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Nordic Dreams - Capitals and Fjords

15 days
14 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 4,715.00 (double/twin occupancy )
$ 7,070.00 (single occupancy)
$ 4,435.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 4,150.00 (Child 7-12 years)

Dates:

May 25, 2020 - Jun 08, 2020 
Jun 08, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020 
Jun 22, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020 On Request
Jul 06, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020 
Jul 20, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020 
Aug 03, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 on request
Aug 17, 2020 - Sep 06, 2020 on request
Aug 31, 2020 - Sep 14, 2020 

Hotels:

  • Copenhagen - Villa Copenhagen 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 - Clarion Hotel the Hub 4+*
  • Stockholm - Haymarket by Scandic 4+*
  • Helsinki - Hotel Kamp 5*

Included:

• 12 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)
• 1 night on board of Tallink Silja Line Ferry (Outside cabin)
• 14 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners (as per program)
• Bi-lingual English - Spanish tour escort from Day 1 to Day 14
• MONOLINGUAL Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm & Helsinki. For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective monolingual local guide
• All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
• The long-distance bus from day 5-11 with WIFI
• Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
• Regular Departure Transfer, to Helsinki Airport*
• Porter service at ferry crossing and hotels (excluding day 1 & 15)
• Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 piece of hand luggage per person

 

 

Optional Services:

FLAMSBANA - USD 95.00 per person (2 hours)

Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters above the ocean.

STEGASTEIN VIEWPOINT - USD 45.00 per person (2 hours)

An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flaam. The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650
meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine.

BRIKSDAL GLACIER - USD 70.00 per person (3 hours)

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. It needs to be pre-booked with tour booking to ensure availability!

VASA MUSEUM - $55.00 per person (2 hours / min. 10 people) 

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 ELEGANT CAPITAL OF SWEDEN, STOCKHOLM. ENJOY THE PRIVILEGED NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE MAGNIFICENT NORWEGIAN FJORDS AND THE FASCINATING 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 VERY OLD AREA WITH ITS MEDIEVAL HISTORY AND FEEL THE ESSENCE OF THE NORTH!

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN COPENHAGEN

Transfer to the hotel and welcome meeting

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for regular transfer 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 between 18:00-19:00 (exact time will be communicated), where you will receive information on the upcoming tour programk. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 2  : COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen city tour

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)

Day 3  : COPENHAGEN – OSLO (OVERNIGHT FERRY)

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

City tour of Oslo - Bygdoy island - visit to Viking ship museum - Vigeland Park

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

Hallingdal Valley - Hardanger Fjord

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to 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.

Lunch stop en route (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, L, D)

Day 6  : LOFTHUS – BERGEN

City tour of 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 – FLAAM – LOEN

Flam Railway (optional) - Stegastein viepoint (optional) - ferry trip along the Sognefjord

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the stunning
village of Flaam where you will have the opportunity to board the world famous Flaam
railway.

You may also choose to drive to the extraordinary and spectacular Stegastein
Viewpoint 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord or simply stay in Flaam and enjoy the area at your own leisure.

Before leaving Flaam we embark on a short ferry trip along the Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in the country. In the afternoon we will drive through the impressive mountains of Gaula, to get to Loen at the end of the day. Loen is a town beautifully situated between the mountains, lakes and the fjords.

Dinner and overnight the prestigious hotel Alexandra in Loen (B, D)

Options: Flaam Railway, Stegestein Viewpoint
Day 8  : LOEN – BRIKSDAL – GEIRANGER

Briksdal Glacier (optional) - ferry on the Geiranger Fjord

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

We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains
to Hellesylt to embark the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO’s World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Arrival in Geiranger and check-in.

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)

Options: Briksdal Glacier
Day 9  : GEIRANGER

Eagle's Road - Ørnevegen - Trollstigen (Troll's Path)

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

Famous observation point of Dalsnibba over Geiranger fjord - oldest wooden church in Norway in Lom

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. 

Overnight  in Oslo (B)

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

City tour of Stockholm - visit to the City Hall

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 – HELSINKI (OVERNIGHT FERRY)

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by
private coach to board the comfortable overnight ferry of Tallink Silja Line, sailing along
the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Dinner will be served on board.

Dinner and overnight onboard Tallink Silja ferry (B, D)

Day 14  : HELSINKI

City tour of Helsinki - visit to Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church)

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your local guide for a city sightseeing of the capital
of Finland, also known as “The Daughter of the Baltic Sea”. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and Lutheran Cathedral – all displaying neoclassical architecture of the 1840’s, the colourful Market Square by the sea in the South Harbour, Kaivopuisto Park and diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument.

A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church – called the “Rock Church” as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies).

Overnight in Helsinki (B)

Day 15  : HELSINKI – DEPARTURE

Transfer

Breakfast at the hotel. Our English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Helsinki Airport* (Please see notes below for this service) (B)

Notes:

Maximum group size is 32 people. Average group size is 25-28 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 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 and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.