Scandic Delight with Russia
13 Nights / 14 Days
INR 96,599
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  • Overview

    Moscow, on the Moskva River in western Russia, is the nation's cosmopolitan capital. It is Russia's major center of industry, science, and culture. The capital and largest city of Russia, Moscow has always played a central role in the country's history. The very founding site of the city, the Kremlin and Red Square are still at the heart of Moscow – historically, geographically and spiritually.


    St. Petersburg is one of the world's most beautiful cities, St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world's greatest literature, music, and visual art. From the mysterious twilight of the White Nights to world-beating opera and ballet productions on magical winter evenings, St. Petersburg charms and entices in every season.


    Helsinki -Finland's southern capital sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Finland's world renowned modern design heritage can be seen everywhere in Helsinki. Famous brands like Marimekko, Artek and Arabia are a cool part of everyday life here. The majestic shoreline, archipelago, parks, forests makes it a city to visited often. Helsinki is one of the few capital cities in the world where nature is so close, even in the heart of the city. In Helsinki you can sense the proximity of sea everywhere, as the city has over a hundred kilometres of shoreline and 300 islands in its archipelago.


    Stockholm, the capital of Sweden encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands. The city boasts of fashion, design, restaurants and cultural experiences as well as beautiful architecture.


    Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country's southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It's known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum. Oslo is home to the Norwegian government and the Royal Family. The country's largest cultural institutions which include the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, the National Theatre and the National Museum of Art.


    Copenhagen sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. It's linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By, the city's historic center contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family's Amalienborg Palace. Nearby is Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels. It is ranked amongst the most liveable cities in the world. It is one of the most vibrant city with new urban spaces, state of the art architecture and many hidden gems to be discovered.


    Day 1 : Arrive in Moscow

    Arrival at Moscow airport. Transfer to your hotel in Moscow. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore on your own or you may opt to enjoy a show at the Bolshoi Theatre. Stroll into the main hall and marvel at a six tier auditorium elaborately decorated with crimson and gold embellishments. Receive an insightful introduction to the theatre's turbulent history, hearing of the fires and neglect that threatened to destroy the building forever. Admire the pristine renovations as you see box seats once reserved for the Russian Emperors and visit the Royal Foyer, a resting place for the Emperors during performance intervals. Listen to legends surrounding the incredible acoustics. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 2 : Moscow

    After breakfast at your hotel, depart for an excursion of the Moscow with stops at the most famous sights: Poklonnaya Hill, New Maiden Convent, Vorobievy Hills. Drive by Tverskaya Street, Manezhnaya square, Ohotny Riad, Bolshoy theatre, Lubianka square, Savior Cathedral, the Kremlin and Kropotkinskaya embankments etc (no entrances).

    Excursion to the Kremlin: the heart of Moscow. Visit territory and cathedrals. The Kremlin has always been the centre of political life. The tsars' coronation ceremony took place in one of the cathedrals. All tsars before Peter the Great are buried there. Walk around Red Square. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 3 : Moscow – St. Petersburg

    After breakfast at the hotel, check – out and transfer to train station to take "Sapsan" train to St. Petersburg (2nd class). Arrive in St. Petersburg and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore on your own or opt for a Russian Folklore show with Russian dinner. Take your seat at the Nikoleavsky Palace theatre for the 1.5 hour. Watch as the Reverence dance troupe kick off the show, dancing in time to harmonies from the Peters Quarter. Classic folk songs are mixed with Russian Orthodox hymns and lyrically romantic melodies. Enjoy a Cossack song performed by Maiden dancers in traditional dress. The talented dancers are known for their Cossack music which is reproduced in historical form. Another highlight is the Petersburg STrs, a troupe with a repertoire that includes northern Russian lyrical dances. After 45 mins of Russian harmonies and dances, enjoy an intermission with Champagne, Russian Vodka, Canapes – including red caviar, ham and cheese and some soft drinks. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 4 : St. Petersburg

