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Capitals of Scandinavia & Baltic Cruise

(12 days / 11 nights)

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THE NORDICS BY LAND AND SEA

This 12-day tour introduces you to the beautiful capitals of Scandinavia -- Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki as well as Tallinn in Estonia. Explore these modern, yet historical cities by land and sea. Cruise the Baltic Sea from Helsinki to Tallinn, enjoy Copenhagen’s bright harbour, and stroll the bustling streets of Oslo. Learn about Scandinavian royalty at castles and palaces, and soak in the cool Nordic vibe of the cities.

12 days / 11 nights

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Approx 1965 EUR

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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the colourful capitals of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Estonia
  • Tour the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and cruise the Baltic sea to Stockholm
  • Taste Scandinavian Cuisine, with local and fresh ingredients
  • Fly from scenic Stockholm to captivating Copenhagen
  • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo
  • Learn about Scandinavian royalty at castles and palaces
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo
  • Enjoy the charms of Swedish Fika in Gamla Stan
  • Relax along Copenhagen’s harbour Nyhavn and visit the Little Mermaid
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a self-guided tour and embark on exciting optional activities

Travel style

Independent Tours i

Interest

Castles and Royalty i, City Break i, Culture and History i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Nordic adventure.

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO FINLAND

    When you arrive at Helsinki Airport, make your way to city centre. Many travellers opt to take public transportation, but we also offer direct private transfers. Take advantage of this first day on your own to discover this Nordic gem at your own pace, and eat at one of the many delicious restaurants. We recommend visiting Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, and the Old Market Hall to become acquainted with Finnish history and culture.

    Spend the night in Helsinki. 

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  • Day 2: EXPLORE LOVELY HELSINKI

    Today, continue exploring Helsinki before boarding a cruise to Sweden. Helsinki is known for its creativity and, in 2012, was awarded the UNESCO “City of Design” title, boasting its very own design district and “design tram route” (Line 6). Some notable city landmarks to see or visit include Sibelius Park, Finlandia Hall, the Finnish National Opera House, and Parliament House, the seat of Parliament in Finland.

    Spend the night in Helsinki.

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  • Day 3: FERRY TO ESTONIA

    This morning you will head to the ferry terminal in Helsinki for a 2-hour ferry ride to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. After checking in at your centrally-located hotel, you can explore this beautiful medieval city as you wish. We recommend a walk from the Upper Town (Toompea) and a visit to the Orthodox St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the ancient limestone walls of the medieval Toompea Castle, the current seat of the Estonian Parliament. For dinner, you will find many nice restaurants in the Old Town (Vanalinn).

    Spend the night in Tallinn.

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  • Day 4: TALLINN & OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SWEDEN

    Spend the morning continuing your exploration of the Estonian capital. Like most European cities with an 800-year history, Tallinn is a patchwork of historic areas, offering a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western European influences. For a blast from the past, take a stroll through the Kadriorg district, reminiscent of a time when Estonia was ruled by Russian tsars. This area houses several interesting sights, such as the Kadriorg Palace and the Estonian Art Museum. You could also visit the newer parts of Tallinn, such as Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak), to get a glimpse of Soviet-era life.

    In the late afternoon, you will board an overnight cruise to Stockholm.

    Spend the night on the cruise ship.

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  • Day 5: SAIL TO SPLENDID STOCKHOLM

    Savour the maritime scenery during breakfast as the ship navigates through Sweden’s Archipelago, a collection of over 30,000 islands and inlets. Upon your arrival in Stockholm, make your way to the hotel and then enjoy some time exploring the city centre. We recommend, enjoying some shopping on the well-known pedestrian street Drottninggatan and taking a stroll in the surrounding area of Östermalm. There you will find numerous shops, cafés, and restaurants for a perfect introduction to Swedish culture.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 6: THE CHARMS OF SWEDISH CULTURE

    Today you will explore the heart of scenic Stockholm. We recommend exploring the capital by foot, visiting attractions such as the Old Town (Gamla Stan), where you will find the Royal Palace, the parliament, old churces, beautiful cobble stone streets and medieval houses.

    After some time at Gamla Stan, you can take a short ferry ride to the nearby island Djurgården, a cultural oasis with something for everyone. Here you will find the kitschy Abba Museum, the Nordic Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park, and the Skansen open-air museum. It is ideal to spend the afternoon here, exploring the grounds and many attractions.

    Spend the night in Stockholm.

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  • Day 7: TRAVEL FROM STOCKHOLM TO LOVELY COPENHAGEN

    Today you will take a short flight to Copenhagen. After settling in at your hotel, go for a walk along the enchanting old harbour area of Nyhavn, where you will see colourful houses and lively restaurants among the docked boats. Walk the narrow side streets, visit some shops and try out the traditional Danish open-faced sandwich, Smørrebrød. In the evening, visit the amusement park Tivoli Gardens, which has something for everyone. It’s a lovely place to admire the architecture and gardens and to enjoy some carnival rides. 

