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Experience the best of Scandinavia and Russia on this multi-city vacation by scenic train and boat. Your journey begins in Hamburg, where you will enjoy an overnight stay in the cosmopolitan city. The following day, take the train through the rural beauty of Denmark and experience the novelty of riding one of the last remaining train ferries on the journey to Copenhagen. Enjoy two days in the capital city of Denmark before travelling north to Stockholm and spend two more days discovering the classic Scandinavian city. Then set sail across the Baltic Sea for a night in Helsinki to complete your Scandinavian experience. From Helsinki, make the journey to grand St Petersburg for a two-night stay, followed by an additional two nights in majestic Moscow.

Highlights

  • Take one of the last remaining train ferries on the way to Copenhagen
  • Experience the Hygge lifestyle and culture in Copenhagen
  • Immerse yourself in the art of ‘fika' in Stockholm
  • Set sail across the Baltic sea from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • Discover the grandeur of St Petersburg including the Hermitage Museum
  • Experience the amazing Moscow subway and all things Russian

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Class travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen, Copenhagen to Stockholm, Helsinki to St Petersburg and St Petersburg to Moscow
  • Standard Double Cabin from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Hamburg
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Copenhagen
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Stockholm
  • 1 night stay with breakfast onboard the ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Helsinki
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in St Petersburg
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Moscow
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN HAMBURG
Welcome to Hamburg! On arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and enjoy an evening in the metropolitan city. Perhaps enjoy some local cuisine and a glass of good German beer! (Overnight in Hamburg)

DAY 2 HAMBURG TO COPENHAGEN
After breakfast this morning, board the train heading north for Copenhagen. Enjoy the thrill of riding the rails as you roll through the lovely Danish countryside before the train takes its place on one of Europe's last remaining ‘boat trains' to Copenhagen. Enjoy memorable views on the water on this fun portion of the ride. On arrival in Copenhagen, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Copenhagen) B

DAY 3 COPENHAGEN
Set out to discover Copenhagen today, the beautiful and welcoming harbor city straddling the islands of Zeeland and Amager and offering a wealth of museums, culture, shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Take a guided canal and harbor tour or enjoy a spin on the Ferris wheel at the Tivoli Gardens, the oldest amusement park in the world. Visit Kronborg castle in Elsinore, home of a famous Shakespearian Dane, or shop until you drop on Strøget, the world's longest pedestrianised street. After a day sightseeing, why not visit the lively Norrebrø district and enjoy dinner or relax in one of the many bars? (Overnight in Copenhagen) B

DAY 4 COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM
Take the train from Copenhagen to Stockholm this morning and enjoy views of beautiful rural landscapes and charming small towns as you head north through Sweden. On arrival in Stockholm, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Stockholm) B

DAY 5 STOCKHOLM
The day is yours to explore friendly Stockholm at your leisure! There is no better place to start than the Gamla Stan, the city's old town. Stroll down the pretty, cobbled streets and explore the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Royal Palace or any of the fascinating museums. Go for a fika (coffee and pastry) at one of the many cafes and cake shops around town, and if the weather is fine, a boat trip out to the archipelago is highly recommended. In the evening, take in any number of terrific harborfront bars and restaurants for lively and vibrant nightlife. (Overnight in Stockholm) B

DAY 6 STOCKHOLM TO HELSINKI
After breakfast this morning, enjoy more of Stockholm before setting off on the evening overnight ferry to Helsinki. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and beautiful scenery along the way. On arrival in Helsinki the next day, check in at your hotel for a overnight stay. (Overnight on the Ferry) B

DAY 7 HELSINKI
Discover Finland's capital city at your leisure today, exploring its network of bays, inlets and islands filled with innovative architecture and design. Enjoy the scene in the Market Square or visit the spectacular Ateneum Art Museum. Foodies will feel right at home in Helsinki, long known for its locally sourced and sustainably farmed ingredients and Michelin rated cuisine. (Overnight in Helsinki) B

