SCANDINAVIAN HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Stockholm City Tour • Vasa Ship Museum • Copenhagen City Tour • Tivoli Gardens Dinner • Amalienborg Palace • Viking Ship Museum • Overnight Cruise to Oslo & City Tour • Aurlands Fjord Cruise • Flam Railway & Ulvik • Voeringfoss Waterfall • Apple Cider Press • Troldhaugen & Bergen City Tour • Mount Floyen Cable Car

 

INCLUDES

11 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 16 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Overnight flight to Stockholm.

 

Day 2 - Arrive Stockholm

Upon arrival in Stockholm meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital city is set on 14 islands between Lake Malar and the Baltic. Tonight join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

 

Day 3 - Stockholm City Tour

After breakfast depart for a Stockholm City Tour featuring the famous City Hall, historic Old Town including a short walk past the Royal Palace and the Stock Exchange. Continue to the Southern Island where you have a splendid view over the city and the harbor. Later visit the Vasa Ship Museum. Built in 1628, it is the largest battleship of its kind; it unfortunately sank when launched, spending over 333 years on the bottom of the sea until it was raised in 1961. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this spectacular city. (B)

 

Day 4 - Stockholm - Jonkoping - Malmo - Copenhagen

This morning depart Stockholm for the city of Copenhagen. En route stop in Jonkoping for lunch on your own. Continue through the province of Hallandia and stop in the scenic city of Malmo. Later cross the Oresund Bridge from Sweden to Denmark before arriving in the Danish Capital of Copenhagen for two nights. (B)

 

Day 5 - Copenhagen

This morning enjoy a Copenhagen City Tour to see the National Museum, Royal Theater, Christiansborg Palace, Old Stock Exchange, Naval Church, Nyhavn and the famous Little Mermaid Statue. Enjoy a picture stop at the Amalienborg Palace. Later visit the Cathedral Vor Frues Kirke, Church of Our Lady. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Tonight enjoy a delicious Danish Dinner at the well-known Tivoli Gardens. After dinner explore this beautiful unique park on your own. (B,D)


Day 6 - Copenhagen – Scandinavian Seaway Cruise

The morning is at leisure in Copenhagen. Late afternoon transfer to the pier to board a Scandinavian Seaway Cruise Ship for one night cruise to Oslo. The modern ship has everything to make your journey a special one. Enjoy dinner then relax in the bar or walk around the deck before retiring to your cabin. (B,D)


Day 7 - Arrive Oslo

This morning cruise up the Oslo Fjord past charming towns. Arrive in the lively city of Oslo, disembark the ship and enjoy an Oslo City Tour featuring a visit to the impressive Viking Ship Museum. Drive past the medieval Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace and Town Hall. Later enjoy Oslo at your own pace. (B)

Day 8 - Oslo – Ulvik

Depart Oslo and stop at Torpo Stave Church, the oldest church in the valley and well-known for its 700 year old ceiling decorations. Drive along the Bjoreia River and make a photo stop at Fossli to view the magnificent Voeringfoss Waterfall, one of Europe’s largest. Continue onto the Ulvik area for a two night stay. (B,D)

 

Day 9 - Ulvik

Today experience an Ulvik Area tour with its rich cultural landscape. Stop at the Ulvik Wooden Church with wonderful decorations and pulpit from the 16th century. Continue on to visit a Norwegian Weaving Workshop, run by locals who spend their winter nights practicing traditions passed down through generations. Later visit an Apple Cider Press to learn more about this local specialty and taste fresh apple cider. This evening enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers at a popular local restaurant. (B,D)

 

Day 10 - Ulvik – Flam – Bergen

Depart for Voss, the birthplace of Knute Rockne, the famous Notre Dame football coach. Stop at the 13th century Voss Church with its massive stone walls before heading to Gudvangen. Embark on an impressive Aurlands Fjord Cruise passing cascading waterfalls, isolated hamlets and steep mountainsides. Arrive in the small fjord village of Flam to board the famous Flam Railway, ascending more than 2900 feet in less than one hour. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Flam Valley and the thundering sound of waterfalls. Change trains at Myrdal Station and continue to Voss. After an unforgettable train journey board your motorcoach and travel to Bergen for a two night stay. (B)


Day 11 - Bergen

This morning enjoy a Bergen City Tour featuring the Haakonshallen, St. Mary’s Church and Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later visit Troldhaugen, the home of the beloved composer Edvard Grieg. Later take the cable car to Mount Floyen for a breathtaking view of this seafaring town. The afternoon is free in this old Hanseatic town. Perhaps visit a museum or take a nice quiet stroll through the old cobblestone streets. Join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,D)


Day 12 - Bergen - Flight Home

Transfer to the Bergen Airport filled wonderful memories of Scandinavia (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

 

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