Escorted Tour-Land Only
11 Days/10 Nights
July 12 and 26
August 9 and 23
Price per Person:Per person in a double room $2599
Single supplement $679
Package Includes:9 nights first class hotels all with private facilities
1 overnight on ferry between Oslo and Copenhagen outside cabin
Breakfast each morning
5 dinners-drinks not included
English speaking tour escort
Coach transportation between cities
Luggage handling at piers for overnight cruise-1 piece per person
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Stockholm
Upon arrival self transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the Swedish Capital. Overnight Hotel Clarion Stockholm or similar.
Day 2 Stockholm
At 10.30am you will meet your tour escort who will stay with you for the rest of the tour. You will also meet your local Stockholm guide who will take you on a guided tour of the Swedish capital. From Fjallgatan you will have a view of Stockholm spread out on 14 islands connected by bridges. You will 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 is at leisure. Overnight Hotel Clarion Stockholm or similar.
Day 3 Stockholm-Karlstad-Hamar
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today start the journey by coach towards Norway, passing through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. Stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Varmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Varnern, the largest of Swedenâ€™s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, continue to Hamar, located right next to Lake Mjosa, Norway's largest Lake. Dinner and overnight at the Scandic Hotel Hamar.
Day 4 Hamar-Lillehammer-Lom-Loen
First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Continue north through the green, fertile farmland of the Gudbrands Valley. In Lom stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Your route continues via Grotli to Loen. 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 Hotel Alexandra.
Day 5 Loen-Balestrand
Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls "The Bridal Veil" and "the Seven Sisters" Continue to the 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 you through the Gaular Mountain National Park. Late afternoon reach the beautiful resort of 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 historic Kvikne's Hotel.
Day 6 Balestrand-Bergen
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 enjoy a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as you sail into the Naeroy fjord, 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 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 your arrival and take you to Bergen. Overnight in the heart of the city at Zander K Hotel or similar.
Day 7 Bergen-Geilo
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 Hardanger Fjord 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 the Storefjell Resort or similar.
Day 8 Geilo-Oslo
This morning head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on a guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour are the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc. Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge. Overnight at the Hotel Scandic Solli or similar.
Day 9 Oslo-Overnight Cruise
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 on the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from the deck or one of the cafes or bars on board. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian Smorgasbord buffet. Overnight in sea-view cabins.
Day 10 Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet on-board 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 the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or similar.
Day 11 Copenhagen-End of Tour
After breakfast self transfer to the airport. You can extend your stay in lovely Copenhagen or continue to Finland, the Baltic States, Russia or Germany.
Additional nights in Stockholm and/or Copenhagen available.