Thank you Tonia for your great help and professionalism in organising the Invitation to Russia for my friend. We were contacting different agencies without any success. The answers we had, that we cannot help Sri Lanka n citizen, who has a permanent residency in Australia and would like to travel from Sydney. Only Russian Travel & Tour completed the Invitation and supporting documents for us. It took 24 hours after the payment went through.

Thank you very much. We will recommend your company to everyone, who is planning and dreaming to visit any country.

Nataliya Taran

I found Russian Travel and Tours on the internet.
I contacted them and they gave me a great 30 per cent discount off a 14 day package tour to Russia.
This offer included being in direct contact with their agent in Russia who emailed me that same day and gave his suggestion. He later sent me his invoice.
What Russian Travel and Tours had done they didn’t add on their own commission and redirected me to their tour operator in Russia, thus making the package much cheaper for me.

I saw the fantastic sights of Moscow with the Kremlin and Tsars Bell, the Metro (hated the very steep and fast moving escalators), Pushkin museum, Sergiev Posad, Kolomenskoe, the Gum store.
Also I saw the Golden Ring cities of Suzdal (with 12th century churches),Vladimir, Kostroma.
Took the fast bullet train from Moscow to St. Petersburg and saw Catherine Palace, Hermitage, Pushkin Palace, Gatchina, Borodin, etc.

Had a lovely time.

The tour guides were very polite and we loved the history of their towns.

Katya Kist
London England

I just came back from a lovely restful package tour of Crimea. I visited Simferopol, Sebastopol and Yalta.
It was truly fascinating.

Russian Travel and Tours seem to be the only tour operator in the world who can organise tours to Crimea and know that Crimea is now In Russia back home where it really belongs.
The history of Crimea dates back 300 years and it’s amazing it was ever in Ukraine.
Since Crimea returned to Russia in 2014, it’s amazing how many travel agents don’t know that Crimea is in Russia and that to get there, one needs a Russian visa.


My other travel agent told me Crimea is in Ukraine. Obviously they do not know where it is. You told me it is in Russia since 2014 and you can organise a Russian Visa.
Well I am happy I came to you.
I spent a wonderful 8 days there.
It is very peaceful there contrary to fake American/Australian news.

Jan 2016

Dear Antonina,

I travelled to Crimea (Крым) Russia last September 2016. My tour guide was Ivana.
The food was very good and tasty in the hotels and I got a chance to practice my Russian too!
I will always recommend your company to everyone I know.


Russian Travel and Tours – thanks for putting me in touch with your agent in Russia last year (2016).
I saved a lot of money that way and I do not believe anyone in Australia can beat your offer.
I enjoyed Moscow and St. Petersburg very much and will always recommend your company.


I am so happy I stumbled across Russian Travel and Tours on the internet.
Their unique offer off 30% discount off all Package tours with Hotel accommodation made my trip so wonderful and within my budget.  I dealt with her agent Vladimir in Russia and he was very prompt and the service and tour was well done.  Tonia at Russian Travel and Tours also suggested we buy their cheap flights and travel insurance online (25% discount).

Mark Gluth
Perth Australia

Russian Travel and Tours came to my rescue when I was looking for cheaper deals.  Their offer off 30% discount off all Package tours with Hotel accommodation was perfect for my budget.  I dealt directly with her agent in Moscow and paid him and all went very smoothly. Also bought their flights online and Travel Insurance which was discounted.

Marie Shoot
Darwin Australia

I have been ordering tickets and other travel arrangements through Russian Travel and Tours. during the last two years, booking air-tickets and hotels throughout the world for different Russian Embassy diplomatic and technical personnel and staff, as well as for my relatives and myself. I can advise that the results of the company’s work are really impressive. All the staff are very professional and efficient. Our dealings have been mainly by e-mail and by telephone/mail/courier and through this medium we have been able to exchange itineraries, financial details and other information. I have found Russian Travel and Tours’ service exemplary. All of my questions were answered quickly and professionally, together with company’s patience when I decided to alter original flight and plans.
It has been a pleasure to do business with Russian Travel and Tours’ management and staff and the service has been excellent and has exceeded far beyond my expectations.
I’m very pleased that there is such a company in Australia – Russian Travel and Tours – whose main line in travel business is tourism/business to Russia and the CIS as well as worldwide and airfares to Australia from Russia. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.

Alex Makarov,
Assistant to His Excellency the Ambassador,
Russian Embassy in Canberra” Australia

It is with great pleasure that Russian Travel and Tours will be my preferred travel agent for as long as I hold a passport even if I decide to live overseas. When I first decided that I would travel to Ukraine I found it almost impossible to extract quality information from many travel agents about travel to both Russia and Ukraine. After discovering that the owners of
Russian Travel and Tours were indeed Russian and that they were the preferred agent for the consulates of both Ukraine and Russia I knew I had found something special. I have used Russian Travel and Tours on numerous occasions for my travels to Ukraine with absolutely seamless work with my visas, flights and associated documents.
If you are going to travel to Russia or the CIS this is your company. With over 30 years experience in the field of Russian travel I don’t think there is another agency in Australia that can match them. Russian Travel and Tours is the benchmark of the industry with out a doubt. Well done Russian Travel and Tours and spasiba bolshoy for all your help. I look forward to dealing with you again soon.

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The more enquiries I made with other travel agents the more dissatisfied I became frustrated and almost I didn`t travel to Russia. It seems that travel agents have put Russia in the too hard basket. Finally someone suggested to contact Russian Travel and Tours whom I found to be quite knowledgeable in all travel to Russia ( I must say this was back in 1985) I haven`t travelled with anyone else since. Even when I had to travel urgently to Africa, Russian Travel and Tours (without hesitation) was there to help me all the way. I can only recommend Russian Travel and Tours!

Robert James Adelaide

I had first known of Russian Travel and Tours through their website on the internet. My friend and I were going to Moscow, so we contacted their agency as well as a few local travel agencies. Well what happened after that was a very pleasing surprise. We received a response right away from Russian Travel and Tours, had all the prices ready, and within days our visa and tickets were ready. The staff are great, mostly all Russian, so that they are well known on the red tape involved with visits to Russia. Our company will be using them now and recommending them to whoever we can.
Oh yes, the local companies finally got back to us after a few weeks and apologised because they could not cater for what we were after. One company didn`t even reply at all.

Scott Cook

Tonia, the proprietor of Russian Travel and Tours, was my student in the 60s. Have known her ever since and applaud her social conscience, her achievements in life, especially in her business. Few could match her for integrity, and such application that she always goes for the ultimate result.
Wish I were young enough to explore, under her skilled guidance, more travel, especially the whole new area of travel she has opened up in the once-impossible areas of Russia and the Ukraine.
You will see evidence of social responsibility on Russian Travel and Tours’ website where it provides the means of forwarding donations for a blind children’s orphanage in St. Petersburg.
Russian Travel and Tours is assuredly a travel agent that one can have confidence in.

Olwyn Green, BA, (author), Drummoyne, NSW

Thank you for all your help arranging my recent trip to Latvia through Finnair. The holiday was fabulous and all of the flights and stopovers went well and were on time and according to plan. I have absolutely no complaints and would recommend Russian Travel and Tours to everyone planning to travel to Eastern Europe. Once again, thank you.

Varis Abele

Hi there! Thanks for your quick response to my dilemma. Now I know what is necessary and what the requirements are in the obtaining of a Russian visa and I shall most certainly recommend all my friends to you. I don`t see any problem in sending you my passport even though I live in USA and there are consulates here but I would prefer to have you handle all the arrangements.

Tom Anderstan