Capitals of the North Summer 2017

A 13-Day Trafalgar Tours tour starting from $3,075

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Tour Length: 13 Days
Countries Visited: Denmark, Finland, Russia, Sweden
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Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
Tour Code: TT-SCRUA-2017
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From the Little Mermaid to the not so little Peter the Great - explore Northern Europe's myths and legends, imperial landmarks and picturesque countryside. Travel from Copenhagen to Stockholm across the Øresund to the meadows of Smáland, shop in the market squares of Helsinki and marvel at the lavish testaments to Russian Imperialism in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

 
Dining Highlights
12 hot buffet breakfasts 5 dinners (including Be My Guest) 1 Regional Meal lunch

First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two-berths Ferry from Denmark to Sweden Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights

 
Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)
Welcome to Copenhagen. Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia's liveliest city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an evening orientation drive and Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

Day 2: Copenhagen Sightseeing
Admire the Little Mermaid, Renaissance Stock Exchange, the Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. You are free this afternoon to shop for souvenirs, relax or take an Optional Experience to the Danish Riviera.Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 3: Copenhagen ' Stockholm
Travel north-east across the Øresund to the forests and meadows of Småland. Continue past Lake Vättern and enjoy spectacular views of Brahehus Castle en route to the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Dine tonight at your hotel.Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Stockholm Sightseeing ' At Sea
Explore City Hall and view the Royal Palace during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend free time afterwards shopping or exploring the Old Town. Why not join an excursion to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed from the seabed after 300 years. Later, board your ship for an overnight mini-cruise to Finland.Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 5: At Sea ' Helsinki
After an early arrival in Helsinki, your Local Specialist shows you the city's sights including Finlandia Hall, Senate and Market Squares. This evening is free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice.Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 6: Helsinki ' St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Today we leave Finland to begin our exploration of Russia. We'll travel along the Gulf of Finland and through the forests of Karelia before reaching St. Petersburg, our home for the next three nights. Marvel at the city's canals and colourful buildings en route to your hotel, where you will dine tonight.Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: St. Petersburg Sightseeing
Your Local Specialist shows you the city's sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and visit The Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections.Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: St. Petersburg
A full day to explore the city or join an Optional Experience to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great's summer residence at Petrodvorets.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: St. Petersburg ' Novgorod
Enjoy free time this morning to explore St. Petersburg and to shop for gifts. Later, cross the vast Russian plains and view the Kremlin Fort and grounds, the Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod. Enjoy a unique Be My Guest dining experience this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 10: Novgorod ' Tver ' Klin ' Moscow (3 Nights)
A scenic drive through picturesque villages brings you to the Tver region for an included Regional Meal lunch. Then continue via Klin - former home of Tchaikovsky - to the Russian capital, Moscow.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 11: Moscow Sightseeing
See Moscow's landmarks on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including views of Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Kremlin, a walled-in complex of Palaces, Cathedrals and government offices.Buffet Breakfast

Day 12: Moscow
A full day to explore this fascinating city. Spend free time seeing the sights or consider an Optional Experience to St. Sergius Monastery and handicraft market in Zagorsk, the centre of Russian art and architecture. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a special Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 13: Depart Moscow
Say goodbye to your Travel Director and fellow travellers this morning as your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

 
         
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10/1/2017 - 10/13/2017
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

Sightseeing Highlights
City tour in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow Orientation of Novgorod View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Stockholm's City Hall, the town of Tver, Kremlin Fort Novgorod and the Kremlin in Moscow

 

 
 

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