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Fabulous Scandinavia Tour

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 5,245.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 7,315.00 (single occupancy)
$ 5,050.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 4,325.00 (Child 06-12 yo sharing with 2 adults)

Optional Tours and Services
$ 50.00 (Copenhagen Like the Danes)
$ 45.00 (Tivoli Gardens)
$ 105.00 (Edvard Grieg Tour & Live Piano Concert)
$ 55.00 (Stegastein Viewpoint)
$ 80.00 (Flamsbana)
$ 90.00 (VASA Museum in Stockholm)

Dates:

Jun 08, 2023 - Jun 19, 2023 
Jul 06, 2023 - Jul 17, 2023 
Aug 10, 2023 - Aug 21, 2023 
Aug 24, 2023 - Sep 04, 2023 
Sep 07, 2023 - Sep 18, 2023 

Hotels:

  • Copenhagen: Skt Petri Hotel 5*
  • Aarhus: Scandic City Aarhus 4*
  • Stavanger: Radisson Blu Atlantic 4*
  • Bergen: Bergen Bors 4* 
  • Hemsedal: Hotel Fyri Resort 5*
  • Oslo: Grand Hotel 5* or similar
  • Stockholm: The Sparrow Hotel 5*
  • Helsinki: Hotel Haven 5*

Included:

  • 9 nights at 4* plus & 5 * hotels centrally located
  • Accommodation in standard & superior rooms
  • 2 nights at Fyri Resort with spa facilities, 4 *+
  • 1 ferry crossing from Denmark – Norway
  • 11 Breakfasts – Scandinavian Buffet style
  • 1 welcome cocktail
  • 2 lunches (as per program)
  • 2 dinners (as per program)
  • 1 coffee break with Norwegian Waffles
  • Fjord Cruise in Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock
  • Fjord Cruise with panoramic E-boat in Naeroy Fjord
  • Visit to Flaam
  • English Speaking Resident Tour Director throughout
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition & WIFI
  • Guided tours with local guides in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm.
  • Walking city tours in Stavanger, Oslo & Stockholm
  • Guided visits to Roskilde Cathedral in, Den Gamle By in Aarhus, the Munch Museum in Oslo, the City Hall in Stockholm
  • Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
  • Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport*
  • Porterage service at hotels.
  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 pieces of hand luggage per person

Highlights & Experience:

  • Small groups, maximum 24 per departure – Escorted Exclusively in English
  • A spa stay of 2 nights in one of the most beautiful resorts in Norway
  • Cultural content and handpicked hotels in the big cities, boutique 4/5 stars
  • Extensive Denmark Program
  • Norwegian Fjords with Stavanger and Pulpit Rock by the sea

 

Optional Services:

COPENHAGEN LIKE THE DANES

Start: 12:30 hours from the hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: Metro Ticket, Copenhagen water bus, guide & visit to Reffen
Min 2 persons
Available by pre-booking only

Experience the city from another perspective together with your local guide. Take the water bus to Reffen, Copenhagens' famous Food Street Market. Here you will have some free time to explore the many stalls with local foods and beverages and to enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere that characterizes the Danes. Discover a local food market, innovative workshops and startups, cultural experiences, and inventive activities that inspire both local people and tourists. Most of the stalls need to pursue the practical creeds "Decrease and Reuse": Use high-quality food services, lessen the food waste, and utilize natural and organic, free, and nearby ingredients at every possible opportunity. Then sort the waste so it can be reused beyond what many would consider possible. From the water, you will see the churches, towers, and modern architecture that blends with historical Copenhagen. Tour ends at your choice, either in the city center or at the hotel

TIVOLI GARDENS

Start: 18:30 hours from the hotel
Duration: 1,5 hours
Includes: Entrance fee & guided walk through the part
Min 2 persons
Available by pre-booking only

Tivoli Park, one of the city's top attractions, is situated in the center of Copenhagen. The amusement park was established in 1843 and provided entertainment for all ages. Beautiful gardens, old buildings, a wooden rollercoaster from 1914, lots of rides, and over 30 restaurants serving a variety of cuisines are all there. The Park hosts plays and concerts all day long in a variety of settings, including a pantomime theater. A stunning and distinctive ambiance is created at night by thousands of lights. The tour price, entrance charge, and a guided tour of the Park are all included. Return to the hotel by yourself.

EDWARD GRIEG EXPERIENCE

Time: 12:20 – 15:00
Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours
Includes: Concert, guide & entrance to Troldhaugen
Min 2 persons
Available by pre-booking only
*only available between June 20 - August 20

Troldhaugen was home to Nina and Edvard Grieg, Scandinavia's renowned composer and author of works such as Peer Gynt Suites and Piano Concerti in A Minor, among many others. The Villa was completed in 1885, and Edvard Grieg spent the final 22 summers of his life there. Troldhaugen became a museum in 1928 and comprises Grieg's Villa, the composer's hut, and the Grieg couple's gravesite, as well as a modern museum structure and the Troldsalen concert hall, which seats 200 people. Troldsalen, which boasts superb acoustics, is the center location of the museum's extensive concert programs. Begin your tour with a 30-minute live piano recital, followed by a guided tour of Edvard Grieg's residence. The excursion concludes at your accommodation. 

