Trip Planning FAQs
What clothes should I take for a Russia tour?
If you travel to Russia in winter from November to April, take the warm sweatshirts or hoodies, long trousers, thermal underwear, a long coat, gloves, a fur or wool hat, a scarf and a warm pair of waterproof shoes. Different from the outdoors, it is quite warm indoor, so please dress in layers in order to have a comfortable indoor stay.
If you travel to Russia in summer from June to August, you are also advised to bring a light jacket or jumper for cool evenings. Also a sunhat and sunglasses are essential items. When visiting the churches, please bring a scarf to cover your head and shoulders.
How do I get a SIM card in Russia?
Visitors could buy the prepaid SIM card at the airport or railway stations with passports. If you are travelling to different regions, please do check if the SIM card could be used all around Russia.
Is there Wi-Fi available in Russia?
The free Wi-Fi is available in most cafés, hotels and airports.
Do I need an adapter in Russia?
The electricity in Russia is 220 volts AC, 50Hz and Russia uses two-pin round European sockets. It is better to take your own adaptor for your Russia tour.
Can I drink tap water in Russia?
No, you are not advised to drink the tap water. Hotels offer free bottled water and it is quite easy and cheap to buy the drinking water from the convenient stores.
Is the standard time used in Russia?
No, there are 11 time zones in Russia. So please be aware of the time changes if you travel to different regions.
Is there air-condition in summer in Russia?
The highest temperature in summer is below 30℃ in the northern cities, like Moscow and St. Petersburg. So there is no need to have air-condition. Only very few hotels turn on the air-condition in summer season.
What can I take for gifts from Russia Vacation?
Russia has a variety of traditional folk crafts, including Zhostovo painting metal trays, Vologda intricate lace handcrafts, Khokhloma painting, Gzhel ceramics handicrafts, Baltic amber and Samovar. Our guide will also offer you suggestions on bazaars.