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Fabulous Scandinavia & Imperial Russia

Experience the very best of Scandinavia including the Scandinavian capitals, the Norweigian fjords and Russia. Be treated to the rich cultural and historic heritage of these capitals and the wild nature of the fjords. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world and appreciate a fantastic blend of history, culture and natural scenery.

18 DAYS | COPENHAGEN - MOSCOW

TYPE: COACH (SUPERIOR)

TRAVEL: SELECTED DATES

FROM $6,255*


ITINERARY

DAY 1 COPENHAGEN

Arrive in Copenhagen and take an organised shared transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Denmark’s captivating capital at your leisure.

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN

Explore Copenhagen on a guided sightseeing tour, driving towards City Hall Square and past the Tivoli Gardens (an amusement park dating back to 1843). Continue to the New Carlsberg Sculpture Museum, the National Museum, the Old Stock Exchange, the Naval Church and the Royal Theatre. We then drive through the charming canal area of Nyhavn to see the impressive Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Palace and the famous Little Mermaid statue. Transfer to the pier this afternoon to board the overnight ferry to Oslo. BD

DAY 3 OSLO – EIDFJORD

Disembark in Oslo for a panoramic morning tour of the Norwegian capital. Enjoy the view over the Oslofjord from the Opera House before visiting Bygdoy Island and the Vigeland Sculpture Park. This afternoon you will drive through a landscape of pine forests and lakes to Eidfjord, where we will enjoy dinner at our hotel. BD

DAY 4 EIDFJORD – BERGEN

Head towards the Hardanger Fjord, stopping at the Voringfoss waterfall before driving to Brimnes, where you will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the newly opened Hardanger Bridge. Travel along the fjord and through lovely birch forests to Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city. Enjoy an afternoon tour of Bergen that includes St Mary’s Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colourful fish markets and the old Bryggen area. You can also take an optional trip on the funicular railway for incredible views over Bergen. B

DAY 5 BERGEN – STALHEIM

Spend the morning at your leisure before departing for Voss, a historic town backed by snow-clad mountains. Continue to the Naeroy Valley and check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure admiring breathtaking views of the Stalheim Gorge. BD

DAY 6 STALHEIM – FLA?M – FAGERNES

Drive down the Naeroy Valley to Gudvangen for a ferry trip along the glorious Naeroyfjord. Disembark in Fla?m to enjoy some free time or take an optional trip on the Fla?m Railway – one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys. Continue along the Aurlandfjord to Fagernes, stopping at the renowned Borgund Stave Church. BD

DAY 7 FAGERNES – OSLO

Leave the fjords behind and travel to Oslo. Check into your hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. B

DAY 8 OSLO – STOCKHOLM

Today enjoy a scenic journey which takes you through forest landscapes to Stockholm.

DAY 6 STALHEIM – FLA?M – FAGERNES

Drive down the Naeroy Valley to Gudvangen for a ferry trip along the glorious Naeroyfjord. Disembark in Fla?m to enjoy some free time or take an optional trip on the Fla?m Railway – one of the world’s most spectacular train journeys. Continue along the Aurlandfjord to Fagernes, stopping at the renowned Borgund Stave Church. BD

DAY 7 FAGERNES – OSLO

Leave the fjords behind and travel to Oslo. Check into your hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. B

DAY 8 OSLO – STOCKHOLM

Today enjoy a scenic journey which takes you through forest landscapes to Stockholm. B

DAY 9 STOCKHOLM

Discover Stockholm on a city sightseeing tour, which includes a walk along the narrow streets of the 750-year-old Gamla Stan district. You will also enjoy a drive to Fjallgatan for picturesque views of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring Sweden’s beautiful capital at your leisure. B

DAY 9 STOCKHOLM

Discover Stockholm on a city sightseeing tour, which includes a walk along the narrow streets of the 750-year-old Gamla Stan district. You will also enjoy a drive to Fjallgatan for picturesque views of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring Sweden’s beautiful capital at your leisure. B

DAY 10 STOCKHOLM

Spend the morning at your leisure before transferring to the pier for the overnight ferry to Helsinki. Sail along the Baltic Sea and enjoy dinner in the restaurant. BD

