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Comparing Tours to Russia

Comparing Tours to Russia

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We want our tours to offer exceptional value & the utmost experience. Everything is comparative so we decided to analyze tours to Russia available now on the market and compare it to our own comprehensive Russia small group tour - Treasures of Two Capitals.

TRIP DURATION 9 days / 8 nights 8 days / 7 nights 8 days / 7 nights
ACTUAL TOURING PROGRAM 7 days 5 days 3 days
PRICE $3,150 from $2,608 from $2,466
ACCOMMODATION 4+ & 5 star 4+ star 4 star
GROUP SIZE max 20 travelers max 24 travelers max 24 travelers
AIRPORT TRANSFERS Private meeting & luggage handling services Airport transfers at scheduled times (available 2-3 times a day) Private meeting & luggage handling services (extra fee if arrival is between 10 pm - 7 am)
VISAS TO RUSSIA Full visa processing or comprehensive visa assistance included Not included Not included

Moscow - St. Petersburg train, group transfers for tours with private drivers

Moscow - St. Petersburg train (3,5 hours)

Total: 3,5 hrs.

St. Petersburg - Moscow train, group transfers for tours in 40 seat coach

St. Petersburg - Moscow train (3,5 hours)

Total: 3,5 hrs.

Moscow - St. Petersburg train, group transfers for tours in 40 seat coach

Moscow - St. Petersburg train (3,5 hours)

Total: 3,5 hrs

MEALS Breakfasts Breakfasts & 1 dinner Breakfasts
24/7 EMERGENCY Available n/a Available

Airport meeting

Firstly, we always greet our guests, therefore you can be sure that there's someone to meet you when you book through Firebird Tours.

Airport with planes

This saves hours of your time and makes travel worry-free as our airport transfers tune up to your flight schedule, not the other way around. That said, as you might have noticed, Insight Vacations have transfers twice or thrice a day, regardless of your departure time.

Visas to Russia

The preparation process for a tour to Russia can be time-consuming and even tricky, especially when you have to deal with obtaining a Russian visa on your own. Unlike both our competitors we include complimentary full visa processing or comprehensive visa assistance for our clients. That means that you don't have to bother getting required documents, such as visa invitations, filling out extensive application forms and etc. 

We always suggest starting planning your trip to Russia at least 3 months in advance, so you have enough time to secure your Russian Visa.

City tours

Details matter, and while discovering a new destination not only tour guides are important, so is the group size. We have narrowed down our small group size to 20 providing enough attention from the tour guide and ensuring some saved time which is usually wasted on waiting for other group members (to compare take a look at the number of travelers in the Insight Vacations' tour). 

Guide in Russia

We love showing the best in each multisided Russian city, and for this reason, we include entrance tickets to a Russian Folk Show and to the absolutely unmissable tour to the Catherine's Palace in Pushkin, for example, (instead of offering them as optional tours). With a special accent made on culture, we also add a visit to the brilliant Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, unlike the program by Beyond Travel.


Our in-house logistics guarantee a good timing ratio. While planning programs, we do our best to organize time in a way that each day isn't overcrowded with too many activities, each sight is seen thoroughly without any rush, and no day is left with no activities. Totaling up the programs of our rivals we came to a conclusion that we got our program days scheduled "just right".

We hope this comparison will be helpful for you and help you understand the overall value of the product better. Perfection always hides in the smallest details and we do our best to make sure any of our trips are seamless, comfortable and memorable for our valued customers.

Our destination specialists are always happy to help you plan an amazing journey. So whenever you are ready, don't hesitate to contact us.