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Insight Vacations Country Roads of Scandinavia (Summer 2018) (E340)

13 Days from Oslo to Copenhagen Print
Tour Style: Country Roads
Europe 2018
Visits: Norway, Denmark

Marvel at the road less travelled with Scandinavia's breathtaking mountains, rivers and fjords. Follow the tales and trails of the Vikings, while enjoying the modern culture and liveliness of the cities.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Hardanger Plateau: Pass through the National Park known for its beautiful arctic tundra.
  • Bergen: Enjoy time to explore this Wooden City.
  • Lysefjord: See Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery.
  • Kristiansand: Walk the city centre and see the Dom Kirke and Nupen Fountain.
  • Fyn: Travel by ferry to the island of Fyn.
  • Scenic Drives: Norwegian West Coast from Bergen to Stavanger, south cape of Norway, Jutland Peninsula.

Authentic Dining

  • Copenhagen: At your Celebration Dinner, Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and wine.
  • Bergen: Enjoy an evening of dinner and wine at a local restaurant. Zupperia Matbørsen offers traditional Norwegian and European meal with an Asian twist.
  • Aarhus: Savour a delightful Farm-to-Table Dinner prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and accompanied with local wine.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Odense: Be enchanted by the tales of Hans Christian Anderson's life when you visit the museum dedicated to his life and works.
  • Copenhagen: With your Local Expert, view Christiansborg Palace and the cathedral where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. You'll also see Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the unusual Rundertaarn, which is the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe.
  • Oslo: With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace. Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.
  • Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and handcut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture when you visit the Viking Ship Museum.
  • Bergen: Marvel at the 13th century Haakon’s Hall and explore the many market stalls with your Local Expert.
  • Norway's West Coast: Fjord hop from Bergen to Stavanger.
  • Lysefjord: Embrace spectacular scenery as you cruise through Lysefjord to the magnificent Pulpit Rock.
  • Skagerrak: Sail across the Skagerrak as you cross from Kristiansand to Hirsthals.
  • Aarhus: Your Local Expert guides you through the open-air museum of Den Gamle By.

Additional five Star Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • 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.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day: 2 Welcome to Oslo.
On arrival at Oslo airport, your transfer will leave for the hotel at 09:30, 12:00 or 14:30. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 17:30, to enjoy a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day: 3 Cosmopolitan Oslo.
(Relaxed Start) In the morning, sightseeing with a Local Expert will show you the spires and ramparts of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, as well as the Royal Palace and an included visit to the Viking Ship Museum. Wander through Frogner Park, housing the intriguing sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The afternoon is at your leisure, perhaps join an Optional Excursion 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?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 4 Oslo city to coastal Bergen.
Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before crossing the Hardanger Plateau, Europe's greatest mountain plateau and the largest national park in the Nordic countries, before arriving at your hotel in the historic port of Bergen. In the evening, savour a delicious dinner at Zupperia Matbørsen, a local restaurant offering traditional Norwegian and European flavours with an Asian fusion.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 5 Ancient Hanseatic port of Bergen.
(Relaxed Start) 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 spend a leisurely afternoon on the traditional-style train of the Flåm Railway? Maybe you might like to visit the home of composer Edward Grieg, before ascending Mount Fløyen by the only funicular in Scandinavia.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 6 A coastline like no other.
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 the headquarters of the Norwegian Oil Industry, Stavanger is a fusion of old world charm and cosmopolitan flair!(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 7 The wonders of Lysefjord.
(Relaxed Start) Cruise Lysefjord, one of Norway's most breathtaking fjords. See Preikestolen, the Pulpit Rock, known as one of the most iconic destinations in the world! You will also view Vagabond's Cave, old mountain farms, idyllic islands and majestic scenery. Enjoy the fjord landscape through panoramic windows or from the spacious sundeck. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or continue exploring Stavanger.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 8 Onwards to Kristiansand.
Relax and enjoy the scenic drive and cruise as you round 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.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 9 Kristiansand to Aarhus.
Say farewell to Norway as you sail across the Skagerrak to Hirsthals, Denmark. Your journey continues to Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city and one of Europe's cultural treasures with world-class museums and modern art. In the evening, enjoy a fresh and delicious Farm-to-Table dinner with your fellow travellers at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 10 Historic Aarhus.
(Relaxed Start) A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a blast from the past makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat of the pulse. Visit Den Gamle By with your Local Expert to learn about this city’s Viking Heritage as you explore this open-air museum of urban history and culture in Denmark. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your own pace.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 11 Odense and the fairytales of Fyn.
Cross the Jutland Peninsula to the town of Odense, on the Island of Fyn. In the restored old district, 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. The enchantment continues as you toast your Scandinavian adventure during your Celebration Dinner with your newfound friends.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 12 Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen.
(Relaxed Start) Your Local Expert will reveal the charm of Denmark's capital. Meet Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour and see Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Government. Continue to Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Palace, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Cathedral, where the Crown Prince of Denmark married Princess Mary. View the unusual Rundertaarn, a 17th century round tower and the oldest functioning Observatory in Europe. . The afternoon is at your leisure, perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the Carlsberg Brewery and explore the Tivoli Gardens for an evening of lights, flowers and sensory delights.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 13 Depart Copenhagen.
Departure transfers arrive at Copenhagen airport at 06:30, 09:00 and 12:00.(Buffet Breakfast)

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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