13-Nights The Scandinavian

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!

Included Features:

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

ODENSE
Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s home

ARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurant

FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Ferry crossing

GOTHENBURG
Orientation drive

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

GRIPSHOLM CASTLE
[LF] Guided visit

LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

BORGUND
Take pictures of the stave church

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Boat cruise

BERGEN
Orientation

HARDANGERFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local fruit farm

TORPO
Visit a stave church

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner
 

9-Nights Northern Capitals

From vibrant cities to gorgeous scenery, this Northern European escorted tour visits fascinating capitals with two-night stays in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, and Helsinki. In each city, you’ll experience guided sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and the Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace which was used by the Queen for official occasions. Also see Oslo's City Hall – decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900 to 1950 – and Frogner Park, where Gustav Vigeland created over 200 extraordinary bronze and granite statues. You’ll see Stockholm's City Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year; and Helsinki’s Lutheran Cathedral – completed in 1852 – along with the famous open-air market.

A tour highlight is an overnight Baltic Sea cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki. You'll stay in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, and you'll enjoy a special Smörgåsbord dinner on board. Enjoy a true Swedish food experience to sample local specialties in Gothenburg's indoor food market.

You’ll also experience some of Northern Europe’s beautiful scenery throughout your Northern Europe guided tour. From Gothenburg to Norway, travel along the coastline with its many islands, granite rocks, and charming fishing villages. Oslo is situated by a fjord and is surrounded by hills and forests. Take a ferry from Elsinore, Denmark to Helsingborg, Sweden, with great views of Hamlet's Kronborg Castle. Drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape and home to Sweden's largest lake, Vänern.

Stunning scenery, delicious local cuisine, a Baltic Sea cruise, and fascinating sightseeing await you on this fantastic guided tour of Northern Europe's capitals.

Included Features:

COPENHAGEN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid; Tivoli Gardens (mid-April to mid-September)

ELSINORE
Ferry crossing with a view of Hamlet’s castle

GOTHENBURG
Orientation, [LF] visit the indoor food market and taste local snacks

OSLO
Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

STOCKHOLM–HELSINKI
[LF] Overnight cruise in first-class, outside, two-berth cabins with private facilities, including a special Smörgåsbord dinner

HELSINKI
Guided sightseeing, visit the Lutheran Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, and the open-air market; farewell dinner