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    • moscow to samara by road

      Samara Apr 9, 2015 at 6:04 AM

      We would like to travel in our motor home from Moscow to Samara .
      how much time should we allocate to this road tour?
      we will be going on to Kurgan then into Kazakhstan to Astana.
      Hence knowledge about road conditions, time needed, facilities available en route would be greatly welcome .traveling during Aug 2015.Thank you in advance

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    • Place to hike?

      Vladivostok Apr 24, 2015 at 7:09 AM

      I am gonna visit Vladivostok at the end of May. I just wonder any good place to hike for 2-3 hours in Vladivostok? Is it safe to hike alone?

      Thanks.

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    • airport safety

      Moscow Apr 11, 2015 at 2:33 PM

      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?

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    • Helicopter tour over Saint Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Apr 10, 2015 at 11:43 AM

      Hello everyone!

      Is anyone of you interested in sharing the costs of a helicopter tour? Me and my boyfriend are going to Petersburg next week and I want to surprise him with a helicopter tour. Unfortunately, the tour is too expensive for me and I can't afford the costs all on my own (; We would fly with a 3-person helicopter, the price is always the same: 23.500 rubles (I already got an discount of 2500 rubels). That means that if I would find one more who would like to take the tour with us, the price would be about 7.840 rubles. I would really, really love to take the heli-tour, because I think it's a lifetime experience. And what's more: the ruble is currently down - that means that this tour probably will never be that "cheap" again (;

      Many thanks in advance Judith

       

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    • Bar for live football

      Saint Petersburg Apr 10, 2015 at 5:38 AM

      Hello everyone, I will be sunday afternoon in SPB and I am looking for a bar with a screen to watch live football
      The match I am looking for is Premier League in Belgium, so i guess it needs to be a large place with different screens and satellite TV
      any suggestions ??

      Thank you !

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    • MTB and weekend bike tour

      Vladivostok Apr 25, 2015 at 6:05 AM

      According to wiki travel (wikitravel.org/en/Vladivosto...), people love to bike to the islands on the weekend. I just wonder where I can find the bike rental in the downtown or in the islands?

      (By the way, what does the MTB stand for?)

      Thanks.

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      Less than 2 days in St Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Apr 29, 2015 at 8:54 PM

      We are 9 of a family, including 1 Sr. Citizen 74 years, and 4 children (11, 12, 14, 18 year old).

      We arrive at St Petersburg airport at about 11 am, from Moscow. Our hotel is Renaissance Baltic at Pochtamtskaya Str. 4. We leave for Helsinki by the 6.40 am Allegro Train on 27th May morning.

      We would like to see the Pushkin -- Catherine's Palace (i think on 25th itself, as I believe it is closed on Tuesday the 26th). How do we go about this? Do we go directly from airport bu private van/minibus? How do we arrange van with English speaking driver or guide?

      What else can we do on this day?

      We would like to visit the Hermitage and Winter Palace, The riverfront and the opening of the bridges etc.?

      How do we capture the essence in the short time that we have? What all can we do and see? Any activities??

      How do we reach the train so early in the morning of 27th May, from hotel??

      I know that these are a lot of questions, but please do help.

      Thanks in advance.

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      2 full days in Moscow

      Moscow Apr 29, 2015 at 8:29 PM

      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.

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      Best Local Food Spots - Moscow & St. Petersburg

      Russia Apr 12, 2015 at 10:15 AM

      Heading to Russia in a Month, spending half the time in Moscow and the other in St. Petersburg. Looking for recommendations for favorite "local restaurants" as to not get stuck in the tourist trap. Not intimidated travelers by any means so any options are great options! thanks!

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    • Transportation from Belorusskey train station to Marriott Grand Hotel at 26/1 Tverskaya St.

      Moscow Apr 8, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      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.

      Thank you

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    • family vacation in moscow

      Moscow Apr 26, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      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.

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      Russian visa

      Russia Apr 5, 2015 at 2:13 AM

      Hello VT members. We are planning to visit Moscow & St Petersburg in May/June 2015. We are planning to stay in studios via airbnb as we will stay 6 days in each city. However, the studio owners could not be able to supply us the invitation letter for visa application. Does anyone knows how we can get such invitation letter? Thanks in advance for all the help you can offer.

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    • Internal Flights for UK Passport Holders

      Russia Apr 14, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      Hi there.

      Are there any special conditions for UK Passport holders with a valid Russian visa taking internal flights. Mainly I'm concerned about how long before the flight I would need to arrive at the airport for check in.

      Many Thanks

      Paul

       

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    Popular Murmanskaya Oblast' Travel Answer Locations

    • HI EVERYONE

      Nikel' Dec 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      HOW MUSH COST TO GO FROM MOSCU TO NIKEL?

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2013 at 5:27 PM
    • Is this Travel agency for reel or is it a fake???

      Kandalaksha Oct 22, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      Is there an travel agency in Kandalaksha called "Time to Relax"??and if,what's the address???

      4 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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      Murmansk to Saint Petersburg May 2014

      Murmansk Aug 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM

      I am hoping to find suitable tours for Northern Russia.

      I arrive in Kirkenes Norway on 5th May 2014 and wish to be in Saint Petersburg by 16th May 2014. I understand that I will need to travel from Kirkenes to Murmansk by bus.

