These are UK-based tour operators and specialist travel agencies featuring holidays, tours and travel in Russia.
Baltic Holidays 0870 757 9233 Small Manchester-based operator specialising in the Baltic states also operates tours to St. Petersburg in Russia.
Country of Tourism 020 7099 2090 These are the guys who do all the extreme and special interest tours in Russia from cosmonaut training, MIG flights and military adventures to hunting & fishing and cultural tours.
Couture Travel Company, The 0845 603 9815 Luxury holiday operator offering hotel & resort-based tailor-made holidays worldwide.
Cox & Kings 020 7873 5000 Short breaks, tailor-made travel and escorted group travel to a selection of destinations in Russia from St Petersburg to Kamchatka. Cox & Kings claim to be the world's longest established travel company at over 250 years old (in 2008).
Cresta Holidays 0871 895 0075 City breaks to St Petersburg.
Encounters Travel 0800 088 6002 Pound sign 6, 8 and 10-day small group adventure tours in Russia using good quality mid-range accommodation and transportation. Encounter enable their guests to see and learn about local cultures, and historic sites, while enjoying adventurous activities along the way.
Exeter International 020 8956 2756 Small group 'Grand Tours' encompassing Moscow, St Petersburg, the 'Golden Ring' and the Trans Siberian Express, and tailor-made travel.
Explore 0870 333 4001 Explore, in their 'Worldwide' programme, have multi-country tours (eg trans Siberian) passing through Russia, and a St Petersburg & Moscow winter tour. They also have an exploratory small group Volcanoes & Bears tour to the Kamchatka peninsula in their 'Beyond' programme
Interchange 020 8681 3612 Tours for independent travellers and groups throughout Russia.
Intourist 020 7727 4100 The best known operator to Russia. They've been doing it since 1929 and they still handle a quarter of all visitors to Russia. They cover everything from city breaks to Moscow & St Petersburg, the traditional 'Golden Ring' tours, rivers tours, eco-tours, music & arts tours, trans-Siberia, and even space tours to Star City & the Cosmonaut museum in Moscow.
Kirker Travel 0870 112 3333 Short breaks specialist has city breaks to Moscow & St Petersburg
On The Go Tours 020 7371 1113 Escorted group tours from four to fourteen days, featuring Moscow, St Petersburg, Novgorod, Pskov, Pechory and Yekaterinburg. They also have tailormade options, a selection of bolt-on adventures, xmas & New Years tours and a Trans-Siberian trip.
Real Russia 020 100 7370 Award-winning Russia specialist travel agency. Especially strong on rail travel in Russia. (Mark Smith recomends them as a source for Trans-Siberia train tickets.
Russia Experience, The 020 8566 8846 Rail travel across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express.
Russia House, The 020 7403 9922 Longstanding specialist travel agency/operator to Russia and former Soviet countries.
Russia Revealed 0870 366 7959 Specialises in Russian (and Ukrainian) river cruises, but also offers tailormade itineries and land tours.
Scotts Tours 020 7383 5353 Scotts are a specialist travel agency to Russia and the independent states of the former Soviet Union organising flights visas & accommodation for business & leisure travellers. (This listing used to say "Don't be put off by their website" - which was horrible! - but they just [Jan 06] unveiled a new one. Way to go guys! Ed.)
Steppes Travel 01285 651010 Tailor-made tours to Moscow, St Petersburg, the 'Golden Ring', on the Siberian Express and to Kamchatka.
Travelsphere 0844 318 8132 Pound sign A programme of escorted tours by coach & air.
Travel Talk 020 8099 8852 Small group adventure tour specialist with guided tours in Russia. They also do special tours at Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Vamos Travel 01384 878125 Eastern European specialist operator offering tailor-made holidays and city breaks. They have three 'styles': Culture & Cuisine concentrates on detailed cultural & historical tours, fine restaurants and luxury hotels; Perfect Blend combines sightseeing, authentic restaurants and good standard accommodation; Party Animals... well, is for party animals! who want to try the new Eastern European club scene.


  • The Russia House is a trade organisation that promotes business and business travel to Russia. They act as travel agents making visa, flight and accommodation arrangements for travellers.

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