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Itinerary for Fabulous Scandinavia Escorted Group Tour 2022

Scandinavia Highlights Escorted Group Tour

Welcome to Scandinavia! The perfect introduction to the capitals of Scandinavia; Copenhagen, Oslo & Stockholm - with some wonderful nature on the side... enjoy the scenery and culture in the company of your local guide, and choose whether to enjoy free-time exploring at your pace, or add optional day trips and tours for more structured sightseeing. 


10 nights * 4 star hotels * Optional day trips & tours * Departure dates June - September * Escorted Group Tour * From 2,320 EUR pp

DAY 1: (WEDNESDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN 

Arrival to Copenhagen Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. 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.

OPTIONAL: Tivoli Gardens

Located in the heart of Copenhagen, Tivoli Park is one of the main attractions of the city. The amusement park was founded in 1843 and offer something for everyone. Beautiful gardens, historic buildings, the wooden rollercoaster from 1914, numerous rides and more then 30 restaurants offering various gastronomic options. The Park has several music venues and a pantomime theater, offering concerts and plays throughout the day. At night, thousands of lights create an amazing and unique atmosphere. The tour includes one-way transfer, entrance fee & guided walk through the park. Return to the hotel on your own. Approximately 2.5 hours.

 

DAY 2: (THURSDAY): COPENHAGEN

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. This tour will be the perfect introduction to 'Wonderful Copenhagen'. We begin with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street 'Stroeget' begins. Passing by Tivoli Gardens and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next, it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world-famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with is picturesque houses and boats. We continue to the impressive Gefion Fountain and the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we 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.

OPTIONAL: Experience Copenhagen like a Dane.

See and get to know the city from another perspective, together with your local guide. Take a boat trip and see all the main attractions, palaces, churches, towers, and modern architecture, from the water, sailing through idyllic canals and around the harbor. Back on land, take the Copenhagen Metro and visit Torvehallerne food market. Here you will have some free time to explore the many stalls with local foods and beverages and to enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere that characterizes the Danes. Tour ends in the city center or at your hotel, at your choice. Approximately 2.5-3 hours.


DAY 3: (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN - OSLO (overnight ferry)

Breakfast at the hotel and free time.

OPTIONAL: Rosenborg Palace

The Rosenborg Palace is a fairytale-like Renaissance palace in central Copenhagen, surroun ded by enchanting gardens. It is famous for housing a beautiful collection of Danish crown jewels. The Rosenborg palace was built by Danish king Christian IV, “the Builder King”, in 1606 as a country summerhouse. It is one of the most stunning examples of Christian IV's numerous architectural projects. The museum in the palace is divided into two parts: the palace interiors and the cellars where the crown jewels are displayed. Your visit to Copenhagen won't be complete without seeing this Renaissance pearl of architecture!

In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 14:15 departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board. Accommodation in an exterior cabin.


DAY 4: (SATURDAY): OSLO to EIDFJORD

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hoenefoss, 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. We continue to Hardangervidda and visit the Voringfossen waterfall, and continue to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check-in. The evening is at your leisure.


DAY 5: (SUNDAY): EIDFJORD to BERGEN 

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will cross the splendid Hardangerfjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge. This Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. After reaching the other side, we will 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 during which we will delight in St. Marys Church, Haakon's Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.

OPTIONAL: Floiebanen - View Bergen from the peak of Mt Floeyen

The Floeibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floeyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5-8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline.


DAY 6: (MONDAY): BERGEN to STALHEIM 

Breakfast 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 our 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.


DAY 7: (TUESDAY): STALHEIM - FLAAM - FAGERNES 

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry along the Naeroy ord, one of the narrowest and most popular  ord 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: Flamsbana Railway Experience

Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean. Approximately 2 hours.

OPTIONAL: Stegastein Viewpoint

An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flaam.  The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650 meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine. Approx 2 hours.
 

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 The evening is at your leisure.


DAY 8: (WEDNESDAY): FAGERNES to OSLO

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains 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.


DAY 9: (THURSDAY): OSLO to 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.


