The Scandinavian with Iceland 2020

The Scandinavian with Iceland 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and memorable experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Your tour begins in Copenhagen, Denmark, and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland. Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; an orientation drive of Bergen with a walking tour of Bryggen; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. Also, visit Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more. Enjoy some of Scandinavia's and Iceland’s spectacular scenery. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride from Bergen across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau; and fly from Oslo to Reykjavik. Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. Visit a Norwegian farm for lunch and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple juice and cider, hear about their history and how cider is made. Other highlights are a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle and dinner at a restaurant in Arhus to try out local specialties.Then, fly to Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, for a six-day tour to experience Iceland’s gems: watch whales in their natural habitat, and see the area where the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed, and much more! From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia and Iceland will delight all of your senses!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: COPENHAGEN.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colorful amusement park. (B)

Day 3: COPENHAGEN–ODENSE–ARHUS.
Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S MUSEUM at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, [LF] dinner at a restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialties.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km (B,D)

Day 4: ARHUS–GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN.
From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.
Today’s Distance: 177 mi / 285 km (B,D)

Day 5: GOTHENBURG–STOCKHOLM.
Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea.
Today’s Distance: 304 mi / 490 km (B)

Day 6: STOCKHOLM
. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)

Day 7: STOCKHOLM–GRIPSHOLM CASTLE–KARLSTAD.
On the shores of Lake Mälar, [LF] visit King Gustav Vasa’s GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Örebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vänern.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B,D)

Day 8: KARLSTAD–LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY.
A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger and Lake Mjøsa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts.
Today’s Distance: 230 mi / 370 km (B,D)

Day 9: LILLEHAMMER–BORGUND–SOGNEFJORD & NÆRØYFJORD–FLÅM.
Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, before arriving in Flåm, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi / 320 km (B,D)

Day 10: FLÅM–VOSS–HARDANGERFJORD–BERGEN.
This morning, join the panoramic optional Flåm train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by [LF] the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to Bergen.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi / 200 km (B,L)

Day 11: BERGEN.
Guided sightseeing starts with an orientation drive to see the main sights like Bergenhus Fortress with its medieval Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower, the charming Hanseatic Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the harbor, and the famous Fish Market. Then, explore Bryggen on foot along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colorful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 12: BERGEN–OSLO.
Transfer to the railway station to board the BERGEN-OSLO TRAIN. Enjoy a scenic ride across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau with views of sparkling lakes, rivers, streams, and snow-capped mountains to Oslo.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi / 500 km (B)

Day 13: OSLO.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. This afternoon join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions. (B,D)

Day 14: OSLO–REYKJAVIK, ICELAND.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. (B,D)

Day 15: REYKJAVIK–THINGVELLIR–GEYSIR–GULLFOSS–KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR.
After an orientation drive of Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, [LF] walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant in the geothermal areas. [LF] Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, and served with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of Geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. Arrive in Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
Today’s Distance: 221 mi / 356 km (B,D)

Day 16: KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR. EXCURSION TO SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK & LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN.
Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and [LF] stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km (B,D)

Day 17: KIRKJUBÆJARKLAUSTUR–SKOGAFOSS–SELJALANDSFOSS– HELLISHEIðARVIRKJUN–REYKJAVIK.
Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, well known for the eruption that generated the massive ash cloud in 2010. Stop in Hellisheiðarvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Arrive in Reykjavik.
Today’s Distance: 158 mi / 255 km (B,D)

Day 18: REYKJAVIK.
Departures April 12-September 20 include [LF] a morning excursion by boat to watch whales in their natural habitat. This afternoon’s optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon needs to be pre-purchased via our website and is not available locally. Tonight, a farewell dinner has been prepared at one of the city’s fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic journey. (B,D)

Day 19: REYKJAVIK.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

ODENSE
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s Museum

ARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurant

FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Ferry crossing

GOTHENBURG
Orientation drive

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

GRIPSHOLM CASTLE
[LF] Guided visit

LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

BORGUND
Visit the stave church

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Cruise

HARDANGERFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm

BERGEN
Guided walking tour of Bryggen

BERGEN–OSLO
By train

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner

REYKJAVIK
Welcome dinner; orientation; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Departures April 12–September 20: boat cruise, [LF] see whales in their natural habitat

