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The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour with St. Petersburg

Launch Date : 09/11/18 8:00pm

Meals : Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily; 9 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Helsinki

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Vacation Overview

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!

Travel Style

  • FIRST-CLASS

City Highlights

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
Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities (dinner included)

OSLO–BERGEN
By train

BERGEN
Guided sightseeing

VOSS
[LF] Ride the spectacular Flåm train

NÆRØYFJORD & SOGNEFJORD
Cruise

BORGUND

Visit the Stave Church

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park, visit City Hall

OSLO–TROMSØ
By air

TROMSØ
Orientation, visit the Arctic Cathedral

ULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORD
Ferry crossings

ALTA
Visit the rock carvings

NORTH CAPE
Visit the North Cape Visitor Center

KARASJOK
[LF] Husky dog experience

ROVANIEMI
Visit Santa Claus Village; [LF] receive your Arctic Circle Certificate

ROVANIEMI–HELSINKI
By air

HELSINKI
Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air market

ST. PETERSBURG
Guided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac's Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)

ST. PETERSBURG–MOSCOW
Sapsan train

MOSCOW
Guided sightseeing, Red Square, Kremlin, Armory Museum, see Bolshoi Theater, (LF) Cathedral of Christ the Savour, The Novodevichy Convent & Cemetery

Itinerary

ARRIVE IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. Welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
STOCKHOLM. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features 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. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. Breakfast and Dinner
STOCKHOLM–COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Enjoy the Swedish countryside during a comfortable drive south via Lake Mälar and Lake Vättern to Helsingborg. Cross by FERRY to Denmark with views of Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark. Breakfast and Dinner
COPENHAGEN. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSLO, NORWAY. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes 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 Theater, 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 board. Breakfast and Dinner
OSLO–BERGEN. After disembarkation, transfer to Oslo train station and board your TRAIN to picturesque Bergen. Breakfast and Dinner
BERGEN. Step back in time and explore Bryggen on a guided walking tour along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure, why not join one of our optional excursions to make the most of your stay? Breakfast and Dinner
BERGEN–VOSS–FLÅM–NÆRØYFJORD & SOGNEFJORD–STALHEIM. A wonderful day of spectacular scenery: [LF] ride the FLÅM TRAIN and see the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall on the way to the village of Flåm. Here, another highlight awaits: a relaxing CRUISE on beautiful Nærøyfjord and Sognefjord. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the Nærøydalen Valley. Breakfast and Dinner
STALHEIM–BORGUND–OSLO. This morning travel to Borgund and visit the wooden STAVE CHURCH. Dating back to 1180, it is considered the best-preserved and most authentic of Norway’s stave churches. Next is Oslo, capital of Norway and the country’s hub of trade and industry. Breakfast and Dinner
OSLO. Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, 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. Afterwards, an optional excursion is available to see relics of Norway’s glorious seafaring past—including 1,000-year-old Viking ships! Breakfast and Dinner
OSLO–TROMSØ. Board the plane to Tromsø 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. Breakfast and Dinner
TROMSØ–ALTA. Leave the capital of northern Norway and continue your journey northward. Enjoy FERRY CROSSINGS on Ullsfjord and Lyngenfjord, with breathtaking views of the Lyngen Alps and their glaciers. Arrive in Alta, and visit the spectacular ROCK CARVINGS, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Breakfast and Dinner
ALTA–EXCURSION TO THE NORTH CAPE–HONNINGSVÅG. Drive to Honningsvåg on the island of Magerøya, and continue to the northernmost point of the North Cape, a sheer cliff rising 1,000 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, where the NORTH CAPE HALL with its visitor center is located. Breakfast and Dinner
HONNINGSVÅG–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 [LF] 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. Breakfast and Dinner
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. Receive your [LF] Arctic Circle Certificate and continue to nearby Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland, situated at the confluence of the river Kemijoki and its tributary, the Ounasjoki. On an orientation drive see the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall, the City Library, and the Lappia House. Breakfast and Dinner
ROVANIEMI–HELSINKI. Spend some time in Rovaniemi before flying to the capital of Finland, Helsinki. This evening, dinner will be served at one of Helsinki’s fine restaurants. Breakfast and Dinner
HELSINKI. 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. Breakfast and Dinner
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, dinner awaits at the hotel to celebrate your Arctic journey. Breakfast and Dinner
HELSINKI–ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. A pleasant drive to St. Petersburg, where you will visit magnificent ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRALwith a Local Guide. This evening, get a real taste of traditional Russian delicacies, and enjoy a [LF] special dinner at your hotel with caviar, blini, pickled cucumber, and vodka. Breakfast and Dinner
ST. PETERSBURG. Guided sightseeing starts with the Winter Palace complex, now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM. Breakfast and Dinner
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. Breakfast and Dinner
ST. PETERSBURG. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast and Dinner

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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:
$300

Extra nights per person in Stockholm:
in single room $221-$323, in twin $119-$193, in triple $96-$146

Extra nights per person in Moscow:
in single room $182-$208, in twin $104-$117, in triple $78-$87

Transportation

  • 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.

Tour Director

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."

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