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Heart of Scandinavia & Helsinki
We are pleased to offer you the ultimate tour of Scandinavia - a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience Scandinavia whilst staying at first class hotels right in the heart of each city. You will have time to explore the 4 capitals and you will travel through some of the most beautiful parts of the Norwegian Fjords and the South of Scandinavia. The scenic highlights include the longest fjord in Norway - The Sognefjord. You will be travelling on the famous Fl√•m Railway and cruising the fjords by ferries and boat. Bergen, the Capital of the fjords, will surprise and enchant you. In Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki there is plenty of time to enjoy the amenities on offer and to get to know these capital cities, each one of them with a distinct different atmosphere. Throughout the tour you will travel by first class coach and with one of our professional Tour Escorts who will ensure you get full enjoyment during your holiday.. If you are interested in travelling further East we also offer tour extensions to The Baltic Countries and to Russia.
Arrival transfer to your hotel. Early evening your manager will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour and give you a chance to meet your fellow travelers. Accommodation in the center of Copenhagen. Overnight at Hotel Admiral or similar.
The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and of course the Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour escort will be happy to advise you about places of interest to visit - we can suggest an optional tour to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hours. Enjoy your first Scandinavian sm√∂rg√•sbord dinner as you cruise up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth inside or outside cabins with shower/WC if available. We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.
Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo around 09.45am, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships Museum and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Evening free. Overnight at Hotel Clarion Hub or similar.
Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day starts off by train or coach/train from Oslo to Myrdal at the altitude of 866 meters and continues on the famous Fl√•m railway down to the Fl√•m village. The descent through the Fl√•m valley is breathtaking and offers a constantly changing panorama of sky-high snow covered mountains, thundering waterfalls and green pastures at the bottom of the valley. Fl√•m is situated at the start of the Aurlandsfjord- one of the ‚ÄĚarms‚ÄĚ of the Majestic Sognefjord Arrival, dinner and overnight at hotel Fretheim in Fl√•m or Lindstr√∂m hotel in Laerdal.
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Fl√•m is situated at the start of the Aurlandsfjord- one of the ‚ÄĚarms‚ÄĚ of the Majestic Sognefjord - and here you join a cruise out in the Sognefjord with its views of tall, impressive mountains into the depth of the Naeroyfjord , features on UNESCOs list of World Heritage Sites. Your coach will pick you up and take you to Bergen. Overnight at hotel Norge by Scandic or similar in the center of Bergen.
Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning you will enjoy a city tour of this beautiful Old Hansa Town, surrounded by 7 mountains. The tour escort will show you the Old Bryggen area and the popular Fish & Flower Market, the ancient Maria Church, Hanseatic Quarter, Old Bryggen Harbor and other famous sights. Hotel in central Bergen.
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to the international airport of Bergen. You will take flight to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm and transfer to your hotel to your hotel Clarion Sign or similar in the center of Stockholm.
Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. You will also pass by the City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with the possibility of visiting the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Hotel in central Stockholm.
Buffet breakfast. Morning free in Stockholm. At approximately 3.00pm you will have a transfer from your hotel to the pier, to embark on the cruise ferry Silja Line. The ferry departs from Stockholm and slowly travels down the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Overnight.
Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Directly after you disembark there is a 2 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Church in the Rock (if open to public) and much more. While you are doing your sightseeing, your driver will transport your baggage to your hotel. You can have lunch and take a walk in the city before you check in. Afternoon free in Helsinki. Accommodation at Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside
Day 12 HelsinkiMeals: Breakfast
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today is the day to say farewell to the tour. Your will be transferred to Helsinki airport for your departure. If you are interested in traveling further East, we also offer extensions to Baltic countries and to Russia
Scantours limits passenger luggage transportation to 1 piece of luggage of normal size (ie. max cm 60 x 80 x 35 or max inches 23,5 x 31,5 x 13,8) per person. Should this be exceeded we will have to charge an additional EUR 105 per piece of luggage for hotels, per tour.
For extra bag on Flight BGO-STO an extra bag √° 20kg is min EUR 120 not refunded, subject to confirmation (This excludes hand luggage).
Price IncludesOvernight Cruise With Silja Line Between Stockholm and Helsinki-Outside 2 B
Luggage Handling of One Piece of Luggage Per Person at Hotels
Daily Breakfast and 3 Dinners
Twin/Dbl Bed Accommodation at First/Superior First Class Hotels Listed or S
Transfers Included Upon Arrival in Copenhagen and Departure in Helsinki.
Dfds Scandinavian Seaways Copenhagen-Oslo Inside 2 Berth Cabins.
2nd Class Train Myrdal-Fl√•m
Local Ferries in Norway According to Programme.
Economy Class One Way Flight Ticket Bergen-Stockholm (max 20kg Luggage).
Price Does Not IncludeTransatlantic Air
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