Planning your trip to Russia: What to book in advance?


Each year the period from the end of April and till the beginning of October is considered to be a high tourist season in Russia, especially in its two capitals: Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

This means that the most important tourist spots are full of travelers eager to see the gems of Russian heritage. Such museums like Moscow Kremlin, or Great Palace in Peterhof and Catherine Palace in Pushkin face huge lines daily and it may take up to several hours to buy a ticket and enter a museum.

To avoid long queuing and not to lose precious time you can book tickets to some museums online beforehand.

Moscow Kremlin offers you several types of tickets for different parts of the complex; tickets are booked for a certain date and become available 3-4 weeks before.

The official website where to book tickets:

The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg offers one-day or two-days entry tickets which are valid for 180 days from the moment of booking. With such a ticket will have access to the museum displays housed in five interconnected buildings (including Winter Palace), as well as the General Staff building.

The official website where to book tickets:

The Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) is considered to be one of the main spots of tourist interest in Saint-Petersburg, mostly because of its Amber room. Tickets to the palace are sold out very quickly at the website so make sure to book a ticket 3-4 weeks before the day of the trip.

The official website where to book tickets:

Peterhof or Russian Versailles is the must-see place in the suburb of Saint Petersburg. The Park and Palaces complex also offer tickets for the online sale which significantly saves your time.

The official website where to book tickets:

Tickets booked at the website do not allow you to attend the tour with a guide and are made for self-exploring of each museum. If you want to have a full tour with a guide speaking your language, an experienced driver who picks you upright in your hotel and takes you back there after the excursion, you can book a private guided tour:

Also, you can always ask our travel manager for any special assistance you may want to have.

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