Capitals of the North Summer 2020

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2020

Scandinavia meets Mother Russia on this memorable encounter with fairy-tale cities and imperial capitals. Delve into the history of the Vikings, Hanseatic traders and powerful Russian tsars as you wind your way from Copenhagen to Moscow.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING in St. Petersburg, enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum with a group size of no more than 25 guests
  • VISIT Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, the City Hall in Stockholm, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
  • VIEW the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and the Walls of the Kremlin in Moscow
  • SEE Borsen, Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Akershus, the Royal Palace and the Opera House in Oslo, Storkyrkan, Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and the Opera House in Helsinki
  • SCENIC CRUISE across the Baltic Sea
Dining Highlights
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two berths
  • Ferry from Denmark to Sweden
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (254) 867-0155 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14887970

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2020
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CopenhagenArrive Copenhagen (2 Nights): Write your own epic tale of enchanting capitals on this unforgettable journey through Northern Europe, which begins in Copenhagen. Spend a leisurely afternoon connecting with its hygge atmosphere along the colourful facades of Nyhavn, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.
Phoenix
Day 2CopenhagenCopenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' today for a sightseeing tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen. See the beloved Little Mermaid, immortalised in Hans Christian Andersen's woeful tale, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the exquisite Royal palaces of Amalienborg and Christiansborg. Spend your afternoon strolling through the city's streets or embrace your inner child in Europe's oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. An afternoon at leisure could see you stroll down Stroget and rub shoulders with the locals. Enjoy coffee and people-watch along the Langelinie promenade or consider an Optional Experience visiting the stunning Danish Riviera.
Day 3OsloCopenhagen - Oslo (2 Nights): For now, it's a fond farvel to Copenhagen and a bright and cheery hej to Sweden, as you cross the Øresund by ferry and wind your way north, through the Swedish countryside past Gothenburg to Norway. You'll want to keep your camera at the ready to capture the scenic landscapes that line your route to Oslo, Norway's down-to-earth capital, where the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv can be felt along the flower-lined boulevards and bustling waterfront promenades.
Scandi Solli
Day 4OsloOslo Sightseeing and Free Time: Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for a sightseeing tour of Oslo. See the medieval fortress of Akershus, the elegant Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House and visit Vigeland Sculpture Park. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms.
Day 5StockholmOslo - Stockholm (2 Nights): We cross the border into Sweden today and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vanern, the largest lake in the European Union. Passing Orebro, we arrive in the island-ringed capital of Stockholm.
Elite Palace
Day 6StockholmStockholm Sightseeing and Free Time: Join your 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour this morning, including sights of Stockholm's historic mother church, Storkyrkan, the Royal Palace and a visit to City Hall. This evening 'Connect with Locals' over dinner during a 'Be My Guest' experience of Swedish hospitality.
Day 7At SeaStockholm Free Time - At Sea: Spend your day exploring the city on your own or perhaps join an excursion to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th-century warship reclaimed from the seabed. This evening, we board an overnight ferry and cross the Baltic bound for Finland.
Day 8HelsinkiAt Sea - Helsinki Sightseeing and Free Time: After an early arrival in Helsinki, meet your 'Local Specialist' for an introduction to the city's iconic sights and its Swedish and Russian heritage. See the modern marble facades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square. Enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travel companions.
Holiday Inn City Centre
Day 9St. PetersburgHelsinki - St. Petersburg (3 Nights): We depart Finland and journey to the imperial city of St. Petersburg where Peter the Great's magic touch on its pastel-hued facades and elegant canals provides the perfect introduction to our adventure through Russia. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.
Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky
Day 10St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg Sightseeing and Hermitage Museum visit: Explore opulent royal history and the might of imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist'. View the magnificent Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this Baltic settlement saw it rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals. Explore the Peter and Paul Fortress on an included visit before we 'Connect With Locals', meeting some of the students of St. Petersburg's Theatre for canapes and an unforgettable stage performance at our 'Be My Guest' experience. Learn how your visit will 'Make A Difference' to the theatrical education of St. Petersburg's youth. Later, join a Small Group Sightseeing visit with a 'Local Specialist' to the Hermitage Museum. Occupying five buildings on the banks of the Neva, the Hermitage features some three million artefacts, representing the development of world culture and art from the stone age to the 20th century. This evening, consider a theatre visit to enjoy a fascinating Russian Folklore performance.
Day 11St. PetersburgSt. Petersburg At Leisure: The narrow lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise the River Neva and the canals of St. Petersburg.
Day 12MoscowSt. Petersburg - High-Speed Train - Moscow (3 Nights): After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space. Straddling the Moskva River, this city is the country's political, economic, religious and financial hub - and your home for the next three nights.
Hilton Leningradskaya
Day 13MoscowMoscow Sightseeing and At Leisure: The imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations and beautiful architecture - takes centre stage this morning during a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit inside St. Basil's Cathedral and see the Kremlin Walls and towers before spending some time at leisure exploring the sights. Perhaps stroll along the banks of Moskva River or join an Optional Experience to admire the exquisite underground art and history showcase that is the Moscow Metro.
Day 14MoscowMoscow At Leisure: Kick-start your morning immersing yourself in the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking to its streets to learn about its triumphs and defeats. Consider visiting one of the city's fascinating museums, explore the city's extraordinary literary and artistic heritage or take an Optional Experience to the 14th-century Sergiyev Posad, a place of pilgrimage and the largest religious and cultural centre in Russia. This evening, we toast to the magic and magnificence of Mother Russia, joining our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.
Day 15MoscowDepart Moscow: Say a fond farewell to Russia and newfound friends after your memorable holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
07/05/2020$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/12/2020$4,850.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/19/2020$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/26/2020$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/02/2020$4,850.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/09/2020$4,795.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/16/2020$4,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/23/2020$4,795.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
08/30/2020$4,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/06/2020$4,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/13/2020$4,775.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/20/2020$4,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
09/27/2020$4,775.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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