Sophisticated Scandinavia

9 days from $7,056 per person*
  • Explore Danish design on a private guided tour in Copenhagen.
  • Private food tour of Stockholm's culinary scene.
  • Stroll Design District Helsinki, the city's cutting edge maker quarter.
  • Visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, with private guide.
  • Collection of 5* accommodations throughout.
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Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen await as you prepare yourself to discover cosmopolitan Scandinavia's world class capitals, renowned for modern art, design, fashion, architecture and food.

Set foot in Helsinki, capital of Finland, a country straddling the line between both east and west. With a private guide, you'll uncover a city rich in design, as well as heritage, with its impressive UNESCO-designated Suomenlinna Fortress. Make your way through the hip Design District, and uncover a world of cutting-edge makers. Head to Sweden's capital, Stockholm, where you'll take in the local food culture, enjoy a trip on the canals, and a chance to walk in the footsteps of prolific sculptor Carl Milles. World class Danish design unfolds in Copenhagen with a private guide. Tour the local culinary scene, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, cycle the city with a guide at sunset, and even set out on a private guided shopping tour. This is Scandinavia in Style.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Finland - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Helsinki
    Helsinki
    • Tour - Private - City Walking Tour with Suomenlinna Fortress Island (5 hrs) - Guide/Ferry
    • Self-Guided - Shopping
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Helsinki to Stockholm
    Helsinki to Stockholm
    • Self-Guided - Design District
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Stockholm
    Stockholm
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Food Tour (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day Historical Canal Tour (50 mins) - Boat/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Stockholm
    Stockholm
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day In the Footsteps of Carl Milles - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Self-Guided - Optional - Vasa Museum
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Stockholm to Copenhagen
    Stockholm to Copenhagen
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Danish Design Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Copenhagen
    Copenhagen
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Walking Food Tour (with Tastings) (4 hrs) - Guide
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Sunset Biking Tour (3 hrs) - Guide/Bike
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Copenhagen
    Copenhagen
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Shopping Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Copenhagen
    Copenhagen
    • Transfer - Private - Port - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

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: Hotel Haven (5*)

Hotel Haven, first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World chain in Finland, is designed to provide homely warmth, exclusive comfort and high-quality services for the discerning guest. The individual and well-appointed rooms, premium restaurant and conference services are conveniently situated in the attractive setting of Helsinki’s Market Square. In the elegant yet cozy foyer, guests can relax by the fireplace and browse leisurely through the daily papers. Bar Haven serves both hot beverages and relaxing drinks in the evening. The lounge bar “Bar Haven” is a perfect place for meeting friends. Whatever the reason for travelling – business, shopping, cultural experiences, sightseeing or simply to enjoy Helsinki’s atmosphere - boutique Hotel Haven is your ideal base thanks to its central location.

Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Helsinki
Helsinki
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Haven
Hotel Haven

Day 2: Helsinki

Discover the sights, history and culture of Helsinki on this private city walking tour with your guide. See the landmarks such as the Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral. Visit Temppeliaukio Church, quarried out of the natural bedrock. After a lovely 3-hour walking tour board a ferry and make your way to Suomenlinna Fortress Island. The ferry crossing from Helsinki takes 20 minutes and offers magnificent views of the city and the surroundings from the sea. On arrival, meet your private guide at Suomenlinna Island and explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed fortress. Enjoy the nature or explore the tunnels and the Suomenlinna museum. After the tour take a ferry and make your way back to Helsinki.

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

Accommodation: Hotel Haven (5*)
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Suomenlinna Fortress
Suomenlinna Fortress

Day 3: Helsinki - Stockholm

Take a self-guided stroll through Helsinki's "makers" quarter known as Design District Helsinki, a dense pocket where top Finnish fashion and designers collide with an array of emerging designers, artist studios, tastemakers, architects and craftspeople. It's like a little city within a city, spanning 25 different streets and approximately 200 buildings, including cafes, boutiques and galleries, all just a 15 minute walk from the rail station. A must see for any hip and design-savvy visitor.

