Experience the best of the Nordic cities with time to explore the fjords, mountains, culture and unique Viking History. There will be a tour escort following the route of the tour from Copenhagen to Oslo. So don’t worry about having vouchers for hotels, trains or trains, these will be taken care of, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
Day 1 Copenhagen Arrival
Welcome to Copenhagen, capital of The Kingdom of Denmark. Arrival at Copenhagen Airport and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Meeting with the tour leader at the hotel reception at 18:00 this evening or at 08:00 tomorrow if you have a late arrival. Overnight at Scandic Copenhagen Hotel or similar.
Day 2 Copenhagen City Sightseeing, Odden - Aarhus
Morning Copenhagen city sightseeing tour by bus with a local guide. Appreciate the old architecture, and the district and port of Nyhavn. In this thousand-year-old city, its historical charm offers at the same time everything expected of a modern metropolis: theatres, museums, restaurants, shops. Other points of interest that we will pass are Amalienborg Palace – house of the royalty of Denmark, Christianborg Palace where the Danish Parliament is located, the National Museum of History and the Old Stock Exchange. End the tour with a visit to the Little Mermaid. Afternoon departure for Odden, to take the ferry to Aarhus. Overnight at Scandic Aarhus City or similar.
Day 3 Aarhus City Sightseeing - Hirtshals: overnight ferry to Stavanger
Morning Aarhus city sightseeing tour by bus with a local guide. This is the second most populous city in Denmark and its strategic location made it an important Viking city, and later a flourishing commercial place. Stop at the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral. Time at leisure to continue discovering the city on your own. In the afternoon, continue to the North of Denmark to reach Hirtshals where we will board an overnight ferry to Norway. Overnight in an outside cabin with breakfast and dinner.
Day 4 Stavanger: Optional Pulpit Rock Cruise or Hike
Breakfast on board and disembark in Stavanger, Norway. Enjoy a guided walk to discover the charming old town of Stavanger. Remainder of the day at leisure, or choose one of the two optional activities:
Option A: Lysefjord Cruise 3hrs. Get up close to one of the fjord's waterfalls and then see Pulpit Rock towering above the stunning scenery.
Option B: Lysefjord Cruise and Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) Climb 8hrs. Cruise through the Lysefjord and experience the imposing Preikestolen from below. Afterwards, enjoy a peaceful afternoon hike to Preikestolen, to see the view of the fjord from above. You must be in good physical condition for this option. Travellers choosing Option B will not take the morning guided walk tour of Stavanger
Overnight at Scandic Stavanger City Hotel or similar.
Day 5 Stavanger - Bergen: City Sightseeing
Morning transport from Stavanger to Mortavika. Ferry from Mortavika to Årsvågen and ferry from Sandvikvåg to Halhjem. Arrival in Bergen and time at leisure. Afternoon walking tour of Bergen with a local guide. See the famous fish market and the Hanseatic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Remainder of the day at leisure. Perhaps take a ride on the Floibanen funicular to the top of mountain Floyen. From there, you can admire the magnificent views of the city and its surrounding landscapes. Overnight at Scandic Ornen Hotel Bergen or similar.
Day 6 Bergen - Flam Railway - Flam - Balestrand
Continue to Voss for a spectacular train trip ascending almost 900 meters with incredible views of the fjord. The train journey will start from Voss and take you to Myrdal station in the mountains, located about 13km from the village of Flåm. In Myrdal, board the famous Flåmsbana - one of the steepest train lines in the world. The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls and tunnels. Arrival in Flåm and time at leisure to discover this quaint village. Continue by ferry on the Sognefjord to Balestrand, a rural area surrounded by nature. The initial part of the fjord, called Aurlandsfjord, is an arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord. It is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world. Overnight and dinner at Kviknes Hotel Balestrand or similar.
Day 7 Balestrand - Borgund Church - Oslo
Continue through mountains, valleys and incredible landscapes with numerous villages scattered by nature. Transport today includes ferries from Dragsvik to Hella and from Manheller to Fodnes. Stop at the Borgund Church, an exceptionally well preserved wooden stave church. In the afternoon continue to Lake Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo. Overnight at Thon Hotel Europa Oslo or similar.
Day 8 Oslo City Sightseeing - Karlstad
Morning Oslo city sightseeing tour by bus with a local guide, including Frogner Park with the Vigeland sculpture complex. Pass City Hall, the Royal Palace, and the modern Opera House. Time at leisure to further explore the city on your own. Afternoon departure to Sweden. Arrive in Karlstad, located in the delta formed by two of Sweden's great natural watercourses: the Klara River and the impressive Lake Vänern. Overnight at Elite Stadshotellet Karlstad or similar.
Day 9 Karlstad - Stockholm City Sightseeing
Morning departure from Karlstad to Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Built on 14 islands and surrounded by the Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, with grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell its beautiful history. Upon arrival in Stockholm, enjoy a city sightseeing tour by bus with a local guide. Visit the old town "Gamla Stan" with its network of small squares and cobbled streets, and see the exteriors of the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and the Parliament. Time at leisure to further explore the city on your own. Overnight in at Clarion Sign Hotel Stockholm or similar.
Day 10 Stockholm Departure
Transfer from hotel to Stockholm Airport and end of arrangements.
05, 19 July
09, 23 August
Maximum Group Size: 33 passengers
All optional excursions must be pre-booked.
Pre and post nights can be added - please enquire.