The Scandinavian Capitals incl. Norway in a Nutshell and Helsinki

CPH-OSL-Balestrand-BGO-STO-HEL
13 days/12 nights
Tour code: CAPnorFLU+date (Superior first class hotels),
CAPnorFIRST+date (First class hotels),
CAPnorTOUR+date (Tourist class hotels)
This is the perfect trip for individual travellers! You can choose the date and the hotel category. You can have this tour "tailor made", maybe staying more days in Stockholm instead of Copenhagen or in Oslo, if you wish to do so. Please contact your travel agent for a quotation. We have included “Norway in a nutshell” between Oslo, Bergen and Balestrand (*). You travel individually with English speaking driver and Regular panoramic sightseeing tours. The Scandinavian Capitals including Norway in a Nutshell tour operates all year round. Dorothy Tours provides the company of a professional Tour Escort if you are a group of at least 10 paying people.
Day 1
Copenhagen
Arrival and transfer from Copenhagen International Airport to your hotel. Overnight
Day 2
Copenhagen
Buffet breakfast. In the morning, within walking distance, you will go on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Copenhagen. You will be able to see the most important and attractive parts of this beautiful city, including the Little Mermaid and the picturesque area of Nyhavn. Overnight.
Day 3
Copenhagen-Oslo
Buffet breakfast.Almost full day at leisure - until 15.30hrs when you will be transferred to the Scandinavian Seaways pier. Board the ship for an overnight cruise to Oslo. Buffet-dinner on board. Overnight.
Day 4
Oslo
Buffet breakfast onboard. Upon arrival you will be transferred from the pier to the sightseeing tour of Oslo which includes the Vigeland Sculpture Park or to your hotel (depending on the starting time of the regular tour). If you are dropped for the sightseeing tour, the transfer service will drive your baggage to your hotel. After the regular sightseeing tour, you can have lunch or take a short walk back to the hotel for check in. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.
Day 5
Oslo-Balestrand(*)
Buffet breakfast. Today starts your individual program of “Norway in a Nutshell” between Oslo-Balestrand-Bergen. The day starts by taking a train from Oslo to Myrdal and continuing the journey on the famous Flåm Railway until reaching the village of Flåm. The descent down the valley of Flåm offers a constantly changing panorama of sky-high snow covered mountains, waterfalls and green pastures at the bottom of the valley. Flåm is situated at the start of the Aurlandsfjord- one of the “arms” of the majestic Sognefjord - and here you join the express boat out into the Sognefjord. From Flåm the express boat takes you to Balestrand where you overnight at a local hotel, situated by the fjord. Dinner at hotel.
(*) Between 1st of October - 30th of April the Express boat will not operate from Flåm -Balestrand -Bergen. We will provide you with another itinerary. The night in Balestrand will be replaced by a night in Oslo, Voss, Flåm or Bergen according to your wishes and availability.
Day 6
Balestrand-Bergen
Buffet breakfast. Morning free at the surroundings of the hotel where you have the possibility of going for a walk and visit the St Olafs Church or taking a cold swim in the deep fjord. In the afternoon you will depart for Bergen by an express boat trip which takes almost 4 hours. Transfer and overnight at hotel in Bergen city.
Day 7
Bergen

Buffet breakfast. In the morning you will be introduced to this remarkable City of the old Hansa. You will enjoy the view of the Bryggen area of old wooden houses that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the traditional Fish Market. Afternoon free to explore Bergen. Overnight.
Day 8
Bergen-Stockholm
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure transfer to international airport outside Bergen. We will take flight to Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. Arrival at Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm. Transfer to your hotel. Hotel accommodation in central Stockholm.
Day 9
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. At 09:30hrs, within walking distance, you will join the panoramic sightseeing tour of Stockholm including Fjällgatan where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the city. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with the possibility of visiting the City Hall or the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Overnight.

Day 10
Stockholm

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day for independent activities. Overnight.


