Thrilling landscapes & culture-rich lands… Discover glacier-formed waterways, mountainous valleys, and inspiring wide-open spaces as you travel by ferry, train and a glacier-agile troll car… Experience the royal life of times past at Rosenborg and Frederiksborg palaces and the comforts of a lakeside manor-house inn… Admire the skill and artistry behind a Norwegian stave church and a 17th-century warship rescued from Stockholm Harbor… Sample crafted beers at your Norwegian inn and cruise stunning fjords via ferry… Go wandering at Edward Grieg's villa and Gustav Vigeland's monumental sculpture park.
Trace Viking lore through visits to the Vasa Museum and Viking Ship Museum; explore Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen, Oslo and the Swedish and Norwegian countryside; cruise via ferry on Norwegian fjords, enjoy Tivoli Gardens, ride aboard the thrilling Flåm Railway and a "Troll Car" at Briksdal Glacier; private tour of Swedish Royal Opera House
See the splendor of the fjords with fewer crowds on this off-season escorted tour of Norway. You?ll arrive in Oslo to begin a 7-day adventure into some of the world?s most beautiful and mysterious landscapes. Start with a guided sightseeing tour of Oslo that features the National Theater-home of Ibsen?s plays, the unique Storting building, which houses the Parliament, as well as the Royal Palace. Stroll through the famed Frogner Park with the remarkable Norwegian sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Visit the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall. From Oslo, you?ll drive northwest through Hallingdal-a large valley, rich in the traditions of iron production, cattle trade, folk art, music, and dance. You?ll pass through the world?s longest road tunnel to Aurland on your way to the beautiful village of Fl?m, situated at the head of Aurlandsfjord.
Your stay in Fl?m includes a boat ride on the spectacular Naeroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Bergen, the “City of Seven Mountains,” where you?ll take a drive to see Bergen us Fortress, Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, Bergen?s harbor, and the famous fish market. Take a step back in time through the cobblestone streets lined by colorful wooden houses that are quintessentially Norwegian. Celebrate the stunning natural beauty of Norway, its art and cultural history with a delicious dinner. Travel back via train to Oslo through the countryside of Norway. The stunning natural beauty of Norway, and its art and cultural history, will stay with you for years to come!Included Features:OSLO Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit the City HallFL?M [LF] N?r?yfjord cruiseBERGEN Orientation drive and guided walking tour of Bryggen; farewell dinnerBERGEN?OSLO By train
Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, Bergen, and Geilo.
Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You'll also visit Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense; and Torpo's stave church – a wooden church erected in 1160.
No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord – Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll witness Vøringfoss – Norway's mightiest waterfall thundering down a 475-feet sheer drop, and take a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden.
You’ll visit a Norwegian farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made. Another highlight is a visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle. Sample local specialties at a local restaurant in Arhus.
From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this escorted tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your mind and spirit!
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s home
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurant
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall
[LF] Guided visit
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum
Take pictures of the stave church
SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local fruit farm
Visit a stave church
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
Alaska’s coastal wilderness is legendary, the ideal setting for an epic tale. Voyage by sea through the famed Inside Passage to witness ice-blue glaciers calving into dazzling fjords. Journey into the remote reaches of Glacier Bay National Park. Gaze across the horizon to catch a glimpse of an orca whale, or up at the towering sunlit totems of native Tlingit people. Kayak through hideaway harbors and hike picturesque backcountry trails. It sounds like fiction until you see it for yourself.