ST. PETERSBURG & LAKE LADOGA
Arrive in St. Petersburg, also known as ‘The City of the Czars’. Cruise the canal, mesmerized by some of Russia’s most grandiose 18th-century palaces and cathedrals.
Attend a private viewing of Menshikov Palace before enjoying an exclusive classical concert. Your Russian cultural feast continues that evening with a night at the ballet in the legendary Alexandrinsky Theatre. Afterward, in a sophisticated Art Nouveau setting, enjoy a Russian culinary showcase accompanied by a champagne and caviar pairing with Dom Perignon’s St. Petersburg ambassador.
Europe’s largest lake, idyllic Ladoga, is a place of thriving flora and fauna ensconced within alpine forest. Hike the pine-scented trails before fishing alongside an expert hunter and a shoreline lunch of whatever you’ve caught. Retire to a private wilderness lodge in the evening for a vodka and caviar tasting ahead of a delicious dinner prepared by a renowned chef.
Take 4×4’s out for some competitive fun, speeding through river crossings and swinging around hairpin bends. End your time at Lake Ladoga with an atmospheric meal within the thick walls of an ancient fortress, accompanied by dancers and live music.
FINLAND & SAMI VILLAGE
Famous for its galaxy of lakes and islands, you’ll kayak and abseil your way across Finland’s stunning countryside. Or take to the skies to see it from a hot air balloon or from beneath a parachute. Track elks and bears through the forested hills and see rare endemic species beneath the rich gold rays of the midnight sun. Race through alpine forests for a heart-racing 4×4 off-roading experience.
Slow down and soak up the Finnish culture in a traditional smoke sauna. Or fly to Lapland for a visit to a Sami village and a cultural immersion with the reindeer herders, discovering their hearty cuisine and traditional music and dancing.
SWEDEN & COPENHAGEN
Arrive amid the stunning Swedish archipelago and disembark to stroll Stockholm’s quaint old town juxtaposed with its cutting-edge design. Cruise to Gotland next, discovering this island’s tranquil inlets, white sand dunes, and translucent shallows. Off-road with an archaeologist and uncover the island’s Viking past, seeing 12th-century turrets and stone age skeletons.
With your yacht now anchored off of Malmo, drive classic cars into Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen. Explore one of the world’s happiest cities and see its buzzy food courts, superb museums, and impressive gardens. Afterward, enjoy an afternoon at the Royal Danish Opera.
Navigate to Gothenburg next, where, alongside a local fisherman, you’ll catch lobsters and gather oysters around the Weather Islands. Snorkel and scuba dive the translucent waters around Bohuslän before an exclusive lunch within the fortified embrace of the old Marstrand fort.