Scandinavia Discovery Tour

Karlstad, Stalheim

Itinerary: Copenhagen, Oslo, Geilo, Bergen, Stalheim, Fagernes, Stockholm

Period: June-September 2017

Length: 10 days / 9 nights

Tour languages:  English  Spanish

 

DAY 1 (THURSDAY): ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN
Arrival in Copenhagen, transfer from Copenhagen Airport to Hotel Tivoli**** or similar, check-in.

DAY 2 (FRIDAY): COPENHAGEN-OSLO
Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest and most lively city and one of Europe’s most romantic capitals with its old castles and churches and charming squares and harbours. The morning sightseeing tour will acquaint us with all the city’s treasures: the Little Mermaid guarding the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants and small boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon we embark on the DFDS Seaways overnight ferry bound for Oslo. The ferry offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars, shops and much more. Dinner on-board.

DAY 3 (SATURDAY): OSLO-GEILO
Founded in 1048 Oslo is Scandinavia’s oldest capital and today it is a very pleasant and casual city with an interesting jumble of historical and modern architecture. Upon arrival in Oslo we start the morning sightseeing tour. We enjoy a walk around the Frogner Park decorated with the unique sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. We pass by the City Hall and the main street, Karl Johan, leading to the Royal Palace. In the early afternoon we continue our journey to the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Check-in at Hotel Dr. Holms**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 4 (SUNDAY): GEILO-BERGEN
Today we enter the breathtaking Norwegian nature. We continue through the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric traditions. We cross the Hardanger mountain plateau and on the descent towards the fjord we pass the famous Voringsfossen Waterfall. We cross the Hardanger Fjord by ferry and continue along its shores to Bergen. 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. We check-in at Hotel Scandic Oernen**** or similar.

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 break here we continue towards the Naroy Valley and Stalheim, offering a stunning view down the Stalheim Gorge, check-in at Hotel Stalheim**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 6 (TUESDAY): STALHEIM-FAGERNES
Today we continue through the fjord region with its formidable water-drowned glacial valleys, flanked by impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where we cross the Naroyfjord and reach the village of Flam. Here is offered an optional tour – Flam Railway: one of the most famous and most breath-taking railway journeys in the world. In the afternoon the journey continues along the Aurlandfjord. We do a photo stop at the famous Borgund Stave Church before we continue to Fagernes. Check-in at Hotel Quality Fagernes**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.

DAY 7 (WEDNESDAY): FAGERNES-OSLO
After breakfast we leave the majestic Norwegian fjords behind us and travel back towards Oslo, which we reach early in the afternoon. Check-in at the Hotel Thon Opera**** or similar. The balance of the day is spent for exploring more of the Viking capital.

DAY 8 (THURSDAY): OSLO-STOCKHOLM
Today we head for Stockholm, passing through Norwegian forests. We cross the border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden. Throughout the balance of the day we drive through typical Swedish landscapes with fertile farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, which evoke an atmosphere of intriguing fairy tales. In the afternoon we arrive at Stockholm. Check-in at Hotel Scandic Grand Central**** or similar.

DAY 9 (FRIDAY): STOCKHOLM
Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea by Skargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city centre with its famous City Hall. The afternoon is free for individual visits.

DAY 10 (SATURDAY): STOCKHOLM-DEPARTURE
Transfer from hotel to Arlanda airport.

 

EUR 1,985.00 (double occupancy)
EUR 750.00 (single supplement)

Payment conditions:

20% upon reservation
80% 40 days before departure

Cancellation conditions:

40-21 days 50% refund
20-15 days 20% refund
less than 15 days no refund

  • 8 x overnight at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 1 overnight at ferry Copenhagen-Oslo OW, outside-cabins
  • 9 x buffet breakfast
  • 4 x dinner (3 x 3 courses hotel dinner + 1 x buffet on board of the ferry)
  • Welcome letter
  • Service of English speaking tour escorts on all tours
  • Service of Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours
  • Service of 1st class motor coaches or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels and ferry terminals
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Copenhagen and Stockholm (shared transfer with English speaking assistant)
  • The tour leader will be offering various optional excursions during the tour
  • GFS04: 18.05–27.05.2017
  • GFS06: 01.06–10.06.2017
  • GFS08: 15.06–24.06.2017
  • GFS09: 22.06–01.07.2017
  • GFS10: 29.06–08.07.2017
  • GFS11: 06.07–15.07.2017
  • GFS12: 13.07–22.07.2017
  • GFS13: 20.07–29.07.2017
  • GFS14: 27.07–05.08.2017
  • GFS16: 10.08–19.08.2017
  • GFS17: 17.08–26.08.2017
  • GFS18: 24.08–02.09.2017
  • GFS19: 31.08–09.09.2017
  • GFS20: 07.09–16.09.2017