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Grand Tour of Scandinavia - 15 days

Escorted Coach Tours, Start in Copenhagen

Guaranteed departure (Copenhagen-Helsinki). The Grand Tour of Scandinavia includes the Nordic capitals; Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as the Norwegian fjord region; Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Copenhagen

Day 01: Arrival in Copenhagen

  • Transfer from Copenhagen Airport Kastrup to your hotel.
  • Meet with your guide at 19:45 hrs in the hotel lobby.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Admiral Hotel.
    • Possibility to upgrade to deluxe room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 02: Copenhagen - the capital of Denmark

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Copenhagen with local guide.
    • including Amalienborg, Nyhavn, Little Mermaid and more.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Copenhagen.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Tivoli Gardens – entrance included.
    • Exploring the shops along Strøget
    • Visit Rosenborg Palace
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at Admiral Hotel.

Day 03: Copenhagen - Oslo (overnight cruise)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Copenhagen.
  • Overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo (dep. 4:30pm).
  • Dinner and accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from DFDS Seaways.
    • Possibility to upgrade to Commodore cabin or a Commodore deluxe cabin, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 04: Oslo - the capital of Norway

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Oslo.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour of Oslo with local guide.
    • including Vigeland Sculpture Park.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Oslo.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Visit Oslo’s Opera House
    • Sightseeing cruise on the Oslo fjord
  • Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera.
    • Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 05: Oslo - Hardanger Mountain Plateau - Ulvik

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.
  • Departure from Oslo by coach.
  • Stop for lunch in the mountain village of Geilo.
  • Visit Vøringsfossen Waterfall.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Ulvik.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel.
    • Room with fjord view included.

Day 06: Ulvik - Hardangerfjord - Bergen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Ulvik by coach.
  • Scenic coach ride along the Hardangerfjord.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Bergen.
  • 2-hour sightseeing tour of Bergen.
    • including Bryggen Wharf, Fish & Flower Market and the funicular to Mt. Fløien
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at First Hotel Marin.
    • Possibility to upgrade to superior harbour view or deluxe harbour view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 07: Bergen - Flåm Railway - Fjord Cruise - Balestrand

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Bergen by coach.
  • Train Voss-Myrdal, Flåm Railway Myrdal – Flåm.
  • 2-hour cruise on the Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Balestrand.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.
    • Room with fjord view in the main/modern building included.
    • Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room in historic building, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 08: Balestrand - day at leisure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Balestrand.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Visiting the local aquarium and art gallery
    • Renting a bike or rowing boat from the hotel
    • Hiking in the nearest mountains
    • A walking tour of Balestrand
    • Excursion to Fjærland
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Balestrand.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 09: Balestrand - Briksdal Glacier - Fjord Cruise - Geiranger

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Balestrand by coach.
  • Detour to visit the Briksdal Glacier.
  • Typical Norwegian lunch at Briksdal.
  • 1-hour cruise along the Geirangerfjord.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Geiranger.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Union Hotel.
    • Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 10: Geiranger - Olympic town of Lillehammer - Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Geiranger by coach.
  • Stop for lunch in the Olympic town of Lillehammer.
  • Return to Oslo.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera.
    • Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 11: Oslo - Stockholm

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Oslo by coach.
  • Stop for lunch in Karlstad.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign.
    • Possibility to upgrade to superior room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 12: Stockholm - the capital of Sweden

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 4-hour sightseeing tour of Stockholm.
    • including Old Town, City Hall, Royal Palace and more.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Sightseeing tour by boat.
    • Visit at Vasa Museum.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign.

Day 13: Stockholm - Helsinki (overnight cruise)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Stockholm.
  • Overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki (dep. 5pm).
  • Dinner and accommodation onboard a cruise ferry from Silja Line.
    • Possibility to upgrade to a deluxe or commodore cabin, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 14: Helsinki - the capital of Finland

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Morning arrival in Helsinki.
  • 3-hour sightseeing tour in Helsinki with local guide.
    • including Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Sibelius Monument etc.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Helsinki.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel.
    • Possibility to upgrade to a prime superior room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 15: Departure from Helsinki

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Airport transfer to Helsinki Airport Vantaa.

