This independent tour allows you to explore 4 of the best Scandinavian cites. Travel from Copenhagen to Oslo, then on to Stockholm and Helsinki, by train and overnight ferry. Your accommodation, travel & introductory city sightseeing in each destination are all pre-booked for you.
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Day 1: Copenhagen Arrival
Arrive in Copenhagen and make your own way to your hotel. Time at leisure; you could see the Little Mermaid statue, Gefion Fountain, the old harbour area of Nyhavn, now bustling with cafes and bars, or much more. Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar.
Day 2: Copenhagen: Canal and Harbour Cruise and time to explore
Breakfast at the hotel, then enjoy a morning, guided canal and harbour cruise, travelling the harbours and canals past the main city sights. Then explore a little further on your own - perhaps visit the Viking Ship Museum, the cathedral, the Museum of Danish Pre-history, Moesgaard, and Marselisborg Castle, the holiday residence of the Royal Family. When the Royal Family is not in residence there is free admission to the palace park for the public from morning to evening. 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
After a tasty Danish buffet breakfast, morning 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. Accommodation in 2 berth outside cabin with private facilities including breakfast and dinner (with sole use of cabin).
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 make your own way to your hotel. Remainder of the day free. Perhaps visit the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Munch Museum, or the Maritime Museum. Make sure you stroll along the old Bryygen wharf area, now a bustling hub of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. 2 nights in Oslo at Comfort Hotel Borsparken or similar.
Day 5: Oslo
Breakfast at the hotel and another exciting day to explore Oslo. Perhaps today see the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Munch Museum, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump facilities or 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. Accommodation at 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 bus 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 bus 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. Accommodation in a 2 berth, outside cabin with ensuite, (with sole use of 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. Accommodation at the Solo Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar.
Day 10: Helsinki Departure
Breakfast at the hotel 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 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.
* this tour can be done in reverse and extra nights can be added at any of the cities
* for a 12 day itinerary visiting Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo plus Bergen & Flam (the "Norway in a Nutshell" tour) see our tour Discover Scandinavia
* the tour is also available with 4 star accommodation.
* The price shown is for the tour with 3 star accommodation; for other prices please enquire.
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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 price shown is for the tour with 3 star accommodation. The tour is also available with 4 star accommodation - for these prices please enquire.