Go Russia Travel Company
Go Russia Travel Company
4.5
City ToursMulti-day ToursCultural ToursSightseeing ToursDay Trips
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Go Russia is a leading tour operator for inbound travel in Russia. We offer a variety of day tours in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major Russian cities ranging from cultural sightseeing to special interest activities (history, military, space exploration). All day tours are run by professional licensed guides in English, German, French, Spanish (other languages upon request), and can be arranged on any day subject to museum opening. There are also set schedules for every week. Go Russia also offers Russian river cruises, trips along the Trans-Siberian railway, visa free holidays, as well as adventure tours all over Russia. We can also assist with visa, transfers and accommodation.
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DollyBirdScotland
Scotland458 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We've just arrived home from our Highlights of the Trans-Siberian journey having loved our trip to Irkutsk, we were sorry it ended. The Highlights of the Trans-Siberian is a great option if you really want to spend as much time as possible seeing the Russian leg of the train journey and are on a budget as we got to see Kazan which is a must see. We enjoyed it so much we want to do it all over again! We opted to go first class [on account of all the luggage] but all classes of ticket were high quality, decent meals - the Kazan leg was like the Orient Express in terms of comfort and service - and being real working/commuter trains you see life in the Urals and Siberia for ordinary people on the go. The company organised everything from our flights to a stop over and tour in Istanbul whilst in transit to extra time in St Petersburg at the end of the trip in an excellent city centre hotel. We loved the independence of the itinerary which really suited our plans. If we were to do it again we would make extra time on the journey as there was so much to see and do a return visit is needed and the restaurant and bar scene in the provinces really is taking on Moscow in terms of quality and offering. The guides were all excellent, we learned a lot and met lots of people on the journey. Only sorry it's all over.
Written 13 October 2023
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Melisa C
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Solo
Excellent trip, all my questions were answered, same as all my situations. I needed to change money, and buy a SIM card and it was all solved. Both my guides were more than professional Masha in Moscow and Milena in St. Petersburg. They also helped me buying the tickets of Bolshoi and Mariinsky (which was almost impossible for me) and excellent explanations of the Churches,Museums, Galleries and Palaces. Such a beautiful trip.
Written 24 July 2023
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Dear melisac667, We're happy to hear that you had an excellent trip and that our team could assist you with all your needs and questions. Masha and Milena are indeed exceptional guides, and it's fantastic to know they enhanced your experience. It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring the cultural gems of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Thank you for having choose us, and we hope to welcome you back for more beautiful adventures in the future! Regards, Co Russia Customer Servcies
Written 22 September 2023
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Gordon B
3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
A journey by a beat up taxi from Dagestan on to Chechyna was eye opening. Grozny, the capital city, has been built up impressively after the two wars with Russia that devastated the city at the end of the 20th century and the early 2000's. It is an impressive, almost finished project of city planning and reconstruction. My paper work cleared on my 30 day tourist visa I lodged in a hotel/sports complex that needed a bit of TCL. Only one person in the whole complex was fluent in English. The Chechen men are full of fun and mischief and teased me a little in good humour. The Chechen women were very much behind the scenes and I thought they might be the real power behind this unique society which is closely divided into clans, called teips and the people are 95% Sunni Muslim. The countryside was very neat and tidy, green with rolling hills with an open highway into the small sister republic of Ingushetia,

The food in Grozny was excellent and after some photo taking and a visit to the grand mosque and the Russian Orthodox church, I was driven on to my next stop in Ossetia having failed to arouse any enthusiasm for a new IB school which I proposed for the area. There is not one IB school in the whole of the North Caucasus and latterly some years before retirement I specialised in the Diploma Program, which is, in my experience, an excellent, pre-university program for capable teens.

The drive to Vladikavkaz, the capital of Ossetia was fast and furious with much lane jumping on the highway and Hussain, the driver, taking corners at speed while thumping out Chechen folk music on his car speakers. I noticed a few discouraging glances from the locals when we reached Ossetia, as they regard the Chechens as wild highlanders, fond of fighting with a fierce independence of spirit and they were sometimes in conflict over land tenure in the recent past. Hussain on goodbye, refused to take my taxi fare cost except for the fuel. Now that was generosity-and I gave him a Camel CD called the Snowgoose as a gift. I had bought a few as they were on sale in HMV and it's a great album that never dates despite its age.

My hotel stay in Vladikavkaz was scheduled for three days but I extended it by two more when on the last evening I hosted a workshop on the three IB programs-the PYP, the primary, the MYP the middle years and the popular DP, the Diploma Program. Before the scheduled presentation I had managed to visit some language schools and had made contact with a private school. However, a potential financial backer withdrew his support and only two teachers showed up. I was very disappointed but was told the next morning that in the present political difficulties no new private school with outside input would be sponsored in Russia and to - "Come back in two years!

