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Direct return flight to St Petersburg £61.98 / Moscow £74.98 (Departing London Luton / October departures) @ Wizz Air
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Direct return flight to St Petersburg £61.98 / Moscow £74.98 (Departing London Luton / October departures) @ Wizz Air

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Posted 12th Jul

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Finally, a low cost carrier is offering cheap flights to Russia Various dates are available, please refer to the examples below. Hand luggage only.

Please note you will need a visa to enter Russia, more information can be found here. If travelling outside St Petersburg or Russia please consult the governments travel advice here, several areas, particularly near borders have been classified as "Advise against all travel"
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Example St Petersburg dates:
2nd - 6th Oct
2nd - 7th Oct
2nd - 8th Oct
2nd - 9th Oct
3rd - 7th Oct
3rd - 8th Oct
3rd - 9th Oct
3rd - 14th Oct

Example Moscow dates:
1st - 6th Oct
1st - 9th Oct
1st - 10th Oct
2nd - 6th Oct
2nd - 9th Oct
2nd - 10th Oct
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Cheap flights but visas aren't cheap or weren’t a couple of years ago and you need to get one in in person from what I remembered.
eslick12/07/2019 20:20

Cheap flights but visas aren't cheap or weren’t a couple of years ago and y …Cheap flights but visas aren't cheap or weren’t a couple of years ago and you need to get one in in person from what I remembered.


It's even now in person
About £100 for the visa I believe.

Is this the one where you need an invite from an agent before you apply.. did seem a bit of a faff.. shame, think they'd get loads more tourists, and let's face they could do with a bit of extra money coming in..

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Edited by: "winchman" 12th Jul
winchman12/07/2019 20:25

About £100 for the visa I believe.Is this the one where you need an invite …About £100 for the visa I believe.Is this the one where you need an invite from an agent before you apply.. did seem a bit of a faff.. shame, think they'd get loads more tourists, and let's face they could do with a bit of extra money coming in..[Image]


They just do it on a reciprocity basis.
They do and because of that they impose visas on a reciprocity basis. Standard international practice.
absolutebeginner12/07/2019 21:03

They do and because of that they impose visas on a reciprocity basis. …They do and because of that they impose visas on a reciprocity basis. Standard international practice.


Which is silly really, they need a bit of foreign currency..
You don't need a visa if you arrive on a ferry. Fly Helsinki and get a ferry to Saint Petersburg.
winchman12/07/2019 21:19

Which is silly really, they need a bit of foreign currency..


Where do you think the visa money goes?
After Brexit, we will need them for everywhere outside little England.
Shrewd_dude12/07/2019 21:56

Where do you think the visa money goes?


But don't you think far more people would go if it was less hassle, I certainly would, would love to spend a bit of time there...
Amazing place to visit... Highly recommended.
Better fly Rossiya from Gatwick, more friendly times, Gatwick less hassle than Luton normally. No silly Ryanair style small size for hand luggage.
Yes around £100 for visa and need to go to London or Edinburgh in person.
Get invite to apply for visa from "Real Russia" web site or ask your hotel when booking.
Yes you can enter visa free for 48 hrs by cruise ship, regulations say "organised tour" to get off ship, don't know how vigorously they apply these rules.
Great place to visit but a load of trouble and expense organising it.
winchman12/07/2019 22:07

But don't you think far more people would go if it was less hassle, I …But don't you think far more people would go if it was less hassle, I certainly would, would love to spend a bit of time there...


Obviously more people would go but then they wouldn't be paying 100 quid a time and it's not as if St Petersburg and Moscow arestruggling for tourists because they aren't that attractive to the UK budget airline market.
Edited by: "Shrewd_dude" 12th Jul
Chiptivo12/07/2019 22:07

After Brexit, we will need them for everywhere outside little England.


Yes, visa free travel doesn't exist outside of the EU.
winchman12/07/2019 21:01

Russians need visas for most places..


You might be surprised but there be a number of places we require visa's that they don't. To give one example of Turkey, if you have ever been, we have to queue and buy a visa on arrival then go the exit queue. You might observe Russians just do the exit queue.

twonkydonkey12/07/2019 22:21

Amazing place to visit... Highly recommended.


Also would highly recommend albeit Moscow and St Petersburg are very different places.

St Petersburg is much more in keeping to what we would expect as a western tourist and ticks a lot of those boxes. The dates given the Peterhoff fountains should still be on (a must see imo and book tickets to go by the fast boats river side of the hermitage add to the experience) - albeit I think I would prefer visiting in the warmer months.

Moscow is just immense. It is also here that you will encounter what is more truly Russian if that is what you are looking for. I got my parents passes for the metro so they could see the sites whilst visiting me and the first day they were just stopping at every station truly amazed. Lenin I found the most bizarre and be warned you will be told off if you pause.
A lot of the visa schemes are just a tourist tax, extra income, no point in making it a hassle.
Chiptivo12/07/2019 22:07

After Brexit, we will need them for everywhere outside little England.


