Scandinavian Panorama + Stockholm + Helsinki
ESCORTED - 6 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Copenhagen | Oslo | Ulvik | Bergen | Balestrand | Geiranger
Oslo | Stockholm | Helsinki
14 nights from $4674
English Language Tours start in Copenhagen on Saturdays
Weekly departures June 23 - July 28, 2018
Day 01: Arrive Copenhagen
Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Transfer provided to hotel in connection with individual flight arrivals. Dinner and accommodation at a four star hotel located in the city center. Your tour escort will meet you in the hotel lobby.
NOTE: Optional extra nights on own can be booked with us!
Day 02: Copenhagen
The day starts with a 3-hour guided tour of the city. During the tour you will see the Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (seat of the Danish Parliament), Hans Christian Andersen’s statue, Gefion Fountain, the old harbor of Nyhavn, the famous Little Mermaid, and many other popular sights.
Afternoon free in Copenhagen. We can recommend a tour down the popular pedestrian shopping street Strøget, or maybe a canal tour. Your tour escort will provide entrance tickets to the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park. This evening dinner is on own as Copenhagen has become a culinary capital with some of the best restaurants in the world. Your tour escort can assist with recommendations and reservations if required.
Day 03: Copenhagen - Oslo
After a tasty Danish buffet breakfast, morning free in Copenhagen for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon transfer by coach to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo. Enjoy a delicious Scandinavian buffet dinner 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 before retiring to your 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC.
We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.
Day 04: Oslo
Scandinavian buffet breakfast is being served on board as you sail up the exciting Oslo Fjord to reach the Norwegian capital in the morning. After disembarking, this morning’s 3-hour guided tour of Oslo includes the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park and other famous sights. Afternoon free on own before retiring to your four star hotel for dinner, located in the city center.
Thon Hotel Opera
Day 05: Oslo - Ulvik
After breakfast you’ll visit the famous Viking Ship Museum. Depart from Oslo afterward, driving past the beautiful Tyrifjord and along the picturesque Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel.
After lunch cross the scenic Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the mighty Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m., the highest in Norway. Descend to Hardangerfjord, to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Enjoy dinner and a stay in a local four star hotel ideally located on the banks of the fjord.
Day 06: Ulvik - Bergen
After buffet breakfast, start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardangerfjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, arriving in Bergen around midday, the old Hanseatic capital of Western Norway and ‘Gateway to the Fjords’.
Afternoon 2-hour tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbor with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien for panoramic views of the city and fjords way below. Overnight in a four star hotel located ideally within the city center. Dinner is on own tonight.
First Hotel Marin
Day 07: Bergen - Flåm - Balestrand
After a delicious buffet breakfast, departure from Bergen via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to Flåm offers opportunities for photos of waterfalls and spectacular scenery.
After a short rest in Flåm you will start a 2-hour cruise along the narrow Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest open fjord in the world. From the sun deck or the comfortable lounge, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife.
After disembarking in the village of Gudvangen you will be continuing across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes for the short ferry crossing to Balestrand on the banks of the Sognefjord. Dinner and accommodation (fjord view room) in a spectacular four star hotel overlooking the fjord.
Day 08: Balestrand - A Day in the Fjords
Day free in Balestrand, providing you the opportunity to spend a whole day relaxing and enjoying the beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room.
You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel's terrace and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or row boat from the hotel, or even go hiking to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings can also be arranged before dinner at your hotel.
Day 09: Balestrand - Geiranger
After breakfast depart from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic drive along the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjaerland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best of views. Afterwards a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier.
During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord. During the cruise you will pass close by some impressive waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at a beautifully situated historic hotel overlooking the Geirangerfjord.
Day 10: Geiranger - Oslo
Ascend the famous Serpentine Road with amazing views of the fjord below, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to the village of Lom, famous for its 14th-century stave church.
The tour continues alongside Lake Vågå to Otta, then descends the wonderful Gudbrands Valley towards the town of Lillehammer. Lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues along the banks of Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo for another night. Enjoy dinner and accommodation in your centrally-located four star hotel.
Thon Hotel Opera
Day 11: Oslo - Stockholm
After breakfast continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad.
After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at a superior first class hotel ideally located in the city center.
Clarion Hotel Sign
Day 12: Stockholm
The day starts with a 4-hour guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, and more. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year.
The afternoon is free to tour Stockholm independently. Your tour leader can help you plan out a visit to the impressive Drottningholm Palace or the famous Vasa Museum, which you can explore on your own. Dinner is also on your own this night, as experience shows that in Stockholm clients prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their own choice.
Clarion Hotel Sign
Day 13: Stockholm - Helsinki
Morning free in Stockholm to explore this beautiful city, often called the ‘Venice of the North’ because of its many canals and waterways. Afternoon coach transfer to embark on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. Start your cruise to Helsinki, sailing slowly down the Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands.
Buffet dinner and accommodation in a 2-berth outside cabin (seaside) with shower/WC on board. Choice of entertainment, shops, casino, bars also on board. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this round trip cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin.
Day 14: Helsinki - Stockholm
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. You retain your cabin on the ship. Morning 3-hour guided tour of the Finnish capital. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and more.
Afternoon free for shopping or exploring this bustling city on the Baltic. Embark on the Silja Line ferry for return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.
Day 15: Stockholm Departure
After a tasty buffet breakfast, arrive back in Stockholm. Transfer from the Silja Line terminal to Stockholm Airport for your flight home. To allow time for disembarkation, passport control, transfer to airport (situated 60 km. from Stockholm) and possible delays, we advise clients not to book flights departing before 13.00 (1.00PM local time).
NOTE: Optional extra nights on own can be booked with us!
- 14 nights Copenhagen - Stockholm including Baltic Cruise
- 11 nights’ accommodation including daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except for Bergen & 2nd night in Copenhagen & Stockholm) and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels (fjord view room at Kviknes Hotel), all rooms with private facilities
- 5 lunches on days 5, 6, 9, 10 & 11
- 1-night cruise Copenhagen - Oslo, incl. accommodation in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, buffet dinner and breakfast on board
- Panoramic city sightseeing tours of Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, and Bergen, which include the following entrances: Stadshuset (City Hall, Stockholm), Temppeliaukio Church (Helsinki), Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen), Vigeland Park (Oslo), Viking Ship Museum (Oslo), and the Fløibanen funicular (Bergen). Short photo stops (i.e. to the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen) and small walks will be taken during the course of each sightseeing tour
- Ride on the Flåm Railroad Flåm-Myrdal-Flåm
- 2-hour cruise on the Aurlandsfjord & Nærøyfjord, & 1-hour cruise on the Geirangerfjord
- Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
- 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm, incl. entrance to City Hall
- 2-night Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm, in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, incl. 2 dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts on board
- 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki incl. entrances
- All ferry crossings
- Luggage assistance at all hotels, 1 piece per person
- Tour escort throughout
- Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats etc.
- Transfers airport/hotel on first (#) and last (#) days to correspond with flight times
NOTE: Transfers are ONLY included on tour starting/ending days from/to main international airports, any deviations including change of flights due to travel delay will result in transfers on own and at own expense, no refunds provided for unused transfers.
2018 STARTING PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURES View Escorted Tour Specials
*Prices are per person sharing twin-bedded room. English Language Tours start in Copenhagen on Saturdays.
Departure Dates and Information
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Tour dates & availability per 5/22/2018. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Guests 12 years or older are welcome; children 12-18 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 discount! Deduct $140 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older.