Trans-Scandinavian Rail Tour 2017

Trans-Scandinavian Rail Tour 2017

Nyhavn harbor is the most famous attraction in the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen
Old Town of Stockholm is the best place to start your Sweden vacation
The fabulous capital of Norway, Oslo, is home to numerous Scandinavian landmarks
See the most famous Norwegian hallmarks, including iconic red wooden houses on your Norway tour

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Trip Overview

One of the world most spectacular views are observed from Scandinavian trains, including famous Flamsbana train to Flam. This multi-country train journey will allow you to explore efficient railway system of Scandinavia, and visit all of the must-sees in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

Tour type:
Private rail tour
Tour rating:
4.84 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    12 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport-hotel transfers
    7 train trips
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 7 guided city tours
    Floibanen Funicular ride
    Skansen & Vasa Museums
  • MEALS
  • 12 buffet
    breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival to Copenhagen

Today you arrive in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. You driver meets you and transferrs you to your hotel located downtown. You are free to spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

Copenhagen City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on an exciting panoramiс city tour of Copenhagen. During the tour you drive through the beautiful canal district and enjoy the views of the City Hall and Christiansborg Palace, that is home to the Danish Parliament (no entrances included). Then you proceed to the Old Stock Exchange and walk across Kongens Nytorv, where the building of the Royal Theater is located. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the colorful harbor of Nyhavn, where you see the famous Amalienborg Palace - the winter residence of the Royal Family. You have the unique chance to witness the changing of the Guard ceremony at the front gates of the Palace. This day is crowned with a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the symbol of Copenhagen - the famous statue of Little Mermaid, inspired by H. C. Andersen's fairy tale. After the tour you return to the hotel, where you stay overnight.

Day 3

Train Ride to Malmo & City tour

In the morning you check out from the hotel and are transferred to the train station. Upon your arrival you walk to your centrally located hotel for check-in. Today your guide takes you on walking tour of Malmo. Malmo is a relatively small city but it is growing very fast and is listed among the most advanced cities in Scandinavia. An abundance of local attractions and dining options won't disappoint even the most discerned travelers. Today you have the chance to experience the green parks, unique architecture, the beautiful old town and the outstanding cuisine of Malmo. After the tour you are free to enjoy the city on your own.

Day 4

Train Ride to Gothenburg & City tour

Following breakfast you enjoy a wonderful train journey to Gothenburg. Upon arrival you walk to your hotel for check-in. Later you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and go on a 3-hour city tour. The charming port city of Gothenburg is a lovely introduction to Sweden. Running along the Göta River, the city boasts heritage sites and modern museums, an incredible array of parkland and a delightful cultural scene. You have the chance to see all its major attractions, including the old Haga district, the modern Opera House, the Fish Market, the Maritime Center and the famous Avenue abundant in cozy restaurants, cafes and pubs. After the city tour you are free to enjoy this area on your own.

Day 5

Train Trip to Stockholm

After morning breakfast your driver transfers you to the train station for your train trip to Stockholm. In 3 hours you depart to the magnificent capital of Sweden.  Upon arrival your driver meets you and transfers you to your hotel nestled in the very heart of the city. The rest of the day is free to spend it at your choice.

Day 6

Stockholm City Tour

Following a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you meet with your local guide to start a 3-hour bus and walking city tour of Sweden's capital - Stockholm. This is a panoramic tour so no inside visits are included. However there's no doubt you will enjoy one of the most beautiful capitals in the world and its fantastic Old Town that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe. You explore the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city center with its famous City Hall. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this magnificent town on your own or rest.

Day 7

Skansen and Vasa Museum

Following breakfast at your hotel, you continue your journey to the most exciting and famous sites in Stockholm. Firstly you explore Skansen - the first open-air museum, which is beautifully located on Royal Djurgården. It opens spectacular views of Stockholm. The museum is also often referred to as Sweden in miniature. 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country were disassembled and transported here. Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen. Later you proceed to The Vasa Museum. This Ship museum is home to one of the most complete and best-preserved shipwrecks in the world. After the tour you return to your hotel.

Day 8

Train Ride from Stockholm to Oslo

After check out from the hotel you are transferred to the train station. Enjoy your train ride from Stockholm to Oslo. Upon arrival you walk to the hotel for check-in (easily accessible by foot). The evening is yours to relax.

