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Three Capitals & the Fjords

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 40 people
Destination(s): Denmark   Norway   Sweden  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Cultural Journey  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 4559 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6029 US Dollar (USD)

It all begins in the fairytale capital, Copenhagen, then experience the Viking capital, Oslo, before ending in the enchanting and elegant capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Along the way you will be witness to the spectacular mountains and magnificent fjords of Norway, and the fascinating capitals with their cobble-stoned streets, palaces and canals.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Copenhagen

Saturday Arrival to Copenhagen, transfer by own means. Overnight.

* Accommodation at Copenhagen Admiral Hotel ****

Day 2: Copenhagen

Sunday Breakfast at the hotel. Between 08:30–10:00, meet your tour escort at the hotel’s reception to receive information on the trip about to begin. At 13:30, departure by private coach with your local English-speaking guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We start with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroget" begins. We pass Tivoli Gardens, dating back to 1843 and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. Kings New Square is the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, we drive through the old canal Nyhavn with its picturesque houses and vessels and continue to see the impressive Gefion Fountain. A photo stop is made by the Royal residence Amalienborg Palace, and finally we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale. During the tour we shall also appreciate the Christiansborg Palace, housing the Danish Parliament and the Rosenborg Castle which houses the Crown jewelry. The tour will end at the hotel. Overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Accommodation at Copenhagen Admiral Hotel ****

Day 3: Copenhagen – Oslo (overnight cruise)

Monday Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to embark the Scandinavian Seaways cruise ship. At 17:00, departure to Oslo. Accommodation in outside cabins. Dinner buffet will be served on board.

* Breakfast buffet
* Accommodation in outside cabins, on board of the Scandinavian Seaways cruise ship

Day 4: Oslo – Lofthus

Tuesday Breakfast on board.
09:15 Arrival to Oslo. Disembarkation and departure by private coach. Driving across Hønefoss, Nesbyen, surrounded by a landscape which alternates with forests of pines and lakes, we arrive to Hallingdal Valley, very well known in Norway. Just few kilometers away from there, we will find Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and very famous for its ski runs. We will drive up to the foot of the Hardanger glacier. Afterwards, bordering the impressive fjord, we will arrive to Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favorite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner and overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Dinner and accommodation at Ullensvang Hotel ****

Day 5: Ullensvang – Bergen

Wednesday Breakfast at the hotel. Short drive to Brimmes to embark a ferry that will carry us to a crossing along the splendid Hardanger fjord, the widest in Norway. After we disembark in Bruravik, we will continue by coach, bordering the fjord, passing by
Nordheimsund and crossing forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen, the capital of the fjords, Norway’s second city and one of the three university cities in the country. Arrival to Radisson Sas Norge Hotel. Early in the afternoon, meet the English-speaking
local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing during which we will appreciate St. Mary Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colorful and picturesque fish market and the Hanseatic Museum. Tour ends at the hotel. Overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Accommodation at Radisson Sas Norge Hotel ****

Day 6: Bergen – Stalheim

Thursday Breakfast at the hotel. Morning free at leisure. Early in the afternoon we leave the hotel, and passing by Voss, we will arrive in Gudvangen, a village surrounded by mountains, where we will embark a ferry that will carry us in a breathtaking crossing along the lovely Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers a very strong contrast to our eyes, sometimes the rocks fall threatening down along the fjord and other times the river turns out to be totally green. Disembarkation in Flåm and, after crossing the tunnel, we drive back to Gudvangen and continue immediately to Stalheim, situated in a splendid position, 250m perpendicular to the valley. Dinner and overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Dinner and accommodation at Stalheim Hotel ***+

Day 7: Stalheim – Geiranger

Friday Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Vangenes. We will sail along the beautiful Sognefjord once again, and disembark in Dragsvik. We will continue, driving through several picturesque villages, forests of birches and crops, until we arrive to Skei,
located at the foot of the biggest glacier named “Jostedalsbreen”. We will drive, via Olden, to Hellasylt where we will take the ferry crossing the impressive Geiranger Fjord, situated among green mountains and wild waterfalls, and now included on UNESCO’s
World Heritage List. Disembark. Dinner and overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Dinner and accommodation at Union Geiranger Hotel ****

Day 8: Geiranger – Lillehammer

Saturday Breakfast at the hotel. Departure, via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th. century. We will continue, vía Otta, leaving the fjords area in Central Norway, which is characterized by mountains and lakes and which is the major attaction in the country. Arrival to Lillehammer, where we will visit the “ Sandviske Samlinger” Museum, located in Maihaugen Park. The museum houses 120 old buildings, most of them made of wood, coming from different regions of the country. We will get a fascinating picture of the ancient times. Arrival to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Dinner and accommodation at Rica Victoria Hotel ***+

Day 9: Lillehammer – Oslo

Sunday Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the capital, Oslo city, bordering Mjösa Lake, the biggest in Norway. Arrival. Time free at leisure. Early in the afternoon, meet the local English-speaking guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing in the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by its fjord. We will enjoy a magnificent view of the Oslo Fjord from Holmenkollen Hill with the famous ski jumps, where the Winter Games were held in 1952. Among other highlights, we will visit the Viking Ships Museum with its three viking vessels. The Vigeland’s Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan as well. The tour ends at the hotel. Overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Accommodation at Royal Christiania Hotel ****

Day 10: Oslo – Stockholm

Monday Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Stockholm by private coach. Crossing Norwegian and Swedish forests, we will pass the region of Varmland, where many legends of this area were born. We will continue to Karlstad and Mariefred, where we make a stop to
admire the outside of Gripsholm Castle, dating from the 16th. century. During our trip we will notice how the landscape changes, varying between green forests and crystalline lakes. Arrival to Stockholm late in the afternoon. Overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Accommodation at First Reisen Hotel *****

Day 11: Stockholm

Tuesday Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the local English-speaking guide and departure by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing. The city of Stockholm, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of the 13th century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm's islands are bordered by Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east where the archipelago with it's 30.000 islands awaits exploration. Renowned for its beauty, Stockholm is also the hub of the Baltic area with easy access to the Nordic capitals and the Baltic countries. The capital is a big city with a small town personality. Its handy size and short walking distances makes it easy to cover a lot in a short time. Stockholm is proudly called Beauty on Water and a sightseeing tour including a walk in the Old Town and inside visits to the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place, and the Cathedral makes a memorable morning tour. Discover a city of contrasts. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through the narrow streets. The seven hundred year old cathedral of Stockholm, Seat of the archbishop, will be visited during your stroll in the Old Town, where you will also get a chance to see Stortorget; where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. An inside visit is paid to the best known of the city's symbols, the City Hall, where the Nobel Banquet takes place in the Blue and Golden Halls. The tour ends at the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight.

* Breakfast buffet
* Accommodation at First Reisen Hotel *****

Day 12: Stockholm – Departure

* Breakfast at the hotel
* Individual transfer. End of our services

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

The rates include :
- 11 overnights at hotels / Scandinavian Seaways cruise ship, in standard double rooms with private facilities
- 11 breakfasts, buffet style
- 06 dinners as mentioned in the program
- Multilingual tour escort from Day 02 to Day 11, both days included
- All tours by previously booked coach, including all the tours mentioned in the program
- Visits, excursions and entrances as mentioned in the program
- Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo & Stockholm
- Porter service at hotels and on Scandinavian Seaways cruise ship

The rates do not include :
- Beverages & extras
- All services not mentioned in the program

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