Tours

Grand Scandinavia

GRAND  SCANDINAVIA

16D/15N   Valid Until Feb 2019

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. The majority national languages of the region, and their many dialects, belong to the Scandinavian dialect continuum, and are mutually intelligible North Germanic languages.

 

 

DAY 1     COPENHAGEN

Meet and greet upon arrival at Copenhagen Airport and transfer to your hotel. Check in Hotel (1400hrs). Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 2     COPENHAGEN

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for a Guided Panoramic City Tour of Copenhagen. Some of the highlights of the tour are Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbor, followed by a highlight visit inside the Danish Parliament Building to marvel at the opulent interior. See the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces, and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. Rest of the afternoon free to explore Copenhagen. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 3     COPENHAGEN      STOCKHOLM

Breakfast at Hotel, we will proceed today to Stockholm. En route take in the view of Kronborg Castle reputedly the Elsinore home of Hamlet, as you cross over the Oresund to Sweden. Your journey takes you through fertile farmland and along the peaceful shores of Lake Vattern. Continue to Stockholm, which is set on 14 beautiful islands. Arrive and check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 4     STOCKHOLM – OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HELSINKI

Breakfast at Hotel. Proceed for a Guided Panoramic City Tour of Stockholm.. The charms of Sweden’s capital are revealed with your local expert. Visit the City Hall’s ‘Gold Room’, where Nobel Prize banquets are held, the medieval Old Town and see the cathedral and Royal Palace. Later some free time to explore Stockholm on your own. Then proceed to board your Baltic cruise to Helsinki. Embark on a Baltic cruise to Finland through the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy dinner on board and then enjoy the sea views from the comfort of your A-Class cabins. Overnight on board Cruise.

 

DAY 5     HELSINKI

Breakfast on board Cruise. Arrive and proceed for a Guided Panoramic City Tour of Helsinki. Helsinki has recently gained a reputation as a global trendsetter for its top design, fashion, stunning architecture and luscious parks. Disembark your Baltic cruise to visit the astonishing modern ‘Church in the Rock’. Also see the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall in the new quarter. Later check in Hotel and free for the rest of the day. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 6     HELSINKI – KUOPIO (LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES)

Breakfast at Hotel. We travel through a land of beautiful lakes and forests today! This afternoon enjoy an ascent of Kuopio’s Viewing Tower. The splendid panorama will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes. Later check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 7     KUOPIO – ROVANIEMI (LAPLAND & SANTA'S LAP)

Breakfast at Hotel, today we will travel towards the Arctic and into Lapland, the home of the Sami people. Your destination is Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region. Check in Hotel. Later, perhaps choose to view the open-air museum and try a traditional Lapp dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 8     ROVANIEMI – CROSS THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TO SAARISELKA

Breakfast at Hotel, today travel Visit the Santa Claus Village today where it is Christmas all year round, crossing the Arctic Circle at the same time and receive a certificate to prove it. You may see herds of reindeer roaming freely as you head for one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to visit the national park near the gold center. of Tankavaara. Then to Saariselka. Check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 9     SAARISELKA – HONNINGSVAG (NORTH CAPE)

Breakfast at Hotel, we cross the rolling tundra into Norway to stop at Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament and a center. of Lapp culture. Visit a Lapp folk museum then it’s on through unique scenery to the North Cape. Your hotel is in Honningsvag on Mager Island, from where you will journey at night to the northern most point of Europe in search of the‘midnight sun’. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 10    HONNINGSVAG – ALTA – NARVIK

Breakfast at Hotel, today we ill return to the mainland, traveling through stony, near deserted Finnmark to Alta, situated on one of the world’s richest salmon rivers. Then continue your journey to Narvik. Arrive and check in hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 11     NARVIK – MOSJOEN

Breakfast at Hotel, today we will take a ferry across Tysfjord and pass Rago National Park, its fjords cutting deep into the landscape. Bid farewell to the Arctic before reaching Mosjoen, a pleasant town on the Vefsnfjord, which has a large concentration of listed wooden buildings and Norway’s oldest octagonal church. Arrive and check in hotel. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 12     MOSJOEN – TRONDHEIM

Breakfast at Hotel, today we drive through Namdalen then watch for salmon leaping upstream to their spawning-grounds at the mighty Laksfoss Falls. Continue via the village of Hell to Trondheim, seat of the ancient Viking Kings, to admire the cathedral. Arrive and proceed for a short Guided Panoramic City Tour of Trondheim. will discover the Viking town of Trondheim –Norway’s first capital and its outskirts visits the famous medieval Nidaros Cathedral and passes by the Stiftsgarden Palace, one of Scandinavia’s most impressive wooden buildings. It was founded around 997 by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who named it Nidaros. By Norwegian standards, Trondheim is a large city but preserves the charms and intimacies of a small town. Trondheim is full of colorful contrasts: monastic ruins, impressive wooden buildings, colorful wharves and a beautiful red bridge dating from 1861. The Kristiansten Fortress, from the 1600s, stands guard above the town. Trondheim is home to a world-famous research and educational community, modern sports facilities, lively nightlife and countless services. Later proceed to your hotel. Check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 13     TRONDHIEM – GEIRANGER

Breakfast at Hotel, today we will cross the Dovre Mountains, which form Norway’s oldest National Park. Arrive at the mirror-smooth waters of Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular Highlight cruise beneath towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Your hotel is in a superb setting overlooking the beautiful Norwegian Fjord landscape. Then enjoy a whole day of relaxation amid the fjords and mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Consider taking an excursion

along the amazing Trolls’ Road. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 14     GEIRANGER – OSLO

Breakfast at Hotel, today we travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom – home to one of Norway’s most beautiful stave churches. Continue through the countryside of ‘Peer Gynt’, immortalised by Ibsen, to Oyer to come face to face with the world’s largest Troll. After stopping in Lillehammer, it’s on to the modern Norwegian capital of Oslo. Arrive and check in hotel. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY 15     OSLO

Breakfast at Hotel, today we proceed for a Guided Panoramic City Tour of Oslo. In this tour we will see the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbor and the Royal Palace and includes a visit to the Viking Long Ship Museum. Visit Frogner Park, housing the unique and controversial sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. In the afternoon free to explore Oslo. Overnight at Hotel.

 

DAY 16    OSLO                                       

Breakfast at Hotel, Day free at leisure until departure transfer to Oslo Airport.

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

-    14 Nights Accommodation

-     One Night On board Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki (Outside View Cabin)

-     Continental Breakfast Daily

-     Return Airport or Train Station Transfer upon Arrival and Departure

-     Service of Long Distance Vehicle from Day 1 to Last Day

-     Sightseeing and Admissions as per program

-     All Guided tours are with Service of English Speaking Guide

 

**Rates are quoted in USD on per person basis and subject to change without prior notice**