16 days
Duration
Jaipur
Departure Location
18:00 am
Departure Date and Time

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR - EXOTIC SCANDINAVIA & RUSSIA

 

  • Complete value for money tour with maximum quality sightseeing
  • Stay in convenient & comfortable hotels throughout your holiday
  • Daily Jain / Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian lunches included
  • Daily Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian dinners included
  • Visit 05 countries in 16 days
  • Guided city tour of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg & Moscow
  • Visit the famous Tivoli Gardens
  • Enjoy a canal cruise in Copenhagen
  • Visit the Christiansborg Palace
  • Visit the Carlsberg Brewery
  • Ride the Funicular to Mt. Floyen in Bergen
  • The famous ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour - Included
  • Visit the Viking Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo
  • Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo
  • Free time at the famous Karl Johan Street in Oslo
  • Orientation tour of Karlstad
  • Visit the famous Vasa Museum in Stockholm
  • Visit the City Hall of Nobel Prize Banquet fame in Stockholm
  • Visit the Drottningholm Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Photo stop at Fjällgatan viewpoint in Stockholm
  • Ride the Sky View – On top of the Ericsson Globe
  • ‘Tallink Silja Line’ – overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Visit the Tempelliauki Church in Helsinki
  • Visit the Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki
  • Visit the marvelous Sibelius Park in Helsinki
  • Experience the high-speed train ‘Allegro’ from Helsinki to St Petersburg
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Neva River in St. Petersburg
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum, a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg
  • Enjoy the spectacular world famous Russian Ballet Show
  • Visit Peterhof Palace & Gardens
  • Experience the high speed train ‘Sapsan’ from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • The world famous Russian Circus - Included
  • Visit the Patriarch’s Palace
  • Experience the Metro, a mass rapid transport system in Moscow
  • Visit 05 countries in 15 days in a relaxed and at a leisurely pace covering Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland & Russia
  • Services of a professional, friendly, multilingual and experienced Tour Manager travelling with you throughout your tour.

Activities

Day 1

Welcome to Copenhagen – the Danish Capital!!! Visit the Tivoli Gardens.

  • Today, enter the world of ‘Vacations Exotica’ as you embark on your vacation to Scandinavia & Russia. Arrive at Copenhagen International airport and meet your experienced and professional Tour Manager in the arrivals area located outside the customs hall. Drive directly to your hotel and check in. Later, visit the famous Tivoli Garden – a world class amusement park in the centre of Copenhagen. The Tivoli Gardens is a must see in Copenhagen which has fun for all ages with great rides, activities, shops, etc. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Scandic / Bella Sky / Park Inn / Phoenix or similar, in Copenhagen. (D)

Day 2

Guided city tour of Copenhagen. Visit the Christiansborg Palace. Visit the Carlsberg Brewery. Experience a Canal Cruise.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Visit the Christiansborg Palace - the most important building in Denmark. The Christiansborg Palace is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Danish Supreme Court. Also, see the City Hall, the Amalienborg Palace - the winter home of the Danish royal family, the Stock Exchange, Ströget Shopping Street and many more sights. After lunch, visit the Gefion Fountain - the largest monument in Copenhagen which is also used as a wishing well and the Little Mermaid - an icon and major tourist attraction of Copenhagen. Later, visit the Carlsberg brewery. The tour of the brewery reveals age-old traditions of beer making. Next, enjoy a canal cruise and see the interesting sights and attractions in the city - a great way to experience the city. The canal tour sails through the harbour and idyllic canals and passes by Copenhagen’s beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses, new buildings and all other sights of interest. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Scandic / Bella Sky / Park Inn / Phoenix or similar, in Copenhagen. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Onto Bergen – Gateway to the Fjords. Bergen – Guided city tour - Funicular to Mt. Floyen

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight to Bergen. On arrival, after lunch, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Bergen is an international city with small-town charm and atmosphere, surrounded by seven rounded, lush mountains. The Hanseatic wharf Bryggen with its pastel-colour wooden houses, winding cobblestone streets and Old Bergen are just a few of many attractions that make Bergen a real place of enchantment. Ride the Funicular to Mt. Floyen for great views of the city. Evening is at leisure to explore the city on own or visit the flea markets for some bargain shopping. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Thon / Augustin / Holiday Inn / First Marin or similar, in Bergen. (B, L, D)

 

