Northern Capitals (St Petersburg Extension)

13 Day Guided Tour from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg with Globus

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Copenhagen
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
St. Petersburg
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 - 4.5 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic
Trip Style
Scenic
Countries Explored:
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia
Trip Operated By:
Globus
Globus
599 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
ZTE

Itinerary

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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. Afternoon at leisure. 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 and 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
Today gives you a proper introduction to Oslo, the country's hub of trade and industry. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, 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. (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 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)
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. (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 Smörgåsbord 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. Time to 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 exciting 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. (B/D)
10 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 dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka. (B/D)
11 St. Petersburg
Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM, with celebrated works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. (B)
12 St. Petersburg
Travel to Pushkin and visit magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). The balance of the day is at leisure; optional activities are available to further explore this fascinating city. (B)
13 St. Petersburg
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Globus Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • 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 City Hall.
  • STOCKHOLM-HELSINKI: Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smorgasbord dinner.
  • HELSINKI: Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, 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).
  • MEALS: Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 5 three-course dinners (D) including a traditional Smorgasbord dinner on board.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea cruise.
  • 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.
Included Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF)
  • Copenhagen Imperial (F), Oslo Thon Opera (SF), Stockholm Scandic Continental (F), Helsinki Radisson Blu Aleksanteri (SF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Sightseeing & VIP Access
Sightseeing & VIP Access
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Expert Local Guides
Expert Local Guides
Travel with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides who share their vast knowledge of the destination. Read more
Culture Through Cuisine
Culture Through Cuisine
Globus has the recipe for a great holiday. Savour the flavours of Europe through its regional cuisine. Read more
Superior Hotels
Superior Hotels
Globus picks hotels picked on their centralised location, so you'll stay right in the heart of the destination. Read more
Travel in Style
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Local Favourites
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Reviews (1)

13 Day Northern Capitals (St Petersburg Extension) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Northern Capitals”
- WA, Australia Jul 2016

We were very disappointed at the start of our holiday. When we arrived in Copenhagen we found where we had to wait for the Courier. The previous people had been picked up 20 minutes before we arrived. We were supposed to wait 2 hours which stretched out to 3 hours. By that time 14 of my tour had arrived. A Globus van arrived to pick up 3 people from another hotel and tour. After much deliberation squeezed us into the bus. We arrived at our Hotel 15minutes before the Welcome Dinner started. At...read more

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