Hello dear travelers!

I guess you are planning your trip to Russia and searching now for the unusual and extraordinary tours off the beaten path?

Then we would like to invite you to our new and unique Russian village tour to the countryside, to a traditional Saint-Petersburg village. During this local life experience we will see the wooden “dachas”, old countryside markets, groceries, wooden churches, private kitchen gardens “ogorody” and we will enjoy a home-made lunch made by a local retired family. You will have an opportunity to see how people live, what they usually drink and how they cook Russian “Borsch” soup. You can also try to make Russian pancakes and learn how to drink Russian vodka “za zdorovje”. Besides, you will see how Russian “banya” (sauna) works and see what locals usually plant around their summer cottages.

Such tour lasts about 5 hours, we provide pick up/drop off from your hotel or cruise ship, visas and local guides speaking different languages (English, French, Germain). Price for such Russian village tour starts from 370 USD! Contact us to get all additional information: info@showmerussia.com

       

Dear guests!

We would like to offer you a new and easy way of payment for your cheap Tours to Russia in 2019!

If you are going to visit Saint-Petersburg and are willing to buy our BEST cheap Sightseeing tours in Saint-Petersburg,

you can pay via Payoneer payment system or by cash/card on the day of your arrival!

Mail us directly if you prefer to pay via Payoneer and we will send you the money request. 

If you pay by cash – there will be no pre-payments, you can pay for your guide on the day of the tour!

We make your stay comfortable and relaxing while you are touring Russia!

P/S – we still have LOW SEASON PRICES until April! Hurry up and book Russia tours with warm Russian discounts!

From Russia with Love,

Yours Show me Russia Team!

Dear travelers from all over the world!

We’d like to inform you that WINTER IS COMING to Russia…

But this means that we are in the period of Russian Trips SALES & DISCOUNTS !

Do not waste this wonderful ooportunity to explore Russia in Winter, to buy our cheap tours to Russia and to find out what to see in Russia!

We have designed special Saint-Petersburg Tours for you and your friends and relatives,

have a look at our Hermitage museum tour with Hermitage Tickets included

OR

Check our Catherine Palace Tour to the magnificient Amber Room! With the private local guide you won’t need to stand in long lines.

These prices will definetely suit your budget!

Besides, we already started pre-booking for the SHORE EXCURSIONS  in Saint-Petersburg 2019 with last year’s prices!

Let us Show you Russia !

Dear travelers, guests and #adventureseekers!

ShowmeRussia Team would like to send you our warmest Christmas and New Year Greetings –

We wish you the most wonderful New Year full of trips and travels around the world!

We also hope to meet you in Russia and to help you organize the Best Russia Tours 2018!

Check our offers and discounts.

We are online 24h via email – info@showmerussia.com

Bon voyage!

This article is devoted to Russia Tourism and trip to Veliky Novgorod on the whole. In our previous blog posts we have already discussed how to obtain Russian visa, how to book private guided Russia tours or tour packages. We have already described TOP 10 Saint-Petersburg and Moscow Attractions and different ways of saving money while travelling to Moscow. Today, we would like to talk about Veliky Novgorod and different means of travelling there.

Veliky Novgorod – is a small mieval town only 200 km away from Saint-Petersburg. It lies on the shore of the Volkhov River and Ilmen Lake. Novgorod Russia is connected to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg by highway and railway. So you can either travel there by fast train (2,5 hours) or by private transportation (3 hours). During your trip to Novgorod Russia you will enjoy a walk on the territory of one of the oldest Kremlins, you will visit 11th & 12th century Russian Churches and Monasteries with original frescoes inside, explore the traditional Russian wooden village, you will also try traditional Russian dishes and learn more about Russian culture and Russian history. Our “Show me Russia” Travel Agency provides tour packages to Novgorod with guided services, private Mercedes cars or vans and meals included in the price of the tour. Besides, we organize special 3-Day Shore Excursions St Petersburg for those who are having St Petersburg Cruise and who are staying in Saint-Petersburg for 3 days. We also provide special visa-free tours and tour tickets for cruise ship passengers.

