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Dear Traveller,
Special offers – book now, pay a £20.21 deposit and travel in 2021
We’re approaching the end of 2020 and what a challenging year it’s been for most of us. In the face of these exceptional circumstances we have all had to change our routines. But to quote Shakespeare in the famous line from The Tempest: “As the morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness...” we start to see light at the end of the tunnel. Finally, a return to normal life is on the horizon.
So let’s give you an update from Russia. Russia lifted border restrictions a long time ago but, as for many countries, a mandatory 14 day quarantine on the return to the UK for all those returning from Russia has meant that many travellers have chosen to stay at home. That’s understandable, but we are encouraged by news that the British government plans to reduce the quarantine period. Transport minister Grant Shapps recently announced that from December 15th, travellers will be able to pay for a private COVID-19 test five days after they return and so long as the result is negative, they will not be required to self-isolate for the remainder of the 14 day period.
We’re delighted by that very positive news and also cheered by the reports of significant developments in trials of the coronavirus vaccine. It’s heartening to hear from the Prime Minister that the data from those trials indicates a high level of effectiveness and that, in Health secretary Matt Hancock’s words: “We hope that sometime after Easter things will be able to start to get back to normal.”
Why travel to Russia now
In this transitional period between world lockdown and a return to normality, there are certain advantages of travelling to Russia.
Far fewer travellers are visiting Russia at the moment and as such it’s possible to take advantage of a private tour for a group tour price. There are no crowds as there were before – imagine visiting the Hermitage without the need to peer over other people’s shoulders to see those magnificent works of art. St Petersburg’s museums are already open, with social distancing measures in place and masks required to ensure your visit is COVID-safe. Most of public places are open and only Moscow museums are closed until the middle of January.
That’s not all. The exchange rate with the Russian rouble is working in visitors’ favour right now. For example, it’s possible to visit a good restaurant for less than a half from a usual price in the UK. As most of our tours include all necessary services, you’ll spend almost nothing when you’re in Russia.
There is one additional cost on top of what you’d have paid to travel to Russia pre-pandemic, however, and that’s the obligatory COVID-19 test. We understand that it’s an extra charge if you decide to travel and as a consequence we’re going to announce a special offer for our tours where the discount we provide will essentially eliminate the cost of your test.
Tempted? We’ve already taken customers back to Russia. If you’re keen to find out what travel to Russia is like right now, then take a look at this video in which one of our clients shares her experience of travelling to Moscow and St Petersburg in November 2020.
Our special offer
Book before 25 December 2020 & save £250 per person. Free cancellation up to two weeks before departure. Offer code: TRAVEL2021. To guarantee your place you will only need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £20.21. Your final payment will be due three weeks before your departure. Our special offer will more than cover all necessary tests, and if you travel later in 2021 it may be the case that tests will be much cheaper or even free of charge. And remember that favourable exchange rate we mentioned which makes Russia even better value for money right now.
We are offering flexible cancellation policy: for all tours departing in 2021 – you can cancel free of charge the land-only portion of your holiday two weeks before your trip for whatever reason and get your money back less the actual costs incurred (e.g. visa costs). Full details of our cancellation policy can be discussed with your travel consultant and is published on our website.
We would encourage you to firm up your 2021 plans now to be able to take advantage of this attractive offer. Whether you decide to take us up on our offer or opt to delay your travels to spend the festive period at home, we hope your New Year will be happy, safe and full of wonderful adventures!


Financial protection of your booking
We have a healthy balance sheet and our finances and operations are annually reviewed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK when we renew our ATOL licence. There are no concerns in terms of fulfilling our obligations even in the current climate.
We are fully compliant with the Package Travel Regulations and all holidays offered by Go Russia are financially protected. This means that all your payments to our company will be refunded in the unlikely event of our insolvency. More information – www.justgorussia.co.uk/en/financial_protection
Celebrate New Year 2021 in Russia!
It is not too late to book our citybreak tour to St. Petersburg and Moscow departing 26 December 2020.
We are happy to offer the same discount of £250 per person. This eight-day holiday is a very special trip offering you the chance to join the Russians for their unrivalled New Year celebrations. Combining elegant, romantic St Petersburg with modern, vibrant Moscow, you’ll enjoy the festive spirit in two of the cities. This unforgettable tour, taken against a charming backdrop of snowy winter cityscapes, includes a full sightseeing programme and some specially selected seasonal activities such as a magical trip to the ballet and a troika ride. £1.695 £1.445 per person incl. flights & visa. And there is still time to arrange your Russian visa. Read more

Our most popular tours
We’re pleased to announce our most popular tours. City-breaks, Trans-Siberian trips, Russian river cruises, adventure holidays as well as visa-free tours to Russia. Please see below for more details.

Best of Moscow & St. Petersburg Guided Tour (CB-17)
This is our most popular tour and deservedly so. Combining Russia's two greatest cities, you'll experience the best this country can offer. Offering a full sightseeing programme, this eight day tour encompasses Russia's cultural treasures, iconic arc...
From £945 8 days
Winter Romance and New Year Fun in the Russian Capitals (CB-10)
Celebrate New Year 2021 in Russia! This eight-day holiday is a very special city break offering you the chance to join the Russians for their unrivalled New Year celebrations. Combining elegant, romantic St Petersburg with mod...
From £1,295 8 days

Best of Moscow Guided Tour (CB-31)
This is a short 5 days introductory tour to Moscow visiting the major landmarks of the Russian capital included on UNESCO Heritage list – Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Kremlin, Armoury and former tsars’ residence Kolomensko...
From £725 5 days
Discover the Beauty of the Russian Venice - St. Petersburg (CB-02)
Once the Imperial capital of Russia and now its cultural hub, the elegant city of St Petersburg is an entrancing city-break destination. Nicknamed the Venice of the North, the city is built on ove...
From £695 6 days

Epic Trans-Siberian: St. Petersburg - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Baikal - Vladivostok (TS-16)
Many tours claim to be epic, but spanning eight time zones and over 6000 miles, this one truly is! On this 16 day tour, we’ll travel from St Petersburg east to Vlad...
From £1,895 16 days
Highlights of Trans-Siberian: Moscow - Kazan - Yekaterinburg - Novosibirsk - Irkutsk (TS-27)
This 12-day tour offers the chance to cross Russia by train, travelling from Moscow to Irkutsk. On the way, you’ll alight to visit some of the country’s most compelling sights, from St Basil’s Cathed...
From £1,595 12 days


Recommend a friend and get a £50 reward per person
Recommend a friend to Go Russia and if they book a holiday or any other travel related service with us we will give you both a £50 discount per person to say "thank you". Read more about our recommend a friend scheme.

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