17 Day Scandinavia & Russia
Air & Land
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|2019 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
After reserving your trip, an email will be sent to explain the process to apply for a Russian visa. Name(s) and passport numbers on your reservation must be an EXACT match to your passport to avoid delays and significant fees for last minute visa services. Visa processing can take up to 6 weeks during which time your passport will be unavailable for other international trips.
While sailing with Tallink Silja Oy, passengers are subject to the cruise line's Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Tallink Silja Oy Conditions of Carriage
May 25 & Sept 7 departures will be accommodated at the Scandic Anglais in Stockholm on days 5 and 6.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights New York-Copenhagen, Moscow-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 15 nights accommodations
- 2 nights Copenhagen
- 1 night Gothenburg
- 2 nights Stockholm
- 1 night Ferry to Helsinki
- 2 nights Helsinki
- 4 nights St. Petersburg
- 3 nights Moscow
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 23 meals: 15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners with wine
- High-Speed Train Standard Class - Helsinki to St. Petersburg
- High-Speed Train Standard Class - St. Petersburg to Moscow
- Overnight Ferry Stockholm to Helsinki - Tallink Silja Line
- Round trip Ferry Helsinki - Tallinn
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides per itinerary
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- At Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Parliament, visit the Royal Reception Rooms
- Travel to Gothenburg, an important seaport known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards
- In Stockholm, visit the famous Blue Hall and glistening Gold Hall where the Nobel Banquet is held
- At Helsinki’s harbor, enjoy the lively open-air market where you’ll surely find treasures to bring home
- View Toompea Castle, the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn
- Travel by express train to St. Petersburg, the glorious former capital of the Romanov Czars
- An extraordinary visit to the Hermitage Museum, housing the world’s richest collection of Western art
- Tour the opulent Yusupov Palace, once home to the most distinguished noble families in 19th century St. Petersburg
- In Moscow, visit the dazzling Armory Museum with its Imperial treasures and jeweled Faberge Eggs
- At historic Red Square in Moscow, view Lenin's Tomb and colorful St. Basil's Cathedral
- Visit the renowned Tretyakovsky State Gallery, one of the greatest art museums in the world
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki, a 3.5 hour train ride from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, and a 4.5 hour train ride between St. Petersburg & Moscow. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Please be aware that Scandinavia is an expensive destination. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
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DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Denmark
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is located in the heart of Copenhagen near the town hall square.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located above the central station in Gothenburg with a great view of the trains.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in Stockholm's business district, nearby Humlegarden park.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located nearby Humlegarden park.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is centrally located in Helsinki.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located nearby the Griboedova Channel in St. Petersburg's historic city center.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is situated along Moscow's main avenue, Tverskaya Street.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
A chance to attend one of the best Russian Folklore programs in St. Petersburg. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled. Memorable experience!
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.45 hours.
|Day #11||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$90.00|
In the little town of Pushkin, the home of Russia’s last czar, is a magnificent Palace. It was the favorite palace of Catherine the Great, and our guided tour shows us this restored palace at its most glittering and golden best.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #12||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$74.00|
An evening cruise through the canals and River Neva transforms the city into a magical place that has inspired generations of artists. You will be offered champagne, caviar and vodka on board. Enjoy the sights of this classical city from a different perspective.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.
|Day #12||06 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$73.00|
The former summer Residence of Czar Peter the Great was his Russian recreation of Versailles. It is famed for its palaces, extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces on your visit.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #13||07 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$73.00|
No visit of Moscow is complete without a tour of its elegant Subway Stations! We will show you some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.
|Day #15||15 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$43.00|
Today, visit the Novodevichy or, New Maiden Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was used by women of noble birth. Known as one of the most interesting architectural monuments in Moscow. It consists of several buildings originally built as a fortress at a strategic location along the Moskva River and was founded in 1524 by grand prince Vasily Ivanovich to commemorate the conquest of Smolensk and Moscow. It has a renowned cloister, virtually untouched for hundreds of years. The nearby cemetery is one of the most famous resting places in Moscow and holds the graves of many notable Russians, including Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and president Boris Yeltsin.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #16||01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019||$51.00|
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It was great. We enjoyed the beautiful vistas of Norway, the land part was very nice and the ship was very comfortable. Minna, our guide throughout the journey was excellent and very knowledgeable about the locations, history and fact about Norway. This was our third trip with Gate 1, in the past 18 months, so we are very much pleased with your services.Andy & Carol C. Spring, TX
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It was a great trip! We saw a lot of snow, and best of all, saw the fantastical northern lights, with all of their colors, flights and shape. Our guide Matt was great. He displaced a nice personality with a sense of humor. Could not have had a better trip!Siu M. San Francisco, CA
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My tour to Norway was wonderful! I especially liked Stephanie Johannssen, who was our tour group leader. She was excellent! Caring, giving personal service, knowledgeable about Norway, telling us wonderful stories, and very friendly and efficient. The bus tours were very good, and the Hurtigruten cruise was very good.Laraine Y. Honolulu, HI
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We really enjoyed our trip, Scandinavia is so beautiful and our tour guide Mattias is very helpful,we hope to go back in the near futureLuzviminda E. Penticton, BC, CA
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