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 Days
Copenhagen to Moscow
From (AUD)
$ 22,545
Dates & Pricing

2022 Copenhagen > Moscow

Elegant wonders

Discover the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia, from Norway’s magnificent Geiranger Fjord to Russia’s grandiose architecture.
Scandinavia will enthral 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 Map
Tour Code:
IRSS
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Moscow

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen

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

  2. Day 2 - Copenhagen

    Among the highlights of your guided tour this morning is Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament. You’ll also see the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family. The afternoon is yours to take in the wonderful sights of this fabulous city at your leisure. Your welcome dinner tonight is at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. 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 tour through the city, before arriving at your hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Oslo

    Discover Nordic Viking heritage with a visit to the Midgard Viking Centre.
    Tour the museum and partake in some fun Viking themed activities such as Axe throwing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. 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 where you will enjoy an overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. 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 hotel, your base for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Bergen

    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. Fløyen for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, visit the local Fish Markets, meet some vendors and sample the catch of the day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Bergen > 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

  9. Day 9 - Balestrand > Geiranger

    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.

    You will then continue past spectacular and dramatic scenery to Geiranger. Enjoy your hotel for the next two nights where you may enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding fjord from the comfort of your room.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Geiranger

    This morning you’ll 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

  11. Day 11 - Geiranger > Alesund > Stockholm

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Stockholm

    Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You’ll also visit the Nobel Museum. The Nobel prize is the most prestigious in the world and here you will learn about the laureates and their prize winning ideas from the last century.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Stockholm > Helsinki

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Helsinki

    Freechoice

    Explore the authentic Finnish open-air museum of Seurasaari, or visit Suomenlinna Fortress that was built over a series of Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Helsinki > St. Petersburg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. 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

  17. Day 17 - St. Petersburg

    Freechoice

    Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral, or tour Yusopov Palace and discover its link to Grigori Rasputin.

    After 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 your official welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. 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 St. Petersburg or simply relax in style on board Scenic Tsar.

    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. The Palace is an eclectic combination of architectural styles that will dazzle and amaze you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. 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.

    This evening, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as you set sail down the Neva River and cross Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Mandrog

    You’re free to explore this charming museum village and its distinctive wooden buildings, before enjoying a delicious lunch of shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Kizhi Island

    Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. You’ll visit the Museum of Architecture, and 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

  22. Day 22 - Goritsy

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Yaroslavl

    Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl. You’ll have the chance to visit the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Uglich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Moscow

    Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, you’ll visit the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Moscow

    Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before a ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before discovering world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, known as a symbol of Russia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. 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.

    After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

    Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Moscow

    Freechoice

    Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery, or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War, commonly known as the World War II museum. Alternatively, visit Bunker 42, the Cold War citadel that lies under the streets of Moscow.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. 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.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Included highlights
  • The comfort of small group sizes on your land journey with a maximum of just 24 guests
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar, with up to 112 guests
  • Spacious Balcony Suites
  • 3 Scenic Enrich experiences including a private Russian Ballet concert at the Palace of Prince Vladimir, a meet & greet with a cosmonaut at the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics and a visit to Briksdalbreen icefield and journey via Trollcar for incredible views of the glacier and impressive waterfall
  • Personalise your trip with 12 included Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Five star service and on board dining at Crystal Dining
  • 64 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 22 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with on board meals
  • Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore

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