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13 Day Sweden & Norway, Scandinavian Culture & Fjords - Tuesday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Norway , Sweden

Cities Visited

Bergen , Flam , Geiranger , Karlstad , Lillehammer , Oslo , Stockholm


DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for Sweden
Depart for Sweden

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Stockholm
Welcome to stunning Stockholm, spread across 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to experience the many delights of this city of contrasts. This evening, your tour begins with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Stockholm
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Thursday - Tour Stockholm, Blue and Gold Halls, Traditional Swedish Candy Making Class
The discovery of Stockholm begins with the City Hall where you will visit the famous Blue Hall and glistening Gold Hall where the Nobel Banquet and Ball is held each year. A walk through the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town reveals rows of 17th and 18th century storybook buildings, 700-year-old Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and historic Stortorget Square. Conclude your tour of Old Stockholm with a visit to a local confectioner where you'll learn the art of baking the traditional Swedish candy cane. Your creation is yours to take home! The rest of the day is free to explore some of Stockholm's distinctive neighborhoods, beautiful parks and world-class museums
Overnight: Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Vasa Museum, Arrive in Karlstad
Begin your day with a fascinating visit to the unique Vasa Museum, home of the restored royal warship that set off on a maiden voyage and sank to the bottom of the sea. Then, say goodbye to Stockholm as you drive west through the Swedish lowlands, the traditional heart of Sweden where farms and countless lakes dot the countryside. Visit Nobel House*. After free time for lunch, continue to the city of Karlstad, located on the banks of the Klarälven River, for dinner and overnight*For Jun 18 departure, Nobel House will be closed, due to Midsummer celebration.
Overnight: Karlstad
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Saturday - Travel to Oslo, Opera House
Today, savor the morning in Karlstad before departing for Oslo, the futuristic capital of Norway. Visit Opera House. Afterward, check into your room. Tonight, gather together for dinner at your hotel in central Oslo
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Vigeland Sculpture Park, National Museum, Private Visit to Nobel Peace Center
Begin the day with a panoramic drive in Oslo reveals its striking architecture. Begin at the magnificent National Theater, one of Norway's most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts. View the 19th century Royal Palace as well as the main square with its ornate City Hall. Afterward, visit the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park with its astonishing 212 stark life-size granite and bronze sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Later, visit the National Museum housing 5,000 works from classic, modern and contemporary art. Tonight, enjoy a specially arranged private visit to the renowned Nobel Peace Center. Tour this state-of-the art museum that celebrates the lives and achievements of winners of the Nobel Peace Prize accented by compelling digital displays. This evening, discover Oslo's vast range of vibrant restaurants and bars
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - Olympic Ski Jump, Lillehammer Brewery
This morning, travel to Lillehammer where your exploration begins at the Lillehammer Ski Jump dating back to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Ascend by chair lift* to the ski jump tower where you can admire panoramic views of Lillehammer and Lake Mjosa from the terrace (conditions permitting). Tonight, warm hospitality and lots of fun await you at the Lillehammer Brewery's beer cellar, dating back to 1855. After a tasting of their beers, enjoy dinner at the popular restaurant*Chair lift is only available from mid-Jun to late Aug.
Overnight: Lillehammer
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Trollstigen Mountain Road to Geiranger
A day of astonishing beauty as you travel on the thrilling Trollstigen Mountain Road on your way to Geiranger. View the dramatic fjords and towering mountain vistas. Tucked into the mountains with its eleven hair-raising hairpin bends, the road snakes its way along the steep mountainside - undoubtedly one of Norway's most mesmerizing sites. Stop for lunch in this breathtaking setting before continuing on your journey through the Norwegian countryside. At the village of Linge, board a ferry and cross the Norddalsfjorden to the village of Eidsdal. From here, continue to the town of Geiranger at the head of the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord. The view from Ørnesvingen down to the Geirangerfjord is truly spectacular! Dinner together in this magnificent setting caps a breathtaking day
Overnight: Geiranger
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Wednesday - Cruise on the Geirangerfjord
Today is highlighted by a cruise on the wondrous Geirangerfjord, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Pass scattered cliffside farms that cling to towering, nearly sheer walls, majestic mountain peaks and lush green vegetation. Then, the boat twists and turns to the amazing waterfalls known as the Seven Sisters, the Suitor, and the Bridal Veil. The indescribable beauty of this fjord will be a lasting memory of your adventurous journey! Drive via the incredible Dalsnibba Pass (conditions permitting) where you will stop at the outstanding lookout, the region's highest point, for unforgettable views of towering cliffs, waterfalls and the valley below. Tonight, enjoy dinner together at your hotel
Overnight: Geiranger
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Thursday - Norwegian Glacier Museum
Depart Geiranger this morning and head to the fascinating hands-on Norwegian Glacier Museum. The museum's exhibits offer a unique perspective of glaciers, their movements, crevasses and an informative audio-visual presentation. You can even experiment with 1,000 year old glacial ice! Afterward, take a ferry ride from Mannheller to Fodnes. Dinner this evening is at the hotel in Flam
Overnight: Flam
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Friday - Flam Mountain Railway, Farm Visit, Bergen
Board the world-famous Flam Mountain Railway, a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, for a 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 splendid panoramas in Norway. After arriving in Myrdal, change trains and continue to the village of Voss where your coach will meet you. This afternoon's drive through the Norwegian countryside is punctuated by a stop at a local farm* for conversation, coffee and cake. Then, continue to picturesque Bergen, Norway's second largest city and unofficial capital of western Norway
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Saturday - Bryggen, Arven Silver & Gold Factory
Begin the day with a stroll through Bryggen, the city's old Hanseatic wharf district known for its busy harbor and gabled traditional wooden buildings. Founded during the days of the Hanseatic League, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit Arven Silver & Gold Factory. Here, watch skilled goldsmiths and silversmiths at work. Browse the wide selection of beautiful silverware and unique gold & silver jewelry, all handcrafted on the premises. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, say goodbye to your Tour Manager during dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Sunday - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Package Includes