Day 01: Arrival in Copenhagen

Arrival at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, followed by transfer to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Admiral Hotel. Your tour escort will meet you at 19:45 hrs in the hotel lobby. Possibility to upgrade to deluxe room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 02: Copenhagen - the capital of Denmark

Breakfast at the hotel. A local guide will meet you at the hotel and take you for a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. Famous sights include the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament Buildings), Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little Mermaid. The afternoon is at your own leisure to explore the city. Entrance to the Tivoli Gardens is included. Accommodation at Admiral Hotel. Please note that dinner today is not included in the programme, as Copenhagen offers a wide selection of restaurants to choose between. Your tour escort will gladly assist with table reservations.

Day 03: Copenhagen - Oslo (overnight cruise)

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your own leisure before the afternoon transfer from your hotel to the DFDS Seaways terminal. At 16:45 hrs you will depart Copenhagen by an overnight ferry ferry to Oslo. Scandinavian buffet dinner onboard. Accommodation in a 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC. We recommend that you bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin. Possibility to upgrade to Commodore cabin or a Commodore deluxe cabin, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 04: Oslo - the capital of Norway

A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09.30 hours, followed by a 3-hour guided tour of the Norwegian capital including the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera, ideally situated close to the Karl Johan pedestrian street and the Opera House. Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 05: Oslo - Hardanger Mountain Plateau - Ulvik

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous Viking Ship Museum before departing Oslo. You will drive via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the mountain village of Geilo. Buffet lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch the journey continues across the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, where you will make a stop to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 metres, the highest in Norway. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardangerfjord and cross the fjord over Norway's longest suspension bridge. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord. A room with fjord view is included.

Day 06: Ulvik - Hardangerfjord - Bergen

After breakfast at the hotel, you leave Ulvik and follow a scenic drive along the beautiful Hardangerfjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. You pass by the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund before arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will experience Bergen on a 2-hour sightseeing tour, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. A ride with Fløibanen cable car up to Mount Fløyen will show you the best views of the city and the surrounding mountains and fjords. Dinner on your own. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, a first class hotel ideally located next to the Bryggen harbour. Possibility to upgrade to superior harbour view room and deluxe harbour view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 07: Bergen - Flåm Railway - Fjord Cruise - Balestrand

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, board the sightseeing boat M/S Lady Elisabeth for a 2-hour cruise along the narrow Aurlands- and Nærøyfjord, both branches of the Sognefjord. From the sun deck or the comfortable lounge, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøyfjord, continue by coach across the Vika Mountain to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful fjord village of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. A room with fjord view in the main/modern building is included. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room in the historical building, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 08: Balestrand - day at leisure

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room. 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 go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand with its historic buildings and other interesting sites or a boat tour to Fjærland and the glaciers nearby can also be arranged by the tour leader. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 09: Balestrand - Briksdal Glacier - Fjord Cruise - Geiranger

After breakfast departure from your hotel by coach, first on a short ferry crossing from Dragsvik to Hella, then along the scenic route on the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the beautiful Nordfjord, 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. Afterward a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for a one hour cruise along the spectacular Geirangerfjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geirangerfjord. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 10: Geiranger - Olympic town of Lillehammer - Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the possibility to digest the amazing view of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrandsdalen Valley to the Olympic town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel. Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 11: Oslo - Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel before heading south east across the Swedish border and through the attractive province of Värmland. In Karlstad, located by Sweden's largest lake, you will stop for lunch. Afterwards the journey continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign, a newly built first class hotel in the centre of Stockholm. Possibility to upgrade to superior room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 12: Stockholm - the capital of Sweden

Breakfast at the hotel before departing on a 4-hour guided tour of Stockholm. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the City Hall with its impressive Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. The afternoon is at your own leisure, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or to go on one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included in the programme, as Stockholm offers a wide selection of restaurants to choose between. Your tour escort will gladly assist with table reservations.

Day 13: Stockholm - Helsinki (overnight cruise)

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your own leisure in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from your hotel to the Silja Line terminal for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry. Departure from Stockholm at 17:00 hrs, sailing slowly down the amazing archipelago, past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. On board you will have a wide choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Accommodation in a 2-berth outside cabin (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin. Possibility to upgrade to upgraded cabins, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 14: Helsinki - the capital of Finland

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. A local guide will meet you at the harbour and take you for a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. The afternoon is at your own leisure in Helsinki. Dinner and accommodation at Haven Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the city center, close to the harbour, Senate Square and shopping area. Possibility to upgrade to a prime superior room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 15: Departure from Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer to Helsinki Vantaa Airport to connect with your flight home.

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