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4th October 2017
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. Independent transfer to your hotel in central 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.
3 nights - STOCKHOLM – Clarion Hotel Sign**** (B)
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 Admiral Hotel**** (B)
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 (B,D)
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.
2 nights OSLO – Hotel Bristol*** (B)
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 – Clarion Admiral Hotel **** (B)
Day 11 - Depart home
Transfer to Bergen Flesland Airport for your return flight to the UK.
Departure Day: Daily from UK
Departure Dates: 1 May - 20 September 2018
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 2018||£2350||£595|
Hotel Bristol ****
Hotel Bristol is a very traditional, historical hotel. As soon as you enter the main lobby area you experience the unique style that characterizes the hotel and an air of elegance which has been maintained since the hotel welcomed their first guests in 1920. Perfectly located just off Karl Johan’s Gate, the citys main street, with the Royal Palace at one end and Storting (Parliament) at the other. The hotel has 251 rooms (10 of which are suites) all equipped with TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, trouser press and telephone. The hotel has a spa and gym, bar, conference centre, garage, room service and wireless internet access. The hotel also has two restaurants; Bristol Grill, focusing on international and Norwegian dishes using local produce and Hambro’s Cafe, a popular Italian bistro.
CLARION HOTEL ADMIRAL (4 star) - Bergen
Clarion Hotel Admiral is the only true waterside hotel in Bergen with the best view of Bryggen (the Hanseatic harbour) , Vågen and Fløyen. The hotel was completely renovated in 2014 and is now an extremely stylish yet supremely comfortable and easy-going hotel. Centrally located in the heart of Bergen and within a couple of minutes walk of the fish harbour and main shopping street, the hotel is actually an old storehouse which dates back to 1904. The hotel has a lovely restaurant called Kitchen and Table and an area called the Living Room both of which are, as the names suggest, places to relax with good food, either a glass of wine, a cup of tea or just with other people or perhaps a good book - the whole point is that you should feel at home! All bedrooms included in our tours are with harbour view and are equipped with satellite TV, telephone, trouser press, mini-bar and hairdryer and free WiFi. These rooms also have a small balconette directly overlooking the water. Lift to all floors.
Please note, rooms at the Admiral have twin beds which are pushed together, each with their own set of bedlinen, but which cannot be separated.
CLARION HOTEL SIGN (4 star) - Stockholm ****
Stockholm's largest hotel is located in the heart of Stockholm city adjacent to the Central Station and Arlanda Express facing the Norra Bantorget Square. The hotel is brand new, built in 2008, and is a spectacular building dominated by granite and glass, leaning over the square reflecting the green park. The hotel has a wonderful restaurant, contributed by renowed chef Marcus Samuelsson. The eighth floor of the hotel holds Selma CitySpa where you can indulge yourself in the sauna, gym, spa with a spa treatment and/or in the heated outdoor pool, all with a fantastic view of Stockholm. All rooms are non-smoking and have TV, telephone, hair dryer, Internet access and some of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in in the whole of Scandinavia! Lift to all floors.
COPENHAGEN ADMIRAL HOTEL (4 star) - Copenhagen ****
Built in 1787, enjoy the best of past and present at this historic hotel location in the heart of Copenhagen overlooking the Royal Opera and Playhouse, and is close by Nyhavn waterfront and major attractions.
The rooms can be described as handsomely rustic with wooden beams to give each room a golden glow, while the décor features custom designed, teak furniture by Trip Trap. Windows on the eastern facade of the hotel provide views of the Copenhagen Opera House and the quiet harbour, while western facing hotel rooms on the upper floors gaze over the Royal Palace, with Copenhagen’s characteristic rooftops, towers and spires stretching into the distance.
The hotel restaurant, SALT, accommodates 110 diners. Its design and concept were devised in close collaboration with world-renowned design firm Conran & Partners. The London-based company has designed renowned establishments in London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. SALT’s décor is inspired by the modern Parisian brasserie. The plates show elegance, while innovated cuisine features amazing taste combinations. Although modern Nordic cuisine is the hallmark of SALT restaurant, there is more than a hint of French inspiration in the meals created by head chef Rasmus Møller Nielsen. Rustic raw ingredients and elegant international cuisine are combined to form a higher synthesis.
Scandinavian City Explorer with Mini - Cruise
Suggestions in Norway
- Vigeland Sculpture Park - the largest sculpture park in the world by a single artist.
- Visit Bryggen, Bergen's old harbour and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Suggestions in Copenhagen:
- Stroll along Nyhavn, Copenhagen's colourful old harbour.
- Visit the second oldest amusement park in the world - Tivoli Gardens. It's full of charm, excitement and beautiful gardens.
Suggestions in Stockholm:
- Go to Stockholm's old town Gamla Stan, with its picturesque medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture.
- Skansen Outdoor Museum and the Vasa Museum which is the most visited museum in Scandinavia!