Four Capitals & Scenic Norway
Four Capitals & Scenic Norway– Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway –15 days / 14 nights, Stockholm - Baltic Sea Cruise - Helsinki - Stockholm - Copenhagen - Cruise to Oslo - Bergen - Sognefjord - Flåm - Balestrand - Geirangerfjord - Lillehammer - OsloFour Capitals, combined with Scenic Norway tour, 15-days through Scandinavia. Visit colorful cities of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway; enjoy scenic cruises from Stockholm across the Baltic Sea to Helsinki and back, and from Copenhagen through the Oslo Fjord to Oslo. Explore Norwegian fjords, quaint villages, mountains and glaciers; ride the Flam Railway and cruise on the Nærøyfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
|Operation||June 6 - August 8, 2017|
|Departure||Guaranteed departures 2017:
June 6, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8
|Price||from $4,485 per person in double room
from $5,745 single room
|Included||14 nights Stockholm - Helsinki - Copenhagen - Oslo
11 nights centrally located first class hotels
Rooms with private facilities
Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
Baltic Sea Cruise Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm
2 nights onboard Silja Line, 2-berth seaside cabin with shower/toilet
2 x buffet breakfasts on board
DFDS Seaways overnight cruise, Copenhagen - Oslo
Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC
Buffet breakfast on board
11 x dinners at hotels, ferries or local restaurants
5 x lunches on days 5, 9, 10, 13, 14
4 hours guided tour of Stockholm
Visit the Stadshuset (City Hall) in Stockholm
3 hours guided tours Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki
Visit to the Viking Museum in Oslo
Entrance to Tivoli Gardens on day 6
2 hours guided tour of Bergen
Ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien
Bergen Railway, Bergen - Voss
Ride on the Flåm Railway, Myrdal - Flåm
Approx. 2-hour cruise on the Sogne and Nærøy Fjords
1 hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
All ferry crossings as per itinerary
Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
English speaking tour escort throughout
Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days to coincide with individual flight times*
|Not Included||International airfare & taxes
Airport taxes and customs fees
Personal items / alcoholic beverages
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||*Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.
These tours are organized by our Associate Partners in Copenhagen. In order to offer a greater variety of tour options, the programs allow for participants to join or depart from the tour in various transit locations. We do hope that the possible change of group participants does not cause any inconvenience as it is meant to offer a greater variety of travel experiences to travelers.
Please inquire about our favorable airfares on Icelandair or SAS.
|Tour Options||Four Capitals tour, 8 nights, from $2,640|
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Day 1 ARRIVE STOCKHOLM (D) Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a first class hotel centrally located. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.
Day 2 STOCKHOLM (B) After your first Scandinavian buffet breakfast, start of a 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm. Famous sights on the tour include the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, the island of Djurgården and the 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 Rooms, where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held each year.
Afternoon free in Stockholm. We can recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign.
Please note that dinner is not included today because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.
Day 3 STOCKHOLM - BALTIC SEA CRUISE - HELSINKI (B, D) Morning free in Stockholm for exploring this beautiful city, often called the Venice of the North because of its many canals and waterways. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line.
16.45 hrs: Start of your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly through the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Buffet dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, shops, casino, bars. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/toilet.
We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.
Onboard Silja Line, seaside cabin
Day 4 HELSINKI - BALTIC SEA CRUISE - STOCKHOLM (B, D) Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. You retain your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of the Finnish capital. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, etc.
During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy.
17.00 hrs: Departure on Silja Line ferry for return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Onboard Silja Line, seaside cabin
Day 5 STOCKHOLM - MALMÖ - COPENHAGEN (B, L, D) After a delicious buffet breakfast on board, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30 hrs. Route through Southern Sweden to Lake Vättern. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. Tour continues via Jönköping to the city of Malmö. Cross the new Öresund Bridge from Sweden to Denmark, to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen during the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at the unique Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbour and the pedestrian streets.
Day 6 COPENHAGEN (B) Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. You will see the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, Gefion Fountain, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament buildings), the old harbour of Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little Mermaid.
Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort will provide entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Accommodation at the unique Admiral Hotel.
Day 7 COPENHAGEN - DFDS SEAWAYS CRUISE - OSLO (B, D) Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your fabulous overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hrs. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord 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.
Day 8 OSLO (B, D) 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, including 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 boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate, City Hall, National Theater and Royal Palace.
Day 9 OSLO - ULVIK (B, L, D) After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel.
After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the Hardangerfjord.
Day 10 ULVIK - BERGEN (B, L) After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic HardangerFjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful HardangerFjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsundarriving 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. Fløien for best views of the city and fjords below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.
Day 11 BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND (B, D) 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 Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.
After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogne 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 Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at the historic Kvikne's Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.
Day 12 BALESTRAND - DAY IN THE FJORDS (B, D) Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room. 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 the fabulous Kvikne's Hotel.
Day 13 BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER (B, L, D) After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. 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.
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 hour 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 14 GEIRANGER - LILLEHAMMER - OSLO (B, L, D) 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 Vågå, 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 Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel.
Day 15 OSLO DEPARTURE (B) After breakfast transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to connect with individual flight departures.