Russia - Northern Europe Tour Package
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations : Moscow - St. Petersburg - Helsinki - Tallinn - Estonia - Stockholm - Bergen - Oslo - Reykajvik
Day 01 Moscow
Arrive in Moscow. Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure to relax and get over the jetlag. In the evening enjoy the Russian Circus (subject to availability).
Day 02 Moscow
Enjoy the tour of Moscow. Visit Kremlin and the Tsar Bell. Visit to the Armory Chamber and the Diamond Fund. You will see several ancient cathedrals on its territory the most famous of which are the Assumption Cathedral, the Archangel’s Cathedral and the Annunciation Cathedral. Red Square is just outside the Kremlin´s walls. While walking on Red Square you will admire the Mausoleum of Lenin, the clock on the Savior (Spasskaya) Tower - showing the most correct Moscow time, the History Museum, the beautiful Cathedral of the Intercession (the Church of St Basil the Blessed).
Day 03 Moscow – St Petersburg
Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and board a high-speed Sapsan train that takes you from Moscow to St Petersburgh in comfort and safety in just 4 hours. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight. In the evening, enjoy the Russian folklore show at a local theatre.
Day 04St. Petersburgh
After the breakfast visit the world famous Hermitage Museum with 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. Visit Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg´s most famous and vibrant thoroughfare. Visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, and he Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Proceed onward to Vasilevsky Island - the area of the city that Peter the Great originally planned to be the city center. Also visit the Peter and Paul Fortress - a symbol of St. Petersburg and also the oldest building in the city. While there, you will visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of the Russian Tsars from Peter the Great.
Day 05St. Petersburg – Helsinki, Finland
Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and drive to the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof. Enjoy the famous Bath Cottage and Lower Park with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and statues of ancient Gods and heroes. After early dinner at a city restaurant your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a high-speed Allegro train to Helsinki. Arrive in Helsinki and transfer to hotel. In the evening enjoy canal cruise over the Helsinki harbor taking you along Helsinki’s most scenic shorelines.
Day 06 Helsinki - Tallinn, ESTONIA - Helsinki
After breakfast embark on ferry across the Baltic Sea for a day return trip to picturesque Medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. Arrive in Tallinn and visit Tallinn’s sights the cobbled stone Old Town, Toompea Hill and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as you hear about the city’s history and culture. Tallinn Old Town still boasts of its historical and beautifully preserved medieval architecture. Visit the fortified town wall and its 25 towers, one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, Catherine’s Passage and the Viru Gates — home to a large car-free area that’s perfect for your afternoon stroll and shopping in this medieval charm European city. Return to your hotel in Helsinki port by ferry. Arrive and transfer to hotel.
Day 07 Helsinki-Stockholm, SWEDEN
After breakfast, check out and proceed on, a guided city sightseeing tour learn more about Helsinki, also called the "Daughter of the Baltic". Drive past the Lutheran Cathedral, The City Hall, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace watch. Take a brief stopover at the bustling and colorful Market Square selling interesting souvenirs, fruit, vegetables, flowers, Finnish specialties and art handicrafts. Also visit the Sibelius Monument, a huge steel structure resembling a set of organ pipes, symbolizes the music of the greatest Finnish composer. Your tour will end with visit to the "Rock Church". After the tour, transfer to airport for flight to Stockholm, Sweden. Arrive in Stockholm and transfer to hotel.
Day 08 Stockholm
Morning tour of Stockholm Vasa Ship Museum which has been preserved seventeenth-century capsized ship in the world. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69-meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been carefully restored to almost its original glory. The Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia and over one million visitors a year. Also visit the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and the blue and gold chambers in the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held.
Day 09 Stockholm - Bergen, NORWAY
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Bergen, Norway via Oslo. Arrive in Bergen and transfer to hotel. Later in the afternoon an orientation drive around Bergen city, the gateway of the Norwegian fjords. Visit UNESCO heritage site neighborhood of Bryggen,
Day 10 Bergen – Oslo
After breakfast, transfer by coach to Gudvangen. On arrival board, your boat for tour of Gudvangen fjord. Later transfer to Flam train for ride for scenic train journey to Myrdal. Flåmsbana is one of the world's most spectacular railways, and one of the biggest attractions in Norway. The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjorden, a side arm of the Sognefjord, and up to the high mountain at Myrdal station. Arrive in Myrdal and change train to Oslo. Arrive in Oslo and transfer to hotel.
Day 11 Oslo
After breakfast, enjoy the tour of Oslo. City tour of Oslo to include drive past with photo-op to National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Visit Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s famous stark sculptures and the ornate City Hall. Visit the Viking museum.
Day 12 Oslo – Reykajvik, ICELAND
Transfer to airport for flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. Arrive and transfer directly to Blue Lagoon a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa situated in the lava field south of Reykjavik. Once there you have many recreational options such as walking around the Blue Lagoon’s spectacular surroundings or bathing in the milky blue-green water, famous for its skin healing properties. After refreshing in the Blue Lagoon, transfer to your hotel in downtown Reykjavik. Later, enjoy the tour of Reykjavik. Reykjavík, the small European capital visiting its harbor, the world’s oldest parliament, the towering church Hallgrímskirkja the Tjorn - the pond in the middle of town, town of Hafnafjordur
Day 13 Reykjavik
After breakfast, enjoy a full Aug tour of Reykjavik’s golden circle. A full Aug tour of The "Golden Circle" takes you to the impressive Geyser area, home of the original boiling water spout, the double waterfalls at Gull Foss, the National Park at Thingvellir, where Europe's first parliament started meeting in the ninth century, the old volcano Kerid and the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi. This UNESCO site is where the oldest existing parliament in the world was formed. At Thingvellir, you can actually see how the continental plates of America and Europe have drifted apart. Huge canyons are the clearest manifestation of that, one of which (“Peningagjá canyon”) is thought to make wishes come true when you throw a coin into it. From Thingvellir we will continue to the geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring and Gullfoss waterfall (“the Golden waterfall”). These attractions are two of the most popular ones in Iceland – and for a reason! Everybody is blown away by the natural power that is reflected in the spouting geysers and huge waterfalls.
Day 14 Reykjavik - Abroad
Transfer to airport for flight to your next destination.