11 Day Classic Scandinavia - Friday Departure

11 Day Classic Scandinavia - Friday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Denmark , Norway , Sweden

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Denmark
Depart for Denmark

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Copenhagen
Arrive in the lively Danish capital of Copenhagen; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax, or begin your independent discovery of this sophisticated city. Your tour begins at 6:00 PM when you join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting on the wonderful journey that awaits you in Scandinavia. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Copenhagen no later than 4:00 PM on day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Copenhagen

DAY 3, Sunday - Copenhagen City Tour, Tivoli Gardens, Welcome Dinner
This morning, enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. View the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum and the National Museum, the colorful 17th-century harbor district of Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family as well as the site of the changing of the Guard. Visit the Gefion Fountain, the largest monument in the city which was designed and erected in 1908 by Danish artist Anders Bundgård, and the iconic Little Mermaid statue. End the tour with a visit to the Royal Reception rooms in Christiansborg Palace*, the seat of the Danish Parliament, Prime Minister's Office and Supreme Court. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure to explore the city on your own, or join the optional North Zealand Castle Tour to the Danish countryside and Riviera. This evening, a highlight visit to Tivoli Gardens,** the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the second oldest amusement park in the world. Then, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant *In the event Christiansborg Palace is closed due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to Rosenborg Castle**September departures may not visit Tivoli Gardens, due to seasonal closure
Optional: North Zealand Castle Tour (PM)
Overnight: Copenhagen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Travel to Gothenburg, Sweden
This morning, bid farewell to Denmark as you travel to Sweden via the mighty 5-mile-long Öresund Bridge. Upon arrival in Gothenburg, take an orientation tour of the city. Founded in the 17th-century, this lively university town is known for its parks, sporting events and modern opera house. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. You may choose to take a cruise on the canals and harbor, or opt for a trip to the Liseberg amusement park, one of the most popular in Europe
Overnight: Gothenburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Tuesday - Travel to Oslo, Norway; Oslo City Tour
This morning, travel to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour. Pass the National Theater, the 19th Century Royal Palace and visit the main square to view the Cathedral. Next, visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland. The park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures. The park's most popular attraction is the Monolith column, measuring 46 feet high with 121 human figure reliefs, it is carved from a single block of granite and took three stone sculptors 14 years (1929-43) to complete. Continue to the modern City Hall* to conclude the city tour*In the event that the Oslo City Hall is closed due to local events, the visit will be substituted with a visit to the Oslo Cathedral
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Full Day in Oslo
Spend a full day at leisure in Oslo. Stroll the shopping streets, linger at a café or visit one or more of its world-class museums. In the morning, perhaps join a local guide for the optional Treasures of Oslo tour. Admire the highlights of Norway's great seafaring tradition as you enjoy a guided visit to see three 1,200-year-old ornamented Viking ships which are the best preserved in existence, followed by a visit to the Kon-Tiki Msueum
Optional: Treasures of Oslo (AM)
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday - Travel to Lillehammer
This morning, travel to Lillehammer. Situated at the northern end of Lake Mjøsa, the town is perhaps most famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. Enjoy an orientation tour, which includes a view of the ski jump. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore Lillehammer on your own. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Lillehammer
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Lom Stave Church, Travel to Sogndal
This morning drive to the village of Lom where you will visit one of the largest and best preserved stave churches in Norway.* Built around 1150, the church's unique facade appears to have been plucked from a medieval fairytale. Next, drive via Sognefjellet (weather permitting), the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe known as the "roof of Norway", through the dramatic Norwegian countryside. Pass glaciers, pine forests and perhaps reindeer, as well as Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain in the Jotunheimen National Park. Overnight in the heart of the Fjords*Entry to Lom Stave Church interior only available when church services are not in session
Overnight: Sogndal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Saturday - Sognefjord Cruise, Flam Railway, Travel to Bergen
Today, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest of all the Norwegian Fjords. Then, a real highlight as you board the world famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions. View pastures, waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled beautifully into the surrounding mountainside. Ascend to 3,000 feet within 12 miles for one of the most scenic views of Norway. Continue to your hotel in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city. A major distributor of the wealthy trading guilds of the Hanseatic League, many residents of this 11th-century city still earn their livelihoods from the sea
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Bergen
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Bergen independently. Bergen is an important cultural hub located in the middle of the region known as De syv fjell, or the Seven Mountains. This morning, perhaps join the optional Highlights of Bergen tour. The city served as an old trading port and has maintained a bustling harbor since the 11th century as part of the Hanseatic League. Visit Troldhaugen, the home of famous Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. Grieg's home stands majestically overlooking the fjords and was a great inspiration for his music. During your tour stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen, visit the 750-year-old Haakon's Hall, scene of the medieval Royal court's ceremonies. In the afternoon you may choose to visit the Bergen Museum, the famous fish market, or take a stroll along the harbor to admire traditional Norwegian architecture. Tonight, join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a farewell dinner at your hotel
Optional: Highlights of Bergen Tour (AM)
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Copenhagen, Bergen-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Copenhagen
  • 1 night Gothenburg
  • 2 nights Oslo
  • 1 night Lillehammer
  • 1 night Sogndal
  • 2 nights Bergen
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
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    Special Features

  • Enjoy a city sightseeing tour upon arrival in the Danish capital of Copenhagen
  • Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, designed by Gustav Vigeland. The park contains 192 sculptures with more than 600 figures
  • Lom Stave Church, one of the largest and best preserved stave churches in Norway built in 12th century
  • Cruise on the breathtaking still waters of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest of all the Norwegian Fjords
  • Board the famous Flam Railway for a mountain train ride into Norway's high glacial regions
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


    Accommodation Details:
    May 8 departure will be accommodated at Scandic Hafjell in Lillehammer on day 7.

    May 15, May 17, May 22, May 24 and May 29 departures will be accommodated at the Scandic Hamar in Hamar instead of Lillehammer on day 7.

    May 31, Jun 26, and Jul 1 departures will be accommodated at Holmenkollen Park in Oslo on days 5 and 6.

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    Accommodations

    Imperial
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Copenhagen near the town hall square.

    First Hotel Goteborg
    This first class hotel is located above the central station in Gothenburg with a great view of the trains.

    Scandic Victoria Oslo
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Oslo.

    Scandic Holmenkollen Park
    This first class hotel has magnificent views of the Oslo city centre and the fjord beyond.

    Scandic Hamar
    This tourist class hotel is about a ten minute walk from the center of Hamar.

    Scandic Lillehammer Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in its own private park close to the Olympic Park.

    Quality Hotel Sogndal
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the heart of Sogndal, only minutes from Sogneford, the world's largest fjord with magnificent natural beauty.

    First Hotel Marin
    This first class hotel is situated very centrally in Bergen.

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