2020 Tours - Scandinavia with Russia - 15 Days

Marvelous destination with historical and cultural presence

Tour Itinerary

Scandinavia with Russia Tour - 2020

15 Days / 14 Nights

 

CITIES VISITED AND TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Country City Name Duration Tour Highlights
Denmark Copenhagen

DFDS Cruise

01 Night

01 Night

City tour of Copenhagen,

Landmark of Copenhagen - Little Mermaid

Gefion fountain

Photo stop at Amalienborg Museum

View of Oresund Bridge

Visit to Tivoli Garden

Nyhavn canal boat ride

Overnight onboard Cruise (Inside Cabin)

Norway Geilo

Oslo

 

01 Night

01 Night

Norway in Nutshell Tour:

Ferry Gudvangen – Flam – Myrdal - Geilo – Oslo

City tour of Oslo

Akershus fortress

City Hall of Oslo

Vigeland Sculpture Park

See Royal Palace

Holmenkollen Ski Jump

Viking Ship Museum

Second class Train ticket from Oslo to Stockholm

Sweden Stockholm

Silja Cruise

02 Nights

01 Night

City tour of Stockholm,

See Fjällgatan - picturesque views of Stockholm

City Hall of Stockholm

Vasa Museum

Skansen Open Air Museum

Global Skyview Ride

Drottningholm Palace, Oneway Stomma Cruise

Overnight onboard Cruise (Inside Cabin)

Finland Helsinki 01 Night City tour of Helsinki

Senate Square of Helsinki

Visit Sibelius Monument

Visit to Upenski Cathedral

Finlandia Hall

Visit to Temppeliaukio Rock Church

Russia St. Petersburg 03 Nights Peter and Paul Fortress, State Museum Peterhof (Grand Palace and Park), Neva River cruise, Russian Ballet show, State Hermitage Museum, State Museum St. Isaacs Cathedral, Catherine palace and park, St. Petersburg city Tour
Russia Moscow 03 Nights 2nd World war museum, Metro excursion, Visit to Troitse Sergiev Monastery, St.Basilius Cathedral, Kremlin territory, Armoury Chamber, Russian Circus, Moscow City tour

 

ATTRACTIONS FOR WHICH ENTRY FEE ARE INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST

Country City Name Attraction Name
Denmark Copenhagen Tivoli Garden, Nyhavn canal boat ride
Norway Oslo Akershus fortress, Parliament building

City Hall of Oslo, Viking ship Museum

Norway in a Nutshell Tour

Sweden Stockholm Skansen Open Air Museum, Global Skyview Ride

City Hall of Stockholm, Vasa Museum, Drottningholm Palace

Finland Helsinki Temppeliaukio Rock Church, Uspenski Cathedral
Russia St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof (Grand Palace &Park), Neva River Cruise, Ballet show, State Hermitage Museum, State Museum St. Isaacs Cathedral, Catherine palace and park.
Russia Moscow 2nd world war museum, Metro, St. Sergius Lavra including Cathedral, St. Basilius Cathedral, Kremlin including Armoury Chamber, Russian Circus

 

CRUISE TOURS

City Name Cruise
Copenhagen to Oslo DFDS Cruise
Stockholm to Helsinki Silja Cruise

 

GUIDED CITY TOURS

Guided city tour of Copenhagen
Guided city tour of Oslo
Guided city tour of Stockholm
Guided city tour of Helsinki

 

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2020

APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP
20 11, 18 15, 22 13, 24 10, 24 14, 21

 

Report to Airport On

 
00:45 Hrs Report at Bangalore International Airport
01:45 Hrs Check in to Qatar Airways flight QR573 to Doha
03:45 Hrs Depart to Doha by Qatar Airways flight QR573
05:50 Hrs Arrive into Doha
08:00 Hrs Depart to Copenhagen airport by QR159
13:30 Hrs Arrive into Copenhagen airport

 

DAY-WISE ITINERARY:

 

Day 01 

Arrival Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen, Denmark's beautiful capital city.

On arrival at the airport, clear immigration, collect your baggage and proceed outside to meet your friendly Tour Manager and proceed to the hotel,

Indian Lunch on arrival, Check-in and relax.

