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.
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+), Clarion Hotel Amaranten (3T+) or Downtown Camper by Scandic (4T), with the rest of the day free to settle into your surroundings.
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.
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+), Copenhagen Island Hotel (3T+) or First Hotel Mayfair (4T).
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.
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.
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.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
Why Titan Travel?
Scooping 21 awards at the 2016 British Travel Awards, you can be sure that a touring holiday with Titan Travel will be something special. Among others, Titan received gold awards for Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company and Best Special Interest Holiday Company, so they are perfectly placed to provide that exceptionally epic tour to any corner of the globe.
A Titan holiday begins and ends at your front door with chauffeur-driven transfers, scheduled international flights and the most memorable form of touring transport. Where this is a coach, they provide the best available. Titan pride themselves in providing tours that enable you to see all the sights of the area you visit as well as giving you the option for plenty of free time, optional excursions and extra nights here and there to tailor-make your holiday and make it extra special. The choice of destinations and interests are extensive including gems such as a wildlife tour of Sri Lanka, exploring the musical history of the Deep South, grand tours of North America, China, South America, Italy, Asia and Kenya, searching for the Northern Lights in Iceland and Norway, and a cruise to discover Japan and Russia.
Escorted tours are not simply limited to coaches. Titan is also one of the UK’s leading rail specialists and a number of their holidays incorporate journeys on iconic trains that transport you not only through some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the world, but also back in time to a nostalgic ‘golden age’ of luxurious and stylish travel. If you are undecided between the elegance and relaxation of a cruise and the enthralling insight of an escorted tour, Titan’s Cruise & Tour holidays could be the perfect choice. You can cruise with some of the most respected names in the industry, including Fred.Olsen and Holland America, around regions of awe-inspiring beauty and then head ashore for an extra land-based touring adventure. The waterways of Europe, Egypt and China link the most spectacular cultural gems in picturesque fashion and a river cruise is an excellent way to appreciate wonderful destinations from a different and more relaxed perspective.