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Day 1 – Kuala Lumpur – St Petersburg: Upon arrival at St Petersburg, meet & greet, then transfer to hotel for check-in.
Day 2 – St Petersburg – Peterhof – Pushkin (B L D): This morning, proceed to visit the Grand Palace of Peterhof, a masterpiece of Slavic architecture and the favourite residence of Peter the Great (includes entrance to Fountain Park in summer). Next, join the Russian Wedding Ceremony in Russian Village. The programme features a traditional Russian Wedding where guests will take part and play bride and groom, their parents, friends and guests. Then drive to Pushkin to visit the rococo Catherine Palace, which is impressive in its size, powerful spatial dynamics and picturesque decoration in the style of the Russian Baroque. Approximately 100 kilograms of gold were used to gild the exterior and interior ornaments. Return to St Petersburg.
Day 3 – St Petersburg – Neva River Cruise (B L D): This morning, visit the Hermitage Museum & Winter Palace, the largest museum in Russia, where you can see Ancient Greek & Roman sculptures, masterpieces of European painters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Veronese, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyke and others. Then visit the Palace Square and view the tall Alexander Column, visit St Isaac’s Cathedral whose dome dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Continue to St Isaac’s Square and the Monument of Nicholas I. Next comes Decembrist Square and the famous Bronze Horseman, an impressive statue of Peter the Great facing the Neva River, surrounded by the Admiralty and former Senate & Synod Buildings. Make a photo stop at the museum ship Aurora, a battlecruiser built in 1900, then proceed for a walking tour of Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg’s main avenue, to see some of the city’s most impressive buildings, like the stone colonnaded Kazan Cathedral, the Dom Knigi Book Store and the picturesque Church of Our Savior of Spilled Blood.
Day 4 – St Petersburg – Moscow (B L D): This morning, proceed to Vasilevsky Island to visit the Rostral Column of Old Sea Port and see the Stock Exchange. Enter the Peter & Paul Fortress build by Peter the Great at the peak of the Northern War to protect the projected capital from possible Swedish attack. Visit the impressive Peter & Paul Cathedral, the burial place of all the Russian Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great to Alexander III. After lunch, board a High Speed Train to Moscow (travel time 4 hours 30 minutes). On arrival into Moscow, proceed for dinner and check-in to hotel.
Day 5 – Moscow – Sergiev Posad (B L D): After breakfast, proceed to tour Sergiev Posad Monastery, which houses the Russian Patriarch’s temporary residence, visit St Trinity Cathedral where the shrine with St Sergey’s relics is stored, and visit the Assumption Cathedral. Return to Moscow and tour the Moscow Metro, often called “The People’s Palace” because it is a work of art in itself with the extravagant decoration of its soviet era stations.
Day 6 – Moscow (B L D): Visit the famous Red Square, flanked by The Kremlin, Spasskaya Bell Tower and the brightly-coloured spiralling onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral. Visit the elegant GUM Department Store and view Kazan Cathedral, National Historical Museum, Resurrection Gate and Lenin’s Mausoleum. Next, enter to The Kremlin Grounds and visit the three Cathedrals. The Kremlin is perceived as a symbol of power and might of the Russian. Visit the Armory Museum, the oldest and most prestigious museum in Moscow, which boasts a staggering collection of Tsarist artefacts, Russian and foreign jewellery and armour. Then, visit Arbat Street, a true symbol of old Moscow and one of the most popular meeting places and shopping spots. Tonight, you will be entertained by the famous Circus Show (subject to availability).
Day 7 – Moscow – Kuala Lumpur (B): Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight home.
Day 8 – Arrival Kuala Lumpur
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Day 1 – Kuala Lumpur – Barcelona
Day 2 – Arrival Barcelona (L D): Arrival Barcelona. City tour today features the narrow alleyway to the medieval Gothic Quarter to view the ancient Cathedral, Parc de Olympic on Montjuic and the other unconventionally designed buildings along Passeig de Gracia. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site – Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s extraordinary masterpiece which has been a work in progress since1882. Later, drive past and view the famous Castillo de Montjuic. Later, free at leisure to visit the markets of La Rambla, Barcelona’s most popular shopping street.
