Capitals of Scandinavia

Capitals of Scandinavia

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Capitals of Scandinavia

10 Days Starting in Copenhagen and ending in Helsinki

Visiting: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

SCAPAZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Travel to northern Europe’s historic, stylish and cosmopolitan cities on this fairy-tale tour of Scandinavia. You’ll learn about the area’s Viking history, and why Helsinki is the capital of cool.

Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 9 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)

  • Stockholm: Visit the Stockholm City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns. You'll have an opportunity to visit one of the city's most famous landmarks.

  • Copenhagen: With your Local Specialist, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.

  • Gothenburg: Pass Gothenburg on a scenic drive through Sweden as you travel to Norway.

  • Oslo: With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.

  • : Travel through unspoilt Swedish landscapes and see Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the country.

  • Stockholm: With your Local Specialist, visit Gamla Stan to see the cathedral where Swedish kings have been coronated and wander the narrow streets of the Old Town.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Copenhagen Stays With Stories
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Phoenix
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Hans Christian Andersen would have been right at home in 21st century Copenhagen. The Danish capital hasn't lost any of its fairytale charm over the centuries, as you'll come to discover on your first day exploring this colourful city. On arrival, transfer to your Stays With Stories accommodation, the historic Phoenix Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen’s most elegant district. Discover the hotel’s rich history from the late 17th century, through both World Wars and up to the present day, restored to its former glory. Then spend your free time strolling through the happiest city in the world before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Explore Historic Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Phoenix
Meals Included: Breakfast

Connect with the heartfelt hygge of your Danish hosts when you join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour that will reveal all the highlights of Copenhagen’s Old Town. See the distinctive dragon-tail spire of the 17th-century Børsen (Stock Exchange), Christiansborg Palace and the Little Mermaid, demurely seated on a rock overlooking Langelinie Promenade. See the home of Denmark’s beloved royal family, Amalienborg Palace, then spend the rest of the day exploring Copenhagen your way. Enjoy a cold øl overlooking the colourful façades of Nyhavn or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Danish Riviera, past ancient fishing villages to the 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle.

Day 3: Journey To Oslo
Location: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo
Accommodation: Scandic
Meals Included: Breakfast

For now, it’s a fond farvel to Copenhagen and a bright and cheery hej to Sweden, as you cross the Øresund by ferry and wind your way north, through the Swedish countryside past Gothenburg to Norway. You’ll want to keep your camera at the ready to capture the scenic landscapes that line your route to Oslo, Norway’s modern buzzing capital, where the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv can be felt along the flower-lined boulevards and bustling waterfront promenades.

Day 4: Vikings And More In Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Scandic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Tread in the footsteps of the Vikings this morning as you join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal Oslo’s long-standing seafaring heritage. See the medieval fortress of Akershus, the elegant Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House, which seems to rise up from the water in all its marble, granite and glass glory. Visit a wonderland of Norwegian sculptures left behind by Gustav Vigeland in his sculpture park, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms. You could choose instead to embark on an Optional Experience to learn about Norwegian explorers.

Day 5: Onwards To Stockholm Connect With Locals
Location: Oslo, Stockholm
Accommodation: Elite Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a scenic drive south through Norway’s lush forest landscapes to Sweden, bound for its enchanting capital. Journey past Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, before stopping in the countryside to Connect With Locals at a special Be My Guest lunch. Husband and wife team Niklas and Anna will welcome you to their renovated 19th-century church and explain their philosophy of using local produce to delight all your senses. Later, arrive in Stockholm and indulge in a free evening to explore ‘Beauty on Water’. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the first Ice Bar in the world.

Day 6: Discover Beautiful Stockholm Dive Into Culture
Location: Stockholm
Accommodation: Elite Palace
Meals Included: Breakfast

Style and substance are qualities Stockholm has in abundance, as you’ll discover when you join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour this morning. See Stockholm’s historic mother church, Storkyrkan, the Royal Palace and the Swedish Parliament, then Dive Into Culture on a visit to the City Hall, home to the annual Nobel Prize banquet. This afternoon perhaps join an Optional Experience to explore the maritime heritage of the city, or simply do as the locals do and indulge in fika (coffee and cake), embracing the Swedish philosophy of lagom. Tonight consider an Optional Experience to cobbled Gamla Stan to admire its medieval history on a walking tour, followed by a traditional Swedish meal in a local restaurant.

Day 7: Embark On An Overnight Cruise
Location: Stockholm
Meals Included: Breakfast

A leisurely start to your day could see you embark on some last-minute souvenir shopping or savouring steaming sweet Swedish cinnamon rolls in Stortoget. Consider an Optional Experience to Drottningholm Palace. The cool capital of Finland beckons as you board your overnight cruise to Helsinki, passing through Stockholm’s archipelago across the Baltic Sea.

Day 8: Arrive In Vibrant Helsinki Make Travel Matter
Location: Stockholm, Helsinki
Accommodation: Holiday Inn City Centre
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue your cruise across the Baltic, arriving in Helsinki in time to join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of all the city’s highlights, its Swedish and Russian heritage and some hidden gems. Stop for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at an inclusive café. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to raise a glass of aquavit and toast your epic adventure across the capitals of Scandinavia. Kippis!

Day 9: Helsinki At Leisure
Location: Helsinki
Accommodation: Holiday Inn City Centre
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is yours to explore Helsinki at leisure or perhaps consider joining a full-day Optional Experience to cruise to the beautiful capital of Estonia, Tallinn. With its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, you will feel like you've stepped into the pages of a fairytale.

Day 10: Farewell Scandinavia
Location: Helsinki
Meals Included: Breakfast

After a memorable journey exploring the history and culture of four Scandinavian nations, all that’s left is to say a fond farewell to your new friends and prepare for your return journey home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Ferry from Helsingør to Helsingborg

  • Overnight Cruise from Sweden to Finland

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Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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