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FOCUS ON SCANDINAVIA - 2017

Tour Code - 6910 12 days - COPENHAGEN to STOCKHOLM $2583 AUD
Experience the cities, culture, and unspoiled landscapes of Scandinavia on this remarkable vacation. Begin with two overnights in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen’s home, and continue through the Jutland Peninsula to reach Frederikshavn. From here, cross the Kattegat Channel by ferry to Gothenburg, Sweden, and continue by motorcoach into Norway for an overnight in Oslo. Discover Norway’s capital features the National Theater, Parliament, Gustav Vigeland’s sculpture park, and more. On to the scenic Telemark region. A spectacular journey delivers you to the Vemork Museum, a tribute to recent history’s heroes. The views become more and more stunning as you cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to arrive in Bergen, home of composer Grieg. After two overnights in this fascinating city, enjoy a cruise on the amazing Sognefjord, where the mountains meet the sea. Next up: Fagernes, Lillehammer of Olympics fame, and through fairytale landscapes to Karlstad. Stop at Gripsholm Castle before reaching Stockholm, the Swedish capital set on 14 islands with canals, palaces, and parks. Guided sightseeing shows off the highlights—the perfect ending to this exciting trip.

Click here for departures 19 May, 16 June, 11 August and 8 & 15 September operating on an amended itinerary.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Copenhagen, Odense, Frederikshavn, Gothenburg, Telemark, Vemork Museum, Bergen, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred, Gripsholm Castle picture stop.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Jutland Peninsula, Hardanger Plateau, Sogne and Hardangerfjord, Steindalflossen waterfalls, Lake Mjosa, Varmland.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guides for city sightseeing in Oslo and Stockholm; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private first-class motorcoach. Cruise on Sognefjord; ferry crossings Frederikshavn-Gothenburg and Utne to Kvanndal.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
11
0
5

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
5 dinners (D).

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK.
    Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

  2. COPENHAGEN.
    Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand's castles is also available. (B)

  3. COPENHAGEN-ODENSE- FREDERIKSHAVN.
    After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the GREAT BELT BRIDGE, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's home town, and via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula. (B,D)

  4. FREDERIKSHAVN-GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN-OSLO, NORWAY.
    Take a pleasant FERRY ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden's thriving second-largest city and one of Europe's major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B)

  5. OSLO-TELEMARK AREA
    Gustav Vigeland's sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the soaring CITY HALL, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you spend the night. (B,D)

  6. TELEMARK AREA-VEMORK-BERGEN.
    Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the VEMORK MUSEUM, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. FERRY across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway's picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall. (B)

  7. BERGEN.
    Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 305 metre (1,000-foot) Mount Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or join the optional sightseeing excursion, which takes in the main sites, including the Hanseatic Museum, one of the landmarks of Bergen's bayside area, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills. (B)

  8. BERGEN-SOGNEFJORD CRUISE- FAGERNES AREA.
    More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking CRUISE on one of Norway's mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area. (B,D)

  9. FAGERNES AREA-LILLEHAMMER- KARLSTAD, SWEDEN.
    First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjosa. Continue towards Sweden, through Varmland's unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden's largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B)

  10. KARLSTAD-MARIEFRED-STOCKHOLM.
    Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel's Bofors to idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Maleren and the Baltic Sea. (B)

  11. STOCKHOLM.
    This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights. (B,D)

  12. STOCKHOLM.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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27 May 2017 07 Jun 2017 $2895 AUD $3643 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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02 Jun 2017 13 Jun 2017 $2895 AUD $3643 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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05 Aug 2017 16 Aug 2017 $2855 AUD $3603 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
12 Aug 2017 23 Aug 2017 $2855 AUD $3603 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
19 Aug 2017 30 Aug 2017 $2855 AUD N/A View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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26 Aug 2017 06 Sep 2017 $2855 AUD $3603 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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01 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 $2895 AUD $3643 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
01 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 $2895 AUD $3643 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
02 Sep 2017 13 Sep 2017 $2895 AUD $3643 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
09 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2017 $2895 AUD $3643 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
23 Sep 2017 04 Oct 2017 $2719 AUD $3467 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
30 Sep 2017 11 Oct 2017 $2719 AUD $3467 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
07 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2017 $2583 AUD $3331 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
14 Oct 2017 25 Oct 2017 $2583 AUD $3331 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE COPENHAGEN 01 Apr 2017 31 Oct 2017 $193 AUD $105 AUD $94 AUD
POST STOCKHOLM 21 Aug 2017 31 Oct 2017 $160 AUD $107 AUD $90 AUD
POST STOCKHOLM 15 Jun 2017 20 Aug 2017 $126 AUD $73 AUD $67 AUD
POST STOCKHOLM 01 Apr 2017 14 Jun 2017 $160 AUD $107 AUD $90 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $148 AUD

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