Scandinavia & Russia
All the Time
Welcome to Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection, and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes. Arrive into Moscow meet our representative at the airport and proceed to the hotel for check-in (Standard checking time 3:00 PM). Overnight in Moscow.
After breakfast, you will explore the city of Moscow. The tour starts in the heart of the city, at the Red Square followed by St. Basil's Cathedral, Kazan Cathedral, The Place of Skulls, GUM Department Store, National History Museum, Church of Trinity in Nikitin, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Novodevichiy Convent, Luzhniki, White House and the Sparrow Hill – Moscow University Skyscraper. Later in the evening proceed to the world famous Russian Circus - a truly universal form of entertainment. Overnight in Moscow.
After breakfast at the hotel and check-out, we will proceed to Saint Petersburg by High-speed train - the most convenient way to travel between Moscow & St. Petersburg. Russian Railways brought into service the Sapsan (Russian for Peregrine Falcon). Named after the mythical bird, this high-speed Russian train achieves a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour). Arrive into St. Petersburg. Later enjoy a cruise on Neva River. The cruise will expose you to the magnificent panorama and stunning sights of this great city. Overnight in Saint Petersburg.
After breakfast, you will visit Petrodvorets (Peterhof), which is around 32 km. away from St. Petersburg. Your St. Petersburg trip wouldn’t be complete without an inspirational visit to the magnificent Peterhof Palace and Gardens, nicknamed “the Russian Versailles”. Initial construction of this grand, imperial palace dates back to the 1720s. Throughout the next 200 years that followed, this majestic structure underwent constant renovations, refurbishing, embellishments, and expansions. Destroyed by German troops during WWII, the Peterhof Palace was restored shortly after the war.. Overnight in Saint Petersburg.
After breakfast gets carried away by the city where every street is filled with history and every building narrates about the past. The city tour will include Nevsky Prospect, Church of the Savior on Blood, Palace Square and Winter Palace and more. Visit Saint Isaac's Cathedral. After lunch, we explore Hermitage Museum, the largest art museum in Russia. With about 370 rooms everyone can find exhibitions of interest. Enjoy Russian Ballet today. Overnight in Saint Petersburg.
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed Helsinki by road. Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Upon arrival we will visit – Suomenlinna (UNESCO's World Heritage ) - is an 18th-century sea fortress and nature area with centuries-old artillery and defensive walls, spread across 6 linked islands. Take the ferry ride to visit this unique place. Later drive back and hotel check-in followed by dinner. Overnight in Helsinki.
After breakfast, check-out Proceed to Guided city tour of this city of Helsinki. See Senate Square, the Lutheran Temppeliaukio Church or ‘Rocky church of Helsinki’, which is quarried out of natural bedrock, the Uspenski Cathedral, the marvelous Sibelius Park, the Presidential Palace, Finland a Hall, Opera House, and many more interesting sights. Later, board your luxury cruise. Cruise across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Stockholm. Overnight on a luxury cruise.
Today, after breakfast visit the famous Vasa Museum, housing the majestic 17th-century royal warship Vasa. Later visit Drottningholm Palace, a former royal summer residence, today home of the Swedish Royal family and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later visit the Skansen Park, an open-air museum and zoo spread over 75 acres. Later proceed for a Guided city tour - City Hall, Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the Old Town, Kings Garden, and many more interesting sights. Later, Ride the Sky View – a new world-class attraction that takes you on a breathtaking journey, along with the outside, to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark. Overnight in Stockholm. Later you have a chance to visit Ice Bar (inside visit not included). Overnight in Stockholm.
Early morning, proceed for Oslo (approx 7 hrs drive). Upon arrival, proceed for a guided city tour – Visit the majestic Akershus fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, the capital of Norway. It has also been used as a palace and as a prison. Later Visit Karl Johan Street. Overnight in Oslo.
After breakfast, Tour the Viking Ship Museum which presents ships from the Viking periods such as Gokstad, Oseberg, and Tune. Visit the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park. After lunch, proceed for Geilo (approx 3.5 hrs drive). Overnight in Geilo.
Today we will continue our journey to Bergen. Transfer to Geilo railway station. We take a train to Myrdal. Take the train to Flam. We take a cruise to Gudvangen one of Norway’s most famous and splendid Fjords call “ Norway in Nutshell”. Meet coach in Gudvangen and transfer to Bergen. Overnight in Bergen.
After breakfast, Take the city tour of Bergen ‘the Gateway to the Fjords’ we pass through charming villages. Visit the Harbor, Next, take a fun-filled ride on the Funicular train, to the top of the mountain and enjoy the panoramic and uninterrupted views of the city and its surroundings. Later proceed to the airport take flight to Copenhagen. Over night at Copenhagen. Enjoy Canal Cruise.
Today, we proceed for guided city tour of Scandinavia’s largest and liveliest metropolis- 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 we will visit one of the most famous Danish beer makers – Carlsberg Brewery. Here 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 with the “brewery horses”. Later visit the famous Tivoli Gardens - the second oldest amusement park in the world. Overnight in Copenhagen.
After breakfast, we will proceed to the airport for flight back home or your next destination which is Iceland.