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Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia

Discover Scandinavia and Russia on a 29 day adventure from Copenhagen to Moscow. Encounter reindeer, see the fjords, waterfalls and cruise the Volga river.

29 Day
From (AUD)
$ 22,040
  • 2019 Copenhagen > Moscow

    Elegant wonders

    Discover the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia, from Norway’s magnificent Geiranger Fjord to Russia’s grandiose architecture.

    Scandinavia will enthrall with majestic mountains and fjords, Viking history and stylish capital cities, while cruising through the beautiful Russian heartland will leave you with a lingering sense of amazement.

    Tour Code:

    IRSS

    Duration:

    29 Days

    Departure City:

    Copenhagen

    Return City:

    Moscow

  • 29 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Copenhagen

      Celebrate the start of your journey at this evening’s welcome reception. You’ll stay two nights in Copenhagen.

    • Day 2 - Copenhagen

      Tour the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, built as a country summerhouse in 1606. You’ll also see the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.

      Freechoice

      Take an iconic cruise through the city canals, or visit Tivoli Gardens.

      Your welcome dinner tonight is at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Copenhagen > Oslo

      Take a short flight to Oslo, the capital city of Norway. Upon arrival you’ll be met by a local guide for an insightful sightseeing tour through the city, before arriving at your hotel for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Oslo

      The Bygdøy Peninsula, home to three famous museums, will be your first stop today. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Oslo > Lofthus

      Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Lofthus for your overnight Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Lofthus > Bergen

      Journey to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many multi-coloured wooden buildings close to your base for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Bergen

      Today you’ll explore Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s greatest composer.

      Freechoice

      Journey 320 metres up the funicular railway to Mt. Floien for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, visit Fantofte Stave Church.

      Tonight enjoy a magnificent dinner in one of Bergen’s most spectacular locations.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Balestrand

      Journey on the world-famous Flåm Railway. Amid spectacular scenery and roaring waterfalls you’ll find the picturesque village of Flåm where you’ll take a gorgeous fjord cruise to Balestrand. Your haven for the evening is located waterside at the junction of the majestic Sognefjord and Esefjord.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Loen

      Travel alongside mountains that boast the largest icefield in continental Europe, Jostedalsbreen, which covers an incredible 487 square kilometres.

      Enrich

      Visit one of the most impressive arms of the icefield, Briksdalsbreen, and be taken by ‘trollcar’ up the glacier for a spectacular view of the glacier and magnificent waterfall.

      Continue via through spectacular and dramatic scenery to the small town of Loen, your base for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Loen - Geiranger - Loen

      This morning travel to Geiranger where you will cruise the incredible Geiranger Fjord and sail past the Seven Sisters, The Suitor and The Bridal Veil waterfalls. This afternoon, travel Troll’s Ladder Road for unforgettable views.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Loen > Alesund > Stockholm

      Transfer to Alesund where you will board your flight to Stockholm. Enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Stockholm

      Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You’ll also visit the Vasa Ship Museum, where the ornate warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically sank in Stockholm harbour on its maiden voyage in 1628.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Stockholm > Helsinki

      Transfer to the airport for your internal flight to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki, your home for the next two nights. Upon arrival, tour the city with your local guide.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Helsinki

      Today, explore the authentic Finnish open-air museum of Seurasaari.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Helsinki > St. Petersburg

      Travel by high-speed train to St. Petersburg and board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - St. Petersburg
      Freechoice

      Explore Catherine’s Block and the fountains in the Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof.

      Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 17 - St. Petersburg
      Freechoice

      Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover the Yusupov Palace.

      Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited
      to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for the official welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - St. Petersburg

      Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens. Afterwards enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant. This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.

      Enrich

      Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - St. Petersburg

      A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. Tonight, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Mandrogi
      Enrich

      Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings and perhaps try shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Kizhi Island

      Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Goritsy

      Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Yaroslavl

      Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the Fine Art Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 24 - Uglich

      Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow on a guided tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 25 - Moscow

      Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll discover world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 26 - Moscow

      Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before an insightful ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 27 - Moscow
      Enrich

      Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art.

      Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

      Freechoice

      Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War commonly known as the World War II museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 28 - Moscow

      Your day begins with a visit to the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union. Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 29 - Moscow

      After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
    • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 11 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 65 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 24 dinners (D)
    • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with on board lunches and dinners
    • Cruise Director to guide and assist
    • Expert Program Directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
    • All tipping and gratuities