Day 4

Norway in a nutshell - The ultimate Scandinavian Excursion. Onto Balestrand

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and embark on Norway’s most popular trip ‘Norway in a nutshell’. A combination of impressive trips by bus, boat and spectacular train rides. Proceed to Flam by train. The trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery and arrives into the picturesque village of Flam, situated innermost in the Aurlandsfjord. Later embark on an enchanting boat ride into the Naeroyfjord – an UNESCO’s World Heritage area, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe and surrounded by towering mountains. Enjoy lunch on Boat. Upon arrival at Gudvangen, depart to Balestrand by Bus - an idyllic village on the main Sognefjord with its narrow fjord branches and scenic and lush mountain landscape. Here you will find high mountains, deep fjords and peace and quiet. Tonight, enjoy local dinner.

Overnight at Kviknes Hotel or Similar In Balestrand. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Onto Oslo – the Nordic Capital.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and embark to Oslo – the capital of Norway. Visit Boyabreen Glacier. This is one of the most spectacular of the glacier branches. Enjoy local lunch. Later depart for Oslo. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Thon / Quality Expo / Radisson Blu or similar, in Oslo. (B, L L, D)

Day 6

Oslo - Guided city tour. Visit the Viking Museum & Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Visit the Viking Ship Museum which presents ships from the Viking periods such as Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune. The exhibits also include the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century, as well as small boats, sledges, a cart with exceptional ornamentation, implements, tools, harness, textiles and household utensils, etc. On your city tour, also drive past the City Hall, the House of Parliament, the Royal Palace and the majestic Akershus fortress. After lunch, visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park and Karl Johan Street. Norway is often called the ‘Cradle of Skiing’. Encounter this when you visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and admire the dizzying panorama. Enjoy these sights and many more on your guided tour. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Thon / Quality Expo / Radisson Blu or similar, in Oslo. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Onto Karlstad. Onto Stockholm – Jewel of the Swedish Archipelago.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and drive to Karlstad. On arrival, enjoy lunch. Karlstad is situated on the river delta where Sweden’s longest river, Klarälven, runs into Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern. It is reputed to be one of the sunniest towns in Sweden and hence the symbol for Karlstad is a happy sun. Later, drive to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, often called the Venice of the North due to its numerous canals and waterways. The city offers many interesting cafes and restaurants and has become an El Dorado for shoppers. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Quality / Scandic Klaraelven / Clarion / Best Western or similar, in Karlstad. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Stockholm - Guided city tour. Visit the City Hall the famous Vasa Museum. Visit the Fjällgatan viewpoint.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a full day guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Visit the impressive City Hall, where every year the Nobel Prize banquet takes place. Next, see the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the Old Town, Kings Garden and many more interesting sights. After lunch, make a stop at Fjällgatan viewpoint from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city and the inner harbour. Later, visit the famous Vasa Museum, housing the majestic 17th century royal warship Vasa. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Quality / Scandic / Clarion / Best Western or similar, in Stockholm. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Visit the Drottningholm Palace. Ride the Sky View. Onto Tallink Silja Cruise across the Baltic.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and visit the Drottningholm Palace - a former Royal summer residence and today home to the Swedish Royal Family. The palace contains magnificent rooms dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, beautiful Baroque Park, Palace Theater, Chinese Pavilion, etc. Later, Ride the Sky View – a new world-class attraction that takes you on a breath-taking journey, along the outside, to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark. From the top at 130 meters above sea level, you get an unbeatable view of Stockholm. Enjoy lunch. Later, board your luxury cruise across the Baltic, on board the ‘Tallink Silja Line’. Cruise across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Helsinki. Tonight, enjoy a Scandinavian buffet dinner on board the cruise. Later, you can dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops as you enjoy the night on this luxury cruise.

Overnight on board Tallink Silja Line (Exterior cabins) Cruise Liner. (B, L, S D)

Day 10

Onto Helsinki – the Finnish Capital. Guided city tour of Helsinki.

