Scandinavia - Capitals & Fjords

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DAY 1 USA / COPENHAGEN: Fly transatlantic overnight from the USA to Copenhagen Denmark. Dinner is served and in-flight entertainment is provided.

DAY 2 ARRIVE COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Upon arrival in Copenhagen, you meet with your Tour Director and shortly afterwards transfer to your hotel in the city center. The rest of your day is free to explore the Danish capital. Take a stroll down to the famous Nyhavn, or get a head start on your shopping. Later this evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in the city center. (D)

DAY 3 COPENHAGEN: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, meet your tour director and begin your full day of sightseeing. Enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the infamous Little Mermaid and the rococo Amalienborg complex of Royal Palaces. Overnight in the city center. (B)

DAY 4 COPENHAGEN / OSLO, NORWAY: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel. This morning you are free to shop for souvenirs, relax or take an optional tour on the Danish canals. In the afternoon you will embark on the DFDS cruise to Oslo, Norway. Overnight in double Seaview cabins and enjoy dinner on board. (B/D)

DAY 5 OSLO: Morning arrival in Oslo. Depart on a half-day sightseeing tour. Enjoy views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace and Vigeland Sculpture Park. Visit the Viking Ship Museum, displaying 3 wooden, 9th-century Viking ships, plus artifacts recovered from burial chambers. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs, or perhaps take an optional visit to the Fram Polar Ship Museum. Overnight in the city center. (B)

DAY 6 OSLO / FLAM / BALESTRAND: After breakfast, you will depart on a train to Flåm with a stop at the mountain stop Myrdal. Starting with a short walk from your hotel located next to central station to catch the 08:25am train from Oslo to Myrdal arriving in Myrdal at 12:55pm. A short change of trains as you embark on the famous Flåm railway with breathtaking views down to Flåm – arriving at 2:30pm. Upon arrival in Flåm you will enjoy some free time to discover this scenic village. Later this afternoon, board the fast boat to Balestrand. On arrival, you walk about 300m to the historic Hotel Kviknes. Overnight and dinner in the Kviknes Hotel. (B/D)

DAY 7 EXCURSION TO FJÆRLAND: Enjoy breakfast before departing on an excursion to Fjærland, including Bøyabreen, Supphellebreen and a visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. We sail in through the beautiful Fjærland fjord with amazing views of the steep mountains, the green fjord itself and vibrant landscape. We arrive at Fjærland where the glacier meets the fjord. Here we wait for a shuttle bus which takes us to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Enjoy Ivo Caprino’s panoramic film about Jostedalen Glacier and the fascinating exhibition. The trip continues by coach to the two glaciers –Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen – before the coach takes us back to Fjærland. The full-day excursion concludes with a boat trip back to Balestrand where you enjoy dinner and overnight in the Kviknes Hotel. (B/D)

DAY 8 BALESTRAND / BERGEN: Enjoy most of your day at leisure in Balestrand. Later in the afternoon, you will embark on the fast boat destined to Bergen. Evening arrival in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Scandinavian towns. Overnight in the city center. (B)

DAY 9 BERGEN: After breakfast, depart on a sightseeing tour of this beautiful town. The tour will take you to the colorful fish market and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen. Bryggen has become a symbol of Norway’s cultural heritage and has gained a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.  The remainder of your afternoon and evening are free to explore. Overnight in the city center. (B)

DAY 10 BERGEN / USA: After breakfast, bid farewell to Norway as transfers begin to the airport, where after check-in you will have plenty of time for your last minute duty free shopping. Your flight to the US arrives the same day. Have a safe journey! (B)

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 Inclusions

  • Round-trip air from Chicago to Copenhagen, return from Bergen on Icelandair
  • Copenhagen – 2 nights, 4-Star Hotel SP34
  • Oslo – 1 night, 5-Star Grand Hotel Oslo
  • Balestrand – 2 nights, 4-Star Kviknes Hotel
  • Bergen – 2 nights, 4-Star Scandic Ørnen
  • Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • 3 three-course dinners
  • Buffet dinner onboard DFDS Cruise
  • English Speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Luxury coaching for transfers and sightseeing
  • Local English speaking guides for sightseeing in Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen
  • Train: Oslo to Flåm
  • Ferries: Flåm to Balestrand and Balestrand to Bergen
  • Cruises: DFDS – Copenhagen to Oslo: Seaview cabins
  • Excursion to Fjærland from Balestrand
  • Train and cruise porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Portfolio of documents
  • 24-hour emergency customer service while in Scandinavia

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This is a Private Group Journey based on a minimum of 25 participants to operate. Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Departure taxes and fuel surcharges are included. Single supplement is additional $795.00. Air inclusive rates are subject to availability and are based on departure from Chicago on Icelandair. Rate includes round-trip economy class airfare, including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees, and the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Child/infant discounts are not available, and stopovers are not permitted. Baggage fees may apply; please check with carrier for specific policies. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Above mentioned hotels are subject to change. Cancellations/Changes: Rates are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change, and depend upon the package type. Trip protection is recommended. The applicable Travel Protection Plan will be applied to your purchase. Additional details will be provided on your Itinerary and Travel Protection Plan Voucher travel documents upon purchase. For travelers on offered Escorted Vacations, Golf, or Cruise Vacations, travel protection is provided by Trip Mate Inc. This coverage is designed to protect your travel investment with a full cash refund less the cost of the insurance and cancellation fees for the following covered reasons such as death, sickness, injury or certain other covered reasons. Full description of coverage can be found by visiting http://tripmate.com/wpF421S. The cost of this protection is 9% of the total cost of your trip and must be purchased at time of booking. All claims are to be made to Trip Mate Inc. 1-800-888-7292 or 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri 64114 Plan #: F421S