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Fabulous Scandinavia, Helsinki and Tallinn

15 days
14 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 7,155.00 (double / twin occupancy )
$ 9,530.00 (single occupancy)
$ 6,795.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 5,020.00 (Child 6 -12 yo sharing with 2 adults)

Optional Tours and Services
$ 55.00 (Copenhagen Like the Danes)
$ 50.00 (Tivoli Gardens)
$ 110.00 (Edvard Grieg Tour & Live Piano Concert )
$ 55.00 (Stegastein Viewpoint)
$ 85.00 (Flamsbana)
$ 80.00 (VASA Museum in Stockholm)

Dates:

Jun 08, 2023 - Jun 22, 2022 
Jul 06, 2023 - Jul 20, 2023 
Aug 10, 2023 - Aug 24, 2023 
Aug 24, 2023 - Sep 07, 2023 
Sep 07, 2023 - Sep 21, 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:

  • 12 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
  • 1 night on board of Tallink Silja Line Ferry Seaside Cabin
  • 14 Breakfasts – Scandinavian Buffet style
  • 1 welcome cocktail
  • 4 lunches (as per program)
  • 3 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 & Helsinki.
  • 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, the Rock Church in Helsinki and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallin.
  • Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
  • Departure Transfer, to Helsinki Airport*
  • Porterage service at ferry crossings and 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:

Copenhagen, the city of fairy tales, is where it all begins. Continue through Denmark to Aarhus, then travel by sea from Denmark to Stavanger. Before you get to Stockholm, the lovely and wealthy capital of Sweden, Bergen, the fjords, and Oslo await you. Find out about the beautiful fjords of Norway and the canals, palaces, and cobblestone streets of the Nordic capitals. Experience the most notable sights, the contrasts between the wild nature and quiet medieval towns. Enjoy the best of Scandinavian capitals, the Norwegian Fjords and Helsinki. Explore the rich cultural and historic heritage of these capitals and the wild stunning nature of the fjords. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world with its fantastic blend of history, culture and natural scenery.

Day 1  : Arrival in Copenhagen

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by our representative and transfer to the hotel.  At 18:30 hours we invite you to join the welcome cocktail by where you will meet your fellow travelers and your Tour Director. 

Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 2  : Copenhagen

After breakfast, meet your local guide for a comprehensive city tour of Copenhagen's highlights. Admire City Hall Square, which marks the start of the renowned pedestrian thoroughfare "Stroeget," the National Museum, the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque, and Tivoli Gardens. Next, drive by the Naval Church and the Old Stock Exchange. 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. Continue to the magnificent Gefion Fountain and the Royal Amalienborg Palace. Meet the Little Mermaid statue, an icon of Copenhagen. As part of the trip, you will also see the Christiansborg Palace and the Rosenborg Castle, home to the Crown Jewels, from the outside. The journey concludes at the hotel. 

Overnight in Copenhagen (Breakfast)

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

After breakfast, depart Copenhagen in the direction of Roskilde, the capital of Denmark, between 1200 and 1300. Roskilde has a long past that dates back to the early Viking Age. After being finished in 1275, the city's UNESCO-listed Gothic Cathedral, which today houses 39 tombs of the Danish kings, served as a center of religious influence until the Reformation in the 13th century.

Continue to Aarhus through Odense, the birthplace of renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. You will get some free time in Odense to explore the lovely third-largest city in Denmark.

Before checking into your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of Den Gamle By (The Old City), an open-air town museum situated in the city's Botanical Garden in the heart of Aarhus, before checking into your accommodation. The museum served more than 400,000 visitors per year when it first opened in 1914 as the first open-air museum of its kind worldwide, focusing on urban rather than village culture. Today, it is still one of the few highly regarded Danish museums outside Copenhagen. 75 historical structures have been acquired from 20 townships and are now on display at the museum.

The numerous students residing in Aarhus give Denmark's second-largest city a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure or go on a walking tour of Aarhus's city center with your tour guide before dining at one of the city's top restaurants.

Overnight in Aarhus (Breakfast)

Day 4  : Aarhus – Hirtshals - Kristiansand- Stavanger

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Aarhus towards the Hirtshals located in the very north of the Peninsula of Jutland. Noon (11:45) departure by ferry to Kristiansand in Norway.

Upon early afternoon arrival (14:00) in Kristiansand, continue to Stavanger, Norway's 4th largest city. The city's rapid population growth in the late 20th century was primarily a result of Norway's booming offshore oil industry. Today the oil industry is a 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, from which you can join your tour director on this evening pre-dinner walk in charming Stavanger. Evening at leisure. 

Overnight in Stavanger (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5  : Stavanger - Lysefjord - Bergen

After breakfast, a departure from the hotel. This morning will be dedicated to exploring the majestic Lysefjord and its Pulpit Rock. Enjoy the fresh summer breeze while sailing through the beauty of the magnificent Lysefjord. Board an electric boat and sail from downtown Stavanger to Lysefjord and Preikestolen. The 3-3,5 hours Lysefjord cruise will take you to Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave), where the vagrants hid from the sheriff in the old days.

Not long after, you arrive at Preikestolen, where Tom Cruise climbed the sheer mountain face in the movie Mission Impossible 6. Continue to the towering Hengjanefossen waterfall, where the crew brings the bow so close to the falls that you risk getting your face doused with delightful spray!

Along the way, we stop to feed our goats at the summer pasture in Lysefjord. They love your visit! With luck, you might see the occasional seal sunbathing on a rock.

