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Legends of Scandinavian Capitals Tour

11 days
10 nights

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Rates:

PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 2,780.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,550.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,465.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 2,325.00 (Child 02-12 years)

 

Dates:

May 18, 2018 - May 28, 2018 
Jun 01, 2018 - Jun 11, 2018 
Jun 22, 2018 - Jul 02, 2018 
Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018 
Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018 
Aug 10, 2018 - Aug 20, 2018 
Aug 24, 2018 - Sep 03, 2018 
Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018 

Hotels:

  • Stockholm - Clarion Hotel Stockholm
  • Hamar - Scandic Hamar or similar
  • Geiranger - Union Hotel
  • Balestrand - Kvikne’s Hotel
  • Bergen - Zander K Hotel or similar
  • Geilo - Bardøla Hoyfjellshotell
  • Oslo - Thon Hotel Opera or similar
  • Copenhagen - Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Included:

  • 9 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • 1 overnight in sea-side cabins on board DFDS Seaways with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • 6 dinners included: 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo, 1 on board DFDS Seaways and 1 in Copenhagen.
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the whole program.
  • City tours of the capitals with local English-speaking guides.
  • Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet and free Wi-Fi on board.
  • 2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger Fjord and Nærøy Fjord – Sogne Fjord.
  • Scenic rail road trip with Flam Railway.
  • Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.
  • Luggage handling at the piers for the overnight cruise.

Optional Services:

Excursion to the City Hall and the Vasa Museum, Stockholm
3-hour, by coach with local guide to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa warship was the glory of the Swedish navy, but it sank on its virgin trip in 1628 and recovered 333 years later. Today the ship and its recovered objects are on the display. Continue to Stockholm City Hall where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year. The visit will include both the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall. The tour needs to be pre-booked before departure. USD 95.00 per person

Excursion to Bygdøy, Oslo
3-hour excursion by coach with a local guide visiting the famous maritime museums in the peninsula of Bygdøy. We visit the Vikings Ship Museum with three well-preserved original Viking ships. Continue to the Kon-Tiki museum, with Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, and to the Fram Museum with the Polar ship, which was built for the Fridtjof Nasen’s expedition to the North Pole and later with Roald Amundsen to the South Pole.  USD 95.00 per person

Itinerary:

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

 

Day 1  : Stockholm

Individual arrival to the hotel – welcome to Stockholm! At 6pm, meet your tour escort who will be staying with you for the entire tour. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 2  : Stockholm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning city tour of Stockholm with a local guide, who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjällgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected with bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colours, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace.
Afternoon at leisure or maybe join the optional tour to visit the City Hall – the place of the annual Nobel Prize banquet - and the fascinating Vasa Ship Museum with the unique wooden warship, which sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.  Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Options: Afternoon City Hall and Vasa Ship Museum
Day 3  : Stockholm – Hamar

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway, passing through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, we continue to Hamar, located right next to Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest Lake. Overnight in Hamar. (B, D)

Day 4  : Hamar – Lom – Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Northbound, we continue through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains offer a picturesque and unique backdrop to your stay. Overnight in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 5  : Geiranger – Balestrand

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning cruise on the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.
After the glacier experience, sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.
Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort 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. Dinner and overnight at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel. (B, D)

Day 6  : Balestrand – Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into 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.
Disembark in Flåm and continue the journey with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal, where you will connect to your train to Voss. Here the coach awaits our arrival and take us to Bergen. Overnight in Bergen (B, D)

Day 7  : Bergen – Geilo area

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Orientation tour of Bergen, taking us to 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.
Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen.
In the early afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, before reaching the Geilo area. Dinner and overnight at Storefjell Resort or similar.

Day 8  : Geilo area– Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.
Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 9  : Oslo – DFDS Cruise

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning free to continue exploring Oslo on your own or join the optional tour to visit some of the famous maritime museum such as the Viking Ship Museum and the Polar Ship Fram.
Late afternoon transfer to the pier, where you will embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. From the deck or one of the cafés or bars on board, you can enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgåsbord buffet on board the overnight cruise, sea-view cabins.

Day 10  : Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet on-board as you sail into Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc. Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own. Farewell dinner and overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or similar (B, D)

Day 11  : Departure Copenhagen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. (B)

Notes:

Pre or post night accommodation on BB basis – always on request basis.

  • Stockholm - Clarion Stockholm Hotel - $180(Twin room) or $174 (Single room)
  • Copenhagen - Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel - $252(Twin room) or $240(Single room)

 

Transfer rates Stockholm airport –hotel with English speaking driver - price per person
from $50 (10 pax) to $214 (1 pax)*
Transfer rates Copenhagen airport –hotel with English speaking driver - price per person
from $24 (10 pax) to $180 (1 pax)**
Transfer rates Helsinki airport –hotel with English speaking driver - price per person
from $23 (10 pax) to $197 (1 pax)*** 

*Supplement total $50 if the service takes place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. (regardless of the number of passengers).

**Supplement total $75 if the service takes place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. (regardless of the number of passengers).

***Supplement total $50 if the service takes place between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. (regardless of the number of passengers).

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.

No hiking is involved, you can opt out of walking too much, but must be able to get in/out of the bus, ferries, etc. on your own. We need to know in advance if they need to carry any medical aids to arrange proper storage and other logistics.