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.
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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.
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. Between 2pm– 5pm visit the Suomenlina Maritime Fortess with waterbuses and English speaking guide.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Depart from Copenhagen and head north, for almost a whole hour, the coastline of Sweden follows us. We drive through the magnificent Danish countryside and pass the coastline to Elsinore and Kronborg Castle. It is quite easy to understand why William Shakespeare chose Elsinore Castle as the setting for his famous play 'Hamlet.' Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and feel the atmosphere taken through the Chapel and the Knights' Hall (the longest room in Northern Europe) and the dark casemates. Lunch en route (not included). After the break, continue to Fredensborg (photo stop). The Queen's summer residence of Fredensborg Palace is attractively located in the middle of a lovely park, bordering the idyllic Esrom Lake. The next of many highlights is Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV. This pearl of history, built in magnificent Renaissance style, is now a national historical museum. It contains paintings, tapestries, porcelain, silver and furniture of great historical value. This tour is the classic amongst all the excursions while visiting Denmark. Entrance fees to Kronburg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle included.
The Holiday Inn City Center (4*) is an excellent choice of accommodations for value standard travelers. Each of the 174 rooms promises the amenities of home, with some offering bathrobes, slippers and wireless internet as well as a business corner for the working guest. Rooms take on a Scandinavian decor, with parquet flooring and clean, sleek features. 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.
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.
The Victory Hotel (4*) 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.
The Kong Arthur (4*) hotel is in a quiet location, set back from the road next to the city centre 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 155 rooms of which 11 are suites - all non-smoking rooms. The rooms are of many categories and in a style, which can best be described as classic modernism - with a hint of a medieval ambience. Breakfast is taken in the atrium style indoor and outdoor terrace, whilst other meals are eaten in the brasserie. Welcome to their newly opened Helle Thorup Spa, an oasis in Copenhagen city.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"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
"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
"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."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"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
"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
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"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
"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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