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Food & Drinks
7 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
Flights and airport transfers
Flights from London Heathrow to Oslo, and from Copenhagen to London Heathrow
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
Day 1 - London & Oslo
Your Nordic adventure begins today, where you fly from London
Heathrow to Oslo. On arrival, you connect with the rail service
into the centre of Oslo, before transferring to your hotel for the
next two nights.
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
Afterwards, you then enjoy entrance to the Viking Ship Museum in
Oslo. Here, you see the world's best preserved Viking ships, which
were once used by Vikings on the ocean before they were used in
burial rituals. Have the chance to explore the craftsmanship from
everyday items to religious artefacts. Whilst here, perhaps immerse
yourself in the Viking Age with visual journey 'Viking Alive' - a
short film that is projected onto the walls and ceilings of the
For the rest of the afternoon, and this evening, you are at
leisure. Perhaps visit one of the many museums and art galleries in
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.
Day 3 - Stockholm
After a leisurely morning, take a short walk to Oslo station.
Here, you board a train to the Swedish capital of Stockholm,
enjoying the stunning Scandinavian landscapes on a journey that
traverses dense, verdant forests and sparkling lakes. You arrive in
Stockholm, your home for the next 3 nights. On arrival, check into
your hotel, before an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps wander the
streets lined with their colourful array of houses, or enjoy a spot
of lunch in a local restaurant.
Day 4 - Exploring Stockholm
Today is spent exploring Stockholm. This morning, 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. After the
cruise, head to a café to enjoy the Swedish tradition of 'Fika'
which often translates to 'coffee and cake'; however, this is more
of a concept about a state of mind and very much embedded into
Swedish culture. 'Fika' refers to making time for your family and
friends, or colleagues and socialising over a piece of cake and a
The rest of your day is at leisure to explore on your own. This
evening, you transfer back to your hotel.
Day 5 - At leisure in Stockholm
Today is at leisure. 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
Day 6 - Copenhagen
This morning, take a walk to Stockholm station where you board
your train to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. This city boasts
of 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, elegant architecture, and is
home to the world's oldest monarchy.
Day 7 - Guided tour of Copenhagen
Enjoy a guided tour of Copenhagen, on foot and by coach, after
breakfast this morning. You pass a series of the city's most famous
sights, including the Amalienborg Palace. This large octagonal
structure is surrounded by 4 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
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 8 - Copenhagen & London
Today, you transfer to the airport for your flight back to
Please note that while every departure of this tour features the
same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be
found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices
& Availability' button. We will write to you around 10
weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for
your tour group.
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.
Had brilliant time but Stockholm hotel not the standard we were expecting.
I paid a 30% single supplement as a lone traveller occupying a double room, in Stockholm I was given in a single room and in Copenhagen a single room which was supposed to be a double, but not by any means feasible. I paid for something I did not get. I have written to your CEO about this.
Mrs D Fielden
A good tour rather a lot of walking
Mr M Capewell
Well organised and easy going
I have travelled with Rail Discoveries before so I knew what to expect.
THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE HOLIDAYS WE HAVE EVER TAKEN.