Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg (ZTE) - 2016

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13 Day Tour from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg


Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg
Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most populous city
Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most populous city
Beautiful view of the Swedish countryside
Stockholm is the capital and the most populous city in Sweden
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark
Stroll through the lush Tivoli Gardens
Enjoy the serene landscapes of Norway
The historical city of Oslo at night

Vacation Overview

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals— Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki—and St. Petersburg. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace, used by the Queen for official occasions; Oslo's City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; and Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market; and St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, with one of the world’s finest art collections, and St. Isaac's Cathedral, Russia’s largest cathedral and the fourth largest in Europe.

A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You'll stay in first-class, outside, 2-berth cabins with private facilities, and you'll enjoy a special Smörgäsbord dinner on board. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences Globus includes to make your vacation unique. Another special treat is a Swedish food experience, where you can sample local specialties at some of the stalls in Gothenburg's indoor food market.

On this Northern Europe tour, you’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming little fishing villages. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape and home to Sweden's largest lake, Vänern.

Stunning scenery, tasty local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing…all of this and more await you on this fantastic tour through Northern Europe.

Similar Vacations that may interest you:

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-September)

ELSINORE
Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet’s castle

GOTHENBURG
Orientation, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Swedish food experience

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, visit City Hall

STOCKHOLM–HELSINKI
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smörgåsbord dinner

HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinner

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac's Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark 
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DAY 2Copenhagen

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace, with its lovely flower gardens, and of the wistful LITTLE MERMAID. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS (mid-April to mid-September.), the city’s colorful amusement park. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Copenhagen–Gothenburg, Sweden–Oslo, Norway

From Elsinore beneath Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle, board your FERRY for Helsingborg. Then, drive to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city. Admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. Highlight is Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a SWEDISH FOOD EXPERIENCE: visit Gothenburg’s famous indoor food market and try out various local specialties at some of the stalls. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 4Oslo

Norway’s capital is a study in farsighted urban planning, seeking growth in harmony with nature. Your Local Guide will take you to the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK, with Gustav Vigeland’s 200-plus extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures, and visit the modern CITY HALL. Optional excursions are available for the afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

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DAY 5Oslo–Karlstad, Sweden–Stockholm

Trace the King’s Road, an ancient trade link between the northern capitals connecting Oslo, Stockholm, Turku, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. Cross the Swedish border to scenic Värmland, beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berlings Saga, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass the ancient garrison town of Örebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm. (Breakfast)

Stockholm is the capital and the most populous city in Sweden 
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DAY 6Stockholm

Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium, is settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. Your included morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Later, choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Stockholm–Overnight Cruise to Helsinki, Finland

Morning at leisure. Why not join an excursion to Uppsala? Later, board your ship for Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the overnight BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Finland, and enjoy a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 8Helsinki

Guided sightseeing of Helsinki features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (Breakfast)

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DAY 9Helsinki

A full day at leisure offers the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the “Pearls of the Baltic” countries. Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Tallinn is the capital of the smallest of the Baltic countries 
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DAY 10Helsinki–St. Petersburg, Russia

A pleasant drive to magnificent St. Petersburg, where Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka awaits you. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 11St. Petersburg

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and visit ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL. (Breakfast)

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DAY 12St. Petersburg

In Pushkin, visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). (Breakfast)

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DAY 13St. Petersburg

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board, and a farewell dinner in Helsinki


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

OIVIND FURE

Years of Experience: 27 years

I am a full-blooded Scandinavian who considers it a true pleasure to have you as my guest. I look forward to showing you my favorite places: the scenic roads and breathtaking beauty of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. Be ready for a fascinating journey from 1,000-year-old vibrant Viking cities, through ice-blue fjords surrounded by snowcapped mountains and thundering waterfalls, to colorful fjord villages and fruit farms. "Traverse the unique landscapes of Lapland in the ultimate north and experience the warm summer climate and a sun that does not set."

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg:

  • Kronborg Castle
  • Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg
  • Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow