Capitals of Scandinavia

Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm & Helsinki
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This independent tour allows you to explore the 4 major Scandinavian cites. Travel from Copenhagen to Oslo, then on to Stockholm and Helsinki, by train and overnight ferry. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, transport and introductory sightseeing in each city. 

This tour can be done in reverse, or add extra nights along the way. If you also wish to visit the Norwegian Fjords,  take a look at our Discover Scandinavia independent tour.

The itinerary shown below is for Copenhagen to Helsinki - the reverse itinerary Helsinki to Copenhagen follows.

Day 1 Copenhagen Arrival
Arrive in Copenhagen and make your own way to your hotel. Copenhagen is one of the best small cities in the world. With a history that dates back to 1043, the city is full of cultural landmarks, beautiful and significant buildings, charming waterways, interesting sights and museums. Walk down the shopping street Strøget, visit the Nyhavn area of lively bars and restaurants and sample some of the famous new Nordic Cuisine! 2 nights in Copenhagen.

Day 2 Copenhagen: Canal and Harbour Cruise and Time to Explore
Breakfast at the hotel, then enjoy a guided canal and harbour cruise, travelling the harbours and canals past the main city sights. Then more time to explore on your own - visit Hans Christian Andersen’s statue, Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces, Christiansborg Palace or in season, the famous Tivoli Gardens (open from mid April to late September). 2nd night in Copenhagen.

Day 3 Copenhagen - Oslo By Overnight ferry
This morning enjoy the city for a further few hours - perhaps join the hop on- hop off open top bus for a rest from walking! In the afternoon, make your own way to the ferry terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at approximately 16.30hrs. Cruise gently up the Kattegat Straits, on your way to Oslo. There is dancing and entertainment on board, or you may prefer to sit out on deck and watch the sunset.  Overnight in 2 berth outside cabin with private facilities (with sole use of the cabin), including breakfast and buffet dinner.

Day 4 Oslo: Morning Arrival and City Sightseeing
A delicious Scandinavian buffet breakfast is served on board, as you sail up the lovely Oslo Fjord to reach the Norwegian capital, arriving at approximately 09.30hrs. From the ferry pier, join a panoramic city tour (your luggage will be stored on the tour bus). The tour visits the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Exploration Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, and more. At the conclusion of the tour you will be dropped off at the city centre, from where you can make your own way to your hotel. Remainder of the day free. Make sure you stroll along the old Bryygen wharf area, now a bustling hub of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. 2 nights in Oslo.

Day 5 Oslo: Day at Leisure
Breakfast at the hotel and another exciting day to explore Oslo. Perhaps today visit the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Munch Museum, or the Maritime Museum. And take a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Another option is the open-air museum on Bygdøy Peninsula with its world-famous stave church, dating from the 1200s. Or you could take a cruise - Oslo sits on a large and beautiful fjord. 2nd overnight in Oslo.

Day 6 Oslo - Stockholm By Train 
Breakfast at the hotel then make your own way to the central train station. Depart Oslo by train towards the Swedish border, and into the delightful rural province of Värmland, to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden. The train then continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital.

Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. Explore Gamla Stan’s charming, narrow cobbled streets, take a canal cruise, see the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, and much more. 2 nights in Stockholm.

Day 7 Stockholm Sightseeing 
Breakfast at the hotel and then discover the treasures of this beautiful city, with an introductory panoramic coach  tour. Taking just over an hour, the tour takes you through all of the city’s districts and shows you the most famous places in Stockholm. If possible, the coach will make a stop at Fjällgatan, where the view of Stockholm’s islands and waters is truly wonderful. During this tour you will get to know Stockholm and it’s history. Afternoon at leisure  - perhaps visit the Vasa Museum, which houses one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved warships dating back to 1628, or Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, with its collection of old buildings collected from all over Sweden. 2nd overnight in Stockholm.

Day 8 Stockholm - Helsinki By Overnight Ferry
Breakfast at the hotel and morning free in Stockholm - perhaps time for some shopping for unique Swedish homewares and designs? In the afternoon, make your own way to the ferry terminal, for embarkation on your overnight cruise to Helsinki, departing at 17.00hrs. Sail slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. There is a choice of entertainment, shops, casino, and bars onboard. Overnight in a 2 berth, outside cabin with ensuite, (with sole use of the cabin), including buffet breakfast and dinner.

Day 9 Helsinki Arrival and City Tour 
Enjoy your buffet breakfast, as you sail into Helsinki. Upon arrival make your own way to your hotel to drop off your luggage. Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in this green and lively small city. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa, as a trading post to compete with Tallinn, to the south. In the beginning of the 19th century Finland became part of Russia. Then enjoy a panoramic city tour.

