The Magic of Scandinavia and Russia

18 days/17 nights
Superior Tourist/First Class

This tour is for passengers who wish to get to know Scandinavia in a fairly short time and at a very competitive rate. The itinerary includes all three Scandinavian Capitals, but also the scenic Fjord area of Norway. After Stockholm you will travel Eastwards to explore and enjoy the impressive and unforgettable Russian cities of Moscow and St Petersburg. Throughout the tour you will travel by first class coach and with one of our professional Tour Escorts who will ensure you get full enjoyment of your holiday.

This tour is one of the most competitive and complete tours offered today on the market.
Day 1 Friday
Copenhagen

Individual arrival to your hotel. Your confirmation will show which hotel we have booked for you. In the early evening your tour escort will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour and give you a chance to meet your fellow travellers. Overnight.

Day 2 Saturday
Copenhagen

Buffet breakfast. In the morning you will enjoy a city tour, during which you will see The Little Mermaid guarding the port, Nyhavn with all its restaurants and small boats, the City Hall Square and other main features of Copenhagen. The afternoon is free for individual visits, perhaps to the Tivoli Amusement park or an optional tour to Roskilde. Overnight.

Day 3 Sunday
Copenhagen-Oslo

Buffet breakfast. Morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour escort will be happy to advise you about places of interest to visit - we can suggest an optional tour to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hours. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth inside cabins with shower/WC. We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 4 Monday
Oslo

Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo around 09.45 hours, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Evening free. Hotel in the centre of Oslo.

Day 5 Tuesday
Oslo

Buffet breakfast.Today you have the full day free for private activities. You can check with your tour escort about optional activities or suggestions to spend your time in this cozy city. Overnight.

Day 6 Wednesday
Oslo-Sognefjord-Bergen

Buffet breakfast. Today you enter the area of the forests and rivers of Norway, following the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric tradition. When you arrive in Flåm, you will have 2 hours cruise on the Sognefjord, one of the longest and deepest in the world with its unspoiled nature and dramatic scenery before you continue to Bergen, the second biggest city of Norway and it is beautifully situated surrounded by 7 mountains. Overnight.

Day 7 Thursday
Bergen

Buffet breakfast. In the morning you will be introduced to this remarkable City of the old Hansa. You will enjoy the view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market. Afternoon free to explore Bergen. Overnight.

Day 8 Friday
Bergen-Stockholm

Buffet breakfast. Departure transfer to international airport outside Bergen. We will take flight to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm. Transfer to your hotel. Hotel in central Stockholm. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 9 Saturday
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast. Today you will enjoy a panoramic city tour. Stockholm - the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. This beautiful capital, built on 14 islands with bridges and viewpoints giving an enchanting feeling of space and light. You will walk around the charming Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets, passing The Royal Palace as well as the Great Church, where the present King and Queen were married in 1976. The afternoon is free for individual visits. Overnight.

Day 10 Sunday
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast. The day is free for other excursions or visits to the City Hall, the Wasa Museum or a tour to Uppsala and Sigtuna. You can also take one of the many sightseeing boat tours if you’re looking to see Stockholm from the water! Overnight.

Day 11 Monday
Stockholm-Helsinki

Buffet breakfast. Morning free in Stockholm. At approximately 15.00hrs you will have a transfer from your hotel to the pier, to embark on the cruise ferry Silja Line. The ferry departs from Stockholm and slowly travels down the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Overnight.

Day 12 Tuesday
Helsinki-St.Petersburg

Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Directly after you disembark there is a guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Church in the Rock (if open to the public) and much more. The tour ends at the rail station for a trip to St. Petersburg. Arrival in St. Petersburg and the rest of the evening free. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 13 Wednesday
St. Petersburg

Buffet breakfast at hotel. St. Petersburg is an amazing city. Its imperial palaces and museums enjoy worldwide fame, while the Neva River and the many canals have deservedly given the city the title “The Venice of the North”. During the morning sightseeing tour we get acquainted with all the splendours of the city: the Peter-Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church of the Bleeding Savior, the Nevsky Convent and much more. The afternoon offers an optional excursion to Zarskoye Selo with the impressive Catherine’s Palace and the Amber room which vanished during World War II and was restored for St. Petersburg's tri-centennial celebrations. In the evening an optional visit to the Nikolaevsky Palace with an exciting Russian folklore show and Russian "champagne" and snacks. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 14 Thursday
St. Petersburg

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The morning is reserved for an optional visit to Peterhof, an uncontested masterpiece of the time of Peter the Great, with the impressive Grand Palace, the Grand Cascade and Water Avenue and its wonderful parks. In the afternoon you will have a visit to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. In the evening enjoy an optional Russian dinner at restaurant Pryanosti & Radosti. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 15 Friday
St. Petesburg-Moscow

