From $3710 Per Person
Escorted, 14 days/13 nights
Select dates: TBA for 2018
The very best of the Nordic countries. Experience first-hand the latest design trends in the cities of Helsinki, Stockholm, Bergen, Oslo and Copenhagen. Each city is unique and has its own particular charm, culture and history. Overnight cruises from Tallinn to Stockholm, and between Oslo and Copenhagen. Travel through the beautiful Norwegian fjord region by coach, boat and train and take the Troll Cars to the Briksdal glacier. Glittering fjords, countless waterfalls, green hills and snowy mountains will leave you breathless.
This tour has it all!
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Dates: TBA for 2018 (This tour can be modified for private groups with different dates and rates. If interested, please inquire)
Day 1, Tuesday: Arrival in Helsinki
Individual arrival to the hotel. This evening, you will meet your tour escort who will be staying with you for the entire tour.
Overnight at the centrally located Scandic Grand Marina Hotel or similar
Day 2, Wednesday: Helsinki - Tallinn
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Finnish capital with a local guide. You will see the colorful harbor market, the neo-classical Senate Square, the Cathedral, the Sibelius monument, the Russian orthodox Uspenski Cathedral and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio. Some time at leisure before your late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the ferry to Tallinn. Upon arrival to Tallinn transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Sokos Viru Hotel
Day 3, Thursday: Tallinn– Silja Line
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning city tour of the Estonian capital with a local guide.
You will admire the Alexandre Nevski church, Dome church, and the 13-14th century Castle, where the Estonian Parliament is seated today Through the narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, walk to the town Hall Square with the 15th century Town Halll, the 15th century pharmacy, and the buildings of Great Guild and Brotherhood of Blackheads. Some time at leisure before your late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the overnight cruise to Stockholm. Buffet dinner on board with wine/beer and soft drinks.
Overnight in sea-view cabins
Day 4, Friday: Stockholm
Breakfast buffet on board as you sail through the breath-taking Stockholm archipelago. Disembark, and begin your morning city tour of Stockholm with a local guide. Head up to Fjallgatan, where you will have a view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected by bridges. Next, visit Gamla Stan, the old city with its narrow cobbled-stoned lanes, charming small squares, medieval buildings in happy colors, Cathedral and the Royal Palace. Afternoon free to explore on your own.
Overnight at centrally located Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Day 5, Saturday: Stockholm
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Day at leisure in Stockholm, or why not join an optional tour to visit the City Hall, or the fascinating Vasa Ship museum with the unique wooden warship who sank in Stockholm’s harbor on its maiden voyage and was salvaged intact 333 years later.
Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stockholm
Day 6, Sunday: Stockholm – Hamar
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today, start our journey by coach towards Norway passing open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. Stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Varmland, Sweden, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Varnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest Lake Mjosa.
Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar or similar
Day 7, Monday: Hamar – Lom – Geiranger
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom, stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Youe route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.
Dinner and overnight at the Union Hotel
Day 8, Tuesday: Geiranger – Briksdal Glacier – Balestrand
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view. After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as you drive towards Balestrand. Your route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park. Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth.
Dinner and overnight at the historical Kvikne’s Hotel
Day 9, Wednesday: Balestrand – Bergen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. Continue to Gudvangen, where you will board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as you sail into the Naeroyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains. Disembark in Flam and continue with one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our arrival and take you to Bergen.
Overnight in the heart of the city at Zander K Hotel or similar
Day 10, Thursday: Bergen – Geilo
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. The guided tour of Bergen will take you to the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League.
Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Floyen for a stunning view of Bergen. In the afternoon, continue towards the Hardangerfjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Make a stop at the impressive Voringsfoss waterfall with has a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo.
Dinner and overnight at Bardola Hoyfjellshotell
Day 11, Friday: Geilo – Oslo
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This morning, head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch on your own before going on the guided tour of Oslo. Visit Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc. Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo on your own. Enjoy the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge.
Overnight at Thon Hotel Opera or similar
Day 12, Saturday: Oslo – DFDS Cruise
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Morning free to continue exploring Oslo, maybe visit some of the famous maritime museums such as the Viking Ships or the Polar ship Fram. Late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafés or bars on board. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord buffet.
Overnight in sea-view cabins
Day 13, Sunday: Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet onboard as you sail into Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen meet your local guide showing you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals etc. Afternoon free to enjoy this fairy-tale city on your own.
Overnight at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Day 14, Monday: Departure Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport for your flight home.
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Trip price per person is based on 2 persons in double/twin room.
Single Supplement applies: From $1010
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- 11 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet;
- 2 overnights in sea-side cabins on board Silja Line (Tallinn to Stockholm) and DFDS Seaways with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
- 6 dinners included – 1 on board Silja Line, 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo and 1 on board DFDS Seaways.
- English-speaking tour escort throughout the whole program.
- City tours of all the capitals with local English-speaking guides.
- Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet and free Wi-Fi on board.
- 2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger Fjord and Naroy Fjord – Sogne Fjord.
- Scenic rail road trip with Flam Railway.
- Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier
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.