Scandinavian Delights Tour
Denmark | Norway | Sweden | Finland
9 days | 8 nights
Priced from $2495 per person*
2024 Departure Dates:
July 17 | August 7
2024 Departure Dates:
June 26 | July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | August 7, 14
The Inspiring Scandinavian Delights travel package has a perfect blend of culture and history packed on this 9-day journey. You’ll discover Scandinavia as this tour takes you through Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Enjoy a Denmark city tour, explore the fjords of Oslo, visit the Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, and explore the winding streets of Helsinki.
- 8 nights hotel accommodations
- Daily meals (vegetarian or non-vegetarian)**
- Entrance fees at the monuments outlined in the itinerary
- Guided city tour of Denmark
- Exploring Viking history in Oslo
- Gondola ride to a full view of Stockholm
- Walking tours of Helsinki
- Local English-speaking guides
Welcome to Copenhagen, Denmark! Upon your arrival, a representative will warmly welcome you and later accompany you to your hotel for check-in. The Scandic countries showcase pristine natural landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, and a rich Viking heritage. Copenhagen stands as one of Europe’s oldest capitals, exuding an exclusive royal charm.
In the afternoon, make your way to the enchanting Tivoli Gardens. This historic amusement park seamlessly blends manicured gardens with thrilling roller coasters. A must-visit for all city guests since the 19th century, Tivoli Gardens promises a delightful experience.
Overnight in Copenhagen. (Dinner)
This morning, proceed on a guided city tour of Copenhagen’s historical buildings and ancient streets. You’ll see a statue of the Little Mermaid, a symbol of Copenhagen, and the Gefion Fountain, topped by a statue of oxen pulling a plow driven by the Norse goddess Gefjon.
Next, see the Royal Amalienborg which is part of Christian VIII’s Palace. The exterior consists of four identical facades, where you may also get a chance to witness the change of guards ceremony. Inside, you’ll get to experience the study, Fabergé Chamber, Gala Hall, and the museum.
After your tour, proceed to Christiansborg Castle and explore the Royal Reception Rooms, Great Hall, Royal Stables, Royal Kitchen, Christiansborg Palace Chapel, and ruins under the palace. Today, the palace is used by The Queen for official events. The tour will finish at the home of the Danish Parliament, also known as the Parliament of Denmark or the Folketing.
Following this delightful experience, head to the ferry, where you will board your DFDS cruise to Oslo. Copenhagen reveals its beauty and charm best from the vantage point of a boat cruising along its picturesque canals, as offered by the Nyhavn Canal Cruise.
Overnight on board the DFDS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive at the pier and prepare to meet your local guide who will introduce you to the city of Oslo. Combining fjord and forest landscapes with high-end architecture and landmarks that bear witness to Norway’s history – this city has it all.
The first sites on your tour will include the medieval Akershus Fortress, the City Hall from the 1950s, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theatre. Then, continue the tour with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, a famous park that truly has no equal. The park is home to over 200 stone, bronze, and cast-iron figural sculptures made by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.
After, the tour guide will bring you to the top of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump for a breathtaking view of the Oslo fjords. Proceed to the Bygdoy a peninsula on the western side of Oslo for a visit to the Museum of Cultural History – Norway’s largest cultural-historical collections. You can see the country’s oldest skull, exquisite Viking treasures, Egyptian mummies, and a multitude of ethnographic exhibitions.
After your guided tour, spend the remainder of the day on a drive to Geilo. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and spend the remainder of the night at your leisure.
Overnight in Geilo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning, check out of the hotel and proceed to Gudvangen for one of the highlights of your trip – Norway in Nutshell. This is a combination of spectacular train rides, impressive boat trips, and scenic bus rides. You’ll be spellbound as you travel through some of the most magnificent scenery in Fjord Norway.
Begin your trip with an enchanting boat ride from Aurlands Fjord into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most famous fjords in Europe.
Switch to your train ride and cherish the beautiful mountains, thundering waterfalls, and open stretches on its way down to the wild Flam Valley.
Upon arrival at Myrdal, change to the other line to take a train to Geilo. Geilo is a classic winter sports resort, with a proud history as one of Scandinavia’s leading and most popular alpine destinations. Once you finish here, get in your coach and drive back to Oslo.
Overnight in Oslo. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After checking out from the hotel, sit back and relax in your coach as you head to Stockholm – the Swedish capital. Built on a string of islands connected by bridges, and surrounded by woods, this stunning capital is part water, parks, and city.
En route, make a stop at the town of Karlstad, which is situated between the cities of Stockholm and Oslo. The town is bisected by the Klaralven River and uses the icon of a smiling sun as its symbol. Nearby, Lake Vanern provides visitors with an opportunity to soak in the beautiful mountains and their reflection in the clear water. With its area and strategic location, the lake has been a hub for transport, while its wild nature and fantastic local inhabitants welcome everyone with open arms.
Climb back into your coach and continue the journey to Stockholm, often referred to as the Venice of the North. Upon arriving in the city, check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day relaxing in the comforts of your room.
Overnight in Stockholm. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
In the morning, gather in the hotel lobby to meet your local guide for an engaging walking tour of the city. Your first destination is Fjällgatan, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the Swedish capital, sprawling across 14 islands, with Lake Mälar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other.
Continue your exploration by heading towards the Old Town, characterized by its captivating narrow cobblestone alleys, the Royal Palace, and the Cathedral. The City Hall is another highlight, hosting the annual festivities of the Nobel Prize award.
Continue to the impressive Vasa Museum, which houses eight exhibitions and is one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions. Most notable is its beautifully preserved wooden warship that sank in Stockholm Harbour during her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1628.
After leaving the museum, proceed on the gondola to SkyView – a world-class attraction that takes you to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, for a fantastic view of Stockholm.
Overnight in Stockholm. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Check out of the hotel and proceed on a guided city tour of Drottningholm Palace, the private residence of the Swedish Royal Family. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden. Several sections of the castle can be toured, including the Reception Halls, Palace Park, the Chinese Pavilion, the Royal Chapel, Evert Lundquist’s Studio, and the Royal Gift Shop.
Today, late afternoon, proceed to the pier to board your overnight cruise to Helsinki. This captivating city combines modern design, vibrant cultural scenes, and a harmonious blend of urban and natural landscapes.
Overnight on board the Silja Line Cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Upon arrival in Helsinki, disembark from the cruise and meet your local guide for a walking city tour. You’ll pass the city’s busy harbor and shipyards down the coastal road by Embassy Park, stopping to browse the colorful open-air market.
Nearby, you’ll also see Senate Square, home to the Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki, and the Sederholm House, the oldest building in central Helsinki dating from 1757.
Afterward, set off to explore Esplanadi, a popular park where locals often come to relax and unwind. The park is characterized by Linden tree-lined alleys and colorful flowerbeds at every turn.
Visit the Sibelius Monument next, which was dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The tour will also take you down Mannerheim Street to see the impressive Parliament Building, the National Museum, and Finlandia Hall – which Alvar Alto designed as a concert hall and convention center.
Later, see the Olympic Stadium that Helsinki constructed for its hosting of the 1952 Olympic Games. During your sightseeing tour, you’ll also see Temppeliaukio Church, the unique rock church that was built into solid stone and capped with a copper dome.
Overnight in Helsinki. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Your memorable holiday vacation ends, and it’s time to fly back home. Check out and depart for the Airport with pleasant memories of your European trip which you will cherish for a lifetime.
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**Jain meals are available upon request.