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Sailesh, USA
Dear Elena, I would like to thank you and your team for organizing our trip to Moscow and St Petersburg which went of very well. Everything was perfect and to our full satisfaction. We have already recommended your group to some of our friends who plan to visits Russia shortly. Best   read more
Fernando y Ana, Argentina
Hola Yulia, Devuelta en nuestro hogar. Fernando y yo queremos agradecerte infinitamente la hermosa estadГ­a organizada en tu bellГ­simo pais. Choferes, guГ­as hoteles impecables.Si tenГ©s oportunidad de agradecer a Polina su rГЎpida respuesta inicial te lo agradeceremos. Rusia siempre en nuestro corazon   read more
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About us We are a Western owned and managed company based in St. Petersburg, Russia with offices in Moscow, Budapest, Italy and the United States and a full member of ASTA, (ID 900214747 and 900175313). Because of our local presence, our customers get the best of both worlds – the lowest prices available for Russian tours with highest levels of quality. Just compare us with our competition for any of our Russian vacation packages!

Russian Vacation Specialists

Our team consists of tour guides, drivers, tourism managers, customer support representatives, and other support personnel all sharing one important characteristic – we are all enthusiastic lovers of travel and culture and are all here to make sure that you have a great, hassle free, extremely enjoyable trip. Our team is made up of seasoned travel experts, many with over 10 years in the travel business, as well as recent graduates from Russia's best universities. This combination of extremely experienced individuals and enthusiastic and talented young people differentiates our company from others and ensures our customers a high level of innovation, enthusiasm and excitement in how we conduct our tours and great customer service, we are always ready to help.

Our service offerings include:
  • Packaged tours throughout Russia for groups and individuals
  • Fully customized tours for individuals or groups
  • Customized Russian vacation planning
  • Russian river cruises
  • Excellent, competitive rates at all Russian hotels
  • Vacation apartments for individual travelers looking for a special, local experience
  • Incentive travel and convention organization
  • Travel and Tourism support services including
    - Visa support
    - Transport
    - Hotel management
    - Representation of Western tourism partners
Social Responsibility

Culture for KidsA portion of the proceeds from every Express to Russia tour and cruise sale is donated to our charity Culture for Kids in association with Parents of St. Petersburg and is used for funding excursions for St. Petersburg orphans to the city's cultural landmarks. To learn more about the project or to help the project, please, click here.

Please check our customer testimonial webpage to read what other travelers have had to say about our services when using Express to Russia for their holidays in Russia – both summer and winter. We can also provide you with numerous references of past travelers who you may contact to learn more about how their journey went. Express to Russia is a member of the American Society of Travel Agencies ASTA (ID 900214747) and have been reviewed favorably by the following publications.

Lonely Planet: 2009 Guide to Russia Fodor's: 7th edition Moscow and St. Petersburg Michelin: Moscow/St. Petersburg Eyewitness Travel: 2007 St. Petersburg
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General Director, Chief Accountant

Elena graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute of Economics and Finance with a degree in accounting and auditing. Her experience is well appreciated in our company. She is outgoing and always brings positive energy to the workplace. In her free time, Lena likes to read, travel and meet with friends.

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Tourism Director

Elena is a graduate of St. Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. Although her major was in civil engineering management, from her third year at the University onward, she dedicated herself to tourism. She has worked as an English speaking guide for several years and now considers guiding her hobby. Elena is also interested in art and the culture of other countries - that is why she is currently learning Spanish.

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Director, Moscow

Ludmila graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in geography and tourism. She has work experience in different fields of tourism: youth tourism, business travel and outgoing and incoming tourism. But most of all she likes to work with incoming tourists and she is always ready to help them. She likes to meet with friends during the weekend and to discover something new in Moscow and the surrounding areas of the city. And of course she spends all of her free time with her daughter Olivia.

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Senior Manager Short Term Apartments

Nastya graduated from the St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University. Her major was tourism and sheґs been working in this area ever since. Nastya likes music a lot - you will never see her without an mp3 player. Her favorite country is Sweden and everything that comes from there: Swedish people, Swedish meatballs and her favorite - Roxette! Nastya is an optimistic person and always ready to help you.

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Hotels & Tourism Department

Andrei is a recent graduate of the Saint Petersburg State University, philological faculty (Department of English language and Translation studies).
Andrei speaks English fluently and if you happen to talk to him there hopefully will be no misunderstandings... Andrei also speaks German. He is very interested in developing tourism in Russia and other European countries. He is highly committed and will do his best to help our clients. In his free time Andrei enjoys watching films, driving, playing tennis, football and basketball.

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Tourism Manager, St. Petersburg

Asya is a graduate of the Gertsen Pedagogical Univercity with a degree in teaching Russian and Literature. Asya especially likes to listen to good music - instrumental, folk and Russian rock. She likes to spend her time walking in the city or watching the water in the Gulf of Finland. Her favoutite sports are swimming and yoga and she tries to improve her skills in them as much as possible.

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Sveta is our extremely talented programmer. She brings a great mind and excellent service ethic to our team. Sveta graduated from St. Petersburg State Electrical University with a degree in programming. In her free time Sveta likes to take long walks, listen to music and design her own clothes.

