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Taste of Scandinavian Capitals & Spectacular

  Fjords of Norway including Tallinn &                                                                      St. Petersburg

Enjoy the journey throughout Scandinavia plus an extension into the medieval town of Tallinn and the incredibly historic city of St. Petersburg. This tour is a wonderful mix of nordic highlights and majestic palaces.

Travel Code: SC004

Copenhagen – Oslo – Bergen – Stockholm

14 days/12 nights | Recommended Itinerary


This memorable journey begins in the fairytale capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. Explore picturesque Nyhavn and stroll its famous pedestrian streets. Prepare for a unique mix of Norway’s two finest cities, Oslo and Bergen. At the same time, thread through some of the most extraordinary fjords and spectacular mountains. Your travels end in the enchanting capital of Sweden, Stockholm. The city laced with cobblestone streets, palaces and abundant canals.


Tour highlights include:

  • 14 days - Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen and Stockholm
  • 12 nights accommodations
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners/buffets
  • City tours in Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen and Stockholm
  • Overnight ferry on DFDS sailing – outside cabin
  • Spectacular Flam Railway

Day 1: Overnight transatlantic flight from your U.S. gateway city


Day 2: Copenhagen Upon arrival in Copenhagen a transfer is included to your centrally located hotel. Take the remainder of the day to rest and explore this fantastic city. Be sure to check with the front desk for important tour information.
Accommodations: First Hotel Skt Petri, Copenhagen's leading design hotel

Day 3: Copenhagen After breakfast, meet your guide in the lobby between 8:30-10:00 am for your travel documents. At 1:30 pm leave for 3-hr city tour of Copenhagen. This introduction to the city includes the “Storget” – the pedestrian walking street, Tivoli Gardens, the National Museum, the Old Stock exchange, Nyhavn, Geifion Fountain, Amelienborg Palace and ending with the famous Little Mermaid. Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle will also be on the day adventures! Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.
Accommodations: First Hotel Skt Petri


Day 4: Copenhagen – Oslo The morning is free to take a canal tour or get that last special souvenir. Mid afternoon take a transfer to the DFDS dock for your overnight ferry. A wonderful smorgasbord and delightful entertainment awaits!
Accommodations: DFDS Seaways, Outside Cabins

Day 5: Oslo – Lofthus Enjoy breakfast while sailing into the beautiful Oslo fjord. Disembark to your private coach and travel through Hønefoss, Nesbyen with its beautiful forests and lakes and the Hallingdal Valley. Continue on to Gol and the mountainside city of Geilo. The day culminates with a drive to the Hardanger fjord and ends in lovely Lofthus, home to Edvard Grieg’s many works. Dinner is included at this charming hotel on the fjord.
Accommodations: Ullensvang Hotel where family, tradition and quality come first

Day 6: Lofthus – Bergen Rise for breakfast before taking a short ferry in Kinsarvik that weaves its way along the Hardanger fjord. After arriving in Kvandal continue by coach through Nordheimsund with its forests of birches, prior to reaching the hanseatic city of Bergen. Take a panoramic 3-hr tour of the city known as the capital of the fjords. Sites to see include St. Mary’s Church, Haakon’s Hall, The Fish and Flower Markets, and the old Bryggen area. The evening is yours to enjoy!
Accommodations: Radisson SAS Norge, one of Bergen’s most prestigious and historic hotels

Day 7: Bergen – Flam – Balestrand Awake for a day that won’t disappoint! Begin traveling to the historic town of Voss. From here you board the train that crosses an impressive mountain plateau en route to Myrdal. In Myrdal, connect to the famous Flam railway, descending down for spectacular view of the countryside. Take some time in this quaint fjord village before embarking on the ferry that crosses the mighty Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The journey culminates in dramatic city of Balestrand – on the edge of the stunning fjord! Prepare for another extraordinary dinner!
Accommodations: Kvikne’s Hotel, family-run fjordside hotel

Day 8: Balestrand – Loen Today’s journey begins with a drive to Dragsvik for another short ferry ride to Hella. Venture further through several picturesque villages and forests before arriving in Skei. Here lies Europe’s biggest mainland glacier, Jostedalsbreen. After relishing in a short retreat continue passed Loen and on to the breathtaking Briksdal Glacier. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime – a ride in a “Troll car” to the very snout of the glacier and witness firsthand the amazing blue ice. Late afternoon arrive in scenic Loen, surrounded by more impressive mountains and fjords.
Accommodations: Alexandra Hotel, a perfectly situated hotel in the majestic fjords

Day 9: Loen –Geiranger – Loen Your memorable journey continues via Hella for the ferry that crosses the dramatic Geiranger Fjord. Experience first hand why this fjord is on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list, situated among lush mountains and breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy lunch as you meander into unspoiled landscape near Geiranger at the famous Union Hotel. After lunch, travel by coach up 1500 meters above sea level, to see the fantastic view at Dalsnibba point. Return to hotel in Loen for dinner.
Accommodations: Alexandra Hotel

