Capitals of Scandinavia

Capitals of Scandinavia

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9 Days

Capitals of Scandinavia

9 Days Starting in Copenhagen and ending in Helsinki

Visiting:

Copenhagen

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Oslo

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Stockholm

,

Helsinki

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SCAPBMM18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

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Tour Overview

Live a little lagom and travel to northern Europe’s historic, stylish and cosmopolitan cities on this fairy-tale Scandinavia tour. You’ll learn about the area’s Viking history, why Helsinki is the capital of cool and dine amidst the former hunting and fishing grounds of Swedish kings.

Highlights

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    Explore Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki with a Local Specialist

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    Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and the City Hall in Stockholm

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    View the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki

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    See Børsen, Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Akershus, the Royal Palace and the Opera House in Oslo, Storkyrkan, Riddarholmen Church and the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the Sibelius Monument, the Olympic Stadium and the Opera House in Helsinki

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    Scenic Cruise across the Baltic Sea

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    Connect With Locals Indulge in an eco-friendly organic dining experience featuring home-grown produce sourced from within Stockholm's Djurgarden Park, the former hunting and fishing grounds of Swedish kings.

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    Stays with Stories Step into decades of Danish history and in the footsteps of aristocrats and royals when you stay at the 17th-century Phoenix Hotel in Copenhagen.

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    Dive into Culture 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.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to Copenhagen

Location:

  Copenhagen


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Phoenix


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Hans Christian Andersen would have been right at home in 21st-century Copenhagen. The Danish capital hasn't lost any of its fairy-tale flair over the centuries, as you'll come to discover when you spend 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 the World Wars and today, restored to its former glory. Then, spend your free time soaking up the sunshine with the fun-loving locals before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

icon Day 2 : Explore Historic Copenhagen

Location:

  Copenhagen


Accommodation:

  Hotel


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.

icon Day 3 : Journey to Oslo

Location:

  Oslo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Scandic Solli


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.

icon Day 4 : Vikings and More in Oslo

Location:

  Oslo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


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 sail across the Oslofjord to learn about Norwegian explorers.

icon Day 5 : Onwards to Stockholm

Location:

  Stockholm


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Elite Palace


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a scenic drive south through Norway’s lush forest landscapes to Sweden, bound for its enchanting capital. You’ll journey through Karlstad situated on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, and pass Örebro, with its 13th-century castle, before continuing to Stockholm. Indulge in a free evening to explore ‘Beauty on Water’, as the locals refer to their capital. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the cobbled Gamla Stan to admire its medieval history on a walking tour, followed by a traditional Swedish meal in a local restaurant.

icon Day 6 : Discover Beautiful Stockholm

Location:

  Stockholm


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Style and substance are things 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, and the Royal Palace, then Dive Into Culture and visit the City Hall. You’ll have some free time this afternoon to join the locals for their afternoon fika (coffee break) and embrace the Swedish philosophy of lagom before joining your fellow travellers at an exclusive eco-friendly Be My Guest experience and Connect With Locals over dinner amidst the former hunting and fishing grounds of Swedish kings.

icon Day 7 : Embark on an Overnight Cruise

Location:

  Helsinki, Stockholm


Accommodation:

  Hotel


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 the Vasa Museum. The cool capital of Finland beckons as you board your overnight cruise to Helsinki, passing through Stockholm’s archipelago as you watch the sun set over the Baltic Sea.

icon Day 8 : Arrive in Vibrant Helsinki

Location:

  Helsinki


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  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. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. Raise a glass of aquavit and toast to your epic adventure across the capitals of Scandinavia. Kippis!

icon Day 9 : 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

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    8 Breakfasts

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

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Capitals of Scandinavia

9 Days Starting in Copenhagen and ending in Helsinki

Visiting:

Copenhagen

,

Oslo

,

Stockholm

,

Helsinki

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SCAPBMM18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Interests:

Recommended For:

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