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Itinerary for Nordic Capitals Private Tour

Nordic Capitals Private Tour

This is a beautiful tour of the Nordic capitals of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm & Helsinki. Enjoy two nights in each city, with a private walking tour to get you acquainted on your first day in each capital. All of your transfers will be arranged for you, so you can simply enjoy the journey. Two overnight ferry cruises are included in the itinerary, by far the most relaxing way to travel between the capitals of Scandinavia, and between Oslo and Stockholm let the train take the strain, as you watch the landscape and nature pass by in comfortable surroundings. The Scandinavian capitals are all so different, so varied, and each brings a unique authentic charm, energy, and culture to make this a fresh and fascinating tour. 

10 nights * Handpicked old town hotels * Private walking tours * Private transfers * Two overnight ferry cruises * Train journey * From EUR pp

Day 1 - Copenhagen

Transfer From Copenhagen Airport To Your Hotel

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Welcome to Copenhagen! Get checked in at your hotel, and enjoy an evening stroll around Copenhagen. If you would like to book a restaurant for this first night, we can do that for you.



Day 2 - Copenhagen

Private 2 Hour Walking Tour Of Copenhagen

Our local guide will meet you at your hotel reception and take you for a 2-hour guided walking tour of Copenhagen. Pass the famous Tivoli Gardens, and through old, narrow streets to the National Museum, Christiansborg Palace and through Nyhavn with its many restaurants and colourful waterfront buildings. From there you will continue to Amalienborg Palace before you return to the City Hall square along the pedestrian shopping street Strøget. This is a great way to see the main sights of Copenhagen, get your bearings in a new city, and learn about local life from your guide - make sure to ask for their current favourite cafes, bars or restaurants for some insider tips!


Day 3 - Copenhagen to Oslo

Exploring Copenhagen

Free time to explore Copenhagen or take a tour before your ferry departure this afternoon - chat with us about the day trips available in and around Copenhagen.

 

Transfer From Your Hotel To Copenhagen Harbour

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the harbour. Your tickets will have been prepurchased for your overnight ferry cruise to Oslo.

 

Overnight ferry cruise to Oslo

A very pleasant overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Olso with DFDS. Our standard cabin choice is a 2 bed (lower beds) with a sea view, for alternate cabin options please ask us for details. The cruise departs from Copenhagen in the afternoon and arrives in Oslo in the morning. You can choose to include an all-you-can-eat breakfast, buffet dinner or set course menu in the restaurant. Facilities onboard include relaxing on the sundeck, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in the sauna and pampering yourself with a beauty treatment. Start your evening with a cocktail at the bar and after dinner dance the night away in the disco or nightclub. And there are plenty of fun experiences for children too. Please note there is a stop en-route at Frederikshavn.

Day 4 - Oslo

Transfer From Oslo Harbour To Your Hotel

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Welcome to Oslo!

 

Oslo Private Walking Tour (2 Hours)

Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you for a 2 hour walking tour through the city centre of Oslo and down to the harbour. The tour includes such highlights as the House of Parliament, a walk on the roof of Oslo Opera House (built in 2008), Akershus Fortress (erected over 700 years ago), Aker Brygge quay, and a visit to the City Hall (free entry), where the Nobel Peace Prize is annually awarded. This is a great way to get acquainted with Oslo and to ask your local guide for any tips or recommendations for your stay.
 

Day 5 - Oslo

Exploring Oslo

Free time in Oslo. We highly recommended to visit the Bydgoy museums during this day, the Kontiki, Fram and Viking museums are must-sees and the Folkmuseum is also excellent. Alternatively, take to the water for longer on a fjord sightseeing tour.

 

Day 6 - Oslo to Stockholm

Transfer From Your Hotel To Oslo Railway Station

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the train station.


Train from Oslo to Stockholm

Your train tickets will have been pre-purchased and delivered to you, for your train travel from Oslo to Stockholm. The Intercity direct train takes approximately 5h30m and we will prepurchase your tickets and reserve your seats. There are daily departures early morning, or late afternoon.

 

Transfer From Stockholm Railway Station To Your Hotel

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Welcome to Stockholm!
 

