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Luxury

Wonders of Scandinavia with Russian Waterways

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Trip Code: EUWRS28
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Stunning Geiranger Fjord

Explore Geiranger Fjord with a cruise, a trip up Dalsnibba Mountain and a drive along Trollstiegen.

An Orchard with a View

In Norway, visit an orchard situated on the edge of a pristine fjord. After a tour, morning tea will be served.

Ride Flåm Railway

Step aboard the Flåm Railway for a journey on one of Europe’s most scenic railways.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 19 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 63 meals
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 17 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Internal flights, transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Russia Map EUWRS28 2020
Copenhagen to Moscow

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in Copenhagen and be transferred to your hotel. Get to know your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Copenhagen, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Join a local guide and tour Copenhagen. Admire Amalienborg Palace, originally built in the 1750s and is still the prime residence of the Danish Royal Family. Tonight at the beautiful Tivoli Gardens, enjoy a delicious dinner in this majestic setting.

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Copenhagen harbour with river boats, Denmark

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at Cornelius and learn how his family established one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants set on its own island with superb fjord views.


Take an included flight to Bergen in Norway. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Bergen, Hotel Norge by Scandic

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Enjoy time to explore the wondrous city of Bergen, surrounded by spectacular mountains and fjords.

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Visit a fjordside fruit farm, where you will stop for morning tea. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise on the pristine Hardangerfjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, before arriving in Lofthus.

Stay: Lofthus, Hotel Ullensvang

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Embark on a peaceful cruise on Nærøyfjord while surrounded by towering peaks. Later, ride the Flåm Railway and be spellbound by the scenery.

Stay: Flåm, Fretheim Hotel

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Norway fjord in cloudy weather

Travel to Geiranger stopping along the way at Briksdal Glacier. Ride to the glacier in a ‘troll car’ and enjoy lunch.

Stay: Two Nights, Geiranger, Hotel Union in a Fjord View Room

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Subject to weather conditions, delight in a visit to Dalsnibba Mountain. Afterwards, take a cruise on Geiranger Fjord. Be astounded by the deep blue waters of this UNESCO-protected area, engulfed by majestic mountain peaks.

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On your way to Ålesund, journey on the Trollstiegen road, one of the most scenic roads in the world.

Stay: Ålesund, Hotel Brosundet

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Fly to Oslo and embark on a city exploration. Your luxurious hotel first opened its doors in 1874 and lives up to its name.

Stay: Oslo, Grand Hotel by Scandic

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Färna Herrgård, maybe take a guided Moose Safari nature hike, with an included outdoor dinner. Or embark on a guided Beaver Safari during which you’ll cruise a lake, with an included outdoor dinner. Those who prefer to stay in can enjoy a relaxing spa experience and dinner within the hotel.


Upon arrival at Färna Herrgård in Sweden, choose your evening activity.

Stay: Färna Herrgård and Spa

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The lush surrounds of the fjords in Port Olden

Visit Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town which features a medieval square, low built wooden houses, old church ruins and runic stones. Later tonight, sit down to dinner at a renowned local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Stockholm, Grand Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Lovers of literature might like to tour locations mentioned in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books and films. Foodies can visit Gamla Stan market halls and dining hot spots. Or explore Uppsala on a walking tour.


Take a guided discovery of Stockholm, including a visit to the Vasa Ship Museum. Then choose your sightseeing.

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Fly to Helsinki then explore the Temppeliaukio Rock Church, the Helsinki Central Library Oodi and the Hakaniemi Market Hall.

Stay: Two Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kämp

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cook salmon by an open fire followed by lunch at a Lappish-style teepee. Enjoy wild herb tea accompanied by a Sami singer.


Spend a day in Nuuksio National Park, where an authentic encounter has been arranged.

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Board the Allegro high-speed train to St Petersburg.

Stay: St Petersburg, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

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Travel to the imperial residence of Peterhof Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Later, board your river ship.

Stay: 10 Nights, MS Valentina

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At the State Hermitage, go inside before the museum is open to the public and take in the exclusive Hermitage Peacock Clock Ceremony. Acquired by Catherine the Great, the Peacock Clock is a large automated clock featuring three life-sized mechanical birds.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

For something special this evening, appreciate Russia’s arts scene and attend a private ballet performance at the Hermitage Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in St Petersburg.


Take a Hydrofoil ride on the Neva River to the State Hermitage, the second-largest art museum in the world, home to Russia’s royal art collection of more than three million works. After your Signature Experience, tour the museum. Spend the afternoon back on board. Tonight, delight in another Signature Experience.to take in the sights of St Petersburg.

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After breakfast today, head out to enjoy a discovery of the lavish Catherine Palace and grounds, constructed in the 18th century as a summer palace for the Empress.

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After cruising through the night, dock in Mandrogi, a charming village teeming with traditional houses. Afterwards, spend time at leisure to look around and browse the handmade trinkets for sale.

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Situated on Lake Onega, Kizhi is home to some of Russia’s most amazing wooden architecture. Explore the open-air museum of wooden buildings and marvel at the World Heritage-listed Transfiguration Church, built in 1714 without the use of a single nail.

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Today cruise onto the White Lake, then dock in Goritsy, a small and peaceful farming town. Your guided tour here includes a visit to the Monastery of St Cyril on the White Lake and its Museum of Icons.

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Today stop in the historic Golden Ring city, Yaroslavl. Founded by Prince Yaroslav the Wise in 1010, this is one of Russia’s oldest cities, tracing its roots back to the Vikings. Here, a sightseeing tour illuminates the city’s history through its glorious architecture, including Spassky Monastery and the Church of Elia the Prophet.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

On a guided tour, visit the Kremlin and the Church of St Demetrios on the Blood. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the Hydroelectric Station and Hydropower Engineering Museum.


Dock in another Golden Ring city, Uglich. Here, select your preferred activity.

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Dock in Moscow this afternoon as you arrive at your final destination on this journey. Enjoy an insightful guided exploration of Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral. Later, visit the Novodevichy Convent.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps gain an insight into the history of space exploration with a visit to the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, situated at the base of a 100-metre titanium obelisk. Alternatively, explore Tretyakov Art Gallery, Russia’s national gallery.


On a guided tour of the Armoury Museum, venture inside the walls of the Kremlin, a historic fortified complex that was once the royal residence of the Tsars. Later, you will have a choice of sightseeing.

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Take a unique morning discovery that allows you to marvel at some of Moscow’s unique Metro stations, which feature chandeliers and marble statues. Later, tour a Cold War bunker, including a haunting private performance from a military choir. This evening, partake in the fun at a farewell dinner, where traditional Russian folklore performers will dazzle you.

Stay: Moscow, Hotel Baltschug Kempinksi

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Transfer to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Exterior of the Ms Valentina

Cruise Russia in Style

Take in breathtaking scenery as you glide your way through Russia on our stylish and comfortable river ship.

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Retreat into nature

Stay close to wilderness and wildlife at this country manor, and enjoy spa experiences along with delicious cuisine.

A Grand Experience

Overlooking the Royal Palace and Stockholm's old town, stay at the Grand Hotel Stockholm for a memorable experience.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary