Capitals of the North - Leisure Holidays

Capitals of the NorthDenmark

From RM55,888 / per person for 12 nights
Prepare to be dazzled by the glories and grandeur of northern Europe's chilly yet charming cities

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Summary

From the Little Mermaid to the not so little Peter the Great - explore Northern Europe's myths and legends, imperial landmarks and picturesque countryside. Travel from Copenhagen to Stockholm across the Øresund to the meadows of Smáland, shop in the market squares of Helsinki and marvel at the lavish testaments to Russian Imperialism in St. Petersburg and Moscow.



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Itinerary

Transfer

On arrival at Copenhagen Airport transfer will operate at 9am, 12pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel.

Return transfer on the last travel day will arrive Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport at 5am and 11am and at Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 5am and 1pm.

Accommodation

Day 1 & 2: Hotel Phoenix 

Day 3 & 4: Hotel Elite Palace

Day 5 : Hotel Scandic Grand Marina

Day 6-8: Hotel Park Inn Nevsky

Day 9: Hotel Park Inn Veliky

Day 10-12: Hotel Crowne Plaza

Day 13: Depart Moscow

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen
Spend a leisurely afternoon soaking up Copenhagen hygge atmosphere along the colourful façades of Nyhavn before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.


Day 2 - Copenhagen Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of the iconic sights of fairy-tale Copenhagen. See the beloved Little Mermaid, immortalised in Hans Christian Andersen's woeful tale, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the exquisite palaces of Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg. Spend your afternoon meandering through the city's quaint cobblestone streets or embrace your inner child in Europe's oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. Enjoy your free time after the sightseeing tour.


Day 3 - Copenhagen - Stockholm
We journey north-east across the Øresund to the lush forests and meadows of Småland. Travelling past Lake Vättern, we enjoy spectacular views of Brahehus Castle ruins en route to the sophisticated Swedish capital, Stockholm, where we will dine in a local restaurant.


Day 4 - Stockholm Sightseeing - At Sea
We meet our Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the formidable City Hall and view the Baroque-style Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm's quaint Old Town. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. This evening we board an overnight ferry to cruise the waters of the Baltic en route to Finland.


Day 5 - At Sea - Helsinki
After an early arrival in the cool capital of Helsinki, our Local Specialist shares the city's iconic sights and its fascinating Swedish and Russian heritage. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square. Enjoy free time this evening to savour the fresh seafood flavours of Finland at a restaurant of your choice.


Day 6 - Helsinki - St Petersburg
Depart Finland to begin our exploration of Russia, travelling along the Gulf of Finland and through the forests of Karelia before reaching the romantic city of St. Petersburg, our home for the next three nights. Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, marvelling at the city's picturesque cityscape, colourful buildings and elegant boulevards. Tonight we dine in our hotel.


Day 7 - St Petersburg Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist to delve into the opulent royal history and might of Imperial Russia as you explore the city's iconic sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. We'll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, with its steep Bell Tower spire, and visit The Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections, featuring some 3 million artefacts representing the development of world culture and art, from the stone age to the 20th century.


Day 8 - St Petersburg
Spend the day free to amble through St. Petersburg's cobblestone lanes and grand boulevards. 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 with spectacular panoramic views of the city.


Day 9 - St Petersburg - Novgorod
A leisurely morning sees us soaking up the elegant atmosphere of St. Petersburg. Afterwards view the Kremlin Fort and grounds, the Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral before joining Irina and her family for a traditional Be My Guest dining experience of pancakes and local Russian liqueurs.


Day 10 - Novgorod - Tver - Klin - Moscow
A scenic drive past picturesque villages brings us to the Tver region for an included Regional Meal lunch, before we continue via Klin - former home of Tchaikovsky - to the Russian capital, Moscow, our home for the next three nights.


Day 11 - Moscow Sightseeing
Savour the fascinating mix of imperial history and modern sophistication as you join your Local Specialist for an unforgettable sightseeing tour past Red Square and the fairy-tale spires of St. Basil's Cathedral. We'll venture inside the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, a walled-in complex of palaces, cathedrals and government offices - home to the president of the Russian Federation. The rest of the day may spend on your preference.


Day 12 - Moscow
Enjoy a full day in the city to see the sights. Kickstart your morning soaking up the kofe culture of Moscow, take to its streets to learn about the nation's triumphs and tragedies.


Day 13 - Depart Moscow
Say a fond farewell to Russia and newfound friends after your memorable holiday comes to an end after breakfast.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

18 meals as per itinerary - 12 Buffet breakfasts, 1 Regional Meal Lunch, 5 dinners

Local Specialists

Local specialists to bring locations alive

Travel Director

Visit Irina and her family in the wooden town of Vitoslavitskly - reminiscent of 'Fiddler on the Roof' - where you will see how traditional pancakes are made and learn about the art of traditional Russian liqueurs

Hotel Charges & Local Taxes

All hotel tips, charges, local taxes, porterage and restaurant gratuities

Cruise from Sweden to Finland

Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two-berths

Ferry

Ferry from Denmark to Sweden

Connect with Locals

Visit Irina and her family for a traditional 'bread and salt' welcome greeting ceremony. Then see how traditional pancakes are made and learn about the art of traditional Russian liqueurs. (Day 9)

Stays with Stories

The history of this luxurious 17th-century hotel is enhanced by its Louis XVI-inspired décor, marble floors and period paintings. Located in the centre, it's also the perfect base for exploring this eclectic city. (Day1)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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