Fabulous Scandinavia– Denmark, Norway, Sweden –10 days / 9 nights, Copenhagen - Oslo - Geilo - Bergen - Stalheim - Gudvangen - Flåm Railway - Fagernes - Oslo - StockholmEnjoy the Best of Scandinavia with Scandinavian Capitals and the stunning Norwegian Fjords. Explore colorful Viking cities with rich cultural and historic heritage, and the dramatic scenery of wild nature, steep mountains and quaint villages nestled along the fjords. Our journey takes you from Copenhagen, Denmark's fairy-tale capital across the Baltic Sea to the bustling Viking cities of Oslo and Stockholm, surrounded by an archipelago of 14 islands.
|Operation||May 18 - September 7, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
June 1, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
|Price||from $2,310 per person in double room
from $3,175 single room
from $2,135 third person in triple room
|Included||8 nights hotel in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
1 night onboard DFDS Seaways, seaside cabin
9 x Buffet breakfasts
4 x dinners as per the program
Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 1 to Day 9 inclusive
All touring by private coach
Sightseeing as per program
The long distance bus from day 3 - 8 offers WIFI
Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
Guided tours in Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo & Stockholm
Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport*
Porter service DFDS Seaways, Tallink Silja Ferry, at all hotels
and railway stations during the program (Excluding Day 1 & Day 10)
|Not Included||International airfare & airport taxes
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||*Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm 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 – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.|
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Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by an English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held in the evening, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.
*Please note: Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Copenhagen & to the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management 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 - for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
Day 2 COPENHAGEN - OSLO (B, D) Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with your 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 "Stroget" 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.
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. Continue 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 16:30, 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.
DFDS Seaways ferry, outside cabin
Day 3 OSLO - GEILO (B, D) Arrival at the Norwegian capital, Oslo next to Great Oslo Fjord. Then visit Holmenkollen Hill from where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city and the fjord. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump was the focal point of the Olympic Winter Games in 1952. Free time to explore the facilities on your own.
From Holmenkollen onto the famous Bygdoy Island where most of the museums of the city are located. Free time .
Early in the afternoon, we continue our journey across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen, surrounded by a landscape where pine forests alternate with lakes, and arrive in the beautiful Hal lingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small resort town surrounded by mountains. Arrival at hotel followed by check-in. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Day 4 GEILO - BERGEN (B) Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you head towards the Hardanger Fjord and make a stop at Voringfoss, a powerful waterfall that thunders down 597 feet from the Hardanger Plateau. A short drive via Eidfjord to Brimnes, where you will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the newly opened Hardanger Bridge. This Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching the other side, we will continue bordering the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests until we arrive in Bergen - known as the capital of the fjords.
In the afternoon, meet the guide in the hotel, for a panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon's Hall, the colourful and picturesque Fish and Flower market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.
Optional: We recommend a journey up on the Floibanen (not included), a funicular railway journey that will take you up the mountainside in order to enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen.
Day 5 BERGEN - STALHEIM (B, D) Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at 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 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 - FLÅM - FAGERNES (B, D) 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 Flåm, where we will have some free time.
Optional: Take the opportunity to try the Flåm Railway, one of the most famous and breath-taking railway journeys in the world. (Not included).
In the afternoon, we continue along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Lærdal to Fagernes. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before arriving to Fagernes and the hotel.
Day 7 FAGERNES - OSLO (B) Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated Opera house, Vigeland's 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.
Day 8 OSLO - STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the region of Värmland, the home of many Nordic legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm.
Day 9 STOCKHOLM (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges and proudly called "Beauty on Water". 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.
Optional excursion: Vasa Museum
Directly after the tour take a visit to the famous Vasa Museum (not included).
Day 10 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B) Breakfast at your hotel. Regular Departure Transfer Service to Arlanda airport* (Please see notes below for this service).
*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the official end date of 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.