Consider an Individual Romance
Trip to Togliatti!

Traveling to Togliatti to meet the women with whom you have been corresponding has never been easier with the support, guidance and travel tips offered through A Volga Girl.

Most of the clients at A Volga Girl travel to Togliatti when they feel the time is right. Clients are also welcome to travel over with the company owners, usually 2 or 3 times per year. Your search for a Russian bride has never been easier!The central Russian city of Togliatti has over 900,000 residents. Mail order bride site A Volga Girl profiles over 1400 Russian girls living in this city alone!

A Volga Girl's
"Trip Bundle" $139 / $209

• Ground transportation from ($139) OR from and to ($209) the airport servicing Togliatti (Samara Airport: reservation code KUF). One of our staff drivers will be waiting to greet you upon your arrival even in the early morning or other odd hours.  The drivers are always in contact with Helen, Office Mgr., at ANY time of the day and have proven to be instrumental in assisting A Volga Girl clients in handling potential issues at the Samara airport such as lost or delayed baggage and because there are very few, if any, airport employees who speak English or any other language than Russian.

• Confirm your reservations at our Company Apartment (Flat) in advance of your trip.

• Registration with OVIR for clients staying in the Company Apartment.  There are some holdovers from the old Soviet regime that still exist in Russia. Registering with the local authorities once you have reached your final Russian destination is one of them. Therefore -- A Volga Girl is willing to complete the registration for you. Failure to register with OVIR will result in a $300 penalty payable before the authorities will allow you to leave Russia. If you are staying at a local hotel, the hotel handles this service for foreign visitors.

Support & Guidance by our bi-lingual office staff is NEVER A CHARGE.
Our office quarters are available as a home base throughout your entire stay for consultation with the staff and for introductory meetings with ladies. Upon your request we will arrange meetings with the ladies with whom you have been corresponding.    If you need email access during your stay, our office quarters are available for limited email or internet support.  An A Volga Girl staff member will stop by your hotel or apartment to walk you to the office and help you find your way around, familiarize with the area and attractions (stores, banks, resturants, etc), and providing you any directions you might need to feel comfortable in your new environment.  A direct cell phone contact is provided to our Office Mgr, Helen, during your stay so you are never on your own and unsupported on your trip.  There are extra fees if you want to meet with a lady you have NOT corresponded with or need interpreter support during your meetings with any of the ladies.

Order Trip Bundle here

 

Estimation of Basic Togliatti Trip Expenses
(based upon a 10-night stay)A Vologa Girl offers excellent support to all clients. Once you have chosen who will become your Russian wife, we are more than happy to assist you in the processing of your Fiancee Visa.

 

Below for your review please find a detailed cost-estimate of the specific expenses that would comprise a 10-night stay.  A majority of our clients travel to Togliatti when they feel the time is right. Travel to Russia is similar to traveling to other countries in Europe and safety is really no concern.  You will find the Russian people very friendly and accommodating.  They will go out of their way to help foreigners visiting their country. 

 

Airfare $1200-$1700 from Continental US or Canada       

(cost from Europe is 50% less)

Your ultimate destination is Samara Airport (airport code KUF), located 600 miles south east of Moscow (airport code SVO). There are a several travel options available.

Many of our visitors to Togliatti fly from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City, Dulles International Airport (in Washington D.C. area), Los Angeles International Airport or Toronto, Canada Airport nonstop to Moscow on Aeroflot Russian Airlines. In addition, a high percentage of our clients fly on Delta or Air France from Atlanta airport to Moscow.    Most clients arrive Moscow at the Sheremetyevo International  Airport - Terminal F, and can fly on Aeroflot domestic flights from the same terminal.  Also, flights from terminal F, E and D are now connected by breezeways and there is no need to take a taxi to these terminals.  In fact, it is wise to make your reservation for this domestic leg online at www.aeroflot.ru/eng, this way you will have your flight reserved in advance and the price is much cheaper online than in the terminal.  Others choose to fly Lufthansa Airlines to Frankfort, Germany, and then connect to Moscow. Other Lufthansa flights bypass Moscow completely and land at Samara Airport.  Please see this link for a map and information on the Sheremetyevo International Terminal

Of the three airlines listed above; both Delta and Aeroflot Airlines offer good pricing values.  The planes flying between JFK, Dulles and LA to Moscow (SVO) offer good connections and are reliable and are usually on time. Delta flies the same route at almost identical departure and arrival times and flight are dependable and usually on time.  Lufthansa flights are usually slightly more expensive, though many of our clients do choose to fly Lufthansa.