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The early morning is reserved for an optional St. Petersburg channel cruise. Around noon we go to the St. Petersburg Railway Station and board the Sapsan high-speed train bound for Moscow. The train ride takes us through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. In the late afternoon we arrive to Moscow and check in at Hotel Park Inn Sadu or similar.
Day 16 Saturday
Moscow

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Moscow, the Mother of Russia, is a genuine Russian city with the Kremlin and its onion domed cathedrals. The dramatic changes over the last decade have made the city to one of the most dynamic metropolis in the world. The morning sightseeing tour includes the highlights of the vast city: the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Theatre Square with Bolshoi Theatre and Sparrow Hills with Moscow University and we visit the Kremlin grounds and one of the cathedrals. In the afternoon is offered visit to the Moscow Metro including the historical stations on the Ring-Line and a guided stroll along the famous pedestrian Arbat Street. The evening offers an optional Moscow by night tour including an unforgettable river cruise with the White Flotilla.
Day 17 Sunday
Moscow 

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day offers an optional full day excursion to the quaint town of Sergiev Posad, where we visit the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church. The whole Lavra has been beautifully restored for the 700-years celebrations of the birth of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The evening offers an optional visit to the Old Russian Circus.
Day 18 Monday
Moscow 

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Moscow airport. Today is the day to say farewell to the tour, your travel companions and to the Magic of Scandinavia and Russia tour.


Rates in EUR: 4440 per person in triple (Please note that in Scandinavia a triple room is a double room with extra bed. This bed can be a very simple bed or a sofa). In Russia we will confirm 1 double and 1 single since triple rooms are not available for 3 adults. 4440 per person in double. 1702single supplement.
Hotels included or similar

Copenhagen

Comfort Hotel Vesterbro - first class
Scandic Copenhagen - first class
Copenhagen-Oslo DFDS Scandinavian Seaways inside 2 berth cabins
Oslo Scandic Solli - superior tourist class
Bergen Thon Rosenkrantz BGO - first class or First Marin hotel - first class
Stockholm Clarion hotel Amaranten - first class
Stockholm-Helsinki Silja Line, overnight ferry - outside cabins.
St.Petersburg Hotel Sokos Vasilievsky - first class hotel.
Moscow Hotel Park Inn Sadu - first class hotel.
Departures: June 7 July 5, 19
August 3, 16

Rates include:

  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • 2 dinners
  • DFDS Scandinavian Seaways Copenhagen-Oslo inside 2 berth cabins. Supplement for outside cabin is Eur 120/double or single cabin. Eur180 for triple occupancy.
  • Touring by first class motor coach plus full time service of a professional Tour Escort.
  • Your tour escort in Scandinavia will take care of you when you are in Scandinavia. When you arrive in Russia, there will be another tour escort there to assist you.
  • For groups of less than 10 passengers, no tour escort from Dorothy Tours will accompany the group to Helsinki. Instead you will have local guide assisting you with sightseeing. For groups over 10 passengers the tour escort from Dorothy Tours will end his/her service on Tuesday after the city tour in Helsinki.
  • Sightseeing in the Scandinavian capitals with tour escort.
  • Transfers in Russia as per program with English speaking driver.
  • Twin/dbl bed accommodation at tourist class hotels listed or similar.
  • Tour conducted in English and Spanish.
  • Overnight Tallink-Silja Line ferry with buffet dinner and breakfast included.
  • Train Helsinki-St. Petersburg, 2nd class/economy.
  • Train tickets St. Petersburg-Moscow .
  • Luggage handling- only Russia - of one suitcase per person at hotels.
  • Dorothy Tours limits passenger luggage transportation to 1 piece of luggage of normal size (ie. max cm 60 x 80 x 35 or max inches 23,5 x 31,5 x 13,8) per person. Should this be exceeded Dorothy Tours will have to charge an additional EUR 90 per piece of luggage, per tour. (This excludes hand luggage).

Important notice:

Overweight of luggage on flight will be paid by passenger. Overnight flight bags may also be carried but must remain in the passengers possession at all times. Dorothy Tours is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings. It is of the utmost importance that passengers have adequate travel insurance to cover last minute cancellations, medical emergencies, loss, damage and/or theft .

Important notice: Please be aware that a visa is required for Russia. All passengers will have to apply for this visa at their nearest Russian Embassy. In order for Dorothy Tours to procure with the visa invitation letters we ask you to provide the following information immediately upon making a reservation: Full names (as in passport), gender of all passengers (male/female), nationality, passport number and dates of birth of each passenger. It is the passenger's final responsibility to ensure they have all necessary and adequate documents and permits to enter Russia. Dorothy Tours reserves the right to make changes in the program and/or hotels if necessary, always keeping the same standard and category.
2018-09-30/WS