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Heart of Scandinavia and Helsinki

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 16 - 40 people
Destination(s): Denmark   Norway   Sweden  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 5580 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5580 US Dollar (USD)

This is a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience Scandinavia whilst staying at good first class hotels right in the heart of each city. You will have time to explore the capitals and you will travel through some of the most beautiful parts of Fjord Norway and Southern Scandinavia. The scenic highlights include the longest fjord in Norway - The Sognefjord, the Geirangerfjord and the Briksdal Glacier. In the area of the Fjords your accommodation will be at hotels belonging to "Prominent Hotels of the Fjords of Norway". You will be traveling on the famous Flam Railway and cruising the fjords by ferries and boat. Bergen, the Capital of the fjords, will surprise and enchant you. In Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo there is ample time to enjoy the amenities on offer and to get to know these capital cities, each with a distinctly different atmosphere. From Stockholm you will travel Eastwards to explore Helsinki . Throughout you will travel by first class coach and one of our professional Tour Managers will ensure you get full enjoyment of the three weeks.

Day 1: Copenhagen.

Arrival transfer to your hotel. Early evening your manager will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour and give you a chance to meet your fellow travelers. Accommodation in the center of Copenhagen. Overnight at Hotel Skt. Petri or similar.

Day 2: Copenhagen.

The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace, Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and of course the Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city.

Day 3: Copenhagen - Oslo.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour escort will be happy to advise you about places of interest to visit - we can suggest an optional tour to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 17.00 hours. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 4: Oslo.

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo around 09.00, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Overnight at Grand Hotel or similar.

Day 5: Oslo.

Day free in Oslo. The bustling Aker Brygge Harbour, the Akershus Fortress, and other popular attractions are all within walking distance of your hotel. Your tour escort will assist you in planning your day and offer optional excursions.

Day 6: Oslo - Geilo - Lofthus.

Departure from Oslo, driving to the mountain resort of Geilo for a stop. The tour continues skirting the wild Hardanger Mountain Pleateau, stopping at Fossli to admire Norway´s highest waterfall, Voringsfoss, with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descent to the lovely Hardanger Fjord where you will be spending the night at the traditional Ullensvang Hotel, situated at the water´s edge. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Ullensvang.

Day 7: Lofthus - Balestrand.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today you will travel to the Sognefjord starting with a short ferry trip before a scenic train journey from Voss to Flåm. This train journey is one of the most famous in Norway and gives fantastic views of the fjord. In Flåm you will take a 2 hours cruise along the Aurlands, Naeröy and Sognefjord. After this you have a breathtaking ascent of the Stalheim Canyon, with impressive views of the Naeroy Valley, its mountain peaks and waterfalls. Continue by coach over the Vika mountains to Vangsnes, followed by a short trip by ferry crossing the Sognefjord. Arrival in Balestrand in time for dinner and accommodation at the Kviknes Hotel, beautifully located overlooking the fjord.

Day 8: Balestrand-Loen.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from hotel by coach to Fjaerland. Visit to the glacier Museum. Continue by coach along the scenic route, passing the Jostedal Glacier (the largest in Europe) and the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful 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 troll cars to give you the best view. During the afternoon the tour continues to Loen. Dinner and accommodation at the first class hotel Alexandra in Loen.

Day 9: Loen-Bergen.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Depart Loen for Bergen. Once again we drive the scenic road around Nord Fjord and Skei before arriving at Forde for lunch (not included). The journey continues with a short ferry crossing from Lavik to Oppedal. Arrive early evening in Bergen – a World Heritage City. Hotel in central Bergen. Radisson Blu Royal or similar.

Day 10: Bergen.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. This morning you will enjoy a city tour of this beautiful Old Hansa Town, surrounded by 7 mountains. The tour escort will show you the Old Bryggen area and the popular Fish & Flower Market, the ancient Maria Church, Hanseatic Quarter, Old Bryggen Harbour and other famous sights. Hotel in central Bergen.

Day 11: Bergen - Stockholm.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to international airport outside Bergen. We will take flight to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 12: Stockholm.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. The day starts with a 3 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit 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 Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with the possibility of visiting the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours.

Day 13: Stockholm.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day for independent activities. Your Tour Escort will help you with information and suggestions of what you can do and see in Stockholm during your free time. Tonight you will be served a farewell dinner. Hotel in central Stockholm.

Day 14: Stockholm-Helsinki.

Morning free in Stockholm. At 15.00 transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a cruise ferry of the Silja Line. At 16.45 departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC.

Day 15: Helsinki.

Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Directly after you disembark there is a 2 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Church in the Rock (if open to public) and much more. Afternoon free in Helsinki.

Day 16: Helsinki.

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today is the day to say farewell to the tour, your travel companions and to the Heart of Scandinavia and Helsinki tour with your transfer to the airport.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- hotel accommodtion,
- daily breakfast,
- dinners as mentioned,
- transportation,
- tour escort,
- local guides.

Tour conducted in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese.

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