Today, you embark on a spectacular tour of Scandinavia and East Europe as you board your flight to the Finnish Capital, Helsinki. On arrival into Helsinki proceed to your conveniently located hotel on your own. Check in post 1400 hrs. (Please reconfirm with your travel agent for exact timings and details about your tour, hotels and meeting place with the tour manager). Later, you have some free time to explore this modern European cultural city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature and is surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Helsinki.
After a Scandinavian breakfast at your hotel, proceed for a day trip to Tallinn, Estonia's capital on the Baltic Sea, is the country’s cultural hub. While the old town has been astonishingly well preserved and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, it is now in better shape than ever. This magnificent city, the old town and admire the 14th and 15th century architecture with its medieval buildings, spires and narrow, twisting streets. The Estonian maritime city of Tallinn has influences from Germany, Russia, Scandinavia and Italy. Tallinn‟s calendar is lively with festivals of music, film, art, theatre, culture and food as well as sea-faring festivals, Opera Festival and the Tallinn Marathon. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant. Later back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Helsinki
After a Scandinavian breakfast at your hotel, proceed on a tour of this city with an experienced English-speaking local guide. Enjoy the sights of this beautiful city that range from neoclassical to the modern. See the Senate Square, the Lutheran Tempelliauki Church or „Rocky church of Helsinki‟, which is quarried out of natural bedrock, the Uspenski Cathedral, the marvelous Sibelius Park, the Presidential Palace, Finland Hall, Opera House and many more interesting sights. Next visit Porvoo, the second oldest city in Finland. Porvoo is a lovely preserved medieval city with old cobblestone streets and red colored warehouses that stretch out along the Porvoo River. Later, board the luxurious cruise for a fascinating voyage across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Stockholm. Tonight, enjoy a Grand Viking buffet dinner on board the cruise. After dinner, you can dance the night away in the nightclub, linger in the various shops, or enjoy the scenery, as we cruise to Stockholm in style. Overnight on boar Cruise.
After a Scandinavian breakfast on board the cruise, disembark at the picturesque city of Stockholm often called „Beauty on Water‟, situated on an archipelago of 14 islands between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Next, proceed for a tour of the Swedish capital accompanied by an experienced local English speaking guide. See the glamorous City Hall, an impressive building, both in terms of architecture and artistic embellishments, where every year the Nobel Prize banquette takes place, the Royal Palace and the Cathedral. Visit the Old Town, renowned for its picturesque narrow alleys that date from the middle ages. Next visit the famous Vasa Museum, housing the majestic 17th century royal warship Vasa, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961.After lunch you have some free time to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Stockholm.
After a Scandinavian breakfast, sit back and relax in your coach, as we drive to Oslo – the Viking capital where fjords and mountains meet. Enroute, visit the town of Karlstad, situated between the cities of Stockholm and Oslo. Lying on the northern shores of Lake Vanern this town which is bisected by the Klaralven River, provides visitors with an opportunity to completely soak in its splendid beauty. On arrival into Oslo, check in and relax in the comforts of your hotel. Tonight, a hot dinner awaits you at a restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Oslo
After a Scandinavian breakfast, proceed for a tour of this marvelous city with an experienced English speaking local guide. See the Town House, the House of Parliament, the Royal Palace and the majestic Akershus fortress. Visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, the highlight of your city tour and Karl Johan Street.
Later, we visit the Viking Ship Museum, where you can see remarkably preserved Viking Ships. This museum offers a wide collection of artifacts from the Viking Period. Norway is often called the „Cradle of Skiing‟ which you will encounter when you visit the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump area, to admire the dizzying panorama. Enjoy these special sights and many more on your guided tour. This evening is free to explore the city of Oslo on your own. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Oslo
Today, after a Scandinavian breakfast get ready to travel on one of Norway‟s most popular trips „Norway in a nutshell‟. A combination of spectacular train rides and impressive trips by boat and bus. Be spellbound as you travel through some of the most magnificent scenery in Fjord Norway. You will be first transferred to the station to board your scenic train to Myrdal, where you change to the Flam railway line, a masterpiece of engineering set in wild and wonderful scenery to travel to Flam. Feast your eyes on the everchanging panorama of huge mountains and thundering waterfalls as the train glides through tunnels and open stretches on its way down to wild Flam valley. Wander around the idyllic countryside, before embarking on an enchanting boat ride through the spectacular fjords. Be amazed with the splendid scenery as the boat takes you from Aurlandsfjord into the Naeroyfjord, one of the narrowest fjord in Europe, surrounded by mighty mountains of upto 1800 meters. On arrival at scenic Gudvangen, board your coach as you travel through the impressive Norwegian landscape to Bergen. Pass charming villages before arriving into Bergen, „the Gateway to the Fjords‟. A hearty dinner awaits you at a local restaurant before you check in to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Bergen
This morning, after a Scandinavian breakfast, be accompanied by an experienced English-speaking local guide for your city tour of Bergen. Bergen is an international town with small-town charm and atmosphere, surrounded by seven rounded, lush mountains. The Hanseatic wharf Bryggen with its pastel-color wooden houses, winding cobblestone streets, and Old Bergen are just a few of the many attractions that make Bergen a real place of enchantment. Visit the harbor, the fish market; see St. Mary‟s church from the 12th century and one of the most outstanding Romanesque churches in the country. Next, take a fun filled ride on the Funicular train, to the top of the mountain and enjoy the panoramic and uninterrupted views of the city and its surroundings. Here, you will also have a chance to shop at the many exciting outlets.Later, this evening proceed to the airport to catch your flight for Copenhagen. Arrive Copenhagen and check–in to the hotel. Next enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Copenhagen
After a Scandinavian breakfast, proceed with your English-speaking local guide for a tour of Scandinavia‟s largest and liveliest metropolis. See the City Hall, the Parliament building, the Amalienborg Palace, which is the home of the royal family, the Stock Exchange, Gefion fountain, Little Mermaid and many other interesting sights. Later we will visit one of the most famous Danish beer brands – Carlsberg Brewery. Here you will learn about the brewing process, see the collection of over 21,000 beer bottles from all over the world and visit the stables with the “brewery horses”. Later visit the famous Tivoli Gardens. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy the various rides on your own. Later tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Copenhagen
After a Scandinavian breakfast, we check out and proceed to the airport (on your own) for your flight back home. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your European tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. Do spare a few minutes to fill in the feedback form and hand it to your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated.