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The Scandinavian Tour

14 Day Tour from Copenhagen to Oslo

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Copenhagen

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant Royal Reception Rooms. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the Little Mermaid statue. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit Tivoli Gardens, the city’s colorful amusement park. (B)

Day 3: Copenhagen–Odense–Arhus

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Home at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit Den Game By, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. A special dinner with wine awaits you this evening at a local restaurant to try out local specialties. (B, D)

Day 4: Arhus–Gothenburg, Sweden

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by Ferry to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city. (B, D)

Day 5: Gothenburg–Stockholm

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium. (B)

Day 6: Stockholm

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and the blue and gold chambers in the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held, then enjoy a walk through the Old Town. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 7: Stockholm–Uppsala–Falun

Arrive in Uppsala, seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, for a visit to its Cathedral, where several coronations of Swedish monarchs took place. The cathedral dates to  late 13th century and was built in French-Gothic style. Enter Dalarna County and see the Great Pit , the former copper mine and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before arriving at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 8: Falun–Lillehammer, Norway

A scenic day! Continue into Dalarna County and stop at Nils Olsson’s Dala Horse Workshop to learn how these famous horses are made. On via Lake Mjøsa to Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the fascinating Maihaugen Open-Air Museum. (B, D)

Day 9: Lillehammer–Borgund–Flam

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Before arriving in Flåm, stop for pictures at Borgund’s stave church, famous for its beautiful exterior. Later, exciting optional Flåm train ride. (B, D)

Day 10: Flam–Stalheim–Bergen

Embark at Flåm for a leisurely Cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and drive to Stalheim. Here, a dazzling panoramic view over Nærøydalen Valley and coffee with a pastry await you. Early afternoon arrival in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Scandinavian towns. On your orientation tour you will hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Visit the colorful fish market, and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen. (B)

Day 11: Bergen–Geilo

Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø farm for eight generations. While you taste their Apple Cider, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Cross the Hardanger bridge before ascending to Vøringfoss, Norway’s most celebrated and mightiest waterfall. Continue across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the ski resort of Geilo. (B, D)

Day 12: Geilo–Torpo–Oslo

In Torpo, admire a Stave Church, symbol of Norwegian heritage. Continue along the scenic road between the Steinsfjord and the ice-blue Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo. (B)

Day 13: Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: Forgner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s famous stark sculptures and the ornate City Hall. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 14: Oslo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Vacation Highlights

Copenhagen: Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

Odense: Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s home

Arhus: Visit Den Gamle By; a special dinner at a local restaurant

Frederikshavn-Gothenburg: Ferry crossing

Gothenburg: Orientation drive

Stockholm: Guided sightseeing, visit the City Hall, walking tour of the Old Town

Uppsala: Visit the cathedral

Nusnäs: Visit a Dala Horse workshop

Lillehammer: Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

Borgund: Take pictures of the stave church

Sognefjord&Naerøyfjord: Boat cruise

Stalheim: Panoramic view, enjoy coffee and pastry

Bergen: Orientation

Hardangerfjord: Enjoy apple cider at a local farm

Torpo:  Visit a stave church

Oslo: Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall

Meals

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily;  8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special dinner in Arhus, and a farewell dinner in Oslo

Hotels

Copenhagen: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (Superior First-Class) 

Arhus: Scandic Aarhus City Hotel (Superior First-Class)

Gothenburg: First Hotel G (First-Class)

Stockholm: Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel (Superior First-Class)

Falun: First Hotel Grand Falun (First-Class)

Lillehammer: Lillehammer Hotel (First-Class)

Flam: Fretheim Hotel (First-Class)

Bergen: First Hotel Marin (First-Class)

Geilo: Dr. Holms Hotel (First-Class)

Oslo: Thon Opera Hotel (First-Class)

Dates and Prices
The price listed does not include your airfare, taxes or fees

Departure
Details
Tour
Start Date
Return
Date
Land/Cruise
Price Only
4/23/2018 5/6/2018 $3,959.00
4/30/2018 5/13/2018 $3,969.00
5/7/2018 5/20/2018 $3,969.00
5/12/2018 5/25/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 5/14/2018 5/27/2018 $3,969.00
5/19/2018 6/1/2018 $3,969.00
5/21/2018 6/3/2018 $3,969.00
5/26/2018 6/8/2018 $3,969.00
5/28/2018 6/10/2018 $3,969.00
6/2/2018 6/15/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 6/4/2018 6/17/2018 $3,969.00
6/9/2018 6/22/2018 $3,969.00
6/11/2018 6/24/2018 $3,969.00
6/16/2018 6/29/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 6/18/2018 7/1/2018 $3,969.00
6/23/2018 7/6/2018 $3,969.00
6/25/2018 7/8/2018 $3,969.00
6/30/2018 7/13/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 7/2/2018 7/15/2018 $3,969.00
7/7/2018 7/20/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 7/9/2018 7/22/2018 $3,969.00
7/14/2018 7/27/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 7/16/2018 7/29/2018 $3,969.00
7/21/2018 8/3/2018 $3,969.00
7/23/2018 8/5/2018 $3,969.00
7/28/2018 8/10/2018 $3,969.00
7/30/2018 8/12/2018 $3,969.00
8/4/2018 8/17/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 8/6/2018 8/19/2018 $3,969.00
8/11/2018 8/24/2018 $3,969.00
8/13/2018 8/26/2018 $3,969.00
8/18/2018 8/31/2018 $3,969.00
8/20/2018 9/2/2018 $3,969.00
8/25/2018 9/7/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 8/27/2018 9/9/2018 $3,969.00
9/1/2018 9/14/2018 $3,969.00
9/3/2018 9/16/2018 $3,969.00
9/8/2018 9/21/2018 $3,969.00
Popular Departure 9/10/2018 9/23/2018 $3,969.00
9/15/2018 9/28/2018 $3,959.00

 

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