Explore the four Nordic capitals on this exclusive tour, including all the major sights of the regions, whilst staying at quality, well located hotels. The capitals are all beautifully situated by the sea and offer a variety of architecture, culture and history. The two overnight cruises offer scenic views of the Stockholm archipelago and the Oslo Fjord.
Day 1 Helsinki Arrival
Make your own way from Helsinki Airport to the hotel. Meet your tour escort and fellow travelling companions in the hotel lobby at 18:00hrs for a welcome drink. Overnight in Helsinki at Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti or similar.
Day 2 City Sightseeing, Helsinki - Stockholm by Overnight Ferry
Morning Helsinki City Sightseeing tour with a local guide. Sights of interest are the Sibelius Monument and Park, Senate Square and the Cathedral (no entrances included). Afternoon at leisure to explore this bustling city on the Baltic. Coach transfer to the pier for your overnight ferry from Helsinki to Stockholm. Overnight in a 2 berth outside cabin with private facilities, including buffet dinner and breakfast. We suggest bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry luggage to and from the cabin. Luggage handling between coach and luggage container on board is included.
Day 3 Stockholm Arrival
Enjoy breakfast on board while sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Arrival in Stockholm at 10:00hrs and disembark. Coach transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the Venice of the North because of its many canals and waterways. Perhaps take a guided boat tour on the canals or visit one of the many interesting museums. 2 nights in Stockholm at the Scandic Continental Hotel or similar.
Day 4 Stockholm City Sightseeing
Discover Stockholm during a locally guided City Sightseeing tour. Pass sights of interest such as the Old Town (Gamla Stan), Royal Palace, Parliament buildings, Island of Djurgården and City Hall with its famous golden and blue halls (entrance to City Hall included). Afternoon at leisure in Stockholm. Perhaps visit the impressive Vasa Museum or the popular ABBA museum. 2nd overnight in Stockholm at the Scandic Continental Hotel or similar.
Day 5 Stockholm - Copenhagen by Train
Coach to the railway station to take the train from Stockholm, across the heart of Sweden, over the famous Oresund Bridge and on to Copenhagen. The train takes 5-6 hours. Lunch on board. On arrival, coach transfer to your hotel. Close by is the charming Nyhavn harbour, with numerous waterside restaurants and vintage sailing ships, within a short walk to Ströget pedestrian street. Two nights in Copenhagen at Copenhagen Admiral Hotel.
Day 6 Copenhagen City Sightseeing
Morning City Sightseeing tour of Copenhagen with a local guide. Pass sights of interest such as Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Theatre, City Hall, Amalienborg Palace, the old harbour of Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid, Gefion fountain and Rosenborg Castle. Afternoon at leisure in Copenhagen. Perhaps explore the popular pedestrian shopping street Strøget, visit a palace or museum, join a canal cruise visit the famous Tivoli Gardens. 2nd overnight in Copenhagen at Copenhagen Admiral Hotel.
Day 7 Copenhagen - Oslo by Overnight Ferry
Morning at leisure for sightseeing. Coach transfer to the pier for your overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo. Buffet dinner on board, as you cruise the Kattegat Strait. Overnight in an outside cabin with breakfast and dinner. There is dancing and entertainment on board, or you may prefer to sit out on deck and watch the sunset. We suggest bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry luggage to and from the cabin. Luggage can easily be stored in luggage container before boarding, and the coach will stop right by the container.
Day 8 Oslo Arrival
A Scandinavian buffet breakfast is served on board, as you sail up the lovely Oslo Fjord to reach the Norwegian capital, arriving at approximately 10.00hrs. Explore Oslo during a locally guided City Sightseeing tour. Enjoy panoramic views of the Opera House, Karl Johans Gate – Oslo’s main street, Old Town Christiania, Akershus Castle and Fortress, and the Royal Palace. A picturesque ride through some of Oslo’s prettiest neighborhoods to Vigeland Sculpture Park. Visit the Norwegian Folk Museum, an open air museum with 160 historic buildings, the Gol Stave Church and indoor exhibitions featuring Norwegian folk costumes, folk art, church art and Sami culture. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll through the new central city district Bjørvika and walk between Oslo’s latest architectural additions; the Deichman Library and Munch Museum. We also recommend a stroll along Aker Brygge, a lively pier with numerous restaurants and departures for sightseeing boats on the Oslofjord. A farewell drink will be served at your hotel at 18.00hrs. Overnight in Oslo at Thon Hotel Bristol or similar.
Day 9 Oslo Departure
Arrangements end this morning after breakfast and check out.
2024 departures: 02 July
Maximum Group Size: 31 persons
Pre-nights in Helsinki and post-nights in Oslo can be added