Fans of tourism to the Balkan resort countries, primarily Montenegro and Croatia, the sanctions slow down, but do not scare away, the demand is much lower, but it preserved. Prices for tours start from 80 thousand rubles, options for connecting transportation are available. Experts of the Russian Express tour operator, which offers tours in the direction, told ATOR about this.
“Demand in the absence of direct flights is expected to be at a level significantly lower than in previous years. It can boast of good performance now, probably, Summer tours with holidays in Montenegro, summer and autumn in Croatia are being booked,” Anna Filatovskaya, Director of the Advertising and PR Department of Russian Express, estimated.
The expert recalled that “covid” restrictions have been generally lifted, there are no differences between unvaccinated and vaccinated tourists, neither a PCR test nor vaccination certificates are required for entry. Tourists are offered tour packages that already take into account “air sanctions” and a connecting flight – some of these options have been mastered back in the pandemic. Russian Express now offers package tours with regular flights from Moscow and Kazan with connections in Istanbul, Belgrade and Dubai.
- From Moscow: daily connections Turkish Airlines, flydubai, Air Serbia
- From Kazan: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with Air Serbia
- From Moscow: daily connecting Turkish Airlines, flydubai, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines/Croatia Airlines combination
- From Kazan: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with Turkish Airlines connecting flights
As for prices, they are relatively affordable. At the same time, all popular resorts are offered to tourists – with the assurance that the situation is calm and our tourists are still expected. The price of a week-long tour to Montenegro with a flight, accommodation in a 4 * hotel and full board meals in June is from 81,200 rubles per person. In Croatia – a little more expensive, from 89,700 rubles per person with a flight and accommodation for 7 nights in a 4 * hotel with half board meals.
Add that you can choose a tour to the Balkans from any major Russian tour operator for Guaranteed best prices TURPROM recommends one of the well-known online package tour aggregators: ✈ here is a direct link to Level.Travel and here is ✈ a direct link to Travelata. These online agencies aggregate absolutely all tours of all Russian tour operators, which allows tourists to conveniently compare them and choose the best tour packages. The selected tour can be booked immediately, receive instant confirmation and pay online through a secure banking gateway and receive documents. Or you can just look at and compare the current prices for tours from all tour operators at once.
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