TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Reception. Transfer to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
Copenhagen - Odense - Aarhus.-
Distance: 315 km
Scenery: Pleasant hills in southern Denmark.
At 07.30 h. we start out on a comprehensive tour of the Danish capital; the largest of the Scandinavian cities is a city of contrasts: its popular “Tivoli”; Christianborg Palace; the terraces of Nyhavn, and the mermaid… The visit ends at about 10:30 h.
11:30 h.- Copenhagen –Departure-. We will travel to the Jutland Peninsula, passing through pretty landscapes with hills and crossing the 20 km long bridge that connect Jutland to the island on which Copenhagen stands.
14.00 h.- Odense- Arrival. Free time to explore and have lunch in this pleasent city where you can visit its gothic cathedral and the house of Andersen.
16.00 h.- Odense. Departure.
18.15 h.- Aarhus –Arrival-. Free time. We recommend a visit to this pretty city, the Danish city with the second highest population.
Aarhus - Kristiansand - Flekkefjord - Stavanger.-
Total distance: 420 km.
Scenery: Attractive woodlands and mountains in Norway; first view of fjords.
Notes: The times of the ferries between Denmark and Norway often vary and so the times during this part of the circuit will depend on those changes. We recommend you wear warm clothing for the boat crossing. In Norway, the currency is the Norwegian Krone.
08:00 h - Aarhus –Departure-. We set out for the northern part of Denmark, amidst attractive scenery.
10:30 h - Hirsthals. We take a tour of this city and port before embarking on the modern ferry to cross the North Sea to Norway-. Normally our boat sails at 12.15 h. The crossing takes about three hours.
15:30 h. - Kristiansand – We land and then continue our journey-.
17:00 h. - Flekkefjord –A town on a fjord, with wooden houses and tiny restaurants. Time to explore.
17:45 h. - Flekkfjord –Departure-. The scenery is even more attractive.
19:45 h. - Stavanger –Arrival-. Free time to explore this beautiful lively city next to the sea.
Stavanger - Bergen.
Total distance: 170 km.
Scenery: Beautiful fjord and sea landscapes. Many bridges that will make you feel you are travelling between the “sea and the land”. Deep tunnels. Two sections travelling by boat.
Notes: Wear warm clothing during the boat crossings. There may sometimes be queues to board the boats, and we may arrive at Bergen later than planned.
07:30 h. - Stavanger –On leaving the city, we will stop at the "Swords in Rock" monument, where we will remember the Vikings before continuing on along the coast and soon come to Mortavika where we take a boat and cross Skunden fjord, which takes just over half an hour
Arrival at Aarsvagen where we continue to travel through amazing scenery dominated by the sea. We then pass through the deepest tunnel in the world, below the sea.
At approximately 11.30 h. we arrive at Sandvikvag where we make a boat crossing lasting 45 minutes surrounded by spectacular fjords.
13:30 h. Bergen –Arrival-. We ascend on the funicular railway to Mount Flouyen (price of trip included) where there are fantastic views of the city and its fjords. Then visitors have a free afternoon in Bergen, to enjoy its lively atmosphere.
Bergen - Oslo.-
Total distance: 510 km.
Scenery: Spectacular scenery. Impressive views of mountains and fjords and landscapes permanently covered in snow.
Note: Have warm clothes at hand to enjoy the snow and the short stretch by ferry between the fjords. The schedules of the cruise can be modified; according to that the schedule of the rest of the day may also undergo changes.
07.45hr. - Bergen –Departure-. We set out amidst beautiful scenery and enter the fjords region.
09.45hrs- Waterfall of Tvindefoss. Short stop to admire this beautiful waterfall 100m of height also call Trollafossen or waterfall of the Trolls. Its waters have the reputation not only of rejuvenating but also of increasing the sexual potency.
10.15hrs- Departure to Sogner Fjord, the largest Norwegian fjord and often considered the most beautiful one. We continue our journey through impressive landscapes and come to Gudvangen.
10:30 h. – Gudvangen. We visit this tiny city and then take a boat cruise on the fiord (departure scheduled for 12.00 h.). The cruise lasts for just over 2 hours and takes us near impressive cliffs. We recommend having lunch on board.
At about 14.10 h. we land in Flam, and then continue our journey surrounded by woods, lakes, isolated mountains with peaks covered in snow all the year round and glaciers.
After passing through the 24.5km Aurland tunnel, considered one of the longest in the world and using innovative techniques to rest the eyes and avoid the monotony of the drivers, we will arrive to the Borgund wood church, possibly the best preserved Norwegian temple of the 13th century, where we will make a brief stop to admire and take a photo (entrance included).
