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Scenic Scandinavia & Russian Capitals

14 days
13 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 5,750.00 (double / twin occupancy)

The price for this tour depends on the number of people in a group and seasonality. Please contact us for exact quote based on your dates and number of people.

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ALL YEAR ROUND

Hotels:

  • 4* deluxe hotels:
    Moscow (2 nights)
    St. Petersburg (3 nights)
    Helsinki (1 night)
    Stockholm (1 night)
    Bergen (1 night)
    Flam (1 night)
    Oslo (1 night)
    Copenhagen (1 night)
  • 1 overnight on board in A-Class cabin on Silja Line ferry with breakfast & buffet dinner
  • 1 overnight on board in Seaview cabin on DFDS ferry with breakfast & buffet dinner

Included:

  •  Accommodation at centrally located 4* deluxe hotels
  • 1 overnight on board in A-Class cabin on Silja Line ferry with breakfast & buffet dinner
  • 1 overnight on board in Seaview cabin on DFDS ferry with breakfast & buffet dinner
  • Airfare (economy) for flight from Stockholm to Bergen
  • Sapsan – high-speed Train tickets with a meal from Moscow to St Petersburg
  • Allegro – fast train tickets from St Petersburg to Helsinki
  • Daily Breakfast, 1 lunch, 5 buffet dinners
  • Norway in a Nutshell tour by train and boat
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary
  • Full Russian visa processing service for the US citizens & visa support letter for customers from all other countries

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : MOSCOW

Arrival in Moscow. After passport and customs control, proceed to the arrival area and meet our representative. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel check-in. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 2  : MOSCOW

Moscow city tour - Red Square - Kremlin and Cathedrals - Armory

Breakfast at the hotel. Your Russian visit starts with the City tour of Moscow, visiting the main areas of the City within the boundaries of the Garden Ring and the Boulevard Ring. You will enjoy the views of the Red Square, Kremlin, Kitay Gorod, Tverskaya, Arbat and Zamoskvorechje, St. Basil's Church, Luzhniki, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moskva River and other landmarks. Also, you will drive 6 km south-west of the Kremlin to the Sparrow Hills, topped by the Moscow University skyscraper, where you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the City.

In the afternoon you tour the Red Square with the bright domes of the St. Basil's Cathedral, brightly illuminated exteriors of the GUM and the inside of the Kremlin with three Cathedrals - Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel, Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon, Ivan the Great Bell Tower, Hall of Facets and Terem Place. Also, you will visit the Armory that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

Around 5:00 pm (17:00), you will return to the hotel to rest and get ready for dinner. Overnight in Moscow (B, D)

Day 3  : MOSCOW – ST. PETERSBURG

Moscow Metro Tour - fast train to St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg rivers and canals mini-cruise.

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast a tour of Moscow Metro - one of the most beautiful and efficient subway systems in the world, carrying over 10 million passengers daily (more than the New York and London metro systems combined). The Moscow Metro was designed by prominent Russian architects and artists who built not just a transportation system but a monument to socialism. The stations are decorated with marble, bronze, and granite statues, making it look more like a museum than a subway.

In the afternoon, transfer to the train station to embark on a modern high-speed train "Sapsan" to take you to St. Petersburg (Lunch onboard train). After arrival in St. Petersburg, our representative will meet you at the train station and transfer you to the hotel.

Later in the evening, enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing cruise along the Neva River. Onboard of a comfortable sightseeing boat, you will view the Peter and Paul Fortress, glide beneath some of the City’s beautiful bridges and pass elegant landmarks such as the Summer Garden and Mariinsky Theatre.  Overnight in St. Petersburg (B, L)

Day 4  : ST. PETERSBURG

City tour - St. Isaak Cathedral - Peter & Paul fortress - Visit to Faberge museum

