Scandinavia: Land of Norse Legend

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $16,715
  • Length: 13 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Europe, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
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Tour Description

Discover the incomparable mix of stunning vistas and rich historic sites in Scandinavia. In Copenhagen, explore the castles, the palaces, Town Hall topped by the gigantic World Clock, and charming Tivoli Gardens. Take a minute to catch your breath as you marvel at Bergen’s overwhelming fjords - long narrow inlets of sea bordered by steep cliffs, shimmering glaciers and glorious waterfalls. You’ll experience breathtaking sites of natural beauty while you learn about the people and their customs, as well as the captivating cultural and historical features of Scandinavia. In Stockholm, you’ll explore art and architecture in the old town where you’ll be charmed by the cozy little houses and storefronts. Oslo offers many outstanding sites of cultural significance but maybe none as impressive as the 9th-century Viking ships that give you the opportunity to touch a piece of history that has taken on legendary proportions.

  • Discover Helsinki and its layers of Neo-Classical Art Nouveau and Nordic minimalism architecture
  • Visit the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo for an amazing view over the city
  • Explore the old world district of Nyboder and its Gefion Fountain, the largest monument in Copenhagen

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2

Helsinki, Finland

Explore Helsinki’s highlights including Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, the Parliament building and the modern City Hall and Finlandia Hall.(B)

Hotel Kämp, Helsinki

DAYS 3 - 5

Stockholm, Uppsala Sigtuna, Sweden

Enjoy a tour of Stockholm, visiting Hotorget and Sergels Plazas, the Renaissance-styled Royal Palace, the City Hall and the site of the Nobel Prize Award dinners. Then visit the town of Uppsala and the small, unspoiled town of Sigtuna.(3B, L)

Grand Hotel Stockholm, Stockholm

DAYS 6 & 7

Oslo, Norway

Start your tour with a visit to the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump for an amazing view of the city and adjacent fjord. Touring the city center, see the Parliament Building, the Royal Palace, City Hall and Oslo Cathedral. Explore the ruins of the Akershus Fortress, built in the 1300s as a medieval castle, it was later converted into a Renaissance-period royal residence.(2B)

Continental Hotel, Oslo

DAYS 8 & 9

Bergen

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bergen featuring its historic old town.Visit “Troldhaugen,” Edvard Grieg’s home set on a promontory point jutting out into Lake Nordaas. Take an exhilarating full day’s voyage to explore the majestic beauty of Norway by train. Enjoy a panoramic view of lofty, snow-capped mountains, thundering waterfalls and peaceful green meadows.(2B, L)

Hotel Havnekontoret, Bergen

DAYS 10 - 13

Copenhagen, Denmark

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of enchanting Copenhagen. See the City Hall, Tivoli Gardens, the Danish National Gallery, the Swedish Church and the famous “Little Mermaid” sculpture. Visit Kronborg Castle, famous as the backdrop for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. On Day 13 you will be taken to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.(4B, L)

Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen

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Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $16,715.00 per person double occupancy.

From $4,120.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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