Scandinavia and Russia Private Tour - Firebird Tours ®
Hike up to the top of the Pulpit Rock over the Lysefjord to enjoy some of the most striking displays of Norway
Nyhavn harbor is the most famous attraction in the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
Old Town of Stockholm is the best place to start your Sweden vacation
Visit Russia’s most renowned icon - the red-brick Kremlin on your Moscow tour

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Trip Overview

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. Everything required for this trip is handled by us, including your Russian visas.
Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.96 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    Standard rooms
    13 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    2 ferry trips & 1 boat trip
    3 train trips & 1 flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 9 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
    Trip to Peterhof
  • MEALS
  • 15 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen
Welcome to Copenhagen - the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark! 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.​
Day 2
Exploring Copenhagen Must-Sees & Visiting Nyhavn Harbor
After breakfast you meet your guide and enjoy a panoramic walking tour of Copenhagen. Transfer is not included. Public transport or private transfer if needed should be paid on spot. During the tour you walk through the beautiful canal district and enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace, that is home to the Danish Parliament (no entrances included), stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater (no entrances included). The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn, where you see the famous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family (from the outside). Then you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony. This day is crowned with a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the famous statue of Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale. After the tour you return to your Copenhagen hotel.
Day 3
Ferry Trip to Oslo
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.
Day 4
Oslo Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Frogner Park
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.
Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam
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.
Day 6
Boat Ride to Bergen
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 boat trip to Bergen is available only during the summer period. During Midseason, the ferry will be replaced by a Flam - Myrdal - Bergen train, as the ferry does not operate from October 14 to April 16.
Day 7
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride
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.
Day 8
Flight to Stockholm
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.
Day 9
Stockholm Sightseeing 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.
Day 10
Ferry Trip to Helsinki
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.
Day 11
Exploring Helsinki
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.
Day 12
Train to St. Petersburg & Tour of the Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral
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.
Day 13
St. Petersburg City Tour & Trip to Peterhof
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.
Day 14
Train to Moscow & Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber and the Heart of Moscow
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.
Day 15
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
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.
Day 16
Departure from Moscow
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!

Included

13 nights in centrally-located 4 and 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

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;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$7,291
Deposit $1,459
Two travelers: double occupancy
$8,281
Deposit $1,657
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$7,291
Deposit $1,459
Two travelers: double occupancy
$8,281
Deposit $1,657

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We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden in May, 2017. Firebird was so helpful- rescheduled our arrival dinner in Bergen after our flight was delayed. Our tour guide in Stockholm/Uppsala/Sigtuna was delightful and we all enjoyed the extra information she went over and above to provide. ...

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I really enjoyed the itinerary of the small group tours

The arrangements for our tour of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Baltics (Tallin, Riga, Vilnius) were perfectly executed and we were blessed with great weather. The guides were knowledgeable and professional in their delivery. They kindly provided us with some great sightseeing tips which of course we followed through on.

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We both agree it was a trip of a lifetime!

My son and I had a wonderful wonderful trip. We were both very pleased with everything. The three guides we had were so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and a lot of fun. We enjoyed every tour. The hotel rooms and the meals were very good. We did have to rent another hotel room one place because the room only had ...

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October 16, 2016

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden in May, 2017. Firebird was so helpful- rescheduled our...

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Vanessa Joseph

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October 16, 2016

I really enjoyed the itinerary of the small group tours

The arrangements for our tour of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Baltics (Tallin, Riga, Vilnius) were perfectly executed ...

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Marsha Jackson

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October 16, 2016

We both agree it was a trip of a lifetime!

My son and I had a wonderful wonderful trip. We were both very pleased with everything. The three guides we had were so ...

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