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Russia Scandi 2017

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highlights
  • Russian guide travelling with the group for 8 days through Russia
  • Entrance to the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg
  • Metro & Kremlin tours in Moscow
  • Welcome & farewell dinners in Berlin
The Russia Scandi 2017 tour starts and ends in Berlin. The Russia Scandi 2017 is a Explorer tour that takes 23 days taking you through Berlin, Germany and 10 other destinations. The Russia Scandi 2017 includes trip leader, accommodation, meals, transport and some activities. Please see the Includes section for details.

Join us on a scandalously fun adventure tour in Russia and Scandinavia as we take in the best travel experiences Northeast Europe has to offer. Be seduced by the beat of Berlin and the irresistible charms of Copenhagen and Stockholm; get amidst the vibrant energy of a Baltic night out, and of course sample the best of mother Russia’s fascinating culture. Awash with history, rich in culture and laced with sensuous scenery, this trip guarantees travel excitement. But watch out, as all that happens on this great tour of Russia and Scandinavia will live long in the memory!
Day 1 Berlin, Germany

With more museums than rainy days and some of the best DJs on the continent, the only thing you'll miss out on in Berlin is sleep. But there's plenty of time for that later. Drop your bags and get the trip admin sorted at the hostel, before getting to know your new trip pals over dinner.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Berlin

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2 Berlin

Epic nightlife + major historical sights = Berlin. Join the optional Third Reich walking tour for in-depth local insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during World War II. Also: Kreuzberg is a hit for lunch and you can't go wrong with a picnic at the historic Tempelhof airport turned public park. #picniconthetarmac. Hit the hotspots on an optional Berlin Alternative Tour and Nightlife tour.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Third Reich walking tour
-Berlin alternative nightlife tour

Day 3 Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark

On to Copenhagen to find out why this city keeps popping up among the top five most liveable cities in the world. FYI: the UN calls Copenhagen the happiest country on earth - find out for yourself.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Copenhagen

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 4 Copenhagen

Free day - yay! Home of more Nordic ‘cool’ than you can poke a hipster’s beard at, Copenhagen is sure to impress. If you think you’ve eaten it all, nah-ah not even close. Uncover the food market gems scattered across the city and satisfy your inner gastronome. Try: the food markets in Copenhagen for a luxe open air experience.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 5 Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden

You know it for the $1 IKEA hotdogs, meatballs and ridiculously good-looking people, but Sweden's capital also punches way above its weight in design, fashion, and multicultural vibes you wouldn't expect this close to the Arctic Circle.

Included today:
-Stockholm driving tour

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 6 Stockholm

Curiosity is in the driver's seat. We've cleared your schedule to wander the city to your heart's content. Stroll through one of the city's many museums or enjoy the greenery of Djurgården islet, letting the hop-on/hop-off boat cruise you around the fourteen islands that comprise the city.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Guided tour of the Nobel Prize Town Hall
-Visit to the Vasa museum

Day 7 Stockholm to Tallinn, Estonia via Overnight Ferry

The day is yours to meander through the medieval Gamla Stan or visit the City Hall. Watch the changing of the guards at the Royal Palace and drink copious amounts of quality coffee because Swedes treat caffeine the way they do their style: very seriously. Tonight, we jump on the overnight ferry to Tallin, Estonia

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 8 Tallinn

Wake up, it's Tallinn time. This beautiful city packs a punch and is waiting to be explored. Whatever tickles your fancy today. See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or check out the KGB museum for a history lesson on the antics of the former security agency for the Soviet Union. Pro tip: Old Town is where you'll get the best kind of Estonian #throwback vibes.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 9 Tallinn to St. Petersburg, Russia

Cross the border to Russia for a tour of the country's former capital. Later, find some blini and caviar (yes, caviar) washed down with a shot of vodka, if you wish. When in Rome...

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 10 St. Petersburg

Enter Russia: a land of 11 time zones and an epic history. Luckily, we have a local guide to start us off on the right foot. Anything called the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood has got to be worth a look (and it really is). You'll see it on today's driving tour. And the bucket list items. So. Many. Things. You won't be bored in St Petersburg.

