you at the beginning to Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Uzbekistan are the next countries. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Osh, Andijan and Tashkent. Many cities are snowy in December. There are two flight connections. These are Shushenskoye - Osh and Tashkent - Shushenskoye. You can pay with Som everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Russian and Uzbek . And if you speak only english it could be an adventure.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Russia. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
You can enjoy museums, theaters and galleries at Orenburg,
Moscow and Volgograd. Many cities are snowy in December. You can pay with Ruble everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Orenburg - Moscow and Volgograd - Orenburg. During your travel you have to speak Russian. English should be enough for communication everywhere.

Things to do

Here is my suggestion of the 20 things you should do while traveling to Russia for the FIFA World Cup. Make sure to take lots of pictures as a memory of your World Cup trip to Russia. This attraction is one of the strangest things you’ll see in Russia because the highlight of it is the embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin.

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cool things to do and see in Russia for the World Cup fans

6. Explore the Hermitage Museumin St. Petersburg.

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The world’s largest nation has thousands of secret wonders to be discovered, from volcanic islands to cities full of bones. It’s an island within an island! The volcano has only erupted once since people started paying attention to these kinds of things. From afar, the town appears to be a friendly little village, but ...

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Russia, the largest country in the world is best known for its vodka, bears, cold weather, and beautiful women. This transcontinental country is located in the north of Asia and east of Europe and is the most populous nation in Europe and the ninth-most populous nation in the world.

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Most of the tourists that come to Russia end up taking an overnight train at least once to experience it. It is one of the things that Russia is famous for – it’s railway system which is the longest in the world. No wonder, every year millions of passengers travel by trains in Russia.

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Eat & drink

For many years it wasn’t a thing to tip at restaurants in Russia, but it’s been changing lately. Especially in the big cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg – it’s a good manner to tip a little bit if you are satisfied with the service. ...

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Available in a number of different flavours, it’s quite typical in Russia to enjoy vodka at any time of the day for a quick hit of inner warmth. Russians take pleasure in enjoying the taste and the stuff they drink is likely much better quality than what we’d normally ...

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In this post, I would like to share with you my list of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg (more about St. Petersburg), Russia, where you can try Russian.. ...

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Vegan food in Russia has come a long way! Here's some vegan lasagna at Veganga in Moscow. ...

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Some Restaurants Offer Discounts at Lunch

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Worth to visit

Hype and media frenzy formed my preconceptions about Russia. Although I have never yet found a country’s politics an accurate representation of its people, I struggled to shake the politicized rhetoric about Russia as I packed for my trip—an endeavor that involved shoving every sweater I owned into my bag.

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General

Russia is the largest country in the world, so seeing the whole of the country in just one trip might be impossible. A city filled with history, culture and the world’s largest community of billionaires, there is no surprise why this city is the place to be. With a hub of creative and ..

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Between the language barrier and the sheer size of the country, travel in Russia can seem daunting. That’s not without reason, since just deciding where to go and how to get around, never mind securing a visa, can be a challenge. Even before setting foot in the country, Russia puts travelers to the test.

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It might be obvious, but when it comes to cultural tourist attractions, the largest tourist flow is directed to St. Petersburg and Moscow. ...

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It wasn’t until conversations over beers in a Moscow hostel courtyard, as other backpackers told me of how nervous their family and friends were about their Russian travels, that I realized I underestimated Russia’s international reputation. In the name of shedding a bit of light on the situation and/or reassuring ...

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Itinerary

They’ve traveled together to over 30 countries across the globe, including Africa, Latin America, Asia & Europe. , with huge countries like Russia it’s often difficult to decide where to go, how to move around. For many tourists taking a train in Russia is a must have experience, especially the Transsiberian or an ...

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Russia Travel Blog: The Best 2 Week Russia Itinerary

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Wondering how to spend 3 days in St. Here is my recommended 3 day itinerary! St. Peter Line’s visa-free program which allowed me to spend 2 nights and 3 days there. St. ...

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Here’s a fact that shocks most people, especially Russians: I never considered making my first trip to Russia in any other time other than the dead of winter. Whether in history or literature or film, my impression of Russia has always been of Russia in the cold, so brave the cold I did when I landed in Moscow (see itineraries) to ...

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The Golden Ring cities and towns have different sizes and structures and are some of Russia’s nicest. Some of them are more like villages, while others are relatively large cities. The first three are towns, Suzdal is a village and the other four are midsize cities. Attending an evening mass at an ancient monastery ...

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Costs

Go Fishing The Kola Peninsula peninsula in the far northwest of Russia is famous for big salmon catches. ...

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If you want to travel Russia in a budget, you can do starting from $20 per day including eating in some local restaurants. Sleeping around $10. Eating and transportation can be managed with another $10. If you want more luxury you will have to spend more for eating in fancy restaurants, clubbing and luxury hotels.

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For many travelers budget is usually limited, depending of your country and your lifestyle you might consider Russia a budget travel destination or a very costly one. ...

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Hi guys, in this post I’m going to tell you how much money you need to travel in Russia. How expensive is Russia? What’s the.. ...

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Accommodation

Don’t waste any time, the best hotels and hostels will be booked very quickly! On average, 2014 World Cup hotels were found to be at least two to three times more expensive than their regular prices. Accommodation in Russia shouldn’t be as bad as it was in Brazil or South Africa. Petersburg, Kazan, and ..

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. in St. Petersburg. Of course, Russia’s cities are home to plenty of hostels as well, if you’re planning a Russia backpacking itinerary. No matter your budget, of course, Russia hotels are centrally-located andvery high quality accommodation, although the warmth of reception and service can vary.

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Vladikavkaz is the nearest city to the Russia – Georgia border in Russia. The city is pleasant enough to stay for a day or two, but doesn’t offer any definitive highlights. Note that prices are higher than in Georgia. Here are a few solid accommodation options in ...

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Vysotskiy – This is one of the best hotels for tourists in Yekaterinburg. It offers genteel rooms, suites, city views and spa. ...

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