Lifestyle Tours presents…
with Optional 3-Night Iceland Post Tour Extension
July 11 – 24, 2019
14 Days ● 19 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
Book by 1/11/2019 & Save $350 Per Person:
Double $6,749; Double $6,399*
Single $7,949; Single $7,599
For bookings made after Jan 11, 2019 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $315 per person
Alternative Gateways available upon request
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Stop at the Vasa Ship Museum to learn of the vessel’s shocking maiden voyage.
- Visit the intricately-designed Borgund Stave Church, erected in 1180.
- Witness scenic wilderness along the Flåm Railway.
- Enjoy a remarkable guided walk along Bergen's harbor front.
- Immerse yourself in Oslo's rich history on a city tour.
- Join a local expert for an engaging city tour of Copenhagen.
- Savor Swedish cuisine in Stockholm's old town.
- Sample New Nordic Cuisine in Copenhagen.
Highlights: Copenhagen, Vaxjo, Swedish Glass Museum, Stockholm, Vasa Ship Museum, High Speed Train, Oslo, Viking Ship Museum, Stave Church, Flåm Railway, Sognefjord, Briksdal Glacier, Geirangerfjord Cruise, Bergen.
Day 1: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Overnight Flight Set out to explore Scandinavia by land and experience one of the world’s most incredible regions.
Day 2: Friday, July 12, 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark - Tour Begins Your tour opens in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Take some time to venture out on your own and come to know this cosmopolitan capital, dubbed the “gastro capital of Scandinavia.” Tonight, meet your fellow travelers during a local dining experience highlighting the New Nordic Cuisine movement of Copenhagen. (D)
Day 3: Saturday, July 13, 2019 Copenhagen Join a local expert for an engaging city tour. See Christianborg, Denmark’s center of Parliament, and Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the Danish royal family, as well as the Royal Theater. You’ll also get to see the Little Mermaid Statue, a 1913 sculpture honoring Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fictional character. This afternoon, enjoy some free time on your own. Perhaps you’ll join us for an optional excursion to Frederiksborg Castle, the former residence of the Danish royal family, which begins with lunch at a local restaurant featuring seasonally-inspired cuisine. (B)
Day 4: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Copenhagen - Vaxjo, Sweden Cross the famous Oresund Bridge into Sweden. Stop at the Ikea Museum and become immersed in the history behind this world-famous furniture brand. Later, travel to Vaxjo, gateway to Sweden’s famous “glass kingdom” and home to the well-known brand, Kosta Boda. Discover the genuine Swedish tradition of glassblowing at Sweden’s oldest operating glassworks factory, established in 1742. (B)
Day 5: Monday, July 15, 2019 Vaxjo - Stockholm Continue north to Stockholm, Sweden’s capital city. Once you’ve arrived, begin exploring the one-of-a-kind Vasa Ship Museum. You’ll learn about the vessel’s shocking maiden voyage, when it sank in a single nautical mile. The ship, commissioned in the 1600s by King Vasa, was raised 334 years later from the bottom of the harbor. Perfectly preserved, the ship offers a rare glimpse into the amazing craftsmanship of the 17th century. Tonight, enjoy Swedish cuisine in the old town at Fem Sma Hus. Capture the flavor of a bygone era at this stunning restaurant that’s comprised of five connected timber-framed houses from the 17th century. (B, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Stockholm Today, it’s your choice! Explore the narrow streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) during a guided walking tour, with a stop at a candy cane making factory for a demonstration of one of Sweden’s sweetest traditions -OR- see the city on a panoramic coach tour that highlights the Riddarholm Church, the Royal Palace and the Parliament, as well as a visit inside Stockholm’s beautiful city hall. Explore Stockholm on your own for the rest of today, discovering its strikingly colorful architecture and sampling its innovative cuisine. Perhaps you will choose to join an optional excursion that offers a privately-guided tour of Stockholm’s spectacular archipelago. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Stockholm - High Speed Train - Oslo, Norway All aboard! Sit back, relax and enjoy as you travel through Sweden’s picturesque countryside aboard its innovative high-speed train. Cross the Norwegian border and arrive in Oslo, one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, nestled between the Oslofjord and forested hills. Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is the center of Norwegian government and home to the royal family. Here, you’ll find a vibrant, cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art. (B, D)
