Scenic Scandinavia

Norway + 1, 2 or 3 great Scandinavian cities
10, 12 or 14 days
Jun - Aug
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Choose between 3 versions of this great tour to see the very best of Scandinavia. Start in Oslo, continue to historic Bergen then on to the magnificent Norwegian fjords. Ride on the famous Norway in a Nutshell railway to Flam, enjoying the spectacular scenery, magnificent waterways, green wooded mountains, lakes and waterfalls and much more. Then you have the option to finish the tour in Stockholm, add Helsinki and then add wonderful Copenhagen. 

10 Days/9 Nights: Oslo to Stockholm
12 Days/11 Nights: Oslo to Helsinki
14 Days/13 Nights: Oslo to Copenhagen

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Day 1  Arrival Oslo
Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.

Day 2  Oslo-Ulvik; Valleys, Mountains & Waterfalls
After breakfast, visit the famous Viking Ship Museum. Then depart from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch, cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180m, the highest in Norway.
Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord at Ulvik.

Day 3  Ulvik-Bergen; Hardangerfjord & Hanseatic Trading City 
After breakfast, descend amazing Mabodal Canyon to idyllic Hardanger Fjord and cross Hardanger Bridge. Start a scenic drive along the fjord, famous for its many orchards, via Øystese and Norheimsund towns. Arrive in Bergen around midday for lunch at a local restaurant, before a 2 hour, afternoon tour of Bergen. This will include a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and also the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of city and fjords way below. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.  (Please note dinner tonight is NOT included)

Day 4  Bergen-Flam-Balestrand: Journey on the famous Flam Railway 
After breakfast, depart Bergen and drive via Dale to Voss town and b
oard the beautiful Bergen Railway train, bound for Myrdal mountain station. From there, ride on the amazing Flåm Railway - a masterpiece of engineering which descends 2838 feet in less than 1 hour. The journey will take you to the fjordside village of Flåm, with many photo opportunities along the way of waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, start an almost 2 hour cruise along narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of Sogn Fjord, the world's longest and deepest fjord. Enjoy spectacular cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen at the head of Nærøy Fjord and continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for a short ferry crossing to beautiful Balestrand.Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day 5  Balestrand: Day in the Fjords
A day at leisure in Balestrand gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. Start with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room as you decide how to spend your day. This morning, you may want to relax on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying spectacular views. Or you may like to visit the local aquarium and art gallery, rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of Balestrand village, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites, can also be arranged.Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 6  Balestrand-Geiranger: Jostedal & Briksdal Glaciers 
After breakfast, depart by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, before a scenic tour along the northern side of Sogn Fjord. Continue by road to Fjaerland, passing under Jostedal Glacier (Europe's largest), then on to Skei Village at the northern end of Lake J
ølster. Descend to beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Afterwards, a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. Afternoon and the tour continues via Loen and Stryn, to picturesque Hellesylt village. From here, by ferry for the 1 hour cruise along spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise, you will pass close to some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters.Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 7  Geiranger-Oslo: Serpentine Road, Valleys & Lakes
From atop famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th Century stave church. 
The tour continues via Lake Vågå before descending magnificent Gudbrands Valley to lovely Lillehammer, where we stop for lunch. Afterwards, the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo.Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo.

Day 8:  Oslo- Stockholm 
After breakfast, depart from Oslo, continue by coach towards the Swedish border. Cross into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon.Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign, a centrally located first class hotel. 

Day 9:  Stockholm: City Sightseeing & afternoon free
4 hour guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its impressive Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign. (Please note dinner tonight is NOT included)

Day 10:  Stockholm- Helsinki: Cruise the Archipelago 
The 10 day tour Oslo to Stockholm ends after breakfast, with transfer to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. 
Morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 16.45hrs: Departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly down the picturesque archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend you bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to bring suitcases to and from your cabin.

Day 11:  Helsinki: City Sightseeing & Afternoon Free then return to Stockholm 
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki harbour. After disembarkation, there is a 3 hour guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon, you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. At 17:00hrs your return cruise to Stockholm departs. Dinner on board and enjoy the facilities of the ship. 

