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Scandinavian Capitals and Fjords

15 days
14 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 6,270.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 7,720.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jul 05, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022 
Jul 19, 2022 - Aug 02, 2022 
Aug 02, 2022 - Aug 16, 2022 

Hotels:

Stockholm: Clarion Hotel Sign 4*
Copenhagen: Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel 4*
Oslo: Clarion Hotel The Hub 4*

Ulvik: Brakanes Hotel 4*
Bergen: Clarion Hotel Admiral 4*
Balestrand: Kvikne's Hotel 4*
Geiranger: Union Hotel 4*

Included:

  • 11 nights accommodation incl. daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast
  • 3-course or buffet dinner daily (except on second night in Stockholm and second night in Copenhagen)
  • 3 lunches 
  • 4-hour guided tour of Stockholm incl. City Hall
  • 3-hour guided tour of Copenhagen
  • 3-hour guided tour of Oslo incl. Fram Museum
  • 3-hour guided tour of Helsinki
  • 2-hour guided tour of Bergen
  • Baltic Cruise Stockholm – Helsinki - Stockholm, incl. 2 nights in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts
  • Overnight cruise Copenhagen - Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC, buffet dinner and buffet breakfast
  • Ride on the Bergen and Flåm Railways, Voss – Myrdal - Flåm
  • 2 hours 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 ferry crossings as described in itinerary
  • All visits as described in itinerary
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
  • English speaking tour escort throughout
  • Transportation by private coach throughout, except for transfers airport/hotel/airport on arrival and departure days, which are not included

Itinerary:

This tour takes you to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo. It also includes a short Baltic cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You will visit the elegant city of fairy tales Copenhagen, the Viking capital Oslo and sophisticated Stockholm. After exploring the capital cities with their cobbled streets, palaces, and canals, you will dive deep into the beauty of the magnificent Norwegian Fjords, and the wild nature of Scandinavia.

 

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN STOCKHOLM

Arrive in Stockholm and transfer on your own to the hotel. Stockholm is a beautiful capital of Sweden situated on the water, with numerous canals and a picturesque old town.

Meet your tour escort and fellow travelers before dinner at 19:50 (7:50 pm) in the hotel lobby.

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

Options: Transfers
Day 2  : STOCKHOLM

After breakfast, Stockholm, a 4-hour city tour by a private coach. Discover Stockholm's many sights of interest, such as the Royal Palace, the old town (Gamla Stan), the Parliament, the Island of Djurgården, and the City Hall with its gorgeous golden and blue halls (entrance to City Hall included).

In the afternoon, explore Stockholm on your own. We suggest one of the popular canal tours or a visit to the Vasa Museum.

Dinner tonight is not included. There are many great restaurants around, and your tour escort will be happy to assist you with table reservations.

Accommodation in superior rooms at Clarion Hotel Sign.

Day 3  : STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI

After breakfast, continue to explore Stockholm on your own. Stockholm is famous for its many waterways and canals and is therefore often referred to as the Venice of the North. The city offers magnificent views on a 2-hour boat tour, “Under the Bridges of Stockholm.”

In the afternoon, we transfer for embarkation on a luxurious Tallink Silja Line cruise ferry departing at 16:45. Start your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands.

Buffet dinner on board. Enjoy a great variety of entertainment, shops, casino, and bars onboard.

Sleeping arrangements are in 2-berth outside private seaside cabins with shower/WC.

We suggest bringing an overnight bag for this cruise to avoid carrying heavy suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 4  : HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM

Enjoy your buffet breakfast on board as you sail into Helsinki. Upon embarkation, a 3-hour city sightseeing with a local guide. Sights of interest in Helsinki are the Sibelius Monument and Park, the Senate Square, and the Cathedral (no entrances included).

Afternoon free for exploring the Finnish capital on your own shopping. Embarkation is at 17:00 for return sailing to Stockholm.

Buffet dinner on board. Sleeping arrangements are in 2-berth outside private cabins (seaside) with shower/WC.

Day 5  : STOCKHOLM - COPENHAGEN

After a delicious buffet breakfast on board, we arrive in Stockholm at 9:30. We continue our Scandinavian tour by coach through the charming countryside of Sweden towards Jönköping by Lake Vättern. We will have lunch at a nice local restaurant en route.

After lunch, the tour continues through the Småland and Skåne provinces to the city of Malmö. Then, cross over the Øresund Bridge to arrive in Denmark's capital city Copenhagen early evening.

Dinner and accommodation in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel. The hotel is located in the city center by the charming Nyhavn harbor, surrounded by numerous waterside restaurants and vintage sailing ships, and close to the Ströget pedestrian street.

Day 6  : COPENHAGEN

Breakfast at your hotel, followed by a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Copenhagen with a local guide. Explore Copenhagen's numerous sights of interest are the Christiansborg places of interest: the Royal Theatre, the Royal Palace Amalienborg, the City Hall, the old harbor of Nyhavn, and the Little Mermaid, the Rosenborg castle (no entrances included), and the Gefion fountain.

