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Fabulous Scandinavia

Oslo, Norway

Tour Details

Visit: Copenhagen, Oslo, Eidfjord, Bergen, Stalheim, Flaam, Fagernes, Oslo, Stockholm

Day 1 (Thursday): Arrival Copenhagen

Arrival into Copenhagen Airport, meet and greet by our English-speaking representative, for your Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in.  Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held in the evening, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 (Friday): Copenhagen - Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we depart by private coach with our guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen.  This tour will be the perfect introduction to "Wonderful Copenhagen". We begin with a drive towards the City Hall Square where the famous pedestrian street "Stroeget" begins.  Passing by Tivoli Gardens and onwards past the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum. Next, it is the Old Stock Exchange and the Naval Church. We drive past the Kings New Square, the home of the Royal Danish Theatre with the world famous ballet, then through the old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and boats. We continue on to the impressive Gefion Fountain and the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. Finally, we stop by the landmark of Copenhagen, the statue of the Little Mermaid. During the tour, you can also delight in Christiansborg Palace from the outside, as well as Rosenborg Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels. The tour ends at the hotel. In the afternoon transfer to the pier by private coach to embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry. At approximately 16:30, departure to Oslo. Buffet dinner will be served on board.

Please note: Passports must be shown when travelling between Denmark and Norway on the DFDS ferry. Clients travelling with E.U. identification cards only may not be allowed on-board.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Saturday): Oslo - Eidfjord

Breakfast on board. Arrival to Oslo at 09:45, after disembarking we will board our private coach. We drive across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Proceed through Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. We continue to Hardangervidda and visit the Voringfossen waterfall, and continue to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check-in and dinner at the hotel is included.

*The departures of June 4th, June 11th and July 30th are waitlisted at Hotel Quality Voringfoss. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 weeks prior to departure, and it will be a 4* hotel located in the fjord.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 (Sunday): Eidfjord - Bergen

This morning takes us further into the breathtaking Norwegian nature. We cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across Hardanger Bridge which has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. On the other side of the bridge we pass Nordheimsund and crossing birch forests we arrive to Bergen, known as the capital of the fjords. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 mountains the history of Bergen is closely connected with the sea and this is very noticeable in the city, especially at the city’s picturesque waterfront. The afternoon sightseeing tour introduces us to this remarkable Hanseatic city with the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market and the city centre with the St. Mary’s Church and Haakon’s Hall, the colourful and picturesque fish market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure. 

Optional: Floeibanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Floeyen

The Floeibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floeyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Monday): Bergen - Stalheim

The morning is at leisure to explore more of the stunning Norwegian fjord capital. In the early afternoon we travel to the historical town of Voss, which has a scenic background of snow clad mountains.  After a short break, the journey continues towards Naeroy valley where our hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.

*The departures of June 4th and July 2nd are waitlisted at Stalheim Hotel. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 weeks prior to departure, and it will be a 4* hotel located in the fjord area.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 (Tuesday): Stalheim - Flaam - Fagernes

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry along the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway.  Disembark in the stunning village of Flaam where you will have some free time if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flaamsbana.

Optional: Flamsbana (Available only by pre-booking)

Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean.

Optional: Stegastein Viewpoint

An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flaam. The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which juts out 30 metres from the mountainside, 650 meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 (Wednesday): Fagernes - Oslo

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind us. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

*The departure of June 4th is waitlisted at Thon Hotel Opera. The hotel will be confirmed latest 3 week prior to departure, and it will be a 4* centrally located hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (Thursday): Oslo - Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or by train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests and the region of Varmland, home of many Nordic legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, capital of Sweden, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 (Friday): Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high- tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes the chance for an outside view of the historically significant City Hall, the place of the Nobel festivities. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan", with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

Optional: VASA Museum following regular sightseeing

Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship. Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Saturday): Stockholm, Departure

After breakfast, our English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Arlanda Airport* in time for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.  

 

Escorted Package Includes:

  • 8 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 1 night on board DFDS Seaways Ferry (Exterior Cabin)
  • 9 Breakfasts - buffet style
  • 4 dinners (as per program)
  • English speaking tour escort from Day 1 to Day 09
  • All touring by private coach, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long-distance bus from day 3 - 8 offers WIFI
  • Guided tours in the cities of Copenhagen, Bergen, Oslo, Stockholm as per program
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Copenhagen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport, ARN*
  • Porter Service at DFDS Seaways, Tallink Silja Ferry, & all hotels and railway stations during the program (Excl. Day 1 & Day 10). Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase + 1 piece of hand luggage per person

 

Not Included:

  • Beverages or any extras
  • Any services not mentioned in the program

 

Optionals:

  • Floeibanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Floeyen (the journey takes 5-8 minutes): $33 per person
  • Flamsbana (approx. 2 hours): $152.00 per person
  • Stegastein Viewpoint (approx. 2 hours): $67.00 per person
  • VASA Museum following regular sightseeing (Approx. 2 hours): $86.00 per person

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Copenhagen: Scandic Copenhagen 4* or similar
  • Eidfjord: Quality Voringfoss 4* or similar
  • Bergen: Scandic Ornen Hotel 4* or similar
  • Stalheim: Stalheim Hotel 4* or similar
  • Fagernes: Scandic Valdres 4* or similar
  • Oslo: Thon Hotel Opera 4* or similar
  • Stockholm: Scandic Grand Central Hotel 4* or similar

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and escorted tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (vh)

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