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MAJESTIC SCANDINAVIA

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15 DAYS FROM $5699* PP

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DISCOVER FINLAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY & DENMARK
EXPLORE COPENHAGEN, BERGEN, HELSINKI & MORE
INCLUDES RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

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Our bestseller is back and at the lowest price ever! Ornate architecture, glorious geography, striking scenery and curious cultures all mixed in together on one impressive itinerary. Scandinavia is a striking region that never ceases to amaze. Imposing mountains fall away into narrow fjords and ancient cultures resiliently reside by unique waterfront locations. See it all on this 15 day highlights package!

Slowly move into the pace of the trip in Helsinki with a city tour before boarding a cruise to Stockholm, taking in its breath-taking archipelago along the way. Be welcomed to Stockholm with a tour of the old town and other intriguing highlights. Discover the Baroque Castles of Lake Varnern; Sweden’s largest lake. Explore the mountains and valleys of Norway on the way to the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord; home of impressive waterfalls and glaciers. Relax on a cruise in the world’s longest and deepest fjord; Sognefjord. Experience the world renowned Flam Railway on your way to Bergen; known for its old wharf. Discover the Hardanger Fjord; home to Vøringsfoss waterfall and romantic landscape. Enjoy a day at leisure in impressive Oslo and cruise the Oslo Fjord to Copenhagen; a fairy tale city.

This package includes 10 nights accommodation, two nights cruising, 18 meals, return international flights and more!

 


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 ITINERARY

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Day 1 New Zealand - Helsinki, Finland

Today depart from Auckland for Helsinki! Fly with Finnair, Swiss Airways, Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight


 

Day 2 Welcome to Helsinki

Upon arrival be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel. Relax until the evening orientation meeting with your tour leader.

Overnight: Glo Hotel Art / Scandic Meilahti or similar, Helsinki  
Meals included: None


 

Day 3 City tour of Helsinki - Cruise on the Silja Line

This morning, meet your local guide and enjoy a city tour of Helsinki. Take in the main highlights such as the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral (entrance included), the Sibelius Monument, and the famous Church in the Rock; Temppeliaukio (entrance included). This afternoon you will be transferred to the pier to board the Silja Line for your overnight journey to Stockholm, sailing through the breath-taking Stockholm archipelago. Tonight enjoy a buffet dinner, including complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks.

Overnight: Tallink Silja Line Ship - Twin Share Seaview cabin (A Class)  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 4 Welcome to Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to the Swedish capital. Stockholm encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. Upon arrival, enjoy a locally guided city tour. Discover the cobbled streets and ochre-coloured buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town), which are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral and the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace (entrance included). Each of Stockholm’s neighbourhoods has a distinct character. Across the city, you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, eclectic museums, great shopping, and numerous parks.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Friends / Quality Hotel Globe or similar, Stockholm 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 5 Stockholm Free Day

Spend a day at leisure, or take the opportunity to join an optional tour to City Hall (not included). Discover where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held, as well as the fascinating Vasa (Ship) Museum, home to a unique wooden warship which sank in Stockholm’s harbour on its maiden voyage - salvaged intact 333 years later.

Overnight: Quality Hotel Friends / Quality Hotel Globe or similar, Stockholm  
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 6 Stockholm - Hamar, Norway (approx. 550km)

Start today's journey to Norway by coach, travelling through spectacular open landscapes and dense forests, and alongside glittering lakes. Stop in the city of Karlstad, capital of the province of Värmland, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern - the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest Lake Mjøsa.

Overnight: Scandic Hamar Hotel or similar, Norway  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


Day 7 Hamar - Lom - Geiranger (approx. 440km)

First stop today is Lillehammer, host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley. In Lom, stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. The route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.

Overnight: Geiranger Hotel or similar, Geiranger  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 8 Geiranger Fjord - Briksdal Glacier - Balestrand (approx. 250km)

This morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord, admiring impressive waterfalls ‘the Bridal Veil’ and ‘the Seven Sisters’. Continue onwards to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorised Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.  

After the glacier experience, sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords on the way to Balestrand. The route will travel through the incredibly scenic Gaular Mountain National Park. In the late afternoon you will reach the beautiful Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for being one of the most beautiful places on earth!

Overnight: Kvikne’s Hotel or similar, Balestrand  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 9 Balestrand - Sognefjord - Flam Railway - Bergen (approx. 200km)

This morning, take the ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller. From here you will depart on a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. In the afternoon travel through the Sognefjord area, and enjoy a mini cruise on the Sognefjord, one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world. One of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on the UNESCO's World Heritage List. The surrounding mountains are among the most majestic in Norway.  

Disembark in Flåm and board one of the world’s most exceptional rail trips, the scenic Flam Railway. With breathtaking views at every curve, it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss, where you will meet the awaiting coach. Continue your journey to Bergen where you will stay overnight.

Overnight: Zander K Hotel / First Hotel Marin or similar, Bergen  
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 10 Bergen - Geilo (approx. 240km)

Today enjoy a guided tour of Bergen. See the famous open air fish market before strolling across to Bryggen, where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as they did in the times of the Hanseatic League. You will have some time at leisure here before continuing onwards to the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with it's vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and reaching the resort town of Geilo.

Overnight: Bardøla Høyfjellshotell / Vestlia Resort or similar, Geilo  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 11 Geilo - Oslo (approx. 210km)

This morning you will travel to Norway’s capital of Oslo, arriving around midday. Enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) before your guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park - with its controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights are seeing the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera House, and the City Hall. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure - explore the great bars, cosy cafes and excellent restaurants, as well as the large and visible immigrant community who add their own colourful touches to the city.

Overnight: Thon Hotel Opera / Comfort Grand Central or similar, Oslo  
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 12 Oslo Free Day - DFDS Seaways Cruise

This morning feel free to continue exploring Oslo at your own leisure, or perhaps take an optional excursion to the Norwegian Maritime Museum on the Bygdøy Peninsula (not included). In the late afternoon transfer to the pier for embarkation of the DFDS Seaways overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy the view heading out through the Oslo Fjord from your room deck or one of the cafés or bars onboard. Dinner tonight is the famous Scandinavian buffet.

Overnight: DFDS Seaways Cruise - Seaview Cabin  
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner


 

Day 13 Welcome to Copenhagen, Denmark

This morning enjoy a buffet breakfast onboard as you sail into Copenhagen. Upon arrival meet the local guide, who will show you some of the highlights of Copenhagen; the little Mermaid, the Gefion fountain, the royal residence Amalienborg Palace, Christianshavn and Nyhavn with its charming canals. Today take a visit to Tivoli Gardens, a popular amusement park with themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden (entrance included). Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this fairy-tale city.

Overnight: Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar  
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 14 Copenhagen, Denmark - New Zealand

Today at the appropriate time transfer to the airport for your return flight to New Zealand. 


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight


 

Day 15 Arrive in New Zealand

Please note: some flights may arrive in New Zealand +1 day later.


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*Prices are per person (pp) in NZD, twin share based on lead in season. All care is taken to promote correct pricing at time of publication but is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Valid for sale until sold out. Airfares not included unless specified. Offers are subject to availability and can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.