SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

Tour Route:  RUSSIA, FINLAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK  15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

Arrival at Moscow airport, reception by guide and transfer to hotel in Moscow. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to visit the Red Square, the Kremlin gardens, the former residence of the Russian Tsars, St. Basil’s Cathedral and its domes, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the Kremlin walls, the Victory Park, the Theatre Bolshoi. Entrance to the Kremlin and visit to a Cathedral. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and free day for personal activities. We suggest an optional visit to the Moscow Metro, opened in 1935. The Moscow Metro was the People’s Palace and today it is the main form of transportation in the city, with 240km of lines and 145 stations. Many stations are built with varieties of marbles, granite, onyx and decorated with paintings, majolica, stained glass, murals and mosaics. At night, board a night train to St. Petersburg, a former Russian capital that exudes its elegance and aristocracy, inherited from the magnificence of the heyday of capital and residence of the tsars and emperors. Accommodation. Dinner.

Arrival in St. Petersburg in the morning and breakfast in a restaurant. Considered the cultural capital of Russia. Departure to see Nevski Avenue with the impressive cathedral of the Virgin of Kazan, the Winter Palace, the Cathedral of St. Isaac, the Fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul, the Senate Square and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit to the Hermitage Museum, considered the largest museum in Russia, as well as one of the most important in the world, with more than 3 million works of art. Its international reputation is due, in particular, to its collections of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael and Rembrandt, by French impressionists: Gauguin, Matisse and Van Gogh. Accommodation. Dinner.

In the afternoon departure to Oswiecim (Auschwitz), the largest concentration and extermination camp of World War II. Visit the Museum (entrance), the site of St. Maximilian Kolbe, the martyr who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German camp of Auschwitz and Saint Edith Stein. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to the city of Petrodovoretz (Peterhoff), imperial summer residence of Peter the Great, 29 km from the city. In the early 18th century, palaces and fountains were built under the orders of Peter the Great, to celebrate the victory of the Russian army over Sweden. Its gardens, palaces and fountains represent real gems of Russian architecture. The biggest Petrodovoretz fountain, at 21 meters, was built as a symbol of victory, 25 years after the battle. In the afternoon, a boat trip along the city’s rivers and canals, also known as the “Russian Venice” to enjoy the beauty of St. Petersburg from a surprising angle. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to Helsinki, capital of Finland, also known as “the white city of the north”, passing through the woods of Karelia and the city of Vyborg. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to visit Finland Hall, the Temppeliaukio Church, carved in the rock, the J. Sibelus monument, St. Nicholas Lutheran Cathedral, Senate Square, Mannerheimintie, the Olympic stadium. At a determined time embark and departure on a cruise to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden located in an archipelago of 14 islands. Its inevitable channels guarantee the scenery and the title of one of the most charming cities in the world, with its unmissable historic center, with its narrow and medieval streets. Night on board. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to visit the Royal Palace, the City Hall on the King’s Island, known worldwide for its blue and gold rooms, where the Nobel Prize is awarded each year, the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag), the Gamla Stana, where the city was founded in 1252, the Sergels Square, the canals and the old town. Accommodation. Dinner.

Possibility of accommodation in the sanctuary. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and free day. We suggest visiting the Vasa Ship Museum. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to Oslo, the capital of Norway also known as the “Viking capital”. Founded in 1050, it is the oldest of Scandinavia’s capitals. A bustling city, it has good museums, which focus on history from the point of view of the country’s sea voyages, including the legendary Viking culture. Arrival. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and departure to visit the Fronger Park with the immense sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland, which symbolize the life cycle of the human being, and the great monolithic with its 121 bodies intertwined. Then a panoramic tour through the city, passing by the City Hall, Karl Johan main street and the Royal Palace. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and free morning. In the afternoon transfer to the port and embark and departure to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and also the largest city in Scandinavia. Surrounded by several castles, it is the land of the oldest monarchy in the world. Dinner and overnight on board.

 

Breakfast on board, disembarkation and panoramic city tour passing the Royal Palace Amalienborg, Palace Christianborg, Nyhavn and the “Little Mermaid”, symbol of the largest city in Scandinavia. Free afternoon. We suggest as an option, for the night, a visit to the Tivoli gardens, with its fountains, restaurants and festive atmosphere. Accommodation. Dinner.

Breakfast and free day. Accommodation. Dinner.

After breakfast, transfer to Copenhagen International Airport.

 

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