If you prefer to go to Russia and explore this country on your own, you can book tickets to “Lastochka train” from Saint-Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod, which runs every day at 7 am approximately. If you don’t know how to book Russian train tickets online, please, contact us and we will help you with it! But it may be pretty hard for you to find all the highlights of Novgorod Russia, to find bus stops, railway stations, not to miss your trains, not to waste time standing in lines to museums and cathedrals. So we would better recommend you to buy a special Russia tour to Veliky Novgorod and save time and efforts, travel with comfort – it is cheaper today than 20 years ago. Check our St Petersburg Russia Packages and find more suitable tours for you and your friends! If you have any questions about private Russia Tours or Russia Tourism on the whole, please, don’t hesitate to contact us via email, skype, viber or whatsapp – we are online 24h to help you make the dream tour around Russia!

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Dear friends! “Show me Russia” Team would like to show you TOP 10 St Petersburg attractions. We will describe them, tell you how to get to these highlights of Saint-Petersburg, where to book private guided tours or buy individual tickets. If you are dreaming about sightseeing St Petersburg but don’t know where to start – we will help you!

Of course, everyone knows the 1st “must-see” tourist attraction in Saint-Petersburg is – the State Hermitage Museum. It is enormously huge, one will need at least 5 hours to see just a small part of it, as there are 3 mil pieces of art inside! So plan your visit to the Hermitage museum beforegand, besides during “high travel season” from May till September it is very overcrowded, there are huge lines to all the entrances of this world-popular museum. We recommend you to come to the ticket offices at least one or two hours beforehand. Hermitage museum is opened every day except Monday at 10:30-18:00 (long working days are on Wednesdays and Fridays when the museum is opened at 10:30 – 21:00). Entrance fee is 10$ for adults without a guided tour inside. If you’d like to tour Hermitage museum with an english-speaking guide, book our “Show me Hermitage museum Tour“.

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The 2d “must-see” of St Petersburg attractions is – Peter and Paul Fortress with a wonderful Peter and Paul Cathedral on its territory. It is situated on a small “Hare Island” in the central part of the Neva River right in front of the State Hermitage Nuseum. The spire of the cathedral with a small figure of an angel on top can be seen from every part of Saint-Petersburg. Besides, Peter and Paul Cathedral is the burial place of Russian Tsars, inside you will see tombs of all Russian Tsars, starting from Peter I and finishing with Nicholas II and his family. The cathedral is opened every day except Wednesday at 10:00 – 18:00 but the territory of the fortress is opened till 20:00. Full ticket costs 8$ approximately. The easiest way to get there is by bus or by subway, it’s not far from the “Gorkovskaya” Metro station (the blue line). If you want a private car or a private guided tour, check our “Show me Churches” Tour.

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The 3d TOP Saint-Petersburg attacrion is – St. Isaac’s Cathedral. It is the 4th largest cupola cathedral in the World with its height of nearly 110m! It was designed by French architect Montferrand who spent 40 years to construct it. Nowadays the cathedral is used as a museum and a practicing Russian orthodox church. It is also possible to climb upstairs to the dome but there are no lifts or escalators, only small stone steps. The observation platform is 43m high! Isaac’s Cathedral is oped every day except Wednesdays at 10:30-18:00. Full ticket to the cathedral and to the colonnade upstairs costs 7$. The closest subway station is Admiralteyskaya (purple metro line) but we recommend you to have a 10 min walk across the park from the State Hermitage Museum to Isaac’s Cathedral. If you’d like to have a sightseeing St Petersburg Tour, we can organize it with a private guide and private transportation.

