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Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo

Three Scandinavian capital cities, each with their own individual character and personality.

There are probably no better cities that manage to balance a relaxed atmosphere with hustle and bustle better than those in Scandinavia.

This city break combination includes the excellent and reliable rail networks of Sweden and Norway. These journeys are not simply a means to an end but in themselves are enjoyable sightseeing excursions; find yourself transported over mountains, alongside lakes, fjords and rivers and through rolling forests and valleys – all from the comfort of your reserved seat.

Add to this the relaxing overnight journey by passenger ship along the Kattegat, from Copenhagen to Oslo, and you have a holiday that not only combines hustle and bustle but chill and thrill in good measure!

Scandinavia summer holiday

Day 1 | Arrive Stockholm

Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Take the Arlanda Express train from the airport to Stockholm city centre - your hotel is within easy walking distance of the Arlanda Express terminal. During your stay in Stockholm we have included a Stockholm Pass giving you free admission to over 80 museums and attractions and free travel on public transport including tram, metro and local boat - the city is all yours to explore!

3 nights STOCKHOLM – Scandic Hotel Continental (4 *)
Meals included today:  None


Days 2 & 3 | Explore Stockholm

Two full days to explore glorious Stockholm! Stockholm is quite simply 'Beauty on Water' and could be an entire holiday in itself! We strongly recommend visit Skansen, the world's first open-air museum, Fotografiska, Stockholm's fabulous contemporary photography museum, Moderna Museet, the Modern Art Museum and, of course, the Vasa Museum, Scandinavia's most visited museum. All of these have free entry with your included Stockholm Card. We also recommend The Abba Museum for a good old singalong!!

Meals included both days:  Breakfast


Day 4 | Rail journey to Copenhagen

Morning departure by rail for Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital, Copenhagen. The journey travels through Sweden’s southern counties before crossing the Öresund Bridge from Sweden into Denmark. The Öresund Bridge is an amazing two-tier structure linking Denmark and Sweden by rail and road and is the longest cable-stayed main span bridge in the world. Viewers of the BBC4 programme The Bridge may remember it...

2 nights COPENHAGEN – Copenhagen Strand Hotel (4 *)
Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 5 | Explore Copenhagen

The Danish Royal family are among your closest neighbours as your hotel is close to Amalienborg Palace, their home in the city. It is also close to the colourful Nyhavn area, with its boats, pavement cafes and restaurants. Frequent canal-boat tours from Nyhavn provide a very enjoyable way to see the sights.

From Nyhavn it is only a few steps to the start of the pedestrian street ‘Stroget’ – actually made up of five streets, that take you all the way to the Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens – past fabulous shops displaying the best of Danish design. Tivoli Gardens is a ‘must’ – especially in the evening when all the lights come on and it is transformed into a fairyland of gardens, cafes, restaurants, music and amusements.

Naturally you will find a wide variey of museums and galleries in Copenhagen, and many other attractions within easy reach. You should certainly visit the splendid Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde, which also has an interesting Cathedral. You can reach Roskilde by train - covered by your Copenhagen Card - which also covers the cost of admission to this and many other museums, as well as giving free travel on public transport.

Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 6 | Öresund Mini-Cruise

A full day in Copenhagen before departing at 1630 by sea for a lovely leisurely journey along the Kattegat to Oslo. Your overnight stay on board includes accommodation in 2-berth outside cabin with shower and WC including buffet dinner and breakfast the following morning whilst sailing along the Oslofjord.

1 night ON BOARD SHIP – 2 Berth Outside Cabin
Meals included today:  Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 | Oslo

A leisurely breakfast whilst sailing along the Oslofjord precedes your arrival at 0945 into Oslo. You now have two full days to explore Norway’s dynamic capital city. During your stay in Oslo we have included an Oslo Pass which gives you free entrance to most museums and on local transport plus discounts in many restaurants.

2 nights OSLO – Thon Hotel Opera (4 *)
Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 8 | Explore Oslo

A full day to explore Norway's fabulous capital city. Highlights of the city include the Edvard Munch Museum (come face to face with 'The Scream!), the stunning view of the Oslofjord from the Opera House, The Viking Ships Museum, The Vigeland Sculpture Park, the newly opened Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modert Art and Aker Brygge, Oslo's picturesque harbour area full of cafes, restaurants and shops. We have included a 48-hour Oslo Pass which provides free entrance to most of these attractions.

Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 9 - Bergen Line - Flåm Mountain Railway - Fjord Cruise - Bergen

Morning departure by rail across the roof of Norway to Myrdal then by Flåm Mountain Railway and fjord cruise to Gudvangen, continuing by rail to Bergen (Norway in a Nutshell®). Your luggage is transferred directly from your hotel in Oslo to your hotel in Bergen so there’s no need to worry about carrying it yourself between modes of transport!

