The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour (St Petersburg & Moscow Extension)

24 Day Guided Tour from Stockholm to Moscow with Globus

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1 Arrive In Stockholm, Sweden
Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
2 Stockholm
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)
3 Stockholm - Copenhagen, Denmark
Enjoy the Swedish countryside during a comfortable drive south via Lake Malar and Lake Vattern to Helsingborg. Cross by FERRY to Denmark and enjoy views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark. (B)
4 Copenhagen Overnight Cruise To Oslo Harbour, Norway
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to splendid ROSENBORG CASTLE, where some of the crown jewels of Denmark are held. Here, admire the incredible Throne Chair, made from narwhal tusks-the only one of its kind in the world! Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the late afternoon, board your ship for the overnight KATTEGAT & OSLOFJORD CRUISE to Norway. Dinner will be served on the ship. (B/D)
5 Oslo Harbour - Heddal - Vemork - Telemark
After disembarkation, enjoy a guided visit to the HEDDAL STAVE CHURCH, the largest of the country's remaining wooden churches. Via Lake Tinnsjoen - where saboteurs sank a ferry loaded with heavy water, ruining Nazi hopes of winning the race for the atomic bomb - enter the Rjukan Valley. Then, the highlight of the day: a guided visit of VEMORK, scene of the daring sabotage action featured in the movie The Heroes of Telemark. Learn about the dramatic events of 1943 and about the technology of hydroelectric power generation, one of the pillars of Norway's economy. Continue to rustic, unspoiled Telemark. (B/D)
6 Telemark - Bergen
Drive along Lake Totak to the Haukeli mountains, where polar explorer and Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen prepared his polar expedition. Admire thundering Latefoss Waterfall and continue via Odda and the orchards along Sorfjord, whose tranquil splendour was the inspiration for Grieg's Morning Mood. Cross Hardangerfjord by FERRY, and arrive in picturesque Bergen. This evening, a special dinner with wine at a local restaurant has been prepared for you. (B/D)
7 Bergen
During your orientation tour, hear about the city's 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League, and ride the FUNICULAR up to Mount Floyen. Exciting optional excursions are available. (B)
8 Bergen - Flam - Oslo
A wonderful day: embark for a relaxing CRUISE on beautiful Naeroyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Flam, and experience a spectacular ride on the FLAM TRAIN and see the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall. At the Myrdal mountain station, change to the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN, which takes you through Hardanger National Park and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley to Norway's proud capital. (B/D)
9 Oslo
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland's famous stark sculptures and the ornate CITY HALL. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to the relics of a glorious seafaring past. (B)
10 Oslo - Tromso
Board your flight to Tromso and arrive in the world's most northern university city, starting point of many great polar explorers. Here, winters can be hard and summers usually surprisingly warm because of the warm gulf currents and the "Midnight Sun." During your orientation, visit the ARCTIC CATHEDRAL. (B)
11 Tromso - Alta
Leave the capital of northern Norway and continue your journey northwards. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS on the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, the most spectacular ferry rides because of the breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers, and arrive in Alta, where your orientation features a visit to the spectacular ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B/D)
12 Alta - North Cape
This morning, drive to Honningsvag, the northernmost point of the North Cape, and discover the NORTH CAPE VISITOR CENTRE, a sheer cliff rising 305-metres (1,000-feet) from the Atlantic Ocean. (B/D)
13 North Cape - Karasjok - Ivalo, Finland
Admire crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south and penetrate deep into beautiful Lapland, as it is called by the natives. Stop in Karasjok, seat of the Sami Parliament, where a highlight visit is included to Sven Engholm's HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and won the longest sled dog race several times. Enjoy traditional snacks here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo for your overnight stay. (B/D)
14 Ivalo - Arctic Circle - Rovaniemi
Cross the Arctic Circle (66'31'N), and stop at SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, with a chance to see Father Christmas himself. Here you will receive your Arctic Circle Certificate. Continue to Rovaniemi, where an orientation features the Town Hall, the Library, and the Lappia House. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner at a Sami home. (B)
15 Rovaniemi - Oulu - Jyvaskyla
A comfortable drive south to the university city of Oulu, where there is time to have lunch before continuing to Jyvaskyla. (B/D)
16 Jyvaskyla - Lahti - Helsinki
Arrive in the international ski resort of Lahti, with its three enormous ski jumps. Then, continue via Jarvenpaa, composer Jean Sibelius' hometown, to Helsinki, capital of Finland. Guided sightseeing features the City Hall and the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL/ the Olympic Stadium, the SIBELIUS MONUMENT, and Helsinki's local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)
17 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 with wine awaits you at the hotel to celebrate the success of your Arctic journey. (B/D)
18 Helsinki - St Petersburg, Russia
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 special dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka. (B/D)
19 St Petersburg
Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM. (B)
20 St Petersburg
Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). Balance of the day is at leisure and optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city. (B)
21 St Petersburg - Moscow
Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground. (B)
22 Moscow
Guided sightseeing features visits to RED SQUARE and the KREMLIN, a city-within-a-city, where you can admire the medieval towers, cathedrals, and palaces. Also visit the ARMOURY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theatre. (B)
23 Moscow
Another day full of highlights: visit the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR, the largest Orthodox Christian church in the world, as well as the NOVODEVICHY (New Maiden) CONVENT and its CEMETERY, with the tombs of famous Russian authors, musicians, and political leaders. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with Russian champagne and local specialties as a proper dasvidaniya to Russia. (B/D)
24 Moscow
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Trip Inclusions
  • STOCKHOLM: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall .
  • HELSINGBORG-ELSINORE: Ferry crossing.
  • COPENHAGEN: Guided sightseeing, see the Little Mermaid and visit Rosenborg Castle.
  • COPENHAGEN-OSLO HARBOUR: Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities (dinner included)
  • OSLO–BERGEN: By train.
  • BERGEN: Guided sightseeing.
  • VOSS: Ride the spectacular Flam train.
  • BORGUND: Visit the Stave Church.
  • OSLO: Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park, visit City Hall.
  • OSLO-TROMSO: By air.
  • TROMSO: Orientation, visit the Arctic Cathedral.
  • ULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORD: Ferry crossings.
  • ALTA: Visit the rock carvings.
  • NORTH CAPE: Visit the North Cape Visitor Centre.
  • KARASJOK: Husky dog experience.
  • ROVANIEMI: Visit Santa Claus Village; receive your Arctic Circle Certificate.
  • HELSINKI: Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air market.
  • ST. PETERSBURG: Guided visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral; welcome dinner with Russian delicacies; visit the Hermitage Museum and Catherine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead).
  • ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW: By high-speed Sapsan train.
  • MEALS: Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast (B) daily; 10 three-course dinners (D), including a dinner at a local restaurant in Helsinki.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; overnight sea cruise; train Oslo- Bergen; Flåm train; flight Oslo-Tromsø; ferry crossings & fjord cruise; flight Rovaniemi-Helsink; high-speed Sapsan train.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout the tour except the Arctic region.
  • 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.
  • MOSCOW: Guided sightseeing, visit the Kremlin, Red Square, and the Armory Museum; visit the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent with its cemetery; farewell dinner with Russian champagne.
Included Meals
  • 23 Breakfasts
  • 12 Dinners
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Stockholm Scandic Continental (F), Copenhagen Radisson Blu Scandinavia (SF), Bergen Scandic Ørnen (F), Stalheim Stalheim (F), Oslo Clarion Hotel The Hub (F), Tromsø Scandic Ishavshotel (F), Alta Scandic Alta (F), Honningsvåg Scandic Honningsvåg (F), Ivalo Ivalo (F), Rovaniemi Original Sokos Vaakuna (F), Helsinki Scandic Paasi (F)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
  • Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.
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24 Day The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour (St Petersburg & Moscow Extension) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Grand Scandinavian Circle with St Petersburg/Moscow extension”
- QLD, Australia Aug 2018 1 Helpful Vote

