Scandinavia Capitals

14 days - Independent tour with emphasis on city stays and some fabulous fjord scenery

  • Day 1:                                  Copenhagen

    Arrive in Copenhagen any time and make your own way to our centrally located hotel. Plan for your evening meal well in Copenhagen as there are many world class restaurants to enjoy. Or just head down to Nyhavn for a beer and some snacks with the locals.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: -

  • Day 2:                                   Wonderful Copenhagen - small and intimate capital

    Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights - you will never run out of something to see or to do. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport.

    You will have a Copenhagen Card on hand allowing you to free travel on buses and trains within the cities metropolis, as well as free entrance to over 70 museums and attractions. Be sure to visit the new Aquarium if you are interested in design and fish! This new aquarium is included in the Copenhagen card.

    If Viking ships and history interests you, consider a trip out to Roskilde Viking Ship Museum. Or the Louisana Art Gallery for art lovers.

    Be sure also to climb the tower of Church of our Savior - the spiral stairs were on the outside of the tower and it offers a great aerial view of the city! Not for the faint hearted though.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 & 4:                           Historic Bergen - Hanseatic wharf, fish and flower

    A morning flight takes you north to Bergen, the gateway to the fjords. Make your own way to the hotel. You have the evening and the next full day to explore. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour ‘Bryggen’, Fløibanen Funicular, Edward Grieg’s house at Troldhaugen and the Fish & Flower market. The Bergen Card will guide you around the city with free entrance to the cities museums, free public transportation and so much more.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 5:                                   Norway in a Nutshell

    After breakfast you depart from Bergen by train. Today you will experience Norway's most popular round trip; Norway in a Nutshell. The excursion takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway's fjord region, and over the mountains to Oslo.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 6 & 7:                           Modern Oslo - Visit the Viking Ship

    The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have two full days to discover the city with the help of an Oslo Pass. We can recommend visiting some of the Oslo highlights, including the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Ekerbergeparken and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum. A walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, the Harbour area and the new Opera House is well worth it.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8 & 9:                           Stockholm

    In the morning catch a 6-hour train ride through the Swedish countryside to Stockholm. Sweden's capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water - hence its nickname, Venice of the North! Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles; the city offers a warm atmosphere and the old town has charming small alleyways boasting several famous restaurants.

    On one of your afternoons here, be sure to make time for a visit to the new ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage to get on stage & the pure fun of it) to accompany your tour is recommended! On the other hand, take the serious option & visit the Nobel Prize museum in the Old town.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 10:                                Overnight ferry to Helsinki

    The morning and early afternoon is free in Stockholm before boarding the overnight voyage to Helsinki through the magnificent Baltic Sea archipelago. Accommodation in seaside cabins with shower/WC.

    Overnight at cruise

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 11:                                Helsinki with daytrip to Tallinn

    After breakfast, proceed for a walking tour of the city, which is known for its great mixture of neo-classical buildings, orthodox style churches and bars and restaurant scene. You have the opportunity to visit the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument and the Underground Temple.

    Helsinki card offers free entrance to almost 50 museums and use of public transportation. Need to take a break - head to the Kotiharjun Sauna, the last traditional wood-burning sauna in Helsinki.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 12:                                Helsinki - Day trip to Tallinn

    After breakfast this morning, he city, proceed for a day trip to Tallinn - included return tickets for the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. Your trip to Tallinn would normally take a full day departing Helsinki at 07:30 in the morning and arriving back in Helsinki at 19:30. The ferry trip each way takes 2 hours or option of a day trip to Porvoo on a heritage sailing boat.

    Overnight at hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 13:                                Depart Helsinki

    After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to airport for your flight back home.

    Meals: Breakfast

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