Scandinavian Explorer with Russia

12N / 13D
  • 2N Moscow
  • 2N St Petersburg
  • 1N Helsinki
  • 1N Silja Line Cruise
  • 1N Stockholm
  • 2N Oslo
  • 1N Bergen
  • 2N Copenhagen
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Group Tour

From historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides and vodka-fuelled nightlife- Russia is the place to be.

Experience wilderness, hiking, kayaking, glacier-walk, bear-watching and a lot more all in Scandinavia.

Peak season:April,May,June,July,Aug,Sep

Off season:Oct,Nov,Dec,Jan,Feb,Mar

  • Moscow: Hotel Azimut or similar
    St. Petersburg : Courtyard by Marriott or similar
    Helsinki: Holiday Inn or similar
    Silja Line Cruise : on-board Cruise (Seaview cabin) – Silja Line or similar
    Stockholm: Scandic Kungens Kurva or similar
    Oslo: Scandic Asker or similar
    Bergen: Quality Edward Grieg or similar
    Copenhagen: Scandic Sydhavnen or similar
  • Guided City tour in Moscow
    Visit to Lenin’s Mausoleum & Red Square in Moscow
    Underground Metro experience in Moscow
    Entrance to Cosmonaut Museum (Closed on Mondays) in Moscow
    Guided City Tour in St. Petersburg
    Entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
    Neva River Cruise in St. Petersburg
    Entrance to Church on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg
    Entrance to Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
    Entrance to Petergof Gardens in St. Petersburg
    Guided City Tour in Helsinki
    View the Rock Church & Senate square in Helsinki
    Guided City Tour in Stockholm
    Guided Tour of Royal Vasa Ship Museum in Stockholm
    Entrance to the City Hall in Stockholm
    Gondola ride for Sky View in Stockholm
    Guided City Tour in Oslo, Entrance and visit to the top of Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo
    Guided tour of Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
    Take a ride on the Flamsbanna - the most scenic railway journey in the world with Norway in a Nutshell
    Enjoy the Fjord Cruise with Norway in a Nutshell
    Get on board and drive through mountains and see breathtaking waterfalls with Norway in a Nutshell
    Guided City Tour in Bergen
    Take a return funicular ride to the top of Mt. Floyen in Bergen
    Guided City Tour in Copenhagen
    See the iconic Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
    Enjoy Nyhavn Canal Cruise in Copenhagen
    Entrance to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
    Carlsberg - Entrance and welcome drink in Copenhagen
    Entrance to Kremlin and Russian Circus
  • Return Airport transfers & Intercity Transfers in seat in coach basis
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
    10 Jain / Vegetarian Lunches
    11 Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Dinners
    01 International dinner on-board the Cruise
  • Not Included

Eastern Europe is peppered with the unexpected gothic spires & lego-block buildings. History lives and breathes in it. A living heritage of folklore and festivals sets Eastern Europe apart. Sandy beaches, windswept plains, rugged mountain ranges.

Peak season:Mar - Sep

Off season:Oct - Feb

  • Prague: Caesar Prague or similar
    Vienna: Bosei or similar
    Budapest: City inn or similar
  • Prague - Grand City Tour
    Prague Castle and Boat Cruise Vienna - City tour of Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace
    Budapest - One Full Day City Circle Hop On Hop Off Tour
  • Prague Airport to Prague City Centre Hotel Budapest City Centre Hotel to Budapest Airport
  • Breakfast included
  • Visa at an additional cost

Eastern Europe is peppered with the unexpected gothic spires & lego-block buildings. History lives and breathes in it. A living heritage of folklore and festivals sets Eastern Europe apart. Sandy beaches, windswept plains, rugged mountain ranges.

Peak season:Mar - Sep

Off season:Oct - Feb

  • Prague: Ambassador Zlata Husa or similar
    Vienna: Hilton Plaza or similar
    Budapest: Hilton or similar
  • Prague - Grand City Tour
    Prague Castle and Boat Cruise Vienna - City tour of Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace
    Budapest - One Full Day City Circle Hop On Hop Off Tour
  • Prague Airport to Prague City Centre Hotel Budapest City Centre Hotel to Budapest Airport
  • Breakfast included
  • Visa at an additional cost

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrive Moscow - Russia’s capital- Moscow City Tour (D)

    Welcome! Today we arrive in one of the most beautiful city of the world - Moscow. On arrival at the airport, meet your friendly Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Moscow.