For those clients traveling through Moscow, you will be landing at the Sheremetyevo International Terminal - F. The primary delays will be encountered here center on Passport Control. When there is more than 1 plane landing at same time, the lines involved here can be somewhat daunting.  At times one can clear Passport Control in 10 minutes, at other times it can take well over an hour.

By the time one clears Passport Control, your luggage is usually waiting for you. We suggest passing through the "Green Line" (customs) whereby you are declaring nothing liable for import duties. Small gifts intended for one or more ladies do not qualify as an item to declare nor does "duty free" purchases at airport shops and on the airlines. Most of the time you can clear "Customs" in a few minutes and your luggage is not searched at all.

Once your luggage is safely retrieved and you have passed through "Custom",  you will be on the first floor of Terminal F.   We suggest go to the "currency change" station on the first floor of  terminal - F and exchanging a few hundred dollars. To connect with your Aeroflot domestic flights simply go to the check-in counter on the 2nd floor (via elevators) of Terminal F.  Make sure you go to the domestic Aeroflot check-in counters to check-in for your Aeroflot domestic flight to Samara (KUF).   The marquees for arrival and departures flights are easy to read because they are both in English and Russian.   If your domestic flight is out of Terminal - B or C, you'll have to take a shuttle bus to these Domestic Terminals.    The cost is around 200 rubles or $7.00 US.  You'll need to pay this fare in rubles, so don't forget to exchange some US dollars for rubles in the international terminal in Moscow.   We strongly suggest steering completely clear of the taxi drivers at Moscow Airport. They will do their best to charge you $50-$100 for the 7 mile ride between terminals, and do not readily take "no" for an answer.  See below for the free airport shuttle which is recommended for transfer between terminals.

 

Transfer between Terminals - Free Shuttle

Passengers can travel between the South (D, E, F) and the North (B, C) terminal complexes using the free shuttle, which departs the 25th and 55th minute of every hour from 6:25 A.M. to 1:25 A.M. Moscow time.  Buses run between the terminals via the airfield.  See this link for current transfer info between terminals.

From D, E, F to B, C
From B to D, E, F

Attention! You can not use the free shuttle bus to get from Terminal C to Terminal D, E, F and the Aeroexpress railway station.

The transfer via the airfield from the terminals D, E, F to the terminals B, C takes 20 minutes. In this case, please note that in addition to the duration of the trip, you will spend some time for boarding on the bus (10 minutes) and the walking time from the bus stop to the check-in desk (10-15 minutes). Also keep in mind the Aeroexpress trains and bus timetable.

Thus, the total length of the time may be 60-70 minutes, while the bus ride itself is only 20 minutes. We recommend you to save your time and arrive at the airport in advance.  Service is available only if you have a ticket. If you purchased an electronic ticket, you must print it out using the self check-in desk.

If you go from Terminal D, E, F to Terminals B or C, follow the orange signs to “Shuttle-bus to Terminal B, C”. The gate to the free shuttle-bus is located in the left wing of the arrival lounge of Terminal E.

 

Flight and Booking Information

Flights from Moscow to Samara Airport can be purchased from both Aeroflot and Samara airlines and recently than have expanded their number of daily flights to and from Samara.. Many of our clients must travel (fly) first to New York City or Atlanta before undertaking the 9 hour flight to Moscow, and wait several hours for their final connection to Samara Airport. To say, "It's been a long day" is an understatement.   While Samara Airlines tickets can be purchased herein the USA, they are issued in English. It is easier to purchase your Russian domestic travel through the Aeroflot website and at a huge discount too.  It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 hours connection time between your international flight and domestic flight, but 3 hours would be even better.  You never know if your international flight will be delayed but the domestic flights seem to always be on-time.


We recommend using Expedia.com and Travelocity.com to find the flight(s) that are right for you. The prices are as low as any other discount site, and the online search engine is fast and efficient. Expedia will as well email you if there are any changes made to your flight times, dates, etc.  Also remember to compare the prices directly from the air carrier before purchasing them from any travel site. You should compare the prices on the above discount sites with both the Aeroflot and the Delta airlines websites to insure the best deal possible.

The purchase of your airline ticket to Russia confirms your travel dates and now allows you to safely apply for your travel visa.  It is recommended that you have tickets confirmed prior to obtaining your Russian VISA.  It takes two to three weeks to obtain a VISA or one week for express.  See info below on obtain a VISA and it is very simple and pain free.

