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12 Days Featuring:
Helsinki, Stockholm, Karlstad, Sanderstoelen, Flaam, Lofthus, Oslo

Included Features

Included Features
Round trip air transportation
Fully escorted by an English speaking tour director throughout
Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms  with private bath
Continental breakfast and dinner daily
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
Entrance fees for all included features
Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver except as noted below.
Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier allowance

Not included:
  Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
  Items of a personal nature such as passport fees
  Tips to tour escort and driver
  Beverages with dinner
  Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
  Airport taxes, fees, fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th security charges
  Travel insurance
   Visas, etc.

Stockholm
Stockholm

DAY 1 / DEPART
Depart USA.

DAY 2/ HELSINKI
Upon arrival in Helsinki, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

DAY 3/ HELSINKI / FERRY
This morning, see the Neo-Classical Senate Square with Engel's Cathedral and its domes soaring above, Market Square with its colorful open-air market, and Temppeliaukio Rock Church, which is carved out of solid rock and topped with a copper dome. This afternoon is free to explore on your own or for shopping. Late afternoon transfer to the pier to board the ship bound for Stockholm.

DAY 4/ STOCKHOLM
This morning, tour Sweden's capital, situated on fourteen islands. Visit the famous City Hall, stroll through the Old Town with its cobblestone streets and medieval buildings and the 13th Century Cathedral and walk past the Royal Palace and the Stock Exchange before going to the Southern Island to enjoy a splendid view over the city and the harbor.

DAY 5/ STOCKHOLM
Today, travel through the suburbs of Stockholm along the shores of Lake Malaren to the Royal Palace of Drottningholm, the present residence of the Royal Family. See the well-known Skansen Open-Air Museum, depicting life in different parts of Sweden throughout the centuries.

DAY 6/ STOCKHOLM / KARLSTAD
Travel along the shores of Lake Malaren to the picturesque old town of Mariefred, dominated by the hill-top 17th century church. In the old town below, wooden houses line narrow lanes down to the lake. Enroute, visit the old and historic Gripsholm Castle. Continue along the shores of Lake Vaenern, Sweden's largest lake, to Karlstad.

DAY 7/ KARLSTAD/ SANDERSTOELEN
Today, cross the Swedish-Norwegian border to the old town of Kongsvinger with its ancient fortress. Proceed to Eidsvoll, on the south end of Lake Mjoesa, where the Norwegian constitution was framed in 1814 marking emancipation from Danish rule. Continue along the shores of Lake Mjoesa, Norway's largest lake, to the town of Gjoevik and past the village of Dokka. Finally, continue through the countryside to the resort center of Sanderstoelen.

DAY 8/ SANDERSTOELEN / FLAAM / LOFTHUS
Drive to Gol to board the famous railway to the tiny fjord village of Flaam. Sail by modern fjordferry to the Aurlands and Naeroy Fjords passing cascading waterfalls, isolated hamlets, and steep mountain sides. Disembark at Gudvangen and drive through the Naeroydal Valley. Ascend the hairpin-curves of Stalheim Canyon Road passing Tvindefossen Waterfall to the resort town of Voss. Continue past the Skjervefossen Waterfall and the village of Granvin to Bruravik. Sail by ferry across the Eid fjord to Brimnes then travel via Kinsarvik to the fjord village of Lofhus, located on the eastern shore of the Sor Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord.

DAY 9/ LOFTHUS
Today we will take a spectacular drive along the shore of the Hardangerfjord to Bergen, Norway's second largest city. Sightseeing will include the medieval Viking hall and other ancient wooden buildings on the waterfront known as the Bryggen

DAY 10/ LOFTHUS / OSLO
Leave Lofthus in the morning. Drive to see the Latefoss Waterfall tumbling down the mountainside in a double avalanche and gently spraying the road. Continue to Heddal to visit the 12th century Stave Church, Norway's largest, before proceeding along the Oslo Fjord to Oslo, Norway's capital.

DAY 11/ OSLO
Tour Oslo, the oldest capital of the north and Norway¹s most important maritime city. Visit the preserved Viking Long Ships, Frogner Park with 150 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, and the Kon Tiki Raft. This afternoon is free for exploring on your own or for last minute shopping. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.

DAY 12/ OSLO / USA
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home, bringing with you treasured memories of your fantastic tour.

WELCOME HOME!

 

Prices available upon request

New York Departure and
departures available from your home town!

Single Supplement Available

Special Notes:
1. All prices are per person double occupancy and are based upon rates currently in effect
and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.
7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.

Departure Dates

2014
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