DAY 8 HELSINKI TO ST PETERSBURG
After breakfast this morning, take the train from Helsinki to St Petersburg, and the start of your Russian tour. On arrival in St Petersburg, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin to experience the dazzling culture of this world-famous destination. (Overnight in St Petersburg) B

DAY 9 ST PETERSBURG
With so many attractions in St Petersburg, it can be hard to decide which treasure to discover first. Known as ‘Venice of the North,' visitors will enjoy the city's network of canals broken up by striking plazas and baroque and neoclassical palaces. Art and culture lovers will fall in love with the famous Hermitage and the Russian Museum, while music and performance aficionados will want to indulge in world-class ballet or an opera at one of the renowned performance halls. (Overnight in St Petersburg) B

DAY 10 ST PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW
Take the train from St Petersburg to Moscow today, and on arrival in the capital, check in for a two-night stay. (Overnight Moscow) B

DAY 11 MOSCOW
There's really no place that quite compares to the majestic grandeur of Moscow, from the significance of the Kremlin and Red Square and its signature St Basil's Cathedral, to the spectacular performances at the Bolshoi Theatre. Visit Gorky Park, with its numerous exhibitions and eateries, and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts for a dazzling display of European masterpieces. (Overnight in Moscow) B

DAY 12 DEPART MOSCOW
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, or add nights in a particular destination, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help you with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

The Square - Copenhagen

The second you step into the lobby, you’ll sense the warm and welcoming atmosphere created by the articulated and aesthetic interior design. And naturally our professional personnel are renowned for their friendly and personalised service around the clock.

The hotel’s name refers to its location, where all Executive rooms enjoy a spectacular view of the Copenhagen City Hall, and where guests of The Square are just steps from the city's major attractions.

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel

Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel

Offering authentic insight into Helsinki life, our 349 guestrooms and suites feature urban design with details inspired by the sea and the harbor. Two-storied lofts offer big-city atmosphere with magnificent sea views. The first of its kind in Finland, extravagant Double King-sized Bedrooms offer two luxurious king beds making travelling extra enjoyable. The rooms can accommodate, for example, a family of four with no requirement for extra beds. Each room offers modern amenities and services like the Blu Dreams experience with a Magic Bed and free high-speed, wireless internet. Upgrade to a Business Class Room or suite to enjoy complimentary access to a delicious breakfast buffet. All of our rooms are nonsmoking.

Original Sokos Hotel Albert

Original Sokos Hotel Albert

Original Sokos Hotel Albert is a relaxed and true-to-life hotel, which radiates with the personal charm of the surrounding Punavuori district and its city blocks. Easy-going and warm approach are the secrets of the Albert's attractiveness.

Albert is the choice of an individual traveller. For business travellers, Albert offers an intimate and personable alternative to the traditional business hotels. For leisure travellers, Albert is a homely alternative welcoming visitors with open arms.

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti

The magnificently renovated Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti presents Finnish phenomena in an innovative way. Designed by Ivana Helsinki designer Paola Suhonen, you will experience the atmosphere of Finnish innards, midsummer, fairy tale, silence and a winter storm in the middle of Helsinki. Choose your favorite when you arrive at the hotel!

Finnishness is the driving force throughout our house - from the meeting room's Kultaranta room to Bistro Manu's home-made ingredients and midsummer pillow cases to the deer shelves in the hotel lobby.

Hotel Kungsträdgården - The Kings Garden

The Hotel Kungsträdgården – or King’s Garden – is an elegant hotel in the heart of central Stockholm. Set within a fully renovated 18th-century building next to the Kind’s Garden and near the shopping district, you’ll be in a prime position for exploring Stockholm’s attractions. Each bedroom is individually decorated in a Gustavian style – offering old world charm with modern amenities, including free WiFi, a flat screen TV and air conditioning. The hotel boasts a chic restaurant and bar – featuring one of Stockholm’s lagest chandeliers! The Royal Palace and Old Town are only a 10 minute walk away.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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