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12-Day Focus on Scandinavia Tour

Tour Code: 926-959
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Depart from:
Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration:
12 Days 11 Nights

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Highlights: 11 nights accommodations 16 meals. Visits to Copenhagen, Frederikshavn, Odense, Gothenburg, Telemark, Vemork Museum, Fagernes, Lillehammer, Karlstad, Mariefred

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    Express - dep date is within 21 days +$25 Year round
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1

    Copenhagen

    Today we will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark. After checking into the hotel, guests are free to explore the city for the remainder of the day.
    Standard Hotel: Quality Dan (F) at Kastrup or similiar
    Day 2

    Copenhagen

    After a morning orientation drive, guests are free to spend the day in this Danish city as they wish. The tour guide can help arrange extra activities, such as a tour of local castles.
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Osterport or similiar
    Day 3

    Copenhagen - Odense - Frederikshavn (504 km)

    Today we will travel from Copenhagen to Odense, DK, home of Hans Christian Andersen. Guests will have the chance to visit the Andersen Museum dedicated to him before we head to the town of Frederikshavn, DK for the night.

    • Always Visit
      More» The Hans Christian Andersen Museum in the writer's birthplace in Odense, Denmark is dedicated to the celebration of Anderson's life and works. One of the highlights of the museum is a digital collection of the entire body of his work. «Less
    Standard Hotel: SAS Radisson Jutlandia or similiar
    Day 4

    Frederikshavn - Oslo

    In the morning, we will take a ferry from Frederikshavn to Gothenburg, Sweden, where we will board a bus that will take us to the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Boersparken or similiar
    Day 5

    Oslo - Telemark (9578 km)

    Our comprehensive morning tour will take us to the most famous places in Oslo, NO. We will visit Frogner Park, Oslo City Hall, the National Theatre, and more! In the afternoon, we will head to Norway's Telemark region to spend the night.

    • Always Visit
      More» This historic park, home to the Frogner Manor, traces its roots back to the seventeenth century, although it was much smaller when it was a private garden. The centerpiece of the park is the Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The National Theatre in Oslo is a Norwegian Cultural Heritage Site. It officially opened in 1899, but didn't come into its own until the second decade of the 1900s. It is located near Oslo's governmental buildings in the capital center. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» This large and distinctive building is home to the city council of Oslo as well as museums and art galleries. It is one of the most famous buildings in Norway in part because the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held here. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Quality at Kongsberg or similiar
    Day 6

    Telemark - Bergen (6535 km)

    In the morning we will drive to the town of Bergan, NO, stopping along the way at the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum in the Tinn, NO area as well as Steindalsfossen, one of Norway's wonderful waterfalls.

    • Always Visit
      More» The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum was founded by Norsk Hydro, an aluminum company established in 1905, as an effort to preserve the cultural history of the industrial worker and explore the technological progression of power and energy synthesis. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Scandic Bergen City or similiar
    Day 7

    Bergen

    Today guests may explore the Norwegian city of Bergen, NO at their leisure. There is an optional sightseeing tour that visits sights such as St. Mary's Church.

    • Always Visit
      More» Built in the middle of the 12th century AD, this church is believed to be the oldest remaining building in the Norwegian town of Bergen. It is the only structure built during the founding of the city that has survived. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Scandic Bergen City or similiar
    Day 8

    Bergen - Skjolden - Fagernes (935 km)

    Today we will leave Bergen and head northeast. We will stop near the town of Skjolden, NO, where we will embark on a breathtaking cruise on one of Norway’s most mighty fjords, Sognefjord. We will head to the town of Fagernes, NO for the night.

    • Always Visit
      More» Sognefjord is the third-largest fjord in the world and the largest in Norway. It stretches 127 miles from the North Sea inland to the village of Skjolden. One of its branches, the Nryfjord, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Quality Hotel & Resort or similiar
    Day 9

    Fagernes - Lillehammer - Karlstad (435 km)

    From Fagernes we will travel to Lillehammer, NO, the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. We will then cross into Sweden, where we will spend the night in city of Karlstad, SE.
    Standard Hotel: Scandic or similiar
    Day 10

    Karlstad - Mariefred - Stockholm (68 km)

    In the morning, we will head east to the town of Mariefred, SE, where we will see the amazing Gripsholm Castle. We will continue east from there, making our way to the Swedish capital of Stockholm for the night.

    • Always Visit
      More» This magnificent Renaissance-style castle not far from Stockholm, Sweden dates back to the early 16th century. It sits on the shores of Lake Malaren and was originally built for King Gustav I on the site of an old fortress. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Scandic Alvik or similiar
    Day 11

    Stockholm

    Today we will spend an entire day in what is considered to be the most beautiful city in all of Scandinavia, Stockholm, SE. Our tour of the Swedish capital covers all of the famous locations, such as the Stockholm City Hall.

