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Scandinavia and Russia Tour 19 days/18 nights, May-September 2021 - 2022

Multilingual Guided Tour around Scandinavia and Russia

Copenhagen - Oslo - Eiffjord - 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 Scandic Scandinavia**** 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 - Eidfjord

Upon arrival to Oslo our tour heads directly to Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Our tour continues to Hardangervidda where we visit Voringfossen waterfall before we arrive to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check in at Hotel Quality Voringfoss****, or similar. Dinner at hotel.

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

This morning takes us further into the breath-taking Norwegian nature. We cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge which has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. On the other side of the bridge we pass Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests we arrive to Bergen – known as the capital of the fjords. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains the history of Bergen is closely connected with the sea and this is very noticeable in the city, especially at the city’s picturesque waterfront. The afternoon sightseeing tour introduces us to this remarkable Hanseatic city with the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market and the city centre with the St. Mary’s Church and Haakon’s Hall. We check-in at Hotel Scandic Ornen**** or similar.

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 Then Scandic Valdres**** or similar hotel. Enjoy the dinner at your hotel.

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

After breakfast we leave the majestic Norwegian fjords behind us and travel back towards Oslo which we reach early in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel Thon Opera****or similar. Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia’s oldest capital and today it is a very pleasant and casual city with an interesting jumble of historical and modern architecture. Upon arrival in Oslo we start the morning sightseeing tour. We enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park decorated with the unique sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. We pass by the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace.

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

Today we head for 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 fairy-tales. In the afternoon we arrive at Stockholm. Check-in at Hotel Scandic Grand Central**** or similar.

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. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Suomenlinna Fortress, a cultural treasure which construction was started in the 18thcentury as a sea fortress. Located on an island, fortress is a unique attraction for visitors.

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 Pryanosti & Radosti.

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 Azimut Smolenskaya**** 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

The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

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

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

  • 16 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 1 overnight at ferry Copenhagen-Oslo OW, outside-cabins
  • 1 overnight at ferry Stockholm-Helsinki OW, outside-cabins
  • 18 x buffet breakfast
  • 4 x dinner (3 x 3-course hotel dinner and 1 x buffet dinner on board the ferry Copenhagen – Oslo)
  • Welcome letter
  • Entrances Church-in-the-Rock in Helsinki, Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and Moscow Kremlin
  • Service of English 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 OW (2nd class)
  • Portage at hotels, ferry terminals and railway stations
  • Arrival transfer in Copenhagen (shared transfer with English speaking assistant)

•Airport transfer to Hotel in 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 Azimut Smolenskaya to airport: EUR 80.00 for private car (1-3 persons), EUR 100.00 for private minivan (4-7 persons)

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