Day 8: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Oslo A tour of Oslo begins at the remarkable Viking Ship Museum, home of three ancient Viking vessels. Continue along Karl Johan Street and view the Royal Palace and city hall in quaint downtown Oslo. Next, visit Vigeland Park, home to the collection of statues and sculptures that comprise Gustav Vigeland's life’s work. Later this afternoon, enjoy some free time to relax or explore Oslo independently. (B)
Day 9: Friday, July 19, 2019 Oslo - Flåm Travel north from Norway’s capital to the majestic fjord region. Visit the Borgund Stave Church, the intricate structure built in dedication to the Apostle, Andrew in 1180. Arrive next in the quaint village of Flåm, nestled at the entrance to the stunning Aurlandsfjord. Embark on the renowned Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest train rides, and ascend 3,000 feet past mighty waterfalls, towering mountains and amazing valleys. Journey to the mountain plateau of Myrdal and cascade down to the fjord of Flåm, taking in the breathtaking views each way. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, July 20, 2019 Flåm - Loen Travel across the dramatic Sognefjord to the Briksdal Glacier, considered to be one of the most beautiful glaciers in Norway. Climb the glacier in a traditional “troll” car before arriving in stunning Loen for a relaxing stay in the heart of Norway’s fjord region. (B, D)
Day 11: Sunday, July 21, 2019 Loen - Geiranger - Fjord Cruise - Loen Spend the day enchanted by the inspiring landscape of the fjord region of Norway. Journey to Geiranger, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and embark on an exhilarating Geirangerfjord cruise, soaking in some of Norway’s most beautiful scenery along the way. Known to be one of the most famous fjords in the world, Geirangerfjord is where you’ll find Norway’s mightiest waterfalls: the Seven Sisters, the Bridal Veil and the Suitor. You’ll notice that homesteads are a continued presence on the steep sides of the mountains, where these farms have been kept for centuries. (B, D)
Day 12: Monday, July 22, 2019 Loen - Bergen Be inspired by Norway’s most impressive landscapes en route to Bergen – the gateway to the fjords. Founded with Viking roots, the Bergen of today is known for its old-world charm and scenic landscapes. (B)
Day 13: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Bergen Join a guided walking tour of Bergen. Stroll along the historic and iconic harbor front, known as the Bryggen (UNESCO). Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and reunite with your fellow passengers for an atmospheric farewell dinner in the historic Bryggen neighborhood. (B, D)
Day 14: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Bergen - Tour Ends Depart for home today with incredible memories of your Scandinavian journey. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, Copenhagen
Day 4 PM & Vanner Hotel , Vaxjo
Days 5, 6 Scandic Grand Central , Stockholm
Days 7, 8 Hotel Bristol Oslo, Oslo
Day 9 Fretheim Hotel, Flåm
Days 10, 11 Alexandra Hotel, Loen
Days 12, 13 Scandic Neptun, Bergen
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Norwegian Fjords
The evolution of the fjords began some three million years ago, when Norway was covered by an ice cap thinner along the coast than inland. With the arrival of a milder climate, the ice began to melt and produce great waterfalls that logged the soil and descended to the sea. Valleys were filled in by the ocean, creating the fjords. Surrounded now by steep rocky mountains, dissected by cascading waterfalls, and decorated with thriving fruit trees, the fjords are among Earth's most inspiring landscapes. You’ll often find the Fjords of western Norway at the top of annual must-see lists alongside the Pyramids of Egypt and the Grand Canyon. This dramatic masterpiece of nature is a true wonder of the world, where the air is pure, the water is clear, and nature is unspoiled. No photograph can ever do justice to the Norwegian Fjords; it is a place that must be seen to be believed.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.