My wife and I wish to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg in August.
We are travelling to Moscow on the Tolstoy Express from Helsinki and wondered if we should use the train again and if so which one of the two choices, Express or Overnight or, to make a change, to fly.
I am retired Senior trying to travel first time in Russia. I am not sure if buses are available from Velkey Novgorod to Sergi Posad, and to other cities in Golden Ring.I also want to know how to arrange for TransSiberian ticket from Yekateribury to Irkutsk.
Moscow (July 11,12,13,14) wants to travel by Double Decker fast train to St.Petersburg.
St.Petersburg (July 14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21) .....prefer Bus to Veilky Novogorod
Veilky Novogorod ( 22,23,24,25)..................prefer by bus to Sergiy Posad
Sergiy Posad (July26,27,28) ......................prefer by bus to Yaraslov
Yaraslov (July 28,29.30)...............................prefer bus to Kostroma
Kostroms (July30,31 Aug 1)..........................prefer bus to Suzdal
Suzdal (Aug1,2,3).........................................prefer by bus to Vladmir
Vladmir(Aug 3,4,5).......................................prefer by bus to Kazan
Kazan(Aug 6,7,8).........................................prefer bus to Yekaterinberg
Yekaterinberg(Aug.10,11,12,13)...................prefer Trans-Siberian train to Irktusk.
I hope you can tell me if 1.buses are available where needed and if I can wait for Siberian train when I arrive there.
Thank you .
Hello. We plan with the guys (five of us), in early July to fly to Moscow on 8 days.
All day we have something to activities in the evening to do nothing.
Tell me, where can have fun in the evening in Moscow. I'd like to see Moscow at night.
I will get to the airport of Lisbon ace 11.30h!
What is the best and most secure way to reach the hotel from the airport Moscovo- Demododvo?
And how much?
I'll be five days, it is possible to visit also St. Petersburg?
Hello. We plan with the guys (five of us), in early July to fly to Moscow on 8 days. All day we have something to activities in the evening to do nothing. Tell me, where can have fun in the evening in Moscow. I'd like to see Moscow at night.
I am planning to travel by above express train for the first time from and thereafter visit a few countries before returning. I hope to stay at each place for a few days and take side trips.I am senior from USA. I like to have your input regarding visas and if return tickets are needed not knowing when & where I shall be returning from.
I want to thank you in advance for any input you have.
I'll be traveling from Los angeles to zurich via moscow (svo) my connecting flight is 3h55m and i need to transfer from terminal D to F and my return flight i stop over in moscow for 10 hours do i need a transit visa just to transfer from terminal D to F ?
I'm interested in traveling to Russia but have read you must be part of a tour. I have looked into tours and they are all really expensive. Is it true you have to be part of a tour to get into Russia and if so, where do you find cheap tours... just to get in?
We recently traveled from our hometown Gouda in The Netherlands by train to Moscow, and from there by Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian to Beijing. For our route to Moscow we would like to know the distance traveled. Our route has been: Gouda - Utrecht (NL) - Oberhausen (GER) - EuroNight train "Jan Kiepura" to Warsaw - Minsk - Moscow-Belorusskaya. We would appreciate if anyone could inform us about the distances traveled (or at least part of it). The distance from Moscow via Ulaanbaatar to Beijing is known to us thanks to the "Trans-Siberian Handbook". Thanks in advance!
Is it Open on Sundays?
I am a little confused as to how to best utilize my time in the Red Square Kremlin area. I gather the must see places there are
1. St. Basil Church
2. Lenin mausoleum
3. Kremlin Armoury
4. Diamond Fund
5. Bell Tower
6. Alexandria Garden
7. State Historical Museum
Can all be covered in one day?. Any suggestions since it appears to be a pretty large area. Also tips on purchase of entry tickets.It shall be a weekend.
Which currency is best to carry in Russia?
Please mention areas where credit or debit cards may not be accepted. Also which is best place to exchange money?
I understand that most of the signs on Moscow Metro are in Russian. What is the best way to go around for a person who speaks and understand only English?
Hi everybody! I and my sister are going to Moscow next month. Please, advise where to go and what to do in Moscow in September?
Thanks in advance.
I will be taking a river cruise in September 2015 and I would like to buy a fur coat. I am interested in a full or 3/4 length karakul or Persian lamb. Tailoring is important to me as well as quality fur. Do you recommend a reliable merchant and what should I be willing to pay?
I'm going to Moscow for the first time next year in February and need some cold weather, walking on icy streets, snow boots. I'm unsure whether I should buy boots there or try and get something here at home. I live in Australia and there isn't much need for these type of boots, so the selection isn't great. Does anyone have any suggestions where would be the best place to buy them. This is the first leg of my trip so don't want to blow the budget at the start.
I am visiting Moscow at the end of August, and am interested in attending a football match while there. CSKA are at home to Anzhi on the Saturday night I am there; and Lokomotiv are at home to Krasnodar on the Sunday lunchtime. Russian football gets a lot of negative publicity here in the UK due to crowd trouble and racism - is it safe for foreign tourists to visit these matches? Which would be better? And which section of the stadium would be best/safest?
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.