12D9N / 15D12N Scandinavia Favourite + Russia
Scandinavian Buffet Dinner
2 Overnight Cruise
Express Day Train from St Petersburg - Moscow
– Tivoli Garden (Outside Visit), Little Mermaid
– Christianborg Castle, Fredensborg Castle
– Kronborg Castle
– Akershus Castle, Royal Palace, Frogner Park
– Old Fish Market, Maria Church, Sognefjord Cruise
– Royal Castle, Old Town, City Hall
– Senate Square, Market Place,
– Church in the Rock, Sibelius Monument
– Palace Square,Cathedral of Issac
– Nevsky Prospekt, Peter and Paul Fortress
– Winter Palace, Admiralty
– Summer Palace Garden
– Red Square, Kremlin Wall, St’ Basil Cathedral
– Pushkin Museum, Moscow Metro Station
– Moscow Circus, Arbat Street
Welcome to Copenhagen – the vivid, cultural and political capital of Denmark. Enjoy a half day guided city tour which bring us past the Tivoli Gardens (Outside visit) – a world famous pleasure garden. Onwards past the Christianborg Castle, where the Danish Parliament sits. Next, go down to the harbor to greet the “Little Mermaid” – the world famous statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. After lunch, free at own leisure. Tonight, take a leisurely walk to the restaurant for your dinner.
Often called the Danish Riviera, North Zealand stretches from Copenhagen northwards, surrounded by the sea, with its popular beaches, first class inns and active nightlife. Here, you will have the opportunity to have a photo stop at the Fredensborg Castle – the Summer Residence of the Royal Danish Family. Next, to the Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle in Elsinore – a renaissance castle, to see its Knight’s Hall, the longest in Northern Europe. In the late afternoon, transfer to Copenhagen Pier to board an overnight cruise to Oslo. Enjoy the scumptuous Scandinavian seafood buffet dinner served on board. (NB:- Overnight Cruise in Twin-Sharing Cabins will be given subject to availability. In the event that it is fully booked, we reserve the right to change to 4-Berth Cabins).
Norway – land of thousand faces welcome you with its fresh air, clean water, green forest and beautiful landscape. Arrive at its Capital, Oslo in the morning, Our sightseeing here includes a photo stop at the Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace followed by a visit to the Frogner Park’s controversial Vigeland Sculptures with a fantastic panoramic view over Oslo from the Holmenkollen Ski Jump area. In the afternoon, travel along the lovely Hallingdal Valley to reach the ski resort of Geilo for dinner.
Today, we will travel to Sognefjord via Hol to take a look at the world’s longest tunnel and a brief photo stop at Borgund’s famous stave church – Norway’s oldest stave church from the 12th century before we take the breathtaking Sognefjord voyage, world’s longest and deepest of all fjords, embark on a Norway’s most memorable fjord journey from Gudvangen to Flaam. Disembark and drive to Bergen for our dinner and overnight stay.
This morning, our orientation tour in this colourful and historic port of Bergen takes in the timbered houses along its waterfront, the lively and bustling Old Fish Market. In the evening, you may want to consider taking an optional tram ride to Mount Floien (320m above sea level) for a majestic panoramic view of Bergen. Thereafter, we travel across the Hardangervidda Plateau to Gol.
Bid farewell to the fjords and drive pass Gol to arrive at Oslo just in time for lunch. Rest of the afternoon is free at your own leisure.
Set off in the morning for Karlstad, located in the bank of Lake Varnen.- The biggest lake in Sweden. Then, continue driving towards east passing by the town of Orebro and arriving into Stockholm, a city of bridges and islands, also the capital of Sweden just in time for dinner.
Welcome to Stockholm – a city of great elegance an beauty surrounded by water and adorned with numerous architectural styles. Your local guide will unfold the city’s traditions as you drive through the heart of Stockholm around the Sergei Square and market place. Past the Royal Palace, see the Old Town and enter the City Hall where the Nobel Prize banquet is celebrated each year with its Golden Chamber and the Blue Hall (that’s actually red!). After lunch, free at own leisure until time to be transferred to the pier to board the Viking Line or Silja Line for an overnight cruise to Helsinki, capital of Finland & the Daughter of Baltic.
