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Grand Scandinavia

15 days
14 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 6,240.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 7,680.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jul 09, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022 sold
Jul 23, 2022 - Aug 06, 2022 sold

Hotels:

  • Copenhagen - Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel 4*
  • Oslo - Clarion Hotel the Hub 4*
  • Ulvik -  Brakanes Hotel 4*
  • Bergen - Clarion Hotel Admiral 4*
  • Balestrand - Kvikne’s Hotel 4*
  • Geiranger - Hotel Union 4*
  • Stockholm - Clarion Hotel Sign 4*

Included:

Accomodations:
11 nights in first-class centrally located hotels
1  night on board DFDS Ferry Line
2 nights onboard Tallink Silja Line ferry

Meals:
Daily Scandinavia buffet breakfast in the hotels and onboard
Daily 3-course or buffet dinners (except on day 2 and 12)
3 lunches on days  5, 9 and 11

Baltic Cruise:
Cruise Stockholm – Helsinki – Stockholm, in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, incl. 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts on board.

Sightseeing & Experiences:
3-hour city tour of Copenhagen
3-hour city tour of Oslo
2-hour city sightseeing of Bergen
4-hour city sightseeing in Stockholm with entrance to City Hall
3-hour guided tour of Helsinki
Ride on the Bergen and Flåm Railways, Voss – Myrdal - Flåm
2-hour cruise on the Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords
1-hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
Excursion in “Troll car” to the Briksdal Glacier
Toll fee to Geiranger Skywalk
All visits as described in the itinerary

Other:
All ferry crossings as per itinerary
Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
English speaking tour escort throughout
Licensed local guides for city tours
Transportation by private coach throughout
Private transfers on the first and last day of the tour

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:

Day 1  : ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN

Welcome! Your Scandinavian tour starts today. Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with individual flight arrivals. 

Your tour escort will meet you at 19.50 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby, where you’ll also meet your fellow travellers.

Dinner and accommodation in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel, located in the city center by the charming Nyhavn harbour, with numerous waterside restaurants

Day 2  : COPENHAGEN

The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city with a local guide. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament buildings), Gefion Fountain, and Nyhavn.

Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city on your own.

Accommodation in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel.

Please note that dinner is not included today, but your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.

Day 3  : COPENHAGEN - OSLO

Morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour escort wil suggest a guided boat tour on the canal, or you may spend time shopping and exploring the city furter.

Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at 16:30. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise gently 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 9:15 am, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital, incl. the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Opera house, Old town Christiania, Akershus Castle and Fortress, and the Royal Palace. Picturesque ride through some of Oslo’s prettiest neighborhoods to the Vigeland Park (entrance free of charge) with its more than 200 sculptures. Entrance is included to the Fram Museum.

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 Clarion Hotel The Hub, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate.

Day 5  : OSLO - ULVIK

Departure from Oslo, driving along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Lunch in Geilo. Cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge, then along the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord, to the picturesque village of Ulvik.

Dinner and accommodation in rooms with fjord view 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. 

In the afternoon, a 2-hour 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. 

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Admiral, right in the heart of Bergen near the harbour.

Day 7  : BERGEN – SOGNEFJORD - BALESTRAND

Drive to Voss and board the train for an excursion on the spectacular Flåm Railway, one of the most beautiful and steepest standard-gauge railway lines in the world. Departure on board an eco-friendly ship for a fjord cruise on the narrow and spectacular Nærøyfjord from Flåm to Gudvangen. This area has been judged one of the most beautiful fjord landscapes in the world and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Continue by coach through the Stalheim Canyon to Vangsnes, short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand.

Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord.

Day 8  : BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS

Your day is free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air, or 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 accommodations will be at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 9  : BALESTRAND – BRIKSDAL GLACIER - GEIRANGER

Ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord and further north to Fjærland. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden for an excursion in “Troll cars” to the Briksdal glacier. Afterwards enjoy a typical Norwegian lunch. Continue by coach via Loen and Stryn, to Hellesylt, for a beautiful cruise on the Geirangerfjord.

Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel Geiranger, overlooking the Geirangerfjord.

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. The journey continues  alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. 

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub.

Day 11  : OSLO - STOCKHOLM

After breakfast departure from Oslo, continuing by coach towards the Swedish border. Cross into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Kalrstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. 

Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class, centrally located hotel.

Day 12  : STOCKHOLM

The day starts with a 4-hour guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting 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 Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year.

Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. 

Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign.

Please note that dinner today is not included in the program, as our experience shows that whilst in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort will gladly advise and make table reservations for you.

Day 13  : STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI

Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line at:17:00. Relax or enjoy entertainment on board as you sail slowly through the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. 

Dinner on board.  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 14  : HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you approach the Finnish capital Helsinki. After disembarkation, a 3-hour guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. Afternoon free in Helsinki. Explore this bustling city on the Baltc Sea on your own.

Embarkation on Tallink Silja Line ferry for return cruise to Stockholm at 17:00. 

Dinner and accommodation on board.

Day 15  : DEPARTURE FROM STOCKHOLM

Buffet breakfast on board and arrive in Stockholm at 09:30 am. Transfer from the Tallink Silja Line terminal to Stockholm Arlanda Airport for flight home.

To allow time for disembarkation, transfer to airport (situated 60 km. from Stockholm), security controls and possible delays, we strongly advise clients not to book flights departing before 13.00 hours.

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size is 45 people