Day 3 – Barcelona (310km) – Zaragoza (B L D): Drive through the scenic Jalon Gorge, reminiscent of western cowboy movies, to Zaragoza, the provincial capital of Aragon. View the imposing Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and La Seo, the cathedral of the city.
Day 4 – Zaragoza (320km) – Madrid (B L D): Depart to Madrid – the capital of Spain. Upon arrival, stroll around Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor area to shop for souvenirs and interesting local artifacts. At dinner, enjoy the traditional Spanish Saffron Rice dish Seafood Paella.
Day 5 – Madrid (B L D): Madrid sightseeing takes you to Puerta del Sol, Plaza Espana with its Cervantes Monument, the Parliament Building (drive past), Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala and Paseo de Castellana. Today’s highlight is a visit to the famous Palacio Real de Madrid, the ornately decorated residence of the Spanish Royal family.
Day 6 – Madrid (88km) – Toledo (300km) – Cordoba (B L D): Today, we take a day trip to the historic city of Toledo, picturesquely sited on a hill above the meandering Tagus River. You will be taken to the best vantage point on Circunvalacion Road to see the panorama of the city. Then take a walking tour to explore the city, through the maze of narrow streets to visit Toledo Cathedral, one of the largest in Christendom and view the San Andreas Church with its beautiful Mudejar tower. We also pay a visit to Toledo’s Sword and Damascene Workshop where you can get some wonderful souvenirs. Continue for overnight in Cordoba.
Day 7 – Cordoba (210km) – Granada (B L D):In Cordoba, see the 2000-year-old bridge before a visit to the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century Mosque with a Christian Church built inside it. Later in Granada, visit the unique Alhambra Palace, built during the golden years of the Moorish kingdom of the Nasrid Dynasty. Stroll the enchanting Generalife Garden of the Summer Palace, from where you can view the ancient district of Albayzin, a traditional centre of gypsy flamenco music and dance.
Day 8 – Granada (250km) – Sevilla (B L D): Drive on to Sevilla to explore the city’s varied history. Admire Maria Luisa Park, drive through the Plaza De Espana, visit the third largest Christian building in the world – the Sevilla Cathedral, the Gold Tower on the Guadalquivir River and the fine baroque buildings. Stroll along the narrow lanes of charming Santa Cruz. Tonight, experience a typical Spanish dinner with Flamenco music and dance.
Day 9 – Sevilla (90km) – Merida (290km) – Lisbon (B L D): Journey to neigbouring Portugal, with a lunch stop at Merida. Continue our journey to Lisbon, the City of Festivals, to visit The Statue of Cristo Rei (The Sacred heart of Christ the King) and its breathtakings view of the city overlooking the 25th April bridge and the River Tagus.
Day 10 – Lisbon (130km) – Fatima (130km) – Lisbon (B L D): Northwards to Fatima, one of the most visited holy places for Catholics from around the world. The Fatima city tour includes the Little Chapel of The Apparitions, the Basilica, and the site of Francesco and Jacinta’s graves. Head back to Lisbon for a city tour, visiting the Belem Tower, Jeronimon Monastery and the Cathedral. Drive past and view St. Anthony’s Church and St. George’s Castle, then enjoy a walk through the cobbled alleys of Alfama. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with “Fado” show – Portuguese folk dance and music.
Day 11 – Lisbon – Kuala Lumpur (B): After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight home.
