Russia is to visit one of the most sought after destinations. However, a trip to Russia would be so costly that many think they can not afford. It can be very expensive if you do not plan your trip to Russia proper. There are some things you should consider.
First, before you even land in Russia, you need to get a Russian visa. A tourist visa for Russia costs about $ 200. There are plenty of companies that visa processing services online. Just make sure that when you buy a Russian visa, the price visa invitation, visa itself and arrival record registration.
Second, you must consider the best time to fly to Russia. In general, prices vary on flights to Russia from $ 550 to $ 1,250, depending on the season.
Third, you should book your hotel in advance. Not hope to just get in a Moscow hotel and say you need a room. You could be in for a big surprise. Hotels in Moscow are so overbooked that you may have to pay for a suite that will run $ 500 per night! You can get a nice 3 or 4 star hotel to book in advance for $ 150 or dollars. There are plenty of institutions offering this service, but I would recommend using the same which is getting your visa. It will make things easier for you.
Fourth, and very importantly, arrange your transport to the airport for your departure, unless you’re willing to pay $ 200 or so for a journey of 20 minutes from the Moscow airport to your hotel. When you book your taxi in advance, you get a fixed fee to pay about $ 50. Ask your travel agent to arrange this for you.
A final opinion, one of the best ways to see Russia on a cruise ship going from Moscow to St. Petersburg. You will spend half the cruise exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg, while living on a cruise ship, and you get to see the ancient cities in between. One day on a cruise ship will cost you about $ 150 (accommodation, visa, meals, transfers and guides included). This is really a good deal compared to staying on the land as you pay at least as much for hotel. However, most people on a cruise will be over the age of 50, so if you’re looking to party, go with your friends.