 

Your Russian Tourist Visa $170.00 (30 Day Tourist Visa)

 

In accordance with the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on the simplification of visa formalities for nationals of the Russian Federation and  nationals of the United States of America, effective September 9, 2012, the US citizens shall as a rule be issued multiple-entry business, homestay/private, humanitarian and tourist visas (for a stay of no more than 6 months starting from the date of each entry) that are valid for 3 years (36 months) from the date of issue of the visa. The visas shall be issued based on direct written statements (faxed or electronic copies) from Russian or American host organization or individuals. When applying for a visa, in addition to the valid passport, photo and the visa application form (submitted on the website http://visa.kdmid.ru) the applicant should provide the written statement from the host organization or individual (direct invitation) in free form, which should contain the following information.  A  Volga Girl highly recommends that US clients use www.travelallrussia.com for applying for their Russian Tourist Visa.  This company will also provide you with your hotel and government invitation letter.  US clients need to apply for their Russian Tourist Visa at least 3 weeks in advance of their trip.  If a separate invitation letter is needed for any clients, this service is provided for a fee of $100 (US$).

        Tourist Visa

When applying for a tourist visa in addition to the valid passport and the visa application form: confirmation of the hotel reservation, a contract for provision of tourist services, confirmation of reception of the tourist. The abovementioned documents must have register number from the Uniform Federal Register of the Tour Operators of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) and the seal of the host organization.

           US citizen is eligible for a 3-year multiple-entry tourist visa.

Visa fee - $ 180.00

The visa processing fees are:

For a single and double entry visa:
$140 for  4-15 calendar days processing;
$250 for  3 business days processing;

For a multiple-entry visa up to 3 years:
$180 for 4-15 calendar days processing;
$450 for 3 business days processing;

Visa processing fee is not refundable

The Embassy and Consulates General of Russia also have the right to request, if needed, additional documents/evidence which shows the purpose and length of the applicant’s planned trip, the applicant’s financial means sufficient for a stay in Russia and the applicant’s intent to depart the Russian Federation after the trip:

- a bank statement from the applicant;
- a statement from the employer regarding the applicant’s wages for the preceding year, half year or month;
- medical insurance valid in the country to be visited and fully covering the period of the first trip;
- documents regarding the applicant’s ownership of property in the country of his citizenship;
- a certificate on the makeup of the applicant’s family.

1. Effective April 10, 2012, under the agreement between the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America and the «Invisa Logistics Services LLC» company for the purpose of the improvement of visa services, US citizens, foreign nationals and non-nationals ought to apply for the Russian tourist, business, humanitarian, work, student, homestay (private) or transit visas to the above-mentioned company’s Visa Center located at:

1680 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. (intersection Wisconsin Ave. and Reservoir Rd.),
tel. (202) 827-0895, fax (202) 827-0896, business hours 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m., technical brake 12.30p.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information visit www.ils-usa.com.  Visa Center service fee is $ 30.00 per visa, consular tariffs remain the same.

2. US applicants for Russian visas can apply directly to the Visa Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation. For applying directly you are required to appear in person for a visa interview at the Visa Section of the Embassy.

3. Starting from November 25, 2012 Russian electronic visa application service has been moved from the website evisa.kdmid.ru to our new website visa.kdmid.ru. Therefore, you are strongly advised to use the website visa.kdmid.ru for filling out your electronic application form.

Should you have already started filling out your electronic application form at website evisa.kdmid.ru please complete it not later than December 25, 2012.

On December 25, 2012 our electronic visa application service at website evisa.kdmid.ru will be completely shut down.

Please be advised that upon filling out the electronic visa application form online at website visa.kdmid.ru in option “Visa Issuing Office” you should choose the office you are planning to apply to: ILS/Washington or Russian Embassy.

4. After filling the electronic visa application form online, applicants will have to print a copy of their application form, sign and date it, glue the requred size photo to it and submit this printed original form, along with other necessary documentation to the «Invisa Logistics Services LLC» in Washington or personally to the Visa section of the Russian Embassy.

The electronic visa application form will provide greater accuracy and security in processing visa applications. It should be filled out in its full entirety. Incomplete forms may significantly delay visa processing time.

A valid passport which should have at least two clear visa pages. 

One passport size (1 3/8" * 1 3/4", 35x45 mm) photo of the applicant which should be glued to the marked space of the application form.

