Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen Highlights

8 days from $3,448 per person*
  • Enjoy an overnight ferry across the Baltic Sea.
  • Led by private guide, explore the famous Drottningholm Castle.
  • Explore Helsinki on a private guided walking tour.
  • Step into scenes from Hamlet at the Kronborg Castle.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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The beauty of Scandinavia is not to be underestimated. It is a fairytale land that seems to have been drawn by Gods and colored by children.

Experience the best of Scandinavia by visiting three of the most important European Capitals. Explore the marvelous architecture and dramatic coastline of Helsinki and watch the giant ferries glide in and out of its dreamy port. In Stockholm, meander cobblestone streets that wind around Gothic churches and quaint cafes and shops. Take in the sleek design and coziness of Copenhagen, and enjoy Nordic cuisine by up-and-coming chefs who are turning traditional dishes on their heads. In the evenings, rest and relax in well-appointed accommodations that offer modern amenities and all the comforts of home.

Explore Helsinki with your English speaking guide and discover the historical city center with its Sibelius Monument, the Senate Square, the Olympic Stadium, and the famous Finlandia Hall. An overnight ferry to Stockholm will take you to one of the most stunning locations in the world built on 14 islands that are connected by 57 bridges. Wander the medieval atmosphere of the Old town with its narrow streets and 700-year-old cathedrals. Enjoy a tour of Drottningholm Castle, the crown jewel among Swedish palaces, and home of the Swedish Royal Family. While in Copenhagen, visit the most important landmarks like the Christiansborg Palace, the Royal Theatre, the Gefion Fountain and the Little Mermaid, inspired by H.C Andersen’s fairytale, and Elsinore Castle which William Shakespeare chose as the setting for his famous play 'Hamlet.' These hand-selected highlights of Scandinavia may captivate you to the point you never want to leave. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (with Assistance) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(3)
    • Finland - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Private - Walking City Tour (3hrs) - Guide(7)
  • Day 3 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Self-Guided - Shopping
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Stockholm
    Stockholm
    • Transfer - Private - Port (with Assistant) - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver(2)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide(10)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Stockholm
    Stockholm
    • Private - 1/2 Day Drottningholm Castle Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Stockholm to Copenhagen
    Stockholm to Copenhagen
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide(10)
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Copenhagen
    Copenhagen
    • Shared - Castle Tour (6.5hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Copenhagen
    Copenhagen
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Helsinki

Meet your driver and assistant for an airport transfer.

A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn City Center (4*)

The Holiday Inn City Center is located in the heart of Helsinki, conveniently next to the train station and Töölönlahti Bay. Guest rooms are decorated in Scandinavian-style and overlook either Finlandia Hall or the bustling Eliel Square. Dine at the main hotel restaurant, and choose from a variety of dishes savored around the world, or venture into Scandinavian cuisine. Otherwise, visit restaurants in the area and get familiar with the many tastes of the region. Later, lounge at the lobby bar and sip on a cocktail. For relaxation, visit the sauna, or get in your daily workout at the fitness center.

Helsinki
Helsinki
Holiday Inn Helsinki
Holiday Inn Helsinki

Day 2: Helsinki

Meet your guide for a private Helsinki sightseeing tour and explore several neo-classical buildings by Carl Ludvig Engel. He was kept in Helsinki by a unique assignment, as he was elected to plan a new city centre all on his own. The city became low and wide at the time when most buildings had only two or three floors. The central point of his city plan is the Senate Square, surrounded by the Government Palace, the main building of the University, and the enormous Cathedral, which was finished in 1852, twelve years after C. L. Engel's death. Engel's neo-classical plan of the city centre has later given Helsinki the epithet: The White City of The North. Furthermore visit the harbour area and Market Place before taking a short stroll through Sibelius Park. 

Accommodation: Holiday Inn City Center (4*)
Helsinki Lutheran Chathedral
Helsinki Lutheran Chathedral

Day 3: Helsinki

Enjoy some time to explore on your own and get to know the city's fantastic shops and markets

Port transfer with your private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Overnight Ferry

Spend your overnight on a ferry on Baltic Sea. The ferry offer excellent facilities onboard, including a choice of luxurious cabins to suit every budget, and award-winning restaurants for every taste from gourmet a la carte and grill houses, through buffet, to cafeterias and fast-food options. You'll also find a variety of entertainment including a casino, dance bar, nightclubs with live entertainment shows, spa, bars, kid's entertainment and excellent shopping facilities offering wines, spirits, beers, sweets, leading perfume brands, cosmetics and fashion.

Shop in Finland
Shop in Finland
Overnight Ferry
Overnight Ferry

Day 4: Stockholm

Enjoy a private transfer from hotel to pier with private vehicle and assistant.

Enjoy your private panoramic tour of Stockholm. The guide will adjust the sights depending on where your location is.

Accommodation: Victory Hotel (4*)

The Victory Hotel is a welcoming and exclusive hotel with a personal atmosphere in a perfect location in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s charming Old Town. The fact is that the hotel is a tourist attraction in itself. It contains a unique, private collection of marine antiques, passionately selected by the collector himself, the hotel's founder and owner Gunnar Bengtsson. Each of the guestrooms has comfortable and homely furnishings and are tastefully decorated with antiques. Breakfast at the Victory Hotel is an experience in itself. Here you can help yourself to the buffet of international and Swedish delicacies. The inviting sauna and relaxation area is complimentary for guests to relax and rejuvenate while away from home.

