Viking Explorer

  • 12 Days

  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

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.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Porterage
Individual audio system
All airport and port taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

of 12 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 11th May 2018

Meals included: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

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.

At a glance

  • Amsterdam: City sightseeing, Canal Cruise & Diamond Centre visit.
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg: City sightseeing
  • Lübeck
  • Copenhagen: City sightseeing
  • Malmö: Turning Torso building.
  • Halmstad
  • Gothenburg
  • Oslo: City sightseeing
  • Hallingdal: Scenic drive
  • Borgund: Stave Church visit
  • Flåm: Scenic railway journey.
  • Sognefjord: Cruise
  • Bergen: City sightseeing

Day 1

UK - Amsterdam

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Amsterdam

See the highlights of canal-lined Amsterdam on an included sightseeing tour, with a chance to board a canal boat for a cruise on the city’s characteristic waterways, and admire the sparkling wares of the city’s diamond centre.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Amsterdam area - Bremen - Hamburg

Explore the north-western German city of Bremen, home to historical sculptures and major art galleries, such as the Übersee-Museum Bremen. Continue on to Hamburg, where you’ll spend the night in a four-star hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Hamburg - Puttgarden by Ferry - Rodby - Copenhagen

Explore Hamburg, home to the largest sea port in Europe. Take in sights such as the elaborate neo-renaissance town hall and the Church of St. Michael before visiting historical Lubeck, a 12th century gem boasting more than a thousand historical buildings and renowned for its brick Gothic architecture. Journey by ferry from Puttgarden to Rodby and continue on to Copenhagen.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Copenhagen

See the highlights of Copenhagen on a city sightseeing tour, taking in the central district's 18th-century architecture, the grand Christiansborg parliament building, the Renaissance Rosenborg Castle, with its museum of royal artefacts and popular garden, and more.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Copenhagen - Malmo - Gothenburg

See Oresund Bridge, made famous by the popular Danish TV drama, The Bridge. Arriving in compact Malmö, there's a chance to snap some shots of the Turning Torso. Made up of futuristic, high-rise housing, it's the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia. Arrive in the west coast city of Gothenburg.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Gothenburg - Oslo

Get your bearings in creative and laid-back Gothenburg, which lies on the Göta älv river. Discover the city’s Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards before continuing on to the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Oslo

Crowning the head of a vast fjord, Oslo is brimming with fine buildings, museums and monuments, conveniently centred around Karl Johan's Gate. Your local guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the city’s key attractions, such as Akershus Castle, a 14th-century fortress built to defend Oslo from Swedish invasion. You can also tick the City Hall, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace and Broadcasting House off your list. A guided walk through Frogner Park gives you chance to contemplate Gustav Vigeland's sculptures, which represent the various stages of life.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Oslo- Honefoss - Fla - Gol - Borgund - Flåm area

Set out on a scenic drive through the heart of the forest-clad Halingdal Valley, stopping for a breather in the municipality of Gol. When you get to Borgund, you'll visit the fairy-tale, wooden church, before heading towards scenic Flåm, where you'll spend the night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Flam area - Sognefjord - Voss - Bergen

Enjoy a spectacular rail journey from Flam to Myrdal and a Sognefjord cruise, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, where unforgettable panoramas unfold before you in an ever-changing vista of staggering beauty and you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the 'away-from-it-all' atmosphere. In the evening, head to Bergen and the Thon Bristol hotel (3*) for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Bergen

Known as the 'gateway to the Norwegian fjords' and the 'city of seven hills', charming Bergen was the birthplace of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg and the original capital of Norway. Bursting with history, culture and picture-postcard charm, it sits dotted amongst the steep, surrounding mountain slopes creating an amphitheatre effect around the harbour front. There are plenty of sights and optional activities including the brightly painted Hanseatic merchants' houses of Bryggen Wharf, an open-air museum and a funicular railway to the summit of Mount Fløyen, whose peaks provide spellbinding views over the city and the surrounding seascape.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Bergen - UK

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Amsterdam area: NH Schiphol
  • Hamburg: NH Altona
  • Copenhagen: Quality Dan
  • Gothenburg: First Hotel Kviberg Park
  • Oslo: Scandic Solli or Comfort Borsparken
  • Flam area: Stalheim Hotel at Stalheim
  • Bergen: Thon Bristol 

Notes

Tour hotels will be as stated or an altertnative of a similar standard.

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