Northern Capitals (ZT)

10 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Helsinki

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From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this Northern Europe tour visits the Nordic's fascinating capitals with overnights in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. 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.

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. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. 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's capitals.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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
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.

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board, and a farewell dinner in Helsinki

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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Day 2 Copenhagen

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 Breakfast

Day 3 Copenhagen–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 Breakfast
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Day 4 Oslo

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 Breakfast

Day 5 Oslo–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 Breakfast

Day 6 Stockholm

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 Breakfast

Day 7 Stockholm–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.

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Day 8 Helsinki

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 Breakfast

Day 9 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 Breakfast
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Day 10 Helsinki

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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

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."

Tour Director - OIVIND FURE

 Accommodations

Copenhagen
Oslo
Stockholm
Helsinki

Copenhagen

Imperial

Imperial Vester Farimagsgade 9, Copenhagen V,   Denmark

Vester Farimagsgade 9
Copenhagen V, Denmark

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Centrally located in the heart of Copenhagen, the hotel is just steps from Tivoli Gardens and easy walking distance to central station and the town hall. An elegant showcase of classic Danish design and modern architecture, it features a bar and two restaurants serving authentic Danish and international cuisine.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens

Oslo

Clarion Royal Christiania

Clarion Royal Christiania Biskop Gunnerusgatan 3, Oslo,   Norway

Biskop Gunnerusgatan 3
Oslo, Norway

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This modern, sophisticated property is centrally located with excellent facilities including an indoor swimming pool, steam bath & sauna, an atrium restaurant and lobby bar. There is a tram stop directly outside the hotel, ideal for discovering the parks, museums and galleries of Scandinavia's oldest capital city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies

Stockholm

Scandic Hotel Park

First-Class

Scandic Hotel Park Karlavagen 43, Stockholm,  Sweden

Karlavagen 43
Stockholm, Sweden

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Delicious food and drinks are served in the relaxing restaurant which offers both an outdoor seating area during the summer months. Leisure facilities include a modern fitness room, a sauna and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Hair Dryer

Helsinki

Glo Hotel Art

Superior First-Class

Glo Hotel Art Lonnrotinkatu 29, Helsinki,  Finland

Lonnrotinkatu 29
Helsinki, Finland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The stylish and modern 170 rooms of the hotel have been created together with Finnish designers. The individual needs of the customers have been taken into account when designing the range of services available for business visitors and families.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Copenhagen
Oslo
Stockholm
Helsinki

Copenhagen

Dinner in Copenhagen

Dinner in Copenhagen

Mingle with the locals and enjoy a typical homemade Christmas dinner at an old Kro (inn) in Hans Christian Andersen's favorite part of Copenhagen. The old Latin Quarter, with its picturesque streets and colorful buildings, will set a memorable frame to this highlight evening.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

North Zealand Castle and Countryside

North Zealand Castle and Countryside

Enjoy a countryside tour to UNESCO`s Kronborg Castle in beautiful Elsinore village, north of Copenhagen. This impressive Renaissance style castle was first mentioned in the beginning of the 15th century and made immortal as Hamlet`s Castle by William Shakespeare. After restorations by the legendary Danish King Frederik II, it incorporates some of the best of Renaissance and Baroque architecture and craftsmanship. Later a scenic drive along the Danish Riviera will bring you back to Copenhagen.

Approximate value: €58 EUR per person

Oslo

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Panoramic Oslo and Dinner

Take the serpentine road through Oslo`s most fashionable residential area up to mount Holmenkollen. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Oslo and the Oslofjord before you savor a delicious dinner in a fine restaurant.

Approximate value: €92 EUR per person

Treasures of Norway

Treasures of Norway

Admire relics from Norway's great seafaring past: 1,000-year-old ornamented Viking ships; the Fram, a 100-year-old primitive ship used for Arctic expeditions; and Thor Heyerdahl's fantastic Ra and Kon-Tiki vessels.

Approximate value: €56 EUR per person

Stockholm

Excursion to Uppsala: Swedish Heritage & Beautiful Countryside

Excursion to Uppsala: Swedish Heritage & Beautiful Countryside

Enjoy a countryside tour to Scandinavia`s oldest university city and former capital of Sweden. Visit the Great Cathedral, which took more than 100 years to build, and admire its famous stained-glass windows picturing the Holy Trinity. Then, continue to Old Uppsala, Sweden`s historic center, said to have been the home of Norse gods like Odin and Frey. Explore this fascinating prehistoric landscape and the royal burial mounds before you treat yourself to scrumptious Swedish anniversary cake, with tea or coffee, in the old mansion house.

Approximate value: €69 EUR per person

Old Town and Lunch

Old Town and Lunch

Visit Stockholm`s most colorful historic island. Take a leisurely guided walk through the myriad of narrow streets and alleys, dotted with picturesque buildings, artists' studios, small shops, and crystal outlets. A candlelight lunch in a 13th-century cellar will awaits you!

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person

Swedish Midsummer Dinner

Swedish Midsummer Dinner

Learn about midsummer, the most important family celebration of the year, during your visit to the Skansen open-air museum. Take pictures of the old wooden church, grass-roofed houses, farms, and the beautifully decorated midsummer pole. Then, enjoy a delightful Swedish dinner before a relaxing drive returns you to your hotel.

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

See the most richly ornamented war vessel built in Europe. The Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was raised in 1961.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person

Helsinki

Dinner in Helsinki

Dinner in Helsinki

Tonight enjoy delightful genuine Finnish food and drinks in the atmosphere of a local restaurant characterized by the nostalgia of the past decades and logging traditions. A real taste of Finland!

Approximate value: €84 EUR per person

Tallin, Jewel of Estonia

Tallin, Jewel of Estonia

Visit Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, the smallest of the Baltic countries. After crossing the Baltic Sea, a local expert will show you around the city's medieval Old Town a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 199,with its 15th-century Lühike Jalg Gate and onion-dome Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

Approximate value: €99 EUR per person

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