    Breakfast at the hotel. Later in the morning depart for an excursion of the city with stops at the most famous sights: spit of the Basil Island, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Palace Square, Сhurch of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, the Aurora and other. Drive by Nevsky prospect, the Neva embankments (no entrances). In the afternoon, depart for an excursion to the world's famous art museum Hermitage. Founded by Catherine the Great the museum occupies 5 buildings and has among the other a famous collection of Western-European Art that includes paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Rubens, Van Dyke, and more. The Hermitage is a part of Winter Palace. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 5 : St. Petersburg

    Breakfast at the Hotel. Later in the morning, depart for an excursion to Pushkin to visit Catherine's Palace with the famous Amber Room. Catherine's Palace was founded in 1718 as a summer residence of Russian empresses. It was reconstructed several times in the XVIII-XIX centuries and now we can see interiors in baroque, classical and rococo styles. During the World War II the palace was occupied and very badly damaged. Some rooms were restored quite recently. Among them is the famous Amber Room. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 6 : St Petersburg to Helsinki

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to the station to board your train to Helsinki.

    Arrive Helsinki and check into your hotel. Evening at leisure or you may opt to take the tour of the Pub Crawl. You will be provided with a crash course on the local way of drinking and partying. The crawl includes four venues – 3 pubs and 1 night club. You will receive free drinks and entrance fees are included in all. You are also offered a chance to experience the local karaoke. Please do not forget to carry your identity to prove your age at all the clubs. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 7 : Helsinki

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today proceed for a panoramic city tour with a Canal Cruise. This tour shows you the most important sights and gives you an excellent view of Helsinki's past and present. The tour takes in the most interesting parts of Helsinki. Such as the historical centre, City Hall, The Parliament Buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. There would also be a stop at Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) or at the Sibelius Monumemt (if the church is closed).

    On the Beautiful Canal Route you will get to see the most beautiful shorelines in Helsinki and many more fabulous sights, including the Historic Suomenlinna Maritime CFCortress (also a UNESCO Heritage Site), Helsinki zoo on Korkeasaari Island, the impressive fleet of icebreakers. All along the way you will hear about Helsinki's fascinating History. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 8 : Helsinki – Stockholm

    After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Oslo. Arrive Stockholm (ARN) airport and transfer to your hotel. Check in and freshen up. Evening you may opt to see the Ghost Walking tour. Learn about Gamla Stan's haunted history on this 2 hour ghost tour in Stockholm. Hear tales of spirits and vampires, myths and legends about murders and unsolved mysteries. Follow a guide with a lighted lantern down the narrow lalleyways of Stockholm's oldest neighbourhood, where history and mystery will come alive through storytelling. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 9 : Stockholm

    Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a city tour of Stockholm. The tour starts in the Old Town of Stockholm for a walk along the historic streets. Find out how and why the Nobel Prize came about, where the Royal Family lives and where the narrowest alley in Stockholm is situated.

    Jump on a ferry to the island of Djurgården. Discover Stockholm from the water and learn why it's called the Venice of the North. Here we visit the Vasa Museum and with skip the line entry we walk straight past the long lines. As soon as you enter the museum you will be bowled over. See a ship that spent 333 years under the sea, learn about how it was so well preserved and browse other exhibitions with your guide on hand to answer any questions. Once the tour has finished you are welcome to stay in the museum and discover more. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 10 : Stockholm - Oslo

    After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Oslo.

    Arrive Oslo and check into your hotel. Freshen up. In the evening enjoy the Norwegian Fjord -Relax on this three-hour evening boat cruise around Oslo's harbor and the northern end of the Oslofjord. Oslo is a beautiful city with a lovely setting on the fjord and this cruise on a traditional wooden sailboat is a great way to enjoy it. Pass the Oslo Opera House and the fortress before cruising through a maze of islands dotted with Norwegian summer houses. During your cruise enjoy a complimentary Norwegian shrimp snack. Overnight stay at hotel.

            


    Day 11 : Oslo

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today check out the Oslo Selected Highlights. This is a half day sightseeing tour with many of the most beautiful and interesting sights the Norwegian capital has to offer: the city center of Oslo, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the ski jump at Holmenkollen (Photo stop) and the Viking Ship Museum. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 12 : Oslo – Copenhagen

    Breakfast at the hotel Check out and transfer to the airport to take your flight to Copenhagen.

