Top Russia Attractions

Moscow

The Red Square

St. Petersburg

Bering Strait

Irkutsk

Hermitage Museum

Kazan

Vladivostok

View More

Top Activities in Russia

Nature & wildlife tour

Birdwatching

Culinary tour

Homestay

Train & Rail journeys

Horseback riding

View More

Classic Russia Itineraries

Russia itineraries are extremely varied, as one would expect give the country’s massive size. The type of travel available in Russia is richly diverse.

Adventurous travelers looking to get away from it all can escape to Siberia for the snowy experience of a lifetime, or those seeking a bit more comfort and who have a lot of time can meander through history aboard the historic Trans-Siberian Railroad.

History buffs will be in heaven on a richly cultural visit to St. Petersburg and Moscow. And nature lovers will discover a truly beautiful and diverse landscape of wildlife and wilderness.

The size of Russia does somewhat dictate the amount of time you spend in any given place. The majority of Russia tour itineraries are no fewer than 7 days, most much longer.

Top Russia Tour Themes

See all Russia History Tours

See all Russia Wildlife Tours

Russia in 6-8 Days

If you have about one week in Russia, you will have just enough time for a visit to the top two cities, Saint Petersburg and Moscow. Hitting the highlights of each unique location, you will see the most famous Russia sights on these tours.

Days 1-3, Saint Petersburg: Get acquainted with Saint Petersburg and tour famous sights such as St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and Peterhof Palace.

Days 4-7, Moscow: Take a relaxing, high-speed train from Saint Petersburg to Moscow. Explore the vast structures of Red Square and immerse yourself in the fascinating Moscow culture and history.

See all Russia Tours between 6-8 Days »

Russia in 2 weeks

With two weeks, you have a little more time to dive deep into the culture, history, and communities of Russia. Although you still hit the top destinations of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, you also get to visit the historic Solovetsky Islands, the world’s largest Arctic city, Murmansk, and the ancient Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl.

Days 1-4, Saint Petersburg: Explore the ‘City of the Tsars’ and its architectural monuments and top attractions including Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, Mariinsky (advanced booking essential), and the Hermitage museum.

Days 5-7, Solovetsky Islands: Take a ferry on the White Sea to the Solovetsky Islands and nearby Bolshoi Zayatsky Island.

Days 8-9, Murmansk: Learn about the “hero city’s” role in World War II and visit Teriberka, an Arctic fishing town.

Days 10-11, Yaroslavl: Take a walking tour of the ancient and largest city of the “Golden Ring,” including the Kotorosl and Volga Rivers.

Days 12-14, Moscow: Tour the famous Red Square including St. Basil’s Cathedral, the GUM Department store, the State Historical Museum, and the Moscow Kremlin.

See all 2 Week Russia Tours »

See all 3 Week and Above Russia Tours »

The Trans-Siberian Railway Express

This concise version of the traditional Trans-Siberian Railway route hits all of the main attractions in about half the time. Starting in Moscow, this nine-day journey takes you across the Siberian terrain until you reach the famous Lake Baikal.

Days 1-2, Moscow: Hit the the top must-see destinations, including Red Square’s impressive buildings.

Days 3-4, Kazan and Ekaterinburg: Cross from Europe to Asia while visiting historic Russian Orthodox churches and a kremlin wall.

Day 5, Novosibirsk: Stop in this Siberian hub to visit the Opera House, Lenin Square, and the Ob River.

Days 6-7, Irkutsk: Experience the classic wooden architecture of the “capital” of Siberia.

Day 8-9, Lake Baikal: Explore the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake.

See all Train & Rain Journeys in Russia »

461
Reviews of Russia Tours
93% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 283 Great 142 Average 28 Disappointing 6 Terrible 2
Value
4.5 Guide
4.5 Activities
4.5 Lodging
4.5 Transportation
4.5 Meals
4.5

JT

Recommends

Enjoyed the trip October 2016

4.0

Russia, Belarus and the Baltics

The time in Vilnius and St. Petersburg

Operator Explore!

A

Recommends

Moscow to St Petersburg August 2016

4.0

Moscow to St Petersburg

A well organised and fluid trip. Everything fell into place when it should which made the holiday easy to enjoy.
Guides were well versed on their subjects and easy to understand since English wasn't their first language.
having my preconceived ideas on Russia and its people turned on their head.

Very good. he was helpful at all times and able to answer questions and willing to help or take you where you needed to go if required.

Definitely go to Russia

.

Read more

Operator Exodus Travels

SR

Recommends

Had an amazing time away and an amazing tour April 2016

4.0

Back in the USSR - 7 days

Tatiana was a fantastic tour guide. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Operator On The Go Tours

E

Recommends

Overall a good tour, just most of December 2015

4.0

Moscow to Warsaw

Overall a good tour, just most of the accommodation was a bit far out of town

Operator Tucan Travel

R

Recommends

In the combo with trans-sibira, the stay September 2015

4.0

Russia Highlights

In the combo with trans-sibira, the stay at Moscow to short at least on additional day was necessary. _x000D_
Furthermore instant to take the over night train from Moscow to St.. Petersburg after the trans-Siberia it would be something else to take High speed train (Sapsa)_x000D_
Read more

Operator Intrepid Travel

D

Recommends

A fantastic journey which extends across half May 2015

4.0

Trans-Mongolian Adventure

A fantastic journey which extends across half the world. Exploring different cultures and visiting beautiful places.

Operator G Adventures

See all reviews for Russia Top Operators & Trips
What is Stride?

Stride is the top reviews site for experiential travel and tour packages.

Now you can search tens of thousands of trips from more than 1,000 operators and expert trip planners. Most travel agencies and websites only show options from large companies that pay big commissions. We show you all the options we can gather. We want you to have all the information to find your perfect trip, no matter who it’s with. About us.

Use Stride to:
Search thousands
Search thousands of itineraries and match your style and budget.
Compare local
Compare local experts with global tour operators side by side.
Read reviews
Read reviews by travelers and experts.
Read reviews
Save money as a Stride member (its free), with exclusive deals & rebates.
We are on a mission...

...to help more people travel further, travel more, and travel better. Learn more.

Got it
×
×
Sign in to Save Trips
Welcome back! We're so happy to see you. ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
  • Bookmark trips you like
  • Share with your travel companions
  • Track price changes
  • Access private discounts on trips you save
×
Sign in to see your results

TripFinder is a member-only feature. Don’t worry, it’s free!

With a membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
Activate your free Stride membership

Just use the email address and password provided in the email we sent.

? Forgot Password?

With your free membership you:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
×
To Follow, sign in or sign up (it's free) ? Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? Join
member benefits
First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!

x