Journey to Russia and Finland

Luxury Journey to Russia and Finland including Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Lapland

16-Day Journey with optional extra days to ski in Finland

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What's Included in your Journey to Russia and Finland

  • Four nights in Moscow
  • 5-star Accommodations at Four Seasons or Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow
  • One night in Vladimir/Suzdal - 4-star Accommodations at Pushkarskaya Sloboda, Vladimir
  • Five nights in St. Petersburg - 5-star Accommodation at Hotel Astoria
  • One night in Helsinki, Finland - 5-star Accommodation at Hotel Kämp
  • Four nights in Lapland - 4- star Accommodation at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Option to add more nights to ski)
  • Private Luxury Transfers
  • Internal Flights – Business Class
  • Premier Business Class Seats on Sapsan Rail
  • Private Tours with expert local guides in each destination
  • Moscow Bolshoi Theatre Opera Reserved Tickets
  • Private Caviar and Vodka tasting
  • Private Canal Cruise
  • Meals included in the itinerary (all other meals not included)
  • Assistance in booking great local and Michelin-star restaurants
  • Full support before, during, and after your trip
  • Your Travel Designer available 24/7
Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia
Moscow Domes
Moscow Red Square
Moscow Metro Station
Vladimir, Russia
Orthodox Church Suzdal
Sergiev Posad Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia "The Northern Venice"
Peterhof Grand Palace, St Petersburg
Peterhof Grand Palace Gardens and Park St. Petersburg
Sunset in St. Petersburg, Russia
Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Cathedral
Helsinki Bridge of Love
Northern Lights in Lapland, Finland
Reindeer Rides in Lapland Finland
Optional days for Skiing in Lapland Finland
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Day 1-4 Moscow

On arrival in Moscow you will be met by our friendly representative who will escort you by car to your hotel. On the way to the hotel, you will have the opportunity to get your first glimpse of this truly unique city as you drive by many of the city’s major highlights.

On your Panoramic City Tour, your professional guide will escort you on a route that includes Vorobyevi Hills where you will get an incredible view of the city from an observation point, you will proceed to Moscow State University which is an example of architecture from the time of Stalin and one of Russia’s leading schools of higher education, then on to Novodevichiy Convent, the Diplomatic Village, Victory Park, the Triumphal Arch, Kutuzovsky Prospect, the Arbat and much more.

Moscow is filled with unique architecture from the Kremlin and Red Square to giant Stalin skyscrapers to new office blocks built during the economic boom of recent years and it contains a strikingly beautiful metro system. 

The city is the center of political as well as an economic power in Russia and visitors can feel the energy in the streets. There is always something going on in Moscow and there is so much to see.

Accommodations:

  • Four Seasons Hotel Kremlin Grand Premier Room
Activities:
  • Panoramic City Tour and a private Cathedral of Christ the Savior Tour.
  • Bolshoi Theatre Opera Reserved Seats
  • Private Tours of the Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals
  • Foodie Tour of traditional Russian favorites including the Danilovsky food market. Enjoy treats like smoked lard, red caviar, and Russian honey while learning about the culinary heritage of the former USSR.
  • Visit the grand Moscow Metro System and Old Arbat, showcasing USSR’s achievements in architecture and Old Arbat street with an interesting history and artisan culture.

Day 5 Vladimir and Suzdal

There is a dispute about the founding date of Vladimir, either 990 or 1108 but regardless, the city’s most significant events occurred during the 12 century. Under Yuri Dolgoruky´s son, Andrei Bogolyubsky (1157-1175), Vladimir prospered becoming the center of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality.

The architecture of Vladimir’s white stone cathedrals, towers, and palaces is unique and unlike other buildings in Russia. 

The Golden Gates is considered a door to Vladimir. It is one of the first historical monuments that welcome you on your arrival. It was created in the early XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolubsky and in ancient times it served as the main military tower of the fortress.

Accommodations:

  • Pushkarskaya Sloboda in Suzdal, a modern spa and leisure facility, international cuisine, and rooms with panoramic views of the River Kamenka and Suzdal Kremlin are offered by this 4-star hotel. 

