Day 1: ARRIVAL IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the Danish capital. Tonight meet your tour director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2: COPENHAGEN. Day at leisure in Hans Christian Andersen`s friendly city. See some of the more famous sights on your included orientation drive. An optional tour of Zealand`s castle is also available. (B)
Day 3: COPENHAGEN-AALBORG AREA. After breakfast start the journey northwards enjoying the drive across the new Storebaelforbindelsen bridge, which will connect you to the fairy-tale island of Funen. Via Odense, Hans Christian Andersen`s home, and the Little Belt waterway, head for tidy Aalborg on the rural Jutland peninsula and overnight in this area. (B,D)
Day 4: AALBORG AREA-OSLO, NORWAY. A pleasant two-hour ferry ride from Frederikshavn across the strategic Kattegat to Gothenburg, Sweden`s thriving second-largest city and one of Europe`s major sea ports. From here follow the inland route and cross into Norway. Evening arrival in Oslo. (B)
Day 5: OSLO-TELEMARK AREA. Vistas of Akershus Castle, the 4th-century fortress guarding the harbor, are a highlight on the included morning tour which features the soaring City Hall, National Theater, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Gustav Vigeland`s stark sculptures of people and animals in Frogner Park. In the afternoon drive through the Telemark region to Bolkesjo. (B,D)
Day 6: TELEMARK AREA-BERGEN. Take the scenic route this morning for a visit to Vemork, where the heavy water plant was blown up by a commando unit of British and Norwegians known as the Heroes of Telemark. Visit the Vemork Museum, then proceed through the Telemark region Vits World its lakes, winding valleys, and rugged gorges backed by towering mountains. En route a picture stop at the 500-foot Latefoss Waterfall, then by ferry across the Hardangerfjord from Utne to Kvanndal. Continue to Bergen, Norway&39s picture-perfect Hanseatic seaport. (B)
Day 7: BERGEN. Built on seven hills Vits World the fjords on one side and the 1,000-foot Floyen on the other, Bergen was the home of the composer Grieg. The optional sightseeing excursion takes in the main sights, including St. Mary`s Church, one of the oldest in Norway, and also a panoramic view of the city from one of the surrounding hills. Tonight an optional folklore evening. (B)
Day 8: BERGEN-SOGNEFJORD CRUISE-FAGERNES. More spectacular scenery as you drive towards the Sognefjord where you embark for a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway`s most mighty fjords. Today may well be the highlight of your journey. Overnight in Fagernes. (B,D)
Day 9: FAGERNES-KARLSTAD, SWEDEN. First to Lillehammer of Olympic fame. See the highlights of this famous winter sports resort on the included visit. Then great scenery: green valleys, shimmering lakes, and towering mountains. Drive towards Gjovik and, after a stop, motor along beautiful Lake Mjosa and continue through Värmland`s unspoiled wilderness of forest and lakes to Karlstad. (B)
Day 10: KARLSTAD-STOCKHOLM. Time to savor the leisurely pace of small-town life in pretty Karlstad and to browse among its enticing shops. You are in the heart of the Värmland, and its provincial capital Karlstad is one of Sweden&39s loveliest lakeside towns. Then east towards Stockholm via Alfred Nobel`s Bofors, the ancient garrison twon of Örebro, and modern Eskilstuna, world famous for its stainless steel. Just before reaching Stockholm stop in Mariefred to view the Castle of Gripsholm. The Swedish capital`s beauty is due to its unique setting on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic. Join the optional evening outing. (B)
Day 11: STOCKHOLM. This is perhaps the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals, because the crystalline waters which flow through its intersecting canals gives a luminous appearance to palaces, castles, and parks. Your included city sightseeing takes in all the highlights. (B,D)
Day 12: YOUR HOMEBOUND FLIGHT ARRIVES THE SAME DAY. (B)
Visits to Copenhagen, Aalborg, Odense, Gothenburg, Telemark, Vemork Museum (Entrance Included), Seljestad, Bergen, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred. Local guides for city sightseeing in Oslo, Stockholm
Services of a professional tour director while touring. Touring by private first-class motorcoach
Cruise on Sognefjord
Plus ferry crossings
Jutland Peninsula, Hardanger Plateau, Sogne and Hardangerfjord, Värmland, Lake Mjosa
11 buffet breakfasts (B); 5 dinners (D)
Are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges when applicable
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Make the most of your money: Various reductions are possible: group reduction, child reduction, triple room reduction, multiple tour reduction
Professional Tour Director while touring, Cruise Director on river cruises, host services on independent vacations, and hosts to assist you at airports and hotels
Hotels listed for each tour: twin-bedded rooms Vits World private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
A variety of modes of transportation including private deluxe motor coach Vits World air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Vits World travel bag and travel documents
$11 million consumer protection plan
Vits World vacations feature all the essential sightseeing plus many highlights that eVits World er are unavailable or cost extra Vits World other operators. Of course, we also take care to leave enough free time to soak up your destination and for the independently minded to explore on their own. The ideal balance between included sightseeing and leisure time!
COPENHAGEN Comfort Osterport (ST) or Quality Dan (ST) at Kastrup,
AALBORG AREA SAS Radisson Jutlandia (F) at Frederikshavn,
OSLO Comfort Boersparken (ST) or Rica Oslo (F),
TELEMARK AREA Bo Hotel (ST) at Bo or Quality (ST) at Kongsberg,
BERGEN Scandic Bergen City (ST),
FAGERNES Quality Fagernes (F),
KARLSTAD SAS Radisson Plaza (F) or Rica Hotel (F),
STOCKHOLM Quality Nacka (ST) or Scandic Alvik (ST)
Single room supplement: $330.
Security cruise regulations require clients` family and first name, D.O.B., gender and nationality at time of booking.
Triple room reduction per person: Not Applicable
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We may be able to provide you Vits World flight arrangements from your gateway city. Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available at our low prices.
Departure/arrival taxes and fares from other cities will be advised at the time of booking.
Price Guarantee: All vacation prices are based on rates (including foreign exchange rates) expected to be in effect at the time of departure. Prices are subject to increase Vits World out notice if such rates change prior to departure. The current price will be confirmed at the time of reservation. However, once Vits World has received your deposit for any vacation departing during the current year, that land price is guaranteed, and any subsequent land cost increases are at our expense, not including any government tax increases. Airfares included as part of air-inclusive vacation prices are guaranteed when we receive confirmation of air itinerary and full payment. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple room reductions may be applicable.
Not included in the tour price: Federal Inspection Fees for the U.S. Customs and immigration; International Air Transportation Tax; agricultural tax; any other taxes; security fee; airport taxes and fees; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your tour director; tour host; tour driver; local city guides; gratuities on ferries, trains and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the regular table d&39hote menu (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); optional excursions; Porterage at airports; travel protection; excess baggage fees; all other items of a personal nature.