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Savonlinna Opera Festival

Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 132 Reviews
Small group tour to Sweden, Finland

Immerse yourself in the inspiring beauty of Scandinavian nature, breathtaking architecture, and rich musical heritage! Join a group exploration of the finest destinations in Sweden and Finland as well as enjoy the highlights of the world-famous Savonlinna Opera Festival and even go behind the scenes of the Royal Swedish Opera House.

Savonlinna Opera Festival

9 days3 cities
SwedenFinland2 countries
Small group tour to Sweden, Finland
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$3,496
Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 132 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the inspiring beauty of Scandinavian nature, breathtaking architecture, and rich musical heritage! Join a group exploration of the finest destinations in Sweden and Finland as well as enjoy the highlights of the world-famous Savonlinna Opera Festival and even go behind the scenes of the Royal Swedish Opera House.

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Day-By-Day
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm

first destination

Stockholm is a truly vibrant city with style in its genes. It is the best place to experience the beauty, simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. Experience the cosmopolitan capital with 700 year old secrets.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Stockholm
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Stockholm attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Guided City Tour & Royal Swedish Opera Backstage Tour
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Museum
Museum
Theater
Theater

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a 3-hour walking city tour around the most interesting attractions of Stockholm. During the tour, you explore the brilliant Old Town of Stockholm that is one of the biggest and most well-preserved medieval Old Towns in Europe and see the famous Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral and the City Hall.

Then you head to the port and, following a short ferry ride, take a chance to explore the world-famous Vasa Museum, located on the island of Djurgarden, the most visited museum in the entire Scandinavia. The Vasa Museum is famous for being home to the only intact 17th-century ship in the world - the famous Vasa. Sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and salvaged only 333 years later, it managed to preserve more than 95 percent of its body in the original state.

Your next stop is the famous Royal Swedish Opera where you enjoy a guided backstage tour with a local representative. The highlight of the tour - short concert in the theater's foyer.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore Stockholm on your own or enjoy one of our optional evening recommendations.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Day Trip to Sigtuna and Uppsala
Day tour
Day tour

Today you meet your guide and driver and have a short ride to the authentic medieval towns of Uppsala and Sigtuna. During your 6-hour sightseeing tour, you explore all major cultural treasures of these beautiful cities and enjoy their unique atmosphere and amazing charm.

After the tour, you are transferred back to your hotel in Stockholm.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Ferry to Helsinki
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

Get ready for an unforgettable trip! Following morning, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the port where you board a ferry that will take you to glorious Helsinki. Although the travel time is a bit over 16 hours, you won't have a chance to get bored on the way. You are welcome to take advantage of your A-Premium cabin and onboard entertainment. To top it all, you will be served special breakfast and dinner onboard.

Breakfast and dinner are included. 

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King's Garden Hotel, Stockholm
4

The stylish King's Garden Hotel is located in the heart of the scenic capital of Sweden and prides itself on an individual approach to every client.

ferry
Stockholm
Helsinki
18 hrs

You can’t find a more exciting way to get to Helsinki than spending the night on a ferry, sailing through the Baltic Sea. On board, you can enjoy delicious food and numerous recreation activities, including shopping and relaxing in the spa.

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki

second destination

Helsinki is often referred to as a city of contrasts: Eastern and Western influences, dramatically varied daylight conditions and silence in the middle of an urban jam.

1 day in a city
Detailed itinerary
1 night on a ferry / 1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Helsinki City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you arrive at the port of Helsinki where you meet your driver who transfers you to your centrally located hotel to leave your luggage. Then your guide takes you on a wonderful 4-hour walking tour to show you the best Helsinki can offer.

During the tour, you walk through the vivid Central Harbor and Market Square, explore the charming Old Town, visit the famous Rock Church, and take a short tram ride.

The rest of the day is free for you to continue exploring the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
4

Set right in the center of Helsinki, the Klaus K Hotel boasts fantastic facilities and incredible service. All guestrooms are equipped with LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, and luxury beds. Guests are invited to have breakfast at the Lounge or to dine in the Restaurant Toscanini.

train
Helsinki
Savonlinna
5 hrs 10 min

Have a great time traveling through Finland on a modern train. All trains offer everything you need for the ride, including comfortable seats, plenty of legroom, and stunning views of the Finnish countryside.

Savonlinna, Finland

Savonlinna

third destination

Savonlinna is a small town in southeast Finland, in the heart of the Saimaa lake region close to the Russian border, spread on four islands between lakes.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Trip to Savonlinna
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your private driver takes you to the train station where you catch your train to Savonlinna. The Helsinki - Savonlinna railway route is very scenic, so you can sit down, relax, and enjoy the magnificent scenery passing by outside the train window.

Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the rail station and transfers you to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest after the journey or start exploring the surrounding area on your own.

Breakfast is included.

 
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Day 7
City Tour & Carmen Opera
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Show
Show

Today you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have an exciting city tour around the most outstanding landmarks of Savonlinna, including the famous Savonlinna Provincial Museum and Olavinlinna Castle.

Later you have the unique chance to enhance your experience of the region taking a magnificent 1.5-hour traditional steamboat cruise around Lake Saimaa.

  • Please, note: steamboat cruise is available from the end of May to mid-August. In early May and from August to September it is replaced by a 1-hour boat cruise.

In the evening we invite you to admire Carmen Opera in the medieval castle of Olavinlinna on the shores of Lake Saimaa.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Free Day & La Traviata Opera
Free day
Free day
Show
Show

Today you have a free day to explore the beautiful city on your own. But regardless of what you decide to occupy yourself with, the highlight of this day is a legendary La Traviata opera performance that we invite you to enjoy this evening.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Savonlinna
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of the tour, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby after breakfast. You are transferred to the airport and depart home with a handful of memorable experiences. We wish you a safe flight and will be happy to plan another vacation for you!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Stockholm, Helsinki, and Savonlinna;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Group size of up to 24 travelers (+ 1 tour leader);
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • A class performance tickets;
  • Ferry tickets Stockholm - Helsinki (A-Premium cabins);
  • Train tickets Helsinki - Savonlinna;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Professional local guides
  • Royal Sweedish Opera backstage tour
  • Day trip to Sigtuna and Uppsala
  • Visit to the famous Rock Church
  • Evening performances of Carmen and La Traviata

What To Know

  • Scandinavian climate is unpredictable and weather can be quite harsh even during summers.
  • Bringing a water-resistant jacket, umbrella, and some warm clothes is a must.
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