19:30 h. - Oslo –Arrival-. Free time in this pleasant Norwegian city next to the fjord that ears its name and surrounded by mountains. We can visit its port, streets and the works of art of the Frognerparken.
Oslo - Orebro- Stokholm.
Total distance: 530 km.
Scenery: Impressive scenery, with mountains, forests and lakes.
08.00 hrs.- This morning we include a panoramic tour of the Norwegian capital with a local guide. This city unites its vibrant modern architecture with its classic buildings, a magnificent landscape environment and large parks with sculptures. Oslo has been named the “European green capital”. After the visit, free time until departure.
11:30 h. - Oslo- Departure. We travel to Sweden with its impressive lakes, dense forests.
13.00 hrs.- After the border crossing, we stopped at a service area for lunch.
17.00hrs- Orebro- Arrival to this Swedish town next to a beautiful lake with a castle and charming historic center. Time for stroll.
18.00 hrs.- Orebro. Departure.
20.30hrs.- Arrival in STOCKHOLM in the evening.
Sightseeing tour of this gorgeous capital city built on 13 interconnected islands. Water is everywhere. We will visit Gamla Stand or the "City between the Bridges", Stockholm’s Old Town full of life where many of the monumental buildings are located such as the Nobel Museum, located next to Stortorget main square, which pays tribute to the winners of the Nobel Prizes , the Cathedral or the Royal Palace. When possible we can have a nice view from the Fjällgatan viewpoint.
Free time. We advise taking a walk through the centre and seeing the museum island. In the afternoon, we offer visitors an optional visit to the Town Hall and the Royal Ship Vasa.
Stockholm - Ferry Boarding.
Stockholm (boarding) .-
Scenery: Very beautiful landscapes from the boat leaving Stockholm.
Notes: Tonight we embark on a night cruise; Carry your documentation (will be required when boarding) and prepare hand luggage (luggage will remain in the coach). Do not forget warm clothing to enjoy on the deck of the boat. In Finland, the currency used is the euro, if you have Swedish Crowns, there are convinient exchange offices on the ship.
Free day in the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. We recommend walking around the historic center and the island of museums.
17.00hrs.- Transfer to the port of Stockholm. We embark on the modern ferry of the Silja Lines company. Restaurants, bars, nightclub, casino, shops, ample rooms ... cruise conditions. Our ship leaves at 19.30 hrs (estimated time at the time of writing this itinerary).- The landscapes you can see at the exit of Stockholm are of great beauty (lots of islands). We recommend to enjoy on the deck. Do not forget your camera !. Night on board, double cabins.
Turku - Naantali - Helsinki.-
Total distance: 195 km.
Scenery: Forests, lakes. Pleasant landscapes.
Note: Upon arrival in Finland you will have to change your watch; When in Sweden it is 12 o´clock in Finland it is 13 o´clock.
We recommend you to go on the ship deck at dawn; The arrival in Finland is done by outlining the Aland archipelago. Hundreds of islands covered with forests. Breakfast is included in your trip.
07:30 hrs. - TURKU. Disembark in the second Finnish city with strong Swedish influence. A time for a walk in the center.
08:30 hrs. Turku, departure.
09:20hrs- NAANTALI, very picturesque village of wooden houses by the sea. Lots of tourist life. Time for a stroll.
10:45 hrs. - Naantali-Departure.
13:00 hrs. - HELSINKI. Time for lunch. Afternoon free, you will be able to know this city with, its old market, the Russian influence in its buildings and churches.
(Note: a boat trip to Suomenlina scheduled on Friday morning can be made at this time according to the routes of the participating passengers).
Helsinki - Tallinn.-
Scenery: Stage by sea with beautiful landscapes on the way out of Helsinki.
Note: Carry your documentation, it will be required when boarding.
Leaving the hotel about 09.00 hrs, this morning we include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna islands, six islands where we highlight a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city and that has been declared World Heritage - Time to stroll around (we will be able to cross island through its small pedestrian bridges). Our guide will accompany you to the islands and will explain how to use your free time; With your return ticket, you will decide the time you wish to remain in this beautiful archipelago.
Later, we shall board a ferry to Estonia; Ferry trip of around 2h30 duration which departure is expected around 15.30hrs; we suggest to admire the departure from Helsinki and the surrounding islands.
17.45 hrs. - Tallinn - Arrival, disembarkation and accommodation.