Day 9

Oslo City Tour

After your morning breakfast you meet with your professional guide and enjoy a 3-hour panoramic walking city tour of the magnificent Norwegian capital - Oslo.

Today you see one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures - the famous Frogner Park informally known as the Vigeland Park, named after its founder Gustav Vigeland. You have a great chance to stroll among the extravagant sculptures and enjoy the unique Scandinavian nature.

Then you proceed to other Oslo attractions, including the Royal Palace (from the outside) and the Akershus fortress (no entrances included).

Public transport, if needed, should be paid on the spot.

After the tour you return to your hotel.

Day 10

Train Ride Oslo - Bergen

This morning you walk to the train station to for a train ride to Bergen. This is a truly unforgettable journey that gives you a great opportunity to admire the unique nature and picture-postcard sceneries of this magnificent land. In the late afternoon you arrive in Bergen - the second largest city in Norway. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel is arranged. The evening is free for you to go sightseeing, dining or just having a good rest after this day.

Day 11

Bergen City Tour

Following breakfast at your hotel you enjoy a wonderful walking tour around the best sights of the beautiful city of Bergen, including the famous Bryggen district and Fish Market. Later you have the unique chance to experience a fantastic Floibanen funicular ride, that is one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to Floyen located 320 meters above sea level takes only 5-8 minutes. It is an experience in itself, but when you appear at the top you will be amazed by the fantastic views over Bergen. After the tour you return to the hotel.

Day 12

Journey to Flam

Early in the morning you take a train to amazing Flam along the famous and picturesque Flamsbana Railway. Upon arrival you walk to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free so you can relax in your cozy room, dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the charming village on your own.

  • Note: Make sure to notify the hotel to organize an early breakfast.

Day 13

Train to Oslo & Departure

This is the final day of your amazing Scandinavian adventure. After breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot) where you board a train with direction Flam - Myrdal - Oslo. Upon arrival your private driver transfers you from the train station to the airport of Oslo. You are leaving with ultimate experience and bright memories, fascinated by the beauty of Scandinavian cities and fjords! We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!


Hotels

12 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • A choice of high-end hotels from international chains like Radisson and boutique accommodation in small hotels with unique atmosphere and history behind them in Copenhagen, Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen & Flam;
  • Professional licensed guides taking you on memorable and informative sightseeing tours (public transportation - if required - is paid for on the spot);
  • Transfers according to the itinerary;
  • Train tickets according to itinerary;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.
Not included: flights, optional tours & services, personal expenses. Note: Hotel choice varies depending on the chosen travel date. All hotels are of similar value.

What's Included

  • Changing of the Royal Guard ceremony at Rosenborg Palace in Copenhagen
  • Skansen & Vasa Museums in Stockholm
  • Visiting Frogner Park in Oslo
  • Floibanen funicular ride in Bergen
  • Journey on the scenic Flamsbana Railway

What to Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
  • Most of the tours you’re going to have are walking, so make sure to bring convenient walking shoes.

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Single traveler
$6,893
Deposit $1,379
Private tour
Based on double occupancy
$4,263
Deposit $853
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Package type Price
Single traveler
$6,893
Deposit $1,379
Private tour
Based on double occupancy
$4,263
Deposit $853

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Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather cooperated so we were able to do almost everything that we were scheduled to see and then more. We had a very thorough tour of Lillehammer with our relative who has more knowledge of the country then ...

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October 16, 2016

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden in May, 2017. Firebird was so helpful- rescheduled our arrival dinner in Bergen after our flight was delayed. Our tour guide in Stockholm/Uppsala/Sigtuna was delightful and we all enjoyed the extra information she went over and above to provide. ...

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Karina Hughes

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October 16, 2016

Dream vacation to Scandinavia

Overall we were very pleased with the trip. The drivers / transit aid were all very courteous, on time, and welcoming to us. Given our luggage and being new to each city airport, ferry or bus station it was very helpful to have someone (in most instances) meet and guide us to our destination. The city tours were very ...

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Carol Palm

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Norwegian Heritage Tour (summer 2016)

Our trip was perfect. Everyone was very happy with the arrangements and sad to leave Norway. For most part the weather ...

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Lynn Greene

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We had an absolutely amazing time on our vacation to Norway and Sweden. Firebird was so helpful

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Karina Hughes

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Dream vacation to Scandinavia

Overall we were very pleased with the trip. The drivers / transit aid were all very courteous, on time, and welcoming to us.

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