Best Of Russia

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ends on 31 Mar 2019
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Best Of Russia - Contiki
Best Of Russia - Contiki
3 reviews
St Petersburg


  • Visit Peter the Great's summer palace
  • See world-class art collections
  • Explore the streets of Novgorod
  • Feast on blinis and borshch
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
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 2 other destinations in Russia. Best Of Russia includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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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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  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

Travel guide

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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

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services


  • Travel Isn't About Where You Go...
  • Contiki Experiences
  • Contiki Munch
  • Europe Summer Team
  • Contiki Accomodation
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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." logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Pascal17th March 2019
      Good support in finding the right tour and friendly support all along the way to the final decision



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    About the countries

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    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.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Russia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    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.


    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.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 May 2019 the full payment of $1,589 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1589 for Best Of Russia, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 656 km.
    • St Petersburg (Russia)
    • 165 km
    • Novgorod (Russia)
    • 490 km
    • Moscow (Russia)

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