Northern Capitals With St. Petersburg & Moscow

12/27/2018 through 09/18/2019
12/27/2018 through 09/22/2019
Globus

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals-Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Moscow-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; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market; St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, with one of the world’s finest art collections; and Moscow’s Red Square and Kremlin.

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; a Russian specialty dinner in St. Petersburg; and in Moscow, visits to the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent and Cemetery.

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 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, including Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern.

Stunning scenery, tasty local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, a high-speed Sapsan train ride in Russia, and fascinating sightseeing… all of this and more await you on this fantastic tour through Northern Europe’s capitals.

Included Features:

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, [LF] 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
[LF] 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)

ST. PETERSBURG-MOSCOW
Sapsan train

MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, Red Square, Kremlin, Armory Museum, see Bolshoi Theater, (LF) Cathedral of Christ the Savour, The Novodevichy Convent & Cemetery

Itinerary

Day 1 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Day 2 Copenhagen
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Day 3 Copenhagen – Gothenburg, Sweden – Oslo, Norway
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Day 4 Oslo
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Day 5 Oslo – Karlstad, Sweden – Stockholm
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Day 6 Stockholm
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Day 7 Stockholm – Overnight Cruise To Helsinki, Finland
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Day 8 Helsinki
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Day 9 Helsinki
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Day 10 Helsinki – St. Petersburg, Russia
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Day 11 St. Petersburg
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Day 12 St. Petersburg
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Day 13 St. Petersburg – Moscow
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Day 14 Moscow
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Day 15 Moscow
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Day 16 Moscow
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