EXOTIC SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA
15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia

Highlights

EXOTIC SCANDINAVIA AND RUSSIA
15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
Highlights
Highlights of the Tour
  • A complete value for money tour with maximum, quality sightseeing
  • Stay in convenient & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily Indian Jain / vegetarian / non vegetarian lunches included
  • Daily Indian Jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners included
  • Visit 05 countries in 15 days
  • Guided city tour of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg & Moscow
  • Visit the famous Tivoli Gardens
  • Enjoy a Canal Cruise in Copenhagen
  • Visit the Christiansborg Palace
  • Visit the Carlsberg Brewery
  • Ride the Funicular to Mt. Floyen in Bergen
  • The famous Norway In A Nutshell Tour is included
  • Visit the Viking Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo
  • Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
  • Free Time at the Famous Karl Johan Street in Oslo
  • Orientation Tour of Karlstad
  • Visit the famous Vasa Museum in Stockholm
  • Visit the City Hall of Nobel Prize Banquet Fame in Stockholm
  • Visit the Drottningholm Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Photo Stop at the Fjllgatan Viewpoint in Stockholm
  • Ride the Sky View to the top of The Ericsson Globe
  • Tallink Silja Line, an overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Visit the Tempelliauki Church in Helsinki
  • Visit the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki
  • Visit the marvelous Sibelius Park in Helsinki
  • Experience the high-speed train ALLEGRO from Helsinki to St Petersburg
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Neva River in St. Petersburg
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum, a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg
  • Enjoy the spectacular world famous Russian Ballet Show
  • Visit Peterhof Palace & Gardens
  • Experience the High Speed Train SAPSAN from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • The world famous Russian Circus is included
  • Visit the Patriarchs Palace
  • Experience the Metro, a mass rapid transport system in Moscow
  • Visit 05 countries in 15 days at a relaxed and leisurely pace covering Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland & Russia
  • Services of a professional and experienced tour manager travelling with you, throughout your holiday
Itinerary
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Day 01

Welcome to Copenhagen the Danish Capital! Visit the Tivoli Gardens.

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Day 01

Today, enter the world of Vacations Exotica as you embark on your vacation to Scandinavia & Russia. Arrive at Copenhagen International airport and meet your experienced and professional Tour Manager in the arrivals area, outside the customs hall. Drive directly to your hotel and check in. Later, visit the famous Tivoli Gardens, a world-class amusement park in the centre of Copenhagen. The Tivoli Gardens is a must see in Copenhagen as it has fun for all ages with great rides, activities, shops, etc. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Scandic Sydhaven / Park Inn or similar, in Copenhagen. (D)

Day 02

Guided city tour of Copenhagen. Visit the Christiansborg Palace. Visit the Carlsberg Brewery. Experience a Canal Cruise.

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Day 02

After a breakfast buffet, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English-speaking guide. Visit the Christiansborg Palace, the most important building in Denmark. The Christiansborg Palace is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Ministers Office and the Danish Supreme Court. Also, see the City Hall, the Amalienborg Palace - the winter home of the Danish royal family, the Stock Exchange, Strget Shopping Street and many more sights. After lunch, visit the Gefion Fountain - the largest monument in Copenhagen, also used as a wishing well and the Little Mermaid - an icon and major tourist attraction of Copenhagen. Later, visit the Carlsberg brewery. A tour of the brewery reveals age-old traditions of beer making. Next, enjoy a canal cruise and see the interesting sights and attractions of the city, also a great way to experience the city. The canal tour sails through the harbour, idyllic canals and passes by Copenhagens beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses, new buildings and all other sights of interest. Tonight, enjoy an Indian Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Scandic Sydhaven / Park Inn or similar, in Copenhagen. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Onto Bergen Gateway to the Fjords. Bergen Guided city tour. Funicular to Mt. Floyen

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Day 03

After a breakfast buffet, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Bergen. On arrival, have lunch and proceed on a guided city tour with a local English-speaking guide. Bergen is an international city with a small-town charm and atmosphere, surrounded by seven rounded, lush mountains. The Hanseatic wharf Bryggen with its pastel-colour wooden houses, winding cobblestone streets and Old Bergen are just a few of the many attractions that make Bergen a real place of enchantment. Ride the Funicular to Mt. Floyen for great views of the city. Evening is at your leisure to explore the city on your own or visit the flea markets for some bargain shopping. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Grand Terminus / Zander K or similar, in Bergen. (B, L, D)

Day 04

Norway in a nutshell - The ultimate Scandinavian Excursion. Onto Oslo.

