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12 Day Best Value Tour Sweden Norway and Denmark

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12 Day Best Value Tour Sweden Norway and Denmark

The land of the Vikings, deep fjords and the Northern Lights - Norway, Denmark and Sweden - are explored on this fascinating journey of discovery. Visit Copenhagen's Nyhaven, drive around the Hardangerfjord and spend the night on the shores of Lake Vänern.

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Day by day

First Day Welcome to Copenhagen 

Welcome to Copenhagen. Relax and unwind after check-in or go on a stroll through the city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel. (D)

Hotel:    Scandic Sydhavnen

Second Day enjoy Sightseeing in Copenhagen with Free Time

This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including the major sights such as the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, the Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek. You'll have free time to visit one the galleries or do some shopping. (SB)

Hotel:     Scandic Sydhavnen

Third Day we head to Odense then stay in Frederikshavn 

This morning cross the Great Belt Bridge to the garden island of Denmark, Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace. Later continue north through Jutland and spend the night in Frederikshavn. (SB),(D)

Hotel:   Jutlandia

Fourth Day we ferry to Gothenburg then its onto Oslo

Leave Denmark this morning as you board your ferry across the Kattegat Strait to Gothenburg in Sweden. A scenic coastal drive leads you to Norway where you will spend the night in the capital city of Oslo. (SB)

Hotel:   Radisson Blu Alna

Fifth Day see the sights of Oslo then travel to Vradal 

This morning your Local Specialist will show you the highlights of Oslo including views of the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park where you will find the world's largest sculpture exhibition made by a single artist. This afternoon start exploring the impressive Norwegian countryside as you travel towards the Telemark region, famed for being the home of the original and oldest skiing technique. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. (SB),(D)

Hotel:    Quality Straand

Sixth day we drive to Bergen

Start your day with a spectacular drive that takes you through the mountains and around the Hardangerfjord. Arrive in Bergen, Norway's second-biggest city famed for its shipping, aquaculture and sub-sea technology industry. (SB)

Hotel:   Comfort Holberg

Seventh day its Sightseeing and Free Time in Bergen

Today experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. You'll have free time to explore the harbour area and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen which is the old wharf of the city. (SB)

Hotel:    Comfort Holberg

Eighth Day we head inland to Fagernes 

This morning after breakfast travel inland to Fagernes. Admire the spectacular Sognefjord, the largest and most well-known fjord in the country. Dinner this evening will be at your hotel. (SB),(D)

Hotel:    Thon

Ninth Day we visit Littehammer then journey to Karlstad 

Travel to Lillehammer, host of the Winter Olympics in 1994. This morning enjoy a stroll through the streets of this famous town. The scenery will change as you drive through lush forests along gorgeous lakes towards Sweden. Spend the night on the shores of the biggest lake of them all, Lake Vänern in Karlstad. (SB)

Hotel:   Clarion Plaza

Tenth Day its onto Örebro then we travel to Stockholm 

This morning visit Örebro, a lively university town. View the castle dominating the town centre and enjoy a stroll along the Svartån River, before continuing to Stockholm. (SB)

Hotel:   Park Inn By Radisson Hammarby Sjostad

Eleventh Day see the sights of Stockholm with Free Time

Today get to know this beautiful city on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Spend time discovering the museums or fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience in the afternoon. Tonight dine with your fellow travellers and celebrate this memorable trip. (SB),(D)

Hotel:   Park Inn By Radisson Hammarby Sjostad

Twelfth Day we bid Farewell to Stockholm 

Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (SB)

Dining

11 Scandinavian breakfasts (SB)

5 three course dinners (D)

Travel Highlights

  • Bergen: See Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market.
  • Copenhagen: Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek.
  • Oslo: View the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace and visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park with your Local Specialist.
  • Stockholm: Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace.

Optional Experiences

North Zealand Riviera And Castle Tour

Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. We'll also visit Fredensborg Palace, summer residence of the Royal family, before continuing to the magnificent 17th century Frederiksborg Castle, where you’ll see the State Apartments and the Coronation Chapel.

Danish Traditions And Canal Cruise

This evening we'll visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor, with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbour. You’ll wander by tiny houses, learn a little of the history and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialities. Then, enjoy an hour-long cruise along the canals and experience stunning views of the city from the harbour.

Vikings And Explorers in Oslo

You’ll visit the three original Viking long-ships and their treasures with your Local Specialist, including the Oseberg ship - last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. Then explore the stunning Fram Museum to discover the story of the ship and the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits.

Grieg And Bergen Insights

We’ll head out along the fjord to visit the home of famous composer Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa - the inspiration for many of his masterworks. You’ll also explore Bergen on a walk through the historical lanes, and see stunning views of the city on a trip up the hillside by funicular railway.

War History And Peaceful Traditions

Come with us as we explore the lost village of Televag, destroyed when the Gestapo discovered the villagers’ support of the resistance. You’ll visit the museum before we journey to a traditional Norwegian fishing village for coffee and local pancakes. Certain departures also include a guided visit of Fjell Fortress, a Nazi command bunker hidden deep inside the mountain. EURO 46.

Fjords And Mountains

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Næroy Fjord with it's towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with waterfalls, snow capped mountains and tiny villages has inspired painters for hundreds of years.

Stockholm Discovery Cruise

Enjoy the beauty of Lake Malaren with your Local Specialist, as we sail in an antique steamboat through the archipelago, past country cottages and elegant homes. You’ll also visit the royal warship 'Vasa', an ornate 17th-century galleon which sank just minutes after sailing, now reclaimed from the Baltic.

Swedish Ice Bar And Old Town

Savour a drink in a glass made of ice in the minus temperatures of the Ice-Bar, made completely from the frozen waters of Sweden’s River Torne. You'll also discover beauty and history combined on a walk in the fairy-tale Gamla Stan; little changed since the 16th and 17th centuries.

Panoramic Tower And Dinner

You'll enjoy the very best views over the city and its archipelago on our trip to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Sweden's highest building, before savouring delicious cuisine in a popular local restaurant, with a drink included.

Please note: Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

The Difference

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

Daily breakfast.

Luxury air-conditioned coach.

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.

Variety of Optional Experiences.

An expert Travel Director and separate driver.

All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes.

Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.

Airport Transfers.

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
  • All Tours are Guaranteed Departures.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

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