Later proceed for guided city tour of Copenhagen. It is full of historical buildings and ancient streets. You will see the Little Mermaid - symbol of Copenhagen and the Gefion fountain. The Royal residence Amalienborg palace consisting of four identical facades, where you may get a chance to witness the change of guard’s ceremony, later drive down Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard, Cross the picturesque canal and drive past Amalienborg palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament. Pass the beautiful, historic Stock Exchange and see Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) with its Royal Theatre and see Oresund bridge

Enjoy dinner at Indian restaurant

Overnight stay in Copenhagen

Meal Plan: Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 02 

Copenhagen (Denmark) – Oslo

Today after buffet breakfast proceed to visit Tivoli Gardens consists of an amusement park, concert hall, aquarium and performing arts theatre. Such events that take place include, the Tivoli Boys Guard Parade and the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra still performs there. Further proceed to see best way of Copenhagen which is more colourful from a boat sailing down on Nyhavn with waterways and canals. Later Continue your journey to the Copenhagen's port for your overnight cruise to Norway. Enjoy dinner on board the cruise.

Overnight on board DFDS Cruise

Meal Plan – Breakfast | Lunch | International Dinner on board Cruise

 

Day 03 

Oslo – Geilo

After breakfast on the cruise disembark at the Oslo pier to meet the local guide to proceed on guided tour of the city of Oslo. the Viking capital where fjords and mountains meet. On arrival into Oslo meet the local guide who will introduce you to the city of Oslo. See medieval Akershus Fortress, the City Hall from the 1950s, the Royal Palace, Parliament and the National Theatre. Then continue with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, a famous park that truly has no equal. The park is home to over 200 stone, bronze and cast-iron figural sculptures made by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. Here your group will tour the Viking Ship Museum, which houses the world's best-preserved Viking vessels!  Visit Hollmenkollen museum and Ski Jump, a large ski jumping hill and get a breath-taking view of Oslo fjords. Drive to Geilo for check-in the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay in Geilo

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Local Dinner

 

DAY 04 

Geilo – Oslo

After the breakfast check out get set for one of the highlights of your trip - Norway in Nutshell. This is a combination of spectacular train rides, impressive trips by boat and scenic bus ride. First proceed to Gudvangen by drive. Be spellbound as you travel through some of the most magnificent scenery in Fjord Norway. Board your scenic fjord cruise from Gudvangen be amazed with the splendid scenery as the boat takes you from Naeroyfjord one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, to Aurlandsfjord which is surrounded by mighty mountains of upto 1800 meters. Arrive at scenic Flam valley, take the Flamsbanna train to Myrdal, the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery. Cherish the beautiful huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way to Myrdal. Take the NSB train to Geilo. On arrival at Geilo board your bus to Oslo. Enjoy dinner before check-in into the hotel and relax.

Overnight stay in Oslo

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Local Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 05

Oslo to Stockholm by Train

Today after buffet breakfast we board the train to Stockholm. On arrival at Stockholm station drive straight to the hotel for check-in and relax. Rest of the evening is free to explore the city on your own.

Overnight stay in Stockholm

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 06 

Stockholm

Today after breakfast we proceed on guided tour of the city of Stockholm often referred to as the Venice of the North. See Fjällgatan to see the magnificent view of the Swedish capital, spread out on 14 islands with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. Visit to Old Town with its fascinating narrow cobble-stoned alleys, the Royal palace, the Cathedral, and visit City Hall where the festivities of the annual Nobel Prize award take place. Continue to the impressive Vasa Museum, this outstanding museum, which houses eight exhibitions, is one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions because of its beautifully preserved wooden warship that sank in Stockholm Harbour during her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1628. After which we visit Skansen the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden it is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius (1833–1901) to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era. The name "Skansen" has also been used as a noun to refer to other open-air museums and collections of historic structures, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. Later proced to enjoy the ride on Sky view. Next proceed for Strömma boat ride gives you the opportunity to experience Stockholm from every angle.

Overnight stay in Stockholm

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

DAY 07 

Stockholm – Overnight SILJA Cruise to Helsinki

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast and later board your coach as we drive to Drottingholm palace. The private residence of the Swedish royal family. It is located in Drottningholm. Built on the island Lovön it is one of Sweden's Royal Palaces. It was originally built in the late 16th century. It served as a regular summer residence of the Swedish royal court for most of the 18th century. Later proceed to board Cruise

International Dinner on Board

Overnight on-board Cruise

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | International Dinner on Board Cruise

 

Day 08

Helsinki

After breakfast on the cruise disembark at the Helsinki pier to meet the local guide to proceed on guided tour of the city tour of Helsinki. Welcome to Helsinki – the Finnish capital. These countries boast pristine natural landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and intriguing Viking heritage. Driving past the city's busy harbour and shipyards and down the coastal road by Embassy Park, seeing the colourful open-air market, you will see Senate Square, home to an elegant Lutheran Cathedral, as well as Esplanadi, a popular shopping avenue where many designer shops are located. Visit the Sibelius Monument dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The tour will also take you down Mannerheim Street - Helsinki's main street, to see the impressive Parliament building, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall; Alvar alto designed this beautiful concert hall and convention center. During your sightseeing tour of Helsinki, you will also visit the unique Rock Church which was built out of solid rock and capped with a copper dome. Entrance to Uspenski Cathedral dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos. It is the largest Orthodox church in western Europe. There are 13 onion domes in all, representing Christ and the twelve apostles.

