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Dive right into Scandinavian culture with this 7-Night Small Group Scandinavian Capitals tour. With overnight stays in Oslo, Copenhagen, Kalmar, and Stockholm - each featuring upgraded accommodation - and one night on a cruise, this Scandinavia tour is the perfect way to explore the northern reaches of Europe.

Your adventure begins in Norway’s beloved capital - Oslo. Here, you will meet your guide and be treated to a tour of the city’s highlights, including Frogner Park and the medieval fortress of Akershus. In Oslo, you will be boarding an overnight cruise heading for Copenhagen - the capital of Denmark. During your time in Copenhagen, you will have the opportunity to take a guided food tour (focusing on the city’s famous food markets) as well as a tour of the city’s major landmarks including the Little Mermaid Statue and the grand Amalienborg Palace. From Copenhagen, your group will cross the impressive Øresundsbridge into Malmö, Sweden, where you will visit the Turning Torso - the tallest building in Scandinavia - along with a few cathedrals.

After you leave Malmö, your group will head to the east coast of Sweden to explore the Island of Öland, renowned for its natural beauty and picturesque setting. That evening, you will be treated to a three-course dinner overlooking Kalmar Castle before spending the night at the Castle Hotel Slottshotellet. Your tour wraps up with two nights in Stockholm, featuring a city tour, a trip to Drottningholm Castle, and drinks at the Stockholm Ice Bar (the world’s first permanent icebar).

With walking tours of Scandinavia’s major cities, stunning scenery, and nordic cuisine, this tour is sure to be the perfect introduction to these beautiful countries. 

**Sample itinerary, can be customized to suit your group**

Accommodation

1 Night

Ideally Located Hotel

1 Night

Scandinavia by Sea

2 Nights

Spacious Historic Hotel

1 Night

Unique City Hotel

2 Nights

Destination Design Hotel

Transportation

  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation
  • Tour Escort Services from Day 1 (in the evening at the hotel) to Day 8 Inclusive (to help with departures from hotel)

Points of Interest

  • Frogner Park
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Oslo Opera House
  • Bygdoy Island
  • Little Mermaid Statue
  • Amalienborg Palace
  • Reffen Street Food Market
  • Tivoli Amusement Park
  • Torvehallerne Food Market
  • Black Diamond Library
  • Turning Torso - The Tallest Building in Europe
  • Oland Island
  • Sormlands Archipelago
  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Vasa Museum
  • Gamla Stan
  • Drottningholm Castle
  • Stockholm Ice Bar

From US$6,768 per person

Your 2022 Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 Nights in Upgraded Accommodation including:
    • 1 Night in Oslo at the Scandic St. Olav
    • 1 Night aboard a DFDS night cruise in a Seaview Cabin
    • 2 Nights in Copenhagen at Scandic Palace Hotel
    • 1 Night in Kalmar at Castle Hotel Slottshotellet 
    • 2 Nights in Stockholm At Six Hotel

TRANSPORTATION

  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation
  • Tour Escort Services from Day 1 (in the evening at the hotel) to Day 8 Inclusive (to help with departures from hotel)

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Breakfast Daily 
  • 5x Evening Meals & 1 Lunch:
    • Welcome Dinner at Lofoten Fiskerestaurant
    • Dinner on board DFDS Overnight Cruise
    • Dinner at NIMB Brasserie Restaurant Copenhagen
    • Dinner at Park Hermina in Kalmar
    • Light Lunch in Trosa
    • Farewell Dinner at Fem Sma Hus in Stockholm
  • Private Copenhagen Food Tour

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Frogner Park
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Oslo Opera House
  • Bygdoy Island
  • Little Mermaid Statue
  • Amalienborg Palace
  • Reffen Street Food Market
  • Tivoli Amusement Park
  • Torvehallerne Food Market
  • Black Diamond Library
  • Turning Torso - The Tallest Building in Europe
  • Oland Island
  • Sormlands Archipelago
  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Vasa Museum
  • Gamla Stan
  • Drottningholm Castle
  • Stockholm Ice Bar
Prices Based On
  • All Taxes & Fees Included
  • Prices are Per Person based on 12 people traveling together in twin share rooms.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. This tour has a single supplement price of US$1108

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Julia H.

Shreveport, LA

This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!

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Paige C.

Milwaukee, WI

This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!

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Sue O.

Muskegon, MI

It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!

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Marti L.

Florida

I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned.  Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.

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HOWARD N.

NY

After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.

"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"

Jennifer S.

IN

After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.

"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"

Ed & Marie C.

Florida

Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.


After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.


The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.


Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.


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All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.

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Kristy S.

7

Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.

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