Fabulous Scandinavia + Helsinki
ESCORTED - 15 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Copenhagen | Oslo | Geilo | Bergen | Stalheim Canyon | Flåm | Fagernes
Oslo | Stockholm | Helsinki
Tours start in Copenhagen on Thursdays
Departures: May 18, June 01, 15, 22, 29, July 06, 13, 20, 27,
August 03, 10, 17, 24, 31, & September 07, 2017
Day 01: Arrive Copenhagen
Arrive in Copenhagen and meet our local representative at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport before transferring together to your four star hotel.
You’ll receive a welcome letter when you check in to your hotel, which will detail meeting points and times for your group and tour escort. Gather with the group for a short time to receive more information about the upcoming tour program, and then enjoy the rest of your day with an independent tour of Copenhagen—or relax at the hotel.
NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from Copenhagen airport to your hotel on the official start date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative. Please note that optional private transfer options are listed below if you wish to add them to your booking.
Day 02: Copenhagen - Oslo
Enjoy a Scandinavian buffet breakfast this morning before beginning a 3-hour city tour with a local English-speaking guide. The tour covers the highlights of wonderful Copenhagen: pass the Royal Palace, Nyhavn Harbor, the Old Stock Exchange, the Little Mermaid statue, Christiansborg Palace—home to the Danish Parliament—and much more!
The tour ends back at your hotel, where you will transfer by private coach to DFDS Seaways terminal for an overnight cruise to Oslo. Enjoy the calming atmosphere as you cruise gently up the Kattegat on your way to Oslo. There is dancing and entertainment on board, or you may prefer to sit out on deck and watch the sunset.
Tonight you’ll stay in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC and includes dinner buffet.
NOTE: Passports must be shown when traveling between Denmark and Norway on the ferry. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.
Day 03: Oslo - Geilo
Breakfast is on board as you sail up the Oslofjord. Arrive in the early morning, disembark, and board your private coach for a visit to the Holmenkollen Hill from where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city and the fjord. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump was the focal point of the Olympic Winter Games in 1952. Free time to explore the facilities on your own. From Holmenkollen onto the famous Bygdoy Island where most of the museums of the city are located. Some time at leisure.
Early in the afternoon we’ll continue our journey across Hønefoss, Nesbyen, surrounded by a landscape which alternates between forests of pines and lakes, and arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometers away, we’ll visit Gol, followed by Geilo—a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its ski resorts.
Tonight, enjoy dinner and a room at a four star hotel.
Dr. Holms Hotel
Day 04: Geilo - Bergen
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning you head towards the Hardanger Fjord and make a stop at Vøringsfoss, a powerful waterfall that thunders down 597 feet from the Hardanger Plateau. From here, make a short drive via Eidfjord to Brimnes—where you’ll cross the splendid Hardangerfjord by travelling across the newly opened Hardanger Bridge to Bruravik. Continue by coach along the fjord, passing by Norheimsund and forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen—the capital of the fjords, Norway’s second largest city, and one of the three university cities in the country.
In the afternoon, meet a local guide in your four star hotel for a city tour during which we will see St. Mary’s Church, Haakon’s Hall, the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area.
As an option, you can take a journey up on the Fløibanen (not included)—a funicular railway journey that will take you up the mountain side in order to enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen. Evening is at leisure.
Scandic Ornen Hotel
Day 05: Bergen - Stalheim
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at 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 snowclad mountains.
After a short break the journey continues towards Nærøy Valley, where your three star hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the stunning views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is provided at the hotel.
Day 06: Stalheim - Flåm - Fagernes
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast the coach continues down Nærøy Valley to Gudvangen, where you embark a ferry that takes you along the Nærøyfjord–one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the stunning village of Flåm where you will have some free time.
Here you’ll have the optional opportunity to ride the Flåm Railway, one of the most famous and breathtaking railway journeys in the world. In the afternoon the coach journey continues along the Aurlandsfjord, via Aurland and Lærdal. 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.
Tonight enjoy dinner and a room at your four star hotel.
Thon Hotel Fagernes
Day 07: Fagernes - Oslo
After a buffet breakfast your travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind you. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to your hotel. In the afternoon board your private coach for a panoramic city tour of the Norwegian Capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera House, Vigeland’s Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan.
