SCANDINAVIA (10 NIGHTS/ 11 DAYS)
DAY 1: COPENHAGEN
Arrive in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and is famous for the
shopping street Strøget, a rich cultural life, it’s many cafés and the statue
The Little Mermaid. In Nyhavn you will find the oldest houses in the city,
this is also where the famous author Hans Christian Andersen lived and it
is a must for visitors. The city also holds many green oases, for instance
the Kongens Have (the King’s Garden) and Rosenborg Castle. Denmark is
famous for its design culture with famous brands names as Bang &
Olufsen and Arne Jacobsen, and you can visit their flagship stores in
Copenhagen. A private car will transfer you from the airport to your hotel.
Optional: Tivoli gardens in the evening We recommend you to visit Tivoli
garden which is an oasis with over four million visitors a year. It has
wonderful gardens, amusements, restaurants and rides. Transfer on
Overnight: 3/4 hotel in Copenhagen
Coach: Private airport-hotel transfer
Day 2: COPENHAGEN-OSLO
Breakfast at hotel Join your SIC sightseeing tour, an extensive tour
covering all the major sights of the Danish Capital, including outside look
of Carlsberg Glyptotek, canal district, the National Museum,
Christiansborg Palace, the Old Stock Exchange, Kongens Nytorv, Royal
Theatre, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain and the Little
Mermaid. Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own In
the afternoon transfer to the pier on your own for the DFDS overnight
cruise to Copenhagen. Entertainment, restaurants and shops on board
offers a fantastic range of things to do for kids and adults.
Dinner buffet on board is included.
Overnight: 2 berth inside cabin or similar
Breakfast served on board. Arrive in Oslo. Go by your own to check in to your hotel. In the evening there is some free time to spend in Oslo. Enjoy the water front at Aker Brygge and the Akerhus Fortress. In this area there are a lot of nice restaurants and we can highly recommend you to have a nice dinner with fresh Norwegian salmon. Overnight: 3/4 hotel in Oslo
Day 4: OSLO-FLAM
Have breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Pack a bag for 3days/2nights. If you want you can leave the rest of your luggage at your hotel (you will come back to the same hotel). It is time to start your Norway in a Nutshell Tour! Transfer on your own to the train station and take the train to Myrdal. This beautiful journey takes about 5-6 hours. Change to the beautiful Flåmsbanen train from Myrdal to Flåm. Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1308 metres deep Sognefjord. The surroundings here are magnificent! Transfer to your hotel by own arrangement. The hotel is within short walking distance from the station. Evening is free and a perfect time to relax and enjoy the landscape. Overnight: 3/4 in Flåm
Have breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to pier by own arrangement. Continue your Norway in a nutshell tour to Bergen. Depart by ferry for a Fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. Change to the bus to toward Voss. Finally get on train to Bergen. Transfer to your hotel by own arrangement. Optional: Funicular cable car tour (Mt. Fløyen) Fløibanen is the experience that no visitors to Bergen should be without. The journey up to Fløyen takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, and at the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen. Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own Overnight: hotel in Bergen
Have breakfast at your hotel; get ready to discover more of Bergen, Norway’s second largest city. In the morning, take the very special SIC Mini Train Sightseeing Tour (Bergens Expressen) around the small town. A perfect way to discover the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, the old Hanseatic Quarter, and the historic Maria Church on your own. *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own Later, depart in the afternoon to the central station on your own for train back to Oslo. Transfer back to your hotel in Oslo by own arrangement. Overnight: 3/4 hotel in Oslo
Day 7: OSLO-STOCKHOLM
Breakfast served at your hotel. Depart for 3h SIC Sightseeing Tour (Oslo Selected Highlights) including the famous Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen Ski jump, Oslo City Centre and the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included). Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own In the afternoon, transfer on your own to the train station to embark your train (2nd class) which will take you to Stockholm, Sweden! It is a beautiful journey and you will note how the landscape is changing outside the window. After about 6-7 hours you will arrive in Stockholm. Go by your own to check in to your hotel. Overnight: hotel
Day 8: STOCKHOLM
Breakfast served at your hotel. Stockholm is often called the “Beauty on Water” being built on 14 islands. Take a look at City Hall, constructed in the National Romantic style, where each year on December 10th the Nobel price banquette takes place. See the Old Town, which is in direct contrast with today’s modern city center. A SIC Panorama Sightseeing Tour by bus is included today. This tour passes all the must-see attractions of Stockholm. See the most famous sights and views of the city such as the Stockholm City Hall, The Royal Palace, Östermalm, Gamla Stan (Old City), Långholmen and the Royal Djurgården. Get to know Stockholm and the history of the city.*Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own Optional: Vasa museum The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Located on the island of Djurgården, the museum displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64- gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa Museum opened in 1990 and, according to the official web site, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. *Transfer on own. Optional: Skansen Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress. Transfer on own. Optional: ICE BAR In the evening take the opportunity to visit Absolut Ice bar where the temperature is -5 degree all year round and everything is made of ice, even your glass! (incl. warm clothes, 1 glass of drink and entrance of 45min)
Breakfast served at your hotel. Free time in the morning. Optional:
Drottningholm Tour Take a boat to Drottningholm Palace which is the
present residence of the royal family. 45min Public guided tour is
included (The tour can be close when the tour capacity gets full). Spend
some time in the beautiful park before you go back to the city center. Take
the boat back to the city. Transfer back to you hotel at own arrangement Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own In the
afternoon it is time to board a Viking Line overnight cruise to Helsinki.
Transfer to the pier on your own.
When on board, there is a wide selection of restaurants and the
sumptuous Scandinavian buffet will be served. After dinner you can
dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops, or
simply enjoy the scenery.
Overnight: 2 berth inside cabin or similar
Breakfast served on board. Arrive in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, a
modern city situated on the shore of the gulf of Finland. It is unique
among Northern European cities with its mixture of cultural influences
from both East and West. Feel welcomed by the friendly Finnish people.
Self transfer to the hotel for check in. Proceed for SIC Panorama City
Sightseeing Tour of Helsinki. This sit-in-coach tour will take you to see
the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Parliament Building and the
Olympic Stadium. Stops are also made at the Sibelius Monument and,
when possible, at the Temppeliaukio Church. Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own. After lunch, we recommend you to take
a boat to Suomenlinna, one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions.
The 250-year-old fortress, which has been preserved intact because of its
military use, was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You can
experience the fortress, which was built during the periods of Swedish
and Russian rule. Enjoy the parks, the sea and the nature of the
Breakfast served at your hotel. After breakfast a private car will pick you up at the hotel for you transfer to Stockholm Airport, it’s time to leave Scandinavia for now, unless you prefer an add-on trip in one of these beautiful and inviting countries. Coach: Hotel-Airport transfer