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The 4th “must-see” tourist attraction in Saint-Petersburg is – the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood. It is a unique monument dedicated to Russian Tsar – Alexander II who was murdered on the place of this church, hence its name. Inside it is completely covered with 7 000 m2 of mosaics. The floors of this wonderful ornate church are made of Italian Marble. Today it is a museum of mosaics, that’s why you will need special tickets to get inside. Ticket offices are outside the church near the entrance, full adult ticket costs 5$. Please, do have some local cash as they charge in rubles. The church is opened at 10:30 till 18:00 every day except Wednesday. It is situated not far from the main prospect of the city – Nevsky prospect, the metro station is called the same name. You will need to have a short walk along the Griboedov Canal to the church.

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The 5th tourist attraction in Saint-Petersburg is – Peterhof. Peterhof gardens were designed by Peter-the-Great in 18th century according to the parks and gardens in Versailles. Of special interest there is the gilded cascade fountain in the central part of the park. During Peterhof tour you will also discover  marble sculptures, dozens of fountains, pavilions and the Grand Peterhof Palace. Hydrofoil to Peterhof is the best way to get to the Gardens. It runs from the pier in front of the State Hermitage Museum. Ticket price to the hydrofoil boat doesn’t cover entrance tickets to the park and the palace. Hydrofoil to Peterhof runs only from May till September; one way ticket costs 17$.  Peterhof gardens are opened daily from 10:30 till 18:00, full ticket for adults costs 10$. The first boat to Peterhof is at 10:00, the last one – at 19:00. If you’d like special comfortable Peterhof Tours from St Petersburg, check our “Show me Parks and Gardens Tour“.

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The 6th main St Petersburg attractions are – Catherine Palace and Amber Room. We have already described different ways of travelling there in this blog post. So, please, dont forget to exchange money to local cash as entrance tickets costs 700 rubles or 12$ approximately. The Palace is opened daily at 10:00-18:00. Contact us to book the guided tour to the Catherine Palace or check it – here.

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The 7th “must-see” tourist attraction is – Faberge Egg Museum St Petersburg with an exclusive Faberge Imperial Collection inside. It is exhibited in the Shuvalov Palace which situates on the Fontanka River Embankment, only 15 min walk from the Gostiny Dvor Subway Station on Nevsky Prospect. The museum is opened daily at 10-20:45, admission fee is 10$ without a guided tour. If you’d like a guided tour inside, we offer you a wonderful Tour to Faberge museum and a Canal ride afterwards.

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The 8th TOP Saint-Petersburg tourist attraction is – Yusupov Palace. It is famous for its amazing interiors and pieces of furniture and for a mysterious story of Rasputin’s slaughter. As the plot to kill Rasputin was organized by the owner of this palace – Felix Yusupov. Visit the palace and learn more about these events. It is opened daily at 11-17:00, admission fee is 7$. As it is situated on the Moika River Embankment, there is no subway station nearby, you can have a short walk along the river from Isaac’s Cathedral or Nevsky Prospect.

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The 9th “must-see” St-Petersburg tourist attraction is – Dostoevsky museum. As you may know, famous Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky lived in Saint-Petersburg, rented flats there and published his novels (like “Crime and Punichment”) there. So it is a “must” to visit his flat and enjoy the atmosphere of his Saint-Petersburg, if you are a fan of this writer. The Dostoevsky museum is opened daily except Mondays at 11-17:30. Adult ticket costs 4$. The easiest way to get to the museum is by metro, you will need Dostoevskaya Subway Station.

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The 10th and the most popular attraction in Saint-Petersburg is – Russian Vodka Museum. There you will find a wonderful collection of different types of Russian vodka, you will try traditional Russian snacks and learn how to drink and party like Russians. For more info, check our unique vodka Tour St Petersburg.

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Dear visitors of our website! Our short Moscow Travel Guide is aimed to help you to plan your unforgettable Moscow travel adventure. If you are going to visit Moscow and don’t know what to see in Moscow, our Moscow Travel Guide will definitely help you because we are going to describe TOP 10 Moscow attractions and the way how to find them in the biggest Russian town.

