Grand Tour of Scandinavia

Denmark - Norway - Sweden

From/To: Private Group Tour

Duration: 13 days

Dramatic fjords. Quaint ‘stave' churches. Cosmopolitan capitals. Denmark, Norway and Sweden's charm and traditions pack every moment of this beautiful trip, taken by rail, road and water.

Price: Individually priced
Guided Tour
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 

DEPART HOME

By Air from North America - overnight flight to Copenhagen.

Day 2 

ARRIVE COPENHAGEN (2 DAYS)

Welcome to Copenhagen! Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia's liveliest city. Enjoy an evening drive - the perfect introduction to Copenhagen, followed by a Welcome Reception to get to know your Travel Director and travelling companions.

Day 3 

COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Your Local Expert Guide takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace – an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings. In Copenhagen's historic centre, view the 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral. View the Little Mermaid – the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's sad fairytale – sitting on a rock in the harbour. Later, perhaps visit the Tivoli Gardens.

Day 4

COPENHAGEN - ODENSE - RANDERS

Cross the bridge to the Island of Funen and the town of Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace. Continue across the Jutland Peninsula en route to Randers for an overnight stay.

Day 5 

RANDERS - STAVANGER

Sail from Hirsthals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Enjoy a scenic drive by fjords and lakes to Stavanger, Norway's third city and one of the oldest.

Day 6

STAVANGER - BERGEN

Your journey is spectacular as you island-hop from Stavanger, sailing across fjords and passing islands along this impressive coastline. Arrive later in Bergen, and experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. This evening enjoy a delicious dinner of Norwegian specialities.

Day 7 

BERGEN - FLAM RAILWAY - SOGNEFJORD (LEIKANGER)

From the ski resort of Voss take a train journey that ascends to nearly 3000 feet above sea level! Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flåm railway for a Cultural Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world! Appreciate breath-taking views of mountains and waterfalls, then cross the magnificent waters of Sognefjord to your hotel in Leikanger.

Day 8 

SOGNEFJORD (LEIKANGER) - GEIRANGER (2 NIGHTS)

Follow the spectacular Sognefjord through incredible glacier country. Enjoy wonderful views of Geirangerfjord as you descend to Geiranger village.

Day 9 

GEIRANGER - LOM - LILLEHAMMER

A scenic drive from Geiranger brings you to Ottadalen to visit the traditional Stave Church at Lom. Continue through the Gudbrandsdal Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's ‘Peer Gynt'. Arrive in Lillehammer, host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Before dinner at the hotel, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugan.

Day 10

LILLEHAMMER - HAMAR - OSLO

View the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hamar. In Oslo, your Local Expert Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking ship museum.

Day 11

OSLO - STOCKHOLM (2 NIGHTS)

Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass Orebro to the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for your two-night stay.

Day 12 

STOCKHOLM SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a Local Expert Guide. View the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Spend time later shopping in fashionable stores. Tonight, celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Day 13 

DEPART STOCKHOLM

Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your memorable holiday draws to a close.

What’s Included

    Insider Experiences
  • Local Expert Guides - For included sightseeing tours in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
  • Cultural Insights - Take a railway ride through the scenic Norwegian countryside to Flam.
  • Be Spoiled Dinner with Entertainment - Dinner of local Norwegian specialities on a farm that dates back to the 15th century. Enjoy a guided tour at the farm and meet the animals before learning about the farm's history.
  • Hidden Treasure - Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Tour Director.
  • Authentic Accommodation - Hotel Randers, Randers, Denmark One of the oldest hotels in Randers, history hits as you walk through the swing doors of this Authentic Accommodations where we stay. From original artwork to a VIP-rich guestbook, Hotel Randers has a unique charm. Sognefjord Hotel, Leikanger, Norway Right on Sognefjord, the Authentic Accommodations we use in Leikanger was built by an old retired seafarer. Now run by his children, he built the hotel so visitors could enjoy Norway's most beautiful scenery too. Leikanger Fjord Hotel, Leikanger, Norway Charming and cozy, this family-run Authentic Accommodations has been welcoming guests since the 1920s. With views over the beautiful fjord shore, you'll experience a homely taste of the past. Hotel Geiranger, Geiranger, Norway Typical of Scandinavia's contemporary design, the hotel we stay in on the Geiranger fjord has an incredible waterfront spot, making Hotel Geiranger Authentic Accommodations in both style and setting.
    Sightseeing Highlights
  • Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm
    City sightseeing tour.
  • Bergen
    Orientation.
  • Visit
    Odense where Hans Christian Anderson was born, Stavanger, the Sognefjord, Geiranger, the Stave Chuch at Lom, the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Hamar, Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo and Stockholm's City Hall.
  • View
    The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Haakon's Hall in Bergen, the Geirangerfjord and Oslo's Royal Palace
    Dining
  • Welcome Reception in Copenhagen.
  • Be Spoiled Dinner with Entertainment, which includes a traditional, local three-course meal, music and more...
  • 11 full Scandinavian Breakfasts.
  • 11 Dinners.
  • Farewell Dinner in Stockholm.
    Travel Highlights
  • Air travel from any major airport in North America to Copenhagen, Denmark and return flight from Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, onboard restroom and complimentary WiFi internet access in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • First class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities and complimentary WiFi internet access. Price is based on double occupancy.
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
  • An expert Tour Director and separate two Drivers.
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Ferry from Denmark to Norway.
  • Ferry across the Boknafjord.
  • Ferry across the Sognefjord.
  • Train journey on the famous Flam Railway.
  • An expert Local Guide in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
  • Capture treasured memories of your trip with a complimentary group photo taken at a landmark location.
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