Afternoon free to explore Copenhagen on your own. We recommend a visit to the Rosenborg Palace or pedestrian shopping street – Strøget. You might also like a stroll in the famous Tivoli Gardens (the entrance fee is not included).

Accommodation is in superior rooms at Phoenix Copenhagen Hotel.

Dinner tonight is not included. The tour escort will be happy to assist you with table reservations at one of many nice restaurants in Copenhagen.

Day 7  : COPENHAGEN - OSLO

After breakfast, explore the city on your own, or take one of the many guided boat tours on the canal. Shopping is always a good option.

In the afternoon, we transfer to DFDS Seaways terminal for the overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 14:15.

Delicious Scandinavian buffet dinner on board as you sail up the Kattegat on your way to Oslo. You may sit on the deck and watch the sunset or enjoy entertainment and dancing onboard.

Accommodations are in 2-berth private outside cabins with shower/WC.

We suggest bringing an overnight bag for this cruise to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 8  : OSLO

Scandinavian buffet breakfast on board as you approach the exciting Oslo Fjord and the Norwegian capital at 9:15.

After disembarkation, a 3-hour Oslo sightseeing with a local guide. Enjoy the panoramic views of Oslo, Oslo's main street - Karl Johans gate, the Opera house, the Old town Christiania, the Royal Palace, Akershus Castle, and Fortress. Visit the picturesque Vigeland Park showcasing more than 200 unique sculptures.

We will also visit the Fram Museum with the Polar Ship Fram. It is the strongest wooden ship ever built, with records farthest sailing north and south.

In the afternoon, explore Oslo on your own.
Experience its unique od and modern architecture, Edward Munch museums, walk through the new city district Bjørvika, past the Deichman Library. We also suggest a stroll along Aker Brygge, a lively pier with its numerous restaurants and sightseeing boats on the Oslofjord.

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

Day 9  : OSLO - ULVIK

After breakfast, we depart Oslo and drive via Hønefoss along the beautiful Halling Valley to the tourist town of Geilo and stop for lunch.

After lunch, we cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli. We will stop at the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters. Continue the ride, descending the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardangerfjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge, continue driving along the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord, to the charming Ulvik village.

Dinner and overnight at the Brakanes Hotel, located on the banks of the fjord, in rooms with fjord views.

Day 10  : ULVIK - BERGEN

After breakfast, we will take a  scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday.

Afternoon 2 hours city sightseeing in Bergen with a local guide, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Admiral, right in the heart of Bergen near the harbor.

Day 11  : BERGEN – SOGNEFJORD - BALESTRAND

After breakfast, we will drive to Voss, where we board the train for a spectacular ride on Flåm Railway, one of the world's most beautiful and steepest railways.

Right after, we depart onboard a ship for a spectacular fjord cruise on the narrow Nærøyfjord sailing from Flåm to Gudvangen. It is undoubtedly of the most stunning fjord landscapes globally, rightfully listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We continue our fjord exploration by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across 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 12  : BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS

Enjoy a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast served in the hotel's elegant dining room in the morning.

Free day free in Balestrand is an excellent opportunity to explore the beautiful nature of the fjords. You may relax on the hotel terrace, taking in the fresh mountain air and stunning views, or walk in the town and visit the local art gallery and aquarium, exploring Balestrand's historic buildings and other sites. Another great option is to rent a rowing boat or a bike, or hike to the nearby mountains.

Dinner and accommodation at the Kvikne's Hotel. 

Day 13  : BALESTRAND – BRIKSDAL GLACIER - GEIRANGER

After breakfast, we leave by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella and take a scenic trip along the northern side of the Sognefjord. Then we continue north to Fjærland, under the largest n Europe Jostedal Glacier, descending to the Nord Fjord, with a short at Olden where we visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier in open "troll cars" - allowing the best views. Finally, you will enjoy a traditional Norwegian lunch in sight of the glacier.

After lunch, we drive via Loen and Stryn to the charming Hellesylt village, where we board a cruise along the Geirangerfjord, one of the most famous fjords globally, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005.

Surrounded by blue waters and lush valleys, you will also see magnificent waterfalls such as the "Seven Sisters" and the "Bridal Veil."

Dinner and accommodation at the Union Hotel Geiranger, overlooking the Geirangerfjord.

Day 14  : GEIRANGER - OSLO

After breakfast, experience the thrill of the roads twisting and turning through one hairpin bend after another leading to Geiranger Skywalk - Mt. Dalsnibba. Then, experience the most stunning panoramic fjord views on Earth (subject to weather conditions).

We drive across the rugged Grotli Mountains towards Lom, famous for its 14th-century stave church. Next, via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the famous tourist town of Lillehammer. Finally, go alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, and arrive in Oslo, the capital, situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub.

Day 15  : DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your departure schedule, you may have free time in the morning to explore Oslo. We recommend a walk through the new central city district Bjørvika, Munch Museum, the Deichman Library, Oslo’s latest architectural additions.

Transfer on your own in connection with your flight or on to your next destination.

Options: Transfers

Notes:

Maximum group size is 45 people. Average group size is 25-28 people.