Exclusive to Topdeck»»Geiranger Fjord cruise»»Polar plunge and wood fired sauna»»Russian guide travelling with the trip for 8 days through Russia»»Farewell dinner in BerlinWhat's Included»»36 breakfasts (B), 23 lunches (L), 25 dinners (D)»»15 nights hotel upgrade, 4 nights in hostels, 17 nights in bungalows in campsites»»All ferry crossings»»Modern air-conditioned coach»»Sightseeing tours of all major cities and local city guides in St Petersburg, Novgorod and Moscow»»Entrance to the Hermitage Museum and Russian folklore show in St Petersburg; Metro and Kremlin tours in Moscow»»Escorted services of a fully trained Topdeck Trip Leader and Driver plus the services of a Topdeck 'On Road Chef' from Berlin to Tallinn10 countries visited37 Day Red Star SpecialChurch of the Spilt Blood, St Petersburg|8988
GERMANYLITHUANIAPOLANDESTONIANORWAYSWEDENFINLANDDENMARKLATVIARUSSIABerlinWarsawRigaMoscowVilniusVelikiye LukiNovgorodTallinnHelsinkiJyvaskylaRovaniemiOlderfjordSkibotnTysfjordSvartisen GlacierTrondheim/HellGeirangerFjordSteinkjerAndalsnesKorgenOsloSt PetersburgStockholmCopenhagen2 32 1121Lillehammer1112 2 11131223NO. OF NIGHTS STAYDAY STOPstart/finish2/1Dates & Prices 2012Go to topdeck.travel/Red-Star-Special for more info.EUROCLUBTRIP CODE: HTRSDays 1-2 Berlin, Germany. Today we meet our Trip Leader and fellow travellers. A city tour of popular Berlin takes us on a journey back through history. Then in the evening, check out the awesome night life. (D) (B) Days 3-4 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. We move on to wonderful Copenhagen, home of the Little Mermaid. A magical place with a royal touch! (B,L,D) (B) Days 5-7 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden. Past Hamlet's Castle and on to the ferry heading for Stockholm. Design and culture make this city a vibrant place to visit and we have plenty of free time to explore! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) (B) Days 8-9 Stockholm to Oslo, Norway. Our drive into Norway is past stunning Lake Vattern. Oslo is a naturally beautiful city with plenty to keep us busy. (B,L,D) (B,L) Days 10-11 Oslo to Andalsnes. From Oslo we visit Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Winter Olympics, before heading to Andalsnes, situated in one of the most scenic regions of Norway. A full day excursion to the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord is included. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 12-13 Andalsnes to Steinkjer/Korgen. Trondheim and Hell are on the way to Steinkjer where we stay overnight. Then up the coast to Korgen, an inland village surrounded by mountains. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 14-15 Korgen to Tysfjord/Skibotn. Today we have an option to hike to the Svartisen Glacier, the second largest in Norway before crossing the Arctic Circle. After experiencing a Polar Plunge (swimming above the Arctic Circle), you will want to try a traditional wood fired sauna! (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 16-17 Skibotn to Olderfjord. To the north! Here we find hunters and trappers, the Midnight Sun, reindeer and moose. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Days 18-19 Olderfjord to Rovaniemi/Jyvaskyla, Finland. On to Rovaniemi, the home of 'Santa Claus'. Later we head to the lakeside town of Jyvaskyla. Enjoy the combination of its natural beauty and lively urban centre. (B,L,D) (B,L,D) Day 20 Jyvaskyla to Helsinki. A short trip south to the Finnish capital, Helsinki. A cosmopolitan city; see what it has to offer on our highlights tour. (B,L) Days 21-22 Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia. A ferry across the Baltic Sea to Tallinn with its old city walls and medieval buildings. After our walking tour there is plenty of free time to explore. (B,D) (B) Days 23-25 Tallinn to St Petersburg, Russia. Our first stop in Russia is beautiful St Petersburg. A city tour and a visit to the Hermitage with a local guide gives an in-depth insight. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B) Day 26 St Petersburg to Novgorod. Travel through the Russian countryside to Novgorod. See beautiful old churches and try traditional Russian "Medovukha" in a local restaurant. (B,L,D) Days 27-29 Novgorod to Moscow. A drive through the former communised farmlands to Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow. A local Russian guide gives us an insight in to the city and the Kremlin before we can go on our own tour of discovery. (B,L,D) (B,D) (B)Day 30 Moscow to Velikie Luki. An overnight stay in the town of Velikie Luki, scene of a major WWII battle. (B,L,D) Days 31-32 Velikie Luki to Riga, Latvia. We cross the border into Latvia and travel to Riga, a Baltic gem on the World Heritage List. (B,L,D) (B)Day 33 Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania. To the capital of Lithuania today. The old town here is remarkable. (B,L) Days 34-35 Vilnius to Warsaw, Poland. South to Warsaw. Re-born after the horrors of World War II into a city of cultural significance and lively night life. Visit the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison with time for discovery at our leisure. (B,D) (B) Day 36 Warsaw to Berlin, Germany. Tonight we toast a great journey at our farewell dinner in Berlin. (B,L,D) Day 37 Berlin. Our trip finishes today after breakfast. (B)Babushka Dolls in MoscowRiga, LatviaStartFinish13May1218Jun12G,M,S27May1202Jul12G,M03Jun1209Jul12 M10Jun1216Jul12G,M17Jun1223Jul12M24Jun1230Jul12 G,M01Jul1206Aug12 M08Jul1213Aug12G,M15Jul1220Aug12M22Jul1227Aug12G05Aug1210Sep12 G19Aug1224Sep12SGET BEHIND THE SCENES & THE LATEST TRAVEL NEWS WITH TOPDECK BLOGGERS AT TopdeckNews.comAUDG = Guaranteed Departure M = Midnight Sun S = Svartisen Glacier Closed 37 Days from $5010Trip price of $3990 + $1020 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $5010 Trip price of $4190 + $1020 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $5210 Trip price of $4350 + $1020 Food Fund = Total Trip Price $5370Price based on multi-share: usually 2-4 per room.