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Russia Plus (Start Helsinki, End Berlin, 12 Days)

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Cost/day $167
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Russia Plus (Start Helsinki, End Berlin, 12 Days) - Contiki
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Chloe "An excellent trip from start to finish, starting in Stockholm, working our way through to the unexpectedly beautiful city of Helsinki; to the majesty and grandeur of St Petersburg; the quaint Novgorod; the bustling (often terrifying) metropolis of Moscow; Minsk; and ending off in the beautiful city of Warsaw. Greg was a highly knowledgeable and always professional guide, and I can't think of anyon..."
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Helsinki
Destinations
+7
Ends
Berlin
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Highlights

  • Explore Helsinki, the cultural melting pot
  • Travel through Finland’s enchanting forests
  • Discover Moscow, the heart of Russia
  • Visit Warsaw’s museums, galleries and cafes
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ship
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Helsinki and end in Berlin! With the discovery tour Russia Plus (Start Helsinki, End Berlin, 12 Days), you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Helsinki to Berlin and through Helsinki, Finland and 8 other destinations in Europe. Russia Plus (Start Helsinki, End Berlin, 12 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Russia Plus (Start Helsinki, End Berlin, 12 Days) reviewer 1
    Written on June 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Hayley is a perfect guide. She was so knowledgeable and amazingly friendly.
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  • JG
    Written on July 1, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip exceeded all expectations!!! Greg not only made the trip extremely fun, he also is a wealth of knowledge, and I took a lot out of every country we visited.
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  • SH
    Written on June 27, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I've never done a tour like this before and was a bit hesitant about the experience, but Greg put me at ease from the start. The Russia plus tour is full of unavoidable change but Greg made sure the natural volatility of the region affected our tour minimally. Further, Greg went above and beyond to make positive that every bit of our time together was used to its fullest extent. I learned so much just from the carefully collated videos, slideshows, etc. that Greg shared during our long coach rides. He made everyone in the group feel special and included, taking note of individual wants and preferences and promptly responding to them. I personally hit my 30th country on this trip, and can say with 100% truth that I've never experienced any of those countries quite as well as the way I saw Russia under Greg's guidance. Truly a treat to get to travel with him!!
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  • AM
    Written on June 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to our tour guide Greg! Of course many know that Russia and its history make it seem like a scary country to visit and I'll admit I was nervous at first but with Greg's knowledge and reassurance I was able to enjoy and learn about a country that shouldn't be feared. This trip has really opened my eyes in terms of what the western world says isn't always correct. I can't thank Greg and our driver Marty enough for the last 12 days travelling through Russia. The pair truly made it a trip to remember!
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  • J
    Written on June 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I've never been on a contiki, I've never really done the whole oversea trip before and after meeting Greg in Finland Helsinki straight away I was like this is going to be a good trip. I did the russia plus contiki, started in Helsinki went through Russia - Saint Petersburg, Novgorod, Moscow, through Belarus and I ended in Poland. It was too good I didn't want to leave, or even say our goodbyes to Greg and Marty!
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  • CJ
    Written on June 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    An excellent trip from start to finish, starting in Stockholm, working our way through to the unexpectedly beautiful city of Helsinki; to the majesty and grandeur of St Petersburg; the quaint Novgorod; the bustling (often terrifying) metropolis of Moscow; Minsk; and ending off in the beautiful city of Warsaw. Greg was a highly knowledgeable and always professional guide, and I can't think of anyone better to have navigated us through this journey.
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  • KJ
    Written on May 11, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was incredible! So many awesome places on the schedule. Great group of people, fantastic driver Joao and our guide Ebony was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and organized, while also being a ton of fun. I would definitely take a tour with her again!
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Arrive Helsinki
  2. Day 2: Helsinki to St. Petersburg
  3. Day 3: St. Petersburg
  4. Day 4: St. Petersburg
  5. Day 5: St. Petersburg to Novgorod
  6. Day 6: Novgorod to Moscow via Klin
  7. Day 7: Moscow
  8. Day 8: Moscow
  9. Day 9: Moscow to Minsk
  10. Day 10: Minsk to Warsaw via Brest
  11. Day 11: Warsaw
  12. Day 12: Depart Warsaw/Berlin

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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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."

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    Jul 24, 2018
    from Helsinki
    12 Days
    Saturday
    Aug 4, 2018
    to Berlin
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    $285
    $2,329
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    Jul 31, 2018
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    Aug 11, 2018
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    $58
    USD $2,329
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    Aug 14, 2018
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    Aug 25, 2018
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    $58
    USD $2,329
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    Aug 21, 2018
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    Sep 1, 2018
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    $56
    USD $2,225
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    Aug 28, 2018
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    Sep 8, 2018
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    $273
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    Sep 4, 2018
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    Sep 15, 2018
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    $57
    USD $2,275
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    Sep 11, 2018
    from Helsinki
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    Saturday
    Sep 22, 2018
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    $57
    USD $2,275
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Euro
Finland and Germany
руб
Ruble
Russia and Belarus
Zloty
Poland

Plugs & Adapters

Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany

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 Finland, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany. 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
Helsinki is the starting point and Berlin 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.
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 3 September 2018 the full payment of $2,003 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 $2003 for Russia Plus (Start Helsinki, End Berlin, 12 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 2,624 km.
  • Helsinki (Finland)
  • 300 km
  • St Petersburg (Russia)
  • 165 km
  • Novgorod (Russia)
  • 407 km
  • Klin (Russia)
  • 84 km
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • 479 km
  • Borodino (Belarus)
  • 196 km
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • 476 km
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • 517 km
  • Berlin (Germany)

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