DAY 11 HELSINKI

Arrive in Helsinki and meet your guide for a sightseeing tour of Finland’s lively capital. Visit Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, the seaside Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, the statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, Uspenski Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument and the remarkable Rock Church. Spend the rest of afternoon at leisure. B

DAY 12 HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG

Spend the morning at leisure, before being transferred to Helsinki International rail station for your high speed Allegro Train bound for St. Petersburg. Arrival in evening to check into your superb hotel. B

DAY 13 ST. PETERSBURG

In the morning, local guide will take us on a panoramic city sightseeing tour. We will drive along the Nevsky Prospect – the heart of the city, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senates Square, the Peter and Paul’s Fortress, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Art’s Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches, the “Spilled Blood” and the Nikolsky Cathedral. End of the city tour at the hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. B

DAY 14 ST. PETERSBURG

Visit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754–62. Put together throughout two and a half centuries, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over three million items) presents the development of world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th Century. B

DAY 15 ST. PETERSBURG – MOSCOW

After breakfast, transfer with local guide from your hotel to the Railway station, where we will board the Sapsan Train bound for Moscow. This train ride takes you through endless Russian landscapes and along the Volga River. Afternoon arrival in Moscow and transfer to five star accommodation. B

DAY 16 MOSCOW

This morning starts with a full day privately guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Moscow, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls, the Vorobievy (Lenin Hills) – the highest place in Moscow, providing a beautiful view of the city and Poklonnaya Hill. During this visit we will also experience a tour of one of Moscow’s beautiful Metro stations, a highlight in itself and a must do when visiting Moscow. Free time for lunch. Starting in the city Centre including panoramic views of Kremlin, Novodevichy convent, Sparrow Hills, Cathedral of the Saviour Christ, White House of Russian Federation and much more. Rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. B

DAY 17 MOSCOW

After breakfast begin a full day excursion. During this tour, we will walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber with its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels and royal thrones. End of the tour at the hotel. Afternoon and evening are at leisure. B

DAY 18 MOSCOW

After breakfast, the tour ends. You will be met
by our English-speaking representative who will escort you on our shared regular transfer service to Moscow Airport. B

Premium 5-star hotel accommodation in Russia - St. Petersburg: Corinthia Hotel; Moscow: Hotel Intercontinental Tverskaya

An array of optional excursions - including a chance to see Bergen from above via the Floibanen funicular, a rail excursion on the scenic Flåmsbana rail journey in Flåm, Vasa Museum in Sweden, Briksdal Glacier in Norway and Peterhof Palace in Russia

Experience stunning scenery in Eidfjord, Flåm village, Gudvangen, the Naeroy Valley and the Naeroyfjord, Aurlandfjord and Stalheim Gorge

Guided city tours to ensure all major sights are included in Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg & Moscow

Bi-lingual tour escorts throughout the duration of the 17 days

Exterior cabins on overnight ferries DFDS & Tallink Silja

Quality 4-star hotels in other capital cities and towns, including the Fjords region in Eidfjord, Stalheim and Fagernes

  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 2 overnight ferry accommodation in exterior cabins
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Touring by private coach (AC)
  • Full-time professional tour escort available all days
  • All guided sightseeing and tours, as per itinerary
  • Regular arrival & departure transfers
  • Train ticket on (Allegro & Sapsan)
  • Porter service at all hotels, overnight ferries, rail stations (days 2-17)

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person, twin share and subject to availability. Price correct as of 29 May 2019. A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person, is required within 5 days of making the booking, to secure your reservation, irrespective of the status of the booking. Failure to pay the deposit on time may result in your booking being cancelled. Our standard schedule of cancellation fees is as follows. The departure date refers to the first service from Suite Scandinavia 5?. Any reservation that has to be rebooked due to expiry of the booking through nonpayment of a deposit will be subject to an amendment fee of $33 in addition to immediate payment of the deposit. If we are unable to confirm the initial booking the deposit will be refunded in full. You will be noted at the time of booking if any additional deposit requirements apply. Credit Card Payment: A fee of 2% will be charged on the value of the amount being charged to all credit card payments and will be added to the amount being paid. Courier Fee: Where vouchers, tickets and travel documents are sent via specialist courier this cost will be charged to your booking. See Bentours.com.au for more information.