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Scandinavian and Russian Treasures Tour 19 days/18 nights, June-September 2017

Multilingual Guided Tour around Scandinavia and Russia

Copenhagen - Oslo - Geilo - Bergen - Stalheim - Fagenes - Stockolm - Helsinki - St.Petersburg - Moscow

DAY 1 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (THURSDAY) Arrival in Copenhagen

Arrival in Copenhagen international airport. Transfer from the airport to Hotel can be booked at additional surcharge. Check in at Hotel Tivoli**** or similar standard hotel in Copenhagen. Welcome meeting with the tour guide. Please ask at reception for more details about the meeting.


DAY 2 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (FRIDAY) Copenhagen - Oslo

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, its also the largest city in Scandinavia. Copenhagen is known to be a romantic city with its charming old castles, churches, squares and harbours.You will see Copenhagen city’s treasures on the morning tour - the Little Mermaid guarding the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants and small boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon we will take a ferry service to Oslo. On the board of the overnight ferry one can find a lot of entertainment and dining options. Dinner on board.


DAY 3 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (SATURDAY) Oslo - Geilo

Oslo is the oldest capital in Scandinavia. The city is located at the head of Oslo Fjord and therefore is surrounded by a lot of greenery and woody hills. We start the day with the morning sightseeing tour, you will see Frogner Park with beautiful sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. Tour continues by the City Hall and main Oslo street, karl Johan, taking us to Royal Palace. We will enjoy a marvelous Hallingdal Valley in the afternoon part of the tour, then we visit Gol and Geilo, a small town nested in the mountains. Check-in at Hotel Dr. Holms**** or similar standard hotel. 3 corse dinner at hotel is included in the price.


DAY 4 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (SUNDAY) Geilo - Bergen

On this day you will experience and enjoy amazing Norwegian scenery. The our will take you through the Hallingdal Valley, which is prides on its folkloric traditions. We carry on through the Hardanger mountain plateau and head towards the fjord. We will see the famous Voringsfossen Waterfall on our roué. The ferry will take us across yje Hardanger Fjord and further bus route goes along its shores to Bergen. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, its nested on a peninsula surrounded by mountains. Its the most hilly and mountainous and is one of the most picturesque fjord getaways in Norway. At the afternoon sightseeing tour we will explore this remarkable Hanseatic city with the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market and the city centre with the Maria Church and Hakon’s Hall. We check-in at Hotel Rica Oeren**** or similar hotel.


DAY 5 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (MONDAY) Bergen - Stalheim

Free time in the morning to admire a stunning fjord nature. We will continue our tour and will now travel to the town of Voss. Voss is centrally located between the two most famous Norwegian fjords, the Hardanger fjord and the Sognefjord, forming a natural starting point for fjord trips. Afternoon Break in Voss. After a break here we continue towards the Naroy Valley and Stalheim, there is a fabulous view down the Stalheim Gorge, Check-in at the Hotel Stalheim**** or similar. Enjoy a cosy dinner at the hotel.


DAY 6 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (TUESDAY) Stalheim-Flam-Fagenes

Breakfast at hotel. We will drive through stunning fjord area with its formidable water-drowned glacial valleys, flanked by impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where we cross the Naroyfj ord and reach the village of Flam. An optional Flam Railway tour can be arranged here. Flamsbana is an amazing train journey, admire a panoramic views of wonderful nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. Our journey will take your though Aurlandfjord next. There will be a photo stop at the popular Borgund Stave Church, after that we head to Fagenes. Check-in at Hotel Quality Fagernes**** or similar hotel. Enjoy the dinner at your hotel.


DAY 7 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (WEDNESDAY) Fagernes - Oslo

Breakfast in hotel. We will leave breathtaking scenery today and travel back to Oslo. Early afternoon arrival to Oslo. Check in at hotel Thon Opera**** or similar standart hotel. Free leisure time to explore Oslo on your own.


DAY 8 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (THURSDAY) Oslo- Stockholm

Breakfast in Hotel. In the morning we continue towards Stockholm, passing through Norwegian forests we cross the border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden. Throughout the balance of the day we drive through typical Swedish landscapes with fertile farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, which evoke an atmosphere of intriguing fairytales. In the afternoon we arrive at Stockholm and we check-in at Hotel Scandic Grand Central**** or similar hotel in Stockholm.


DAY 9 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (FRIDAY) Stockholm

Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city center with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is free for individual visits.


DAY 10 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (SATURDAY) Stockholm-Helsinki

Free time in the morning to experience and enjoy Stockholm on your own. We leave for the pier in the afternoon to embark on the Tallink Silja Line overnight ferry for Helsinki. You will have a chance to see an archipelago past numerous islands and islets. Enjoy the dinner on the board of the ship. A wide choice of entertainment with bars, shops, casino and much more is available on the ferry.