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, the City Tour of St. Petersburg. You will drive by the elegant buildings on the Nevsky Prospect, stately palaces on Palace Embankment along the Neva River, Palace Square with Winter Palace and Alexander Column, Bronze Horseman, Schmidt Bridge, Admiralty, Strelka with Stock Exchange and Rosstral Columns, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Fontanka, Kazan Cathedral, Canal Griboyedova, Church on Spilled Blood and other famous landmarks.
Peter-and-Paul Fortress, built in 1704 to defend the City from naval attacks, has never served its purpose. Instead, the fortress was turned into a prison for political prisoners, including Peter's own son Alexi. The tombs of the Romanov family are in its Cathedral.
St. Isaac's Cathedral, designed by then-unknown Auguste de Montferrand was opened in 1858. The Cathedral is decorated with marble of 13 colors, malachite, lapis-lazuli, paintings, mosaics, and stained glass by the most famous Russian artists.
The tour continues to the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace with the biggest collection of Faberge works, including famous Easter eggs.
In the evening, enjoy the Folk-Show performance “Feel like a Russian” with a light meal.
Overnight in St. Petersburg (B)

Day 5  : ST. PETERSBURG

Full day trip to Peterhof & Pushkin

Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will drive to Peterhof, located on the southern shores of the Finnish Gulf, 14 miles (29 kilometers) away from St. Petersburg. From 1713 the area was imperial residence. Peterhof is famous for the Upper, and Lower Park with fountains, dominated by a spectacular Grand Cascade with its gilded statues and the Grand Palace inaugurated in 1723 by Peter the Great and later expanded by Empress Elizabeth. The intricate fountain system of about 150 fountains is operated without the use of water pumps, and each fountain is unique in its splendid beauty. 
In the afternoon, you will visit Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The palaces and parks there were created under Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great between 1744 and 1796. The highlight of the area is the magnificent Catherine Palace designed by Rastrelli and named after Peter the Great's second wife Catherine. Landscaped gardens with fascinating decorative architecture surround the Palace.
In the evening, you will be invited to the Russian Cuisine farewell dinner at one of the local restaurants.
Overnight in St. Petersburg (B, D)

Day 6  : ST. PETERSBURG – HELSINKI

State Hermitage Art Museum – fast train “Allegro”

After Breakfast, you will visit the State Hermitage Art Museum. The museum complex comprises six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the Neva River. The main building is a unique architectural ensemble of the Winter Palace, former royal residence, built in 1754 - 1762. Hermitage collection consists of over 3,000,000 works of art representing the world's culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century.
In the late evening, departure to Helsinki by fast train Allegro. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Hotel Check-in.
Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Day 7  : HELSINKI – STOCKHOLM

Helsinki Panorama Tour

After breakfast, you will join the city tour, which includes Modern Finlandia Hall, City Hall, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the grand Lutheran Cathedral, Olympic Stadium, and Sibelius monument and Market Square. You will also visit the Unique Church in the Rock and Market Square, bustling with vendors selling fresh food and souvenirs.
Later in the afternoon, you will depart to Stockholm on Silja Line overnight cruise.
Buffet Dinner & Overnight stay on Board - Accommodation in 2-berth sea-view cabins with shower/WC (B, D)

Day 8  : STOCKHOLM

Best of Stockholm tour with Vasa Museum & City Hall

On arrival, meet & greet at the port, followed by City tour with a panoramic drive through the city center. You will pass the neighboring island of Djurgården, known as Stockholm’s outdoor recreation center, the National Museum, and the Royal Drama Theater.
Then you will continue to Gamla Stan, the Old Town, where Stockholm began more than eight centuries ago. During a guided walking tour, you will feel the romantic atmosphere among the 16th- to 19th-century buildings, elaborate doorways, and regal coats of arms. You will see the hub of the Old Town - Stortorget square and the old Stock Exchange, now the home of the Nobel Museum and the Swedish Academy.
The day continues with a visit to the famous Vasa Museum, built to house the Vasa warship, the oldest fully-preserved ship in the world.
The next drive brings you to Stadshuset, Stockholm’s City Hall, where you will walk through this massive, fortress-like red brick structure. After a short break to shop for souvenirs and gifts, the tour concludes at your hotel. Hotel check-in.
Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Day 9  : STOCKHOLM – BERGEN

