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Best Of Russia - Contiki
Best Of Russia - Contiki
Excellent
3 reviews
Starts
St Petersburg
Destinations
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Ends
Moscow
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Highlights

  • Take a locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg
  • Watch and enjoy a traditional Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg
  • Eat some traditional Russian recipes with the locals
  • Enjoy delicious and traditional Russian food in the city
  • Tour Moscow's historical communist-era Metro, now an art gallery
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
53
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Operator
Contiki
Start in St Petersburg and end in Moscow! With the in-depth cultural tour Best Of Russia, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from St Petersburg to Moscow and through St Petersburg, Russia and 3 other destinations in Russia. Best Of Russia includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive St. Petersburg
  2. Day 2: St. Petersburg
  3. Day 3: St. Petersburg
  4. Day 4: St. Petersburg to Novgorod
  5. Day 5: Novgorod to Moscow via Klin
  6. Day 6: Moscow
  7. Day 7: Moscow
  8. Day 8: Depart Moscow

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Insurance

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  • E
    Written on July 12, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was amazing in all ways

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  • MP
    Written on June 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The Best of Russia tour was better than I had hoped. We hit all the highlights and had plenty of free time to wander around two magnificent cities. Greg is a wealth of knowledge and a fantastic guide. His recommendations are stellar and his mien delightful.

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  • KL
    Written on June 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I cannot say enough good things about Greg! I have done quite a few tours and he was definitely one of the best trip managers I've had! He is so organised and helpful and very approachable. Contiki is very lucky to have such a knowledgable and awesome guy... Read more

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Where is the meeting point for this trip?

      The joining hotel on this tour is the St Petersburg Hotel but you would have to make your own way to the hotel, they do not offer transfers on this one.

    • As I will arrive in St Petersburg on 3 June and will spend most of my times in the historic hub myself before the tour starts on 15 June. I join the tour mainly for the destinations in Petrodvorets and Novogrod. I wonder whether I can stay in Novogrod if I want to stay longer than the tour plans to stay. Further, after the tour I need to return to St. Petersburg, does TourRadar organize train or coach transport. Look forward to hearing from you

      You can certainly jump off the tour at any point if you wish, but this tour is fixed-dated, not hop on/hop off. Any deviation would be at your own cost, and Contiki does not pro-rate the cost of a booking on this basis. We can add extra nights of accommodation before or after your tour at the hotel property used by Contiki, but we do not book train or coach transport exclusively.

    • What does the food fund cover?

      The food fund covers the included meals listed in the what's included section. On these tours you will have food prepared by on-site chefs or your onboard cook. Some meals may also be at local restaurants.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Greg Colgin
      "I like adventures, food and laughter, those are a few of my favourite things."

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    • Cameron13th July 2019
      I was very impressed with the variety of tours available, personalised advice when asking about a particular tour and was even able to pay less than had I booked directly with the tour operator. Happy chappy.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

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    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.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Russia. 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.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 6 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    St Petersburg is the starting point and Moscow is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 23 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 23 January 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. 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 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Contiki. Please familiarise yourself with the Contiki payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Payment methods
    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 657 km.
    • St Petersburg (Russia)
    • 165 km
    • Novgorod (Russia)
    • 407 km
    • Klin (Russia)
    • 84 km
    • Moscow (Russia)

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