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Why Planning Your Trip in Advance Saves You Money

If you are a frequent traveller, I’ll be betting that you are a fan of flight deals and promos. That’s because they are cheaper, if not more than a half cheaper! This is because flights that are on sale are usually the dead flights which most people do not buy because it’s either a midnight flight or an off-peak season in that particular area. But there are actually, more perks of booking, and planning your trip earlier than most of the back packers out there.

The longer you plan for your trip the more time to save money

This is given, because you know you will be travelling gives you more reason to cut your habitual Starbucks and brew your own coffee instead. The longer you wait for your trip also enables you to review the place and plan your activities. Just avoid being too excited by planning to visit each and every tourist spot in the area, or you’ll end up spending more than saving. Most hotels also offer reasonable discounts by booking early, but keep in mind that reservation fees aren’t refundable.

Making travel decisions earlier than usual saves you your time and money

Planning your trip in advance not only saves you from emotional stress the moment you forgot to pack your valuable essentials, because you lack time preparing for it. You can also pub your budget in a detail given that you have ample of time to plan for that trip. By booking earlier, you will be able to save yourself from worrying about the peak season rates in the airline or hotels.

Planning your trip early makes you manage your money and your schedule better

By scheduling your trip early, you can plan your schedule better and file a leave for work more prepared. You can also align your vacations on a holiday so you get an extra day off. If you are planning your trip early you get to choose from multiple options, be it from a hotel or an airline. In an airline, booking 90 days earlier would mean that you are entitled to enjoy the lucrative inventory of seats available. You can save as much as 50% from booking just 2-7 days earlier. If you plan to travel for not more than three days, then the more that you need to plan earlier, because 2013 holiday surveys shows that more and more people preferred to travel on a long weekend which has an average of 2.8 days.

School Trips to St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia

If your school trips take you eastward to learn about the arts and history of the largest country in Europe, then you will certainly be headed into the great cities of Moscow and St Petersburg. St. Petersburg is located on the western edge of Russia on the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea. The city was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great and today it is a Mecca of arts and culture and the second largest in the country, behind Moscow. As the largest city in Russia, and its capital, Moscow is a beacon of history in Russia and the most northern megacity in the world. It is named after the river Moskva that runs through it and it dates from 1147. St. Petersburg boasts the exceptional Hermitage Museum, while school trips to Moscow will take you to explore the history of the Kremlin and the Red Square.

St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum

School trips could actually take you to St. Petersburg to spend weeks just exploring the many buildings of the Hermitage Museum! It is a sprawling museum that fills multiple buildings, a palace, and residences in the centre of the city. In 1764, Russian Empress Catherine the Great bought a large collection of paintings that today makes up the foundation of the collection at the Hermitage. As one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, its vast collection of over three million items is one that should not be overlooked as a destination in and of itself. Among the collection are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, and archaeological finds. Some of the highlights include the collection of Western European art that occupies 120 rooms and showcases all the stages and development of Western art from the Middle Ages to modernity. Specific works that you should not miss include two works by Leonardo, two works by Raphael, and items by Titian, Carravaggio and Rosa, just to name a small selection.

The Kremlin and Red Square

Once you have spent time exploring the vast collection of art in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, take a break and explore some history on your school trips to Moscow. The Kremlin and Red Square have been linked to many of the most important events in Russian politics and the area was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Built between the 14th and 17th centuries, the Kremlin and Red Square were both the resident of the Great Prince and a seat of religion, with St. Peter’s Basilica at the foot of the Square. The Kremlin itself includes four palaces and four cathedrals, along with walls and towers, and Red Square separates the Kremlin from the historic merchant quarter of Kitai-gorod. The Square is surrounded by the famous Lenin’s Mausoleum and the State Historical Museum [which sits on the square’s northern side] to give you some insight into the important history of this area.