Day 12 – Arrival Kuala Lumpur
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Day 1 – Depart KL for Stockholm via Doha or Bangkok
Day 2 – Arrive Stockholm (D): Begin your trip with guided tour of the Standshuset (City Hall), one of Stockholm’s most famous silhouettes, where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held each year. Make a photo stop at Gamla Stan (Old Town) and at historic Fjallgatan for splendid views of the city and its intersecting canals. Drive passt the Coronation Cathedral, where coronations, royal weddings and christening of Kings are held. Shopping at Kungsgatan, one of Stockholm’s main shopping streets (except Sunday and public holiday when shops are closed). The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 3 – Stockholm – Karlstad – Lillestrom (B D): Drive to Karlstad for a city tour with a photo stop at the Peace Monument, which commemorates the signing of the dissolution of the Union of Sweden and Norway in 1905, giving Norway its full independence. Make another photo stop at the statue of Eva Lisa, a local waitress known for her sunny disposition. Stop by the City Hall for more pictures.
Day 4 – Lillestrom – Torpo – Geilo ( B D ): In Torpo, visit the wooden Stave Church to view beautifully carved beams and a colourful painted canopy with Biblical scenes. The church is held together with wooden beams and no nails – a masterpiece of medieval craftsmanship. Proceed to Geilo for overnight.
Day 5 – Geilo – Mydral – Flam – Fjord Cruise – Gudvangen – Stalheim (B D): Travel from Geilo to Mydral by NSB (Norwegian National Railway). Then board the famous Flåm Railway for your 20km ride through a wild natural landscape – stunning mountains, delightful green pastures, rivers and waterfalls and tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountains. At the village of Flåm, embark on a breathtaking fjord cruise through Naeroyfjord, the world’s narrowest fjord and an arm of the 24km long Sognefjord,the ‘king of the Fjords’. Enjoy spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs and snow-clad peaks. This 2 hour cruise may very well be the highlight of the whole journey.
Day 6 – Stalheim – Bergen (B D): The Bergen City Tour beginswith Gamle Bergen, an open-air museum with more than 40 wooden houses from the 18th and 19th Centuries. Next is a walking tour through the narrow lanes of Bergen’s old Hanseatic Quarter. Visit the bustling Fish Market for souvenir shopping and a fresh seafood lunch. Drive passt the Haakon’s Hall, a historic royal residence and visit the Bergen Aquarium which has a lovely view over the harbour. Afternoon is free at leisure. Optional activities include taking a ride on the funicular railway up to Mount Floyen for panoramic sights of Bergen and the fjords way below.
Day 7 – Bergen – Bruravik – Brimnes – Edifjord – Oslo (B D): Stop for a photo at the striking Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall before boarding the ferry for Brimnes. Stop for lunch at Eidfjord, the innermost village of Hardanger fjord, surrounded by a stunning combination of sea and mountains. Make a photo stop at Norway’s most famous waterfall, Voringsfossen, with a mighty free fall of 182m, before arriving at Oslo, capital of the land of the Vikings.
Day 8 – Oslo – Overnight ferry to Copenhagen (B D): Begin the Oslo City Tour with the Viking Ship Museum which displays three authentic Viking longships that were excavated from the shore. Proceed to the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park which contains 227 monumental Vigeland sculptures, then make a photo stop at the Royal Palace. Afternoon is free at leisure. You may stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard (except Sunday and public holidays when shops are closed). Board an overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Experience a high level of comfort, while enjoying a delicious Scandinavian buffet dinner on board. Dance the night away, or sit on deck and watch the sunset.
Day 9 – Copenhagen (B D): The Copenhagen City Tour begins with a photo stop at Christiansborg, home of the Danish Parliament, and Amalienborg Palace, winter residence of the Danish royal family. If you are lucky, catch sight of the changing of the Guard. Make another photo stop at Nyhavn (New Harbour), the vibrant and colourful 17th Century waterfront with a canal full of old wooden ships and the statue of The Little Mermaid. Afternoon is free at leisure. Explore the longest pedestrian shopping street, Stroget.
Day 10 – Depart for home (B): Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight home.
Day 11 – Arrive in Kuala Lumpur
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