Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 COPENHAGEN
Upon arrival at Copenhagen Airport, you will be met for your transfer to your hotel. At check-in you will be presented a Welcome Letter with details about your welcome meeting later this evening, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program.

Stay at: Villa Copenhagen (4 star)

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN
Depart by private coach with A local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. Drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. Pass the Tivoli Gardens, the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next up is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. You'll drive past the Kings New Square, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels. Continue on to see the impressive Gefion Fountain and then for a photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. B


Stay at: Villa Copenhagen (4 star)

DAY 3 COPENHAGEN - OSLO
Enjoy a morning is at leisure to get some last minute souvenirs. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry travelling to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board. BD

On board: DFDS Seaways overnight ferry

DAY 4 OSLO
Morning arrival into Oslo where you will meet a local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital. Enjoy the views from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here you will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, you will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. B

Stay at: Clarion Hotel the Hub (4 star)

DAY 5 OSLO - LOFTHUS
Drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its ski resorts. Afterwards the tour continues to the impressive Hardanger fjord, where you arrive at Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favourite places, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. BLD

Stay at: Ullensvag Hotel (4 star)

DAY 6 LOFTHUS - BERGEN
Travel back along the fjord until reaching Brimnes where you will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the Hardanger Bridge. The bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching Bruravik on the other side, continue along the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing through forests of birches until arrival into Bergen. Embark on a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour, see St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. B

Stay at: Radisson Blu Royal (4 star)

DAY 7 BERGEN - FLAM - LOEN
Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the stunning village of Flam where you will have the opportunity to board the world famous Flam railway. Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world, and the 2 hour journey will take you through breathtaking scenery. After embark on a short ferry trip along the Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in the country. In the afternoon we drive through the impressive mountains of Gaula, to Loen at the end of the day. Loen is a town beautifully situated between the mountains, lakes and fjords. BD

Stay at: Hotel Alexandra (4 star)

DAY 8 LEON - GEIRANGER
Enjoy a morning at leisure or join the wonderful optional excursion to Briksdal Glacier**, part of Europe's largest glacier. Depart Loen and continue your journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to Hellesylt to embark the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO’s World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Arrival in Geiranger where a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920’s and 1930’s and they are still in excellent condition. BD

Stay at: Hotel Union (4 star)

DAY 9 GEIRANGER
Travel north to explore two of the most dramatic and visited areas of Norway; The Eagle’s road and Trollstigen or Troll’s path. The steepest section of Road 63 between Geiranger and Eidsdal is called Ørnevegen, or "The Eagle Road”. At the uppermost bend is the most spectacular viewpoint of the road, Ørnesvingen, offering breath-taking views over the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Continue to Linge crossing the Storfjord from Eisdal and from here to the Troll’s path. Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting experience. In sections it's cut into the mountain; and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. At top of Trollstigen there are viewpoints and steel walkways which allow you to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls. In the afternoon, arrive back at the hotel. BD

Stay at: Hotel Union (4 star)

DAY 10 GEIRANGER - OSLO
Visit to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. Continue to Lom where you can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and join the group on a 2-hour guided Walking City Tour. B

Stay at: Clarion Hotel the Hub (4 star)

DAY 11 OSLO - STOCKHOLM
Depart Oslo and travel to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the region of Varmland, the home of many legends. B

Stay at: Haymarket by Scandic (4 star)

DAY 12 STOCKHOLM
Meet with local guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing, which includes a walk in the Old Town and a visit to the City Hall, makes for a memorable morning tour. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through its narrow streets. See the seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the Archbishop, Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. An inside visit is paid to one of the city’s best known symbols, the City Hall with its Blue and Golden Halls, where the great Nobel banquet is held. B

Stay at: Haymarket by Scandic (4 star)

DAY 13 STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI

In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board the comfortable overnight ferry of Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. BD

On board: Tallink Silja

DAY 14 HELSINKI
Arrive into Helsinki and be transferred to the hotel followed by a panoramic sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as “The Daughter of the Baltic Sea”. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and Lutheran Cathedral, the colourful Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park and diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument. You also visit the Temppeliaukio Church – called the “Rock Church” which is carved into solid rock. B

Stay at: Hotel Kamp (4 star)

DAY 15 HELSINKI - ST. PETERSBURG
In the afternoon depart Helsinki and travel to St. Petersburg, founded in 1703 by Czar Peter the Great and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. St. Petersburg is filled with history and mystery, splendid palaces, stylish monuments, straight avenues, beautiful bridges and many other attractions. B

Stay at: Corinthia Hotel (5 star)

DAY 16 ST. PETERSBURG
In the morning, you'll be met by a local guide for a panoramic city sightseeing tour, which will cover some of the many highlights of the city. Drive along the Nevsky Prospect, and make picture stops at the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, the Senate Square, The Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Art's Square and the Russian Museum as well as at the two magnificent churches, the "Spilled Blood" and the Nikolsky Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure to further explore this magnificent city and its treasures. B

Stay at: Corinthia Hotel (5 star)

DAY 17 ST. PETERSBURG

Visit The State Hermitage Museum, which occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian Tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. B

Stay at: Corinthia Hotel (5 star)

DAY 18 ST. PETERSBURG - MOSCOW
Transfer with local guide from your hotel to the Railway station, where you will board the Sapsan Train bound for Moscow. This train ride takes you through endless Russian landscapes and along the Volga River. Afternoon arrival at Moscow. B

Stay at: Intercontinental Tverskaya Hotel (5 star)

DAY 19 MOSCOW
This morning starts with a full day privately guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Moscow. See many ancient churches and cathedrals, beautiful theatres and palaces, modern business complexes and hotels, buildings of late Soviet architecture such as the Moscow State University and the Central Stadium in Luzhniki. Visit the historic centre of the city, which includes the Red Square, Sofiiskaya Embankment, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the panorama of the Kremlin walls. You will also see the modern part of the city which includes the Vorobievy (Lenin Hills) and Poklonnaya Hill. You will also experience a tour of one of Moscow’s beautiful Metro stations, a highlight in itself and a must do when visiting Moscow. B

Stay at: Intercontinental Tverskaya Hotel (5 star)

DAY 20 MOSCOW
Enjoy a half day excursion, which includes a privately guided tour of Kremlin Territory with Armoury Chamber. During this tour walk through the Kremlin grounds and visit the Armoury Chamber with its famous collection of Faberge eggs, jewels and royal thrones. B

Stay at: Intercontinental Tverskaya Hotel (5 star)

DAY 21 MOSCOW
Your tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer for your onward journey. B


**Optional Tours require pre booking as they are not available to be booked once on tour.

  • 18 nights in 4 and 5 star centrally located hotel accommodation
  • 2 nights in overnight ferry: Copenhagen to Oslo (Outside cabin), Stockholm to Helsinki (Outside cabin)
  • Services of a multilingual Tour Manager
  • Transport by private air-conditioned coach (days 5-11)
  • Rail tickets: Helsinki to St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Group arrival and departure airport transfers (first and last day only)
  • 20 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 6 Dinners
  • Copenhagen
  • Bergen
  • Oslo
  • Stockholm
  • Helsinki
  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow

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