    • Always Visit
      More» One of Stockholm's biggest tourist draws, the city hall is not just a governmental building, but also the home of the Nobel Prize banquet and a National Romantic architectural landmark. It sits demurely on the banks of the bay Riddarfjarden. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Scandic Alvik or similiar
    Day 12

    Stockholm

    After breakfast the tour concludes.
    • Price Includes

    • 11 nights hotel accommodations
    • Ground Transportation
    • Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable
    • Price Excludes

    • Air fares
    • Airport transfer (Roundtrip: $50.00/person)
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
    • Additional Note

    • Click here to get more details about Travel Protection.
    • If your departure date is within final payment date, we can only send your travel documents by Express Delivery.
    • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
    • Optional Excursions:
      Please note? the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      CITY: Bergen

      The Best Sights In A Nutshell
      A breathtaking experience in one of the most beautiful areas of Norway. We will drive through the main areas of the city centre, over Bryggen, passing Haakon's Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower to Sandviken, with its small wooden houses and narrow cobbled streets. Then around the lovely residential area of Eidsvagneset with a panoramic view over the fjord and the city. Drive up to Natlandsfjellet, passing the Leprosy Museum and the old Town Gate. Back to town, passing Gamlehaugen, King Harald's Bergen Residence, the Grieg Concert Hall, the Art Museums, the town park, and to the funicular station to reach Mount Floyen with its marvelous view over Bergen and the fjord.
      Approximate value: EUR ?28 per person

      Troldhaugen & Fantoft Church
      A tour will bring you to the central areas of town including a short photo stop at Gamlehaugen - the Royal Residence. Continue to Edvard Grieg's home,Troldhaugen with guided visit of the Troldhaugen area, the villa and the cliff-hewn tomb on the shore of Lake Nordas, the Troldsalen concert hall (if no concerts taking place) and a view of the composer's little hut. Then drive to the Fantoft Stave Church*, for a guided visit and time for photos outside. Driving back to town, pass the Grieg Concert Hall, the Art Museums etc. *If the Fantoft Stave Church is closed, then a visit will be made to the Hanseatic Museum.
      Approximate value: EUR ?38 per person

      CITY: Copenhagen

      Castles Of Zealand
      Drive through beautiful countryside to Frederiksborg Castle for an inside visit to the most splendidly furnished Renaissance palace in the north of Europe, with its old Royal Anointment Church used for the wedding of Prince Joakim of Denmark and Alexandra Manley from Hong Kong. On the way to Kronborg Castle, famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, stop for photos at Fredensborg, the Queen of Denmark's summer palace. Back to Copenhagen along the Danish Riviera.
      Approximate value: EUR ?43 per person

      Danish Dinner & Tivoli
      A great opportunity for a get-together in a restaurant near Tivoli Gardens. Dinner is a three-course meal with wine and coffee. If applicable, after dinner have fun in the famous Tivoli Gardens. Note: the Gardens are open from April 17th to September 27th 2009.
      Approximate value: EUR ?60 per person

      Danish Festive Dinner
      A great opportunity for a get-together in a restaurant near Tivoli Gardens. Dinner is a three-course meal with wine and coffee.
      Approximate value: EUR ?45 per person

      CITY: Oslo

      Traditional Norvegian Dinner
      Dine in a beautiful hotel, which was a gift from the people of Norway in gratitude for the help Sweden gave during and after World War II. It has a fantastic view overlooking the entire city and the fjords and forests surrounding Oslo.
      Approximate value: EUR ?60 per person

      Norwegian Seafaring
      Visit the Viking Ship Museum with the great Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune, as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. See the "Polarship Fram" built in 1892 and used for three expeditions to the Arctic, the world-renowned "Kon Tiki" raft on which Thor Heyerdahl sailed 4,300 miles from Peru to Raroia (Polynesia) in 1947.
      Approximate value: EUR ?40 per person

      CITY: Stockholm

      The Old Town & Dinner
      A local guide will accompany you on foot to see the best parts of the old city in the evening. At the end of the walking tour you will have a tasty dinner in an exciting historical atmosphere.
      Approximate value: EUR ?50 per person

      Vasa Museum
      On August 10, 1628, the pride of the Swedish fleet, "The Warship Vasa" sank in the Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage. After 333 years she was rediscovered in 1956 and raised in 1961. The Vasa is one of the world's oldest identified and fully preserved ships and one of the leading sights in the world. You will have a tour of the Museum with local expert, see a film about the salvaging of the Vasa and have time to explore on your own.
      Approximate value: EUR ?20 per person

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    Confirmation

    • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 72 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. Please do not book any airline tickets until you receive the status of your booking.

    Redemption

    • Local Guides for city sightseeing in Oslo, Stockholm. Services of a professional Tour Director while touring
    • Buffet breakfasts (B); 5 dinners (D)
    • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order was received. Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Email (e-ticket). When you reserve your attractions and services you will be asked to print e-tickets to present when you arrive at your destination. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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    Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations.

    Cancellation: Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 45 days prior to the commencement of services: $250 per person will be charged.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • There is 6% handling fee on all the above refund amount.
  • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.

    Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

    Passports and Visas: Passengers are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple-entry visas are required for some vacations. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements.

    Baggage Allowance: Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation listed in this brochure.

    Children: Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old.

    Travel Protection (Insurance): Comprehensive trip insurance is highly recommended by operator.

    Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

    Hotel Accommodations: The accommodations listed in the brochure or on the Web site are intended to be used on all departures; however, if a change becomes necessary for any reason, including additional departures on the same date, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent to those shown. Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedded rooms. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couples. Please note that accommodation check-in times vary worldwide.

    Service Inquiries After the Vacation: Any complaint or claim involving the vacation services offered in this brochure or on the Web sites must be notified to the Company within 30 days of the tour completion, except where such time limitations are prohibited by law.

    As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if we are not advised of such complaint quickly, any compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even forfeited if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out in this clause.

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    The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. Operator shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, diseases or viruses contracted while traveling for any cause, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, click here for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. Operator shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. Operator cannot accept responsibility for loss or expense due to delay or changes in transportation schedule or other causes. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential loss of services due to inclement weather conditions.

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