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Scandinavia and Russia Vacation Tours
For 18 - 35 Young Professionals, Singles and Students


Vacation Overview

For those who have done Europe and want a new travel challenge or anyone who enjoys getting off the beaten track, a tour of Scandinavia & Russia is a great remedy for the travel bug.

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Vacation Itinerary

Vacation Day 1 - Arrive Berlin
Check-in to the hostel, meet your Tour Leader & head straight out into Berlin to get a feel for the city’s style.

Vacation Day 2 - Berlin to Copenhagen
Meet your travel buddies in Berlin this morning, then make your way to the Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. Or, if you’re meeting the group in Copenhagen check-in to your hotel and head straight out into the action for a first glimpse of this cool canal city. Later, meet up with your fellow travellers and Tour Manager. Hotel (D)

Vacation Day 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo
Say farewell to the stylish capital of Denmark as we make ourway to Oslo for a taste of how the Norwegians do it! Oslo is a cute little city with loads of character. From castles on the hill, to modern Opera Houses, great shopping & delicious seafood, there's something for everyone here. On arrival your Tour Manager will get you in the know on Oslo with an orientation tour of the city to get your bearings for a day of exploring tomorrow. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 4 - Oslo to Voss
Cruise through Norway’s famous Telemark region and across the Hardangervidda, Europe’s largest mountain plateau. If you’re lucky, you might spot some wild animals. Then we journey onwards to the small town of Voss, Norway’s adventure capital. Hostel (B)

Vacation Day 5 - Geiranger Fjord to Gjovik
For awe-inspiring views, jump on board our included cruise and get out on the water of Geiranger Fjord. The picture perfect scenes keep coming, complete with dramatic waterfalls pouring down the sides of massive sheer rock walls. Cruise past old farms and unspoilt wilderness to the alpine ski resort of Lillehammer, home of the 1994 Olympics and the impressive 136 metre ski jump! If you’re up for a bit of Olympic action yourself, have a go at bob-sledding in an adrenalin-pumping optional activity. We pull into small-town Gjovik, which is set on Norway’s largest lake, for an overnight stop. Walk around the picturesque town and get a feel for traditional Norwegian village life. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 6 - Stockholm
This morning, there’s an option to visit to Stockholm’s stunning town hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize banquet is held. Learn about its unique architecture with our Local Guide. With its 8 million red bricks and 19 million gold mosaic tiles, this place will make your jaw drop. Then, your Trip Manager gets you right to pretty Gamla Stan’s (the old town) core spots, as the group explores the quarter’s quaint medieval streets. You’ll see the Royal Palace and perhaps the changing of the guard – a tradition dating back to the 16th century. The old town is a great place to pull up a seat and try out classic Swedish food like salmon, herring or game as you take in the atmosphere. Free time means a chance to explore the many trendy boutiques, galleries, and cool vintage stores of the hip island of Södermalm or window-shop the big label and design stores of grand Drottningatan.Hotel (B, D)

