There are beautiful, vibrant cities with cultural and historic interest, majestic fjords, stunning coastlines and scenic countryside. These features, which happen to be in countries with the highest standards of living in the world, make Scandinavia a truly wonderful travel destination.
Our tour begins in Sweden and the welcoming capital city of Stockholm, spread out on 14 islands with Lake Malar on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. Of course we will tour the city, and also enjoy an excursion to Sigtuna, the old capital of Sweden and now a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Malar.
From Sweden we travel to Norway where our sightseeing will include charming Bergen, a spectacular rail journey on the Flam Line, and inland to experience Norway’s breath-taking mountains, deep valleys, spring waterfalls and clear lakes. In Norway’s capital, Oslo, we will see the important sights and also learn the history of the Vikings and brave Norwegian explorers during our visit of the local museums.
From Oslo we take an overnight ferry to Denmark, the smallest and most continental of the Scandinavian countries, with its cosmopolitan capital city of Copenhagen. Our journey here will take us along the scenic coastline to the North Sealand region - a place of natural beauty as well as the home of Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV in the 17th century and now housing the National History Museum with its treasure of paintings, tapestries and porcelain.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.