Focus on Scandinavia - 12 days land only

Experience the cities, culture, and unspoiled landscapes of Scandinavia on this remarkable vacation
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Price:
R26 490
DETAILS
Starting from
R26 490
Package ValiditySet travel dates 01 - 12 SEP 2017
Duration12 days
DestinationEurope
Starts inCopenhagen
Ends inStockholm

Description


- 11 nights accommodation
- Breakfast daily & 5 dinners
- Touring by by air-conditioned coach 
- Visits: Copenhagen, Odense, Frederikshaun, Gothenburg, Oslo, Telemark, Vemork, Bregen, Lillehammer, Karlstad & Stockholm

Day 1

Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark  

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

Day 2

Copenhagen  

Enjoy a day at leisure in the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. Besides many interesting landmarks and architectural masterpieces, see some of the more famous sites on your orientation drive, including the legendary Little Mermaid statue. An optional tour of Zealand's castles is also available. (B)

Day 3

Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn  

After breakfast, start the journey northwards, enjoying the drive across the GREAT BELT BRIDGE, which will connect you to the fairytale island of Funen. Stop in Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's home town, and via the Little Belt waterway, head for Frederikshavn on the rural Jutland Peninsula. (B,D)

Day 4

Frederikshavn - Gothenburg, Sweden - Oslo, Norway
 
Take a pleasant FERRY ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden's thriving second-largest city and one of Europe's major seaports. After an orientation drive, follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B)

Day 5

Oslo - Telemark Area
 
Gustav Vigeland's sculptures are among the highlights of the included Oslo sightseeing tour; also see the soaring CITY HALL, National Theatre, Broadcasting House, Parliament, and Akershus Castle. In the afternoon, drive through the Telemark region, where you spend the night. (B,D)

Day 6

Telemark Area - Vemork - Bergen
 
Take the scenic route for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the VEMORK MUSEUM, then proceed through the Telemark region with its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. FERRY across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway's picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. En route, a picture stop at Steindalsfossen Waterfall. (B)

Day 7

Bergen
 
Built on seven hills with the fjords on one side and 305 metre (1,000-foot) Mount Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of composer Grieg. Spend the day exploring at leisure, or join the optional sightseeing excursion, which takes in the main sites, including the Hanseatic Museum, one of the landmarks of Bergen's bayside area, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills. (B)

Day 8

Bergen - Sognefjord Cruise - Fagernes Area
 
More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord, where you embark for a breathtaking CRUISE on one of Norway's mightiest fjords. On to the Fagernes area. (B,D)

Day 9

Fagernes Area - Lillehammer - Karlstad, Sweden
 
First to Lillehammer, the mountain resort that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics, then, a scenic drive along beautiful Lake Mjosa. Continue towards Sweden, through Varmland's unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad, located by Sweden's largest lake, Lake Vanern. (B)

Day 10

Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm  

Leave Karlstad and head east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel's Bofors to idyllic Mariefred. Here, view majestic Gripsholm Castle, built in an enchanting rural setting. On to the Swedish capital. Its beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Maleren and the Baltic Sea. (B)

Day 11

Stockholm
 
This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters that flow through its intersecting canals give a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights. (B,D)

Day 12

Stockholm
 
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)