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Highlights of Scandinavia

Operated by: CostSaver

12 Days from $2,125 per person
Sognefjorden, Norway

Countries Visited

Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Locations Visited

Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Vradal, Oslo, Bergen, Karlstad, Stockholm
  1. Day 1 Arrive Copenhagen (2 Nights)

    Welcome to Copenhagen. Relax and unwind after checking in or take a stroll through the city. Tonight meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for dinner at the hotel.

    meals Dinner
    hotel AC Bella Sky
  2. Day 2 Copenhagen Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including the major sights such as the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, the Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek. You'll have free time to visit one of the galleries or do some shopping.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Copenhagen – Oslo

    Today, travel from Denmark to Sweden via the Helsingor to Helsingborg ferry. Journey past Gothenburg and along Sweden's scenic coastline to Norway where you will spend the night in the capital city of Oslo.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
    hotel Radisson Blu Alna
  4. Day 4 Oslo Sightseeing – Vrådal

    This morning, your Local Specialist will show you the highlights of Oslo including views of the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park where you will find the world's largest sculpture exhibition made by a single artist. This afternoon start exploring the impressive Norwegian countryside as you travel towards the Telemark region, famed for being the home of the original and oldest skiing technique. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Quality Strand
  5. Day 5 Vrådal – Bergen (2 Nights)

    Start your day with a spectacular drive that takes you through the mountains and around the Hardangerfjord. Arrive in Bergen, Norway's second-biggest city famed for its shipping, aquaculture and subsea technology industry.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
    hotel Zander K
  6. Day 6 Bergen Sightseeing and Free Time

    Today experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. You'll have free time to explore the harbour area and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen which is the old wharf of the city.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Bergen – Sognefjord (Hafslo)

    Leave Bergen and see Tvindefossen waterfall on our way to marvel at the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Dinner will be at your hotel this evening.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Eikum
  8. Day 8 Sognefjord (Hafslo) – Fagernes

    Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery today as you pass high mountain lakes and Jotunheimen National Park where Scandinavia's highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen rises over 2,400 metres.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Scandic Valdres
  9. Day 9 Fagernes – Lillehammer – Karlstad

    Travel to Lillehammer, host of the Winter Olympics in 1994. The scenery will change as you drive through lush forests along gorgeous lakes towards Sweden. Spend the night in Karlstad, on the shores of the biggest lake of them all, Lake Vänern.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
    hotel Scandic Winn/Scandic Klarälven
  10. Day 10 Karlstad – Örebro – Stockholm (2 Nights)

    This morning visit Örebro, a lively university town. View the castle dominating the town centre before continuing to Stockholm.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
    hotel Park Inn by Radisson Hammarby Sjöstad
  11. Day 11 Stockholm Sightseeing and Free Time

    Today get to know this beautiful city on your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace. Spend time discovering the museums or fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience in the afternoon. Tonight dine with your fellow travellers and celebrate this memorable trip.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner
  12. Day 12 Depart Stockholm

    Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your holiday draws to a close. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Scandinavian Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 11 Scandinavian breakfasts
  • 5 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Copenhagen Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek
  • Oslo View the medieval fortress Akershus, the Town Hall and the Royal Palace and visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park with your Local Specialist
  • Bergen See Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market
  • Stockholm Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the medieval Storkyrkan, the Town Hall, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Copenhagen

North Zealand Riviera And Castle Tour

Enjoy the quaint scenery of the Danish Riviera’s conservation heritage route, as you pass through ancient fishing villages and modern marinas. We'll also view Fredensborg Palace, summer residence of the Royal family, before continuing to the magnificent 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle, where you’ll see the State Apartments and the Coronation Chapel.
Adult Price: €51

Danish Traditions And Canal Cruise

This evening we'll visit the fairy-tale village of Dragor, with its thatched cottages and pretty working harbor. You’ll wander by tiny houses, learn a little of the history and enjoy a taste of traditional Danish specialties. Then, enjoy an hour-long cruise along the canals and experience stunning views of the city from the harbor.
Adult Price: €56

Oslo

Vikings And Explorers

You’ll visit the three original Viking longships and their treasures with your Local Specialist, including the Oseberg ship - last used as a burial ship for a woman of high rank. Then explore the stunning Fram Museum to discover the story of the ship and the race to the South Pole, illustrated with films, images and new exhibits.
Adult Price: €43

Bergen

Grieg And Bergen Insights

We’ll head out along the fjord to visit the home of famous composer Grieg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the villa—the inspiration for many of his masterworks. You’ll also explore Bergen on a walk through the historical lanes, and see stunning views of the city on a trip up the hillside by funicular railway.
Adult Price: €43

