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Three Capitals & Three Fjords Tour
ENJOY THE BEST OF SCANDINAVIA INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS AND THE STUNNING NORWEGIAN FJORDS. BE TREATED TO 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 Copenhagen
Arrival to Copenhagen Airport and transfer to the hotel by your own devise. For passengers who require private transfersâ€“for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved.
Please consult the Via Hansa & Borealis 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
Overnight at Scandic Sydhavnen
Day 2 Copenhagen - AarhusMeals: Breakfast
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.Â 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 childrenâ€™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
Overnight at Scandic Aarhus Vest
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
Overnight Scandic Forum
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".Â Bergen is the "gateway to the fjords".Â 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. Maryâ€™s Church, HaakonÂ´s Hall (no entrances), the colourful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. The evening is at leisure
Overnight Scandic City, 2 nights
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 â€“13.30 hoursMinimum 10 persons
Feast your eyes on majestic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) seeming to reach into the sky above incredible Lysefjord. This exciting fjord cruise creates memories for life. We also take you to Vagabondâ€™s Cave and tell you the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. We carefully nudge the boatâ€™s bow up the Hengjane Falls and offer you a taste of pure mountain water. Enjoy the striking scenery from the comfort of our boatâ€™s sheltered cabin, with panoramic windows all around, or venture out on the spacious sundeck. The kiosk onboard offers a variety of refreshments, including beer and wine.
Day 5 BergenMeals: Breakfast
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, Haakonâ€™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 â€“ 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 Norwayâ€™s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floeyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5â€“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 fantasticÂ views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to one of the most beautiful routes of our trip.Â 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;Â 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 FlĂĄm. In the afternoon, continue the journey by bus to the beautiful small city of Fagernes, a significant storehouse of Norwegian cultural history.
Overnight Scandic Valdes
Optional: Flamsbana (Available only by pre-booking)
Duration: approximately 2 hoursMinimum 10 persons
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 hoursMinimum 6 persons
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.
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.
Overnight at Scandic Sjolyst
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.
Overnight at Scandic Malmen, 2 nights
Day 9 StockholmMeals: Breakfast
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 â€śBeauty on Waterâ€ť. 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
Min 10 persons
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.
Day 10 StockholmMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Arlanda airport at your own devise.
*PLEASE NOTE: For passengers who require private transfers â€“ for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved
Price IncludesHotel Accommodation With Breakfast
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
English Speaking Tour Escort from Day 2 to Day 9
The Long Distance Bus from Day 2 - 4 Offers Wif
Price Does Not IncludeOptional Excursions
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