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Scandinavia and Russian Capitals

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 245 Reviews
Private tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions you will gain from this trip. Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia, continue to royal treasures of St. Petersburg, and finish your journey in the heart of Russia, the Red Square.

Scandinavia and Russian Capitals

16 days8 cities
DenmarkNorwaySwedenFinlandRussia5 countries
Private tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
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$7,291
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 245 Reviews

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions you will gain from this trip. Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia, continue to royal treasures of St. Petersburg, and finish your journey in the heart of Russia, the Red Square.

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Day-By-Day

Copenhagen

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen!

Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Optional extension: You can extend your tour to Iceland. Contact your travel specialist for more details.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Copenhagen City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at the hotel you meet your private guide in the lobby and go on a breathtaking panoramiс walking city tour of Copenhagen.

First, you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at the front gates of the Palace.

During the tour you enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace that is home to the Danish Parliament, stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn where you see the gorgeous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the afternoon at leisure. Alternatively, you can continue exploring the city on your own and visit the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the famous statue of the Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale.

Breakfast is included.

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Admiral Hotel, Copenhagen
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Set on the waterfront, the Admiral Hotel offers fantastic views over the Copenhagen Opera House. It’s located in a historic edifice and provides modern rooms with cable TV, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and safes.

Welcome to Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a blend of modern architecture and history with Viking spirit. Moreover, it is often called one of Europe's most enjoyable and livable cities.

ferry
Copenhagen
Oslo
17 hrs 20 min

Taking a ferry from Copenhagen to the capital of Norway is among the most comfortable ways to travel between the cities. Five restaurants with exquisite food, a casino, wellness area, and a sundeck with several swimming pools are at your service during the ride.

Oslo

second destination
1 day cruising + 1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night onboard a ferry + 1 night in a hotel
Day 3
Ferry Trip to Oslo
Free day
Free day
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast you check out from your hotel and have some free time to spend for yourself before your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip from Copenhagen to Oslo.

You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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Day 4
Oslo Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Frogner Park
City tour
City tour

In the morning, after having a delicious breakfast on board, you arrive in the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo. Upon arrival your driver meets you at the port and transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage.

Then your guide takes you on a 4-hour walking city tour around the most magnificent attractions of the Norwegian capital. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Royal Palace (from the outside) and the Akershus fortress (no entrances included).

After the tour you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Clarion Collection Folketeateret, Oslo
4

The hotel Clarion Collection Folketeateret boasts a stylish interior and superb location near the Oslo Central Station right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

Welcome to Oslo

Oslo feels like the perfect blend of nature and city life. When in this beautiful city you are never far away from a park. In Oslo everyone could find something to their liking.

train
Oslo
Flam
4 hrs 40 min + 1 hr

A train ride from Oslo to Flam is one of the highlights of any Norway tour and is known for two things. First, the 20 km (12 mi) long Flam - Myrdal portion called the Flamsbana is the steepest railway in the world. And second, it’s believed to be the most breathtaking route in the entire world. 

 

Flam

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a hotel
Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the railway station (easily accessible by foot), where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This Flamsbana Railway trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard sceneries of Norway.

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Flamsbrygga Hotel, Flam
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The Flamsbrygga Hotel is a great place to stay during your visit to Flam. It’s located near the Flam train station and offers comfortable rooms, equipped with private bathrooms and everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Welcome to Flam

Flam is a very small village nestled in a gorgeous fjord surrounded by the beauty of nature. The city is renowned for its spectacular and scenic Flam railway.

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Flam
Bergen
5 hrs 30 min

Without a doubt, this boat ride along some of the most magnificent sights of Norwegian fjords is something you’ll never forget. One of our local drivers will take you to the port and meet you upon the ferry’s arrival.

Bergen

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Boat Ride to Bergen
Boat ride
Boat ride

After your morning breakfast you check out from the hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure.

In the afternoon you walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip from Flam to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway. This is a wonderful experience definitely worth trying!

Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station. The rest of the day is free.

  • Please note: the best time to travel: April 1 - September 30

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 7
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen.

During the tour you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular - one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to Floyen located 320 meters above sea level takes only 5-8 minutes. It is an experience in itself, but when you appear at the top you will be amazed by the fantastic views over Bergen.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Bergen Bors Hotel, Bergen
4

Set right in the heart of Bergen, the Bors Hotel is housed in the historic stock exchange building. During your stay, you are welcome to use the hotel’s bar and the in-house restaurant offering a nice variety of local cuisine.

Welcome to Bergen

The colorful Norwegian city of Bergen is a gateway to majestic fjords and a real architectural and cultural treasure.

plane
Bergen
Stockholm
1 hr 50 min

A comfortable plane ride from the second-largest city of Norway to the capital of Sweden is definitely the most time-saving way to travel between the cities. Our local drivers will take you to the airport and meet you when you land.

Stockholm

fifth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a hotel and 1 night onboard a ferry
Day 8
Flight to Stockholm
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

Today you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the magnificent capital of Sweden - Stockholm.

Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Stockholm attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Stockholm Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you meet your local guide at the lobby and go on a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Sweden's capital. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

During the tour you explore the brilliant Stockholm Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous the Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and famous City Hall (no entrances included).

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You may want to go on a ride on the Stockholm Metro which is a like a giant gallery.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Ferry Trip to Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast you check out from your hotel. You have some free time to continue exploring this wonderful city on your own.

In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port to take a ferry trip to the beautiful capital of Finland - Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast and dinner on the ferry included.

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Downtown Camper by Scandic, Stockholm
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The beautiful Downtown Camper offers to enjoy the on-site gym, sauna, restaurant, and the rooftop bar. Guests are welcome to borrow bikes, bikes, skateboards, and kayaks on the hotel's reception.

Welcome to Stockholm

Stockholm is a truly vibrant city with style in its genes. It is the best place to experience the beauty, simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. Experience the cosmopolitan capital with 700 year old secrets.

ferry
Stockholm
Helsinki
18 hrs

You can’t find a more exciting way to get to Helsinki than spending the night on a ferry, sailing through the Baltic Sea. On board, you can enjoy delicious food and numerous recreation activities, including shopping and relaxing in the spa.

Helsinki

sixth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Exploring Helsinki
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you arrive in the port of Helsinki where you meet your private driver who transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage.

Then you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most fantastic attractions of Helsinki. During the tour you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town and visit the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
4

Set right in the center of Helsinki, the Klaus K Hotel boasts fantastic facilities and incredible service. All guestrooms are equipped with LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and luxury beds. Guests are invited to have breakfast at the Lounge or to dine in the Restaurant Toscanini.

Welcome to Helsinki

Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

train
Helsinki
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min

We value your time, so today you travel on the high-speed Allegro train from Helsinki to Saint Petersburg. It's by all means the best way to travel between these cities as the train ride duration is just 3.5 h. So sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic on-board amenities.

Saint Petersburg

seventh destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Train to St. Petersburg & Tour of the Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to the train station where you board the early high-speed Allegro train that takes you to St. Petersburg in just 3,5 hours. Upon arrival you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

You then meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the legendary Hermitage Museum, that houses its unique collection of world art, including the masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, El Greco, Francisco Goya and Thomas Gainsborough in the halls of the Winter Palace.

You then cross the Palace square to enter the General Staff Building which houses Hermitage's superb collection of Modern European Art, primarily consisting of the world-famous French impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.

After a short break for coffee you explore the Palace Square, admire the Admiralty building and have a walk through the Alexander Garden to the Bronze Horseman, an equestrian statue of Peter the Great. As yet another highlight of the day you have a tour of the magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is known to be the second tallest Orthodox church in the world.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 13
St. Petersburg City Tour & Trip to Peterhof
City tour
City tour
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most cherished gems of St. Petersburg with your private driver.

You start the day with a drive along the Nevsky prospect, Russian Empire’s main avenue where you can admire the Kazan Cathedral. You then proceed to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including the Mikhailovsky Palace and the Mikhailovsky Theater. A highlight of the day is a guided tour of the of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, which stands where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded.

After a drive along the Summer Garden and crossing the Neva River you have a chance to see the legendary Cruiser Aurora. Afterwards you visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! You travel with your private guide and driver to the outskirts of St. Petersburg, visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).

After the trip you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening to yourself.

Breakfast is included.

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Marriott Courtyard Vasilievsky, St. Petersburg
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Set in the very heart of St. Petersburg, across the bridge from the beautiful Palace Square, the Marriott Courtyard offers lavish comfort and excellent service. Overlooking the Neva River, the guestrooms are spacious, air-conditioned, and very well fitted, coming with a satellite TV, and a private bathroom.

Welcome to Saint Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the gem of Russia truly worth exploring while in the country. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great back in 1703, it is now called the City of Tsars because of its magnificent architecture and eventful history.

train
Saint Petersburg
Moscow
3 hrs 30 min

Enjoy the ride on the most popular and modern high-speed train in Russia. The Sapsan bullet train will not only save your precious touring time but also provide high-comfort and incredible onboard amenities.

Moscow

eighth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 14
Train to Moscow & Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber and the Heart of Moscow
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to Moscow in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

Upon arrival you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. Later you enjoy the tour dedicated to the exploration of one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin and the heart of Moscow - the Red Square. You meet your guide at the hotel lobby and walk to the Kremlin territory where you have a chance to explore the gems hidden behind the Kremlin walls such as the Cathedral Square and the Assumption and Annunciation cathedrals.

Then you visit the famous Armoury Chamber 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.

After a short break for coffee you take a walk through the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and explore the famous GUM department store.

After the tour you walk back to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 15
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast you enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour of the Tretyakov Gallery you have a quick subway ride to explore the most beautiful stations of Moscow Subway, which is known to be one of the most beautiful and efficient metro systems in the world. Then you see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and learn the story of its destruction and reconstruction.

Today you also have a chance to enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills and see the grand building of Moscow State University, the highest of seven Stalinist skyscrapers of Moscow.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 16
Departure from Moscow
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing Scandinavian-Russian adventure! After breakfast you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center, Moscow
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Set in the middle of the impressive 18th-century street in central Moscow, the Courtyard by Marriott is an amazing property and one of the best places to stay during your Russian getaway.

Welcome to Moscow

Where it all starts and ends in Russia. Some say there is no other capital in the world like Moscow. The cultural exhibitions and landmarks are endless while the buzzing tempo of this metropolis will take you for a ride.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Copenhagen - Oslo and Stockholm - Helsinki;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal), Helsinki - St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg - Moscow;
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Bergen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Bergen - Stockholm;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.
Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Bergen
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  • Trip to Peterhof
  • Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.
  • Debit and credit cards are accepted in most places in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and there are plenty of ATMs.
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