Evening are at leisure to further explore the Norwegian capital on your own.
Thon Hotel Opera
Day 08: Oslo - Stockholm
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and head for Stockholm by train or private coach, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests and the region of Värmland, the home of many Nordic legends.
Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, for check-in at your four star hotel. Evening is at leisure.
Scandic Grand Central Hotel
Day 09: Stockholm
Breakfast this morning at your hotel before meeting your local guide at the hotel and depart by private coach for your city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city of Stockholm—built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges—embraces the unique character of its 13th-century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. The capital is a big city with a small town personality: its handy size and short walking distances makes it easy to cover a lot in a short time.
Embark on a city tour this morning, walking in Old Town’s narrow streets (Gamla Stan) and discovering 750 years of the city’s contrasts: the 700-year-old Storkyrkan Cathedral, historic Stortorget Square, and the picturesque views of Fjallgatan.
Our tour of Stockholm will end at the hotel, and you can enjoy a free afternoon touring Stockholm on your own—we recommend a visit to one of the city’s many museums like Vasa Museum (not included).
Scandic Grand Central Hotel
Day 10: Stockholm - Helsinki
After breakfast at your hotel, the morning is at leisure. In the afternoon we’ll transfer you to the pier by private coach for an overnight ferry aboard the Tallink Silja, where you’ll sail along the Baltic Sea bound for Helsinki. Buffet dinner will be served on board.
Tonight you’ll stay in 2-berth outside seaside cabins with shower/WC.
Outside Seaside Cabin
NOTE: We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.
Day 11: Helsinki
Buffet breakfast is on board this morning before you arrive in the capital of Finland, known as the ‘Daughter of the Baltic Sea’. Disembark and meet your local English speaking guide for a city tour of Helsinki.
The city tour includes stops at the Senate Square, the University, and Lutheran Cathedral–all displaying neo-classical architecture of the 1840s—the colorful Market Square by the sea in the South Harbor, Kaivopuisto Park and 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 – called the ‘Rock Church’, as it is carved into solid rock. The tour ends at your city-central four star hotel for check in, and the afternoon is free to explore this Baltic Sea gem.
Scandic Simonkenttä Hotel
Day 12: Helsinki Departure
After your final buffet breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer you directly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport for your flight home.
NOTE: Escorted transfer is only available from your hotel to the Helsinki airport on the official end date of the tour. Transfers are conducted by an English-speaking representative. Please note that optional private transfer options are listed below if you wish to add them to your booking.
- 11 nights Copenhagen – Helsinki
- 9 nights’ accommodation including daily buffet breakfasts (11) and 5 dinners as per itinerary, in centrally located moderate/first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
- Guided tours in dual-language (English & Spanish only) with local guide in Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, all entrances included as outlined
- Transfers as stated in itinerary above
- 2-night cruises Copenhagen - Oslo and Stockholm - Helsinki, incl. accommodation in 2-berth cabins with shower/WC, meals as per itinerary. Porter service at both ferries
- 2 hour ferry cruise Gudvangen to Flam in Norway
- Luggage handling at hotels except on arrival and departure days ( Days 01 & 12)
- Bi-lingual tour escort Days 01-12 (English & Spanish or Portuguese only)
- Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats
NOTE: Prices do not include beverages & extra items, and any services not listed in the program.
Optional services & tours available for pre-booking:
Arrival or departure transfers with private car/driver: Copenhagen arrival from USD 95 per person, based on 2 persons sharing. Helsinki departure USD 37 per person, based on 2 persons sharing. Norway 2-hr Flåm Railway excursion: USD 87 per person.
2017 PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURES View Escorted Tour Specials
*Prices are per person sharing twin-bedded room. Tours start in Copenhagen on Thursdays.
Departure Dates and Information
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Tour dates & availability per 5/17/2017. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Guests 7 years or older are welcome; children 7-18 years old must travel with an adult. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. All tours are guided in English.
Third person in extra bed/special child discount! Deduct $204 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older. Child discount (7-12 years): $402.
|Tour Type:||Escorted Tour|
|Cities Visited:||Copenhagen - Oslo - Geilo - Bergen - Stalheim Canyon - Flåm - Fagernes - Oslo - Stockholm - Helsinki|
|Departures:||May - June - July - August - September|