14 Days ● 20 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners
HIGHLIGHTS… Copenhagen, Farm Visit, Manor House Stay, Stockholm, Choice on Tour, Oslo, Fram Museum, Stave Church, Flåm Railway, Sognefjord, Briksdal Glacier, Geirangerfjord Cruise, Bergen
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, Copenhagen
Day 4 Toftaholm Herrgard, Vittaryd
Days 5, 6 Scandic Grand Central , Stockholm
Days 7, 8 Hotel Bristol Oslo, Oslo
Day 9 Fretheim Hotel, Flam
Days 10, 11 Alexandra Hotel, Loen
Days 12, 13 Scandic Neptun, Bergen
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Day 1: Thursday, May 4, 2023 Overnight Flight Set out to explore Scandinavia by land and experience one of the world’s most incredible regions.
Day 2: Friday, May 5, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark - Tour Begins Your tour opens in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Take some time to venture out on your own and come to know this cosmopolitan capital, dubbed the “gastro capital of Scandinavia.” Tonight, meet your fellow travellers during a local dining experience highlighting the New Nordic Cuisine movement of Copenhagen. (D)
Day 3: Saturday, May 6, 2023 Copenhagen Join a local expert and set off on an engaging walking tour of Denmark’s capital city. Explore Nyhavn, the picturesque harbour lined with colourful facades and charming cafes, as well as Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the Danish royal family. See the Royal Theatre and Marble Church before enjoying some free time to enjoy Copenhagen on your own. (B)
Day 4: Sunday, May 7, 2023 Copenhagen - Farm Visit - Swedish Countryside Bid farewell to Copenhagen and travel north to meet the Hage family on their organic farm. Learn about their work conserving ancient grains and the old Danish livestock breeds before enjoying some homemade treats. Continue on to Helsingor, home of Kronborg Castle, and board a local ferry for a short ride across the famous Oresund to Sweden. This afternoon, arrive Toftaholm Herrgård, a family-run lakeside manor house and your home for the evening. Before dinner, a local storyteller will enchant you with fabled stories from Sweden’s past. (B, D)
Day 5: Monday, May 8, 2023 Swedish Countryside - Granna - Stockholm Bid farewell to your countryside retreat and travel to Granna, a town situated on the shores of Lake Vättern and famous for its charming wooden houses, cobblestone streets and delectable candy shops. Continue north to Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city. Tonight, enjoy a twist on modern dishes from Swedish and European cuisine at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Stockholm View Stockholm’s greatest vistas and attractions, including Gamla Stan (Old Town), Riddarholm Church, the Royal Palace and the Parliament. You’ll also enjoy a visit inside Stockholm’s stunning City Hall which displays towering brick walls paired with an opulent interior. This afternoon it’s your choice! You may choose to explore the Vasa Ship Museum and learn about the vessel’s shocking maiden voyage, when it sank in a single nautical mile; the perfectly preserved ship, commissioned in the 1600s by King Vasa, was raised 334 years later from the bottom of the harbour -OR- visit the ABBA Museum, an interactive exhibition about the Swedish pop sensation. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Stockholm independently. Discover its strikingly colourful architecture and sample its innovative cuisine. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Stockholm - Oslo, Norway Take a quick flight to Oslo, one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities. As Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is the centre of the country’s government and the home to the royal family. Here, you’ll find a vibrant, cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art. This evening, enjoy traditional Norwegian fare in one of Oslo’s oldest buildings. (B, D)
Day 8: Thursday, May 11, 2023 Oslo A tour of Oslo begins at the remarkable Fram Museum, dedicated to telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration. Continue along Karl Johan Street and view the Royal Palace and city hall in quaint downtown Oslo. Next, visit Vigeland Park, home to the collection of statues and sculptures that comprise Gustav Vigeland's life’s work.
Day 9: Friday, May 12, 2023 Oslo - Flåm Travel north from Norway’s capital to the majestic fjord region. Visit the Borgund Stave Church, the intricate structure built in dedication to the Apostle Andrew in 1180. Arrive next in the quaint village of Flåm, nestled at the entrance to the stunning Aurlandsfjord. Embark on the renowned Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest train rides, and ascend 3,000 feet past mighty waterfalls, towering mountains and amazing valleys. Journey to the mountain plateau of Myrdal and cascade down to the fjord of Flåm, taking in the breathtaking views each way. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, May 13, 2023 Flåm - Loen/Geiranger Travel across the dramatic Sognefjord to the Briksdal Glacier, considered to be one of the most beautiful glaciers in Norway. Climb the glacier in a traditional "troll car" before arriving for a relaxing stay in the heart of Norway’s fjord region. (B, D)
Day 11: Sunday, May 14, 2023 Loen/Geiranger - Fjord Cruise - Loen/Geiranger Spend the day enchanted by the inspiring landscape of the fjord region of Norway. While in Geiranger, a UNESCO World Heritage site, embark on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise, soaking in some of Norway’s most beautiful scenery along the way. Known to be one of the most famous fjords in the world, Geirangerfjord is where you’ll find Norway’s mightiest waterfalls: the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil and the Suitor. You’ll notice that homesteads are a continued presence on the steep sides of the mountains, where these farms have been kept for centuries. (B, D)
Day 12: Monday, May 15, 2023 Loen/Geiranger - Bergen Be inspired by Norway’s most impressive landscapes en route to Bergen – the gateway to the fjords. Founded with Viking roots, the Bergen of today is known for its old-world charm and scenic landscapes. (B)
Day 13: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Bergen Join a guided walking tour of Bergen. Stroll along the historic and iconic harbour front, known as the Bryggen (UNESCO). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and reunite with your fellow passengers for an atmospheric farewell dinner in the historic Bryggen neighbourhood. (B, D)
Day 14: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Bergen - Tour Ends Depart for home today with incredible memories of your Scandinavian journey. (B)
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