From its start as a Viking trading hub in the 10th century to its current position as Sweden’s cultural and political capital, beautiful Stockholm is the place to go for anyone desiring a deeper understanding of Scandinavia. Thanks to its design-forward infrastructure and friendly people, it’s easy to explore this beautiful city filled with sprawling public parks, medieval squares, and picturesque footbridges. An included Swedish cultural tour gives you a jump-start on getting oriented in the Nordic world, plus you’ll have ample leisure time to explore on your own.
Fly to Stockholm
Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Stockholm.
Arrive in Stockholm, Sweden
You’ll arrive in Stockholm today. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, a Vantage representative will meet you at the airport to assist with transfers to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure before joining your fellow guests for a Welcome Briefing and Dinner at your hotel.
From ABBA to Z: A Swedish Cultural Tour
Today, you’ll get an in-depth taste of life in Sweden’s capital. First, visit Abba: The Museum, an interactive experience dedicated to the iconic Swedish pop quartet and their global impact on popular music. Later, tour the Skansen Open-Air Museum, a living history museum that will give you a glimpse into Swedish life prior to the Industrial Revolution. The afternoon is free for you to spend as you wish.
Join the base tour today
Today, you will join Day 2 of the base tour.
All at once contemporary and classic, Helsinki is a study in contrasts. This is home to some of Europe’s finest art nouveau buildings and contemporary art museums. Once part of Sweden, Finland’s capital now has an identity all its own. Discover it on an enriching three-night extension here to immerse yourself in the islands, peninsulas, and hidden coves that have collectively earned Helsinki the title of the “White City of the North.”
Explore Helsinki, the “White City of the North”
Following breakfast this morning, you’ll depart for an included panoramic sightseeing tour of Helsinki. Spread across various islands, peninsulas, and hidden coves, Helsinki is an unforgettable tapestry of fascinating architecture, historical treasures, and quirky charm. This city’s many notable sites include Esplanadi, Market Square, Old Market Hall, and Senate Square. Your tour will include a stop at the Rock Church and Sibelius Monument. After enjoying a traditional Finnish lunch, you’ll have the afternoon to spend at leisure.
Helsinki at your leisure
You’ll have a full day at leisure to explore Helsinki on your own. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers and enjoy a Farewell Dinner together.
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll transfer to the Helsinki airport for your return flight home.