We are 4 people that intend to travel through Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and into Russia (St Petersburg and onto Moscow). Could anyone advise me on the best way to obtain a Visa for Russia. There seems to be loads of sites on the net but its difficult to tell which are genuine. We are UK citizens. I think I will also require a visa for Belarus?
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
We are 9 of us(1 Sr. Citizen, 5 adults, 3 Children -- 11, 12, 14 year old) .
In Moscow 3 nights (22, 23, 24 May). Flight of 5 persons reaches at 13:45 at DME airport, and the other 4 at 21:55 at DME airport, on 22 May.
We Leave for St. Petersburg by flight 9.30am morning of 25 May from VKO
In St. Petersburg for 2 nights. Leave for Helsinki on 27th May early Morning Train.
Now I would be grateful if someone could guide us.
1. As to which area (or district) will be good for us to stay in both these cities?
2. How can we arrange Minivan for us 9, including for the 2 airport to hotel transfer in Moscow. Or will regular on the spot taxi/transfer from airport be better?
3. How can we tour the cities for 2 days each. We would prefer private minivan with English speaking driver cum guide? Any reliable site or personal suggestion?
4. How do we go to the Rail Stations in the early mornings (reach station by 6 am) of 25 May (Moscow) and 27 May (St Petersburg)?
5. How to get Visa invite if we book tickets online with option to pay at hotel?
I am planning 8 days trip to Russia. Currently my plan includes St. Petersburg and Moscow. How many days should I spare to each city? Is it a good idea to add some other places to visit? If so, where would you suggest?
I am open to all recommendations regarding what to do in each places.
Thanks in advance
We are 9 of us travelling to Russia and Scandinavia in May/June. Our visit to St Petersburg co-incides with the International Legal Forum conference.
Will this hamper our visit? Can the prices shoot up during this time?
Does anybody know, how can I find a translator in this city? I will be very appreciate if you can answer me. Thanks in advance!
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We are planning our vacation to Russia & Scandinavia, starting around 25th May. We are group of 9 people with 1 Senior Citizen, 6 Adults & 2 Children (aged 10 & 12).
1N Flight to Moscow from home.
fast train to St Petersburg
3N St. Petersburg,
fast train to Helsinki
Is this workable? What else / alternate could you suggest?
Thanks in advance.
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!
I'm thinking of stopping off somewhere between the above named cities to break up the journey a bit and also to see somewhere a bit outside the capital before spending several nights there. Can anyone recommend a good town or city that I should stop off in for 1 or 2 nights? At the moment, Tver looks ok, but is a few hours there enough as opposed to staying over for a night? If there is anywhere along that route that has an important Great Patriotic War location, then that would also be cool to see!....if anyone knows of some :)
Thanks in advance for your tips everyone! :)
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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!
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I will be with a female Russian friend.
Thanks in advance!
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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.
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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
My name is Yusuf and i'm 22 years old, i'm from Beirut Lebanon, i'm coming to russia on 24th of December this month, and i don't have that big money so my friends advised me to go to Magnitogorsk, Moscow is very expensive! and Magnitogorsk is not cheap but good for me, so i want advises and gaudiness to a good hotels and if there is someone i can share a room with, i'm looking for a new home so its a serious situation, i don't have much time left as i said i'm coming on 24th of December this month 2014 so please feel free to help me.
Thank You In Advance,
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