The Ultimate Escorted European Spectacle
Russia makes an excellent standalone destination. But if you're looking for an epic, international adventure, the contrast of Scandinavia makes this Northern European gem the perfect travel companion for any Russian vacation. We curate specialised experiences for our Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and USA based travellers looking to broaden their horizons on the journey of a lifetime. Whether your tour visits Copenhagen, Moscow, Helsinki, St. Petersburg or anywhere in between, there is no better region in the world to discover distinct contrasts of culture, history and progress.
So much Russia, so little time!
Big in more than just size, Russia has plenty of adventure to keep you going. The best thing about travelling in a small group or taking a private tour with Discovery Russia? We'll select the creme of the crop to save you the hassle. All of our Scandinavia and Russia Tours feature visits to both Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Discover the heart and soul of Russia in every cobblestone pathway and fanciful canal of St Petersburg. The lofty bell tower of the Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral dominate the St. Petersburg skyline. The gilded sprawl of the Peterhof Palace lends itself as the perfect place to while away a few hours amongst ancient history. The regal splendour of the Winter Palace, once home to Russian Tsars is a sight to behold, as are St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy a guided tour of St. Petersburg's unmissable delights and discover what makes this city so magnificent.
The sprawling and juxtaposed Moscow is undergoing a welcome venture into this 21st century of modern art, global brands and international sporting events. But don't let that fool you; Moscow is still a prime destination for medieval architecture and grandeur on scales that you won't find anywhere else. Roam the Red Square, where it's hard to fathom the historical significance of the space, including the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral. If Soviet history is more to your taste, you'll find plenty of that too, with notables including the VDNKh and Lenin's Mausoleum.
Swedish Meatballs, Nobel Prizes and the very best of Scandinavia
With guided tours across Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, Discovery Russia lets you explore Scandinavian delights to your heart's content. The gentle wash of colours and less-is-more mentality of the locals make you quickly fall into the Scandinavian way and soak up every minute of your time here.
Copenhagen, one of our highlights, is a feature in all of our most popular Scandinavian packages. Despite the fresh weather prevalent here at most times of the year, many of Copenhagen's focal points situate around parks, water features and blustery promenades. Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, Nyhavn Harbour and the Old Stock Exchange are some of the features of this creatively charged capital.
Behind its well-preserved facade, Stockholm thrums with dynamic, contemporary energy. The standard of living that locals enjoy means that the city appears to be actively and collectively working towards something better and brighter. Glass office towers look right at home beside medieval stonework, complemented by panoramic lakeside views and an aura of Scandi-cool.
Helsinki's impeccable functionality means that you can hit all its most striking attractions with relative ease. Its geographic location meant that Helsinki had to maintain a balancing act between East and West during the Cold War, a long time effort that now lends the city a blended culture of Eastern frugality and Western opportunity. The city doesn't boast an easily recognisable list of main attractions, which makes it the perfect destination to visit on tour with us - our expert guides know where to find all the hidden gems that you won't read about in travel books.
Choosing Your Perfect Russia and Scandinavia Adventure.
We pride ourselves on curating a package for every kind of traveller. Ask us about how you can personalise your trip and make it your own.
➤Taste of Russia, Scandinavia and Baltics: Moscow to Tallinn over 11 days
➤Trans-Scandinavian: Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway: Helsinki to Bergen over 11 days
➤Highlights of Russia and Scandinavia: Moscow to Bergen over 18 days
➤Discover Scandinavia and Russia: Copenhagen to Moscow over 17 days
➤Grand Russia & Scandinavia Tour: Moscow to Bergen over 21 days
➤Scandinavian Saga & Russia Explorer: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg over 20 days
➤Northern Epic: Across Scandinavia & Russia: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg over 23 days
➤5 Stars of the North: Moscow to Helsinki over 17 days
➤World Cruise: Beijing to Bergen & Naadam Festival over 31 days
Ask us about starting your Scandinavian and Russian travels!
A holiday with Discovery Russia lets you do more than see the sights and hear the stories - you'll be out and about amongst culture and history. Enjoy the countless hours of behind the scenes work that we put into ensuring your holiday is one of a kind, and watch it all unfold on your Russian and Scandinavian getaway. Don't miss out! Book your 2020/2021 travel dates today.