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If you’re in search of a different European experience, just head north to the intersection of yesterday and tomorrow. Old meets new and tradition meets innovation on this cool tour of Scandinavia and its most exciting hot spots. With two-night stays in the capital cities of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, you’ll wake up to Copenhagen’s rush hour of des...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Copenhagen : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-September)
    • Elsinore : Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet’s castle
    • Gothenburg : Orientation, visit the indoor food market and taste local snacks
    • Oslo : Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall
    • Stockholm : Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall
    • Stockholm–helsinki : Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smörgåsbord dinner
    • Helsinki : Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market
    • From the vibrant cities to the gorgeous scenery, this tour visits Northern Europe’s fascinating capitals with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki
    • In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace, used by the Queen for official occasions; Oslo's City Hall, decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950, and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues; Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral, completed in 1852, and the famous open-air market

What's this trip about?

    If you’re in search of a different European experience, just head north to the intersection of yesterday and tomorrow. Old meets new and tradition meets innovation on this cool tour of Scandinavia and its most exciting hot spots. With two-night stays in the capital cities of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, you’ll wake up to Copenhagen’s rush hour of designer-clad cyclists, Oslo’s stunning skyline “starchitecture,” Stockholm’s trendy galleries and gastro pubs, and Helsinki’s electrifying design scene. Within these hipster hubs, you’ll follow ancient Viking trails and the narrowest of cobblestone streets to the palaces and museums that hold the most fascinating historical stories—and the indoor and outdoor markets that carry the most intriguing snacks and souvenirs. The cool factor is illuminated on a breezy overnight cruise across the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Helsinki.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
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Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden


  • Copenhagen
  • Helsinki
  • Oslo
  • Scandinavia
  • Stockholm
  • Tallinn


  • Culture

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Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)



Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen! COPENHAGEN Guided sightseeing includes the royal reception rooms in Christiansborg Palace, and The Little Mermaid statue. Enjoy a free afternoon before visiting Tivoli Gardens. (Breakfast)



Swedish Specialties ELSINORE Ferry crossing to Helsingborg, Sweden. GOTHENBURG Take an orientation drive. [LF] Visit the indoor food market and taste local snacks. (Breakfast,Dinner) 348 mi / 560 km

LOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES At Gothenburg’s indoor market hal...

Day 4: OSLO

Outdoor Art in Oslo OSLO Guided sightseeing includes a walk through Frogner Park and a visit to City Hall. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Frogner Park contains over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze, and wrought iron, along with fountains an...


Spectacular Scandinavia OSLO Scenic drive to Stockholm. (Breakfast) 329 mi / 530 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT EPIC RIDE A myriad of small lakes and little villages dot the Scandinavian landscapes from Oslo to Stockholm. You’ll enjoy serene natural beauty and lush green views along the way from Norway to Sweden.



Maritime Marvels STOCKHOLM Guided walking tour of the Old Town. Visit the City Hall and the [LF] Vasa Ship Museum. (Breakfast)

LOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Set your course for the Vasa Ship Museum in Stockholm. Here, you’ll cruise back through mariti...


Sailing by Starlight STOCKHOLM Free time this morning. Take an overnight cruise with dinner to Helsinki. (Breakfast,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Called “the capital of cool,” Stockholm is the place for music, art, and fashion. With nearly 100 museums, ...


Perfection on the Peninsula HELSINKI Guided sightseeing includes the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Finland’s southern capital of Helsinki is poised on the peninsula in the Gulf...


Capital Ideas HELSINKI Enjoy a free day, followed by a farewell dinner tonight at your hotel. (Breakfast,Dinner)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE with an excursion to Tallin, the capital city of Estonia on the Gulf of Finland. The coastal gem on the Baltic Sea combi...


Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)


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