Vacation Day 7 - Helsinki
A blend of Finnish and Russian influences, Helsinki is a 21st century city with a lot of quirky aspects. Your Trip Manager will take you to check out Temppeliaukio, a church cut out of solid rock, and to see the famous Sibelius Monument, a gravity-defying sculpture made out of 600 steel pipes. Round off your Helsinki introduction with a drive past the Olympic Stadium and the historical heart of Senate Square. Helsinki is all about location, so with free time on your hands, head harbour side to soak up the great views and mingle with the locals at South Harbour Market. Rummage through stalls selling flowers and local foods, handicrafts, fresh fish and tasty baked goods. You could visit Suomenlinna, the fantastic and impressive sea fortress where Swedes and Russians once fought. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 8 & 9 - St. Petersburg
Get a feel for the city’s UNESCO World Heritage centre and a look into Peter the Great’s imagination as our Local Guide uncovers many of St. Petersburg’s best-known sites. You’ll see the Admiralty and the stunning Church on the Spilled Blood, where Alexander II was killed Make a visit to Petrodvorets, Peter the Great’s summer palace. This place is breathtaking! Explore the spectacularly manicured grounds, cottages, fountains and palace. Choose to visit St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress in our fascinating optional, where the remains of many Tsars are held. The group takes a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the world’s top art collections at the Hermitage gallery. The Hermitage itself is a gorgeous palace and was once home to Tsar Royalty. It makes a scene-stealing backdrop for the priceless works inside, which are the remains of Catherine the Great’s personal collection. There’s free time to walk along St. Petersburg’s main street, Nevsky Prospekt. There’s a bit of everything along this street: palaces, lavish shops, museums, churches and buildings from many different eras. Take off down Nevsky Prospekt for a slice of glitzy new Russia and see how the country is shaking off its past with style. Take advantage of an optional cruise on the Neva River and get another angle on the city from the water. There’s also a chance to get up close to St. Petersburg’s traditional art and romance in an evening excursion to the Russian ballet, where world-class dancers perform classics such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Otherwise liven things up with your new friends and head to a bar or club to try out Russia’s national drink, vodka. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 10 - Novgorod to Moscow
En route to Moscow we make a stop in Klin, the former home of famous Russian composer Tchaikovsky, and see where the creator of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker worked. Later today, we arrive in Moscow, Russia’s economic powerhouse, political point of power and cultural core. As the country’s historical heart, this massive metropolis mixes up extravagance from the time of Tsar Royalty, relics from the Cold War and a new, progressive Russia. Moscow is a popular destination for travellers, its rich historical past makes it the perfect place to explore & get a serious learning fix on days gone by. Hotel (D,B)

Vacation Day 11 - Moscow to Minsk
We pass by Borodino, where the bloodiest single day of battle took place during the Napoleon led invasion of Russia. Later, pull into the capital of Belarus, Minsk. Torn to the ground in World War II and then rebuilt by Stalin, Minsk became the model Communist city of the Soviet era with its wide avenues, monumental buildings and vast squares. You’ll get a good look into its grand style on our city tour. Hotel (B, L,D)

Vacation Day 12 - Minsk to Warsaw
Start the day with a visit to the 19th century Brest Fortress, a stronghold of Russian resistance during the German invasion of Russia in World War II. Back on the coach, journey on to budding Warsaw. See how Poland’s capital started up again from scratch after World War II and see how it’s now looking to the future. Get a feel for the city’s buzzing café scene, relax with a drink, order some perogies (Polish dumplings) and soak up the vibes of this energetic city. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 13 - Warsaw
Go back in time as our Local Guide gives you a crash-course in Warsaw’s troubled history. You’ll see Warsaw’s Ghetto, Chopin’s park, as well as the old town. Hear how this town has been all about survival, being literally reduced to rubble, and how Warsaw then picked up the pieces, using these ruins to rebuild the city. Check out St. John’s Cathedral and the Royal Palace, which was blown-up during World War II. Free time means a chance to discover Warsaw’s modern, festive side. Relax in Lazienki Park, a favourite haunt with the locals, or dip into the city’s many museums, galleries and theatres. Get some hints on what to explore from your Trip Manager. Tonight, make your last night on trip one to remember and join the group for a final night dinner. Then hit Warsaw’s thriving nightlife. The choice of clubs, live music and bars here is mind-blowing, so be ready for a fun night out! Hotel (B, L, D)

Vacation Day 14 - Depart Warsaw/Berlin
The trip ends after breakfast in Warsaw and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends. Otherwise catch a free transfer back to Berlin where your trip ends upon arrival. (B)

Vacation Day 15 - Helsinki to St. Petersburg
Leaving Helsinki today, the coach travels through pine forests and Finland’s vast wilderness, before crossing over the border into Russia, the world’s biggest country. Get ready for arrival at the imperial city of St. Petersburg, sitting right at the crossroads of Europe and Russia. Built by Italians, dreamt up by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has been the home town to many original thinkers. With its fantastic cultural heritage, Venice-like canals, wide avenues and phenomenal buildings, this grand city will give you goose bumps. Hotel (B, D)

