Splendid Scandinavia - 9 days
DAY 1 Welcome to Helsinki
Bon voyage! Arrive in Helsinki and proceed to your hotel on your own. Check in post 1400 hrs. (Please re confirm with your travel agent for exact timings and details about your tour and contact details of Tour Manager. We advise you to contact Tour Manager at the time of check in). Freshen up and relax in the comfort of your hotel room. Tonight, enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Helsinki. (D)
DAY 2 Guided city tour - Board cruise to Stockholm
After Scandinavian breakfast, 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 modern. See the Senate Square, the Lutheran Tempelliauki Church or ‘Rocky church of Helsinki’, which is quarried out of natural bedrock, the marvelous Sibelius Park, the Presidential Palace, Finland Hall, Opera House and many more interesting sights. This afternoon, enjoy an Indian lunch. Later, board the luxurious cruise for a fascinating voyage across the Baltic Sea and through the Swedish archipelago to Stockholm. Tonight, enjoy continental 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 board Silja / Viking. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Guided city tour of Stockholm - visit the famous Vasa Museum
After 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. Visit the glamorous City Hall - an impressive building, both in terms of architecture and artistic embellishments where every year the Nobel Prize banquette takes place. Also see the Royal Palace and the Cathedral. 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. Today, Lunch is on your own. Later you have some free time to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. Later we have dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight in Stockholm. (B,D)
DAY 4 Drive to Oslo - visit the town of Karlstad
After 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. This afternoon, Indian lunch will be provided. On arrival into Oslo, check in and relax in the comforts of your hotel. Tonight, dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Oslo. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Guided city tour of Oslo - visit Vigeland Sculpture Park - visit the Viking Ship Museum-visit the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump area
After Scandinavian breakfast, proceed for a tour of this marvellous city with an experienced English speaking local guide. Visit the magnificent and unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, the highlight of your city tour. Later, we visit the Viking Ship Museum, where you can see remarkably preserved Viking Ships. This museum offers a wide collection of artefacts 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 afternoon, enjoy an Indian lunch. Evening is free to explore the city of Oslo on your own. Later have dinner an Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Oslo. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 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
Today, after Scandinavian breakfast, check out & 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. Today Lunch is provided. 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 ever-changing 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 fjords in Europe, surrounded by mighty mountains of up to 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’. Later have dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Bergen. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 Guided city tour of Bergen - ride on the Funicular train- fly to Copenhagen
This morning, after Scandinavian breakfast, you will 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-colour wooden houses, winding cobblestone streets, and Old Bergen are just a few of the many attractions that make Bergen a real place of enchantment. 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. Today Lunch is on your own. Later, this afternoon proceed to the airport to catch your flight for Copenhagen. Arrive at Copenhagen and check–in to the hotel. Later have dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Overnight in Copenhagen. (B,D)
DAY 8 Guided city tour of Copenhagen - visit Carlsberg Brewery - visit the famous Tivoli Gardens
After 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. Enjoy Indian Lunch. Later visit the famous Tivoli Gardens. Here you will have an opportunity to enjoy the various rides on your own. Later, Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Copenhagen. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 Fly back home with pleasant memories
After Scandinavian breakfast at the hotel, check-out and proceed to the airport to board your flight back home on your own. Please spare a few minutes to share your experience and your valued suggestions. Arrive home with wonderful memories of your ‘Scenic Scandinavia’ tour with Thomas Cook, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (B)
 
Package Includes
  • 1 night at Hotel Scandic or similar in Helsinki
  • 1 night on board Silja / Viking
  • 1 night at Hotel Scandic / Quality or similar in Stockholm
  • 2 nights at Hotel Thon Oslo Fjord or similar in Oslo
  • 1 night at Hotel Scandic / Thon Bergen Airport or similar in Bergen
  • 2 nights at Hotel Scandic / Park Inn or similar in Copenhagen
  • 08 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts in Scandinavia
  • 05 Indian Jain / vegetarian/ non-vegetarian lunches
  • 07 Indian Jain / vegetarian / non-vegetarian dinners
  • 01 Continental dinner on board the cruise from Helsinki – Stockholm
  • Sightseeing and accommodation as per the above mentioned itinerary
 
USD 3,850*
USD 2,560*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Deaprture Dates: April: 23 May: 07, 21 June: 04, 21 July: 05, 30 August: 13 September: 17
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