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New Years tour in Russia!

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1. Posted by Tinkerbell (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

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Hi all! I'm new to travellerspoint! I can't believe I didn't find this site sooner!!!

We are thinking of doing a 6 day Beetroot Bus tour through St Petersburg and Moscow over the New Years period. Has anyone done one before? Either the New Years tour or any Beetroot Bus tour. Good value for money? I've heard mixed views about Russia....

Thanks! :)

2. Posted by don_kam (Full Member 115 posts) 11y

Hi Tinkerbell,

I have not been to Russia during the NY period, nor joined the Beetroot Bus tour when there..

But some general advice on Moscow and SP when I was there

do have your passport with you at all times as the police do random checks on tourists' passports...

The pple may not be v friendly to english-speaking tourists because they cant speak the language (if u cant speak Russian).. so be prepared to use some body language..

Also, the older generation pple in service industry may not be so service-oriented cos of the communist era... so have to be patient..

Do bring enough warm clothing as the weather would be v cold...

Overall, this country is very unique and beautiful.. In my personal opinon, its best visited during winter times... so I would be back oe of these days for a visit during winter

Enjoy yourself!!:)

Don

3. Posted by bimbom (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

If you don't speak Russian or your friends doesn't speak English, we can help you out in this situation.