Day 7 - Stockholm

Stockholm Old Town Private Walking Tour

This walking tour is to get your bearings around the city. Our local guide will pick you up from your hotel reception and take you on a 3-hour guided tour by foot around the City of Stockholm. You’ll visit the Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan); located on a small island with narrow stone streets and old buildings, this is a charming area to walk about. Sights of interest are Storkyrkan, the Royal Palace, the Royal Opera, Stadshuset, Kungsträdgården, and much more. Entrances are not included.

 

Day 8 - Stockholm

Exploring Stockholm

Make the most of your day in Stockholm, before your departure by ferry this evening. We highly recommend you explore the Stockholm archipelago, take a ferry out to an island to see island life and, enjoy a meal alongside the waterfront. If you enjoy crafts and workshops, perhaps visit Fjaderholmarna for the day. If you would like us to arrange a tour for you, please ask.

 

Transfer From Your Hotel To Stockholm Harbour

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the harbour.

 

Overnight Ferry From Stockholm To Helsinki


A relaxing and enjoyable overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki with Tallink ferries on the Silja Serenade or Silja Symphony cruise ships. Our standard cabin choice is a 2 bed (lower beds) with a sea view, for alternate cabin options please ask us for details. The cruise departs from Stockholm in the afternoon and arrives in Helsinki in the morning. You can choose to include breakfast, a buffet dinner or a set course menu in the restaurant.
Facilities onboard include relaxing on the sundeck, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in the sauna, and pampering yourself with a beauty treatment. Start your evening with a cocktail at the bar and after dinner dance the night away in the disco or nightclub. And there are plenty of fun experiences for children too.

Day 9 - Helsinki

Transfer From Helsinki Harbour To Your Hotel

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it). Welcome to Helsinki!

 

Helsinki Private Walking Tour (2 Hours)

Our local Helsinki guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a 2-hour walking tour of Helsinki - the perfect way to get your bearings. The guide will go at your pace and if there is anything, in particular, you would like to see or do - please say!

 

Day 10 - Helsinki

Exploring Helsinki

There are many ways to fill a free day in Helsinki. Take a guided tour with a guide out of town to Porvoo perhaps, or take a train to independently explore another city or town. If you would like to experience some Finnish nature, we can take you for a hike, kayak, or picnic in the wilderness nearby. You can also choose to take a ferry to Suomenlinna fortress, and maybe island-hop by ferry to enjoy a meal on an island or a local sauna experience. Talk to us about what you would like to see and do.


Day 11 - End of the tour

Transfer From Your Hotel To Helsinki Airport

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport for your flight home or on to another destination.

Overview

Bestselling private tour of the Nordic Capitals Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm & Helsinki
Excellent personal guides
Can start any day of the year
Choose from 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
From  EUR pp

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this.
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you.
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality and we want you to get the right tour for you.
Call or email us to discuss your plans.

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THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR EXPERTISE IN ARRANGING OUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN. IT WAS AMAZING.

The dog sledding in the dark was an amazing experience and one we won't soon forget! Very cold and very dark but that did not stop us from having a fantastic time. We learned about dog sledding in general and we had just as much fun interacting with the dogs as we did chatting amiably with the members of the family in their home afterward.It felt very personal/intimate, exactly what we were looking for. The Arctic Bath is one of the most dazzling locations/accommodations that we have ever experienced. The service was assertive without being pushy, they were always there to help when we needed someone but otherwise, it was a very intimate and tranquil stay. The bath itself was amazing, and we will never forget the evening plunge into icy waters. Just amazing. The sauna was something the whole family enjoyed. The food was as dazzling as our lodgings, the Christmas dinner was the highlight with every course thoughtfully prepared and presented. ArcticBath is one of the most romantic spots we have ever been but it was still a fantastic spot for our 5 person family. Our snowshoeing experience was not just a fun trip through the breathtaking landscape but a fascinating lesson in Sweden culture, its floraand fauna, and survival skills. Our guide was very informative and tailored the trip so our kids could keep up and stay engaged. Both the hovercraft ride and the snowmobile trekking were fun and thrilling for all members of our family, racing across the frozen Baltic Sea and through the dazzling snow-covered landscape. As stunning as it was in winter, it is a place we would love to come back to during the summer. Thank you again for organizing a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for our family! We are delighted with our trip.

