Cities & Fjords: Scandinavian Contrasts10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Stockholm, Sweden
Upon arrival in Stockholm, you will be escorted to your hotel.Grand Hotel - 2 Nights
Take an invigorating walking tour of the Old Town, the Royal Palace, the parliament buildings and the beautiful island of Djurgarden. Enjoy a visit to the Blue and Golden Rooms of Stockholm's City Hall where the Nobel Prize banquet is hosted each year. In the afternoon, embark on a rooftop exploration of Stockholm.Grand Hotel (B)
Day 3To Copenhagen, Denmark
This morning you will be escorted to the rail station for your high-speed train to Copenhagen.Hotel St. Petri - 2 Nights (B)
Upon arrival, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel.
Embark on a half-day guided visit of the cosmopolitan Danish capital. As you travel through the city, visit palaces, civic landmarks, famed statues and the old harbor of Nyhavn.
This afternoon, continue with a culinary walking tour, or a privately guided biking tour.Hotel St. Petri (B)
Day 5To Oslo, Norway
After a morning at leisure, transfer to Copenhagen airport, and board your short flight to Oslo, where you will be met and accompanied to your hotel.Grand Hotel - 2 Nights (B, D)
Meet your local guide for a visit of Norway's capital, including the Viking Ship museum; the polar expedition ship, the M/S Fram; and the outdoor Vigeland Sculpture Park.Grand Hotel (B)
Day 7To Flam
After breakfast, take a first-class rail journey to Myrdal, and marvel at eastern Norway's wide expanses of forests, secluded lakes and towering waterfalls, fertile valleys and tidy farmsteads. In Myrdal, change trains for the famous Flam Railway line, the steepest railway line in Northern Europe.Flamsbrygga Hotel - 1 Night (B, D)
Arrive in picturesque Flam on the shores of the Aurlandfjord.
This evening, enjoy a special dinner and beer tasting overlooking the fjords.
Day 8To Bergen
This morning, continue your journey to Bergen.Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - 2 Nights (B)
This afternoon, immerse yourself in nature on an optional kayaking and hiking trip.
On your private walking visit of Bergen, see the fish and flower market, the harbor or the old Hanseatic Quarter with its historic buildings. For a great view, ride the funicular to the summit of Mt. Floyen.Clarion Collection Havnekontoret (B)
Day 10Depart Bergen
After breakfast this morning, you may want to take a leisurely walk on the Hanseatic Wharf where time seems to stand still.(B)
Then, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
Area: 16,630 sq. miles
Currency: Danish Krone
Official Language: Danish
What To See: Once a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has evolved to become a major city filled with history, interesting museums and exciting design. For admirers of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense is his birthplace, and its residents have built a cottage industry based on his storytelling. Jutland is a great place to visit for a Danish country-style vacation. Aalborg is a good place to start your trip, offering culture and history, and Århus (Aarhus) is Jutland’s largest and most vibrant city. Visit the fascinating island of Bornholm, home to several unique round churches, which may have a connection to the Knights Templar and the search for the Holy Grail.
Area: 173,732 sq. miles
Currency: Swedish Krona
Official Language: Swedish
What To See: Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, is a delightful city spread out over 14 islands. Gothenburg, also known as Göteborg, is the perfect base to explore the coastal towns to the north and the Varberg Fortress. Uppsala is widely regarded as the center of Swedish culture and history. Kalmar is home to the famed Kalmar Castle and the Domykyrkan or the cathedral - and just to the west of the city, you can discover Crystal country, also known as “Kingdom of Crystal”. If you want to bask in the sun, enjoy the idyllic countryside, and explore an interesting historic area, the island of Gotland may be just the place for you.
Cities & Fjords: Scandinavian Contrasts
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