If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change. It is important that you check for yourself with the embassy of each country. Your travel agent can assist. Please, keep in mind that all countries require passports valid for at least 6 months from the moment of departure from the country.
RUSSIA: all nationalities require a visa to visit Russia
All nationalities also need an official Letter Of Invitation (LOI) before they can apply for their Russia visa.
You can obtain the LOI through our visa support agent in Russia. The visa support link you need to complete will be sent to you or your travel agent by email when you confirm your booking. You must read the instructions carefully and fill out all the details.
Please note, the company, that provides us Letters of Invitation is based in Russia. Please make sure to check your SPAM folder - emails from addresses with .ru Russian server address are often redirected to SPAM.
The visa support letter often lists hotels that may not be the exact hotels that you will be staying at during your trip. It is critical however, that when you complete your Russian visa application that you copy the hotels that are on your LOI rather than those that are on your G Adventures voucher or dossier.
Important Notes Russian Visa Application:
1. As stated above the Visa application must exactly match the LOI sent to you.
2. The type/purpose of visa: Tourism
3. Company or organization in Russia to be visited: Palladium Travel Agency
4. Name of Russian Travel Agency: Palladium Travel Agency
5. Reference number of Russian tour agency: 0155 (This is in the top right hand corner of your visa support letter)
6. Route of Journey: Copy the dates and cities that appear below your name on the left hand side of your visa support letter
HOW TO FILL IN RUSSIAN LOI FORM ONLINE:
As Russia visas are dated specifically for entry and exit, please ensure you enter the correct dates. We also recommend you add on an extra day to both the start/end of your trip so your visa length will cover any unexpected delays. Please, remember to put exactly the same dates when you fill out the application at the Russian embassy.
Please do not submit an application until 3 months prior to your entry into Russia. The details will then be forwarded to our local agent in Russia. As a Russian visa is only valid for 90 days once it is issued, you will be emailed your Russia Invitation Letter (and travel service voucher) only once we are within 60 days of the trip start date.
Once you have received your LOI you can apply for your visa by going to the nearest Russian embassy.Please, remember that it is your responsibility to check whether passport details, name spelling and dates on the LOI are correct.