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Capitals of the North

13 Days 4 Countries 5 Cities

Prepare to be dazzled by the glories and grandeur of northern Europe's chilly yet charming cities.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • We strive to deliver nothing but the best when it comes to travelling with Trafalgar. To avoid disruption to your holiday, we have taken the decision to cease operation of trips in Russian cities during the FIFA World Cup period 14 June - 15 July 2018.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas may be required for this trip. Please speak to your travel agent at the time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued at borders in Europe.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      From the Little Mermaid to the not so little Peter the Great - explore Northern Europe's myths and legends, imperial landmarks and picturesque countryside. Travel from Copenhagen to Stockholm across the Øresund to the meadows of Smáland, shop in the market squares of Helsinki and marvel at the lavish testaments to Russian Imperialism in St. Petersburg and Moscow.


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      Trip code: SCRU

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      18 Meals
      • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 Regional Meal lunch

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow

        • Orientation of Novgorod

        • View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

        • Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Stockholm's City Hall, the town of Tver, Kremlin Fort Novgorod and the Kremlin in Moscow


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two-berths

        • Ferry from Denmark to Sweden

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Capitals of the North

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

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      Copenhagen Sightseeing

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      Copenhagen – Stockholm

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      Stockholm Sightseeing – At Sea

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      At Sea – Helsinki

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      Helsinki – St. Petersburg (3 Nights)

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      St. Petersburg Sightseeing

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      St. Petersburg

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      St. Petersburg – Novgorod

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      Novgorod – Tver – Klin – Moscow (3 Nights)

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      Moscow Sightseeing

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      Moscow

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      Day 1

      Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

      Write your own epic tale of enchanting capitals on this unforgettable journey through Northern Europe, which launches in charming Copenhagen. Spend a leisurely afternoon soaking up its hygge atmosphere along the colourful façades of Nyhavn before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.

      Hotel

      Phoenix Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Phoenix Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Copenhagen Sightseeing Day 2 - Copenhagen Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist today for a sightseeing tour of the iconic sights of fairy-tale Copenhagen. See the beloved Little Mermaid, immortalised in Hans Christian Andersen's woeful tale, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the exquisite palaces of Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg. Spend your afternoon meandering through the city's quaint cobblestone streets or embrace your inner child in Europe's oldest amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens. An afternoon at leisure could see you stroll down Strøget and soak up the trendy atmosphere, enjoy coffee and people-watch along the Langelinie promenade or consider an Optional Experience visiting the stunning Danish Riviera.

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Copenhagen – Stockholm Day 3 - Copenhagen – Stockholm

      We journey north-east across the Øresund to the lush forests and meadows of Småland. Travelling past Lake Vättern, we enjoy spectacular views of Brahehus Castle ruins en route to the sophisticated Swedish capital, Stockholm, where we will dine in a local restaurant.

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      Best Western Plus Time

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Stockholm Sightseeing – At Sea Day 4 - Stockholm Sightseeing – At Sea

      We meet our Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the formidable City Hall and view the Baroque-style Royal Palace at the heart of Stockholm's quaint Old Town. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. Delve into the city's rich heritage, admire its elegant architecture and tranquil green spaces, or perhaps join an excursion to the Vasa Museum showcasing the 17th century warship reclaimed from the seabed, its resting place for hundreds of years. This evening we board an overnight ferry to cruise the waters of the Baltic en route to Finland.

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Day 5

      At Sea – Helsinki Day 5 - At Sea – Helsinki

      After an early arrival in the cool capital of Helsinki, our Local Specialist shares the city's iconic sights and its fascinating Swedish and Russian heritage. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square - delicious aromas of freshly grilled salmon fill the air. Enjoy free time this evening to savour the fresh seafood flavours of Finland at a restaurant of your choice and perhaps indulge in an after-dinner coffee at the famous Café Kappeli on Esplanadi.