Of course, everyone knows the 1st “must-see” tourist attraction in Moscow is – The Kremlin. Every Moscow city tour includes the visit to Moscow Kremlin, if you’d like to book a guided tour, please, check our special “Show me Moscow Kremlin” Tour. You can also explore it on your own; the cheapest and the fastest way of travelling to it from your hotel is by Moscow subway. Don’t forget, you will need the “Borovitskaya” Subway station, the entrance to the Kremlin is right in front of it through the Thrinity Gates and Kutafia Tower, on both sides of which you will find white ticket offices. Unfortunately, on Thursdays there is a day off, but during other days the Kremlin is opened from 9:30 till 18:00 in Summer and from 9:30 till 17:00 in Winter (but the ticket offices will be closed at 16:30). Tickets to the territory of the Kremlin are for free for children and teens under 16 and for adults they cost 10$ approximately.

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The 2d “must-see” Moscow attraction is – St. Basil’s Cathedral (the cathedral of Vasily the Blessed) which is situated on the Red Square. It is opened daily from 11:00 till 16:30, the price for the entrance ticket is approximately 6$ for adults but for children and teens it will be for free. Don’t forget that during “high travel season” it is really impossible to get inside as there are long lines to the entrance so we would recommend you to come even before the official opening of the ticket offices or to book the private guided tour “Show me the Kremlin and Red Square“.

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The 3d TOP Moscow attraction is – the symbol of Christianity in Russia, the main orthodox cathedral of Russia – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It is opened daily exсept Mondays from 08:00 till 17:00, but on Mondays it opens its doors to the public at 13:00 and closes at 17:00. Entrance is free of charge. But if you want a guided tour to the Cathedral, please check our “Show me Sightseeing Moscow Tour” and discover the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and other highlights of Russian capital. If you’d like to travel on your own by subway – the station you need is called “Kropotkinskaya” (Red Line).

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The 4th “must-see” Moscow attraction is – the State Tretyakov Art Gallery with a wonderful collection of art created by prominent Russian artists. The gallery is closed on Mondays but it is opened on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 10:00-18:00, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00-21:00. The entrance ticket’s price is 10$ without private excursions inside. If you prefer a guided tour – book our “Show me Tretyakov art gallery” Tour. The Tretyakov Art Gallery is only 10 min walk from the “Tretyakovskaya” subway station (Yellow Line).

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The 5th notable Moscow attraction is – Moscow Metro itself. We recommend you to make a round-trip around the central Moscow subway stations. The majority of these stations were constructed in 1930-1940’s during the Stalin’s power. So there you will find crystal chandeliers, bas-reliefs, mosaics and sculptures with Soviet Union symbols. Moscow Metro is opened daily from 05:30 till 01:00. One ticket to get inside the metro costs 1$. Don’t forget to exchange money to local Rubles and take with you some cash. We also recommend you to watch closely your belongings (especially passports and telephones) as there are pickpockets. For more info, please, check our “Show me Moscow Metro” Tour.

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The 6th “must-see” Moscow attraction – is Tsaritsyno Park. It is not just a simple park. It was a Royal Estate of Catherine-the-Great. On the territory of the park you will disciver the former Royal pavilions, bridges, and palaces of Romanovs in neo-gothic romantic style. We also recommend you visiting the Grand Palace in Tsaritsyno Park. The park is opened every day from 06:00 till 00:00. The Palace museum opens at 11:00-18:00 from Tuesday till Friday. It is closed on Mondays, but on Saturdays it works till 20:00. Full ticket costs 6$. It is pretty hard to get there by foot or by bus, so you can travel there by Moscow Metro to “Tsaritsyno” (Dark-green Line) or in a private tour “Show me Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoe“.

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The 7th “must-see” Moscow attration that we recommend you to see during your Moscow Russia Travel is – Kolomeskoye Estate. There you will find lots of original 16th century churches, wooden cabin of Peter-the-Great, and the Great Wooden Palace where Peter’s daughter – future empress Elizabeth was born. This palace is opened every day exept Monday at 10:00-18:00. Full tickets cost 7$ for adults, tickets for children under 6 are for free. If you are going to Kolomenskoye Moscow by Metro you will need dark-green line and “Kolomenskaya” Station. Our Travel Agency offers a special tour to Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoye Estates at a very cheap price. The tour includes a private guide, entrance tickets and a private transportation.

