September 10-18, 2023
9 DAYS – 11 MEALS
Travel to northern Europe’s historic, stylish and cosmopolitan cities on this fairy-tale tour of Scandinavia. You’ll learn about the area’s Viking history, and why Helsinki is the capital of cool.
- Explore Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki with a local specialist
- Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park and the City Hall in Stockholm
- View the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki
- See Borsen, Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, and the Opera House in Oslo
- Visit The Royal Palace in Stockholm, the Sibelius Monument, and the Olympic Stadium and Opera House in Helsinki
- Relax on a scenic cruise across the Baltic Sea
- Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch
- Dive into Danish History when you stay at the 17th-Century Phoenix Hotel in Copenhagen
Double – $3,695 pp
Single – $4,105
Triple – $3,495 pp
Airfare: $1,175 pp ***Roundtrip from Springfield
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from SGF. Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make the full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. This is a professionally guided tour that may or may not have a Sunnyland tour guide present.
Deposit: $500 pp (due at time of booking)
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Final Payment due by July 7, 2023
Hans Christian Andersen would have been right at home in 21st-century Copenhagen. The Danish capital hasn’t lost any of its fairy-tale flair over the centuries, as you’ll come to discover when you spend your first day exploring this colourful city. On arrival, transfer to your Stays With Stories accommodation, the historic Phoenix Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen’s most elegant district. discover the hotel’s rich history from the late 17th century, through the World Wars and today, restored to its former glory. Then, spend your free time strolling through the happiest city in the world before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Connect with the heartfelt hygge of your Danish hosts when you join a Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour that will reveal all the highlights of Copenhagen’s Old Town. See the distinctive dragon-tail spire of the 17th-century Børsen (Stock Exchange), Christiansborg Palace and the Little Mermaid, demurely seated on a rock overlooking Langelinie Promenade. See the home of Denmark’s beloved royal family, Amalienborg Palace, then spend the rest of the day exploring Copenhagen your way. Enjoy a cold øl overlooking the colourful façades of Nyhavn or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Danish Riviera, past ancient fishing villages to the 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle.
For now, it’s a fond farvel to Copenhagen and a bright and cheery hej to Sweden, as you cross the Øresund by ferry and wind your way north, through the Swedish countryside past Gothenburg to Norway. You’ll want to keep your camera at the ready to capture the scenic landscapes that line your route to Oslo, Norway’s modern buzzing capital, where the Norwegian philosophy of friluftsliv can be felt along the flower-lined boulevards and bustling waterfront promenades.
Tread in the footsteps of the Vikings this morning as you join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour that will reveal Oslo’s long-standing seafaring heritage. See the medieval fortress of Akershus, the elegant Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House, which seems to rise up from the water in all its marble, granite and glass glory. Visit a wonderland of Norwegian sculptures left behind by Gustav Vigeland in his sculpture park, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city on your terms. You could choose instead to embark on an Optional Experience to learn about Norwegian explorers.
Enjoy a scenic drive south through Norway’s lush forest landscapes to Sweden, bound for its enchanting capital. Journey past Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, before stopping in the countryside to Connect With Locals at a special Be My Guest lunch. Husband and wife team Niklas and Anna will welcome you to their renovated 19th-century church and explain their philosophy of using local produce to delight all your senses. Later, arrive in Stockholm and indulge in a free evening to explore ‘Beauty on Water’. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the first Ice Bar in the world.
Style and substance are things Stockholm has in abundance, as you’ll discover when you join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour this morning. See Stockholm’s historic mother church, Storkyrkan, and the Royal Palace, then Dive Into Culture and visit the City Hall. You’ll have some free time this afternoon to join the locals for their afternoon fika (coffee break) and embrace the Swedish philosophy of lagom. Tonight perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience to the cobbled Gamla Stan to admire its medieval history on a walking tour, followed by a traditional Swedish meal in a local
A leisurely start to your day could see you embark on some last-minute souvenir shopping or savouring steaming sweet Swedish cinnamon rolls in Stortoget. Consider an Optional Experience to Drottningholm Palace. The cool capital of Finland beckons as you board your overnight cruise to Helsinki, passing through Stockholm’s archipelago across the Baltic Sea.
Continue your cruise across the Baltic, arriving in Helsinki in time to join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of all the city’s highlights, its Swedish and Russian heritage and some hidden gems. Stop for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at an inclusive café. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square.
Today is yours to explore Helsinki at leisure before joining your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner. Raise a glass of aquavit and toast to your epic adventure across the capitals of Scandinavia. Kippis!
After a memorable journey exploring the history and culture of four Scandinavian nations, all that’s left is to say a fond farewell to your new friends and prepare for your return journey home. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.