Tallinn – The capital of Estonia, a country with strong Scandinavian influence and a language similar to Finnish, is a wonderful city, whose medieval centre is still intact.
09.00hrs- We will participate in a comprehensive tour through the city streets, and admire its walls, churches, squares and mediaeval streets filled with tourist attractions.
Tallinn - Parnu - Turaida - Riga.
Total distance: 365 km.
Scenery: Extensive plains covered with woods and small towns on the way.
08:30 h. - Tallinn – Departure-. Crossing forests and plains.
10:15 h. - Parnu.- A popular spa city where we will stop for coffee in the city centre.
11:00 h. - Parnu – Departure-. We cross the border to LATVIA and make a short stop near a beach on the Baltic coast. We will pass through attractive scenery with hills and forests and Gauja National park.
14:00 h. -Sigulda. We will pay a visit to this pretty tourist resort and then stop for lunch, included, at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we set out for Turaida Castle, which is close by. Also includes admission to this impressive medieval fortress and its enormous park.
18:00 h. - Turaida –Departure-.
19:00 h. - Riga –Arrival-.
In the morning we will go on a city tour of Riga, the capital city of Latvia and the most populated city from among the Baltic countries. The city is known not only for its cultural town center but, also, for its medieval old town, its Art Nouveau architecture and its well-preserved vestiges from the country´s time under the Soviet rule. We will include a quick transfer to the "Salapsil memorial”, located in what once was a Nazi´s Labour correctional camp. Built in 1967, this is one of the largest memorial complexes in Europe, built to commemorate the victims of Nazism. Free-time during the afternoon.
Note: depending on the season of year and sunlight, the visit to the Salapsil memorial can be on Sunday at the entrance to Riga or on Tuesday at the departure.
Riga - Rundale Palace - Hill of Crosses - Trakai - Vilnius.
Total distance: 410 km.
Scenery: Extensive plains with farmlands.
08:30 h. - Riga –Departure-. Extensive plains of Latvia.
10:00 h. – Rundale Palace .- Admission to this huge palace is included. It was built at the same time as the city of St. Petersburg. We will visit the interior of the palace and its gardens.
11:15 h. - Rundale Palace –Departure-.We leave for LITHUANIA, a country with a strong Catholic influence.
12:15 h. - Kryziu Kalnas (Hill of crosses). This impressive hill has thousands of crosses, which speak of the Catholic legacy of this country, which was for many years under the rule of the Soviet Union (the regime that repressed Catholicism). Perhaps you would like to leave a cross there? Today is Sunday, a particularly interesting day to visit it.
12:45 h. - Kryziu Kalnas –Departure-. Lunch included on the way. We travel to the centre of Lithuania, to the industrial regions of Panevezys.
17:00 hrs.- Trakai- A beautiful castle located on an island in the middle of a lake. This is a memorable site, with the castle on the lake, the village with its wooden houses on the bank and forests. Admission to the castle is included.
19.00hrs- Vilnius –Arrival-. We recommend strolling through its beautiful old town.
Note: Depending on the duration of sunlight, the visit to Trakai may take place on Wednesday after visiting the city.
Vilnius.- Sightseeing tour of the city erected on top of seven hills (like Rome, to which they like comparing it). Its baroque churches, its walls, its castle, its market streets in the centre, its 1,200 medieval houses…. Free afternoon.
Vilnius - Grutas Park - Augustow - Warsaw.-
Total distance: 490 km.
Scenery: Forests, lakes.
Note: You will need to change the clock; When in Lithuania it is 12.00 hrs in Poland it is 11.00 hrs.
08.00 hrs. Vilnius-departure. We travel to Poland.
10.00 hrs - Grutas Park. Arrival to the park known as "Stalin’s world", a park with 86 statues from Soviet times.
11.30 hrs - Grutas Park - departure.
12.30 hrs (13.30 hrs in Lituania) - Augustow - Arrival -. Lively tourist town next to a lake. Time for lunch.
14.30 hrs.- Augustow -departure. We travel through the interior of Poland. Small villages, agricultural areas.
18.30 hrs. - Warsaw - Arrival. We recommend a stroll through the market square, full of life.
Morning sightseeing tour of Warsaw included with a local guide of about two and a half hours. We know the cathedral of San Juan; The Rynek Starego Miasta, the old square with its buildings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; The remains of the medieval wall; The road and the Royal Castle; The Lazienkowski park where the monument to Chopin is located and we will remember the old Jewish ghetto, which was the largest in Europe.
Free time to walk around.
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