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13 Day Capitals of the North

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in Copenhagen and finishing in Moscow

Countries Visited: Denmark  Sweden  Finland  Russia 
2015 Trafalgar Europe & UK Tours Operator: Trafalgar Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Style: Regional Explorer    Email a Friend
Duration: 13 Days    Compare Tour
From: Copenhagen to Moscow    Save to Shortlist
Tour Code: SCRUA
  

Tour Description

Experience the big sights and unique moments of four capital cities in northern Europe and Russia – locals reveal favourite spots in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Moscow.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of 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

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • Ferry from Denmark to Sweden.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins have two-berths.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • 12 breakfasts (including 6 full Scandinavian and 6 hot buffets).
  • 6 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, 2 three course dinners, cruise dinner and Farewell Dinner).
  • 1 lunch.

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Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)
Welcome to Copenhagen! Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia's liveliest city. This evening, meet your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. You will then enjoy an evening drive - the perfect introduction to Copenhagen.Welcome Reception Stay: Marriott
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2
Copenhagen Sightseeing And Free Time
Admire the Little Mermaid, Renaissance Stock Exchange, the Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. You are free this afternoon to shop for souvenirs or relax. Tonight, why not visit the famous Tivoli Gardens and enjoy a traditional Danish dinner.Scandinavian Breakfast
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3
Copenhagen - Stockholm
Travel north-east across the Oresund to the forests and meadows of Småland. Continue past Lake Vättern and enjoy spectacular views of Brahehus Castle en route to the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Dine tonight at your hotel.Scandinavian Breakfast,Dinner Stay: Park Inn by Radisson Hammerby Sjostad
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4
Stockholm Sightseeing And Free Time - At Sea
Explore City Hall and view the Royal Palace during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Spend free time afterwards shopping or exploring the old town. Why not join an excursion to the Wasa, a 17th century Galleon reclaimed from the seabed after 300 years. Later, board your ship for an overnight mini-cruise to Finland.Scandinavian Breakfast,Dinner
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5
At Sea - Helsinki
After an early arrival in Helsinki, your Local Specialist shows you the city's sights including Finlandia Hall, Senate and Market Squares. This evening is free to enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant of your choice.Scandinavian Breakfast Stay: Scandic Grand Marina
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Helsinki - St. Petersburg (3 Nights)
Follow the Gulf of Finland past the timber centre of Kotka and through the forests of Karelia to the Russian border. Dine tonight at your hotel.Scandinavian Breakfast,Dinner Stay: Park Inn Nevsky
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7
St. Petersburg Sightseeing And Free Time
Your Local Specialist shows you the city's sights including the Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the statue of Peter the Great. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress and visit The Hermitage Museum to see one of the world's largest and most valuable art collections. (BB)
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8
St. Petersburg Free Time
A full day to explore the city or join an optional experience to visit the fabulous gardens and spectacular fountains of Peter the Great's summer residence at Petrodvorets. (BB)
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9
St. Petersburg - Novgorod
Enjoy free time this morning to explore St. Petersburg and to shop for gifts. Later, cross the vast Russian steppes and view the Kremlin Fort and grounds, the Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod. Enjoy a unique Be My Guest dining experience this evening. (BB/BMGD) Stay: Park Inn Veliky
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Novgorod - Tver - Moscow (3 Nights)
A scenic drive through picturesque villages brings you to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then continue via Klin - former home of Tchaikovsky - to the Russian capital, Moscow. (BB/L) Stay: Crowne Plaza
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11
Moscow Sightseeing And Free Time
See Moscow's landmarks on your sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist including views of Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Kremlin, a walled-in complex of Palaces, Cathedrals and government offices. (BB)
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Moscow Free Time
A full day to explore this fascinating city. Spend free time seeing the sights or consider an optional experience to St. Sergius Monastery and handicraft market in Zagorsk, the centre of Russian art and architecture. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a special Farewell Dinner. (BB/FD)
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13
Depart Moscow
Say goodbye to your Travel Director and fellow travellers this morning as your holiday comes to an end after breakfast. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)
Operating since 1947, Trafalgar offers a wide range of holidays to Europe, Britain, Egypt, USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. They hosted over 2 million travellers worldwide and many return year after year.
Region: Europe Guided: Tour Host & Driver Average Age: 35-60
Style: Regional Explorer Coach: 5 Star Flights: Not Included
Accommodation: 4 Star Max Group Size: 49 (Avg. 40) Airport Transfers: Available
Hotels: Central - Mostly Free Coach WiFi: Yes Tips: Option to Pre Purchase
* Source: Trafalgar for tours in Europe . Some variances may occur on this tour and information is provided as a guide only.

