Code:PSFScandinavia & Fjords 12 Days

During the exploration of the three capital cities of Scandinavia-Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm, enjoy the cosmopolitan urban lifestyle and uncover the Viking legacies. After exploring Norway's spectacular fjords, mountains and waterfalls, you'll have a chance to discover the glories of Helsinki, Finland.
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Day 1 | USA - Copenhagen, Denmark  

Board our flight bound via Helsinki for our entry point into Copenhagen.

Day 2 | Copenhagen  DH

Upon arrival at Helsinki, we take a connecting flight for Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. Upon arrival, we start a half day panoramic sightseeing tour. Our first stop is the symbol of the city - the Little Mermaid in Hans C. Andersen's fairy tale. Our tour also features the City Hall, the Agricultural Goddess Fountain, and a photo-stop at Amalienborg Palace. Highlight of the city tour is a visit to Rosenborg Castle*, where you will see the three famous silver lions guarding the royal throne.

Day 3 | Copenhagen - DFDS Scandinavia Cruise  B,D

Today's tour features two amazing castles: the Kronborg Castle* and the Frederiksborg Castle*. First we drive north through magnificent Danish countryside to Kronborg Castle, the setting chose by William Shakespeare for his famous play "Hamlet". After lunch, head to Hillerod to visit the Renaissance-style Frederiksborg Castle, which was built by the King Christian IV, and now is the national historical museum. Finally we board the luxurious ferry* at DFDS pier to Oslo. Enjoy a spectacular Scandinavian buffet dinner on board.

Day 4 | DFDS Scandinavia Cruise - Oslo, Norway - Geilo  B,DH

After a typical Scandinavian buffet breakfast, we disembark at Oslo. The city tour takes us to the Viking Ships Museum* for an orientation to the awesome technical skills the Vikings displayed in constructing their seafaring ships, and later to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, where granite and bronze sculptures portray joy and sorrow, life and death. Also, a scenic drive will give us a panoramic view of the city and the Oslofjord, including the Oslo City Hall, it is where the Nobel Peace Prize is given out every year. Some free time in the afternoon for leisure before traveling to Geilo, the ski resort for the Scandinavian. Enjoy our dinner at hotel.

Day 5 | Geilo - Hardangerfjord - Bergen  B

Drive along the valley of Hardangervidda and travel to Bergen, the gateway to the fjords of Norway. Our bus passes snow-capped mountains, tumbling waterfalls, tranquil lakes and lovely villages. After crossing the Hardangerfjord, we arrive in Bergen, Norway's second largest city and principal port on the west coast. Our first stop of city tour is the harbor-side outdoor Fish Market where you may sample the freshly seafood. Next we visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Bryggen, the historical Stave Church, and view the Norwegian traditional sod-roof houses.

Day 6 | Bergen - Voss - Flam - Scenic Train - Tunnel - Sognefjord - Sogndal - Skei  B,DH

Enjoy the picturesque Norwegian fjords from the train* and also from the ferry* today. Travel north, pass by the mountain resort of Voss, and then board the world's steepest scenic train at Flam. The journey to Myrdal takes you through a steep and narrow valley, with views of mighty waterfalls and mountain peaks. Get off the train, continue heading north along the Sognefjord, passing through World's longest tunnel and crossing fjord by ferry boat*. Dinner and overnight accommodation at Skei.

Day 7 | Skei - Briksdal (Briksdal Glacier) - Geirangerfjord Cruise - Geiranger  B,DH

After Scandinavian buffet breakfast at hotel, we proceed to Briksdal. After city orientation tour and lunch, a walking tour shows us the world famous Briksdal Glacier. Later in the afternoon, we cruise on the Geirangerfjord and enjoy the most beautiful views of fjord in Norway. After disembarkation at Geiranger, you may join an optional excursion to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba.

Optional Tour: Norway Mount Dalsnibba Excursion,

Day 8 | Geiranger - Eidsdalfjord - Lillehammer  B

We head inland today through Eidsdal. Enjoy wonderful views of the Eidsdalfjord. Along the way there is more spectacular scenery as we drive through the valley to the 1994 Winter Olympic Town of Lillehammer. Upon arrival, enjoy free time at leisure, perhaps strolling along the streets to explore the city.

Day 9 | Lillehammer - Karlstad, Sweden - Stockholm  B

Another scenic day: the rolling green pasture lands, dense forests, charming valleys, shimmering lakes, and towering mountains. We travel in our comfortable coach toward Karlstad, a lovely lake-side town of Sweden. A chance to browse in its enticing shops is given. Later we arrive in the largest city of Scandinavia, Stockholm. Very soon tourists understand that the beauty of this Swedish capital is due to its unique setting on 14 islands and to the care with which city authorities control urban development and preserve historical treasures.

