The weather in Saint-Petersburg can be very tricky. One day it is warm and sunny, the next thing you know, it’s raining or even snowing (yes, even in summer). Always bring an umbrella to Saint Petersburg! You would not regret it. If you are travelling in summers make sure to pack not only summer clothes but also something warm.
Gratuities are not included in our price. To tip or not to tip is completely up to you. A tip is usually around 5-10% of the price of the service.
Cash and Credit Cards
You can find an ATM almost in every city of Russia. You’ll be able to exchange money at the airport. It is easier to exchange US dollars or euros to Rubles than any other currency.
Credit cards can be used throughout Russia in major shopping hubs, restaurants, cafes and bars.
It is very common foreign banks do not allow money transfers in Russia and simply block them. We advise you to talk to your bank before leaving your country.
There are basic precautions that you should take when visiting any country in the world. Do not carry your passport with you; leave it at your hotel or on the ship. There are pickpockets around tourists. Just take a copy of your passport and your visa with you. It is also important to keep an eye on your money and your credit card. This way you don’t have to worry about losing any of it. We would also suggest not bringing all of your credit cards. Just take one.
You should have your medical travel insurance to travel to Russia. It is extremely important that you choose insurance that covers all aspects of your trip. This way your trip will be safe and enjoyable.
You will not require any vaccinations for travelling in Russia. You have to avoid drinking tap water. Should you get sick on your tour in Russia, contact your tour guide as early as possible to ensure appropriate steps are made and you receive any necessary medical attention.
And the most important tip we can give you is do not forget your passport with the visa in it!