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Fabulous Scandinavia and Helsinki

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 3,300.00 (double/twin occupancy)
$ 4,595.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,035.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 2,800.00 (Child 07-12 years)

Dates:

May 16, 2019 - May 27, 2019 
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 17, 2019 
Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019 
Jun 27, 2019 - Jul 08, 2019 
Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019 
Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 05, 2019 
Aug 08, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019 
Aug 22, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019 
Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 
-  Sep 19 departure is escorted in two languages on transfers and in the fjord area, all city tours are monolingual

Hotels:

Copenhagen: Tivoli Hotel 4*
Eidfjord: Quality Voringfoss 4*
Bergen: Scandic Ornen Hotel 4*
Stalheim: Stalheim Hotel 4*
Fagernes: Scandic Valdres 4*
Oslo: Thon Opera 4*
Stockholm: Scandic Grand Central Hotel 4*
Helsinki : Scandic Simonkenttä 4*

Included:

  • 9 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry (Exterior Cabin)
  • 1 night on board Tallink Silja Line Ferry (Exterior Cabin) 
  • 11 breakfasts – buffet style
  • 4 dinners (as per program)
  • English speaking tour escort from Day 1 to Day 11 
  • All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long distance bus from day 2–9 offers WIFI
  • Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm & Helsinki as per program
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Helsinki Airport*
  • Porter Service DFDS Seaways, Tallink Silja Ferry, at all hotels and railway stations during the program (Excl. day 1 & day 12). Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person.

Optional Services:

VIEW BERGEN FROM THE PEAK OF MOUNT FLOYEN - 15.00 EUR/PERSON

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coast line.

FLAMSBANA IN BERGEN - 70 EUR/PERSON

Flamsbana is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has an uphill gradient of 5.5%. The 2 hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean.

VASA MUSEUM - 45 EUR/PERSON(Min 2 persons)

Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship
Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history. Tour duration is 2 hours, includes entrance to Vasa museum with guided tour.

 

Itinerary:

Enjoy the best of scandinavia including the scandinavian capitals, the norwegian fjords and Helsinki. 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 and appreciate a fantastic blend of history, culture and natural scenery.

Day 1  : Arrival Copenhagen

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by an English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult our welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held in the evening, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 2  : Copenhagen-Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with your guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We begin with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. Passing by Tivoli Gardens and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next, it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and boats. We continue on to the impressive Gefion Fountain and the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid. During the tour, you can also delight in Christiansborg Palace from the outside, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour ends at the hotel.
In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 16:30, departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board. Overnight onboard ferry (B, D)

NOTE: Passports must be shown when travelling between Denmark and Norway on the DFDS ferry.  Clients travelling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board.

Day 3  : Oslo - Eidfjord

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Proceed through Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. We continue to Hardangervidda and visit the Voringfossen waterfall, and continue to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check-in and dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight in Eidfjord (B, D)

Day 4  : Eidfjord - Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge. This Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching the other side, we will continue along the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests until we arrive in Bergen – known as the capital of the fjords.
In the afternoon, a panoramic sightseeing tour is included during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Options: We recommend a journey up on the Floibanen (not included), a funicular railway journey that will take you up the mountainside in order to enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen.
Day 5  : Bergen-Stalheim

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen to Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Naeroy valley and our hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the stunning views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel. Overnight in Stalheim (B, D)

The departure of June 27th is waitlisted at Hotel Stalheim. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 weeks prior to departure and it will be a 4 * hotel located in the fjord area.

Day 6  : Stalheim-Fagernes

After breakfast, we coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen. Here we embark on a ferry along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in Flaam where we will have some free time if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flaamsbana.

Day 7  : Fagernes-Oslo

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, Vigeland’s Park, the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace. Overnight in Oslo (B)

The departures of May 16th & June 6th will not be accommodated at Hotel Opera in Oslo. The hotel will be confirmed latest 4 weeks prior to departure and it will be a 4 * centrally located hotel. 

Day 8  : Oslo-Stockholm

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, capital of Sweden, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Day 9  : Stockholm

Enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges and proudly called “Beauty on Water”. Walk through the Old Town and visit the 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 afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Options: Directly after the tour take a visit to the famous Vasa Museum
Day 10  : Stockholm – Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure in Stockholm. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board one of the comfortable overnight ferries of the Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Overnight onboard Tallink Silja ferry in exterior cabin (B)

Day 11  : Helsinki

Arrival to Helsinki. Experience a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as “The Daughter of the Baltic Sea”. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and the Lutheran Cathedral. We will also see the colourful 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). End of the tour at the hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure. Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Day 12  : Helsinki – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Helsinki Airport (please see notes below for this service). (B)

 

Notes:

Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Airport in Helsinki 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.

Max 38 guests, with an expected average of 32 – 35 pax.  

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 7 years old on these tours.