Overnight stay in Helsinki

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 09

Helsinki – St. Petersburg

After breakfast, check out and proceed to the Helsinki Central station and board your train to the beautiful city

St. Petersburg.

Arrival St. Petersburg Train Station

Meet & Greet with the guests by our English-speaking guide.

Lunch at Indian Restaurant

Transfer to the Hotel for check-in

Chartered Canal Cruise Enjoy the opportunity to relax after the long excursion day end enjoy the canals of St. Petersburg and the Neva River and see all the main places of interest from the river side.

Dinner at an Indian restaurant

Overnight stay in St. Petersburg

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 10 

St. Petersburg
Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet English speak Guide

Visit to Petergof - the former summer residence of Tsar Peter the 1st.

Visit Grand Palace and Low park. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Petergof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles". The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hydrofoil to St.Petersburg

Lunch at Indian Restaurant

Visit Peter & Paul Fortress.
Peter and Paul Fortress Visit the original fortress built by Peter the Great. The history of the city began with this

Fortress, since St. Petersburg and the Fortress were founded in the same year: 1703. Now the complex is occupied by State Museum.

Dinner at Indian restaurant.

Transfer to the "Ballet Performance”.

The Ballet is one of the best Chamber Ballets in Russia. The members of the Corps de Ballet are all graduates from the world famous Vaganova School and they have performed all over USA, UK, Western and Eastern Europe.

Overnight stay in St. Petersburg

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 11 

St. Petersburg                

Breakfast at the hotel

Visit to Hermitage museum,

Hermitage Museum Explore the treasures of Russia’s most important museum situated in the heart of the city on a 3 hours excursion. Hermitage’s collection consists of more than 3 000 000 pieces of art.

Lunch at Indian restaurant

visit State Museum, St. Isaacs Cathedral. City tour includes - Palace Square - Kazan Cathedral - Bronze Horseman, church of Saviour of Split Blood, Nevsky Prospect, with photostop at Battleship Aurora.

Dinner at Indian restaurant

Procced to Catherine palace and park

The Catherine Palace is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband's death. Originally a modest two-storey building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who chose Tsarskoe Selo as her chief summer residence. Starting in 1743, the building was reconstructed by four different architects, before Bartholomeo Rastrelli, Chief Architect of the Imperial Court, was instructed to completely redesign the building on a scale to rival Versailles.

Dinner at Indian restaurant

Overnight stay in St. Petersburg

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 12 

St. Petersburg – Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel

Check out the Hotel

The Vehicle will transfer you to the train station to take the Sapsan train from St Petersburg to Moscow.

On arrival to Moscow Meet with Guide

Lunch at Indian Restaurant

Transfer to hotel for check in

Evening take a walking tour of Metro station and free time at Arbat street
Metro station besides the practical purpose Moscow subway is a famous tourist attraction. It was built in Soviet era and the stations were designed by the best Soviet architects
Dinner at Indian Restaurant

Overnight stay in Moscow

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 13

Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet with Guide at the hotel.

Procced to Sergiev Posad. Upon arrival visit the Famous Cathedral
Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius It is one of the most important monastaries of Russia called Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius which was established in XIV century. It is situated in the old town Sergiev Posad located 50 km away from Moscow and includes more than 25 historical buildings

Lunch at Indian restaurant

Proceed to St. Basilius Cathedral City tour includes - Red Square - Lenin’s Mausoleum - Sparrow Hills - Moscow State University - Novodevichy Convent.

Later Proceed to visit Moscow Kremlin territory with cathedrals - The Kremlin is an ancient fortress which is considered to be the heart of Russia. Nowadays the Kremlin is an official residence of the president of Russian Federation. Kremlin Museums - Armoury Chamber Armory Chamber is a unique treasure-house in the heart of Moscow, The Fund is housed in the Armory Chamber
Dinner at the Indian restaurant

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight stay in Moscow

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 14 

Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel

Procced to 2nd world war Museum

Lunch at Indian restaurant

Evening Proceed to Russian circus. The Moscow Circus started in Russia more than 80 years and now the Russian capital can boast of two fascinating circuses striking the spectators with wide technical possibilities and amazing performers, Various shows including acrobats, trapeze artists, clowns, balancers, horses, dogs, tigers, showgirls and loads more get the roar of applause from the audience thrown into ecstasy by the unbelievable skills of circus artists. Every year the performers of Moscow circuses take part in the most prestigious international festivals and contests winning highest awards.

