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  • We check out sleek Stockholm as an opener to a tour that winds up in Helsinki, Finland. In Sweden's capitol, we browse in the old town, see an opera at the baroque Queen's Theater, get close to an unlucky 17th century warship and sample earlier centuries of Swedish life in a lively open-air museum. Then we board a ship for a scenic overnight cruise through the Baltic Archipelago to explore 19th century sights in modern Helsinki, Finland.

  • We find that Norway's seafaring past lives on in Oslo as we boat across the harbor and explore remnants of ocean adventure from Viking Eric the Red to Thor Heyerdahl of Kon Tiki fame. The Nazi Resistance Museum chronicles Norway's brave stance in World War II and a mammoth ski jump beckons the super-skilled. We ride the scenic rails over Norway's mountainous spine and cruise a fjord as part of the "Norway in a Nutshell" route. Finally, in Bergen we stroll the Hanseatic quarter, discovering links to the city's past.

  • A highlight of Scandinavia, Denmark's Copenhagen welcomes visitors with remnants of Viking days, cosmopolitan flair and a high standard of living. We join the locals ? lunching, biking and then boating through old Copenhagen. Our city tour ends in the world famous carnival, Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park. For a glimpse of 17th century Denmark, we board a train, then ferry to Aero Island where a bike ride among thatched cottages, "snooping mirrors," and cobbled alleys reminds us of the world of Hans Christian Andersen.

  • Berlin is back, resuming its place as a great European capital. We climb the Reichstag's new glass dome, sway at a modern-day cabaret, and pop a few chocolates in the now thriving eastern sector. Along with Germany's finest art, complicated Berlin also has hidden remnants of its fascist and communist past. In a city that's rebounding and rebuilding, we crane our necks at Potsdamer Platz, Europe's newest Times Square.

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