The Scandinavian Heritage (Summer 2017)

About Copenhagen, Denmark


Highlights


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Copenhagen: See the Little Mermaid, Stock Exchange, the Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
  • Stockholm: Walk through the Old Town and see the cathedral and Royal Palace.
  • Helsinki: Visit the ‘Church in the Rock', Sibelius Monument and see the Finlandia Hall.
  • Kuopio: Ascend the viewing Tower for spectacular views.
  • Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto's Town Hall and visit the Cathedral. Visit the Santa Claus Village and receive an Arctic Circle certificate.
  • Sodankylä: Visit one of Lappland's oldest churches.
  • Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
  • Mosjoen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings
  • Hell: Tell all your friends you've been there!
  • Trondheim: See the Market Square with its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.
  • Lom: See the 12C Stave Church.
  • Oslo: See the impressive Akershus Castle and Royal Palace. Visit the controversial Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park.
  • Scenic Drives: Peer Gynt Valley, Rago National Park and Norwegian Fjordland.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Alta: Enjoy a fabulous barbecue dinner.
  • North Cape: Join an included experience to see something that doesn't happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the sun clings to the horizon. A unique experience accompanied by champagne and caviar to make it even more special.
  • Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
  • 28 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 9 three-course table d'hôte Dinners (D); 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Signature Evening (SE), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), and 2 Celebration Dinners (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
  • Copenhagen: With a Local Expert, witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries, furnishings and decor.
  • Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gold Room is covered by 25 million gilded mosaic tiles.
  • Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture, offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
  • Alta: At a working husky farm, meet the huskies and share in the challenges of competing in marathon Arctic dog sleigh races.
  • Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
  • Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and handcut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture.
  • Rovaniemi: With a Local Expert, visit the church and see Town Hall.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Stockholm: The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
  • Cruising: Enjoy the additional comfort of A-Class cabins on-board your overnight cruise from Stockhom to Helsinki.
  • Helsinki: Glo Hotel Art is a charming hotel, built around a century-old Art Nouveau castle. It is in the centre of Helsinki surrounded by the vivid Design District.
  • Mosjøen: The traditional Fru Haugans Hotel is in a picturesque location. It offers all the comforts of a modern hotel and is characterised by excellent personal service.
  • Geiranger: For a scenic location, you won't find better than the Union. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
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You will visit the following 4 places:

Norway

Norway

Norway is the westernmost, northernmost—and in fact the easternmost—of the three Scandinavian countries. Best known for the complex and deep fjords along its west coast which stretches from the North Sea near Denmark and Scotland into the Arctic Ocean and has borders with Finland, Sweden and the northwestern tip of Russia. Norway may have a clutch of attractive, cosmopolitan cities, appealing destinations in their own right, but where the country really shines is not in its urban culture, but rather in the low-key, amiable small-town feel that pervades throughout its settlements.

Finland

Finland

Finland - full of picturesque, natural beauty, unique cultural treasures and historic locations, is a sovereign state in Europe. It is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, and human development. There are many attractions in Finland which attracted millions of visitors. Outdoor activities range from Nordic skiing, golf, fishing, yachting, lake cruises, hiking, and kayaking, among many others. Bird-watching is popular for those fond of avifauna, however hunting is also popular. 

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe of thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, forests and mountains. It has the world's eighth-highest per capita income and ranks highly in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development. Sweden, the largest of the Scandinavian countries, boasts a long mercantile history that has made it one of the most culturally open and welcoming in Europe!

Denmark

Denmark

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The country consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which around 70 are inhabited. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate.  Denmark is also the birthplace of one of the world's most popular toys, Lego. There is no other better place in the world where one can buy Lego bricks than at the Legoland theme park in Billund. Top it off with a rich, well-preserved cultural heritage, and the Danes legendary sense of design and architecture, and you have one intriguing holiday destination.

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