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Journey through Sweden & Finland

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 6511

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Scamper across Stockholm's roof tops like Mary Poppins with a thrilling rooftop tour of unbeatable views of the city's scenic cityscape.
  • Experience the vibrant seaside city of Helsinki with its beautiful islands and great green urban areas.
  • Visit Alvar Aalto House and learn the history and architecture of Aalto's unique home
  • Experience Scandinavia by sea when you travel on an overnight ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki.
  • Witness one of the best-preserved 17th century warships in the world at the Vasa Museum.
  • See how Helsinki is one of Europe's most modern and culturally progressive cities, yet remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years.
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Tour Overview

Embark on a private Journey through Sweden & Finland, spending 8-days exploring the wonders of Helsinki and Stockholm.

Upon arrival to Stockholm, travelers will be provided with a unique introduction to the country, starting with a visit to one of the best-preserved 17th-century warships in the world, followed by a breathtaking rooftop walking experience, taking explorers to all new heights. From Stockholm, travelers will then set sail to Helsinki with an overnight ferry across the Baltic sea, staying in the elegant and spacious Tallink Silja Line Deluxe Cabin with sea views and complimentary refreshments.

Once in Helsinki, visitors will be introduced to the stunning capital city and Finnish design with a tour of Temppeliaukion Church followed by a visit to the Alvar Aalto House. The city’s architecture is typified by Nordic minimalism and refinement and encompasses the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe, the perfect destination for architecture lovers and designers.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$6511 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$8230 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
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Overnight Flight to Sweden

Overnight international flight to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm.

Overnight international flight to the capital of Sweden, Stockholm.

Day
2

Welcome to Stockholm!

Upon arrival to Stockholm, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.

Upon arrival to Stockholm, you will be met at the airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.

Day
3

Private Stockholm Sightseeing Tour

This tour will take you around Stockholm to enjoy the city's top sights and attractions.

First, you'll pass by the City Hall, renowned for its architecture, murals, and as the site of the Nobel Prize Banquet.

The tour continues to the Old Town, where Stockholm's history began almost 800 years ago. You'll pass by the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the House of Nobility, as well as the world's longest established bank, the Bank of Sweden.

You'll then proceed towards the green island of Djurgarden where many of Stockholm's most popular museums and attractions can be found. Here you'll have the possibility to visit one of the best-preserved 17th century warships in the world at the Vasa Museum. ...read less

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4

Rooftop Tour of Stockholm

On this tour of Stockholm, you will not be walking alongside the acclaimed Swedish architecture-you'll be walking on top of it!

You'll scamper across Stockholm's roof tops like Mary Poppins. Except, instead of using an umbrella for safety, you'll rely on helmets, harnesses and cables.

Get ready for a thrilling, daring experience with unbeatable views of Stockholm's scenic cityscape. And if you happen to be interested in what your tour guide tells you about Stockholm's history, well, then that's a nice bonus

On this tour of Stockholm, you will not be walking alongside the acclaimed Swedish architecture-you'll be walking on top of it!

You'll scamper across Stockholm's roof tops like Mary Poppins. Except, instead of using an umbrella for safety, you'll rely on helmets, harnesses and cables.

Get ready for a thrilling, daring experience with unbeatable views of Stockholm's scenic cityscape. And if you happen to be interested in what your tour guide tells you about Stockholm's history, well, then that's a nice bonus

Day
5

Stockholm - Helsinki

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the city port to board your overnight cruise to Helsinki.

The ship company is Silja Line and departs from Stockholm around 5 pm arriving in Helsinki at 10:00 am the day after.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and transferred to the city port to board your overnight cruise to Helsinki.

The ship company is Silja Line and departs from Stockholm around 5 pm arriving in Helsinki at 10:00 am the day after.

Day
6

Private Helsinki Sightseeing Tour

This morning you will arrive in Helsinki around 10:00 am and will be met by your guide to begin your tour of the city.

Helsinki is one of Europe's most modern and culturally progressive cities, yet it remains in touch with an intriguing history stretching back over 450 years. On this tour, you'll see the city's most significant and impressive landmarks such as the Senate Square and the Lutheran cathedral, the elegant Uspenski Cathedral, the unique Temppeliaukio Rock Church, the Sibelius Monument and many more.
Then, you will visit the Temppeliaukion Church. Excavated directly into solid rock, the Temppeliaukio church is situated in the heart of Helsinki, at the end of Fredrikinkatu. Because of its special architecture, the church, completed in 1969, is one of the main attractions in Helsinki.

