RUSSIA TOURS

Escorted Russian Tours

East West Tours offers a variety of small group tours to Russia. Small groups of up to 20 people include visits to the greatest and most memorable spots in Russia. Our popular Grand Tour of Russia package takes you through Moscow and St. Petersburg, bringing you on exclusive tours to places like the Red Square and Kremlin, colorful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Spilled Blood Church, the famous Hermitage Museum, Peter-and-Paul Fortress, Tretyakov Gallery, the beautiful Moscow Metro, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Armory, and much more. This tour is the best option for those who prefer to travel in a group, but enjoy a bit of flexibility when sightseeing. Most of the package tours are optional, giving you the chance to explore individually at your own pace, or together with the group. No matter which small group tour you choose, entrances to Russia’s most noteworthy sites are available through any tour and are guaranteed to make your trip to Russia an unforgettable one. Our experienced English speaking tour guides will assist you through every step of your trip. You can rest assured that you’re in good hands as they will help you obtain performance tickets, make boat or restaurant reservations, give shopping recommendations, and attend to personal matters if necessary.

At East West Tours, our Russian backgrounds, first-hand personal life experiences, and extensive travel in Russia allow us to offer the best professional advice combined with great services and excellent rates. Give us a call!

Small Group Tours

Grand Tour of Russia
Small group
Show route on the map
All-inclusive, best selling small group tour to Russia with the most comprehensive sightseeing program including all major sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg and two full days exploring Golden Ring. Includes more museum and other visits than any other tour on the market. 5* accommodations, daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 6 dinners, Russian visas and a Russian folk show.
Max 15 people
English speaking Tour Guide
11 days
10 nights
May 20, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 28, 2022 
Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Sep 09, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
Splendors of Russia - Deluxe Tour
Small group
Our new small group tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg includes more sightseeing than any other tour on the market! Combined with 5* accommodations, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, folkshow and evening river cruise it makes it the best selling all inclusive trip to Moscow and St. Petersburg where you can just relax and enjoy the treasures of Russia's Imperial capitals
Max. group size - 15 people
English speaking guide
9 days
8 nights
May 22, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 28, 2022 
Jul 17, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Aug 21, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
St. Petersburg - Venice of the North
Small group
Show route on the map
Our most comprehensive St. Petersburg small group tour includes all major sites, visits to the Hermitage Museum (including General Staff Building), Pushkin, Peterhof, Yusupov Palace, Peter-and-Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kronstadt and St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral and much more. Max group size is 15 people.
7 days
6 nights
May 24, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
Jun 22, 2022 - Jun 28, 2022 
Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Aug 23, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Sep 13, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
Russia Express
Small group
Show route on the map
MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG - GOLDEN RING
This tour is short but very comprehensive. Sightseeing includes major landmarks and visits to famous museums and palaces, fast train from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Hermitage, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Peterhof fountains, Red Square and Kremlin. Max. group size - 10 people
7 days
6 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Russian New Year's Extravaganza Tour
Private
Russia in December and January meets you with festive decorations. Explore the spirit of the Russian New Year on this special Russian Extravaganza adventure, see New Year's celebrations in the Red Square, visit famous landmarks, celebrate winter and holidays in Russian style. Enjoy your exceptional Russian winter holidays!
8 days
7 nights
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 05, 2022 
New Year's Eve  in St. Petersburg
Small group
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
Includes transfers, 4* accommodations and city tour in St. Petersburg. Many optional tours and evening activities to choose from will meet any budget. The group is escorted by English-German tour escort. Optional tours are provided in small groups by English speaking tour guide.
5 days
4 nights
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 02, 2022 
Russian Winter Wonderland Tour
Small group
Escorted-Group
Not many people travel to Russia in winter but those who do have a very hard time finding a group tour. Now you have it: explore the Russian winter spirit and celebrate New Year's in Moscow on this special Russian adventure with New Year's celebrations in the Red Square, Visit famous landmarks, and tourist attractions, keep yourself warm and happy.
8 days
7 nights
Daily during the following periods:
Dec 15 - Mar 31 
Russian Northern Lights Train Tour
Show route on the map
Moscow — St. Petersburg — Petrozavodsk — Murmansk — Vologda — Moscow
Discover Russian warmth in the cold Russian winter. Explore Russia during the most festive time of the year, visit the best places in Moscow, St. Petersburg , Petrozavodsk, Murmansk and Vologda. Search for Northern Lights and experience traditional Russian winter activities.
10 days
9 nights
Dec 26, 2021 - Jan 04, 2022 TBD

