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Legends of Scandinavian Capitals Tour

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 2,825.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,615.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,190.00 (3rd person in extra bed)

Dates:

May 23, 2020 - Jun 01, 2020 
Jun 06, 2020 - Jun 15, 2020 
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 29, 2020 
Jul 04, 2020 - Jul 13, 2020 
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 27, 2020 
Aug 01, 2020 - Aug 10, 2020 
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 24, 2020 
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 07, 2020 

Hotels:

  • Oslo - Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret 4* or similar
  • Geiranger - Union Hotel Geiranger 4*
  • Balestrand - Kvikne’s Hotel 4* - FJORD VIEW ROOMS
  • Bergen - Scandic Ørnen Hotel or Orleana Hotel 4* or similar
  • Copenhagen - Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel 4*

All the hotels are first class and have been selected because of their excellent location. Please note that purpose built triple rooms are unusual in Scandinavia. It is possible for 3 persons to share a room but this will normally be a regular size double room with an extra bed. Please also note that single rooms normally are smaller than double rooms

Included:

Accommodations

  • 2 nights in Clarion Collection Folketeateret in Oslo
  • 1 night in Union Hotel Geiranger in Geiranger (Dinner Included)
  • 1 night in Kvikne's Hotel in Balestrand (Dinner Included)
  • 2 nights in Scandic Ørnen or Oleana hotel in Bergen
  • 1 night in Vestlia Resort in Geilo (Dinner Included)
  • 1 overnight Cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen in Seaview cabins (Dinner included)
  • 1 night in Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Copenhagen

Transport

  • 6 Days x Private coach starting
  • Airport - hotel transfer in Oslo
  • Hotel - airport transfer in Copenhagen 

Meals

  • Daily breakfast, 4 dinners

Other services

  • English speaking tour escort
  • Geirangerfjord mini cruise
  • Norwegian waffles including coffee/tea
  • Cider Tasting
  • Sognefjord mini cruise in ECO luxury boat
  • Train from Flåm → Myrdal
  • Train from Myrdal → Voss
  • Return Ticket for Funicular Train
  • Entrance to the Vikingship Museum in Oslo
  • Multiple photo stops for breath taking views
  • City tours in Oslo, Bergen and Copenhagen

Optional Services:

PANORAMIC DRIVE ALONG THE COAST (day 5)
Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to Oyengarden for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less travelled route. Photostops en route.  Escorted by Tour leader -  USD 40.00 per person (min. 10 people required)

 

 

Itinerary:

Comprehensive tour of Scandinavian Capitals and Norwegian Fjords with English speaking Tour Escort

 

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN OSLO

You will be met upon arrival and transfered to your hotel. Check in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with storage of the luggage.

At 18.00 (6:00pm), meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure through the Norwegian Fjords.

Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the “Viking Capital”, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very city centre you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house. Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan

Overnight in Oslo

Day 2  : OSLO - LILLEHAMMER - LOM - GEIRANGER

Stop in Lillehammer - Stave Church in Lom

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along the Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger. 

Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger (B, D)

Day 3  : GEIRANGER - BALESTRAND

Cruise along the Geiranger Fjord - Gaular Mountain National Park

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning embark on a on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Arrival in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route a stop will be made to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee.

Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of Balestrand, located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees and before we will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting.

Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at the historical Kvikne Hotel (B, D)

Day 4  : BALESTRAND - FLAM RAILWAY - BERGEN

Cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords - Flam Railway - Bergen Railway

Breakfast at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway.

Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøy Fjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.  Board a 2 hour’s mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world.

Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world famous tourist train Flåm Railway, one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change of train and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”.

Overnight at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel or Orleana Hotel, centrally located (B)

Day 5  : BERGEN

Walking tour of Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour manager, covering the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side.

Overnight at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel or Orleana Hotel, centrally located (B)

Options: Panoramic coastal drive with photo stops (4 hours)
Day 6  : BERGEN - GEILO

Mount Fløyen funicular - Vøringsfoss waterfall

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord.

Depart from Bergen, and make a stop by the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering into the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains.

Continue on the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord bridge, and afternoon arrival in city of Geilo, famous ski area in the winter time.

Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau (B, D)

Day 7  : GEILO - OSLO

City tour of Oslo - visit to Viking ship museum

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with a local guide. Famous sights include the Frogner Park with the famous sculptures of the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall and much more. An inside visit will be made to the Viking Ship Museum.

Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret (B)

Day 8  : OSLO - COPENHAGEN

Overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel, and check out. Morning free – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center.

In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy your large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. On board variety of bars as well as one nightclub.

Accommodation on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/WC  (B, D)

Day 9  : COPENHAGEN

City tour of Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet on board. In the morning arrival to Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your Tour Leader.

Upon arrival at your hotel, store your luggage at the hotel (if your room is not ready, check in is guaranteed only after 4 pm) and head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation. Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, the harbour is 10 minutes’ walk from your hotel if you feel like taking a swim with the locals.

Accommodation at the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel (B)

Day 10  : Depart Copenhagen (or extend to Stockholm)

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and individual transfers to the aiport (B)

 

Notes:

Max. group size is 36 people, average group size is 28-32
All departures are guaranteed

Passengers may bring 1 suitcase of max. 20 kilos per person and 1 carry-on luggage on the coach.