STEGASTEIN VIEPOINT

Time: 15:30 – 17:00
Duration: 1,5 hours
Includes: Guide & ticket and seat reservation
Min 10 persons
Available by pre-booking & during the tour

An exciting excursion for any tourist in Norway. The Stegastein Viewpoint is on the Norwegian Scenic Route, which runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which stands out 30 meters from the side of the mountain, 650 meters above the fjord, offers superb panoramic views. It's hard to imagine a more beautiful view of the fjord, the mountains, and the land around it. In the afternoon, we drive along the Aurlandfjord, continuing through Aurland and Laerdal. En route, we stop at the popular Borgund Stave church for pictures (entrance is not included).

FLAM FAILWAY (FLAMSBANA)

Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Includes: 2 x 50 minutes panoramic train ride & seat reservation
Min 10 persons
Available by pre-booking only

An exciting excursion for any tourist in Norway. The Stegastein Viewpoint is on the Norwegian Scenic Route, which runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which stands out 30 meters from the side of the mountain, 650 meters above the fjord, offers superb panoramic views. It's hard to imagine a more beautiful view of the fjord, the mountains, and the land around it. In the afternoon, we drive along the Aurlandfjord, continuing through Aurland and Laerdal. En route, we stop at the popular Borgund Stave church for pictures (entrance is not included).

VASA MUSEUM

Time: 12:00
Duration: 1,5 hours – 2 hours
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Includes: Entrance, transportation & local guide
Min 10 persons
Available by pre-booking & during the tour

Following the city tour, pay a visit to the Swedish warship Vasa, one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. he Museum was erected around a 17th-century warship that sank in Satockholm's inner harbor on her maiden trip in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvaging in 1961 is regarded as one of the most significant events in maritime archaeology. The Vasa, painstakingly restored to its full splendor, is a real piece of living history. Includes admission to the Vasa Museum and a guided tour.

Itinerary:

ENJOY THE BEST OF SCANDINAVIA INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AND THE STUNNING NORWEGIAN FJORDS. BE TREATED TO THE RICH CULTURAL AND HISTORIC HERITAGE OF THESE CAPITALS AND THE WILD NATURE OF THE FJORDS. ENJOY THIS FABULOUS PART OF THE WORLD WITH ITS HISTORY AND NATURE.

 

Day 1  : Arrival in Copenhagen


Arrival at Copenhagen Airport, greeting and transfer to the hotel by our agent. We invite you to the welcome drink at 18:30 hours, where you will meet your fellow passengers and your tour director.

Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 2  : Copenhagen

Meet your local guide after breakfast for a guided city tour of Copenhagen. See the City Hall Square, where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins; the National Museum; the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque; and Tivoli Gardens. Next, drive by the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. The historic canal district, Nyhavn, with its charming houses and boats, and the Kings' New Square, the location of the Royal Danish Theatre and the world-famous ballet. Go on to the Royal Amalienborg Palace and the beautiful Gefion Fountain. Meet the Little Mermaid statue, an icon of Copenhagen. You will also see the Christiansborg Palace and the Rosenborg Castle, where the Crown Jewels are kept, from outside. 

Overnight in Copenhagen (Breakfast)

Options: Copenhagen Like the Danes, Tivoli Gardens Tour
Day 3  : Copenhagen - Roskilde - Odense - Aarhus

After breakfast, leave Copenhagen head toward Roskilde, the old capital of Denmark. Roskilde has been around since the beginning of the Viking Age. The city's Gothic Cathedral was finished in 1275. It holds the tombs of 39 Danish kings, and was a religious center until the Reformation in the 1300s. it is on the UNESCO list.

Continue to Aarhus via Odense, the birthplace of the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. You will have some free time in Odense, Denmark's third-largest city, to look around and see what it has to offer.

Before your hotel check-in, a guided tour of Den Gamle By (The Old City), an open-air town museum in the city's Botanical Garden in the heart of Aarhus. When it first opened in 1914, the museum had more than 400,000 visitors a year. It was the first open-air museum of its kind worldwide, and focused on urban culture rather than village life. Today, it is still one of the few famous Danish museums outside of Copenhagen. 75 historical buildings from 20 different townships have been bought by the museum and are now on display there.

You can spend the rest of the evening on your own, or you can go on a walking tour of Aarhus's city center with your tour guide before eating at one of the local restaurants. 

Overnight in Aarhus (Breakfast)

Day 4  : Aarhus – Hirtshals - Kristiansand- Stavanger

After breakfast we depart Aarhus towards the Hirtshals located in the very north of the Jutland Peninsula. Around noon (11:45) departure by ferry to Kristiansand in Norway.

We arrive in Kristiansand at 14:00, and continue to Stavanger, Norway's 4th largest city. Due to the booming offshore oil industry the city experienced a rapid growth in the late 20th century. Today oil is the key industry in the Stavanger region, and the city is widely referred to as the Oil Capital of Norway. Your hotel is in the very center of Stavanger. You  can join your tour director on the evening pre-dinner walk in town. Evening at leisure. 

