The royal capitals of Scandinavia

/The royal capitals of Scandinavia
The royal capitals of Scandinavia 2017-05-22T18:58:13+00:00

Project Description

7 DAYS ROUNDTRIP

Discover the capitals of Scandinavia. Located like pearls on a string they are easily accessible within one week. This route takes you to lively Copenhagen, Stockholm and its archipelago, Helsinki – the gateway to the Baltic Sea, and Oslo, the Norwegian metropolis. A special treat on this trip are the three nights spent aboard the appealing cruise ships from Viking Line, Tallink-Silja and DFDS.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN OSLO

Arrival by plane in Oslo. Pick up by the coach and your tour leader. During the morning 3 h city tour in Oslo, idyllically located between fjord and mountains. We will be visiting the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the museum island and the city center with the royal castle. The afternoon is free to explore the city at your own pace.

DAY 2: OSLO/STOCKHOLM (530 KM)

We travel towards Stockholm across the Swedish border and pass through the medieval city of Örebro. Further on, we travel along the southern shore of Lake Mälaren and pass the magnificent Gripsholm castle along the way.

DAY 3: STOCKHOLM/TURKU

The day starts out with a city tour in Stockholm. The city is built on 14 islands and is affectionately known as Venice of the north. Must sees are, among others, the old city center of Gamla Stan, Fjällgatan – the panoramic road and the Vasa-museum where Vasa, the old sunken royal ship, is on display. In the evening (around 8 pm) we board the Viking Line cruise ship that will take us across the Baltic Sea and through the marvelous archipelago between Sweden and Finland.

DAY 4: TURKU/HELSINKI /STOCKHOLM (165 KM)

Arrival in the early morning in Turku. After a short drive to the Finnish capital, Helsinki, a city tour awaits. Here you will visit the Sibelius-Monument, the Senate Square and the harbor market. In the late afternoon we board the Tallink-Silja ferry for a cruise back to Stockholm during the evening and night.

DAY 5: STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN (655 KM)

We travel along the lake Vättern and into Vadstena where the local monastery is always worth a visit. Further we pass through the picturesque landscapes of Scania in southern Sweden with great forests, glittering lakes and wooden houses and arrive in the medieval town Malmö on the shores of the Øresund. After crossing the bridge at Øresund we reach the lovely capital of Denmark.

DAY 6: COPENHAGEN/OSLO

A local guide will take you on a 3 h city tour through the Danish capital: The old waterfront district at “Nyhavn”, the royal palace at Amalienborg as well as the famous Little Mermaid statue at Langelinje. The early afternoon is ideal for a visit to the world famous theme park in the heart of Copenhagen, Tivoli. Check-in on the DFDS ferry in the late afternoon for a splendid cruise from Copenhagen, passing Kronborg Castle in Elsinore and the shores of Sweden.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

In the morning the ferry cruises through the beautiful Oslo fjord. Arrival during the morning in Oslo, transfer to the airport and departure.

Services

  • 3 x accommodation w/half board (Scandinavian menu) in good tourist class hotels (outskirts of Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen), rooms w. shower/WC.

  • Local guide for 3 h city tour in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo (no entrances incl.)

  • Coach transportation and transfers as per program.

  • English speaking tour leader day 1-7.

  • Ferry crossings incl. inside cabin and half board (dinner buffet + breakfast buffet): Stockholm/Turku, Helsinki/Stockholm, Copenhagen/Oslo.