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2023 Tour Details
If you’re in search of a different European experience, just head north to the intersection of yesterday and tomorrow. Old meets new and tradition meets innovation on this cool tour of Scandinavia and its most exciting hot spots. With two-night stays in the capital cities of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, you’ll wake up to Copenhagen’s rush hour of designer-clad cyclists, Oslo’s stunning skyline “starchitecture,” Stockholm’s trendy galleries and gastro pubs, and Helsinki’s electrifying design scene. Within these hipster hubs, you’ll follow ancient Viking trails and the narrowest of cobblestone streets to the palaces and museums that hold the most fascinating historical stories—and the indoor and outdoor markets that carry the most intriguing snacks and souvenirs. The cool factor is illuminated on a breezy overnight cruise across the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Helsinki.
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COPENHAGEN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-September)ELSINORE Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet’s castleGOTHENBURG Orientation, visit the indoor food market and taste local snacksOSLO Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City HallSTOCKHOLM Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City HallSTOCKHOLM–HELSINKI Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smörgåsbord dinnerHELSINKI Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market
Motorcoach; ferry crossing; first-class overnight Baltic Sea cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
COPENHAGEN Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen! COPENHAGEN Guided sightseeing includes the royal reception rooms in Christiansborg Palace, and The Little Mermaid statue. Enjoy a free afternoon before visiting Tivoli Gardens.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Christiansborg Palace commands the scene on the islet of Slotsholmen with an 800 year-long history as Denmark's seat of power in central Copenhagen. This magnificent site houses the Danish Parliament, Prime Minister’s office, and Denmark’s Supreme Court. The magnificent palace is also home to visiting Danish monarchs with its resplendent royal reception rooms, chapel, and royal stables.
COPENHAGEN–ELSINORE–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–OSLO, NORWAY Swedish Specialties ELSINORE Ferry crossing to Helsingborg, Sweden.GOTHENBURG Take an orientation drive. Visit the indoor food market and taste local snacks.
Breakfast Dinner348 mi / 560 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES At Gothenburg’s indoor market hall you can find spices, coffee, cheese, fruit, and other delicacies from around the world in its 40 shops and eateries. Whilst strolling around the stalls enjoy a Swedish food experience and sample some of the local specialties.
OSLO Outdoor Art in Oslo OSLO Guided sightseeing includes a walk through Frogner Park and a visit to City Hall.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Frogner Park contains over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze, and wrought iron, along with fountains and bridges comprising the life’s work of legendary sculptor Guztav Vigeland. Visit the stately Oslo City Hall, with its red-brick architecture, soaring towers, and 49 bells. Here, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place each year.
OSLO–STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Spectacular Scandinavia OSLO Scenic drive to Stockholm.
Breakfast 329 mi / 530 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC RIDE A myriad of small lakes and little villages dot the Scandinavian landscapes from Oslo to Stockholm. You’ll enjoy serene natural beauty and lush green views along the way from Norway to Sweden.
STOCKHOLM Maritime Marvels STOCKHOLM Guided walking tour of the Old Town. Visit the City Hall and the Vasa Ship Museum.
BreakfastLOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Set your course for the Vasa Ship Museum in Stockholm. Here, you’ll cruise back through maritime days to see the historic Vasa – the Swedish war ship which capsized and sank on her maiden voyage off Stockholm 1628. After 333 years on the seabed, the mighty warship and remarkable relics were salvaged to carry visitors on a fascinating voyage through history. Today, the Vasa is the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship and one of the most sought-after museum experiences in Scandinavia.
STOCKHOLM–OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HELSINKI, FINLAND Sailing by Starlight STOCKHOLM Free time this morning. Take an overnight cruise with dinner to Helsinki.
Breakfast Dinner TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEMS Called “the capital of cool,” Stockholm is the place for music, art, and fashion. With nearly 100 museums, Stockholm has more museums per capita than almost anywhere else in the world. Sustainable and eco-friendly solutions are a big part of everyday life in Stockholm. Many restaurants focus on locally sourced seasonal ingredients where a city skyline rise above lush, green spaces.
HELSINKI Perfection on the Peninsula HELSINKI Guided sightseeing includes the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURE & TRADITION Finland’s southern capital of Helsinki is poised on the peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, where striking architecture and Nordic cuisine delight visitors. Stroll the open-air market for traditional fare and see the beautiful cathedral and Sibelius Monument in this historic and picturesque setting.
HELSINKI Capital Ideas HELSINKI Enjoy a free day, followed by a farewell dinner tonight at your hotel.
Breakfast DinnerFREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE with an excursion to Tallin, the capital city of Estonia on the Gulf of Finland. The coastal gem on the Baltic Sea combines an exciting mix of old and new with promenades and pristine beaches. Take in the ancient architecture and modern cityscapes, including the Old Town - one of the best-preserved medieval merchant districts in the world.
HELSINKI Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 20 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." "
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"I love to bring visitors to areas where I have lived and worked, i.e. Scandinavia, Russia and Central Europe, to give a piece of my culture to the guests, to make the clients feel at home by introducing them to all aspects of life in the area. To open our eyes and understand customs, habits and history, "what makes me tick the way I tick, and you tick differently" is my focus. How to make the best Swedish meatballs, how to sing children's songs or sharing a proverb we use a lot. When we come back home after a tour, we have a different set of 'glasses'. The knowledge of the world has changed us a bit and we are all part of it, plus we had a really great time together!"
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
"Join me in discovering the diversity and mysteries of Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltics. For me, the region is more than a destination full of culinary delicacies, fairytales, troubled pasts and bright futures. For me, a native of the area, it is shrouded in tales of escape and survival, family and social progress. At Cosmos, travel is more than a destination, it is a life experience!"
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
"I have not always been a tour director, I worked in a variety of fields until I eventually started escorting weekend tours for fun, I found my true vocation. I love sharing my passion for European cities with my clients, giving them an insider's perspective that they would miss if they travelled on their own. I also love seeing happy smiles on my clients' faces during the whole tour. I enjoy escorting tours to Russia, my native country, especially to Moscow. Although all expect St. Petersburg to be beautiful (and they are not disappointed) most are blown away by Moscow. It is a vibrant city that simply overwhelms with a startling combination of historical monuments, modern sights and night-time illumination."