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5 reasons why Russia is the best travel destination right now

posted by Liza 7th March 2016 2 Comments
Visit Russia: Reasons why Russia is the best destination right now

Last updated on December 8th, 2016

Why should you visit Russia right now?

Don’t mind the reputation of the country, Russia is amazing! Due to the low oil prices, Russian ruble is very weak now, which makes Russia even more attractive for tourists. As for the 5th of December, 1$ equals 63 rubles, while 1€ is 67 rubles and 1£ is a bit less than 80 Rub.

And with only 400$ in your pocket you can feel now like a king (or queen).

Remember Eurotrip movie? Well, almost like that 🙂

Here are 5 reasons, why Russia is the best travel destination now!

1. You have a chanсe to visit Russia visa-free by ferry from Tallinn or Helsinki.

Yep, you got it right. You don’t need anything to visit Russia, no visa, nothing! However, this only applies to round-trips on a ferry from Tallinn or Helsinki and includes only 72 hours in the country. Well, that’s enough to see Saint Petersburg. If you are fast enough, you can also go to Moscow via speed train Sapsan or some of overnight trains.

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2. You can visit some amazing restaurants for the price of chicken kebab in the UK

For 3.5 pounds you can get famous traditional soup (Bortsh) in one of the best restaurants in St. Petersburg (Katyusha restaurant).

Source: ginza.ru

Source: ginza.ru

And for 10 pounds you can eat a main course and a salad/soup with a panoramic view over the city (restaurant Gastronomica)

Source: Ginza.ru

Source: Ginza.ru

And in case, you are ready to spend 15 pounds on a dinner, you can go here:

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(Hint: the tallest restaurant in Europe, 60th floor of the Federation Tower of Moscow-city)

P.s.: these are really some of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in Russia. Of course, you can eat in middle-prices restaurants or cafes for 2-3 pounds per person.

3. You can stay in luxurious 5-star hotels for less than 100-pounds/night

You can really experience the luxurious life in Saint Petersburg. For the price of an average 3-star hotel in Rome, you can stay in a palace in Saint Petersburg. Why not? 🙂

Source: Booking.com

Source: Booking.com

Source: Booking.com

Source: Booking.com

Source: booking.com

Source: booking.com

Source: Booking.com

Source: Booking.com

4. You can visit one of the best museums in the world for less than a cinema ticket

Forget about 15€ (16$, 12,5£) tickets to Louvre, you can go to Tretiakov gallery or Hermitage museum just for 4-6 pounds. Those are like ones of the greatest museums in the world, so don’t miss the opportunity.

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5. You can go by taxi literally everywhere

A taxi ride will cost… well, almost nothing. Uber works in Russia, so there is no need for communication with drivers (which most probably won’t speak English). Well, Uber will save you from that. An average ride will Uber will be around 2 pounds (3 dollars), that’s cheaper than a metro ride in London!

Do you want a free ride with Uber in Russia?
Use this Uber Promocode 🙂

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So, why not to do some luxury traveling for the price of budget traveling?

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2 Comments

Iris 23rd July 2017 at 8:10 pm

Nice article!! I agree with you, I was in St Petersburg last summer and it’s an incredible city! I also felt very safe even at night! Absolutely fell in love with St Petersburg 🙂

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Liza 25th July 2017 at 11:35 pm

Thank you so much for your comment, Iris! I’m happy you enjoyed

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