Traveling abroad is far from cheap. However, today any Russian can easily find a tour to the most popular destinations at a price that suits him. You just need to know where to look for such inexpensive tour packages.
We contact travel agencies
Travel agencies are intermediaries in the tourism market between the operator, which creates the product itself (a tour package including flight, transfer and accommodation) and the tourist as the end consumer. In every city, even the smallest, there are usually travel agencies offering last minute deals. You can make inquiries by phone or come directly to the company office. The largest and most advanced agencies usually offer the opportunity to consult online.
You can and should contact a travel agent in advance with a request to track cheap tours in the chosen direction, leaving your contacts for prompt communication. However, you need to understand that buying last minute tours implies two points.
1. Willingness to leave the country at any time, even the next day, the field of purchase of the tour.
2. Availability of a visa to the selected country, if a visa-free regime is not provided for citizens of Russia or visas on arrival are not provided.
We contact tour operators directly
You can bypass travel agents and try to contact the tour operators directly - call or come to their office, go to their websites. In this case, the tourist has a chance to save another thousand or two rubles, which were originally intended as a commission to the travel agent. However, not everywhere and not always.
Among the Russian tour operators, the "big three" - "Pegas Turistik", "Tez Tour" and "Biblio Globus" are famous for the most democratic prices. It is most likely that you will find the last minute tour at the best price from these companies.
We monitor the Internet
For those who are accustomed to looking for information on the Internet, it will be easy to pick up a hot tour according to the relevant queries in the search engines. Fortunately, many online stores of last minute deals from different regions of the country have appeared recently. For example, on the query "Thailand last-minute tours from Irkutsk" in the very first lines of the search results, you can find sites offering two-week tours to the Land of Smiles at "tasty" prices - from 13,000 rubles.
Similarly, you can select last-minute vouchers to various tourist countries with a departure from any city in Russia. However, one must be careful when choosing a tour in this way. You should carefully check the reputation of the website offering tour packages, as well as find out the level of the service included in the tour package: the "star rating" of the hotel, which airline the charter plane belongs to, the organization of the transfer, etc.