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The Scandinavian

Price per person
from £2,858

Price based on
London Gatwick
22nd Jul 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen.

Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You'll also visit Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more.

No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Siteenjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau from Bergen to Oslo; and much more.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. You’ll visit a Norwegian farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made. Another highlight is a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle. And you can try out local specialties at a restaurant in Arhus.

From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!

At a glance

Copenhagen Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Royal Reception Rooms in Christiansborg Palace; the Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens

Odense Visit Hans Christian Andersen’s museum

Arhus Visit Den Gamle By; dinner at a local restaurant

Frederikshavn - Gothenburg Ferry crossing

Gothenburg Orientation drive

Stockholm Guided sightseeing, walking tour of the Old Town, visit the City Hall

Gripsholm Castle Guided visit

Lillehammer Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

Borgund Visit the stave church

Sognefjord & Naerøyfjord Cruise

Hardangerfjord Enjoy apple juice and cider, with lunch at a local fruit farm

Bergen Guided walking tour of Bryggen

Bergen - Oslo By train

Oslo Guided sightseeing, walk through Frogner Park and visit City Hall; farewell dinner

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Make your own way

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Overview

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flåm, and Bergen.

Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue and Tivoli Gardens, the world's second-oldest amusement park; Stockholm's City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held; Lillehammer's Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, where you'll learn about life in Norway over the past 500 years through a re-created rural town; and Oslo's Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland's 200+ bronze and granite sculptures. You'll also visit Hans Christian Andersen's museum in Odense, the well-preserved wooden Borgund stave church, and more.

No Scandinavia tour would be complete without seeing some of Scandinavia's spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through Sweden's scenic Värmland, home to 10,000 lakes dotting the forested landscape; cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Siteenjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; a scenic train ride across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau from Bergen to Oslo; and much more.

Globus has also arranged some unique experiences for you. You’ll visit a Norwegian farm and meet the family that has owned it for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they’ll tell you about their history and how cider is made. Another highlight is a guided visit to King Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle. And you can try out local specialties at a restaurant in Arhus.

From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

UK - Copenhagen, Denmark

Day
1

Fly to Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
2

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Saviour and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theatre, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city’s colourful amusement park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Copenhagen - Odense - Arhus

Day
3

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S MUSEUM at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. This evening, dinner at a local restaurant has been prepared to try out local specialities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Arhus - Gothenburg, Sweden

Day
4

From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden’s largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gothenburg - Stockholm

Day
5

Drive through the “breadbasket” of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norköping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, settled on 14 islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic Sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm

Day
6

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Stockholm - Gripsholm Castle - Karlstad

Day
7

On the shores of Lake Mälar, visit King Gustav Vasa’s GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Örebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel’s ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vänern.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Karlstad - Lillehammer, Norway

Day
8

A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berling’s Saga, to the Norwegian border. Via the fortress town of Kongsvinger, situated on the mighty Glomma river, and Lake Mjøsa arrive in Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the fascinating MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway’s culture and history and a fascinating collection of artefacts.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lillehammer – Borgund – Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord – Flåm

Day
9

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Visit the well-preserved, wooden BORGUND STAVE CHURCH, before arriving in Flåm, where a true highlight awaits: a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Flåm – Voss – Hardangerfjord – Bergen

Day
10

This morning, you may wish to join the panoramic optional Flåm train ride. Then, see the popular lakeside resort of Voss and drive south to the Hardangerfjord, where you will be met by the family that has owned the STEINSTØ FRUIT FARM for eight generations and hear about their history. Taste home-made apple juice and cider, and enjoy lunch. Continue to picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Norwegian towns.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Bergen

Day
11

Step back in time and explore Bryggen on a guided walking tour along narrow, cobblestone alleyways past colourful wooden houses. Also see the 12th-century St. Mary’s Church, where Hanseatic merchants attended religious services until the 1870s. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - Oslo

Day
12

Board the Bergen Railway and travel across the wild Hardangervidda mountain plateau to Oslo, capital of Norway.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo

Day
13

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, considered the home for Ibsen’s plays; the unique Storting building, seat of Parliament; and the Royal Palace, residence of Norwegian monarchs since 1849. Stroll through magnificent FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland’s extraordinary sculptures; and visit the CITY HALL, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held each year. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travelling companions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Oslo - UK

Day
14

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
Print itinerary

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Copenhagen - Radisson Blu Scandinavia

Set in a harbourfront location overlooking the Christianshavn district, this high-rise 544-room hotel offers contemporary, comfortable accommodation, three in-house restaurants with a choice of Thai, Italian & Danish cuisine, 2 bars, a casino and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.

  • Location

    Amager Boulevard 70,  Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Arhus - Scandic Aarhus City

This hotel is centrally located in Aarhus, within walking distance of shops and sights. Visit Aarhus' Old Town and the AroS art museum with its famous Rainbow panorama. Find Aarhus' popular pedestrian street, "Stroget", with its shops and department stores such as Magasin du Nord and Salling, just outside the hotel.

  • Location

    Østergade 10 ,  Arhus, Denmark

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Gothenburg - First Hotel G

Conveniently situated, right in the heart of Gothenburg, this stylish 300 room smart design hotel has a warm inviting atmosphere and offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout. There is a sophisticated lobby restaurant/wine bar serving a fusion of International/Swedish cuisine and a lavish Champagne Bar for pre-dinner drinks. Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym, sauna and wellness area.

  • Location

    Nils Ericssonsplatsen 4, Centrum, 41103 Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Stockholm - Radisson Blu Waterfront

Each of the hotel's 414 modern rooms boasts comfortable elegant interiors by RPW Design. Guests enjoy dining in the on-site restaurant and bar.

  • Location

    Nils Ericsson Plan 4 Stockholm, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Karlstad - Clarion Collection Hotel Plaza

This modern 131-room hotel is situated on a main pedestrian street in the heart of Karlstad and offers complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout. Amenities include a fitness room, sauna, jacuzzi, restaurant and bar.

  • Location

    Vastra Torggatan 2 Karlstad, Sweden

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer

Lillehammer - Scandic Lillehammer

Traditional Holiday & Conference Hotel set in 8-acre private park, near ski & riding schools, chairlift & Maihaugen Museum.

  • Location

    Turisthotelivegen 6 Lillehammer, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Flam - Fretheim

Four-story Hotel located at scenic Aurlandfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord) with a mountain backdrop.

  • Location

    Postboks 63 Flam, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Bergen - First Marin

First Hotel Marin is a classic hotel situated very centrally in Bergen. The hotel is located at the famous "Bryggen" in Bergen which is on UNESCO world heritage list. Marin holds 152 well-equipped rooms.

  • Location

    Rosenkrantzgaten 8, Bergenhus, 5003 Bergen, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Oslo - Thon Opera

An ultra-contemporary 408-room hotel with playful styling and Free Wi-Fi access throughout. The stylish restaurant serves international cuisine with fabulous views over the Oslo Fjord and opera house and there is a lobby bar and fitness room.

  • Location

    Dronning Eufemias Gate 4 Oslo, Norway

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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