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Day 04

After a breakfast buffet, check out and embark on Norways most popular trip Norway in a nutshell. A combination of impressive trips by bus, boat and spectacular train rides. Proceed to Gudvangen and on arrival, embark on an enchanting boat ride into the Naeroyfjord. A UNESCOs World Heritage area and one of the narrowest fjords in Europe surrounded by towering mountains. The trip takes you through some of Norways most beautiful Fjord scenery and arrives into the picturesque village of Flam, situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord. After a local lunch, board your train on the Flam railway line. A masterpiece of engineering set amidst wild and wonderful scenery. Enjoy views of the huge mountains and thundering waterfalls, as the train passes through the Flam valley and arrives at Myrdal. Later, board your coach and drive to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality Expo / Scandic or similar, in Oslo. (B, LL, D)

Day 05

Oslo - Guided city tour. Visit the Viking Museum & Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

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Day 05

After a breakfast buffet, proceed on a city tour with a local English-speaking guide. Visit the Viking Ship Museum, which presents ships from the Viking periods such as Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune. The exhibit includes the worlds two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century. As well as small boats, sledges, a cart with exceptional ornamentation, implements, tools, harness, textiles, household utensils, etc. On your city tour, also drive past the City Hall, the House of Parliament, the Royal Palace and the majestic Akershus fortress. After lunch, visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park and Karl Johan Street. Norway is often called the Cradle of Skiing, and you will see why when you visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and admire the dizzying panorama. Enjoy these sights and many more on your guided tour. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality Expo / Scandic or similar, in Oslo. (B, L, D)

Day 06

Onto Karlstad. Onto Stockholm Jewel of the Swedish Archipelago.

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Day 06

After a breakfast buffet, check out and drive to Karlstad. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Karlstad is situated on a river delta where Swedens longest river, Klarlven, runs into Swedens largest lake, Vnern. It is reputed to be one of the sunniest towns in Sweden and hence the symbol for Karlstad is a Happy Sun. Later, drive to Stockholm - the capital of Sweden. It is often called the Venice of the North due to its numerous canals and waterways. The city offers many interesting cafes and restaurants and has become an El Dorado for shoppers. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality / Scandic or similar, in Stockholm. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Stockholm - Guided city tour. Visit the City Hall, the famous Vasa Museum. Visit the Fjllgatan viewpoint.

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Day 07

After a breakfast buffet, proceed on a full day city tour with a local English-speaking guide. Visit the impressive City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet takes place every year. Next, see the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the Old Town, Kings Garden and many more interesting sights. After lunch, make a stop at the Fjllgatan viewpoint, from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city and its inner harbour. Later, visit the famous Vasa Museum that houses the majestic 17th century royal warship - Vasa. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Quality / Scandic or similar, in Stockholm. (B, L, D)

Day 08

Visit the Drottningholm Palace. Ride the Sky View. Onto Tallink Silja Cruise across the Baltic.

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Day 08

After a breakfast buffet, check out and visit the Drottningholm Palace - a former Royal summer residence and today a home to the Swedish Royal Family. The palace contains magnificent rooms dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, a beautiful Baroque Park, Palace Theater, Chinese Pavilion, etc. Later, ride the Sky View a new world-class attraction that takes you on a breath-taking journey along the outside and to the top of the worlds largest spherical building - the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark. From the top, at 130 meters above sea level, you get an unbeatable view of Stockholm. Enjoy lunch. Later, board your luxury cruise across the Baltic, on board the Tallink Silja Line. Cruise across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Helsinki. Tonight, enjoy a Scandinavian dinner buffet on board the cruise. Later, you can dance the night away at the nightclub or linger in the various shops, as you enjoy the night on this luxury cruise. Overnight on board Tallink Silja Line (Exterior cabins) Cruise Liner. (B, L, SD)

Day 09

Onto Helsinki the Finnish Capital. Guided city tour of Helsinki.

