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- New for 2023
8 days - Escorted summer tour from Copenhagen to Helsinki
Join our escorted tour this summer, travelling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. This small group tour of 12 travellers plus experienced group leader will visit Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki with private city tours in each. Enjoy a hassle-free travel experience, staying in quality boutique or premium hotels carefully selected by our Scandinavia travel experts.
With a maximum of 16 travellers, there are five departures in 2023 throughout the summer.
- Day 1
- Arrive Copenhagen, individual transfer and then guided city tour
- Day 2
- Explore Copenhagen to its fullest
- Day 3
- Copenhagen to Stockholm Express Train Journey
- Day 4
- Guided tour of Stockholm's historic Old Town, including the Royal Palace and the Cathedral
- Day 5
- Enjoy Stockholm before an overnight ferry to Helsinki
- Day 6
- Discover Helsinki with a guided tour
- Day 7
- Day ferry trip to Tallinn with guided tour of the old town
- Day 8
- Departure Day
- Start Place
- Copenhagen, Denmark tours
- End Place
- Helsinki, Finland tours
- Destinations Visited
- Denmark tours
- Sweden tours
- Finland tours
- 8 Days
- Group Size
- 6 - 16
All transportation (by buses, trains, ferries and boats) between destinations is included in the price.
- 6 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared double/twin rooms with private facilities
- 1 nights on overnight ferries between Stockholm - Helsinki, outside twin cabin with sea view and private facilities
- 7 breakfasts and 1 dinner
- All transport between destinations by buses, ferries, trains and boats
- Guided tour of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki with local guide (each tour around 2-3 hours)
- Guided day tour in Tallinn, meeting from ferry
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
International flights, lunches, alcohol and dinners that have not been detailed in the program, and items of personal nature.
Portage is not included - you will be responsible for carrying all your luggage.
Day 1 - Arrive Copenhagen, individual transfer and then guided city tour
Arrive into Copenhagen this morning and individual transfer to your central hotel right by the pier. Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights - you will never run out of something to see or to do. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport. Meet your escort and then join the group for a guided afternoon tour.
With the local guide, head off for a stroll through the charming streets and squares of Old Town, and see the impressive Danish Parliament, colourful Nyhavn, and the elegant Royal Palace of Amalienborg. Discover the must-sees of beautiful Copenhagen including Nyhavn and the Royal Palace on a private walking tour of its most famous sights.
Discover the charming streets and squares of Old Town, and see the impressive Danish Parliament, colourful Nyhavn, and the elegant Royal Palace of Amalienborg.
Day 2 - Explore Copenhagen to its fullest
Today is a completely free day so you can sleep in, explore the cafes and restaurants or venture out of the city on a day tour.
Roskilde isn't too far out of town if you want to visit the Viking Museum or art lovers can train to Louisiana. There is also a new adventure park with impressive towers and gardens to visit. Ask your local guide for some options. Enjoy this super cool city!
Optional Add Ons
Day 3 - Copenhagen to Stockholm Express Train Journey
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and more of Copenhagen before transferring to the train station for your 3.5 hr train express train journey to Stockholm.
Sweden's capital is charming, vibrant and surrounded by beauty and water - hence its nickname, Venice of the North! Stockholm offers interesting museums and castles; the city offers a warm atmosphere and the old town has charming small alleyways boasting several famous restaurants.
This afternoon, be sure to make time for a visit to the ABBA museum with great interactive exhibits - a glass of champagne (for Dutch courage to get on stage & the pure fun of it) to accompany your tour is recommended! On the other hand, take the serious option & visit the Nobel Prize museum in the Old town.
Day 4 - Guided tour of Stockholm's historic Old Town, including the Royal Palace and the Cathedral
After breakfast (which is seriously one of the best breakfast buffets in Scandinavia), discover the must-sees of Stockholm's historic Old Town, including the Royal Palace and the Cathedral on a guided walking tour of its charming cobbled streets.
Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan, is one of the city’s 14 islands. It is here, in the medieval part of the city, where everything began, the first buildings dating around 1200. This is not simply a museum area, but a lively part of the city where Stockholmers live, work, shop and go to school. The Old Town has narrow alleys and streets with cobbled stones, where your guide will introduce you to interesting historical sites, and tell you the story of how the city of Stockholm was founded and how Stockholmers live today.
See the Royal Palace and visit the island of Riddarholmen, including the Riddarholmen Church, which was built by Franciscan monks in the 1200s. Stop for a traditional Swedish cinnamon bun at a local bakery, and see old-fashioned hard candy being made at Polkagris Kokeri. You can sample some for yourself and pick up some to take home with you.
Day 5 - Enjoy Stockholm before an overnight ferry to Helsinki
Spend some time shopping or even explore the waterways of Stockholm before transferring to the port to board the overnight ferry to Helsinki, Finland. Again, be sure to sit outside to watch the archipelago of islands go past - one of our favourite places in Scandinavia.
Day 6 - Discover Helsinki with a guided tour
The Finnish capital is a compact city where the most important sights can easily be explored on foot. Meet your local guide this morning for a 3-hour stroll through the streets and squares of Helsinki. Senate Square, surrounded by the historical quarters and the iconic Lutheran Cathedral, is the place where the East meets the West and you will become familiar with Finland’s unique position between Sweden and Russia. A walk along the colourful Kauppatori market is an absolute must and entering the Old Market Hall will give you a taste of local delicacies such as reindeer meat and rye bread.
Crossing the Esplanade Park, and past Railway Station, one of the main landmarks, you will arrive to another square, Kansalaistori, which showcases the pulse of modern Nordic city. The walk will continue through the Töölö district to pay a visit to the Rock Church, a Lutheran shrine build inside a solid rock in the 1960’s and the most visited site of Helsinki. Return to the city centre like a local by tram. A panoramic tram ride passes through south Helsinki’s Art Nouveau and diplomatic districts.
Day 7 - Day ferry trip to Tallinn with guided tour of the old town
Catch the express ferry from Helsinki this morning and travel acrosss to Tallinn. Meet your local guide and discover the sights and stories of Tallinn's beautiful Old Town and beyond on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. Winding cobblestone lanes and iron street lamps. Gothic spires and medieval markets. Centuries old buildings with their red tile roofs and hidden courtyards. This is the city's famous Old Town.
Explore the most interesting sights of the medieval Old Town, as well as some of the most modern architecture of the town. The excursion will start with a brief history of Estonia and Tallinn as you enter one of the best-preserved Hanseatic towns in the world. In the Upper Old Town, you can admire Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - the largest Orthodox church in the city - as well as the Houses of Estonian Parliament and one of the oldest churches in Estonia, the Dome Church. Experience the panoramic views from Toompea Hills over the Lower Town and the rest of the city of Tallinn.
Later in the afternoon, you will ferry back across to Helsinki and head out for final dinner to celebrate this Scandinavian and Finnish adventure!
Day 8 - Departure Day
After breakfast, individual self transfer to the airport.
All prices listed are per person, sharing a room with your travelling partner.
This itinerary starts Tuesdays from Copenhagen with 5 departures between May and September. Maximum travelling group is 16 plus leader.
20 Jun 2023
20 Jun 2023
11 Jul 2023
11 Jul 2023
1 Aug 2023
1 Aug 2023
29 Aug 2023
29 Aug 2023
19 Sep 2023
19 Sep 2023
As a Nordic specialist we are keen to show travellers the hidden gems of the countries we visit, and as an anti-dote to over-tourism to reduce the environmental pressures on the traditional and busy routes that most travel companies will take. This itinerary has been designed to do just that.
Throughout your stay we have hand-selected accommodations which are locally owned, have deep roots in their communities, and pride themselves on supporting local facilities and producers. This is done through shopping locally, and buying sustainably sourced options, so in the words of one of the chefs in the accommodation you will be staying in 'you should taste what’s here in the surroundings, from lakes, mountains and farms'.