CHRISTMAS IN SWEDISH LAPLAND, BROTHERS FAMILY, DEC 21


TRAVEL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS ARE A REAL FIND.

Hi Phil and Jurga, We want to thank-you and all the guides, drivers etc. for organising such an amazing and unforgettable trip for us. We had a brilliant time and came home with a completely different and very positive perspective of the Baltic States and Finland. We found every city we visited absolutely fascinating and simply could not pick a favourite. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one of them would have to be the local guides and the drivers who took us for our day outings and did the transfers. Without exception, they were first class. Their passion for their country and willingness to talk about their lives and experiences and, as an example, the impact the Soviet occupation had on them and their families, really brought each country to life and helped us understand a little of what it must have been like then. We were also so impressed with all the paperwork and vouchers we received and know a lot of organisation went on behind the scenes. It all went like clockwork and we were nothing but impressed by your efficiency. Thanks again for a super holiday. We would like to visit St Petersburg and Russia at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in using you again to organise the trip.

BESPOKE PRIVATE BALTIC TOUR, MRS VARLEY, SEPTEMBER 2019


THANK YOU FOR PUTTING TOGETHER SUCH AN INTERESTING AND VARIED PROGRAMME.

We enjoyed a really wonderful trip. The itinerary was great, and the hotels very well positioned in the towns, and very comfortable. Thank you for putting together such an interesting and varied programme. We had the pleasure of being shown the sights by some marvellous guides. All very passionate about their interests, and very interesting. Their English was extremely fluent, and their knowledge, second to none. We would certainly use your company in the future and recommend your service to our friends.

BALTIC CAPITALS & HELSINKI PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS JAMES, OCTOBER 2018


THE STAFF AT BALTIC HOLIDAYS ARE PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXCEEDINGLY FLEXIBLE

My husband and I worked with the exceptional staff at Baltic Holidays to plan two remarkable tailor-made vacations: One to Russia, Finland and Estonia, the other to Eastern Europe visiting Bucharest, Budapest and Prague. The accommodations were perfect and located in convenient places in the cities we visited. The guides we had for day trips both in and out of the cities were knowledgeable, smart and each and everyone went out of their way to make our visit wonderful. We were warmly greeted at the airport and bus stations with staff that took us to our hotels and delivered us back on time and in comfort. Baltic Holidays went the extra mile to help us get tickets to concerts, operas and even the Moscow Circus. But best of all the staff at Baltic Holidays are professional, knowledgeable and exceedingly flexible. We spend lots of time communicating on e-mail about different trip options until we got our plans just right. We feel like the staff are friends now and look forward to working with them again on our next adventure.

TAILOR-MADE TOURS OF EUROPE, TERI DOWLING & MAL LITWILLER


NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin Norway in a Nutshell. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013


WE HAVE LEARNT SO MUCH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE FIVE COUNTRIES

Dear Jurga, We arrived home safe and sound on Saturday afternoon and, now, our minds are full of wonderful memories of a very enjoyable trip. Thank you very much for organising such a comprehensive holiday for us. Everything went like clockwork: guides were excellent, erudite and solicitous and good travelling companions, excellent selection of hotels -a faultless holiday. We have learnt so much about the history of the five countries and have met many friendly and welcoming people. Once again thank you for all your work.

MR CYSTER, GRAND BALTIC PRIVATE TOUR (VILNIUS, RIGA, TALLINN, HELSINKI, ST PETERSBURG, MOSCOW), SEPTEMBER 2017


YOU DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF SETTING THIS UP, DIRECTING US TO INTERESTING AND VARIED PLACES

Our trip went very well. Everything was a highlight but I think the best part were the guides. They were so knowledgeable, friendly, willing to answer all our questions. Marina would be my best friend if I lived in Finland. Ivo, Erlens, and, Linas were great too. The bike tour guides were fantastic also. All of them were passionate about their country and very knowledgeable about what we were seeing. Through them we felt we got to know the country, the history, the people and them too. Everyone was precisely on time. I think you did a very good job of setting this up, directing us to interesting and varied places: a hike through the bog, castles and palaces, cute towns, etc. The hotels were great. Friendly staff and so very well located. Again, thank you for making this trip so wonderful. I'd easily go on another trip with you.

