Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service then onward to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Berlin

After an early breakfast we leave the hotel and continue our journey across the border into Germany. We travel towards the former province of East Germany via Hannover, Braunschweig and Magdeburg, crossing the River Elbe to the largest city in Germany, Berlin.

After checking in to our overnight hotel we continue into the city centre for an optional Berlin by Night tour. B

Day 3

Today we continue our journey east across Germany, passing Frankfurt an der Oder as we head towards Poland. Once in Poland we continue east towards Poznan, the former Polish capital. From here it is only a short drive to the Polish capital of Warsaw, where we are based for two nights. B,D

Day 4 - Warsaw Sightseeing

We start the day by travelling into the centre of Warsaw. Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the city, which will show you the old town, the market square, the Chopin monument and the Ghetto monument, which commemorates the notorious ‘Warsaw Ghetto’ created during the Nazi occupation. This afternoon there will be free time for you to explore the city on your own and perhaps purchase some souvenirs. We return to the hotel for our evening meal. B,D

Day 5

After leaving Warsaw, we will head north through Lithuania and into Latvia, where we will stay for one night in Daugavpils. B,L,D

Day 6

We cross the border into Russia and head to Moscow for a two-night stay. (A packed lunch will be provided for the journey to Moscow.) B,PL,D

Day 7 - Moscow Sightseeing and The Kremlin

We enjoy a welcome break from travelling today as we spend the day at leisure in the historic Russian capital city of Moscow. We start the day with an included guided sightseeing tour to introduce you to the principal sights and attractions of the city, including Novodevichy Convent, Red Square, the Kremlin, and St. Basil’s Cathedral. 

Alternatively, why not join our optional visits to The Kremlin and the Armoury Museum. Our local guide will provide an informative commentary, revealing the history and many of the stories behind the buildings and personalities that have shaped this spectacular complex. The Armoury, which is Russia’s original treasury, offers a glimpse into the richness of Russia and Russian history. The Armoury also boasts a large collection of Fabergé Eggs.

This evening you will have the opportunity to join our optional Moscow by Night tour on the city's extraordinary metro system. The highlight of the tour though must be the stunning view of Moscow’s beautiful illuminated buildings, especially the splendid sight of St. Basil’s Cathedral, giving you an impressionable and unique perspective of the Russian capital. B,D

Day 8

After breakfast we say goodbye to Moscow and head northwest, bypassing Klin, home of one of the world’s greatest composers, Tchaikovsky. We continue our journey via Bezhardovo, known as the ‘Moscow Sea’ due to the reservoir that was built during the Moscow-Volga canal’s construction, and today a favourite destination for Muscovites. Our journey takes us across the River Volga to Tver, formerly known as Kalinin.

We stop for included lunch near Tver, before continuing though forested countryside, skirting the Valday Hills, and finally arriving at our overnight hotel in Novgorod. B,L,D

Day 9 - St Petersburg

We leave Novgorod and head north to St. Petersburg, architecturally one of the most beautiful cities in the world, where we will spend the next three nights. During the afternoon an included visit to the remarkable State Hermitage Museum will be available.

This evening join our optional St. Petersburg boat cruise. We cruise along the Neva River enabling you to see the Aurora Battleship, the Gulf of Finland and many other sights. The highlight of the evening is a traditional Russian show with dancing and singing. Included in the price of this spectacular excursion are Russian champagne, vodka, caviar and fresh fruit. This is a night not to be missed! B,D

Day 10 - St. Petersburg Sightseeing

This morning we start with an included guided tour of St. Petersburg to introduce us to the famous landmarks, history and culture of this outstanding city. 

This afternoon is spent at leisure for you to explore St. Petersburg and discover the many other sights, which constantly attract visitors to this beautiful and historic city or maybe join our optional excursion to see inside the Peter & Paul Fortress. 

In the evening why not come along to our optional Russian Folklore show. This is a spectacular show by genuine Russian folk dancers and singers set in a historic building in St. Petersburg. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres are included in the price of the admission for the show. B,D

Day 11 - St. Petersburg 

A second day in St. Petersburg will allow you time to explore this captivating city independently. Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to Yusupov Palace. Our excellent guide will lead you through the beautiful original interiors of the palace; the full story of the murder of Rasputin will unfold before you. B,D

Day 12 - Helsinki

We have an early start this morning as we leave St. Petersburg, for the Finnish capital of Helsinki.  We continue our journey north, skirting the coastline of the Baltic Sea as we head towards Vaalimaa and the Russian/ Finnish border, again you should be prepared for a lengthy wait here.

