Airport Transfers in Russia
If you’re planning to visit Russia for 30 days or less, then all you need is a Tourist Visa. Apply for it at least a month in advance, to be on the safe side that it will arrive before you jet off. Your travel agent could arrange it for you, or you can apply on line. You do not need to change your money into Roubles before you travel. Some nice, new, crisp Euros or US Dollars should do the trick. Otherwise use your credit or debit card, but check the charges that you might incur.
Beware of pickpockets in the towns and cities. Don’t wear any expensive jewellery and just take out enough money that you’ll need for the day’s outing. Avoid secluded streets, especially at night. Wherever you visit in Russia, drink only bottled water – just to be on the safe side!
The best time to visit is between May and mid October, unless you’re really keen on snow, in which case November until March might suit you better. Very picturesque in winter, but do pack some extra warm clothing. July and August are the busiest months, but spring and autumn are the most stunning .
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Driving is not for the faint-hearted, so probably best avoided. Local transport services – trains and buses – are generally good, but, if you can, avoid the rush hours.
St Basil’s Cathedral, in the Red Square in Moscow, is one of the best known tourist attractions. Summer or winter, it is a sight to behold. Don’t forget to take your camera. Parts of the Kremlin are open to the public. Gorky’s House, with its Art Nouveau architecture, is a ‘don’t miss’ venue. Some of the metro stations are similar to museums, with statues, mosaics, paintings and wonderful chandeliers. Best time to visit the stations and travel on the metro is at the weekends. Then you can take your time and admire the architecture and exhibits.
If you enjoy classical music, an evening concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall is an evening that you will never forget.
If you are in St Petersburg, the Winter Palace and St Catherine’s Palace are the places to visit. Both are magnificent. Buy guides before you leave home to get the most out of your visit.
Wherever you go in Russia, some careful planning will ensure that you get the most out of your holiday. Start with TaxiFinders.com.