Private luxury tours in Russia

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Luxury Russia Tours

Introduction to Russia
(6 Days)
Moscow, St. Petersburg

Moscow & St. Petersburg
(9 Days)
Moscow, St. Petersburg

Family Tour of Russia
(8 Days)
St. Petersburg, Moscow

Best of St. Petersburg
(6 Days)
St. Petersburg

Highlights of Russia
(11 Days)
Moscow, Sergiev Posad, St. Petersburg

Moscow & The Golden Ring
(7 Days)
Moscow, Sergiev Posad

Multi-country Tours

Journey Through Scandinavia & Russia
(16 Days)
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Moscow

Journey Through Scandinavia & Russia

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Moscow

This private luxury tour combines the best of the Nordic capitals and Russia’s two greatest cities, including culture, history, design, cuisine and lifestyle.

Begin in Copenhagen, the charming capital of Denmark. With your own private guide, tour the highlights of the historic center, and see local landmarks such as picturesque Nyhavn harbor, Radhuspladsen square, the Copenhagen Opera House and the Old Stock Exchange building. Cruise through Copenhagen’s harbor and canals, keeping an eye out for the Little Mermaid and interesting contemporary architecture. Visit boutiques dedicated to fine Danish design. Also visit the Torvehallerne market, a great place to have excellent coffee, delicious Danish pastries and traditional smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches). If desired, visit some of Copenhagen’s palaces and museums, such as Rosenborg Castle, the Danish Jewish Museum, the National Museum of Denmark or Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Perhaps also walk through Christiania and see the nearby Church of Our Saviour, with its famous corkscrew spire. One night, visit magical Tivoli Gardens to enjoy the twinkling lights, evening entertainment, and great cafes and restaurants. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, an outstanding cultural institution in a beautiful setting along the coast. Nearby, perhaps visit the Karen Blixen Museum or continue to Frederiksborg Castle, one of Denmark’s finest castles.

Continue by first-class express train to Stockholm, and explore the many highlights of Sweden’s seaside capital. Walk the medieval streets of atmospheric Gamla Stan (Old Town) to see the Royal Palace, Nobel Museum and other interesting places. Visit Stockholm’s best food hall, and perhaps have lunch at one of its renowned restaurants. Tour City Hall, where the Nobel Prize dinner is held, to see its magnificent interiors, including the Gold Room, which sparkles with mosaics. Visit the best-known boutiques for Swedish design, including Svenskt Tenn. Also see the impressive and well-preserved 17th-century ship at the Vasamuseet. If desired, learn about traditional rural Swedish life at Skansen, an open-air museum filled with historic buildings from around the country. Also enjoy a cruise on the harbor and along the Djurgarden Canal. One day, enjoy an excursion to Artipelag, located on the outskirts of the city in the Stockholm Archipelago, to enjoy the art, architecture, cuisine and wooded trails overlooking the sea. Other touring options include visiting Rosendal’s Garden, Haga Park, Hallwyl Museum, ABBA The Museum or the National Museum.

Next, fly to Helsinki to experience the lively culture, interesting architecture and excellent museums in Finland’s dynamic waterfront capital. Visit Temppeliaukio, the famed “Rock Church” hewn from solid stone. Tour outdoor markets, indoor food halls, historic squares and the Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and see landmark buildings such as Finlandia Hall, the Railway Station and the Olympic Stadium. Drive along the coast to see beautiful historic villas and the impressive Sibelius Monument, which is dedicated to Finland’s most beloved composer. Artisans of Leisure will arrange for you to have a private tour of the Alvar Aalto House, the home of the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century. If desired, also visit the nearby Studio Aalto. There will also be time to visit renowned cafes and Finnish design shops along Esplanadi Park in central Helsinki. Other touring options include the Arabia porcelain factory, the Design District, art museums such as Kiasma and Ateneum, Kaivopuisto Park, Seurasaari Open-Air Museum and Suomenlinna.

Venture by first-class express train to St. Petersburg, Russia to experience the artwork, palaces, waterways and lifestyle of Peter the Great's “window on the world.” Enjoy a private tour of the Faberge Museum, and visit the spectacular Hermitage, one of the greatest museums in the world. Also visit other highlights such as Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Russian Museum. One day, take a private excursion to Pavlovsk and Pushkin. Tour Catherine Palace, a Baroque confection in blue and white, and visit the spectacular Amber Room. If desired, also ride in a troika (horse-drawn carriage) through the vast English-style gardens of Pavlovsk Park. Another day, visit Peter the Great's grand Summer Palace in Peterhof, where pavilions and water gardens overlook the Gulf of Finland. Other options in and around St. Petersburg include touring Yusupov Palace, the Museum of Applied Art, the Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum and the Lomonosov Imperial Porcelain Factory. Also explore the city’s most interesting residential districts, visit the beautiful Yeliseyevsky food hall, and enjoy a performance at the world-renowned Mariinsky Theater.

Conclude in Moscow, an exciting capital filled with spectacular treasures. During private touring, visit the Kremlin's gold-domed cathedrals, and gaze at the czar's precious collections in the Armory. Also, gain access to the Diamond Fund, a dazzling array of the rarest jewels. Walk through iconic Red Square, and visit St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and GUM Department Store. Tour the Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum to see masterpieces of Russian and European art. If desired, experience a traditional Russian bathhouse, take a private tour of Stalin’s Bunker, or tour the All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art. Browse for unique Russian products at a local market and along the city's most fashionable shopping streets. See the ostentatious architecture of the Moscow Metro subway stations, and explore mansions where Russian aristocracy and intelligentsia once lived. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange tickets for a performance at the legendary Bolshoi Theater.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange reservations at top restaurants in each city, tickets to performances and a wide range of special activities. This tour can be fully customized according to your interests and schedule.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Late afternoon harbor cruise (group basis)
Day 2 Copenhagen
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Copenhagen
Full-day private excursion to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Time and interest permitting, also visit Karen Blixen Museum and/or Frederiksborg Castle. Tickets to Tivoli
Day 4 Copenhagen – Stockholm, Sweden
Private transfer to train station. First-class express train to Stockholm. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 5 Stockholm
Full-day private tour
Day 6 Stockholm
Morning private excursion with driver-guide. Afternoon at leisure. Tickets for canal cruise
Day 7 Stockholm – Helsinki, Finland
Private transfer to airport. Flight (not included in cost) to Helsinki. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 8 Helsinki
Full-day private tour
Day 9 Helsinki – St. Petersburg, Russia
Private transfer to train station. First-class express train to St. Petersburg. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights
Day 10 St. Petersburg
Full-day private tour
Day 11 St. Petersburg, Pavlovsk & Pushkin
Full-day private excursion to Pavlovsk and Pushkin. Evening Mariinsky performance
Day 12 Petersburg & Peterhof
Full-day private excursion to Peterhof and other touring as time permits
Day 13 St. Petersburg – Moscow
Private transfer to train station. First-class express train to Moscow. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 14 Moscow
Full-day private tour
Day 15 Moscow
Full-day private tour
Day 16 Depart Moscow
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Copenhagen:

Hotel d’Angleterre

Stockholm: Grand Hotel
Helsinki: Hotel Kamp
St. Petersburg: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace or Hotel Astoria
Moscow: Four Seasons Moscow

Cost
$23,075 Per person (double occupancy)