Northern Capitals (ZT)

10 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Helsinki

2020 Tour Details

From the vibrant cities to gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals with two-night stays 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 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.

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. 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 Skagerrak coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming 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 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'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 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

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.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Kronborg Castle (See Only)

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea cruise.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 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.

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 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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

Breakfast Breakfast

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.

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, 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

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 your 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

Copenhagen
Oslo
Stockholm
Helsinki

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Copenhagen
Stockholm
Helsinki

Copenhagen

The Danish Riviera with Fairytale Frederiksborg Castle

The Danish Riviera with Fairytale Frederiksborg Castle

Drive along the scenic Danish Riviera and discover fairytale Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia!

Price Range: $$

Stockholm

Skansen Open-Air Museum & Swedish Dinner

Skansen Open-Air Museum & Swedish Dinner

Learn about midsummer, the most important family celebration of the year. Then treat your taste buds to a special dinner at a cozy local restaurant featuring the delightfully contrasting flavors of authentic Swedish cuisine.

Price Range: $$$

Vasa Ship Museum

Vasa Ship Museum

Explore the world-famous Vasa Museum, home to the restored wreckage of the 17th-century Vasa, the most powerful warship in the Baltic.

Price Range: $

Royalty Walk and Lunch in Old Stockholm

Royalty Walk and Lunch in Old Stockholm

Visit Stockholm in the footsteps of the monarchy and afterwards enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Swedish Countryside & Old Uppsala

Swedish Countryside & Old Uppsala

Explore Sweden's prehistoric countryside and the ancient religious, economic, and political center of Gamla Uppsala on this outstanding trip.

Price Range: $$

Helsinki

Highlights of Tallinn, Jewel of Estonia

Highlights of Tallinn, Jewel of Estonia

Encounter the highlights of Tallinn on this superb guided excursion to the capital of Estonia, the smallest of the Baltic countries.

Price Range: $$$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

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.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,406*
18 guests in a party: $470*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* 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.

 Know Before You Go

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* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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