11 Oct Magic of Scandinavia with Helsinki & Tallin – Scandinavia – 13 Nights
|Copenhagen-Oslo||DFDS Scandinavian Seaways Copenhagen-Oslo inside 2 berth cabins|
|Oslo||Clarion hotel Christiania|
|Bergen||First Marin hotel|
|Stockholm||Clarion Hotel Amaranten|
|Stockholm-Helsinki||Silja Line, overnight ferry – outside cabins|
|Helsinki and Tallin||Radisson BLU Seaside hotel or Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Excursion to Tallinn by ferry to/from Helsinki.
Day 1: Copenhagen – Arrival Day
Individual arrival to your hotel. Your confirmation will show which hotel we have booked for you. In the early evening your tour escort will arrange a get-together to give information about the tour and give you a chance to meet your fellow travellers. Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 2: Copenhagen
After breakfast enjoy a city tour, during which you will see The Little Mermaid guarding the port, Nyhavn with all its restaurants and small boats, the City Hall Square and other main features of Copenhagen. The afternoon is free for individual visits, perhaps to the Tivoli Amusement park or an optional tour to Roskilde. Overnight in Copenhagen.
Day 3: Copenhagen – Oslo
After breakfast enjoy a morning free in Copenhagen. Your tour escort will be happy to advise you about places of interest to visit – we can suggest an optional tour to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet. Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo, departing at 16.30 hours. Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise up the Kattegat. Accommodation in 2-berth inside cabins with shower/WC. We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 4: Oslo
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast as you cruise along the enchanting Oslo Fjord. Arrival in Oslo around 09.45 hours, followed by 3 hours guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Evening free. Overnight at a hotel in the centre of Oslo.
Day 5: Oslo
After breakfast enjoy a full day free for private activities. You can check with your tour escort about optional activities or suggestions to spend your time in this cozy city. Overnight in Oslo.
Day 6: Oslo – Sognefjord – Bergen
After breakfast enter the area of the forests and rivers of Norway, following the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric tradition. When you arrive in Flåm, you will have 2 hours cruise on the Sognefjord, one of the longest and deepest in the world with its unspoiled nature and dramatic scenery before you continue to Bergen, the second biggest city of Norway and it is beautifully situated surrounded by 7 mountains. Overnight in Bergen.
Day 7: Bergen
After breakfast you will be introduced to this remarkable City of the old Hansa. You will enjoy the view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market. Afternoon free to explore Bergen. Overnight.
Day 8: Bergen – Stockholm
After breakfast transfer to the international airport outside Bergen for your departure flight to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm. Transfer to your hotel in central Stockholm. Overnight in Stockholm.
Day 9: Stockholm
After breakfast enjoy a panoramic city tour of Stockholm – the beauty on the water – undoubtedly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. This city is built on 14 islands with bridges and viewpoints giving an enchanting feeling of space and light. You will walk around the charming Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets, passing The Royal Palace as well as the Great Church, where the present King and Queen were married in 1976. The afternoon is free for individual visits. Overnight in Stockholm.
Day 10: Stockholm
After breakfast enjoy a free day for other excursions or choose to visit the City Hall, the Wasa Museum or a tour to Uppsala and Sigtuna. Overnight in Stockholm.
Day 11: Stockholm – Helsinki
After breakfast enjoy a morning free in Stockholm. At approximately 15.00hrs you will have a transfer from your hotel to the pier, to embark on the cruise ferry Silja Line. The ferry departs from Stockholm and slowly travels down the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 12: Helsinki
Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Directly after you disembark there is a guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Church in the Rock (if open to public) and much more. Afternoon free in Helsinki. Overnight in Helsinki.
Day 13: Helsinki – Tallin – Helsinki
After breakfast enjoy an excursion to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Ferry from Helsinki to Tallin where you will be meet by the local guide. Tallin is a charming blend of medieval tranquillity and modern urban life. The medieval Old Town is a busy place in the summer with its many shops, galleries, souvenir markets, outdoor cafés and restaurants. The sightseeing tour takes us around the old medieval city walls and into the Old Town where we see Toompea Castle, the Dome Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and medieval Old Town Hall. Return by ferry to Helsinki. Overnight in Helsinki.
Day 14: Helsinki
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.