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Scenic - Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia

29 Day Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia

Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia

Days: 29

From: Copenhagen to Moscow

Countries Visited: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia

Code: irss

Code_ERC: irss-1

( Brochure Price: $ 22,090 pp )

Our Price: $20,986 pp


1. Copenhagen
Celebrate the start of your journey at this evening’s welcome reception. You’ll stay two nights in Copenhagen.

2. Copenhagen
Tour the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, built as a country summerhouse in 1606. You’ll also see the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family. Freechoice Take an iconic cruise through the city canals, or visit Tivoli Gardens. Your welcome dinner tonight is at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

3. Copenhagen > Oslo
Take a short flight to Oslo, the capital city of Norway. Upon arrival you’ll be met by a local guide for an insightful sightseeing tour through the city, before arriving at your hotel for your two night stay. Meals included: Breakfast

4. Oslo
The Bygdøy Peninsula, home to three famous museums, will be your first stop today. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

5. Oslo > Lofthus
Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Lofthus for your overnight Special Stay. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

6. Lofthus > Bergen
Journey to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many multi-coloured wooden buildings close to your base for the next two nights. Meals included: Breakfast

7. Bergen
Today you’ll explore Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s greatest composer. Freechoice Journey 320 metres up the funicular railway to Mt. Floien for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, visit Fantofte Stave Church. Tonight enjoy a magnificent dinner in one of Bergen’s most spectacular locations. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

8. Balestrand
Journey on the world-famous Flåm Railway. Amid spectacular scenery and roaring waterfalls you’ll find the picturesque village of Flåm where you’ll take a gorgeous fjord cruise to Balestrand. Your haven for the evening is located waterside at the junction of the majestic Sognefjord and Esefjord. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

9. Loen
Travel alongside mountains that boast the largest icefield in continental Europe, Jostedalsbreen, which covers an incredible 487 square kilometres. Enrich Visit one of the most impressive arms of the icefield, Briksdalsbreen, and be taken by ‘trollcar’ up the glacier for a spectacular view of the glacier and magnificent waterfall. Continue via through spectacular and dramatic scenery to the small town of Loen, your base for the next two nights. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

10. Loen - Geiranger - Loen
This morning travel to Geiranger where you will cruise the incredible Geiranger Fjord and sail past the Seven Sisters, The Suitor and The Bridal Veil waterfalls. This afternoon, travel Troll’s Ladder Road for unforgettable views. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

11. Loen > Alesund > Stockholm
Transfer to Alesund where you will board your flight to Stockholm. Enjoy a two night stay. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

12. Stockholm
Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You’ll also visit the Vasa Ship Museum, where the ornate warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically sank in Stockholm harbour on its maiden voyage in 1628. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

13. Stockholm > Helsinki
Transfer to the airport for your internal flight to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki, your home for the next two nights. Upon arrival, tour the city with your local guide. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

14. Helsinki
Today, explore the authentic Finnish open-air museum of Seurasaari. Meals included: Breakfast

15. Helsinki > St. Petersburg
Travel by high-speed train to St. Petersburg and board the boutique Scenic Tsar. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

16. St. Petersburg
Freechoice Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof. Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

17. St. Petersburg
Freechoice Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover the Yusupov Palace. Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited
to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for the official welcome dinner. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

18. St. Petersburg
Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please. Enrich Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

19. St. Petersburg
A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. Tonight, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

20. Mandrogi
Enrich Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

21. Kizhi Island
Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

22. Goritsy
Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

23. Yaroslavl
Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the Fine Art Museum. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

24. Uglich
Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow on a guided tour. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

25. Moscow
Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

26. Moscow
Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

27. Moscow
Enrich Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. Freechoice Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

28. Moscow
Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

29. Moscow
After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories. Meals included: Breakfast

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Cruise Highlights

Elegant wonders. Discover the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia, from Norway’s magnificent Geiranger Fjord to Russia’s grandiose architecture.. Scandinavia will enthrall with majestic mountains and fjords, Viking history and stylish capital cities, while cruising through the beautiful Russian heartland will leave you with a lingering sense of amazement.