Stockholm - Kingdom of Crystal - Copenhagen

Day 1

Arrival in Stockholm. Your guide will meet you upon arrival and take you to Grand Hotel Stockholm, located in the center of the city, just in front of the Royal Palace. Dinner at Franska Matsalen.
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Day 2

In the morning your guide will take you for 3-hour tour of Stockholm. Discover a city like no other – a city built on 14 islands, where you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture. Stockholm is also home of the Nobel Prize. And just outside the city, an archipelago of 24, 000 islands is waiting to be explored. You can visit Stockholm’s famous City Hall, promenade in Gamla Stan (Old Town), and visit the museums of the Royal Palace and Vasa museum. Lunch in one of the restaurants in the city. In the afternoon, have an unforgettable cruise in the archipelago of Stockholm, which stretches eastward from the Swedish capital for about 40 miles into the Baltic Sea, and extends about twice that distance north to south. Many of the islands that you will pass are dotted with summer cottages, many having hotels and restaurants. Return to Stockholm in the evening; overnight at Grand Hotel. Dinner at the gourmet restaurant Bon LIoc.
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Day 3

Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel, and you will depart Stockholm for Kalmar, a medieval city with a most attractive location on the Baltic Sea. Upon arrival at Kalmar, check in to Kalmar Slottshotell (Castle Hotel). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
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Day 4

Explore Kalmar and the fascinating province of Smaland, where you will find Orrefors and Kosta Boda, two of the most famous glass-works in the world. Watch the glassblowers at work and visit the engraving and glass painting workshops. You can buy crystal at bargain prices at the factory outlets. Dinner and overnight at Kalmar Slottshotell.
Stockholm farm

Day 5

Depart from Kalmar in the morning. Your guide will drive you to Copenhagen. You will make a stop at university town of Lund; and Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city and a commercial center for southern Sweden. From beginning as an industrial city, Malmö has transformed into a knowledge-based city. Lunch at one of the restaurants en route. Arrive in Copenhagen that evening, checking in to the D’Angleterre Hotel. Dinner at Esemble (Michelin starred restaurant – 2 stars).
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Day 6

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning, and take you on a 3-hour tour of Copenhagen, the Danish capital. You will have a chance to visit all the most famous sights of the city: the Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace, Rosenborg Palace and Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s revitalized canal district, once was home to Hans Christian Andersen. Today this area is lined with cafés where you can enjoy lunch and outstanding Danish beer. Visit Tivoli Gardens this evening, a distinctively European pleasure park – the most magical spot in Copenhagen. Enjoy fun for all ages, delightful rides and inviting restaurants.
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Day 7

This day is spent outside of Copenhagen, visiting the castles of North Zealand. First, visit the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle, in the magnificent surroundings of Hillerod. The visit here includes the outstanding National Museum, the Chapel and the Knights’ Hall. The tour continues past the Royal Family’s summer residence, Fredensborg Palace, in the middle of a lovely park surrounded by gorgeous Esrom Lake. Continuing to Elsinor, witness the walls and towers of Kronborg Castle, the setting of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Return to Copenhagen in the evening. Dinner at the Noma restaurant.
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Day 8

Today your guide will pick you up from the hotel and will take you to the airport. Departure to the home destination.
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