Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg (ZTE) - 2016 / 2015

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13 Day Tour from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg


Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg
Stroll through the lush Tivoli Gardens
Stroll through the lush Tivoli Gardens
Stockholm is the capital and the most populous city in Sweden
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark
The historical city of Oslo at night

Vacation Overview

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This is one of our most popular vacations that visits the northern capitals: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. Guided sightseeing is included in all four cities. For the overnight Baltic Sea crossing from Stockholm to Helsinki you have first-class outside two-berth cabins with private facilities and will enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. Special features are charming Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (open mid-April to mid-September), magnificent Frogner Park in Oslo, a highlight visit to the Abba Museum in Stockholm, and in Helsinki, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and open-air market, and enjoy a special dinner. Continue to St. Petersburg for a 3-night stay, including a special dinner with traditional Russian delicacies, guided sightseeing, and visits to the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead).

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COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner and a selection of Danish cheeses; 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

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

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, visit City Hall; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the Abba Museum

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 and a selection of Danish cheeses for dessert, as is traditional in Denmark. (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)

Stroll through the lush Tivoli Gardens 
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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, and admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The historical city of Oslo at night Enjoy the serene landscapes of Norway Oslo is the capital of Norway and the most populous city Beautiful view of the Swedish countryside 
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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. Then, take a journey down musical memory lane as you Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the ABBA MUSEUM. Later, choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7At Leisure in Stockholm–Overnight Cruise to Helsinki, Finland

Most of the day 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 the 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 9At Leisure in Helsinki

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


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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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*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16




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