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Scandinavia & Russia Plus (Start Berlin, 22 Days)

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Scandinavia & Russia Plus (Start Berlin, 22 Days) - Contiki
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Phillippa "I travelled on the Contiki Scandinavia and Russia Plus with tour manager Greg Colgin and driver Martin Butler. The tour was incredible, we saw everything from snowy mountain tops in Norway to beautiful days in Saint Petersburg in Russia. The first half of the trip in Scandinavia was much less of a party trip, with each day on the bus looking out to stunning views, while Russia allowed for more eve..."
Excellent
46 reviews
Starts
Berlin
Destinations
+12
Ends
Berlin
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Highlights

  • Copenhagen's harbour-side architecture & bars
  • Cultural hub Aker Brgge in Oslo
  • Stockholm's trendy boutiques and galleries
  • Breath-taking St Petersburg in Russia
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship, Ferry
Physical Rating
Active
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Start and end in Berlin! With the in-depth cultural tour Scandinavia & Russia Plus (Start Berlin, 22 Days), you have a 22 day tour package taking you through Berlin, Germany and 12 other destinations in Europe. Scandinavia & Russia Plus (Start Berlin, 22 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

46 Reviews

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  • T
    Written on September 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I don't even want to think about what this tour might have been without Greg as our Trip Manager. As someone who was traveling alone and to Europe for the first time, it was a little daunting to say the least, but right from Day 1 I felt so comfortable and at ease with Greg. He went above and beyond to make sure that everyone was having a good time. His organisational skills and knowledge about each of the places we visited, meant we got to see so much and make the most of our time there. I can honestly say it was thanks to him (and driver Filipe) that I had the absolute time of my life. You won't find a more amazing tour guide and I feel lucky to also be able to call him a friend!
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  • VD
    Written on August 17, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Greg is amazing at his job! He was extremely organized and very energetic. He was also very knowledgable and made my first euro trip one for the books! I definitely hope our paths cross again!
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  • MR
    Written on August 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Greg was a great tour guide and travel friend! He made sure everyone was having a great time on their holiday. He was very professional but a fun guide at the same time. Greg made my trip enjoyable and the time of my life. I would definitely recommend him. He kept everyone on schedule and our itineraries were very clearly explained.
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  • RG
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip far exceeded my expectations, mostly because of the knowledge and good humour of our Tour Manager, Greg. He definitely went above and beyond to ensure we got the most out of our time and was there for the group members as a charismatic leader and friend. Our schedule was jam packed but his organizational skills and fun loving nature made it all look easy. Any group would be lucky to have him.
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  • D
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did the scandacian portion of the contoki trip. It was such a blast. The scenery was incredible and the stays were cozy. Greg our tour guide had so much knowledge about the countries it helped a lot with getting to know each of them. And our driver Filipe was an amazing driver as well as a great guy to be around.
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  • HE
    Written on August 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had a great time with Greg on Contiki, he was very informative, fun and always willing to go that extra mile for you.
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  • D
    Written on August 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was a brilliant trip. Greg was very friendly, organised, helpful and a lovely person. The accommodation and food was nice especially considering the expensive nature of Scandinavia. Greg was very knowledgeable about all the locations and had good tips on where to go and what to do. Overall, i had a blast and owe a lot of it to Greg and our driver Filipe.
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  • G
    Written on August 13, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Greg was a good, was a great, nay, was a GRAND tour guide and deserves all the stars. He went above and beyond to give us advice on what to see, show us the native ways, teach us the culture, keep us safe, allowed us to see as much as possible each day, was and will always be a friend, kept the livliness going each day, never brought the vibe down, always good vibes with Greg.
