-Private Stockholm Morning and Afternoon Guided City Tour
-Rib speedboat Sightseeing Stockholm & Archipelago
-First class train tickets Stockholm to Gothenburg
-Gothenburg Private Walking Tour
-Paddan Sightseeing Boat Tour
-Light dinner buffet included at Clarion Collection Hotel Odin
-First class train tickets Gothenburg to Copenhagen
-Canal Boat Tour in Copenhagen
-Copenhagen Private Walking Tour
Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Gothenburg…
You’ll explore the best of Scandinavia on this 8-day tour
All of the must-do activities
Your trip is sure to be full of life.
Ingmar Bergman famously summed up Stockholm when she stated that: “ It is ridiculous to think of itself as a city. It is simply a rather large village, set in the middle of some forests and some lakes.” This is true of many areas of this capital city. Built on an archipelago of islands with two-thirds of the city limits comprised of water, parks and woodland, it is easy to forget that one is in a city at all. The medieval “Old Town” contains a flurry of old-world houses; a magnificent gothic cathedral; as well as countless other historic buildings lining the maze of cobbled streets. However, Stockholm has two faces, the second of which is a high-tech metropolis with futuristic skyscrapers and a thriving commercial center at the forefront of international design and technology. This versatile city somehow manages to meld the best of the old and the new to form a truly remarkable international city quite unlike any other.
Gothenburg (Göteborg) may well be a city that sits in the shadows of Sweden’s more glamorous and overbearing capital, however, many tourists prefer the slower-paced, laidback atmosphere of the country’s second-largest city. Once a gritty industrial seaport, Gothenburg is now making a name for itself as an international, modern city complete with a grand opera house, a flourishing botanical garden, a large amusement park with a vintage rollercoaster as well as some of Sweden’s best museums and art galleries housing big names such as Rembrandt, Picasso, and Monet. Much like the city itself, many of the best bars, boutiques, and bistros have managed to remain under the radar, making the city’s enviable array of urban treasures enjoyable without the intrusion of hordes of tourists. Equally underrated is the city’s growing alternative arts, fashion, and design scene which only adds to the appeal of what could well be one of Europe’s most overlooked tourist destinations.
If there is a Danish word that best describes Copenhagen it is: “hygge”, meaning “welcoming and cozy”. This is indeed an unusual word to describe a fairly large capital city with a population of over 1.2million, however, Copenhagen is no ordinary city and, despite its size, many areas have a distinctly village-like quality. It has all that one would expect from a modern city, including state of the art architecture and cutting-edge infrastructure but all of this modernity is improbably juxtaposed with a host of Danish cliches. Rows of sherbert-hued townhouses adorned with flower boxes and lace curtains, line ancient canals playing host to fleets of quaint rickety houseboats. Add to this an incredibly innovative design scene, a pedestrian/cyclist friendly road culture, and a slew of stylish bars, clubs, and galleries and it is easy to see why so many visitors are seduced by the charms of this irresistible seaside city.
Day 1 – Stockholm
Arrival at Stockholm Airport where you will be welcomed by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. You’ll spend the rest of your day at leisure enjoying one of the world’s most beautiful capitals and the largest city in Sweden.
Day 2 – Stockholm
Morning and Afternoon Private Guided City Tour
This morning, you will be picked up by your local guide at the hotel, who will take you on a 3-hour guided walking tour in the city of Stockholm. You will visit the Old Town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan). Located on a small island with narrow stone streets and old buildings, this is a charming area to walk about. Sights of interest are Storkyrkan, the Royal Palace, the Royal Opera, Stadshuset, Kungsträdgården, Stockholm City Hall and much more.
After the walking tour, you will stop for lunch. (Not included) Your guide can recommend a restaurant.
After lunch, you will head on a 3-hour tour with a vehicle, which will include a visit to the Skansen Open Air Museum and Vasa Museum.
After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.
Day 3 – Stockholm
Rib speedboat Sightseeing Stockholm & Archipelago – 1 hour
Experience Stockholm’s Archipelago by RIB speedboat; it’s fast, it’s exciting, it’s exhilarating and it’s utterly beautiful!
Today, you will walk to the pier for your high-speed experience on the Sea! For one hour you will enjoy an amazing boat trip that will take you from Nybroviken/Strandvägen via Stockholm´s coastline and out to the stunning archipelago. Within 5 minutes of your downtown departure, you will be in the archipelago, with almost 30,000 islands, there’s incredible scenery and wildlife wherever you lay your eyes.
