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Northern Capitals

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DATES AVAILABLE:

1st April - 30th September

DURATION: 10 Days

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this Northern Europe tour visits the Nordic’s fascinating capitals with overnights 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 statues; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and open-air market, Helsinki’s most famous market; and Stockholm’s City Hall, where the Noble Prize banquet is held each year. A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You’ll stay in first-class, outside, 2-berth cabins with private facilities, and you’ll enjoy a special Smörgäsbord 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 coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming little 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. Drive through Sweden’s scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape and home to Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern. 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.

INCLUSIONS

  • 10 Day Guided Holiday with Globus
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
DATES AVAILABLE:

1st April - 30th September

DURATION: 10 Days

From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this Northern Europe tour visits the Nordic’s fascinating capitals with overnights 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 statues; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and open-air market, Helsinki’s most famous market; and Stockholm’s City Hall, where the Noble Prize banquet is held each year. A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You’ll stay in first-class, outside, 2-berth cabins with private facilities, and you’ll enjoy a special Smörgäsbord 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 coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming little 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. Drive through Sweden’s scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape and home to Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern. 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.

Northern Capitals - Pricing

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AT GLOBUS, WE’VE PERFECTED THE ART OF TOURING; FIRST CLASS TRAVEL  AND WORLD CLASS VALUE.

Backed by more than 89 years of touring expertise and experience, there’s no better way to experience your next holiday than on a Globus Tour. You experience more inclusions on a Globus Tour giving you freedom to customise relax and just enjoy the holiday of a lifetime. 

Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller with Globus priority access to major destinations on our Europe, Canada, America, Alaska, Asia, Africa, South and Central America tours.

  • Stay in carefully selected hotels, often close to major attractions and always catering to the standards expected by Australian travellers
  • Be shown around by our professional local travel experts who are intimately aware of the best places to be and when to be there
  • Expect to experience first-class travel on our motor coaches, rail journeys and cruise extensions 
  • Waste no time and bump straight to the front of the queue at major attractions. When you travel with Globus, you’re a VIP. 
  • Leave the crowds behind. Our Local Favourites program puts the best of each city – restaurants, shops, special experiences – at your fingertips

Why Choose Globus?

Over 88 years in the Travel business
Part of the Globus family of brands, Globus has more than 88 years of experience in planning itineraries and guiding holidays around the world. As experts in travel, we continue to raise the bar when it comes to offering first-class touring. You can book with confidence knowing that we have a 98% customer satisfaction rating and are internationally recognised for our products and services.

More inclusions than any other Tour Operator
We’ve all taken holidays where the little “extras” have busted the budget. On a Globus tour, you get an easy, all-in-one holiday that gives you the freedom to relax and just enjoy. Every one of our tours include these elements to make your holiday complete:

Sightseeing
When it comes to sightseeing with Globus, we take you right inside the must-see attractions – we won’t just zoom by on a motorcoach, giving you seconds to snap a picture. By using the relationships we’ve forged over the last eight decades, travelling with Globus gives you VIP access to major attractions. Plus special behind-the-scenes experiences that immerse you in your destination and free time to personalise your trip with excursions and activities you can book online.

Transportation
On Globus tours, we get you around on private deluxe motorcoaches, and where alternative transport is required (like rail journeys), we’ll include first class seats.

Meals
From food and wine tastings to traditional meals at local restaurants, we help you experience the culture of your destination through its cuisine.

You’ll start each day the right way – with a hearty included breakfast. In the afternoon, we sometimes include special lunches to sample local specialities. Otherwise you’ll have free time to sample the local fare on your own. And at night, we include dinners at local restaurants so you can take advantage of the best each city has to offer.

Superior hotels
On a tour with Globus, we’ve pre-screened and selected hotels for their comfort, cleanliness, attractiveness and convenient location, often within mere steps from the greatest cities. For example, while other Tour Operators choose hotels outside of Venice, our Italian tours put you right in the heart of the city!
Furthermore, we know that relaxing at the end of the day is essential when you’re on holidays. The last thing you want to do is stand at check-in and wrestle with suitcases. That’s why we take all that hassle away – your Tour Director handles check-in and all your bags are delivered to your room. Plus – we take care of the porterage gratuity for you!

Expert Tour Directors & Local Guides
With Globus, you travel in the company of genuine local experts – Tour Directors and Local Guides who are actually from the region through which you’re travelling. They will share their in depth knowledge, as well as point you in the right direction to get the most out of your free time.

Local Favourites
With Globus, experience the world like an insider. In addition to our included sightseeing of major sights, our exclusive Local Favourites introduce you to your destinations hidden gems with behind-the-scenes activities to spotlight what makes your destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavours.

Some Local Favourites include:

  • Burgundy wine tasting at the famous Marche au Vins wine cellar. Featured on “French Sampler”
  • Learn the exotic art of Belly dancing in Istanbul. Featured on “From Vienna to Istanbul”
  • Meet Alaskan Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his sled dogs at Happy Trail Kennels. Featured on “Spectacular Alaska”

Freedom to customise
At Globus, we understand that individual passions can point you in different directions – you might be an art lover, a foodie or a history buff. That’s why we’ve created MyACCOUNT. It lets you enhance your tour with optional excursions that are meaningful to you. And best of all, you can make these arrangements before you even pack your bags!

The Globus Motorcoach

On a Globus tour, private luxury motorcoaches include all the modern comforts you would expect…

  • Air conditioning
  • An emergency restroom
  • Plush seats with extra leg room so there’s plenty of room to stretch out and relax. Plus, on the few longer driving stretches, we plan stops every two hours.

PLUS the things you don’t…

  • FREE wireless – to cater for today’s technology-driven traveller
  • Intergrated video monitors
  • Enhanced audio systems
  • An average group size of just 36 travellers!

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 COPENHAGEN.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace with its lovely flower gardens, and of the wistful LITTLE MERMAID. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS (mid-April to mid-Sept.), the city’s colourful amusement park. (B)

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 secondlargest city. Admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. Highlight is a visit to Gothenburg’s famous indoor FOOD MARKET to taste local snacks at some of the stalls. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B,D)

DAY 5 OSLO.
Norway’s capital is a study in farsighted urban planning, seeking growth in harmony with nature. Your Local Guide will take you to the National Theatre, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK, with Gustav Vigeland’s 200-plus extraordinary bronze and granite sculptures, and visit the modern CITY HALL. Optional excursions are available for the afternoon and evening. (B)

DAY 6 OSLO-KARLSTAD, SWEDEN-STOCKHOLM.
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 Varmland, beautifully described in Selma Lagerlof’s Gosta Berlings Saga, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vanern. Pass the ancient garrison town of Orebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm. (B)

DAY 7 STOCKHOLM.
Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium, is settled on 14 islands between Lake Malar and the Baltic Sea. Your included morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church; the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; and a walk through the OLD TOWN. Later, choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)

DAY 8 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 Smorgasbord dinner. (B,D)

DAY 9 HELSINKI.
Guided sightseeing of Helsinki features the City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B)

DAY 11 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, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel. (B,D)

DAY 12 HELSINKI.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 

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