Scandinavia

Scandinavia

Start: Stockholm, Sweden Finish: Oslo, Norway

Visiting: Stockholm, Sweden , Copenhagen, Denmark , Bergen, Norway , Oslo, Norway , Stockholm


Duration: 12 Nights

Tour code: SC2022

Tour operator: Tauck

Age range: 0-99


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Tour Overview

Sweden offers a modern take on history, combining its medieval heritage and maritime treasures with an urban-cool ambiance and staggering scenic beauty. Denmark is a rainbow of islands, gardens, schooners and crowning gems where mermaids and storytellers inspire new stories. Fjords head up a parade of natural wonders in coastal Norway, ferrying you aboard boats, troll car and private coach to glaciers, waterfalls, farms, country hotels and homes of artists who find music for their soul here. Discover the inspiration behind fairy tales in the enchanting Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden... Viking museums, royal palaces, rustic inns and stave churches that chronicle their seafaring legacy and natural charms. Travel by coach, ferry, and air through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Enjoy included flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen, Copenhagen to Bergen, and Ålesund to Oslo... cruise through Norway's dramatic fjords... see glaciers up close... visit a traditional wooden stave church... tour castles and palaces. Have fun at Tivoli Gardens. Discover the capital cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo; see the Danish Crown Jewels, royal Viking ships, well-preserved medieval ports, and the warship Vasa, rescued after more than 300 years on the bottom of Stockholm harbor...

Highlights

  • icon TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Journey from Stockholm to North Zealand, from Bergen to Loen and on to the fjords of Norway
  • icon TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private welcome reception & dinner at Stockholm's Vasa Museum
  • icon Three included flights – from Stockholm to Copenhagen, Copenhagen to Bergen, and Ålesund to Oslo
  • icon Guided visit to the historic Fantoft Stave Church near Bergen
  • icon Exclusive early-entry private visit to Denmark's historic Frederiksborg Palace

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Arrive Stockholm

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Stockholm Hotel

Meals: Dinner


Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Sheraton Stockholm Hotel. A transfer is included from Stockholm's Arlanda Airport to the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel in the heart of Sweden's historic capital city. Late afternoon, join us for a visit to Stockholm's Vasa Museum, featuring the impressive Vasa, an ornate royal warship that sank in Stockholm's harbor following its launch in 1628 and was raised in 1961. The day concludes with a welcome dinner at a local Stockholm restaurant.

icon Day 2: A City Built on Islands

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Stockholm Hotel

Meals: Breakfast


Begin today's discovery of Sweden's capital with sightseeing including a guided visit to Stockholm's iconic City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize award festivities take place. You'll see the Council Chamber; the Gold Room, whose walls are sparkling with 18 million pieces of gold mosaic and glass depicting events in Swedish and world history; and the famous Blue Room, misnamed because the architect changed his mind and left its beautiful red-brick walls intact. Stockholm sightseeing continues with a panoramic lakeside drive over bridges that crisscross between Stockholm’s small islands, offering views of Gamla Stan (Old Town) and a skyline of 17th- and 18th-century buildings, the Baltic Sea, Lake Malaren, the elegant Strandvagen waterfront, the inner harbor, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and Parliament. The rest of the day is free to explore as you wish – perhaps take a canal tour, or walk through the cobbled streets of medieval Gamla Stan.

icon Day 3: Fly from Stockholm to Copenhagen

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Accommodation Name: Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Take a morning flight from Stockholm's Arlanda Airport to Copenhagen, Denmark. After lunch at a local Copenhagen restaurant, embark on a city tour that includes a visit to one of Denmark's beautiful castles. If you wish, we've included admission to celebrated Tivoli Gardens, which you can visit at your leisure this evening with tickets provided by your Tauck Director. This city-center, 160+-year-old amusement park is set within a 20-acre garden; from thousands of blooms to a lakeside beer garden, fireworks, a roller coaster and evening music, it’s a Danish experience unto its own.

