14 Day Scandinavia, Naturally Charming

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Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 24  (Sold Out) $4669* $4059
Aug 31  (Sold Out) $4249* $3789

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Departure transfer is only included with departure from Gardermoen Airport (OSL).

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May 25 departure will be accommodated at the Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo.

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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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This moderately active trip covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend 2-3 hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.

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DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Sweden
Depart for Sweden

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Stockholm
Welcome to stunning Stockholm, spread across 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the many delights of this city of contrasts. This evening, a Welcome Drink and briefing with your Tour Manager highlights the magnificent journey through Scandinavia that awaits you. Then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Stockholm
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Tour Stockholm, Blue and Gold Halls, Vasa Museum
The discovery of Stockholm begins with views of the iconic Italian-Baroque Royal Palace and Riddarholm Church, burial place of Swedish monarchs. At the City Hall, visit the famous Blue Hall and glistening Gold Hall where the Nobel Banquet is held each year. A walk through the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town reveals rows of 17th and 18th century storybook buildings, 700 year old Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and historic Stortorget Square. Then, a fascinating visit to the unique Vasa Museum, home of the restored royal warship that set off on a maiden voyage and sank to the bottom of the sea. The rest of the day is free to explore some of Stockholm’s distinctive neighborhoods, beautiful parks and world-class museums, including a fascinating and interactive museum dedicated to ABBA, Sweden's most famous pop singing group!
Overnight: Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Uppsala Cathedral, Carl Larsson Garden, Falun
Depart Stockholm this morning and drive north toward the town of Uppsala, seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden to visit the gorgeous 13th century Cathedral, built in French-Gothic style. Several coronations of Swedish monarchs have taken place here. Then, travel to the picturesque village of Sundborn to visit the Carl Larsson Garden, home of the renowned artist and his wife. Their early 20th century home is preserved in its entirety and is an exquisite example of Swedish interior design. Continue to the town of Falun in Dalarna County, famous for its prosperous copper mines, once called "Sweden's Treasure Chest." Tonight, a lovely dinner together
Overnight: Falun
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Dala Horse Workshop, Lillehammer
Depart Falun this morning and then stop at a Dala Horse workshop. Here you can meet the craftspeople and watch as this cherished folk symbol of Sweden is carved and hand-painted. Originally a children's toy, this famous horse is now popular worldwide. The drive then continues to Lillehammer in the heart of Norway, nestled at the northern end of Lake Mjosa. The city is most famous for hosting the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. In the evening, free time to stroll through the town with its trendy arts scene, lively cafes and shops
Overnight: Lillehammer
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Maihaugen Open Air Museum, Olympic Ski Jump, Lillehammer Brewery
The exploration of Lillehammer begins at the expansive Maihaugen Open Air Museum, a charming living history museum arranged as a small village. View the collection of more than 180 buildings including a transplanted Stave Church, traditional Gudbrandsdalen homes, crafts shops, a postal museum and 27 farm buildings. Afterward, on to the Lillehammer Ski Jump dating back to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Ascend by chair lift to the ski jump tower where you can admire panoramic views of Lillehammer and Lake Mjosa from the tower terrace. Tonight, warm hospitality and lots of fun at the Lillehammer Brewery's beer cellar, dating back to 1855. After a tasting of their beers, enjoy dinner at the popular restaurant
Overnight: Lillehammer
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Trollstigen Mountain Road to Geiranger
A day of astonishing beauty as you travel on the thrilling Trollstigen Mountain Road on your way to Geiranger. View the dramatic fjords and towering mountain vistas. The view from Ørnesvingen down to the Geirangerfjord is truly spectacular! Tucked into the mountains with its eleven hair-raising hairpin bends, the road snakes its way along the steep mountainside - undoubtedly one of Norway's most mesmerizing sites. Stop for lunch in this breathtaking setting before continuing on your journey through the Norwegian countryside. At the village of Linge board a ferry and cross the Norddalsfjorden to the village of Eidsdal, then continue to the town of Geiranger at the head of the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord. Dinner together in this magnificent setting caps a breathtaking day