The tour then ends around 13:00 at the hotel. The rooms will be ready around 3 pm, leaving plenty of time to enjoy lunch in the area (not included). Your guide will have many suggestions of restaurants to choose from.
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Day
7

Private Alvar Aalto House Tour

Visit Alvar Aalto House and learn the history and architecture of Aalto's unique home, located in Munkkiniemi area in Helsinki.

Helsinki offers you a unique and fascinating journey through the centuries and across cultures through its buildings and architecture. The city's architecture is typified by Nordic minimalism and refinement, and with its modernism and functionalism, it also encompasses the largest concentration of Art Nouveau buildings in Northern Europe.

For many, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is synonymous with Finland with architecture and with design.

After qualifying as an architect from Helsinki Institute of Technology in 1921, Aalto set up his first architectural practice in Jyvaskyla (3 hours' drive away from Helsinki) but you will see his House and Studio located in the capital area. His early works followed the tenets of Nordic Classicism, the predominant style at that time.
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Day
8

International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Stockholm, Sweden

Helsinki, Finland

Places You'll See

  • Stockholm, Sweden

    Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air, and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Experience big-city life, the history of civilization, and natural scenery, all in the course of the same day. The world’s first National city park can be found in Stockholm. It stretches for six miles around and through the city and includes areas like; Hagaparken, Djurgården, Fjäderholmarna, and many more.

  • Helsinki, Finland

    Helsinki, the sustainable capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green urban areas. Helsinki marches to a wonderful and unique beat of its own with dynamic food, design, architecture – and sauna! – scenes. The rhythm of Helsinki is laid-back and the city is easily approachable, literally. The public transportation system is one of the best in the world and it is also easy to walk and bike everywhere. Travelers can venture out to the forest, enjoy a concert, flow to a festival, enjoy a Nordic dinner or try one of those iconic public saunas.

Hotel Options

Featured Accommodation

Tallink Silja Line Deluxe Cabin Cruise

Tallink Silja is the largest shipping company in the Baltic Sea and operates under the Tallink and Silja Line brands. Tallink Silja Line gives you access to the entire Baltic Sea region, every day –  all year round. Our routes connect Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

Elegant and spacious, cabins for 2 persons on deck 11. The windows overlook the Promenade or the sea. Deluxe cabins with a sea view have an extra bed for a child under 17 years. Cabins have double bed (separable), flat screen-TV, trouser press, complimentary refreshments in the minibar. The special breakfast is included.

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4 Star Properties

Stockholm, Sweden : Nordic Light Hotel

Helsinki, Finland : St. George Helsinki

Testimonials

Sally I.

Traveled October 2017

All we could have hoped for

We are having a wonderful time and our guides, especially Luis, have been delightful. Hiking the trail together was fantastic, all we could have hoped for.

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Michele

Traveled April, 2016

Best customer care & itineraries

I am recently returned from my third trip organised by Yampu, this time to Costa Rica. As always, it was fabulous from start to finish!

I do look around initially when planning my holidays but each time Karolina offers the best customer care & arranges by far the best itineraries. Value for money is excellent & they keep in constant contact before during & afterwards to make sure everything is going well.

The standard of accommodation & guides they use is superb & they actually listen to your requests as opposed to copying a generic page from their website…. Do I highly recommend Karolina & Yampu? YES!  Will I use them again? YES!  Save time & effort & just use Yampu is my travel tip  🙂

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Holly H.

Traveled November, 2012

Everything went smoothly

Everything went smoothly. We were very pleased with Cecil, our guide in Rio, and India, our guide in Iguazu. Also in Iguazu, the driver, Aloisio(?), was a delightful guy. The day trip to Petropolis was very pleasant. We had a truly outstanding meal, one of the best in Brazil (and we ate at DOM in Sao Paulo and other top restaurants there), at the Leopoldina in the lovely Solar do Imperio Hotel. The best thing about the Porto Bay, by far, was the Copacabana location and the roof deck with spectacular views. Otherwise, the rooms were very plain and the Internet was costly and the connection was quite poor. We liked the Santa Teresa neighborhood and the hotel was great. Unfortunately, there were a couple of holidays and some closings of good spots with the best views. We can recommend a little seafood place near the hotel, Sobre Natural.Iguazu was stunning. Das Cataratas a super place. We liked being able to walk to the Falls just outside the hotel. The day trek and zodiac on the river was a fun adventure. Happy to answer any questions happy to recommend our itinerary and Yampu.

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