Private Custom Tours

Russian Extravaganza Tour
Private
Show route on the map
A comprehensive private tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg which includes accommodations, transfers, daily sightseeing with a private guide, evening activities, Russian cuisine dinners, folk shows and performances. High-speed Sapsan train between the cities. Russian visa included.
8 days
7 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Russia Express with Golden Ring
Private
Show route on the map
MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG - GOLDEN RING
This tour is short but very comprehensive. Sightseeing includes major landmarks and visits to famous museums and palaces, fast train from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Hermitage, Catherine Palace with Amber Room, Peterhof fountains, Red Square and Kremlin. Max. group size - 10 people
7 days
6 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Russia Express with Novgorod
Private
Show route on the map
This unique 8-day tour will let you explore Moscow and St. Petersburg with all the best sightseeing, as well as an overnight train ride from Moscow to the old city of Novgorod, Russia’s first capital dating back to the 9th century, famous for its historic monuments and medieval churches.
8 days
7 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Connoisseur's Russia
Private
Show route on the map
This extensive, 12-day tour lets you explore the sights of Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as a wonderful 2-day excursion to the Golden Ring countryside to visit the old towns of Suzdal, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad. Choice of hotel category from Superior Deluxe to Tourist Class.
12 days
11 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Imperial Capitals
Private
Show route on the map
Discover Moscow and St. Petersburg with private sightseeing to the most famous sites, includes transfers, accommodations and overnight train between the cities. Choice of hotel category from Superior Deluxe to Tourist Class.
8 days
7 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Bravo Russia
Private
Show route on the map
An amazing tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg providing three days in Moscow with all sightseeing included, overnight train between the cities, five days in St. Petersburg with all the famous sites there included, as well as a full-day tour to Yusupov Palace with its vast art collection and the infamous Rasputin’s cellars. Hotel choices from Superior Deluxe to Tourist class.
10 days
9 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
St. Petersburg - Venice of the North
Private
Show route on the map
Our most comprehensive St. Petersburg small group tour includes all major sites, visits to the Hermitage Museum (including General Staff Building), Pushkin, Peterhof, Yusupov Palace, Peter-and-Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Kronstadt and St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral and much more. Max group size is 15 people.
6 days
5 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
St. Petersburg Express
Private
Show route on the map
Private tour package in St. Petersburg includes hotel accommodations with daily breakfast, sightseeing with a local licensed guide and private transportation. Excellent option for travelers who prefer to tour without a group.
4 days
3 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Moscow Nugget and Golden Ring
Private
Show route on the map
This 4-day tour takes you to Moscow with all the famous sights included, as well as an all-day tour into the Golden Ring countryside to explore the town of Sergiev Posad and the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius.
4 days
3 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Splendors of Russia with Jewish Heritage
Private
Show route on the map
This amazing tour will take you to Moscow and St. Petersburg, the two most important Russian cities, the capital and major social center and the cultural hub of Russia attracting thousands of tourists to its amazing palaces, sophisticated cathedrals and unique museums. Russia, this year’s hot travel destination, is a not to be missed.
8 days
7 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Russian Winter Wonderland Tour
Small group
Escorted-Group
Not many people travel to Russia in winter but those who do have a very hard time finding a group tour. Now you have it: explore the Russian winter spirit and celebrate New Year's in Moscow on this special Russian adventure with New Year's celebrations in the Red Square, Visit famous landmarks, and tourist attractions, keep yourself warm and happy.
8 days
7 nights
Daily during the following periods:
Dec 15 - Mar 31 

