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Nordic Capitals and Fjord

13 days
12 nights

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PER PERON :

$ 5,115.00 (double/twin occupancy)
$ 7,570.00 (single occupancy)
$ 4,705.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 4,345.00 (Child 7-12 years)

Dates:

May 27, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019 
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019 
Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 
Jun 24, 2019 - Jul 06, 2019 
Jul 01, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 
Jul 08, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019 
Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 
Jul 22, 2019 - Aug 03, 2019 
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019 
Aug 05, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019 
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 24, 2019 
Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 
Aug 26, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019 
Sep 02, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 

Hotels:

  • Copenhagen - Copenhagen Marriott 5*
  • Outside Cabin (Commodore Class) on DFDS Seaways
  • Lofthus - Ullensvang Hotel – Fjord View room 4*
  • Bergen - Radisson Blu Royal 4*
  • Loen - Hotel Alexandra – Fjord View room 4*
  • Geiranger - Hotel Union - Fjord View room 4*
  • Oslo - Hotel Grand 5*
  • Stockholm - Hotel At Six 5*

Included:

  • 11 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Ullensvang, Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed
  • 1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry (Commodore Class Cabins – except if Twin is required, then 2 berth Outside Cabin)
  • 12 breakfasts – buffet style
  • 5 dinners (as per program)
  • 1 lunch (as per program)
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from day 1 to day 12 (English & Spanish or Portuguese)
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long distance bus from day 2–11 offers WIFI 
  • MONOLINGUAL Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo & Stockholm, (for city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective monolingual local guide)
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport, ARN* 
  • Porter service at ferry crossing & hotels (excluding day 1 & 13).Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person.

Optional Services:

Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen. - 55 EUR /PERSON

After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, travelling by small motorized “Troll cars” and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier’s breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.
*It is not possible to book this excursion on site. THIS EXCURSION MUST BE PRE-BOOKED WITH TRAVEL BOOKING TO ENSURE ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

VASA MUSEUM - 45 EUR /PERSON

Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship. Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history. Tour duration is 2 hours, includes entrance to Vasa museum with guided tour.

Itinerary:

IT ALL STARTS IN THE CITY OF FAIRY TALES, COPENHAGEN. FROM HERE, WE TRAVEL TO THE VIKING CAPITAL, OSLO, BEFORE REACHING THE LOVELY AND VERY ELEGANT CAPITAL OF SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM. ENJOY THE PRIVILEGED NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE MAGNIFICENT NORWEGIAN FJORDS AND THE FASCINATIN¬G NORTHERN CAPITALS, WITH THEIR COBBLED STREETS, PALACES AND CANALS. EXPERIENCE THE MOST NOTABLE SIGHTS OF THIS COMPLETE JOURNEY THROUGH SCANDINAVIA AND HELSINKI. BE AMAZED BY THE CONTRASTS OF THE VIKING CAPITALS, THE NATURE OF THE WILD FJORDS AND THE EXUBERANT ARCHITECTURE OF HELSINKI. ENJOY THIS MODERN, YET EXOCTIC AREA WITH ITS MEDIEVAL HISTORY AND FEEL THE ESSENCE OF THE NORTH!

Day 1  : Arrival in Copenhagen

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes for this service). Please consult a welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held at 19:00, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program while enjoying a welcome drink. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Copenhagen.

The departures of 1st July & 05th August will not be accommodated at Hotel Copenhagen Marriott. The hotel will be reconfirmed latest 4 weeks prior to departure and it will be a centrally located hotel of 4+ / 5 * category. 

Day 2  : Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with your local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroget" begins. We pass the Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next up is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels. We continue on to see the impressive Gefion Fountain and then make a photo stop at the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. During the tour we will also delight in Christiansborg Palace, housing the Danish Parliament and Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour will end at the hotel. The afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight in Copenhagen (B)

The departures of 1st July & 05th August will not be accommodated at Hotel Copenhagen Marriott. The hotel will be reconfirmed latest 4 weeks prior to departure and it will be a centrally located hotel of 4+ / 5 * category. 

Day 3  : Copenhagen – Oslo

After breakfast, morning is at leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 16:30, departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board. Overnight onboard (B, D)

(Commodore Class cabins are with Queen Size beds. Clients requesting Twin beds will be accommodated in Outside 2 berth cabins – not Commodore Class. Breakfast is however still provided in Commodore class restaurant). 

