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Fabulous Scandinavia & Helsinki
Denmark, Norway, Sweden & Finland Tour
ENJOY THE BEST OF SCANDINAVIA INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS, THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS AND HELSINKI. 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 AND APPRECIATE A FANTASTIC BLEND OF HISTORY, CULTURE AND NATURAL SCENERY
THIS TOUR IS BI-LINGUAL
Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel for check-in. ((Please see notes below for this service) . Please consult your welcome letter,which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We begin with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. Passing by Tivoli Gardens 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 boats. We continue on to the impressive Gefion Fountain and the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid. During the tour, you can also delight in Christiansborg Palace from the outside, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour ends at the hotel.In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 4.30pm, departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board.
NOTE: Passports must be shown when travelling between Denmark and Norway on the DFDS ferry. Clients travelling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board
Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45am, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Proceed through Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. We continue to Hardangervidda and visit the Voringfossen waterfall, and continue to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check-in and dinner at the hotel is included.
The departures of June 4th, June 11th and July 30th are wait listed at Hotel Quality Voringfoss. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 weeks prior to departure, and it will be a 4* hotel located in the fjord.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge. This Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching the other side, we will continue along the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests until we arrive in Bergen âknown as the capital of the fjords. In the afternoon, a panoramic sightseeing tour is included during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakonâs Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.
Overnight at Scandic Hotel Ornen or similar
Optional tour on FLÃIBANEN ($30pp) View Bergen from the peak of Mount FlÃ¸yen. The FlÃ¸ibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norwayâs best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount FlÃ¸yen (320 mabove sea level) takes 5â8 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.
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Naeroy valley where our hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel
*The departures of June 4th and July 2nd are wait listed at Stalheim Hotel. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 weeks prior to departure, and it will be a 4* hotel located in the fjord are
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry 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 if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flamsbana.
Optional ride on FLAM RAILWAY ($120 r/t)
Flamsbanais 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 a single hour,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.
Optional tour to STEGASTEIN Viewpoint ($55pp) Min. 6 people
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.
In the afternoon, the coach journey continues along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Laerdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in and later,dinner at the hote
After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords 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, Vigelandâs Park, 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 Thon Opera or similar.
*The departure of June 4th is wait listed at Thon Hotel Opera. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 week prior to departure, and it will be a 4* centrallyl ocated hote
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. Overnight at Scandic Grand Central Hotel or similar
Evening is at leisure
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges and proudly called âBeauty on Waterâ.Walk through the Old Town and visit the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place. 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 afternoon is at leisure. We suggest directly after the tour make a visit to the famous Vasa Museum (not included).
Optional: VASA MUSEUM following regular sightseeing ($70pp)
Duration: approximately 2 hours Includes: entrance to Vasa Museum w/guided tour, private tour guide Min 10 persons Scandinaviaâs top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship 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.
Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board one of the comfortable overnight ferries of the Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Dinner will be served on board.
Arrival to Helsinki.Experience a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as âThe Daughter of the Baltic Seaâ. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and the Lutheran Cathedral. We will also see the colourful Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument. A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church âcalled the âRock Churchâ as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies).End of the tour at the hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure
Day 12 HelsinkiMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular Transfer Service to Helsinki airport.
PLEASE NOTE: the departure of September 19th is escorted in two languages on transfers and in the fjord area, all city tours are monolingual
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Airport in Helsinki and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers;therefore,minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers âfor a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
Price IncludesPorter Service Dfds Seaways, Tallink Silja Line Ferry and at All Hotels (ex
1 Night Cruise -Outside Cabin, Stockholm to Helsinki
1 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin, Copenhagen to Oslo
Local City Guides
Dinners As Per Itinerary
All Touring Private Coach, Including All the Sightseeing Mentioned
Excursions and Entrances As Per Itinerary
Price Does Not IncludeAir
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