Globus - 17 Night Deluxe Tour Package17-Nights The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour

Tours offered from May 8th, 2020 - August 28th, 2020

Starting from only $5,303.00 (USD)

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Breathtaking scenery, the Arctic Circle, train rides, cruises, vibrant cities, and so much more await you on this marvelous Scandinavia tour. Scenic highlights include an overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo 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 rail routes - across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau; a ferry ride from Sweden to Denmark; and a spectacular ride on the Flеm 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"-and 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 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 which demonstrates 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. Out-of-the-ordinary 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 Tromsш and from Rovaniemi to Helsinki are included, and three nights in Helsinki allow the opportunity to join an optional excursion to Tallinn in Estonia.Spend time in the cities and enjoy guided sightseeing in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, and Helsinki. All of this-and much more-are included on this Scandinavia tour. From its vibrant cities and fun experiences to its spectacular scenery, it's a dream vacation!Included Features:STOCKHOLMWelcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City HallHELSINGBORG–ELSINOREFerry crossingCOPENHAGENGuided sightseeing, see the Little Mermaid and visit Rosenborg CastleCOPENHAGEN–OSLO Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities (dinner included)OSLO–BERGEN By trainBERGEN Guided sightseeing including a walking tour of BryggenVOSS[LF] Ride the spectacular Flеm train SOGNEFJORD & NЖRШYFJORDCruise BORGUND Visit the Stave ChurchOSLOGuided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park, visit City HallOSLO–TROMSШBy airTROMSШOrientation, visit the Arctic CathedralULLSFJORD & LYNGENFJORDFerry crossingsALTAVisit the rock carvingsNORTH CAPEVisit the North Cape Visitor CenterKARASJOK[LF] Husky dog experienceROVANIEMIVisit Santa Claus Village; receive your Arctic Circle CertificateROVANIEMI–HELSINKI By airHELSINKI Dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, Sibelius Monument, visit the Lutheran Cathedral and the open-air market

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The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour

Day 1 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)

Day 2 STOCKHOLM. During your sightseeing with a Local Guide see the Royal Palace; Riddarholm Church, walk through the OLD TOWN, and marvel at the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. (B)

Day 3 STOCKHOLM–COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Drive south via Lake Mдlar and Lake Vдttern to Helsingborg. Cross by FERRY to Denmark with views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle at Elsinore. Arrive in Copenhagen, proud capital of Denmark.
Today's Distance: 373 mi / 600 km (B)

Day 4 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. (B,D)

Day 5 OSLO–BERGEN. After disembarkation, transfer to the Oslo train station and board the famous OSLO-BERGEN TRAIN. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to picturesque Bergen.
Today's Distance: 311 mi / 500 km (B,D)

Day 6 BERGEN. Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Hеkon's Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbor, and the famous Fish Market. Explore Bryggen on foot 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? (B)

Day 7 BERGEN–VOSS–FLЕM–SOGNEFJORD & NЖRШYFJORD–STALHEIM. A wonderful day of spectacular scenery: ride the FLЕM TRAIN and see the magnificent Kjosfossen waterfall on the way to the village of Flеm. Here, another highlight awaits: a relaxing CRUISE on beautiful Sognefjord and Nжrшyfjord. Arrive in Stalheim, overlooking the Nжrшydalen Valley.
Today's Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B,D)

Day 8 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.
Today's Distance: 217 mi / 350 km (B)

Day 9 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! (B)

Day 10 OSLO–TROMSШ. Board the plane to Tromsш 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. (B)

Day 11 TROMSШ–ALTA. 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.
Today's Distance: 186 mi / 300 km (B,D)

Day 12 ALTA–EXCURSION TO THE NORTH CAPE–HONNINGSVЕG. Drive to Honningsvеg on the island of Magerшya, 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.
Today's Distance: 130 mi / 210 km (B,D)

Day 13 HONNINGSVЕG–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 Sven Engholm's HUSKY FARM. Sven has led expeditions to Spitsbergen, Siberia, and Greenland, and won the longest sled dog race in Europe 11 times. Enjoy traditional snacks here, then continue to the Sami village of Ivalo for your overnight stay.
Today's Distance: 249 mi / 400 km (B,D)

Day 14 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 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.
Today's Distance: 224 mi / 360 km (B)

Day 15 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. (B,D)

Day 16 HELSINKI. Guided sightseeing introduces you to 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. (B)

Day 17 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 the success of your journey. (B,D)

Day 18 HELSINKI. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Friday May 8th, 2020 - Monday May 25th, 2020
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  • Friday May 15th, 2020 - Monday June 1st, 2020
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  • Friday May 29th, 2020 - Monday June 15th, 2020
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  • Friday June 5th, 2020 - Monday June 22nd, 2020
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  • Friday June 12th, 2020 - Monday June 29th, 2020
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  • Friday June 26th, 2020 - Monday July 13th, 2020
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  • Friday July 3rd, 2020 - Monday July 20th, 2020
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  • Friday July 10th, 2020 - Monday July 27th, 2020
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  • Friday July 17th, 2020 - Monday August 3rd, 2020
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  • Friday July 24th, 2020 - Monday August 10th, 2020
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  • Friday August 21st, 2020 - Monday September 7th, 2020
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  • Friday August 28th, 2020 - Monday September 14th, 2020
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