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We at Go Russia strongly believe that now it is perfect time for your Russian visit. Do not miss this unique opportunity, Save on your everyday spending while in Russia and pay a fraction of the usual cost for usual travel spending.


The recent devaluation of the rouble (caused mainly by fall in oil prices) makes Russia more affordable option for foreign travellers. In fact, it’s no exaggeration to say, that the country is fast becoming a hot new destination for deal seekers. Now is an optimum time for you to book a tour to Russia. There have never been better prices for a Russian visit.

Average decline in rouble rate from 2015 to 2014 is about 50% which means you will be spending much less pounds now as you would have required back in 2014. For example, a decent dinner would cost only £15 (instead of £25), and a metro ride is just 50p. You can even do some shopping in Russia where all major brands are present now. Or for culture vultures – you can get top seats to the famous Bolshoi or Mariinsky ballet for just £50, instead of £100. This really is the best time to go!

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See below for some examples and decide yourself!

Roubles Price in GBP
2015 2014
Ballet ticket 5,000 £53.00 £83.00
Circus ticket 1,500 £16.00 £25.00
Museum ticket 350 £4.00 £6.00
Metro Moscow 50 £0.53 £0.83
Metro St. Petersburg 31 £0.33 £0.52
Taxi ride in Moscow 1,000 £11.00 £17.00
Espresso 100 £1.05 £1.67
Teapot 200 £2.00 £3.00
Dinner (3 course) 1,500 £16.00 £25.00
Lunch 600 £6.00 £10.00
Pint of beer 200 £2.00 £3.00

Prices above are based on average exchange rates and are given as an example only. Actual prices can vary depending on the place where you buy / order your products in Russia.

So just an example if a couple goes to Russia for a week holiday (8 days / 7 nights), they will be saving only on lunches and dinners about £250 in total including drinks. A visit to Bolshoi in Moscow or Mariinsky in St. Petersburg would add additional £80. Order some optional tours – a visit to the Catherine Palace or a Cold War Bunker and save another £100. You will also be getting huge saving when buying souvenirs and making other personal spending. So your savings can easily be in excess of £500 for a couple.


Russia is a very safe country and people welcome foreign tourists. There are no stricter visa rules and we provide full assistance with the Russian visa. Read more about our assistance with the visas. There is no political turmoil in the country, no protests on the streets, no any military actions of any kind. When travelling with us you will also be accompanied by a guide. You just need to have common sense like in any other big city like London or New York. We provide a 24-hour emergency support and our operators will be able to assist you in any unforeseen circumstances. There is no advice from the FCO in the UK against travel to major tourist destination – https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia.

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In high season the prices in St. Petersburg’s hotels are 1.5 times higher on average than in European hotels. Despite the opening of new hotels, there is still a lack of guest rooms that pushes the price up.

According to Committee for Investments and Strategic Projects of St. Petersburg currently there are more than 600 hotels with overall capacity of about 26,000 rooms.

Earlier this year, St. Petersburg’s hotels were 30-40% full, but as the high season with its “white nights” approached the hotels became full up to 80%. A demand has led to a higher price. As a result, the prices this year were 15-20% higher than in 2009. The average price for three-star hotels is $150 per night, for four-star hotels is $310, and for five-star hotels is about $767. These prices are on average 1,5 times above the European.

In the first half of 2010 several new hotels have been opened in St. Petersburg. Rezidor Hotel Group opened a four-star hotel with 270 rooms under Park Inn name on Nevsky Prospect, Marriott opened a four-star Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West / Pushkin Hotel on Griboedov canal. Also a four-star hotel New Peterhof has been opened with capacity of 150 rooms, and a three-star hotel Red Stars with 54 rooms will start to work in the nearest future. Also by the end of this year an international operator Fairmont Raffles Hotels International will open Swissotel hotel with 120 rooms.

We advise all travellers to Russia to book package deals where you can save not only on hotel accommodation but also get fantastic rates for guided excursions and other travel-related services.

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