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Peter the Great
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Stockholm City Hall
Stockholm Royal Palace
  • Duration: 17 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: This trip is filled with colour, unique cultures and enthralling history. Visit coastal Copenhagen, island-ringed Stockholm, striking Helsinki, and then travel between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Later, get acquainted with Minsk's Soviet style and Warsaw’s Gothic churches before finishing your holiday in vibrant Berlin.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART USA

    Overnight flight to Copenhagen.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE COPENHAGEN (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in, or take a stroll through the city. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

    Hotel: Bella Sky Comwell

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  • Day 3

    COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide takes you on a morning sightseeing tour, which includes the Little Mermaid, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of your choice or shopping.


    Meal(s): (Scandinavian Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM

    Cross the Oresund into Sweden and travel north through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital surrounded by islands.


    Meal(s): (Scandinavian Breakfast)

    Hotel: Park Inn Solna

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  • Day 5

    STOCKHOLM – AT SEA

    Admire Stockholm's biggest landmarks this morning with your Local Guide, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze of islands accessible by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Don't miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland!


    Meal(s): (Scandinavian Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 6

    AT SEA – HELSINKI

    Arrive early in Finland's capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Guide. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, sweeping boulevards and the beautiful domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax.


    Meal(s): (Scandinavian Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn City West

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  • Day 7

    HELSINKI – ST. PETERSBURG (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the Finnish coast past the timber centre of Kotka, across the border into Russia and on through the town of Vyborg. Admire the scenery as you traverse the forests of Karelia, arriving later in St. Petersburg for a two-night stay.


    Meal(s): (Scandinavian Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Park Inn Pribaltiskaya

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  • Day 8

    ST. PETERSBURG SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    The Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Statue of Peter the Great all feature on your guided sightseeing tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Guide and spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Petrodvorets.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    ST. PETERSBURG – NOVGOROD

    Cross the vast Russian steppes to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Park Inn Veliky

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  • Day 10

    NOVGOROD – TVER – MOSCOW (2 NIGHTS)

    Your wonderful journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Suschevsky

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  • Day 11

    MOSCOW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments! Your Local Guide shows you an array of sights including Red Square, the Kremlin Walls and the domed St. Basil's Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 12

    MOSCOW – MINSK

    Drive past the region of Borodino, site of Napoleon's great defeat, and stop for lunch near Smolensk. Later, cross the border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. After the Second World War the city was rebuilt in supreme Soviet style which you can see during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: Planeta

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  • Day 13

    MINSK – BREST – WARSAW (2 NIGHTS)

    Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Afterwards, cross the River Vistula and arrive later in Warsaw, Poland's capital.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)

    Hotel: Novotel Warsaw Centrum

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  • Day 14

    WARSAW SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide shows you the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and the landmarks of Warsaw's Old Town, which was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War. Later, you might like to soak up the city's culture and nightlife.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 15

    WARSAW – BERLIN (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel west across the plains of central Poland and over the border into Germany, arriving later in the exciting city of Berlin!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Park Plaza Prenzlauer Berg

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  • Day 16

    BERLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    From the Reichstag Building to the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House, your Local Guide shows you all Berlin's highlights this morning. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice, or perhaps join an optional experience exploring the city's secret past.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 17

    BERLIN - USA

    Say goodbye to your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable vacation. Transfers are available to Berlin Airport. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CopenhagenSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace.
  • StockholmSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace.
  • HelsinkiSightseeing with a Local Guide features views of the Senate and market squares.
  • St. PetersburgSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress.
  • NovgorodView St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort.
  • MoscowSightseeing with a Local Guide includes views of Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens.
  • MinskOrientation drive along the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square.
  • WarsawSightseeing with a Local Guide includes the ‘wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science.
  • BerlinSightseeing with a Local Guide features views of the Brandenburg Gate, German State Opera House and Tiergarten.

Dining

  • 15 breakfasts:
    • 10 buffet breakfasts
    • 5 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three course lunches
  • 5 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage  handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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