Traveling abroad in 2024 is already difficult, especially since you don’t want to get to the coveted vacation “on dogs” and waste time on visa processing. Ostrovok.ru I have compiled a useful list of eight destinations where you can go on vacation right now. You don’t need a visa!
How to get there: by plane from Moscow (from 15,600 rubles). Travel time is about four hours.
Entry: it is possible with a Russian passport. A visa is not required for six months, but if you stay longer than 30 days, registration at the place of stay is required.
It is delicious in Armenia (the gastronomic guide is attached), sincere and very beautiful. And Yerevan is one of the oldest cities, not only in Europe, but also in the whole world. A note to fans of archaeology: pay attention to the fortress of Erebuni, which is 2,800 years old. Also among the recognizable places of the city is the Grand Cascade, a complex of five terraces. It began to be built back in 1980, but has not yet been completed. The statue of “Mother Armenia” is visible from all over Yerevan, symbolically sheathing a sword to mark the end of the Great Patriotic War.
Be sure to visit the “Armenian sea”. Of course, we are talking about Lake Sevan. This is a favorite vacation spot for locals, swimming here is most comfortable in July and August, but it is worth coming to admire the water surface among the mountains at any time of the year. The ancient Armenian monasteries of Sevanavank and Hayravank, as well as the atmospheric medieval cemetery of Naratus, have been preserved in Sevan.
Where to stay
- In an elegant black tuff building in the center of the capital “Tufenkian Historical Yerevan” (from 12,081 rubles) or in the Paris Hotel (from 13,722 rubles). The second one offers panoramic views of Yerevan and Mount Ararat from the restaurant.
- In the capital of Armenia, take a closer look at the historical boutique hotel “Aprikot” with vintage wooden furniture (from 10,567 rubles) or the chain Ramada and Suites by Wyndham Yerevan (from 11,316 rubles).
- Stylish and at the same time more budget option — “three-piece” R&R INN, the cost per night will be from 4843 rubles.
How to get there: by plane from Moscow (from 17,000 rubles), travel time is about four hours.
Entry: according to a foreign passport, you can stay in the country without a visa for up to 90 days.
The “Diamond Hand” was filmed in the Old City of Baku, and Yuri Nikulin’s hero “fell, woke up, cast” on one of its streets. One of the symbols of Baku, the Maiden Tower, is located in the coastal part of the Old City. According to legend, the daughter of one of the local shahs rushed from its walls, who did not want to marry an unloved groom.
Another interesting city is Sheki, whose historical center Yukhary-Bash was included in the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2019. Medieval buildings with tiled roofs, carved doors and wrought-iron gates have been preserved here.
This article will help you get into the Azerbaijani culture and learn a little more about the traditions of the country.
Where to stay
- In the Old City of Baku at the Art Club 5* hotel, created in the concept of an art gallery (from 5772 rubles).
- Another interesting option is the Sultan INN boutique hotel overlooking the Maiden Tower of the XII century. A night in the latter costs from 11,508 rubles.
- Luxury “grid” near the Old Town — Four Seasons Hotel Baku, the price is impressive: a day will cost a very small amount from 43,641 rubles. but the guests mark the hotel “10 out of 10”.
- The Dreamland Golf Hotel (from 9453 rubles per night) has an unusual concept — it is located on the territory of a premium golf club.
- A room in a cozy Maajid Hotel & Restaurant will cost less, from 4240 rubles. during the day, it is chosen for the sake of location (historical attractions are just a stone’s throw away) and design with an abundance of stone and wood.
How to get there: by plane from Moscow (from 8000 rubles), by car or by “Swallow”. It takes about seven hours by express, and only an hour and a half by plane.
Entry: you can use a Russian passport, you can stay in the country for up to 90 days without registration.
People come to Minsk not only for potato pancakes (where without them), but also for Soviet monumentality, flavored with the architecture of Catholic Europe. The gates of Minsk on the Forecourt — towers in the style of the Stalinist Empire — greet guests at the exit from the central station of Minsk. Independence Square with the Church of Saints Constantine and Elena, the cozy Trinity suburb, the Cathedral of the Descent of the Holy Spirit — all these are business cards of the Belarusian capital.
It is also worth going to the Belarusian castles and, first of all, to visit the Nesvizh Palace. This is the most beautiful palace and park ensemble of the country, where the history of one of the most noble families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Princes Radziwills, lives.
Where to stay
- In the “Zalkind House” — an authentic 19th century building in the center of Minsk (from 14,074 rubles).
- In the hotel of the Chinese chain “Beijing” (from 14,297 rubles), where a chef from China works.
- Monastyrski Minsk City Centre (from 8074 rubles) is located on the territory of the former Bernardine monastery, rooms are located in monastic cells.
- If you want to be at a spa resort and at the same time close to historical attractions, stay at Renaissance Minsk Congress Hotel and SPA Center, the cost of a room per day will be from 8889 rubles. It offers indoor and outdoor pools, massage services and sparkling wine for breakfast.
- Affordable accommodation (from 3376 rubles) in Minsk is offered by the stylish Urban hostel near the embankment of the Svisloch River.
How to get there: by plane from Moscow (from 37,600 rubles), travel time is about 3.5 hours. The land border is also open.
Entry: according to a foreign passport, you can stay in Georgia for a year.
What else to see in Georgia, besides the capital, was described in this guide.
Where to stay
- In the trendy Alma Tbilisi boutique Hotel (from 4954 rubles), it is a stone’s throw from the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theater.
- To listen to live music at breakfast, enjoy the panorama of the city from the bathroom and walk around the neighboring Georgian Museum of Art, check into the Museum Hotel Orbeliani. The average price per night is from 9197 rubles.
- Do you want to live in a fortress of the VII century with your wine cellar? Castle in Old Town is waiting for you. The pleasure, however, is not cheap — about 32,698 rubles. per day.