Grand Russian Spectacular & Highlights of Scandinavia

16 days from £1979pp.

St. Basil's Cathedral

Visit: St. Basil's Cathedral, Russia

Brandenburg Gate

Visit: Brandenburg Gate, Germany


Visit: Moscow, Russia


Visit: Warsaw, Poland

St. Petersburg

Visit: St. Petersburg, Russia


Visit: Stockholm, Sweden

Enjoy a breath-taking holiday of Moscow and St. Petersburg, Berlin, Warsaw and a taste of the capitals of Scandinavia. We begin in Berlin, where you can take a guided tour of the city at night. From here we head into Poland, to the capital city of Warsaw. See the old town and the famous sights such as the Chopin Monument. We then cross the border into Belarus before heading into Russia, arriving in the historic capital city of Moscow, where you can visit the famous sights from the Red Square to St. Basil’s cathedral. Its then onto stunning St Petersburg, architecturally one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Continuing, we visit Scandinavia and have free time in the Finnish capital of Helsinki before sailing into Sweden’s Stockholm. We end the tour at the Danish capital of Copenhagen before heading home. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onward to Belgium for an overnight stay.



    To Berlin for an overnight stay. Join our optional, evening sightseeing tour to see the major sights in Berlin’s historical centre, including the Reichstag building and Brandenburg Gate.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    To Warsaw, Poland, for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Our included, guided tour of this cultural capital includes the ‘Royal Route’ with its aristocratic residences, the Old Town, the Ghetto Memorial and the Belvedere Palace.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    To Brest and then Minsk, Belarus for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    To Smolensk and then to Moscow, Russia, for a two-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    Discover Russia’s vibrant capital on our included, guided sightseeing tour, visiting St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, the Kremlin and Novodevichy Convent. You can also enjoy an optional visit inside the Kremlin. In the evening, our optional ‘Moscow by Night’ tour discovers the city’s famous underground metro system.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    To Tver for lunch, then Novgorod for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    To St. Petersburg for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg

    Our included, guided tour will introduce the famous landmarks, history and culture of the city renowned as perhaps the most beautiful in Russia. St. Petersburg Ballet is considered the birthplace of Russian classical ballet, and you can enjoy an optional evening at one of the famed ballet theatres.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Hermitage Museum

    Hermitage Museum

    Free day or join our optional boat cruise along the Neva River with a traditional Russian show on board, with dancing and singing. Included in the price is Russian sparkling wine, vodka, caviar and fruit.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    We travel to Helsinki where you will have some free time before an overnight ferry to Stockholm, Sweden.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Arrive in Stockholm, then travel to Copenhagen, Denmark for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Copenhagen has many fascinating landmarks and architectural masterpieces. Our optional, guided sightseeing tour will see the Tivoli Gardens, the Rosenborg Palace and the ‘Little Mermaid’. We then travel to northern Germany via the Rodbyhavn/Puttgarden ferry for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 14 nights hotel with continental breakfast
    • 3 lunches & 11 evening meals
    • Overnight ferry crossing from Helsinki to Stockholm in a two-berth cabin
    • Services of local guides in Russia
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Warsaw Sightseeing - Poland's rebuilt capital
    • Moscow Sightseeing - Iconic sights and centuries of culture and history
    • St. Petersburg Sightseeing - One of the world's greatest cities
    • Helsinki - Finland's capital and largest city
    • Copenhagen

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Berlin Evening Sightseeing - Guided city tour
    • The Kremlin - Former residence of the Tsars
    • Moscow by Night - See the sights
    • St. Petersburg Ballet - Visit one of the famed theatres
    • St. Petersburg boat cruise - Perfect way to see the city
    • Copenhagen Sightseeing - Fascinating landmarks and architectural jewels


    Single Room Supplement from £499.00 (16 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    You will spend one night at the 4-star Park Inn Alexander-Platz, in Berlin; two nights at the 4-star Novotel Warsaw Centrum, or similar, overnight at the 3-star Hotel Renaissance, Minsk; two nights at the 3-star Hotel Holiday Inn Sokolniki, or similar, in Moscow; overnight at the 3-star Park Inn Veliky Novgorod, or similar, three nights at the 3-star Park Inn Pribaltiskaya, or similar, in St. Petersburg; overnight on the cruise ferry to Stockholm in a two-berth cabin and one night at the 3-star Quality Airport Hotel Dan, or similar, on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

    Overnight stays in northern Germany and Belgium are in city-style hotels.

    Tour Changes

    • Saturday 17th June 2017 Departure

      Tour Code: 16RGRV - Please note that due to continuing restrictions on the Belarus border into Russia, we have been forced to make a slight amendment to the itinerary on Days 5 and 6 of this tour. The official current position is that the border between Belarus and Russia can be crossed only by citizens of those two countries. There is a freedom of movement agreement and customs union between Russia and Belarus but this does not extend to citizens of other countries. This was introduced last year and we have been hoping that the restrictions would be lifted but unfortunately this remains the current position. As a result we have amended your holiday itinerary as follows: Day 1 to 4 As per the 2017 brochure or website. Included meals: 3xBB, 2xD Day 5 We depart Warsaw and head north through Lithuania and into Latvia, where we will stay for one night in Daugavpils at the 3-star Hotel Latgola Park. Lunch will be arranged en route to the hotel. Included meals: B,L,D Day 6 This morning we have an early start as we cross the border into Russia and head to Moscow where we stay for two nights. A packed lunch will be provided from the hotel in Daugavpils ready for the journey to Moscow. Included meals: B,PL,D Day 7 to 16 As per the 2017 brochure or website. Included meals: 10xBB, 1xL, 7xD

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.


    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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