NOTE: Passports must be shown when travelling between Denmark and Norway on the DFDS ferry.  Clients travelling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board.

Day 4  : Oslo

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45. We will meet our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore the Viking capital at your own pace. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 5  : Oslo – Lofthus

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hønefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines, and lakes; we arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its Ski resorts. In Geilo we will take the time to enjoy a delicious lunch at the beautiful old Dr. Holms Hotel (included). Afterwards the tour continues to the impressive Hardanger fjord, where we arrive at Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favourite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight in Lofthus (B, D)

The departures of 27th May, 10th, 17th & 24th June will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed. 

Day 6  : Lofthus – Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart from Lofthus and travel back along the fjord until reaching Brimnes where we will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the newly opened Hardanger Bridge. The Hardanger Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world, and the longest in Norway. After reaching the other side, Bruravik, we will continue by coach, bordering the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing through forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen. Bergen is the capital of the fjords, Norway’s second largest city and one of the three university cities in the country. Early in the afternoon, we meet our local guide at the hotel, for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 7  : Bergen - Flåm – Loen

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here we board a train, which will take us across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where we change to the World famous Flam railway, the highlight of the day. Experience one of the most spectacular rail journeys, descending down from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flam. Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will carry us on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Neroy fjords, which are branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord while other stretches of the river turn into a wonderful green. Disembark after and continue by coach, through the stunning mountains of Gaula before reaching Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious hotel Alexandra.

This evening we recommend you enjoy a ride with the sky lift just located next to your hotel. The view is breathtaking.  Overnight in Loen (B, D)

The departures of 27th May, 24th June, 08th & 15th July, 05th & 12th August and 2nd September will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed. 

Day 8  : Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Geiranger

Passengers not joining the optional excursion, who prefer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, will be picked up at around 15:00.

We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed). Once our visit to Dalsnibba is finished, we continue our journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at our hotel. Before dinner, a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920’s and 1930’s and they are still in excellent condition. Dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight and dinner in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 9  : Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we travel north to explore two of the most dramatic and visited areas of Norway; The Eagle’s road and Trollstigen or Troll’s path. The steepest section of Road 63 between Geiranger and Eidsdal is called Ørnevegen, or "The Eagle Road”, as driving along its eleven hairpin turns at 620 meters (2,030 ft) above sea level feels a little like being airborne. At the uppermost bend is the most spectacular viewpoint of the road, Ørnesvingen, offering breath-taking views over the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Continue to to Linge crossing the Storfjord from Eisdal and from here to the Troll’s path.

Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting experience. Some places it's cut into the mountain; and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. The road is a result of hard work and an impressive piece of engineering work dated 100 years back in time. His Majesty King Haakon VII opened the road in the summer of 1936. At top of Trollstigen there are viewpoints and steel walkways which allow you to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop en route (not included). In the afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included.  Overnight in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 10  : Geiranger – Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel.Early morning departure by coach to the capital, Oslo. First visit to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed).

We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in at the hotel. Thereafter you will have the chance to join the group on a 2-hour guided Walking City Tour. Overnight  in Oslo (B)

The departure 27th May will not be accommodated at Hotel Grand. The hotel confirmed is Clarion The Hub, 4 * + centrally located

Day 11  : Oslo - Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by coach or train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the region of Varmland, the home of many legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, for check-in at your hotel. The evening is at leisure. Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Day 12  : Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with local guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing. The city of Stockholm is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges. The city embraces the unique character of the 13th century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm's islands are bordered by Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east where the archipelago with its 30.000 islands awaits exploration. The capital is a big city with a small town personality. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water” and a sightseeing tour, which includes a walk in the Old Town and an inside visit to the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place, makes for a memorable morning tour. Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through narrow streets. The seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the archbishop, will be seen during your stroll through Old Town, where you will also get a chance to see Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. An inside visit is paid to one of the city’s best known symbols, the City Hall with its Blue and Golden Halls. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Stockholm (B)

Options: Vasa ship museum following regular sightseeing
Day 13  : Stockholm - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Our representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Arlanda Airport

Notes:

Maximum group size is 36 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 Stockholm and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management 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

For city tours with local guides the group will be divided by languages, with the respective monoligual service.

NOTE: 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 7 years old on these tours.

Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Helsinki Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.