      Hotel

      Scandic Grand Marina

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Scandic Grand Marina

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast

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      Helsinki – St. Petersburg (3 Nights) Day 6 - Helsinki – St. Petersburg (3 Nights)

      We depart Finland to begin our exploration of Russia, travelling along the Gulf of Finland and through the forests of Karelia before reaching the romantic city of St. Petersburg, our home for the next three nights. Tread in the footsteps of tsars and tsarinas, marvelling at the city's picturesque cityscape, colourful buildings and elegant boulevards. Tonight we dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Park Inn Nevsky

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Park Inn Nevsky

      Meals

      • Scandinavian Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      St. Petersburg Sightseeing Day 7 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist to delve into the opulent royal history and might of Imperial Russia as you explore the city's iconic sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great, whose inspired vision for this city saw it evolve into an elegant metropolis to rival even the most sophisticated of European capitals. We'll visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, with its steep Bell Tower spire, and visit The Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections, featuring some 3 million artefacts representing the development of world culture and art, from the stone age to the 20th century.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 8

      St. Petersburg Day 8 - St. Petersburg

      Spend the day free to amble through St. Petersburg's cobblestone lanes and grand boulevards. Admire the ornate domes and colourful mosaics of the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood and the gold-plated dome of St. Isaac's Cathedral with spectacular panoramic views of the city, or join an Optional Experience to visit the beautiful gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great's summer residence at Petrodvorets.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 9

      St. Petersburg – Novgorod Day 9 - St. Petersburg – Novgorod

      A leisurely morning sees us soaking up the elegant atmosphere of St. Petersburg. Perhaps venture to Malaya Sadovaya street for a quiet coffee before leaving the enchanting palaces, parks and waterways behind and heading south to the ancient city of Novgorod across the vast Russian plains. View the Kremlin Fort and grounds, the Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral before joining Irina and her family for a traditional Be My Guest dining experience of pancakes and local Russian liqueurs.

      Hotel

      Park Inn Veliky

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Park Inn Veliky

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 10

      Novgorod – Tver – Klin – Moscow (3 Nights) Day 10 - Novgorod – Tver – Klin – Moscow (3 Nights)

      A scenic drive past picturesque villages brings us to the Tver region for an included Regional Meal lunch, before we continue via Klin - former home of Tchaikovsky - to the Russian capital, Moscow, our home for the next three nights.

      Hotel

      Azimut Olympic

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Azimut Olympic

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 11

      Moscow Sightseeing Day 11 - Moscow Sightseeing

      Savour the fascinating mix of imperial history and modern sophistication as you join your Local Specialist for an unforgettable sightseeing tour past Red Square and the fairy-tale spires of St. Basil's Cathedral. We'll venture inside the UNESCO-listed Kremlin, a walled-in complex of palaces, cathedrals and government offices - home to the president of the Russian Federation. Perhaps spend the rest of your day exploring the tumultuous and captivating history of an ancient city that oozes grandeur, viewing monuments to fallen heroes and victorious battles. Celebrate the indomitable spirit of the Russian nation which saw it send the first man to outer space, and admire the works of Russian and European masters.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 12

      Moscow Day 12 - Moscow

      Enjoy a full day in the city to see the sights. Kickstart your morning soaking up the kofe culture of Moscow, take to its streets to learn about the nation's triumphs and tragedies or consider an Optional Experience to St. Sergius Monastery and handicraft market in Zagorsk, the centre of Russian art and architecture. This evening we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a special Farewell Dinner to close the curtain on an epic journey through the capitals of Northern Europe.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 13

      Depart Moscow Day 13 - Depart Moscow

      Say a fond farewell to Russia and newfound friends after your memorable holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Inspired by the era of Louis XVI, Copenhagen's Hotel Phoenix has its origins in the late 17th century as the former home of a colonel of the Royal Life Guards

      • Be My Guest
        Visit Irina and her family in the wooden town of Vitoslavitskly - reminiscent of 'Fiddler on the Roof' - where you will see how traditional pancakes are made and learn about the art of traditional Russian liqueurs

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow

        • Orientation of Novgorod

        • View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

        • Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Stockholm's City Hall, the town of Tver, Kremlin Fort Novgorod and the Kremlin in Moscow


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two-berths

        • Ferry from Denmark to Sweden

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : experienced staffProduct : some hotels could have been better

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        Service rating : The whole trip was wonderful. So many options wonderful options to choose from. Our Travel director Malcolm was just the best. He had tremendous knowledge about the places we visited and made the trip effortless. I really can't say enough good things about him. Dimitri our driver

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        Service rating : I would go with them only if they went to places I wanted to go when I wanted to go and no one did.Product : I really did not buy much and what I did buy was small gifts for others .

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        Service rating : I had an enjoyable holiday however an unfortunate incident at end of tour with room sharing guest forced me to move out of room an Trafalgar would not assist me in finding another roomProduct : Good hotels, some better than others. Interesting itinerary

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        Service rating : Everything was a bit rushed. We did not really have time to enjoy while we were at most of the optional tours.Product : Too rushed. Optional tour rather too short

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