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Get to the heart of Scandinavia’s great cities

8 days From £1,499 per person

2023 Tour code: 23CNS

About the tour

Journey from cultural Oslo to cosmopolitan Stockholm, continuing to elegant Copenhagen on a holiday that introduces you to three of Scandinavia's greatest cities.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - To Oslo

Your Nordic adventure begins at London Heathrow, or at your local airport, as you board your flight to Oslo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. It has been awarded the title of Europe's Green Capital thanks to its beautiful parks, but this compact city is also dynamic and modern, considered the epitome of Nordic cool - with many excellent galleries, museums, theatres and restaurants.

Includes
  • Dinner
Day 2 - Oslo

Discover elegant Oslo on a guided city tour. Exploring by coach, make stops at the new State Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Theatre and the medieval Akershus fortress. Afterwards, enjoy entrance to the National Museum, which houses the largest collection of art, architecture and design in Norway. Visit the 'Munch room', where you can admire the painter's iconic expressionist work, 'The Scream'. The rest of your day is free. Maybe head to one of the museums or galleries; the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is a wonder to behold, with an exterior that mixes modernity with a traditional wooden aesthetic associated with Scandinavia.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Stockholm

After a free morning, board a train to the Swedish capital of Stockholm, enjoying stunning Scandinavian landscapes on a journey that whisks you past dense, verdant forests and sparkling lakes. On arrival, check into your hotel for the next three nights before dinner at a local restaurant. Wander the streets, lined with a colourful array of buildings, as you start to get to know this intriguing destination.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Stockholm

Set out on a guided walking tour of Stockholm's most famous sights. These include 'Gamla Stan', or 'Old Town', one of the best-preserved medieval centres in Europe, as well as the Royal Palace - home to the monarchs of Sweden for nearly 250 years. Next, enjoy a cruise, the perfect way to see the city's collection of varied bridges that connect the 14 islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago. Afterwards, make your way to a nearby café for a traditional 'fika' - a custom where locals make time to socialise with friends over coffee and cake. The rest of your day is free to continue exploring.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Stockholm

Stockholm is bursting with hidden gems, and a stroll through the heart of the city during this free day reveals boutique stores of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés. Perhaps settle down in a local restaurant to sample some traditional Swedish fare. The country is famous for its meatballs, or kjøttboller, and Stockholm in particular offers up some fantastic seafood options. For those with a sweet tooth, a traditional cinnamon bun is a must-try.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 6 - Copenhagen

Take the train to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. A city which constantly ranks amongst the world's most desirable to live in, it's not difficult to see why. Boasting world-class gastronomy, including many fantastic Michelin-starred restaurants located amidst a warren of enticing narrow streets, Copenhagen is a delight to explore.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Copenhagen

Get to know Copenhagen on a guided tour, seeing the city's most famous sights. Beginning at Amalienborg Palace, a large octagonal structure surrounded by four identical rococo palaces - one of which is home to the current reigning monarch, Queen Margrethe II - continue to the statue of the Little Mermaid, made famous by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip from Nyhavn, passing the colourful houses, old churches and beautiful castles along the canal's banks.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 8 - Copenhagen & home

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. On arrival at London Heathrow, or at your local airport, your holiday comes to an end.

Includes
  • Breakfast

Additional information

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Scandic Spectrum, Copenhagen

Scandic Spectrum, Copenhagen

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Scandic Byporten hotel, Oslo

Scandic Byporten hotel, Oslo

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Hotel C, Stockholm

Hotel C, Stockholm

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4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 28 reviews

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5 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

We were delighted with the holiday.

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charles bryson

1 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

I have already given an extensive review about the flight and connection problems with this holiday. Please read it and respond

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Mr. john surgenor

4 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

This was a wonderful packaged tour of three capitals with plenty of time to see sights, visit museums,,theatres boat cruises in addition to the organised city tour with a guide.

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Jackie

3 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

Tour would benefit with extra day each in Oslo and Copenhagen. Local guides and inclusive trips in each city very good. Rail Discoveries Tour Manager, Karen, was very good. Improvements needed for regional travellers:- • Flight offerings should be direct flights if available, or more transfer time between connecting flights - luggage didn’t make connection and border control now taking longer for UK passports. • The transportation arrangement at Oslo airport, for those of us not travelling from Heathrow with the Tour Manager, was a complete failure. A proper “meet and greet” service with an appointed representative should be implemented.

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C Wooller

5 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

Excellent holiday

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Mr G E Gaff

5 stars

Submitted 15/Sep

All three Capitals were very different, all easy to get around, lots of things to see and do, hotels were OK found some minor things wrong with each, but it wouldn't stop me using them again. The trains used were old but there was plenty of room and a bistro car was available it's just that the windows could do with a wash!

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