Tour Style: Regional Explorer

There are many regions, like the Alps or the Mediterranean, which share a set of distinguishing characteristics; be it the scenery, history, architecture or cuisine. Trafalgar's Regional Explorer trips enable you to explore two or more countries, without compromising the depth of your experience. Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself. And there's always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you're looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.



Frequently Asked Questions

How is Trafalgar different from other escorted touring companies?

  • We have over 60 years of knowledge & expertise in the design of unforgettable touring holidays
  • We are international, award-winning for our unrivalled quality, service and reliability
  • We provide perfectly planned and balanced itineraries
  • We have the finest Tour Directors in the industry
  • You will stay in quality hotels carefully selected and conveniently located
  • You will enjoy authentic dining experiences
  • You will enjoy savings of up to 40% when compared with travelling independently

When can I expect to get my travel documents & itinerary?

Travel documents, including any air tickets, tour itinerary, hotel lists, and helpful hints and other information are sent approximately 20 days prior to your tour departure. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant can organise these earlier if you are travelling before your holiday starts.

Who else will be travelling with me?

Good company enriches any travelling experience and your group will be made up of English-speaking people from around the world. On a Trafalgar tour you will take away far more than just fantastic memories – together you will share great times, swap terrific stories and form new lifelong friendships.

How many people will be on tour with me?

There will be a maximum of 49 people on your coach, however a Trafalgar coach carries an average of just 40 guests.

Will the coach be modern and comfortable?

With Trafalgar it's as great to travel as it is to arrive - we insist on using only the latest models of air-conditioned, luxury coaches, as well as high quality trains and cruise ships. For your comfort, smoking is not allowed onboard our coaches, however, there are plenty of rest stops for you to stretch your legs. You'll be chauffeur driven, door to door by a professional driver who will make your journey a relaxing pleasure. We use a state-of-the-art sound system for mood music with fascinating commentaries by your tour director.

Where will my hotel be located and what will it be like?

Trafalgar goes to great lengths to seek out the very best hotels because we know that where you stay each night is important to the enjoyment of your holiday. We, therefore, select hotels with great care. We only select hotels that are:

  • Perfectly located so that you are as close as possible to the most important attractions.
  • Monitored by our Quality Control team who rigorously check every little detail to ensure the service is impeccable and your enjoyment is complete.
  • Reputable brands, such as Hilton and Novotel, as well as high quality, privately-owned hotels.
  • Great value through our enormous buying power which enables us to negotiate deeper discounts and pass these savings on to you, our clients.

As part of your hassle-free holiday, when you arrive at your hotel, we will ensure that you are already checked in, your luggage is taken directly to your room and all hotel porterage, tips and gratuities are included.

What are Trafalgar Tour Directors like?

Sightseeing is fun but it's a Trafalgar Tour Director that really brings a destination to life. Our Tour Directors are the finest in the industry. Their local knowledge and unfailing friendliness provides you with a personalised “concierge” service which ensures you get the very best out of every single day. They are experienced travellers, learned historians and culture buffs. Through their in-depth expertise, you'll discover the history and be immersed in cultures of the places you visit.

Your Tour Directors can help interpret, show you how to get good value while shopping and how to spot a fake from the real deal. They make things smoother, more interesting and ultimately more enjoyable. They are your friend in an unfamiliar place.