Bryggen district & Floibanen funicular ride

Breakfast at the hotel. Hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Bergen, the second-largest city of Norway. After arrival, our local driver will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Hotel check-in.
In the afternoon, meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the main sights of Bergen: the famous Bryggen Wharf - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular. The journey by the funicular up to Floyen located 320 meters above sea level takes only 5-8 minutes. It offers an experience in itself apart from the fantastic panoramic view of Bergen city from the top.
Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 10  : BERGEN – FLAM

Norway in a Nutshell – Day 1

Breakfast at the hotel and check -out.  Your private driver-guide will take you on a scenic drive towards Voss, located in the heart of Fjord Norway, in the middle between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord.
Upon arrival in Voss, an express train will take you across the mountain plateau to Myrdal, where you will change to the world-famous Flam railway – Flamsbanen. Enjoy an hour-long thrilling ride descending 2,600 feet and passing through 20 tunnels, thundering waterfalls, and towering mountains before arriving in Flam.
Upon arrival in Flam, check-in at Fretheim Hotel.
After enjoying some free time in Flam, you will embark on the ferry cruise Flåm – Gudvangen. The cruise will carry you on a breathtaking crossing along the Aurland & Neroy fjords, which are branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark in Gudvangen and board your coach to drive you back to your hotel in Flam.
Buffet Dinner & Overnight stay at the Fretheim Hotel in Flam (B, D)

Day 11  : FLAM – OSLO

Norway in a Nutshell – Day 2

After breakfast and check-out from your hotel, meet your private driver-guide & continue the scenic drive towards Oslo.
You will pass spectacular tourist destinations such as Borgund Stav Church, Snow Road (from 01 June to 15 October,) and Stegstein. You will experience lush rivers, stunning waterfalls, steep hillsides, and mountains. The route is full of magnificent viewpoints, and photo stops.
Stegastein Viewpoint features a spectacular platform towering 640 meters over Aurlandsvangen, providing a fantastic fjord panorama, where the World Heritage Site in Nærøyfjord is visible. The Viewpoint is of a “V” shape, and if you are brave enough, you can walk near the furthest point to enjoy the incredible fjord scenery.
Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 12  : OSLO – COPENHAGEN

Oslo sightseeing tour with visit to the Frogner park

After breakfast and hotel check- out meet your private guide for Oslo Highlights Tour where you will learn about Viking customs at the Viking Ship Museum, marvel at the remarkable sculptures in Vigeland Park, take in panoramic views of the harbor from the historic Akershus Fortress, and walk on the roof of the iconic Opera House. Also, you will discover the City’s main street Karl Johans gate, view the 17th century Oslo Cathedral and admire some of the grandiose old university buildings.
In the afternoon transfer from the hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal, from where you will take an overnight ferry cruise to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner onboard. 
Buffet Dinner & Overnight stay on Board - Accommodation in 2-berth sea-view cabins with shower/WC (B, D)

Day 13  : COPENHAGEN

Panoramic city tour - the Grand Canal tour tickets

On arrival, meet & greet at the port, followed by a guided city tour. You will see the City Hall, the Parliament building, the Amalienborg Palace, which is the home of the royal family, the Stock Exchange, Geffen fountain, Little Mermaid Statue, and the Christiansburg. Later you will visit one of the most famous Danish beer makers – Carlsberg Brewery, where you will learn about the brewing process, see the collection of over 21,000 beers bottles from all over the world and visit the stables of the “brewery horses.” Later visit the famous Tivoli Gardens - the second oldest amusement park in the world.
The rest of your day on your own to enjoy The Grand Canal Tour – a classic canal tour around Copenhagen harbor and the canals.
Overnight in Copenhagen (B)

Day 14  : COPENHAGEN

Departure

After Breakfast, hotel check-out and transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule.

 

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Notes:

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Gratuities
  • International flights: (we can assist you in finding the best flight tickets as per your requirements)
  • Meals unless mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses