Russia is one of the most traveled holiday destinations, as there is so much to see and do in this amazing country, with several unique cultures within a single nation and some spectacular scenery. Due to the immense size of Russia and an unreliable domestic flight environment, by far the best way to travel through this enchanting land is by train.Some of my best tips for making the most of your Russia trip even while on a budget.Take a look at A Guide to Traveling in Russia.
The Famous Trans-Siberian Railway
If you want some reliable information on Trans Siberian railway tours 2019, the Internet is the best place to start your quest, as an online search will take you to the website of an established tour operator that specializes in Russian tours. The fact that you will be sleeping on the train is a money saver in itself, as accommodation isn’t cheap, especially in the cities. The tour operator can help you plan your stop offs. Ideally, you want to book with a tour company that specializes in Trans-Siberian railway holidays, as they alone would be able to offer you the very best prices and with their extensive knowledge of the local attractions, you can be sure to experience Russia at its finest.
Talk to Other Travelers
In order not to make the same mistakes as other new arrivals, as soon as you land, talk to some tourists who have been there a while. They will no doubt tell you places and things to avoid, which will likely save you some time and money. It is also a good idea to surf the web, looking for tips and advice on budget holidaying in Russia, and while you’re at it, read about the customs and culture, which is always a good idea when visiting a country for the first time. If it is your first holiday abroad, there are some great tips available online for first time travelers that will surely help to make your holiday less stressful.
Learn Some Basic Russian
Like any tourist destination, there are local sellers who will try to make you pay more than the going rate, yet if you can speak a few words in Russian, like “how much is this” and “that’s too expensive”, this will certainly ensure that you don’t pay too much for your souvenirs. There are articles online that give you some very useful Russian phrases that might help you to communicate with the locals, should you require some assistance.
Book with a Reputable Tour Operator
This cannot be overemphasized, as this will guarantee you are looked after during your holiday and if you wish to buy something, talk to your tour guide first. We all want to get the best out of our holiday and by booking with an established tour provider, they can tailor the experience to suit your lifestyle. There are, for example, so many stops along the Trans-Siberian railway that without consultation, you might be disappointed. The tour company aims to make your holiday as nice as possible and by spending some time discussing the many options, you are far more likely to see things that are of interest to you.