A standard tourist confirmation from a hosting authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel, registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a voucher from your hotel or travel agency in Russia.

A standard tourist confirmation from a hosting authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel, registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a voucher from your hotel or travel agency in Russia.

A cover letter from yourself, containing the following information:
  • applicant’s name or alphabetical list of a group; 
  • dates and points of arrival and departure in and from Russia and means of transportation;
  • itinerary in Russia;

The Consular Division no longer accepts mailed applications.

A money order or cashier’s check payable to the Russian Embassy for visa processing. Please, note that we do not accept cash or any other checks.

Please, note, that drop off day is not counted as business day!

ATTENTION OF EU CITIZENS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VISA AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE EUROPEAN UNIION CITIZENS OF ALL EU COUNTRIES EXCEPT IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FEES FOR PROCESSING OF ALL TYPES OF VISAS TO RUSSIA

6-10 BUSINESS DAYS - 50 USD

1-3 BUSINESS DAYS - 100 USD

IMPORTANT:

When entering Russia as a tourist, you may be also required  to present the copies of your tourist confirmation, hotel voucher and your return ticket with a fixed date of departure from Russia at the border check point.

We can do next or same day processing only if the volume of work technically permits.

Visa processing starts only after the complete required set of document is submitted.

When having received your visa please check it for mistakes (passport number, date of birth, validity) and, if necessary, return it to the Consulate for corrections.

The Consulate will not be responsible for any mistakes in the visas, which were not brought to our attention prior to your departure from the USA.

Please, note that visas cannot be changed or extended. If your travel plans changed after the visa issuance you have to reapply for a new one.

Any visa applicant may be interviewed by a consular officer if necessary.

Processing time, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.

If you need more information please call us at (202)939-8907,8918, 8913 and 8911 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. till

12.30 .p.m. and from 2.30. p.m. till 6 p.m.

Visa applications are accepted Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. till 12.15 p.m. ONLY

 

Hotel accommodations

Hotel Lada-Voskhod is a small hotel in a bustling neighborhood, and a 5-minute walk from our office suite. There are 60 shops located upstairs in the same building and two grocery stores on the ground floor. There is a small food concession offering hot food, snacks, alcohol & tobacco from 10AM-10PM. Laundry services available (dry cleaning must be taken elsewhere).  Small single rooms with private bath are priced at $48.00 per night. This hotel also has a few two-room suites starting at $74.00 per night. Also, there is a new modern hotel called Hotel Chocolate that is adjacent to the "A Volga Girl" office which is highly recommended ($70-$85 per night), if the company luxury apartment is occupied.

$480-$850

 

Luxury Apartment Accommodation

One-Bedroom Company Apartment
This luxurious 3 room flat is located in a security building (located 1 block from A Volga Girl's office suite) and has all of the amenities of home. It boasts a separate living room, bedroom and fully furnished kitchen with clothes washer, TV and cable, and local telephone.  Our clients usually prefer these accommodations due to the many amenities. This rental priced at $69.50 per night plus a $40 cleaning fee.
$735

 

Food $300

Togliatti has a wide array of eating establishments. Western-style food, though rare here, can be found at select restaurants. You will not find many fast food restaurants in Tolgiatti though there are three McDonald's there now.  Our friendly and helpful office staff will gladly guide you to some of the "preferred visitor spots" located throughout the city. The Pharoah restaurant (one of Togliatti's best) is located on the ground floor of our office building, and has been the site of a number past women's banquets that A Volga Girl has sponsored.  In addition, there is a great restaurant next to the apartment called Telega and other restaurants within walking distance including a grocery store.

 

Ground transportation $100-$200

Three, four, or five taxi rides per day around Togliatti during a 10-night stay would cost between $100-$150, depending on whether your fares are driven within or between the 3 primary Togliatti city districts. Taxi fare back to Samara Airport for your departure should run approximately $60.

