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Big Red to Red Star

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Trip Overview


Disclaimer: if you're looking for a stock-standard whirl around Europe, ticking off mainstream attractions and paying for overpriced tourist traps - this trip is not for you. From Helsinki to Moscow, we're gonna uncover the off-the-beaten-track gems in Estonia's capital, discover the REAL side to St Petersburg with a local guide and delve deeper into Russia's historic core. All with a bunch of comrades just as stoked to be here as you are. Ready? We thought so.

Worth noting…

Heads up! The departure dates for this trip perfectly align with our 15 Day Scenic Scandi trip. Meaning? You can combine the two and make one BIG adventure.


Trip Itinerary

  1. Helsinki, Finland


    Uncover the unknown. Embrace the new and exotic. Meet YOUR people. You ready? We thought so. Touch down in Finland’s quirky capital and if you’re here early, get exploring. The likes of Senate Square, Tuomiokirkko and allllll the picturesque market squares of this vibrant city are calling. Later, we’ll meet our expert Trip Leader and head to an included dinner with the rest of the gang – we might be a mixed bunch but we’re all in it together. Cheers to the incredible adventure ahead!

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia

  3. Tallinn

  4. Tallinn to St Petersburg, Russia

  5. St Petersburg

  6. St Petersburg

  7. St Petersburg to Moscow

  8. Moscow

  9. Moscow

  10. Moscow


What's included

Included Experiences

  • Locally guided walking tour of Tallinn
  • Driving tour of St Petersburg with a local guide
  • Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum
  • Driving tour of Moscow with a local guide
  • Guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin


-9 nights in hotels (twin or double)


Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including powerpoints for charging electronics. Public train transport from St Petersburg to Moscow.

Optional activities

-Visit Kadriorg Palace: from €8

-Guided tour of the Moscow Metro: from €14

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

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  • Anonymous February 2020

    Amazing trip! We had a small group of only 17, which was a perfect size. Our trip leader, Diarmaid, was also full of great tips and suggestions of things to do. Russia was definitely a highlight, and just awesome to experience in winter.

  • Paige D February 2020

    Absolutely fantastic way to get a taste of St. Petersburg’s and Moscow! Estonia and Finland were added bonuses! I really appreciated the freedom that topdeck allows with exploring cities but also encouraging everyone to get together and make memories.

  • Olivia G February 2020

    The tour was fantastic it went smoothly with the assistance of Ashley our incredible, amazing and funny tour guide!

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