My husband and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Would highly recommend it, we found it well paced, the group on the tour were a great bunch. Our guide Colleen was amazing. She went way beyond looking after us, thoroughly professional but extremely fun to be around. Colleen was a wealth of knowledge and very informative. Our accommodation was great, rooms were neat and tidy the meals included were all really good. This is a great tour that Globus have. Must also say a big thank you to more

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“Trip of a Lifetime”
- VIC, Australia Jun 2018 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

We were blessed with perfect June weather to enjoy our tour through Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland & Russia. A mix of travel by bus, ferries, trains, an internal flight and even an over night ferry ride added to the over all tour experience. The city of Copenhagen was amazing and we enjoyed our visit to the Tivoli Gardens. more

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“Unforgettable holiday”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2017 2 Helpful Votes

Both my wife and I really enjoyed this trip. Our tour guide and driver were fantastic for the Scandinavian countries and Russia were very professional. Thank you Yvonne for organising our this holiday.

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“Unforgettable Scandinavia and Russia”
- VIC, Australia Jul 2017 8 Helpful Votes View Photo

Just back from this wonderful 23 day journey through Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland with optional extension to St. Petersburg & Moscow. Can't speak highly enough about this tour from our wonderful Swedish Tour Leader Anna-Lena to the great group of fellow travellers (41 in total). No problems encountered - organisational, accommodation, scenery fantastic. Norway scenery unforgettable and we had great weather - averaged about 18-23 degrees most places. Needed more summer gear rather than heavy winter more

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