Round trip air
• Fully escorted by an English speaking tour director throughout
• Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded
rooms with private bath
• Continental breakfast and dinner daily
• All transfers, sightseeing and excursions per itinerary by private,
deluxe motor coach
• Entrance fees for all included features
• Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour
escort and driver except as noted below.
• Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per
person, irrespective of air carrier allowance
• Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature such as passport fees
• Tips to tour escort and driver
• Beverages with dinner
• Additional baggage other than one piece allowed
as mentioned in the itinerary
• Airport taxes, fees, fuel & security
September 11th security charges
• Travel insurance
• Visas, etc.
| DAY 1 / DEPART
Upon arrival in Helsinki, you will be met and transferred to your
hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 3/ HELSINKI
This morning, see the Neo-Classical Senate Square with
Cathedral and its domes soaring above, Market Square with its colorful
open-air market, and Temppeliaukio Rock Church, which is carved out
of solid rock and topped with a copper dome. This afternoon is free
to explore on your own or for shopping. Late afternoon transfer to the
pier to board the ship bound for Stockholm.
This morning, tour Sweden's capital, situated on fourteen islands.
Visit the famous City Hall, stroll through the Old Town with its
cobblestone streets and medieval buildings and the 13th Century
Cathedral and walk past the Royal Palace and the Stock Exchange before
going to the Southern Island to enjoy a splendid view over the city and
Today, travel through the suburbs of Stockholm along the shores of
Lake Malaren to the Royal Palace of Drottningholm, the present
residence of the Royal Family. See the well-known Skansen Open-Air
Museum, depicting life in different parts of Sweden throughout the
STOCKHOLM / KARLSTAD
Travel along the shores of Lake Malaren to the picturesque old town of
Mariefred, dominated by the hill-top 17th century church. In the old
town below, wooden houses line narrow lanes down to the lake. Enroute,
visit the old and historic Gripsholm Castle. Continue along the shores
of Lake Vaenern, Sweden's largest lake, to Karlstad.
Today, cross the Swedish-Norwegian border to the old town of
Kongsvinger with its ancient fortress. Proceed to Eidsvoll, on the
south end of Lake Mjoesa, where the Norwegian constitution was framed
in 1814 marking emancipation from Danish rule. Continue along the
shores of Lake Mjoesa, Norway's largest lake, to the town of Gjoevik
and past the village of Dokka. Finally, continue through the
countryside to the resort center of Sanderstoelen.
SANDERSTOELEN / FLAAM / LOFTHUS
Drive to Gol to board the famous railway to the tiny fjord village
of Flaam. Sail by modern fjordferry to the Aurlands and Naeroy Fjords
passing cascading waterfalls, isolated hamlets, and steep mountain
Disembark at Gudvangen and drive through the Naeroydal Valley. Ascend
the hairpin-curves of Stalheim Canyon Road passing Tvindefossen
to the resort town of Voss. Continue past the Skjervefossen Waterfall
and the village of Granvin to Bruravik. Sail by ferry across the Eid
fjord to Brimnes then travel via Kinsarvik to the fjord village of
Lofhus, located on the eastern shore of the Sor Fjord, a branch of the
Today we will take a spectacular drive
along the shore of the Hardangerfjord to Bergen, Norway's second
largest city. Sightseeing will include the medieval Viking hall and
other ancient wooden buildings on the waterfront known as the Bryggen
LOFTHUS / OSLO
Leave Lofthus in the morning. Drive to see the Latefoss Waterfall
tumbling down the mountainside in a double avalanche and gently
spraying the road. Continue to Heddal to visit the 12th century Stave
Church, Norway's largest, before proceeding along the Oslo Fjord to
Oslo, Norway's capital.
Tour Oslo, the oldest capital of the north and Norway¹s most
important maritime city. Visit the preserved Viking Long Ships, Frogner
Park with 150 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, and the Kon Tiki Raft.
This afternoon is free for exploring on your own or for last minute
shopping. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
DAY 12/ OSLO /
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight
home, bringing with you treasured memories of your fantastic tour.