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Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Jewels of Russia with Spectacular Scandinavia on Scenic Tsar 2020

Operator: Scenic
Ship: Scenic Tsar
Starts: Copenhagen, Denmark on Sun, Aug 30, 2020
Ends: Moscow, Russia on Sun, Sep 27, 2020


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Countries Visited

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden

Rivers Visited

Svir, Volga

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 (Sun, Aug 30, 2020): Copenhagen

Celebrate the start of your journey at this evening’s welcome reception. You’ll stay two nights in Copenhagen.

Day 2 (Mon, Aug 31, 2020): Copenhagen

Among the highlights of your guided tour this morning is Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament. You’ll also see the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family. The afternoon is yours to take in the wonderful sights of this fabulous city at your leisure. Your welcome dinner tonight is at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Tue, Sep 01, 2020): Copenhagen > Oslo

Take a short flight to Oslo, the capital city of Norway. Upon arrival you’ll be met by a local guide for an insightful sightseeing tour through the city, before arriving at your two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 (Wed, Sep 02, 2020): Oslo

The Bygdøy Peninsula, home to three famous museums, will be your first stop today. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram Polar Ship.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Thu, Sep 03, 2020): Oslo > Lofthus

Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Lofthus. Enjoy your overnight special stay at a historic hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Fri, Sep 04, 2020): Lofthus > Bergen

Journey to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many multi-coloured wooden buildings close to your base for the next two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 (Sat, Sep 05, 2020): Bergen

Today you’ll explore Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s greatest composer.

Freechoice: Journey 320 metres up the funicular railway to Mt. Floien for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, visit Fantofte Stave Church.

Tonight, enjoy a magnificent dinner in one of Bergen’s most spectacular locations.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 (Sun, Sep 06, 2020): Balestrand

Journey on the world-famous Flåm Railway. Amid spectacular scenery and roaring waterfalls you’ll find the picturesque village of Flåm where you’ll take a gorgeous fjord cruise to Balestrand. Your haven for the evening, is located waterside at the junction of the majestic Sognefjord and Esefjord.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Mon, Sep 07, 2020): Loen

Travel alongside mountains that boast the largest icefield in continental Europe, Jostedalsbreen, which covers an incredible 487 square kilometres.

Visit one of the most impressive arms of the icefield, Briksdalsbreen, and be taken by ‘trollcar’ up the glacier for a spectacular view of the glacier and magnificent waterfall.

Continue past spectacular and dramatic scenery to the small town of Loen, your base for the next two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 (Tue, Sep 08, 2020): Loen > Geiranger > Loen

This morning, travel to Geiranger where you’ll cruise the incredible Geiranger Fjord and sail past the Seven Sisters, The Suitor and The Bridal Veil waterfalls. This afternoon, travel Troll’s Ladder Road for unforgettable views.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 (Wed, Sep 09, 2020): Loen > Alesund > Stockholm

Transfer to Alesund where you will board your flight to Stockholm where you’ll stay two nights.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 (Thu, Sep 10, 2020): Stockholm

Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You’ll also visit the Nobel Museum. The Nobel prize is the most prestigious in the world and here you will learn about the laureates and their prize winning ideas from the last century.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13 (Fri, Sep 11, 2020): Stockholm > Helsinki

Transfer to the airport for your internal flight to the trendy Finnish capital, Helsinki. Upon arrival, tour the city with your local guide enjoy a two night stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14 (Sat, Sep 12, 2020): Helsinki

Today, explore the authentic Finnish open-air museum of Seurasaari.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15 (Sun, Sep 13, 2020): Helsinki > St. Petersburg

Travel by high-speed train to St. Petersburg and board the boutique Scenic Tsar.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 (Mon, Sep 14, 2020): St. Petersburg:

Freechoice: Explore the Imperial Bath House and Lower Garden at Peterhof on a guided tour, or be seduced by the sheer extravagance of Peterhof’s Grand Palace. Alternatively, wander the incomparable Upper and Lower Gardens at Peterhof.

Enjoy lunch in a local St. Petersburg restaurant, followed by a guided tour of this beautiful metropolis.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 (Tue, Sep 15, 2020): St. Petersburg

Freechoice: Visit magnificent St. Isaac’s Cathedral or discover Yusupov Palace, located on the Moika River. Revel in the wealth of the Yusupov family and learn about the mystery surrounding the assassination of Grigory Rasputin.

Following lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a cruise along the city’s canals. This evening, you’re invited to join Scenic Tsar’s Captain for your official welcome dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 (Wed, Sep 16, 2020): St. Petersburg

Visit Catherine’s Palace, famous for its grandiose white and gold façade and elaborate gardens.  Afterwards, enjoy a highlight lunch at the old-world wooden Podvorie restaurant.  This afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore or relax as you please.

Tonight you’ll be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, followed by a private Russian ballet concert at the majestic Palace of Prince Vladimir.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19 (Thu, Sep 17, 2020): St. Petersburg

A special highlight awaits as you visit the Hermitage, formerly the Winter Palace and home to Russia’s Imperial family. Today, it houses one of the world’s most magnificent art collections. This evening, join your fellow guests on the Sun Deck as your ship sets sail down the Neva River. Tonight, cruise across Lake Ladoga, Europe’s largest lake.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20 (Fri, Sep 18, 2020): Mandrogi

Explore this charming museum village and its distinctive buildings before trying shashlik, a traditional meal similar to shish kebab.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21 (Sat, Sep 19, 2020): Kizhi Island

Dock at Kizhi Island, an open air museum with a precious collection of wooden churches and chapels. View the Church of the Transfiguration with its 22 timbered onion domes, easily amongst the most magnificent examples of wooden architecture in Russia, if not the world.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22 (Sun, Sep 20, 2020): Goritsy

Explore the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery, built in 1397 and home to a wonderful collection of Russian Orthodox icons. Back on board, toast the occasion with a little vodka, the beverage integral to Russian culture for over 600 years.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23 (Mon, Sep 21, 2020): Yaroslavl

Explore the fascinating and ancient city of Yaroslavl and visit the former Governor’s house that is now a fine arts museum.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24 (Tue, Sep 22, 2020): Uglich

Explore Uglich, part of the ‘Golden Ring’ of cities surrounding Moscow, on a guided tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 25 (Wed, Sep 23, 2020): Moscow

Sail towards Russia’s mightiest city, Moscow. Arriving after lunch, visit the Armoury and the Kremlin, the intriguing seat of the former Soviet Union.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26 (Thu, Sep 24, 2020): Moscow

Start your day by seeing the city’s finest sights, before a ride on Moscow’s Metro, which is guaranteed to surprise you. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before discovering world-renowned sights such as Red Square and the stunningly beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral. Tonight, you’ll attend an internationally renowned Russian circus.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 27 (Fri, Sep 25, 2020): Moscow

Visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet a real cosmonaut and learn about the history of space exploration, with original exhibits and models relating to space technology, history and art

After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

Tonight, witness a thrilling Russian folk show complete with traditional costumes and dances.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 28 (Sat, Sep 26, 2020): Moscow

Freechoice: Visit the State Tretyakov Gallery or explore the fascinating Museum of the Great Patriotic War, commonly known as the World War II museum.

After lunch, enjoy free time to explore this bustling city.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 29 (Sun, Sep 27, 2020): Moscow

After breakfast, your cruise comes to an end, as all good things must, but it’s also the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Ship Information

Scenic Tsar




Life on Board


Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

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