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August 21, 2023 - September 1, 2023

Tour Itinerary 

Scandinavian Delights Tour

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Sweden

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Late Summer Tour

Tour Pricing

Single occupancy:  $4,357.00
Double occupancy per person:  $3,587.00
Triple occupancy per person:  $3,457.00

Delights

Tour Highlights

- Copenhagen Tours & Dining

- Malmö, Lund, & Växjö

- Växjö, Kosta-Boda, Eksjö

- Gränna, Rökstenen, Mantorp, & Bergs Slussar

- Stockholm, Uppsala, & Avesta

- Rättvik, Nusnäs, Mora, & Karlstad

- Oslo, Gol, Vøringsfossen

- Bergen & "Norway in a Nutshell Tour"

AND MORE!!!

This is an escorted tour with an fantastic tour guide

August 21st - September 1st, 2023

Day 1 - MONDAY,  AUGUST 21

Departure- Copenhagen, Denmark

Meals Included: Dinner on Flight

Today we depart on our overnight Trans-Atlantic flight from Chicago to Copenhagen, Denmark. 


Day 2 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

Arrival in Copenhagen

Meals Included: Breakfast on flight and Dinner

After we arrive midday, we will have a guided tour of "Wonderful Copenhagen." This will include the beautiful "Little Mermaid" statue on the bay by the water. On this tour we will also see Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Queen Margarethe, residence and much more.

 

Copenhagen is an amazing city! After dinner we will stay overnight in Copenhagen at Hotel Absalon. Free time to visit Tivoli Gardens and amusement park. 

Day 3 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
Copenhagen - Malmö, Sweden - Lund - Växjö

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


When we leave Copenhagen we will cross over the remarkable Öresund Bridge to Malmö where we enter the “Kingdom of Sweden”.

 

Thought to have been founded around 1275, Malmö was an important part of the Hanseatic League, was home to one of the world’s largest shipyards and until the 1970’s was an industrial leader.  We will spend some time in the Stortorget and Lilla Torget area taking in the half-timbered buildings and open markets.

 

We then travel to the city of Lund, where more half-timbered buildings from the 16th century blend seamlessly into the modern landscape. We will visit 12th-century Lund Cathedral with its amazing Astronomical Clock from around the year 1424 A.D..

 

We continue to Växjö to visit the extensive museum at the Emigrant Institute(Utvandrarnas Hus). Between 1840 and 1930 about 1.3 million Swedes emigrated to America and one out of twenty-five Americans living today have Swedish ancestors. Dinner and overnight in Växjö at Hotel Cardinal.

Day 4 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
Växjö - Kosta Boda, Målerås - Eksjö - Jönköping

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


This morning we drive through the forests of Småland to the world renowned “Crystal Kingdom”. We'll enjoy visiting and shopping at the 279 year old crystal factory of Kosta-Boda in the village of Kosta. Then continue on to the famous Målerås Glassworks factory famous for Mats Jonasson etched glass. From Målerås we drive north, still in the province of Småland, to Eksjö for a walking tour in the charming town center from the 16th and 17th Centuries, relatively unchanged since that time period. Late afternoon we will continue to Jönköping on the southern tip of Lake Vättern where we will enjoy dinner and overnight at Hotel Victoria

Day 5 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Jönköping - Gränna -  Mantorp - Berg Locks (Göta Kanal) - and Stockholm

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


In the morning as we drive along the eastern shoreline of Lake Vättern (Sweden’s second largest lake) we will make a stop at the town of Gränna, the polkagris (peppermint candy) capital of Sweden.

 

We will watch the candy being made and will be able to buy from the factory-direct shop at Franssons' Polkagris Fabrik. We will make a stop at the Röksten(Rökstenen) rune stone(from the Viking Age) along the way to Mantorp.

 

In Mantorp we will visit the Mantorps Glasbruk for a demonstration of glassblowing by their Master Glassblower. This is where the famous crystal Blue Birds of Happiness are made as well as other objects such as crystal dala horses and crystal decorative blocks.

 

At the village of Berg near Vreta Koster, we will stop at the Berg Locks on the Göta Canal to watch the boats navigate the locks on this the largest set of locks along the Canal.

 

We continue on to Stockholm the capital city of Sweden. Dinner and overnight in Stockholm at Hotel Tapto.

