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Scenic Scandinavia

From beautiful cultural treasures to awesome majestic fjords, a holiday in scenic Scandinavia will bring memories to last a lifetime. Picture perfect memories will be aplenty on this fascinating tour, visiting a host of captivating sights, from Denmark’s buzzing capital, Copenhagen to the fine buildings and monuments boasted in Oslo. Dotted with pretty squares and mesmerising architecture, Stockholm is also on the agenda; arguably the most beautiful of the Scandinavian Capitals. There is a number of fascinating sights to enjoy on this Scandinavian adventure.

DAY 1: UK - Copenhagen.

Fly to Copenhagen where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights. Includes Dinner

DAY 2: Copenhagen.

Compact and friendly, Denmark's buzzing capital is Scandinavia's largest city and is crowned by the delightful Nyhavn Canal quayside with its colourful wooden houses and waterside cafés. The city's cobbled streets are packed with famous sights such as the Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the famous Little Mermaid statue. See some of the highlights on your included orientation. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3: Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn.

Today, cross the Storebaelforbindelsen Bridge to the delightful island of Funen and enjoy a visit to Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's home town. Later, head to Frederishavn for an overnight stay. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: Frederikshavn - Gothenburg - Oslo.

Begin the day with a leisurely two-hour ferry ride from Frederikshavn, across the Kattegat, to the famous port of Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city. After an orientation drive, cross the border into Norway, and onwards to the capital city of Oslo for one night. Includes Breakfast

DAY 5: Oslo - Telemark area.

Set at the head of a vast fjord, Oslo has many fine buildings, museums and monuments, conveniently centred around Karl Johan's Gate. This morning, the included sightseeing tour, with a local guide, will introduce you to highlights such as Akershus Castle, a 14th-century fortress built to defend Oslo from Swedish invasion. Other highlights are the City Hall, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace and the Broadcasting House. You will also take a guided walk through the Frogner Park and admire Gustav Vigeland's sculptures, representing the different stages of life. This afternoon, travel to the Telemark area for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: Telemark area - Vemork - Bergen.

Often called 'Norway in Miniature', this region of Norway is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with serene countryside set amidst sparkling fjords. Enjoy a scenic drive to Rjukan for a visit to Vemork, famed for its former heavy water plant blown up by the British and Norwegian 'Heroes of Telemark' during World War II. A visit to the Vemork Museum is included. Later, drive amidst the valleys, rugged gorges and imposing mountains of the Telemark region, before boarding a ferry at Utne and crossing the Hardangerfjord to Kvanndal. Next, stop for a picture opportunity at the Steindalflossen waterfall. Continue on to your destination the charming city of Bergen, where you will stay for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7: Bergen at leisure.

Today is at leisure, explore the city known as the 'gateway to the Norwegian fjords' and the 'city of seven hills'. Bursting with history, culture and picture-postcard charm, it sits dotted amongst the steep, surrounding mountain slopes creating an amphitheatre effect around the harbour front. There are plenty of sights including the brightly painted Hanseatic merchants' houses of Bryggen Wharf, an open-air museum and a funicular railway to the summit of Mount Floeyen, whose peaks provide spellbinding views over the city and the surrounding seascape. Includes Breakfast

DAY 8: Bergen - Sognefjord cruise - Fagernes Area.

Today, enjoy a memorable cruise on Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, where breathtaking panoramas unfold before you in an ever-changing vista of staggering beauty and you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the 'away-from-it-all' atmosphere. Later, drive to Fagernes for one night. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: Fagernes area - Lillehammer - Karlstad.

Head through the stunning mountain and lakeland scenery to Lillehammer. After a scenic drive along the shores of beautiful Lake Mjosa, continue through Värmland's unspoiled wilderness of forests and lakes to the town of Karlstad. Includes Breakfast

DAY 10: Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm.

Journey to Stockholm via Bofors pausing en route in Mariefred for a photo stop at Gripsholm Castle, an idyllic fairytale castle on the shores of Lake Mälaren. With its unique layout, Stockholm is a beautiful city spread across 14 islands between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Enjoy some time at leisure this evening to explore this rich and vibrant city. Includes Breakfast

DAY 11: Stockholm.

Dotted with winding, age-old alleyways, pretty squares and lovely architecture, Stockholm is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. Today's included guided sightseeing tour includes visits to the City Hall and other famous landmarks. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12: Stockholm - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.Includes Breakfast

Inclusions:

Flights
Accommodation on tour
Meals on tour - 11 breakfasts and 5 dinners
Services of a tour director
Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
Transfers
All local and airport taxes/service charges