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Legends of Scandinavia and Baltic Cruise | 14 Day Escorted Tour

Tour Inclusions:

Transport

  • Escorted luxury coach bus 
  • Overnight cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen

Accommodation

  • Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret (1)
  • Union Hotel Geiranger (1)
  • Kvikne’s Hotel (1)
  • Scandic Ørnen (2)
  • Vestlia Resort (1)
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeatret (1)
  • Accommodation on board in 2-berth sea-view cabins on overnight cruise (1)
  • Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel (1)
  • Hotel Klara (2)
  • Accommodation on board in 2-berth sea-view cabins on overnight cruise (2)

Other Inclusions

  • Deluxe travel wallet with comprehensive travel documents and luggage tags.
  • Expert service from dedicated sales guide before, during and after your trip.

Optional Extras

Explore Norway, Denmark and Finland on this two week adventure!

Highlights

Geiranger Fjord

Flam Railway

Hardanger Mountain Plateau

Overnight Cruises 

Helsinki

 

DAY 1: OSLO – STOCKHOLM – BALTIC CRUISE

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 self-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 6 pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travelers 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

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.

 

DAY 3: GEIRANGER – BALESTRAND

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 – FLÅM RAILWAY BERGEN

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 or Oleana Hotel, centrally located.

 

DAY 5: BERGEN

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 or Oleana Hotel.

 

DAY 6: BERGEN – GEILO

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

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

Breakfast buffet at the hotel, and check out. Enjoy a 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 your large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. There are a variety of bars and a nightclub on board.

On board accommodation in 2-berth sea view cabins.

 

DAY 9: COPENHAGEN

Breakfast buffet on board. On arrival in Copenhagen, go on a city tour with your Tour Leader before transferring to the hotel. 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 mode of 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. The harbor is 10 minutes’ walk from your hotel so if you are there during the summer you can go swimming with the locals.

Accommodation at the Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, located only 15 minutes’ walk from city centre.

 

DAY 10: COPENHAGEN – STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. End of your escorted tours, new adventures await!

In the morning transfer on your own (or include optional departure transfer) from your hotel to Copenhagen train station for departure by train (2nd class) towards Sweden and Stockholm. During this approximately 5½ hours train ride you will pass the world famous Øresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Arrival in Stockholm and selftransfer (or include optional arrival transfer) to your hotel.

Overnight at the centrally located Scandic Hotel Klara.

 

DAY 11: STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Full day to enjoy this wonderful city, built on 14 islands. Stockholm, founded in 1252, is the capital of Sweden, and known as “the Venice of the North”.It has many fun activities to offer, such as cruises on Lake Mälaren, the interactive ABBA Museum, or take 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.

Overnight at the centrally located Scandic Hotel Klara.

 

DAY 12: STOCKHOLM – NIGHT CRUISE

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Make the most of a free morning to continue exploring the city. In the afternoon, transfer independently (or include optional departure transfer) to the port for departure on an overnight cruise towards Finland and Helsinki. Enjoy your large dinner buffet with beverages included on board as you sail into the Baltic Sea. Make the most of the variety of bars, nightclub and tax free shopping on board.

Overnight on board in 2-berth seaview cabins.

 

DAY 13: HELSINKI – NIGHT CRUISE

Breakfast buffet on board.

Morning arrival in the Finnish capital Helsinki, founded in 1550, Helsinki had been under both Swedish and Russian rule until Finland gained its independence in 1917. Located by the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki is easily reachable by sea from both Stockholm, Tallinn and St. Petersburg. Helsinki is known for being home to very beautiful churches, like the white cathedral in the city centre, the orthodox cathedral Uspenski, not to mention the Temppeliaukio church, or “rock church” excavated directly into solid rock. But the city is also full of interesting museums, and don’t forget to look into some of the design shops of brands such as Marimekko, Artek (Alvar Alto), and Iittala. It is also possible to take a walk to the market hall on the harbor. Head back to the ship for your return cruise towards Stockholm.

Overnight on board in 2-berth sea view cabins.

 

DAY 14: STOCKHOLM

Breakfast buffet on board. Morning arrival back in Stockholm and independent transfer (or include optional departure transfer) to the airport (please note we do not recommend flights until 1 pm earliest due to arrival time in Stockholm port around 10 am).

 

 

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