Scandinavian Panorama

Copenhagen, Oslo & the fjords, Stockholm & Helsinki
11, 13 or 15 days
Jun - Aug
Itinerary
Prices

Choose between 3 great tours with the famous 'Norway in a Nutshell' railway, the fjords, the main cities of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, plus cruising on the Baltic Sea.

11 days/10 nights   Copenhagen - Oslo
13 days/12 nights   Copenhagen - Stockholm
15 days/14 nights   Copenhagen - Helsinki - Stockholm

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Day 1: ARRIVE COPENHAGEN
Arrive Copenhagen Kastrup Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Dinner and accommodation at the Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbour and the pedestrian streets. 

Day 2: COPENHAGEN; CITY SIGHTSEEING & TIVOLI GARDENS
Today starts with a 3hr, guided city tour. Famous sights include Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn and the Little Mermaid. Afternoon free to explore this fairytale city. Your tour escort will provide you with entrance tickets to the famous Tivoli Gardens.

Accommodation at the Admiral Hotel.

Day 3: COPENHAGEN - OSLO: MORNING FREE THEN CRUISE THE KATTEGAT STRAITS
Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon coach transfer from tour hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for the overnight ferry to Oslo, departing at 16.30hrs. Enjoy a Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you sail slowly up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. W
e recommend you bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

Day 4: OSLO: CITY SIGHTSEEING & AFTERNOON FREE
A delicious buffet breakfast is served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09:30hrs, followed by a 3hr guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit many great sights including the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Afternoon at leisure. We can recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. 

Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.   

Day 5: OSLO - ULVIK: VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, MOUNTAINS, WATERFALLS & FJORDS
After breakfast visit the extraordinary Viking Ships Museum, where the vessels are magnificently displayed, before departing Oslo and driving via Hønefoss, along the Halling Valley to the resort town of Geilo, with a buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. Afterwards we drive across the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180m.

Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.  

Day 6 : ULVIK - BERGEN: HARDANGER FJORD & HANSEATIC TRADING CITY
After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon before crossing Hardanger Bridge and starting our scenic route along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many orchards, via Øystese and Norheimsund. Arrive in Bergen around midday for lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon sees a 2 hour panoramic tour, including visits to the popular Fish and Flower Market, famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for wonderful views of the city and fjords below. 

Accommodation at First Hotel Marin,  centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.

Day 7: BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND: JOURNEY ON THE FAMOUS FLAM RAILWAY
After breakfast, depart Bergen and drive via Dale to Voss. Board the Bergen railway, bound for Myrdal mountain station where we take the exhilarating and amazing Flåm Railway to Flåm village. This engineering masterpiece descends 2838 feet in less than one hour, offering photo opportunities of waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, start our approx. 2 hour cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord and continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for a short ferry trip over to beautiful Balestrand.

Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the fjord's banks and surrounded by mountains.

Day 8: BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS
Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding 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 terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air 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 rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other sites can also be arranged.

Dinner and accommodation at the Kvikne's Hotel.

Day 9: BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER: SOGN FJORD, JOSTEDAL GLACIER & GEIRANGER FJORD
After breakfast, ferry departs for Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. Continue by road to Fjærland, passing under Jostedal Glacier (Europe’s largest) to Skei village at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to Nord Fjord, detouring at Olden to visit Briksdal Glacier. The journey up is made in open cars to give you the best views, then lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch, tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to picturesque Hellesylt village. Here, board the ferry for a 1hr cruise along spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of Norway's fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters.

Dinner and accommodation at the Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 10: GEIRANGER – OSLO: SERPENTINE ROAD & LAKES
From atop famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity for some amazing fjord views, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14thC stave church. Tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending magnificent Gudbrands Valley to Lillehammer, for our lunch stop, before the journey travels alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake and returning to Oslo.

Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.  

Day 11: OSLO - STOCKHOLM: CITY SIGHTSEEING, SPARKLING LAKES & FORESTS
The 11 day tour Copenhagen-Oslo ends after breakfast, with transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
Guests on the 13 and 15 day tours continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into Vãrmland province, to arrive in Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch here, before tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon.

Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a centrally located first class hotel.

Day 12: STOCKHOLM: CITY SIGHTSEEING, OLD TOWN (GAMLA STAN) & AFTERNOON FREE
Today 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. A tour highlight is a City Hall visit, with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held annually.
Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the amazing Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours.

Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign.

Day 13: STOCKHOLM - HELSINKI: MORNING FREE THEN CRUISE THE ARCHIPELAGO
The 13 day tour Copenhagen-Stockholm ends after breakfast, with transfer to Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
Guests continuing to Helsinki have the morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer, hotel to pier, for embarkation on your 16:45hrs overnight ferry. As you depart, sail slowly through the delightful Stockholm archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Day 14: HELSINKI - STOCKHOLM: CITY SIGHTSEEING & AFTERNOON FREE
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Spend the whole day in this exciting city on the Baltic Sea (you will retain your cabin on the ship), starting with a
3hr guided tour. Pass Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, the Church in the Rock and more. Afternoon free to explore the busy market place or local souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. 17:00hrs embarkation for your return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 15: STOCKHOLM - DEPARTURE
After a buffet breakfast, 09:30hrs arrival in Stockholm.
To allow time for disembarkation, airport transfer, security controls and possible delays we suggest booking flights departing after 13:00hrs.

Departures: 
11 days/10 nights  10, 24 June; 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 July; 05 and 12 August 2017
13 days/12 nights  24 June; 01, 08, 15, 22 and 29 July 2017
15 days/14 nights  24 June; 01, 08, 15, 22 and 29 July 2017

Includes:

11 days/10 nights Copenhagen - Oslo
9 nights accommodation in standard rooms with breakfast daily, daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except the 2nd night in Copenhagen, in Bergen and 2nd night in Stockholm), 4 lunches (Days 5, 6, 9, 10), overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo, in a 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC incl buffet dinner and breakfast, entrance to Tivoli Gardens, 3hr guided tours of Copenhagen and Oslo, incl. entrance to the Viking Museum (Oslo), panoramic tour of Bergen incl. a ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien, ride on the Flåm Railway, Flåm-Myrdal-Flåm,  2hr cruise on Sogn and Nærøy Fjords; 1hr cruise on Geiranger Fjord, excursion in an open car up to Briksdal Glacier, all ferry crossings, luggage assistance at all hotels, English speaking tour escort throughout, transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts, transfers airport/hotel on first and last days only. Transfers to/from different airports to those mentioned, may incur a supplement

13 days/12 nights Copenhagen - Stockholm
All above mentioned services plus 2 nights accommodation in Stockholm incl. breakfast, Lunch in Karlstad (Day 11), 3-course dinner (Day 11), 4hr guided tour of Stockholm, incl. entrance to City Hall. 

15 days/14 nights Copenhagen - Helsinki - Stockholm
All above mentioned services plus cruises Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm in a 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC  incl. 2 buffet dinners and breakfasts, 3hr guided tour of Helsinki

PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR THE 11 DAY/10 NIGHT TOUR - FOR OTHER PRICES PLEASE ENQUIRE.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4122.00
Single AUD$ 5211.00

Includes: 11 days/10 nights Copenhagen - Oslo
9 nights accommodation in standard rooms with breakfast daily, daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except the 2nd night in Copenhagen, in Bergen and 2nd night in Stockholm), 4 lunches (Days 5, 6, 9, 10), overnight cruise Copenhagen-Oslo, in a 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC incl buffet dinner and breakfast, entrance to Tivoli Gardens, 3hr guided tours of Copenhagen and Oslo, incl. entrance to the Viking Museum (Oslo), panoramic tour of Bergen incl. a ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien, ride on the Flåm Railway, Flåm-Myrdal-Flåm,  2hr cruise on Sogn and Nærøy Fjords; 1hr cruise on Geiranger Fjord, excursion in an open car up to Briksdal Glacier, all ferry crossings, luggage assistance at all hotels, English speaking tour escort throughout, transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts, transfers airport/hotel on first and last days only. Transfers to/from different airports to those mentioned, may incur a supplement.

Please enquire for the tour costs, for the longer versions of this tour.

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