A Scandinavian Journey 2021

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : July - September
Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
End: Oslo, Norway

A Scandinavian Journey: 2 nts Copenhagen, 1 nt Snekkersten, 2 nts Gothenburg, 1 nt Karlstad, 1 nt Oslo

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

From the castles of Denmark to the picturesque islands of Sweden and the history of Norway’s capital, this summertime Scandinavian journey ticks off all that’s unique about the Nordics. Combining breathtaking scenery with insightful local experiences, memorable accommodations and fascinating legends, there’s no better way to get under the skin of this lesser-travelled corner of Europe.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / UP TO 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Enjoy a scenic cruise along the famous Göta Canal in Sweden
– Immerse yourself in Denmark’s rich history during a visit to Frederiksborg Castle and palatial gardens
– Explore the picturesque Swedish island of Marstrand

Pick Up Location & TIme

Absalon Hotel (Copenhagen)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

Clarion Collection Folketeateret (Oslo)
(Google Map)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Gothenburg city tour boat trip on a Paddan boat
  • Scenic boat trip along the Gota Canal
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including:Roskilde Cathedral, the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Frederiksborg Castle, Malmohus Castle, Lund Cathedral, the Volvo Museum, the Oslo Viking Ship Museum

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Copenhagen

Our incredible journey will begin in the Nordic capital of Copenhagen – where we’ll meet our Tour Leader and fellow travel companions. After settling into our hand-picked hotel, we’ll enjoy a sumptuous welcome dinner together. Here’s to the exciting adventure ahead! (D)

Accommodation: Absalon Hotel (or similar)

Day 2Copenhagen – Malmö – Copenhagen

After breakfast, we’ll bid farewell to Denmark for the day and move on to Malmö in Sweden – crossing the famous Øresund Bridge along the way. When we get there, we’ll step inside Malmöhus Castle – where we’ll experience 1,000 years of fascinating history, from the Viking Age to the 20th-century. After an insightful morning, we’ll make tracks to Lund – where we’ll pay a visit to the city’s majestic Romanesque Cathedral. After admiring the Cathedral interior and astrological clock – dating back to the 1400’s – we’ll enjoy some free time to wander the city at our leisure. Back in Copenhagen this evening, we’ll have plenty of free time to spend enjoy the city’s gastronomic delights or relaxing at the hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Absalon Hotel (or similar)

Day 3Copenhagen – Roskilde – Snekkersten

After breakfast, we’ll wave goodbye to cosmopolitan Copenhagen and hit the road to Roskilde –where we’ll dive straight into proceedings with a visit to the medieval Cathedral. This incredible site is the final resting place of Viking kings Harald Bluetooth and his son Sweyn Forkbeard, not to mention dozens of former Danish kings and queens. Following our visit, we’ll move on to Hillerød – where we’ll be treated to a guided tour of Frederiksborg Castle. Then: we’ll make a short pit stop at Fredensborg Palace – the summer residence of the Danish royal family – on our way to Snekkersten. After a history-filled day, we’ll have this evening to spend at our leisure at the hotel or seeking out a local restaurant in the quaint fishing village. (B)

Accommodation: Cornwell Borupgaard (or similar)

Day 4Snekkersten – Gothenburg 

After breakfast we’ll continue north through the picturesque Swedish countryside to Gothenburg: the country’s second largest city. Along the way we’ll have the opportunity to snap a few pictures of the imposing Kronborg Castle – home to the famed Danish prince, Hamlet. Later on this afternoon, we’ll take to the water for a nautical city tour aboard a Paddan boat – weaving under no fewer than 20 bridges as we take in the old moat and 17th-century canals. And this evening? We’ll regroup at our accommodation in Gothenburg and savour a delicious meal together. (B,D)

Accommodation: TBC (or similar)

Day 5Gothenburg – Marstrand – Gothenburg

On the agenda today, we’ll make our way to the small township of Koön – where we’ll board a ferry for the short ride to the picturesque island of Marstrand. After getting our bearings around this car-free island, we’ll have some free time to hunt down some excellent seafood at a local restaurant, enjoy a coffee and pastries at Bergs bakery (a Marstrand institution) or perhaps pay a visit to the impressive Carlsten fortress. This afternoon, we’ll travel back to the mainland and spend the rest of the evening exploring Gothenburg at our leisure. (B)

Accommodation: TBC (or similar)

Day 6Gothenburg – Töreboda – Karlstad

This morning it’s back on the road, as we set our sights on the town of Töreboda. Here, we’ll climb aboard a small passenger ferry for an unforgettable journey along the Göta Canal – a beautifully scenic waterway built in the early 1800’s. Along the way, we’ll stop at Lyrestad, where we’ll have time to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant of our choosing. After cruising by countless ancient trees, rolling fields, traditional houses and country landscapes, we’ll board the mini-coach once more and make our way to Karlstad. This evening, we’ll enjoy some free time to enjoy Karlstad’s local hospitality or put our feet up at the hotel. (B)

Accommodation: TBC (or similar)

Day 7Karlstad – Oslo

Today, we’ll set a course for our final destination: the Norwegian capital, Oslo. But the tour’s not over yet – when we get there, we’ll meet a local guide who’ll show us the likes of the unique City Hall, Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace and the Opera House on a city tour. We’ll even have time to visit the Viking Ship Museum, where five original 11th-century ships will provide a unique insight into this fascinating era of history. This evening, we’ll come to together and enjoy one final meal together. What a wonderful way to celebrate this incredible journey! (B, D)

Accommodation: TBC (or similar)

 

Day 8Oslo

After breakfast this morning, we’ll say our goodbyes and go our separate ways. (B)

Dates and Prices: 2022
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: May 15 $5,219 $6,359
2022: June 12 $5,219 $6,359
2022: July 10 $5,319 $6,489
2022: August 14 $5,219 $6,359
2022: September 11 $5,219 $6,359

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departure.

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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