Travel 2 Touring 18/19

NIGHTS STAYED

1

EUR0PE

Geiranger

2

Fjord Cruise

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

Fiordland

1

1

Salen

Lillehammer Flam Railway

Nusnas

Bergen

2

Falun

1

Oslo

Uppsala LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED 2

2

Sigtuna

NORWAY

Stockholm

SWEDEN

1

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Lake Vattern

1

DENMARK

Copenhagen

3

Roskilde

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Make the most of the long 1 1

PREMIUM ESCORTED TOUR

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen • Marvel at 25 million gilded mosaic tiles in the Stockholm City Hall’s Gold Room • Visit a workshop to witness an artisan creating the colourful wooden Dala horse • Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord • Learn all about ice flows and how they sculpt the landscape, fjords and mountains at the Fjærland Glacier Museum LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £3849pp

15 day Spectacular Scandinavia and its Fjords Copenhagen • Stockholm • Falun • Lillehammer • Geiranger • Leikanger • Bergen • Oslo

Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Then you will be at leisure to relax and settle in. In the evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception, drinks and a wonderful Welcome Dinner. (D) Radisson Blu Scandinavia (3 nights) Day 2: Copenhagen A Local Expert will reveal the charm of Denmark’s capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour. See Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, as well as the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. (B) Day 3: Copenhagen Travel to the ancient city of Roskilde, dating back to the Viking age. Visit Roskilde Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first gothic cathedral in Scandinavia, where 39 kings and queens are buried. (B) Day 4: Copenhagen - Stockholm Leave Denmark and cross over the Øresund Bridge to Sweden. On through the Skåne region (which gave its name to Scandinavia), past a patchwork of fertile farmlands. Continue along the shores of Lake Vättern to the Swedish capital. (B) Hilton Slussen (2 nights) Day 5: Stockholm The charms of Sweden’s capital are revealed with your Local Expert. Start with the cathedral, the coronation palace of many Swedish kings and the Old Town, with some of the narrowest streets in the world. There’s free time in the afternoon to explore at your own pace. (B) Day 6: Stockholm - Falun Travel to the once Viking capital of Sigtuna, on the shores of Lake Mälaren, now boasting Sweden’s smallest City Hall. Then head to the historic city of Uppsala, seat of Scandinavia’s oldest university and visit the lofty cathedral. (BD) First Grand Hotel/ Clarion Collection Hotel Bergmästaren Day 7: Falun - Lillehammer A scenic drive along the shores of Lake Siljan in the Dalarna region brings you to Nusnas, home of the Dala horse. Continue deep into the forested heart of Sweden. Cross into Norway and pass the Olympic ice skating rink called the ‘Viking Ship’ at Hamar. Journey

along the shores of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, to Lillehammer. (B) Scandic Victoria Day 8: Lillehammer - Geiranger Head northwest from Lillehammer amid the countryside of Peer Gynt, immortalised by Ibsen. At Lom, visit the Norwegian stave church dating back to 1130. End your day in spectacular fashion with an incredible cruise on the mirror-smooth waters of Geirangerfjord, with its towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. (BD) Hotel Union (2 nights) Day 9: Geiranger The day is reserved for relaxation among the most breathtaking scenery, which has been granted World Head to the Bøyabreen Glacier for a photo-stop before gaining a deeper understanding of your surroundings at the nearby Fjærland Glacier Museum. (BD) Leikanger Fjord Hotel Day 11: Leikanger - Bergen Cross the serene waters of magnificent Sognefjord, the longest in Norway. Then embark on a spectacular scenic journey on the Flåm Railway. Visit a family-run farm on the Hardangerfjord to hear all about the fruit production process and sample the apple juice and homemade cider. (BD) Radisson Blu Royal (2 nights) Day 12: Bergen Enjoy sightseeing with a Local Expert. The ancient Hanseatic port of Bergen still largely looks to the sea for its living, as evidenced by the picturesque and lively fish market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. (B) Day 13: Bergen - Oslo Cross scenic mountains and travel through ski-resorts on your way to Oslo, Norway’s capital. (B) Hotel Bristol (2 nights) Day 14: Oslo With a Local Expert, pass the Royal Palace as well as the spires and ramparts of Akershus Castle, the 14th- Century fortress guarding the harbour. (BD) Day 15: Depart Oslo Departure transfers arrive at Oslo Airport. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home. (B) Heritage status by UNESCO. (BD) Day 10: Geiranger - Leikanger

TOUR DETAILS

£3849 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 14 nights’ premium accommodation • Meals as specified: 14 breakfasts, 7 dinners • Travel by air-conditioned motorcoach with business class legroom and free wi-fi Internet • Passionate and expertly-trained Travel Directors • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary • Private VIP door-to-door UK airport transfers on arrival and departure DEPARTURES Various departures throughout the year, please call for details

TOUR STYLE: Premium Escorted

GROUP SIZE: 40 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Copenhagen and Oslo. Please call for details.

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