i want to know how difficult would it be to travel round moscow & st petersburg in december & january. my (loose) plan is to stay a week at each place just to look around and soak up the culture and feeling of the cities and surrounding areas. Are there many festive things happening around this time ie like the europe xmas markets.
Are there flights from Moscow to Alabuga? Do the airlines conform to European standards? Is there a train I could take? Any help with this travel will be gratefully received!
Srilankan Airlines used to fly between these two cities non-stop.
I don't find these flights any more. At least in my favorite search websites.
Are there still direct flights?
If yes, which airlines offer them?
We have just travelled from Lithuania to Moscow via Minsk.
We had an early morning train to Minsk, spent all day there (great place) then caught a late overnight train to Moscow.
On the train to Minsk we went through passport control at Vilnius station then had passports checked and stamped on train at Belarus border, along with immigration card.
Went to sleep on night train (Minsk to Moscow) and woke up in Moscow. So no passport control from Belarus to Russia. Is this correct? We have no stamp on the visa/passport saying we entered Russia.
I will be flying from HCMC Vietnam to London Heathrow this month. Does anyone have info or opinions about Aeroflot business class please?
I have read that if a foreigner wants to go swimming in public baths they will need russian doctors certificate...
is this still the case in 2015?, also if i wanted to use pool in hotel or visit russian banya would they also want a certificate of health?
thanks for any help in this matter.
I will be traveling to Moscow July 10. Are there any clubs that play US rock n roll from the 50s and 60s?
I have found these places in Riga and Helsinki and they are very entertaining.
how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.
how to book small car with english speaking driver for 4 days.
I would like to ask those who have been to Moscow or those who have lived or who are currently living in Moscow (I am emphasizing these so I do not get a copy and paste answer from those who have not been to Moscow at all): Could you give me some hints where I could take great photos of Moscow´s landmarks? I will be there for only 3 nights and that is why I could really use some tips. Please do not give me tips like hire a professional photographer or some other tips that I could come up myself (sorry if I am being straightforward but I am really discouraging tips that will turn me off because I seldom ask for tips. thank you).
Will this work ok: We are staying at the Marriott Moscow Grand hotel on Tverskaya Street.
23 May Sat Day 01 : Moscow – Kremlin Grounds Tour (1½ Hrs.), Armoury Museum Tour (1 Hr.), Metro Tour (1 Hrs.)
Visit Kremlin fortress, which includes Tzar's Bell, Tzar's Cannon, Cathedral Square, Palace of Congresses and Armory Chamber of the Russian Tzar. Experience a small journey by metro train to see three marvelous railway stations of Moscow (including Revolution Square Metro). Christ the Savior Cathedral - One of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia.
Visit Bunker-42. (or some other place for actual gun shooting AK-47 etc)
Arbat Street & the Izmailovo flea market for shopping.
Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus (2 hrs).
Can most of this be done by foot from hotel? Or do we need a minibus/maxivan (sprinter etc.)? Or we take separate (local) taxis -- language issues? If needed, where do we hire?
24 May Sun Day 02 : Moscow –
City orientation tour consists of Red Square, photo stop at St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb from outside and Kremlin wall, Bolshoi Theater, GUM Department Store, Leo Tolstoy Street, Triumphal Arch, White House.
City Tour by private minibus with photo stops (3 Hrs.) (need to hire with English speaking driver/guide. Please advise)
· Red Square
- famous St Basil Cathedral, Lenin Mausoleum, G.U.M. store, Tickets to St Basil Cathedral, tickets to Diamond Fund,
· Kremlin walls, towers, panorama (no entrance)
· Bolshoi Theatre – world famous theatre for ballet and opera
· Alexander Garden
- memorial to soldiers of WWII and Change of guards
· Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
- largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Sparrow Hills – panoramic view of the city
· Arch of Triumph
- built to welcome back Russian soldiers from France
Evening at leisure.
We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).
Arrive in Moscow on 22-May. 5 of us arrive at hotel Marriott Moscow Grand at around 4 pm, the rest will arrive around 9 pm.
We are there for the next 2 days, 23 and 24 May.
What should we do? How do we hire a minibus / van with ENGLISH speaking guide or driver? Where all must one visit to get an essence of the city, its culture and history?
We would like to visit the AK-47 shooting range. Are the children allowed?
Can we combine Kremlin, Red Square, St Basil's on 23rd may? What else? Arbat?
The circus can be kept for the 24th evening. What else can we do on that day?
What can the 5 of us do near our hotel on 22nd evening, after checking in? (Marriott Moscow Grand, on Tverskaya Street)
How do all of us go to Vnukovo Airport on 25th morning 9.30 flight to St. Petersburg? Will the metro be a better option or a van?
I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.
Thanks in advance.
Hi...i want to know that given the current currency crisis in Russia, how has it effected the day to day prices in Moscow.
I am planning to travel with my wife and 12 year old son in June and would like to stay in a decent 3 star property and do the normal touristy things, have an un-rushed feel of the city, sit out cafe type lunch and some walk around sight seeing in the late afternoon / evening.
Then we plan to go to St. Petersburg by high speed train
How much should be budget per day in dollars per head? We so not plan to eat at fancy places or stay at fancy places but would like to visit the touristy cathedrals/spots, etc. So not a budget travel but not too expensive too
What kind of costs for such a normal holiday? Any insights will be appreciated.
long overnight stay on way to Croatia - sleeping lounge/rooms in the airport have very mixed reviews and no prices that I can find. There is a hotel right outside the terminal - no visa necessary - anyone have any suggestions or comments on safety?