Russia For All Budgets

Russian Capitals
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW
This tour is conducted in 2 languages and includes basic sightseeing in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Many optional tours are available for additional price. This tour is for people who prefer to plan their own sightseeing and travel on a budget.
THE MOST AFFORDABLE RUSSIAN TOUR!
7 days
6 nights
Apr 12, 2022 - Apr 18, 2022 
Apr 26, 2022 - May 02, 2022 
May 10, 2022 - May 16, 2022 
May 24, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
May 31, 2022 - Jun 06, 2022 
Jun 07, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022 
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022 
Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022 
Jun 28, 2022 - Jul 04, 2022 
Jul 05, 2022 - Jul 11, 2022 
Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022 
Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Jul 26, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022 
Aug 02, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 
Aug 09, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022 
Aug 16, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 
Aug 23, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Aug 30, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022 
Sep 06, 2022 - Sep 12, 2022 
Sep 13, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 
Sep 27, 2022 - Oct 03, 2022 
Oct 04, 2022 - Oct 10, 2022 
Oct 11, 2022 - Oct 17, 2022 
Russian Capitals and Golden Ring Tour
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW - GOLDEN RING
Includes Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal. City tours are included with other sightseeing being optional and allowing more flexibility.
AFFORDABLE RUSSIAN TOUR WITH GOLDEN RING!
10 days
9 nights
May 24, 2022 - Jun 02, 2022 
Jun 21, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022 
Jul 05, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022 
Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022 
Aug 02, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022 
Aug 16, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022 
Baltic and Russia Explorer
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
VILNIUS - RIGA - TALLINN - HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW
Escorted tour of Baltic Capitals Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn followed by transfer to Russia via Helsinki and tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg with optional trip to Sergiev Posad in the Golden Ring. Many optional tours to choose from.
Max. group size - 35 people
16 days
15 nights
May 15, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
May 29, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022 
Jun 05, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022 
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022 
Jun 19, 2022 - Jul 04, 2022 
Jun 26, 2022 - Jul 11, 2022 
Jul 03, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022 
Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Jul 17, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022 
Jul 24, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022 
Aug 07, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 
Aug 14, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Aug 21, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022 
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 12, 2022 
Sep 04, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 03, 2022 
The Czar Route
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW
This tour is conducted in 2 languages and includes basic sightseeing in Helsinki, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Many optional tours are available for additional price. This tour is for people who prefer to plan their own sightseeing and travel budget.
9 days
8 nights
May 22, 2022 - May 30, 2022 
Jun 05, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022 
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022 
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 27, 2022 
Jun 26, 2022 - Jul 04, 2022 
Jul 03, 2022 - Jul 11, 2022 
Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022 
Jul 17, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 
Jul 24, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022 
Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 
Aug 07, 2022 - Aug 15, 2022 
Aug 14, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 
Aug 21, 2022 - Aug 29, 2022 
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022 
Sep 04, 2022 - Sep 12, 2022 
Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 19, 2022 
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 
Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 03, 2022 
Russia 101
Small group
Show route on the map
Includes transfers, 4* accommodations, and city tours in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Red Square and Kremlin, visits to Novodevichy Monastery, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Peter-and-Paul Fortress. Many optional tours and evening activities to choose from for any budget. Max. group size is 7 people.
7 days
6 nights
Daily during the following periods:
Jan 01 - Dec 31 EVERY FRIDAY
Russian Capitals and Tatarstan
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
MOSCOW - ST. PETERSBURG - KAZAN
The tour includes stays in Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan. Overview sightseeing is included in each city, other tours are optional, allowing flexibility in selecting your own tours and keeping the costs down.
10 days
9 nights
May 31, 2022 - Jun 09, 2022 
Jun 28, 2022 - Jul 07, 2022 
Jul 26, 2022 - Aug 04, 2022 
Aug 09, 2022 - Aug 18, 2022 
Little Tour of Russia
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
MOSCOW-SERGIEV POSAD-T. PETERSBURG
1st class centrally located hotels, extensive sightseeing, fully escorted tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg
Group size - max. 35 people
7 days
6 nights
May 17, 2022 - May 23, 2022 
Jun 14, 2022 - Jun 20, 2022 
Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 18, 2022 
Aug 02, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 
Sep 06, 2022 - Sep 12, 2022 
Sep 20, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 
Scenic Ukraine and Poland
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
KIEV - LVIV - KRAKOW - WARSAW
A unique opportunity to explore two very similar yet very different Eastern European countries. Visit the most beautiful cities in Poland and Ukraine. You will be swept away by tranquil nature, local hospitality, amazing food, rich culture and traditions.
11 days
10 nights
Jun 15, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022 
Jul 13, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022 
Jul 27, 2022 - Aug 06, 2022 
Aug 03, 2022 - Aug 13, 2022 
Aug 10, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022 
Aug 17, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022 

