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Cossack Explorer

14 Days 7 Countries 11 Cities

Colour, culture and history combine in this tour which takes in Moscow, Copenhagen, Warsaw and more.

"Rich in history and beautiful sights"

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      • Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your specific requirements.
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      The landmarks of Northern Europe are on display as you weave through Scandinavia, Belarus and Poland with a visit to Russia's imperial capitals of St. Petersburg and Moscow along the way.


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      Trip code: SCOS

      13 Nights

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      12 Meals
      • 5 Scandinavian breakfasts

      • 3 Three course lunches

      • 4 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Copenhagen
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace

        • Helsinki
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist features views of the Senate and market squares

        • Minsk
          Orientation drive along the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square

        • Moscow
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens

        • Novgorod
          View St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort

        • St. Petersburg
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress

        • Stockholm
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace

        • Warsaw
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the 'wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 Scandinavian breakfasts

        • 3 Three course lunches

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      Helsinki, Finland
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Cossack Explorer

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. Relax and unwind after check-in. Later meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

      Hotel
      AC Bella Sky

      2. Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a morning sightseeing tour which includes the Little Mermaid, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Royal Amalienborg Palace and Christiansborg Palace. Spend the rest of the day exploring the sights of your choice or shopping.

      Meal(s)
      Scandinavian Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Danish Traditions And Tivoli

      This evening we'll visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbour. You’ll wander by tiny houses, learn a little of the history and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialities. Then on to the magic of twinkling lights at Copenhagen's most famous attraction, Tivoli Gardens.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      North Zealand Riviera And Castle Tour

      Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. We'll also view Fredensborg Palace, summer residence of the Royal family, before continuing to the magnificent 17th century Frederiksborg Castle, where you’ll see the State Apartments and the Coronation Chapel.

      Adult Price: €51.00

      Danish Traditions And Canal Cruise

      This evening we'll visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor, with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbour. You’ll wander by tiny houses, learn a little of the history and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialties. Then, enjoy an hour-long cruise along the canals and experience stunning views of the city from the harbour.

      Adult Price: €56.00

      3. Copenhagen – Stockholm

      Travel into Sweden via the spectacular Øresund Bridge, and through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vättern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital surrounded by islands.

      Meal(s)
      Scandinavian Breakfast
      Hotel
      Scandic Ariadne

      Optional Experiences

      Altitude and Attitude

      Savour a drink in a glass made of ice in the minus temperatures of the Ice-Bar, made completely from the frozen waters of Sweden’s River Torne. You'll also discover the very best views over the city and its archipelago, with a visit to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Sweden’s highest building.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      Swedish Traditional Dinner

      Enjoy an evening out in a popular local restaurant with its special cuisine and atmosphere, where you'll savour a delicious dinner and a drink.

      Adult Price: €60.00

      4. Stockholm Sightseeing – At Sea

      Admire Stockholm's biggest landmarks this morning with your Local Specialist, with views of the Royal Palace and City Hall. Built on a maze of islands linked by bridges, Stockholm is an interesting city to wander through. Don't miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before embarking on your mini-cruise to Finland.

      Meal(s)
      Scandinavian Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Stockholm Grand Tour

      Explore with us on a visit to see the Vasa, the 17th century Galleon recovered from the sea bed after more than 300 years and now displayed in an award-winning museum. You'll also take a walking tour through the Gamla Stan with your Local Specialist, who’ll reveal the old heart of Stockholm with its cobbled streets and fascinating shops.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      5. At Sea – Helsinki Sightseeing and Free Time

      Arrive early in Finland's capital for a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. View Finlandia Hall, the Senate and market squares, the café-lined Esplanade and the beautiful domed Russian church. The rest of the day is yours to explore, shop for souvenirs or relax.

      Meal(s)
      Scandinavian Breakfast
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn West

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Helsinki Dinner

      Helsinki's restaurants are featured in every Good Food Guide to the Baltic. Tonight you’ll have seats reserved at a friendly local restaurant, to enjoy delicious cuisine and the specialities of the house in an authentic setting.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      Hvittrask's Architectural Wonders

      Join us on a drive through Finland's countryside towards Hvittrask. Home to Finland's most famous architects, you’ll see the unique architecture combining natural stone and timber, one of the most accomplished examples of Finnish design which harmonises with the environment.

      Adult Price: €32.00

      6. Helsinki – St. Petersburg (2 Nights)

      Today we leave Finland to begin our exploration of Russia. We’ll travel along the Gulf of Finland and through the forests of Karelia before reaching St Petersburg, our home for the next two nights. Marvel at the city’s canals and colourful buildings en route to your hotel, where you will dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Scandinavian Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Park Inn Prisbaltiyskaya

      Optional Experiences

      Venice Of The North Cruise And Champagne

      Soak up the atmosphere, romance and lights of this former imperial capital, known as the "Venice of the North". Board a private boat to cruise through the canals and along the River Neva. You'll sip champagne as your Local Specialist provides commentary about the city that has inspired artists for generations.

      Adult Price: €46.00

      7. St. Petersburg Sightseeing and Free Time

      The Tsar's Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Statue of Peter the Great feature on your guided sightseeing tour. Explore St. Peter and Paul Fortress with your Local Specialist and spend the rest of the day as you wish. You might like to visit the Hermitage Museum or the residence of Peter the Great in Peterhof.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Evening At The Ballet

      There may be an opportunity to attend a ballet performance in the historic atmosphere of a Tsarist era theatre. Subject to availability of tickets and performance. Price will vary from €80-€110, depending on the venue and the Ballet Company.