    Upon reaching the hotel, check-in and relax. In the evening, proceed for an orientation tour of the city. Later, enjoy Indian dinner at a nearby restaurant.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Moscow.

DAY 2 - Moscow Metro Tour - Cosmonaut Museum – Russian Circus (B,L,D)

    Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Later, proceed for an underground Soviet-era architecture tour of Moscow in a metro. On your metro tour, you will learn about the history and architecture of the metro subway system.

    Later, visit the famous museum of Cosmonautics, the world famous Russian Circus, Walls & towers of Kremlin, St. Basil Cathedral, Red Square, Moskva river, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the Moscow University and enjoy a splendid view of the city from Sparrow hill.

    Next, proceed to discover why the subways of Moscow are recognized as the most beautiful in the world. At the end of this fascinating day, you will then proceed to a nearby restaurant for Indian dinner.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Moscow.

DAY 3 - Kremlin Tour - Moscow to St. Petersburg by Spasan Train (B,L,D)

    Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Check out of the hotel and proceed on a guided tour of Kremlin the oldest part of the city. See one of the greatest architectural treasures in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour of the impressive Kremlin, the official residence of the Russian President, Ivan - the Great Bell Tower, the iconic cathedrals and the Grand Kremlin Palace.

    Proceed to Leningradskaya train station to board your Sapsan train to the former capital of USSR – St. Petersburg. On arrival, get on your luxurious coach to begin your guide city tour. Visit the St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevsky Prospekt and the Brozen Horseman.

    Enjoy Indian dinner at a local restaurant and check into your hotel.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in St. Petersburg.

DAY 4 - St. Petersburg City Tour - Neva River Cruise (B,L,D)

    Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    Post breakfast, proceed for your guided tour by visiting the Winter Palace, formerly the official residence of the Romanov Tsars which is undoubtedly St. Petersburg's most famous attraction. With over 03 million items, its collection is universally acknowledged as one of the world's greatest Est treasuries of art and antiquities. Later, visit Hermitage where you'll find centuries of European fine art and a rich collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and the astonishingly opulent 18th and 19th century state rooms of Russia's imperial family. Enjoy lunch at Indian restaurant. Later, visit the Peterhof Palace. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles". The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, enjoy a scenic cruise on Neva River.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in St. Petersburg.

DAY 5 - Onward to Helsinki by high speed train (B,PL,D)

    Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel.

    After breakfast, transfer to the train station for a high speed train to the Finnish Capital – Helsinki.

    Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city's rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.

    On arrival at the Helsinki station, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Relax as rest of the day is at leisure. Packed lunch will be given today while travelling from St. Petersberg to Helsinki.

    Tonight enjoy Indian dinner at a local restaurant.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Helsinki.

DAY 6 - Helsinki City Tour - Cruise to Stockholm (B,L,D)

    After breakfast, check-out and proceed for your guided city tour. Drive past the city's busy harbor and the coastal road by Embassy Park and see the colorful open-air market, Senate Square and Esplanadi, a popular shopping avenue where many designer shops are located. Visit the Sibelius Monument, dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

    The tour will also take you to the Mannerheim Street - Helsinki's main street, to see the impressive Parliament building, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall. Later, see the Olympic Stadium Helsinki constructed for its hosting of the 1952 Olympic Games.

    During your sightseeing tour of Helsinki, you will also see the unique Rock Church which was built out of solid rock and capped with a copper dome. Enjoy Indian lunch at local restaurant. Later in the afternoon, proceed to the pier to board your cruise to Stockholm. Enjoy local dinner on the cruise.

    Overnight stay on the Cruise.