icon Day 4: A Private Tour of a Danish Palace

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Accommodation Name: Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Head out from the city this morning to North Zealand, a region of woodlands, villages, lakes, royal parks and castles. You'll enjoy Tauck's early-entry, private visit to 17th-century Frederiksborg Palace, built atop three islands in a small lake, and considered one of the finest examples of Dutch Renaissance architecture. After a Danish family-style lunch in a local restaurant in North Zealand, return to "wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen." The afternoon and evening are free to explore as you wish, perhaps discovering the historic Nyhavn area and strolling along the Stroget, Copenhagen's main street; dinner is at a local restaurant tonight. 

icon Day 5: The Home of a Composer for the Ages

Location: Bergen, Norway

Accommodation Name: Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Board a flight this morning from Copenhagen to Bergen on Norway's west coast. Upon arrival, have lunch at a local restaurant, then head to Troldhau­gen, the beloved Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg’s former lakeside villa, today a living museum and concert center; Norway's foremost composer is perhaps best known for his musical score for the play Peer Gynt. Return to Bergen and check into your hotel on Bergen's historic Bryggen waterfront, and enjoy the evening as you wish.

icon Day 6: A Stave Church Guarded by Dragons

Location: Bergen, Norway

Accommodation Name: Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Today, join your local guide for a morning tour of Bergen, known for its centuries-old maritime legacy as well as a reputation as an important hub for the arts. Your tour includes a visit to Fantoft Stave Church, a 1990s reconstruction of an original 12th-century stave church that was destroyed by fire in 1992. Many centuries ago, the construction of traditional, iconic Norwegian wooden stave churches began with the slotting of posts (staves) into the ground to support thousands of skillfully crafted timber parts, which included carved portals and dragons' head carvings on the roof. Following an afternoon at leisure, ride a ferry to dinner at a local restaurant, before returning to your hotel close to Bryggen, the city's old wharf district. Featuring traditional wooden buildings and a medieval atmosphere, Bryggen was founded in 1070 during the days of the Hanseatic League; one of the oldest large trading ports in Northern Europe, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

icon Day 7: Norwegian Fjord Country

Accommodation Name: Hotel Alexandra

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Journey northward today along the Norwegian coast, through photo-worthy landscapes that vary from wide-open fjords to green hills, icy glaciers and massive mountain ranges, as you set out from Bergen, ferry across part of the Songefjord from Oppedal to Lavik, and wind your way through the countryside to Loen, from which you'll explore Norway's inspiring fjordlands during a two-night stay at the venerable Hotel Alexandra, operated since 1884 by five generations of the Loen family. Enjoy a barbecue dinner tonight at the hotel.

icon Day 8: Briksdal Glacier & a "Troll Car" Ride

Accommodation Name: Hotel Alexandra

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Travel today to one of Norway’s most inspirational natural wonders – Briksdal Glacier, set between roaring waterfalls and mountain peaks at the end of one of the Nordfjord's three branches. Meltwater from the glacier has created three emerald-green lakes in the valley; a ride on a "Troll Car" past thundering waterfalls and a short hike to the foot of the glacier lead to views of absolutely stunning scenery. Enjoy a three-course lunch in Briksdal, then return to your resort to take advantage of its many amenities (some at additional cost) or explore Loen as you please.

icon Day 9: Vistas From Dalsnibba

Accommodation Name: Hotel Brosundet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Your tour continues with a morning of unforgettable views — including some of the incomparable Geirangerfjord, one of the longest, deepest, and most scenic fjords in the world — as you drive from Loen to Oye, a serene alpine village on the Hjorundford, where you'll have lunch at the Hotel Union Oye, in operation since 1891 and a favorite retreat among the elite for decades. Continue on to Ålesund for a two-night stay; have dinner at your hotel tonight.

