US phone number +1 (415) 827-52-86
Russia phone number +7 (911) 206-27-14
Tours to Russia
US phone number +1 (415) 827-52-86
Russia number +7 (911) 206-27-14
Contact us right now and we will help you make your trip unforgettable and stress-free!
Hi! We are Doug and Olga Cardamone, founders of Eagle Travel, Tours to Russia!
We are a Russian-American family: Doug was born and raised in California, but his interest in Russian literature lead him to spend 10 years in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and Olga is Russian.
The idea to start Eagle came to us when we were living in Russia together. We loved going to museums and restaurants and exploring new places, because we really are into art, history, music, and good food. But when Doug's family came to visit us for our wedding and we were showing them around, we realized that things are so complicated for the visitors, and you really need the insider access to the best times to go to museums, best restaurants (not tourist traps, but real good places where locals eat) and secret sights.
Our guests get not only the best access to the major sights (skipping the lines and crowds), but also get a chance to go authentic local activities, such as visiting local families for dinner, going to the banya (traditional SPA), or trying good local wine or coffee.
Our goal is to provide every comfort and convenience
while also giving you the insider look.
We strive to make our guests feel the warmth and
hospitality that only a boutique family-run company can provide.
We value human connection, local traditions, and the comfort of our guests.
Exclusive Insider Access
We love local museums and know the best time to visit. Even at the height of the tourist season, we will bring you to the major museums at the time when it's the least crowded. And of course, you will get to skip the lines!
Imagine that even at the height of the tourist season you get to the Hermitage after the usual tourist crowd, allowing you to walk around the rooms with your private guide and admire beautiful works by Rembrandt, Da Vinci, and Titian.
An absolutely comfortable, stress-free trip
It starts when you contact us, and we go out of our way to plan a tour designed specially to cater for your personal interests and needs.
Upon arrival, your personal driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel. Then, we will make sure that even on the day of your arrival, before your tour starts, you will have all the necessary information about where to have dinner, get cash, or what to see on your own.
Our team of coordinators is available for you 24/7, in case you have any questions. Need us to book a restaurant or a show? Easy! Exploring the city on your own and need directions? Of course! It's like having a personal concierge! You can even request a phone with a local SIM card, and you will get it absolutely for free!
Authentic local activities
Imagine going down the beautiful canals of St. Petersburg on a private boat, the warm summer wind blowing on your face while you sip some cold champagne.
Imagine getting off the beaten path and seeing private houses where the Russian royal family lived before the revolution. Tourist groups don't go there, so you’ll have those little hidden gems almost to yourselves, as if you were guests of the royal family. Wouldn’t you feel special?
Or how about visiting a local family and enjoying their hospitality? The families we work with are excellent cooks, and you will get to enjoy endless appetizers (try now to get too full before the main course!), dishes that you won't find in major restaurants, and of course, limitless drinks!
Our authentic activities are carefully crafted to help you experience Russian culture to the fullest!
The perfect combination of
American service and Russian hospitality
Run by a Russian-American family in California, we know what is truly important for our guests.
On one hand, we make sure that you get the best possible service, as all of our staff is well-educated and extremely friendly.
On the other hand, we provide our guests with an unforgettable and authentic experience. Our guests get to really experience local culture by enjoying our expertly crafted activities. Our guides are friendly and willing to talk about their lives or their political views.
We become your local friends in Russia the moment you contact us!
These are only some ideas.
We are always open to go beyond what we
have done before to make sure you
have the best experience!
CEO of Eagle Travel
All your wishes will come true.
Our guest Merlyn: "Olga from Eagle Travel has personal knowledge and experience with connections to great local guides. She handled everything we asked for seamlessly and let us schedule/book those things that we wanted to handle. We booked the airfare, hotels, ballet and train and selected most of the restaurants. She provided the visa invite, tour guides, museum and activity tickets, all of the Golden Ring, and great suggestions and advice.The guides were the best - they were all very knowledgeable, attentive and flexible."
Project manager Marie
I will help you with any question.
Our guest Laura: "The coordinator helped us find a reasonably priced hotel in an excellent location in Moscow. She even recommended a great hotel in St. Petersburg which we booked ourselves. I was impressed with Eagle Travel, and I will not only use them again but I would also highly recommend their services to anyone who travels to Russia."
I am an energetic, creative person who also enjoys traveling and sightseeing, exploring new cultures and art.
Our guest John: "Hello everyone! I had a pleasure to meet Eagle Travel team some time ago and I want to say GREAT BIG THANK YOU again and again. My tour to St.Pete and Peterhof was abslotely outstanding. Everything was really well-planned, all of my ideas were taken into account when planning the trip"
I am always happy to meet new people from around the world.
Our guest Keh-Ming: "We are grateful to have top quality guides including Kira for Moscow, Tatiana for the Golden Ring and Irina for St. Petersburg. They are all dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate with their work. In addition to the regular tourist sights, they also took us to places that are either “off the beaten path” but unique and worth seeing, or are of special interest to us. For example, Kira went beyond the duty of calls to arrange for us to watch the amazing “Kostroma” show at the National Fork Theater, and stayed up late to make sure that our transportations both ways went well."
I adore my city and believe that after visiting it once, you’ll wish to come back again and again to enjoy its special charm and beauty.
Our guest Chris: "Olga and her team are super friendly and knowledgable. They went out of their way to ensure that our trip was a smooth and flawless experience. Olga is such a delightful person that we even invited her to dinner with us in St. Petersburg, which she graciously accepted. What started as a relationship with a travel agent evolved into a friendship between Olga and my entire family. I highly, highly recommend Eagle Travel Tours if you're thinking of traveling to Russia."
I really love meeting new people and want to make your stay in St. Petersburg truly unforgettable!
Our guest Lauren: "We absolutely loved our trip to Russia. My husband and I have traveled to quite a few countries and our St Petersburg and Moscow trip was definitely one of our favorites. Olga was so helpful in preparing for the trip and helped negate any of my fears or hesitancy in traveling to Russia. She was so quick to respond to all of my questions and planned and coordinated an amazing trip. In St Petersburg my husband and I absolutely LOVED our guide Irina and driver Alexander. They were so kind and helpful, Irina is so smart, knowledgeable, and fun- we just absolutely loved learning about and exploring the city and the palaces with her. We are already trying to figure out when we can travel to Russia again and are recommending visiting St Petersburg and Moscow and working with eagle travels to all our family and friends or anyone who will listen."
We felt like we knew her forever!
My two adult daughters and I recently had the pleasure of spending the day in St Petersburg with our fabulous tour guide, Olga Cardamone.
Olga seemed to read our minds and anticipate our needs.
She brought us to Peterhoff, the Church of the Spilled Blood, a local donut shop and a Russian mall.
She was smart, funny and extremely knowledgeable and accommodating.
By the end of the day, we felt like we knew her forever and we were sad to say goodbye to our new friend.
I would highly recommend Olga's services.
She is simply amazing! We hope one day she comes to New York City to visit us.
Overall, the beauty of hiring Olga meant that we could plan each day as best suited us and with her help everything went much better than we could have expected.
In my opinion there is no better decision that anyone can make when planning a trip to Russia is to hire a private guide and I after this trip I am recommending Olga to all my friends!
Hiring Olga was the best decision we could
make while planning this trip to Russia
Olga's attention to detail and simply the amazing personal attention made the rip so much better.
All our visits to every museum and historical site requiring entrance tickets were taken care of ahead of time and we bypassed all the crazy ticket lines (which can get to be hours long!)
You get full VIP treatment for a fraction of the price that you would expect to pay for service like that.
From what I could tell all of Eagle Travel staff and especially Olga have perfect English.
They are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the tours that we had, especially the deep knowledge of Russian history as well as the art exhibits in various museums.
It would be a HUGE mistake not to contact Eagle Travel
Andy and Ami Rome
I can't say enough amazing things about Eagle Travel.
All of the previous reviews capture Olga's personality, amazing customer service, extreme attention to details and uncanny ability to help make this one of your best trips/experiences ever! .
Not only did she do a world class job for my wife and I in St. Petersburg by organizing our time and helping us decide which sites to see, she also planned our time in Moscow and the Golden Ring Cities of Vladimir and Suzdal.
My wife and I have been lucky enough to travel to many places and have many many guides - I can tell you without hesitation Olga and Eagle Travel, along with 2-3 other guides FAR exceeded my very high expectations.
If you are thinking of going anywhere in Russia I think it would be a HUGE mistake not to at least contact Eagle Travel and see what they have to offer.
Of course please feel free to PM me and I can give you more details or answer any specific questions you may have.
There are several ways to book a tour with us:
Complete the online booking form, which is located at the top of this page. Or, you can simply click "Book this tour" next to any tour you like.
Alternatively, you can email us or call us to let us know how we can plan a unique personalized trip for you.
Within 24 hours after you contact us, we will send you an e-mail confirming your reservation.
We accept payments in US dollars, euros, or Russian rubles.
It’s possible to pay online with a bank card.
Once you book your tour, we can send you our account information and will help you with your payment, if needed.
We normally require a 50% deposit to book your tour, and the other 50% approximately one month prior to your tour.
If your plans change more than 3 months prior to your tour, you can expect a 95% refund.
You can expect a 50% refund up to 1 month prior to your tour.
We refund you 70% of your tour up to 1 week prior to your tour.
Finally, no refund can be expected less than 1 week prior to your tour.
The regulations for cruise passengers are very specific.
You don’t need a visa to get off the ship if you have booked a tour with Eagle!
If a cruise passenger wishes to see the city on their own, a visa is required.
Absolutely! We provide our guests with complimentary visa invitation letters, which can be used to obtain a Russian visa in your local Russian embassy.
If you prefer to have all-inclusive visa support, we can provide that for you for an extra charge, Contact us for details.
As long as we are informed in advance, we will provide our guests with collapsible wheelchairs and other specific equipment.
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