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DANCING AFTER STORM

Duration

20 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
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Brief

From Copenhagen to Moscow, enjoy this 20-day odyssey across Europe. On this journey you will be able to see such historical and cultural monuments as the Peterhof Palace, the Monastery on the Island of Valday and the Kremlin!

Day 1

Copenhagen
Transfer to the hotel and spend some time at leisure. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 2

Copenhagen - Aarhus
In the morning, go on a comprehensive tour of the Danish capital with a local guide. Copenhagen is the largest Scandinavian city and is full of eye-opening contrasts, including the popular Tivoli, Christianborg Palace, the terraces of Nyhavn, and the Mermaid. In the afternoon, you will travel to Jutland, passing through pleasant scenery on the way. On the way, you'll cross a 20km bridge over the sea and stop at Odense, where you can visit its gothic cathedral.
Overnight in Aarhus (Breakfast).

Day 3

Arhus - Stavanger
We will travel to Hirtshals where you will take a ferryboat to Norway across the North Sea. Relax on a 3-hour voyage to Kristiansand (ferryboat operation hours vary depending on the month. Some time is normally reserved to have lunch on the boat). You will go along Norway'’s southern coastline and enjoy its gorgeous landscapes. You will stop in a picturesque small town called Stavanger, a beautiful town that has an active port by the fjord.
Overnight in Stavanger (Breakfast).

Day 4

Stavanger - Bergen
On leaving the city, you will stop at the ¨Swords in Rock¨ monument, where you will remember the Vikings before continuing on this beautiful scenic tour. You will follow the route going through tunnels and over bridges and then travel some stretches by boat along the fjord coast of Norway. One of these undersea tunnels is the deepest one in the world. This journey gets more relaxed and spectacular during its two boat trips. Arrival in Bergen at lunch time. We include a funicular trip to Mount Fløyen which offers amazing vistas of the town and the Bergen fjord. There will be some free time later to enjoy the capitol city of fjords.
Overnight in Bergen (Breakfast).

Day 5

Bergen - Oslo
You will travel to Sognefjord, Norway’s largest fjord. Prior to arrival, you will stop at the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall. You will go on a magnificent cruise between the cities of Gudvangen and Flam; bear witness to fantastic landscapes during this 2-hour voyage. You will continue your journey by crossing magnificent snowcovered landscapes. You will go under Lærdal Tunnel, one of the longest tunnels in the world. Visit to Borgund's 12thC wooden church which is considered Norway’s most well-preserved medieval church. Arrival in Oslo. Free time. Check out its port, main streets and the artworks at Frogner Park.
Overnight in Oslo (Breakfast).

Day 6

Oslo - Stockholm
You will spend some time in Oslo before departing for Sweden. Admire landscapes with forests and lakes as you stop by Orebro, a town next to a beautiful lake with a castle and a charming historic center. Time for stroll and lunch. Arrival in Stockholm in the evening.
Overnight in Stockholm (Breakfast).

Day 7

Stockholm
Come on a sightseeing tour of this gorgeous capital city built on 13 interconnected islands. Water is everywhere! You will visit Gamla stan - Stockholm’'s Old Town - as well as the museum area in Skansen and the broad avenues in the city center. We recommend visiting its museums and parks. We also recommend visiting the Town Hall and the Vasa ship museum.
Overnight in Stockholm (Breakfast).

Day 8

Stockholm - Turku
Spend the day at leisure in Stockholm. In the evening, you will board a modern ferry, where you will have an overnight accommodation in double cabins with private bathroom on your way to Finland.
Overnight in Turku.

Day 9

Turku - Helsinki
After a mesmerizing sunrise at the ship's deck, you will arrive at Finland by sailing along the Aland Islands, which are made up of hundreds of islands covered by forests. Disembark at Turku, a city with a very strong Swedish influence. You will continue your journey to the neighbor city of Naantali, a very picturesque town of wooden houses next to the sea. You will later arrive in Helsinki. Time for lunch. You will get to spend the afternoon at leisure, where you will be able to get to know this city with its old market and the Russian influence in its buildings and churches.
Overnight in Helsinki (Breakfast).

Day 10

Helsinki - Tallinn
We include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna Islands, which are six islands where a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city stands and was declared a World Heritage Site. Time to stroll around; you will be able to go across islands through its small pedestrian bridges. Late afternoon you will board a ferry to Estonia. Ferry trip of around two and a half hours in duration; you will be able to admire the departure from Helsinki and the surrounding islands until you arrive at Tallinn.
Overnight in Tallinn (Breakfast).

Day 11

Tallinn
The capital of Estonia is a wonderful city with a well conserved medieval center. Comprehensive tour of the city, its walls, churches, squares, and its medieval streets filled with tourist attractions.  Free afternoon.
Overnight in Tallinn (Breakfast).