After the tour, continue exploring on your own - perhaps visit the Senate Square,  Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the New Opera House, the Sibelius Park & Monument, the Church in the Rock and the harbourside fish stalls and markets.  Overnight in Helsinki.

Day 10 Helsinki Departure 
Breakfast at the hotel, check out and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily all year

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast in centrally located 3 star hotels all with private facilities; overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo in outside cabin with private facilities incl. dinner and breakfast; overnight cruise Stockholm-Helsinki in outside cabin with private facilities incl. breakfast and dinner; introductory city sightseeing tours in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen; train Oslo-Stockholm standard class including seat reservation.

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Helsinki - Copenhagen Itinerary:

Day 1 Helsinki Arrival 

Arrive in Helsinki  and make your own way to your hotel. Your Capitals of Scandinavia tour commences this evening with your first night of accommodation. 2 nights in Helsinki.

Day 2 Helsinki Sightseeing 
This morning make your way to the city centre for your Panoramic sightseeing tour which commences at 11:00hrs.  Your tour  includes the most famous sights such as Senate Square, Sibelius Park and Monument, the Underground Church, Uspenski Cathedral, Finlandia Hall, Parliament House and more.  The rest of the day is at leisure. 2nd overnight in Helsinki.

Day 3 Helsinki - Stockholm by Overnight Ferry 
Today  enjoy more free time in Helsinki. This afternoon, make your way to the terminal for your overnight ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm, departing at 17:00hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin, including buffet dinner and breakfast.

Day 4 Arrival in Stockholm 
At 09:30hrs arrive in Stockholm; disembark and make your own way from the ferry terminal to your hotel (you cannot yet check in but can  drop off your bags). Time at leisure before making your own way to the city centre for your Panoramic sightseeing tour which commences at 11:00hrs. Your tour includes the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the Cathedral and Royal Theatre, as well as Gamla Stan’s cobbled streets and antique shops. 1 night in Stockholm
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Day 5  Stockholm - Oslo By Train 

This morning make your own way to the Stockholm Central Station for your train journey to Oslo. On arrival in Oslo, make your own way to your hotel. 2 nights in Oslo.

Day 6 Oslo Sightseeing 
This morning make your way to the city centre for your Panoramic sightseeing tour which commences at 10:30hrs. Your tour includes many of Oslo’s sights along with a short walking tour at Vigeland Sculpture Park and, time permitting, a photo stop at the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. The rest of the day is at leisure. 2nd overnight in Oslo.

Day 7 Oslo - Copenhagen by Overnight Ferry 
This morning further  explore Oslo at your own pace. This afternoon, make your way to the ferry terminal for your overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen, departing at 16:30hrs. Overnight in an A Class outside cabin including buffet dinner and breakfast.

Day 8  Arrival in Copenhagen 
At 09:45hrs on arrival in Copenhagen, disembark and make your way to your to your hotel (you cannot yet check in but can  drop off your bags). Time to explore. 2 nights in Copenhagen.

Day 9 Copenhagen Sightseeing 
Make your own way to  the city centre for your Panoramic sightseeing tour which commences at 11:00hrs. Your tour includes famous sights such as Royal Amalienborg Palace (residence of the Danish Royal Family), Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, the old harbour of Nyhavn and of course, the Little Mermaid. The rest of the day is at leisure. 2nd overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 10 Copenhagen Departure
Check out after breakfast and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily all year

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation including daily breakfast in centrally located 3 star hotels all with private facilities; overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo in outside cabin with private facilities incl. dinner and breakfast; overnight cruise Stockholm-Helsinki in outside cabin with private facilities incl. breakfast and dinner; introductory city sightseeing tours in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen; train Oslo-Stockholm standard class including seat reservation.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2959.00
Single AUD$ 4696.00

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation incl. breakfast in centrally located 3 star hotels; overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo incl. dinner and breakfast in outside cabin with private facilities; overnight cruise Stockholm-Helsinki in outside cabin with private facilities incl. breakfast and dinner, introductory city sightseeing tours in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen; Train Oslo-Stockholm standard class including seat reservation. 

The prices shown here are for this tour with 3 star accommodation.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3170.00
Single AUD$ 4896.00

Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation incl. breakfast in centrally located 4 star hotels; overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo incl. dinner and breakfast in outside cabin with private facilities; overnight cruise Stockholm-Helsinki in outside cabin with private facilities incl. breakfast and dinner, introductory city sightseeing tours in Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen; Train Oslo-Stockholm standard class including seat reservation. 

The prices shown here are for this tour with 4 star accommodation.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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