Full itinerary

Day 1: Friday

In Stockholm (Gamla Stan Christmas Market & opt: Ice Bar)
Our Christmas tour starts in Stockholm – a city that loves to celebrate Christmas and is the perfect setting to put you in a Christmas mood. Cosy Christmas lights and lingering scents of mulled wine and gingerbread biscuits follow you around as you explore this winter wonderland.
Today we recommend a visit to the fascinating old town of Stockholm – Gamla Stan, which takes you back to the 13th century. You cannot help but feel its medieval atmosphere as you wander through its cobblestone streets past narrow, colourful houses of yesteryear. At Christmas time the Gamla Stan Christmas market sets up its stands and you can sample a whole range of traditional Swedish delicacies including Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer and moose meat, spicy mulled wine (glögg) and a range of high-quality handicrafts.
This evening, an option is to visit the extraordinary Absolut Ice Bar – built entirely of ice from Lapland! Enjoy an Absolut Vodka cocktail in these unusual surroundings!
Accommodation: Stockholm, Hotel


Day 2: Saturday

In Stockholm
Today you can choose to further soak in the atmosphere by making a visit to Stockholm's open air museum, Skansen, which is famous for its Nordic Zoo and living history exhibition; over the years about 150 historical buildings have been moved here from nearly every part of Sweden. During the Christmas period, Skansen puts on a respected traditional Christmas market dating back to 1903 where you can wander in the cosy atmosphere and admire the Christmas foods and handicrafts on offer. 
Alternatively visit the impressive Vasa Museum to admire the mighty Vasa Ship or why not hit the trendy Stockholm shopping streets to find the perfect Christmas gift.
Today you experience a typical Swedish Christmas custom - the Julbord.  A Christmas dinner enjoyed at Christmas time and includes a full smörgåsbord of delicious Christmas food including, fresh and smoked salmons, herring, a variety of seafood, cooked and cold meats, roasted pork and much more! The venue for the Julbord is none other than spectacular,Stadshuskällaren, the venue of the Nobel dinner.
Accommodation: Stockholm, Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Julbord
Boat trip: Stockholm Utö Stockholm, 5 hrs

Day 3: Sunday

Stockholm Sigtuna Steninge Slott Stockholm

In contrast to Stockholm's busy streets today you have a full day excursion to Sigtuna, Sweden's first town, full of charm and history. It's small, narrow streets are lined with colourful wooden houses and make the perfect Christmas backdrop. Visit its local Christmas market in a setting steeped in Swedish history, and enjoy the calm lakeside location of this picturesque town.After your visit to Sigtuna, we recommend that you pass by Steninge Slott en route back to Stockholm. This manor house is beautifully located and boasts another wonderful Christmas market all of its own inside its large barn. Traditional and high quality goods and food are on sale in this warm and cosy venue. Today an option is to soak in the atmosphere by making a visit to Stockholm’s open air museum, Skansen, which is famous for its Nordic Zoo and living history exhibition; over the years about 150 historical buildings have been moved here from nearly every part of Sweden. During the Christmas period, Skansen puts on a respected traditional Christmas market dating back to 1903 where you can wander in the cosy atmosphere and admire the Christmas foods and handicrafts on offer.  Alternatively visit the impressive Vasa Museum to admire the mighty Vasa Ship or why not hit the trendy Stockholm shopping streets to find the perfect Christmas gift.
Accommodation: Stockholm, Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Monday

In Stockholm
Today is your last day in Stockholm. Head to the shops for some last minute Christmas shopping, or visit one of its other interesting museums before saying farewell to this cosy, Christmas city.
Meals: Breakfast