icon Day 10: Art Nouveau in Ålesund

Accommodation Name: Hotel Brosundet

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


The most important fishing harbor in Norway today, picturesque Ålesund is situated on seven islands on the Atlantic coast, linked by an intricate network of tunnels, carved out of granite. Join your local guide for a tour of the city, whose wealth of historic Art Nouveau (Jugenstil) structures were largely constructed between 1904 and 1907, after a fire had destroyed many of the community's buildings – making Ålesund one of Norway's leading repositories of Jugenstil architecture today. After a private lunch at a local restaurant, return to your hotel and spend the rest of the day and evening as you please in Ålesund.

icon Day 11: Life on Skis

Location: Oslo, Norway

Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Oslo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Fly this morning from Ålesund to Norway's capital city of Oslo for a two-night stay. After lunch, visit Oslo's Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower – featuring a ski jump complex whose history goes back more than a century, and the world's oldest museum (founded in 1923) dedicated to the sport of skiing, built into the mountain below the ski jump itself. Check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day and evening as you please in Oslo.

icon Day 12: Vigeland Sculptures & Viking Ships

Location: Oslo, Norway

Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Oslo

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


A city orientation tour of Oslo offers views of the city's striking modern opera house and downtown City Hall. With a local guide, take in the Vigeland Sculpture Park, with its 212 life-sized granite and bronze sculptures by famed Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943), who devoted his career to the project; spotlighting many works that carry a humanistic message, the park is a popular Oslo destination. Next up, view skillful Norwegian works of a mariner’s kind during a guided visit to the nearby Viking Ship Museum, featuring three well-preserved Viking ships dating to 800 AD, found in royal burial mounds with fascinating artifacts – representing some of the best-preserved Viking ships in the world.  Following a free afternoon in Oslo, please join us this evening for a farewell reception and dinner in the heart of the city.

icon Day 13: Journey home

Location: Oslo, Norway

Meals: Breakfast


Tour ends: Oslo. Fly home anytime. A transfer from Grand Hotel Oslo to Oslo Airport is included. Please allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.

What's Included

  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – Journey from Stockholm to North Zealand, from Bergen to Loen and on to the fjords of Norway
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private welcome reception & dinner at Stockholm's Vasa Museum
  • Three included flights – from Stockholm to Copenhagen, Copenhagen to Bergen, and Ålesund to Oslo
  • Guided visit to the historic Fantoft Stave Church near Bergen
  • Exclusive early-entry private visit to Denmark's historic Frederiksborg Palace

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Beautiful Scandinavia
The Tauck Scandinavia Tour was wonderful. Sweden and Denmark were great but Norway is by far the star of this tour. A magnificant country. The places and activities that Tauck ....more The Tauck Scandinavia Tour was wonderful.

Sweden and Denmark were great but Norway is by far the star of this tour.

A magnificant country.

The places and activities that Tauck took us to were more than we hoped for.

Our Tour Director went the extra mile every single day.

He was super organised, cheerful and helpful.

Our driver was great.

Sailing on our first fjord with the breathtaking views.

The camera just couldn't do justice to it.

We had our own private boat provided by Tauck and this just made the experience even more special.

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Scandinavia August 2015
Our 5th trip with Tauck and again you delivered a wonderful experience. As usual the hotels were very convenient, Tour Director one of the most experienced we have had, and ....more Our 5th trip with Tauck and again you delivered a wonderful experience.

As usual the hotels were very convenient, Tour Director one of the most experienced we have had, and the driver was outstanding.

If anyone is wondering whether to see Scandinavia by ship or land tour, this is definitely the way to go! Weather was largely sunny, warm, and clear.

Breathtakingly beautiful scenery in Norway's fiords.

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from high points on land and on the multiple boat trips on the fiords.

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Scandinavia Tour
Excellent tour. Tour Director was great as with all the Tauck tours that we have taken. Beautiful natural scenery every day that we were not in a city. Lots of ....more Excellent tour.

Tour Director was great as with all the Tauck tours that we have taken.

Beautiful natural scenery every day that we were not in a city.

Lots of shear rock mountains, very tall water falls, Fjords, and lakes.

Also saw a few glaciers, one up very close.

City hotels in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen, and Oslo were in great locations.

Most memorable was seeing the Briksdalesbreen Glacier.