(Viking Line or Siljia Line in Twin-Sharing Cabins will be given subject to availability. In the event that it is fully booked, we reserve the right to change to 4-Berth Cabins).
After having breakfast on board, we shall disembark in Helsinki – a compact, clean and yet lively metropolis where west and east, old and modem mix in an unforgettable Nordic way. Helsinki has many places worth visiting as shown to us by our half day local guide this morning as we are brought to the Senate Square, Market Place, the Sibelius Monument and the impressive Church in the Rock. After lunch, it is free at your own leisure.
Free at leisure till we transfer to the Airport
**Those joining the 15D Scandnavia + Russia Tour, D1-D9 as above, the rest as follows:
After having breakfast on board, we shall disembark in Helsinki – a compact, clean and yet lively metropolis where west and east, old and modem mix in an unforgettable Nordic way. Helsinki has many places worth visiting as shown to us by our half day local guide this morning as we are brought to the Senate Square, Market Place, the Sibelius Monument and the impressive Church in the Rock. After lunch, transfer to the Railway Station as we depart by 2nd-Class train to St Petersburg. (Please note that dinner box will be provided). Arrive St Petersburg late in the night and transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Founded by Czar Peter the Great, St Petersburg is a city of architectural ensembles. With its necklace of palaces along the quiet canals and the gracious Neva River, St Petersburg is an unique harmonious combination of nature and creative inspitation of architects. Feel a sense of history as we bring you to the Palace Square, the magnificient Cathedral of St Issac, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Admiralty and the Nevsky Prospekt – a busy shopping street brimming with the latest fashionable – a total turnaround since the fall of communism. Next, we visit the Splendid Winter Palace to see the priceless collection of the Hermitage. To get acquainted with the displays of all the 400 rooms and halls of the Hermitage, one must cover a distance of 14miles which is going to take many years to complete.
After breakfast, we shall depart by train to Moscow. A city tour in Moscow brings us to the Red Square. There, in the centre of a large cobbler square stands the Lenin Mausoleum, the symbol of communist reign. Nearby are the St Basil’s Cathedral, Historical Musuem and the GUM Departmental Store. Our next highlight is the Kremlin which is Moscow’s central architectural ensemble, the heart of Russia and symbol of her greatness. The Kremlin Wall was completed in 1495. The fortress walls have an overall length of 2235 meters long, 20 meters high and 6 meters wide in some place. Savour the three famous Kremlin Cathedrals – Cathedral of Assumption, Annunciation and Archangel. Round off the tour with an outside view of the Church of Deposition of the Robe, the Belfry of Ivan the Great and the Patriarch’s Palace.
Today’s highlight is the Pushkin Musuem, a fine arts centre second in Russia only to the Hermitage in St Petersburg. Next, visit one of the famous Moscow Metro Station. These metro stations often known as the “Underground” palace of Moscow is one of the most interesting attraction. The interiors of the metro station exhibit almost rotal splendors. Used in their decorations are more then twenty varieties of marbles coming from Urals, Altai and not forgetting Central Asia. The magnificient, festive looking halls and vestibules are adorned with sculptures, bas-reliefs, mosaics, painting, stained glass panels and mural executed by artist. Thereafter, we shall visit the famous Arbat Street – a busy street where the two sides of the street are flanked with architectural structures from the 19th Century. Here, you can do some shopping as there are many stalls selling souvenirs for you to choose from or you may want to have your own portrait drawn here. At night, be entertained with a Moscow Circus Performance.
(NB. Moscow Circus Performance is subject to availability and performance dates, in the event that there is no performance, we reserve the right to replace with other programs).
Free at leisure till transfer to the airport for your departure flight back home to Singapore.