DAY 11 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (SUNDAY) Helsinki

Helsinki, the capital of the Republic of Finland, is a modern city with over half a million residents and is situated on the Baltic Sea. We start a sightseeing tour upon arrival to Helsinki, which takes us around the harbors, up central Mannerheim Street and by the Parliament Building, the Finlandia Hall, and the Sibelius Monument and the famous Church-in the-Rock. At the end of the tour we check-in at Hotel Glo Art**** or similar hotel in Helsinki.


DAY 12 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (MONDAY) Helsinki

Free time to explore Helsinki on your own. An optional excursion can be booked to see to Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, which represents cottages, farmsteads and manors from all over Finland.


DAY 13 Escorted Tour of Scandinavia & Russia (TUESDAY) Helsinki-St. Petersburg

Our tour continues toward St. Petersburg. On the route tour in Vyborg, where we will visit Vyborg Castle. Late afternoon arrival to St. Petersburg. Check-in at Hotel Sokos Vasillevsky**** or similar hotel in St.Petersburg.


DAY 14 Escorted Tour of Scandinavian & Russian Treasures (WEDNESDAY) St. Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a fabulous city of St. Petersburg today, its grand imperial palaces, art museums and exhibitions full of masterpieces and splendors known worldwide. The Neva River and its many canals are often compared to Venice. During the morning sightseeing tour we will enjoy the beauty and splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The optional visit to Zarskoje Selo and Catherine Palce with its splendour Amber room can be booked in the afternoon. In the evening you can book a tour to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian „champagne” and snacks.


DAY 15 Escorted Tour of Scandinavian & Russian Treasures (THURSDAY) St.Petersburg

Breakfast at hotel. An optional tour to Peterhof can be booked in the morning, you will enjoy and explore its grand Palace, Cascade, water Avenue and beautiful parks. An optional tour to the world known Hermitage Art Museum is offered in the afternoon. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at Restaurant Russian Kitsch.


DAY 16 Escorted Tour of Scandinavian & Russian Treasures (FRIDAY) St.Petersburg-Moscow

Breakfast at Hotel. Free time in the morning or why not join us on an optional escorted shopping tour to fashion and souvenir shops and stalls on the Nevsky Prospect. After shopping trip we will head towards the other most important Russian city - Moscow. This journey will be by train, on the route you all see endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga and enjoying most impressive views. Arrival to Moscow in the evening and check in at Hotel Park In Sadu**** or similar standard hotel in Moscow.


DAY 17 Escorted Tour of Scandinavian & Russian Treasures (SATURDAY) Moscow

Breakfast at hotel. Moscow, The Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes all the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with Kremlin, the Theater Square with Bolshoi Theater, Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and a visit to the famous Moscow Metro. In the afternoon we offer an optional excursion to the Kremlin grounds with a visit to the cathedrals. Optional excursion with the cruise boat White Flotilla on the Moscow River can be booked in the evening.


DAY 18 Escorted Tour of Russia & Scandinavia Treasures (SUNDAY) Moscow

We can offer you an optional excursion to Novidevichy Convent, a 16th century cluster of sparkling domes, one of the city’s most beautiful groups of buildings and full of history and treasures. The adjacent Novodevichy Cemetery is Moscow‘s most prestigious resting place after the Kremlin. The balance of the day is reserved for exploring more of Moscow individually. In the evening we conclude the tour with a visit the Old Russian Circus.


DAY 19 Escorted Tour of Scandinavian & Russian Treasures (MONDAY) Moscow

Departure from Moscow. Transfer to the airport can be booked for additional surcharge.

•16 nights at central 4 star hotels
•1 overnight at ferry Copenhagen-Oslo OW, outside cabins
•1 overnight at ferry Stockholm-Helsinki OW, outside cabins
•18 x breakfast buffets
•4 x dinners (3 x 3-course dinners at hotel and 2 x buffet dinners on the board of the ferry)
•Welcome information at hotel
•Entrance tickets to Church in the Rock in Helsinki, Peter and Paul Fortress and Moscow Metro
•Service of English speaking tour escorts on all tours
•Service of Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours
•Service of 1st class motor coaches and 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
•Sapsan high-speed train St. Petersburg-Moscow One Way (2nd class)
•Portage at hotels, ferry terminals and railway stations
•Arrival transfer in Copenhagen, shared with english speaking assistant

•Airport transfer to Hotel Scandic Copenhagen: EUR 105.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 155.00 for private car/minivan (4-7 persons)
•Guests will receive details from tour escort about optional tours •Transfer Hotel Novotel Moscow Centre Lesnaya to airport: EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

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