Days 1 through 4 – Getting to Know Copenhagen and Royal North Zealand
ARRIVAL IN COPENHAGEN, MEET AND GREET AT THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
GUIDED CITY TOUR OF COPENHAGEN (WALKING OR BIKING)
DAY TOUR TO NORTH ZEALAND – CASTLES & PALACES
OPEN DAY AND OVERNIGHT FERRY TO OSLO
Kick off your vacation in the colorful, modern and cultural Copenhagen, capital of the Kingdom of Denmark. Upon your arrival, a friendly driver will meet you and your party at the airport and transport you to the hotel in complete comfort and style. After your hotel check in (and some much needed rest, perhaps), feel free to explore the surroundings of your centrally-located hotel and start discovering Copenhagen. On your second day, in the morning, you will join an expert local guide who will introduce you to some of the famous landmarks in the city. The last day is reserved for you to embark on a daytrip which will take to North Zealand, where you will visit majestic castles and palaces such as the Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles. Finish your visit to Denmark with an open day to further discover the magic of Copenhagen and embark an overnight ferry on your way to Norway.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS: the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn (restaurants and shops by the water), Rosenborg Castle, Strøget (largest pedestrian-only shopping street in Europe), Amalienborg (queen’s winter residence), Rundetaarn (“Round Tower” – great views of the city), Tivoli Gardens (Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Magic Kingdom), Carlsberg Museum & Tasting Room
GUIDED ACTIVITIES: 3-hour Sightseeing tour of Copenhagen (walking or biking, small group) and guided day trip to North Zealand (small group)
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days 5 through 7- getting to know Oslo
ARRIVAL IN OSLO AND GUIDED CITY TOUR OF OSLO (WALKING OR BIKING)
OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE OSLO AND BYGDØY ISLAND’S MUSEUMS WITH THE OSLO PASS
SOGNEFJORD IN A NUTSHELL JOURNEY (TRAIN AND BOAT) TO BALESTRAND
Your arrival at the hip and vibrant Norwegian capital is a true highlight, as you cruise your way to the city via the Oslo Fjord, on board an overnight ferry from Copenhagen. That same afternoon you will join a local guide and see the most fascinating corners of this elegant, clean and chic capital, including the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park. The next day, use your OSLO PASS (included) and learn about Norway’s many tales of the sea at the island of Bygdøy, home to a set of excellent attractions, such as the Kon-Tiki and the Viking Ship museums.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Oslo Opera House, Vigeland Sculpture Park (amazing collection of statues about the human condition), the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, Akershus Fortress, Bygdøy Island
GUIDED ACTIVITIES: 3-hour Sightseeing tour of Oslo (walking or biking, small group)
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Days 7 through 10- majestic norwegian fjords, railways & bergen
RIB BOAT FJORD TOUR AND SOGNEFJORD IN A NUTSHELL JOURNEY (BOAT) TO BERGEN
OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE BERGEN
ARRIVAL IN STOCKHOLM
The Sognefjord in a Nutshell trip takes you through some of Norway’s most beautiful fjord scenery. Leave Oslo toward Myrdal, where you will switch trains and enjoy the breathtaking Flåm Railway. Upon your arrival in Flåm, a delightful and serene ferry ride will take you to picturesque Balestrand, in the heart of fjord country (and not nearly as crowded as Flåm), where you will spend the night. The next day, after exploring the natural scenery in Balestrand, you will continue your journey along the Sognefjord, on your way to Bergen, where you will spend two nights. Explore this magnificent town, which is beautiful however you look at it. There you can eat lunch at the Fish Market, admire the entire city atop Mount Fløyen and soak in the local art at the KODE museums.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS: funicular to Mount Fløyen (spectacular views), the Bryggen (old wharf & traditional wooden buildings), Hanseatic Museum, Bergenhus Fortress, KODE art museums
GUIDED ACTIVITIES: (optional) kayak or RIB boat tour of the Sognefjord, from Balestrand
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Days 10 through 13 - Getting to Know Stockholm and Its Surroundings
GUIDED CITY TOUR OF STOCKHOLM (WALKING OR BIKING)
EATING WITH THE LOCALS TOUR IN LIDINGÖ
PRIVATE TRANSFER TO STOCKHOLM’S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
A very quick flight will take you to the city considered – by many – to be the most beautiful capital in Europe: Stockholm. The rest of your first day in the city is open for you to explore. The next morning you will join a local guide and walk the streets of Gamla Stan (“Old Town”) and admire the city’s unique architectural style. The following day will take you on a guided, cultural and gastronomic journey to Lidingö, a beautiful island just 15 minutes east of the city. There you will learn about the local history and sample a variety of traditional Swedish delicacies. Finish your experience with a private ride to the Stockholm airport, in comfort.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS: Gamla Stan (“Old Town”), Vasa museum (17th-century salvaged ship), the City Hall, the Royal Palace, Skansen Open Air Museum (the Sweden of many decades ago), Djurgården Island, Lidingö
GUIDED ACTIVITIES: 3-hour Sightseeing tour of Stockholm (walking or biking, small group), 3-hour Eat With The Locals Tour (small group)
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