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Stunning Scandinavia

18 Days  |  Departing Sunday 1st September 2024 and returning Wednesday 18th September 2024

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Final Payment: $ 7879 9399 by 3 Jun 2024
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Highlights

Canal and harbour cruise in Copenhagen
Walking tour of Copenhagen and the Little Mermaid
Visit the Louisiana Modern Art Museum
Smorrebrod cooking class in Copenhagen
Visit Frederiksborg castle in Hillerod
Helsingor – Kronborg Castle the most famous Danish castle
City walking tour of Oslo to view the Opera House, the Stortinget and the Mathallen Food Hall
Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park - the world's largest sculpture park by a single artist
Norwegian Folk Museum of Cultural History in Oslo
Flam railway journey including a cruise from Flam to Gudvangen through the UNESCO fjord
Visit the Glacier Museum in Fjaerland
Cider producer visit with tasting in Balestrand
Fjord crossing from Lavik to Ytre Oppedal
Visit the Bryggen Hanseatic wharf and fish market
Visit composer Edvard Grieg's House in Bergen
Travel on the Floyen Cable Car in Bergen - return
Visit the ABBA Museum in Stockholm
Moderna Museet (free) in Stockholm
Visit the Vasa Museum
Guided food tour with tastings in Stockholm
Usenski Cathedral in Helsinki
Visit the Rock Church and Seurasaari Open Air Museum, Helsinki
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Inclusions

Fully escorted by an experienced Sisterhood Tour Hostess 
Return airfares into Copenhagen and out of Helsinki including taxes ex Melbourne (other departure cities upon request)
All sightseeing as per detailed itinerary
All meals as per detailed itinerary
All transportation as per detailed itinerary
15 nights of accommodation as per itinerary ++
Gratuities for Tour Driver and Tour Manager
Willing to share option
Meet and greet prior to departure via Zoom

++ Hotels are subject to change. 

Notice

Moderate Fitness Rating - A moderate level of fitness will be required for these tours due to the length and/or overall physicality of our tour itinerary. You can expect to walk more than 10,000 steps daily on more challenging terrain and longer periods. You must be capable of boarding and disembarking coaches, trains and boats unaided and at times handle your luggage. For more information on our physical ratings please click here

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Sunday 1 September 2024

Melbourne - Copenhagen (in flight meals)

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel! 

Join your Sisterhood Hostess and fellow travellers at Melbourne airport for your flight to Copenhagen.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the airline's inflight entertainment as we head towards Scandinavia.

Day 2 - Monday 2 September 2024

Copenhagen (D)

Arrive at Copenhagen Airport where the Tour Manager will join us and transfer us to the hotel.

In the afternoon we will have a guided walking tour to explore the city. Visit the lovely Nyhavn port and the little Mermaid among many other sights.

Later, we have a canal and harbour cruise to enjoy the views of the city, followed by dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight - Hotel Skt. Anne, Copenhagen (or similar)

Day 3 - Tuesday 3 September 2024

Copenhagan (B)

In the morning after breakfast, we board the train for Humlebaek and visit the Louisiana Museum, which is a modern art museum outside Copenhagen with a panoramic view of Sweden across The Sound.

In the afternoon we will have a smørrebrød cooking class, where we will learn to make traditional open-faced sandwiches typical of the cuisine of Denmark that usually consist of a piece of buttered rye bread, topped with commercial or homemade cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese or spreads, and garnishes.

Dinner is at leisure tonight.

 

Overnight - Hotel Skt. Anne, Copenhagen (or similar)

Day 4 - Wednesday 4 September 2024

Copenhagen (B)

This morning we travel north to Hillerød and visit the castle at Federiksborg, followed by a quick visit to the park surrounding the royal palace at Fredensborg to see the sculpture park. 

Then we continue to Helsingor and visit Kronberg castle, probably the most famous Danish castle known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Kronborg has been the center of magnificent parties, dramatic events, tragedies, intrigues, trade, war and love ever since the Danish king Frederick II let the castle be built in the late 1500s.

Afterwards return to Copenhagen.

Dinner at leisure tonight.

Overnight - Hotel Skt. Anne, Copenhagen (or similar)

Day 5 - Thursday 5 September 2024

Copenhagen - Overnight Ferry to Oslo (B, D)

After breakfast today, we start with a Copenhagen food walking tour to visit the main food markets of the city, including the Torvehallerne Market where you can find over 60 stands selling everything from fresh fish and meat to gourmet chocolate and exotic spices, as well as small places where you can have a quick bite to eat.

In the afternoon we will be free at leisure before going to the port to take the overnight ferry to Oslo.

Enjoy buffet breakfast tonght aboard the ferry.

Overnight - Ferry to Oslo  (sea view cabin)

Day 6 - Friday 6 September 2024

Oslo (B, D)

After full American breakfast aboard the ferry, we arrive into Oslo and transfer to the hotel to start a half day city walking tour. Public transport passes are included for two days for our convenience to access the main sights and visits.

