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Classic Legends of Scandinavia | 12 Days Escorted

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

    • Clarion Folketeateret, Oslo (2 nights)
    • Union Hotel, Geirnager (1 night)
    • Kvikne's Hotel, Balestrand (1 night)
    • Scandic Ørnen Hotel, Bergen (2 nights)
    • Vestlia Resort, Geilo (1 night)
    • Overnight cruise with Seaview cabins (1 night)
    • Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Copenhagen (1 night)
    • Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm (2 nights)

      Meals

      • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
      • 5 dinners

      Other Inclusions

      • 1 x Geirangerfjord mini cruise
      • 1 x Norwegian waffles including coffee/
        tea
      • 1 x Cider Tasting
      • 1 x Sognefjord mini cruise in ECO luxury
        boat
      • 1 x Train from Flåm to Myrdal
      • 1 x Train from Myrdal to Voss
      • 1 x Return Ticket for Funicular Train
      • 1 x Entrance to the Vikingship Museum
        in Oslo
      • 1 x Entrance to Stockholm City Hall
        (or Vasa Museum if preferred)
      • Multiple photo stops for breath taking views

      Not Included

      • Luggage handling
      • Lunches
      • Dinners where not specified on the itinerary
      • Transfers to/from airports, train stations or piers
      • Forward transfers to connecting tours

      Starts in Oslo/ Ends in Stockholm

      Highlights:

      Oslo

      Lillehammer

      Geiranger Fjord

      Sogne Fjord & Flåm Railway

      Bergen

      Overnight cruise to Copenhagen

      Stockholm



       

      12 Day Classic Legends of Scandinavia Tour Itinerary

      DAY 1: OSLO

      Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the“Viking Capital”, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very centre of the city you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house.
      Individual arrival to Oslo and transfer to the hotel (or include optional arrival transfer). Check in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with storage of the luggage. At 6pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure.
      Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan.

      DAY 2: OSLO – LILLEHAMMER – LOM – GEIRANGER (B D)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along the Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger.
      Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger. Karl Johan pedestrian street, and don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house.

      DAY 3: GEIRANGER – BALESTRAND (B D)

      After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, embark on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: “the bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Arrive in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route stop to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee. Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village 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. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees. We will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting. Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at Kvikne’s hotel.

      DAY 4: BALESTRAND – FLAM RAILWAY – BERGEN (B)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway. Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøy Fjord - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow- clad mountains. Board a 2 hour’s mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world famous tourist train Flåm Railway, one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change train and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”. Overnight at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel, centrally located.

      DAY 5: BERGEN (B)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour manager, covering 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. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side. Overnight at the centrally located Scandic Ørnen Hotel.

      OPTIONAL ON DAY 5
      Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less traveled route.
      • (Photostops along the way)
      • Escorted by Tour Leader
      • Duration: 4 hrs
      • $50 pp (min 10 guests)

      DAY 6: BERGEN – GEILO (B D)

      After the breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord. Depart from Bergen, and stop off at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering into the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Continue on the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord Bridge for an afternoon arrival in the city of Geilo, a famous ski area during the winter. Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau.

      DAY 7: GEILO – OSLO (B D)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with a local guide. Famous sights include the Frogner Park which is home to famous sculptures by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall and much more. The day finishes with a visit to the Viking Ship Museum. Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection
      Hotel Folketeatret.

      DAY 8: OSLO – NIGHT CRUISE (B D)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel, and check out. Make the most of the free morning – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center. In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Denmark and Copenhagen. Enjoy a large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. There are a variety of bars and a nightclub on board. Accommodation on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/ WC.

      DAY 9: COPENHAGEN (B)

      Breakfast buffet on board. Morning arrival in Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your Tour Leader. Check in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. Head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation. Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, the harbour is 10 minutes’ walk from your hotel if you feel like taking a swim with the locals. Accommodation at the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, located only 15 minutes’ walk from city centre.

      DAY 10: COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM (B)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. This marks the end of your escorted tours, new adventures await! In the morning transfer independently (or include optional departure transfer) from your hotel to Copenhagen train station for departure by train (2nd class) towards Stockholm, Sweden’s capital. During this approximate 5½ hours train ride you will pass the world famous Øresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Arrival in Stockholm and walking transfer on own to the nearby hotel (or include optional arrival transfer) to your hotel. Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Hotel Sign.

      DAY 11: STOCKHOLM (B)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Full day to enjoy this wonderful city, built on 14 islands. You may like to take an optional regular sightseeing bus, HopOnHopOff. Stockholm, founded in 1252, is the capital of Sweden, and known as the “Venice of the North”. It has many fun activities on offer, such as cruises on the Lake Mälaren, the interactive ABBA Museum, or go on a boat & bus sightseeing tour on an amphibian bus. Do not miss this opportunity to visit the City Hall (Entrance Included) where you can see the Nobel Prize room among others beautiful rooms. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Sign.

      OPTIONAL ON DAY 11
      • Take a regular audio guided bustour in Stockholm,
      HopOnHopOff
      • $55 pp

      DAY 12: STOCKHOLM (B)

      Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Individual departure and transfer from Stockholm on own (or include optional transfer out) For guests joining one of our non-escorted optional tour extension to Helsinki, please see separate itinerary.

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