Day 10: Loen – Oslo Leave Loen for a visit to Norway’s oldest Stave church in Lom – dating back to the 12th century. Say farewell to the fjords area in central Norway and proceed via Otta to the unique capital city of Oslo!
Accommodations: Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel, a modern, full service hotel in the heart of Oslo

Day 11: Oslo Awake for an early morning 3-hr comprehensive city tour of the city idyllically situated by a fjord. Highlights include Holmenkollen for a panoramic view of the city and the famous ski jumps, the Viking Ship museum, Vigeland’s sculpture park, and a view of the Royal Palace and Karl Johan, the famous pedestrian street. Afternoon is free to explore this Viking capital at your own pace.
Accommodations: Clarion Royal Christiania Hotel

Day 12: Oslo – Stockholm Prepare for a dynamic day. Pass through the alluring Norwegian and Swedish forests to the region of many legends, Varmland. Then continue on to Karlstad and Mariefred for a short visit to the Gripsholm castle, dating back to the 16th century. Venture further through varied landscapes for a late day arrival in Stockholm.
Accommodations: Grand Hotel, a sumptuous hotel in the heart of Stockholm

Day 13: Stockholm After another traditional Scandinavian breakfast, indulge in a 3-hr tour of this remarkable city known as “beauty on water” built on 14 islands. Sites included are visits to City Hall, known for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Cathedral, the 700 hundred year old seat of the archbishop, and a stroll through the cobblestoned streets of charming Gamla Stan. (Old Town) The afternoon is at your leisure – maybe make a visit to Djurgården or a canal boat tour.
Accommodations: Grand Hotel

Day 14: Stockholm – Home Breakfast before your transfer (included) to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. or extend with one the modules below!

 

EXTENSION OPTION

Complete Scandinavian Tour & Baltic Regions
Including Tallinn & St. Petersburg

 

20 days/18 nights | Recommended Itinerary


Day 14: Stockholm – Tallinn
Enjoy breakfast before a morning free to do any last minute shopping or sightseeing! Early afternoon take a transfer to the pier for your overnight ferry to Tallinn. As you sail along the Baltic Sea, another sumptuous dinner is served!
Accommodations: Tallink Ferry, Outside cabin

Day 15: Tallinn Disembark after breakfast sailing into the capital of Estonia. Transfer to your hotel and join the 3-hr city tour. This highlights include the city centre and ancient city walls, a walking tour of Old Town, Toompea Hill and Castle, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Dome Church, the church of Holy Ghost, Pühavaimu Street and the Latin quarter for the open markets. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure.
Accommodations: Nordic Hotel Forum, a hotel with a mixture of crispness and warmth

Day 16: Tallinn – St. Petersburg After breakfast depart for Narva and the famous Narva Fortress. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before stopping at the Fortress located on the border to Russia. Venture further through numerous rural villages and arrive in St. Petersburg early evening! Enjoy this magnificent city often referred to as the “Venice of the North.”
Accommodations: Holiday Club St. Petersburg, a unique spa hotel located in the heart of the city

Day 17: St. Petersburg Prepare for a full day excursion of the finest site of St. Petersburg. Begin with a journey to Peterhof, the palace of the Sea God. The 176 fountains, the majestic palaces and the wonderful parks make this a unique landmark of the world. After lunch the journey to the Hermitage awaits - with its 6 magnificent buildings and over 3 million works of art this venue never disappoints! The day will end seeing the highlights of the city including Nevsky Prospect, Senates Square, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St. Issac’s Cathedral, the Church of Spilled Blood and the Nikolsky Cathedral.
Accommodations: Holiday Club St. Petersburg

Day 18: St. Petersburg – Helsinki Leave this delightful city after breakfast. You pass through the historical, medieval city of Viborg and make a stop in Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest town, filled with wooden houses. Continue on through Finland, the country of the lakes, before arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Helsinki. This city is unique in its fascinating mixture of Swedish, Russian and international cultures.
Accommodations: Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel, a historic hotel filled with rich tradition

Day 19: Helsinki Rise for your last 3-hr city tour of this city referred to as “The Daughter of the Baltic Sea.” This journey will include Senate Square, the Lutheran Cathedral, Market Square, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, Uspenski Church and the Sibelius Monument. A final visit will be made to the Temppeliauko Church- the “Rock Church” named because it is carved into solid rock! Your afternoon is free to get any last minute souvenirs.
Accommodations: Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel

Day 20: Helsinki – U.S. After breakfast the tour is complete. The transfer is included to the airport for your flights back to the U.S.

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