2 nights BERGEN – Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (4*)
Meals included today:  Breakfast, Complimentary buffet dinner


Day 10 | Explore Bergen

A full day to explore Norway's second largest city with its charming and colourful Hanseatic harbour (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), funicular railway to the viewing point at the top of Mount Fløien and the numerous shops, cafes and restaurants clustered within easy walking distance of one another.

Meals included today:  Breakfast, Complimentary buffet dinner


Day 11 - Homeward bound

Take the airport bus from Bergen harbour to Bergen Flesland Airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Departure Day:  Possible Daily
Departure Dates:  1 May – 25 Sep 2020
Duration:  10 nights
Prices from:  £2645 per person, based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room and 2-berth cabin throughout.
Deposit:  £200 per person


It is important to read the Terms and Conditions which apply when making a confirmed booking with us. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have read and understood our terms and conditions, and agree to them.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled with SAS in SAS Go class from Heathrow to Stockholm and from Bergen to Heathrow (via Oslo) including taxes. Includes 23kgs of checked luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person. Pre-reserved seating free of charge when checking in online 22 hours prior to departure.
    Alternative departure airports available, please ask for details and prices.
  • Arlanda Express airport transfer from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to Stockholm City Centre (Central Station).
  • 3 nights at the 4* Scandic Continental Hotel in Stockholm based on a standard double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast.
  • 48-hour Stockholm Pass.
  • Rail journey from Stockholm to Copenhagen based on second class reserved seating.
  • 2 nights at the 4* Copenhagen Strand Hotel in Copenhagen based on a standard twin/double room including daily buffet breakfast.
  • 48-hour Copenhagen Card (via mobile app).
  • Overnight sea crossing with DFDS Seaways from Copenhagen to Oslo based on two people sharing an outside 2-berth cabin including buffet dinner and breakfast.
  • 2 nights at the 4* Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo based on a standard double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast.
  • 48-hour Oslo Pass.
  • Norway in a Nutshell excursion from Oslo to Bergen featuring the Bergen Line rail journey from Oslo to Myrdal, the Flåm Mountain Railway, fjord cruise and sightseeing bus journey.
  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Oslo to hotel in Bergen.
  • 2 nights at the 4* Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz in Bergen based on a standard double/twin room including daily complimentary evening buffet meal and breakfast.
  • Airport bus transfer from Bergen city centre to Bergen Flesland Airport.
  • Scandinavia Only Travel Document Wallet & Luggage Labels.
  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance.
  • ATOL Protection.

Scandic Continental (4*) – Stockholm

Scandic Continental Hotel in Stockholm

A stay at the Scandic Continental puts you in the heart of Stockholm, close to city’s main shopping streets, entertainment and restaurants. All within walking distance, guests can stroll to the old town, Royal Palace, and many of the city’s museums. Dine on freshly prepared dishes in the hotel’s stylish restaurant – The Market – and sip a cocktail in the rooftop bar with stunning panoramic views of the city. If you truly want to relax after a day of activities then why not make your way to the sauna? The hotel has modern rooms and feature blackout curtains, Wi-Fi, a TV and city views, while bathrooms are equipped with FACE Stockholm products, hair dryer and a shower or bathtub. In the morning a wonderful buffet breakfast is available, including just about anything you could wish for.

Copenhagen Strand Hotel (4*) – Copenhagen

Copenhagen Strand Hotel

A newly refurbished waterfront hotel housed within the warehouse of a former paper mill dating from 1869. Centrally located on Copenhagen’s harbour promenade – just a few minutes’ walk to Nyhavn, the Royal Residence Amalienborg Palace, Kongens Nytorv, and the famous shopping street “Strøget”. This is an area buzzing with cafés, culture and culinary temptations. All bedrooms rooms are decorated in modern Scandinavian style inspired by the Nordic light, the sea and Danish cosiness and have tea and coffee making facilities, minibox and safety box. Comfortable hotel lobby with bar and buffet breakfast room. Free wi-fi.

DFDS Seaways | Copenhagen – Oslo

DFD Scandinavia cruise

This popular route links the Danish and Norwegian capitals, sailing overnight on one of two large cruise ferries and giving you time to relax and enjoy the entertainment and leisure facilities on board. These include:

Restaurants/Café on Board:

  • Blue Riband Restaurant (groups and events);
  • Explorer’s Steakhouse (burgers and steaks);
  • Sjø (authentic Scandinavian cuisine);
  • Little Italy (pasta/pizza/light lunches);
  • 7 Seas Restaurant* (buffet style with international cuisine), and
  • Espresso House (coffee, cold drinks and snacks).

