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Nordic Capitals


Visit three of Scandinavia’s great cities on this incredible tour

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Operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries

2020 Tour code: 20CNS

About the tour

Visit three of Scandinavia's great cities on this incredible tour. Journey from impressive Oslo, to the 'Venice of the North', Stockholm, and finally onwards to elegant Copenhagen, during your rail tour. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.


What’s included


Day 1 - To Oslo

Your Nordic adventure begins today, with your scheduled flight to Oslo. On arrival, you connect with the rail service into the centre of cosmopolitan Oslo, before transferring to your hotel for the next two nights.

  • Dinner
To Oslo
Day 2 - Oslo

Discover elegant Oslo on a guided city tour this morning. Exploring the city on foot, your tour takes in some of Oslo's most important and popular sights, including the new State Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Theatre and medieval Akershus fortress.

You'll then enjoy a scenic cruise on Oslofjord, sailing past many of the islands that are scattered within this calming expanse of water. Relax and enjoy the scenery as it passes serenely by, admiring such sights as Dyna Lighthouse, the Bygdøy Peninsula, Huk Beach and the Fram Museum.

For the rest of the afternoon, and this evening, you are at leisure. Perhaps visit one of the many museums and art galleries that pervade the town? The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is a wonder to behold both inside and out, with an architecturally pleasing exterior that mixes the modernity of the times with traditional wooden houses one would associate with Scandinavia.

  • Breakfast
Oslo Royal Palace
Day 3 - Stockholm

Today, enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before a short walk to Oslo station. Here, you take a train to the Swedish capital of Stockholm, enjoying the stunning Scandinavian landscapes throughout a journey that traverses dense, verdant forests and sparkling lakes, before arriving at your destination - home for the next three nights.

On arrival, check into your hotel, the 3* Scandic Klara (or similar), before an afternoon at leisure, perhaps to initially acquaint yourself with the city, ahead of dinner at nearby Restaurant Hubertus.

Please note: For Departure 20CNS01 you will be staying at the Scandic Continental in Stockholm.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Stockholm Old Town
Day 4 - Exploring Stockholm

Today is spent exploring Stockholm. After breakfast, meet for a guided walking tour, visiting some of Stockholm's most famous sights. These include 'Gamla Stan', or the 'Old Town', which boasts the title of one of the best preserved medieval centres in Europe, and the Royal Palace, which was home to the monarchs of Sweden for nearly 250 years. After the tour, enjoy a cruise around Stockholm archipelago.

This boat trip is the perfect way to see the city's vast collection of varied bridges, connecting the different islands.

  • Breakfast
Old Town, Stockholm
Day 5 - At leisure in Stockholm

Today is at leisure. You could revisit the sights you saw the day before, or perhaps spend a relaxed day exploring the historic winding streets at your own pace. Stockholm is bursting with hidden gems, and a stroll through the heart of the city will reveal stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés.

Another option for today is to join a fascinating optional visit to Nobelmuseet (payable locally). Known in English as the Nobel Museum, this is a building dedicated to those who have previously won one of the highly esteemed 'Nobel Prizes'.

Here, you may see exhibitions about the original creator of the prize, Alfred Nobel, as well as visit a bistro, which serves ice-cream and tea that can usually only be found at the award ceremony itself.

  • Breakfast
Old Town, Stockholm
Days 6-7 - Copenhagen

This morning, take a short walk to Stockholm station to catch your rail connection to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. This city boasts of fifteen Michelin-starred restaurants, elegant architecture, and is home to the world's oldest monarchy.

On Day 7, we enjoy a guided tour of Copenhagen, on foot and by coach, after breakfast this morning. Whilst on the tour, you pass a series of the city's most famous sights, including the Amalienborg Palace. This large octagonal structure is surrounded by four identical rococo palaces, one of which is home to the current reigning monarch, Queen Margrethe II. You also visit the statue of the Little Mermaid, one of the most famous characters from Danish author Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales.

This afternoon, enjoy a canal boat trip from Gammel Strand, passing the pretty and colourful houses that line the shores. A cruise is also the perfect way to see the numerous old churches and beautiful castles that line the banks of the canal.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
Little Mermaid Statue, Copenhagen
Day 8 - Return to London

Today transfer to the airport for your flight back to London. On arrival your tour comes to an end.

  • Breakfast
Return to the UK

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Scandic Copenhagen

Scandic Copenhagen, Copenhagen

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Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

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Scandic Klara

Scandic Klara, Stockholm

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Nordic Capitals

Visit three of Scandinavia’s great cities on this incredible tour


Luke Simpson
Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack