Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg & Moscow
About St. Petersburg, Russia
This is one of our most popular vacations that visits the northern capitals: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. Guided sightseeing is included in all four cities. For the overnight Baltic Sea crossing from Stockholm to Helsinki you have first-class outside two-berth cabins with private facilities and will enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. Special features are charming Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (open mid-April to mid-September), magnificent Frogner Park in Oslo, a highlight visit to the Abba Museum in Stockholm, and in Helsinki, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and open-air market, and enjoy a special dinner. Continue to St. Petersburg for a 3-night stay, including a special dinner with traditional Russian delicacies, guided sightseeing, and visits to the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). Transfer to Moscow by high-speed Sapsan train for a 3-night stay, including guided sightseeing and visits to Red Square, the Armory Museum, and the Kremlin. A farewell dinner with Russian champagne concludes your vacation.
COPENHAGEN Welcome dinner and a selection of Danish cheeses; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-September)ELSINORE Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet’s castleGOTHENBURG OrientationOSLO Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City HallSTOCKHOLM Guided sightseeing, visit City Hall; [LF] visit the Abba MuseumSTOCKHOLM–HELSINKI [LF] Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smörgåsbord dinnerHELSINKI Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinnerST. PETERSBURG Guided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW Sapsan trainMOSCOW Guided sightseeing Red Square, Kremlin, Armory Museum, see Bolshoi TheaterHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board, and a farewell dinner in Helsinki
NOTES:Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.Security train regulations require clients’ family and first name, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at time of booking.
Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea crossing; high-speed Sapsan train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.