Picturesque Scandinavia, its Fjords & Baltic Cruise | June 2018
Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1 & 2: PERTH TO COPENHAGENIFMD
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home by private vehicle and transferred to the airport. Meet your fellow passengers and Kings Tour Manager and board your flight to Copenhagen. Upon arrival in Copenhagen, we will transfer to our hotel. Relax or explore this lively city before enjoying dinner with the group.
Hotel: Marriott, Copenhagen for 2 nights
Day 3: COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEINGB
Your Local Specialist takes you on a fascinating sightseeing and walking tour in the vicinity of the Amalienborg Palace - an elegant quarter featuring 18th century buildings. In Copenhagen's historic centre, view the 17th century Stock Exchange, the Christiansborg Palace and the Neo-Classical Cathedral. View the Little Mermaid - the statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's sad fairy-tale - sitting on a rock in the harbour. Later perhaps enjoy a canal cruise with stunning city views.
Day 4: COPENHAGEN / ODENSE / RANDERSB
Cross the bridge to the Island of Funen and the town of Odense, Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace. Continue across the Jutland Peninsula en route to Randers for an overnight stay.
Hotel: Scenic Accommodation, Randers for 1 night
Day 5: RANDERS / STRAVANGERB D
Sail from Hirsthals across the Skagerrak to the port of Kristiansand in Norway. Enjoy a scenic drive by fjords and lakes to Stavanger, Norway's third city and one of the oldest.
Hotel: Scandic Forum, Stravanger for 1 night
Day 6: STRAVANGER / BERGEN
Your journey is spectacular as you island-hop from Stavanger, sailing across fjords and passing islands along this impressive coastline. Arrive later in Bergen and experience the history of this picturesque city on your orientation tour. See the 13th century Haakon's Hall and the bustling fish market. This evening enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dinner of Norwegian specialities. Hotel: Scandic Neptum, Bergen for 2 nights
Day 7: BERGENB
Explore Norway's most naturally beautiful city during your free day and consider a morning Optional Experience to the tiny village of Telavag and learn about its powerful Second World War history.
Day 8: BERGIN / FLAM RAILWAY / SOGNEFJORD (LEIKANGER)B D
From the ski resort of Voss take a train journey that ascends to nearly 3,000 feet above sea level. Admire the scenery and ride on the famous Flam railway for a Cultural Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world. Appreciate breathtaking views of mountains and waterfalls, then cross the magnificent waters of Sognefjord to your hotel in Leikanger. Hotel: Sognefjord for 1 night
Day 9: SOGNEFJORD (LEIKANGER) / GEIRANGERB D
Follow the spectacular Sognefjord through incredible glacier country. Enjoy wonderful views of Geirangerfjord as you descend to Geiranger village. Hotel: Geiringer for 2 nights
Day 10: GEIRANGERB D
Spend the day surrounded by amazing scenery, relaxing and breathtaking clear mountain air. Perhaps take an optional experience along the Trolls Road and see Norway’s most famous mountain road, past tumbling cascades and fertile valleys.
Day 11: GEIRANGER / LOM / LILLEHAMMERB D
A scenic drive from Geiranger brings you to Ottadalen to visit the traditional Stave Church at Lom. Continue through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, the inspiration for Ibsen's 'Peer Gynt'. Arrive in Lillehammer, host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Before dinner at the hotel, consider a walk along Storgata or visit the open-air museum at Maihaugan.
Hotel: Lillehammer for 1 night
Day 12: LILLEHAMMER / HAMAR / OSLOB
View the unusual Olympic ice rink beside the lake at Hamar. In Oslo, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Viking Ship Museum.
Hotel: Scandic Vulkan, Oslo for 1 night
Day 13: OSLO / STOCKHOLMB
Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass Örebro to the island-ringed capital of Stockholm for your three-night stay.
Hotel: Calrion, Stockholm for 2 nights
Day 14: STOCKHOLM SIGHTSEEINGB D
Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. View the medieval Storkyrkan, Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Explore the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Spend time later shopping in fashionable stores or consider an Optional Experience. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers.
Day 15: STOCKHOLM / EMBARK CRUISEB L D
This morning we wave goodbye to Scandinavia and embark on our Baltic Cruise for the next 7 nights.
Cruise: Serenade of the Seas for 7 nights
Day 16: TALLINN, ESTONIAB L D
Day 17: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAB L D
Day 18: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIAB L D
Day 19: HELSINKI, FINLANDB L D
Day 20: RIGA, LATVIAB L D
Day 21: AT SEAB L D
Day 22 & 23: STOCKHOLM TO PERTHIFMB
This morning your seven night cruise comes to an end when we return to Stockholm We will disembark the ship and transfer to Stockholm Airport for our flight home to Perth.
Join this tour to Northern Europe combining breathtaking Norway and a Baltic cruise on board Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. Revel in the natural wonder of Scandinavian scenery, cruise the glassy fjords and enjoy one of the most famous rail journeys on the Flam Railway. The highlight of the Baltic cruise will be visiting the iconic cities of St Petersburg and Helsinki where you will soak up the seafaring history and lively cultural scene.
- Home pick-up and return by private vehicle
- Fully Escorted by a Kings Tour Manager - Mr Ken Austin
- Return economy airfares and taxes
- Premium tour with luxury coach travel & professional driver
- 13-nights deluxe accommodation
- All sightseeing and entry fees whilst on tour
- 7-night Baltic Cruise on-board Serenade of the Seas
- Breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 15 dinners
- Transfers throughout
Tours are based on reaching a minimum number. Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges apply outside these areas. Shore excursions off the ship are optional and are therefore an additional cost.