Dinner at Indian restaurant

Overnight stay in Moscow

Meal Plan: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

 

Day 15 

Moscow – India

Breakfast at the Hotel and checkout

Transfer to International Airport, Moscow to board Qatar Airways flight QR 234 at 1305hrs arrival Doha at 1815 hrs.

To connect QR 572 at 1930hrs arrival Bangalore at 0220hrs

Meal Plan: Breakfast  

 

INDICATIVE LIST OF HOTELS

The list of hotels mentioned below are likely to be provided. However, Chariot reserves the right to provide alternate hotels that are similar to the ones mentioned below. The final hotel list may vary from the below for each group.

 

City Name Hotel Names Category
Copenhagen Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar 4 Star
Overnight Ferry DFDS Seaways Cruise Inside Cabin
Geilo Vestlia Resort or similar 4 Star
Oslo Radisson Blu Oslo Alna or similar 4 Star
Stockholm Best Western Plus Grow Hotel or similar 4 Star
Overnight Ferry Tallink Silja Line Cruise Inside Cabin
Helsinki Holiday Inn Helsinki West Ruoholahti or similar 4 Star
St. Petersburg Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya or similar 4 Star
Moscow Radisson Slavyanskaya or similar 4 Star

 

TOUR COST

Special pricing for
early bookings
Adult on

Twin/ triple sharing basis (12+ years)

Child (2-12 years) sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed Child (2-12 years) sharing room with 2 adults No extra bed Additional cost for Single Occupancy
Book before 06 months Rs. 3,19,900 Rs. 2,50,900 Rs. 2,14,900 Rs. 69,000
Book before 05 months Rs. 3,24,900 Rs. 2,55,900 Rs. 2,19,900 Rs. 69,000
Book before 04 months Rs. 3,29,900 Rs. 2,60,900 Rs. 2,24,900 Rs. 69,000
Book before 03 months Rs. 3,34,900 Rs. 2,65,900 Rs. 2,29,900 Rs. 69,000

Includes Applicable GST

You must produce PAN card for the payment of above Rs. 49,900/-in cash 

Maximum cash that can be accepted towards this tour is Rs. 1,99,000/- only

 

TOUR COST INCLUDES

Return economy class air ticket and airport tax from Bangalore by Qatar Airways or suitable airlines
Train tickets from Oslo to Stockholm

Train ticket from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (2nd Class)

Sapsan Train from Saint-Petersburg – Moscow

One-time Schengen and Russian Visa charges

12 Nights’ accommodation at the hotels specified in the itinerary or similar on Twin/Triple sharing basis

1 Night accommodation at DFDS Cruise Scandinavian Seaways (Inside Cabin)

1 Night accommodation at Silja Line Cruise (Inside Cabin)

Meal plan as indicated in the itinerary

Private long-distance coach service as mentioned in the itinerary

English speaking guide as mentioned in the programme only on tours and Excursions

English speaking Tour manager from arrival into Copenhagen till departure from Moscow

Tips to guide and driver

Insurance coverage up to age 65 years

2 x 500 ml water bottles/person/day

 

TOUR COST EXCLUDES

Any services not mentioned under Inclusions

Visa Requirements

SCANDINAVIA

  • Passport: Original Passport with minimum validity of three months and minimum two blank pages for visa stamp
  • Schengen Visa Application Form
  • Photo Specification: Three recent passport size colored photographs
  • Covering-letter from applicant's business letter head mentioning the purpose of visit, passport number
  • Financials:
    If Employed
    a) Personal ITR for last 3 years.
    b) Last six months bank statement
  • c) Three months salary slip
    e) Credit Card copy/Foreign Exchange endorsement/Traveler’s Cheque
  • Proof of Occupation
    If Self Employed
    a) Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation.
    b) Brief Company Profile.
    c) Articles of Memorandum (Incase the applicant is MD/Director).
    If Employed
    NOC from Employer.
    If Student
    a) Leave Sanction Letter and ID card copy from school
    b) Parents have to provide ITR, Bank statement and NOC letter
  • Biometric Information will be required at VFS center

RUSSIA

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months and minimum two blank pages for visa stamp
  • Russian Federation Visa Application Form
  • Photo Specification: Two recent passport size photographs
  • Covering Letter: Covering-Letter from applicant on business letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number

 

Terms & Conditions

*You must produce PAN card for the payment of above Rs. 49,900/-in cash
*Maximum cash that can be accepted towards this tour is Rs. 1,99,000/- only