 

SUBTOTAL OF YOUR BASIC TOGLIATTI TRIP EXPENSES $2,850 (averaged)

 

Variable Expenses

Discretionary Spending (up to $500)

The aforementioned expenses cover all of your essential costs based upon a 10 night stay in Togliatti. Now you should factor-in the ladies that you have either come to visit. Your own budget for food for your entire stay has been calculated at $300.00. If you are purchasing an occasional meal for ladies you are meeting which most clients do, your meal costs will be higher. If you and your lady(s) are dining out, and one of our interpreters is accompanying you, you are expected to pay for her meal as well as a courtesy. Maybe your special lady is one of the 15% of the Volgagirls who live in Ulianovsk (3.5 hours northwest of Togliatti), or Samara (1.5 hour's drive to the southwest). Might she come and stay at one of the recommended hotels as well? With room rates between $48.00 to $85.00 US per night, this option too is possible. Understand that the valuation of the Russian currency (about 28-30 rubles-to-1 US dollar) stretches most all other hard currencies the same way. Meals, flowers, other small gifts, even clothing; the subject approximation of $500.00 discretionary spending money for a 10-night stay should serve the average budget as adequate.

 

Interpreter services $16.00 per hour

The use of A Volga Girl's interpreters is discretionary decision made by our clients themselves. We do not contract with outsiders; all of our intepreters are drawn from our full-time office staff, with everyone having earned a University degree in English.

Clearly, for those clients corresponding with women that are fluent in English (levels "4" and "5"), the use of interpreters when visiting Togliatti is unnecessary. For most of our visitors, the use of skilled interpreters is a vital component in the in-person process of getting to better know the one or more ladies that you have traveled over 6,000 miles to meet.

We suggest the utilization of our interpreters in an on-and-off manner. Even when the lady can speak some English, it is important that you can both communicate at your respective levels of intellect. Therefore, and in order to do so, the use of an interpreter is vital. Visiting clients frequently utilize interpreters during "eating hours," a time when meaningful conversation comes somewhat more naturally than when riding in a taxi or traveling across the city. A Volga Girl's office staff is flexible and ready to provide an interpreter whenever a client makes such a request. Usually with only few short hours notice such arrangements can be made.

Clients who anticipate using our interpreters during their visit are asked to make minimum website deposit of $200 before arriving in Togliatti. A record of interpreters hours is kept in the office, and clients are asked to recharge their accounts through the website whenever necessary.

 

ESTIMATED TOGLIATTI 10-NIGHT VISIT IS  $3,450 (average)
(excluding interpreter services)


 

ALL VISITORS ARE ASKED TO COMPLETE
OUR TRIP REGISTRATION FORM SO
WE MAY BETTER SERVE YOU.

TOGLIATTI TRIP REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 

Please call us TOLL-FREE in the continental United States 877-330-2605
Outside the USA 1-(502) 426-2501

 

Consider our
Personal Introductory Experience

to meet and correspond with ladies prior to your visit to Togliatti!

 

PLEASE NOTE A VOLGA GIRL IS AN INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF INTRODUCTIONS AND MAKES NO CLAIMS OF OPERATING AS A TRAVEL AGENCY.

ALL EXPENSES OTHER THAN OUR "TRIP BUNDLE" AND ANY INTERPRETER FEES ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO EACH VENDOR INVOLVED.

RUSSIA FOR THE MOST PART OPERATES AS A CASH ECONOMY. NEITHER OF THE TWO HOTELS SUGGESTED FOR OUR VISITORS ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. HOWEVER, THERE IS AN ATM MACHINE THAT ALLOWS FOR WITHDRAWALS OF UP TO $300 PER DAY, PAID IN AMERICAN DOLLARS. THE RUSSIAN SAVINGS BANK IN TOGLIATTI NOW CASHES AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHECKS FOR A 3% FEE.

IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO BRING ENOUGH CASH OR AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHECKS WITH YOU TO TOGLIATTI TO COVER MOST ALL OF THE EXPENSES OUTLINED ABOVE. IT WOULD BE ILL-ADVISED TO COMPLETELY DEPEND ON ATM MACHINE WITHDRAWALS TO COVER THE RUSSIAN EXPENSES OF YOUR TRIP, AS SUCH MACHINES ARE OUT-OF-ORDER FROM TIME-TO-TIME.


PLEASE NOTE: IT IS NECESSARY TO BRING NEWER BILLS WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO RUSSIA. CURRENCY WITH ANY MARKS WHATSOEVER, STAMPINGS, STAPLE HOLES, OR WRITING OF ANY KIND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN TOGLIATTI, AND THROUGHOUT RUSSIA FOR THAT MATTER. ASK YOUR BANK TO SORT THROUGH THE BILLS, AND EXAMINE THEM VERY CLOSELY YOURSELF. IT TAKES SOME DOING, BUT YOU CAN GET NEWLY CIRCULATED, CLEAN BILLS THAT ARE CLOSE TO UNCIRCULATED QUALITY.

 

 

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