Capitals of Scandinavia

Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm & Helsinki
10 days
All year
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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.

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 accommodation in Copenhagen at the Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar.

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). And make sure you take time to stroll down the popular pedestrian shopping street of Strøget, and enjoy the fabulous Nordic cuisine offered at one of the many restaurants. 

Day 3 Copenhagen - Oslo By Overnight ferry
The morning is free in Copenhagen for shopping or more sightseeing. 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 accommodation in Oslo at the Comfort Hotel Borsparken or similar.

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.

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. 2 nights accommodation in Stockholm at the First Hotel Kungsbron or similar.

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.

Day 8 Stockholm - Helsinki By Overnight Ferry
Breakfast at the hotel and morning free in Stockholm. 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. Then enjoy a mid - late morning 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 at the Solo Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar.

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.

This tour can be done in reverse and extra nights can be added in any of the cities. For a 12 day itinerary visiting Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo plus Bergen & the Norwegian fjords see our tour Discover Scandinavia.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2858.00
Single AUD$ 4536.00

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. 

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

 

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