Overnight in Stavanger (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5  : Stavanger - Lysefjord - Bergen

We depart from the hotel after breakfast. The morning is dedicated to exploring the majestic Lysefjord and the famous Pulpit Rock. Board an electric boat and sail from downtown Stavanger to Lysefjord and Preikestolen. Relax in the fresh summer breeze while sailing through the stunning Lysefjord. The 3-3.5 hour Lysefjord cruise will take you to Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave), where in the old days, the “vagrants” hid from the sheriff.

Soon you arrive at Preikestolen, where Tom Cruise climbed the mountain in the movie Mission Impossible 6. Continue to the stunning Hengjanefossen waterfall, where the crew brings the bow so close to the falls that you risk getting your face wet with a delightful spray! Next, we will stop at the summer pasture in Lysefjord to feed the goats. They love your visit! With luck, you might see an occasional seal sunbathing on a rock.

Depart Stavanger early in the afternoon. The drive is along the Norwegian coast, where the fjords and archipelago are connected by bridges and ferry crossings. Arrive in Bergen and check in to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Bergen (Breakfast)

Day 6  : Bergen

Today we will explore Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, a gateway to the Norwegian fjords, and one of the three university cities in the country. Experience the ambiance of the Hanseatic port of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the ride with the funicular to the top of Mount Floien and admire the beauty of Bergen, located between seven mountains. Pass by Mary St. Mary's Church, Haakon's Hall (no entrances), and the colorful and picturesque fish markets, where you will enjoy a fish platter with local delicacies.

The Floibanen funicular in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey through the steep mountainside and forests, revealing the city below, is a beautiful experience. At the top, you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and the Norwegian coastline.

We strongly recommend joining our optional Edvard Grieg Experience, commencing right after lunch at the Fish market.

Overnight in Bergen (Breakfast, Lunch)

Options: Edward Grieg Experience and Live Piano Concert
Day 7  : Bergen – Gudvangen – Flaam – Borgund – Hemsedal

We leave Bergen in the morning and drive to the beautiful Naeroy Valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We stop at the Stalheim Hotel to have some coffee and Norwegian waffles while enjoying the breathtaking view down the valley.
Continue down the Naeroy Valley to Gudvangen, where we board a fjord cruise along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most impressive fjords worldwide.
In 2005, both the Naeroyfjorden and Geirangerfjorden were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as archetypal fjord landscapes. They are almost untouched by time and are some of the most stunning places in the world. We will sail through the fjords by special boats designed to offer the best possible view. They are electric powered and don't make any noise, nor release emissions. You feel like you're gliding through the fjord, which is very different from what you get on commercial passenger ships. Sitting in one of the lounges, you can admire the fjord, the mountains, and the waterfalls out of the large panoramic windows. We disembark in the beautiful village of Flaam and have some free time for an optional Flam Railway Ride or explore the town of Flaam on your own.
We will continue through the mountains to Borgund and pass one of the remaining Norwegian stave churches dating back to the 12th century. Then, continue to Hemsedal and check in at Fyri Resort, where you will overnight for the next two nights.

Overnight in Hemsedal (Breakfast, coffee with waffles)

Options: Flamsbana
Day 8  : Hemsedal

Breakfast at the hotel. A day to relax and enjoy the spa and the area around it at your own pace. There are spa treatments offered at the Pool Club. Making a reservation before arriving at the hotel is always a good idea. Hiking, biking, horse riding are just a few activities offered by the resort. In the evening, meet your fellow travelers to enjoy a dinner of local delicacies.

Overnight in Hemsedal (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9  : Hemsedal – Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the region of Varmland, the home of many Nordic legends.  Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, for checkin to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Day 10  : Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight in Stockholm (Breakfast)

Options: Vasa Museum
Day 11  : Stockholm - Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is free to explore Stockholm on your own. Departure from the hotel at 13:00 hours to visit one of Stockholm's hidden beauties. We guarantee a taste of heaven on earth to be disclosed on the scene. A unique lunch experience will be provided. After your hidden adventure, proceed to the pier to join the Tallink Silja overnight boat sailing over the Baltic Sea to Helsinki. Dinner will be served on board.

Overnight onboard Tallink Silja ferry in exterior cabin (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12  : Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki, followed by a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as "The Daughter of the Baltic Sea." The city tour includes Senate Square, the University, and the Lutheran Cathedral. We will also see the colorful Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski, and the Sibelius Monument. A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church – also called the "Rock Church" as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies).

After the city tour, your tour director will invite you to enjoy a degustation of Finnish delicacies at the food Market Hall. In the evening, enjoy Helsinki's vibe, take a stroll through Esplanade Square, and enjoy the many cozy cafés and restaurants.

Overnight in Helsinki (Breakfast, Light Lunch)

Notes:

Group size - max. 24 people

Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.

Monoligual English speaking tour escort and local city guide.

Group size - max. 24 people

NOTE: Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents.  Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are unfortunately not able to accept children younger than 5 years old on these tours.