Enjoy your airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

Accommodation: Nobis Hotel (5*)

Nobis Hotel is designed in a style of timeless contemporary elegance by renowned architect and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The new design interacts and contrasts effectually with the buildings’ magnificent, culturally protected late 19th century original interiors.  The atmosphere in guestrooms is calm, relaxed and sophisticated, with a mellow color scale, high comfort and clever commodity details. All rooms have a city view or view over one of our beautiful courtyards. The hotel boasts a fantastic classic Italian restaurant that is simple and rustic yet modern and elegant.  After a long day enjoy a glass of Champagne or an exciting cocktail while surrounded by gold mirrors at the Gold Bar, or a stunning atrium lounge.

Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Stockholm
Stockholm
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nobis Hotel
Nobis Hotel

Day 4: Stockholm

Sample the best of Stockholm's cuisine on a half-day private walking tour accompanied by your food-loving local guide. This tour will take you on an adventurous journey into the tastes, flavors, delights and historical significance of the Swedish cuisine. Learn about the evolution of Swedish cuisine and visit three main Stockholm locations where you will taste some authentic food. Explore Ostermalms Saluhall, the oldest food market in Stockholm sample smoked reindeer, cured elk and delicious seafood specialties. Visit the much loved café Chokoladfabriken and sip on the delicious ultra-rich hot chocolate. Walk the cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town and enjoy a traditional Swedish fika with a cinnamon roll. Your guide will escort you back to your hotel after the tour ends. Food samples included.

Enjoy 50-minute shared sightseeing tour on the historic canals of Stockholm. Starting at City Hall, the boat begins cruising and will take you around the second largest island in the city, Kungsholmen. With the commentary of an onboard guide, you will also pass the historically interesting islands of Långholmen and Reimersholme. Traveling through narrow canals, past leafy shorelines and many interesting buildings, you will learn all about the history of this beautiful city and its development from early industrial to modern times. 

Accommodation: Nobis Hotel (5*)
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Ostermalms Saluhall
Ostermalms Saluhall
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Canals of Kungsholmen
Canals of Kungsholmen

Day 5: Stockholm

Meet your guide and driver at your hotel for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour focusing on Carl Milles, one of the 20th century’s greatest Swedish sculptors. From 1931 he lived for 20 years in the USA, where he became a prolific monumental sculptor with works like Meeting of the Waters fountain in St. Louis and the Resurrection fountain in the National Memorial Park outside Washington D.C. On your tour, you will see Milles' 15 public works in Stockholm, including the Orpheus fountain in front of the Konserthuset (the Concert Hall). The guided tour continues out to the lush island of Lidingo, where you will visit the home of Carl Milles. Millesgarden covers 194,000 square feet in a series of terraces and includes studios with originals and replicas of his work. It has a magnificent garden, a work of art in itself with a beautiful view over the water. Entrance fee included.

Optional/Not Included
Sinking to the bottom of the harbour in 1628, the Vasa is arguably the best preserved ancient maritime artifact in the world. Its maiden voyage lasted a mere 1300 metres before capsizing just off shore. Early attempts to raise it were unsuccessful, but a state backed effort began salvage in 1956. In 1961, after years of preparation and raising small portions of the ship, the main lift was performed. However, this was just the beginning. Preservations efforts would continue until 1979, when the spraying of the preservative substance was complete.

This elaborate effort and years of hard work have left a legacy for future generations to experience and learn about their seafaring past. Upon entry into the building, you are overwhelmed by the completely restored and preserved Vasa. The ship is incredibly fully assembled indoors multiple related exhibits depicting subjects such as the building process, life on board and Sweden’s rich maritime history.

Dedicate a few hours to this museum, as it is unlike any other in the world and you will find yourself captivated by the vastness of the ship and the science and dedication behind its preservation.

Contact your travel consultant for hours of operation, address, and additional information.

Accommodation: Nobis Hotel (5*)
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Millesgarden Park
Millesgarden Park
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Optional: Vasa Museum
Optional: Vasa Museum

Day 6: Stockholm - Copenhagen

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

Enjoy a 2 hour walking tour and see the best of classic and contemporary Danish design, from teapots and chairs to hotels and supermarkets. The tour will take you through the beautiful neighborhood of the old city while your guide will tell you all about Copenhagen’s trendy spots, providing you with a lot of inside knowledge on cool bars, chill outs and smashing restaurants. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.

