Open Russia Tours
About Open Russia Tours
Open Russia Tours, founded in 2011, is a unique travel company that merges the considerable talents of three eminent Russian women academics, authors and cultural pundits. In addition to impressive resumes in the world of Russian travel, each of the founders is a scholar in history, music, arts and literature with individual credits as producers of major cultural events such as charity balls and ballet performances. They are also recognised as distinguished lecturers, editors and publishers of various books and articles and as museum curators. Each is a native of St. Petersburg, a graduate of the Literature and Language Department of the St. Petersburg University, fluent in English (speaking Spanish, French and German as well), and each is fully licensed with all of the major Russian museums.
With almost 20 years of combined experience, Open Russia offers the highest professional level service in guiding, organising and managing small and large tour groups, producing incentive programs and events and creating tailor-made itineraries for clients with special needs and interests. Open Russia will actively correspond with you prior to your trip to answer all of your questions and help you 'fine tune' your personal itinerary. They also attend to every detail from welcoming you at the airport, to carefully handling your luggage, to providing comfortable and timely hotel transfers, to booking seats at the finest restaurants and world class theatre performances, to giving the best advice on shops and places to visit and finally, to ensuring you a most pleasant and safe journey. If you are in the right mood, they'll even read you a Pushkin poem. Or, if you are interested, they'll happily share their considerable knowledge and experience of the flourishing contemporary art scene in Russia.
Simply put, the mission of Open Russia Tours is to serve and fulfil the highly personal vision of its guests while providing a genuine and authentic insight into real Russian life. As experienced world travellers themselves, these three have a uniquely keen insight into the special needs of the discerning cultural traveller and their impressive roster of clients is a 'Who's Who' of celebrities in the world of culture, business and politics. In uniting a diverse range of talents and specialisms, Open Russia Tours has become a travel company "whose sum is greater then the total of its parts" with an unparalleled ability to show you the best of Russia and its extraordinary history and culture.