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7 nights accommodation
7 nights in Hotel
Prepare to be upgraded to fancy hotel digs every step of the way. Yes that's right ladies and gents, it's only the finest bed rest for our Best of Russia travellers. Right amongst the action and with all the mod-cons, that's how we shall roll.
10 included Meals
3 Dinner, 7 Breakfast
Each morning we'll kick off with a solid breakfast aimed to fuel you up for a day of travelling, then on 3 of the evenings we'll escort you to our favourite local haunts. When this isn't keeping you busy, we suggest you wash down your something on the rocks with caviar, blini pancakes, & anything dressed in sauerkraut.
Team
Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides
A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Transport
All transport included during the trip
Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.
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Travel with other 18-35 year olds from around the world
Our trips are exclusively 18-35. This means you'll be travelling with people just like you, from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
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5 included, 10 optional that you can add
What's included as we conquer the world's biggest country? 3 World Heritage Sites, locally guided tours & more Russian masterpieces than your youthful brain can imagine. Peterhof Palace Gardens, Lenin's Mausoleum…prepare to be wowed.
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Fairytale castles, straight up vodka, and an intriguing and enigmatic culture. It's no surprise that sprawling Russia needs its very own Contiki trip. During these 8-days you will cast your eyes upon 3 World Heritage Sites and get familiar with 3 of Russia's most appealing cities; St Petersburg, Novgorod and Moscow. 
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DAY 1 - Arrive St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg

Our first stop on the Russian map is the imperial city of St. Petersburg. Meet up with your Contiki Squad for an epic time in Russia, your Trip Manager will meet up with you this evening at the hotel before you have a chance to dive in head first to sightseeing and see what St. petersburg has to offer. Built by the Italians, this city is a unique blend of Europe and Russia, unfathomably grand & made pretty by canals - which you can opt to explore tonight for the best view of the city's palaces by night. You'll be pleased to hear we have 2 full days to uncover its enigmatic ways.  

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Canal Cruise
EUR 17.00
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Rossiya Hotel (or similar)
DAY 2 - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Visit Peterhof Gardens, known as the Versailles of Russia will give you an outdoor lovers fix, including a beautiful gold fountain cascade. Use the rest of the day to take on the city, and tonight, you could choose to go local with folklore show for some sights and sounds of Russia.
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Russian Folklore Evening
EUR 39.00
Russian Ballet
EUR 75-80
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Rossiya Hotel (or similar)
DAY 3 - St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Today is a full dose of history, learn about the Romanov's and its founding by Tsar Peter the Great as well as all the goss on the Tsar's of Russia. See one of the world’s top art collections at the Hermitage gallery; kick it in St. Petersburg’s main street of Nevsky Prospekt; find ways to tap into glitzy new Russia; and enjoy history lessons at the city's incredible list of monuments.  And all that exploring could call for a beef stroganoff where it was invented, as well as a vodka or 2 - in the name of culture, of course.
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Visit the Hermitage
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Guided Tour of Peter and Paul's Fortress
EUR 13.00
St. Petersburg dinner
EUR 27.00
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Rossiya Hotel (or similar)
DAY 4 - St. Petersburg to Novgorod
St. Petersburg
So long St. Petersburg! Thanks for your hospitable welcome into the world of Russia. You've left us wanting a whole lot more.
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Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town
See the Millennium Bell
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Guided Tour of Siege of Leningrad Memorial
EUR 9.00
Novgorod
Now that we've got a taste of Russian city life, it's time to change the pace and step into the quieter town of Novgorod. Suffering two unfortunate eras at the hands of evil dictators, the town is now enjoying its time of slow life and peace. Soak up its new found happiness and explore its epic history - complete with a very large bell.
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Sadko Hotel (or similar)
DAY 5 - Novgorod to Moscow via Klin
Novgorod
After being submerged in small town feels, we'll be quite ready for the grandeur capital of Moscow. Time to hit the road!
Klin
En route to Moscow we'll stop off in Klin, home of Russian composer Tchaikovsky. We can't resist the chance to see the place that inspired a man to make Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
Moscow
Before you go screaming your way to the Aladdin's palace like monument of Saint Basil's Cathedral, let us settle in to our Moscow digs and hear of the many incredible things this city has on offer - and there are many. Hence we have two full days here - joy!!
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DAY 6 - Moscow
Moscow
Oh good morning Moscow. Diving right in is the way to do it, so we'll start off with a guided city tour of all the sights, including one of the countries most colourful and quirky buildings St Basil's Cathedral. Chance to visit Lenin’s tomb followed by free time to explore more of what Red Square and this city have to offer.
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Guided city tour to see the Red Square, Kremlin & see Lenin's Masoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral
Guided Tour of the Statue Park
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Moscow's Bunker 42
EUR 29.00
Guided tour of the Armoury Museum in the Kremlin
EUR 29.00
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DAY 7 - Moscow
Moscow
After the underground, probably the most famous metro in the world is Moscow's. Get up close with our local guide, uncovering the fascinating communist artworks that make it what it is today. The city keeps on giving today, with some free time to roam, before a guided visit to the famous Kremlin Museums, then the option to view the Romanov’s collection of Faberge Eggs, carriages, clothes and jewels at the Armoury.
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Moscow dinner
EUR 30.00
Guided Tour of Moscow Metro
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DAY 8 - Depart Moscow
Moscow

Our trip finishes today after breakfast. Say goodbye to your Contiki Squad and although it will be hard to leave Russia, the lure of another trip in the near future will get us through our post holiday blues!

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Anonymous
Traveled Aug 2018
Very good value for money and a good way to do Russia for the first time! Enjoyed the local guides and learning from them.
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Hester Louw
Traveled Aug 2018
The Best of Russia tour has it all and more, it's a great tour!
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Anonymous
Traveled Jun 2018
Best of Russia was a great trip - plenty of time in each city to explore & see the sights. Hotels were close to Metro stops which made getting around the city so much easier when we had free time. Some excellent Me Time Optionals however plenty of advice from Contiki Trip manager Emmy on what to do if not going on the activities.
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I loved Russia but not the modular part of the trip.
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Great tour, great place. Would recommend.
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Tracy Cheng
Traveled Sep 2017
The whole purchasing process to simple and quick.
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Great trip worth the money. Plenty of flexibility to do your own thing.
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Sarah Loversidge
Traveled Aug 2017
The most amazing place to visit and I dont think I would have seen or done as much as I did if I hadnt booked contiki.
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Angela Farahbakht
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Always made sure that we were having a great time
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Frederick Hadden
Traveled Jun 2017
The travel documents I received are easy to understand and very informative. I like the hotels which were used on the trip because even though they are not right in the city center they are convenient by walking and public transit.
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