Day 12: Stockholm- Copenhagen 
The 12 day tour Oslo-Helsinki-Stockholm ends after breakfast, with transfer to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. 
Arrive in Stockholm at about 09:30hrs. Disembark and travel by coach through southern Sweden to picturesque Lake Vattern, with a stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Then continue through the countryside via Jonkoping to Malmo. Cross the famous Oresund Bridge from Sweden to Denmark, to arrrive in wonderful Copenhagen in the early evening.Dinner and accommodation at the Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbour and the pedestrian streets.  

Day 13: Copenhagen Sightseeing & Tivoli Gardens
The day starts with a 3hr guided tour of the city. Famous sights include Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain,  Nyhavn and the Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort will provide you with entrance tickets to the famous Tivoli Gardens. Accommodation at the Admiral Hotel. (Please note dinner tonight is NOT included)

Day 14: Departure
Transfer from the hotel to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to connect with your individual flight departure.

Departures 2017:

10 Days/9 Nights Oslo - Stockholm:           June 20 (few seats), 27;  July 04, 11, 18, 25; August 01  (few seats)

12 Days/11 Nights  Oslo - Helsinki:            June  20 (few seats), 27;  July 04, 11, 18, 25; August 01 (few seats) 

14 Days/13 Nights Oslo - Copenhagen:     June 20 (few seats), 27;   July 04, 11 (few seats left) 18, 25; August 01 (few seats)

Add extra nights at the beginning or end.

Includes:

10 Days/9 Nights - Oslo-Stockholm
9 nights accommodation in standard rooms including breakfast daily. Lunch (Days 2, 3, 6, 7), and 3-course dinners (except in Bergen, 2nd night in Stockholm). Visit to the Viking Museum, Oslo. 2 hour guided tour of Bergen incl. a ride on the Mt Floien funicular. Ride on the Bergen and Flam Railways, Voss-Myrdal-Flam. 2 hour cruise Sogn and Naeroy Fjords, 1 hour cruise on Geiranger Fjord. Excursion to Briksdal Glacier, 4 hour guided tour of Stockholm including the entrance to City Hall. All visits and ferry crossings, as shown. Luggage assistance at the hotels while with the group. Tour escort throughout the tour. Transport by modern, Deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts. Transfers from Airport to Hotel on first and last days of the tour only. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour Programme may incur a supplement.

12 Days/11 Nights - Oslo-Stockholm and Helsinki
All abovementioned services plus cruise Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm in 2 berth outside cabin with 2 dinners and breakfast onboard, 3 hour guided tour of Helsinki. 

14 Days/13 Nights - Oslo-Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen
All abovementioned services plus 2 nights accommodation in standard rooms in Copenhagen including breakfast daily, Lunch (Day 12), Dinner at the hotel (Day 12), 3 hr guided tour of  Copenhagen, entrance to Tivoli Gardens.

PRICES SHOWN ARE FOR THE 10 DAY/9 NIGHT TOUR - FOR OTHER PRICES PLEASE ENQUIRE

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 4078.00
Single AUD$ 4982.00

The price shown is for the tour 10 Days/9 Nights - Oslo-Stockholm and includes:

9 nights accommodation in standard rooms including breakfast daily. Lunch (Days 2, 3, 6, 7), and 3-course dinners (except in Bergen, 2nd night in Stockholm). Visit to the Viking Museum, Oslo. 2 hour guided tour of Bergen incl. a ride on the Mt Floien funicular. Ride on the Bergen and Flam Railways, Voss-Myrdal-Flam. 2 hour cruise Sogn and Naeroy Fjords, 1 hour cruise on Geiranger Fjord. Excursion to Briksdal Glacier, 4 hour guided tour of Stockholm including the entrance to City Hall. All visits and ferry crossings, as shown. Luggage assistance at the hotels while with the group. Tour escort throughout the tour. Transport by modern, Deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts. Transfers from Airport to Hotel on first and last days of the tour only. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour Programme may incur a supplement.

For the prices for the other tours please enquire

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