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Visa, Privatzimmer, B&B Unterkuenfte und  Apartments in 60 Stdten Russlands und CIS
Lettera di invito, soggiorno B&B in residenze  private, appartamenti in 60 citta della Russia & CIS
Invitation de visa, hbergement chez htes, location  d'appartements dans 60 villes de la Russie & CIS
Invitaciones de visado, alojamiento, apartamentos en 60 ciudades de Rusia y CEI

Optional Services


Cost of a car is for up to 3 guests
The following passengers are at 5 € per person,
if the luggage permits. Luggage in the cabin is prohibited by police
Transfer is obligatory if you rent an apartment or arrive after 19:00 (by plane) or 21:00 (by train).
By not ordering transfer you agree to arrive to HOFA accommodation between 19:00 and 22:00.
Airports Train stations
and Kiev
(See the note below)
Other Moscow Other cities
from the airport to the airport from the airport to the airport from the airport to the airport from the train to the train from the train to the train
50 40   60 €     50 €     35 €     30 €     25 €     20 €   15 10
Extra 20 € from 23:00 to 8:00 Extra 10 € from 23:00 to 8:00
Note for Moscow:
A budget alternative to car transfer is the train at 6 euro from Domodedovo to Paveletsky,
from Sheremetyevo to Savelovsky and from Vnukovo to Kievskaya train and metro stations.
Some airlines include this cost in the cost of your air ticket, please ask at the ticket office.
We will be happy to meet you from the train and drive you to accommodation.

Arrangement Services
  Arrangement of stay in a city not mentioned in the HOFA list     25 € per city
    Reservation of hotel room     25 € per hotel
Arrangement of Rusiian courses or tutor     25 € per cours
Ticket purchase     10 % of the ticket cost plus  10 € per destination or event  
Car & Guide
Car with driver     15 € per hour
Host Guide by foot   10 € per hour
Professional Guide by foot   15 € per hour
Home Meals
Breakfast       4 € per person
Dinner     18 € per person
Evening tea with cookies       3 € per person
Russian language Courses
20 lessons, 45 min each,   in a group of 6 students    150 € per week
In a group of 1 / 2   students      15 / 20 € per 45 minutes