A Scandinavian Journey 2022

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  • Back-Roads Touring

From the castles of Denmark to the picturesque islands of Sweden and the history of Norway's capital, this summertime Scandinavian journey ticks off all that's unique about the Nordics. Combining breathtaking scenery with insightful local experiences, memorable accommodations and fascinating legends, there's no better way to get under the skin of this lesser-travelled corner of Europe.

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise along the famous Gota Canal in Sweden
  • Immerse yourself in Denmark's rich history during a visit to Frederiksborg Castle and palatial gardens
  • Explore the picturesque Swedish island of Marstrand
Destinations
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Sweden
Tour Types
  • Small Group
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Singles
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Our incredible journey will begin in the Nordic capital of Copenhagen – where we’ll meet our Tour Leader and fellow travel companions. After settling into our hand-picked hotel, we’ll enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner together. Here’s to the exciting adventure ahead!

Accommodation: Absalon Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll bid farewell to Denmark for the day and move on to Malmö in Sweden – crossing the famous Øresund Bridge along the way. When we get there, we’ll step inside Malmöhus Castle – where we’ll experience 1,000 years of fascinating history, from the Viking Age to the 20th-century. After an insightful morning, we’ll make tracks to Lund – where we’ll pay a visit to the city’s majestic Romanesque Cathedral. After admiring the Cathedral interior and astrological clock – dating back to the 1400’s – we’ll enjoy some free time to wander the city at our leisure. Back in Copenhagen this evening, we’ll have plenty of free time to spend enjoy the city’s gastronomic delights or relaxing at the hotel.

Accommodation: Absalon Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we'll wave goodbye to cosmopolitan Copenhagen and hit the road to Roskilde -where we'll dive straight into proceedings with a visit to the medieval Cathedral. This incredible site is the final resting place of Viking kings Harald Bluetooth and his son Sweyn Forkbeard, not to mention dozens of former Danish kings and queens. Following our visit, we'll move on to Hillerød - where we'll be treated to a guided tour of Frederiksborg Castle. Then: we'll make a short pit stop at Fredensborg Palace - the summer residence of the Danish royal family - on our way to Snekkersten. After a history-filled day, we'll have this evening to spend at our leisure at the hotel or seeking out a local restaurant in the quaint fishing village.

Accommodation: Comwell Borupgaard (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we'll continue north through the picturesque Swedish countryside to Gothenburg: the country's second largest city. Along the way we'll have the opportunity to snap a few pictures of the imposing Kronborg Castle - home to the famed Danish prince, Hamlet. Later on this afternoon, we'll take to the water for a nautical city tour aboard a Paddan boat - weaving under no fewer than 20 bridges as we take in the old moat and 17th-century canals. And this evening? We'll regroup at our accommodation in Gothenburg and savour a delicious meal together.

Accommodation: Hotel Riverton (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

On the agenda today, we'll make our way to the small township of Koön - where we'll board a ferry for the short ride to the picturesque island of Marstrand. After getting our bearings around this car-free island, we'll have some free time to hunt down some excellent seafood at a local restaurant, enjoy a coffee and pastries at Bergs bakery (a Marstrand institution) or perhaps pay a visit to the impressive Carlsten fortress. This afternoon, we'll travel back to the mainland and spend the rest of the evening exploring Gothenburg at our leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Riverton (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

This morning it’s back on the road, as we set our sights on the town of Töreboda. Here, we’ll climb aboard a small passenger ferry for an unforgettable journey along the Göta Canal – a beautifully scenic waterway built in the early 1800’s. Along the way, we’ll stop at Lyrestad, where we’ll have time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant of our choosing. After cruising by countless ancient trees, rolling fields, traditional houses and country landscapes, we’ll board the mini-coach once more and make our way to Karlstad. This evening, we’ll enjoy some free time to enjoy Karlstad’s local hospitality or put our feet up at the hotel.

Accommodation: Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, we'll set a course for our final destination: the Norwegian capital, Oslo. But the tour's not over yet - when we get there, we'll meet a local guide who'll show us the likes of the unique City Hall, Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace and the Opera House on a city tour. We'll even have time to visit the Viking Ship Museum, where five original 11th-century ships will provide a unique insight into this fascinating era of history. This evening, we'll come to together and enjoy one final meal together. What a wonderful way to celebrate this incredible journey!

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Folketeateret (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

After breakfast this morning, we’ll say our goodbyes and go our separate ways.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation
  • Fully Guided
  • Guide
    -Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Transport
    -Premium mini-coach transportation

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
    -
  • International Travel
    -
  • Country Entry Visas
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All Entrance fees listed are included
Please see your local governments for rulings on destination Visa's
Yes, All guides are English speaking
Yes, please request at time of booking
Yes the Coach is air-conditioned
Yes there is - 20kg and a max dimension of 158cm (W+D+L)
A Small supplement, but dedicated allocation on every tour
18 is the maximum on any tour
At the discretion of the guest
Guests from all over the world could be joining you
A Tour Leader and separate driver will take you on your journey

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15-May-2022
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Touring with Back-Roads Touring

With more than 30 years’ experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK, Europe and Asia, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original Small Group Touring company.

With each tour capped at 18 passengers (14 for Asia tours), Back-Roads curates authentic, off-the-beaten-track travel experiences.

Catering for the mature traveller, Back-Roads has built up a brand rooted in expert local knowledge, sustainable tourism, culinary excellence and premium boutique accommodation.

Their award-winning tour leaders are committed to delivering the ‘Back-Roads difference’ whether that be dining with the group, offering the flexibility to change the itinerary, giving personal recommendations for lunch or bringing each destination to life with their insight and knowledge. Their Tour leaders are dedicated to delivering a truly authentic, personalised experience. The Back-Roads Difference inludes:

  • Small Groups of up to 18 passengers (14 for Asia)
  • Scenic Back Roads, avoiding Motorways
  • Premium Mini-Coach transportation
  • Handpicked Boutique Accommodation
  • Leisurely Paced Itineraries
  • Culinary Discoveries
  • Authentic Local Experiences

Back-Roads Touring was named Best Small Coach Holidays Company for 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the British Travel Awards and have been nominated for two awards in 2018.

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This tour is operated by Back-Roads Touring

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Start:Copenhagen
Finish:Oslo
Group size:10 - 18
Suitable for: 13-80
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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