Scandinavian Gems Tour
From Stockholm to Bergen, explore the nation capitals and magnificent fjords of Scandinavia. This 10 day classic luxury tour gives you the best of the Nordic capitals and the dramatic fjord & mountains of Norway. Travel by deluxe rail and local ferries with ample time to digest the scenery and the modern Scandinavian capital cities. Spend your days in the Norwegian fjords enjoying active adventures such as fly fishing, biking the Rallarvegen and hiking in Aurlandsdalen.
Highlights include an overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo, Norway in the Nutshell® tour with an extended stay in the fjord region and great cities such as Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Bergen. Private transfers throughout, private guided tours and premium inclusions set this tour apart.
Enjoy a personalized vacation, developed by one of our experienced Scandinavian destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Scandinavian Gems Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Stockholm and private transfer to your hotel
Arrive in Stockholm and transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver to your centrally located hotel.
The elegant and understated Lydmar Hotel is a quintessential Stockholm stay. Behind its grand white stone façade, this urban boutique hotel has laid on a smörgåsbord of luxurious comforts: expect a quiet medium king room in chic muted tones, a classic brasserie beloved by locals and a patio with live music to while away those endless summer days.
Day 2: Private guided tour of the Old Town and the Vasa Museum
Enjoy your four-hour private tour of Old Town and the Vasa Museum. You will be met at your hotel and walk through the Old Town (Gamla Stan), an area of historical heritage, with many sights and the narrow cobbled streets from a bygone era. Board a local ferry across to Djurgården, an outdoor recreation and garden centre and home to many of the city's museums.
Walk through the Diplomatstaden en route to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa ship was built between 1625 and 1628 as the pride and joy of the Swedish navy. As she embarked on her maiden voyage she fired a big salute, sailed for 20 minutes and then went straight to the bottom of the sea. Today the Vasa ship lies before us 98 % intact.
After the museum tour, your guide will take you into hidden courtyards to enjoy coffee and cake with the locals at one of the oldest cafes in the city. One of our favourite is cozy Chokladkoppen Cafe with lovely food and cold and hot drinks in the heart of Gamla stan.
The afternoon is free to further explore the Royal Palace, situated close to your hotel and one of the most remarkable Baroque buildings in northern Europe. It is built on the remains of its predecessor, Tre kronor, which was destroyed by fire in 1697. The new Palace with 608 rooms was designated by architect Nicodemos Tessin the younger. The Palace is still used by the King as a place of work.
Image: Erik G Svensson
Day 3: Wonderful Copenhagen - a small and intimate capital
Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Copenhagen. Upon arrival into Copenhagen you will be transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Copenhagen has a long history, and many delightful attractions and sights to visit in your short stay. The city is small and cosy, an ideal way to explore the city is by foot, and public transport.
You will stay at the opulent Hotel Nimb in a deluxe guest room with view. The hotel is a centrally located 5-star boutique hotel. The Nimb family and 100 years of gastronomic tradition in excellence are famous for their focus on details, featuring the magic of Tivoli.
Plan for your evening meal well in Copenhagen as there are many world-class restaurants to enjoy. Try for example, 108 Restaurant's seasonal menus or homely hospitality and tasty creations of brewpub Spontan.
Day 4: Copenhagen private tour including Amalienborg Palace and the Marble Church
After breakfast, experience Copenhagen with an in-depth 4 hours walking tour accompanied by a guide, who will provide a general overview of Copenhagen's history and notable people such as the Royal family, Hans Christian Andersen, and the founders of the Carlsberg Brewery, as well as insights into Danish food, language, and culture.You will walk through the oldest parts of Copenhagen, visiting attractions such as the Amalienborg Palace, the Marble Church, Slotsholmen & Christiansborg Palace.
The walking tour is at a very leisurely pace, with short breaks to sit down several times to enjoy the local cafe culture when needed.
Day 5: Leisurely morning and then overnight ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo
After a leisurely morning on your own, transfer to the cruise terminal mid afternoon for your overnight ferry voyage to Oslo. Settle into your superior cabin and explore the services on board. Sailing overnight, you'll enjoy a relaxing evening on the deck with a range of excellent leisure facilities and restaurants at your disposal.
Your voyage is made comfortable travelling in Premium Class, with a range of extras from balconies, flat screen TVs and complimentary snacks to room service and access to the plush Commodore De Luxe Lounge.
Day 6: Modern Oslo - visit the Viking Ship and other interesting museums
Arrive into the Oslo port at the relaxed time of 9.45am and private transfer to your Hotel Continental Deluxe room.
The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer the discerning traveller, and you have time to discover Oslo's highlights, including the Viking Ship, Kontiki & Fram museums, the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Ekerbergeparken and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum. A walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle, the Harbour area and the new Opera House is well worth it on your arrival this morning.
In the afternoon, meet your private guide for sightseeing by car. The program is flexible depending on what you would like to see as Oslo has a wide variety of museums to explore. Our guide can offer speciality architecture tours if desired.
For the dinner book a table to Maaemo Restaurant Oslo’s ground-breaking three Michelin starred restaurant.
Day 7: Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains.
Private transfer to your Norwegian Riverside Hotel. Experience the heart of the Norwegian fjords with a stay at this boutique river side hotel. Anglers, fly fishing is available during your stay.
Day 8: Active adventures in the heart of Norwegian fjord land
After breakfast, you can choose one of these pre-ordered activites. Options today include:
RALLARVEGEN: Use bikes to pedal down Rallarvegen from Haugastøl which was used to construct the railway to Flåm. When you get home you will be treated to a soothing hot tub and a local traditional dinner.
AURLANDSDALEN: One of Norway’s most beautiful walks. This six hour trek will take you on a spectacular scenic experience
STEGASTEIN LOOKOUT: Enjoy the spectacular view from the amazing lookout point above Aurland designed by world reknowned architects Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen.
THE FJORD EXPERIENCE: Enjoy the scenery from the fjord in kayaks or the traditional Oselver row boat.
Day 9: Start with a spectacular 2 hour cruise from Flåm, marvel at the fjords and villages then head to Bergen
The day starts with a private transfer into Flåm and then a spectacular 2-hour fjord cruise from Flåm to the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aurlandsfjord & the Næroyfjord-a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Gudvangen you change to the connecting bus to Voss, taking you through the beautiful Stalheim canyon with the Stalheimskleiven hairpin road (May to September).
In Voss you change to a train that takes you to Bergen and to your Deluxe Fjord View Room in Clarion Hotel Admiral.
Day 10: Explore Bergen
Head to the hills above Bergen, museums or fine dine by the water before transferring to the airport
Bergen offers many attractions and sights - many within walking distance. Recommended sights of interests are the Hanseatic harbour Bryggen, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel this morning for a walking tour of Bergen. On completion, private transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
Transportation: Private transfers, trains, boat/ferry and local flights.
Included in price:
- Superior hotel accommodation in shared double/twin room with private facilities
- Daily breakfast
- Full board during your stay at 29|2 Aurland
- All train, bus and boat/ferry tickets as per itinerary, including overnight superior cabin on the Copenhagen to Oslo ferry
- Seat reservations on trains where available
- Private sightseeing programs in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Norwegian fjord region, Gudvangen and Bergen
- Active day package at 29|2 Aurland
- Luggage porter service during the Norway in the Nutshell® tour
- Norway in the Nutshell® train/ferry/bus ticket from Oslo to Bergen
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
- Meals included: 13 meals; 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
Not included in price
Flight Stockholm to Copenhagen including taxes and International Flights
New attractions are opening all the time in these destinations - ask us for advice about tickets should be pre purchased before you depart.
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