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Grand Tour of Scandinavia
By Motorcoach, Ferry and Ship
Tour Scandinavia in fifteen days! Discover the major Scandinavian cities during guided tours through Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, and Bergen. Experience overnight cruises, two fjord cruises, and the famous Tivoli Gardens. This is an excellent way to discover the best of what Scandinavia has to offer!
Longer versions of this tour are available.
An extension from Helsinki to Tallinn is available, please inquire.
Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with individual flight arrivals. Dinner and accommodation at Admiral Hotel. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45hrs in the hotel lobby.
The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, and Nyhavn. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort
will be provide you with entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Accommodation at Admiral Hotel
Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.
A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09.30 hrs, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital, incl. the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza,Oslo, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate.
After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departure from Oslo, driving via HÃ¸nefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Gol. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering VÃ¸ringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend the amazing MÃ¥bÃ¸dal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge, followed by drive along the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord, to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel , ideally located on the banks of the fjord.
After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing MÃ¥bÃ¸dal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Ã˜ystese and Norheimsund,arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. FlÃ¸ien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below.
Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, acentrally located close to the pedestrian shopping streets and within walking distance of the old Bryggen harbour.
After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing FlÃ¥m Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of FlÃ¥m offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in FlÃ¥m, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and NÃ¦rÃ¸y Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the NÃ¦rÃ¸y Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and NÃ¦rÃ¸y Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikneâ€™s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Fjord view room .
Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikneâ€™s Hotel.
Day 9 Balestrand - Nordfjord - Briksdal - GeirangerAccommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to FjÃ¦rland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake JÃ¸lster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hourâ€™s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.
Day 10 Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - OsloAccommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake VÃ¥gÃ¥, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake MjÃ¸sa, Norwayâ€™s largest lake, back to Oslo and Dinner at hotel or local restaurant. Accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza
After breakfast departure from Oslo, continuing by coach towards the Swedish border. Cross into the attractive province of VÃ¤rmland to arrive in the city of Kalrstad on Lake VÃ¤nern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class, centrally located hotel.
The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included in the program, as our experience shows that whilst in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort will gladly advise and make table reservations for you.
Overnight Ferry, Stockholm - Helsinki
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 17.00 hrs: Departure from Stockholm, sailing slowly through the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.
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, Underground Temple, and much more. Afternoon free in Helsinki. Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel, a first-class hotel conveniently located in the centre of Helsinki.
Day 15 HelsinkiMeals: Breakfast
The tour ends after breakfast at hotel, with transfers to Helsinki Airport to connect with individual flight departures .
An extension from Helsinki to Tallinn is available, please inquire.
Transfers airport or quay/hotel on first and last days to correspond with arrival/departure times.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Copenhagen. Due to the nature of this tour organization, there may be tour participants and escorts who will join or leave the tour at certain transit points. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.
Price IncludesMeals As Mentioned
Overnight Cruise Stockhom-Helsinki W/Outside Cabin
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Hotel Accommodation With Breakfast
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Overnight Cruise Copenhagen-Oslo in Outside Cabin
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