Copenhagen and Stockholm by Rail
- 9 Days
- From £1,349
- Travel out to Scandinavia via the Hanseatic Port of Hamburg
- Lively and eclectic Stockholm
- Superb German and Swedish high-speed trains, including an exciting boat-train from Germany over to Denmark
- Regal Danish capital Copenhagen
- Return to the UK via the German cathedral-city of Cologne
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 8 nights’ handpicked 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets and hotel vouchers
- All credit card surcharges and delivery of your travel documents
Catch an early Eurostar service from London St Pancras to Brussels this morning, where there is an easy connection on to the ICE service for Cologne. Another quick change here and you are on your way to Hamburg. On arrival, cross the road and check in for an overnight stay at the Reichshof Hamburg Hotel (or similar).
This evening, you can choose to dine out in the city centre, or at the hotel’s own restaurant, serving local and international dishes.
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, make your way back to the station and board your train to Stockholm. Between Puttgarden on the German coast and the port of Rodby in Denmark, the train goes on to one of the world’s only remaining train-ferries.
You can disembark the train and have a snack in the ferry’s onboard restaurant if you wish to, before the train rolls onto dry land again and continues to Copenhagen, A short change here sees you on the train to Stockholm (pictured), where you check in to the Nordic Light Hotel (or similar) for a 3 night stay.
The Swedish capital offers an array of attractions, from the colourful streets of Gamla Stan to the natural beauty of the Stockholm archipelago. Choose from around 100 museums, or wander around art galleries including the grand Nationalmusuem and the Museum of Modern Art. Also not to be missed is the Vasa Museum, which houses a 17th century gunship which sank on her maiden voyage out of the city in 1628.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Extend your stay in Sweden and travel across to its beautiful western coastline, the focal point of which is the stunning city of Gothenburg.
After another free morning in Stockholm, make your way back to the station and catch the sleek SJ2000 service back to Copenhagen.
You’ll arrive in time for dinner so once you’ve checked in the Hotel Absalon (or similar), where you will be staying for the next 3 nights, why not head for the colourful Nyhavn harbour for a meal in stunning surroundings?
Denmark’s capital city is a cultural hub and gourmet’s dream, boasting more Michelin starred restaurants than any other Scandinavian city.
No stay here is complete without a visit to the Little Mermaid, who sits on a rock by Langelinie promenade. But there are plenty of other unmissable sights too, including the lovely Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek gallery and the historic Carlsberg brewery.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before checking out and returning to the train station for a return journey across the Baltic Sea to Puttgarden and on to Hamburg, where a quick change sees you on your way back to Cologne. Here, check in for a night at the Marriott Cologne before spending the evening in this historic Rhineland city.
TMR RECOMMENDS: RETURN VIA JUTLAND. Instead of retracing your steps on the boat-train from Rodby back to Puttgarden, we can organise for you to return “mainland” Denmark and the Jutland peninsula, perhaps with an overnight stay in the city of Odense.
There’s a leisurely start today. You may even have time to visit Cologne’s famous cathedral before returning to the station (which is just next door) and boarding a service to Brussels. Here, check in for your return Eurostar back to London.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Less than 200 metres from the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), this Art Deco style hotel has everything you need for an overnight stay. A bar and restaurant is available on site and there are extensive leisure facilities, including a spa, sauna and fitness centre. The Binnenalster and city centre are a short stroll from the hotel.
The Nordic Light is a modern design hotel, located within easy walking distance of Stockholm Central Station and the main shopping street of the city. Bedrooms are equipped with a laptop-sized safe and satellite TV. The luxury beds are by Swedish brand, Hästens. The hotel also offers a restaurant, bar and fitness centre.
This family-run hotel is positioned in the heart of Copenhagen, a short stroll from the railway station, the Tivoli Gardens and Nyhavn harbour. The colourful interiors and bedrooms are designed by Designers Guild and there is a also a bar and terrace. Bicycle hire is available from reception.
Superbly situated for rail travellers, this American hotel has larger-than-average rooms, a magnificent breakfast and an atmospheric bar. The restaurant, Brasserie Fou, serves a selection of French dishes inspired by Asian cuisine. The famous Dom (cathedral) and old town are a short walk away.