Gamla Stan (Old Town) Street

Day 6 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

Stockholm

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Today will be a full day in Stockholm beginning with a guided tour of this beautiful city, also known as "Venice of the North".

 

We will tour the impressive City Hall(Stadshuset), the famous Wasa Ship Museum(Vasamuseet) and observe the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace.

 

The afternoon will be free to explore the narrow streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) or to pay a visit to some of the many museums or shop in the famous department stores of NK or Åhlens.

 

Transportation included to visit Skansen Outdoor Museum on your own. Skansen is also known as "Sweden in a Nutshell". Dinner and overnight in Stockholm again at Hotel Tapto.

Day 7 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Stockholm - Uppsala - Sundborn - Rättvik 

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

We head north into the province of Uppland to the university town of Uppsala to tour the inspiring Uppsala Cathedral. Construction of the cathedral began in the thirteenth century, took more than a century to complete and is the largest cathedral in Sweden.

 

We continue to the tradition-rich province of Dalarna, stopping at Avesta to see the world’s largest Dala Horse, weighing in at 67 tons. In the small village of Sundborn outside of Falun, we will visit the home and studio of beloved artists Carl & Karin Larsson as well as the Sundborn Church.

 

We will pay a visit to the Sundborn Hembygdsgård before continuing on to Rättvik for dinner and overnight at Hotel Stiftsgården.

Day 8 - MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Rättvik - Nusnäs - Mora, - Karlstad

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Our first stop of the day will be at the Rättvik Church for a visit in the Church and to see the old horse stable log buildings from the 1700's. Farther up the road at Nusnäs we will witness the genuine Dala horses being made and hand-painted by local craftspeople. We take the short jaunt into  Mora to tour Zorngården, the fantastic home of world-renowned artist Anders Zorn. We continue through the forests of the provinces of Dalarna and Värmland to Karlstad on the shores of Lake Vänern(Europe's third largest lake). On the way to Karlstad, we will stop to see the fantastic Iron Crosses at Ekshärad Church. Dinner and overnight in Karlstad at Hotel Bilan. One  point of interest on your own would be to stroll over to the 18th Century stone bridge still being used today.

Day 9 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

Karlstad - Oslo

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning we depart Karlstad and drive west towards the Kingdom of Norway and over the border to Oslo, the capital city of Norway.

 

Upon arrival we will enjoy a delightful guided tour of this 1000 - year old city. Some of the sights we will see include the Kon Tiki Museum, the Viking Ship Museum, The Vigeland statues in Frogner Park and more.

 

Enjoy some relaxing and reflection time in the late afternoon and evening after dinner. Dinner and overnight in Oslo at Hotel Bastion.

Day 10 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
Oslo - Bergen

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner 

Depart Early morning on the Oslo to Bergen mountain train, through the valleys, into the mountains, over the high plateau, then down into the West Coast City of Bergen. All in all about a 7 hour train ride taking in fantastic scenery along the way.  Mid afternoon arrival in Bergen.  We will enjoy a guided tour of this charming city of Bergen, which includes the Hanseatic League Quarter, Bryggen (The Warehouse District), the Fish Markets. Dinner and overnight in Bergen at Hotel Terminus.

Day 11 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

Bergen - "Norway in a Nutshell Fjord Tour - Bergen

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner.

 

This morning we depart on the world famous "Norway In A Nutshell" tour, taking the train to Myrdal where we will board the Flåm mountain train. This train descends 2,900 feet in 12 short miles through breathtaking scenery to the fjord village of Flåm. In Flåm, board the fjord boat to cruise the Aurlandsfjord and the narrowest of fjords, the Nærøyfjord to the village of Gudvangen.

 

Time to shop and have coffee here before continuing on by bus to the village of Voss where we will visit the memorial to the famous Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne. Rockne was born in Voss and emigrated to America with his family when he was five years old. We will enjoy a dinner at the Voss Hotel before we continue by train back to Bergen for overnight at Hotel Terminus.
 

Time to pack for your return to the United States or if everything is ready to go, enjoy some free time

Free time in the evening. You may want to ride the famous Funicular up the mountain side to enjoy the panoramic view of the city.

 

Dinner at our hotel in Bergen this evening and overnight again at Hotel Terminus.

Day 12 - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Bergen 

Meals Included: Breakfast and (lunch and dinner on flights)

 

Transfer by bus to Bergen’s Flesland Airport for the return flight to The U.S.A.. 

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