Scandinavian and Russian Capitals | Small Group Tour from Australia
Hike up to the top of the Pulpit Rock over the Lysefjord to enjoy some of the most striking displays of Norway
Nyhavn harbor is the most famous attraction in the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
Old Town of Stockholm is the best place to start your Sweden vacation
Visit Russia’s most renowned icon - the red-brick Kremlin on your Moscow tour

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Overview

Enjoy the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia during this well-balanced all-inclusive tour. Start your journey in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, and discover its amazing landmarks and unique modern architecture. Then get awe-inspired by stunning Norwegian nature, before exploring Sweden's Viking heritage and the highlights of Helsinki. Take a high-speed train to the northern capital of Russia, St. Petersburg and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Russian Royalty. Finally, finish your trip in the heart of Russia, its vibrant capital - Moscow.

Tour type:
Small group tour
Tour rating:
4 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star best location hotels
    standard rooms
    13 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    2 ferry rides & 3 train rides
    1 boat ride & 1 local flight
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 9 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular Ride
  • MEALS
  • 15 breakfasts
    2 dinners

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Copenhagen

Welcome to the historical "harbor of merchants" and the outstanding capital of Denmark - Copenhagen! 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 by Bus

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.

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

Breakfast is included.

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.

  • Optional: Grand Boat Tour Nyhavn & Tivoli, Copenhagen

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.

  • Optional: Fjord Cruise with Prawn Buffet

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Flamsbana Train Ride Oslo - Flam

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk 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.

  • Optional: Ægir Brewery & Pub, Flam

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.

  • Optional: Heritage Fjord Safari, Flam 
  • Optional: Viking Valley Gudvangen Tour
  • Optional: Undredal Fjord Village Tour

Breakfast is included. 

Day 7
Visiting Bryggen District & Floibanen Funicular Ride

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at 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.

  • Optional: Fjord cruise Bergen - Mostraumen, Bergen

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Flight to Stockholm

Today you check out from your hotel and the 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.

  • Optionals: Archipelago Cruise, Stockholm

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 and dinner are 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.

  • Optionals: The Beautiful Canal Route, Helsinki

Breakfast is included.

Day 12
Train to St. Petersburg & City Tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board the early high-speed Allegro train that takes you to St. Petersburg in just 3,5 hours.

Upon arrival, your guide and driver meet you at the train station 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 your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 13
Visit to the Hermitage Museum & Trip to Peterhof

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at 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 14
Train to Moscow & Tour to Tretyakov Gallery

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the train station where you board a high-speed Sapsan train that takes you to Moscow in comfort and safety in just 4 hours.

Upon arrival, your guide and driver meet you at the train station and take you on one of the most interesting sites in Moscow hidden deep beneath the surface - the Moscow Subway. You have a quick subway ride to taste local life and enjoy the splendid decorations of its stations.

Then you enjoy a guided tour to the world-famous treasure trove of the Russian fine art, the Tretyakov Gallery, where you spend several amazing hours viewing the brightest gems of its collection, including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

After the tour, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 15
Moscow City Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful city tour around the most magnificent Moscow landmarks. During the tour, you take a walk at the beautiful Red Square, go inside the colorful St. Basil's Cathedral, see the spectacular Cathedral of Christ the Savior and enjoy one of the best city views at Sparrow Hills.

Later you explore one of the most outstanding Moscow icons - the Kremlin. You go inside the Kremlin walls to visit it's famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 16
Departure from Moscow

This is the last day of your amazing Scandinavian-Russian adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers 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.


Included

13 nights in centrally-located 4-star 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, St. Petersburg and Moscow;
  • 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), Helsinki - St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg - Moscow;
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Bergen;
  • Economy class flight tickets Bergen - Stockholm;
  • Large suitcase porterage from Oslo hotel directly to Bergen hotel;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.


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

Tour highlights
  • Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway
  • Fjords boat trip from Flam to Bergen
  • Visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  • Trip to Peterhof
  • Moscow Kremlin and Armoury Chamber
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.
  • Debit and credit cards are accepted in most places in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and there are plenty of ATMs.

Dates & Rates

Dates
May 12
May - 27, 2019
May 19
Jun - 3, 2019
Jun 2
Jun - 17, 2019
Jun 9
Jun - 24, 2019
Jun 16
Jul - 1, 2019
Jun 23
Jul - 8, 2019
Jun 30
Jul - 15, 2019
Jul 7
Jul - 22, 2019
Jul 14
Jul - 29, 2019
Jul 21
Aug - 5, 2019
Jul 28
Aug - 12, 2019
Aug 4
Aug - 19, 2019
Aug 11
Aug - 26, 2019
Aug 18
Sep - 2, 2019
Aug 25
Sep - 9, 2019
Sep 1
Sep - 16, 2019
Sep 8
Sep - 23, 2019
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
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$1,150
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$1,150
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
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$1,150
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$1,150
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
$5,948
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$1,190
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Single traveler
$7,648
deposit
$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
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$1,530
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$1,530
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Dates
May 12
May - 27, 2019
May 19
Jun - 3, 2019
Jun 2
Jun - 17, 2019
Jun 9
Jun - 24, 2019
Jun 16
Jul - 1, 2019
Jun 23
Jul - 8, 2019
Jun 30
Jul - 15, 2019
Jul 7
Jul - 22, 2019
Jul 14
Jul - 29, 2019
Jul 21
Aug - 5, 2019
Jul 28
Aug - 12, 2019
Aug 4
Aug - 19, 2019
Aug 11
Aug - 26, 2019
Aug 18
Sep - 2, 2019
Aug 25
Sep - 9, 2019
Sep 1
Sep - 16, 2019
Sep 8
Sep - 23, 2019
Friend's trip (4+ travelers)
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
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$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
$5,748
deposit
$1,150
Two travelers: double occupancy
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
$5,948
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$1,190
$5,948
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$1,190
$5,948
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$1,190
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$1,190
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$1,190
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$1,190
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$1,190
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$1,190
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$1,190
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$1,190
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
$5,948
deposit
$1,190
Single traveler
$7,648
deposit
$1,530
$7,648
deposit
$1,530
$7,648
deposit
$1,530
$7,648
deposit
$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
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$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
$7,648
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$1,530
$7,648
deposit
$1,530

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