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11/15 Scandinavia & Russia Spotlight ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia

UNIQUE FEATURES:††

†††† Hardanger Fjord cruise

†††† Hellesylt Fjord cruise

†††† By high altitude train from Voss to Flam

†††† By electric car to Briksdal Glacier

†††† By cable car to Mt Floyen

†††† By flight from Oslo to Stockholm

†††† 2 nights on a cruise liner

†††† 2-night stay each at Moscow and St Petersburg

†† MAP

 

Day 1

 

Home City - Copenhagen

Depart from home city for Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

Copenhagen

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for an overnight stay. (D)

 

 

 

Day 3

 

Copenhagen (City Tour) - By Cruise - Oslo

The morning city tour will include a visit to the world-renowned footsteps of legendary Hans Christian Anderson commencing from the "Little Mermaid" of the legend. In the afternoon, tour members will sail on a luxurious cruise liner towards Oslo. Many facilities and entertainment will be available to all on board. (B/D)

 

 

 

Day 4

 

Oslo - Viking Ship Museum - Kinsarvik

Tour members will leave the ferry at Oslo, the capital of Norway and will visit the "Viking Ships Museum" where the renowned "Oseberg" is on display. In the afternoon, coach to the Kinsarvik, and all will be enthralled by the exalting scenery of Hardanger Fjord on the way. (B/D)

 

 

 

†† Day 5

 

Kinsarvik - Hardanger Fjord Cruise - Bergen (City Tour) - Floyen - Voss

On board a cruise liner, the serene, peaceful and breath-taking Hardanger Fjord will be unveiled to all. Upon disembarkation, coach to Bergen, where all will be amazed by the distinct colored wooden sharp top cottages symmetrically arranged in rows. Later, all will then board cable cars to ascend the Floyen Mountain, some 320 feet in altitude, where all will have a panoramic view of the city and the fjord. The fish market will be next visited, after which coach to Voss. (B/D)

 

 

 

†† Day 6

 

Voss - Flamsbana Scenic Train - Flam - Loen

All will go on board a scenic train to proceed to Flam, enjoying enchanting sceneries while going through high cliffs and astounding waterfall on the way. After lunch, the coach will take all to Loen passing a unique resort area.(B/L/D)

 

 

 

†† Day 7

 

Loen - Briksdal Glacier (Electric Car) - Hellesylt Fjord Cruise - Geiranger - Lillehammer

In the morning, proceed to Briksdal by coach, and then to the glacier by electric cars. An unforgettable walk on the glacier will follow. Visits will be made to the scenic areas of Geirnger and Hellesylt Fjord by coach and by cruise liner respectively, the sight of which will long live in the memory of all. Afterwards, proceed to Lillehammer. (B/D)

 

 

†† Day 8

 

Lillehammer - Oslo (City Tour) - Stockholm

The tour will return to Oslo to visit and admire the Vigeland Sculpture Park where over 100 master pieces of sculptures by Vigeland, the famous Norwegian sculptor, are on permanent display. The City Hall and the University of Oslo will be visited. It is in this City Hall the annual "Nobel Peace Awards" are presented to winners. Proceed to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden by flight. (B/D)

 

 

†† Day 9

 

Stockholm (City Tour) - By Cruise - Helsinki

The City Hall will be visited in the morning. The Nobel Peace Awards Banquet is held annually inside this City Hall after the Award Presentation Ceremony. Later on, proceed to the Vasa Warship Museum which shows the repaired Vasa Warship which sank at the time of launching. Shopping at the "Old Town" before boarding a luxurious cruise liner for Helsiniki, the capital of Finland. (B/D)

 

 

†† Day 10

 

Helsinki (City Tour)

A city tour will begin after disembarkation. Visits will be paid to the Cathedral situated at the City Hall Plaza, as well as Finlandís most famous Rock Church built inside a rock cave. The remaining part of the day will be free at leisure. (B/L)

 

 

For 11-day tour members, a departure transfer to the airport will be arranged on Day 11. We wish you a pleasant homeward flight. (B)

†† Day 11

 

Helsinki - St. Petersburg (City Tour) - Hermitage Museum

On board an express train, the tour will proceed to St. Petersburg where a city tour will be conducted on arrival. Highlights of visit include the Cathedral Square, the Church of Resurrection built to commemorate the assassination of Tsar Alexander II and Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums of the world. The Museum is composed of 5 historical buildings, the most pronounced of which is the Winter Palace. (B/D)

 

 

†† Day 12

 

Petershof - Peter & Paul Fortress - Russian Gala Dinner

On board a hydrofoil (subject to the shipping company schedule), all will proceed to Petershof to visit the huge and breath-taking grand palace, built by Peter the Grant in 1709. Return to city to visit includes the Peter & Paul Fortress, the burial ground for Russian Tsars and the Cathedral Square. At the famous, St Lassc Cathedral, and around the monument of Peter the Great, tour members will be at liberty to take photographs. An authentic Russian dinner and a show of folk dancing will end the day. (B/L/D)

 

 

†† Day 13

 

St. Petersburg - Moscow - Zagorsk - Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius

After arriving at Moscow, the capital of Russia by domestic flight, proceed to an ancient city, Zagorsk which was once a military fortress in the 12th century.  Today, it is a cathedral and a commercial city. This is followed by a tour to Trinity Monastery of St Sergius where a unique collection of invaluable art is embedded.    Breakfast box/L/D

 

 

†† Day 14

 

Kremlin Palace - Red Square - Victory Park - Metro - Circus

Morning proceed to the Kremlin Palace, which is Russiaís political and economic centre. Highlights of the afternoon tour include the Red Square, the Victory Park and the richly decorated metro. "Underground Palace" is a true and defacto description of the grandeur of the railway. In the evening enjoy a fascinating Acrobatic Show (An alternate arrangement will be made should this become available). (B/D)

 

 

†† Day 15

 

Moscow - Home City

At designated time, we will transfer you to airport and wish you a pleasant homeward flight. B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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