GLOBUS 2018: The Scandinavian with Iceland (ZSE)
19 days from Copenhagen to Reykjavik
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- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 19 Days
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|Day 1||Copenhagen||Welcome to Copenhagen! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||Copenhagen||Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Church of Our Savior and the Stock Exchange on the way to Christiansborg Palace, where you visit the elegant ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS. Drive past the National Museum and the Royal Theater, and stop for pictures of Amalienborg Palace and at the LITTLE MERMAID statue. In the afternoon, exciting optional excursions are available. Tonight, visit TIVOLI GARDENS, the city's colorful amusement park. (B)|
|Day 3||Arhus||Drive across one of the world's largest suspension bridges, constructed off-shore to the fairytale island of Funen. Visit HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S HOME at Odense, then cross the Little Belt waterway to Jutland. Arrive in Arhus and visit DEN GAMLE BY, a fascinating collection of completely furnished old Danish townhouses. [LF] A special dinner awaits you this evening at a local restaurant to try out local specialties. (B,D)|
|Day 4||Gothenburg||From the naval town of Frederikshavn, cross beautiful Kattegat by FERRY to Sweden's largest port city, Gothenburg. See its landmarks during an orientation drive and enjoy time on your own in this charming city. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Stockholm||Drive through the 'breadbasket' of the country, miles of fertile farmland strewn with tidy farms, followed by industrial towns like Huskvarna and Norkoping, a major Baltic seaport. Arrive in Stockholm, scene of Stieg Larsson's Millennium. (B)|
|Day 6||Stockholm||Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Royal Palace, Riddarholm Church, a walk through the OLD TOWN, and the festive blue and gold chambers in the CITY HALL, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)|
|Day 7||Karlstad||On the shores of Lake Malar, [LF] visit King Gustav Vasa's GRIPSHOLM CASTLE before continuing west through the scenic Lake District. On the way, get glimpses of the ancient garrison town of Orebro and Bofors, site of Alfred Nobel's ammunition factory. Overnight in Karlstad on Lake Vanern. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Lillehammer||scenic day! Drive through Varmland, the area so beautifully described in Selma Lagerlof's Gosta Berling's Saga, to the Norwegian border. Pass strategic Elverum, rebuilt after total destruction during World War II. On via Lake Mjosa to Lillehammer. Enjoy a guided visit of the fascinating MAIHAUGEN OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, an encounter with Norway's culture and history and a fascinating collection of artifacts. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Flam||Majestic mountains, dark-pine forests, sparkling lakes, and silvery trout streams abound on your leisurely journey today. Before arriving in Flam, stop for pictures at Borgund's stave church, famous for its beautiful exterior. Then, a true highlight: embark for a leisurely CRUISE on the spectacular Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Bergen||This morning, you may wish to join an exciting optional Flam train ride. See the popular lakeside resort of Voss, and arrive early afternoon in picturesque Bergen, the most characteristic of all Norwegian towns. On your orientation drive you will hear about its 11th-century origins and its association with the Hanseatic League. Visit the colorful fish market, and stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen. (B)|
|Day 11||Geilo||Meet the family that has owned the Steinsto farm for eight generations. While you taste their [LF] APPLE CIDER, they will tell you all about their history and how cider is made. Cross the Hardanger suspension bridge before ascending to Voringfoss, Norway's most celebrated and mightiest waterfall. Continue across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the ski resort of Geilo. (B,D)|
|Day 12||Oslo||In Torpo, admire the STAVE CHURCH, symbol of Norwegian heritage. Continue along the scenic road between the Steinsfjord and the ice-blue Tyrifjord and arrive in Oslo. (B)|
|Day 13||Oslo||Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the National Theater, Parliament, and the Royal Palace. Highlight visits: FROGNER PARK with Gustav Vigeland's famous stark sculptures and the ornate CITY HALL. The afternoon is free, with a chance to join an optional excursion to see the relics of a glorious seafaring past. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)|
|Day 14||Reykjavik||Transfer to the airport for your flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. (D)|
|Day 15||Reykjavik||An early morning optional excursion is available to the Blue Lagoon. In the afternoon, embark for an unforgettable experience: [LF] watch whales in their natural habitat. Departures January 7-April1 & October 7-December 9 include an excursion to see the Northern Lights (weather permitting) instead. (B,D)|
|Day 16||Kirkjubaejarklaustur||After a drive through pretty Reykjavik, continue to Thingvellir, a geological paradise. Here, [LF] walk through the rift valley that marks the separation between the North American and European tectonic plates. Next, stop at the hot springs at Geysir for a real treat: meet the chef of the Geysir restaurant in the geothermal areas. [LF] Taste freshly baked bread, which is cooked using the heat from the hot springs, with Icelandic butter, boiled eggs and herring, and a glass of geysir schnapps, served at freezing point. Marvel at [LF] the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. (B,D)|
|Day 17||Kirkjubaejarklaustur||Drive through the national park at Skaftafell and [LF] stop at Lake Jokulsarlon, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajokull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. An exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs is available before returning to your hotel. (B,D)|
|Day 18||Reykjavik||Enjoy a spectacular drive along Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls on your way to HellisheiÃ°arvirkjun, where you will visit the geothermal heat and electric POWER STATION. Return to Reykjavik and tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the city's fine restaurants to celebrate the success of your Icelandic vacation. (B,D)|
|Day 19||Reykjavik||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $302. Required intra-vacation air segment are: Oslo/Reykjavik. Air prices were effective on September 13, 2017 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement: $1963Triple room reduction per person: $200Extra nights per person in Copenhagen:in single room $174-$349, in twin $98-$196, in triple $91-$156Extra nights per person in Reykjavik:n single room $311-$527, in twin $202-$311, in triple $169-$282
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