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st. petersburg and moscow

Hi Everyone!

Aussie here looking at heading over to Russia for a few weeks.. i am thinking a week and a half in St Petersburg and the same in moscow.

I am wondering how much it might cost me.. I wont be getting on the drink or hitting bars or anything..

Basically walking around both cities.. Few dinners out here and there. A train to moscow and that is about it.

Also wondering the best way to do accomodation?

I know there is not much info here for you but any help would be appreciated..

Once again looking for how much i might need to get me by day by day. Flights and Hotels not included in this.

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1. Re: st. petersburg and moscow

Your daily costs definitely depends on your lifestyle. Apart from accomodations - breakfast in a cafe R200-300 (like omelette/eggs/porrigge, sweet baked something and coffee, set lunch in a restaurant could be R300-400 (rather filling meal with salad, soup, entree and drink), dinner R500 to 1000 for a nicer meal. Food courts in shopiing ctnters provide better value and usually big choice.

Accomodation is another story, hotels in Moscow would be $150 minimum (and ++) and some commuting, homestays and hostels - may coachsurfing or others help. Surf the web.

Transportation - a bus/metro ride is R28 per ride.

Others. Museum tickets R100-300, ice cream R30-50, bottle of water in supermarket R30, beer also R30-50 (local or licenced), beer in the bar R100-300.

Hope this helps, more questions are welcome

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2. Re: st. petersburg and moscow

Museum prices - rather 300 - 700 rubles, hotel choice - try to look for tripadvisor recommendations; also - booking.com. The best area in St.Petersburg - around Nevsky prospect (Bolshaya Morskaya st, Malaya Morskaya st - lots of mini hotels). Luxurious offer - Astoria, Grand hotel Europe, Kempinski... The cheapest place will be about 100 euros a night for double room with breakfast

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3. Re: st. petersburg and moscow

Travelling on Oceania Marina 8/24 to 9/3. 3 days ported in St. Petersburg 8/27-28-29 allows for the second day to go to Moscow via high speed train( Sapsan-with all other aspects of tour included as well)- and do a 2 day tour in St. Petersburg using SPB tours.All covered under their visa. They expect to have you organize others, as it is actually listed as a private tour.Cost drops very dramatically as # of persons book-for Moscow- to as low as $455p.p. for 12 .All 3 tours are comprehensive, very organized and are listed as #1 tour co. by this organization for Russia and other Baltic countries.. Would certainly give the cruise passenger an affordable way to see Moscow- The Kremlin-St. Basil's, Red Square, Parliament, The Armory chamber ( faberge eggs as well as other treasures) GUM shopping and New Arabat street, as well as posssibly the famous Izmailovsky market for heaps of discount shopping- to name just some.Join us won't you? We are extremely well travelled individuals who enjoy doing a lot of our own organization.Check out the tour co.on line with this tour-and respond as above to our post. Then you can be added to this tour with us-and the cost will decrease- as I will send your response to them-and they will respond to you of course, adding you to this special tour. Await many responses. DB and WB

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