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)
$ 22,040
Dates & Pricing

2020 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 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 sightseeing tour through the city, before arriving at your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. 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

  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. Enjoy your overnight special stay at a historic hotel.

    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 base for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Bergen

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

    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

  8. 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

  9. Day 9 - Loen

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Loen > Geiranger > Loen

    This morning, travel to Geiranger where 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 - Loen > Alesund > Stockholm

    Transfer to Alesund where you will board your flight to Stockholm where you’ll stay two nights.

    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, Dinner

  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 enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Helsinki

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

    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:

    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

    Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover Yusupov Palace, located on the Moika River. Revel in the wealth of the Yusupov family and learn about the mystery surrounding the assassination of Grigory Rasputin.

    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 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 or relax as you please.

    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

  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 your ship sets sail down the Neva River. Tonight, cruise across Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Mandrogi

    Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings before trying 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. 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 and visit the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Uglich

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. 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

  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. After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Moscow

    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.

    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

  28. 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

  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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

All-inclusive highlights
  • Luxury boutique small ship, Scenic Tsar
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 65 meals – 28 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 24 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beer, wine and soft drink with lunches and dinners on board Scenic Tsar
  • Cruise Director and Tour Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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