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Manager Tourism Development

Marina graduated from the department of foreign languages of the Leningrad Regional Pedagogical Unversity in Pushkin. Marina speaks English and German fluently. She loves traveling both in Russia and abroad, meeting new people, Russian nature, sunsets, and the blue sea. Marina also enjoys skiing, skaing and music. Her home town is St. Petersburg which she loves and adores.

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Junior Accountant

Julia was born in Belorezk, a Bashkir city close to Urals. She is now studying at the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. Having started to work in our company as a courier Julia was soon promoted to the Accountant position for her responsibility and attentiveness. She is always reserved but friendly and helpful. Julia is fond of music, sport and healthy way of life. She likes going out with her friends.

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Order Manager, Moscow

Ksenia grew up in the Northern Siberian region, not far from the shores of beautiful Lake Baikal. She has spent a lot of time hiking in that wonderful area. She graduated from Irkutsk State Linguistic University and used to work as a teacher in a private school. Although Ksenia loves teaching and still considers it her hobby, her main area of interest now is tourism. Two years ago, Ksenia moved to St Petersburg and began her job with us. Ksenia is interested in music, psychology, movies and travelling. She loves Russia and is eager to assist all travelers who come to visit this outstanding country.

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Order Manager, New York

Alina is the youngest person in our office but even with her being so young she is still great in English and the other skills necessary for her job. She is currently studying at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg University of Telecommunications, in the Area Studies faculty. She is interested in Scandinavian countries and currently she is learning Swedish. Alina enjoys playing piano and she often visits classical music concerts in St. Petersburg (which is a great place to hear live classical music!). Alina also enjoys watching films in English, skating and travelling. Alina is always ready to help her clients with any requests that they might have.

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Short Term Apartments Manager, St. Petersburg

Tanya graduated from Teachers Training college with a degree for Primary school instruction and an English language instruction. She enjoys hiking, singing and playing the guitar and playing different team games which develop memory, attention and creativity.

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Order Manager and Long Term Rentals, St. Petersburg

Alla is a recent graduate of Ivanovo State University, Department of Economics. She likes to travel all over the world and has already visited several countries on three continents combining vacation time with work. Alla started her career in Ivanovo as an outbound tourism manager. After graduating the University she decided to move to Saint Petersburg, her favorite city. In her free time, Alla enjoys belly dancing, reading French classics and taking care of her small cat. Alla is very enthusiastic and always tries to do her best to help clients in any way she can.

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Visa Manager, St. Petersburg

Katya graduated from the St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University.
She enjoys snowboarding, taking pictures, travelling and searching for new experiences.
Her home town is St Petersburg, which she believes to be the absolute "must see" city in Russia.

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Tourism Manager, St. Petersburg

Dasha graduated from the Russian State University of Tourism and Service in Moscow, Faculty of Linguistics and Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management. Dasha enjoys working with our customers. She is always responsible, friendly and helpful. Dasha also loves extreme sports. In her free time Dasha likes reading and traveling with friends

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Short Term Rentals Assistant, St Petersburg

Dasha was born in the Urals region of Russia – the place where Asia meets Europe. This is probably the reason why Dasha enjoys learning about different cultures and languages so much. She is now in the process of studying law at Higher School of Economics. In her free time Dasha likes to either stay at home or take a walk in one of Saint Petersburg's beautiful parks. No matter what – books, movies and her favorite music accompany her everywhere.

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Train Tickets Reservation Manager

Ksenia graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University, faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processing. Ksenia likes to work with people and this is the main reason why she changed her specialty and began working in tourism and travel.
Ksenia loves volunteering for Russian ecological projects, reading and roller skating.

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Customer Service Representative

Olga has graduated from St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University with a major in Tourism and Hospitality business studies. She is very fond of traveling and meeting new people. In her free time she likes to ride her bicycle if the weather is nice or share a cup of coffee with friends.

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Tourism Manager, St. Petersburg

Galina graduated from St Petersburg State Engineering Economics University, Tourism faculty. She also worked as a tour guide for several seasons. She likes art, music and travel. She is planning to learn Portuguese and visit Portugal some day soon. Galina is always ready to help and loves working with our clients.

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Education Abroad Department

Nastya graduated from Saratov State Socio-Economic University with the degree in public relations and then lived and worked in Moscow for two years. She likes theatre and art. She is fond of visiting new places, meeting new people, opening new opportunities and thinks that exploring the world is the most interesting thing in her life. She is sure that it’s never too late to create the life you want.

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Manager Real Estate Sales Department

Leonid has been working in real estate sales for approximately 10 years. He is fully certified by the St. Petersburg State Property Committee and has facilitated over 100 succesful transactions. Leonid holds an advanced engineering degree from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute. In his free time, Leonid enjoys spending time at his dacha (country house). Leonid also enjoys photography and drawing.

Spend your Holidays in Russia with Express to Russia

Express to Russia will help you explore the largest country on earth. We have a huge amount of insight into the best places to visit in Russia. Let our Russian vacation specialists be your guide and create a customized itinerary just for you this summer! 2015 will be a great year, whether you are looking for a cheap short break to Russia or something more substantial or luxurious, we can give you many options that we are sure you will like. Whether planning on a Russian tour in June or even one in winter, let our seasoned professionals help you have the vacation of your life.

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