Scandinavian Panorama

009290 - W20

Learn about the real Little Mermaid, Viking ships and world-famous fjords of Norway among many other fascinating historical and cultural wonders of this fairy-tale land.

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Highlights
  • Tour Copenhagen's sites, old harbour of Myhavn and the Little Mermaid
  • Explore the fairytale countryside of Denmark
  • Cruise through beautiful Scandinavian fjords
  • Ride the funicular to Mt. Fløien
  • Ride the amazing Flåm Railway
Details

2020 Dates:
July: 25

2020 Pricing:
From US$3,915 – twin
From US$4,939 – single

Prices are “starting from” rates, shown in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single.

Tour Code:
009290 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Copenhagen

Transfer from Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Your tour escort will meet you at 19:45 (before dinner) in the hotel lobby. Meals: D

Day 2: Copenhagen

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and start of 3 hours guided panoramic tour of the city. You will see the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, Gefion Fountain, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament buildings), the old harbour of Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort will provide entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Meals: B

Day 3: Oslo

You will have a free morning in Copenhagen. After lunch, there will be an afternoon transfer by coach from the hotel to the DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo, departing at 16:30. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. Accommodation is 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend you bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin. Meals: B, D

Day 4: Oslo

A delicious buffet breakfast will be served as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. You will arrive at 9:30am, followed by a 3-hour guided tour of the Norwegian capital, including the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. You will have the afternoon free in Oslo. A visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard would be a good way to spend the afternoon. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Oslo - Ulvik

After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departing from Oslo, you will be driven via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. There will be a buffet lunch at the Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch, you will cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall, with a vertical drop of 180m. You will descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge and you will be en route to Ulvik. Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Ulvik - Bergen

After a buffet breakfast, you will start your scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. The route will  take you through the towns of Øystese and Norheimsung, arriving in Bergen around midday. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have a 2-hour tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords below. Meals: B, L

Day 7: Bergen - Flåm - Balestrand

After breakfast, you will depart Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. In Voss, you will board the train for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From there, you will ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a materpiece of engineering descending 2,838 feet in less than an hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photos of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, you will start an approximately 2-hour cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the 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. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, you will continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Meals: B, D

Day 8: Balestrand - A Day in the Fjords

You have a free day today in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. 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 a hike to the nearest mountain. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites, can also be arranged. Meals: B, D

Day 9: Balestrand - Geiranger

After a buffet breakfast, you will depart your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passign under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant. After lunch, the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From there, you will board the ferry for a 1-hour cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise, you will pass by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Depart from Oslo

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning. Meals: B

 

Included
  • English speaking tour manager throughout the program
  • Transportation by private, deluxe motorcoach, with professional driver per the itinerary
  • Nine nights of accommodation at moderate, centrally located hotels
  • Breakfast daily, except on day 1
  • Meals as specified in itinerary, per day
  • Overnight cruise Copenhagen - Oslo, 2-berth Cat. A, outside cabin with shower/WC, buffet dinner and breakfast onboard
  • Sightseeing tours of Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen
  • Cruise on the Sogn and Naeroy Fjords and UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord
  • Entrance fees to Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen; Viking Museum, Oslo; Funicular, Bergen; open car to Briksdal Glacier
  • All ferry crossings per itinerary
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
Not Included
  • International airfare to Copenhagen/from Oslo
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to driver and guides
  • Optional tours and entrance fees not listed
  • Passport and visa fees, vaccinations as needed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

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