Overnight: Geiranger
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Cruise on the Geirangerfjord
Today is highlighted by a cruise on the wondrous Geirangerfjord, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Pass scattered cliffside farms that cling to towering, nearly sheer walls, majestic mountain peaks and lush green vegetation. Then, the boat twists and turns to the amazing waterfalls known as the Seven Sisters, the Suitor, the Bridal Veil. The indescribable beauty of this fjord will be a lasting memory of your adventurous journey! The rest of the day is yours to enjoy all of the delights of the Geiranger area. Tonight, enjoy dinner together at your hotel
Overnight: Geiranger
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Dalsnibba Lookout, Norwegian Glacier Museum, Sogndal Village
Depart Geiranger this morning and drive via the incredible Dalsnibba Pass where you will stop at the outstanding lookout, the region's highest point, for unforgettable views of towering cliffs, waterfalls and the valley below. From here it's on to the fascinating hands-on Norwegian Glacier Museum. The museum's exhibits offer a unique perspective of glaciers, their movements, crevasses and an informative audio-visual presentation. You can even experiment with 1,000 year old glacial ice! On to Sogndal, a village beautifully situated by the Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Sogndal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Flam Mountain Railway, Farm Visit, Bergen
After a ferry ride from Mannheller to Fodnes, board the world-famous Flam Mountain Railway, a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering, for a train ride into Norway's high glacial regions. View pastures, waterfalls and snow-clad peaks, all nestled beautifully into the surrounding mountainside. Ascend to 3,000 feet within 12 miles for one of the most splendid panoramas in Norway. After arriving in Myrdal, change trains and continue to the village of Voss where your coach will meet you. This afternoon's drive through the Norwegian countryside is punctuated by a stop at a local farm for conversation, coffee and cake. Then continue to picturesque Bergen, Norway's second largest city and unofficial capital of western Norway
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Grieg’s Troldhaugen, Bryggen and the Hanseatic Quarter, Fish Market & Salmon Tasting
Today, travel to Troldhaugen, home of beloved Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. This lakeside home that served as inspiration for his music is now used as a music school and concert venue. Then, back in Bergen stroll through Bryggen, the city's old wharf district known for its busy harbor and gabled traditional wooden buildings and the Hanseatic Quarter, founded during the days of the Hanseatic League, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a walk through the popular fish market, linger for a tasting of the freshest and most delicious smoked salmon. Later, a ride on the funicular to Mt. Floyen for panoramic views of the city, a great finale to a beautiful day
Overnight: Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - Hardanger Bridge, Torpo Stave Church, Futuristic Oslo
Departing Bergen you cross the magnificent Hardanger suspension bridge, the longest bridge in Norway - even longer than the Golden Gate Bridge. Known as one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, it's often called the Norway Sky Bridge when it disappears into the clouds. Passing through the tiny village of Torpo stop to see the stunningly well-preserved 12th century Stave Church. Learn more about how wooden stave churches were built - only 30 of these structures still remain. Arrive in futuristic Oslo, fringed with gorgeous forests, hills and lakes. Evening at leisure to discover Oslo's night scene on your own
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Vigeland Sculpture Park, Viking Ship Museum, Private Visit to Nobel Peace Center
A drive in Oslo reveals its striking architecture. Begin at the magnificent National Theater, one of Norway's most prominent venues for performance of dramatic arts. View the 19th century Royal Palace as well as the main square with its ornate City Hall. Next, a visit to the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park with its astonishing 212 stark life-size granite and bronze sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. View the huge Monolith Column, adorned with 121 reliefs of human figures carved from a single block of granite. Afterward, visit the Viking Ship Museum to see three 1,200-year old Viking ships representing some of the best-preserved Viking ships in the world. Tonight, a specially arranged private visit and refreshments at the renowned Nobel Peace Center. Tour this state-of-the art museum that celebrates the lives and achievements of winners of the Nobel Peace Prize accented by compelling digital displays. Then it’s time to bid a fond farewell to Scandinavia and your newfound friends at a very special Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Oslo
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Depart Norway
Transfer to the airport in Oslo for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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