Capitals of Scandinavia

10 Days Scandinavian Tour of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland

Capitals of Scandinavia

10 Day Scandinavian Tour of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland


Travel to northern Europe’s historic, stylish and cosmopolitan cities on this fairy-tale tour of Scandinavia. See the iconic mermaid in Copenhagen and visit the grand city hall in Stockholm. During this tour, you’ll learn about the region’s Viking history and why Helsinki is the capital of cool.


Helsinki, Finland




Stockholm, Sweden


Hans Christian Andersen would have been right at home in 21st-century Copenhagen. The Danish capital hasn’t lost any of its fairy-tale charm over the centuries, as you’ll come to discover on your first day exploring this colorful 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 both World Wars and up to the present day, restored to its former glory. Start your Scandinavian adventure with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in Amager Faelled. Then spend your free time strolling through the happiest city in the world before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 17:00.

Arrival Transfer: Depart the airport at 09:00, 12:00, 15:30

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Phoenix Copenhagen

Included Experiences:

Trafalgar Difference – Stays with Stories
Step into decades of Danish history and in the footsteps of aristocrats and royals when you stay at the 17th-century Phoenix Hotel in Copenhagen.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® – Amager Faelled Nature Reserve
Join an exclusive experience at Amager Faelled, a small neighborhood in Copenhagen, led by a community member. Take a stroll through the small nature reserve threatened by urban development, hear stories of life in the neighborhood, and enjoy unparalleled views over the city. This experience advances United Nations Global Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. The organization is actively working to protect access to green spaces in an area threatened by urbanisation and new building sites. The construction plans on this nature reserve are threatening the breeding sites of over nine vulnerable bird species.

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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Phoenix Copenhagen

Included Experience:

Copenhagen City Tour
With your Local Specialist, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You’ll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.

Optional Experiences:

Green Hills and Hygge
First, a visit to the top of Copenhagen’s modern mountain, with the best views over the Baltic city. As Danes enjoy their summer skiing, we will learn about the vision behind this amazing project: the building, architecture, and sustainability of the hill and its power plant inside. Then, to one of Denmark’s best-preserved places, the fairy-tale village of Dragør, with its thatched cottages, cobbled streets, and pretty working harbor. You’ll wander past colorful houses, learn a little of the history, feel the Danish hygge, and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialties during dinner.

Adult: 75.00 GBP

Wonderful Copenhagen
Denmark is probably the closest you’ll get to live in a fairy-tale land, and today our Local Specialist will guide us from ‘once upon a time’ to ‘happily ever after’. We visit the crown jewels guarded in Rosenborg Castle and walk through the Latin quarter to see the Round Tower and Copenhagen Cathedral where King Frederik and Queen Mary were married, embracing Copenhagen and the best introduction to romantic Denmark.
Adult: 65.00 GBP

North Zealand Riviera and Castle Tour
Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. Gain an introduction to coastal life in Scandinavia before continuing to the magnificent Frederiksborg Castle, a palatial residence built by the royal family in the 17th century.

Adult: 63.00 GBP

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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Scandic Solli

Included Experience:

Travel Through Scenic Countryside
Pass Gothenburg on a scenic drive through Sweden as you travel to Norway.

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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Scandic Solli

Included Experience:

Oslo City Tour
With your Local Specialist, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.

Optional Experiences:

Above and beyond the Oslo Fjord
Ahoy and welcome on board a cruise on the fascinating Oslo fjord. We hoist the colors on a state-of-the-art electric vessel and have a guided commentary while taking in the stunning scenery. Next, our journey takes us up to Holmenkollen mountain for amazing vistas over the city and fjord.

Adult: 59.00 GBP

Norwegian Maritime Explorers
Norwegians have been exploring the world’s oceans for generations. The 19th-century polar exploration ship Fram sailed to the Antarctic and then to the Arctic more than a hundred years ago. At the pole, Amundsen raised the new Norwegian flag. Join us at the Fram ship as we learn about its icy journeys. This spirit of adventure is followed by another, as we visit the world-renowned Kon-Tiki raft that crossed the Pacific with Thor Heyerdahl.

Adult: 53.00 GBP

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Elite Palace Hotel Stockholm

Included Experience

Scenic Drive past Lake Vänern
Travel through unspoilt Swedish landscapes and see Lake Vänern, the largest lake in the country. 

Be My Guest – Enjoy an Organic Dining Experience with Niklas and Anna
Indulge in a delicious Swedish meal at a family-run organic restaurant, Egastronomi AB, with hosts Niklas and Anna.

