START OF TOUR IN COPENHAGEN
Welcome to Copenhagen and the beginning of this exciting Scandinavia tour! Over 10 days, look forward to seeing the best of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This morning, meet up with your tour leader and the rest of the tour group. Later this afternoon, join a local guide for a walking tour of Copenhagen covering the highlights of the city. Finish off the first day with an included welcome dinner. Get to know more about your new travel companions over a delicious meal before turning in for the night. (Start Point Copenhagen: 10:00AM)
COPENHAGEN - FREE DAY
Copenhagen is yours to explore today! Experience the city at your own pace - there are many exciting options! Enjoy a few hours at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, and visit the Rundetaarn - this astronomical observatory offers amazing views of the city and is home to a unique equestrian staircase, which was used years ago to allow a horse and carriage to access the library at the top of the tower. For an in-depth way to discover Copenhagen’s unique history and culture, choose to join today’s optional excursion. This guided tour includes a canal cruise, a visit to the Freedom Museum, free time for lunch at Reffen market and more!
COPENHAGEN - ODENSE - AARHUS - HIRTSHALS (FERRY PORT)
Travel to the coastal town of Hirtshals this morning and enjoy the beautiful views of the Danish countryside along the way! Today’s first stop is Odense. This is Denmark’s third-largest city and the birthplace of famous fairytale author Hans Christian Andersen. Embark on an orientation tour of the city and enjoy free time to explore. Next up is Aarhus - the second-biggest city in Denmark. Aarhus is home to an old town open-air museum and Viking museums as well as contemporary artwork and architecture. See the highlights of the city on an orientation tour. Arrive in Hirtshals and board the overnight ferry which will transport the tour to Norway! Arrive in Bergen tomorrow.
OVERNIGHT FERRY - BERGEN
Hei Norway! Arrive in Bergen, a charming destination known as “the city among the seven mountains”. Bergen is also the gateway to exploring Norway’s magnificent fjords. Seeing the incredible natural splendour of the fjords is a highlight of any Norway tour package! Embark on an orientation tour of the city and see the highlights. Bergen is home to Bryggen Quay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and top attraction in the city. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city as you wish. Or, choose to join the optional excursion to some of the charming fishing villages which surround Bergen. This excursion ends with a delicious Norwegian dinner at an old trading post turned café!
BERGEN FREE DAY
Today, look forward to a full free day to explore beautiful Bergen! This is Norway’s second-biggest city and offers so many great things to see and do! To tick multiple sights off your Bergen bucket list, join the Bergen+ optional excursion! This includes a guided tour of Bryggen before a ride on the Fløibanen, the Bergen funicular railway. Travel one thousand feet up Fløyen mountain and enjoy amazing views of the city from the top! Once back down in the city, enjoy a drink at Bergen’s quirky Magic Ice Bar! Norwegian adventures abound today!
BERGEN - GUDVANGEN - FLAM - BORGUND - OSLO
Head into the scenic heartland of Norway today! Wave goodbye to Bergen and travel to Gudvangen. This charming village is a popular spot located at the end of Nærøyfjord - one of Norway’s most famous fjords! Arrive and choose to join the optional excursion to a nearby Viking village, which will be followed by a sightseeing cruise. Expect sparkling blue waters, waterfalls plummeting hundreds of metres and dramatic cliffs - breathtaking scenes! Sail along the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjorden fjords to Flam, to meet up with the coach. Departing Flam, make a stop at Borgund’s famous Stave Church. Afterwards, continue to Oslo. Arrive later on this evening and sit down for an included dinner with the group at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
OSLO - KARLSTAD
Discover Oslo, Norway’s capital city, this morning! Join a local guide for a walking tour and see the highlights of the city which is also home to Norway’s royal family. Top sights include Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Afterwards, enjoy free time or join the Oslo + optional excursion which visits some of Oslo’s beautiful green spaces and fascinating museums. Later, it’s time to travel to a new country! Head to Karlstad in Sweden which is the overnight destination for this evening. Karlstad is located halfway between Oslo in Norway and Stockholm in Sweden, and sits on the shores of Lake Vänern, offering great outdoor activities, culture and Swedish cuisine - making it a popular spot for locals and visitors!
KARLSTAD - SIGTUNA - STOCKHOLM
Get ready to see more of Sweden! Today’s first stop is Sigtuna, a picturesque medieval town which is the oldest in Sweden! Arrive and set off on an orientation tour. Enjoy free time to explore and enjoy lunch. Next, continue towards Stockholm! Arrive in Sweden’s lively capital city and join a local guide for a driving and walking tour of the city. See the Royal Palace as well as the AF Chapman ship followed by a walk through Gamla Stan which is Stockholm’s Old Town. Tonight, there is an included group dinner on the menu! Sit down at a restaurant in the city centre and enjoy Swedish meatballs before checking into the hotel for tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
STOCKHOLM FREE DAY
Stockholm is yours to explore on this free day in the city! Join today’s optional excursion for deeper insight into the city’s history - enjoy a scenic drive on the way to Drottningholm Palace, embark on a guided tour and explore the palace’s lush gardens before visiting the world-famous Vasa Museum. Alternatively, explore on your own! See more of Gamla Stan and wander the historic cobblestone streets. Explore Stockholm’s numerous islands which offer great walks - Djurgården is home to Skansen, the open-air Swedish history museum. Why not take a trip to one of the city’s fascinating museums? They cover topics including Vikings, Nordic history and ABBA of course!
END OF TOUR IN STOCKHOLM
After 10 days of discovering the highlights of Scandinavia, the time has come to say farewell! This morning, the tour comes to an end after breakfast. Be sure to swap contact information with your newly-made travel friends before leaving! We hope you have had an incredible time on tour! (End Point Stockholm: 10:00AM)