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Fabulous Scandinavia Tour in 10 days/9 nights, May - September 2018

Day 1 (Thursday): Arrival Copenhagen

Arrival in Copenhagen,transfer from Copenhagen Airport to Hotel Tivoli**** or similar, check-in.

Day 2 (Friday): Copenhagen-Oslo

Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s largest andmost lively city and one of Europe’s most romantic capitals with its oldcastles and churches and charming squares and harbours. The morningsightseeingtour will acquaint us with all the city’s treasures: the LittleMermaid guarding the port, the Royal Castle, Nyhavn with its restaurants andsmall boats and the City Hall Square. In the afternoon weembark on the DFDSSeaways overnight ferry bound for Oslo. The ferry offers a wide choice ofrestaurants, bars, shops and much more. Dinner on-board.

Day 3 (Saturday): Oslo-Eifjord

Upon arrival to Oslo our tour heads directly to Hoenefoss, Nesbyen surrounded by a landscape, which alternates between forests of pines and lakes to arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit Gol and arrive in Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains. Our tour continues to Hardangervidda where we visit Voringfossen waterfall before we arrive to Eidfjord, where our hotel is located. Check in at Hotel Quality Voringfoss****, or similar. Dinner at hotel.

Day 4 (Sunday): Eifjord-Bergen

Today we really enter thebreathtaking Norwegian nature. We continue through the Hallingdal Valley,known for its folkloric traditions. We cross the Hardanger mountain plateauand on thedescent towards the fjord we pass the famous VoringsfossenWaterfall. We cross the Hardanger Fjord by ferry and continue along itsshores to Bergen. Situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7mountains thehistory of Bergen is closely connected with the sea and this is verynoticeable in the city, especially at the city’s picturesque waterfront. Theafternoon sightseeing tour introduces usto this remarkable Hanseatic citywith the Bryggen area of old wooden houses, the traditional Fish Market andthe city centre with the St. Mary’s Church and Haakon’s Hall. We check-in at Hotel Scandic Oernen**** or similar.

Day 5 (Monday): Bergen-Stalheim

The morning is at leisureto explore more of the stunning Norwegian fjord capital. In the earlyafternoon we travel to the historical town of Voss, which has a scenicbackground of snow cladmountains. After a break here we continue towards theNaroy Valley and Stalheim, offering a stunning view down the Stalheim Gorge,Check-in at Hotel Stalheim**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.

Day 6 (Tuesday):Stalheim-Fagernes

Today we continue throughthe fjord region with its formidable water-drowned glacial valleys, flankedby impossible rugged terrain to Gudvangen where we cross the Naroyfjord andreach thevillage of Flam. Here is offered an optional tour – Flam Railway:one of the most famous and most breath taking railway journeys in the world. Inthe afternoon the journey continues along theAurlandfjord. We do a photostop at the famous Borgund Stave Church before we continue to Fagernes.Check-in at Hotel Quality Fagernes**** or similar. Dinner at hotel.

Day 7 (Wednesday): Fagernes-Oslo

After breakfast we leavethe majestic Norwegian fjords behind us and travel back towards Oslo which wereach early in the afternoon. Check in at Hotel Thon Opera**** orsimilar. The balance ofthe day is spent for exploring more of the Vikingcapital.

Day 8 (Thursday): Oslo-Stockholm

Today we head for Stockholm, passingthrough Norwegian forests. We cross the border and enter the county ofVarmland in Sweden. Throughout the balance of the day we drivethrough typicalSwedish landscapes with fertile farmland, blue lakes and thick forests, whichevoke an atmosphere of intriguing fairytales. In the afternoon we arrive atStockholm.Check-in at Hotel Scandic Grand Central**** or similar.

Day 9 (Friday): Stockholm

Stockholm – the beauty on the water – is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, built on 14 islands and protected from the sea bySkargarden, the Stockholm archipelago. The morning sightseeing tour takes us to the Old Town with the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral and the city centrewith its famous City Hall. The afternoon is free for individual visits.

Day 10 (Saturday): Stockholm Departure

Transfer from hotel to the Arlanda Airport.

·8 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels

·1 overnight at ferry Copenhagen-Oslo OW, outside-cabins

·9 x buffet breakfast

·4 x dinner (3 x 3-course hotel dinner and 1 x buffet on board the ferry)

·Welcome letter

·Service of English speaking tour escorts on all tours

·Service of Spanish speaking tour escorts on all tours

·Service of 1st class motor coaches and 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary

·Portage at hotels and ferry terminals

·Arrival and departure transfers in Copenhagen and Stockholm (shared transfer with English speaking assistant)

·The tour leader will be offering various optional excursions during the tour

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