HIGHLIGHTS OF SCANDINAVIA 2018

DENMARK, NORWAY, SWEDEN
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  • Day 1: Arrive in Copenhagen

    Welcome to the start of your Scandinavian adventure! Your tour leader will be waiting for you at our hotel during the afternoon. After everyone’s checked in, we’ll enjoy an included dinner where you can get to know your fellow travellers and learn a bit more from your tour leader about what incredible experiences the next 12 days will bring!

    Dinner. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 2: Explore Copenhagen

    After breakfast your tour leader will take you to meet up with an expert local guide who will show you highlights of the Danish capital, including the famous Nyhavn waterfront, Rosenborg castle and the little mermaid statue. This afternoon you’ll have some free time to further explore; options include the Tivoli Gardens, a famous amusement park and pleasure garden, and the Rundetaarn, an astronomical observatory that offers fantastic views of the city.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 3: Odense - Skagen – Frederikshavn

    Make sure you prepare your camera this morning, because you’ll be witnessing some absolutely stunning Danish countryside! Our first stop today is Odense, where we’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the home town of prolific author and fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. We’ll then make our way to the town of Skagen, where you’ll have the chance to walk to the tip of the Grenen sandbar peninsular, the northmost point of Denmark. After a full day of exploring we’ll head to Frederikshavn for a relaxing dinner at our hotel!

    Breakfast. Dinner. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 4: Frederikshavn – Oslo

    Three countries in one day! This morning we’ll take a ferry across to Gothenburg before driving on to Oslo (don’t worry, we’ll come back to Sweden later on in the tour!). On arrival in the Norwegian capital we’ll enjoy a walking tour with an expert local guide, who will show you sights including Akershus Castle, Oslo Opera House, the Parliament building and the Royal Palace.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 5: Oslo – Bergen

    As we travel from Oslo to the west coast we’ll journey through the heart of Norway, witnessing the incredible scenery changing from emerald green landscapes to cobalt blue fjords to white snow-clad mountains. This evening we’ll arrive in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and known as “the city among the seven mountains”. The beautiful Unesco World Heritage–listed Bryggen quay is the highlight, while Norway’s famous fjords are just a short journey away. Upon arrival, your tour leader will take you on an orientation. Norway’s first capital and former seat of royalty, including the old Hanseatic wharf Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Bergen Fortress.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 6: Bergen - Free day

    Enjoy a free day to explore the beautiful Norwegian city of Bergen, or choose to take one of our optional excursions to explore the surrounding area. The Fløibanen funicular will take you to the top of Mount Fløyen, which offers magnificent views of Bergen and a variety of walking routes. You can also join a half-day tour to Skjerjehamn, where you’ll enjoy a four hour sailing from Bergen and see the incredible maelstroms (whirlpools).

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 7: Norwegian Fjords – Lillehammer

    There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, with most concentrated on the west coast, so we’ll be perfectly located today as we explore the scenic heartland of Norway on our way to Lillehammer. We’ll take a stop off along the way in Gudvangen, a village located at the end of Nærøyfjord, arguably Norway’s most famous fjord. You’ll have the opportunity to take a cruise along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjorden fjords to Flam – still blue water is framed by towering cliffs, massive waterfalls and snow capped peaks – the easiest picture-postcard photo’s you will ever take.

    Breakfast. Dinner. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 8: Lillehammer - Dalarna area

    Today we’ll continue on our journey and cross into Sweden, where the stunning natural landscapes keep coming as we take a scenic drive through the mountains and deep forests to the Dalarna area in central Sweden – keep an eye out for elk and moose! Dalarna is famous for the Dalecarlian horse, a traditional Swedish hand painted wooden horse statuette painted in bright colours.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 9: Dalarna – Stockholm

    On our arrival in Stockholm we’ll enjoy a walking tour with an expert local guide. You’ll be introduced to the highlights of Sweden’s capital including the Royal Palace, the narrowest alley and the AF Chapman ship. This evening enjoy an included dinner.

    Breakfast. Dinner. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 10: Stockholm - Free day

    Enjoy the day exploring the city of Stockholm! Gamla Stan is the old town, comprised of red, orange and terracotta coloured buildings overlooking narrow cobblestone streets. The numerous islands that make up the town offer fascinating walks, especially through the Djurgården, where you can visit Skansen, the open-air Swedish history museum.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 11: Stockholm - Copenhagen

    Today you are on the final leg of your Scandinavian tour, look out for lakes, forests and rolling fields as we drive through the Swedish countryside. Just before we get to Copenhagen, we will stop at the town of Helsingør. This town is home to Kronborg Castle, known to many as ‘Elsinore’ and the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. We’ll see the castle from the water as we take a short ferry from Sweden back to Denmark.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation

  • Day 12: Free day in Copenhagen

    Today you will have a free day in Copenhagen. You can enjoy the whole day shopping or you coul also take one of our optional tours.

    Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

  • Day 13: End of tour

    After breakfast, our tour concludes and it’s time to say goodbyes. Private transfer will take you from your hotel to the airport. In case you have an afternoon or late evening flight you can continue with your last-minute shopping.

    Breakfast. Private airport transfer.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SCANDINAVIA 2018

What’s Included:

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single travellers have the option to pay a single
    supplement to ensure a private room.
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Return private airport transfer on the first and the last day.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • 11 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
  • A complimentary memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF SCANDINAVIA 2018
+ INCLUSIONS

What’s Included:

  • 12 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities. Single travellers have the option to pay a single
    supplement to ensure a private room.
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Return private airport transfer on the first and the last day.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • 11 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
  • A complimentary memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.
+ EXCLUSIONS
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