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Three Capitals and Three Fjords

10 days
9 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 1,545.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 2,085.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,420.00 (3rd person sharing a double room)
$ 1,310.00 (7-12 yo child sharing with 2 parents)

Dates:

Jun 13, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020 
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 06, 2020 
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020 
Jul 25, 2020 - Aug 03, 2020 
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 24, 2020 
Aug 22, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 

Hotels:

Copenhagen: Scandic Sydhavnen 4*
Aarhus: Scandic Aarhus Vest 4*
Stavanger: Scandic Forum 4*
Bergen: Scandic City 4*
Fagernes: Scandic Valdres 4*
Oslo: Scandic Sjølyst 3*
Stockholm: Scandic Malmen 4*

Included:

  • 9 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 9 breakfasts - buffet style
  • English speaking tour escort from Day 2 to Day 9
  • All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long-distance bus from day 2 - 9 offers WIFI
  • Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm as per program
  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase + 1 piece of hand luggage per person

Optional Services:

Day 4: Clipper Rodne - USD 95.00 per person
Day 5: Floeibanen - USD 25.00 per person
Day 6: Flamsbana - USD 95.00 per person
Day 6: Flamsbana - USD 45.00 per person
Day 9: VASA ship museum - USD 55.00 perperson


optional tours must be prebooked before departure.

Minimum group size for optional tours - 10 people

Itinerary:

Enjoy the best of Scandinavia including the Scandinavian capitals and the stunning Norwegian fjords. Explore the rich cultural and historic heritage of these capitals and the wild nature of the fjords. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world with its history and nature. 

Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN COPENHAGEN

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport and transfer to the hotel by your own devise. For passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.  Please consult our  welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Options: Transfer
Day 2  : COPENHAGEN – ODENSE– AARHUS

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our 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 "Stroeget" 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 for 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. 

After lunch (not included) departure towards the island of Fyn also called "Garden of Denmark". On our journey we will cross the Great Belt, one of the largest bridges in Europe, inaugurated in 1998. Brief stop in Odense, hometown of Hans Christian Andersen, author of children’s stories famous as "The Tin Soldier", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid". Continue towards to Aarhus in the penynsula of Jutland. Founded around the beginning of the 10th century by the Vikings, it is the second largest city and port in Denmark and also an important cultural centre. Arrive in Aarhus at the end of the day

Day 3  : AARHUS – FERRY - STAVANGER

Departure for Hirtshals and board a "ferry-boat" for crossing the Skagerrak Strait (Hirtshals-Kristiansand ferry). Arrive in Kristiansand and continue the journey through beautiful landscapes and fjords by Lyngdal and Kvinesdal to Stavanger, charming port city of southern Norway.

Day 4  : STAVANGER - BERGEN

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning to expore this beautiful city or enjoy the great experience of an exciting fjord cruise. After lunch ( not including ) meet your guide to continue the journey through beautiful landscapes and magnificent fjords to Mortavika (ferry Mortravika-Arsvagen). Travel along the coast to Sandviksvagen, (ferry Sandviksvagen-Halhjelm) and proceed to Bergen, the second largest Norwegian city also known as the "city of wood".

Bergen is the "gateway to the fjords". Surrounded by seven hills and protected by a ring of islands it is considered one of the most enchanting Norwegian cities. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.

Meet up with our local guide for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Mary’s Church, Haakon´s Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure.

Optional: Clipper Rodne (Available only by pre-booking)
Duration: approximately 3,5 - 4 hours including transfers
Includes: private transfer to /from hotel, 3 hours regular cruise. 09:30 –13.30 hours

Options: Clipper Rodne
Day 5  : BERGEN (238 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our local guide for a 2-hour city sightseeing tour, during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. Free time to have lunch and afternoon is at leisure.

Optional: Floeibanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Floeyen
Duration: the journey takes 5-8 minutes

The Floeibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floeyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline.

Options: Floeibanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Floeyen
Day 6  : BERGEN – FLÅM - FAGERNES

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to one of the most beautiful routes of our trip. Passing through regions of rare beauty, where the high mountains are mirrored in the tranquility of the lakes, before entering the narrow valleys of fjord Norway, passing by Gudvangen and Naeroyfjord, the narrowest in Europe; before arriving to idyllic Flaam, located on the tip of Aurlandsfjord. Both of these fjords are part of the Sognfjord which, with its 204 km long and 1308 meters deep, is considered the most emblematic of Norway and the second largest in the world. Free time in Flåm. In the afternoon, continue the journey by bus to the village of Geilo, located in the middle of nature and mountain ski resorts.

Optional: Flamsbana (Available only by pre-booking)
Duration: approximately 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 two hours, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean, and back down again, giving plenty of time to enjoy it all. A photo stop is made on the top at Myrdal station and by the waterfall Kjosfossen

Optional: Stegastein Viewpoint
Duration: approximately 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

Options: Flamsbana, Stegastein Viewpoint
Day 7  : FAGERNES - OSLO

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Day 8  : 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 and check-in at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

Day 9  : STOCKHOLM

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, the place of the Nobel festivities. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

Optional: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Includes: entrance to Vasa Museum w/guided tour, private tour guide

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 harbor 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

Options: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing
Day 10  : STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer on your own

Options: transfers