  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Flights New York-Stockholm, Bergen-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
  • 2 nights Stockholm
  • 1 night Karlstad
  • 2 nights Oslo
  • 1 night Lillehammer
  • 2 nights Geiranger
  • 1 night Flam
  • 2 nights Bergen
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners with wine or beer
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features
  • Tour Highlights

    Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.

  • At Stockholm's City Hall, visit the Blue & Gold Halls where the Nobel Banquet and Ball is held
  • Visit a local confectioner to learn the art of baking traditional Swedish candy canes and keep your creation as a tasty souvenir
  • Visit the unique Vasa Museum to view the Vasa warship, the only preserved 17th-century warship in the world
  • Tour unique Vigeland Sculpture Park with its astonishing life-size granite and bronze sculptures by Gustav Vigeland
  • Enjoy a private visit to the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, which celebrates the lives and achievements of Nobel Prize winners
  • Ascend by chair lift to the Lillehammer Ski Jump Tower dating back to the 1994 Winter Olympics, when conditions permit
  • Enjoy a fun-filled beer tasting and dinner at the Lillehammer Brewery's beer cellar that dates back to 1855
  • Travel on the thrilling Trollstigen Mountain Road - a day of dramatic and astonishing beauty!
  • Cruise the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord where mountainside farms and waterfalls dot the near-vertical cliffs
  • Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum with its fascinating exhibits and informative audio-visual presentation
  • Travel into the high glacial region on the famous Flam Mountain Railway, a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Gratuities.


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


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms at the Bristol Hotel will be accommodated in a single & twin room. Fretheim Hotel in Flam does not have double rooms, instead twin rooms are offered.

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    Accommodations

    Haymarket by Scandic
    This first class hotel is situated in the heart of Stockholm.

    Clarion Collection Hotel Drott
    This first class hotel is situated in the heart of Karlstad.

    Bristol Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Oslo, a short walk away from Karl Johans Gate

    Clarion Collection Hotel Hammer
    This superior tourist class hotel is located in the town of Lillehammer.

    Hotel Union
    This first class hotel overlooks the Geirangerfjord.

    Fretheim Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in the village of Flåm.

    Clarion Hotel Admiral
    This superior tourist class hotel overlooks Vagen bay and Bryggen.

    Clarion Hotel Admiral
    This superior tourist class hotel overlooks Vagen bay and Bryggen.

    Clarion Hotel Admiral
    This superior tourist class hotel overlooks Vagen bay and Bryggen.

    Clarion Hotel Bergen
    This first class hotel is centrally located in the heart of Bergen.

    Clarion Hotel Bergen
    This first class hotel is centrally located in the heart of Bergen.

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