TAILOR-MADE BALTIC CAPITALS TOUR, THE BELLS, AUGUST 2019


HOW IMPRESSED WE WERE WITH THE ORGANISATION OF OUR TRIP

We had a fantastic holiday and everything went very smoothly. We were also lucky enough, albeit through a vehicle fault, to meet up with Jurga. Her husband was our guide on the day out in Riga but unfortunately the car developed a problem. Jurga came out with another vehicle. It was great to meet her having had so many e-mail conversations. It was good to be able to say how impressed we were with the organisation of our trip. It was really well put together and all of the guides were very good and knowledgeable. Bearing in mind the length of time we spent with them we had no hitches. We learnt a lot from the trip and enjoyed hearing the guides' stories.

ST PETERSBURG & BALTIC CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, THE LANGANS, AUGUST 2019


EVERY ONE OF OUR DRIVERS AND GUIDES EXCEEDED OUR EXPECTATIONS.

We appreciated all your good advice on the itinerary. It was a great idea that we go to St. Petersburg via Helsinki (a very cool city!)...the ferry and high-speed train were efficient and quite comfortable. The choice of hotels suited us perfectly...thanks for placing us so centrally in each city. The hotel in Tallinn was the most luxurious, but even at the more modest places in Vilnius and Riga, the location and the warm and helpful hotel staff made our stays delightful. And the manor house was remarkable. Every one of our drivers and guides exceeded our expectations. The walking tours were informative, meaningful, and great fun.

BESPOKE BALTIC CAPITALS PLUS HELSINKI & ST PETERSBURG, MS EMORY, SEPTEMBER 2019


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019


TALLINN & HELSINKI - VARIED & INTERESTING

We would like to thank you and your team for organising a very successful holiday, everything worked exactly as the itinerary, varied and interesting, even the weather was good through the whole week, so thank you very much.

OCKWELL & FRIENDS, TALLINN & HELSINKI PRIVATE TOUR, AUGUST 2018


GREAT TO KNOW WE COULD CONTACT JURGA AT ANY TIME

Thanks we had a great trip, the hotels you picked for us were lovely, good locations and interesting buildings. The guide in Helsinki was really nice and took us to some places that we would not have thought of, including the university library building. Most of all it was great to know we could contact Jurga at any time so I would like to especially thank her for her help.

THE FEIGHAN FAMILY, HELSINKI & ESTONIA PRIVATE TOUR, JULY 2017


VERY HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU HAD ORGANISED OUR HOLIDAY

Dear Sarah, We really enjoyed ourselves. Helsinki and Tallinn are both great places to visit in very different ways. We loved the laid back atmosphere in Helsinki and walking by the sea right by the city centre. Tallinn is stunningly beautiful. Every corner you go round brings another amazing view. We were very happy with the way you had organised our holiday. The hotels were both excellent and all the pick ups were right on time. All in all we had a great time and enjoyed it from start to finish.

MR & MRS RHEAD, TAILOR-MADE TALLINN & HELSINKI TOUR, JULY 2017


HOW IMPRESSED WE WERE WITH THE ORGANISATION OF OUR TRIP

We had a fantastic holiday and everything went very smoothly. We were also lucky enough, albeit through a vehicle fault, to meet up with Jurga. Her husband was our guide on the day out in Riga but unfortunately the car developed a problem. Jurga came out with another vehicle. It was great to meet her having had so many e-mail conversations. It was good to be able to say how impressed we were with the organisation of our trip. It was really well put together and all of the guides were very good and knowledgeable. Bearing in mind the length of time we spent with them we had no hitches. We learnt a lot from the trip and enjoyed hearing the guides' stories.

ST PETERSBURG & BALTIC CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, THE LANGANS, AUGUST 2019

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