This superb holiday visits two of Scandinavia’s grand capitals, Stockholm and Copenhagen; perfect for culture lovers and history seekers. Walk through cities that offer a treasure trove of architectural and sophisticated treats as well as an abundance of museums, including exhibitions dedicated to Stockholm’s Alfred Nobel and Copenhagen’s Hans Christian Andersen, and bathe in the countries’ spectacular scenery and unreserved hospitality. We take a break from the city bustle with an excursion to Denmark’s magnificent Frederiksborg Castle and take a relaxing train journey between the two cities with glorious sights across verdant land.
5 nights in hotels (accommodation as specified or similar)
5 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6)
VOX portable audio headset system on excursions
Included excursions and visits: 3
Stockholm city tour
Copenhagen city tour
Excursion to Roskilde Viking Museum and Fredriksborg Castle
Plus all these benefits:
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Free connecting flights from regional airports
Check-in service by Titan staff
Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
Scheduled Norwegian Airlines direct flights
Best available coaches with experienced drivers
Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick Airport for a direct, scheduled Norwegian Airlines flight to Stockholm. On arrival we transfer to the centrally located Scandic Klara (3T+) or Clarion Hotel Amaranten (3T+), with the rest of the day free to settle into your surroundings.
Day 2 Stockholm
Stockholm is considered one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, sitting on an archipelago of some 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks that spread into the Baltic Sea. We have a half-day tour of the city to take in the mix of grand public buildings and palaces, quaint wooden homes and cafés. We pass through Gamla Stan, the old town of cobblestone streets lined with faded mustard and rust-coloured town houses, to see the vast Baroque Royal Palace and the Royal Chapel where Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, married in 2010. See the Stockholm Concert Hall and City Hall, where the prestigious Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquets are held annually on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death, plus the Vasa Museum, where the beautifully restored top-heavy warship ‘Vasa’, which sunk on her maiden voyage in 1627, can be seen. This afternoon is at leisure to explore the city’s 14 compact islands: return to the boutiques and antique shops of Gamla Stan; visit one of the five museums within the palace or the Abba Museum in the tranquil Djurgården; or learn about traditional Sweden in the world’s first open-air museum, Skansen.
Day 3 Stockholm - Copenhagen
Sit back, relax and absorb some great scenery as a modern, comfortable train takes us from Stockholm to Copenhagen. On arrival we transfer to the Comfort Hotel Vesterbro (3T+) or Copenhagen Island Hotel (3T+).
Day 4 Copenhagen
We have a half-day tour of Copenhagen, commencing with a visit to the Gefion Fountain, a large monument depicting the Norse Goddess Gefion, and the bronze statue of the ‘Little Mermaid’, the city landmark inspired by the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen who lived in and around the city. Our tour also takes in the impressive Royal Theatre and Christianborg Palace, where Danish Parliament sits. After the tour you may like to visit the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House exhibiting his study and his works, see Denmark’s crown jewels at moated Rosenborg Castle or spend time in the Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park with wonderful gardens and beautiful buildings where orchestras, ballet companies and bands regularly perform within the numerous venues and open air theatres.
Day 5 Copenhagen
Today starts with an included excursion to one of Denmark’s museums dedicated to the warriors who raided their way across Europe. The superb Viking Ship Museum displays five Viking ships that have been recovered from the bed of Roskilde Fjord, where they were sunk to create an underwater barrier to block encroaching enemies. The museum tells of the importance of the sea to the Vikings and, in the Museum Harbour, you can see reconstructions of various traditional Scandinavian vessels including Viking ships. We continue to Frederiksborg Castle, one of the finest and biggest Renaissance castles in northern Europe. Built by King Christian IV, the ambitious builder of Copenhagen, in the 17th century, it became the residence of the royal family and the venue of many ceremonial events until it was devastated by fire in 1859. Over 300 priceless paintings and artwork were saved and are displayed in the castle that was meticulously reconstructed from the old architectural drawings. There is also time to explore the beautifully manicured Baroque garden. We return to our hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure and further independent exploration of the city.
Day 6 Copenhagen - London
We transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled Norwegian Airlines flight to London Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.