Golden Ring Tours

Russian Golden Ring Explorer
Private
Show route on the map
Discover a quiet life outside Moscow as you explore the ancient Russian towns of Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal, Russia of Ivan the Terrible and Boris Godunov, a kingdom of whitewashed churches and golden onion domes, landscapes of meadows and rivers, and small cottages
3 days
2 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Moscow and Golden Ring Tour Package
Small group
Show route on the map
7 days
6 nights
May 27, 2022 - Jun 02, 2022 
Jun 24, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022 
Jul 08, 2022 - Jul 14, 2022 
Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 28, 2022 
Aug 05, 2022 - Aug 11, 2022 
Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 25, 2022 
Golden Ring Explorer
Private
Show route on the map
4-day exploration of the ancient Russian towns of Vladimir, Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky, historic cities of Kostroma and Sergiev Posad - jewels of Russia's historical and architectural heritage bypassed by 20th-century modernization.
4 days
3 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Golden Ring Detour
Private
Show route on the map
"Detour" means taking the alternate road, deviating from a regular route. This itinerary is a perfect detour from the busy life in Moscow. A great extension for those who are already in Moscow, but want to explore the countryside and the old towns of Suzdal, Vladimir and Sergiev Posad.
2 days
1 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND

Educational Student Tours

Craig High School Russian Trip 2020
Show route on the map
This tour of Russia presents an opportunity for the students of Craig High School to explore Russian history, art and culture represented in two main metropoles Moscow and St Petersburg. A visit to Russian School is included.
7 days
6 nights
Oct 19, 2020 - Oct 26, 2020 subject to change
Toledo Technology Academy
Show route on the map
This tour in Russia was designed for students of Toledo Technology Academy with the goal of exploring the history and culture of Russia. The students had the opportunity to visit the main historical and cultural sights in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
10 days
9 nights
Jul 18, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018 
Literary Russian for Colorado Academy
Show route on the map
This tour of Russia was organized for high school students of Colorado Academy who study the Russian Language and Literature. They learned about the lives and literary heritage of the famous Russian poets and writers.
10 days
9 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Cultural History Tour - Lawrenceville School
Show route on the map
This tour of Russia presented a great opportunity for the students of Lawrenceville High School to explore Russian history and culture. The tour was led by Russian-speaking History Masters Cara Hyson and Tim Doyle.
ALL YEAR ROUND
Nawawi Foundation Tour
Small group
Show route on the map
Historical and cultural tour for members of Nawawi foundation focusing on the Islamic culture and history of Russia, visiting Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan
11 days
10 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND
Sister School Visit for Shaker School
Show route on the map
This tour in Russia was designed for students of high school with the goal of exploring the historical capital of the Russian empire and the history of Russia.
10 days
9 nights
ALL YEAR ROUND

