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Scandinavia by Rail - October 2017
Modern cities, historic Nordic charm, breathtaking scenery, fabulous train journeys - Scandinavia has it all.
20 Day European tour.   By popular demand we repeat this tour, which filled very quickly in 2016!
With a 7-Day Iceland Add-On Tour Option: Enjoy Iceland’s magical scenery ›
No ‘Solo Traveller’ Supplement ›

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October 2017
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Copenhagen[D]

Day 1, Friday, Oct 6th  

Arrive today in Copenhagen and rest from your flight. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. [D]

Copenhagen [B]

Day 2, Saturday, Oct 7th  

Discover “beautiful, beautiful” Copenhagen from both land and water on this morning’s city sightseeing tour. This afternoon why not take a canal cruise and discover Copenhagen from this unique perspective, and visit the Little Mermaid.

Copenhagen [B]

Day 3, Sunday, Oct 8th  

A free day to visit more of Copenhagen’s museums and palaces, or visit the world famous Tivoli Gardens. Why not stay on to dine at one of its many themed restaurants.

Stockholm [B] [D]

Day 4, Monday, Oct 9th  

Our luggage is taken on ahead as we join our Swedish high speed X2 tilt train, commencing our love affair with the great trains of Europe, departing Denmark across “The Bridge” - made famous in the eponymous Nordic noir thriller TV series. We break the journey in the historic University and cathedral town of Lund, then continue to Stockholm.

Stockholm [B]

Day 5, Tuesday, Oct 10th  ^ Top ^

On this morning’s sightseeing tour we discover Sweden’s capital where “modernity meets tranquility”, the home of IKEA, Volvo and Abba. Founded in the Stone Age, Stockholm is spread across 14 islands. A highlight will be the City Hall, where the Nobel Prize awards ceremonies take place.

Stockholm [B]

Day 6, Wednesday, Oct 11th  

A visit this morning to the Vasa Ship Museum, then free time to visit the many nearby museums.

To Oslo [B][D]

Day 7, Thursday, Oct 12th  

On an Intercity train today, we cross the border to Norway and her capital Oslo, where our luggage awaits our arrival.

Oslo [B]

Day 8, Friday, Oct 13th  

Our morning city sightseeing includes the Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, and the Royal Palace. In the afternoon why not visit the National Gallery and see Edward Munch’s famous painting ‘The Scream’?

Oslo [B]

Day 9, Saturday, Oct 14th  

A free day for sightseeing - Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Viking Museum, the Kon Tiki Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump (for magnificent views of the city)?

To Flam [B] [D]

Day 10, Sunday, Oct 15th  ^ Top ^

Today’s train journey across Europe’s highest mountain plateau, and down the steep descent into the village of Flam is repeatedly voted “the world’s best train ride”. Tiny Flam, nestled on the water’s edge is our home for 2 nights.

Flam [B]

Day 11, Monday, Oct 16th  

This morning’s exploration around Flam includes an ascent to the Stegastein Lookout for breathtaking views down to the water 2,000 feet below. After lunch take one of the many local walking trails for sweeping fjord views.

To Bergen [B] [D]

Day 12, Tuesday, Oct 17th  

Down the fjord today, enjoying more spectacular scenery to join the Bergen railway into Norway’s second city. There will be time this afternoon to get to to know this city, before dinner in Bergen’s oldest restaurant in the historic waterfront area.

Bergen [B]

Day 13, Wednesday, Oct 18th  

We commence our sightseeing tour of Bergen with a furnicular ride to the top of Floyen, one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen. The views across the city and harbour are stunning. Back at the bottom we walk among the old wooden houses along Bryggen - the historic wharf area now included on UNESCO’s world heritage list.

Bergen [B]

Day 14, Thursday, Oct 19th  

Bergen was the home of Norway's greatest composer Edward Grieg, and this morning's sightseeing focuses on his life and work. A free afternoon.