During the journey, you will pass incredible sights: Vaxholm Fortress, Djurgården (The Royal Park), Fjäderholmarna island, the Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund theme park and the Prince Eugen Waldemarsudde mansion.
The rest of the day to explore, shop or relax.
Day 4 – Gothenburg
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel and private transfer to the train station to go to Gothenburg.
Upon arrival in Gothenburg, you will be picked up at the train station by your private driver to go to your hotel in Gothenburg. Your driver will be waiting for you at the arrival platform.
Enjoy the rest of the day exploring Gothenburg or relaxing.
Day 5 – Gothenburg
Private Walking Tour – 3 hours
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel for your 3-hour private walking tour.
Gothenburg is a pocket-sized metropolis, and walking is a great way to discover all that the city has to offer. Stroll through the Garden Society of Gothenburg and make your way through the park Kungsparken by the canal. You’ll eventually get to Slottsskogen and the magnificent Botanical Gardens of Gothenburg
The Paddan Sightseeing Boat Tour – 50 minutes
Later, you will step aboard a Paddan sightseeing boat in the center of the city at Kungsportsplatsen. See the old moat and canals that date from the 17th century while learning about the history of Gothenburg’s construction and defense.
This guided boat tour continues beneath Gothenburg’s many low bridges, which brings you out into the fascinating harbor with traditional shipyards, the fishing harbor, new and old housing, expanding commercial and academic sites and maritime museum.
Day 6 – Copenhagen
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel and private transfer to the train station to go to Copenhagen.
Upon arrival in Copenhagen, your private driver will be waiting for you and transfer you to your hotel.
Later in the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a Canal Tour.
Canal Boat Tour, The Grand Tour of Copenhagen
A guided tour around the harbor and through the idyllic canals where your guide will tell you about Copenhagen’s beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses, new buildings and all other sights of interest.
This classic tour departs from Nyhavn and passes some of Copenhagen’s best sights and attractions. The tour is with a live guide in Danish and English.
Day 7 – Copenhagen
Private Walking Tour – 4 hours
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel for your tour.
This 4-hour walking tour takes in all the highlights of central Copenhagen; The Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, Copenhagen Cathedral, Christiansborg Castle, Tivoli, the City Hall Square, the Old Market Square, Amalienborg Palace and more.
Day 8 – Departure
At the appropriate time, your private driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Hej så länge.
|Departs May 1 - Sept 30, 2018||From $3,995
Stockholm – Hotel at Six or similar
Located in the Brunkebergstorg region of central Stockholm, Hotel At Six is a 19th-century haven where contemporary art meets design. The hotel’s guest accommodations offer a range of spacious room type options, all featuring luxurious bathrooms, marble writing desk, and custom-designed lounge seating area. Facilities at the hotel include restaurants, a bar, meeting space and a gym.
Gothenburg: Clarion Collection Hotel Odin or similar
Clarion Collection Hotel Odin is a contemporary Scandinavian style hotel, located close to the Gothenburg Central Station. The hotel’s modern rooms, central location, and beautiful social areas combine to make it a popular Gothenburg hotel.
The tastefully decorated lobby, with a charming open fireplace, is an excellent place for impromptu meetings. The on-site bar is also in the lobby area, and guests can order refreshing drinks, beer, wine, snacks and light meals. Up on the 7th floor, is the rooftop terrace, Terrassen, and the summer bar, which is open during Sweden’s warmest months. Guests can keep fit in the modern Nordic Wellness Odinsgatan gym, located in the same building.
Copenhagen: 71 Nyhavn Hotel or similar
With a fantastic atmosphere and unique location at the last frontier in Nyhavn Canal, 71 Nyhavn Hotel is at home in two historic warehouse buildings from early 1800. For 200 years, Nyhavn 71 has been standing between the foamy sprays from the Harbour and life along the Nyhavn Canal. From the southern side of the building, unparalleled views to the many beautiful museum ships and the clucking water await and offers one of the best views the city has to offer.
The hotel encompasses two beautiful warehouses with each their special charm and character. The warehouses are joint on the ground floor by the cozy hotel lobby, also providing access to their new restaurant; SEA by Kiin Kiin.
Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person.