Our page dedicated to cruises is the first place you should go when deciding on which cruise/s you would like to enjoy.

We can offer expert advice, as well as a holiday precisely tailored to your needs.

Choose from Russian Waterway CruisesLake Baikal Cruises as well as Ukrainian Waterways Cruises. Also check our specials on Rhine River cruises here. Yangzte River Cruises in China coming soon.

Best Airfares

For assistance with airfares, call (02) 9745-3333 or email us to arrange a quote or to make a booking.

For the Best Discount Airfares click here  or  call  (07) 3451-5455.

Best Hotels Booking Engine

Book direct through Best Hotels Online. Please click here. For Russia, you will also receive  FREE  email copy of the Russian Tourist Visa Support documents. The ONLY BOOKING ENGINE that provides FREE Russian Tourist Visa Support (letter of invitation). Some countries may need an original copy of Russian Tourist Visa Support for which there is an additional fee for courier delivery.  To receive the free email copy of the Russian Tourist Visa Support Documents, we will need your name, surname and copy of your hotel booking. For further details, please contact us


Join us on one of our Guaranteed Departure Tours, one of our Speciality Tours here OR Escorted  Group Tours here If you prefer to travel independently and in style, our tailor made itineraries are ideal for you! 

Apartments in Russia

Consider saving costs and stay in Apartments in Russia.

contact us for any information.

Online Russian Rail Bookings

Russian rail can now be booked directly using Online Russian Rail. Take advantage of the Single Trip Planner and the Trans Siberian Trip Planner to plan your journey.

Azerbaijan Visa Support

For Azerbaijan Visa support, please see here.

Visiting and Staying with friends/relatives in Russia?

Just book your flights on our Discount Flights booking engine here and buy your travel insurance online here. Send your flights and travel insurance to us and we will send you the link for Visa Support (maximum stay 30 days).

Business Invitations to Russia

For longer stays in Russia you may require a Business Visa. To arrange, please contact us directly.

Guest Invitations to Russia

Guest invitations are intended for foreign citizens who travel to Russia stay with relatives and/or friends in their apartments/homes. Please see here.

Belarus Tourist Invitations

We can now assist with Belarus Tourist Invitations.  For details, please see here

Independent Travellers

We cater for independent travellers. Itineraries can be tailor made to suit your individual needs.

Group Bookings are Welcome!

If you are travelling in a group you may be eligible for reductions and discounts.

Group arrangements can be made for Reunions, Incentives, Conferences, Parties, Anniversaries, Special Birthdays, Social or Sporting Clubs, Singles or Interest Groups, End of School or just a week-end getaway.

Some of our partners can provide excellent discounts for escorted tours, accommodation and cruises. Please contact us for more information.

About Us

We have been established since 1972 With our commitment and dedication to high standard of customer service, together with extensive travel knowledge, our team can help you travel anywhere in the world.

We specialise in travel to and from Russia, C.I.S, Baltics, Ukraine, Balkans, Eastern Europe and Asia making us leaders to these areas.

As a family owned business, we understand how important it is that you choose the right holiday. Our staff regularly travel to our specialty destinations to ensure that we are equipped with first hand and up-to-date knowledge. We care about your holiday before, during and after the trip. We can also provide a 24 hours emergency contact.

We specialise in unique and interesting destinations.

Russia…Our Speciality

Russia is characterised by seemingly endless winters and long summer days. The country’s turbulent political history is still reflected in its impressive, colourful architecture and in public spaces. There, you can discover the modern-day culture of Moscow and admire the palace-lined waterways on St. Petersburg. You can view the scenic contrasts as you travel on one of the most legendary train journeys in the world on board The Trans Siberian Railway and The Trans Mongolian Railway, and observe the vast landscape comprising of hundreds of kilometres of birch forest, rolling grasslands, barren windswept plains and remote villages. On this adventure you can also gain an insight into the foreign lands and endless plains of Mongolia. The enigma that is Russia awaits you… your dream holiday destination.

Currency Fluctuations:

Please note that due to current fluctuations in world-wide currency exchange rates, all prices quoted on this website are also subject to change at any time.

Please ask your Gateway Travel consultant for the most up-to-date prices.

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2016 Tours

Lake Baikal Cruises

A standout amongst the most fantastic and unspoiled places on earth, which draws in sightseers around the world, is Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on the planet.

This lake is considered to have the purest and most tasteful water found till. […]

Belarus Tours

In the event that it is your first visit to Belarus it may be shrewd to take a sorted out tour. These will take in the principle vacation destinations of Belarus and orchestrate your visa and go for you. Belarus […]

Russian Language Courses in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Learn Russian in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Riga!

The Liden & Denz Russian Language Centres in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Riga offer communicative Russian language courses for academic, leisure or business purposes. We teach Russian with passion to students from over […]

Trans Mongolian Railways



Trans Siberian Railway’s route break might be a definitive adventure. It has the longest railway route in the world built between 1891-1916 to connect Moscow and far east city […]

Golden Ring Trip

WHAT IS THE GOLDEN RING: ‘The Golden Ring’ is one of the oldest Russian routes. It goes to the north-east of Moscow and forms a circle. There are many interesting ancient Russian cities and towns along the way, full of […]

Altai Mountains

Altay Mountains:

Area: Western Siberia, south, Altai mountains (3.5 hours from Moscow by plane, 48 hours by train).
Nearest cities: Gorno-Altaysk, Barnaul (300km), Novosibirsk (600km).
Activities: trekking, rafting, hiking, climbing, horseriding

Tours at Altay Mountains – a list of recommended trips – […]

An Introduction To Irkutsk

Irkutsk kept the spirit of 19th century Russian city. In the center, there are blocks of traditional wooden buildings with typical carvings. Most of the buildings of this kind were destroyed in Moscow and other

Russian big cities during Industrializtion in […]

Russian Rail Online

Real Russian Train Journeys!
For many Russians, train is the only practical and cost effective method of travelling within a country that spans eleven time zones and two continents, for foreign travellers it is a unique way to view […]

Trans Siberian Railway

Siberian121 days/20 nights
Type: Discovery Tour duration: 21 days
Months of Operation: All year round
Recommended group size: 1 – 2 people
Mode of Travel: car, train

Day 1. Arrival in Vladivostok. Transfer without guide to the […]