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Red Star Special - Topdeck

Red Star Special

37 days
Start and end in Berlin
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  • Marvel at the striking St. Basil's Cathedral for a #selfie
  • Go all knight in shining armour in medieval Tallinn
  • Pluck up some courage and do the Arctic Polar Plunge
  • Be blown away on a cruise of majestic Geirangerfjord


Start and end in Berlin! With the Explorer tour Red Star Special, you have a 37 days tour package taking you through Berlin, Germany and 19 other destinations in Europe. Red Star Special includes accommodationin a hotel, hosteland campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Berlin, Germany
  2. Day 2: Berlin
  3. Day 3: Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Day 4: Copenhagen
  5. Day 5: Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Day 6: Stockholm
  7. Day 7: Stockholm
  8. Day 8: Stockholm to Oslo, Norway
  9. Day 9: Oslo
  10. Day 10: Oslo to Åndalsnes
  11. Day 11: Åndalsnes
  12. Day 12: Åndalsnes to Steinkjer
  13. Day 13: Steinkjer to Bjerka
  14. Day 14: Bjerka to Tysfjord
  15. Day 15: Tysfjord to Skibotn
  16. Day 16: Skibotn to Olderfjord
  17. Day 17: Olderfjord
  18. Day 18: Olderfjord to Rovaniemi, Finland
  19. Day 19: Rovaniemi to Jyvaskyla
  20. Day 20: Jyvaskyla to Helsinki
  21. Day 21: Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia
  22. Day 22: Tallinn
  23. Day 23: Tallinn to St. Petersburg, Russia
  24. Day 24: St. Petersburg
  25. Day 25: St. Petersburg
  26. Day 26: St. Petersburg to Novgorod
  27. Day 27: Novgorod to Moscow
  28. Day 28: Moscow
  29. Day 29: Moscow
  30. Day 30: Moscow to Velikiye Luki
  31. Day 31: Velikiye Luki to Riga, Latvia
  32. Day 32: Riga
  33. Day 33: Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania
  34. Day 34: Vilnius to Warsaw, Poland
  35. Day 35: Warsaw
  36. Day 36: Warsaw to Berlin, Germany
  37. Day 37: Berlin
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Where You'll Stay

16 nights
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  • N
    · November 18th, 2019
    This tour has so much included you'd be crazy to miss it! All the included meals where so incredibly delicious from Mercy that I still day-dream about them. They also made the trip so much more affordable. I barely broke the bank despite it being... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2019
  • V
    · November 18th, 2019
    We loved our tour and the areas we went to you definitely need a guide especially Norway.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • L
    · November 15th, 2019
    This was a great tour that allowed me to meet heaps of new people with some consistent people too which was good. It was great since there was so much variation in the sights and locations too.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • WM
    · September 20th, 2019
    The crew is what really made this tour fun. We had a fantastic leader, driver and cook. Unfortunately I felt the itinerary really was a let down as we spent a huge amount of time driving through Norway and Finland with really not much to do or see.... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • L
    · August 1st, 2019
    Jude’s absolutely made the tour with her incredible knowledge of the places we travelled and its history. Can’t imagine it without her.
    Trip date: September 2017
  • A
    · November 18th, 2018
    One of the best trips I've been on! Awesome crew, amazing places and the best people ever!
    Trip date: July 2018
  • Red Star Special reviewer 7
    · November 17th, 2018
    Jemma was an amazing guide. We had a great trip and saw some awesome sights! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
    Trip date: July 2018
  • D
    · November 17th, 2018
    Best tour I ever did
    Trip date: July 2018
  • A
    · November 17th, 2018
    Great tour with a great road crew which made the trip all the more fun! Had a great knowledge of destinations, cultures as well as the history and foods. Always had a smile on her face and genuinely wanted to get to know each person on tour while going... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
  • GR
    · October 24th, 2017
    Piotr is amazing. I've done a few top decks in my travels and I know there's no such thing as favourites but I absolutely love Piotr. He is so kind, friendly and generous and has such a good heart. I loved every second I spent with Piotr and I wish him... Show more
    Trip date: May 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

    • What does the food fund cover?

      Food fund for Red Star Special covers all included group meals while you are on the trip. This tour includes all breakfasts and some fresh lunches lunches while travelling - which means you can save on expensive lunches from motorway service stations and enjoy higher quality food. Meals at local restaurants are also included giving you the opportunity to try local cuisines. The food fund needs to be paid upfront before the departure.

    • Do people usually go with people they know, or can you go alone and still make friends?

      Both! Some people do travel with their friends/ partners and others travel alone - it is usually a good mix on Topdeck trips. There are normally quite a few solo travellers and it is very easy to make friends and have a good time on the trip! Your tour guide will try to make everyone interact and have the time of their life on tour whether it be through group activities, nights out, games, walking tours etc

    • I am wanting to book this tour through TourRadar, will you honour the tour operators promotional price?

      Yes, we will honour all valid operator promotional prices.

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      Finland and Germany
      Danish Krone
      Norwegian Krone
      Russian Ruble
      Swedish Krona
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, K.

      Type C
      Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden
      Type E
      Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden
      Type F
      Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden
      Type K
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Russia. Ideally 2 weeks 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before December 21st, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after December 21st, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Topdeck. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Topdeck will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Topdeck" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.


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