European Dreams

SCANDINAVIA 12 DAYS

Visit:

COPENHAGEN , FREDERIKSHAVN , OSLO , TELEMARK ,BERGEN , FAGERNES , KARLSTAD , STOCKHOLM

Includes:

  • Airfare + Taxes
  • VISA
  • Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
  • Accommodation on twin share basis with breakfast
  • All transfers on SIC basis as detailed out in the Itinerary except wherever specified
  • All Sightseeing as detailed out in the Itinerary – SIC basis except wherever specified

 

Per Person Rate :

Price:

1,98,000*


itinerary
DAY 1
ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
 
DAY 2
COPENHAGEN. Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available. (B)
 
DAY 3
COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–FREDERIKSHAVN. After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the GREAT BELT BRIDGE, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, and via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula. (B,D)
 
DAY 4
FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–OSLO, NORWAY. Take a pleasant FERRY ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe’s major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B)
 
DAY 5
OSLO–TELEMARK AREA. Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the soaring CITY HALL, National Theater, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you spend the night. (B,D)
 
DAY 6
TELEMARK AREA–VEMORK–BERGEN. Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the VEMORK MUSEUM, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. FERRY across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway’s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall. (B)
 
DAY 7
BERGEN. Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 1,000-foot Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or join the optional sightseeing excursion, which takes in the main sites, including the Hanseatic Museum, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside area, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills. (B)
 
DAY 8
BERGEN–SOGNEFJORD CRUISE–FAGERNES AREA. More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking CRUISE on one of Norway’s mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area. (B,D)
 
DAY 9
FAGERNES AREA–LILLEHAMMER–KARLSTAD, SWEDEN. First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjøsa. Continue towards Sweden, through Värmland’s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden’s largest lake, Lake Vänern. (B)

DAY 10
KARLSTAD–MARIEFRED–STOCKHOLM. Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel’s Bofors to idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Mäleren and the Baltic Sea. (B)
 
DAY 11
STOCKHOLM. This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights. (B,D)
 
DAY 12
STOCKHOLM. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

highlights
  • Visits to Copenhagen, Odense, Frederikshavn, Gothenburg, Telemark, Vemork Museum, Bergen, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred, Gripsholm Castle picture stop.
exclusions
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Porterage + Tips.
  • Insurance
  • Beverages
  • item not mentioned in detail Itinerary or Package Inclusion
hotels
  • COPENHAGEN Scandic Sluleholmen Copenhagen (F)
  • COPENHAGEN Park Inn Copenhagen Airport (ST)
  • FREDERIKSHAVN Radisson Sas Jutlandia (F)
  • FREDERIKSHAVN Scandic The Reef (SF)
  • OSLO Scandic Fornebu (F)
  • OSLO Scandic Solli Oslo (F)
  • TELEMARK Quality Straand (ST)
  • BERGEN Thon Bristol (ST)
  • FAGERNES Hotel Radisson Blu Resort (F)
  • FAGERNES Hotel Scandic Valdres (MF)
  • KARLSTAD Scandic Karlstad (F)
  • STOCKHOLM Best Western Sthlm (F)
imp Notes
  • The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

 

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