The Scandinavian


  • Scandinavia

  • Active pace

Tour : ZS

Overview

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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!

*Please note that 2020 departures might be subject to itinerary and price changes, but by booking now, you will lock in your price. Should your booking be affected by an itinerary change, we’ll offer you the chance to change or cancel your booking with no penalty. Full itinerary details will be available in September 2019.

Highlights

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

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

No meals included

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

Copenhagen, Denmark

Day
1

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

Day
14

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 8 dinners

UK - Copenhagen

Day
1

Fly to Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel.

At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
2

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior 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. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. 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. A special dinner awaits you this evening at a local restaurant to try out local specialties.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Arhus - Gothenburg. Sewden

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, scene of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium.

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, Globus Local Favorite 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. Pass strategic Elverum, rebuilt after total destruction during World War II. On via Lake Mjøsa to 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 artifacts.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lillehammer - Borgund - Flåm

Day
9

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Before arriving in Flåm, stop for pictures at Borgund’s stave church, famous for its beautiful exterior. Then, a true highlight: embark for a leisurely cruise on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Flåm - Voss - Bergen

Day
10

This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flåm train ride. See the popular lakeside resort of Voss, and arrive early afternoon in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Norwegian towns. On your orientation drive you will hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Visit the colorful fish market, and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - Geilo

Day
11

Meet the family that has owned the Steinstø farm for eight generations. While you taste their apple cider, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Cross the Hardanger suspension bridge before ascending to Vøringfoss, Norway’s most celebrated and mightiest waterfall. Continue across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the ski resort of Geilo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Geilo - Torpo - Oslo

Day
12

In Torpo, admire the Stave Church, symbol of Norwegian heritage. Continue along the scenic road between the Steinsfjord and the ice-blue Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo

Day
13

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theatre, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: Frogner Park with Gustav Vigeland’s famous stark sculptures and the ornate city hall. 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 at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Oslo

Day
14

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

UK

Day
15

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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