DAY 10: (FRIDAY): 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 the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, the place of the Nobel festivities. 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: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing

Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history. 

 

DAY 11: (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM 

Breakfast at the hotel. Our English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Stockholm Airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.  

Overview

DEPARTURE DATES 2022

Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date

8th June - 18th June 2022
22nd June - 2nd July 2022
6th July - 16th July 2022
20th July - 30th July 2022
10th August - 20th August 2022
24th August - 3rd August 2022
21st September - 1st October 2022

TOUR INCLUDES

9 nights at 4/5 * properties as per program 
1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry (Exterior Cabin)
10 Breakfasts - buffet style
2 dinners (as per program)
English speaking resident Tour Director from Day 1 to Day 10 
All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
The long-distance bus from day 4 - 9 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 Service at DFDS Seaways, Tallink Silja Ferry, & all hotels and railway stations during the program (Excl. Day 1 & Day 11).  
Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase + 1 piece of hand luggage per person
* Alternative airport transfers can be arranged if preferred or if arriving to a different airport or on a different date.

Notes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

The tour leader will be offering various optional excursions during the tour, please contact us for details.

FLIGHTS

Please note flights are NOT included in this package. You are welcome to book your own flights, or we can do this for you, simply call or email us for a quote.

PRE/POST TOUR EXTRA NIGHTS

If required we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.

Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on). Max group size is 26 guests.
This tour is run by our local partners Borealis.

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THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR EXPERTISE IN ARRANGING OUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN. IT WAS AMAZING.

The dog sledding in the dark was an amazing experience and one we won't soon forget! Very cold and very dark but that did not stop us from having a fantastic time. We learned about dog sledding in general and we had just as much fun interacting with the dogs as we did chatting amiably with the members of the family in their home afterward.It felt very personal/intimate, exactly what we were looking for. The Arctic Bath is one of the most dazzling locations/accommodations that we have ever experienced. The service was assertive without being pushy, they were always there to help when we needed someone but otherwise, it was a very intimate and tranquil stay. The bath itself was amazing, and we will never forget the evening plunge into icy waters. Just amazing. The sauna was something the whole family enjoyed. The food was as dazzling as our lodgings, the Christmas dinner was the highlight with every course thoughtfully prepared and presented. ArcticBath is one of the most romantic spots we have ever been but it was still a fantastic spot for our 5 person family. Our snowshoeing experience was not just a fun trip through the breathtaking landscape but a fascinating lesson in Sweden culture, its floraand fauna, and survival skills. Our guide was very informative and tailored the trip so our kids could keep up and stay engaged. Both the hovercraft ride and the snowmobile trekking were fun and thrilling for all members of our family, racing across the frozen Baltic Sea and through the dazzling snow-covered landscape. As stunning as it was in winter, it is a place we would love to come back to during the summer. Thank you again for organizing a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for our family! We are delighted with our trip.

CHRISTMAS IN SWEDISH LAPLAND, BROTHERS FAMILY, DEC 21


TRAVEL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS ARE A REAL FIND.

Hi Phil and Jurga, We want to thank-you and all the guides, drivers etc. for organising such an amazing and unforgettable trip for us. We had a brilliant time and came home with a completely different and very positive perspective of the Baltic States and Finland. We found every city we visited absolutely fascinating and simply could not pick a favourite. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one of them would have to be the local guides and the drivers who took us for our day outings and did the transfers. Without exception, they were first class. Their passion for their country and willingness to talk about their lives and experiences and, as an example, the impact the Soviet occupation had on them and their families, really brought each country to life and helped us understand a little of what it must have been like then. We were also so impressed with all the paperwork and vouchers we received and know a lot of organisation went on behind the scenes. It all went like clockwork and we were nothing but impressed by your efficiency. Thanks again for a super holiday. We would like to visit St Petersburg and Russia at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in using you again to organise the trip.

BESPOKE PRIVATE BALTIC TOUR, MRS VARLEY, SEPTEMBER 2019


NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin Norway in a Nutshell. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019

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