Deluxe Scandinavia

Helsinki - Tallinn - Stockholm - Malmo - Copenhagen - Oslo - Bergen
10 Days
June - August
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A comprehensive tour of the Scandinavian capitals combined, with an exploration of the breathtaking fjords of Norway. Travel by comfortable trains and onboard relaxing overnight ferries. Enjoy private transfers and privately guided city tours, whilst staying in centrally located hotels, for a really "grand" tour of Scandinavia! And as a bonus, there is also an overnight side trip to beautiful and historic Tallinn.

Add extra nights in any city or do the trip in reverse.

Day 1 Arrival in Helsinki and Privately Guided Sightseeing
Helsinki is truly located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern culture and this is reflected everywhere in this green and lively small city. Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa, as a trading post to compete with Tallinn, to the south. In the beginning of the 19th century Finland became part of Russia, and Tsar Alexander I made Helsinki the capital in 1812. 

On arrival into Helsinki airport, meet your guide and start your privately guided tour of the Finnish capital, including the Sibelius Monument, the Senate Square, the “Rock Church”, the Orthodox Uspenski Church and the harbour markets. The tour ends with drop off at your hotel. Overnight in Helsinki.

Day 2 Helsinki – Tallinn by Ferry
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the pier, to take the 2 hour ferry crossing to Tallinn, the Estonian capital and an old Hanseatic city. On arrival into Tallinn, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Explore this fantastic medieval Baltic city. Kilometres of winding cobblestone streets, red roofs, watchtowers in the Old City walls that surrounds the Old Town, a whole storybook of medieval houses – that is Tallinn, one of the oldest cities of Northern Europe. This rich medieval town was forgotten for 50 years in Soviet times and this has meant the city is extremely well preserved, offering a true experience of the spirit of medieval times. Overnight in Tallinn.

Day 3 Tallinn - Stockhom: Privately Guided Sightseeing and overnight ferry to Stockholm.
This morning enjoy a privately guided walking tour in the medieval part of Tallinn, including the town hall square, the Cathedral, St Catherine’s Passage, the Rotterdam Quarter, Toompea Castle and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Later this afternoon, you will be transferred from your hotel to the pier, to board the ferry for your overnight cruise from Tallinn to Stockholm.

Day 4 Arrival in Stockholm and Privately Guided Sightseeing
This morning after arriving at the ferry terminal in Stockholm, meet your guide at the pier and start your privately guided sightseeing tour. Built on 14 islands and affectionately known as Venice of the north, Stockholm is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Explore Gamla Stan’s charming, narrow cobbled streets, take a canal cruise, see the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, or the City Hall with its famous Blue Hall and Golden Room. The tour ends with drop off at your hotel. Overnight in Stockholm.

Day 5 Stockholm - Malmö - Copenhagen By Train
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to the station, to take the train through green meadows and large forests to Malmö, the medieval town on the south coast. There you will have a short stop for a privately guided tour of the old town, beofre continuing by train across the famous Öresund bridge; the bridge features in the Scandic Noir thriller programme "The Bridge" and is an engineering marvel stretching 8km over the sea to the Danish capital. On arrival into Copenhagen, you will be transferred to your hotel. 2 nights in Copenhagen.

Day 6 Copenhagen Privately Guided Sightseeing and Overnight Ferry to Oslo.
Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest, most lively city and is one of Europe’s most romantic capitals. With its old castles and churches, charming squares and harbours, the city is a delight. The Little Mermaid can be seen guarding the port, then there's the Royal Castle, and the waterside area Nyhavn with many restaurants, cafes, bars and small boats. From mid April to late September, visit the fun filled Tivoli Gardens. Today, enjoy a privately guided tour of wonderful Copenhagen including the Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace of Amalienborg and beautiful Rosenborg Castle. 2nd overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 7 Copenhagen – Oslo By Overnight Ferry
Today explore the city further. Perhaps visit Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament), the Gefion Fountain, the Round Tower, the museum of Carlsberg or one of the many other museums of art, culture, history and design. Also enjoy the pedestrian shopping street of Strøget and it's surroundings. This afternoon, you will be transferred to the pier, to board the ferry for your overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo.

Day 8 Arrival in Oslo
This morning cruise through the beautiful fjords to Oslo. Disembark and meet your guide to start your privately guided sightseeing tour, which includes the Royal Castle, the Fram Musuem dedicated to polar exploration and Vigeland Sculpture Park. The tour ends with drop off at your hotel. The remainder of the day is free - make sure you stroll along the old Bryygen wharf area, now a bustling hub of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. Overnight in Oslo.

Day 9 Oslo - Myrdal - Flam - Gudvangen - Bergen: Flam Railway and Fjord Cruise
Early this morning your lugagge will be picked up from the hotel's reception, for delivery to your Bergen hotel. Then make your own way to the train station, to take the train from Oslo to Myrdal, on a spectacular rail journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the most magnificent landscapes in Norway. Upon arrival at the mountain station of Myrdal, change trains and travel on the famous Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world, on the wonderful journey down to Flam. Enjoy a stroll around this pretty village, before continuing by ferry through the beautiful Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. Here, board a coach for the short ride to Voss -  a ride which takes you up the twists of the Stalheim Canyon road, followed by a short train ride from Voss to Bergen. On arrival at Bergen railway station, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Bergen.

Day 10 Bergen Guided Sightseeing and Departure
This morning, enjoy a privately guided tour of this beautiful Hanseatic town, including the fish market, the old Hanseatic warehouses, the cathedral and many charming wooden houses. Finally, enjoy a ride on the funicular to Mt Fløyen, for a last panoramic view of Norway. Arrangements then end with your transfer to Bergen airport.

Departures 2018: daily 15 June - 15 August

Add extra nights in any city or do the trip in reverse.

Includes: 7 nights hotel accommodation in central superior tourist class hotels with breakfast; privately guided  tours in Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen; ferry Helsinki/Tallinn deck seat; overnight ferry crossings with accommodation in outside cabin with buffet dinner and breakfast Tallinn/ Stockholm and Copenhagen/Oslo; trains 2nd Class Stockholm/Malmö/ Copenhagen, Oslo/Myrdal/Flåm and Voss/ Bergen; ferry Flåm/ Gudvangen; coach Gudvangen/Voss; luggage handling Oslo hotel to Bergen hotel; entrance fees to Vasa Museum, Rosenborg Castle, Fram Museum and Fløyen funicular; transfers as specified in the itinerary.

Excludes: Day 9 transfer Oslo hotel - Oslo railway station

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 8282.00
Single AUD$ 9959.00

Includes: 7 nights hotel accommodation in central superior tourist class hotels with breakfast; privately guided  tours in Helsinki, Tallinn, Stockholm, Malmö, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen; ferry Helsinki/Tallinn deck seat; overnight ferry crossings with accommodation in outside cabin with buffet dinner and breakfast Tallinn/ Stockholm and Copenhagen/Oslo; trains 2nd Class Stockholm/Malmö/ Copenhagen, Oslo/Myrdal/Flåm and Voss/ Bergen; ferry Flåm/ Gudvangen; coach Gudvangen/Voss; luggage handling Oslo hotel to Bergen hotel; entrance fees to Vasa Museum, Rosenborg Castle, Fram Museum and Fløyen funicular; transfers as specified in the itinerary.

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