THINGVELLIR
[LF] Walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and the European tectonic plates

GEYSIR
Admire the hot springs; [LF] taste local specialties and drink a glass of schnapps

GULLFOSS
[LF] Marvel at the waterfall

SKAFTAFELL
Drive through the national park

LAKE JÖKULSÁRLÓN
[LF] See the setting of James Bond’s Die Another Day and see the largest glacier in Europe

SKOGAFOSS & SELJALANDSFOSS
Admire the waterfalls

HELLISHEIÐArVIRKJUN
Visit the geothermal heat and electric power stationMotorcoach; ferry crossing; boat cruise; Bergen-Oslo train; flight Oslo-Reykjavik.

Meals:
Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 1 lunch at a local farm; 12 three-course dinners, including dinner at a local restaurant in Arhus


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Accommodations

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $290. Required intra-vacation air segment[s] are: Oslo/Reykjavik. Air prices were effective on September 10, 2019 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$1800-$2160

Triple room reduction per person:
$120

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Copenhagen: Radisson Blu Scandinavia
Set in a harbourfront location overlooking the Christianshavn district, this high-rise 544-room hotel offers contemporary, comfortable acommodation, three in-house restaurants with a choice of Thai, Italian & Danish cuisine, 2 bars, a casino and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.
Address:
Amager Boulevard 70
Copenhagen , Denmark
Arhus: Scandic Aarhus City
This hotel is centrally located in Aarhus, within walking distance of shops and sights. Visit Aarhus' Old Town and the ARoS art museum with its famous Rainbow panorama. Find Aarhus' popular pedestrian street, "Stroget", with its shops and department stores such as Magasin du Nord and Salling, just outside the hotel.
Address:
Ostergade 10
Aarhus , Denmark
Gothenburg: First Hotel G
Conveniently situated, right in the heart of Gothenburg, this stylish 300 room smart design hotel has a warm inviting atmosphere and offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. There is a sophisticated lobby restaurant/wine bar serving a fusion of International/Swedish cuisine and a lavish Champagne Bar for pre-dinner drinks . Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym, sauna and wellness area.
Address:
Nils Ericsonsplatsen 4
Goeteborg , Sweden
Stockholm: Radisson Blu Waterfront
Each of the hotel's 414 modern rooms boast comfortable elegant interiors by RPW Design. Guests enjoy dining in the on-site restaurant and bar.
Address:
Nils Ericsson Plan 4
Stockholm , Sweden
Karlstad: Clarion Collection Hotel Plaza
This modern 131-room hotel is situated on a main pedestrian street in the heart of Karlstad and offers complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout. Amenities include a fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi, restaurant and bar.
Address:
Vastra Torggatan 2
Karlstad , Sweden
Lillehammer: Scandic Lillehammer
Traditional Holiday & Conference Hotel set in 8-acre private park, near ski & riding schools, chairlift & Maihaugen Museum.
Address:
Turisthotelivegen 6
Lillehammer , Norway
Flam: Fretheim
Four-story Hotel located at scenic Aurlandfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord) with mountain backdrop.
Address:
Postboks 63
Flam , Norway
Bergen: First Hotel Marin
First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated very centrally in Bergen. The hotel is located at the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCO world-heritage list. Marin holds 152 well equipped rooms.
Address:
Rosenkrantzgatan 8
Bergen , Norway
Oslo: Thon Opera
An ultra-contemporary 408-room hotel with playful styling and Free Wi-Fi access throughout. The stylish restaurant serves international cuisine with fabulous views over the Oslo Fjord and opera house and there is a lobby bar and fitness room.
Address:
Dronning Eufemias Gate 4
Oslo , Norway
Reykjavik: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Contemporary concrete & glass hotel in the heart of business district, near shopping, sports facilities & exhibition hall.
Address:
Sudurlandsbraut 2
Reykjavik , Iceland
Kirkjubaejarklaustur: Klaustur
This 57-room hotel offers modern Scandinavian comfort in close proximity to the magnificent Vatnajökull glacier and spectacular Sidufjoll mountains. Locally sourced ingredients are highlighted in the restaurant's dishes, and the cozy bar with outdoor terrace offers the perfect place to enjoy drinks and snacks.
Address:
Klausturvegur 6
Kirkjubaejarklaustur , Iceland

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Question: What does LF stand for?