    Arrive Copenhagen airport and transfer to your city centre hotel. Check in and relax. Evening at leisure or you may choose to experience yet another Pub Crawl. Start your Copenhagen pub crawl in City Hall Square and get acquainted with your guide and fellow travelers. Don your priority access wristband and head straight inside to your first bar where a complimentary drink awaits. Learn why Copenhagen is famous for its nightlife and cosmopolitan cocktail bars before heading to your next destination. Meet local students and people from around the globe as you make your way to three more lively establishments enjoying a complimentary drink in each. Top off the evening at an exclusive nightclub where you can hit the floor. Overnight stay at hotel.


    Day 13 : Copenhagen

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour with a Canal cruise. Comb the canals and streets of Copenhagen with this city bus tour and cruise of this waterfront metropolis that spans all styles from medieval to cutting-edge modern. See all the major sights and attractions and learn about the history of this beautiful and fascinating city.

    Pass the New Carlsberg Glyptotek, the art museum founded by the Carlsberg family. It displays ancient and modern art in a building that is a work of art itself. Check out the magnificent red brick façade in a Venetian Renaissance style. Next make a wish at the Gefion Fountain. The Norse goddess Gefjun drives a plough led by four beasts that supposedly represent her sons. Legend has it that together they ploughed so deeply that they pulled what is now the island of Zealand into the sea.

    Continue to the Old Fish Market where the wives of fishermen came to sell their fish until 1958. Today, just one remains in the form of a statue of a stocky, bundled-up 'fishwife'. Bid her adieu to board a canal boat to bob along through the bustling harbour.

    Admire the tremendous number and variety of church spires along the skyline. Glide past historic fortifications and palaces until you come upon a famous little mermaid perched on a rock near the water. The bronze and granite sculpture recently celebrated its 100th birthday. You will see that the mermaid is still looking good, just like Copenhagen. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

        


    Day 14 : Copenhagen – India

    Breakfast at the hotel. Time to say goodbye to the new friends you have made. Transfer to the airport to take your flight back to India.



  • Highlights :

    •   Moscow airport to Moscow hotel transfer

    •   Moscow and Kremlin full day tour

    •   Transfer from Moscow hotel to train station

    •   Sapnsan ticket from Moscow to St Petersburg

    •   St Petersburg station to St Petersburg hotel transfer

    •   St Petersburg city tour with Hermitage full day tour

    •   Excursion to Pushkin

    •   St Petersburg hotel to St Petersburg train transfer

    •   Train ticket in second class from St Petersburg to Helsinki

    •   Helsinki city tour with Canal Cruise

    •   Helsinki hotel to Helsinki airport transfer

    •   Stockholm airport to hotel transfer

    •   Stockholm city tour

    •   Stockholm hotel to Stockholm airport transfer

    •   Norwegian evening on the Fjord

    •   Best of Oslo tour

    •   Copenhagen Airport to Copenhagen hotel transfer

    •   Copenhagen city tour with Canal cruise

    •   Copenhagen hotel to airport transfer



  • Price starting from INR 32,999 per person on twin sharing basis


    Tour Includes :

    •   Moscow Airport to Moscow hotel transfer

    •   02 nights accommodation at Moscow with breakfast

    •   Moscow and Kremlin full day tour

    •   Transfer from Moscow hotel to train station

    •   Sapnsan ticket from Moscow to St Petersburg

    •   03 nights accommodation in St Petersburg with breakfast

    •   St Petersburg city tour with Hermitage full day tour

    •   Excursion to Pushkin

    •   St Petersburg hotel to St Petersburg train transfer

    •   Train ticket in second class from St Petersburg to Helsinki

    •   02 nights accommodation in Helsinki with breakfast

    •   Helsinki city tour with Canal Cruise

    •   Helsinki hotel to Helsinki airport transfer

    •   Stockholm airport to hotel transfer

    •   02 nights accommodation at Stockholm with breakfast

    •   Stockholm city tour

    •   Stockholm hotel to Stockholm airport transfer

    •   02 nights accommodation at Oslo with breakfast

    •   Norwegian evening on the Fjord

    •   Best of Oslo tour

    •   02 nights at Copenhagen with breakfast

    •   Copenhagen hotel to Airport transfer


    Tour Excludes :

    •   Round trip airfare with taxes

    •   Internal airfare from Helsinki – Stockholm – Oslo – Copenhagen starting from 28000 depending on the availability of seat at the time of booking.