Day 10 | Stockholm - Overnight Cruise on Baltic Sea - Helsinki, Finland  B,D

Our half-day tour of Stockholm gives us an in depth introduction to this perhaps the most beautiful of all Scandinavian capitals. The visit to Vasa Museum* takes us back in time to an era when Sweden was the dominant maritime power of Northern Europe; the Vasa Ship, raised from the bottom of the sea after more than 400 years, is a testament to that power. Next visit the stunning City Hall* and its fabulous golden mosaics. It is where the Nobel Prize Banquet is held after the ceremony. Board an overnight cruise ship to Helsinki, the beautiful city by the Baltic Sea. After a splendid Scandinavian buffet dinner, we'll have plenty of time to enjoy the many facilities on board: duty free shopping, cinema, sauna, etc.

Day 11 | Helsinki  B,DH

Upon early morning arrival at Helsinki, our sightseeing tour starts immediately featuring the imaginative monument to the Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius, Russian Uspenski Cathedral, Olympic Stadium, Senate Square, Lutheran Church, Market Square, Parliament Building, and the world famous Rock Church. After dinner, we check in to our hotel.

Optional Tour: Porvoo Old Town Excursion,

Day 12 | Helsinki - USA  B

Bid Scandinavia a fond farewell as we board our international flight back to the States. Or make the most of your vacation with an optional extension to the singular country, Russia.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show

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• Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares. For appropriate time zone of your gateway city, please call Peony Tours.

LAX (Apr-Oct) / SFO (Apr-May, Sep-Oct) ...............................$350

SFO (Jun-Aug) .....................................................................$450

Eastern Standard Time Zone .................................................$250

Central Standard Time Zone ..................................................$250

Mountain Standard Time Zone ...............................................$400

Pacific Standard Time Zone (except LAX, SFO) .....................$450

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  • Excellent bilingual (English & Chinese speaking) tour manager throughout the tour in Europe.

  • Superior first class hotel accommodations.

  • Scandinavian or buffet breakfast daily at hotel.

  • Dinners or lunches as specified in itinerary.

  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities.

  • Sightseeing programs as shown in tour itinerary.

  • Admission fees for sightseeing attractions as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:

    Copenhagen - Rosenborg Castle, Kronborg Castle, Frederiksborg Castle & Museum

    Oslo - Viking Shiops Museum

    Stockholm - Vasa Ship Museum, City Hall

  • Visit four major fjords and one glacier in Norway: Hardanger Fjord, Sogne Fjord, Geiranger Fjord, Eidsdal Fjord, Briksdal Glacier.

  • Various transportation used for your unforgettable trip!

    - See Norwegian fjords from train, from ferry, from cruise, and also from the mountain tops!

    - DFDS Scandinavian Cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo

    - Roundtrip Fjord Scenic Train from Flam to Myrdal

    - Fjord Cruise on Geiranger Fjord

    - Overnight Cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki

  • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers.

  • Group airport transfers at arrival (Copenhagen) and departure (Helsinki).

  • Group identification badge, luggage tag and document holder provided for your convenience and easy recognition.

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge.

When the day's sightseeing draws to an end, you expect to settle in amidst the comfort and luxury afforded by a deluxe hotel. After all, a good night's rest is essential to maximize the next day's experience. You can be confident that your accommodations with Peony Tours have all been hand-selected by management and have met our high standards for ensuring a convenient location, excellent service, quality assurance, and comfort.

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.

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CityTour NameDescriptionPrice
GeirangerNorway Mount Dalsnibba Excursion

Up to the summit of the snow-covered Dalsnibba Mountain, with photo stops to look out over the fjord and the World Heritage Area (Conduct only when weather permits. 50% discount will be offered if the summit is closed due to any nature elements. )

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Admission, Tips
Duration: 2 hours

HelsinkiPorvoo Old Town Excursion

Enjoy a half-day tour at Porvoo, the 2nd oldest town in Finland and the UNESCO world heritage site

Includes: Roundtrip transfers, Local guide, Tips 
Duration: 3 hours

$ From Code:PSF EXT1 Russia Extension 5 Days

After the Scandinavia 12 Days tour, it is strongly recommended that you extend your trip to Russia for 5 days, visiting the splendid city of St. Petersburg and the capital city....

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