War History And Peaceful Traditions

Come with us as we explore the lost village of Televag, destroyed when the Gestapo discovered the villagers’ support of the resistance. You’ll visit the museum before we journey to a traditional Norwegian fishing village for coffee and local pancakes. Certain departures also include a guided visit of Fjell Fortress, a Nazi command bunker hidden deep inside the mountain for 48.
Adult Price: €43

Sognefjord

Fjords And Mountains

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the UNESCO-listed Næroy Fjord with its towering mountains and fabulous scenery. This stunning fjord landscape with waterfalls, snowcapped mountains and tiny villages has inspired painters for hundreds of years.
Adult Price: €50

Stockholm

Old Town and Dinner

Discover beauty and history combined during a walk in the fairy tale Gamla Stan, where little has changed since the 16th and 17th centuries. Then enjoy delicious Swedish cuisine in a popular local restaurant, with a drink included.
Adult Price: €59

Vasa and Magical Djurgarden

The story of the Vasa, a 17th-century warship which sank on her maiden voyage, comes alive with our guide. Later, we'll cruise through the peaceful Djurgarden canal and return through Stockholm harbor.
Adult Price: €56

Altitude and Attitude

Savor a drink in a glass made of ice in the minus temperatures of the Ice-Bar, made completely from the frozen waters of Sweden’s River Torne. You'll also discover the very best views over the city and its archipelago, with a visit to the viewing platform of the Kaknas Tower, Stockholm's highest building.
Adult Price: €43

Stockholm's Power and the Past

Visit Stockholm's City Hall and marvel at the monumental architecture. Later, we'll explore Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum, and wander through 500 years of history.
Adult Price: €53

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
John Christiansen
Travel date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Service
After dealing with two agents who left GET we had a very positive experience with Tess who was able to answer any and all questions that we had.
Vacation
This was our first Cost Saver experience and our 6th GET/Trafalgar tour. it was a Cost Saver so we expected hotel locations to be away from city centers and they were. The hotels were fine and the meals when provided were great. Some of the extras that a GET or Trafalgar tour provided were not there. If the optional excursions were not booked a person could be left to fend for themselves in a city center with no way to get back to the hotel or would have no place to go to until our bus picked them up some hours later and then to move on to a different city. Our trip was to Scandinavia so we spent lots of time on the bus enjoying the beautiful scenery. The places we stopped at were all very interesting and or beautiful. Our group leader was David who did a fabulous job of keeping us informed and on time. David 's good humor and patience made the trip very worthwhile and a wonderful experience.
Gary Haas
Travel date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Service
They did not inform me the hotels were not in the major cities but in areas far from down town areas. when i stayed two extra days i had to take 3 trains to get downtown bad news on your part
Vacation
all was great except locations of hotels
Allyson Hinton
Travel date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Service
Several people I talked to at GET over the past few months were not very friendly. I am not sure if I will use GET on my next trip
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are deeply saddened by your experience and hope to use this as an opportunity to improve the booking experience for all our guests. We hope you will give us a chance to redeem ourselves, and are happy that you enjoyed the tour.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Vacation
The trip was awesome! Everything went as planned and we saw amazing scenery. The Tour Director Bec, was the best, she went out of her way to make the trip more enjoyable. Definitely the best Tour Director I've had, she was so friendly, personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Our driver was awesome too. Wonderful vacation!
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Service
Good value
Vacation
Excellent tour director adavid
David Kurth
Travel date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Service
Every flight and transportation was right on
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love it when everything goes as planned. Thank you!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Vacation
good arrangements for getting around
Couway Wang
Travel date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Service
Great travel director and bus driver, well organized itinerary, reasonable price.
Vacation
reasonable and flexible price..
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Service
The travel director Mike was excellent. He was so kind and asked each everyone if there is any concern or question every times when he has any spare time. He made this trip so fun. Thanks for his efforts!
Vacation
Most of hotel we stayed were good, but some of them were not that great. The dinning area was so small, but too many people showed up at once..... very unpleasant experience....
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Service
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Vacation
Need better sleeping arrangements for 3rd person
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Monday, August 20, 2018
Service
Our tour guide was excellent. He provided us with so much information.
Vacation
We were not advised that a heat wave was taking place. GET had all our information and could have contacted us so we could take the proper clothing, also considering hotels in these countries do not have air conditioning. The optional tours were the best, but not included in the regular schedule. We had to pay for them separately.
Linda Hughes
Travel date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Service
Fantastic trip. We all enjoyed our experience as well as the very enthusiastic tour director, Cat. We've never had a bad experience and are looking into next year's trip.
Vacation
Good bargain. Lots of optional activities to choose from and to keep us busy.
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