Vacation Day 16 - St. Petersburg to Novgorod
There’s a definite change of pace as we enter the peaceful, shady streets of Novgorod, an ancient fortress city. Filled with old churches and a Kremlin of its own, this lovely town once suffered terribly at both the hands of Ivan the Terrible and, more recently, the Nazis. Head into central Novgorod with the group and get an insider’s look into the old town, where Russian history is captured in a nutshell - or actually in a bell! The landmark Millennium Bell is a 300 tonne sculpture covered in 127 figures – all of them key players in Russia’s history which our Novgorod Local Guide brings to life with stories. Hotel (D,B)

Vacation Day 17&18 - Moscow
With two full days, there’s plenty of time to uncover Moscow. Chalk up a truly local experience with a ride on one of the planet’s busiest subway systems. The Metro is packed with art that was installed under Stalin, meaning that Moscow’s Metro stations double as fascinating historical art galleries. You can learn more about them in an included tour and get an insider’s look at the art with our expert Local Guide. Discover the city’s centre with our Local Guide, who’ll give you the background on the famous Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral with its iconic onion-shaped domes, and on Lenin’s Mausoleum, where the former leader of the Russian Revolution still lies, preserved in wax. Learn how Russia only came out from behind the Iron Curtain in 1991, and is still opening up. Walk through Russia’s political heart with a visit to the Kremlin, whose construction marked the birth of Moscow. Your Local Guide will reveal the inner workings of the Kremlin as the group explores the grounds of this stunning fortified complex, made up of cathedrals, palaces and treasures. The former home of grand princes as well as to Stalin and Gorbachev, the Kremlin is now the current Russian president’s place of residence. Learn more about it and see treasures up close by joining our fascinating optional through the Kremlin Armoury with our expert Local Guide. Otherwise, make the most of a beautiful shopping experience at GUM, once the favourite shopping mall for Soviet leaders and now a favourite spot for Russia’s elite. There are 150 shops to explore in this elegant turn-of-the-century building, selling anything from designer labels to local products and great souvenirs. Food-wise, Moscow mixes it up. You could try out blinis (pancakes) or borshch (beetroot soup) at a street stand, caviar in a gourmet store, or grilled meats in one of the city’s many cafes. While you’re here, get a taste of local culture at the Moscow Aquamarine Circus. Be amazed by highly-skilled artists and performers on this fun night out. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 19 - Stockholm & sail to Helsinki
Free time this morning in the city to grab your last dose of Swedish cool then live the high life this afternoon as we board our luxurious cruise to Helsinki. Kick back with a drink on the deck and watch the sun set over the Baltic Sea, check out the shops of the promenade deck or maybe try your luck at the casino tonight. Overnight Cruise (B)

Vacation Day 20 - Gjovik to Stockholm
Into Sweden today, we pass the massive Lake Vanern and cruise through woodlands, lakes and gorgeous natural surrounds. With down time on the coach, chat to your new friends and keep your camera handy for photo ops of bears, moose and wolves. Get ready for the dramatic scenery of Sweden’s cosmopolitan capital, Stockholm. Surrounded by forests, deep blue waters and 24,000 islands, this cutting-edge city is one of Europe’s hot, creative capitals. Enjoy a night out with the group and head to the modern and lively district of Norrmalm, for a more up-beat vibe. Hotel (B)

Vacation Day 21 - Voss to Geiranger Fjord
Travel through the pristine Norwegian countryside passing waterfalls and crossing the 200km long Sognefjord. Get back to nature on our journey through Norway’s rugged wilderness and take in the spectacular Boyabreen glacier for lunch. Hostel (B,D)

Vacation Day 22 - Oslo
As Scandinavia’s oldest capital, Oslo is an easy-going city oozes culture and has some amazing museums to visit. This morning your Trip Manager will get you in the know on Oslo with an orientation tour of the city to get your bearings for a day of exploring. With free time, get inspired at Aker Brygge, Oslo’s cultural hub and central gathering spot for locals. Once an old ship yard, it’s now a popular shopping area with a sea-front promenade, galleries, cinemas and food stalls. Otherwise, find out about a fellow adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-Tiki Museum (no, it’s not ours! Kon-Tiki was the raft Heyerdahl used to cross the South Pacific) or explore the medieval dungeons, banquet halls and crypts of Akershus Castle. Tonight you could head out & meet some locals along the stunning new district around the Oslo Opera House. Hostel (B)