      Adult Price: €110.00

      Imperial Splendours And Architectural Gems

      Your Local Specialist will offer a guided tour of the interiors of two iconic churches. The Church of the Saviour on the Spilt Blood, built to commemorate the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, has one of the country's most intricate displays of mosaic icons. Additionally, St Isaac's Cathedral is the 4th-largest cathedral in the world. Designed by a French architect, its immense interior is comprised of malachite and other precious materials.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      Russian Folklore Evening

      A chance to attend one of the best Russian folklore programs in St. Petersburg. You’ll enjoy a high-energy performance featuring Cossack dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia. During intermission, sample local champagne and vodka. An unforgettable experience!

      Adult Price: €58.00

      The Hermitage Museum

      Experience a visit to one of the largest and most valuable collections of art in the world, all set in the splendour of the Winter Palace and its elaborate interiors.

      Adult Price: €44.00

      8. St. Petersburg – Novgorod

      Cross the vast Russian plains to the ancient city of Novgorod where you view the Kremlin Fort, Millennium Monument and St. Sophia Cathedral. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Park Inn Veliky

      Optional Experiences

      Imperial Summer Residences. Pushkin And Petrodvorets

      On this full-day tour, your Local Specialist will take you to the villages of Pushkin and Petrodvorets, where you will visit Catherine's Palace and Peterhof Gardens. Recently restored, Catherine's Palace is most famous for the fabled and wholly unique Amber Room. Located on the Baltic, Peterhof Gardens are modeled after those at Versailles. Following a guided tour, you'll have time to enjoy a stroll as you marvel at the gilded fountains. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €89.00

      9. Novgorod – Tver – Moscow (2 Nights)

      Your wonderful journey continues through picturesque villages to the Tver region for an included lunch. Then travel via Klin, the former home of Tchaikovsky, to the Russian capital, Moscow.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn Suschevsky

      Optional Experiences

      Metro And Red Square By Night

      Often cited as the most beautiful subway system in the world, Moscow's grandiose Metro stations are decorated with mosaics, stained glass and bronze statues. They're also one of the few remaining places featuring Communist iconography. We'll finish our guided visit with a walk through Red Square, where the evening illuminations should provide enviable photo opportunities.

      Adult Price: €37.00

      10. Moscow Sightseeing and Free Time

      Moscow is a city full of wonderful buildings and monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you an array of sights including Red Square and the domed St. Basil's Cathedral. In your free time, consider visiting the impressive Treasure Chamber of the Tsars.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Kremlin And The Heart Of Moscow

      Discover ancient cathedrals, the world's largest cannon and the emperors' bell. You'll also visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Built on the site where the Soviet government dynamited the original Cathedral, it was funded by donations from millions of Muscovites. Finally we'll take a stroll through the famous Arbat street. Once inhabited by the tsar's artisans and equerries, often referred to as Moscow's Montmartre, it's lined with càfes, restaurants and shops selling local souvenirs. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €54.00

      Treasures Of The Tsars

      You'll have a opportunity to skip the queues and take a guided tour of the Treasure Chamber of the Russian Tsars - one of the most important museums in Russia due to its unique collection. You’ll see priceless Faberge eggs and Catherine the Great's diamonds and many gowns. You’ll also discover the Imperial carriages, which are studded with precious stones and gold; coronation thrones; and other one-of-a-kind items from the Romanov Dynasty. This optional involves reservation and entrance pre-payments. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €52.00

      11. Moscow – Smolensk – Minsk

      Drive past the region of Borodino, site of Napoleon's great defeat, and stop for lunch near Smolensk. Later cross the border into Belarus and continue to Minsk. After the Second World War the city was rebuilt in supreme Soviet style which you can see during your orientation tour. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Planeta

      12. Minsk – Brest – Warsaw (2 Nights)

      Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Later we arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Pulawska Residence

      13. Warsaw Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist shows you the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and the landmarks of Warsaw's Old Town, which was almost entirely destroyed during the Second World War. Later you might like to soak up the city's culture and nightlife.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Chopin’s Warsaw

      The spirit of Warsaw and the music of Chopin go hand in hand. This exclusive private recital of his music, performed for you by a celebrated Polish pianist in one of Warsaw’s historic buildings, is one of the unforgettable memories of this trip. Sparkling wine will be served during the intermission.

      Adult Price: €46.00

      Polish Dinner And Folklore Evening

      Poland has a rich culture and famous folk art. On this trip, you'll have the chance to enjoy music and traditional dance while savouring a delicious meal of homemade Polish specialities.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      14. Depart Warsaw

      Say goodbye to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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        • Copenhagen
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Little Mermaid and Christiansborg Palace

        • Helsinki
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist features views of the Senate and market squares

        • Minsk
          Orientation drive along the Independence Prospekt and Victory Square

        • Moscow
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin Gardens

        • Novgorod
          View St. Sophia Cathedral and the Kremlin Fort

        • St. Petersburg
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and Nevsky Prospekt. Visit the St. Peter and Paul Fortress

        • Stockholm
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the City Hall and the Royal Palace

        • Warsaw
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the 'wedding cake' Palace of Culture and Science


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 Scandinavian breakfasts

        • 3 Three course lunches

        • 4 Three course dinners


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Helsinki, Finland
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Overnight mini-cruise from Sweden to Finland, all cabins two-berth with private facilities

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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