*The 7 Seas Restaurant also serves an extensive buffet breakfast each morning.

NB Please check your individual itinerary to see if any meals are already included in your holiday price – any inclusive meals are normally taken at the ‘7 Seas’ Restaurant.

Entertainment on Board:

  • The Navigator Bar (classic maritime atmosphere with live music);
  • Columbus Bar (modern nightclub with live music and dance floor);
  • Champagne Bar, Red & White Wine Bar (with quality wines and sommelier),
  • Heaven 11 Club (cool and trendy with cocktails, DJ and dancing through to the early hours), and
  • Sky Bar (located on deck, open hours subject to weather conditions).

Leisure facilities:

  • The Bubble Zone – Take a swim in one of three different sized pools, relax in a jacuzzi or sauna and pamper yourself with a beauty/wellness treatment.

Children’s Facilities:

These include a soft play area; a free Pirates Club (ages 4-8 where children can draw and play) and a Children’s Nightclub (ages 4-12). A special children’s buffet with soft ice-cream machine is available in the 7 Seas Restaurant and a children’s Pirate Menu in the Explorer’s Steakhouse.

Shopping on Board:

A large on-board shop sells tax free goods including clothing, homewares, alcohol, toys, fragrances, cosmetics and more.

Accommodation on Board:

Our ‘Scandinavia Only’ holiday packages are based on a Standard (outside) Sea View Cabin with beds arranged as bunks (2, 4 and 5-berth options) which include an en-suite bathroom with shower and WC. Higher grade cabins and suites may be available on request – please ask for more information.

Thon Hotel Opera (4*) – Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera is very centrally and conveniently located next to the Airport Train Terminal at Oslo Central Train Station with the city’s main shopping street ‘Karl Johan’ just two mins walk away. Oslo Opera House, as the name suggests, is located opposite the hotel and the Barcode Skyscraper with restaurants and bars just a few steps away.  The hotel has 434 rooms all attractively furnished and with private bath or shower and WC, hairdryer, telephone, mini-bar, TV, iron/ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi. Hotel Lounge. The ‘Scala’ Restaurant provides a lavish daily breakfast buffet as well as a weekday lunch buffet and evening a la carte menu (on request at weekends). The hotel’s ‘Eufemia Bar’, specialising in gin and fine wines, also serves food inside and outdoors. Exercise facilities.

 

 

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (4*) – Bergen

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz has an enviable location directly in Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic harbour. Set behind the main wharf buildings that line the harbour’s facade, the hotel has the benefit of being centrally located and yet is quiet.  The hotel offers a variety of room types with standard and superior rooms being the ones primarily featured in Scandinavia Only’s holidays. Both room categories have very comfortable beds with both doubles and twins being available. All rooms are en-suite, many with a bathtub, and a seating area, desk, LED TV, free WiFi, hairdryer, refrigerator, mini-bar, bathrobe and slippers, safe, ironing board and iron, and kettle. Superior rooms are slightly larger and have a better view.

The hotel include a full Scandinavian buffet breakfast and a complimentary evening buffet meal for all hotel guests from Monday to Thursday. In addition there is an a la carte restaurant and bar/lounge in the hotel.

There is a multi-storey car park directly across the road from the hotel (payable locally) making it a very convenient hotel for those with a hire car. The hotel is steps away from Fløibanen, the funicular railway to the summit of Mount Fløyen, the harbour, fish market and numerous restaurants, bars and cafes.

The hotel has a lift to all floors and has wheelchair accessible rooms and allergy-friendly rooms.

To maximise your sightseeing opportunities we have included a 48-hour pass/card in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. These cards provide free entrance to many attractions, free city transportation and discounts in many shops and restaurants. For more information about what is included with these cards click the following links:

Stockholm Pass

Copenhagen Card

Oslo Pass

We have not included a card/pass in Bergen as we do not really feel that you receive the same value for money with this one.  During your free day we recommend taking the Fløibanan (funicular railway) to the summit of Mount Fløyen for spectacular views, followed by browsing through the old Hanseatic wharf buildings of Bryggen. The railway and Bryggen are adjacent to one another.

 

This holiday really appeals to people who love cities but aren't looking for a short city break. Here you have a combination of cities, with the local transportation between them being part of the excitement of the holiday and not just A to B. It will particularly appeal to 'culture vultures' who enjoy museums, art galleries, concerts and a vast array of local food and drink options to choose from.

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