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Scandinavia with Russia
12 days / 11 nights

Day 1 Arrival - Copenhagen
Arrival at the airport and meet your driver.
Meet your local guide and start sightseeing spots include the entrance to Christiansborg Palace. You are introduced to Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid - the symbol of Copenhagen - gazing wistfully across the harbour). See the Christianborg (Danish Parliament), Rosenborg and. Tour ends and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2 Copenhagen –Oslo ( 600km/8h) by Overnight ferry
Hamlet castles tour. Uncover the mysteries behind the fairy tale castles of Copenhagen on a full-day tour of North Zealand, a beautiful region just outside the Danish capital. With a guide, visit Kronborg Castle, a castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, and delve into the intriguing history of the fortress. Then, admire the architecture of Fredensborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, and the ancient Frederiksborg Castle.In the evening ferry to Oslo.

Day 3 Oslo
The tour starts going to the National Theatre, Parliament, and Royal Palace. Continue to the Opera House, Norway`s first entry into the top league of modern architecture. Visit the Oslo Cathedral, that dominates parts of the down town scene. Get to St.Hanshaugen, a delightful public park on the highest hill in central Oslo and enjoy a great view of the city and surroundings. Visit the Viking Ship Museum, where to see two 1100 year old Viking-ships and various other Viking artifacts. Go to Vigeland Sculpture Park and enjoy wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Explore the Fjords on a sightseeing cruise.

Day 4 Oslo - Stockholm (520km/8h)
Breakfast at the hotel. Have long day drive. Overnight

Day 5 Stockholm - Helsinki (Overnight Ferry)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local guide and enjoy a wallking city tour (no entrance included). Start the day with an insight into the Swedish welfare state - learn about the myths and realities of maintaining these first class benefits. Then the charms of Sweden's capital are revealed with your local guide. See the City Hall's 'Gold Room', where Nobel Prize banquets are held, the medieval Old Town and see the cathedral. Explore from outside the 17th century Vasa Galleon, one of the greatest attractions of northern Europe. Tour ends. Have free time for lunch and transfer to port to take overnight ferry.

Day 6 Helsinki
Arrival at the Helsinki port. Enjoy private tour of Helsinki (Best of Helsinki). See world-class architecture see from outside Helsinkis two main churches - the Lutheran Helsinki Cathedral and the Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral. They stand in stark contrast to each other and set the scene for this unique city. See Timo and Tuomo Suomalainens Temppeliaukio Church, carved straight out of the rock that reveals the Finnish creative touch. Sit on the steps in Senate Square and marvel at the neo-classical surroundings. Tour ends and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 7 Helsinki - St Petersburg ( Train)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to train station to take train to St.Petersburg.
Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight.

Day 8 St Petersburg
Breakfast at the hotel. Today’s tour brings us 24 kilometers away from the center of St. Petersburg, into the summer residence of the Romanovs, the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo which is a world heritage site. The opulence is marked by the golden baroque interiors and the Amber Room considered as the 8th wonder of the world and has become one of Russia’s top attractions. Stroll around the picturesque English-styled Catherine Park, the classical style pavilions, Cameron Gallery and the famous Tsar’s village lake. Tour ends and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 9 St Petersburg
Breakfast at the hotel .Start with city tour and Hermitage museum. See the Winter Palace, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Continue with a visit of the Peterhof Palace and gardens located in Saint Petersburg. It was laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles. Drive along the Nevsky Prospect, and trace some of the city’s elegant waterways.

Day 10 St Petersburg – Moscow ( Train)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to train station to take train to Moscow. Upon arrival enjoy city tour includes the cobbled Red Square, the onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s tomb, guided tour inside the walls of Kremlin- the center of spiritual, historical and political fiber of Russia, home of Soviet power and the majestic residence of the Russian Tsars. Proceed to the Revolution square and the UNESCO-heritage Mayakovskaya train station and the city’s landmarks as we listen of Moscow’s long and turbulent history.

Day 11 Moscow
Today’s sightseeing will bring us to the province of Sergiev Posad, a UNESCO-heritage site in the ancient Golden Ring. Discover the wealth of Russian Orthodox in the architectural complex of the Trinity Lavia of St. Sargius, azure copulas, five layered bell tower, numerous historical and prized artifacts and the oldest monasteries in Russia that link the important past to the present.

Day 12 Moscow departure
Departure transfer to airport