DAY 7 - Stockholm City Tour – Vasa Museum and SkyView (B,L,D)

    After breakfast on the cruise, disembark at the Stockholm pier to meet the local guide and proceed for your guided tour of the city. Visit Fjällgatan to see the magnificent view of the Swedish capital, spread out on 14 islands with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. See the Old Town with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, the Royal palace, the Cathedral, and the City Hall where the festivities of the annual Nobel Prize award take place. Continue to visit the impressive Vasa Museum, which houses eight exhibitions, is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions because of its beautifully preserved wooden warship that sank in Stockholm Harbour during her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1628. Go up on the gondola to the SkyView – Stockholm’s landmark, a world-class attraction that takes you to the top of the world’s largest spherical building for a fantastic view of Stockholm. Enjoy an Indian lunch at a local restaurant.

    Later, proceed to your hotel and check-in. Rest of the day is free to relax or explore the city on your own. Today in the evening enjoy dinner at a local Indian restaurant.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Stockholm.

DAY 8 - Onward to Oslo (B,L,D)

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    After breakfast, check-out and relax in your coach, as we drive to Oslo – the Viking capital where fjords and mountains meet. En route, visit the town of Karlstad, situated between the cities of Stockholm and Oslo. The town is bisected by the Klaralven river with the Smiling Sun- it’s symbol. Visit Karlstad – beautiful lakeside town in Sweden and Lake Vanern - that provides its visitors with an opportunity to completely soak in its splendid beauty. Enjoy lunch and proceed to Oslo. On arrival in Oslo, check-in and relax at your hotel. Tonight, a hot dinner awaits you at a restaurant.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Oslo.

DAY 9 - Oslo City Tour – Visit Viking Museum and Holmenkollen Ski Jump (B,L,D)

    After breakfast, get ready to meet the local guide who will introduce you to the city of Oslo. See medieval Akershus Fortress, the City Hall from the 1950s, the Royal Palace, Parliament and the National Theatre. Then continue with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, a famous park that truly has no equal. The park is home to over 200 stone, bronze and cast-iron figural sculptures made by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. Visit to the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a large ski jumping hill and get a breath-taking view of Oslo fjords. Proceed to the Bygdoy, a peninsula on the western side of Oslo for a guided tour of Viking Ship Museum. The museum displays the world's two best pre-served wooden Viking ships built in the 09th century, as well as small boats. Enjoy lunch at a local Indian restaurant. Rest of the day is free to explore the city on your own. End your day with a sumptuous dinner.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Oslo.

DAY 10 - Norway in Nutshell Tour – Onward to Bergen (B,L,D)

    After breakfast, check-out and proceed for Bergen. Today get set for one of the highlight of your trip - Norway in Nutshell. This is a combination of spectacular train rides, impressive trips by boat and scenic bus ride. Be spellbound as you travel through some of the most magnificent scenery in Fjord Norway. Board your scenic train from Geilo to Myrdal, where you change to the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery to travel to Flam. Cherish the beautiful huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down to wild Flam valley. Wander around the idyllic countryside, before embarking on an enchanting boat ride through the spectacular fjords. Be amazed with the splendid scenery as the boat takes you from Aurlandsfjord into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjord in Europe, surrounded by mighty mountains of up to 1800 meters. Arrive at scenic Gudvangen, board your coach as you travel through the impressive Norwegian landscape to Bergen. Today lunch will be provided. Pass the charming villages before arriving into Bergen. Enjoy dinner at local Indian restaurant in Bergen.

    Transfer to hotel, check-in and relax.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Bergen.

DAY 11 - Bergen City tour - Onward to Copenhagen (B,L,D)

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    Later, check-out and proceed on your guided city tour of Bergen - the second largest port city of Norway. It is charmingly placed between mountains and fjords. The city was founded in 1070 and is the main capital of the fjord country. Visit Bryggen a UNESCO world heritage site and see the bustling Fish and Flower Market, the City Park, and the Grieg Hall - the concert hall of Bergen. Take the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen and get a scenic view of Bergen Fjord. The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. Enjoy lunch at a local Indian restaurant. Proceed for Bergen airport to take a flight to the fairytale city of Copenhagen.

    On arrival in Copenhagen, proceed for dinner and later check-in at your hotel.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Copenhagen.