Vacation Day 23 - Copenhagen
Full of history, Copenhagen is a compact city with a really festive feel. Jump start your travels with a look into Denmark’s culture on our city tour, as your Trip Manager tells you the story behind the Little Mermaid statue, the Gefion Fountain and the Royal Palace. Later, use your free time to explore the waterways and streets of Copenhagen, where the major sites are all within walking distance. Put your feet up, treat yourself and order some Danish pastries, cake and coffee. If you’re feeling up for something different, opt for a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery for a look in at how they make this famous brew. Later, maybe find a spot waterside & indulge in some typical Danish food or kick back with a beer & do a bit of people watching. Hostel (B)

Scandinavia and Russia Vacations

Vacation Prices

Starts Copenhagen / Ends Warsaw

Start DateEnd DatePriceDeparture
01 Jun 2018 23 Jun 2018 $4,328 Definite
29 Jun 2018 21 Jul 2018 $4,490 Definite
13 Jul 2018 04 Aug 2018 $4,103 Definite
03 Aug 2018 25 Aug 2018 $4,103 Definite
17 Aug 2018 08 Sep 2018 $4,103 Definite
31 Aug 2018 22 Sep 2018 $3,941 Definite

Start DateEnd DatePriceDeparture
02 Jun 2018 23 Jun 2018 $4,328 Definite
30 Jun 2018 21 Jul 2018 $4,490 Definite
14 Jul 2018 04 Aug 2018 $4,103 Definite
04 Aug 2018 25 Aug 2018 $4,103 Definite
18 Aug 2018 08 Sep 2018 $4,103 Definite
01 Sep 2018 22 Sep 2018 $3,941 Definite

 

*Prices not guaranted until time of booking
*Single Room available (extra cost)


All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 21 nights accommodation: 7 nights in hostels quad-share, 13 nights in hotel upgrade, 1 night Baltic cruise quad-share
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging
  • Overnight cruise
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • Ferry crossings

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 21 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 Regional Dinner: Polish feast in Warsaw
  • 9 dinners

Inclusions

    • 5 World Heritage Sites visited
  • See the Little Mermaid, the Resistance Museum and the Royal Palace.
  • Visit Frogner Park to see the Vigeland sculptures
  • See the City Hall and Parliament
  • Visit Europe's largest mountain plateau
  • See Sognefjord, the longest & most spectacular fjord in Norway
  • See the incredible Boyabreen glacier near Skei
  • Take in breathtaking views as you cruise the stunning Geiranger Fjord
  • Visit the home of the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • See one of the few remaining original medieval stave churches in Norway
  • Scenic drive through unspoilt forests & lakes, known for bears, moose & wolves
  • See Gamla Stan (the old town) & see the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace
  • See the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and Senate Square
  • Visit the 'Church of the Rock'
  • Locally guided tour of historical St. Petersburg
  • Locally guided tour of the Hermitage, former home of the Russian Tsars & one of the world's largest Art & Culture Museums
  • Visit Peterhof Palace Gardens
  • See the Church on the Spilled Blood and the Admiralty
  • See the St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress
  • Locally guided tour of Novgorod's old town
  • See the Millennium Bell
  • See the famous composer Tchaikovsky's house in Klin
  • Visit Red Square, the Kremlin & see Lenin's Mausoleum & St. Basil's Cathedral
  • Discover the rich history & culture of Moscow & the Kremlin on our locally guided tour
  • Guided tour of the famous Moscow Metro
  • See the birthplace of Communist Russia on our locally guided tour of Minsk
  • Visit Brest fortress - one of the most important Soviet World War II war monuments
  • Locally guided tour of the old Jewish Ghetto & the medieval centre of Warsaw
  • Visit the old town, the monument to Chopin & hear tales of the Warsaw uprisings
  • A farewell dinner as we say goodbye to Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A $200 Non-Refundable Deposit is Required to Book.
Full payment is due 45 days prior to vacation departure.
(If paying within 45 days full payment is required).

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