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10 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS | Stockholm, Copenhagen, Roskilde & Ærø Island
Sweden & Denmark with Ærø Island
PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY
Discover Sweden and Denmark — see the best of both countries in 10 days with your very own chauffeur-guide! This beautifully guided journey begins in Stockhom where you will visit Drottningholm Royal Palace and explore the cobbled alleyways of Stockholm's Gamla Stan (Old City). You’ll tour the beautiful Archipelago where some 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks fan out into the Baltic Sea, and visit the perfectly preserved fortress of Vaxholm. You’ll arrive in beautiful Copenhagen to learn about the poet and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. You’ll visit the Louisiana Museum of world-class art, beautifully situated on the edge of the ocean, and the Viking Ship Museum, where you’ll learn about the rough-and-tumble, yet surprisingly sophisticated, Viking culture of a thousand years ago. You’ll stay on the nostalgic little island of Ærø where you will be blown over by the island's beauty. Thatched cottages, tidy farms, and windswept bluffs adorn the countryside and the old port of Ærøskøbing is as untouched as they come. You’ll enjoy insiders private-guided walking tours by locals and indulge in authentic Scandinavian gastronomy. Discover Sweden and Denmark!
Day 1 : Welcome to Stockholm
Arrive Stockholm Airport where you'll be met by your private chauffeur-guide. Continue to your beautifully situated waterfront boutique hotel in Stockholm for a 4-night stay. Time to relax and settle into your accommodation. Welcome dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
Day 2 : Stockholm
This morning you'll enjoy a walking tour through the cobbled alleyways of Stockholm's Gamla Stan (Old City), learning about its historic Stortorget Square, cathedral, and Royal Palace. After free time for lunch, you'll board a boat and cross the harbor to visit the Vasa Museum, where you'll marvel at the remains of the 200-foot warship Vasa, which sank here on her maiden voyage nearly 400 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of Smorgasbord at the famous Grand Hotel.
Day 3: Drottningholm Royal Palace
This morning you'll board a century-old steamer and sail to the world heritage site Drottningholm, the private residence of the Swedish Royal Family. You'll join a guided tour of the palace and have some free time to stroll through the Versailles-style formal gardens and visit the exquisite interiors of the Chinese Pavilion. This afternoon, return to Stockholm for a culinary tour of Gamla Stan, to indulge in authentic Swedish gastronomy, with tastings from some of Stockholm's finest restaurants and bars.
Day 4: The Archipelago
Today, a tour of the beautiful Archipelago where some 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks fan out into the Baltic Sea. You"ll hop from island to island to the beautiful town of Vaxholm where pastel colored seaside cottages adorn, You'll visit the town's perfectly preserved island fortress and enjoy a Smörgåstårta lunch by the water. You'll return back in Stockholm this afternoon with time to spare to explore more of the city on your own.
Day 5: Copenhagen & Hans Christian Anderson
This morning, a short flight from Stockholm brings you to Copenhagen where you'll be met by your chauffeur-guide. This afternoon, you'll enjoy a private-guided walking tour learning about Copenhagen’s long history. You’ll hear about famous Danes, past and present, and not least, about the poet and storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. You'll then arrive at your hotel for a 3-night stay, After an opportunity to relax, and settle into your accommodation, a welcome dinner in Nyhavn, the city’s iconic heritage harbor of quaint townhouses and old schooners.
Day 6: Copenhagen
This morning, a private-guided tour by a well-known Copenhagen food critic of the best places to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked Danish pastries. After the tour, watch the Change of the Guard at
Amalienborg Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family. You'll have the afternoon on your own to take in some of Copenhagens's other world-class sights, such as the National Museum, Christiansborg Palace,
Carlsberg Brewery or fanciful Tivoli Gardens.
Day 7: Zealand
Today, a whole-day excursion to Zealand, the island on which Copenhagen is located, and the Danish Riviera. You'll visit the country home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, the Louisiana Museum of world-class art, beautifully situated on the edge of the ocean, Frederiksborg Castle, full of rich history, architecture and gardens, and the perfectly preserved harbor town of Gilleleje, to admire the sunset and enjoy dinner at a harbor-side restaurant of authentic Danish gastronomy.
Day 8: Roskilde
Today, you'll leave Copenhagen for Roskilde, the hub of Viking land and sea trade routes more than a thousand years ago, and Denmark's oldest city. You'll enjoy a private-guided walking tour of the town to include Roskilde Cathedral, the resting place of 38 kings and queens of Denmark, and the Viking Ship Museum, where you’ll learn about the rough-and-tumble, yet surprisingly sophisticated, Viking culture of a thousand years ago. Then a scenic ferry ride will take you to the nostalgic little island of Ærø, and the old windjammer port of Ærøskøbing, for a 2-night stay.
Day 9: Ærø Island
Today, a private-guided tour of Ærø Island, stopping en route to enjoy a tasty smørrebrød lunch. There are hundreds of islands dotting the water around Denmark and while many of them are enchanting, Ærø is a standout, and you will be blown over by the island's beauty. Thatched cottages, tidy farms, and windswept bluffs adorn the countryside and the old port of Ærøskøbing is as untouched as they come. Tonight a traditional Danish feast in Ærøskøbing.
Day 10: Copenhagen
Today, you'll be driven to Copenhagen Airport where the tour ends.
Included with this private tour:
9 nights of hotel accommodation
5 gourmet three-course dinners
Private guided walking tours of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Roskilde and Ærøskøbing
Your own chauffeur-guide
Culinary tours in both Stockholm and Copenhagen
Scenic boat cruises
Airfare from Stockholm to Copenhagen
Airport meet and greet
All entrance fees
Ferry fares, local taxes & tolls
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION:
In this category we have hand-picked five-star guest houses or smaller luxury hotels. These lodgings are often family owned and offer a truly unique, authentic and welcome atmosphere where you are more likely to engage with local people than in a higher-end hotel. Some tours involve a mixture of both Superior and Luxury Boutique.
Through years of experience we have hand-picked luxury boutique hotels which are not only very comfortable in the traditional sense, but as importantly offer gourmet food, and an ambience of lasting memory. All our hotel choices are of unique character, range from 4-star to 5-star, and are either downtown, or enjoy a spectacular rural or village setting.
Our detailed offer to you will specify the hotels recommended.
2023 Prices & Dates
Choose your dates. Price is determined by season, accommodation, and the number of people in your group. Prices below are a guideline, and may change in accordance with your individual preferences.
From $5490 per person (group of 6 people)
From $5990 per person (group of 4 people)
From $6990 per person (group of 2 people)
All prices are in US dollars and based on sharing a room for double occupancy.
This tour can be customized to your wishes. Simply call, or email us with your specifics and we'll plan a program that's right for you.
"We are Wanderlust repeat customers having toured Ireland and Scotland last year with them. We wanted to take our kids to the “old country “- Sweden and Denmark. I wanted to see where my ancestors came from. Hugh, being Danish himself, arranged for a great trip. We saw the big cities and experienced the country life. Hugh even arranged for the Queen of Denmark to greet us in Svendborg! It was actually a coincidence and involved a wave from afar from the royal yacht but Hugh really is that good! We highly recommend Wanderlust Private Tours. We love Hugh (and his wife Margaux). Can’t wait for our next trip."