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!