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Day 09

After a breakfast buffet on board, disembark in Helsinki and proceed on a city tour with a local English-speaking guide. Enjoy the sights of this beautiful city. Visit the Tempelliauki Church the Church in the Rock, the Uspenski Cathedral and the marvelous Sibelius Park. Also, see the Senate square, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall, Opera House and many more interesting sights. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Clarion / Radisson Blu / Scandic or similar, in Helsinki. (B, L, D)

Day 10

St. Petersburg One of the worlds most beautiful cities.

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Day 10

After a breakfast buffet, check out and proceed to the train station to board the high-speed train Allegro to St. Petersburg. This train gets you to St. Petersburg in less than 4 hours. Packed lunch will be provided. Arrive at St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia and check into the hotel. Later, get ready to enjoy a spectacular world famous Russian Ballet Show. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Marriott or similar, in St. Petersburg. (B, PL, D)

Day 11

City tour of St. Petersburg. Visit Peterhof Palace & Gardens.

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Day 11

After a breakfast buffet, proceed on a city tour with a local English-speaking guide. See the St. Isaacs Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Russian National Library, the Statue of Peter the Great, the Peter & Paul Fortress, Summer Garden, Smolny Cathedral and many more sights. After lunch, proceed to Peterhof, famous for its series of palaces and gardens known as the Peterhof Palace. It was laid out on the orders of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great and is also called the Russian Versailles. The park holds numerous fountains, few monumental cascades and is one of Russias most famous tourist attractions. Later visit the Grand Palace, entering through the ornate Ceremonial Staircase to see the Ballroom, Throne Room, the Western Chinese Study, the Drawing Room, the Imperial Suite, the Oak Study Room and the Crown Room. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Marriott or similar, in St. Petersburg. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Visit the Hermitage Museum. Cruise on River Neva.

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Day 12

After a breakfast buffet, visit the Hermitage Museum - a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg. It is the largest and oldest museums in the world, with a collection comprising nearly three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. After lunch, the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the city on your own or for shopping at the Nevsky Prospect. Later in the evening, enjoy a cruise on the Neva River - one of the best ways to view the majesty of St. Petersburgs 18th century architecture and craftsmanship. The cruise exposes you to the magnificent panorama and stunning sights of this great city as it passes under the main bridges of St. Petersburg; unfolding the citys history and its legends connected with the waterways. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Marriott or similar, in St. Petersburg. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Moscow - the Capital city. Enjoy the world famous Russian Circus.

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Day 13

After a breakfast buffet, check out and proceed to the train station to board the high-speed train Sapsan. Arrive at Moscow, the financial and political centre of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It boasts of the largest community of billionaires in the world. After lunch, drive to your hotel and check in. Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus. For over two centuries, the circus has been an important part of Russias rich cultural heritage. It is a truly universal form of entertainment enjoyed by all, regardless of race, religion, language, social class, education or age. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Holiday Inn or similar, in Moscow. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Moscow - Guided city tour. See the magnificent Kremlin and the Red Square. Tour of the Metro

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Day 14

After a breakfast buffet, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English-speaking guide. Explore the Kremlin Grounds, Cathedrals and see the Patriarchs Palace in Moscow. The small city in the centre of Moscow, once the residence of Czars and Patriarchs contains Russias main Cathedrals - Assumption Cathedral, Archangels Cathedral and Deposition of the Robe Cathedral. The Patriarchs Palace is a museum of seventeenth-century life and applied art, displaying ecclesiastical regalia, period furniture, gold and silver ware from Russia and Western Europe. It dates back to 1640 and incorporates the Church of the Twelve Apostles, the private place of worship for the Patriarchs. Next, experience the Metro, the most reliable and rapid transport system. It connects the central part of the city with the industrial areas, residential areas and neighbouring towns. Moscow metro is a world leader for its volume of traffic and reliable transportation. Later, you have some time at leisure to explore Moscow on your own. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Holiday Inn or similar, in Moscow. (B, L, D)

Day 15

Farewell!

