Fabulous Scandinavia & Helsinki
From $3079 Per Person
Guided, 12 days/ 11 nights
GUARANTEED departure dates: May 14; June 4 & 11; July 2, 16 & 30; August 6 & 20; September 3 & 10, 2020
Enjoy the best of Scandinavia including the capitals of Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. Be treated to the rich cultural and historical heritage of these nations, and experience the wild nature of the Norwegian fjords. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world with its history and nature.
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Select dates: May 14; June 4 & 11; July 2, 16 & 30; August 6 & 20; September 3 & 10, 2020
Day 1: Arrival to Copenhagen
Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by English-speaking representative, transfer to your hotel. A short welcome meeting will be held in the evening, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Accommodation at Scandic Copenhagen
Day 2: Copenhagen - Oslo (Overnight ferry)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning depart by private coach with your guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". Begin with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins. Passing by Tivoli Gardens and onward past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next, it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. Drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theater with the world famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and boats. Continue on to the impressive Gefion Fountain and the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid. During the tour, you can also delight in Christiansborg Palace from the outside, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour ends at the hotel.
In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 16:30, departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board.
Accommodation on DFDS Seaways ferry in seaview cabin
Day 3: Oslo - Eidfjord
Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking you will board a private coach. Drive across Honefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Proceed through Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Continue to Hardangervidda and visit the Voringfossen waterfall, and continue to Eidfjord, where your hotel is located. Check-in and dinner at the hotel is included.
Accommodation at Quality Voringfoss
Day 4: Eidfjord- Bergen
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge. This Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching the other side, continue along the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests until we arrive in Bergen – known as the capital of the fjords. In the afternoon, a panoramic sightseeing tour is included where you will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colorful and picturesque fish market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.
Optional trip with the local funicular - Floibanen for a fabulous view over the city of Bergen.
Accommodation at Scandic Ornen Hotel
Day 5: Bergen - Stalheim
at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Naeroy valley where your hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Accommodation at Stalheim Hotel
Day 6: Stalheim - Flam - Fagernes
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the stunning village of Flaam where you will have some free time if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flaamsbana.
Optional trip on one of the steepest trainlines in the world - Flamsbana. This two hour journey is one not to be missed, however please note that this train journey must be pre-booked.
In the afternoon, the coach journey continues along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Laerdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing on the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in and later, dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation at Scandic Valdres
Day 7: Fagernes - Oslo
After breakfast, travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.
Accommodation at Thon Opera
Day 8: Oslo - Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or by train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests and the region of Varmland, home of many Nordic legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, capital of Sweden, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.
Accommodation at Scandic Grand Central
Day 9: Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes a walk through the Old Town, and an inside visit to the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place, making for a memorable morning tour. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Optional trip to the Vasa Museum - Scandinavia's top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship. Trip includes: Entrance to the museum and a private tour guide and transfers to and from the museum.
Accommodation at Scandic Grand Central
Day 10: Stockholm - Depart for Helsinki
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the pier by private coach to board one of the comfortable overnight ferries of the Tallink Silja Line, sailing along the Baltic Sea, bound for Helsinki
Accommodation onboard Tallink Silja Line
Day 11: Helsinki
Arrival to Helsinki. Experience a 2-hour sightseeing tour of the capital of Finland, also known as “The Daughter of the Baltic Sea”. The tour includes the Senate Square, the University and the Lutheran Cathedral. You will also see the colorful Market Square, Kaivopuisto Park, diplomatic residences, the imposing statue of Marshall Mannerheim, the Parliament Building, Finlandia Hall, the Orthodox Russian Church Uspenski and the Sibelius Monument. A visit is also made to Temppeliaukio Church – also called the “Rock Church” as it is carved into solid rock (the church reserves the right not to allow the entry of visitors in case of ceremonies). End of the tour at the hotel. The afternoon is at your leisure.
Accommodation at Scandic Hotel Simonkentta
Day 12: Depart Helsinki
After breakfast, transfer to the Helsinki airport.
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Trip price per person is based on 2 persons in double/twin room.
Single Supplement applies: From $1407
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- 8 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
- 1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry
- 1 night on board Tallink - Silja Line
- 11 Breakfasts - buffet style
- 4 dinners (as per program)
- Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 1 to Day 11
- All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
- The long distance bus from day 3 - 8 offers WIFI
- Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm as per program
- Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
- Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport, ARN*
- Porter (Luggage) Service at DFDS Seaways, Tallink Silja Ferry, & all hotels and railway stations during the program (Excluding. Day 1 & Day 12)
* Arrival and departure transfers in Copenhagen and Helsinki are for days 1 and 12 only. If you wish to have transfers on alternate days, and/or pre or post tour arrangements we will gladly assist you and provide the additional package cost.
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.