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COSSACK EXPLORER
16 days from $2,895 US per person
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Cossack ExplorerThis trip is filled with colour, unique cultures and enthralling history. Visit coastal Copenhagen, island-ringed Stockholm, striking Helsinki, and then travel between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Later, get acquainted with Minsk's Soviet style and Warsaw's Gothic churches before finishing your holiday in vibrant Berlin.

DAY ONE – 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


DAY TWO – 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


DAY THREE – COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM
Cross the Oresund into Sweden and travel north through lush forests and meadows bordering the shores of Lake Vδttern. Continue northwards to Stockholm, Sweden's beautiful capital surrounded by islands.
Meal(s)Scandinavian Breakfast
Hotel - Scandic Ariadne


DAY FOUR – 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


Cossack Explorer DAY FIVE – 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 cafι-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


DAY SIX – 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


DAY SEVEN – 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 Petrodvorets.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast


DAY EIGHT - ST.PETERSBURG – NOVGORODST. 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


DAY NINE – 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


DAY TEN – 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


DAY ELEVEN – 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


DAY TWELVE – 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


DAY THIRTEEN – 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


DAY FOURTEEN – 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


DAY FIFTEEN – 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


DAY SIXTEEN – 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


Sightseeing Highlights
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

Dining:
5 Scandinavian breakfasts
10 buffet breakfasts
5 three course dinners
3 three course lunches

Travel Highlights:
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


DEPARTURE DATES
April - September 

PRICES
From approx $2,895 US per person double occupancy 


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