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Fabulous Scandinavia

Journey of the Scandinavian Capitals and the Fjords

2015 Guaranteed Departures
June 04, 11, 18
July 02, 16, 30
August 06, 13, 20
September 03
Prices From$2575 per Person Double
$860 Single Supplement
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It all begins in the fairytale capital, Copenhagen, then experience the Viking capital, Oslo, before ending in the enchanting and elegant capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Along the way you will be witness to the spectacular mountains and magnificent fjords of Norway, and the fascinating capitals with their cobble-stoned streets, palaces and canals.

This tour is bi-lingual.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Scandic Copenhagen

Arrival in Copenhagen, own transfer arrangements to your hotel. Please see welcome letter on check-in to hotel for details about the meeting point and time with your tour escort. A short welcome meeting will be held this evening, where you receive information on the upcoming tour program.

 
Day 2     Copenhagen - Oslo
Accommodation: Overnight Ferry, Copenhagen - Oslo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning you will depart by private coach with your local guide for a city sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. 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 it 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 shall also appreciate the Christiansborg Palace, housing the Danish Parliament and the Rosenborg Castle which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour will end at the hotel. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the pier in good time to embark the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 4.30pm, departure to Oslo, and later a buffet dinner is included on-board.

 
Day 3     Oslo - Geilo
Accommodation: Dr. Holms Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at approx. 09:45, after disembarkation we board our private coach for a panoramic city sightseeing tour in the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house situated right on the Oslo fjord where you will spend some time on the outside terrace area before heading of to Bygdoy Island. The Vigeland’s Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan as well. The tour ends downtown, from where you will have some free time to explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Early in the afternoon we continue our journey across Hønefoss, Nesbyen, surrounded by a landscape which alternates with 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. Arrival at hotel followed by check-in. Dinner at your hotel.

 
Day 4     Geilo - Bergen
Accommodation: Scandic Hotel Ornen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning you head towards the Hardanger Fjord and make a stop at the Voringfoss, a powerful waterfall that thunders down 597 feet from the Hardanger Plateau in some parts. A short drive via Eidfjord to Brimnes, where you 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, you will continue by coach, bordering the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing 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. In the afternoon, meet the local guide in your hotel, for a city sightseeing tour during which we will appreciate St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. You may also like to take a journey up on the Floibanen (not included), a funicular railway journey that will take

you up the mountain side in order to enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen. Evening at leisure.

 
Day 5     Bergen - Stalheim
Accommodation: Stalheim Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen and travel via the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. The journey continues towards Naeroy valley where your hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the stunning views down the Stalheim Gorge, directly from your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

 
Day 6     Stalheim - Flam - Fagernes
Accommodation: Quality Fagernes
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where you embark a ferry that takes you along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the stunning village of Flam where you will have some free time. Here you will have an opportunity to take the Flam Railwayone of the most famous and most breathtaking railway journeys in the world. Later in the afternoon the coach journey continues along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Lærdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing on the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in and later dinner at your hotel.

 
Day 7     Fagernes - Oslo
Accommodation: Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast your travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind you. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to your hotel. Afternoon is at leisure to further explore the Norwegian Capitals and why not take a harbor cruise or visit one of the many fantastic museums (not included). Evening is at leisure.

 
Day 8     Oslo - Stockholm
Accommodation: Scandic Grand Central Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at your 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, the capital of Sweden, for check-in to your hotel. Evening is at leisure

 
Day 9     Stockholm
Accommodation: Scandic Grand Central Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your local guide and depart by private coach for on your city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, 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. Its handy size and short walking distances makes it easy to cover a lot in a short time. Stockholm is proudly called Beauty on Water and a sightseeing tour including a walk in the Old Town, makes 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 the narrow streets. The seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the archbishop, will be seen during your stroll in the Old Town, where you will also get a chance to see 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.

 
Day 10     Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Services end after breakfast.

 

Notes

For the departure on June 4, accommodation in Oslo is NOT confirmed at Clarion Royal

Christiania but instead guests will be accommodated at the Scandic Vulkan Hotel.

For the departure on June 11, accommodation in Copenhagen is NOT confirmed at the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel but instead guests will be accommodated at the Tivoli Hotel.

For the departure on June 18, accommodation in Stockholm is NOT confirmed at the Scandic Grand Central, but instead guests will be accommodated at the Scandic Anglais.

Price Includes
4 Dinners As Per Itinerary
Porterage on Days 2-9
Local City Guides
All Transportation Mentioned in Itinerary
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort Days 2-8
Daily Breakfast
Ferry Accommodation
Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
Price Does Not Include
 Optional Excursions
 Transfers
 Air
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