Depart Stavanger early afternoon towards Bergen. 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

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning will be dedicated to exploring beautiful Bergen, the capital of the Norwegian fjords. Bergen is Norway's second-largest city and one of the three university cities in the country. Experience the ambiance of the Hanseatic port 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 Bergen 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 is an experience, cutting through the steep mountainside and forests, revealing more of the city below. 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

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we leave Bergen and drive to the beautiful Naeroy Valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We take a break at the Stalheim Hotel and enjoy some Norwegian waffles and the breathtaking view down the valley.
Continue down the Naeroy Valley to Gudvangen for a beautiful fjord cruise along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most impressive journeys in the Norwegian Fjords.

In 2005, the Naeroyfjorden and Geirangerfjorden were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. According to UNESCO, the two fjords are archetypal fjord landscapes. They are almost untouched by modern times and are some of the most beautiful places in the world. We will sail through the fjords by boats designed to give you the best possible view. They are powered by electricity and don't make any noise or release emissions that might disturb the peaceful nature. You'll feel like you're gliding through the fjord, which is very different from what you get on the more common passenger ships. Sitting in one of the lounges, you can look out the tall windows and see the calm fjord, the towering mountains, and the beautiful waterfalls. You'll get off the boat in the beautiful village of Flaam and have some free time for optional activities or to explore the village of Flaam on your own.

Later today, we will continue through the mountains to Borgund, where you will have the opportunity to admire from the outside 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)

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. 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. After breakfast, travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind. Arrive in Oslo and visit the famous and impressive Munch Museum, where you can admire Munch’s paintings, especially his masterpiece, The Scream. Guiding is not allowed inside the museum. Visit the museum at your own pace or enjoy a platter of seafood and Munch Deli & Café.

Early afternoon your local guide will show you many beautiful spots of the Norwegian capital located by the fjord. Admire the view from the Opera house. Vigeland Park is a remarkable architectural and cultural treasure of Oslo, where you will walk among famous sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel at 16:00 hours with the check-in.

In the evening, join your tour director for a walking tour to Akker Brygge. Enjoy the local vibe of the capital and try local food at one of the many cafés and restaurants.

Overnight in Oslo (Breakfast)

Day 10  : Oslo - Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we depart Oslo heading to Stockholm, passing Norwegian and Swedish forests through the region of Varmland, the home of many legends. Lunch will be served in Karlstad, located by Lake Vänern.  Arrive in Stockholm by the end of the afternoon and check in. Join your tour director for a walking tour of the Swedish Capital. The evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Stockholm (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 11  : Stockholm

In the morning, meet with your local guide to explore the Swedish capital's.  The city, known as the "Beauty on Water," is constructed on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. The 13th-century Old Town and contemporary high-tech buildings both contribute to Stockholm's distinctive identity. Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east encircle the archipelago's 30.000 islands, which are just waiting to be discovered. The nation's capital is a large city with a small-town feel. Travel back 750 years in time as you stroll around the Old Town, or "Gamla Stan," and experience its medieval ambience. While strolling around Old Town, you will have the chance to witness Stortorget, the site of the Stockholm Blood Bath, as well as the seven hundred-year-old cathedral of Stockholm, the archbishop's residence. One of the city's most recognizable landmarks, City Hall with its Blue and Golden Halls, where the prestigious Nobel Banquet is held each December, is visited from the inside. The journey concludes at the hotel.

The afternoon is free time, so you can either continue with today's program or independently explore Stockholm.

Overnight in Stockholm (Breakfast)

Options: Vasa Museum
Day 12  : Stockholm – Helsinki (overnight ferry)

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure in Stockholm. Departure from the hotel at 13:00 hours to visit one of Stockholm's hidden beauties. To be disclosed on the scene, but we guarantee a taste of heaven on earth. 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 13  : Helsinki

Arrival in Helsinki, followed by a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the city. Senate Square, the University, and the Lutheran Cathedral are all included in the city tour. We will also see the vibrant Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, diplomatic buildings, the commanding statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski, and the Sibelius Monument. In addition, we will visit Temppeliaukio Church, commonly known as the "Rock Church" because of its carving into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies).

Later, your tour guide will take you to the food market hall for a degustation of Finnish specialties.

Enjoy Helsinki's atmosphere at night by strolling through Esplanade Square and dining at one of the numerous inviting cafés and restaurants. 

Overnight in Helsinki (Breakfast, Light Lunch)

Day 14  : Helsinki – Tallin- Helsinki

Transfer to the Helsinki pier in the early morning to board a two-hour cruise to Tallinn.  Meet your Tallinn guide for a city tour and uncover the mysteries of Tallinn's Old Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes climbing Toompea Hill, where you can see the ancient Toompea Castle and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
The Dome Church is commonly known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary. Stop at one of the panoramic platforms to take a breathtaking picture of the old town's red roofs against the dark blue Tallinn Bay.

Continue through the lower city, passing by wonderful ancient buildings until we reach Town Hall Square. Tallinn's Gothic-style Town Hall, erected in the 15th century, is the Baltic country's oldest surviving town hall. A few meters away lies the famed Town Hall Pharmacy, which has existed in the same location since the early 15th century.

After the tour, you will have a couple of hours free to appreciate this jewel of a city before returning to the port and boarding the ferry back to Helsinki.

Transfer to your hotel upon arrival in Helsinki late at night.

Overnight in Helsinki (Breakfast)

Day 15  : Departure from Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. Our representative will meet you for your transfer to the Airport. (B)

Notes:

Group size - max. 24 people

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.

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 6 years old on these tours.