Small Group Tour of Scandinavia & St. Petersburg - Firebird Tours ®

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Overview

Venture off on an amazing journey and visit all Scandinavia, Finland, and even Russia within one trip. Enjoy complimentary days in Helsinki and travel visa-free to discover the treasures of Royal St. Petersburg. We take care of all the arrangements so all you have to do is enjoy the experience and bring remarkable memories back home.

Tour type:
Small group tour
Tour rating:
4.97 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    16 nights
    Standard rooms
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    4 ferry rides
    1 train ride & 1 boat ride
    1 local flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 8 guided tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
  • MEALS
  • 16 breakfasts
    2 dinners

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen - the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.​

No meals included.

Day 2
Exploring Copenhagen Highlights

After breakfast, you meet your guide and private driver and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour* of Copenhagen.

During the tour you stop and visit the symbol of Copenhagen - the world-famous Little Mermaid statue, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale. Then you drive around the Citadel before visiting both the Gefion Fountain and Amalienborg Square where the winter residence of the Royal Family is located. If possible you get to see the famous Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony.

You then pass the colorful harbor of Nyhavn and the Rosenborg Castle. Then continue onto Christiansborg for a walk around the government area with a stop in front of the architectural beauty of the Old Danish Stock Exchange. After you return to the bus and drive by Tivoli Gardens, the National Museum, Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Town Hall Square before returning to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

*Please note that the order of sights seen might be changed due to traffic conditions.

Day 3
Ferry Trip to Oslo

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel in Copenhagen and spend the rest of the morning at leisure or join a carefully planned optional tour.

In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Oslo. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 4
Oslo Sightseeing Tour & Visiting the Frogner Park

After breakfast, you arrive in the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo. Upon arrival, your guide and private driver meet you at the port and take you on a 3-hour panoramic city tour around the most magnificent attractions of the Norwegian capital.

You start with a visit to one of the major Scandinavian treasures - the famous Frogner Park, informally known as the Vigeland Park named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You spend some great time strolling through this beautiful park and enjoying its extravagant sculptures and unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other famous Oslo attractions, including the Royal Palace, the Akershus fortress (no entrances included) and the Viking Ship Museum (entrance tickets included).

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. You can relax in the hotel or join our carefully designed optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and are transferred to the train station, where you board a train that takes you to an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway.

Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Boat Ride to Bergen

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure. You can join a carefully planned morning optional tour.

In the afternoon you walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 5,5-hour express boat trip to Bergen - the second largest city in Norway. This is a wonderful experience definitely worth trying!

Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting sights of Bergen.

During the tour, you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic Floibanen Funicular ride that is one of Norway's best-known attractions.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You may join a carefully designed optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Flight to Stockholm

Today you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to the magnificent capital of Sweden - Stockholm.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Stockholm attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9
Stockholm Old Town Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide and private driver and enjoy a 3-hour panoramic city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm.

During the tour, you explore the brilliant Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and the City Hall (no entrances included).

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully planned optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Ferry Trip to Helsinki

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and spend the rest of the morning at your leisure.

In the afternoon your driver transfers you to the port for a ferry trip to Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Exploring Helsinki Old Town & Visiting the Rock Church

After breakfast, you arrive in the port of Helsinki where you meet your guide and driver who take you on a wonderful panoramic city tour around the most fantastic attractions of Helsinki.

During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town and visit the famous Rock Church and the Helsinki Cathedral.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free. You can join our carefully designed optional tour.

Breakfast is included.

Day 12
Free day in Helsinki

Today you have a free day to continue exploring the fantastic attractions of Helsinki on your own or take one of our carefully prepared optional tours.

Breakfast is included.

Day 13
Departure from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

This morning you enjoy a free time to explore Helsinki attractions on your own.

In the afternoon you are transferred to the port where you board a ferry that takes you to St. Petersburg - the legendary cultural capital of Russia known as "Venice of the North" for its numerous rivers and canals. You spend this night on board the ferry.