Activities:

  • Private Panoramic Vladimir city tour including the Assumption Cathedral, a unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir, built as the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality. World-famous frescoes by Andrei Rublev are preserved there. You will proceed to a small one-domed cathedral of St. Dmitry. 
  • An Authentic Russian Lunch experience 
  • Transfer to Suzdal, an amazingly tranquil and beautiful place with its churches, wooden houses, bird songs, and the ringing of bells throughout the day where you will visit the oldest part of the Kremlin, the heart of Suzdal, admire the Cathedral of the Nativity, the largest relic of which is the Golden Gates, the Archbishops’ Chambers, and the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture. 
  • Private guided tour to Sergiev Posad, considered to be the Russian Vatican. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading to St. Petersburg.
  • Day 6-10 St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is the former capital of Imperial Russia, home of the Tsars, and one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. 

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 on the banks of the Neva River and the Gulf of Finland, the city has seen its share of historical events including the Decembrist revolt, the palace coup, and murder of Tsar Pavel, the intrigues of Catherine the Great, the assassination Tsar Alexander II, the influence of Rasputin on the Russian royal family, the Revolution of 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917 which brought the communists to power.

Accommodations:

  • Hotel Astoria-Junior Suite with a Cathedral view

An illustrious St. Petersburg landmark, the Grand Hotel Astoria sits directly across from St Isaac’s Cathedral, a short walk from leading attractions such as Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, and the Mariinsky Theatre. Since opening in 1912, our elegant Art Nouveau hotel has hosted eminent guests, from dancer Isadora Duncan to poet Sergei Yesenin.

Activities:

  • Panoramic City Tour with a professional guide seeing the Kazan Cathedral, Winter Palace, Vasilesky Island-area of the city that Peter the Great planned as the city center, Peter and Paul Fortress, and Peter and Paul Cathedral.
  • Evening private canal cruise along the rivers and canals of this beautiful city that once held the title of “Venice of the North”.
  • 3-hour private tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Issac Cathedral. Walk around the key sites as you hear about their history; explore the Trubetskoy Bastion prison cells and museum; and visit the extraordinary Peter and Paul Cathedral, whose gilded interior holds the tombs of Peter the Great and Nicholas II and his family, killed by the Bolsheviks in 1917.
  • VIP Private Tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park. Peter the Great’s private estate, 19 miles from St. Petersburg. Situated on a ridge by the Gulf of Finland, it’s surrounded by extensive gardens intended to rival Versailles with an array of gilded statues, palaces, and fountains.
  • Private Hermitage Museum Evening Experience. 
  • Enjoy Dinner at a Dacha, a traditional meal with a Russian family in their home.
  • Day trip to Pushkin, famed for the Tsarskoye Selo complex of parks and palaces, once home to the Romanov imperial family. 
    • The Baroque-style Catherine Palace, containing ornate staterooms, stands within the landscaped gardens of Catherine Park. Also enjoy Alexander Park, featuring decorative bridges and a cemetery for royal horses, which is home to colonnaded, 18th-century Alexander Palace. 
    • You will also tour Catherine Palace and Amber Room – originally designed in the 1750s in the Rococo style by the famous architect Rastrelli. 
Helsinki Tour Journey to Russia and Helsinki, Finland

Day 11 Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. 

Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.

Accommodations:

  • Hotel Kämp, Helsinki – The 130-year old Hotel Kämp has seen and experienced a great deal. It is safe to say that the Hotel has played a significant part as the stage for remarkable events in the history of Finland and Helsinki – the story of the five-star luxury hotel is one worth telling.

    Carl Kämp, born in 1848, moved to Helsinki at a young age and started to make a name for himself in the restaurant industry. He quickly became a well-known and respected restaurateur whose goal was to design, fund, and build a modern and continental hotel in Helsinki.

Activities:

  • Tour of Helsinki
  • Dinner at Restaurant Ora: We serve a 10-course menu that is constructed from seasonal ingredients and our inspiration of the moment – our ingredients come from a close distance which makes us respect them even more

Day 12-15 Lapland

Accommodations:

  • Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and Chase the Northern Lights – Resort with a Million Stars in the Arctic Wilderness in your Kelo, a Glass Igloo. These igloos combine the warmth of a cozy log chalet and the world-famous glass igloos. Each features a private sauna, fireplace, kitchenette, and a bedroom with a stunning glass roof where you can take in the beauty of the Northern lights and Lappish wilderness.

Activities:

  • Enjoy a Reindeer Safari, a relaxing trip where you will chat with locals, connect with the Sami people and enjoy a traditional lunch.
  • Choose between horseback riding or sleigh riding.
  • Enjoy the most amazing experience Ice-Floating while watching the Northern Lights in an insulated suit that stays warm no matter what the temperature.
  • Enjoy a traditional Lappish experience in a smoke sauna.
Optional:
  • Stay a few days for skiing in Lapland

Return home with memories that last a lifetime!

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