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Scandinavian and Russian Capitals

Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 245 Reviews
Small group tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia

Enjoy the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia during this well-balanced tour. Start your journey in Copenhagen, then get awe-inspired by stunning Norwegian nature, and Viking heritage. Take a high-speed train to St. Petersburg and, finally, finish your trip in the heart of Russia, vibrant Moscow. 

Scandinavian and Russian Capitals

16 days8 cities
DenmarkNorwaySwedenFinlandRussia5 countries
Small group tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
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$5,748
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 245 Reviews

Enjoy the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia during this well-balanced tour. Start your journey in Copenhagen, then get awe-inspired by stunning Norwegian nature, and Viking heritage. Take a high-speed train to St. Petersburg and, finally, finish your trip in the heart of Russia, vibrant Moscow. 

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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 historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding 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.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Exploring Copenhagen Highlights
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and private driver and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour* of Copenhagen.

During the tour, you stop and visit the symbol of Copenhagen - the world-famous Little Mermaid statue, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale. Then you drive around the Citadel before visiting both the Gefion Fountain and Amalienborg Square where the winter residence of the Royal Family is located. If possible you get to see the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony.

You then pass the colorful harbor of Nyhavn and the Rosenborg Castle. Then continue onto Christiansborg for a walk around the government area with a stop in front of the architectural beauty of the Old Danish Stock Exchange. After you return to the bus and drive by Tivoli Gardens, the National Museum, Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Town Hall Square before returning to the hotel.

*Please note that the order of sights seen might be changed due to traffic conditions.

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

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel in Copenhagen and spend the rest of the morning at leisure or join a carefully planned optional tour.

In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Oslo. You spend this night on board the ferry.

  • Optional: Grand Boat Tour Nyhavn & Tivoli, Copenhagen

Breakfast and dinner are included.

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

After breakfast, you arrive in the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo. Upon arrival, your guide and private driver meet you at the port and take you on a 3-hour panoramic city tour around the most magnificent attractions of the Norwegian capital.

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, the Akershus fortress (no entrances included) and the Viking Ship Museum (entrance tickets included).

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. You can relax in the hotel or join our carefully designed optional tour.

  • Optional: Fjord Cruise with Prawn Buffet

Breakfast is included.

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Oslo The Hub Hotel, Oslo
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The Oslo The Hub Hotel boasts a stylish interior and superb location right in the heart of the city. All guestrooms come with a flat-screen TV, free 'Rituals' body care products, ensuite bathroom, coffee machine, and free Wi-Fi. Guests are welcome to take advantage of the hotel's gym, bar, and lounge.

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 centrally located hotel
Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station, where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway.

Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional: Ægir Brewery & Pub, Flam

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.

ship
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 breakfast, you check out from your hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure. You can join a carefully planned morning optional tour.

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

Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

  • Optional: Heritage Fjord Safari, Flam 
  • Optional: Viking Valley Gudvangen Tour
  • Optional: Undredal Fjord Village Tour

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 ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You may join a carefully designed optional tour.

  • Optional: Fjord cruise Bergen - Mostraumen, Bergen

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 the 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 City Tour with Vasa Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you meet your guide and private driver and enjoy a 4-hour city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm with a private guide and transportation.

During the tour you see the City Hall, explore the brilliant Old Town of Stockholm, that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe. Together you continue the tour to see the famous Royal Palace and the Stockholm Cathedral.

Then you continue to the island of Djurgården to explore a world-famous museum - the Vasa Museum. It displays the only almost fully intact 17th-century ship that sank on its maiden voyage. It is rated as the most visited museum in the entire Scandinavia. 

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully planned optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Ferry Trip to Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer

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

In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast and dinner are included. 

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

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 Old Town & Visiting the Rock Church
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you arrive in the port of Helsinki where you meet your guide and driver who take you 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.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully designed optional tour.

  • Optionals: The Beautiful Canal Route, Helsinki

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
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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 & City Tour
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 the early high-speed Allegro train that takes you to St. Petersburg in just 3,5 hours.

Upon arrival, your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg.

During the tour, you visit the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which stands on the site where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, and 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.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 13
Visit to the Hermitage Museum & Trip to Peterhof
City tour
City tour
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum.

They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage Museum, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry, you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

  • The tour of the Hermitage includes the Main Museum Complex. The General Staff Building (that houses the Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings as well as contemporary art) is not included.

In the second part of the day, you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the palaces (from the outside) and gardens of the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour, you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, and 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.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Golden Triangle, St. Petersburg
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The beautiful Golden Triangle is truly one of St. Petersburg’s hotel-gems. It’s housed in an elegant 19th-century building and set within walking distance from the incredible Hermitage Museum, Palace  Square, and the Cathedral of the Savior on the Blood.

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 & Tour to Tretyakov Gallery
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, your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

Then you enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend several amazing hours viewing the brightest gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 15
Moscow City Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour, you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Later you explore one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. You go inside the Kremlin walls to visit it's 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 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;
  • Dinners according to the itinerary;
  • 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;
  • Entrance tickets to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm;
  • 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;
  • Large suitcase porterage from Oslo hotel directly to Bergen hotel;
  • 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.

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
  • 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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