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Scandinavian Capitals with Splendor of the Fjords

15 days
14 nights

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Dates

Rates:

PER PERSON: 
$ 4,675.00 (double occupancy)
$ 5,990.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 06, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017 
Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017 
Jul 04, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 
Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 
Jul 18, 2017 - Aug 01, 2017 
Jul 25, 2017 - Aug 08, 2017 
Aug 01, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 
Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 

Included:

* 11 nights’ accommodation including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities.
* Baltic Cruise Stockholm – Helsinki - Stockholm, incl. 2 nights in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts. .
* Overnight cruise Copenhagen - Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, buffet dinner and buffet breakfast.
* 11 dinners at hotels, ferries or local restaurants
* 5 lunches
* 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm, 3 hours Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki
* Visit to the Viking Museum in Oslo and Stadshuset (City Hall) in Stockholm
* Entrance to Tivoli Gardens on day 6.
* 2 hours guided tour of Bergen, incl. ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien.
* Ride on the Bergen and Flåm Railways, Voss – Myrdal - Flåm.
* Approx. 2 hours cruise on the Sogn and Nærøy Fjords, and 1 hours cruise on
the Geiranger Fjord.
* Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier.
* All ferry crossings as per itinerary
* Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group.
* Tour escort throughout.
* Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts.
* Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days of the tour to coincide with
individual flight times. 

Optional Services:

  • Transfers in Copenhagen - $89
  • Transfers in Stockholm - $45
  • Transfers in Helsinki - $118
  • Transfers in Oslo - $219
  • Transfers in Bergen - $178
  • Transfers in St. Petersburg - $41

 

  • Extra nights in Copenhagen - $166
  • Extra nights in Stockholm - $111
  • Extra nights in Helsinki - $152
  • Extra nights in Oslo - $94
  • Extra nights in Bergen - $142

 

  • Deluxe room in Amsterdam Hotel - $45
  • Commodore of DFDS - $34
  • Commodore de Luxe on DFDS - $82
  • Business Class at Blu Plaza Oslo - $57
  • Harbor View at First Hotel Marin - $31
  • Deluxe room at First Hotel Marin - $41
  • Deluxe Room with Harbor View at First Hotel Marin - $63
  • Fjord View Historic Building at Kviknes Balestrand - $53
  • Fjord View at Union Hotel Geiranger - $55
  • Superior room at Clarion hotel sign - $38
  • Deluxe Cabin at Silja ferry - $94
  • Commodore Cabin on Silja ferry - $248

Itinerary:

Stockholm- Helsinki -Copenhagen - Oslo - Eidfjord - Bergen - Flåm - Balestrand - Geiranger - Oslo - Fjords - Oslo

 

Day 1  : ARRIVE STOCKHOLM

Welcome! Your tour of Scandinavia begins today. Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class hotel centrally located. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.50 hrs in the hotel lobby.

Day 2  : STOCKHOLM

After your first Scandinavian buffet breakfast, start of 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm. Famous sights on the tour include the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, the island of Djurgården and the Old Town (Gamla Stan), with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Rooms, where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm. We can recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner is not included today because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.

Day 3  : STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI

Morning free in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the Venice of the North because of its many canals and waterways. We can recommend the 2 hours boat tour “Under the Bridges of Stockholm”. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 17.00 hrs: Start of your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Buffet dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, shops, casino, bars. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 4  : HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM

Enjoy your buffet breakfast, as you sail into Helsinki. You retain your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of the Finnish capital. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, etc. Afternoon free for shopping or exploring this bustling city on the Baltic. 17.00 hrs: Departure on Silja Line return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.

Day 5  : STOCKHOLM - COPENHAGEN

After a delicious buffet breakfast on board, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30 hrs. The tour continues by coach through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden to Klarälven near Lake Vättern. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch continue through the provinces of Småland and Skåne to the city of Malmö. Cross over the new Øresund Bridge to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen during the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at the Admiral Hotel.

Day 6  : COPENHAGEN

The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. During the tour you will see the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (seat of the Danish Parliament), Hans Christian Andersen’s statue, Gefion Fountain, the old harbour of Nyhavn, the famous Little Mermaid, and many other popular sights. Afternoon free in Copenhagen. We can recommend a tour down the popular pedestrian shopping street – Strøget, or a visit to Rosenborg Palace.  Accommodation at the Admiral Hotel.

Day 7  : COPENHAGEN - OSLO

After a tasty Danish buffet breakfast, morning free in Copenhagen for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon transfer by coach to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy a delicious Scandinavian buffet dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat on your way to Oslo. There is dancing and entertainment on board, or you may prefer to sit out on deck and watch the sunset. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 8  : OSLO

A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09.30 hrs, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital, incl. the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Viking Museum, the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate.

Day 9  : OSLO - ULVIK

After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departure from Oslo,
driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of
Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch cross the wild
Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss
Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m.
Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik located at the bank of Hardanger Fjord.

Day 10  : ULVIK - BERGEN

After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. 
Accommodation at First Hotel Marin with an excellent location close to the Bryggen Harbour.

Day 11  : BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND

After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day 12  : BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS

Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 13  : BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER

After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the worldfamous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 14  : GEIRANGER - OSLO

From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and accommodation at the Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel, centrally located close to Karl Johan shopping boulevard and Royal Palace.

Day 15  : OSLO

The Scandinavian tour ends after breakfast, with transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to connect with individual flight departures.

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size is 43 people