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Savor Scandinavia - August 2017

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Location:

Bergen, Norway

Starting Price:

$4,993

Number of Days:

10

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Taste your way through three Scandinavian countries on this Borton Overseas' Signature Journey. Hosted by Borton Overseas Specialist Nicole Anderson, explore Norway, Sweden and Denmark with all of your senses engaged. See the beautiful fjords of Norway. Touch the ground your ancestors may have walked on. Hear the sounds of the bustling Scandinavian capitals. Smell ripe, juicy apples as they are made into cider. And most importantly, taste your way through this entire tour. Enjoy cooking classes, learn about Scandinavian food traditions, take a fika break and relish all the different flavors along the way. This tour is guaranteed to send you home with some lasting memories and skills to create some of the appetizing dishes yourself! You may also add an independent extension to Iceland to continue your culinary journey.


2017 Departure:

Savor Scandinavia:
Thursday, August 31 - $4,993 per person

Iceland Stopover extension:
Monday, August 28 - $1,350 per person 

Single supplements from $363

 

 

Itinerary Details

Bergen, Norway

Thursday, August 31  Departure from the US

Friday, September 1  Arrive in Bergen   D
Arrive in Bergen. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and home to Floibanen, the Fish Market, Troldhaugen and the Rosenkrantz Tower. Transfer into city center and check into our hotel before enjoying a Welcome dinner of traditional Norwegian cuisine. Overnight Bergen

Saturday, September 2  Bergen   B
After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our day with a city tour of Bergen, learning the history of the city and its food traditions before enjoying the remainder of your day at leisure. We recommend a visit to Bergen’s annual food festival. The Bergen Local Food Festival is the largest in Norway. You have a chance to meet the local producers and buy local products. In cooperation, Bergen Beer Festival is organized at the same time and represents over 40 Norwegian breweries. Overnight Bergen 

Sunday, September 3  Sognefjord Apple Farm   B L D
This morning we will sail from Bergen to Balestrand. Enjoy a cultural walk through an apple orchard with a cider tasting and a light lunch. After this, you will have some free time before dinner for independent sightseeing and shopping. Tonight we stay at the historic Kviknes hotel. Kviknes was purchased in 1877 and has been family owned since then. Delicious dinner provided at hotel with a brief presentation about the hotel beforehand. Overnight at Kviknes Hotel

Monday, September 4  Sognefjord in a Nutshell   B D
Morning at leisure. We will continue this afternoon through the fjord by boat from Balestrand to Flam. In Flam we transfer to the famous Flam railway. This historic train travels to Myrdal, where we will transfer to another train that will take us to Oslo. A light dinner will be provided onboard the train due to late arrival in Oslo. Overnight Oslo

Tuesday, September 5  Oslo   B D
After breakfast, explore Oslo by coach on a city tour. Afterwards, we have time to enjoy a couple hours of free time before an evening cooking course and dinner. In this leisure time we recommend a stroll down Karl Johan shopping or a stop at the Norwegian Folk Museum for some history, culture and lefse. Overnight Oslo

Wednesday, September 6  Ferry to Copenhagen   B D
Your last hours in Norway are at leisure. Relax at an Oslo cafe, shop or visit other popular sights. We recommend lunch near Hollmenkollen ski jump. Transfer to the ferry terminal in the afternoon for our ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen. Watch the skyline of Oslo disappear on the horizon before enjoying a buffet dinner. Overnight onboard in seaview cabin

Thursday, September 7  Copenhagen   B L
Arrive in Copenhagen this morning. Enjoy a food tour that will give you a perspective of their producers and restaurants in regard to unique traditions and new Danish products. Lunch will be provided at the end of the tour. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Book a table at a Michelin restaurant, explore Tivoli or shop along Stroget. Overnight Copenhagen

Friday, September 8  Stockholm   B D
We take the early train from Copenhagen to Stockholm this morning. In the afternoon, a city food tour is scheduled with a farewell dinner provided at the end. After dinner you can choose to check out Stockholm’s nightlife. Overnight Stockholm

Saturday, September 9  Depart for US   B  
The morning is at leisure to explore the city on your own or to discover a Farmers Market that is held on Saturdays. Transfer to the airport in conjunction with your flight. Depart for US/Iceland.

Optional Iceland Stopover, pre-tour:
Monday, August 28  Departure from the US

Tuesday, August 29  Arrive in Reykjavik 
Arrive in Reykjavik. Transfer to the Blue Lagoon by bus. Enjoy the Blue Lagoon at your leisure. A table reservation at the LAVA restaurant will be made for you to enjoy a meal at the lagoon. Transfer into the city for check-in at your hotel. Spend evening exploring Reykjavik's active night life. Perhaps try a shot of Iceland’s iconic Black Death if you are brave enough. Overnight Reykjavik

Wednesday, August 30  City Tour & Cooking Class   B L
Take a city tour of Reykjavik this morning and enjoy a cooking class with local food in the afternoon. Evening at leisure. Optional beer tasting at Saga Brewery is recommended. Overnight Reykjavik

Thursday, August 31  Golden Circle   B
Visit one of Iceland’s most popular areas today and tour the Golden Circle. See Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. On this specific tour you will visit a local farm and learn about geothermal farming while sampling some of the products. Overnight Reykjavik

Friday, September 1  Departure from Reykjavik   B
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure to Bergen.


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip, economy-class air on Icelandair from Minneapolis/St. Paul, including taxes and fees, checked bag, onboard individual in-seat entertainment (movies, TV shows and music), taxes and fees. (Meals and snacks onboard Icelandair are available for purchase.)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily and meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Arrival transfer in Bergen
  • Welcome Dinner
  • City tour of Bergen
  • Orchard tour with cidar tasting and lunch
  • Dinner at Kviknes Hotel
  • Sognefjord in a Nutshell
  • Oslo City Tour
  • Cooking Class in Oslo with dinner
  • 1 night accommodation on board Oslo-Copenhagen ferry in Seaview cabin
  • Copenhagen Food Tour with lunch
  • Train from Copenhagen to Stockholm
  • Stockholm City Food Tour
  • Farewell Dinner
  • City center-airport transfer in Stockholm

STOPOVER INCLUDES

  • Transfer from airport to city center via Blue Lagoon
  • Blue Lagoon entrance and reservations at LAVA restaurant
  • 3 nights accommodation in Reykjavik
  • City Tour of Reykjavik
  • Cooking Class with lunch
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • City center-airport transfer

PRICES EXCLUDE: 

  • Trip Cancellation/Interuption Insurance (highly recommended, please inquire for quote)
  • Passport fees
  • All items of personal nature including laundry, liquor, room service, beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary or items not included in the tour
  • Luggage handling at hotels and airports
  • Tips for drivers and guides

NOTE:

  • Iceland Stopover may be done as a post-tour extension

 


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Package Attributes

Accommodation:

Hotel/Lodge

Scandinavian Country:

Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Travel Period:

August, September

Travel Style:

Escorted Travel

Trip Duration:

7 - 14 Days

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