Scenic Scandinavia 2017

Tour from Copenhagen to Oslo , Norway, Stockholm and Helsinki with Baltic Cruise

10 nights Copenhagen - Oslo or
12 nights Copenhagen - Stockholm from or
14 nights Copenhagen - Helsinki - Stockholm

10% early bird discount on bookings made before Nov 30, 2016

Guaranteed Departures:
10, 24 Jun, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul, 5 and 12 Aug 2017 

Scandinavia tour from Copenhagen

ITINERARY:
Day 1: ARRIVE COPENHAGEN

Independent arrival at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport and transfer to hotel. Meet with your tour guide at 7:50 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Dinner and overnight at Admiral Hotel.

Day 2: COPENHAGEN
The day starts with a 3 hours sightseeing tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, home of the Danish royal family; the Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn Harbour and the Little Mermaid statue. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city on your own. Your tour escort will provide you with entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Overnight at Admiral Hotel.

Day 3: COPENHAGEN - OSLO
Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at  5 p.m. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you sail slowly up the Kattegat Sea separating Denmark from Sweden. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend you to bring an overnight bag only to your cabin for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Day 4: OSLO
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 the Kontiki Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Olso, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate and Royal Palace.

Day 5: OSLO - ULVIK
After breakfast visit the world-famous Viking Ships, then 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.

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, a UNESCO Heritage site. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Dinner and overnight at Rica Hotel Ornen, brand new hotel centrally located walking distance of the old Bryggen harbor near the pedestrians only strrets.

Day 7: BERGEN - FLÅM - 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, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn 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 across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day 8: BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS
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 sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 9: BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER
After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord 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 facing the glacier. 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’s 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 10: GEIRANGER - 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, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo and Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo.

Day 11: OSLO - STOCKHOLM
For guests on 10 night tour Copenhagen - Oslo, the tour ends after breakfast, with transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to connect with individual flight departures.

Guests on 12/14 nights tour 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 in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a newly built first class hotel centrally located.

Day 12: STOCKHOLM
The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, 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 the 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 Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included in the program, as our experience shows that tour members prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice in Stockholm. Your tour escort will gladly advise and make table reservations for you.

Day 13: STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI
For guests on 12 night tour Copenhagen - Stockholm, this tour ends after breakfast, with transfers to Stockholm Arlanda Airport to connect with individual flight departures.

Guests continuing on the Baltic Cruise to Helsinki have morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 17.00 hrs: Departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the delightful Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag to your cabin for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 14: HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Spend a whole day in this exciting city on the Baltic, retaining your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbor. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. At 5 p.m. embarkation for return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.

Day 15: STOCKHOLM - DEPARTURE
After a tasty buffet breakfast, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30 hrs.

Transfer from the Silja Line terminal to Stockholm Arlanda Airport for flight home. To allow time for disembarkation, transfer to airport (situated 60 km. from Stockholm), security controls and possible delays, we advise clients not to book flights departing before 13.00 hrs.


Price includes:

10 nights Copenhagen - Oslo

* 9 nights accommodation including daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except on second night in Stockholm) and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities.
* 4 lunches on days 5, 6,9 & 10.
* Overnight cruise Copenhagen - Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, buffet dinner and breakfast on board.
* Entrance to Tivoli Gardens
* 3 hours guided tours of Copenhagen and Oslo, incl. all entrances.
* Visit to the Viking Museum in Oslo.
* Panorama tour of Bergen incl. ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien.
* Ride on the Flåm Railway, Flåm-Myrdal-Flåm.
* Approx. 2 hours cruise on the Sogn and Nærøy Fjords, and 1 hours cruise on the Geiranger Fjord.
* Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier.
* All ferry crossings.
* Luggage assistance at all hotels.
* English speaking tour escort throughout.
* Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc.
* Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days. Transfers to/from a different airport than those mentioned in the tour program  may incur a supplement.

12 nights Copenhagen - Stockholm
All above mentioned services plus -
* 2 nights accommodation in Stockholm including 3-course dinner first evening, and Scandinavian buffet breakfast each day, rooms with private facilities,
* Lunch in Karlstad on day 11.
* 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm, incl. entrance to City Hall, location of the Nobel Price awards.

14 nights Copenhagen - Helsinki - Stockholm
All above mentioned services plus –
* Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm, in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, incl. 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts on board.
* 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki incl. entrance fees.

2017 Tour Prices :

Price per person in Euro ($ rate varies depending on daily exchange rates) Per person based on double Single supplement
10 nights Copenhagen - Oslo
10-20 Jun, 24 Jun- 4 Jul, 1-11 Jul, 8-18 Jul, 15-25 Jul, 22 Jul-1 Aug, 29 Jul-8 Aug, 5-15 Aug, 12-22 Aug 2017 
2855 753
12 nights Copenhagen - Stockholm
24 Jun- 6 Jul, 1-13 Jul, 8-20 Jul, 15-27 Jul, 22 Jul-3 Aug, 29 Jul -10 Aug
3235 880
14 nights Copenhagen- Helsinki - Stockholm
24 Jun- 8 Jul, 1-15 Jul, 8-22 Jul, 15-29 Jul, 22 Jul-5 Aug, 29 Jul-12 Aug
3730 1099

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