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The Magic and Golden of Scandinavia With Tallinn & Hels

2011 Departures
May 06, 20
June 03, 10, 17
July 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
August 05, 12, 19, 26
September 02, 23
Prices From$3193 per Person Double
$1409 Single Supplement
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This tour is for the passenger who wishes to get to know Scandinavia in a fairly short time and at a very competitive rate.The itinerary includes all three Scandinavian Capitals, but also the scenic Fjord area of Norway. After Stockholm you will travel Eastwards to explore Helsinki . Throughout you will travel by first class coach and one of our professional Tour Managers will ensure you get full enjoyment of the holiday.

It is possible to take a shorter version of this tour, ending in Stockholm:

Magic of Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords

If you are interested in traveling further East, we offer an extension to Russia:

Magic of Scandinavia, Helsinki & Russia

Please note that May 20, June 10, July 01, 15, 29, August 5, 19, and September 02, 2011 departures are conducted in Portuguese and Spanish. All other dates are conducted in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Scandic Copenhagen

Individual arrival at your hotel. Your confirmation will show which hotel we have booked for you. In the early evening your tour manager will organise a get-together to go through the main points of the tour.

 
Day 2     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Scandic Copenhagen
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning there is a city tour, during which you will see The Little Mermaid guarding the port, Nyhavn with all its restaurants and small boats, the City Hall Square and other main features of Copenhagen. The afternoon is free for individual visits, perhaps to the Tivoli Amusement park or an optional tour to Roskilde.

 
Day 3     Helsingor - Helsingborg - Gothenburg - Oslo
Accommodation: Stefan Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Early departure by coach to North Sealand and the town of Helsingoer, famous for the Kronborg Castle where Hamlet was set. Here you catch a ferry over to Helsingborg in Sweden and then continue along the Swedish West Coast, the Swedish Riviera with many beaches and summer resorts. You will pass by Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. The tour continues along the now more barren coast with cliffs and a popular area for pleasure boats and sailing ships. Towards the evening you will arrive in Oslo, situated by the Oslofjord. Overnight at Stefan Hotel or similar.

 
Day 4     Oslo
Accommodation: Stefan Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning you will have a city tour including a walk around the Frogner Park, decorated with sculptures by Gustaf Vigeland. You also pass the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace. Afternoon at leisure for independent activities

 
Day 5     Geilo - Hardangerfjord - Bergen
Accommodation: Comfort Holberg
Meals: Breakfast

Today you enter the area of the forests and rivers of Norway, following the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric tradition and continue to Geilo, a winter resort, refreshing also in the summer. You cross the Mountain plateau of Hardanger and on the descent towards the Fjord you pass the famous Waterfall of Voringsfossen. You cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry and continue along its shores to Bergen, the Gateway of the Fjords. This is Norway's second largest city and it is beautifully situated surrounded by 7 mountains.

 
Day 6     Bergen
Accommodation: Comfort Holberg
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning you will be introduced to this remarkable City of the old Hansa. You will enjoy the view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market. Afternoon free to explore Bergen.

 
Day 7     Bergen - Sognefjord - Geilo
Accommodation: Park Inn Highland
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Today you travel through the fjord area with fantastic views from Stalheim and also a 2 hrs cruise of the Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway.You climb from the fjord to the mountain resort of Geilo where you stay the night. Dinner and overnight at Highland Hotel or similar.

 
Day 8     Geilo - Grythyttan
Accommodation: Grythyttan Inn
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Today you continue through the Valdres area and then you enter the county of Vormland in Sweden. You will drive through areas with typical Scandinavian Scenery and thick forests, which will evoke the atmosphere of the fairy-tales of Trolls and mystery. Overnight and dinner in Grythyttan.

 
Day 9     Grythyttan - Stockholm
Accommodation: Central Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Travel past forests and lakes, and also some very fertile areas of Sweden when you approach Stockholm. Continue on a city tour showing you some of the beauty of this city built on 14 islands with bridges and viewpoints giving an enchanting feeling of space and light. You will walk around the charming Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets, passing The Royal Palace as well as the Great Church, where the present King and Queen were married in 1976.

 
Day 10     Stockholm
Accommodation: Central Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day is free for other excursions or visits to the City Hall, the Wasa Museum or a tour to Uppsala and Sigtuna.

 
Day 11     Stockholm - Helsinki
Accommodation: Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Morning free in Stockholm. At 15.00hrs transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a cruise ferry of the Viking Line. At 16.45 hrs departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino.

 
Day 12     Helsinki
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. After disembarkation 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Church in the Rock and much more. Afternoon free in Helsinki.

Overnight at Radisson SAS Seaside Hotel or similar.

 
Day 13     Helsinki - Tallinn
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Excursion to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Tallinn is a charming blend of medieval tranquility and modern urban life. The medieval Old town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafes and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval Old Town Hall. The tour ends at the pier for your trip back to Helsinki.

 
Day 14     Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast

Today is the day to say farewell to the tour and your travel companions.

Individual transfer to the airport.

 
Price Includes
Daily Breakfast
Sightseeing Per Itinerary
Tour Escort
Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
Overnight Cruises Per Itinerary
Transportation by Deluxe Touring Coach
Dinners As Mentioned
Price Does Not Include
 Optional Excursions
 Transfers
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