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2nd July 2019
There are probably no better cities that manage to balance a relaxed atmosphere with hustle and bustle better than those in Scandinavia.
This city break combination includes the excellent and reliable rail networks of Sweden and Norway. These journeys are not simply a means to an end but in themselves are enjoyable sightseeing excursions; find yourself transported over mountains, alongside lakes, fjords and rivers and through rolling forests and valleys - all from the comfort of your reserved seat.
Add to this the relaxing overnight journey by passenger ship along the Kattegat, from Copenhagen to Oslo, and you have a holiday that not only combines hustle and bustle but chill and thrill in good measure!
Day 1 - Arrive Stockholm
Arrive Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Take the Arlanda Express train from the airport to Stockholm city centre - your hotel is within easy walking distance of the Arlanda Express terminal. During your stay in Stockholm we have included a Stockholm Pass giving you free admission to over 80 museums and attractions and free travel on public transport including tram, metro and local boat - the city is all yours to explore!
3 nights STOCKHOLM – Scandic Hasselbacken (4 star)
Day 4 - Arrive Copenhagen
Morning departure by rail for Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital, Copenhagen. The journey travels through Sweden’s southern counties before crossing the Öresund Bridge from Sweden into Denmark. The Öresund Bridge is an amazing two-tier structure linking Denmark and Sweden by rail and road and is the longest cable-stayed main span bridge in the world. Viewers of the BBC4 programme The Bridge may remember it...
2 nights COPENHAGEN – Copenhagen Strand Hotel (4 star)
Day 6 - On board ship
A full day in Copenhagen before departing at 1630 by sea for a lovely leisurely journey along the Kattegat to Oslo. Your overnight stay on board includes accommodation in 2-berth outside cabin with shower and WC including buffet dinner and breakfast the following morning whilst sailing along the Oslofjord.
1 night ON BOARD SHIP – 2 Berth Outside Cabin
Day 7 - Arrive Oslo
A leisurely breakfast whilst sailing along the Oslofjord precedes your arrival at 0945 into Oslo. You now have two full days to explore Norway’s dynamic capital city. During your stay in Oslo we have included an Oslo Pass which gives you free entrance to most museums and on local transport plus discounts in many restaurants.
2 nights OSLO – Thon Hotel Opera (4 star)
Day 9 - Arrive Bergen
Morning departure by rail across the roof of Norway to Myrdal then by Flåm Mountain Railway and fjord cruise to Gudvangen, continuing by rail to Bergen (Norway in a Nutshell®). Your luggage is transferred directly from your hotel in Oslo to your hotel in Bergen so there’s no need to worry about carrying it yourself between modes of transport!
2 nights BERGEN – Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (4 star)
Day 11 - Depart home
Private taxi transfer directly from your hotel to Bergen Flesland Airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departure Day: Daily from UK
Departure Dates: 1 May - 20 September 2019
Duration: 10 nights
Price from: Prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room and 2-berth cabin.
|Dep. Dates||Price from
|1 May - 30 Sep 2019||£2590||On request|
|The deposit payment for this holiday is £300 per person.|
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THON HOTEL ROSENKRANTZ (4 star) - Bergen
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz is located in Bergen's old Hanseatic harbour area, Bryggen, and is within short walking distance from Fløibanen funicular railway, which travels to the top of Mount Fløyen, the Hanseatic Museum, harbour and the fish market. The hotel has several room categories, the main ones featured by Scandinavia Only being standard and superior room. All rooms feature a minibar, cable TV, pay-TV, a workdesk and free WiFi, however superior rooms are more generous in size, have a better view of Bryggen and have tea/coffee facilities. The hotel provides a substantial full buffet breakfast every morning and also includes a daily free evening buffet meal (available between 1800 and 2100) for all hotel guests.
THON HOTEL OPERA (4 star) - Oslo
Thon Hotel Opera is centrally located almost on the platform of the Airport Express Train at Oslo Central Station. The hotel consists of 434 rooms the majority offering a view over either the fjord or the city. All rooms are well equipped in accordance with todays modern standards. The hotel also offers a fitness centre with sauna and sun-bed facilities. There is a lobby bar which also offers a range of light refreshments and snacks and a full service restaurant serving breakfast, a lunch buffet and a la Carte dinner service.
HOTEL HASSELBACKEN (4 star) - Stockholm
A 113-room hotel housed in a lovely historic building with outdoor terrace and lush gardens situated on the doorstep of Djurgarden Park. Very convenient for those wanting to enjoy Stockholm attractions such as the Vasa Museum, Skansen open-air museum, the ‘Grona Lund’ amusement park, ‘Junibacken’ magical children’s world and the ABBA Museum as they are right on your doorstep. Just 10 minutes walk to the city centre - Gamla Stan (the Old Town) is also easy accessible by boat with the ferry terminal just 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Elegant Hasselbacken Restaurant serving classic dishes with a modern touch and Lobby Bar overlooking the hotel gardens. All hotel bedrooms are newly refurbished – the style is a modern take on the Art Deco period that was in full bloom when Hasselbacken was rebuilt in 1925 (after burning to the ground in 1923). All bedrooms have kettle/coffee maker, minibar and safe. Gym, sauna, cold bath pool and relaxation suite. Parking garage.
COPENHAGEN STRAND HOTEL (4 star) - Copenhagen
A newly refurbished waterfront hotel housed within the warehouse of a former paper mill dating from 1869. Centrally located on Copenhagen’s harbour promenade - just a few minutes’ walk to Nyhavn, the Royal Residence Amalienborg Palace, Kongens Nytorv, and the famous shopping street “Strøget”. This is an area buzzing with cafés, culture and culinary temptations. All bedrooms rooms are decorated in modern Scandinavian style inspired by the Nordic light, the sea and Danish cosiness and have tea and coffee making facilities, minibox and safety box. Comfortable hotel lobby with bar and buffet breakfast room. Free wi-fi.