24 Days: All of Scandinavia with Russia and East Europe

24 Days: All of Scandinavia with Russia and East Europe

Russia | Finland | Estonia | Sweden | Norway | Denmark | Germany | Czech Republic | Austria | Slovenia | Croatia | Slovakia | Hungary
Description

This 24-day tour consists of some of the best sites that an Eastern European Wonders tour has to offer. The tour starts in the Berlin, capital of Germany, and will end in scenic Vienna. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

2 nts at Novotel Center or similar in Moscow.
2 nts at Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya or similar in St. Petersburg.
1 nt at Scandic Grand Marina or similar in Helsinki.
1 nt at Tallink City or similar in Tallinn.
1 nt Overnight Ferry – Tallink Silja Line (Sea View Cabin).
1 nt at Scandic Victoria Tower or similar in Stockholm.
1 nt at Scandic Ornen or similar in Bergen.
1 nt at Vestila Resort or similar in Geilo.
1 nt at Thon Oslofjord or similar in Oslo.
2 nts at Scandic Sluseholmen or similar in Copenhagen.
2 nts at Estrel Berlin or similar in Berlin.
2 nts at Corinthia or similar in Prague.
1 nt at Mercure Salzburg Central or similar in Salzburg.
1 nt at Kompas or similar in Lake Bled.
1 nt at Aristos Zagreb or similar in Zagreb.
2 nts at Mercure Budapest City Center or similar in Budapest.
1 nt at Leonardo Hotel or similar in Vienna.

Meals
  • Enjoy a Buffet Breakfast every day
    Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Milk, Tea, Coffee, Eggs, Fruits and Juice
  • Enjoy Indian / International Meals in Europe
    A Choice of Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Menus
Itinerary
Day 1: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (D)

Welcome to Moscow. On arrival check into your hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. Later at 1600 hrs we proceed to enjoy a performance at the famous Russian Circus. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 2: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (B, D)

Today, on your guided city tour, visit the Kremlin, which includes Patriarch’s Palace, Terem, Palace and Cathedral Square, which houses many churches with exquisite golden domes. Visit the world famous Red Square, see Leo Tolstoy Street, Triumphal Arch, White House, Arbat Square, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street and Manezh Square. Later, visit the Metro station of Moscow often called ‘the people’s palaces’, for their elegant designs, lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Today, you also have the opportunity to ride on the Metro. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 3: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (B, L, D)

Today, proceed to the train station for our High-Speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg On a guided city tour, drive along the ‘Great Perspective’ famous today as Nevsky Prospect, lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy. Visit Issac’s Cathedral – the main church of the Russian Empire. Next, visit The Peter and Paul Fortress – the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini’s designs from 1706-1740. Tonight, we discover traditional Russian dance and music during an elegant reception at the Russian Folklore show. Overnight in St.Petersburg.

Day 4: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (B, D)

Today, visit the Catherine Palace – see the spacious ballroom, the “Grand Hall” or the “Hall of Lights”, with a spectacular painted ceiling, and comprises numerous distinctively decorated smaller rooms, including the reproduced Amber Room. Visit the Hermitage Museum. The gigantic collection of nearly three million objects of the Heritage Museum. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 5: HELSINKI FINLAND, HIGH-SPEED ALLEGRO TRAIN TO HELSINKI ESTONIA (B, D)

Today, travel to the St.Petersburg station to board our High- Speed Allegro Train to Helsinki. On arrival, we check into the hotel. Overnight in Helsinki.

Day 6: HELSINKI FINLAND and TALLINN, ESTONIA (B, L, D)

Today, check out of the hotel and proceed on a guided city tour of Helsinki. See the important parts of, Helsinki – Presidential Palace, Lutheran Church, Senate Square, Opera House and Sibelius Park. Next, we visit the Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenski Cathedral. Helsinki Cathedral is an Evangelic Lutheran church and the Uspenski Cathedral is, a Russian Orthodox cathedral on the Katajanokka peninsula in Helsinki. It is the largest Orthodox church in western Europe. Later, we drive to, the pier to take a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 7: TALLINN, ESTONIA and OVERNIGHT FERRY to STOCKHOLM (B, L, D)

Today, proceed for a guided city tour of Tallinn. Your journey begins with a drive through the beautiful district of Kadriorg. You will also see the Toompea Hill, Parliament building, Dome Church, St. Nicholas Church, Town Hall Square, St. Catherine’s Passage, Kadriorg Park and Castle. Next, we Visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral which is an orthodox cathedral in the old town. Later, we drive to, the pier to board the overnight ferry to Stockholm. Overnight on board the Ferry (Sea View Cabin).

Day 8: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (B, L, D)

Today, disembark and proceed on a guided city tour of Stockholm. See the Opera House and Alfred Nobel’s House. Next, we proceed to visit the famous Vasa Museum – Sweden’s most visited museum enshrining the warship Vasa, sunk inside Stockholm harbour while on her maiden voyage in 1628. The ship was built to the order of the great Vasa king, Gustavus Adolphus. Later, we visit Royal Palace home of the Swedish royal family. The Palace houses several of the greatest and most interesting sights in Stockholm – the Royal Apartments, the Hall of State and much more. Then, we visit the Stockholm City Hall – one of Sweden’s most famous buildings. The Stockholm City Hall is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th December each year. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 9: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and BERGEN, NORWAY (B, IL, D)

Today, check-out of the hotel and drive to the airport for our flight to Bergen. Its city center is situated among a group of, mountains known as “De Syv Fjell” and it is the second largest city in Norway. On arrival, we begin our guided panoramic city tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled houses, and the old Hanseatic, Quarter. Later, we proceed to The fløibanen Funicular in Bergen which is one of the most popular attractions in all of Norway. The funicular ride up to the top of fløibanen mountain (320 metres above sea level) takes 5-6 minutes. The ride itself is spectacular and the views of Bergen only improve the closer you get to the top. There is also a cafe and restaurant with breathtaking views. Overnight in Bergen.

