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Cossack Explorer

16 Days 8 Countries 14 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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16 Days 8 Countries 14 Cities

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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.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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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).  
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      About this trip

      The landmarks of Northern Europe, from Copenhagen's Little Mermaid to the Reichstag in Berlin, 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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      15 Nights

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      23 Meals
      • 5 Scandinavian breakfasts

      • 10 buffet breakfasts

      • 5 three course dinners

      • 3 three course lunches

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      Sightseeing Highlights

      Berlin, Germany
        • Berlin
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist features views of the Brandenburg Gate, German State Opera House and Tiergarten

        • 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

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners

        • 3 three course lunches


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • 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

      3. Copenhagen – Stockholm

      Cross the Oresund into Sweden and travel north 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

      Swedish Ice Bar And Panoramic Tower

      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: €59.00

      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: €34.00

      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 Pribaltiskaya

      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: €44.00

      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, depending on the venue and the Ballet Company.

      Adult Price: €81.00

      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: €48.00

      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: €43.00

      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, respectively. 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.

      Adult Price: €84.00

      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: €30.00

      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, the Kremlin Walls 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. Later we’ll walk through Novodevichy Park, where you’ll see memorials to Yeltsin, Kruschev and Eisenstein.

      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.

      Adult Price: €49.00

      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 Minsk

      12. Minsk – Brest – Warsaw (2 Nights)

      Traverse the huge plains of Belarus and stop for lunch at Brest on the Polish frontier. Afterwards cross the River Vistula and arrive later 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 old summer palaces, if available, 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. Warsaw – Berlin (2 Nights)

      Travel west across the plains of central Poland and over the border into Germany, arriving later in the exciting city of Berlin.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      City East

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Berlin By Night

      Tonight, join us as we enjoy great food, wine, beer, music and company before discovering the stunning illuminated landmarks of the German capital.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      15. Berlin Sightseeing and Free Time

      From the Reichstag Building to the Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the German State Opera House, your Local Specialist shows you all Berlin's highlights this morning. Spend the rest of the day seeing the sights of your choice, or perhaps join an Optional Experience exploring the city's secret past.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Berlin's Secret Past Revealed

      Uncover secrets of Berlin’s past with your Local Specialist on a guided tour of the city. View the Holocaust Memorial, touch a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, see the site of Checkpoint Charlie, and learn more about Berlin’s WWII and Cold War past.

      Adult Price: €29.00

      16. Depart Berlin

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

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

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        • Berlin
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist features views of the Brandenburg Gate, German State Opera House and Tiergarten

        • 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

        • 10 buffet breakfasts

        • 5 three course dinners

        • 3 three course lunches


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • 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


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 126 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The long drive from Moscow to Warsaw needed to have a day stop over at Minsk Need to have a chose of food with 4 meal in a row of chicken is not noProduct : the overall the trip was good but the 2 days of long driving in a row made the trip uncusurble

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        Service:

        Service rating : The Hotels were good and the Travel Director was good. Some of the hotels were located outside the city centre and we dont know what to do during our free time. Location of hotel should be improvedSometime the included tours finish by 10,30am and after that the optional tour

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Malcolm McRae, tour director was so knowledgeabe, he was always so helpful to everyone

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : 1. The tour director, Lasse made the holiday special with his eye for the tiniest detail, his personal attention towards each member of the group and his humour. 2. The hotels were nice and the coach was super-comfy. ''3. The visits - both included and optional - were good, as

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Travel guide very attentive, knowledgeable and able to advise good suggestion. Coach bus could be improved though.

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