The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour with St. Petersburg
About St Petersburg
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 beautiful, overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Norway in first-class, outside, 2-berth cabins with private facilities; a train ride between Bergen and Oslo, considered one of the world’s most scenic train rides; ferry rides from Sweden to Denmark and across Hardangerfjord in Norway; and a spectacular ride on the Flam 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 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. Visit Santa Claus Village and receive your Arctic Circle Certificate—another special experience offered by Globus, and in St. Petersburg, visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum and more.On this Scandinavia and Russia tour, you’ll also spend time in the cities and enjoy guided sightseeing, including in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg. All of this—and much more—are included on this spectacular once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
STOCKHOLMWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit City HallHELSINGBORG–ELSINOREFerry crossingCOPENHAGENGuided sightseeing, the Little Mermaid, visit Rosenborg CastleCOPENHAGEN–OSLO HARBOROvernight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities (dinner included)TELEMARKGuided visits of the Heddal stave church and Vemork; admire Låtefoss WaterfallHARDANGERFJORDFerry crossingBERGENSpecial dinner; orientation and funicular ride up to Mount FløyenSOGNEFJORD CRUISEFLAM[LF] Ride the spectacular Flam trainMYRDAL–OSLOBy trainOSLOGuided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park, visit City HallOSLO–TROMSØBy airTROMSØOrientation, visit the Arctic CathedralULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORDFerry cruisesALTAVisit the rock carvingsNORTH CAPEVisit the North Cape Visitor CenterKARASJOK[LF] Husky dog experienceROVANIEMIVisit Santa Claus Village; [LF] receive your Arctic Circle Certificate; orientationOULULunch stopLAHTIStop in the international ski resortHELSINKIGuided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air market; farewell dinnerST. PETERSBURGGuided sightseeing, visit Hermitage Museum and St. Isaac’s Cathedral; Visit Catherine Palace (if closed visit Pavlovsk Palace instead)Headsets throughout the tour
Full Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily; 11 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Stockholm, a special dinner in Bergen, and a farewell dinner in Helsinki
NOTES:Slight changes to the day-by-day itinerary cannot be excluded.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach; overnight sea cruise; funicular ride; Flam train; train Myrdal-Oslo; flight Oslo-Tromsø; ferry cruises. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.