Day 12

Tallinn - St Petersburg

Today you will leave Estonia and travel to Russia. You will stop in Narva - the third largest city in Estonia - with time to see the impressive fortress by the river, on the border between the two countries. After border procedures, a lunch will be included once you've arrived in Russia. You will then go on to St Petersburg. 

Overnight in St Petersburg (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 13

St Petersburg
With a local guide you will begin the memorable journey through this beautiful city built across the Neva River and over 40 islands. St Petersburg is the second most important city in Russia and was the capital of the Russian Empire between the 18thC and the 19thC. As you explore this imperial city, you will unveil the history of the Russian tsars through its museums, palaces and architectural wealth. The visit includes the Peter and Paul Fortress, the origin of the city (entrance included). After the tour, the rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure.
Note: From June 14 to July 15, the FIFA World Cup will be celebrated. During this period, accommodation in St Petersburg could be offered in hotels located in nearby cities, adapting the program to carry out all the planned visits
Overnight in St Petersburg (Breakfast).

Day 14

St Petersburg
Today we will go on a tour (guide and tickets included) to the Peterhof Palace, which is known as the Russian Versailles and is around 30km from St Petersburg. This complex of Baroque palaces, which was the residence of the Tsars, with magnificent fountains and enormous gardens that have been declared UNESCO Heritages of Mankind. You will return to St Petersburg to visit the Hermitage Museum, a fantastic art museum located in the building that was the Tsar's’ Winter Palace (visit with guide and tickets).
Overnight in St Petersburg (Breakfast).

Day 15

St Petersburg - Tver
You will begin your day by going to Novgorod, an exciting city that was one of Russia’s most important political and cultural centers. You will visit its Kremlin (guide and tickets included), the former market district and the court of Yaroslav. You will continue to Valday, a picturesque little city by a lake. You will visit an ancient monastery on the island in the lake before ending your day in Tver.
Overnight in Tver (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 16

Tver - Suzdal
A stroll in Tver, a city on the banks of the Volga River that was the center of a small state that used to be Moscow'’s main rival. After this, you will see some of the cities of the Golden Ring. You will have a brief stop in Klin where you will find the house of the brilliant composer, Tchaikovsky. Then you will carry on to Sergiev Posad, where you will see the Monastery of the Trinity, which is considered Russia'’s most important spiritual center.
In the afternoon, you will continue along the small roads that pass through historical cities of the Golden Ring, including Alexandrov, with its Kremlin dedicated to Ivan the Terrible, and Yuryev-Polsky, a small provincial city with its historical Kremlin. Your route continues to Suzdal, where you will visit the wooden Architecture Museum, which illustrates the former peasant life with their houses built out of trunks, their mills and the Church of the Transfiguration. Dinner included, during which a folkloric group will accompany you with the sound of balalaikas (not included if there are fewer than 15 participants in the group).
Overnight in Suzdal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 17

Suzdal - Moscow
In the morning you will see how the famous Matriuska dolls are made and painted, and you will have the opportunity to learn how to paint them. Then you'll visit Suzdal, which for many is the most beautiful of the cities of the Golden Ring with its canals, its flowers and the domes on its horizon, which give the city a fairytale-like appearance. You will visit the city with a local guide and see the Kremlin and the cathedral (tickets included). At the Monastery of St Eugen, you will hear the bell concert. Afterwards, travel to Vladimir, where you will visit the majestic Cathedral of the Assumption. Then you will arrive at Moscow by the end of the afternoon.
Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast, Lunch).

Day 18

Moscow
You will start your trip with an exciting visit to Russia’'s capital city. This city unites the past, present and future in a very unique way. You will walk along their immense avenues, their elegant shopping areas, the Red Square where Lenin’'s Mausoleum stands, St Basil'’s Cathedral, and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. We include a ticket to the Kremlin with a visit to two of its main cathedrals. We will try (not guaranteed) to coincide with the ceremonial military parade in Sobornaya Square.
Note: The FIFA World Cup will be held from 14 June to 15 July. At this time, accommodation in Moscow may be in hotels located in nearby cities and the program may be adapted to cover all the visits planned
Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 19

Moscow
In order to admire Russia'’s soul, we include a morning tour of Kolomenskoye, an estate that formerly belonged to the tsars. You will attend a traditional Russian wedding ceremony there. On your way there, you will stop at Moscow University'’s lookout which has a fantastic vista of the city, a place where newlyweds leave flowers (the lookout may also be visited during Saturday’'s visit).
Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 20

Moscow

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and end of our services.

(Breakfast).

package code: DK4766137
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