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  • Scandinavia & Russia Plus (Start Berlin, 22 Days) reviewer 9
    Written on July 18, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This trip had been on my bucket list for the longest time and I have to say the experience really went beyond any expectations that I had. A lot of that was down to our tour manager Greg Colgin and our driver Martin Butler, these guys really put in the time and effort to make each part of this trip the best it could be. #noregregs • Detailed day sheets, with some great little illustrations, so we knew exactly what was on each day and where we needed to be. • Played interesting short videos, images and introductions to each country and culture on the bus (this is something not a lot of guides do, but it really gave you a good understanding of the place and also a list of things to look out for or avoid, like strömming). • Organised extra dinners in places where we all wanted to try a certain cuisine. • Trvia night, bobsleigh teams, polar plunges and bus DJ sets. • Wealth of local knowledge with a mix of history and relevant to the age group fun facts. • Gave honest information and warnings on what to expect with experiences. • Unbelievably clean coach every day. • Amazing driving, getting around the bendy Norwegian road and crazy Russian drivers. • Made a lot of photo stops in Norway so you never missed a great shot. • Planned so we could stop and better places for lunch (MacDonald’s) than just service stations with potato chips. • With much energy and enthusiasm each day, how could you not have a great time. This was also my 10th Contiki trip and Greg and Martin were two of the best I’ve been lucky to have travelled with. In terms of the base trip itself I can really recommend this trip as it covers such an array of places and cultures. Russia really is a must to see as well as the Fjords in Norway. METime optionals I can recommend most, I didn’t do the ballet or piano recital, just the smorgasbord on the ferry was the only one I don’t think was worth the money €40, the food wasn’t great and there are other cheaper and nicer options on board, like steak and chips for €17. Also time in Helsinki is quite short so make the most of that. Thanks again guys for an awesome trip!
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  • P
    Written on June 25, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I travelled on the Contiki Scandinavia and Russia Plus with tour manager Greg Colgin and driver Martin Butler. The tour was incredible, we saw everything from snowy mountain tops in Norway to beautiful days in Saint Petersburg in Russia. The first half of the trip in Scandinavia was much less of a party trip, with each day on the bus looking out to stunning views, while Russia allowed for more evenings out on the town, while also seeing the beauty that was the cities.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Start Berlin/Copenhagen
  2. Day 2: Copenhagen
  3. Day 3: Copenhagen to Oslo
  4. Day 4: Oslo
  5. Day 5: Oslo to Voss via Hardangervidda Region
  6. Day 6: Voss to Geiranger Fjord via Sognefjord
  7. Day 7: Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik via Lom and Lillehammer
  8. Day 8: Gjovik to Stockholm
  9. Day 9: Stockholm
  10. Day 10: Stockholm to Overnight Baltic Ferry
  11. Day 11: Overnight Baltic Ferry to Helsinki
  12. Day 12: Helsinki to St. Petersburg
  13. Day 13: St. Petersburg
  14. Day 14: St. Petersburg
  15. Day 15: St. Petersburg to Novgorod
  16. Day 16: Novgorod to Moscow via Klin
  17. Day 17: Moscow
  18. Day 18: Moscow
  19. Day 19: Moscow to Minsk
  20. Day 20: Minsk to Warsaw via Brest
  21. Day 21: Warsaw
  22. Day 22: Depart Warsaw/Berlin

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • June 20, 2016

      With which currency will I pay for the Russian optional activities?

      You will have to pay your trip manager Euros and cash for all of the optionals in Russia.

      The reason you don't pay in Russian Rubles is because it is a very unstable currency.

    • June 20, 2016

      How do I get a Russian Visa?

      You will be responsible for getting your own Russian visa for this trip. It is best to contact your local embassy and get them to advise you about how you can get this visa.

    • June 20, 2016

      How do I get my Belarusian Visa?

      Your trip manager can help facilitate your Belarusian Visa while you are on tour.

      It is a good idea to have a passport photo and around $80USD in cash to pay your trip manager so they can get the visa on your behalf.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Ebony Skye Anderson
      "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
    • Greg Colgin
      "I like adventures, food and laughter, those are a few of my favourite things."
    • Lasse Damstoft
      "Hi everyone, I am a happy and enthusiastic Dane, who loves showing the beauty of Scandinavia and Europe..."