I will be taking the Aero express to the train station and on the map the hotel appears to be over a mile from the station.
Normally a taxi would be the way to go but there are many warnings about taking a taxi from outside the station.
Hello friends ,
I'd appreciate your kind help.
I'll be travelling with a company of 20 family members and friends from Moscow To St Petersburg on August 05 . Most of my group are senior couples above 60 years of age . We're travelling on a strict budget , that's why we thought the overnight trains might be the cheapest option . However, we have real concerns that the night train ride might turn out too wearisome and exhausting for our old age to sustain , especially that our lively tourist program would start right after we arrive in St.Petersburg . We want to make sure that the train would allow us a good night's sleep and , no less important , keep our privacy ( i.e. a closed compartment with comfortable 2 bed for each couple ).
I'd appreciate your recommendation for a cheap , comfortable and privacy- guaranteed overnight train ride between the two capitals .
Thank you very much
hello. i would lie to find a friendly latino dance cafe with a friendly atmosphere and during a metro hours. :)
We're headed to Moscow at the end of April beginning of May. What are the places that are a MUST? First time going. We're so excited! Thanks!
After a long flight from California I could either have a car waiting for me or take Aeroexpress. Considering the amount of traffic in Moscow it would appear to be quicker to take the express then a taxi from Belorussky Rail station.
Hi all, possible using selfie stick in public area in Russia? Thanks.
I'll visit Moscow in a few days, I want to know where is Russia's Space Shuttle Buran is shown in Moscow now?
Located in VDNKh? Gorky Park? dismantling and destroyed?
Thank you so much for your help.
I would like to fly to Moscow to see the Victory day parade 2015 and want to know as followings:
1. I would like to sure it take place on 9 may in Moscow/not in St Petersburg?
2. Possbile stand at Tverskaya street sidewalks; to see/photo shooting is allowed? I knew we are not VIP to entry the red sq.
3. To get a room overlooking Tverskaya at Ritz or National is a good ideas? (It May be closed off to pedestrians and empty the buildings and Hotel room for safety!)
4. Any online offical informations about this Parade route for public?
What is the best way to do this? Please advice me(by your experience of seeing the prev. Moscow Parade) Great Thanks!
Has anyone applied for a visa since the new rule regarding fingerprints being taken and having to go to the visa application centre, how does it work?
I'm going to stay at CHILLAX-hostel ( chillaxhostel.com ) in Moscow from 31-DEC-14 until 11-JAN-15.
Anyone interested in meeting & exploring the city together?
I'm a solo travelling male, happily married, 41yrs young, a stereotypical serious german engineer. ;-)
I speak German, English and a bit of Russian. This will be my 4th trip to Russia, but my 1st to Moscow.
See You - maybe?
whats close hotel from sheremetyevo airport?
I am having an aeroflot flight and my ticket is showing: (Delhi over Moscow to Düsseldorf) In accordance with Aeroflot rules, free baggage allowance on your route is 2PC=23kg+23kg+10kg (hand luggage) (piece concept) The weight of the piece must not exceed 23 kilograms. The size of the piece must not exceed 158centimeters in 3 measurements. You can also take 1 piece of carry-on bag in cabin. Carry on weight must not exceed 10 kilograms and its size must not exceed 115 centimeters in 3 dimensions (55×40×20). I am flying first time aeroflot as allowance of luggage is 2 pieces plus hand luggage. Now I have the doubt how you weight, both together = 46kg or single separately? Do they allow any tolerance? Many thanks in advance
I will have a stop-over in Moscow Friday December 19th on my way to Vietnam and I will have four or five hours in central Moscow to do some sightseeing (from 11 or 12 a.m. till 4 p.m.). Transit visa has been fixed and I know how and when to get to and from the airport.
I am mostly into architecture and my plan is to see the exterior of St Basil´s Cathedral and State House Museum. I will browse quickly at the interior of GUM and in Kreml I will go directly to the Cathedral Sq to admire the exterior of the churches and the Bell Tower. I will not enter the Bell Tower neither the Armoury.
1. I am really into architecture as well as photography, and would like to see some of the churched from inside as well. Should I choose St Bail or any of the ones at Cathedral Sq; which are the more beautiful ones? What are the lines like to get inside? I have read that photography is not permitted inside the churches on Cathedral Sq; what about inside St Basil´s?
2. Anything else I should not miss while being in the Kremlin/Red Sq area?
3. Do I need to change money so I have some rubles, or can I pay entrance fees and my lunch etc with Visa? What about the airport express train and the metro?
4. Does anyone have a restaurant in the area to recommend? I do not want to waste time searching for a restaurant. European food is preferred, but not necessarily. Should I eat inside GUM while I am there to save time? If so; which restaurant?
Thanks from Lena
i got Russian visa from 18th november to first of december but i arrived to moscow on 22nd of november......I need to extain my tourist visa,how can i extain my tourist visa?how long can i extain my visa" maximum?" please give me information!
Any good hotels to check out in Moscow on a budget for 2 persons?
MY HUSBAND, son 19, myself surprise birthday for our daughter she will be 21. we are in Moscow Friday - Sunday this week. What must we not miss, What is top priority.