Guaranteed departure (Stockholm-Oslo). This tour is a combination of the Four Capitals Tour and The Fjords of Norway. Visit the Nordic capitals; Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo before continuing to the Norwegian fjords.
This tour can commence in: Stockholm
Arrival at Stockholm Airport, Arlanda. Transfer to your hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign, a new first class hotel centrally located. Your tour escort will meet you at 19:45 hrs in the hotel lobby. Possibility to upgrade to superior room, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will start the day with a 4-hour guided sightseeing tour of Stockholm. Sights of interest include the Royal Palace, the Parliament Buildings, the island of Djurgården and the Old Town (Gamla Stan), with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Rooms, where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held each year. The afternoon is at your own leisure in Stockholm. We can recommend a visit to the impressive Vasa Museum or one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner is not included today, as Stockholm offers a wide selection of restaurants to choose between. Your tour escort will gladly assist with table reservations.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at your own leisure to explore the beautiful city of Stockholm, often called the Venice of the North due to its many canals and waterways. We recommend the 2-hour boat tour “Under the Bridges of Stockholm”. Afternoon coach transfer for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry from Silja Line. Onboard you will find a choice of entertainment, shops, casino and bars. Dinner on board. 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 more deluxe cabins, for more information please see add-ons.
Enjoy your buffet breakfast, as you sail into Helsinki. You retain your cabin on the ship. When arriving in Helsinki a local guide is waiting to take you on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the Finnish capital. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenskij Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, New Opera House, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, etc. The afternoon is at your own leisure in Helsinki before departing on your return cruise to Stockholm at 17.00 hrs. Dinner and accommodation on board.
After a delicious buffet breakfast on board, you will return back to Stockholm at 09.30 hrs. The tour continues by coach through the pleasant countryside of Southern Sweden to Gränna, beautifully situated on Lake Vättern. Stop for lunch. After lunch continue through the provinces of Småland and Skåne to the city of Malmö. Cross the Øresund Bridge to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen in the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at Admiral Hotel, wonderfully located in the centre close to Nyhavn and Strøget pedestrian street. Possibility to upgrade to deluxe room, for more information please see add-ons.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning is at your own leisure in Copenhagen. In the afternoon you will be transfered by coach to DFDS Seaways' terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 17.00 hrs. Enjoy a delicious Scandinavian buffet dinner on board, go dancing, watch the entertainment on board, or sit on deck and watch the sunset. Accommodation in a 2-berth outside cabins 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 commodore cabin and commodore deluxe cabin, for more information please see add-ons.
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, the Opera house and the main railway station. Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.
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 Bardøla Mountain Hotel. 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. Room with fjord view included.
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 and deluxe harbour view room, for more information please see add-ons.
After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Continue on the famous Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal. Board your train for an exhilarating ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to fjord village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.
After a short rest in Flåm, the tour continues with a 2-hour cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. 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 disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøyfjord, your coach will be waiting for you to take you up through the amazing Stalheim Canyonand the Nærøy Valley. Continue across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Room with fjord view in main/modern building included. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room in historical building, for more information please see add-ons.
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 can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.
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.
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 Thon Hotel Opera. Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport for your flight home.