Scenic Scandinavia and Fjords with Colleen Alsberg

May 20, 2017 to June 3, 2017

This tour will be escorted by Fox World Travel Tour Manager, Colleen Alsberg

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An adventure unfolds, featuring dramatic fjords, quaint ‘stave’ churches and cosmopolitan capitals! From the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson, famed fairy tale story-teller who penned The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling, to island hopping from Stavanger and sailing along the majestic coastlines. This is truly an experience filled with urban, historical, and natural beauty. Denmark, Norway and Sweden’s charm and traditions pack every moment of this beautiful trip, taken by rail, road and water.

Join Fox World Travel Tour Manager, Colleen Alsberg, on this incredible and unique journey to Scenic Scandinavia!

 

 

 

 

 

Your journey begins aboard a motorcoach transfer from select cities to Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. Or meet us in Copenhagen if you prefer your own flights.

Welcome to Copenhagen. Unwind after check-in or spend time exploring Scandinavia's liveliest city. Enjoy an evening drive - the perfect introduction to Copenhagen, followed by a Welcome Reception to get to know your Travel Director and travelling companions.

Hotel: Marriott (or similar)
Meal: Welcome Reception

Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace – an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings. In Copenhagen's historic center, view the 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral. View the Little Mermaid – the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's sad fairytale – sitting on a rock in the harbor. Later perhaps enjoy a canal cruise with stunning city views.

Hotel: Marriott (or similar)
Meal: Scandinavian Breakfast

Cross the bridge to the Island of Funen and the town of Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace. Continue across the Jutland Peninsula en route to Randers for an overnight stay.

Hotel: Randers Authentic Accommodations/Best Western Plus Kronjylland (or similar)
Meal: Scandinavian Breakfast

Sail from Hirtshals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Enjoy a scenic drive by fjords and lakes to Stavanger, Norway's third city and one of the oldest.
Hotel: Scandic Forum/Clarion Energy (or similar)
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Your journey is spectacular as you island-hop from Stavanger, sailing across fjords and passing islands along this impressive coastline. Arrive later in Bergen and experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. This evening enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dinner of Norwegian specialties.

Hotel: Clarion Admiral/Scandic Neptun (or similar)
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Explore Norway's most naturally beautiful city during your free day and consider a morning Optional Experience to the tiny village of Telavag and learn about its powerful Second World War history.

Hotel: Clarion Admiral/Scandic Neptun (or similar)
Meal: Scandinavian Breakfast

From the ski resort of Voss take a train journey that ascends to nearly 3,000 feet above sea level. Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flåm railway for a Cultural Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world. Appreciate breathtaking views of mountains and waterfalls, then cross the magnificent waters of Sognefjord to your hotel in Leikanger.

Hotel: Authentic Accommodations Sognefjord/Leikanger Fjord (or similar)
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Follow the spectacular Sognefjord through incredible glacier country. Enjoy wonderful views of Geirangerfjord as you descend to Geiranger village
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Hotel: Geiranger Authentic Accommodation (or similar)
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day surrounded by amazing scenery, relaxing and breathing clear mountain air. Perhaps take an Optional Experience along the Trolls' Road and see Norway’s most famous mountain road, past tumbling cascades and fertile valleys.

Hotel: Geiranger Authentic Accommodation (or similar)
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

A scenic drive from Geiranger brings you to Ottadalen to visit the traditional Stave Church at Lom. Continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's ‘Peer Gynt'. Arrive in Lillehammer, host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Before dinner at the hotel, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugan.

Hotel: Lillehammer Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast, Dinner

View the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hamar. In Oslo, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum.

Hotel: Scandic Vulkan/Radisson Blu (or similar)
Meal: Scandinavian Breakfast

Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass Örebro to the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for your two-night stay.

