- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional driver/guide
- Overnight Ferry Cruise
- Imperial Hotel, Copenhagen (2 nights)
- Thon Opera Hotel, Oslo (2 nights)
- Scandic Continental Hotel, Stockholm (2 nights)
- Overnight Cruise - first-class (1 night)
- Radisson Blu Aleksanteri, Helsinki (2 nights)
- Full breakfast daily except on day 1
- 4 dinners
- Christiansborg Palace
- Frogner Park
- Hamlet's Castle
- Little Mermaid
- Lutheran Cathedral
- Sibelius Monument
- Tivoli Gardens
- Danish Riviera & Fredriksborg Castle
- Panoramic Oslo & dinner
- Treasures of Norway
- Skansen Open-Air Museum & Swedish Dinner
- Vasa Ship Museum
- Royalty Walk & Lunch in Old Stockholm
- Swedish Countryside & Old Uppsala
- Highlights of Tallinn, Jewel of Estonia
Stockholm Old Town
Baltic Sea Cruise
Starts in Copenhagen/ Ends in Helsinki
From the vibrant cities to gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace, used by the Queen for official occasions; Oslo's City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market.
A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You'll stay in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, and you'll enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. This is just one of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences Globus includes to make your vacation unique. Another special treat is a Swedish food experience, where you can sample local specialties at some of the stalls in Gothenburg's indoor food market.
On this Northern Europe tour, you’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the Skagerrak coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming fishing villages. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle and drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland on your way to Stockholm.
Stunning scenery, tasty local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing… all of this and more await you on this fantastic tour through Northern Europe's capitals.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 COPENHAGEN
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christianborg Palace, where you visit the elegant Royal Reception Rooms. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, 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-September), the city’s colorful amusement park.
DAY 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 second-largest city and admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. Visit Gothenburg’s famous indoor food market to taste local snacks. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 385 mi / 620 km
DAY 4 OSLO
Today gives you a good introduction to Oslo, the country’s hub of trade and industry. 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. Interesting optional excursions are available.
DAY 5 OSLO–STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
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. Pass the ancient garrison town of Örebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi / 530 km
DAY 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.
DAY 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.
DAY 8 HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing includes major sights, such as the City Hall and Parliament House, the great Lutheran Cathedral, and the Sibelius Monument. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s open-air market.
DAY 9 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 has been prepared at the hotel to celebrate the success of your tour of the Northern Capitals.
DAY 10 HELSINKI
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.