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    • translator

      Novokuznetsk Mar 13, 2015 at 2:04 AM

      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!
      Send me email if possible: jameswheel@163.com

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      Moscow and St. Petersburg

      Russia Mar 20, 2015 at 1:57 PM

      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?

      Thanks

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      Russia and Scandinavia

      Russia Mar 12, 2015 at 6:01 PM

      Friends

      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.

      2N Moscow,

      fast train to St Petersburg

      3N St. Petersburg,

      fast train to Helsinki

      Is this workable? What else / alternate could you suggest?

      Thanks in advance.

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      27-30 May St. Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Mar 15, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      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?

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      Russian Visa

      Russia Mar 25, 2015 at 4:17 AM

      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?

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    • cheap , comfortable and privacy-guaranteed train ride from Moscow to St Petersburg

      Moscow Mar 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      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

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    • Russia Trip - St Petersburg & Moscow

      Russia Mar 17, 2015 at 12:21 AM

      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

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    • a travel to Sortavala and to Suoyarvi

      by rtvln Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      How far away is Suoyarvi from Sortavala? Are there direct buslines available..how often to Suoyarvi? Can I reserve a leasing car for my travels in Sortavala as I am a Finn? No trails are driving to Suoyarvi? thanks a lot Ritva

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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      What to do

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 11, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Can anybody advise what there is to do in Sortavala ?
      I'm aware of boat trips to Valaam, but what else is there to do or see ????

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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      Travel to Valaam

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      Hi,
      can anybody tell me the price of the hydrofoil from Sortavala to Valaam ?
      How long is the journey and do i need to book it in advance ?
      Thanks Duncan

      9 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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      Tourist registration in Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      HI,
      I am visiting Sortavala in July this year and hopefully staying with a friend.
      On my visa application i must state where i am staying.
      Once in Sortavala where should i go to register my visit?
      If i stay at a hotel they normally do this for me so this is something i have not had to do before.
      Alternatively i could stay in a hotel for 1 or 2 nights and get registered and then stay with my friends ?

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Jun 2, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Hello,
      Can anybody advse if there is a bus or coach service from St.Petersburg to Sortavala. I have already checked out the train services and these run not so often, so info on bus or coach services would be very welcome :)

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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Kardrew Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 5:44 AM

      Hello

      I would be grateful if anyone can advise me.

      I wish to travel to the Sortovala area (my mother was evacuated from this region in 1940 & 1944 - Laskela & Harlu to Finland).

      I will be travelling from the UK (Manchester) & would like to see some other parts of Russia - maybe St Petersburg.

      What would be the best way to do this? Travel from Helsinki to St Petersberg to Sortovala?
      or from Estonia? or Russia (need to take cheap flight)
      Best method of transport? Train? Hire a car?
      Best way to find accommodfation?
      Best time of year to travel?
      How to keep it cheap?
      Things to see?
      How safe is it?
      Any advice on visas/ money?

      I would be grateful for any help as I have only just began to explore this idea & am finding it difficult to find information.
      Kind regards
      Kardrew


      6 Answers Sep 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM