Tours to Russia
US phone number +1 (415) 827-52-86
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!
US phone number +1 (415) 827-52-86
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.
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.
The best way to book is to 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.
It’s possible to pay online via PayPal or with a check.
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 two months prior to your tour.
If your plans change more than 3 months prior to your tour, you can expect a 95% refund for the sightseeing portion of your tour.
If cancellation takes place less than 3 month prior to the tour, we do out best to refund part of the deposit. The amount of the refund depends of the services included in the package.
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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