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Scandinavia Trip
My husband & I took the Scandinavia trip the last two weeks in August 2015. Such a wonderful time and beautiful weather. It is very difficult to choose our favorite ....more My husband & I took the Scandinavia trip the last two weeks in August 2015.

Such a wonderful time and beautiful weather.

It is very difficult to choose our favorite things.

We loved Stockholm, very friendly with beautiful water vistas.

But you saved the best for last! Norway with its fjords, waterfalls and glacier City = Stockholm Country = Norway Everything was wonderful and beautiful; ....less
Scandinavia July 2015
The highlight of our trip was the 7 days in Norway---exceptional scenery day after day---spectacular waterfalls, mountains, rivers, glaciers, and fjords. Norway couldn't have been better-- Oslo and Bergen great. ....more The highlight of our trip was the 7 days in Norway---exceptional scenery day after day---spectacular waterfalls, mountains, rivers, glaciers, and fjords.

Norway couldn't have been better-- Oslo and Bergen great.

Sweden was good the 2 days in Stockholm-- excellent museums and palaces,-- Swedish countryside not impressive.

Copenhagen average at best.

Seeing the spectacular fjords waterfalls, and galciers in Norway; ....less
Great family heritage trip
The joy and wonder of our Iceland trip reflects our joy in the Scandinavian trip The joy and wonder of our Iceland trip reflects our joy in the Scandinavian trip ;
Fantastic Scandinavian Adventure
Our Tauck Scandinavia Tour July 3-16, 2015 was outstanding from start to finish. Tour Director, Gideon [Employee Name], provided a wealth of information, attention to detail and swift reaction ....more Our Tauck Scandinavia Tour July 3-16, 2015 was outstanding from start to finish.

Tour Director, Gideon [Employee Name], provided a wealth of information, attention to detail and swift reaction any unexpected events.

Tour bus driver, Idar Norang, was a skilled driver and a delightful personality.

We enjoyed the beauty, history, and people of Scandinavia.

Very difficult to pinpoint just one but we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the fjords and majestic mountains of Norway, and the private piano concert in the intimate concert hall at composer Edvard Greig's home in Bergen was an unexpected and most memorable event.

Our second memorable trip with Tauck and hopefully more to follow.

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Fabulous Scandinavia
Tauck Director was EXTRAORDINARY! So knowledgeable with interesting facts, trivia, history, food...everything about our 3 Scan Countries. The first week of the 2 week trip was more of ....more Tauck Director was EXTRAORDINARY! So knowledgeable with interesting facts, trivia, history, food.

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everything about our 3 Scan Countries.

The first week of the 2 week trip was more of a "City Tour" with focus on Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo.

The 2nd week we got lost in the fiords.

A perfect blend of experiences! Seeing the Nobel Peace Prize Center in Oslo and the other Nobel Prize location in Stockholm.

The fiords of Norway were breathtaking.

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Heaven on Earth
Scandinavia has to be one of our top tours ever. The rich history and the incredible, not to be believed, vistas will be in our memories forever. Our TD and ....more Scandinavia has to be one of our top tours ever.

The rich history and the incredible, not to be believed, vistas will be in our memories forever.

Our TD and driver were fantastic, the accommodations were fantastic, and the food was wonderful.

Thank you Tauck for making my dream of visiting Norway come true.

This is a MUST do tour.

Briksdal glacier was fabulous, but the grandeur of the fjords is totally the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

The view outside our room at the Hotel Alexandra, situated at the tip of the fjord, was classic.

I will never forget that sheer beauty.

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Scandinavia
My wife and I had a great time visiting Scandinavia. The scenery was beautiful and our Tour Director was outstanding. We loved Norway, Stockholm, and Oslo. Our ....more My wife and I had a great time visiting Scandinavia.

The scenery was beautiful and our Tour Director was outstanding.

We loved Norway, Stockholm, and Oslo.

Our tour director was very interesting and informative.

He mixed facts with humor and made the trip most enjoyable.

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