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The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour with St. Petersburg & Moscow

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

Meals : Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 lunch at a local farm; 7 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Oslo

  • STARTS

    OSLO

  • DAYS

    10

  • ENDS

    OSLO

Vacation Overview

Gorgeous fjords, breathtaking mountains, serene lakes, gleaming glaciers, and thundering waterfalls... this is Norway, and on this Scenic Norway tour, you’ll experience Norway's exciting cities and spectacular scenery.

In Oslo, guided sightseeing includes the famous Frogner Park with over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures. In the Telemark region, visit the Heddal stave church, the largest of Norway's remaining medieval wooden churches. In Bergen, you'll hear about the city's 11th-century origins on your orientation tour. And in Loen, Globus has arranged a very special experience for you: Norway’s latest spectacular tourism project, the Loen Skylift.

You'll also spend time in the Hardangerfjord region, where you'll stop at thundering Låtefoss twin-waterfall, one of Norway's best known waterfalls; take a ferry; and see Hardangervidda mountain plateau, one of Europe's largest and home to Northern Europe's largest stock of reindeer. In this area, you’ll also taste apple cider from a family-owned farm, where you’ll meet the family and hear about their history and how cider is made—a special experience offered by Globus.

But that's not all… you'll also enjoy a cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, with its Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a stop to see one of the mighty branches that radiate from Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest glacier. Another tour highlight is a cruise past the famous "Seven Sisters," the most photographed waterfalls in Geirangerfjord, then, travel above the tree line to 5,000 feet for breathtaking panoramic views of the fjord and the surrounding peaks from the mountaintop lookout at Dalsnibba.

These are just some of the many highlights on this Norway tour. It’s an amazing vacation!

Travel Style

  • FIRST-CLASS

City Highlights

OSLO
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; [LF] farewell dinner at a local restaurant

TELEMARK
Visit the Heddal stave church; guided visit of Vemork

L?TEFOSS WATERFALL

HARDANGERFJORD
Ferry crossing; [LF] enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm

BERGEN
Explore Bryggen

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Cruise

FJAERLAND
Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a 5-screen film

JOSTEDAL GLACIER

LOEN
[LF] Experience the Skylift

GEIRANGERFJORD
Boat cruise, panoramic view at Dalsnibba lookout

LILLEHAMMER
Picture stop at the Olympic ski jump; guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

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–MOSCOW. Board the high-speed SAPSAN TRAIN to Moscow. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the impressive Moscow Underground. Breakfast and Dinner
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 ARMORY MUSEUM and see the Bolshoi Theater. Breakfast and Dinner
MOSCOW. Another day full of highlights: visit the [LF] 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. Breakfast and Dinner
MOSCOW. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast and Dinner

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Price Details US

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$635

Triple room reduction per person:
$70

Extra nights per person in Oslo:
Pre tour: in single room $198, in twin $108, in triple $93
Post tour: in single room $172-$343, in twin $99-$172, in triple $78-$152

Transportation

  • Motorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruises. 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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