Four Capitals

Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen & Oslo
9 days
Jun - Aug
Itinerary
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This tour focuses on the 4 beautiful and historic Scandinavian cities of Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo. Travel includes overnight ferry trips through the stunning waters of the Stockholm Archipelago and the Kattegat Straits. You will enjoy the highlights of each wonderful city, whilst still having plenty of time to explore further on your own.

You can also extend the tour by adding time in the magnificent Norwegian Fjords- see our escorted tour
    Four Capitals + Scenic Norway

Day 1: ARRIVE STOCKHOLM
Arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and transfer to your hotel. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign, a centrally located first class hotel.

Day 2: STOCKHOLM: CITY SIGHTSEEING & OLD TOWN (GAMLA STAN) 
After your Scandinavian buffet breakfast, a 4 hour guided tour of Stockholm awaits. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, the island of Djurgården and the Old Town (Gamla Stan), with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. A tour highlight is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Rooms, where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm. We recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours. Please note that dinner is not included tonight, but your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations at one of the fabulous local restaurants. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign.

Day 3: STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI:  MORNING AT LEISURE & CRUISE THE ARCHIPELAGO
Morning free in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the Venice of the North because of its many canals and waterways. We recommend you enjoy one of the many canal boat tours. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on Silja Line ferry at 16.45hrs. Start your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Buffet dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, shops, casino, bars. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Day 4: HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM: CITY SIGHTSEEING & AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
Enjoy your buffet breakfast, as you sail into Helsinki. You retain your cabin on the ship. Morning, 3 hour guided tour of the Finnish capital. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple and more. Afternoon free for shopping or exploring this bustling city on the Baltic. 17.00hrs departure on Silja Line; return to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.

Day 5: STOCKHOLM - COPENHAGEN: SWEDISH COUNTRYSIDE
After a delicious buffet breakfast on board, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30hrs. Tour continues by coach through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden to Lake Vättern, where we stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Malmö, then cross the new Øresund Bridge to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen during the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at the Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbour and pedestrian streets. 

Day 6: COPENHAGEN: CITY SIGHTSEEING & TIVOLI GARDENS
The day starts with a 3 hour guided tour of the city, during which you will see Amalienborg Palace (residence of the Danish Royal Family), Christiansborg Palace (seat of the Danish Parliament), Gefion Fountain, the old harbour of Nyhavn, the famous Little Mermaid and many other popular sights. Afternoon at leisure. We can recommend a tour down the popular pedestrian shopping street of Strøget, or a visit to Rosenborg Palace. Your tour escort will provide you with entrance tickets to the famous Tivoli Gardens. Please note that dinner is not included tonight. Accommodation at the Admiral Hotel.

Day 7: COPENHAGEN - OSLO:  CRUISE KATTEGAT STRAITS
After a tasty Danish buffet breakfast, morning free in Copenhagen for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon coach transfer to the DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy a Scandinavian buffet dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. There is dancing and entertainment on board, or you may prefer to sit out on deck and watch the sunset. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 8: OSLO: CITY SIGHTSEEING & AFTERNOON FREE
A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09.30 hrs, followed by a 3 hour guided tour of the Norwegian capital, including the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Viking Museum, the Munch Museum or a stroll along Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo.  

Day 9: OSLO DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to coincide with individual flight departures.

Departures 2017:  June 06 (few seats), 27; July 04, 11, 18, 25; August 01, 08 

Tour Notes:

 * Extra nights can be added at the beginning or end

 * For an extended version of this tour with time in the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, see our escorted tour
    Four Capitals + Scenic Norway

*  If you would rather do this itinerary independently see our Classic Scandinavia or Discover Scandinavia tours. 

INCLUDES: 5 nights accommodation in a standard room including breakfast daily, 3-course dinners (except on second night in Stockholm and second night in Copenhagen), 1 lunch (Day 5); 4 hour guided tour of Stockholm, 3 hours in Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki; Visit to the Stadshuset (City Hall) in Stockholm; Cruises Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm incl. 2 nights in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC with 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts; Overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins, with shower/WC, buffet dinner and buffet breakfast;  Entrance to Tivoli Gardens (Day 6); all visits as mentioned in itinerary;  luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; English-speaking tour escort throughout; Transport by modern Deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days of the tour only, to coincide with individual flight times. (Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the programme, may incur a supplement). 

 Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3673.00
Single AUD$ 4946.00

INCLUDES: 5 nights accommodation in a standard room including breakfast daily, 3-course dinners (except on second night in Stockholm and second night in Copenhagen), 1 lunch (Day 5); 4 hour guided tour of Stockholm, 3 hours in Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki; Visit to the Stadshuset (City Hall) in Stockholm; Cruises Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm incl. 2 nights in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC with 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts; Overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins, with shower/WC, buffet dinner and buffet breakfast;  Entrance to Tivoli Gardens (Day 6); all visits as mentioned in itinerary;  luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; English-speaking tour escort throughout; Transport by modern Deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days of the tour only, to coincide with individual flight times. (Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the programme, may incur a supplement). 

 

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