Scandinavian Capitals Free Time Tour
The perfect introduction to the capitals of Scandinavia, with a relaxed itinerary with lots of freetime to explore the cities, watch the world go by from a cafe, visit some museums or shops - feel the Scandinavian lifestyle and hopefully a bit of 'hygge' too.
There is the option to add on some sightseeing tours in each city, discuss your interests with us and we can recommend all sorts from active tours to cosy foodie tours.
Day 1 - COPENHAGEN
Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In this charming city one thousand years of history awaits you in the medieval streets; the same streets walked on by every generation of the world's oldest royal family, the same streets and canals which have inspired artists for centuries and been home and workplace to meticulous craftsmen and famous designers. Accommodation at First Hotel Vesterbro or similar (2 nights)
Day 2 - COPENHAGEN
After breakfast at the hotel, you can explore the city at your leisure. The city offers many attractions such as the famous Tivoli amusement park, the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and many more. Copenhagen is also famous for its cafes and bakeries.
Day 3 - COPENHAGEN TO OSLO
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning in Copenhagen. Departure from Copenhagen in the late afternoon by ferry to Oslo. Overnight on board DFDS Seaways in a 2-berth outside cabin.
Day 4 - OSLO
Morning arrival in Oslo
Oslo is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by wooded hills. We highly recommend taking the museum ferry to Bygdoy where you can visit the Viking Ship museum, Fram museum, Kontiki museum or ethnographic museum. Even the ferry ride is a fun way to see Oslo from the water.
Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar (2 nights)
Day 5 - OSLO
Day at leisure in Oslo. After a hearty Norwegian breakfast at the hotel it is time to explore Oslo. We recommend the Oslo Panorama Sightseeing tour, a 2 ½ hour tour though the central parts of the city. Guiding is done in seven different languages through individual headphones. The tour stars in the city centre and continues with a short walking tour of Vigeland Sculpture Park and a photo stop at the Holmenkollen Ski Jump before ending at City Hall.
Day 7 - OSLO TO STOCKHOLM
Breakfast at the hotel and departure from Oslo by train to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Stockholm is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, an archipelago of 24,000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest are the Vasa Museum, the Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and many more.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign or similar (3 nights).
Days 8 & 9 - STOCKHOLM
Enjoy your days at leisure to discover the beautiful and vibrant city of Stockholm. We recommend a cruise to the Stockholm archipelago or a sightseeing tour by bus, as well as a visit to the hip neighborhood of Södermalm. For shopping, Norrmalm is the place to visit.
Day 10 - STOCKHOLM TO HELSINKI
Overnight Ferry From Stockholm To Helsinki
Your tickets will have been pre-purchased and detail your ticket class and sailing times. Please note this ferry makes a short service stop at Aland (Mariehamn).
Day 11 - HELSINKI
Morning arrival in Helsinki. After breakfast on board, you will discover the Finnish capital and its historical center around the Senate, the Presidential Palace, the City Hall and the harbor area with the Market Square and the beautiful Uspenski Cathedral. You can stroll through the Esplanade Park and the most important shopping streets towards the parliament, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and finally to Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the rock church. Hotel Sokos Hotel Helsinki or similar (2 nights).
Day 12 - END OF TOUR
Relaxed and eco-friendly private tour of the Scandinavian capitals
Travel any date from 1st May to 30th September
Optional day trips and walking tours
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
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From 1,614 EUR pp
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
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
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