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  • Flight details

    International flights - 2019

    Departure airport: Heathrow

    Airline: British Airways

    Length of flight to Moscow: 3 hrs 30 mins 

    Flight departs UK: 08:45

    Flight returns UK: 17:10


    International flights - 2020

    Departure airport: Heathrow 

    Airline: Aeroflot

    Length of flight to Moscow: 3 hrs 30 mins  

    Flight departs UK: 10:40

    Flight returns UK: 16:00

     *Please note that the return flight from St Petersburg is via Moscow

    Regional connecting flights with British Airways are available to Heathrow from the following airports: Aberdeen, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Shannon for a supplement from £165 return (£145 for 2019 departures).

    *All details are correct at the time of going to print and flight times may be subject to change.

    Please note on regional (and connecting) departures an additional overnight stay at a supplement may be required due to
    limited schedules.

    Please enquire when booking.

     

    Passport details

    As the UK will be leaving the European Union you must ensure that your passport is still valid for six months after the date of your return.

    For the most up to date entry requirements and travel advice we recommend that you log on and enter your passport details into, the simple to use, foreign office passport checker website which will tell you immediately if your passport will need renewing before your holiday https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

    You wil require a Visa to travel to the Russian Federation, please see the procedure below. 

    CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    5 Kensington Palace Gardens
    London
    W8 4QS
    (Entrance from Bayswater Road)
    Consular Information Helpdesk: +44 (0) 203 668 7474

     

    Foreign & Commonwealth Advice

    For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here.

     

    Visa:

    All bookings close five weeks before departure to allow for visa applications

    You will need to complete the visa form we will send with your holiday confirmation; we will then issue you with an official visa form and letter of invitation that you will need to take to the Russian visa application centre either in LondonEdinburghManchester or Dublin and lodge your visa application in person where your fingerprints will be scanned. The Russians operate this system very efficiently and the process only takes a short amount of time. The locations are very central so easy to combine with a day out in the great UK or Scottish capitals.

    We will apply to the Russian authorities on your behalf in the following four easy steps:

    STEP ONE: complete the visa form which we will send you with your holiday confirmation and return it to us in the pre-paid envelope provided.

    STEP TWO: approximately six weeks before departure we will issue you with an official visa form and letter of invitation.

    STEP THREE:  you will need to attend the Russian visa application centre either in London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Dublin for a fingerprint scan on a day convenient to you no later than 28 days prior to travelling.

    STEP FOUR:  your passport will be returned by secure courier direct from the Russian visa application centre within 21 working days.

    The cost for a Russian visa is approximately £109 (paid direct on the day of application). 

     

    Temperatures

    Daily expected highs. 

    Month

    Moscow

     (Daily highs)

    St Petersburg

     (Daily highs)

    May

    72F / 22C

    68F / 20C

    September

    59F / 15C

    57F / 14C