  • Note: Russian visas are not required as there is a 72-hour visa-free regime for ferry passengers.

Breakfast is included.

Day 14
St. Petersburg City Tour

In the morning you arrive in the port of St. Petersburg. Your private guide and driver meet you at the port after customs and take you on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most outstanding attractions of St. Petersburg.

During the tour, you visit the gorgeous St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood which stands on the site where Russia's great emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded, and the Peter and Paul Fortress - a burial place of almost all the Russian emperors and empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II and his family.

After the tour, you are transferred to centrally located hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 15
Visit to the Hermitage Museum & Trip to Peterhof

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go to the legendary Hermitage Museum.

They say that if you were to spend three minutes by each of the exhibits in the Hermitage Museum, it would have taken you three years to see the entire exhibition. But don't worry, you have an experienced guide, who will show you the best rooms and halls of the exhibit within several hours.

  • The tour of the Hermitage includes the Main Museum Complex. The General Staff Building (that houses the Impressionist and Postimpressionist paintings as well as contemporary art) is not included.

In the second part of the day, you travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the palaces (from the outside) and gardens of the former summer residence of Russian tsars and the gem of palace architecture - Peterhof.

During the tour, you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, and take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 16
Trip to Pushkin & Ferry Ride to Helsinki

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and meet your guide and driver who take you to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) to explore the brilliant Catherine's Palace that is a striking example of baroque architecture gifted by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I.

During the tour, you take a walk through the lavish parks and gardens of this outstanding palace and enjoy its gorgeous interiors, including the replica of the world-renowned Amber Room.

After the tour, your driver transfers you to the port where you board a ferry that takes you back to Helsinki. You spend this night on board the ferry.

Breakfast is included.

Day 17
Departure from Helsinki

This is the last day of your amazing Scandinavian adventure! Upon your arrival in Helsinki, your driver meets you at the port and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Hotels

12 nights at 4-star best location hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's included
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen, Stockholm, Helsinki and St. Petersburg;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Dinners according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Copenhagen - Oslo and Stockholm - Helsinki;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Bergen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Bergen - Stockholm;
  • Entrance tickets to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo and the Rock Church in Helsinki;
  • Large suitcase porterage from Oslo hotel directly to Bergen hotel;
  • Regular class ferry tickets Helsinki - St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg - Helsinki; 
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

NOTE: Russian visas are not required as there is a 72-hour visa free regime for the St. Peter Line 
ferry passengers.

NOTE: More small group tour dates are available with1 extra day Helsinki. Contact your travel specialist for more information. 

What's Included
  • Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Bergen
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Visiting Rock Church in Helsinki
  • Visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  • Trip to Peterhof
What to Know
  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Dates Friend's trip (4+ travelers) Regular package Single traveler
Jun 16 - Jul 02, 2018
$4,834
1 room left
deposit
$967
$5,034
1 room left
deposit
$1,007
$6,479
1 room left
deposit
$1,296
Jul 14 - Jul 30, 2018
$4,834
deposit
$967
$5,034
deposit
$1,007
$6,479
deposit
$1,296
Jul 28 - Aug 13, 2018
$4,834
deposit
$967
$5,034
deposit
$1,007
$6,479
deposit
$1,296
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Dates Friend's trip (4+ travelers) Regular package Single traveler
Jun 16 - Jul 02, 2018
$4,834
1 room left
$5,034
1 room left
$6,479
1 room left
Jul 14 - Jul 30, 2018
$4,834
$5,034
$6,479
Jul 28 - Aug 13, 2018
$4,834
$5,034
$6,479
Aug 11 - Aug 27, 2018
$4,834
sold out
$5,034
sold out
$6,479
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Aug 25 - Sep 10, 2018
$4,834
$5,034
$6,479
Sep 8 - Sep 24, 2018
$4,834
$5,034
$6,479

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