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Northern Capitals

10 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 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. (D)

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-Sept.), the city’s colorful amusement park. (B)

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 a visit to Gothenburg’s famous indoor [LF] FOOD MARKET to taste local snacks at some of the stalls. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B,D)

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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 6 STOCKHOLM. 
Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium, 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. (B)

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 [LF] BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Finland, and enjoy a traditional Smörgåsbord dinner. (B,D)

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. (B)

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. (B,D)

Day 10 HELSINKI.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
From vibrant cities to gorgeous scenery, this Northern European escorted tour visits 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 which was used by the Queen for official occasions. Also see 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. You’ll see Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; and Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral – completed in 1852 – along with 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. Enjoy a true Swedish food experience to sample local specialties in Gothenburg's indoor food market.

You’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery throughout your Northern Europe guided tour. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the 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. 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, delicious local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing await you on this fantastic guided tour of Northern Europe's capitals.
  • 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
  • Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea crossing. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Headsets throughout the tour.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • 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; farewell dinner
Accommodations
Copenhagen: Imperial
Oslo: Thon Opera
Stockholm: Scandic Continental 
Helsinki: Radisson Blu Royal 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Copenhagen:
in single room $202, in twin $132, in triple $117

Extra nights per person in Helsinki:
in single room $135-$184, in twin $77-$101, in triple $62-$78
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • 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.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.