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Grand Tour of Scandinavia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 47 people
Destination(s): Denmark   Norway   Finland  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Boating and Sailing  
Season: July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4779 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4779 US Dollar (USD)

Discover the major Scandinavian cities during guided tours through Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, and Bergen. Experience overnight cruises, two fjord cruises, and the famous Tivoli Gardens. This is an excellent way to discover the best of what Scandinavia has to offer!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen. Arrive Copenhagen Airport. Transfer to hotel in connection with individual flight arrivals. Dinner and accommodation at Admiral Hotel. Includes: (D).

Day 2: The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, and Nyhavn. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort
will be provide you with entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Accommodation at Admiral Hotel. Includes: (D)

Day 3: Copenhagen - Oslo. Morning free in Copenhagen. Possibility to visit the Carlsberg Glyptothek or the popular pedestrian shopping street - Strøget. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 5.00 pm. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Oslo. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 9:00 am, followed by 3 hour guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships, the Polar exploration ship Fram, and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon excursion to Holmenkollen for a birds-eye view of the city and fjord far below. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Hotel ideally situated in city center. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Oslo - Geilo - Ulvik. After breakfast 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., the highest in Norway. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Short ferry crossing, followed by drive around the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord, to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Dinner and accommodation at Rica Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Ulvik - Bergen. After buffet breakfast, start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. 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 the best views of the city and fjords way below. Dinner and accommodation at Rica Hotel Ornen, centrally located and within walking distance of the old Bryggen harbour. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 7: Bergen - Flam - Balestrand. After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Descend the Nærøy Valley, passing the Stalheim Canyon, to the fjordside village of Flåm. Board your train for an exhilarating ride on the amazing Flåm Railway to Myrdal, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.

After short rest in Flåm, board Robinson Scandinavias own sightseeing boat M/S Lady Elisabeth for start of approx. 2 hours cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. From the sun deck or the comfortable lounge, you can 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 across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kviknes Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 8: Balestrand. 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 hotels 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 Kviknes Hotel. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 9: Balestrand - Nordfjord - Briksdal - Geiranger. Departure from your hotel on a one hour fjord cruise to Fjærland. Continue by coach along the scenic route passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord making a detour at Olden to visit the famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best view. A typical Norwegian lunch is served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Here you go onboard the ferry for the one hour cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close to some magificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the famous Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - Oslo. 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, Norways largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and accommodation at the Radisson Blu Plaza. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Oslo - Karlstad - Stockholm. Continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Vãrmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Sign Hotel in Stockholm. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Stockholm. The day starts with a 4 hour guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theater, etc. You will also visit the enchanting 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 Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the amazing Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign. Includes: (B)

Day 13: Stockholm-Helsinki. Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. Departure of cruise from Stockholm at 5:00 pm, sailing slowly down the delightful Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Selection of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 14: Helsinki. Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. After disembarkation, a 3 hour guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park and Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. Afternoon free in Helsinki. Accommodation at Glo Hotel Art. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 15: Helsinki - Departure. The tour ends after breakfast at hotel, with transfers to Helsinki Airport to connect with individual flight departures. Includes: (B)

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Meals as mentioned
- Overnight Cruise Stockhom-Helsinki W/Outside Cabin
- Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport
- First Class Accommodation
- Excursions & Entrances Per Itinerary
- Overnight Cruise Copenhagen-Oslo W/Outside Cabin
- Fjord Cruises
- Sightseeing Per Itinerary
- All Ferry Crossings
- Tour Escort
- Transportation.

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Independent and escorted tours and cruises for individuals, families and groups who are traveling to Scandinavia, Russia, The Baltic States, Iceland and Greenland. As specialists in custom travel to Northern Europe since 1967 - we have established the finest connections throughout the region, enabling us to offer the...

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