Stockholm
Stockholm
Victory Hotel
Victory Hotel

Day 5: Stockholm

Enjoy your three hour tour of Drottningholm Castle. The crown jewel among Swedish palaces, beautiful Drottningholm is located 11 kilometres west of Stockholm on Lovö Island in Lake Mälaren. "Versailles in miniature", is an oft-used epithet for this former summer residence - now the permanent home - of the Swedish Royal Family. The palace , which originally was built as a Baroque place and later extended and refurbished in the Rococo style, boasts magnificent suites from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, extensive parks, its own theatre and a Chinese pavilion. The Drottningholm Court Theatre is a unique attraction with its original scenery, 200-year old stage machinery and interior decoration virtually untouched by the passage of times. The theatre is still used for opera and ballet performances. Entrance fee included.

Accommodation: Victory Hotel (4*)
Drottningholm Castle
Drottningholm Castle

Day 6: Stockholm - Copenhagen

Meet your English speaking driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Enjoy a half day guided walking tour in Copenhagen. Learn the history of this beautiful city and get to know your way around with a local on hand to help!

Accommodation: Kong Arthur (4*)

The Kong Arthur hotel is situated in a quiet location, set back from the road next to the city center lakes and within easy walking distance of Norreport station. It is an attractive old building, with an elegant white stone facade. The style was created especially for the hotel inspired by the legend of Kong Arthur complete with modern facilities. Hotel Kong Arthur offers comfortable guest’s rooms with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. Breakfast is taken in the atrium style indoor and outdoor terrace, whilst other meals are eaten in the brasserie. Italian, Japanese and Spanish cuisine can also be enjoyed in house as well. Guests can relax and be rejuvenated in the hotel’s newly opened Helle Thorup Spa, an oasis in Copenhagen city.

Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Kong Arthur Hotel
Kong Arthur Hotel

Day 7: Copenhagen

Take a sightseeing tour to some of the spectacular castles and the countryside north of Copenhagen. Leave Copenhagen and travel up the Riviera road to Helsingør. As you travel along enjoy a beautiful view of the Øresund Strait with the Swedish coast beyond. Frederiksborg Castle is situated in the centre of Hillerod on three islets in the Castle Lake and surrounded by Frederiksborg Castle Gardens. The Castle Gardens include an English style romantic garden and a more formal French baroque garden. Kronborg Castle, known as Elsinore in English, stands at the seaward approach to the Oresund Sound. It’s one of northern Europe's best preserved Renaissance castles. Made famous all over the world, by Shakespeare's Hamlet, it is also the most popular castle in Denmark, with about 200,000 visitors each year. Entrances to Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle are included. Photo stop at Fredensborg Castle.

Accommodation: Kong Arthur (4*)
Fredensborg Castle
Fredensborg Castle

Day 8: Copenhagen

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Holiday Inn City Center (4*): Helsinki

The Holiday Inn City Center is located in the heart of Helsinki, conveniently next to the train station and Töölönlahti Bay. Guest rooms are decorated in Scandinavian-style and overlook either Finlandia Hall or the bustling Eliel Square. Dine at the main hotel restaurant, and choose from a variety of dishes savored around the world, or venture into Scandinavian cuisine. Otherwise, visit restaurants in the area and get familiar with the many tastes of the region. Later, lounge at the lobby bar and sip on a cocktail. For relaxation, visit the sauna, or get in your daily workout at the fitness center.

Holiday Inn Helsinki
Holiday Inn Helsinki

Overnight Ferry: Helsinki

Spend your overnight on a ferry on Baltic Sea. The ferry offer excellent facilities onboard, including a choice of luxurious cabins to suit every budget, and award-winning restaurants for every taste from gourmet a la carte and grill houses, through buffet, to cafeterias and fast-food options. You'll also find a variety of entertainment including a casino, dance bar, nightclubs with live entertainment shows, spa, bars, kid's entertainment and excellent shopping facilities offering wines, spirits, beers, sweets, leading perfume brands, cosmetics and fashion.

Overnight Ferry
Overnight Ferry

Victory Hotel (4*): Stockholm

The Victory Hotel is a welcoming and exclusive hotel with a personal atmosphere in a perfect location in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s charming Old Town. The fact is that the hotel is a tourist attraction in itself. It contains a unique, private collection of marine antiques, passionately selected by the collector himself, the hotel's founder and owner Gunnar Bengtsson. Each of the guestrooms has comfortable and homely furnishings and are tastefully decorated with antiques. Breakfast at the Victory Hotel is an experience in itself. Here you can help yourself to the buffet of international and Swedish delicacies. The inviting sauna and relaxation area is complimentary for guests to relax and rejuvenate while away from home.

Victory Hotel
Victory Hotel

Kong Arthur (4*): Copenhagen

The Kong Arthur hotel is situated in a quiet location, set back from the road next to the city center lakes and within easy walking distance of Norreport station. It is an attractive old building, with an elegant white stone facade. The style was created especially for the hotel inspired by the legend of Kong Arthur complete with modern facilities. Hotel Kong Arthur offers comfortable guest’s rooms with all the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. Breakfast is taken in the atrium style indoor and outdoor terrace, whilst other meals are eaten in the brasserie. Italian, Japanese and Spanish cuisine can also be enjoyed in house as well. Guests can relax and be rejuvenated in the hotel’s newly opened Helle Thorup Spa, an oasis in Copenhagen city.

Kong Arthur Hotel
Kong Arthur Hotel
Kong Arthur Hotel
Kong Arthur Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours.

  • Marilynn Weaver — April 21, 2014 — Europe

    All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!

  • Ann Saxon — November 06, 2013 — Europe

    Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family.

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    Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!

  • Kevin Wilshere — October 19, 2013 — Europe

    Great trip to Spain! Thanks again for all your help, Lianne. The destinations, hotels, guides and everything were all top notch.

  • Chery Westlund — November 07, 2013 — Europe

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  • Randy Gramlich — October 07, 2013 — Europe

    Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease.

  • Jay Steffan — September 24, 2013 — Europe

    We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.

    We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip.

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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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