Bergenn-Coastal Cruiser [B] [D]

Day 15, Friday, Oct 20th  ^ Top ^

A free morning to enjoy the waterfront or climb some more of Bergen’s 7 mountains, before our afternoon transfer to board our coastal ferry for the 2 day journey along the coast and through the fjords of Norway’s West Coast.

Coastal Cruiser [B] [L] [D]

Day 16, Saturday, Oct 21st  

Enjoy the views of the fjords from your cabin or from the deck of our ferry. This is not just a tourist ferry, but the regular supply ship serving the coastal communities all the way up Norway’s West Coast.

Trondheimr [B] [D]

Day 17, Sunday, Oct 22nd  

Arrive today in Trondheim and settle into our overnight hotel. Our sightseeing of this historic city - a former capital of Norway - includes the 17th century Kristiansten Fortress and the Old Town.

Bodo [B]

Day 18, Monday, Oct 23rd  

Our final and most Northerly train journey today - the Nordland, beyond the Arctic Circle - with sweeping coastal views to Bodo. In the Tour Director’s humble opinion, this is one of the great rail journeys of the world. Given the local terrain, we travel today with pour luggage.

Bodo [B] [D]

Day 19, Tuesday, Oct 24th  

Our final day in Norway: explore this coastal town with a tragic World War II history, do your last minute souvenir hunting and take one last sundowner on the waterfront before our Farewell Dinner.

Farewell [B]

Day 20, Wednesday, Oct 25th  ^ Top ^

Fly today to Copenhagen, where our tour ends on arrival. Or you may choose to join us for a fascinating 7 day Add-on tour of Iceland.

Escorted Tour costs:  

By OANDA.com, The Currency Site

$AUD 12,950 per person Twin Share.
Land Content only (i.e. join in Copenhagen and leave in Copenhagen).

“AnyDay departure” tour cost - 25% discount applies:  

By OANDA.com, The Currency Site

$AUD 9,712 per person Twin Share.
Land Content only (i.e. join in Copenhagen and leave in Copenhagen).

Single Room supplement $AUD 2000.

Enquire about our competitive air fares.

What’s included?^ Top ^  

  • First Class rail travel in reserved seats
  • 4 star city centre boutique hotels
  • 3 & 4 star hotels in villages and country towns
  • 7 dinners (Escorted tours only)
  • Full luggage handling (Escorted tours only)
  • Full time Historian/Tour Leader who is the Tour Company Principal (Escorted tours only)

The TOUR COST does NOT include:

  • Hotel incidentals (eg. Mini-bars, telephone calls, laundry), airport and departure taxes, local transport in any city,
  • optional excursions listed or meals other than breakfast and the one restaurant dinner in each city - the first night in each new city, except Bodo where it takes the form of a farewell dinner. On other nights, the Tour Leaders are available to accompany group members to local, authentic restaurants.

Note:

Given the special nature of the Scandinavian landscape and transport timetables, on this tour we are forced to break with our standard practice of having 3 nights minimum at every stop.

Northern Lights Spotting:

Sightings of the Northern Lights cannot be guaranteed. While October is very early in the Northern Lights spotting season, on our 2016 tours we had sightings in September and October.

Iceland 7-Day Add-On Tour  

Enjoy Iceland’s magical scenery - waterfalls, lagoons, geysers, volcanoes, glaciers - on this late autumn visit, with enhanced likelihood of a Northern Lights viewing. Flights from Norway on Day 20 of the Scandinavia by Rail Tour, and on to London at the end of the Iceland Add-On are included.

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

Day 2: Day tour to Golden Circle

Day 3: Day tour to South Coast

Day 4: Day tour to Reykjanes and Blue Laggon

Day 5: Day tour to Snæfellsnes

Day 6: Free Day in Reykjavik

Day 7: Departure from Reykjavik

Add-on Tour cost:  

By OANDA.com, The Currency Site

$AUD 4,900 per person Twin Share. $800 single supplement.

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