Best of Russia

Tour Length
8 days
Overview Reviews

  • SorceryX
  • SorceryX
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Best of Russia
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Fascinating Russia

19 Aug 2015 - 26 Aug 2015

I am so glad that I did this trip. I was a bit nervous about going to Russia with all that you hear on the news, but this trip was great.
I always felt safe. Our tour guide was Danny who was wonderful. He really did a great job in recommending what to do you in your free time.
I did all the optional excursions. They were all great. If you are on an extremely tight budget then the one you absolutely can NOT miss is the Kremlin Armory. That place houses all the treasures of Imperial Russia....and our local guide explained each and every one....including one royal dress that was made entirely out of silver.
If I had to not do would be the is on your last night in Russia and you could probably spend your time picking up last minute souvenirs instead.
This trip was part of a 22 day Scandanavia Trip, so some people were already friends for a long time, but I blended in with them quite well.
The local tour guides Anna and Galina were out of this world. They knew so much history! I absolutely loved it.
Have a great time!

Review written Sep 2015

My Contiki was: Historical , Fascinating , Beautiful

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  • kalton12
  • kalton12
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 1 Country
Best of Russia
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆


18 Jun 2014 - 25 Jun 2014

This trip was great! Our tour manager, Tasha, was a great asset and was able to give us insight into the Russian culture and tell us great places to go and explore on our free time.

Russia is truly a unique place and being there really helps understand the history, politics, and current affairs. Our local guides in both Saint Petersburg and Moscow were SO AMAZING and had a wealth of knowledge and insight into the country and culture.

This tour is a modular tour, so you will be joining the tour groups that started in Berlin, Helsinki, etc. We didn't know that until we got out welcome letter from Tasha, just an FYI! if you are at all interested in Russia I would most certainly recommend this trip to Russia. It would have been impossible to explore the country without Contiki's amazing local guides and fearless coach driver!

Review written Jun 2014

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.


  • 7 nights in hotel upgrade accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with electrical outlets for charging
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges


  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team


  • 10 meals:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners


  • 3 World Heritage Sites visited
  • Locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg
  • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars & one of the world's largest Art & Culture Museums
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Free Time Add-Ons

  • Guided tour of Peter and Paul's Fortress
  • St. Petersburg dinner
  • Russian Ballet Performance
  • Russian Folklore Evening
  • Guided Tour of Siege of Leningrad Memorial
  • Moscow dinner
  • Contemporary History Museum (Revolution Museum)
  • Circus Aquamarine
  • Statue Park
  • Guided tour of the Armoury Museum in the Kremlin
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$221
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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