  • After a buffet breakfast on board, disembark in Helsinki and proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Enjoy the sights of this beautiful city. Visit the Tempelliauki Church (the church in the rock), the Uspenski Cathedral and the marvelous Sibelius Park. Also, see the Senate square, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall, Opera House and many more interesting sights. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Holiday Inn / Radisson Blu / Scandic / Sokos or similar, in Helsinki. (B, L, D)

Day 11

St. Petersburg – One of the world’s most beautiful cities. Cruise on River Neva.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the train station to board the high-speed train ‘Allegro’ to St. Petersburg. This train, gets you to St. Petersburg in less than 4 hours. En route, lunch will be provided. Arrive into St. Petersburg – ‘Venice of the North’ and check into the hotel. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Neva River. It is one of the best ways to view the majesty of the St. Petersburg’s 18th century architecture and craftsmanship. The cruise will expose you to the magnificent panorama and stunning sights of this great city. It will pass under the main bridges of St. Petersburg which will unfold the city’s history and its legends connected with the waterways. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Marriott / Park Inn or similar, in St. Petersburg. (B, L, D)

Day 12

City tour of St. Petersburg. Visit the Hermitage Museum

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. See the St. Isaacs Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt, the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace, the neoclassical Kazan Cathedral, the Russian National Library, the Statue of Peter the Great, the Peter & Paul Fortress, Summer Garden, Smolny Cathedral and many more sights. After lunch, visit the Hermitage Museum, a museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg. It is the largest and oldest museums in the world with collections comprising of nearly three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Later, get set to enjoy the spectacular world famous Russian Cultural Show. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Marriott / Park Inn or similar, in St. Petersburg. (B, L, D)

 

Day 13

Visit Peterhof Palace & Gardens.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed to Peterhof. It is famous for its series of palaces and gardens known as the Peterhof Palace, laid out on the orders of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great and sometimes called the ‘Russian Versailles’. The park holds numerous fountains and few monumental cascades which are one of Russia’s most famous tourist attractions. Later, visit the Grand Palace entering by the ornate Ceremonial Staircase and see the Ballroom, Throne Room, the Western Chinese Study, the Drawing Room, the Imperial Suite, the Oak Study Room and the Crown Room. Later, drive back to St. Petersburg. After lunch, the afternoon and evening is at leisure to enjoy the city on own or at the Nevsky Prospect for some shopping. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Courtyard Marriott / Park Inn or similar, in St. Petersburg. (B, L, D)

 

Day 14

Moscow - the Capital city. Enjoy the world famous Russian Circus.

  • After a buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to the train station to board the high speed train ‘Sapsan’. Arrive into Moscow – the financial and political centre of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It also boasts the largest community of billionaires in the world. After lunch, drive to your hotel and check in. Later in the evening, see the world famous Russian Circus. For over two centuries circus has been an important part of Russia’s rich cultural heritage. It is a truly universal form of entertainment enjoyed by all, regardless of race, religion, language, social class, education or age. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Novotel / Holiday Inn or similar, in Moscow. (B, L, D)

 

Day 15

Guided city tour. See the magnificent Kremlin and the Red Square. Tour of the Metro.

  • After a buffet breakfast, proceed on a guided city tour with a local English speaking guide. Explore the Kremlin Grounds, Cathedrals and see the Patriarch’s Palaces in Moscow. The small city in the center of Moscow, once the residence of Czars and Patriarchs, contains Russia’s main Cathedrals, Assumption Cathedral, Archangel’s Cathedral and the Deposition of the Robe Cathedral. Also, visit the Patriarch’s Palace - a museum of seventeenth-century life and applied art, displaying ecclesiastical regalia, period furniture, gold and silver ware from Russia and Western Europe. The palace dates back to 1640 and incorporates the Church of the Twelve Apostles, which was the private place of worship for the patriarchs. Next, experience the Metro, the most reliable and rapid transport system, connecting the central part of the city with industrial, residential areas and neighbouring towns. Moscow metro is the world’s leader in the volume of traffic and reliable transportation. You have some time at leisure to explore Moscow on your own. Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.

Overnight at Hotel Novotel / Holiday Inn or similar, in Moscow. (B, L, D)

Day 16

Farewell!!!

  • This morning, after a buffet / boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Return home with great experiences and wonderful memories of your holiday with Vacations Exotica. (B)
Day 3

Visit the Corning Museum of Glass. Drive through the scenic Appalachian Mountains onto Niagara Falls – Canada. Visit the Skylon Tower – Niagara by night.

After an American breakfast at the hotel, check out and enjoy a scenic drive to the town of Corning. After an Indian lunch visit the famous Corning Museum of Glass, with its various galleries that offer some of the best collections of contemporary glass art. Also see the Hot Glass Show - a premier live glassblowing demonstration. Later, continue on to Niagara Falls, Canada. Tonight, after Indian dinner visit the Skylon Tower and see Niagara Falls lit up at night. 

Overnight at hotel Sheraton on the Falls or similar in Niagara Falls, Canada. (B, L, D)

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