Vladikavkaz as a city does have a rustic charm mixed in with many dilapidated Soviet style industrial sites now out of use. But, I observed a Russia that was modern. all teens with the must have mobile phones, electric bykes on the streets and a strong family tradition with clear space and boundaries between the sexes. I like to imagine this social organisation is not repressive towards women, as is the case in Iran for example. And true to say. many of the Ossetian women working in the hotel had a university education and had excellent language skills.

I upped sticks and came out through the Darial Pass, the Georgian military road that connects Georgia to Russia. I used a mini-bus service and I am glad the driver was competent as some of the drops from a narrow, crowded, winding road, jammed with trucks and private cars, were dizzyingly sheer. We passed by mt. Elbrus which had been hidden by rain clouds and then made a sudden appearance in the sunlight, WoW! It was an eight hour journey with a lot of militaey and police stops.

I have a short time before returning to the U.K. and I must recommend Tibilsi, it is a lovely, charming city and really caters for tourists. I got some expert deep tissue and joint massage on old sports related injuries and the treatment certainly helped ease some difficulties I have had with ligament tear and joint injury. This kind of health spa treatment along with mud- baths is a speciality here and is not expensive.

Lastly, I shall recommend Go Russia, the travel company, who organised this trip. They ensured my schedule and paperwork was correct and I got no hassle from any officials or police. Of course in these times of war and strife it is best to take a somewhat neutral position in conversation with locals while trading off some truths-that no one has pure clean hands and that the Russian side of the story needs to be balanced against the Western side. Let's up peace and amicability will soon return to S.E. Europa and see and end to the minor conflicts that still arise in the Caucasus region. Thank-you Leo of GoRussia once again, the hotels were modest to good and within my budget, staff always courteous. Russia is a country with a lot to offer-if going, please stay within your itinerary as described and handle your immigration paper work well, the police will be helpful if you are honest and follow the advised procedure set out by Leo's team.
G.Bryce, retired teacher from Glasgow, Scotland
Written 19 July 2023
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Dear gordonbU3309NM, Thank you so much for sharing your detailed and insightful journey through the Caucasus region! It sounds like you had a truly remarkable and eye-opening experience. Your description of the people, culture, and landscapes you encountered is fascinating. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the trip we organized and that everything went smoothly for you. Your kind words and recommendations mean a lot to us. We hope you have many more wonderful adventures in the future! Many thanks for having travelled with us. Kind regards, Go Russia Customer Services
Written 22 September 2023
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Christian C
Tokyo2 contributions
May 2023
Fantastic and excellent value. First visit in 20 years and really had an amazing experience with my young son. Brilliant service, excellent accomodation and overall a great experience. Strongly recommend visiting and using Go Russia as your travel support.
Written 18 May 2023
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Dear Ccarrillouk, Thank you very much for taking time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Russia with our company. Kind regards, Go Russia Customer Services
Written 21 May 2023
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Anil Jacob
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Solo
I undertook the GoRussia tour program from September 1 to 18, 2022.
Apart from the 14-Day Trans-Siberian program, I had extended stays in Moscow and Vladivostok.
The tour was organised with such precision that there were no delays at any point at any destination during the nearly three weeks.
The tour guides and the drivers assigned for me arrived at the pre-determined meeting places at the scheduled time - sometimes they came early and waited for me. They even ensured I was comfortable and safe on the streets. The
guides spoke excellent English and the drivers knew the city roads well.The latter were often assigned to see me off at railway stations. They came till the platform and ensured I boarded the right train and coach; some even dropped the luggage inside the coach. They seemed to be well advised by the Go Russia team in Russia to ensure that I had no trouble in a distant land, especially when I don't speak Russian.
While alighting at railway stations the GoRussia representative was right before the train door all the time, thus helping me avoid anxieties and save time.
The hotel rooms too were already booked and there was no misunderstandings on this aspect. The receptionist just had to give the key after seeing my passport.
The rooms and other services were as promised.
In short, a 10/10 rating that I give for GoRussia is no exaggeration.
Written 20 September 2022
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Dear 805anilj, many thanks for your detailed comments. We are glad to hear your thoroughly enjoyed your Trans-Siberian trip from Moscow to Vladivostok and have not encountered any issues while travelling in Russia. Many thanks once again for having travelled with us. Kind regards,
Written 23 September 2022
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Linda W
Borehamwood, UK2 contributions
May 2022
War stoped my holiday. Go Russia do not seem to accept that my contract is with them. Getting my refund is proving difficult. Told you are in a queue and you just have to wait.
Written 3 June 2022