After brexit you will not require to have any extra visa as the same at this moment!
Why everyone complaining about visa costs - that is rules. Look at British website and see how much cost to them to get into UK and also look at statistics how many rejected applications per year... + to get British visa in many countries you will pay extra (on top of visa cost) for finger scans etc + many sites will ask you to provide pre application check and only from specific companies (why?) - and it will costs extra to travellers. So, compare visa charge and costs they not bad at all.
Good price for tickets anyway.
We fly last year to visit Moscow as tourist (apply direct to the embassy for visa + hotel pre paid online and email confirmation) - no problems at all, and we use Lufthansa airline (German) for 6 of us and paid 280 return for all. Yes, not direct flyte but connected time only 45 minutes.
uk visas are a lot more expensive and more complicated to gain than many countries including Russia!
I wouldn't worry to much after a no deal brexit,sterling will collapse and most people will have to holiday in this country as it will be too expensive to travel abroad!
Chiptivo12/07/2019 22:07

After Brexit, we will need them for everywhere outside little England.


That's going to be a pain in the A*S driving to Scotland or Wales then..?
I flew with Wizz Air once - most uncomfortable, very basic seats I've seen. Not even a pocket in the back of the seat (in front of you) to put magazines etc ... would avoid Wizz Air again for this reason - call me picky .... but try the seats first!!
Edited by: "dtc333" 13th Jul
flyingalan12/07/2019 22:34

Better fly Rossiya from Gatwick, more friendly times, Gatwick less hassle …Better fly Rossiya from Gatwick, more friendly times, Gatwick less hassle than Luton normally. No silly Ryanair style small size for hand luggage.Yes around £100 for visa and need to go to London or Edinburgh in person.Get invite to apply for visa from "Real Russia" web site or ask your hotel when booking.Yes you can enter visa free for 48 hrs by cruise ship, regulations say "organised tour" to get off ship, don't know how vigorously they apply these rules.Great place to visit but a load of trouble and expense organising it.


Last time I looked at it the "organised tour" could be the charter bus that the cruise ship organised into town
dtc33313/07/2019 11:07

I flew with Wizz Air once - most uncomfortable, very basic seats I've …I flew with Wizz Air once - most uncomfortable, very basic seats I've seen. Not even a pocket in the back of the seat (in front of you) to put magazines etc ... would avoid Wizz Air again for this reason - call me picky .... but try the seats first!!


Won't fly on a plane because it doesn't have pockets for magazines. Pmsl. The best comment yet.
Maybe the visas into UK are expensive to stop too many coming here.. There was, maybe still is a problem of people coming in on a student visa and not going home..
Edited by: "winchman" 13th Jul
dtc33313/07/2019 11:07

I flew with Wizz Air once - most uncomfortable, very basic seats I've …I flew with Wizz Air once - most uncomfortable, very basic seats I've seen. Not even a pocket in the back of the seat (in front of you) to put magazines etc ... would avoid Wizz Air again for this reason - call me picky .... but try the seats first!!


If you don’t fit in one seat, but two Mr. Emirates.
rodman13/07/2019 17:16

If you don’t fit in one seat, but two Mr. Emirates.


Very odd comment, you no nothing about me, what size I am or what weight I am, so how do you dare to judge?

If you took more care with your spelling, your comment may have amused some people ... sadly not.

Interested to find out if you have ever flown with Wizz Air .... a.k.a. (just for you...) Viz Air...
winchman13/07/2019 16:38

Maybe the visas into UK are expensive to stop too many coming here.. There …Maybe the visas into UK are expensive to stop too many coming here.. There was, maybe still is a problem of people coming in on a student visa and not going home..


Yup same happened in places like South Africa and Rhodesia abt 100 years ago. Some foreigners turned up of false pretences then refused to leave!

Now their old relatives ve the cheek to complain.
Andre_Wool12/07/2019 21:28

You don't need a visa if you arrive on a ferry. Fly Helsinki and get a …You don't need a visa if you arrive on a ferry. Fly Helsinki and get a ferry to Saint Petersburg.


How does the "organised excursion" rules work? Can you just book something like the 25 Euro Moby shuttle bus "excursion" and then stay for 72 hours?.

If so I assume you can do the same thing for a cruise boat where you just need to have an organised tour to get in visa free?
peakbear15/07/2019 07:38

How does the "organised excursion" rules work? Can you just book something …How does the "organised excursion" rules work? Can you just book something like the 25 Euro Moby shuttle bus "excursion" and then stay for 72 hours?.If so I assume you can do the same thing for a cruise boat where you just need to have an organised tour to get in visa free?


Just answering part of my own questions. It looks like Ferry/Cruise visa rules are different. I am interested if you can stay 72 hours just booking the ferry company shuttle bus tour cheaply though?
junk1513/07/2019 07:50

After brexit you will not require to have any extra visa as the same at …After brexit you will not require to have any extra visa as the same at this moment!


You don't know this, the EU can enforce anything they like on the UK.
Chiptivo22/07/2019 23:34

You don't know this, the EU can enforce anything they like on the UK.


Don't be paranoic... No one will isolate UK - that is western world. Any voices from Poland or Lithuania etc will make no changes whatever.
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