Scandinavia Holiday – 11 days
Day 1: Copenhagen
Arrive in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and is famous for the shopping street Stroget, a rich cultural life, it´s many cafes and the statue The Little Mermaid. A private car will transfer you from the airport to your hotel. Optional: Tivoli gardens in the evening. We recommend you to visit Tivoli garden which is an oasis with over four million visitors a year. It has wonderful gardens, amusements, restaurants and rides. *Transfer on own. Overnight.
Day 2: Copenhagen – Oslo
Breakfast. Join your SIC sightseeing tour, an extensive tour covering all the major sights of the Danish Capital, including outside look of Carlsberg Glyptotek, canal district, the National Museum, Christiansborg Palace, the Old Stock Exchange, Kongens Nytorv, Royal Theatre, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, Gefion Fountain and the Little Mermaid. *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own.
In the afternoon transfer to the pier on your own for the DFDS overnight cruise to Oslo. Entertainment, restaurants and shops on board offers a fantastic range of things to do for kids and adults. Dinner buffet on board is included. Overnight: 2 berth inside cabin or similar.
Day 3: Oslo
Breakfast served on board. Arrive in Oslo. Go by your own to check in to your hotel. In the evening there is some free time to spend in Oslo. Enjoy the water front at Aker Brygge and the Akerhus Fortress. In this area there are a lot of nice restaurants and we can highly recommend you to have a nice dinner with fresh Norwegian salmon. Overnight.
Day 4: Oslo – Flam
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Pack a bag for 3days/2nights. If you want you can leave the rest of your luggage at your hotel (you will come back to the same hotel). It is time to start your Norway in a Nutshell Tour! Transfer on your own to the train station and take the train to Myrdal. This beautiful journey takes about 5-6 hours. Change to the beautiful Flåmsbanen train from Myrdal to Flåm. Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1308 metres deep Sognefjord. The surroundings here are magnificent! Transfer to your hotel by own arrangement. The hotel is within short walking distance from the station. Evening is free and a perfect time to relax and enjoy the landscape. Overnight.
Day 5: Flam – Bergen
Breakfast. Transfer to pier by own arrangement. Continue your Norway in a nutshell tour to Bergen. Depart by ferry for a Fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. Change to the bus to toward Voss. Finally get on train to Bergen. Transfer to your hotel by own arrangement. Optional: Funicular cable car tour (Mt. Fløyen) Fløibanen is the experience that no visitors to Bergen should be without. The journey up to Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5-8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, and at the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen. *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own. Overnight.
Day 6: Bergen – Oslo
Breakfast. Get ready to discover more of Bergen, Norway's second largest city. In the morning, take the very special SIC Mini Train Sightseeing Tour (Bergens Expressen) around the small town. A perfect way to discover the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, the old Hanseatic Quarter, and the historic Maria Church on your own. *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own.
Later, depart in the afternoon to the central station on your own for train back to Oslo. Transfer back to your hotel in Oslo by own arrangement. Overnight.
Day 7: Oslo - Stockholm
Breakfast. Depart for 3 hour SIC Sightseeing Tour (Oslo Selected Highlights) including the famous Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen Ski jump, Oslo City Centre and the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included). *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own. Check out and freshen up.
In the afternoon, transfer on your own to the train station to embark your train (2nd class) which will take you to Stockholm, Sweden! It is a beautiful journey and you will note how the landscape is changing outside the window. After about 6-7 hours you will arrive in Stockholm. Go by your own to check in to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 8: Stockholm
Breakfast. Stockholm is often called the "Beauty on Water" being built on 14 islands. A SIC Panorama Sightseeing Tour by bus is included today. This tour passes all the must-see attractions of Stockholm. See the most famous sights and views of the city such as the Stockholm City Hall, The Royal Palace, Östermalm, Gamla Stan (Old City), Långholmen and the Royal Djurgården. Get to know Stockholm and the history of the city. *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own.
Optional: Vasa museum the maritime museum or Skansen is the world's first open-air museum or ICE BAR. Transfer on your own. Overnight.
Day 9: Stockholm – Helsinki
Breakfast. Morning at Leisure. Optional: Drottningholm Tour.
In the afternoon it is time to board a Viking Line overnight cruise to Helsinki. Transfer to the pier on your own. When on board, there is a wide selection of restaurants and the sumptuous Scandinavian buffet will be served. After dinner you can dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops, or simply enjoy the scenery. Overnight: 2 berth inside cabin or similar.
Day 10: Helsinki
Breakfast. Arrive in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, a modern city situated on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Self-transfer to the hotel for check in. Proceed for SIC Panorama City Sightseeing Tour of Helsinki. This sit-in-coach tour will take you to see the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, the Parliament Building and the Olympic Stadium. Stops are also made at the Sibelius Monument and, when possible, at the Temppeliaukio Church. *Transfer to the departure point for sightseeing tour on own.
After lunch, we recommend you to take a boat to Suomenlinna, one of Finland's most popular tourist attractions. The 250-year-old fortress, which has been preserved intact because of its military use, was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List. You can experience the fortress, which was built during the periods of Swedish and Russian rule. Enjoy the parks, the sea and the nature of the archipelago. Take a boat back to city. Overnight.
Day 11: Helsinki
Breakfast. A private car will pick you up at the hotel for you transfer to Stockholm Airport, it's time to leave Scandinavia for now, unless you prefer an add-on trip in one of these beautiful and inviting countries.