Day 10: NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL and GEILO, NORWAY (B, ID)

Today, drive to Voss and take a train to Myrdal which is surrounded by rivers, mountains, fjord and lakes. Ride the Myrdal railway station to board Scenic Flamsbana train to enjoy the most beautiful train journey in the world Myrdal – Flam. This train ride will give you the breathtaking experience of Norway. See the magnificent Kjosfossen Waterfall. Later take a leisurely fjord cruise to Gudvangen and experience one of the most beautiful and popular fjord areas in Norway. Upon arrival, soak in the spectacular natural beauty, peace and harmony. Join your coach and drive to Geilo – a town in southern Norway known for ski resorts and mountain trails. Overnight in Geilo.

Day 11: OSLO, NORWAY (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Oslo. Upon arrival, a guided panoramic city tour of Oslo, see Parliament Square, National Galleries, Karl Johan shopping street, Royal Palace and Akershus Castle, The Norwegian Defence Museum and City Hall. Visit Holmenkollen Ski area. Next visit Vigeland Park, where you will see sculpted works of Gustav Vigeland. Later, we visit the Polar Ship Museum, which houses the most famous Norwegian polar exploration boat of all time, the icebreaker Fram. Overnight in Oslo.

Day 12: MALMO, SWEDEN and COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (B, D)

Today, check-out of the hotel and drive to Copenhagen. En-route we bypass the city of Malmo in Sweden. On reaching Sweden, we proceed on an Orientation tour of Malmo city. See Sankt Petri church, Malmo Opera and Music theatre, Gustav Adolf square and City hall. Later, we drive on the Oresund bridge. The 16 km bridge and tunnel links, Malmo with Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. It is situated on the Islands of Zealand and Amager. Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 13: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (B, IL, D)

Today, proceed for a guided panoramic city tour of Copenhagen which reveals impressive sights such as the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace and Danish Parliament. Also see the ‘Little Mermaid’ the national symbol of Denmark, the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s sad fairytale. Next, we proceed for a guided tour of Rosenborg Castle, A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendour, royal art treasures, the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Visit Armory Chamber and Crown Jewels. Later, enjoy the sights of Copenhagen on your canal cruise. Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 14: BERLIN, GERMANY (B, D)

Today, proceed to the airport for your flight to Berlin. On arrival – proceed to your hotel and check-in. Overnight in Berlin.

Day 15: BERLIN, GERMANY (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Potsdam. On a guided tour see some of Potsdam’s architectural masterpieces. Drive to Berlin and on a guided tour, see the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate. Visit Check-Point Charlie and the Alxender Platz, World Time Clock & the Fountain of Friendship. Overnight in Berlin.

Day 16: DRESDEN, GERMANY and PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Dresden and on a guided city. Upon arrival, on your guided walking city tour, see the Semper Opera House and many more sights. Later, we drive to Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic and enjoy some free time in old town. Overnight in Prague.

Day 17: PRAGUE, BUDAPEST (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Nizbor and visit a Bohemian glass factory and discover how its leaded crystal glassware is handmade. Later proceed on a guided walking tour of Prague. See, the 1000-year old Hradcany Castle. Walk down from the Palace to Charles Bridge, visit the Old Town Square and see Astronomical Clock, one of the outstanding sights of Prague. Overnight in Prague.

Day 18: CESKY KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC and SALZBURG, AUSTRIA (B, D)

Today, drive to Cesky Krumlov, – a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a stunning castle above the Vltava River an old town square. Later drive to Salzburg. On a guided walking tour see the birthplace of Mozart, the Mirabell Palace with its landscaped gardens and the old town. Overnight in Salzburg.

Day 19: LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Lake Bled, a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, On arrival, proceed on a guided tour of Lake Bled with a boat ride on the typical “pletna” boat. Overnight in Bled.

Day 20: LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA and ZAGREB, CROATIA (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Ljubljana. On arrival, proceed on a guided tour of Ljubljana. See St. Nicholas Cathedral, Dragon bridge a Triple bridge. Later, drive to Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 21: ZAGREB, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (B, L, D)

Today, on a guided city tour of Zagreb – see historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and Government Palace. Later drive to Budapest. Overnight in Budapest.

Day 22: BUDAPEST, PRAGUE (B, L, LD)

Today, on a guided tour of Budapest, see the Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge, the Parliament, Heroes’ Square, and Fishermans bastion. In the evening, enjoy a romantic cruise on the Danube. Later see a Hungarian Folklore show with Local Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Budapest.

Day 23: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA and VIENNA, AUSTRIA (B, L, D)

Today, drive to Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia. On arrival, we proceed on an orientation tour of Bratislava, where we see the Old Town, with its Roland Fountain in the square. Later drive to Vienna – capital of Austria. Upon arrival, proceed on a guided tour of Vienna. Later visit the Schonbrunn Palace. Overnight in Vienna.

Day 14: RETURN HOME (B)

Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, after continental breakfast your ‘All of Scandinavia with Russia and East Europe’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. We hope you have thoroughly enjoyed your tour of Europe. Write in and tell us how you enjoyed it and give us any suggestions you may have. ‘Proshchay, Adjö, & Farvel’ till we meet again!


NOTE: Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However, all the sightseeing will remain the same.


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – IL=International Lunch – D=Dinner – ID=International Dinner – LD=Local Dinner
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107