Viking Explorer

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Scandinavia

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Explore the Scandinavian highlights, journey from the vibrant city of Amsterdam, through to the second largest city of Sweden - Gothenburg. Conclude your journey in Bergen admiring the picture-perfect fjords along the way.

At a glance

  • Amsterdam Follow your local guide and see the highlights of the city, then enjoy a relaxing cruise on the city's UNESCO-listed canal ring, taking in its pretty stone bridges and waterside townhouses. Visit a diamond centre to see craftspeople at work.
  • Bremen Explore this Hanseatic town and discover its opulent UNESCO-listed Town Hall, the massive 15th-century statue of the city’s protector Roland, the oldest wine cellar in Germany and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tale.
  • Copenhagen Visit the Royal Reception Rooms in stately Christiansborg Palace and see the city highlights, including the Little Mermaid and Tivoli Gardens, on a guided tour.
  • Gothenburg Discover Sweden's second-largest capital, with its cool cafe culture and artsy feel.
  • Flåm Take a scenic rail trip through Norway's wilderness, then a breathtaking cruise across the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord to discover why National Geographic rates this region the number one site in the world for natural heritage.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport and port 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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Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

Explore the Scandinavian highlights, journey from the vibrant city of Amsterdam, through to the second largest city of Sweden - Gothenburg. Conclude your journey in Bergen admiring the picture-perfect fjords along the way.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Amsterdam

Day
1

Fly to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Amsterdam

Day
2

For centuries, this tiny nation of seafaring traders played a leading role in world history. It wrested 40% of its territory from the hostile sea, and produces a healthy agricultural surplus in the midst of Europe’s most densely populated area—yet Holland manages to remain quaint and scenic. A Local Guide will point out Amsterdam's highlights on the included city tour. Complete the experience with a canal cruise to see the town from water level. Watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a diamond centre. This afternoon, spend some time exploring on your own or join an optional excursion

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Amsterdam area - Bremen - Hamburg

Day
3

This morning, travel to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Settlements date back to the 7th century, but the city rose in prominence as trade with Norway, England, and the Netherlands increased in the 11th century. Bremen’s attractions include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city’s protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tale. Continue to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, where you arrive in time for an optional harbour cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hamburg - Puttgarden by Ferry - Rodby - Copenhagen

Day
4

Your day begins with the guided walking tour of Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Marvel at the impressive Town Hall; the landmark St. Michael’s Church; the ruins of St. Nicholas’ Church, the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876; the unusual Elbe Philharmonic Hall; and more. Later, drive to Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Enjoy a pleasant ferry ride from Puttgarden in Germany across the Fehmarn Belt Strait to Rødby, Denmark, and arrive in Copenhagen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
5

Spend the whole day exploring the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. On your included guided city tour, see the city’s many fascinating landmarks, architectural masterpieces, and celebrated sights, including the world-famous Little Mermaid sculpture. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Copenhagen - Malmo - Gothenburg

Day
6

Via the Oresund Bridge, the longest bridge in Europe, travel across the strait that separates Denmark and Sweden. Stop in Malmö to view the stunning contemporary high-rise known as the “Turning Torso,” the tallest building in the Nordic countries. Via Helsingborg, stop in Halmstad on the Nissan River with its 17th-century castle. Walk along the stone streets of the town centre, lined with cafés, and admire the Pablo Picasso sculpture, Female Head, before heading towards Gothenburg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Gothenburg - Oslo

Day
7

This morning, get to know Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving, second-largest city, which is one of Europe’s major seaports. Take the scenic route along the Skagerrak coastline, then cross the border into Norway and head for the ancient capital city of Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo

Day
8

Your guided sightseeing begins with stunning vistas of Akershus Castle, the 14th-century fortress guarding the harbour, followed by the City Hall, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Gustav Vigeland’s distinctive sculptures in Frogner Park. This afternoon, enjoy leisure time to relax or explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Oslo- Honefoss - Flå - Gol - Borgund - Flåm area

Day
9

A scenic drive today through Hallingdal Valley via the peaceful village of Flå. Forest-clad dales and soaring mountain peaks are around every bend on your scenic journey to Gol, where we stop for a visit before heading towards Borgund, famous for its stave church. This intricate structure was built around 1180 AD and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. Arrive in the quaint area of Flåm, nestled at the entrance to the stunning Aurlandsfjord.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Flåm area - Sognefjord - Voss - Bergen

Day
10

Today, experience breathtaking Norway with a special treat! Start the day on the renowned Flåm Train, witnessing some of the world’s most scenic wilderness. Along the way, see mighty waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, a leisurely cruise showcases one of Norway’s most famous fjords, the Sognefjord. Continue to Bergen through the heart of Fjordland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen

Day
11

With fjords on one side and 1,000-foot-high Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen is hailed as the “City of Seven Mountains.” Your guided sightseeing tour takes in the main sights, including the Bryggen Hanseatic wharf, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bergen - UK

Day
12

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

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

Corendon Village

This modern 4-star hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Amsterdam’s metropolitan area.

  • Location

    Schipholweg 275 1171 PK Badhoevedorp

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Tulip Inn Airport

Tulip Inn Amsterdam Airport is situated in a central spot at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport yet also lies directly next to the woods of the Amsterdamse Bos.

  • Location

    Piet Guilonardweg 3, Schiphol, NL, 1117 EE

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Air conditioning

NH Altona

The NH Hamburg Altona hotel is in the Altona district of the city. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, and the city center is an easy drive away.

  • Location

    Stresemannstr. 363-369, 22761 Hamburg

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

NH Collection City

A sophisticated, contemporary hotel on the quieter fringes of the historic St Pauli district, this hotel is perfectly situated for quick access to the Messehallen exhibition complex, the harbour and city centre.

  • Location

    Feldstr. 53-58,. 20357, Hamburg

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Room service
    • Bar/lounge

Park Inn Airport

The Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport Hotel is just 5 minutes from Kastrup Airport and less than 15 minutes from the city centre.

  • Location

    Engvej 171, 2300 København

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Air conditioning

Scandic Sluseholmen

Newly renovated and colourful hotel no more than 5 km from the centre of Copenhagen.

  • Location

    Molestien 11, 2450 København

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

First Kviberg Park

First Hotel Kviberg Park is a modern sports-oriented hotel located within Gothenburg's new multisport complex only 10 minutes from the city centre.

  • Location

    Krutvägen 2 415 28 Gothenburg

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Scandic Sjolyst

This hotel is located in a trendy area close to cafes, shops, restaurants and great outdoor spaces.

  • Location

    Sjølyst plass 5, 0212 Oslo

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant

Scandic Helsfyr

This hotel is located 40km from Oslo Gardermoen airport and 5 minutes’ walk from the airport bus and Helsfyr underground station, which quickly takes you to the centre of Oslo.

  • Location

    108 Strømsveien Gamle Oslo Oslo, 0663

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Fjordhotel

This family-run hotel is located 100 yards from Aurlandsfjord’s waterfront. It is within 3 minutes’ walk of the Nærøyfjord Ferry Terminal and Aurlandsvangen Bus Stop.

  • Location

    Klokkargarden 1, 5745

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Bergen - Augustin

Augustin Hotel enjoys a central location, close to Bergen's express boat terminal, with excellent shopping and all the city’s attractions right on its doorstep.

  • Location

    C. Sundts gate 22, 5004 Bergen

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

Thon Bristol

Thon Hotel Bristol in Bergen is conveniently located in Bergen city centre, 20km from Bergen’s Flesland Airport.

  • Location

    Torgalmenningen 11, 5014 Bergen

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant

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