Accommodation: D`Angleterre (5*)

Established in 1755, the d’Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen, celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style. Inspired by its rich heritage the hotel has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and has reopened as a revitalized grand palace. It offers gracefully appointed rooms and suites which are individually decorated and combine modern technology with luxurious amenities to create an ambience that is distinctly d’Angleterre. The elegant Restaurant d'Angleterre serves superb International cuisine with emphasis on modern French cooking. The urban spa offers an expansive menu of signature treatments, a  lounge for relaxation and revitalization, a fully equipped fitness studio, and a swimming pool.

Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  D`Angleterre Hotel
D`Angleterre Hotel

Day 7: Copenhagen

Experience Copenhagen through its food in this in-depth 4 hours walking tour accompanied by a guide while learning about its history and daily life. You will walk through the oldest parts of Copenhagen, the new Market halls and visit some of the trendiest eating places in town. The walking is at a very leisurely pace, with short breaks to sit down several times. The sample tastings are included and make up a full meal. 

In the late afternoon, meet your private guide to explore the stunning sights of Copenhagen on a 3-hour bike tour of the Danish capital. Set off at a leisurely pace and follow your guide down winding lanes and atmospheric main boulevards. Ride around the major landmarks of the city, including the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, and Nyhavn. You will also cycle through the coolest neighborhoods in town and discover secret gardens, courtyards, and hidden churches. See the undiscovered parts of this exciting city, while riding backstreets and crossing bridges. Your experience includes private guide, and bike rental.

Accommodation: D`Angleterre (5*)
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Torvehallerne Market
Torvehallerne Market
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cycling Copenhagen's Streets
Cycling Copenhagen's Streets

Day 8: Copenhagen

Meet your private guide for a half day visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Located north of Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum incorporates an approach to interaction between art, nature, architecture, landscapes and has a long-standing tradition of culture-historical exhibitions and of presenting large, international photo, design and architecture shows.The world famous international museum features distinguished and considerable collections of modern art with over 3,500 works and presents six to ten special exhibitions annually. It covers the key artistic periods beginning of 1945 to present day, including Picasso, Giacometti, Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg, Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Philip Guston, Morris Louis, Jorn, Baselitz, Polke, Kiefer, and Per Kirkeby. Your experience includes private transfer, English speaking guide and entrance.

Discover the most wonderful things about the inner city, the fantastic choice of exquisite fashion and designer shops. After you meet your guide at your hotel, you will learn about the best of Copenhagen fashion scene. However, it’s not all fashion and shops as the guide will draw on their knowledge of the city, its architecture, its history and its different citizens. Beside a great shopping experience, you will obtain an image of Copenhagen that is slightly different to the one most people would know after spending some time in this wonderful city. Your tour will end at your hotel.

Accommodation: D`Angleterre (5*)
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Modern Art Installation
Modern Art Installation
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Copenhagen Shopping
Copenhagen Shopping

Day 9: Copenhagen

Enjoy a transfer from the Copenhagen port to the airport with a private vehicle and driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Hotel Haven (5*): Helsinki

Hotel Haven, first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World chain in Finland, is designed to provide homely warmth, exclusive comfort and high-quality services for the discerning guest. The individual and well-appointed rooms, premium restaurant and conference services are conveniently situated in the attractive setting of Helsinki’s Market Square. In the elegant yet cozy foyer, guests can relax by the fireplace and browse leisurely through the daily papers. Bar Haven serves both hot beverages and relaxing drinks in the evening. The lounge bar “Bar Haven” is a perfect place for meeting friends. Whatever the reason for travelling – business, shopping, cultural experiences, sightseeing or simply to enjoy Helsinki’s atmosphere - boutique Hotel Haven is your ideal base thanks to its central location.

Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Haven
Hotel Haven
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Hotel Haven Lobby
Hotel Haven Lobby

Nobis Hotel (5*): Stockholm

Nobis Hotel is designed in a style of timeless contemporary elegance by renowned architect and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The new design interacts and contrasts effectually with the buildings’ magnificent, culturally protected late 19th century original interiors.  The atmosphere in guestrooms is calm, relaxed and sophisticated, with a mellow color scale, high comfort and clever commodity details. All rooms have a city view or view over one of our beautiful courtyards. The hotel boasts a fantastic classic Italian restaurant that is simple and rustic yet modern and elegant.  After a long day enjoy a glass of Champagne or an exciting cocktail while surrounded by gold mirrors at the Gold Bar, or a stunning atrium lounge.

Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nobis Hotel
Nobis Hotel
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Nobis Hotel Lobby
Nobis Hotel Lobby

D`Angleterre (5*): Copenhagen

Established in 1755, the d’Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen, celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style. Inspired by its rich heritage the hotel has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and has reopened as a revitalized grand palace. It offers gracefully appointed rooms and suites which are individually decorated and combine modern technology with luxurious amenities to create an ambience that is distinctly d’Angleterre. The elegant Restaurant d'Angleterre serves superb International cuisine with emphasis on modern French cooking. The urban spa offers an expansive menu of signature treatments, a  lounge for relaxation and revitalization, a fully equipped fitness studio, and a swimming pool.

Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  D`Angleterre Hotel
D`Angleterre Hotel
Sophisticated Scandinavia Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lobby
Lobby

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Kimberly M — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Fiona was fabulous and planned a dream vacation for us from start to finish. Our guides and tours were all very personable, knowledgeable, and comfortable. Our drivers were very punctual and professional. Our itinerary and tickets kept us knowing exactly where and when we needed to be somewhere. The weather, food and hotels were amazing. We truly had our dream vacation and now need a beach vacation to recuperate from the fast paced vacation we just returned from! Would recommend your agency to anyone! Thank You!

  • David B. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our trip! Thank you for the attention to detail and comprehensive planning!

  • Cleo M. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    Excellent guidance and assistance from Rachel Cook in your Delaware office and great guides/drivers. The hotel was nicely situated and everything went smoothly - we thank you! It was our first time on such a tour and we would like to try it again.

  • Suzanne A. — September 22, 2017 — Europe

    We had an amazing experience with Kensington! I loved our specialist Garret. He was incredibly helpful! We also really loved our guide in Cape Town.

  • Kyran D — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Our tour expert Rachel Cooke was outstanding! She handled all inquiries and requests with great professionalism and patience. The location of our hotels were optimal for touring and easy access to trains and metro. Tour guides Marion for the Latin Quarter, Frederick the Louvre, Bruno Mont St Michel and Melanie for the beaches of Normandy were all very knowledgeable and delightful to be with!

  • Donna O — September 15, 2017 — Europe

    Andrew was an amazing guide starting in Inverness! And Debbie was great for our walking tour in Edinburgh. We could not be happier! We learned so much about Scotland and enjoyed every minute of our trip.

  • Robert Goodby — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Everything worked as planned, someone was always waiting to greet us at each transfer point, and the guides in Moscow and St. Petersburg were absolutely first-rate: knowledgeable, friendly, fluent in English, and very helpful. Our conversations with them about Russian life and history were an unexpected bonus to what was already a highly educational and informative itinerary.

  • Peter Stephanos — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    Kensington was top notch. Our transfers were always on-time and courteous/professional. When there was a labor strike in Athens, they rescheduled our cancelled ferry and booked us on a flight. We had no idea until they called and said we had been booked on the flight. So helpful that we didn't ever have to stress!

  • Barbara Schulman — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    We had an absolutely WONDERFUL trip; Everything was perfectly planned by Kensington; all drivers were professional and the city guides were excellent, educated in the history of their city and enjoyable to be with. Upon hearing that we were artists, one guide even changed her tour to include local artworks that we would not have known about , and we were thrilled. We have never had a tour planned personally for the 2 of us, and were delighted with the results. All contacts with our planner, Jason Susinski, were timely and professional. We will definitely travel with Kensington again.

  • Nancy Silvio — August 14, 2017 — Europe

    This was my first experience with a totally guided tour. It was wonderful to not have to worry about anything, it was all well planned out. What we did see was wonderful, important and the guides were knowledgeable and kind. When we expressed interest in going bowling in Berlin he made sure we found the best place!! Anything was possible.

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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