Russia with Scandinavia

348000

17 Nights / 18 Days

Departures May - 30th, 2020

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Day 01 MOSCOW

Arrive Moscow international airport and after immigration and customs meet your local guide and transfer to your booked Hotel… Transfer to hotel. Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. In its historic core is the Kremlin, a complex that’s home to the president and tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Outside its walls is Red Square, Russia's symbolic center. It's home to Lenin’s Mausoleum, the State Historical Museum's comprehensive collection and St. Basil’s Cathedral, known for its colorful, onion-shaped domes. Free time for leisure. Later enjoy Amazing Russia show. 2 hours Folk show with dancers. Dinner. Overnight Moscow.

Day02 MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide

City Tour.  5 hours.

During the tour we walk through the most attractive areas of Moscow: Red Square where is located Lenin's Mausoleum and St. Basil's Cathedral with its famous multicolored domes built according to the order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and the magnificent building of GUM or "Universal Top Shops", where historically the center of the country's largest trade was. Nearby is the famous Bolshoi Theater, the imposing building Lubyanka, Russian KGB and beautiful churches of the old district KitayGorod. You will discover the majestic Cathedral of Christ the Savior of the Patriarch of Moscow, which is considered the highest Orthodox Church in the world.VDNKH PARK.

Kremlin. 1,5 hours. 

It is the old fortress called Kremlin, was built in the XII century. Even now, all the major organs of political and religious government is located on its territory. In the grounds of the Kremlin are represented monuments of six centuries each of which left their mark on the architectural image of the Kremlin. These monuments are witnesses of the most important events in the history of Russia. In the territory of the Kremlin, you will see the Assumption Cathedral, Cathedral Arkhanguelsky, the Belfry of Ivan the Great and other important monuments of the country. Overnight Moscow.

Day 03 MOSCOW - SAINT-PETERSBURG

Breakfast in the hotel. Meeting with the guide and driver

Fast train Sapsan to St. Petersburg.(4 hours)

Arrival to the railway station. St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, subject of the city's iconic “Bronze Horseman” statue. It remains Russia's cultural center, with venues such as the Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcasing Russian art, from Orthodox icon paintings to Kandinsky works. Meeting with the guide and driver. City Tour of St. Petersburg. Duration 4 hours.

During the visit, we cross Nevsky prospect- the splendid main avenue with its elegant buildings GostiniyDvor (the famous shopping galleries), Zinger House, Stroganov Palace and imposing Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Then we cross the island Vasilievskiy- the old port, the university area, we see the golden dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Than we turn to the miracle of the Summer Garden, stop at the Champ of Mars at the center of which stands the eternal flame and a breathtaking view of the multicolored domes of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood opens. 

   

Peterhof. Park and Palace. 

Peterhof, also called the "Russian Versailles" was the main summer residence of the Tsars. Located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, about 25 km from the city of St. Petersburg, is one of the main attractions in the old imperial capital. It is a vast complex including the Grand Palace and the park, several smaller palaces and pavilions scattered in the beautiful gardens. You can find 150 fountains and three waterfalls, the colorful "water games" and golden statues of incomparable beauty.Transfer to the hotel Overnight at hotel

Day04 ST.PETERSBURG

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and driver.

The Fortress of St. Peter and Paul. Duration 1 hour. 

It is the historical and architectural center of St. Petersburg. It was the first building of the city founded on May 27, 1703 is considered the date of the founding of St. Petersburg. In the territory of the fortress is the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, which became the Pantheon of the Romanov family, when in 1998 in a side chapel of the Cathedral buried the remains of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family. Currently the Fortress and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is history museum.

Boat tour along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. Duration 1 hour. 

It is one of the most beautiful walks in the city that allows to know all the splendor of the "Venice of the North", from the water you will enjoy  the palaces, domes of the cathedrals and churches, administrative buildings and houses of the nobility and burgess of past centuries. All this creates a unique architectural and proper atmosphere for the best work of Peter I the Great. Andit is one of the best ways to enjoy the harmony of St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg by night. Duration 3 hours.

It is one of the most spectacular walks that you can do in St. Petersburg enjoying its unique atmosphere. Lights on, old facades shine the golden domes of the cathedrals during white nights. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. 