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The 8th “must see” Moscow attraction is – Sparrow Hills (Vorobievy Gory) and Moscow State University – a magnificent skyscraper constructed in Stalin’s Empire Style. Also there is a wonderful observation deck from which you will get the wonderful panoramic view to the city. As there is no subway station right in front of the observation platform, you will have to get to the “Vorobiovy Gory” Metro Station and then walk across the park up to the huge structure with a steeple on top – it is the Moscow State University, in front of it you will find the observation platform.

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The 9th “must-see” Moscow attraction is – the Ostankino TV Tower and it’s amazing restaurant on top! On a beautiful sunny day you should definitely have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in the “7sky” restaurant, which is 334 meters high! We organize special guided tours to Ostankino TV Tower, but if you want to travel there on your own, find the orange metro line and “Alexeevskaya” station. You will need a 10 min walk to the TV Tower Moscow. It is opened daily at 10:00-21:00. Full tickets cost 17$ for adults. For more info check our “Show me Ostankino TV Tower” Tour.

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The 10th TOP Moscow attraction is – the Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre. During your Moscow Tourism don’t forget to buy tickets to the most popular Russian Theatre. You can do it on its official website or contact us for more information: info@showmerussia.com

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Today we would like to talk about Trans Siberian Travel. So if you are planning your Russia Travels this article is written escpecially for you. Let’s imagine that you have already bought your plane tickets to Moscow, you’ve got Russian visa but you decided to travel on your own, without buying guided tours and tour packages. Or on the contrary, you’ve already been to Moscow or Saint-Petersburg several times and now you are dreaming about travelling to Russia all by yourself. What should you do? Where to buy Trans Siberian Railroad Tickets? What kind of train is running across the whole Russia? What types of Trans Siberian Railway Tickets there are in Russia? What is the price? Where are those ticket offices? Is there a website where one can buy those tickets online? So many questions – so little answers. But in this blog post we will try to answer them all so you can set your mind with your future Trans Siberian Railway Trip.

At firsrt, let’s define types of Trans Siberian Trains:

  • Tsar’s Gold Private Train (from Moscow to Beijing and back, runs only once a month from May till September: 06.05.17-21.05.17, 03.06.17-18.06.17, 21.06.17-14.07.17, 22.07.17-06.08.17, 17.08.17 – 01.09.17, 09.09.17-24.09.17). There are different cabin classes: Standard Class, Classic & Superior, Nostalgic Comfort, Bolshoi, Bolshoi Platinum. For more pictures of the cabins, contact us and we will provide you with detailed explanation.

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  • Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Train (from Moscow to Vladivostok, runs from May till September, provides stopovers in each town (Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Baikal Lake, Ulan Ude, UlaanBaatar, Vladivostok) on its way, covers the area of Mongolia, meals on board are included in the ticket price). Three different classes of cabins: Silver, Gold & Imperial Class, besides there are Twin and Single beds. For more information about Trans Siberian Railway Price, please, contact us.

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  • Imperial Russia Train (from Moscow to Beijing, from Moscow to Vladivostok, runs from May till August, provides stopovers and meals on board). Trains provide different classes of cabins – First Class, First Class +, Business Class, VIP. For more information about Trans Siberian Express Cost, please, contact us: info@showmerussia.com

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  • Rossiya Trans Siberian Train (Runs from Moscow to Vladivostok across the whole Russia all year round during 6 days and 2 hours, no meals included in the ticket, but there is a restaurant in one of the carriages) There are also three types of carriages – “platskart” (opened compartment with no doors (pic 1), “kupe” (private compatment for 4 people, “lux” (private compartment for 2 people (pic 2). For more information about Trans Siberian Railroad Tickets, contact us and we will help you with booking!

