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Discover Scandinavia

11 days
10 nights

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PER PERSON :
$ 4,025.00 (double occupancy)
$ 5,125.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 
Jun 22, 2019 - Jul 02, 2019 
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 09, 2019 
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 16, 2019 
Jul 13, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 
Jul 20, 2019 - Jul 30, 2019 
Jul 27, 2019 - Aug 06, 2019 
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019 
Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 20, 2019 

Hotels:

  • Copenhagen: Admiral Hotel 4*
  • overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo: 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC
  • Oslo: Radisson Blu Plaza 4*
  • Ulvik: Brakanes Hotel 4*
  • Bergen: First Hotel Marin  4*
  • Balestrand: Kvikne’s Hotel 4*
  • Geiranger: Hotel Union Geiranger 4*

Included:

* 9 nights’ accommodation incl. daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except on 2nd night in Copenhagen, night in Bergen and 2nd night in Stockholm) and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels
* 4 lunches on days 5, 6, 9 & 10.
* Overnight cruise Copenhagen - Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, buffet dinner and breakfast on board.
* Entrance to Tivoli Gardens.
* 3 hours guided tours of Copenhagen and Oslo.
* Visit to the Viking Museum in Oslo
* Panorama 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.
* 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. 

Optional Services:

PER PERSON IN USD:

Deluxe room in Admiral Hotel - $25
Commodore of DFDS - $35
Commodore de Luxe on DFDS - $75
Premium room at Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo - $55
Premium fjord view at Radisson Blu Plaza Oslo - $60
Superior harbor view at First Hotel Marin - $50
Deluxe harbor view at First Hotel Marin - $85
Fjord View Historic Building at Kviknes Balestrand - $30
Fjord View at Union Hotel Geiranger - $55
Superior room at Clarion hotel sign - $25
Deluxe Cabin at Silja ferry - $94
Commodore Cabin on Silja ferry - $248
Prime superior at Haven hotel in Helsinki -$30

Extra nights in Copenhagen - $165
Extra nights in Stockholm - $130
Extra nights in Helsinki - $165
Extra nights in Oslo – from $94 (higher rates on some dates apply*)
Extra nights in Bergen - $145

Transfers in Copenhagen - $89
Transfers in Stockholm - $45
Transfers in Helsinki - $118
Transfers in Oslo - $219
Transfers in Bergen - $178

Itinerary:

Copenhagen-Oslo-Bergen-Balestrand-Geiranger-Oslo

 

Day 1  : ARRIVE COPENHAGEN

Welcome! Your tour of Scandinavia begins today. Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with individual flight arrivals. Dinner and accommodation at the Admiral Hotel. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.50 hrs in the hotel lobby.

Day 2  : COPENHAGEN

The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, and Nyhavn. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Accommodation at the Admiral Hotel.

Day 3  : COPENHAGEN - OSLO

Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you sail slowly up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Day 4  : 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 Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza.

Day 5  : 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 Gol. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge and route to Ulvik. Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

Day 6  : 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 7  : 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 8  : 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 sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 9  : 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 world-famous 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 10  : 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 Thon Hotel Opera.

Day 11  : OSLO

Your Scandinavian tour ends here. For guests on 10 night tour Copenhagen - Oslo, this ends after breakfast, with transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to connect with individual flight departures.

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size is 36 people.

The driving distances on our Scandinavian tours vary a lot from day to day. The longest day in Norway is Geiranger – Oslo when we travel approx. 10-11 hours including several stops for restrooms, lunch, and sightseeing.

No hiking is involved, you can opt out of walking too much, but must be able to get in/out of the bus, ferries, etc. on your own. We need to know in advance if they need to carry any medical aids to arrange proper storage and other logistics.