Cities & Fjords: Scandinavian Contrasts10 days & 9 nights,
Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam & Bergen
Discover the wonders of Scandinavia. Explore the rich past and vibrant present of the region's capitals in the cities of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo. Conclude your travels in western Norway, home to magnificent fjords and dense forests, roaring waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Along the way, enjoy some leisure time to indulge your own interests, including a literary tour in Stockholm, a culinary exploration of Copenhagen or a kayaking and hiking adventure in the western fjords.
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.