Karelia Tours

Karelia Winter Adventure
6 days
5 nights
Feb 12, 2020 - Feb 17, 2020 
Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 03, 2020 
Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 17, 2020 
The Gems of Kizhi Tour
Show route on the map
Private tour of Kizhi includes 2 nights roundtrip overnight train from Moscow or St. Petersburg to Petrozavodsk, hydrofoil to Kizhi and full day sightseeing in Kizhi with private guide.
3 days
2 nights
Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 
Grand Tour of Karelia
Show route on the map
A comprehensive exploration of the Russian North with visits to famous islands of Kizhi, Valaam and Solovetsky, meeting local people and enjoying the landscapes of the White Sea and Ruskeala marble canyon.
8 days
7 nights
Jun 14, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020 
Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020 
Jul 26, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020 
Aug 09, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020 
Aug 23, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020 
Kizhi and Karelian Village
Show route on the map
Kizhi package includes 2 nights on the train, an overnight stay near the famous Kizhi Island in Karelia. This is a perfect program if you want to explore the parts of the island beyond well-known sites and landmarks
4 days
3 nights
Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 

Russian Winter Tours

Russian Capitals in Winter
Small group
Escorted-Group
ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW
This tour includes 4 nights in St. Petersburg and 3 nights in Moscow, daily breakfast, fast train and many options to choose from, including a New Year Gala dinner and entertainments and winter troika ride. The group is escorted by English-German tour escort. Optional tours are provided in small groups by English speaking tour guide.
8 days
7 nights
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 05, 2022 
New Year's Eve  in St. Petersburg
Small group
Escorted-Group
Show route on the map
Includes transfers, 4* accommodations and city tour in St. Petersburg. Many optional tours and evening activities to choose from will meet any budget. The group is escorted by English-German tour escort. Optional tours are provided in small groups by English speaking tour guide.
5 days
4 nights
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 02, 2022 
Russian New Year's Extravaganza Tour
Private
Russia in December and January meets you with festive decorations. Explore the spirit of the Russian New Year on this special Russian Extravaganza adventure, see New Year's celebrations in the Red Square, visit famous landmarks, celebrate winter and holidays in Russian style. Enjoy your exceptional Russian winter holidays!
8 days
7 nights
Dec 29, 2021 - Jan 05, 2022 
Russian Winter Wonderland Tour
Small group
Escorted-Group
Not many people travel to Russia in winter but those who do have a very hard time finding a group tour. Now you have it: explore the Russian winter spirit and celebrate New Year's in Moscow on this special Russian adventure with New Year's celebrations in the Red Square, Visit famous landmarks, and tourist attractions, keep yourself warm and happy.
8 days
7 nights
Daily during the following periods:
Dec 15 - Mar 31 
Russian Northern Lights Train Tour
Show route on the map
Moscow — St. Petersburg — Petrozavodsk — Murmansk — Vologda — Moscow
Discover Russian warmth in the cold Russian winter. Explore Russia during the most festive time of the year, visit the best places in Moscow, St. Petersburg , Petrozavodsk, Murmansk and Vologda. Search for Northern Lights and experience traditional Russian winter activities.
10 days
9 nights
Dec 26, 2021 - Jan 04, 2022 TBD
TSAR'S GOLD  Russian Winter Wonderland Tour
MOSCOW - SUZDAL - YEKATERINBURG - SIBERIA - KRASNOYARSK - IRKUTSK - LAKE BAIKAL - ULAN UDE - ULAN BATOR - (BEIJING EXTENSION)
Experience Moscow and the legendary Russian Siberia in winter with a 13-day private train journey through Russia and Mongolia with possible three-day extension to China.
16 days
15 nights
Feb 12, 2022 - Feb 24, 2022 
Golden Eagle Winter Wonderland Trans - Siberian Westbound
10% discount
Show route on the map
Our tours along the Trans-Siberian route in winter are an exceptional and unique experience. Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent Russian steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake.
15 days
14 nights
Feb 25, 2023 - Mar 11, 2023 

 

 

 

testimonials
I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.