DAY 12 - Copenhagen City Tour (B,L,D)

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    Today after breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour of Copenhagen. It is full of historical buildings and ancient streets. You will see the Little Mermaid - symbol of Copenhagen and the Gefion fountain. The Royal residence Amalienborg Palace consisting of four identical facades, where you may get a chance to witness the change of guard’s ceremony, Christiansborg Castle, the home of the Danish Parliament and many more sights. Visit Carlsberg Brewery to get an authentic brewery experience with a lot of history and beer. The unique displays and interactive exhibitions take you on a trip through the world's largest collection of beer bottles, the history of beer, and the Carlsberg development. Enjoy lunch at a local Indian restaurant.

    Copenhagen is an old harbor and maritime city, one of the most beautiful and enjoyable ways to see it is from a boat sailing down its charming canals on Nyhavn Canal Cruise. Later in the afternoon, proceed to the Tivoli Gardens - a famous amusement park in Copenhagen. Enjoy delicious Indian meals before heading to your hotel.

    Overnight stay at your hotel in Copenhagen.

DAY 13 - Depart Copenhagen (B)

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

    Later, check-out and head towards the airport for your flight back home.

Inclusions

  • 02 nights at Hotel Azimut or similar in Moscow:
  • 02 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott or similar in St. Petersburg
  • 01 nights at Hotel Holiday Inn or similar in Helsinki
  • 01 night on-board Cruise (Seaview cabin) – Silja Line or similar
  • 01 night at Hotel Scandic Kungens Kurva or similar in Stockholm
  • 02 nights at Hotel Scandic Asker or similar in Oslo
  • 01 night at Hotel Quality Edward Grieg or similar in Bergen
  • 02 nights at Hotel Scandic Sydhavnen in Copenhagen
  • Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast.
  • 10 Indian Jain/Vegetarian Lunches.
  • 11 Indian Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian Dinners.
  • 01 International dinner on-board the Cruise
  • Guided City tour in Moscow
  • Visit to Lenin’s Mausoleum & Red Square in Moscow
  • Underground Metro experience in Moscow
  • Entrance to Cosmonaut Museum (Closed on Mondays) in Moscow
  • Guided City Tour in St. Petersburg
  • Entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg
  • Neva River Cruise in St. Petersburg
  • Entrance to Church on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg
  • Entrance to Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
  • Entrance to Petergof Gardens in St. Petersburg
  • Transfer to Helsinki by Allegro Train from St. Petersburg
  • Guided City Tour in Helsinki
  • View the Rock Church & Senate square in Helsinki
  • Overnight Silja Cruise (Sea - View Cabins) - Inclusive Of Porterages
  • Guided City Tour in Stockholm
  • Guided Tour of Royal Vasa Ship Museum in Stockholm
  • Entrance to the City Hall in Stockholm
  • Gondola ride for Sky View in Stockholm
  • Guided City Tour in Oslo
  • Entrance and visit to the top of Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo
  • Guided tour of Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
  • Take a ride on the Flamsbanna - the most scenic railway journey in the world with Norway in a Nutshell
  • Enjoy the Fjord Cruise with Norway in a Nutshell
  • Get on board and drive through mountains and see breathtaking waterfalls with Norway in a Nutshell
  • Guided City Tour in Bergen
  • Take a return funicular ride to the top of Mt. Floyen in Bergen
  • Guided City Tour in Copenhagen
  • See the iconic Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
  • Enjoy Nyhavn Canal Cruise in Copenhagen
  • Entrance to Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
  • Carlsberg - Entrance and welcome drink in Copenhagen
  • Services of professional and friendly Indian Tour Manager through out the tour.
  • Entrance to Kremlin and Russian Circus
  • Drivers Tips @ Eur 2 per person per day.

Exclusions

  • 5% Goods & Service Tax is applicable on total invoice.
  • Airfare and Airport Taxes.
  • Visa & Overseas Travel Insurance.
  • Cost of Meals other than those specified in inclusions.
  • Any Optional Tours
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal expenses.
  • Expenses of personal nature, mini bar in the room, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc.
  • Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions.
  • Any increase in the cost that may come into force prior to the departure date including change in price owing to fluctuation in the rate of exchange.
  • Surcharges applicable during Conventions, Special Events, Festivals, Trade fairs, Blackout dates, etc (For Eg: Diwali, Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, etc)
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