Among companies that sell tours to Moscow and St. Petersburg, the following are nationally known, have a proven reputation, and offer plenty of options. The classifications used here represent different price categories, and you'll probably encounter these terms when talking to a travel agent or tour operator. The key difference is usually in accommodations, which run from budget to better, and better-yet to best.
Cosmos. 5301 South Federal Circle, Littleton, Colorado, 80123. 800/276–1241; www.cosmos.com.
ITS Tours. 707 Texas Ave., Suite 101A, College Station, Texas, 77840. 800/533–8688; 979/693–9673; supersavertours.com.
Brendan Tours. 17323 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 91316. 800/428–6000; www.brendanvacations.com.
General Tours. 53 Summer St., Keene, New Hampshire, 03431. 800/221–2216; www.generaltours.com.
Insight Vacations. 801, E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, California, 92805. 800/582–8380; www.insightvacations.com.
Isram World of Travel. 233 Park Ave. S., 10 Fl., New York, New York, 10003. 800/223–7460; 212/661–1193; www.isram.com.
Mir Corporation. 85 S. Washington St., Suite 210, Seattle, Washington, 98104. 800/424–7289; 206/624–7289; www.mircorp.com.
Trafalgar Tours. 11 E. 26th St., New York, New York, 10010. 866/513–1995; www.trafalgar.com.
Exeter International. 111 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33606. 800/633–1008; 813/251–5355; www.exeterinternational.com.
Globus. 5301 S. Federal Circle, Littleton, Colorado, 80123. 800/276–1241; www.globusandcosmos.com.