This spectacular 14-day Nordic Explorer tour to the Nordic countries is a perfect opportunity to see what kind of treasures lie along the Baltic Sea. And there could be no better way to start than a walking tour through the vibrant streets of Helsinki, Finland.
Be sure to take a stroll along the harbour and browse the abundant souvenir shops. Then it's off to Sweden, which boasts a colourful history with Renaissance buildings that dot the three main islands making up the oldest part of Stockholm: Riddarholmen, Staden and Helgeandsholmen.
A boat tour gives us a chance to see some of the other 14 islands that make up this wondrous city, like Djurgarden, which consists of a lustrous park that was once designated as the royal hunting grounds.
We visit world-renowned sites such as the Blue Hall and the Golden Chamber where the annual Nobel Prize banquets take place.
Once we arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, we embark on a boat trip down the city's canal. Tour the massive granite halls of Christianborg Castle, and see the Danish Crown Jewels at the Rosenborg Castle.
Prices below are per person, twin-sharing costs in US Dollars (USD). Pricing does not include airfare to/from the tour and any applicable taxes. For single supplement rates and taxes (if any), please refer to below Prices & Dates table. For general information on flights to/from the tour, click here.
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Optional Single Supplement: $1050 USD (number of singles limited).
Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily.
All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary.
Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters.
Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving/late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
International airfare to/from the tour.
Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), excursions referenced as 'optional'.
Airport transfers for Land Only customers..
Seasonality and Weather
This tour is offered in late spring, mid- and late summer when temperatures are warm and comfortable, though some summer days can get quite humid.
The region receives precipitation quite even throughout the year, so one must be prepared for a wide variety of conditions. Essentially, weather-wise, the above is the best time frame in which to visit; it is also advantageous with very long daylight hours at these latitudes.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size').
Our two overnight ferry crossings feature twin berths and private bath facilities. The vessels are fully-equipped with restaurants, cafes, shops, indoor/outdoor bars, elevators and plenty of open deck space.
Past passengers have commented on the considerable amount of walking on this itinerary. Though we do not rate this tour "strenuous," it is a busy program with full days and numerous city/town walking tours featuring uneven surfaces (cobblestones), inclines and/or stairs. You must be able to spend several hours on your feet per day, walking at a leisurely pace.
We may also make use of public transit and/or taxis in some cities in order to maximize sightseeing where vehicles or walking are impractical.
For information on our overnight ferries, see "Accommodation."
If you are unsure of your suitability for this trip, please contact one of our destination specialists.
Am I suitable for this tour? Please refer to our self-assessment form.
Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels (3/4 star) throughout. All hotels have elevators and en suite bath, though most have shower only.
Porter service is rarely available; you MUST be independent with your luggage.
Single rooms are limited in number and likely smaller than twins.
Our overnight ferries feature cozy cabins with low beds (ie not bunks), large window, and en-suite washroom.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, driver, local step-on guides in various locales.
Maximum 18 plus Tour Leader
This tour is part of a series that can be upgraded to make for a longer trip. For more options, please refer to tour code/s:
Tour Overview Countries Visited: 7 Acivity Level: 2 Tour Style: Cultural
Tour Overview Countries Visited: 8 Acivity Level: 2 Tour Style: Cultural
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
... /> The hotel has nearly 500 air-conditioned, timelessly stylish rooms. The wide room selection offers a first-class hotel experience and a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city. The views from the rooms are unique. Depending on the room, you can admire the National Theatre, Ateneum Art Museum, the city buzz by the station, the beautiful courtyard or the green Kaisaniemi Park.