Support the blog!

Friends, first of all, I want to say “thank you” for reading us! We are very pleased with the reviews from satisfied travelers who were helped by our articles and information on the site. Keep it up!

We always try to answer comments and questions on the site or on social networks - sharing knowledge is interesting and pleasant. We look forward to continuing to delight you with new countries and experiences. You can also help us with the development of the blog. How? Very simple - when planning your trip, use our referral links on this page - book flights, hotel or insurance. We use these sites ourselves and consider them excellent helpers!

Thus, you get excellent popular services that have been checked many times by us and our friends, and we get a small reward for every ticket purchased, hotel reservation, insurance, etc.

Now technology is developing at an amazing pace. You can plan your trip to the ends of the world without getting up from the couch. This is even easier than going to a travel agency, and much more interesting!

Flights

Aviasales.ru - A well-known meta-search engine for airline tickets, allows you to compare prices for more than 700 airlines and various agencies. It has many nice features: you can make a difficult route, see the price calendar, filter the results, and more.

How to use flight search engines?

Skyscanner.ru - Another airline search engine, more popular abroad. I especially like the “search everywhere” function when the estimated city of departure and date is set, and Skyscanner is looking for the cheapest options. You can thus come up with an incredible route, with minimal airfare.

Do not forget to read the cheat sheet with tricks: How to buy cheap flights?

Travel Housing

Hotellook.ru - The brainchild of the creators of aviasales - a meta-search engine for hotels that compares many booking systems and agents. From cheap beds in hostels to luxury hotels, you can find everything here. Thus, you get a large selection, you can compare prices and choose what you need.

Instructions on how to use hotellook


Roomguru.ru - Another good hotel search engine that has established itself. In fact, they are similar, but in some cities offers may vary in quantity and price. For a super-effect, I recommend checking there and there.

Airbnb.ru - The world leader in rental vacation rental from the owners. Are you bored of hotels, are you traveling a whole company or do you want to plunge into local life more? Then airbnb is perfect for you. Bonus: upon registration by our link get $ 20 on your first booking!

Learn more about Airbnb and how to use it.

Transfers and car rental

How to get to the city upon arrival at the airport or from one city to another? You can still order a transfer from home!

KiwiTaxi.ru - An international service for booking car transfers - 70 countries and 400 airports. There are several classes: from economy to premium. Russian-speaking drivers at the prices of local taxi services.

Intui.travel - These are transfers in 113 countries and 17,000 cities. Transfers from 3500 airports to hotels, cars from cars to limousines and even helicopters - in general, anything!

MyRentacar.com - A proven car rental service in Russia (including Sochi and Crimea), Georgia, Thailand, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Czech Republic and Cyprus. Adequate Russian->

Economybookings.com - car rental service in Russia, Europe and the world and abroad. More than 25,000 points of receipt, 150 countries. Russian->

Insurance

Compare.ru - the market leader in all types of insurance. Compares offers of all leading insurance companies and issues them in one place in an understandable way. Are you going to engage in water sports, jump with a parachute, climb a mountain? Just check the box "Active Rest". Rent a bike? A tick for "rent a bike." Convenient customization. You can order both travel insurance and the CTP policy.

Cherehapa.ru - An online service for comparing and selling insurance from major insurance companies. Which insurance company provides services in the country where you are traveling, what are the conditions? Now all these issues can be found in one place, as well as compare prices and conditions of various insurance companies. The policy comes to the post office, just print it out and go.

Travel Insurance : How It Works

Excursions

Locals know everything about their native places, and it is very cool if someone from the locals is your guide. They will show the most hidden corners, the most unusual impressions. A great option to diversify your trip. The very “expirience” in its purest form: walks in hidden places, cooking classes, local craft training and much more.

Tripster.ru - A service for finding unusual excursions from local residents in 350 cities of the world.

Sputnik8.com - A platform for searching and booking excursions and master classes around the world.

Tours

In popular tourist countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Greece and others), a ticket can be cheaper than an independent trip. Often the price of the whole tour with flights, accommodation, insurance and transfers (sometimes meals) is cheaper than a regular flight in both directions. In especially cheap cases, you can use the tour as a way to throw yourself cheaply in place. We use three services:

Onlinetours.ru - A convenient service for finding and buying tours online with detailed filters. Detailed description of hotels, photos and real reviews. All your questions will be answered by a round-the-clock support service, they will help you get a visa if necessary, documents will be sent to the post office.

Level.travel - service for booking tours directly from the tour operator. All prices are final, and all tours are collected in one place and are available for booking and buying!

Travelata.ru - Search for the most profitable tours according to the offers of 120 tour operators. Payment is made online, and documents are sent by email.

How to buy a tour online : instructions and tips for finding cheap tours

Actual promotional codes for tours : save 3000-4000 rubles!

