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Best of Scandinavia
 
12 Days / 11 Nights
 

 

Day
1
Arrive Into Copenhagen
• Visit Tivoli Gardens
Welcome to your 'Cox & Kings Best of Scandinavia' tour ! On arrival in Copenhagen clear immigration and customs and proceed to the hotel on your own to check in. (check in after 1400 hrs). This evening at 17.00 hrs. leave for a visit to the Tivoli Gardens located in the heart of the city. Enjoy various amusement rides, flower belts and twinkling lights.

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Day
2
Onto Oslo
• Guided Highlight City Tour of Copenhagen
• Visit Rosenborg Castle
• Overnight Cruise to Oslo

Your guided highlight city tour Copenhagen begins with a visit to Rosenborg castle. The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country’s oldest royal garden and was embellished in the Renaissance style by Christian IV in the 16th century. Continue your city tour driving past the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Danish Parliament and the famous statue of the Little Mermaid. This statue was unveiled at Langelinje in 1913, as part of a general trend in Copenhagen selecting classical and historical figures to be used as decorations in the city’s parks and public areas. Continue with a view of the Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Danish Supreme Court. Copenhagen is full of bakeries and patisseries. While on tour, enjoy a typical Danish cake based on whipped cream made by a baker serving the Royal Family with a cup of coffee. In the evening, board your overnight cruise to oslo.

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Day
3
In Oslo
• Guided Highlight City Tour of Copenhagen
• Visit The Kon-Tiki Museum
• Visit The Viking Ship Museum

Upon arrival into Oslo, embark on a guided highlight city tour Visit the world famous Vigeland Sculpture Park - the focus point of this park is the monolith that represents all of humanity which stands in the middle of the park and is carved from one single granite block. It is 17.3 meters high and all 121 human figures are carved from one piece of stone, depicting the cycle of life. Next, view the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, 14th Century Akershus Castle and the Broadcasting House. Continue with a visit to the Kon-Tiki Museum, which houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about: Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva and Kon-Tiki. Then, visit the Viking Ship Museum where main attractions are the Oseberg ship, Gokstad ship and the Tune ship. Additionally, the Viking Age display includes sledges, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets and other grave goods. Many fully or nearly fully intact Viking ships are on display. Its most famous ship is the completely whole Oseberg ship.

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Day
4
Onto Ulvik
• Visit Voringfoss Waterfall
• View The Hardanger Bridge

This morning, drive via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall, the highest in Norway. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the fjord on the newly opened bridge Hardanger Bridge and drive along the fjord to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Enjoy a local dinner at the hotel.

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Day
5
Onto Bergen
• Guided Highlight City Tour Of Bergen
• Visit Mt. Florien

Today, drive via the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards to Bergen On arrival, embark on a guided highlight city tour. Visit the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour and the old Hanseatic Quarter. Ride the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for sweeping views of the city and fjords below. Check into your hotel. Drive to dinner and return to your hotel.

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Day
6
Onto Gjovik
• Norway In A Nutshell
• Photostop At Borgund Stave Church

Today, get ready to travel on one of Norway’s most spectacular trips 'Norway In A Nutshell', a combination of train rides and impressive trips by boat and bus. Early in the morning enjoy a bus trip to Voss to embark on a scenic train ride to Myrdal. From Myrdal, embark on a train journey to Flåm, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery. Feast your eyes on the ever-changing panorama of huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down to wild Flam valley. Wander around the idyllic countryside of Flåm, before embarking on an enchanting boat ride through the spectacular fjords to Gudvangen. Upon arrival in Gudvangen board your coach as you travel through the impressive Norwegian landscape to Gjøvik. En route, stop at the stave church of Borgund. Check into your hotel after dinner.

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Day
7
Onto Karlstad
• Visit Lillehammar
This morning, enjoy the amazing views of the popular tourist town of Lillehammar. The journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway. Karlstad is situated between the cities of Stockholm and Oslo. Lying on the northern shores of Lake Vanern, this town is bisected by the Klaralven River and provides visitors with an opportunity to completely soak in its splendid beauty. Check into your hotel after dinner.

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Day
8
Onto Stockholm
• Guided Tour Of Drottningholm Palace
• Visit Ice Bar

This morning, start your journey through a landscape of forests and lakes to reach the Swedish capital, Stockholm. On arrival, explore the World Heritage site of Drottningholm Palace with a local Guide. A former royal summer residence, today is the home of the Royal family. It is Sweden’s best preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century. Next, enjoy a drink in Ice Bar Stockholm, the planet’s first permanent ice bar made of ice from the world-famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Lapland. Everything except the liquids in the drinks is made of ice, and the temperature is kept at a constant 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Check into your hotel after dinner.

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9
In Stockholm
• Guided Highlight City Tour Of Stockholm
• Visit City Hall
• Visit Vasa Museum
• Visit Skansen Open Air Museum

Today, proceed on a guided highlight city tour, including the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, and the Royal Theater. Visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobblestone streets and numerous antique shops. The highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held and the famous Vasa Museum and Skansen Open Air Museum. This is the world’s first open-air museum. See a miniature historical Sweden reflected in the 5 centuries of Swedish history depicted by the people dressed in traditional costumes as well as their dwellings. Also see both domestic and wild Nordic animals like bears, wolves and lynx. Return to your hotel after dinner.

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Day
10
Onto Helsinki
• Overnight Cruise
The morning is at leisure. Transfer to the pier in the afternoon to board your overnight cruise to Helsinki. Enjoy dinner onboard with your choice of entertainment, bars, shops or casino.

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Day
11
In Helsinki
• Guided Highlight City Tour Of Helsinki
Upon arrival into Helsinki, embark on a guided highlight city tour of Helsinki which includes modern Finlandia Hall, the leading congress, event and entertainment venue in Finland; Sibelius Monument – dedicated to the Finnish Composer, Jean Sibelius, consisting of a series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern; Helsinki Cathedral - the impressive green-domed Lutheran Cathedral which dominates Senate Square and the Helsinki skyline; the unique Rock Church - a thrilling work of modern architecture, entirely underground with a ceiling made of copper wire and the Market Square bustling with activity from vendors selling food and souvenirs. Check into your hotel. Drive to dinner and return to your hotel..

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Day
12
Homeward Bound
Good times need never end ! As you get ready for the airport on your individual flight schedules for your flight back home, relive the high points of your ‘Cox & Kings Best of Scandinavia’ tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon… either at the hotel or onboard your return flight.

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Tour Cost
ADULT IN SINGLE PER ADULT IN TWIN / TRIPLE SHARING PER CHILD* WITH BED PER CHILD* WITHOUT BED
$3,199.00 $2,399.00 $2,099.00 $1,249.00
Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion
  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of Cox & Kings Tour Manager or Local Representative.
  • Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Exclusion
  • Optional & Add-on Excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Porterage at hotels, apartments, airports, seaports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.

  • PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE DUE TO CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS AND PRICE FUEL HIKES. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING, SUBJECT TO AIRLINE RULES AND REGULATIONS, KINDLY ENSURE THAT THE FOLLOWING ARE ADHERED TO: - TRAVEL INSURANCE, VISA’S AND VACCINATIONS WHERE APPLICABLE.