Trafalgar also uses expert local guides to further enhance your sightseeing experience. When you are travelling on your own it's all too easy to pass through a place without touching the sides. That's why our expert local guides are so invaluable – they tell the less well known tales, relate the more curious stories, recall the most obscure events and reveal the best guarded secrets to ensure every moment is full of discovery and brimming with surprises.

What does the tour cost include?

The prices listed cover all accommodations, all applicable sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary, motorcoach, cruise or rail transportation, services of a professional Trafalgar Tour Director, all meals as shown in the itinerary and luggage handling.

Are tips included?

Trafalgar Tours has pre-paid certain tips and gratuities for you such as all baggage handling at hotels and ports. Tips to restaurant staff for meals are also included in the price of your tour. Tips are customarily given to your Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides at your discretion. The recommended amounts are: Tour Directors EUR4 per day, Drivers EUR2.50 per day and Local Guides EUR1 per day. The option to prepay these tips prior to departure is possible. Please ask your consultant to include this in your quote.

What is an 'Optional Activity'?

The ultimate way to personalise your Trafalgar experience. Our expertly crafted itineraries strike the perfect balance between making sure you visit all the “must see” highlights, whilst still enjoying ample free time to explore on your own or take one of our great value optional excursions. Our extensive variety of optional excursions are designed to work perfectly with your tour. They let you experience more of what you choose to see, but ensure that you don't pay for activities you are not interested in, allowing you more time to do what you enjoy most.

Do you have a share program for singles?

Many of our holidays are ideally designed for single or solo travellers. Every detail is taken care of, from start to finish, so all you need to do is enjoy your holiday in the company of like-minded travellers from around the world. Meals, activities and sightseeing are all shared with your new friends, so you will never be alone - unless you choose to do some exploring or relaxing by yourself. Accommodation can be booked as a private single room or like many of our clients, you may wish to share a twin room by taking advantage of our 'Room Mate Matching Service'. You will share a room with someone from your tour (same gender), so you can avoid paying a single room supplement, in addition to making a new friend.

What is Gold Seal Protection?

Gold Seal Protection is the most effective tool to give you peace of mind. For only $A 99 should you choose to cancel your guided holiday for any reason, prior to departure from Australia, we will refund your deposit and/or guided holiday payment. Gold Seal Protection must be paid with the deposit and cannot be added at any later date. Read Details. If you wish for us to include this protection in your quote, please let us know when completeing the 'Quote Request'.

Where can I find out more information on Trafalgar?

We have a dedicated section on our website providing more detailed information on Trafalgar including FAQ's on what you need to know before, during and after your travel; as well as information on their 'Touring Styles', and a comprehensive search facility to enable you to easily find more of their tours. Read more> (NB: This link will take you away from this tour itinerary page).


Know Before You Go

Trafalgar Know Before You Go GuideDownload this “Know Before You Go” Guide, filled with all the essential information you need to assist you in preparing for your tour. A complete guide to Europe including an A-Z of information, country-by-country guide and information on Trafalgar's London Reception and Tour Departure Centre. (2MB)

Airport Transfer Information

Airport Transfers in Europe

All Trafalgar guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle coach on the arrival and departure day of their guided holiday at specified times. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle coach transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled holiday may also book and buy a transfer through Global Journeys & Trafalgar providing they also purchase the additional pre and post holiday hotel night(s) through Global Journeys & Trafalgar.

Transfers in London (Heathow)

Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. Trafalgar has negotiated special group transfer rates from London's Heathrow Airport to the door of your Trafalgar London hotel. $75 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport. Heathrow Airport: guests will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport.

Transfers in London (Gatwick)

For passengers flying into London's Gatwick Airport, Global Journeys & Trafalgar recommend the Gatwick Express, for details visit the Gatwick Express website at: www.gatwickexpress.com

Trafalgar's Transfer Terms & Conditions
  1. Global Journeys provides detailed flight information to Trafalgar no fewer than 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
  2. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Trafalgar on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
  3. Trafalgar only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
  4. In the event of flight delays outside of Trafalgar's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
  5. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
  6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Trafalgar will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Terms & Conditions:

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