Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, train rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much more await you on this marvelous Scandinavia and Russia tour. Scenic highlights include a fantastic, overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities and dinner included; a train ride between Oslo and Bergen, considered to be one of the world's most scenic train rides; a ferry ride from Sweden to Denmark; a ride on the high-speed Sapsan train in Russia; and a spectacular ride on the Flåm train with some of Norway's most magnificent scenery, including Kjosfossen Waterfall, with its water cascading down the mountainside—a special experience offered by Globus.Spend time in the Arctic Circle—land of the "Midnight Sun"—where you will visit the North Cape Visitor Center, marking the endpoint of the European mainland. Here, stand at the sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean and feel like you're at the end of the world. In the Arctic Circle, also enjoy ferry crossings on the Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, which offer breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps, with their blue glaciers, and mountain peaks rising more than 3,280 feet directly from the fjord. Visit Alta's rock carvings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site demonstrating a human settlement dating from 4,200 to 500 BC. Admire crystal-clear streams, sparkling lakes, tundra, and forests as you head south to Finland's Lapland and cross back over the Arctic Circle. Special experiences offered by Globus are highlight visits to the Santa Claus Village, where you receive your Arctic Circle Certificate, and to a Husky Farm. Your flights from Oslo to Tromsø and from Rovaniemi to Helsinki are included, and three nights in Helsinki allow the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Tallinn in Estonia.In Russia, visit St. Petersburg’s world-famous Hermitage Museum and enjoy a specialty dinner; and Moscow’s Red Square and the Kremlin, plus the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and the Novodevichy (New Maiden) Convent! On this Scandinavia and Russia tour, you'll also spend time in the cities and enjoy guided sightseeing in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. All of this—and much more—are included on this spectacular once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
STOCKHOLMWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City HallHELSINGBORG–ELSINOREFerry crossingCOPENHAGENGuided sightseeing, see the Little Mermaid and visit Rosenborg CastleCOPENHAGEN–OSLO Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities (dinner included)OSLO–BERGEN By trainBERGEN Guided sightseeingVOSS[LF] Ride the spectacular Flåm train NÆRØYFJORD & SOGNEFJORD Cruise BORGUND Visit the Stave ChurchOSLOGuided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park, visit City HallOSLO–TROMSØBy airTROMSØOrientation, visit the Arctic CathedralULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORDFerry crossingsALTAVisit the rock carvingsNORTH CAPEVisit the North Cape Visitor CenterKARASJOK[LF] Husky dog experienceROVANIEMIVisit Santa Claus Village; [LF] receive your Arctic Circle CertificateROVANIEMI–HELSINKI By airHELSINKI Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air marketST. PETERSBURG Guided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac's Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW Sapsan trainMOSCOW Guided sightseeing, Red Square, Kremlin, Armory Museum, see Bolshoi Theater, (LF) Cathedral of Christ the Savour, The Novodevichy Convent & Cemetery
Tour Departure Info & Price
Price Details US
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $441. Required intra-vacation air segment: Oslo/Tromso; Rovaniemi/Helsinki. Air prices were effective on September 12, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $1,780, $1,900 (May 31-June 14)Triple room reduction per person: $300Extra nights per person in Stockholm:in single room $221-$323, in twin $119-$193, in triple $96-$146Extra nights per person in Moscow:in single room $182-$208, in twin $104-$117, in triple $78-$87
- Motorcoach; overnight sea cruise; train Oslo-Bergen; Flåm train; flight Oslo-Tromsø; ferry crossings & fjord cruise; flight Rovaniemi-Helsinki; high-speed Sapsan train. Free WI-FI available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
FURE, OIVIND Escorting tours for more than 30 years
I am a full-blooded Scandinavian who considers it a true pleasure to have you as my guest. I look forward to showing you my favorite places: the scenic roads and breathtaking beauty of Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia. Be ready for a fascinating journey from 1,000-year-old vibrant Viking cities, through ice-blue fjords surrounded by snowcapped mountains and thundering waterfalls, to colorful fjord villages and fruit farms. "Traverse the unique landscapes of Lapland in the ultimate north and experience the warm summer climate and a sun that does not set."
- Vacation : Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, train rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much more await you on this marvel
- Meals : Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily; 9 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Helsinki
- Launch : 09/11/18 8:00pm
- City : STOCKHOLMWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City HallHELSINGBORG–ELSINOREFerr