    •   Visa and insurance

    •   9% service tax applicable on the total invoice

    •   Porterage, meals, which are not a part of the itinerary

    •   Any other item of personal nature (laundry, mini bar, telephone, etc)

    •   Any change in the rate of exchange of USD / EUR / GBP.



    Hotel Details

    Destination

    Hotel

    Category

    Moscow

    Hotel Izmailovo Beta or similar

    3 star hotel

    St Petersburg

    Hotel Bristol or similar

    3 star hotel

    Helsinki

    Hotel Scandic Helsinki Park or similar

    3 star hotel

    Stockholm

    Hotel Tegnerlunden or similar

    3 star hotel

    Oslo

    Hotel Thon Munch or similar

    3 star hotel

    Copenhagen

    Hotel Wake Up Copenhagen or similar

    3 star hotel




  • Payment Policy :

    •   20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour. This deposit is non-refundable

    •   75% of the total tour cost to be paid 08 weeks prior to arrival date

    •   100% of the total tour is required 45 days prior departure or within 24 hours of confirmation if travelling within 45 days from departure

    Cancellation Policy :

    •   10 weeks or more prior to arrival date: 25% deposit

    •   09 weeks prior to arrival date: 100% of the total tour cost

    •   Any cancellations must be made in writting


    Important Notice :

    Visas : Please ensure your passport is valid more than 6 months from the date of return for every country you are visiting. Please also ensure there is sufficient space in your passport to allow for all immigration procedures.

    Travel Insurance: The tour price does not include personal insurance. Travelers are highly recommended to purchase travel insurance upon commitment of the booking in case of force majeure. Travel insurance covers such costs as emergency and medical evacuation, hospital fees, property loss, etc which could possibly happen during the trip.



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Religion in Russia?

    Russia is a multi-ethnic and multi-faith nation. Orthodox Christianity is Russia's largest religion with 75% of the population belonging to the Orthodox Christian denomination. Islam is professed by 5% of the population. Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism and Buddhism are professed by 1% of the population each.


    Religion in Denmark?

    Of all the religions in Denmark, the most prominent is Christianity in the form of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark (Dansk Folkekirke), the state religion. Hence, Denmark is a non-secular state as there is a clear link between the church and the state with a Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs..


    Religion in Norway?

    The state religion in Norway is Protestant Christian (Evangelical-Lutheran), and about 80% of the population belong to the established Church of Norway. Most Norwegians are baptized as infants and confirmed as teenagers, yet only a small number attend church services regularly.


    Religion in Sweden?

    Uppsala Cathedral is the seat of the Church of Sweden. The Church of Sweden (Swedish: Svenska kyrkan) is the largest Christian church in Sweden. The church professes the Lutheran faith and is a member of the Porvoo Communion.


    Religion in Finland ?

    Most Finns are Christians. The largest religious community in Finland is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Suomen evankelis-luterilainen kirkko) to which about 78% of the population belongs. The Orthodox Church of Finland is the second largest religious community.


    Currency in Russia?

    Russian Ruble


    Currency in Denmark?

    Danish Kroner


    Currency in Norway?

    Norwegian Kroner


    Currency in Sweden?

    Swedish Krona


    Currency in Finland ?

    Euro


    Plug in Russia / Denmark / Norway / Finland ?

    220V/50Hz


    Plug in Sweden ?

    230V/50Hz


    Clothing in Russia?

    Light cotton T Shorts and trousers are recommended for the day. Evenings are cooler and a light jacket should be carried.


    Clothing for Denmark?

    For Summer attractive t-shirts, shorts, sandals, light-weight long pants, jeans, sneakers, long and short skirts, short sleeve shirts and blouses are ideal for this city. Comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses are recommended.


