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Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg & Moscow

Royal Palace, Stockholm
Royal Palace, Stockholm
National Theater, Oslo
National Theater, Oslo
Frognerpark, Copenhagen
Frognerpark, Copenhagen
Fjords, Norway
Fjords, Norway
Sibelus Monument, Helsinki
Sibelus Monument, Helsinki
Kremlin, Moscow
Kremlin, Moscow
Stockholm Cityhall
Stockholm Cityhall
Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
16-day Tour from Copenhagen to Moscow (August 30-September 15, 2019)
Kick start your journey in Copenhagen with visits to remarkable landmarks in the city. Continue the adventure across some of Northern Europe's cities namely Elsinore to Helsingborg via ferry ride, Gothenburg, Oslo, Karlstad, traversing Stockholm to Helsinki on a Baltic Sea cruise, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Discover the historical background, inviting culture, meet the friendly locals, and get a taste of the different world you set foot on this exciting 16-day journey complete with all you need to relax and unwind.
Your over two weeks of journey by land, sea, and rails across Northern Europe and Russia is nothing short of a feast for the eyes! You're promised of spectacular views that depict not only history and culture but also the awe-inspiring wonders of this continent, appetizing culinary scene, a relaxing cruise of the Baltic Sea, and an enthralling train ride in Russia.


Day 1: ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: COPENHAGEN Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace with its lovely flower gardens, and of the wistful LITTLE MERMAID. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS (mid-April to mid-Sept.), the city’s colorful amusement park. (B)

Day 3: COPENHAGEN–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–OSLO, NORWAY From Elsinore beneath Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle, board your FERRY for Helsingborg. Then, drive to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. Highlight is a visit to Gothenburg’s famous indoor FOOD MARKET to taste local snacks at some of the stalls. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B, D)

Day 4: OSLO Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Interesting optional excursions are available. (B)

Day 5: OSLO–KARLSTAD, SWEDEN–STOCKHOLM Trace the King’s Road, an ancient trade link between the northern capitals connecting Oslo, Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. Cross the Swedish border to scenic Värmland, beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berlings Saga, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass the ancient garrison town of Örebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm. (B)

Day 6: STOCKHOLM Stockholm is settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Later, choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 7: STOCKHOLM–OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HELSINKI, FINLAND Morning at leisure. Why not join an excursion to Uppsala? Later, board your ship for the overnight BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Finland, and enjoy a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: HELSINKI Guided sightseeing of Helsinki features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Time to browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)

Day 9: HELSINKI A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an exciting optional excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic” countries. Tonight, dinner has been prepared at the hotel to celebrate the success of your tour of the Northern Capitals. (B, D ) Day 10: HELSINKI–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Enjoy a pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy a traditional dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka. (B, D)

Day 11: ST. PETERSBURG Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci.(B)

Day 12: ST. PETERSBURG Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The balance of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city. (B)

Day 13: ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground. (B)

Day 14: MOSCOW Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also visit the ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theater. (B)

Day 15: MOSCOW Another day full of highlights: visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia. (B, D)

Day 16: MOSCOW Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


What To Do

  • Explore the Food Market

  • Expedition in Uppsala

  • Cruise in the Baltic Sea

  • Discover the Lutheran Cathedral

  • Appreciate the art at the Hermitage Museum

  • Board the high-speed Sapsan Train

  • Visit the Kremlin

What To See

  • Kremlin - Found in the heart of Moscow. It is a fortified complex with a name that means “Fortress inside a City”

  • Hermitage Museum - A museum of art and culture in St. Petersburg. It contains around 3 million types of items and paintings, displayed for the public to learn all about Russian culture.

  • The Little Mermaid Statue- A bronze statue that depicts the popular character of author Hans Christian Andersen’s aquatic tale. It is a major tourist attraction.

What To Eat

  • Borscht - a delicious stew made with beets, sour cream, with an added egg or potatoes. It has a vibrant red color (because of the beets) and is a tasty balance of sweet and sour flavors.

  • Golubtsy - this dish comprises of minced beef that is wrapped inside a fresh cabbage leaf then steamed or boiled until cooked. It is often topped with sour cream to add more to the taste.

  • Smørrebrød - literally meaning “buttered bread”, it is an open-face sandwich made with a slice of rye bread, some fish/meat, a variety of vegetables, with some sauce to top it all off.

  • Frikadeller - meatballs made of minced ingredients that are made flat or semi-flat then fried on a pan.

  • *Discounts are valid until January 29, 2019 only
  • Non-refundable deposits:
    Land Tour Only - $250/person | Air-Inclusive Package - $550/person
  • Rates are person based on double occupancy and subject to change without prior notice
  • Other terms and conditions apply
16-day Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg & Moscow Tour
Duration: 16 Days /15 Nights Package Inclusions:
  • Scenic tours
  • Land transportation
  • First-class hotel accommodation
  • Tour director and local guides
  • Individual headsets
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Six (6) three-course dinners
  • Traditional smorgasbord meals on board
  • First-class overnight Baltic Sea Cruise
  • High-speed Sapsan Train from St. Petersburg to Moscow
  • Airport transfers with air-inclusive vacation

Enjoy 10% discount* when you book by November 27, 2019. PLUS! $150 OFF for Journey's Club Members

per person