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Now, as you know the types of Russian trains and the types of compartments, you should decide with prices. All train tickets are sold 45 days in prior to the departure day. Trans Siberian Railroad tickets cost from 100$ – 900 $ per person depending on the time of the year, type of train and train compartments. All tickets include bed linen, some train tickets to trans siberian travel also includes breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board. Tickets to Trans Siberian Train can be bought online on official RZD Russian website or in the ticket office at each railway station. If you’d like us to book you and your friends special group tickets with discounts, contact us: info@showmerussia.com

Other FAQs about Trans Siberian Travel were discussed and answered in the blog post – here.

Russian travel guide – what you need to know if you want to travel to Russia and obtain Russian tourist visa?

If you decided to travel to Russia with tourist purposes, first you need to decide how many days you have for the trip, what cities and sights you want to visit and when you decide with places and dates, you need to know how to get Russian tourist visa. There are a few types of Russian visa – Russian tourist visa, business, private, work, transit and humanitarian ones. With this Russian travel guide we would like to tell you everything about getting Russian tourist visa.
Most people mistakenly think that it’s very hard to obtain Russian tourist visa, however it’s not true. In fact, Russian tourist visa is the easiest one you can get. In case you need it, because citizens of some countries don’t need Russian visa to travel to Russia at all. So, first thing you need to do is to find out if you really need Russian visa. In case you need it, you will have to apply for an invitation for Russian tourist visa that you can obtain with our Travel agency for free in case you book any tourist service (tours, transfers, package tour, etc) with us. You can check all the tours – tours in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Veliky NovgorodGolden Ring and Trans Siberian tour packages on our website. If you have any questions or just need some more information, please, do not hesitate to contact us anytime!

So after you decided with the dates and tour or tours for your Russia travel adventure and got an invitation for Russian tourist visa from our company, what should you do next? After that you should visit an official webpage of Russian Embassy in your country to find out what other documents you need to get Russian visa if you travel to Russia with tourist purposes. Generally, there are not many documents required for Russian tourist visa – an application for Russian tourist visa filled on the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (printed one), passport valid for at least 6 months after your return from your Russia travel trip, one or two passport size photos, medical insurance and consular fee. Please, note that it’s not possible to obtain Russian tourist visa on the territory of Russian Federation, you should apply for it before you travel to Russia!

Standard processing time for Russian tourist visa – 7-10 calendar days so, please, start to arrange your Russian visa at least two or three weeks in prior to your Russia travel! In case you don’t have time, please check what is the price for urgent Russian tourist visa processing, normally it takes 1-3 business days to issue Russian tourist visa for urgent consular fee rate. Once you get your Russian visa, please check if all data is correct at the Consulate/Embassy/Russian visa center and if something is wrong, contact the employees of this consular establishment immediately to correct the data of your Russian visa!

After all the arrangements are made and you are ready to travel to Russia, please don’t forget to take copies of your passport and your valid Russian visa. In case you lose the documents, it will be easier to reissue new ones. After you arrive in Russia, please, don’t forget to fill in migration card that will be given to you on board of your plane or at the customs and keep it until your departure from Russia.
We hope that our Russian travel guide of how to get Russian visa helped you but if you still have some questions, please, contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions! Have a great Russia travel adventure!

Dear tourists, “Show me Russia” Travel Agency would like to inform you that we provide visa-free cruise excursions for cruise ship passengers. So what does this mean?

If you are travelling around Baltics on board of a cruise ship and if you are staying in Saint-Petersburg marine port for two or three days – then it will be easier for you to book an all-inclusive tour package and enjoy all the sights of this marvellous city. Don’t worry about visas, invitations, tickets and passport control – the only thing you will need to do before leaving the cruise ship in Saint-Petersburg is to print and show your tour tickets at the customs. We provide a huge variety of interesting St Petersburg cruise tours, which cover the main landmarks, so you will definitely enjoy them all just in two or three days. Besides, you will surely save time and skip all the lines (to the most popular museums of Saint-Petersburg) if you book your cruise excursions with us.