In the morning we view the main sights with a local guide including the Opera House, the Stortinget and the Mathallen food hall. In the afternoon we visit the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park - the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions.

After that, we enjoy a visit to The Beer Academy with a refreshing tasting of beers and Norwegian food, followed by dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight - Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo (or similar)

Day 7 - Saturday 7 September 2024

Oslo (B)

Today we visit he Norwegian Folk Museum of Cultural History - a museum of cultural history with an extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It also incorporates a large open-air museum with more than 150 buildings, relocated from towns and rural districts.

This afternoon, we have a 2 hour Oslo Fjord tour.

Dinner at leisure tonight.

Overnight - Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo (or similar)

Day 8 - Sunday 8 September 2024

Oslo - Flam railway - Balestrand (B, D)

This morning after breakfast, we take an early train from Oslo to Myrdal and then change train at Myrdal to take the scenic train to Flam, a village in south-western Norway, in an area known for its fjords. Once there, we cruise from Flan to Gudvangen through the fjord featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The cruise through this narrow beautiful fjord will be an unforgettable experience.

At Gudvangen we then take the touring coach and head to Vangnes to cross the fjord and arrive at Balestrand.

Dinner tonight is at the hotel.

Overnight - Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand (or similar)

Day 9 - Monday 9 September 2024

Fjaerland - Balestrand (B, D)

In the morning after breakfast, we transfer to Fjaerland enjoying the stunning landscapes. First head to Dragsvik to cross the fjord to Hella and then we continue to Fjaerland by road. Once there, a visit to the Glacier Museum is included.

In the afternoon, it's back to Balestrand following a different route – via Vik with a stop to view the glacier on the way.

Dinner tonight is at the hotel.

Overnight - Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand (or similar)

Day 10 - Tuesday 10 September 2024

Bergen (B)

Today after breakfast, we visit a Cider producer with a cider tasting.

Later, we cross the fjord from Lavik to Ytre Oppedal before arriving in the gorgeous city known as "the heart of the fjords", Bergen. With a UNESCO World Heritage Site port area, Bergen combines nature and culture in a picturesque setting.

Dinner tonight is at leisure.

Overnight - Thon Hotel Orion, Bergen (or similar)

Day 11 - Wednesday 11 September 2024

Bergen (B)

This morning after breakfast, we do a half day city tour of the city sights with a local guide, including the beautiful Bryggen Hanseatic wharf and fish market.

After lunch, we are free at leisure and have time to enjoy a magnificent view of the city on the Floyen cable car.

Dinner tonight is at leisure.

Overnight - Thon Hotel Orion, Bergen (or similar)

Day 12 - Thursday 12 September 2024

Bergen - Stockholm (B, D)

Today after our breakfast, we will transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Stockholm.

After our arrival, we'll enjoy a half day city tour to view the main sights and visit the ABBA Museum.

In the evening we'll walk to a local restaurant nearby the hotel to enjoy a Swedish dinner.

Overnight - Elite Hotel Adlon, Stockholm (or similar)

Day 13 - Friday 13 September 2024

Stockholm (B)

Today we will visit the Moderna Museum and the museum dedicated to the Vasa ship.

We will also visit ArkDes, which houses a collection currently comprising of around four million objects, books, journals, models, photographs and drawings that cover Swedish architecture from the 1850s up to present day, with an emphasis on the first half of the 20th century.

Dinner tonight is at leisure.

Overnight - Elite Hotel Adlon, Stockholm (or similar)

Day 14 - Saturday 14 September 2024

Stockholm - Overnight ferry to Helsinki (B, D)

This morning after breakfast, we will have a guided food tour through Stockholm during which we will be able to taste some typical Swedish products.

In the afternoon we will be free at leisure before heading to the port for the overnight ferry to Helsinki.

Enjoy buffet breakfast tonght aboard the ferry.

Overnight - Ferry to Helsinki (outside cabin)

Day 15 - Sunday 15 September 2024

Helsinki (B)

After full American breakfast aboard the ferry, we arrive into Helsinki and do a half day city tour to visit the main sights including the Hakaniemi Market Hall and the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

The remainder of the day free to explore Helsinki.

Dinner tonight is at leisure.

Overnight - Hotel Indigo Boulevard, Helsinki (or similar)

Day 16 - Monday 16 September 2024

Helsinki (B, D)

Today, our final day, we will visit the Seurasari open air museum and the Rock Church.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at  a local restaurant and celebrate great times spent with new friends.

Overnight - Hotel Indigo Boulevard, Helsinki (or similar)

Day 17 - Tuesday 17 September 2024

Helsinki - Home (B, in flight meals)

This morning after breakfast, we transfer to Helsinki airport and check in for our flights home.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment as we head homewards.

Day 18 - Wednesday 18 September 2024

Welcome Home

Arrival back into Melbourne. 

Thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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