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Revel in outstanding Scandinavian scenery as you cruise the glassy fjords and ride the Flåm Railway. In the cities, soak up the seafaring history and lively cultural scene.
On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your transfer shuttle service will leave for your hotel at 09:00, 12:00 & 15:00. Then you will be at leisure to relax and settle in. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, drinks and a wonderful Welcome Dinner, followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 5 three-course table d'hôte Dinners or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) with wine, plus tea or coffee.
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|3 Aug 17||18 Aug 17||$4,475pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
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|12 Aug 17||27 Aug 17||$4,525pp||Request Quote Book Now|
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|2 Sep 17||17 Sep 17||$4,375pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
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These departures will be staying at the Scandic Hamar Hotel in Hamar instead of Lillehammer.
These departures will be staying at the Thon Opera in Oslo.
This departure will be staying at the Scandic Ringsaker in Funes instead of Lillehammer.
This departure will be staying at alternate accommodation of a similar standard in Copenhagen.
These departures will be staying at the Thon Oslofjord in Oslo.
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $970 p.p.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $132 per person.
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Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.
U.S. citizens traveling to Scandinavian countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland –must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Scandinavia.
Scandinavian countries do not share a common currency. Here are the currencies used by country:
Sweden – Swedish Krona
Norway – Norwegian Krone
Denmark – Danish Kroner
Finland – Euro
Iceland – Icelandic Krona
While it’s a good idea to have some money on you while you travel, you’ll usually find better exchange rates in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in the country you’re visiting. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Scandinavian cuisine is rich and hearty. Try a traditional ‘smørgasbord’ with a selection of meat, fish, salads, hot dishes, puddings and cheeses. Sample dishes prepared with a variety of seafood including smoked salmon, cod, herring, sardines and mackerel. Popular meats include reindeer, lamb and fowl. Coffee and milk are very popular, along with lager. Aquavit is the local spirit, and is usually served chilled. Wines and other spirits are imported products and are very expensive.
When dining out it is appropriate to leave 5-10 percent gratuity if a service charge has not already been added to your bill.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend the equivalent of €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
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.
Adult Price: € 47.00
Today we’ll explore Copenhagen through a cruise on its narrow canals and inner harbour. Then we’ll stroll around the streets of an old fishing village and stop at a local cafe for light refreshments.
Adult Price: € 51.00
Drive along the scenic coastal road of the Danish Riviera to the castles of North Zealand. See Fredensborg, the summer residence of the Royal Family, then visit Fredriksborg, the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. IT's now a museum, so the tour through the beautiful rooms is an encounter with the kings and queens who shaped the country's history. En-route, pass through picturesque villages of half-timbered houses and thatched roofs.
Adult Price: € 65.00
Home to some of the world's best restaurants, Copenhagen is currently experiencing a culinary renaissance. Make the most of the long summer evenings and join us for dinner Danish style in the heart of Copenhagen. Two glasses of wine, beer or soft drinks are included with your meal.
Adult Price: € 85.00
Experience a Swedish summer evening at its best! Enjoy a half-hour cruise in the largest archipelago in the world, followed by authentic local cuisine served in a peaceful forested setting on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
Adult Price: € 38.00
When the Vasa was launched in 1628, it was arguably the world's most powerful warship. Bristling with 64 cannon and carrying some 300 men, it was built to strike the fear of God into the enemy. Unfortunately, it sank on its maiden voyage. Raised from Stockholm harbour in 1961, this grand galleon remains almost wholly preserved, along with 700 wooden sculptures and ornaments. Your visit will provide a unique insight into early shipbuilding techniques and everyday life on board a 17c naval vessel.
Adult Price: € 65.00
Take a guided tour around one of the most exciting new exhibits in Stockholm, dedicated to this iconic band. This is no ordinary museum though, you'll get to experience what it's like to be the 5th member of Abba. You'll also see their costumes, gold records and memorabilia.
Adult Price: € 37.00
Sweden’s world famous painter, Carl Larsson, lived and worked in his traditional country home which is today a constant source of inspiration for modern designers. This remarkably intact time capsule showcases the art and family life of a beloved artist.
Adult Price: € 70.00
Be transported back in time to the 1994 Winter Olympics while riding the chair lift to the top of the Lillehammer Ski Jump! Later, meet a local storyteller at the historic Lillehammer Brewery where we're hear about the local brewing techniques and receive a guided tasting of their speciality craft beer. Then, we'll enjoy a casual dinner made from locally-sourced produce.
Adult Price: € 48.00
Your tour of Geiranger includes a scenic drive up the Eagle’s Road, offering amazing views of the Geiranger Fjord and the stunning Seven Sisters Waterfall. At the small village of Eidsdal, cross the fjord by ferry and climb up through the abundant fruit growing valleys. Leave civilisation behind as you venture high above the tree line for some of the most breathtaking scenery. Now on to the Troll’s Road, a masterpiece of engineering built over 70 years ago. (This optional is seasonal)
Adult Price: € 31.00
In the comfort of your coach, climb 1500 metres to the highest possible fjord view in Europe at Dalsnibba mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Geiranger fjord and the surrounding glacier topped mountains. For the bold, test your nerve on the Geiranger Skywalk suspended over a 500 metre drop. (Weather permitting and Seasonal)
Adult Price: € 43.00
Visit Troldhaugen, the idyllic summer home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s national composer. Situated on a promontory jutting into Lake Nordaas with outstanding views over the water, it offered the composer total tranquillity and inspiration for his music. More scenic grandeur awaits as you ascend to the summit of Mount Fløyen aboard Scandinavia's only funicular railway. At 320 metres above sea level enjoy a bird's-eye view over Bergen, with its seaward approach, and the surrounding fjords and islands. (Occasionally this excursion will be operated with a piano recital at Troldhaugen EUR58)
Adult Price: € 38.00
Step aboard the polar ship Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built, to experience the life and work of Norway's famous Arctic explorers. The expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen come to life in the interactive exhibitions of this museum, which also houses the Gjøa, the first ship to navigate the entire Northwest Passage.
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