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Scandinavian Panorama Tour

By Motorcoach and Ferry

11 Days / 12 locations in Denmark and Norway

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Admiral Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Arrive to Copenhagen to own arrangement Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby. Dinner and accommodation at the unique Admiral Hotel, located close to the Amalienborg Palace, the old Nyhavn harbor and the pedestrian

streets.

 
Day 2     Copenhagen
Accommodation: Admiral Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and start of 3 hours guided panoramic tour

of the city. You will see the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish

royal family, Gefion Fountain, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament

buildings), the old harbour of Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little

Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring this fairytale city. Your tour escort

will provide entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens.

 
Day 3     Copenhagen - Oslo
Accommodation: Overnight Ferry, Copenhagen - Oslo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Morning free in Copenhagen. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel

to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise by ferry to Oslo,

departing at 4.30pm. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord

dinner as you cruise gently up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth outside cabins with shower/WC.

We recommend you to bring an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid

having to carry suitcases to and from your cabin.

 
Day 4     Oslo
Accommodation: Clarion Hotel the Hub
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

A delicious buffet breakfast is being served as you cruise along the

enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo at 09.45am, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital, incl. the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free in Oslo. We can recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or a stroll along the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel the Hub in superior

room, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate.

 
Day 5     Oslo - Eidfjord
Accommodation: Brakanes Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departure

from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Gol. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view thethundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descendthe amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross theHardanger Bridge and route to Ulvik. Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

 
Day 6     Eidfjord - Hardangerfjord - Bergen
Accommodation: Bergen Bors Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

After buffet breakfast, start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. Route via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbor with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below.

Accommodation at Bergen Børs Hotel, centrally located near Bryggen, the Fish market and shopping option

 
Day 7     Bergen - Flam - Balestrand
Accommodation: Kvikne Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand.

Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Kvikne’s Hotel,

superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains

 
Day 8     Balestrand
Accommodation: Kvikne Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the

outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a

traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining

room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or a hike to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites can also be arranged.

 
Day 9     Balestrand - Nordfjord - Briksdal - Geiranger
Accommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

After buffet breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik

to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn

Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters.

Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking

the Geiranger Fjord

 
Day 10     Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - Oslo
Accommodation: Clarion Hotel the Hub
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Geiranger. From the top of

one of the serpentine roads, you have the opportunity to digest some

amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel the Hub in superior room

 
Day 11     Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

The tour ends after breakfast,

 

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Copenhagen. Due to the nature of this tour organization, there may be tour participants and escorts who will join or leave the tour at certain transit points. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.

TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS

Price Includes
Daily Breakfast
Luggage Handling at Hotels
Transportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
Meals As Mentioned
Entrances Per Itinerary
Tour Escort
Bergen Funicular to Mt. Floien
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Hotel Accommodation With Breakfast 9 Nights
Cruises Per Itinerary
All Ferry Crossings
Train Voss/Myrdal
Flam Mountain Railway
Price Does Not Include
 Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
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