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ESSENTIAL SCANDINAVIA

LUXURY TOUR – 10 DAYS

 

Visit all the Scandinavian capitals with side trips to Bergen and the Fjords. Start in Stockholm. Fly to Bergen with a visit to Flåm and magnificent Sognefjorden, before flying to Norway’s capital Oslo. Cruise onwards to Copenhagen.

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  • Limited to 16 guests.
  • From $6,495. Prices are based on double occupancy.
  • Single supplement: $999.

May 22-31, 2022

September 11-20, 2022

Day 1: Arrive in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Arrive in Stockholm where you’ll be met at the airport and whisked away with high speed rail to the hotel in 20 minutes.
  • On your way to the welcome dinner, explore the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town and stop by the brick Gothic cathedral dubbed Storkyrkan (Great Church), containing oldest known image of Stockholm.
  • The welcome dinner is traditional and will be served at Stockholms Gästabud
  • Sheraton Stockholm Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Stockholm – Customizable day

  • After breakfast, take a cruise on Lake Mälaren to the wonderful Drottningholm Palace, the Swedish Royal Family’s summer residence. After a guided tour, have lunch before taking the boat back to Stockholm.
  • In the afternoon, get a tour of the probably the most famous sight in Stockholm, the Vasa Museum, which displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.
  • End the afternoon at the historical Skansen, a very unique open-air Swedish history museum, with buildings, people in costume & a zoo with Nordic animals.
  • Enjoy dinner at the Restaurant Krypin restaurant. 
  • Sheraton Stockholm Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3: Stockholm 

  • Start with a guided tour of Stockholm City Hall, waterside government offices completed in 1923 & made from red brick with a lantern-topped tower.

    Visit The Royal Palace where you’ll see the changing of the guards and visit the Royal Apartments and the Treasury followed by lunch.

  • The afternoon, is free to do some shopping and explore Stockholm on your own.

  • Sheraton Stockholm Hotel 5*
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Dinner at Zum Franziskaner

Day 4: Stockholm to Bergen

  • Today you’ll depart Stockholm, taking the high speed airport train before flying to Bergen a little after noon.
  • After arriving in Bergen, you’ll start exploring immediately.
  • Tour the famous Bryggen and Bergenhus Fortress. After a quick stop at your hotel, take the Fløien funicular to the top where you’ll dine with spectacular views of Bergen.
  • Hotel Norge by Scandic 4*
  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Dinner at Fløien Folkerestaurant

Day 5: Bergen and the Fjords

  • After an early breakfast, you’ll take a breathtaking drive through the Norwegian Fjord landscape. You’ll stop at a few of the dozens of waterfalls you pass, such as Tvinnefossen.
  • In Gudvangen, you’ll board one of the ultramodern hybrid electric vessels that will take you through the spectacular UNESCO-listed Fjords of Norway.
  • Arriving into Flåm, you’ll take a ride to Stegastein lookout before ending the day with a ride on the legendary Flåm Railway, one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world.
  • You’ll change trains at the end of the line and hop on the Inter City Express train bound for Oslo.
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy 4* or Hotel Continental 5*

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Dinner on the train.

Day 6: Oslo 

  • Take the Holmenkollen light rail and visit the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the Ski Museum.
  • Enjoy lunch with a view and take the train back to the city where you’ll walk among the statues of Vigeland Park, see the Royal Palace, National Theatre.
  • Finish the day at the brand new Munch Museum.
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy 4* or Hotel Continental 5*

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch. Dinner at Lofoten Fiskerestaurant.

Day 7: Oslo and cruise to Copenhagen

  • Take the boat to Bygdøy where you’ll visit the Norwegian Folk Museum, the Viking Museum, the Kon Tiki, Fram, and Maritime Museum.
  • Enjoy a ferry ride back in the afternoon and board a ship to Copenhagen where you’re booked in Commodore Class.
  • DFDS Seaways, Commodore Class
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Dinner aboard the ship.

Day 8: Copenhagen

  • The ship arrives in Copenhagen at 9:30 AM and you’ll start the day with a visit to The Little Mermaid, Kastellet and the Marble Church before a traditional Smørrebrød lunch is served at the traditional Harbor Nyhavn.
  • After, you’ll get a guided tour of Rosenborg Castle, where you get to see the Danish Crown Jewels.
  • Scandic Copenhagen or Scandic Kødbyen 4*
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Dinner at Rio Bravo.

Day 9: Copenhagen 

  • Follow in Shakespeare’s footsteps and take the train to Elsinor where you’ll visit the haunted castle from Hamlet, better known as Kronborg Castle.
  • After, you’ll visit the Maritime Museum of Denmark.
  • On your way back to Copenhagen, visit the world’s oldest amusement park Skansen.
  • In the evening you’ll head to legendary Tivoli where you’ll also enjoy dinner.
  • Scandic Copenhagen or Scandic Kødbyen 4*
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Dinner at Grøften, Tivoli.

Day 10: Copenhagen

  • After breakfast, visit Christianborg where you’ll visit the castle, the ruins under the castle, the Royal Stables, and the Royal Kitchen.
  • End your Scandinavian journey with a farewell lunch.

 

* Restaurants and Hotels are subject to change to equal or better

THE RUDY MAXA DIFFERENCE

When you let The Original Savvy Traveler arrange your trip through Europe, you are guaranteed peace of mind. Rudy Maxa’s team provides personal service and assistance from booking all the way through your journey.

What’s included in your Luxury Tour:

 

  • Welcome package with luggage tags, tour information, and a personal gift from Rudy Maxa.
  • An exclusive experience with a small group (maximum of 16 guests.)
  • Rudy Maxa’s expert team lead by his Group Director will make your trip seamless, and magical. In addition to the team traveling with you, known and approved local guides with extensive knowledge will be show guests around.
  • The freedom to choose between multiple excursions and programs.
  • All tours, admissions, and entertainment.
  • Airport arrival meet and greet with transportation to the first host hotel.
  • Upscale, handpicked hotels inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s team.
  • All meals, including an upscale restaurant every night inspected and approved by Rudy Maxa’s team.
  • Luggage Butler Service: leave your bags in your hotel room in the morning and find them waiting in your room at your next hotel.
  • Transportation between cities in smaller luxury vehicles, high speed trains, or by air.
  • All gratuities.