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Day 15

This morning, after a breakfast buffet/ boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Return home with great experiences and wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. (B)

Inclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
  • SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
    • DENMARK
      • Copenhagen
        • Guided Tour of the city
        • Visit the Gefion Fountain - the largest monument
        • See the Little Mermaid - an icon
        • Visit the Christiansborg Palace
        • Visit the Carlsberg Brewery
        • Visit Tivoli Gardens ? Scandinavia?s best Amusement Park
        • Enjoy a Canal Cruise
    • NORWAY
      • Bergen
        • Guided City Tour
        • Funicular ride to Mt. Floyen
        • Norway in a Nutshell
        • Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord
        • Ride the Flam Railway
        • Visit Myrdal
      • Oslo
        • Guided city tour
        • Visit the Viking Museum
        • Visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump
        • Visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park
        • Spend time at Karl Johan Street
    • SWEDEN
      • Karlstad
        • Orientation tour of the city
      • Stockholm
        • Guided city tour
        • Visit the impressive City Hall, famous for Nobel Prize banquet
        • Visit the Vasa Museum
        • Visit the Drottningholm Palace
        • View from Fj?llgatan View Point
        • Ride the Sky View ? On top of the Ericsson Globe
    • FINLAND
      • Helsinki
        • Guided City Tour
        • Visit the Tempelliauki Church
        • Visit the Uspenski Cathedral
        • Visit the marvelous Sibelius Park
    • RUSSIA
      • St. Petersburg
        • Cruise on the Neva River
        • Guided City Tour
        • Visit the Hermitage Museum
        • Spectacular Russian Cultural Show
        • Visit Peterhof Palace & Gardens
      • Moscow
        • See the stunning Russian Circus
        • Guided City Tour
        • Visit the Kremlin and the Red Square
        • Visit the Patriarch?s Palace
        • Experience the Metro - a mass rapid transport system
  • HOTELS
    • 02 nights at Hotel Scandic Sydhaven / Park Inn or similar, in Copenhagen
    • 01 night at Hotel Grand Terminus / Zander K or similar, in Bergen
    • 02 nights at Hotel Quality Expo / Scandic or similar, in Oslo
    • 02 nights at Hotel Quality / Scandic or similar, in Stockholm
    • 01 night board Tallink Silja Line Cruise (Ocean view cabins)
    • 01 night at Hotel Clarion / Radisson Blu / Scandic or similar, in Helsinki
    • 03 nights at Hotel Courtyard Marriott or similar, in St Petersburg
    • 02 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn or similar, in Moscow
  • MEALS
    • Daily Scandinavia breakfast buffet in Scandinavia & American buffet breakfast in Russia
    • Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian / Local lunches as specified in the itinerary
    • Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinners
    • A Scandinavian dinner buffet on board the ?Tallink Silja Line? cruise
  • TRANSFERS
    • All transfers and extensive excursions with entrance fees (as specified in the itinerary) by deluxe air conditioned coach
    • The ?Tallink Silja Line? cruise across the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Helsinki
    • The high-speed train ?Allegro? from Helsinki to St Petersburg
    • The high speed train ?Sapsan? from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • AIRFARE & VISAS
    • Return economy class group airfare as per the itinerary
    • Cost of ticket taxes
    • Cost of Multiple Entry Schengen visa & Single Entry Russian Visa
    • All local taxes as of 01st October 2017
  • OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    • It is extremely important to possess an Overseas Travel Insurance policy before you travel on your tour. We have included the cost of overseas travel insurance for the duration of the tour. For any passengers above 60 years of age and those who wish to extend their holiday, additional charges would apply.
  • TOUR MANAGER
    • Services of a professional and experienced Tour Manager or a local representative throughout your tour in Europe
Exclusions
WHAT YOUR TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

EXOTIC SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

  • Cost of deviation - In case you wish to deviate from the group departure dates mentioned in the brochure i.e. either travel before the departure date of your tour or would like to come back on a later date after the tour ends, there will be an additional charge that will be applicable which will be advised to you by our sales team / partner agent. The same subject to availability of seats for the given dates & ticket validity. Kindly also note, the deviation request is to be made at th
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