Baltic States + Russia: The currency of Russia is the ruble (RUB). The amount of one euro is around 85 RUB (January 2016). There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25 rubles and banknotes of 10, 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 rubles.
In St. Petersburg it is possible to pay with a debit card and a credit card. You find ATM’s at almost every subway station, on the street and inside every hotel. Make sure you have enough cash money with you because travellers cheques are not accepted everywhere. Exchange offices and banks can make a problem about torn and/or old looking banknotes. It is also possible to exchange Euros in the hotel where you are staying. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm. Exchange offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays too. Make sure when you change money you have your passport with you.
The currency of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is the Euro. In the cities it is possible to withdraw money everywhere. Of course it is always handy to have some change with you too. Credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops and banks. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm. Exchange offices are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm and on Saturday from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm. Some exchange offices are also open on Sundays and some exchange offices are open 24 hours per day.
The amount of spending money suggested is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, airport taxes and tips. The amount you actually need of course depends on your own spending pattern; that is why souvenirs are not included. We recommend € 400 - € 500 per person for our Baltic States and St. Petersburg tour.