Country Roads of Scandinavia - Classic Group

Country Roads of Scandinavia - Classic Group

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Country Roads of Scandinavia - Classic Group

12 Days Starting in Oslo and ending in Copenhagen

Visiting: Oslo, Ullensvang, Flam Railway Museum, Bergen, Stavanger, Lyngdal, Kristiansand, Hirtshals, Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense, Copenhagen

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

E340ZM20

Interests:

Cultural, History

From:
$5625
$4420 (USD) Operator discount: -$1080 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$125 -21%

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Tour Overview

Treat your senses to a tour of Scandinavia’s towering mountains, crystalline fjords and Viking history on this immersive itinerary. Admire the spires and ramparts of Akershus Castle in Oslo, the humming seaside economy of the Bergen Fish Markets and Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid in Copenhagen. Journey on the Flåm railway through the mountain pass to Myrdal and onwards to Bergen. The delights of the Fjords are front and centre on the Lysefjord Cruise, with panoramic views and a close encounter with the iconic, 2000-foot tall, Pulpit Rock. In Denmark, pause for a little local dining in Aalborg where a farm-to-table feast of Danish delicacies is whipped up from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Across the Jutland Peninsula on the island of Fyn, the Hans Christian Andersen House tells the story of the famous fairytale writer—charting his life, loves and travels.

Highlights

  • 2 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • 11 Breakfast (B)

  • 5 Dinner (D)

  • Odense: Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson's life when you visit the museum dedicated to his life and works.

  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • Odense: Visit St Canute's Cathedral and hear tales of Canute, Denmark's last Viking king and first saint.

  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Oslo
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo.
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Your adventure begins in Norways Capital, Oslo. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Day 2: Cosmopolitan Oslo Relaxed Start
Location: Oslo
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Sightseeing with a Local Expert includes views of Akershus Castle and the Royal Palace. Walk around the Opera House and marvel at the stricking contemporary architecture of the new Bjorvika district. Wander through Frogner Park, with its intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure to continue exploring as you wish. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the most modern ski jump in the world? Maybe explore City Hall where the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held, or walk upon the famous architecture of Oslo Opera House.

Day 3: Oslo - Ullensvang
Location: Oslo, Ullensvang
Accommodation: Ullensvang Hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey across the Hardanger Plateau, Europe's greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in Ullensvang.

Day 4: Ullensvang - Flåm - Bergen Relaxed Start
Location: Ullensvang, Flam Railway Museum, Bergen
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Bergen.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to the Coastal City of Bergen by a traditional train of the Flåm Railway. Journey from the shores of the Aurlandsfjord on one of the world's steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside. And breathe in the fresh mountain air while you drink in the views of the rushing waterfalls, glacial rivers and verdant scenery. This evening join your Travel Director at a Local Restaurant for Dinner.

Day 5: The Hanseatic Port Of Bergen Relaxed Start
Location: Bergen
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz, Bergen.
Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Expert introduces you to Bergen. The ancient Hanseatic port city 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. The market also has stalls selling a colourful variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. After seeing the 13th century Haakon’s Hall, there will be time to explore all that this exciting town has to offer. Perhaps you might like to visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg, before ascending Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia.

Day 6: A Coastline Like No Other Relaxed Start
Location: Bergen, Stavanger
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Maritim, Stavanger
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel along this incredible coastline and sail across fjords passing an abundance of islands. Arrive in Stavanger, one of Norway’s oldest cities founded almost 900 years ago. The city has continued to evolve with changing times and now is the headquarters of the Norwegian oil industry, Stavanger is a fusion of old world charm and cosmopolitan flair.

Day 7: Lyngdal And Kristiansand
Location: Stavanger, Lyngdal, Kristiansand
Accommodation: Thon Hotel Parken, Kristiansand.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

In Lyngdal, tour the Wild Salmon Centre with a biologist guide, learn about protecting salmon populations and the local ecosystem. Observe the majestic fish in their own environment, via a unique indoor 'staircase' and viewing area. Relax and enjoy the scenic drive around the southern cape of Norway. Upon arrival in Kristiansand, your orientation walk of the city Centre will show you the Dom Kirke and the Nupen Fountain. Savour a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Kristiansand To Aalborg
Location: Kristiansand, Hirtshals, Aalborg
Accommodation: Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg
Meals Included: Breakfast

Say farewell to Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirtshals, Denmark. Your journey continues to Aalborg, Denmark's forth largest city.

Day 9: Journey To Odense
Location: Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense
Accommodation: Comwell H C Andersen Odense
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic pulse. Join your Travel Director for an orientation of the city centre. See the City Hall, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum - topped with an immense and interactive artwork - and Dokk1, the largest public library in Scandinavia. En route to Odense, you will stop for a tour of Jelling, visiting the Home of the Viking Kings Museum. Then cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the island of Fyn where this evening we will join for dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 10: Odense And The Fairytales Of Fyn Relaxed Start
Location: Odense, Copenhagen
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Visit Odense with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the Hans Christian Andersen House, a museum dedicated to his life and works. Learn all about the famous fairytale writer as you follow his career, travels and love life. Alternatively, visit Odense Cathedral and hear tales of Saint Canute.

Day 11: Wonderful Copenhagen Relaxed Start
Location: Copenhagen
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Meet your Local Expert and pay a visit to Hans Christian Andersen's iconic Little Mermaid statue. Later, see Christiansborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, the unusual Round Tower and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. The afternoon is at your leisure. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Cofoco restaurant and enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner of sustainable ingredients, as you toast to the end of your Scandinavian adventure.

Day 12: Depart Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your trip comes to an end this morning.

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  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

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    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

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