Legends of Scandinavia

Escorted TourNorway, Sweden, and Denmark

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From $3,075 USD
May 18 - September 14, 2018
11 Days / 10 Nights

Legends of Scandinavia features vibrant Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen influenced by Viking history and powerful Nordic nature.

Overview

Legends of Scandinavia features vibrant Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen, influenced by Viking history and powerful Nordic nature. Capital cities, world famous for their trendsetting lifestyle and design. Walk through the medieval, cobble-stoned alleys of the Old Town in Stockholm, sail on spectacular Norwegian fjords where the Vikings once sailed, or watch the change of the Royal Guards at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen.

Operation

May 18 - September 14, 2018

Departure

Guaranteed departures: May 18 - May 28 June 1 - June 11 June 22 - July 2 July 6 - July 16 July 20 - July 30 August 10 - August 20 August 24 - September 3 September 14 - September 24

Price

  • from $3,075 per person in double room
  • from $3,930 single room
  • from $2,700 3rd person in extra bed
  • from $2,555 child 2-12 years in extra bed

Included

  • 9 nights hotel accommodations as per itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels)
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • 1 overnight in sea-side cabin onboard DFDS
  • 1 overnight in sea-side cabins on board Silja Line
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet onboard
  • 5 dinners, 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo and
  • 1 buffet dinner onboard DFDS Seaways
  • English-speaking tour escort through-out the tour program
  • Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seat belts, toilet
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • City tours of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Guided orientation tour of Bergen
  • Mini-cruise on the Geirangerfjord
  • Mini-cruise on Naeroy Fjord - Sogne Fjord
  • Flam Railway, scenic railroad trip: Flam to Myrdal
  • Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier
  • Luggage handling at the piers for the overnight cruise

Not Included

  • International flights & Airport tax
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • $25 service fee

Please note

  • Passengers may bring 1 suitcase of max. 20 kilos per person and 1 carry-on luggage on the coach.
  • For the overnight ferry the suitcases will go in containers on the ship without access to them during the sail. All clients should therefore prepare an overnight bag to take to the cabins with the necessary items for the cruise.

Tour Options

  • Excursion to the City Hall and the Vasa Museum, Stockholm, 3 hrs, Saturday 13:30, USD 90 (if pre-booked)
  • Excursion to Bygdoy, Oslo, 3 hrs, Saturday 09:00, USD 87.50 (if pre-booked)
  • Please inquire about our favorable air fares with Icelandair and SAS

Day 1 WELCOME TO STOCKHOLM

Friday
Individual arrival to the hotel – welcome to Stockholm! At 6 pm, meet your tour escort who will be staying with you for the entire tour. Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Hotel Stockholm.

Clarion Hotel Stockholm ****

Day 2 STOCKHOLM (B)

Saturday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of Stockholm with a local guide, who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjallgatan you will have the view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected with bridges. We will visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes,  charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colors, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace.

Afternoon at leisure or maybe join the optional tour to visit the City Hall – the place of the annual Nobel Prize banquet - and the fascinating Vasa Ship Museum with the unique wooden warship, which sank in Stockholm’s harbor on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.

Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stockholm

Clarion Hotel Stockholm ****

Day 3 STOCKHOLM - HAMAR (B, D)

Sunday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel.Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway, passing through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop  in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Varmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Varnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, we continue to Hamar, located right next to Lake Mjosa, Norway’s largest Lake.  Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar.

Scandic Hotel Hamar ***+

Day 4 HAMAR - LOM - GEIRANGER (B, D)

Monday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Northbound, we continue through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrandsdal Valley. In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to  the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains offer a picturesque and unique backdrop to your stay. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Union Geiranger.

Union Hotel Geiranger ****+

Day 5 GEIRANGER - BALESTRAND (B, D)

Tuesday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning cruise on the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.

After the glacier experience, sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park.

Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. Dinner and overnight at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel.

Kvikne's Hotel

Day 6 BALESTRAND - FLaM RAILWAY - BERGEN (B)

Wednesday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where we board a 2-hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Naeroy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains.

Disembark in Flam and continue the journey with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every  curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal, where you will connect to your train to Voss. Here the coach awaits our arrival and take us to  Bergen. Overnight in the heart of the city at Zander K Hotel.

Zander K Hotel ****

Day 7 BERGEN - HARDANGERFJORD - GEILO (B, D)

Thursday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Orientation tour of Bergen, taking us to the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Floyen for a stunning view of Bergen.

In the early afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the  impressive Voringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, before reaching the Geilo area. Dinner and overnight at Storefjell Resort or similar.

Storefjell Resort ****

Day 8 GEILO AREA - OSLO (B)

Friday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with  arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the  guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the  tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc.

Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge. Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera.

Thon Hotel Opera ****+

Day 9 OSLO - DFDS CRUISE (B, D)

Saturday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning free to continue exploring Oslo on your own or join the optional tour to visit some of the famous maritime museum such as the Viking Ship Museum and the Polar Ship Fram.

Late afternoon transfer to the pier, where you will embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. From the deck or one of the cafés or bars on  board, you can enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord.  Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord buffet on board the overnight cruise. Overnight in sea-view cabins.

DFDS Seaways sea-view cabin

Day 10 COPENHAGEN (B, D)

Sunday
Breakfast buffet on-board as you sail into Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the Royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc.

Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own. Farewell dinner and overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or similar.

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel ****

Day 11 DEPARTURE COPENHAGEN (B)

Monday
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Transfer on your own for your departure.

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