Scandinavia Madness

15 Day Tour

from R31 210 pps

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10% discount for all bookings confirmed before 30th November for travel in MAY-SEPTEMBER 2018

OVERVIEW

A favorite and eco-friendly tour! Enjoy all four Nordic capitals, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, by traveling comfortably on a train and overnight cruise ships, and the adventure does not stop with the capitals!

We had added a highlight from Oslo, the Norway in a Nutshell tour which will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful scenery in Fjord Norway, and includes breathtaking experiences on the Bergen Railway, the Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord and the steep Stalheimskleiva road. This is the perfect tour for those who want to see and experience the Scandinavian capitals and the narure of Norway in relatively little time! Enjoy all that Scandinavia can offer …welcome to our world!

Day 01: Arrival in Copenhagen

Arrival in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In this charming city one thousand years of history awaits you in the medieval streets; the same streets walked on by every generation of the world's oldest royal family, the same streets and canals which have inspired artists for centuries and been home and workplace to meticulous craftsmen and famous designers. Accommodation at First Hotel Vesterbro or similar (2 nights)

Day 02: Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure. The city offers many attractions such as the famous Tivoli amusement park, the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Gefion Fountain, the Royal Palace Amalienborg and many more. Copenhagen is also famous for its cafes and bakeries.

Day 03: Copenhagen – Oslo (ferry)

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Copenhagen in the late afternoon by ferry to Oslo. Overnight on board DFDS Seaways in a 2-berth outside cabin.

Day 04: Oslo

Morning arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway. Oslo is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by wooded hills. Oslo offers many well-known sights such as the Opera House, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and the Munch Museum.
Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar (2 nights)

Day 05: Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. We recommend the Oslo Panorama Sightseeing tour, a 2 ½ hour tour though the central parts of the city. Guiding is done in seven different languages through individual headphones. The tour stars in the city centre and continues with a short walking tour of Vigeland Sculpture Park and a photo stop at the Holmenkollen Ski Jump before ending at City Hall.

Day 06: Oslo – Myrdal – Flåm (train)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train to Myrdal which will take about 5 hours. In Myrdal, swap to the famous Flåm Railway that passes through wild and beautiful scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides. It descends from a height of 900 meters down to Flåm at a sidearm of the Sognefjord. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. Accommodation at Flåmsbrygga Hotel or similar

Day 07: Flåm – Gudvangen – Voss – Bergen (boat, bus, train)

Breakfast at the hotel. Before continuing your tour, use the morning to discover Flåm and its surroundings. There are different hiking tours; you can rent bikes or kayaks. In the afternoon, board the ferry taking you over the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has recently been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

From Gudvangen, the journey continues by bus through Nærøyfjord Valley and pass the Stalheimskleiva with its 13 steep hairpin bends. The last part of the excursion will be by train from Voss to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords.

Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Holberg or similar (2 nights)

Day 08: Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure. Bergen is, with good reason, called the Gateway to the Fjords. The city is located on the west coast of Norway with close proximity to the famous Norwegian fjords. Sights of interest are the Hanseatic Bryggen area, Fløibanen Funicular, the composer Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen, the Fish market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).

Day 09: Departure from Bergen by flight to Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.
Stockholm is built on 14 islands and you are never far from the water. Well-preserved medieval buildings stand alongside modern architecture, and just outside the city, an archipelago of 24.000 islands is waiting to be explored. Sights of interest are the Vasa Museum, the Skansen Open Air Museum, City Hall, the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and many more.

Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign or similar (3 nights)

Day 10, 11 : Stockholm

Breakfast at the hotel. Days at leisure to enjoy the beautiful and vibrant city of Stockholm. We recommend a cruise to the Stockholm archipelago or a sightseeing tour by bus, as well as a visit to the hip neighborhood of Södermalm. For shopping, Norrmalm is the place to visit.

Day 12: Stockholm - Helsinki

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Stockholm to Helsinki with the late afternoon ferry.
Overnight on board Silja Line in a 2 berth outside cabin.

Day 13: Helsinki

Morning arrival in Helsinki. After breakfast on board, you will discover the Finnish capital and its historical center around the Senate, the Presidential Palace, the City Hall and the harbor area with the Market Square and the beautiful Uspenski Cathedral. You can stroll through the Esplanade Park and the most important shopping streets towards the parliament, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and finally to Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the rock church.

Overnight at Original Sokos Hotel Helsinki or similar (2 nights)

Day 15: Departure from Helsinki by flight to Stockholm or Copenhagen

Breakfast at the hotel and departure according to your own itinerary.

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Price per person in double/twin room FROM R31 210.00 p.p.
subject to availability and rate of exchange

Child prices:

  • 04-12 years, in an extra bed 75% of adult price
  • Price per infant 0-3 years in own bed 50% of adult price
  • Price per infant 0-3 years sharing parents’ bed free of charge

There are factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements should you add optional extras to your holiday. Prices are generally for private arrangements and are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.

Holiday includes:

  • 12 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared double room with shower/ WC
  • Overnight ferries from Copenhagen to Oslo and from Stockholm to Helsinki in outside cabin with private shower/ WC
  • Norway in a nutshell tour from Oslo to Bergen
  • Breakfast daily

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