Denmark and Norway

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Scandinavian Panorama

From $4074 Per Person

Escorted, 12 days/11 nights
Tour Dates: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018.

Experience the best of Copenhagen's historic culture and beautiful sights, followed by an overnight cruise to Norway. Enjoy the majestic scenery, through the valleys and all of the most beautiful fjords of Norway, where you will dine and overnight at historic hotels. Lot of photo opportunities for waterfalls, mountains and local culinary experiences.

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Tour Dates: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018. 

 
Day 1: Arrive in Copenhagen (D)

Transfer from Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at the unique Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbor and the pedestrian streets. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.

Accommodation at Admiral Hotel.

Day 2: Copenhagen 

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and starts of 3 hours guided panoramic tour of the city. You will see the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, Gefion Fountain, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament buildings), the old harbor of Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort will provide entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens.

Accommodation at Admiral Hotel.

Day 3: Copenhagen to 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 16.30 hrs. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smorgasbord dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Accommodation onboard DFDS Seaways

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, incl. the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner at your Oslo hotel this evening, centrally located close the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby.

Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera

Day 5: Oslo to Ulvik 

After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Afterwards departure from Oslo, driving via Honefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardola Mountain Hotel. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Voringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m.

Accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

Day 6: Ulvik to Bergen 

After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Mabodal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Oystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 2 hours panoramic tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbor with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Floien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbor and close to the pedestrian shopping streets. 

Accommodation at First Hotel Marin

Day 7: Bergen to Flam to Balestrand 

After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flam Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flam offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flam, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Naroy 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 Naroy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Naroy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand.

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 noteworthy sites can also be arranged.

Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel

Day 9: Balestrand to Geiranger

After buffet 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 Fjaerland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jolster. 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. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loenand Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour 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.

Accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 10: Geiranger to Oslo 

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Geiranger. From the top of one of the serpentine roads, 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 Vaga, 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 Mjosa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo.

Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera

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Day 11: Oslo - Stockholm

After breakfast departure from Oslo, continuing by coach towards the Swedish border. Cross into the attractive province of Varmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vanern, 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. 

Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign

Day 12: Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel and start of 4 hours 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 famous Vasa Ship Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. 

Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign 

Day 13: Stockholm

Tour ends after breakfast, with transfers to Stockholm Arlanda Airport to connect with individual flight departures.

Your Trip Includes the following:

Single supplement $985

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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