It is expensive to travel to Russia. Between the flight and hotel costs, a traveler needs to have quite a bank account to work with in order to have a comfortable trip. However, there are ways to cut costs and really do the trip within a reasonable budget. Russian Universal Services offers this budget advice to everyone who books the travel with them. They always hear great feedback as the suggestions are reasonable and still enjoyable for the travelers.
Flight. There are almost no ways around the cost of the flight to Russia. It’s far and it’s expensive. Russian Universal Services offers some alternatives for reducing the costs, and it is possibly more enjoyable for the more adventurous traveler. For example, a person can fly from the U.S. to Germany for a fairly reasonable cost. From Berlin, there is a direct flight into Russia. Even if it is not necessarily where you are headed to first, you can book a scenic train ride from there. Russian Universal Services assures that these travel methods are safe, cheaper and overall more exciting!
Hotels. Most of the hotels in Russia will cost about $100 per night. If you are staying for an extended period of time, you will most likely want to look into alternatives. Russian Universal Services recommends researching hostels, room or apartment rentals and even couch surfing. Yes, couch surfing. This may be more appealing to the younger travelers, but it is free to stay on the couch of people who sign up to participate in the service.
Food. This is actually directly related to the hotel section. Russian Universal Services always explains to clients that many Russians do not eat out much, and their restaurants can be quite pricey. Finding a room, apartment or space that has a kitchen can offer huge cost savings for a traveler. Lunch is the most popular meal to eat out at a local pub, and it is usually quite a large meal. So it is recommended that travelers try to stock up on foods for breakfast and dinner to eat on their own.
See the Sights. If you are in one of the big cities like St. Petersburg or Moscow, Russian Universal Services will provide you with a comprehensive list of all the free sights to see. Many museums, cathedrals and monuments are free or some have a nominal entrance fee. Travel all over using the metro, which is very inexpensive, and take in the art and architecture of the old cities.