Russia and Scandinavian Capitals | 16-day Private tour
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Russia and Scandinavian Capitals

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 402 Reviews
Private tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia

Experience the 16-day journey of a lifetime with our award-wining small group tour program that includes the highlights of Scandinavia and Russia. The itinerary offers complimentary visas and covers Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow.

Russia and Scandinavian Capitals

16 days8 cities
DenmarkNorwaySwedenFinlandRussia5 countries
Private tour to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
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$7,291
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 402 Reviews

Experience the 16-day journey of a lifetime with our award-wining small group tour program that includes the highlights of Scandinavia and Russia. The itinerary offers complimentary visas and covers Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Saint Petersburg, and Moscow.

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Day-By-Day

Copenhagen

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen
Transfer

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.​

No meals included.

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Day 2
Exploring Copenhagen Must-Sees & Visiting Nyhavn Harbor
City tour

After breakfast at the hotel you meet your private guide in the lobby and go on a breathtaking panoramiс walking city tour of Copenhagen.

First, you proceed to the Rosenborg Castle where you witness the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at the front gates of the Palace.

During the tour you enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace that is home to the Danish Parliament, stroll across Kongens Nytorv and see the buildings of the Old Stock Exchange and the Royal Theater.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn where you see the gorgeous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the afternoon at leisure. Alternatively, you can continue exploring the city on your own and visit the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the famous statue of the Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Ferry Trip to Oslo
Transfer

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.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

ferry
Copenhagen
Oslo
17 hrs 20 min

Oslo

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Oslo Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Frogner Park
City tour

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 3-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.​

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam
Day tour

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 - Flåm 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.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

train
Oslo
Flam
4 hrs 40 min + 1 hr

Flam

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Boat Ride to Bergen
Boat ride

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 Flåm 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. From October to May it is replaced by the train trip to Bergen.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

ship
Flam
Bergen
5 hrs 30 min

Bergen

fourth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride
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 - 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.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

plane
Bergen
Stockholm
1 hr 20 min

Stockholm

fifth destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Flight to Stockholm
Transfer

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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Stockholm City Tour with Vasa Museum
City tour
Museum

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

During the tour with a private guide 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.

Following a short ferry ride, you take a chance to explore a world-famous museum - the Vasa Museum located on the island of Djurgarden. 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 entire Scandinavia.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore Stockholm on your own or enjoy one of our optional evening recommendations.

*Note: public transportation is included in the tour.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Ferry Trip to Helsinki
Free Day
Free day
Transfer

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.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

ferry
Stockholm
Helsinki

Helsinki

sixth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Exploring Helsinki Highlights
City tour

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.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Stay at the remarkable centrally-located 4-star hotel that offers high-quality service and all amenities necessary for a nice vacation.

train
Helsinki
Saint Petersburg
3 hrs 30 min

The high-speed Allegro train is among the best ways to travel between Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Apart from short travel times and great amenities on board, the customs are taken care of on the go, saving your time.

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg

seventh destination

Often called "The Venice of the North", St. Petersburg is the crown jewel of world capitals and a city of canals and palaces.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Train to St. Petersburg & Tour of the Hermitage Museum and Saint Isaac's Cathedral
City tour
Museum

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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 13
St. Petersburg City Tour & Trip to Peterhof
City tour
Museum

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 walk to the Arts Square and explore its beautiful ensemble including 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Corinthia Hotel, St Petersburg
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The luxury hotel Corinthia is located on Nevsky Prospect, in the very heart of St. Petersburg and offers elegant design coupled with high-quality service.

train
Saint Petersburg
Moscow
3 hrs 30 min

Enjoy a fast connection between the Russian capitals in as little as 3.5 hours. The modern Sapsan bullet train is one of the most time-saving and high-comfort travel options with outstanding onboard amenities and comfortable seats.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow

eighth destination

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 14
Train to Moscow & Exploring the Kremlin, Armoury Chamber and the Heart of Moscow
City tour

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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 15
Tretyakov Gallery & Moscow Subway Tour
Museum

Following breakfast you enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, theTretyakov 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.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 16
Departure from Moscow
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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Located on a picturesque 18th-century street not far from the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square, this remarkable 4-star hotel offers a great combination of charm and quality.

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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary
  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow
  • Only smart time-saving and varied means of transport for connections
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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