Capitals of the North

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Travel from the port cities of Scandinavia to Mother Russia’s St. Petersburg and Moscow. Launching your Scandinavia and Russia trip in Copenhagen, you’ll sail across the Baltic, dine like Swedish royalty and take to the stage with the talented St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Explore Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and Moscow with a Local Specialist
    • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, the City Hall in Stockholm, the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg and St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
    • View the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great in St. Petersburg and Red Square and the Walls of the Kremlin in Moscow
    • See Børsen, Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Akershus, the Royal Palace and the Opera House in Oslo, Storkyrkan, Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and the Opera House in Helsinki
    • Scenic Cruise across the Baltic Sea
    • Connect With Locals
    • Connect With Locals
    • Stays with Stories
    • Dive into Culture
    • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

What's this trip about?

    Travel from the port cities of Scandinavia to Mother Russia’s St. Petersburg and Moscow. Launching your Scandinavia and Russia trip in Copenhagen, you’ll sail across the Baltic, dine like Swedish royalty and take to the stage with the talented St. Petersburg Theatre of Youth.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityCopenhagen
End CityMoscow

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Russia

Attractions

  • Copenhagen
  • Moscow
  • Stockholm
  • St. Petersburg

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Copenhagen

Write your own epic tale of enchanting capitals on this unforgettable journey through Northern Europe, which begins in Copenhagen. Spend a leisurely afternoon connecting with its hygge atmosphere along the colourful façades of Nyhavn, before meeting your Travel Direct...

Day 2: Explore Historic Copenhagen

Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen. See the beloved Little Mermaid, immortalised in Hans Christian Andersen's woeful tale, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the exquisite Royal palaces of Amalienborg and Christian...

Day 3: Journey to Oslo

For now, it’s a fond farvel to Copenhagen and a bright and cheery hej to Sweden, as you cross the Øresund by ferry and wind your way north, through the Swedish countryside past Gothenburg to Norway. You’ll want to keep your camera at the ready to capture the scenic la...

Day 4: Vikings and More in Oslo

Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of Oslo. See the medieval fortress of Akershus, the elegant Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House and visit Vigeland Sculpture Park. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms.

Day 5: Onwards to Stockholm

We cross the border into Sweden today and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the European Union. Passing Örebro, we arrive in the island-ringed capital of Stockholm.

Day 6: Discover Beautiful Stockholm

Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour this morning, including sights of Stockholm's historic mother church, Storkyrkan, the Royal Palace and a visit to City Hall. This evening Connect With Locals over dinner during a Be My Guest eco-friendly experience of Swedish hospitality amidst the former hunting and fishing grounds of Swedish kings.

Day 7: Embark on an Overnight Cruise

Spend your day exploring the city on your own or perhaps join an excursion to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th-century warship reclaimed from the seabed. This evening, we board an overnight ferry and cross the Baltic bound for Finland.

Day 8: Arrive in Vibrant Helsinki

After an early arrival in Helsinki, meet your Local Specialist for an introduction to the city's iconic sights and its Swedish and Russian heritage. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square. Enjoy a Regional Dinner with your fellow travel companions.

Day 9: Continue to St. Petersburg

We depart Finland and journey to the imperial city of St. Petersburg where Peter the Great's magic touch on its pastel-hued façades and elegant canals provides the perfect introduction to our adventure through Russia. Tonight, dinner is served at your hotel.

Day 10: The Hermitage and More in St. Petersburg

Explore opulent royal history and the might of imperial Russia on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the magnificent Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this Baltic set...

Day 11: St. Petersburg Your Way

The narrow lanes and grand boulevards of St. Petersburg are ours to explore today. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise the River Neva and the canals of St. Petersburg.

Day 12: Journey By High-Speed Train to Moscow

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before boarding a train to the Russian capital. En route, contemplate the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, and the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send...

Day 13: Explore Magnificent Moscow

The imposing Red Square - the site of grand celebrations and beautiful architecture - takes centre stage this morning during a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Visit inside St. Basil's Cathedral and see the Kremlin Walls and towers before spending some...

Day 14: Moscow Your Way

Kick-start your morning immersing yourself in the kofe culture of Moscow, before taking to its streets to learn about its triumphs and defeats. Consider visiting one of the city's fascinating museums, explore the city's extraordinary literary and artistic heritage or ...

Day 15: Farewell Moscow

Say a fond farewell to Russia and newfound friends after your memorable holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

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Price per day$300
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

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Trafalgar is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.

 

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Meals Included
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 14 Breakfasts
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Ferry from Helsingør to Helsingborg Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Optional Experiences and free time Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland
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