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Cossack Explorer Summer 2018 - CostSaver tour

Cossack Explorer Summer 2018 - CostSaver

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
14 days
From: $ 2,690 $ 192 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Copenhagen
  • Helsinki
  • Minsk
  • Moscow
  • Novgorod
  • St. Petersburg
  • Stockholm
  • Warsaw

Short Description

The landmarks of Northern Europe are on display as you weave through Scandinavia, Belarus and Poland with a visit to Russia's imperial capitals of St. Petersburg and Moscow along the way.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Copenhagen
End City Warsaw

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2: Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning sightseeing tour which includes the Little Mermaid, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of your choice or shopping. Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 3: Copenhagen – Stockholm

Travel into Sweden via the spectacular Øresund Bridge, and through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital surrounded by islands. Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 4: Stockholm Sightseeing – At Sea

Admire Stockholm's biggest landmarks this morning with your Local Specialist, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze of islands linked by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Don't miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland. Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 5: At Sea – Helsinki Sightseeing and Free Time

Arrive early in Finland's capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, the café-lined Esplanade and the beautiful domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax. Scandinavian Breakfast

Day 6: Helsinki – St. Petersburg (2 Nights)

Today we leave Finland to begin our exploration of Russia. We’ll travel along the Gulf of Finland and through the forests of Karelia before reaching St Petersburg, our home for the next two nights. Marvel at the city’s canals and colourful buildings en route to your hotel, where you will dine tonight. Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Free Time

The Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great feature on your guided sightseeing tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Specialist and spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Peterhof. Buffet Breakfast

Day 8: St. Petersburg – Novgorod

Cross the vast Russian plains to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Novgorod – Tver – Moscow (2 Nights)

Your wonderful journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Moscow Sightseeing and Free Time

Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you an array of sights including Red Square and the domed St. Basil's Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars. Buffet Breakfast

Day 11: Moscow – Smolensk – Minsk

Drive past the region of Borodino, site of Napoleon's great defeat, and stop for lunch near Smolensk. Later cross the border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. After the Second World War the city was rebuilt in supreme Soviet style which you can see during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Minsk – Brest – Warsaw (2 Nights)

Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Later we arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time

Your Local Specialist shows you the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and the landmarks of Warsaw's Old Town, which was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War. Later you might like to soak up the city's culture and nightlife. Buffet Breakfast

Day 14: Depart Warsaw

Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Intimate Group - 12 max

Accomodations

  • Pulawska Residence

Additional Information

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

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Meals Included

  • 5 Scandinavian breakfasts
  • 3 Three course lunches
  • 4 Three course dinners
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