Once in Finland we continue west passing the harbour town of Kotka. The last leg of our journey takes us into the ‘White City of the North’, Helsinki and, if time allows, we will pause for a short visit. Centred around the harbour and market square, Helsinki is a lively city full of vivid colours, exciting smells and beautiful buildings. We join the overnight ferry to Stockholm where our accommodation will be in two berth cabins. B

Day 13 

We disembark in Stockholm this morning after breakfast on board the ferry. Built on fourteen islands on the outflow of Lake Malaren the city is a wonderful combination of medieval lanes and alleyways with modern shopping malls and huge department stores. If time allows we will spend a short amount of free time in Stockholm. Our journey continues past Sodetalje. We cross the Gota Canal, which was built in the early 19th century to link Gothenburg with the Baltic, and eventually reach Lake Vattern, the second largest lake in Sweden. Driving south alongside the lake we pass through Granna and Jonkoping at the southern end of the lake. From here our journey takes us past Varnamo and Ljungby and into the port of Helsingborg. Here we board the ferry for the short crossing to Denmark and the port of Helsingor, one of the country’s oldest towns and the setting for Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’ (the ferry time will be advised by the driver). Re-joining the coach we drive the short distance to the Copenhagen area for our overnight stay. B,D

Day 14 - Copenhagen

After breakfast why not enjoy an optional sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. Denmark is the oldest Kingdom of the world, and as the capital, Copenhagen has many fascinating landmarks and beautiful architectural masterpieces, which are largely connected to the Danish throne and the royal family. We leave Copenhagen in the afternoon and travel towards Rodbyhavn/Puttgarden for a short ferry crossing. We continue into Germany for an overnight stay. B,D

Day 15

We leave our hotel and commence our journey through Germany passing Bremen and Osnabruck, the birthplace of the novelist Erich Remarque, famous for the novel ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’. We continue into Belgium where we stay overnight. B

Day 16

Return home.B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Russian Embassy now require all Visa Applicants to personally visit London, Manchester or Edinburgh to submit a visa application and have biometric fingerprint data collected. You will be required to pay for your Russian Visa by cash, debit or credit card, cheques are not accepted. The Consular fee is currently £101.40 per person. There is also a fee to have your passports returned by mail (£13.80 per person). We will send detailed instructions of how to apply for your Visas approximately 16 weeks before departure. Please do not apply for your visas before we send this information. Please note: Consular, processing and postage fees are subject to change.

To book, call Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote T55 plus tour code

Dates
Prices
Dates
Prices
13 August 2022
£2399
12 August 2023
£2569
8 July 2023
£2569

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a room. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential,call for details; single room supplement from £629; visa application fee. Visa is required prior to travelling. See itinerary for more details

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Leger Holidays
Grand Russian Spectacular and Highlights of Scandinavia

Grand Explorer Tour Coach Holidays 16 Days

Prices from only £2329

This tour takes in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Berlin, Warsaw and a taste of the capitals of Scandinavia

Beginning in Berlin where you can take a guided tour of the city at night. From here we head into Poland, to the capital city of Warsaw. 

We then cross the border through Lithuania and into Latvia, before heading into Russia. Arriving in the historic capital city of Moscow, you can visit the famous sights from the Red Square to St. Basil’s Cathedral. Its then onto stunning St. Petersburg, architecturally one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Continuing, we visit Scandinavia and have free time in the Finnish capital of Helsinki before sailing into Sweden’s Stockholm. We end the tour at the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

To book this fascinating Grand Russian Spectacular and Highlights of Scandinavia tour with Leger Holidays call them direct on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger call them direct on 01709 786 554 or contact them by email. When booking quote code T55.

What's included

  • 14 nights’ hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 lunches, 1 packed lunch and 11 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing from Helsinki to Stockholm in a two-berth cabin with breakfast
  • Services of local guides in Russia
  • Convenient local joining points

See itinerary for included and optional excursions

St Petersburg

Your Hotels

You will spend

one night at the 4-star Hotel Grunau or Park Inn Alexanderplatz, in Berlin

two nights at the 4-star Novotel Warsaw Centrum, or similar

overnight at the 3-star Park Hotel Latgola, or similar, in Daugavpils

two nights at the 3-star Hotel Holiday Inn Tagansky, or similar in Moscow

overnight at the 3-star Park Inn Veliky Novgorod, or similar

three nights at the 3-star Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya, or similar, in St. Petersburg

overnight on the cruise ferry to Stockholm in a two-berth cabin

and one night at the 3-star Quality Hotel Hoje Taastrup, or similar, on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

Overnight stays in northern Germany and Belgium are in city-style hotels

Due to demand, we may use other hotels of a similar standard. Your exact hotel details will be provided with your travel documents

Berlin

Silver Service Coach

Comfort...
✓  Specially-designed reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than
executive coaches.
✓  Onboard climate control  will ensure the temperature remains comfortable throughout your journey.
✓  A spacious rear lounge where you can relax, socialise and get to  know your fellow passengers better

Convenience...
✓  Toilet and servery on board, offering a range of refreshments including tea, coffee and soft drinks.
✓ Personal tables so you can enjoy your refreshments in comfort as  you watch the world go by and take in the passing scenery
✓ The option to pay for your optional excursions using a GBP credit  or debit card during your tour. 

Entertainment...
✓  Time flies with our onboard entertainment and satellite  navigation system. 
✓ With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs being played by your crew.

Helsinki


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