Russia


 

Our all inclusive approach

Our Russia adventures are great value for money, featuring quality services and handpicked accommodation. We aim to incorporate as many inclusions in the tour cost as possible such as most meals, national park permits, entry fees and internal flights, allowing you to better budget for your trip.

Experienced local guides

Our professional and passionate local guides are what make your experience special as they take you off the beaten track and into the heart of the culture. Their extensive knowledge and willingness to share it with you will leave you impressed as they reveal a genuine insight into their homeland.

Custom made adventures

With our team of local experts, we can customise your Russia experience to create the perfect holiday, whether it be for individuals, couples, families or special interest groups.


Hotels

In cities or large towns you will be accommodated in 3 to 4 star properties that are centrally located, atmospheric and reliable.



Currency

Russian Ruble

EURO is the most widely accepted currency however other currencies can be changed in cities.

Credit cards are only of use in larger cities.

International Dialing Code

+7

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Russia is 220 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

All nationalities will require tourist visas for Russia and the method of obtaining visas will vary according to your nationality and point of application. Please liaise with your World Expeditions office (in conjunction with your travel agent if you are booked with them) as to the correct procedure to avoid problems.

The requirements for the current Russian visa are that they must be obtained in advance through the nominated consulate or embassy nearest you. There are consulates and embassies in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA. Specifics of the visa requirements will be advised to you by your booking agent, but typically will include a completed signed application form, passport size photo, letter of invitation-(will be arranged by World Expeditions) and a fee, which will vary according to your nationality.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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