Day05 ST.PETERSBURG HELSINKI

After breakfast proceed to train station to board train to Helsinki. Arrive and Welcome to Helsinki – the Finnish capital. These countries boast pristine natural landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and intriguing Viking heritage. Winter in Scandinavia offers travellers the opportunity to marvel at the enchanting Northern Lights and while in summer one can spend time basking in the midnight sun. Helsinki is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks, a compact city, it’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active. On arrival clear immigration, collect your luggage and clear customs and meet your tour manager outside in the arrival hall. Check-in and relax. Tonight enjoy Indian dinner at local restaurant.Overnight in Helsinki

Day06 HELSINKI ON CRUISE

After breakfast, check out and embark on guided city tour of Helsinki by driving past the city's busy harbour and shipyards and down the coastal road by Embassy Park, seeing the colourful open-air market, you will see Senate Square, home to an  elegant Lutheran Cathedral, as well as Esplanadi, a popular shopping avenue where many designer shops are located. Visit the Sibelius Monument dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius sculpted by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen and unveiled on September 7, 1967. The tour will also take you down Mannerheim Street - Helsinki's main street, to see the impressive Parliament building, Visit the National Museum - presents Finnish history from the Stone Ageto the present day, through objects and cultural history. and Finlandia Hall - Alvar alto designed this beautiful concert hall and convention center. Later see the Olympic Stadium Helsinki constructed for its hosting of the 1952 Olympic Games. During your sightseeing tour of Helsinki you will also see the unique Rock Church which was built out of solid rock and capped with a copper dome. Later proceed to pier to board overnight cruise for Stockholm. Dinner on board.

Day07 STOCKHOLM

After breakfast on the cruise disembark at the Stockholm pier to meet the local guide to proceed on guided tour of the city of Stockholm often referred to as the Venice of the North. Visit Fjällgatan to see the magnificent view of the Swedish capital, spread out on 14 islands with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. See the Old Town with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, the Royal palace, the Cathedral, and the City Hall where the festivities of the annual Nobel Prize award takes place. Continue to the impressive Vasa Museum, this outstanding museum, which houses eight exhibitions, is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions because of its beautifully-preserved wooden warship that sank in Stockholm Harbour during her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1628. Go up on the gondola to the SkyView – Stockholm’s landmark, a world-class attraction that takes you to the top of the world’s largest spherical building for a fantastic view of Stockholm. Enjoy an Indian lunch at local restaurant. Chance to visit the second largest IKEA showroom in the world before proceeding for dinner. Proceed to the hotel and check-in. Overnight Stockholm

Day 08 STOCKHOLM MALMO

After breakfast check out and proceed to Malmo  a coastal city in southern Sweden. It lies at the eastern end of the striking Öresund Bridge, a long road and railway bridge–tunnel running to Copenhagen, Denmark. In the city center, Lilla Torg is a cobblestone square with cafes, half-timbered houses and shops selling local handicrafts. Malmö Castle, a 16th-century fortress built by King Christian III of Denmark, houses nature, history and art exhibits.  Arrive and check in Hotel. Overnight Malmo

Day 09 MALMO COPENHAGEN MALMO

After breakfast proceed to Copenhagen  guided city tour of Copenhagen. It is full of historical buildings and ancient streets. You will see the Little Mermaid - symbol of Copenhagen and the Gefion fountain. The Royal residence Amalienborg Palace consisting of four identical facades, where you may get a chance to witness the change of guards ceremony, Christiansborg Castle the home of the Danish Parliament, and many more sights. Enjoy lunch at local Indian restaurant. Copenhagen is an old harbor and maritime city, one of the most beautiful and enjoyable ways to see it is from a boat sailing down its charming canals on Nyhavn Canal Cruise. Later in the evening return back to Malmo.

Day 10 MALMO OSLO

After breakfast proceed to Oslo  the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum. Overnight Oslo

Day 11 OSLO LILLEHAMMER

After breakfast, get ready to meet the local guide who will introduce you to the city of Oslo. See medieval Akershus Fortress, the City Hall from the 1950s, the Royal Palace, Parliament and the National Theatre. Then continue with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, a famous park that truly has no equal. The park is home to over 200 stone, bronze and cast-iron figural sculptures made by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. Visit to the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a large ski jumping hill and get a breath-taking view of Oslo fjords. Proceed to the Bygdoy a peninsula on the western side of Oslo for a guided tour of Viking Ship Museum. The museum displays the world's two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 09th century, as well as small boats.Vist The Fram Museum is a museum telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration. It is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo.

After lunch  proceed to Lillehammer a ski resort town in southern Norway. Its Maihaugen open-air museum displays buildings from the 1200s to the present. The nearby Norwegian Olympic Museum has exhibits chronicling Lillehammer’s 1994 Winter Olympics and features a biathlon simulator. Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena includes a chairlift with views over the park. North is the Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track. Arrive and visit Maihaugen open-air museum. Overnight.