Hotel: Clarion/Scandic Malmen (or similar)
Meal: Scandinavian Breakfast

Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Spend time later shopping in fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travelers at a Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: Clarion/Scandic Malmen (or similar)
Meal: Scandinavian Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Say goodbye to Scandinavia as your memorable holiday draws to a close. Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the Stockholm Airport for your flight home. Upon arrival at Chicago O’Hare, your motorcoach transfer will return you to your original pick-up point.
Meals: Scandinavian Breakfast


Air-Inclusive Package Transportation

  • Round-trip motorcoach transportation to Chicago O’Hare airport from select locations
  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Copenhagen, and return from Stokholm including air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Copenhagen and Stockholm

Sightseeing and Services

  • Travel with Colleen Alsberg, Fox World Travel Tour Manager
  • Luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
  • Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Touring Highlights

  • Get orientated in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm with sightseeing city tours that will take travelers to all the top attractions.
  • Visit Hans Christian Anderson’s birthplace of Odense, where the town is adorned with fairytale related attractions.
  • Visit Stockholm’s City Hall, the annual venue for the Nobel Prize banquet.
  • View The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. The statue depicted by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale has watched over Copenhagen’s harbor since 1913.
  • Admire Haakon’s Hall in Bergen, one of the oldest and best preserved 13th century castles in Norway.
  • Enjoy enchanting views of blue sea and green fjords at the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • See Oslo’s Royal Palace, the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch and Vigeland Sculture Park, highlighting Vigeland’s work and other temporary art while on an escorted city tour.
  • Indulge in ‘Kransekake-stenger’ cake, traditional eaten at Scandinavian celebrations, at a working farm and pastry school in Bergen

Hotel Accommodations for 13 Nights in 4 Star Hotels*

  • Two nights in Copenhagen, Denmark at Marriott
  • One night in Randers, Denmark at Randers Authentic Accommodations/Best Western Plus Kronjylland
  • One night in Stavanger Norway at Scandic Forum/Clarion Energy
  • Two nights in Bergen, Norway at Clarion Admiral/Scandic Neptun
  • One night in Leikanger, Norway at Authentic Accommodations Sognefjord/Leikanger Fjord
  • Two nights in Gieranger, Norway at Geiranger Authentic Accommodations
  • One night in Lillehammer, Norway at Lillehammer Hotel
  • One night in Oslo, Norway at Scandic Vulkan/Radisson Blu
  • Two nights in Stockholm, Sweden at Clarion/Scandic Malmen

Included Dining

  • Daily Scandinavian Breakfast
  • Seven Dinners, including a Farewell Dinner in Stockholm

Not Included: Travel Insurance, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package), optional excursions that may be offered, trip cancellation insurance and any items of a personal nature.

*Minimum group required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to participate. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.

*Hotel accommodations for 13 nights include hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling.  Similar hotels may be substituted.

Tour-Only

Book and deposit by November 21 and receive $350 off!!
Tour only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive

Book and deposit by November 21 and receive $350 off!!
Airfare From Chicago O'Hare
Motorcoach to Chicago from select pick-up points
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $855.00
Triple Reduction: $161.00
Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person.
Final Payment Due:
 No later than February 12, 2017

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $145.96 per person ARE INCLUDED and subject to change

Past Passenger Discount: $179.00 off per person available for those who have traveled with Insight Vacations or sister companies, Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki, within the last 5 years.

Colleen Alsberg Hosted VacationFox World Travel Tour Manager Colleen Alsberg began her career with Fox World Travel in 1995. After escorting her first tour, a motorcoach group to Canada, she fell in love with the job and hasn’t stopped since.  In her 20+ years of being a tour manager, her travels have taken her throughout the Americas & Europe.  She has met wonderful people and shared a multitude of experiences with them in destinations like Alaska, Hawaii, Italy, Ireland, France, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean & Mexico and so many more!

Her personal travels have extended throughout the world including Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Scandinavia, Russia, South America, the South Pacific and the Middle East.  Her travel list is never-ending!  She’s been truly blessed and hopes to continue exploring new destinations throughout our amazing world!

Departing from Chicago O’Hare

Depart May 20

Scandinavian Airlines #944 – Depart Chicago O’Hare at 10:05 p.m. and arrive in Copenhagen at 1:20 p.m. on May 21

Return June 3

Scandinavian Airlines #945 – Depart Stockholm at 4:35 p.m. and arrive in Chicago O’Hare at 6:35 p.m.

Please note: Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Insurance:

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to February 12, 2017: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • February 13 to March 20, 2017: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • March 21 to April 19, 2017: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • April 20, 2017 to 0 days prior to travel: No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.