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Gems of Scandinavia
9 days / 8 nights

Day 1

Helsinki

Arrive at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, transfer and check in to your hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure or take a ferry to the Suomenlinna sea fortress in the Helsinki Archipelago. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Helsinki and overnight cruise

After breakfast, set out to explore the city on a guided tour. See some of the notable city landmarks like the Senate Square, the Uspenski Cathedral, the Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the Opera House and the Sibelius Park. Afternoon at leisure to explore the multitude of cafes, restaurants ,museums and shops. Late this afternoon, board the overnight cruise and sail to Stockholm. Overnight aboard the cruise.

Day 3

Stockholm

This morning, enjoy breakfast aboard the ship as you sail into the Stockholm Archipelago. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy free time at leisure to soak in the sights and sounds of this city. Take a stroll on the Drottninggatan shopping street or through the bohemian neighbourhood of Södermalm. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Stockholm

Explore the historical heart of Stockholm after breakfast this morning, with a local guide including attractions such as the City Hall and Fjällgatan, the panoramic viewpoint of Stockholm, and walk through the cobblestone streets of Old Town and a tour of the Royal Palace.
After lunch, take a ferry to the island of for a visit to the famous Vasa Ship Museum. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure to explore on your own to visit places like Abba Museum, the Gröna Lund amusement park or the Skansen open-air museum. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Copenhagen

After breakfast, head to Stockholm Central Station for a 5-hour scenic train journey to Copenhagen. Arrive in Copenhagen and check in to your hotel. Afternoon, you have a guided city tour including sights such Renaissance Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace and Danish Parliament. Also see the 'Little Mermaid', the national symbol of Denmark, and the well-known Nyhavn with its colourful, narrow houses along the canal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Copenhagen

We take a guided tour of Rosenborg Castle after breakfast this morning, followed by a walk through the Botanical Garden. Enjoy a boat cruise and see splendid views of Christiansborg Palace, the Opera House and the quaint Christianshavn canal. Later, you have an option to visit the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park for some amazing rides, carousels and fun attractions.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

Overnight sailing to Oslo

Day at leisure. This afternoon, board the ship to Oslo and enjoy a traditional Scandinavian dinner buffet on board in the evening. Overnight aboard the ship.

Day 8

Oslo

Disembark the ship and explore the highlights of Oslo with a local guide. See Parliament Square, National Galleries, Karl Johan shopping street, Royal Palace and Akershus Castle, The Norwegian Defence Museum and City Hall. We then visit the Polar Ship Museum, which houses the most famous Norwegian polar-exploration boat of all time, the icebreaker Fram. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9

Departure

Today, after breakfast your tour ends as you check out of the hotel. Bid farewell to Scandinavia and return home with happy memories.

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