You can also book online special St Petersburg tours according to your preferences – we will show you main Churches, Parks, Museums or the true Local life of Russians. All our St Petersburg guided tours and cruise excursions are organized with a great care for you: we have very professional local guides and skilled drivers with comfortable Mercedes cars and mini vans. We are aware that some cruise ships come to Saint-Petersburg at 7 AM, 8 AM or 9 AM so we are ready to start your tour early in the morning on the day of your arrival. The entrance tickets and lunches at traditional local restaurants are also included in the price of St Petersburg tours for cruise ship passengers.

Once you pay for the tour, you don’t need to pay extra money. You can enjoy a special evening activity with your family or friends – we would be glad to help you to book the best seats for a ballet performance or a folklore show, as well as to organize a romantic dinner on a roof top restaurant in Saint-Petersburg. You may also choose a unique option – to have a vodka tasting tour in the vodka museum. Even if you have already been several times to Saint-Petersburg and if you have already explored the highlights of this city with other cruise excursions, our Show me Russia team would be glad to offer you special customized shore excursions. In comparison with the tours of other tour companies in Russia, we can guarantee you best prices and group discounts. In addition, if you book two or more tours with us, we will provide you another discount with a great pleasure.
Start planning your travel and tours to Russia today and don’t defer your visit to Russia!

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“Show me Russia” Travel Agency provides a huge variety of St Petersburg Day Tours for all tourists who are coming to Saint-Petersburg by trains, by planes or by cruise ships. You can book with us not only standard St Petersburg Day tours, walking tour St Petersburg or Moscow, but extraordinary and unique luxury tours Russia like the one to Shuvalovka Village. There, in the typical Russian wooden village, you can learn how to cook traditional Russian meals, how to play traditional Russian musical instruments and sing Russian songs, you can create and paint your own matryoshka doll or learn different handicraft: blacksmith’s, pottery and many others. As it is situated in the countryside of Saint-Petersburg, we provide private transportation to the Shuvalovka Village and back, the price of the private vehicle is included in the price of the tour. We also provide guided services with English, French, Spanish, German – speaking guides.

Another exclusive luxury tour which we offer for tourists travelling to Saint-Petersburg is the tour to Faberge egg museum and State Hermitage museum. In the private Faberge egg museum you will discover Faberge Egg Collection with 9 Imperial Easter Eggs decorated by Carl Faberge for the last Russian Tsars and their wives. You will as well find there a huge collection of Russian silverware, all kinds of jewelry, icon frames, guilloché enamels, stone carvings, 19th century Russian porcelain sets and other works of applied art made by Faberge company and contemporaries of Carl Faberge such as Pavel Ovchinnikov, Pavel Sazikov and Fyodor Rückert. In the State Hermitage museum you will visit 2 special rooms or treasuries – Golden Room and Dimond Room. Inside these rooms we have an exhibition of  Royal Treasures and Diplomatic Gifts from the private collection of Catherine the Great and the biggest collection of ancient Scythian gold which belonged to Peter the Great. As there are only 9 excursians per day in each treasury, we recommend you booking the tour beforehand so we could arrange the best entrance tickets. For more information about the tour to Faberge Egg Museum and Hermitage Treasuries, please, contact us.

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If you travel to St Petersburg Russia in Summer, especially during the “White Nights” period (from 22 of May till 22 of June), then it’s a “must-do” to enjoy St Petersburg Nightlife! It is a special romantic tour to well-loved Saint-Petersburg bars and a marvellous boat trip St Petersburg. You will take pleasure in observing the world-famous drawbridges, picturesque canals, and a delightful sunset at midnight! Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the night in the breath-taking Venice of the North!