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Sheila11th May 2018
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    • Saturday
      Jul 7, 2018
      from Copenhagen
      13 Days
      Thursday
      Jul 19, 2018
      to Helsinki
      8 seats left
      $58
      USD $2,305
      + $300 Food Fund Scandinavia End Helsinki

      Start Copenhagen, End Helsinki, 13 Days, with Base version

    • Saturday
      Jul 7, 2018
      from Copenhagen
      10 Days
      Monday
      Jul 16, 2018
      to Stockholm
      0 seats left
      $43
      USD $1,735
      + $260 Food Fund Scandinavia End Stockholm
    • Saturday
      Jul 7, 2018
      from Copenhagen
      23 Days
      Sunday
      Jul 29, 2018
      to Warsaw
      8 seats left
      $98
      USD $3,925
      + $570 Food Fund Scandinavia And Russia Plus

      Start Copenhagen, End Warsaw, 23 Days version

    • Saturday
      Jul 7, 2018
      from Copenhagen
      23 Days
      Sunday
      Jul 29, 2018
      to Berlin
      8 seats left
      $98
      USD $3,925
      + $570 Food Fund Scandinavia And Russia Plus

      Start Copenhagen, 23 Days version

    • Friday
      Jul 13, 2018
      from Berlin
      23 Days
      Saturday
      Aug 4, 2018
      to Berlin
      10+ seats left
      $98
      USD $3,925
      + $570 Food Fund Scandinavia And Russia Plus

      23 Days version

    • Friday
      Jul 13, 2018
      from Berlin
      13 Days
      Wednesday
      Jul 25, 2018
      to Helsinki
      0 seats left
      $58
      USD $2,305
      + $300 Food Fund Scandinavia End Helsinki
    • Friday
      Jul 13, 2018
      from Berlin
      10 Days
      Sunday
      Jul 22, 2018
      to Stockholm
      0 seats left
      $43
      USD $1,735
      + $260 Food Fund Scandinavia End Stockholm
    • Friday
      Jul 13, 2018
      from Berlin
      23 Days
      Saturday
      Aug 4, 2018
      to Warsaw
      10+ seats left
      $98
      USD $3,925
      + $570 Food Fund Scandinavia And Russia Plus

      End Warsaw, 23 Days version

    • Saturday
      Jul 14, 2018
      from Copenhagen
      13 Days
      Thursday
      Jul 26, 2018
      to Helsinki
      0 seats left
      $58
      USD $2,305
      + $300 Food Fund Scandinavia End Helsinki
    • Saturday
      Jul 14, 2018
      from Copenhagen
      10 Days
      Monday
      Jul 23, 2018
      to Stockholm
      0 seats left
      $43
      USD $1,735
      + $260 Food Fund Scandinavia End Stockholm
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    Euro
    Germany and Finland
    kr
    Krone
    Denmark and Norway
    kr
    Krona
    Sweden
    руб
    Ruble
    Russia and Belarus
    Zloty
    Poland

    Plugs & Adapters

    Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Belarus and PolandDenmark

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Belarus and Poland. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Russia and Belarus. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Russia, Belarus and Poland. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Russia and Belarus. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Russia, Belarus and Poland. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Russia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Berlin.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 August 2018 the full payment of $3,221 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3221 for Scandinavia & Russia Plus (Start Berlin, 22 Days), but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,954 km.
    • Berlin (Germany)
    • 355 km
    • Copenhagen (Denmark)
    • 483 km
    • Oslo (Norway)
    • 252 km
    • Voss (Norway)
    • 169 km
    • Geiranger (Norway)
    • 235 km
    • Gjovik (Norway)
    • 440 km
    • Stockholm (Sweden)
    • 396 km
    • Helsinki (Finland)
    • 300 km
    • St Petersburg (Russia)
    • 165 km
    • Novgorod (Russia)
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