    Clothing in Norway?

    Jeans, T- shirts and long sleeved shirts. Jackets and sweaters are recommended for the evenings. Carry an umbrella as unpredictable showers are common in Norway. Raincoat and umbrella should be carried for the frequent rains.


    Clothing for Sweden?

    Jeans with light layers of shirts in summer. Natural fabric like cotton and linen are recommended. Carry umbrella and a light rain coat. A jacket for the evening is needed.


    Clothing for Finland?

    Thick layered shirts, jeans, jacket, sweaters are recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Creams and lotions should be carried for the dry weather.


    Food in Russia?

    There are numerous dishes made of dough such as pies, cakes, rolls, blini, etc. as well as unleavened dough, including dumplings and homemade noodles. Being a country of Orthodox Christian religion which implies numerous fasts, Russian cuisine offers a great number of vegetarian dishes including mushrooms, pickles etc. The Russian culinary palette is also rich in meat, poultry and fish dishes which are served on various occasions.


    Food in Denmark?

    The Danish "Frikadelle" is a national dish served with potatoes - preserved sour vegetables and thick brown sauce. Almost every Danish restaurant in Copenhagen serve the traditional "open faced sandwich" called "smørrebrød" - with many different potions of food items as cold cuts - pieces of meat or fish - various paste - salad dressings and cheese on buttered rye bread and decorated with all types of toppings.


    Food in Norway?

    Norwegian everyday dishes such as fårikål (lamb and cabbage stew), lapskaus (brown stew), kjøttkaker (large, Norwegian meatballs), steamed salmon or fish soup are available everywhere.


    Food in Sweden?

    Pyttipanna is a classic pan-fried hash of diced potatoes, onions, and sausage meat, served with a fried egg and pickled beetroot. Meatball are iconic in Stockholm. Fishes like salmon and herring are commonly available.


    Food in Finland?

    The karelian pies are a traditional Finnish pies made with rye, filled with rice and with a mixture of butter and boiled eggs spread over. The Finnish sausages are big and served by themselves or in a bun with mustard or with rye bread and cinnamon buns.


    Nightlife in Moscow?

    Moscow's nightlife is energetic, showy and dynamic. When one great club or bar closes, another immediately opens in its wake. RBTH highlights the hottest spots in Russia's capital for going out, dancing and partying.


    Nightlife in St. Petersburg?

    Saint Petersburg It was the first city in Russia to adopt the culture of clubbing, in recent years ' 80. Many fashion clubs, students bar, discos, music venues are there in the city. The Fidel is frequented mostly by tourists. A couple of great places to begin an assault on your liver are the Idiot and Cynic Bar. Both are cult favorites. For those who prefer something a bit more civilized, the James Cook tavern offers pub grub and caters to a somewhat older and wiser crowd and the Shamrock is the resident Irish Pub, frequented by ballerinas.


    Nightlife in Copenhagen?

    Whether you want to dance till the sun comes up or just have a beer or a cocktail with your friends, Copenhagen has something to offer for everyone. From colourful discos to laid back bars and cool clubs.


    Nightlife in Oslo?

    The city is lively and vibrant during the evening. Clubs and bars are available all over the city though they are a little steep on the pocket.


    Nightlife in Stockholm?

    Stockholm is home to many of the world's most famous house music DJ's (Avicii, Alesso, Steve Angello, Dad Life, etc.). Several of these DJ's have residencies at the nightclubs, so they frequently play shows throughout the year. Speaking of clubs — they are on par with the best in the world. Almost all of the best clubs are located in the Stureplan district which is a big public square in Central Stockholm.


    Nightlife in Helsinki?

    A wide range of clubs and bars offers something for everyone in terms of clientele, atmosphere and price. There is a vibrant club culture with DJs, and live music can be enjoyed every night of the week. Bars and clubs in Helsinki are concentrated southwest of the centre in the districts of Kamppi and Punavuori, particularly along Uudenmaankatu and Eerikinkatu, but there are more bars south of the railway station and north of the centre in the gritty but up-and-coming Kallio district.