      I am seeking any information regarding tours in the region of Russia from Murmansk to Saint Petersburg preferably by train
      I am seeking assistance with not only stopovers and sites to see, but also the support of English-speaking guides in the recommended locations, purchase of tickets and (budget) accommodation. I will be travelling alone.
      I welcome any suggestions you might make.
      Regards
      Mark

      8 Answers Sep 2, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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      Daytrip from Kirkenes ?

      Murmansk Jul 30, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Is there possible visit Murmansk from Kirkenes. I come on Hurtigruten and stop in Kirkenes for 2 days.
      Daytrip to Murmansk, what do you think ?

      6 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM
    • What tour to take while in Murmansk for 1 day?

      Murmansk Apr 6, 2011 at 6:57 AM

      We arrive on Sunday, June 19th.
      Since we will only have a group Visa, we must take one of the 5 ship tours, or sign up for an individual guided tour which will be very expensive I'm afraid. (They are not posted yet.)
      My husband is interested in the nuclear ice-breaker and ship museum.
      But I'm afraid we will not see much else.
      If we take that tour, will we get to at least drive through the city, or is the museum and ice-breaker near where the cruise ship docks?
      I'd like to do a little shopping too - would anything be open on Sunday?
      Thoughts please!

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM
    • Automatic Teller Machines in Nikel

      Nikel' Jun 13, 2010 at 8:18 PM

      Are there ATM's available in Nikel where I can use my Cirrus card to withdraw roubles?

      Can I change NOK to Roubles in Kirkenes before leaving there to go to Nikel?

      1 Answer Jun 15, 2010 at 5:07 AM
    • Train to Murmansk

      Nikel' Mar 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM

      Is the train to Murmansk still operating? Will it be operating mid June 2010. Are we likely to see any snow still on the ground here in mid June?

      2 Answers Mar 26, 2010 at 6:53 AM
    • Day Trip in Murmansk -Arriving by Cruise Ship

      Murmansk Apr 21, 2009 at 7:11 AM

      Hi,
      Will be stopping in Murmansk this summer on a cruise ship, and want to see a little of the city. Since I work on the ship, I am not certain I will get a tour so I need to plan an independent one. Can anyone tell me how easy difficult it will be to get around from the ship terminal; I realize I will have to get a visa but I am wondering if there are local (English speaking) tour operators who can provide a day tour with a blanket visa and what I might be able to see either with them or on my own.
      Many thanks.
      JT

      5 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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      Murmansk to St Petersburg??

      Murmansk Mar 1, 2009 at 3:28 PM

      Hello.
      Can anyone tell me how long it takes to drive from Murmansk to St Petersburg
      and how many kilometer it is??

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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      To and from

      Murmansk Jan 13, 2008 at 12:03 PM

      Hi. Me and a friend are planning on taking the Trans-siberian express ending in Moscow this winter. From there we hope to go to Murmansk. From there to Finland before flying home. Does anybody know the best/easiest way to get to Murmansk from Moscow and the best/easiest from Murmansk to Finland. Both journeys will be in December.

      Also if anyone has any ideas how to get from northern Finland to the U.K. cheaply and easily this will be VERY helpful!

      Thanks for your help!

      13 Answers Jan 24, 2008 at 12:21 AM
    • Northern lights/Aurora Borealis????

      Murmansk Jan 23, 2007 at 6:04 AM

      Want to go see the Northern Lights.We live in St. Petersburg. Is Murmansk the best place? Has this mild weather affected them? Can you see them most every night.Will February be a good month to see them?Any suggestions welcome.Thanks TB

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      Barents Sea in Murmansk

      Murmansk Jan 20, 2007 at 11:37 AM

      Hello,
      I am planning to go to Murmansk on June 2007. I want to see those light days. I know russian language. I would like to put some questions:
      1.How many days do I have to have to see all good things in the city?
      2.Is it possible to get to Kemi from Murmansk and the to Solovki?
      3. Is there a posibility in Murmansk area to get to the open Barents Sea coast? Are there any beaches in the region?
      4. Is it safe for foreigner in Murmansk?
      Thanks

      1 Answer Jan 23, 2007 at 12:51 PM
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      Murmansk to Ivalo?

      Murmansk Nov 6, 2005 at 6:36 AM

      Does anyone have any recommendations about how to get from Murmansk to Ivalo - I am wondering about including both locations on my holidays next summer. Thanks in advance! Mike

      2 Answers Feb 18, 2007 at 5:14 PM
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      Planning road trip, part III

      Murmanskaya Oblast' Mar 12, 2004 at 4:28 AM

      Actually the same questions...: How is the road from Kem to Murmansk? Are there some places I should not miss on the way? Is it easy to camp in this region (actually sleeping in a small lorry)? Maybe a stupid question, but are there any camp sites? Is it allowed to camp in the countryside? Any danger concerning bears? Mosquitoes? Thanks! Fran├žois

    • Murmansk

      Murmansk Oct 1, 2003 at 8:49 PM

      Hi, Any info. on Murmansk as a place to visit for 4/5 days in the month of either May or June? I`m thinking of visiting there next year and would like to know if its worth the stop.I can only select a maximum of 6 cities on my Visa, so i want to check out each one before hand. Is Murmansk safe for lone backpackers? Would it be too cold to do outdoor exploring in late April/Early May? Any info.or strange tales appreciated. Thanks.

      13 Answers Sep 15, 2006 at 12:34 PM