Optional Experience:

The Cool Capital
Discover the best views over beautiful Stockholm as we stroll through the old working class heritage area on Sodermalm. Later, we visit the world’s first Ice Bar and take a drink in glasses made of pure river ice.

Adult: 54.00 GBP

Style and substance are qualities 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, the Royal Palace and the Swedish Parliament, then Dive Into Culture on a visit to the City Hall, home to the annual Nobel Prize banquet. This afternoon perhaps join an Optional Experience to explore the maritime heritage of the city, or simply do as the locals do and indulge in fika (coffee and cake), embracing the Swedish philosophy of lagom. Tonight consider an Optional Experience to cobbled Gamla Stan to admire its medieval history on a walking tour, followed by a traditional Swedish meal in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Elite Palace Hotel Stockholm

Included Experiences:

Dive Into Culture – Discover the Stockholm City Hall
Visit the Stockholm City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns. Admire the ornate architecture and unique artwork of one of the city’s most famous landmarks, and learn about the building’s eminent history.

Stockholm City Tour
With your Local Specialist, visit the Stockholm City Hall and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with your fellow travelling companions.

Optional Experiences:

Maritime Stockholm
Dive into the fascinating story of Stockholm’s relationship with the sea. Our Local Specialist will explain the age of Viking exploration and the fish and fur trade before a real life encounter with the past on a visit to the 17th century Swedish royal warship Vasa. Magnificently restored after spending three centuries on the sea floor, she now occupies a state of the art, purpose-built home designed to preserve her well into the future. A unique and unmissable experience.

Adult: 64.00 GBP

Old Town and Dinner
Discover beauty and history combined during a walk in the fairy tale Gamla Stan, where little has changed since the 16th and 17th centuries. Then enjoy delicious Swedish cuisine in a popular local restaurant, with a drink included.

Adult: 73.00 GBP

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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Optional Experience:

Drottningholm, Fika & More
We start with a leisurely drive out to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Drottningholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish royal family. Here we will explore the magnificent gardens with our Local Specialist before sampling traditional Swedish cinnamon buns and coffee. Afterwards we will board a turn-of-the-century ship to travel across beautiful Lake Mälaren back to Stockholm. An unforgettable experience. Please note: When the ship is unavailable, we will return to Stockholm on the ‘Stockholms tunnelbana’ the city’s subway, which has been described as the world’s longest art exhibit, where we’ll be introduced to some extraordinary and creative works of art.

Adult: 67.00 GBP

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. See the modern marble façades of Finlandia Hall, the Senate and the colourful stalls in Market Square. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to raise a glass of aquavit and toast your epic adventure across the capitals of Scandinavia. Kippis!

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

Included Experience:

Helsinki City Tour
Your Local Specialist will show you the sights of the harbour city. Wander through the aromatic stalls of a traditional food market and sample local produce like liquorice or smoked reindeer before enjoying free time to explore the harbour of this fascinating city of design.

Optional Experiences:

Finnish Countryside and Design
Finnish design and architecture are famous and is inspired by the unique landscape and climate of Scandinavia. We will journey into the Finnish countryside to visit Hvitträsk, a unique architectural jewel that gives an insight into the character and soul of the Finns. Our Local Specialist will explain how it was constructed in harmony with the pristine natural environment, and what is meant when people say that “being a Finn is a state of mind”.

Adult: 37.00 GBP

The Country of Lakes and Chocolate
Take delight in the chocolate aromas that greet you during this visit to Finland’s famous chocolate producer. From its humble beginnings, Fazer now produces a wide range of chocolates and is at the forefront of sustainability and innovations. During the tour you have the possibility to taste Fazer’s products.
Additional Cost Applies

Today is yours to explore Helsinki at leisure or perhaps consider joining a full-day Optional Experience to cruise to the beautiful capital of Estonia, Tallinn. With its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, you will feel like you’ve stepped into the pages of a fairytale.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

Optional Experience:

A Day in Estonia
Come with us on an adventure to Estonia, the smallest and most northerly of the Baltic states. We’ll cruise across the Baltic Sea to Estonia’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital, Tallinn, where we will meet a local specialist who will show us all the treasures of the medieval Old Town. Still protected by the remnants of the old city wall, Tallinn is a labyrinth of medieval houses, shops and laneways, abounding with stories and legends. Afterwards there will be plenty of free time to shop and have some lunch before we return to the port for the journey back to Helsinki. Onboard we will enjoy an amazing buffet dinner of fresh Finnish & Nordic cuisine, with drinks included.

Adult: 167.00 GBP

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. 

Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 07:00, 12:00

Meals: Breakfast


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  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Include select experiences and activities
  • 9 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences (additional fees) and free time


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  • Travel Insurance 
  • Personal expenses  


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