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NORTHERN CAPITALS WITH ST PETERSBURG EXTENSION - 2017

Tour Code - ZTE 13 days - COPENHAGEN to ST. PETERSBURG $4619 AUD

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this Northern Europe 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 statues; Helsinki's Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and open-air market, Helsinki's most famous market; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Noble Prize banquet is held each year; and St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, with one of the world’s finest art collections, and St. Isaac's Cathedral, Russia’s largest cathedral and the fourth largest in Europe.

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. 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.

  LOCAL FAVOURITES

Indulge in a Swedish food experience at Gothenburg's famous in-door food market.
Traditional Smörgãsbord dinner on the Baltic Sea overnight cruise
Dinner with traditional Russian delicatessen in St. Petersburg

Standard Features

Destinations

  • COPENHAGEN
    Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-Sept.).
  • ELSINORE
    Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet's castle.
  • GOTHENBURG
    Orientation, 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
    Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smorg?sbord dinner.
  • HELSINKI
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinner.
  • ST. PETERSBURG
    A welcome dinner with Russian delicacies; guided sightseeing, visit the Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead).
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea crossing.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
4 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special Smorg?sbord dinner on board, and a farewell dinner in Helsinki.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
    Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  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 Theatre, 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 colourful amusement park. (B)

  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 secondlargest city. Admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. Highlight is a visit to Gothenburg's famous indoor 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)

  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 Theatre, 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)

  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 Varmland, beautifully described in Selma Lagerlof's Gosta Berlings Saga, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vanern. Pass the ancient garrison town of Orebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm. (B)

  6. STOCKHOLM.
    Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson's Millennium, is settled on 14 islands between Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and a walk through the OLD TOWN. Also visit the blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)

  7. STOCKHOLM-OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HELSINKI, FINLAND.
    Morning at leisure. Why not join an excursion to Uppsala? Later, board your ship for the overnight BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Finland, and enjoy a traditional Smorgasbord dinner. (B,D)

  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)

  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)

  10. HELSINKI- ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA.
    A pleasant drive to magnificent St. Petersburg, where a dinner with traditional Russian delicacies like caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka awaits you. (B,D)

  11. ST. PETERSBURG.
    Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and visit ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL. (B)

  12. ST. PETERSBURG.
    In Pushkin, visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). (B)

  13. ST. PETERSBURG.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Triple Price
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PRE COPENHAGEN 01 Apr 2017 30 Sep 2017 $246 AUD $156 AUD $137 AUD
POST ST. PETERSBURG 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $245 AUD $150 AUD $129 AUD
POST ST. PETERSBURG 01 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017 $211 AUD $133 AUD $118 AUD
POST ST. PETERSBURG 01 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 $299 AUD $178 AUD $148 AUD
POST ST. PETERSBURG 01 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2017 $344 AUD $200 AUD $163 AUD
POST ST. PETERSBURG 01 May 2017 31 May 2017 $299 AUD $178 AUD $148 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $160 AUD

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