LF stands for Local Favorite. These are hidden gems and activities that make your vacation experience truly wonderful.

Question: What is the size of the group?

The amount of people on tours vary. The average number of people on a Globus tour is 38 and the maximum is 44.

Question: What is LF

LF is an abbreviation of a program by Globus called Local Favorites. These are hidden gems and traditions with behind-the-scenes activities at different destinations on your trip.

Question: What currency are the prices showing

All prices on our website and on our quotes are in USD.

Question: Do you charge a single supplement?

Yes we charge a single supplement with all Globus tours.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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By Cheryl S on Aug 26, 2019

Our agent was exceptional. Kenny is always prompt with questions or concerns. I would definitely use him again. Our tour guide and driver was very good on Globus. I did find two of the hotels we started in very small. Difficult to move around in and fit luggage.

By Lester R on Aug 26, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Scandinavia and had a wonderful tour director. Our only complaint is that the tour group was 41 people, which we thought was too large. A group of 30-35 would have been better.

By Kenneth M on Aug 26, 2019

A great tour. We enjoyed it very much.

By William P on Jun 22, 2019

The hotels were a disappointment based on our last trip with Globus.

By Sandra C on Jun 16, 2019

I was very disappointed with the hotels provided. The rooms were small, and single beds were very close together and this was not great since my roommate was a snorer.

By James O on May 13, 2019

Super tour. Our first organized tour

By Caesar P on Sep 03, 2018

The whole package was great and the accommodations are excellent. We had a very accommodating and jolly Tour Director and excellent driver; Only issue is with the wifi on the bus couldnt connect most of the time but in the hotels there were no issues. The group we were with were good. overall, it was an enjoyable trip. And the food was excellent; Norway was tops.

By Natalie S on Aug 06, 2018

Not sure about another booking. Several of the hotels were not the quality I normally stay in. One had no a/c and no windows that opened in 90 degree heat. Several were so small they barely accommodated 2 suitcases.

By Marlene G on Jul 07, 2018

The tour was very nice, except none of the hotels had Air conditioning and the Scandinavian countries had record hot temperatures from Coppenhagen to Oslo, Norway. The heat at night was unbearable and the hotels did not have enough fans for the tour group. Also, the driver was 40 mins late on the last transfer from hotel in Oslo to the airport. Therefore, I was late to the airport and almost missed my flight to Frankfurt, Germany.

By Kim K on Jun 30, 2018

There was only one hotel that was a bit confusing with finding your way around, room keys not always working and just average food. The remaining ones were great. Our guide , Rudy was very knowledgeable and effective in getting our bags and people organized. He had notices for our times posted each afternoon. Kristoph our driver, was very good and safe. We saw many places in the time given. Of course, we always wanted more time but good overview.

By Amy C on May 28, 2018

The trip was very nice and we enjoyed it very much. It was relaxing and we had some free time. We purchased most of the optional tours/meals and found some meals were a little less than the value we expected. The tour guide and driver were very professional. All in all it was a good trip.

By Felix S on May 14, 2018

Very intense tour with moving from one place to another

By Phyllis J on Aug 07, 2017

Some hotels were minimal in accommodations. Tour guide and driver were great. We saw lots of all three countries. However, people need to be in good physical shape as it is lots of on and off a motor coach. Optimal tours were costly. We did have a great time.

By Carol C on Aug 29, 2016

I chose Globus only because it was the only operator that covered the areas I was most interested in. I have traveled with Globus on one other occasion. My biggest complaint is the inclusion of optionals which should be included as part of the package, since they were the highlight of most of the places we visited, e.g. Vasa Ship Museum, Viking Museum, etc. Other tour companies (several) that I have traveled with include much more in the itinerary that is not optional. The Sunday we arrived in Falun, everything was closed, so if you did not choose the optional, it was a waste of trip time. Arriving so late in other places did not give the opportunity to do anything but eat and sleep. The tour director was not very helpful with suggestions of things to do. He had worked 37 days straight days and appeared tired and short, not very helpful in pointing out places of interest when we arrived at hotels. He was quite authoritarian in his approach, not something I'm used to when I'm a customer, not a child. I also did not like the fact that no name tags were provided for 43 people. I believed this hindered interaction with others and group cohesiveness...not used to that either, although it was a very nice group. I don't believe the tour director even knew anyone's name, at least he didn't address anyone by name. I do prefer traveling with Gate 1, Insight and Trafalgar.

