Viking Explorer

Offer

Price per person
from £1,638

Price based on
London Gatwick
6th Jul 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any 2018 Europe tour or cruise and pay just £49 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 11 days

  • Northern Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Explore the Scandinavian highlights, journey from the vibrant city of Amsterdam, through to the second largest city of Sweden - Gothenburg. Conclude your journey in Bergen admiring the picture perfect fjords along the way.

At a glance


  • Amsterdam: City sightseeing, Canal Cruise & Diamond Centre visit.
  • Bremen
  • Hamburg: City sightseeing
  • Lübeck
  • Copenhagen: City sightseeing
  • Malmö: Turning Torso building.
  • Halmstad
  • Gothenburg
  • Oslo: City sightseeing
  • Hallingdal: Scenic drive
  • Borgund: Stave Church visit
  • Flåm: Scenic railway journey.
  • Sognefjord: Cruise
  • Bergen: City sightseeing
Viking Explorer map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport and port taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

Explore the Scandinavian highlights, journey from the vibrant city of Amsterdam, through to the second largest city of Sweden - Gothenburg. Conclude your journey in Bergen admiring the picture perfect fjords along the way.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Amsterdam

Day
1

Fly to Amsterdam where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. (D)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam

Day
2

For centuries, this tiny nation of seafaring traders played a leading role in world history. It wrested 40% of its territory from the hostile sea, and produces a healthy agricultural surplus in the midst of Europe’s most densely populated area—yet Holland manages to remain quaint and scenic. A Local Guide will point out Amsterdam's highlights on the included city tour. Complete the experience with a canal cruise to see the town from water level. Watch skilled craftsmen cut and polish precious stones at a diamond centre. This afternoon, spend some time exploring on your own or join an optional excursion

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Amsterdam area - Bremen - Hamburg

Day
3

This morning, travel to the Hanseatic city of Bremen, which majestically straddles the Weser River. Settlements date back to the 7th century, but the city rose in prominence as trade with Norway, England, and the Netherlands increased in the 11th century. Bremen’s attractions include the opulent Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the massive, 15th-century statue of Roland, the city’s protector; the oldest wine cellar in Germany; and the bronze sculpture of the Bremen Town Musicians from the Grimm Brothers’ famous fairy tale. Continue to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city, where you arrive in time for an optional harbour cruise.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hamburg - Puttgarden by Ferry - Rodby - Copenhagen

Day
4

Your day begins with the guided walking tour of Hamburg, one of Germany’s greatest maritime cities. Marvel at the impressive Town Hall; the landmark St. Michael’s Church; the ruins of St. Nicholas’ Church, the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876; the unusual Elbe Philharmonic Hall; and more. Later, drive to Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered the cultural capital of northern Germany. Enjoy a pleasant ferry ride from Puttgarden in Germany across the Fehmarn Belt Strait to Rødby, Denmark, and arrive in Copenhagen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Copenhagen

Day
5

Spend the whole day exploring the capital of the oldest kingdom in the world. On your included guided city tour, see the city’s many fascinating landmarks, architectural masterpieces, and celebrated sights, including the world-famous Little Mermaid sculpture. An optional tour of Zealand’s castles is also available.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Copenhagen - Malmo - Gothenburg

Day
6

Via the Oresund Bridge, the longest bridge in Europe, travel across the strait that separates Denmark and Sweden. Stop in Malmö to view the stunning contemporary high-rise known as the “Turning Torso,” the tallest building in the Nordic countries. Via Helsingborg, stop in Halmstad on the Nissan River with its 17th-century castle. Walk along the stone streets of the town centre, lined with cafés, and admire the Pablo Picasso sculpture, Female Head, before heading towards Gothenburg.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Gothenburg - Oslo

Day
7

This morning, get to know Gothenburg, Sweden’s thriving, second-largest city, which is one of Europe’s major seaports. Take the scenic route along the Skagerrak coastline, then cross the border into Norway and head for the ancient capital city of Oslo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo

Day
8

Your guided sightseeing begins with stunning vistas of Akershus Castle, the 14th-century fortress guarding the harbour, followed by the City Hall, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Gustav Vigeland’s distinctive sculptures in Frogner Park. This afternoon, enjoy leisure time to relax or explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oslo- Honefoss - Fla - Gol - Borgund - Flåm area

Day
9

A scenic drive today through Hallingdal Valley via the peaceful village of Flå. Forest-clad dales and soaring mountain peaks are around every bend on your scenic journey to Gol, where we stop for a visit before heading towards Borgund, famous for its stave church. This intricate structure was built around 1180 AD and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. Arrive in the quaint area of Flåm, nestled at the entrance to the stunning Aurlandsfjord.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Flam area - Sognefjord - Voss - Bergen

Day
10

Today, experience breathtaking Norway with a special treat! Start the day on the renowned Flam Tran, witnessing some of the world’s most scenic wilderness. Along the way, see mighty waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, a leisurely cruise showcases one of Norway’s most famous fjords, the Sognefjord. Continue to Bergen through the heart of Fjordland.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bergen

Day
11

With fjords on one side and 1,000-foot-high Mount Fløyen on the other, Bergen is hailed as the “City of Seven Mountains.” Your guided sightseeing tour takes in the main sights, including the Bryggen Hanseatic wharf, one of the landmarks of Bergen’s bayside area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bergen - UK

Day
12

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as stated or an altertnative of a similar standard.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Amsterdam area: NH Schiphol
  • Hamburg: NH Altona
  • Copenhagen: Quality Dan
  • Gothenburg: First Hotel Kviberg Park
  • Oslo: Scandic Solli or Comfort Borsparken
  • Flam area: Stalheim Hotel at Stalheim
  • Bergen: Thon Bristol 

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