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Spectacular Scandinavia - 2018

Join us on an incredible journey to a land of unparalleled beauty Scandinavia. This fabulous adventure brings together Scandinavia's natural wonders, history and culture. In Denmark's bohemian capital city, discover why Copenhagen is dubbed the "gastro capital of Scandinavia." Discover the genuine Swedish tradition of glassblowing at Sweden's oldest operating glassworks factory. Learn about Stockholm on your choice of either a walking or panoramic tour. Dine at Fem Sm Hus, a 17th-century restaurant that captures the flavor of a bygone era. Travel through Sweden's picturesque countryside aboard an innovative high-speed train. Tour Oslo's remarkable Viking Ship Museum. Embark on one of the world's steepest train rides, the renowned Fl m Railway, passing mighty waterfalls, towering mountains and amazing valleys. Enjoy countryside accommodations surrounded by vistas of breathtaking mountains and fjords. Experience Norway's breathtaking fjord region as you travel across the dramatic Sognefjord to the Briksdal Glacier. Embark on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise. Meander through the streets of Bergen's ancient trading port founded in the 11th century. Scandinavia awaits - three countries, three cultures, and endless scenery.

Inclusions

12 breakfasts
12 dinners
Stop at the Vasa Ship Museum to learn of its shocking maiden voyage.
Visit Borgund Stave Church, an intricate structure built in 1180.
Witness the scenic wilderness along the Fl m Railway.
Embark on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
13
Price From
AUD $5,289
Start Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
End Location
Bergen, Denmark
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Cycling/Trekking
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
05 Oct 201818 Oct 2018GuaranteedAUD $5,289
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Copenhagen, Denmark - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Take some time to venture out on your own and come to know this cosmopolitan capital, dubbed the "gastro capital of Scandinavia." Tonight, meet your fellow travelers during a local dining experience highlighting the New Nordic Cuisine movement of Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen
Join a local expert for an engaging city tour. View Denmark's center of Parliament, known as Christianborg; Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the Danish royal family; and the Royal Theater. You'll also see the Little Mermaid Statue, a 1913 sculpture honoring Hans Christian Andersen's famous fictional character. This afternoon, enjoy some free time. Perhaps you'll join us for an optional excursion to Frederiksborg Castle (formerly the residence of the Danish royal family) that begins with lunch at a local restaurant featuring seasonally inspired cuisine.
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Copenhagen - Vaxjo, Sweden
Cross the famous Oresund Bridge into Sweden. Stop at the Ikea Museum to be immersed in the history of this signature furniture brand. Later, travel to Vaxjo gateway to Sweden's famous "glass kingdom," home to the well-known brand Kosta Boda. Discover the genuine Swedish tradition of glassblowing at Sweden's oldest operating glassworks factory, established in 1742.
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Vaxjo - Stockholm
Continue north to Sweden's capital city of Stockholm. Once you've arrived, begin exploring the one-of-a-kind Vasa Ship Museum. You'll learn about its shocking maiden voyage when it sank in one nautical mile. This ship, commissioned in the 1600s by King Vasa, was raised 334 years later from the bottom of the harbor. Perfectly preserved, it offers a rare glimpse into the amazing craftsmanship of the 17th century. Tonight, enjoy Swedish cuisine in the old town at Fem Sma Hus. This stunning restaurant, comprised of five connected timber-framed houses from the 17th century, captures the flavor of a bygone era.
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Stockholm
Today, it's your choice! Explore the narrow streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) during a guided walking tour. Or, see the city on a motor coach tour that highlights the Riddarholm Church, the Royal Palace and the Parliament, as well as a visit inside Stockholm's beautiful city hall. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Stockholm independently. Discover its strikingly colorful architecture and sample its innovative cuisine. Perhaps you will choose to join an optional excursion that offers a privately guided tour of Stockholm's spectacular archipelago.
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Stockholm - High Speed Train - Oslo, Norway
All aboard! Sit back, relax and enjoy as you travel through Sweden's picturesque countryside aboard the innovative high-speed train. Cross the Norwegian border and arrive in Oslo, one of Europe's fastest-growing cities, nestled between the Oslofjord and forested hills. Norway's capital since 1814, Oslo is the center of Norwegian government and home to the royal family. You'll find a vibrant, cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art.
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Oslo
A tour of Oslo begins at the remarkable Viking Ship Museum, home of three ancient Viking ships. Continue along Karl Johan Street and view the Royal Palace and city hall in quaint downtown Oslo. Next, visit Vigeland Park, home to the collection of statues and sculptures that comprise Gustav Vigeland's life's work. Later this afternoon, enjoy some free time to relax or explore independently.
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Oslo - Fl m
Depart Norway's capital and travel north to the majestic fjord region. Visit the Borgund Stave Church. This intricate structure, built in 1180, is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. Arrive in the quaint village of Fl m, nestled at the entrance to the stunning Aurlandsfjord. Embark on one of the world's steepest train rides, the renowned Fl m Railway. Ascend to 3,000 feet, passing mighty waterfalls, towering mountains and amazing valleys. Journey to the mountain plateau of Myrdal and cascade down to the fjord of Fl m offering breathtaking views each way.
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Fl m - Loen
Travel across the dramatic Sognefjord to the Briksdal Glacier, considered to be one of the most beautiful glaciers in Norway. Climb the glacier in a traditional "troll" car before arriving in stunning Ln for a relaxing stay in the heart of Norway's fjord region.
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Loen - Geiranger - Fjord Cruise - Loen
Spend the day enchanted by the inspiring landscape of the fjord region of Norway. Journey to Geiranger, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and embark on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise, taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in Norway along the way. Known as one of the most famous fjords in the world, Geirangerfjord is where you find Norway's mighty waterfalls: the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil and the Suitor. Homesteads are a continued presence on the steep sides of the mountains, where farms have been kept for centuries.
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Loen - Bergen
Take in Norway's most impressive landscapes en route to Bergen, known as the gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded with Viking roots and today is known for its old-world charm and scenic landscape.
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Bergen
Join your fellow travelers on a guided walking tour of Bergen. Stroll along the historic and iconic harbor front, known as the Bryggen (UNESCO). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and reunite with your fellow passengers for an atmospheric farewell dinner in the historic Bryggen neighborhood.
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Bergen - Tour Ends
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