We would as well suggest you exploring unequalled Russian Art Museum. It is not as crowded as the State Hermitage Museum, but it is even more interesting for those who would like to explore Russian Art. Inside you will find nearly 400, 000 pieces of art including ancient Russian icons painted in 10-13th centuries and works of Russian artists who were popular during Soviet Union. If you have questions bout this tour of other St Petersburg excursions, please, contact us, and we will provide you more detailed information.

Those tourists who are searching for the best and the cheapest Moscow Day Tours will find this blog post very useful. On our website you can find TOP Guided Tours Moscow to the most popular landmarks of the Russian Capital. But if you have other plans for Moscow and the only thing you need in Moscow is a good local friend, an interpreter or just a Moscow Tour guide, we would be glad to help you.

Our Moscow Tour guides speak different European languages – English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German, besides they can organize not only a standard tour of Kremlin, but also some unique tours for you, they can as well recommend you the best bars and restaurants, exclusive gift shops or supermarkets. As usual, Moscow tour guides charge 35$ per hour not including tickets and transportation.

In some museums and art galleries in Moscow (like Pushkin Museum), you can rent an audio-guide player at the ticket office. Instead of buying private Kremlin Guided Tour, you can explore the Kremlin and Red Square Moscow on your own with a guidebook, for example. These suggestions are effective for those who want to save money and travel budget on the whole.
According to the means of transport, we advise you to travel across Moscow by buses, by Uber or Gett taxi or by Moscow Metro (the fastest way). For instance, if you’d like to visit Novodevichy Convent on your own, without a private tour, you may travel to Sportivnaya Subway Station and then have a short 7min walk to the Novodevichy Monastery. It is officially opened at 9:00-17:00, but after 17:00 it doesn’t close its doors (as it is a practicing monastery), only the ticket office is closed, so after this time you can walk all around the territory of the Monastery for free (pretending to be a latecomer). Another piece of advice for you – have a walk around the Novodevichy Lake and Novodevichy Necropolis.

If you happen to be in Moscow in Summer, it will be a great adventure to see the capital of Russia from waters of the Moskva River. Don’t want to spend money on a luxury Radisson River Cruise Moscow? – Book tickets to a simple and small Moscow River Tour boat (runs at 10:00-21:30 from Tretyakov Bridge), they have English, Spanish and German audio-guides. So, as you can see, there are different ways of saving money exploring Moscow instead of buying private guided Moscow day tours, if you have more questions about museum tickets, tour guides or transportation – contact us – and we will be glad to help you!

Planning your future Russian Trip? We would be glad to help you with it! Our professional ShowmeRussia Team, consisting of highly-qualified and experienced tour guides, skilled tour-managers and reliable local drivers on Mercedes, Viano and Sprinter cars, are happy to welcome you in Russia. We would be pleased to Show you Russia as it is. We are online 24 hours a day to help you organize your remarkable tours of Russia. You can call us via WhatsApp and Viber or Skype any time. We can offer you a huge variety of St Petersburg tours, Moscow sightseeing, Novgorod, Russia Golden Ring as well as Tours along the Transsiberian and Trans Mongolian Railway. We can also arrange a special customized Russian trip for you with a great discount for big groups. Our office managers can provide you with visas, invitations and tour tickets to Russia along with hotel bookings and train or plane tickets. All our tours and tour guides are child friendly, gay friendly and adapted to disabled people. Moreover, we can offer you special tours to Zoo parks, Amusement parks, Zoological museums, Naval museums or Artillery museums (which are not on the list of all ShowmeRussia Tours) but which will be of great interest for children. For those tourists who are travelling to Russia by cruise ships we can arrange 1-day, 2-days and 3-days package tours and the cheapest shore excursions which include local tour guides, tour tickets, tickets to all museums and palaces shown in the itinerary, lunches in local restaurants and private transportation. For more information you can check a special detailed article about shore excursions in our travel blog.

If you would like to book your Russian trip but have some doubts or concerns, please, do not hesitate to contact us by email info@showmerussia.com. Our travel agency work 24/7 to make your stay in Russia pleasant and unforgetable.

2017-01-21