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Land of the Fjords with Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen

12 days
11 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 4,820.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 5,865.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 30, 2022 - Jul 11, 2022 
Jul 14, 2022 - Jul 25, 2022 sold
Jul 28, 2022 - Aug 08, 2022 sold

Hotels:

Bergem: Clarion Hotel Admiral 4*
Balestrand: Kvikne's Hotel 4*
Geiranger: Union Hotel 4*
Oslo: Clarion Hotel the Hub 4*
Stockholm: Clarion Hotel Sign 4*
Copenhagen: Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel 4*

Included:

Accomodations:
9 nights in first-class centrally located hotels
2 night onboard Tallink Silja Line ferry

Meals:
Daily Scandinavia buffet breakfast in the hotels and onboard
Daily 3-course or buffet dinners (except on day 7 and 11)
2 lunches on days 4, 6 and 10

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:
4-hour city sightseeing in Stockholm with entrance to City Hall
3-hour guided tour of Helsinki
3-hour guided tour of Copenhagen
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

Itinerary:

 

Day 1  : ARRIVE IN BERGEN

Upon arrival in Bergen, transfer to the hotel. Bergen is Norway's second-largest city, often referred to as the capital of the west and gateway to the fjords. It is on a UNESCO World Heritage list. Its main attractions are Bryggen Wharf, Mount Fløien, and the fish market.

Meet your fellow travelers and tour escort at 7:50 pm in the hotel lobby, right before dinner.

Dinner and accommodation at the newly renovated Clarion Hotel Admiral, located in an old warehouse building dating back to 1904, right in the heart of Bergen near the harbor.

Day 2  : BERGEN – SOGNEFJORD - BALESTRAND

After breakfast, we take a private coach to Voss, where we board the train on the spectacular Flåm Railway. From Flåm, we take a fjord cruise on the spectacular Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen and enjoy the views of the world's most beautiful landscapes, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Continue driving through the Stalheim and 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 3  : BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS

A free day in Balestrand gives you the opportunity to relax in the outstanding nature of the Norwegian fjords. You may spend the morning reading on the hotel terrace, surrounded by the fresh mountain air and spectacular views, or visit a local aquarium and art gallery. A hike to the nearest mountains is also a good option. No matter what you do, you will always remember the day in Balestrand.

Dinner and accommodations at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 4  : BALESTRAND – BRIKSDAL GLACIER - GEIRANGER

Today we take a ferry Dragsvik to Hella and a scenic tour along the northern shore of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. We then proceed driving to Fjærland, below the Jostedal Glacier. On to Olden, then we visit the Briksdal Glacier in "Troll Cars" and enjoy a traditional Norwegian lunch in a local restaurant with glacier views.

In the afternoon, we drive through Loen and Stryn to the charming village of Hellesylt. From here, we take a Geirangerfjord cruise. Geirangerfjord is one of the narrowest in Norway. You will love the deep blue waters and green valleys around, and you will also see magnificent "Seven Sisters" and the "Bridal Veil" waterfalls.

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

Day 5  : GEIRANGER - OSLO

After breakfast, we take the roads that twist and turn through one hairpin bend after another. We come to the Geiranger Skywalk - Mt. Dalsnibba - to experience stunning views of the fjords, then we cross the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th-century stave church. Continue via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Drive alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, and arrive in Oslo, the capital, situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord.

Dinner and accommodations at Clarion Hotel The Hub, centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.

Day 6  : OSLO - STOCKHOLM

The journey continues by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch, drive through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon.

Dinner and accommodation in superior rooms at Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class centrally located hotel.

Day 7  : STOCKHOLM

Discover Stockholm during a 4 hours city sightseeing with a local guide. Main sights of interest are the old town, the Royal Palace, the Parliament buildings, the Island of Djurgården and the City Hall (entrance included). Afternoon free in Stockholm. We can recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours.

Accommodation in superior rooms at Clarion Hotel Sign.

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

Day 8  : STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI

Guests continuing on the Baltic Cruise to Helsinki have morning free in Stockholm. We can recommend the 2 hours boat tour “Under the Bridges of Stockholm”. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Tallink Silja Line. 16.45 hrs: Start of your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Buffet 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 9  : HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM

Enjoy your buffet breakfast, as you sail into Helsinki. Visit Helsinki in the morning during a 3 hours city sightseeing with local guide. Sights of interest are the Sibelius Monument and Park, the Senate Square and the Cathedral (no entrances included). Afternoon free for shopping or exploring this bustling city on the Baltic. 17.00 hrs: Embarkation on Tallink Silja Line ferry for return cruise to Stockholm.

Dinner and accommodationon board.

Day 10  : STOCKHOLM - COPENHAGEN

Buffet breakfast on board and arrive in Stockholm at 09.30 hrs. Guests continue to Copenhagen will be driven through Southern Sweden to Lake Vättern. Stop for lunch. Continue to Jönköping and Malmö. Cross over the Øresund Bridge to arrive in Copenhagen during the early evening.

Dinner and accommodation in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel, located in the city center by the charming Nyhavn harbour.

Day 11  : COPENHAGEN

3 hours sightseeing tour of Copenhagen with a local guide. Sights of interest are the Christiansborg palace, the Royal theatre, the City Hall, the Royal palace Amalienborg, the old harbour of Nyhavn, the Little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain and the Rosenborg castle (no entrances included). Afternoon free in Copenhagen. We can recommend a tour down the popular pedestrian shopping street – Strøget, or a guided boat tour on the canal.

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 12  : COPENHAGEN DEPARTURE

After breakfast at your hotel, time free to further explore Copenhagen on your own, or transfer on your own to Copenhagen Airport - Kastrup in connection with your flight home.

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed.
Maximum group size is 45 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.