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Denmark Norway Sweden Escorted Tour

12 Nights / 13 Days tour package for USD 3189 per person
Destinations Covered: Copenhagen - Oslo - Stockholm - Helsinki - Petersburg (ZT) / 2013
 

This is one of our most popular vacations visiting all the Northern capitals: Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. Guided sightseeing is included in all four cities. Plus we add a 3-night stay in St. Petersburg. For the overnight Baltic Sea crossing from Stockholm to Helsinki, we have first-class, two-berth cabins. Special features are charming Tivoli Gardens (open mid-April to mid-September), magnificent Frogner Park, Catherine Palace (if closed, Pavlovsk Palace instead) and, above all, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. A welcome dinner in Copenhagen and a farewell dinner in St. Petersburg are included, and a full day at leisure in Helsinki allows the possibility to join an optional excursion to Tallinn, capital of Estonia, known as one of the pearls of the Baltic countries.

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
20-Apr-2013 02-May-2013 USD 3299
 
27-Apr-2013 09-May-2013 USD 3309
04-May-2013 16-May-2013
11-May-2013 23-May-2013
18-May-2013 30-May-2013
 
25-May-2013 06-Jun-2013 USD 3369
01-Jun-2013 13-Jun-2013
08-Jun-2013 20-Jun-2013
15-Jun-2013 27-Jun-2013
 
22-Jun-2013 04-Jul-2013 USD 3309
29-Jun-2013 11-Jul-2013
06-Jul-2013 18-Jul-2013
13-Jul-2013 25-Jul-2013
20-Jul-2013 01-Aug-2013
 
27-Jul-2013 08-Aug-2013 USD 3199
03-Aug-2013 15-Aug-2013
10-Aug-2013 22-Aug-2013
17-Aug-2013 29-Aug-2013
24-Aug-2013 05-Sep-2013
31-Aug-2013 12-Sep-2013
07-Sep-2013 19-Sep-2013
 
14-Sep-2013 26-Sep-2013 USD 3189
   
Hotels:

Copenhagen: Imperial (F)

Oslo: Clarion Royal Christiania (F)

Stockholm: Radisson Blu Waterfront (SF)

Helsinki: Radisson Blu Royal (SF)

St. Petersburg: Angleterre (SF)

 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark
Time to rest or to start exploring Denmark’s fun-loving capital. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the 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 Theater, stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace with its lovely flower gardens and of the wistful LITTLE MERMAID. Afternoon at leisure, optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS (mid-April to mid-Sept.), the city’s colorful 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 second-largest city, and admire its beautiful parks, botanical gardens, and well-kept canals during your orientation tour. In the afternoon, continue along the Skagerrak coastline to Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B,D)

Day 4: 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 Theater, 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. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Optional excursions are available. (B)

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 Saga of Gösta Berling, on the way to Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass the ancient garrison town of orebro and modern Eskilstuna, known for its stainless steel, and proceed to Stockholm. (B)

Day 6: Stockholm
Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Milennium, 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, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the Wasa Ship Museum. (B)

Day 7: At Leisure in Stockholm – Overnight Cruise to Helsinki, Finland
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Tour Director will have suggestions how to spend your day. Tonight, board your ship for the overnight BALTIC SEA CRUISE to Finland. (B,D)

Day 8: Helsinki
After breakfast on board, sightseeing with a Local Guide features City Hall and Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, the monumental railroad station, the great LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL, the Olympic Stadium, and the SIBELIUS MONUMENT. Then, browse for souvenirs in Helsinki’s local arts and crafts OPEN-AIR MARKET. (B,D)

Day 9: At Leisure in 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. (B)

Day 10: Helsinki – St. Petersburg, Russia
A pleasant drive along the coast to the Russian border. After completing frontier formalities, cross the Karelian Isthmus on the way to St. Petersburg. (B)

Day 11: St. Petersburg
Founded by Peter the Great, construction began in 1703 and the city eventually spread over 100 islands linked by 700 bridges. It suffered severe damage during World War II, when a cruel 900-day siege claimed more than a million victims. Start with the Winter Palace complex. Formerly the residence of the czars, it is now home of the world-famous HERMITAGE MUSEUM with celebrated works by Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, and the major French impressionists. Next, drive along elegant Nevsky Prospect and admire ST. ISAAC’S CATHEDRAL with its gilded dome and marble columns. (B)

Day 12: St. Petersburg
Travel to Pushkin, the home of Russia’s last czar, for a visit to magnificent CATHERINE PALACE (if closed, visit PAVLOVSK PALACE instead). Afternoon at leisure; suitable optional activities are available to enhance your stay in St. Petersburg. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel to celebrate the success of your vacation. (B,D)

Day 13: St. Petersburg
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 2 nights in Copenhagen, Denmark
Accommodation for 3 nights in Petersburg, Russia
Accommodation for 2 nights in Oslo, Norway
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Stockholm, Sweden
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 3 nights in Helsinki, Finland    
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Visa charges
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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