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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Airport transfer with a private vehicle and driver.
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.
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.
Explore Helsinki with English speaking Guide. Discover the historical city center and view Sibelius Monument, the Senate Square, the Olympic Stadium, and the famous Finlandia Hall by Alvar Alto in the diplomatic district, as well as the open air market among other sights. Entrance fees are not included in the tour cost.
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.
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.
For your added comfort, we will have a Meet & Greet assistance for you upon your arrival which will be waiting for you in the arrival hall. Your representative will help to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation.
You will be picked up from hotel for a 3 hour Grand Tour of Stockholm City. The city of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of the 13th century Old Town and modern hight-tech architecture. Stockholm's islands are bordered by lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east where archipelago with it's 30.000 islands awaits exploration. Renowned for its beauty, Stockholm is also the hub of the Baltic area with easy acces to the Nordic capitals and the Baltic countries. Discover a city of contrasts, go back 750 years in time and fell the medieval atmosphere of the Old town as you wander through narrow streets passing by the 700 year old cathedral of Stockholm and Seat the Archbishop and the Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. Visit the inside of the City Hall where the Nobel Banquet and Gala Ball takes place before the end of your tour. Entrance fee included.
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.
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 private Panoramic Tour of Copenhagen where you will pass by the most important monuments & sights of the city such as Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament, The Old Stock Exchange building, and Kongens Nytorv, where you can see the Royal Theatre - world famous for its Royal Ballet. The tour continues past the colourful harbour district of Nyhavn to Amalienborg palace - Residence of the Royal Family. Here you have the opportunity of seeing the changing of the Guard at 12.00 hrs. This is followed by a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the Little Mermaid, inspired by H.C Andersens fairytale. During the tour you will be able to appreciate the magnificent buildings of The New Carlsberg Glyptotek, City Hall, Frederiks Church, The Tivoli Gardens and the Rosenborg Palace where the Crown Jewels are protected by the Royal Guard. Entrance fees are not included.
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.
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.
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