    Spend the night in Copenhagen.

    *For those interested, we offer the option of travelling by train instead of flight between Stockholm and Denmark. For more details click the optional activities

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  • Day 8: A DAY IN CAPTIVATING COPENHAGEN

    You have the whole day to explore Copenhagen. We recommend seeing the city by foot, visiting landmarks like Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, and the famous Little Mermaid statue. An optional cruise from the harbour is also highly recommended as you can appreciate the architecture and beauty of the city by water.  Next, stroll Ströget street for some shopping and grab something to eat at Torvehallerne food hall.

    Spend the night in Copenhagen.

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  • Day 9: SET SAIL FOR NORWAY

    Spend the morning touring Copenhagen. Some interesting attractions include the observatory of The Round Tower, the most famous church in Copenhagen, Church of Our Saviour, as well as the impeccable King’s Garden, and the regal Rosenborg Castle. In the late afternoon, it’s time to board your cruise to Oslo, which sails gently up the Kattegat Sund on its way to Norway’s capital city. You can enjoy dinner in one of the restaurants, check out the entertainment on board or just relax and watch the sunset from the deck.

    Spend the night on board the DFDS cruise, in a private cabin.

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  • Day 10: ENJOY ENCHANTING OSLO

    After the ship docks, get ready to see the best of Oslo. The city is quite walkable, and we recommend exploring by foot and taking advantage of the convenience of public transport. Notable attractions include the Oslo City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Oslo Opera House, Aker Brygge area and spending some time along the beautiful harbour area.  

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 11: EXPLORE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OSLO

    This morning get an early start to explore the Norwegian capital at your own pace. We recommend viewing the city by foot or booking a guided bus tour that will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. Highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus fortress, Viking Ship Museum, Fram Polar Ship Museum and Karl Johans street. You will then have the rest of the day to explore at your own leisure.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 12: DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

    Your Scandinavian adventure with Nordic Visitor ends today. For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or book a private transfer through Nordic Visitor that will deliver you to the airport directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo’s museums or just relax at a café reflecting on your Scandinavian holiday.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

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Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All provide ..

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Quality

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in four-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All hotels pro..

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Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, travelling with the cruise ships, boarding flights, and other useful information for your travels.

OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodation, flights, cruise and ferry tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any ferry departure points by the specified times.

TALLINK SILJA LINE FERRY HELSINKI TO TALLINN
You will go from Helsinki to Tallinn by a 2-hour ferry on either the Star or Megastar ship. There are several departures during the day, but we usually book the mid-morning departure.

  • Departure from Helsinki: 10:30
  • Arrival in Tallin: 12:30
     

TALLINK SILJA LINE CRUISE TALLINN TO STOCKHOLM
To travel from Tallinn to Stockholm, you will board an overnight cruise on either the Tallink Silja Line Baltic Queen or Victoria I. You will stay in a cabin with sea view, including private facilities. On board you‘ll be able to partake in some tax-free shopping, enjoy provided entertainment, and dine in the cafés and restaurants.

  • Departure from Tallinn: 18:00
  • Arrival in Stockholm: 10:15
     

DFDS CRUISE
The overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo includes cabin accommodation (comfort or quality cabin with windows) with private facilities, and breakfast is included. There are two ships operating the route, Pearl Seaways and Crown Seaways, and each ship can accommodate approx. 1800 passengers. On board you find restaurants, bars and activities.

  • Departure from Copenhagen: 16:30
  • Arrival in Oslo: 09:45
     

FLIGHT FROM STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN
Included in the package is a flight between Stockholm and Copenhagen. The direct flight takes approximately 1h10 min. Baggage allowance per person is 20kg per checked bag and 8 kg per carry-on bag. Most days offer flights at mid-day but in some cases, you may be booked on a morning or evening flight. Your travel consultant will book the best option for your travel dates. Please note that airport transfer from your hotel in Stockholm to the airport is not included nor the train from Copenhagen airport to the hotel. We recommend Arlanda Express Train, a short 18-minute train ride to the airport from city center.

WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE THE TRAIN?
If you prefer to travel from Stockholm to Copenhagen by rail instead of flying, we would be happy to arrange that for you. In the summer months, the trains conduct track maintenance and there might be changes in the route and extending the journey from the standard duration of 5 hours and 10 minutes. The train tickets might not be bookable until 30 days prior departure. In the meantime, we will book the rest of the travel arrangements for you. Please select the train option during the booking steps online.

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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