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Dear lindawK7856JL, Thank you very much for your comments. We apologise for the inconvenience with your travel plans. Unfortunately, the recent conflict has affected the lives of many people and we hope for a peaceful resolution. As you may understand we are getting unprecedentedly high volume of refund demands and rebooking requests. As already advised via email your refund has already been processed in two parts, with the first part being refunded back in April. Once again please accept our apologies for some delay in refunding your money. We kindly ask all our customers for understanding. Regards, Elena
Written 5 August 2022
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denise h
Northamptonshire, UK20 contributions
Jan 2022
This was my second trip to Russia with Just Go Russia, and I was equally as happy with the tour programme as previously.
The tour guides were both very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating to our needs. There is a lot to take in!
The tour is a busy one but there is plenty of free time to explore and shop for souvenirs. The hotels are well placed for the main tourist attractions but in quiet areas.
We felt safe wandering around in the evening, shops are open late and streets were well lit.
The organisation is very well handled, we had a positive PCR prior to the holiday and the whole trip was swiftly deferred for 2 weeks by the amazing Lilia.
Obtaining the visa meant a trip to London, but hey, its a day out and we were met by the Just Go Russia representative to ensure it all went smoothly.
I would suggest asking them to check your visa application before sending it in as it is a bit complex, but they do provide guidance !
The train from Moscow to St Petersburg was this time the high speed evening service, we upgraded to first class for comfy seats and a rather good hot meal with drinks. Previously we used the sleeper train, also first class, which was again well worth the small price difference/ which I would certainly recommend as money well spent.
PCRs were organised for us and the medic came to the hotel, annoyingly this was at 06.00 in the morning, a rude awakening, but it saved us a trip to a testing station. To be fair JGR did not arrange the time!
We opted to go in January to experience the snow and walk on the frozen river, canals and even the Baltic sea, an amazing experience not found in the UK.
Needed thermals and good gloves when outside but indoor venues are warm and there are cloakrooms available for all your coats etc.
Price wise food and souvenirs are varied and reasonable, eat the local cuisine, it is delicious and most places had English translations on the menus. Staff were friendly and had some knowledge of the English language which they were happy to practice with us.
Overall we recommend this trip and will plan to return in the summer one year to see the parks in full bloom
Written 2 February 2022
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Dear denise h, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience with Go Russia! We’re much grateful you entrusted us your holiday for the second time and are happy to know you enjoyed your trip, found the guides knowledgeable and accommodating and the stuff helpful. We also hope that this feedback will be very useful to future travellers to Moscow and St. Petersburg. We’re looking forward to organizing your next trip in summer. Many thanks once again for travelling with us. Many thanks, Leonid
Written 4 February 2022
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Constantin F
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Solo
It was an amazing experience! I met so friendly people in Russia! Moskow it is superb! Plentry of history, good energy, very tasty food and superb places to visit! Do not miss this chance! You will not regret it!
Written 30 September 2021
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Dear constantinf40, thank you very much for your feedback and recommendation. We are happy you enjoyed your trip to Moscow. Many thanks, Leonid Customer Services
Written 7 October 2021
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robertG9543EV
San Diego, CA24 contributions
Jun 2021
Just returned back to the States from Ukraine tour with GoRussia Tours. I had a private tour. The tour exceeded my expectations. The food, lodging, sights, history were amazing. GoRussia Tour Group was very responsive, professional, and delivered. Made traveling during CoVID very easy. Our guide Diane in Lviv and Natasha in Kiev were fantastic. Could not ask for better guides. Very knowledgeable, responsive to my needs and professional. Great attitudes. I will use GoRussia Tour Group for my future travel needs in counties that they support.
Written 21 June 2021
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Dear robertG9543EV, many thanks for your detailed feedback and we are very happy you enjoyed your trip to Kiev and Lviv. Great to hear you loved the company of our local guides and found them responsive and caring. We hope to see you on one of our tours in the near future. Many thanks once again for travelling with us. Leonid
Written 2 August 2021
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Von_Smiles
Frankfurt, Germany238 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
A very positive experience. I felt very reassured with all of the information received and the handling of the visa which was particularly easy via Go Russia in Germany. No glitches with the pick ups and no delays with the guides. First trip to Russia and I was impressed, so much so that I would book with Go Russia again when I eventually travel back and see more of the country. Julia from Go Russia was extremely competent and helpful.
Written 11 May 2020
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Dear Von_Smiles, many thanks for your review. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your trip to Russia with us and were completely satisfied with our guides. We will be delighted to welcome you on your next Russian adventure. Many thanks for travelling with us. Leonid
Written 20 May 2020
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