Scandinavia: June 12-26, 2016 = $3173**

Scandinavia: Norway, Sweden, Denmark

June 3 – 17, 2016 – sold out

**June 12 – 26, 2016 = $3419. MRTA Member price, if booked by April 26, 2016, is $3173.*

June 17 – July 1, 2016 = $3419. MRTA Member price, if booked by April 26, 2016, is $3173.*

June 24 – July 8, 2016 = $3419. MRTA Member price, if booked by April 26, 2016, is $3173.*

 

Save on Air Fare! Save $300 per couple on Air Fare if you book by April 26, 2016!

 

 

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

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Add an extra day in Copenhagen!

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Add an extra day in Oslo!

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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.
  • You stay overnight in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Falun, Lillehammer, Flam, Bergen, and Geilo.
  • Guided sightseeing in the cities includes Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue.
  • You will visit Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park.
  • See Stockholm’s City Hall, where the annual Noble Prize banquet is held
  • Tour 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.
  • Visit Oslo’s Frogner Park, with Gustav Vigeland’s 200+ bronze and granite sculptures.
  • You’ll also visit Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home in Odense.
  • See the Uppsala cathedral, where several coronations of Swedish monarchs took place.
  • Tour the Torpo’s stave church, a wooden church erected in 1160; 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.
  • You’ll cruise on spectacular Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord, and Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • You’ll witness Vøringfoss, Norway’s mightiest waterfall with water thundering down a 475-feet sheer drop.
  • You’ll enjoy a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden; and much more.

 

  • We have also arranged some unique experiences for you. You’ll visit a Norwegian family 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.
  • Be sure you bring your camera because we have included another special experience…a drive through Norway’s beautiful landscapes to Stalheim, where you’ll witness a dazzling panoramic view over Nærøydal Canyon and enjoy coffee with a pastry.From the stunning scenery to the vibrant cities, this tour through Scandinavia will delight all of your senses!

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Day 1Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Day 2Copenhagen

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 Theater, 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 colorful amusement park. (B)

Day 3Copenhagen–Odense–Arhus

Drive across one of the world’s largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN’S HOME 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 town houses. [LF] A special dinner with wine awaits you this evening at a local restaurant to try out local specialties. (B,D)

Day 4Arhus–Gothenburg, Sweden

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. (B,D)

Day 5Gothenburg–Stockholm

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. (B)

Day 6Stockholm

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, and the 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. (B)

Day 7Stockholm–Uppsala–Falun

Arrive in Uppsala, seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, and visit its CATHEDRAL, where several coronations of Swedish monarchs took place. The cathedral dates back to the late 13th century and was built in French-Gothic style. Continue to Falun in Dalarna County, famous in the past for copper mining, for your overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 8Falun–Lillehammer, Norway

A scenic day! Drive through Värmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlöf’s Gösta Berlings 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. (B,D)

Day 9Lillehammer–Borgund–Flam

Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Before arriving in Flam, stop for pictures at Borgund’s stave church, famous for its beautiful exterior. Later, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flam train ride. (B,D)

Day 10Flam–Stalheim–Bergen

Embark at Flam for a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord. Land at Gudvangen and drive to Stalheim. Here, [LF] a dazzling panoramic view over Nærøydal Canyon and coffee with a pastry awaits you. Early afternoon arrival in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Scandinavian towns. On your orientation tour 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. (B)

Day 11Bergen–Geilo

[LF] 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 bridge before climbing up to Vøringfoss, Norway’s most celebrated and mightiest waterfall, and continue across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the ski resort of Geilo. (B,D)

Day 12Geilo–Torpo–Oslo

In Torpo, admire a STAVE CHURCH, symbol of Norwegian heritage. Continue along the scenic road between the Steinsfjord and the ice-blue Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo. (B)

Day 13Oslo

Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, 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 the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 14Oslo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Vacation 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 home

ARHUS
Visit Den Gamle By; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurant

FREDERIKSHAVN–GOTHENBURG
Ferry crossing

GOTHENBURG
Orientation drive

STOCKHOLM
Guided sightseeing, visit City Hall

GRIPSHOLM CASTLE
[LF] Guided visit

LILLEHAMMER
Guided walking tour of the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum

BORGUND
Take pictures of the stave church

SOGNEFJORD & NAERØYFJORD
Boat cruise

STALHEIM
[LF] Panoramic view, enjoy coffee and pastry

BERGEN
Orientation

HARDANGERFJORD
[LF] Enjoy apple cider at a local farm

TORPO
Visit a stave church

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

Headsets throughout the tour

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Meals

Full Scandinavian breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Copenhagen, a special dinner in Arhus, and a farewell dinner in Oslo

 

Hotels

Copenhagen

 

Radisson Blu Scandinavia

Superior First-Class

26-story Hotel situated 1 km from Tivoli Gardens & Central station.

Arhus

 

Scandic Aarhus City

Superior First-Class

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.

Gothenburg

 

Scandic Europa

First-Class

A modern, centrally located 456 room property offering Free Wi-Fi internet access, a Scandinavian inspired restaurant and bar and leisure facilities including an indoor pool with relaxtion area, sauna and gym.

Stockholm

 

Radisson Blu Waterfront

Superior First-Class

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

Karlstad

 

Clarion Hotel Plaza

First-Class

Clarion Hotel Plaza is a full-service hotel conveniently situated in the center of Karlstad. The hotel has 131 rooms and has a restaurant and a bar. The relaxation area includes a Jacuzzi and panorama sauna located on the top floor with a magnificent view of the roof ridges of Karlstad.

Lillehammer

 

Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel

First-Class

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

Flam

 

Fretheim

First-Class

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

Bergen

 

First Hotel Marin

First-Class

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 UNESCOs world-heritage list. Marin holds 152 well equipped rooms.

Geilo

 

Dr. Holms

First-Class

Renowned for its grandeur; somewhat of a landmark; a large property built of wood in the style of a traditional Swiss mountain hotel.

Oslo

Clarion Royal Christiania

This modern, sophisticated property is centrally located with excellent facilities including an indoor swimming pool, steam bath & sauna, an atrium restaurant and lobby bar. There is a tram stop directly outside the hotel, ideal for discovering the parks, museums and galleries of Scandinavia’s oldest capital city.

Prices based on double room occupancy. Air fare is additional.

Single room supplement:
$834

Triple room reduction per person:
$149

Extra nights per person in Copenhagen:
in single room $206, in twin $128, in triple $118

Extra nights per person in Oslo:
in single room $157, in twin $103, in triple $91

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