By Jean H on Aug 22, 2016

This was our third trip with Globus and we were very satisfied.

By Soumava B on May 28, 2016

Excellent sightseeing. The tour director was absolutely top class.

By David H on May 14, 2016

Great scenery. Make sure to sequence the trip starting in Copenhagen, Norway is substantially more interesting. May was a great time for the waterfalls in Norway.

By Amanda D on May 14, 2016

I feel the optional dinners are not a good value if you are in any city you could walk to a restaurant and get a meal and know you are getting something you enjoy eating at a fraction of the cost .

By Aurora B on Aug 31, 2015

This is so far the best tour experience for me and my wife. This was one of our bucket list (achieved). I have never thought how exciting and fascinating to tour the 3 Scandinavian countries which were rich of histories and traditions, beauty and grandeur scenery. Thank you for the expertise, great service and support of the Globus Tour Director and Bus Driber. Well organized and we always feel safe during our tout because they always looked for us. They made our tour very exciting and meaningful. I want to thank greatly our travel agent and Affordable Tours in setting all these for us.

By Walter L on Aug 10, 2015

The tour director was excellent.

By Marilyn L on Aug 02, 2014

Great trip and wonderful memories!!

By Ibrahim H on Aug 10, 2013

I have enjoyed my trip and the services provided by Affordable Tours, However, I have noticed that all participants in our group have been offered assistance for pick up services at the airport except us!!!

By Roy L on Jul 15, 2013

The Globus Tour Director was the worst that we have ever experienced after about 15 escorted tours. She did the mere basic tasks & did nothing to make the trip entertaining, interesting or fun. If this had been our first escorted tour it likely would have been our last. We may never travel with Globus again.

By Maria Caridad G on Jul 08, 2013

The itinerary is ok except we spend too much time in the coach (I guess the sites are too far from each other) but over-all the trip is good. Our group was very good and was always on time. The comfort (restroom/meals) stops were just right. The restrooms are clean and FREE! Prices for Optional tours are in euros and should have the corresponding amount in US dollars! Good choices of Hotels near points of interest sites. We had very good, knowledgeable tour guide, who is very helpful.

By Spyros S on Jun 29, 2013

I just returned from a wonderful experience in Scandinavia, all made possible by Affordable Tours and Globus. Affordable Tours is the BEST! They are professional and very helpful. I hope to be able to them again and again. I had a great experience with Globus a few years ago when I visited China. My latest experience in Denmark, Sweden and Norway with them was even better. The tour as handled by our Tour Director and Driver was a cultural and entertaining experience. These two men added "class" to the whole effort.

By Catherine B on Aug 27, 2012

In our trip with Globus, they had 2 buses doing the same trip. That meant we had to hurry at some points as the other bus was coming, one event was rushed into a long day on the road, leaving all of the next day "at leasure" in the rain. The other bus kept to the original plan. (We were in the 2nd bus.) The restaurants was extra crowded. Our tour director spent very little time on the history of the countries. (CIE, Trafalgar, and Uniworld were much better.)

By Janet M on Aug 06, 2012

The trip was great, and i was especially impressed with our tour guide. He met us at the airport, and even took the bus back to the airport when we left. the only criticism i have is that we were not impressed with odense - not worth the time. also, 2 of the globus buses we were on broke down, so we missed a stop on our tour. Globus needs to spend the money to keep its buses in good repair.

By Glenn K on Aug 06, 2012

Our trip to Scandinavia was the most memorable of all. The cities we visited and people we met were wonderful. The tour director was excellent. The bus driver was quite professional and an expert driver. The scenery was unparralleled. 

By Leonard R on Jun 11, 2012

GLOBUS, its staff and the tour exceeded expectations.

By Stuart W on Jun 06, 2011

the hotels were nice, but the bathrooms could be disasterous for seniors and people with disabilities. in order to get into the shower tubs you have to climb high, and the tubs when wet were very slippery, as were the floors. very little to hold onto also. these are trips mostly older people are taking. the extra tour in copenhagen to the resistance museum should have been included in the included morning tour. the museum was free to all. on the tours to scandanavia, clients should be told that food is very expensive. especially when dinners are not included in the large cities


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