Included today:
-Guide tour of St Petersburg with local guide

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 11 St. Petersburg

Dig into breakfast with your pinkies raised. You're going on a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum that spans six palatial buildings, including the epic Winter Palace. Ah-maze! You won't want to miss this. Next: (window) shopping, chowing and grooving your way down Nevsky Prospect, the capital's main street.

Included today:
-Hermitage Museum tour

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 12 St. Petersburg to Novgorod

Through the Russian countryside to the World Heritage-listed city Novgorod. Try: Medovukha, the Russian version of mead.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Novgorod

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 13 Novgorod to Moscow

Roll into Moscow today where the city is alive in rain hail or shine. Believe it or not, Moscow sparkles so be prepared for an incredible few days ahead. As you move through the city, spot the tangible reminders of Russia's involvement in modern history.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 14 Moscow

March through the greats on today's tour, including the Moscow University, Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral (aka the capital's technicolor sandcastle). Explore the Kremlin with our local guide before setting off to roam the streets. Tonight: get fancy with an optional evening at the Russian ballet. Binoculars at the ready and clink that champagne. Oh la la!

Included today:
-Driving tour of Moscow
-Visit the Kremlin

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Visit the Russian Ballet

Day 15 Moscow

Down we go for a guided tour of the not-so-mundane Moscow Metro. If you are picturing the piccadilly or central line in London nope, think again. Not even close. Think: chandelier lined stations with each one more decadent than the last. Next: visit Lenin's tomb. Keep the history lesson going with an optional guided Kremlin Armory tour. The Russian capital's been known set the stage for nights to remember. Home of vodka, remember?

Included today:
-Metro underground art tour
-Visit to Lenin's tomb

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activity:
-Guided Armoury tour

Day 16 Moscow to Velikiye Luki

Overnight stay in Velikie Luki, also known as "Small Stalingrad".

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 17 Velikiye Luki to Riga, Latvia

Cross the border into Latvia. Riga's up next, another World Heritage star in an already star-studded Baltic line-up. Late medieval sights and lots of art nouveau awaits on today's guided walking tour. Key highlights: Power Tower, Freedom Monument and Riga Cathedral. Oh, and the impressive House of Blackheads building, but more on that later. Tonight's recommendation? Get quaint in the Old Town district.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Riga

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 18 Riga

Today = a free day, so take your chance to explore Latvia's capital with its museums and concert halls known for its wooden buildings, medieval Old Town and art nouveau architecture. Set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava, Riga offers a wide range of water activities, from canal boat tours to beach swimming. Tonight, hit up the town's cellar bars.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 19 Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania

To the capital of Lithuania to check out the Old Town. Next stop on the Baltic boulevard of fame is Lithuania's Vilnius. Home to Europe's largest baroque old town and the world's only statue of Frank Zappa, but the connection escapes us. Let us know if you find it. The walking tour covers the Town Hall, Gediminas Tower and Vilnius Cathedral. Pro tip: keep an eye out for the Gate of Dawn and St Anne's Church. Tonight: let your feet take you to a local spot for dinner.

Included today:
-Visit the Hill of Crosses
-Walking tour of Vilnius

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 20 Vilnius to Warsaw, Poland

Modern day Warsaw is a far cry from its war-torn past. Street art, picturesque lakes and epic street food is just the beginning. Start in the Old Jewish Ghetto and Pawiak Prison then free time to explore.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 21 Warsaw

Today, free day to set foot in Warsaw and roam free exploring. Then: free time to continue the exploration or eat your way through Poland's notorious baked goods.

Included today:
-Guided tour of Warsaw

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 22 Warsaw to Berlin, Germany

Return to the scene of the crime, Topdeckers: we're heading back to Berlin. See the scattered remnants of the Berlin Wall that physically separated the city for over 25 years. Tonight: reminisce over a group dinner.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 23 Berlin

Sad farewells as we defect after breakfast. Swap numbers and plan that next adventure together.

Meals:
-Breakfast

what’s included
  • 21 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 11 dinners
  • 12 nights in hostels & 1 night overnight ferry & 9 nights in hotels
  • Modern air conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + Topdeck Chef
  • Other services as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Berlin are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Russia Scandi 2017 tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour
Duration 23 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Berlin, Germany
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Russia Scandi 2017 tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Payment

Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 79 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 23 January 2017 full payment is required.

Visa

For this Russia Scandi 2017 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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