Day 11
Stockholm-Helsinki

Buffet breakfast. Morning free in Stockholm. At approximately 15.00hrs you will have a transfer from your hotel to the pier, to embark on the cruise ferry Silja Line. The ferry departs from Stockholm and slowly travels down the glorious archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Choice of entertainment, bars, shops and casino. Overnight.
Day 12
Helsinki

Buffet breakfast onboard. Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Directly after you disembark you will be transferred to a 1½ hours panoramic audio tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Church in the Rock (if open) and much more. While you are doing your sightseeing, your driver will transport your baggage to your hotel. You can have lunch and take a walk in the city before you check in. Afternoon free in Helsinki. Accommodation at Hotel.
Day 13
Helsinki

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today is the day to say farewell to the tour. Your will be transferred to Helsinki airport for your departure. If you are interested in travelling further East, we also offer extensions to Baltic countries and to Russia. Please contact your travel agent for more information.


Included hotels: Tourist class First class Superior First class/De luxe class
Copenhagen First Hotel Excelsior/ Hotel Alexandra / Ibsens Hotel/ Hotel Danmark/ Hotel Esplanaden/ Hotel Osterport Arp Imperial/ Scandic Hotel Palace/ Radisson Blu Hotel Scandinavia/ Arp Phoenix/ Comfort Vesterbro Copenhagen Plaza Hotel/ Radisson Blu Royal/ Hotel Skt. Petri/
“DFDS-ferry Copenhagen-Oslo Inside cabin Outside cabin Commodore cabin
Oslo Thon hotels/ Anker Hotel/ Comfort hotels First Millenium/ Clarion Royal Christiania/ Scandic hotels/ Radisson Blu Scandinavia Radisson Blu Plaza/ Oslo Grand Hotel/
Hotel Continental
Balestrand Kvikne's Hotel - first class hotel. Kvikne's Hotel - first class hotel. Kvikne's Hotel - first class hotel.
Bergen Comfort Hotel Holberg Thon Hotel Brygge Clarion Hotel Admiral Scandic Neptun Radisson Blu Norge or Royal
Stockholm BW Kom/ BW Time/ Clarion Collection Tapto/ Scandic Sjöfart/ Scandic Malmen Clarion Amaranten / Rica hotels/ Clarion Stockholm/ BW Kung Carl/ Scandic Norra Bantorget Radisson Blu Royal Viking/ First Reisen/ Sheraton/ Clarion Sign / Scandic Grand Central/
“Tallink Silja Line Stockholm-Helsinki Inside cabin Outside cabin Commodore cabin
Helsinki Sokos Hotel Radisson Blu Seaside Radisson Blu Plaza/ Radisson Blu Royal
Rates in EUR :
  • 4410 per person in triple*
  • 5290 per person in double
  • 6470 per person in single
  • 4990 per person in triple*
  • 5920 per person in double
  • 7430 per person in single
  • 6320 per person in triple*
  • 7640 per person in double
  • 9160 per person in single

The rates include:

  • Scandinavian buffet breakfast daily
  • 1 dinner-buffet onboard Scandinavian Seaways between Oslo and Copenhagen or vice versa
  • 1 dinner-buffet onboard Tallink Silja Line between Stockholm and Helsinki or vice versa
  • 1 dinner in Kviknes, Hotel Balestrand (* or the hotel confirmed depending on the dates booked).
  • Regular panoramic sightseeing tours.
  • Transfer by private car with English speaking driver.
  • Flight between Bergen and Stockholm- Economy class ticket with one baggage of max 20kg included. Excess baggage/weight to be pay by passenger.
  • 2nd Class tickets on regular train Flåmsbanan and ferry service.
  • Overnights in double room at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Tour escort guaranteed when minimum 10 persons are travelling on the same departure. Otherwise the tour is with no accompanying tour escort.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Luggage handling service is not included on this tour. Dorothy Tours is not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings. Please be sure to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, loss, damage or theft. * Please note that in Scandinavia we do not have triple rooms with 3 equal beds. It will be a double or twin room with extra bed, very often a simple folding bed.
2014-09-23/DT, 2016-08-19/WS