Northern Capitals with St. Petersburg (ZTE)

13 Day Tour from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg

2020 Tour Details

From the vibrant cities to 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 sculptures; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; 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; plus magnificent St. Isaac's Cathedral.

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

On this Northern Europe tour, you’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the Skagerrak coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming fishing villages. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle and drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland on your way to Stockholm.

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.
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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 visit the indoor food market and taste local snacks
OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall
STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the 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
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.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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 cruise.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner on board

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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 includes 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. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS (mid-April to mid-September), the city’s colorful amusement park.

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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 and admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. Visit Gothenburg’s famous Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite indoor FOOD MARKET to taste local snacks. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 385 mi / 620 km

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Day 4 OSLO

Today gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. Interesting optional excursions are available.

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Day 5 OSLO–STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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. Pass the ancient garrison town of Örebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi / 530 km

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Day 6 STOCKHOLM

Stockholm is settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Later, choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

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Day 7 STOCKHOLM–OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HELSINKI, FINLAND

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

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Day 8 HELSINKI

Guided sightseeing includes major sights, such as the City Hall and Parliament House, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s OPEN-AIR MARKET.

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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, dinner has been prepared at the hotel to celebrate the success of your tour of the Northern Capitals.

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Day 10 HELSINKI–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Enjoy a pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies and enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka.
Today’s Distance: 267 mi / 430 km

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Day 11 ST. PETERSBURG

Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home to the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci.

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Day 12 ST. PETERSBURG

Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). The balance of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city.

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Day 13 ST. PETERSBURG

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

OIVIND FURE

Escorting tours for more than 20 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."

Tour Director - OIVIND FURE

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

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For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

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* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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