Day 12 LILLEHAMMER GEIRANGER

After breakfast proceed for a beautiful journey of Norway to Geiranger  a village in western Norway, at the head of Geirangerfjord. The Norwegian Fjord Center has multimedia on the history of the region and its inhabitants. Part of the steep Trollstigen mountain road weaves through the village, connecting to Flydalsjuvet lookout, which has views over the fjord. The fjord’s waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil, are visible by boat.Geiramnger. Arrive and visit Geiranger Skywalk – Dalsnibba. Overnight

Day 13 GEIRANGER BERGEN

After breakfast proceed for Bergen a city on Norway’s southwestern coast. It's surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League's trading empire. The Fløibanen Funicular goes up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views and hiking trails. The Edvard Grieg House is where the renowned composer once lived. Enjoy walk near the coast. Overnight Bergen.

Day 14 BERGEN

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed on your guided city tour of Bergen - the second largest port city of Norway. It is charmingly placed between mountains and fjords. The city was founded in 1070 and is the main capital of the fjord country. Visit Bryggen a UNESCO world heritage site Row of Hanseatic timbered houses with characteristic pointed gables facing the harbor, and see the bustling Fish and Flower Market, the City Park, and the Grieghall - the concert hall of Bergen. Take the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen and get a scenic view of Bergen Fjord. The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. Enjoy lunch at local Indian restaurant and spend the rest of the day exploring the bustling city on your own. Overnight Bergen.

Day 15 BERGEN OSLO

Today embark on an exciting journey - Norway in Nutshell – The highlight of your tour.       

After breakfast proceed to VOSS and board train for Myrdal where you change to the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery to travel to Flam. Cherish the beautiful huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down to wild Flam valley. Arrive flam and board your bus to Oslo. Overnight Oslo

Day 16 OSLO ALTA HONINGSVAG

After breakfast proceed to airport to board flight for Alta. Arrive and drive to Honningsvag . Arrive and check in your hotel  proceed to Nordkapp. For centuries Nordkapp has been the great adventure for travelers. As a majestic landmark it has been challenging explorers, royalty and tourists to the north. The steep mountain cliff rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European continent. Nordkapphallen has a rich variety of sights. Immersed into the mountain cliff awaits a spectacular panoramic film that takes you on a journey through four seasons in a landscape full of contrasts, light and breathtaking scenery. At the top level of the building center you will find a restaurant with stunning views of mountain plateau and endless ocean.

Day 17 HONINGSVAG ALTA OSLO

After breakfast free time at leisure to roam around this beautiful town. Later  proceed to airport to Alta to board flight for Oslo arrive and proceed to check in your hotel. Overnight Oslo.

Day 18 OSLO MUMBAI

After breakfast proceed to airport to board your flight back home. Tour ends with sweet memories.

  • Economy class Airfare
  • Internal flight from Oslo- Alta - Oslo
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa charges
  • Accommodation as per the hotels mentioned
  • Entry fees for sight seeing mentioned with transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunch Dinner In Indian restaurant and few places Local
  • Service of experience tour manager
  • Tips for driver
  • Luxury coach

  • GST 5% on land package
  • Any drinks or meals other than specified
  • Porterage & Laundry
  • Any personal expense

Tour cost: 17 Nights / 18 Days

INR 64000 + Euro 3550 

 

Total Rs 348000/- Per person on Double/ Triple Sharing

 

Tour cost: 13 Nights / 14 Days –Without Russia

INR 58000 + Euro 3100 

 

Total Rs 306000/- Per person on Double/ Triple Sharing

 

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Hotels List:

  • Moscow - 02 Nights Hotel Art / similar
  • St Petersburgh - 02 Nights Hotel Park inn by Radisson/similar                                          
  • Helsinki - 01 Night Hotel Bonus inn / Similar, 01 Night Silja Line cruise
  • Stockholm - 01 Night Hotel Best Western/ Similar
  • Malmo - 02 Nights Hotel Park Inn Radisson / Similar
  • Oslo - 01 Night Hotel Quality/ Similar
  • Lillihammer - 01 Night Hotel Scandic / Similar
  • Geiranger - 01 Night Hotel Utsikten / Similar
  • Bergen - 02 Night Hotel Scandic Flashland / Similar
  • Oslo - 01 Night Hotel Best western / Similar
  • Honingsvag - 01 Night Hotel Scandic / Similar
  • Oslo - 01 Night Hotel Best western / Similar

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