Fabulous Scandinavia & Helsinki

Fabulous Scandinavia & Helsinki– Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden –12 days / 11 nights, Copenhagen - Oslo - Geilo - Bergen - Stalheim - Gudvangen - Flåm - Fagernes - Oslo - Stockholm - HelsinkiExperience highlights of Scandinavia including the Scandinavian Capitals of Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, and the magnificent Norwegian Fjords with Bergen. Enjoy cultural and historic delights of Viking cities; wild, rugged scenery along the fjords. Enjoy the blend of history and nature, bustling cities and quaint villages, along with fabulous cruises across the Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Oslo, and Stockholm to Helsinki, "Daughter of the Baltic".

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Operation May 18 - September 7, 2017
Departure Guaranteed Departures 2017:
May 18
June 1, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7

*Departures sold out

* Please Note that on departure June 4 - guest will stay at the Scandic Vulkan Hotel instead of the Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel in Oslo
**Please Note that on departure June 11 - guest will stay at the Tivoli Hotel instead of the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel in Copenhagen
*** Please Note that on departure June 18 - guest will stay at the Scandic Anglais Hotel instead of the Scandic Grand Hotel in Stockholm
Price from $2,820 per person in double room
from $3,930 single room
from $2,525 third person in triple room
Included 9 nights hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
1 overnight cruise on DFDS Seaways, Outside cabin
1 overnight cruise on Tallink Silja ferries, Exterior cabin
11 x Buffet breakfasts
5 x dinners as per the program
Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 1 to Day 12
All touring by private coach
The long distance bus from day 3 - 8 offers WIFI
Sightseeing as per program
Visits, excursions and entrances as per itinerary
Guided city tours of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo
Guided city tours of Stockholm & Helsinki
Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
Regular Departure Transfer, to Helsinki Airport*
Porter service DFDS Seaways & Tallink Silja Line Ferry
Porter service at all hotels and railway stations (excluding Day 1 & Day 12)
Not Included International airfare & airport taxes
Beverages
Gratuities
Personal insurance
Personal items
$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 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 - for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.

Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are unfortunately not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.
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Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN Thursday
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 upon check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. The rest of the day is at leisure.

*Please note: Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Copenhagen and only on the official date of beginning 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.

Tivoli Hotel

Day 2 COPENHAGEN - OSLO (B, D) Friday
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 "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.

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, seaside cabin

Day 3 OSLO - GEILO (B, D) Saturday
Breakfast buffet on board. Arrival in 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 Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Arrival at hotel followed by check-in. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Dr. Holm's Hotel****

Day 4 GEILO - BERGEN (B) Sunday
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning you head towards the Hardangerfjord and make a stop at Voringfoss, a powerful waterfall that thunders down 597 feet from the Hardanger Plateau in some parts. 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.
Sunday
After reaching the other side, we continue along 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 Floybanen (not included), a funicular railway journey that will take you up the mountainside in order to enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen.

Scandic Ørnen Hotel ****

Day 5 BERGEN - STALHEIM (B, D) Monday
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the colorful fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen to Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Nærøy valley and our hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the majestic views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Stalheim Hotel****

Day 6 STALHEIM - FLÅM - FAGERNES (B, D) Tuesday
After breakfast, we leave Stalheim and continue down the Nærøy valley to Gudvangen. Here we embark on a ferry along the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in 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 our hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Thon Hotel Fagernes ****

Day 7 FAGERNES - OSLO (B) Wednesday
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. Eenjoy the view from the Opera house, Vigelandæs Park, the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel. The evening is at leisure to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Thon Hotel Opera

Day 8 OSLO - STOCKHOLM (B) Thursday
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, the capital of Sweden, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.

Scandic Grand Central****

Day 9 STOCKHOLM (B) Friday
Breakfast at the 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: Directly after the tour take a visit to the famous Vasa Museum (not included).

Scandic Grand Central****

Day 10 STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI (B, D) Saturday
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 Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki. Dinner will be served on board.

Onboard Tallink Silja ferry, Exterior cabin

Day 11 HELSINKI (B) Sunday
Arrival to Helsinki. Enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as "The Daughter of the Baltic Sea". 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 - also called the "Rock Church" 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.

Scandic Hotel Simonkenttä****

Day 12 HELSINKI DEPARTURE (B) Monday
Breakfast at the hotel.
Regular Transfer Service to Helsinki airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Helsinki Airport 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.

Maximum 2 children per room, sharing with parents. Due to the nature of the tour and the destination, we are unfortunately not able to accept children younger than 7 years old on these tours.

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