Thanks!

We use it ourselves and recommend it to friends:

best sites for travelers

✓Travelata.ru - search for the most profitable tours among 120 reliable tour operators.
✓Aviasales.ru - search and comparison of airfare prices among 100 agencies and 728 airlines.
✓Hotellook.ru - a search engine for hotels around the world. Compares prices across many reservation systems, finding the best.
✓Airbnb.ru is the most popular rental service from the owners in the world (this often comes out more convenient and cheaper than the hotel). Follow this link and receive a gift for the first reservation - $ 25.
✓ Compare.ru - online travel insurance, including for a visa.
✓ Kiwitaxi.ru - an international service for booking car transfers. 70 countries and 400 airports.

Rate this article:
(12 votes, rating: 4.67 out of 5)
Loading...

19 Comments

  1. Hello! We plan to fly our family to the sea. 2 adults and a child of 4 years. Tell me, please, where is it better to stay so that you can swim and go on a couple of excursions?

    Stas Reply:

    Mary, what country do you mean?

  2. Great site) thanks

  3. Hello! Please tell me how it is cheaper to get from Almaty to Penza and back.? And why does KTZ not indicate the price of tickets. Thank you in advance!))

    Stas Reply:

    Aliya, there is no direct train in this direction. I would probably go through Petropavlovsk. First, buy Almaty-1-Petropavlovsk on the KTZ website for the 015T train, it arrives in Petropavlovsk at 19:14 Moscow time. And then on the Russian Railways website to buy a ticket to Penza for train No. 123Н, it leaves at 00:50. We'll have to wait a few hours, really.

  4. Julia and Stas. Tell me, well, how cheaper it is for my first-year grandson from St. Petersburg to come home for a vacation in mid-June from St. Petersburg to Almaty and then back: Almaty -Peter for further studies. Will he have problems with the migration, how to act. He is only 17 years old. First time going home for the holidays. Porridge in my head. Although I read all your answers. Thank you in advance.

    Stas Reply:

    Mila, good afternoon. Is he a citizen of Kazakhstan? Then there should be no problems with the migration. If he is a citizen of Russia, then without registration in Kazakhstan you can stay up to 30 days.
    As for the tickets: of course it takes a long time and quite expensive to get there, the journey is not long. It is necessary to go with a transfer through Petropavlovsk, so it will be the cheapest.
    From St. Petersburg to Petropavlovsk there are two trains No. 145A and No. 192A (more precisely, trailed cars there) almost every day. One arrives in Petropavlovsk at 16:07, the second - at 19:15 Moscow time. It costs 3000-3300 rubles, a little more than two days on the road. Buy a ticket on the Russian Railways website.
    And from Petropavlovsk to Almaty at 23:10 Moscow time, train number 016Т leaves, on the way a little more than a day, costs 5300 tenge. You need to buy this ticket on the KTZ website.
    That is, he will have to wait in Petropavlovsk for several hours at the railway station between trains.

  5. Julia and Stas. Found your block. So much useful information, well done, that help people save their money on travel. MANY THANKS TO YOU, MANY FOR YOURSELF OPENED USEFUL, READING YOUR ANSWERS. thanks.

  6. Good afternoon !! please tell me how it is cheaper to travel by train from Karaganda to Priobye

    Stas Reply:

    Julia, first you need to get to Yekaterinburg. For this, train 303 is suitable (it runs on Wednesdays). But the ticket will be expensive, more than 16 thousand tenge. To save money, you can buy a ticket to Petropavlovsk on the Kazakh railway website, and then buy Petropavlovsk-Yekaterinburg tickets on the Russian Railways website, the main thing is to connect them in time. Already from Ekb train 337Е runs to Priobye (leaves daily at 16:49 local time, 18 hours on the way).

  7. Thank you so much for the super-useful and informative blog. I'm getting ready for a trip to Georgia. 2 October.

    Stas Reply:

    Elena, please, and thank you for reading us. We tried our best!

  8. Thank you very much! With great pleasure I read about Georgia, because I plan to visit in August ... .... Magnificent and informative reports and photos, a lot of useful information! I am very grateful to you!

    Stas Reply:

    Tatyana, thanks! We are very pleased and pleased that you enjoyed your trip, happy trip :)

  9. Thanks a lot!!!!! helper is not the right word !!!!!

    Stas Reply:

    Liana, please! We are glad that it turned out to be useful, we will try to continue to write something useful))

  10. Well done! Such detailed information! We are planning a vacation to Armenia and we will definitely use your ideas and feedback and it’s just so interesting to read. Thanks. I wish you good luck and ... have a good trip!

    Stas Reply:

    Heidi, thanks! And have a nice trip to Armenia :)

  11. Well done I will go in as the development of places I wish good luck!

Your e-mail will not be published. Required fields are marked *