Summer is nearly over for another year, the nights are drawing in & the leaves are starting to fall. So why not indulge and treat yourself to a Fred.Olsen Cruise and GoWightAway with IOW Tours this September and discover The Capitals of Scandinavia.
Unforgettable sights and experiences appear at every turn as Scandinavia presents the delights of its captivating capitals. Three attraction-packed Norwegian, Swedish and Danish cities await your exploration, with a plethora of artistic, aesthetic, historic and cultural highlights to discover. All this, and more, blends with hours of spell binding scenic cruising too, to create and endlessly rewarding 11 night adventure. Sailing first to Norway, Fred. Olsen’s beautiful homeland, your phenomenal ship Braemar will visit Kristiansand making for a perfect, relaxing start to your holiday to your Scandinavian journey. Then it’s on to handsome Oslo, to begin your capital city discovery with the visual and cultural highlights of one of Europe’s most amenable cities. Departing via the picturesque Oslofjord, you’ll leave Norway as you arrived, sailing peacefully by postcard-perfect, rugged scenery.
Hours of spectacular scenic cruising ensures a memorable start to your time in Sweden too. En-route to Swedish capital, Braemar navigates the Stockholm Archipelago’s sprawling network of craggy Islands and islets, to showcase breathtaking, unspoilt scenes out of reach to larger ships. Once docked in Stockholm, you can take your pick of the fantastic museums, including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum, witness the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace in the historic Gamla Stan district. Finally, another dose of the Stockholm Archipelago’s uncanny tranquillity and natural beauty, its on to Copenhagen. In the dutch capital your smaller ship will dock within walking distance of many highlights, such as the Little Mermaid Statue and the colourful quayside of Nyhavn. Take time to venture further and your in for plenty of rewards, the legendary Tivoli Gardens amusement park and impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg Palaces.
Your GoWightAway Cruise includes…
- Taxi pick-up & Return Home to Southampton Cruise Port
- On-Board Gratuities
- All Inclusive Drinks Package*
- 5 Course A La Carte Dinners
- En-Suite Ship Cabin
- Live Nightly Entertainment & Shows
- Daytime On-board Ships Activities
- All On-Board Facilities
- Formal Nights
- Afternoon Tea, Late Night Buffet
- Room Service
Shore Excursions Booked Separately
Guaranteed Cabin Prices
|I Grade||Interior 2 Berth||£1,676|
|H Grade||Interior 2 Berth||£1,773|
|E Grade||Porthole 2 Berth||£1,934|
|C Grade||Picture Window 2 Berth||£2,150|
|B Grade||Picture Window 2 Berth||£2,212|
Prices guaranteed within allocation up to 16 weeks prior.
All prices quoted per person. Full payment required 16 weeks prior. Cabin Deposit 15%
On Request Cabin Prices
Large Superior Ocean View, Balcony & Suites Available on request only, subject to availability. Superior Rooms & Suites will only be available when passengers are ready to book and cannot be held on allocation. Rooms will be held on option for 24 hours before a deposit and confirmation is due.
This tour is run by Greatdays Holidays and all payments are made to them, in line with ABTA Bonding Regulations.
Day 1/2 – Cruising – Southampton Departure
After Taxi pick- up from home to take you to Southampton Cruise Port, board and settle in the ship mid-afternoon before setting sail.
Day 3 – Kristiansand, Norway
Part of the charm of Kristiansand lies in its Renaissance style, particularly of the Kvadraturen Quadrant with its formal street plans and elegant buildings. The town is also home to some of the best beaches in southern Norway, while just offshore there are small islands dotted with white houses, many of which have beautifully tended gardens.
Day 4/5 – Oslo & Cruising Oslofjord, Norway
Oslo, the capital and largest city of Norway, is one of Scandinavia’s most historic, interesting and welcoming destinations. Surrounded by mountains and its own fjord, this compact and cultured city is both easy and fun to explore on foot. Sailing the length of the 100 Kilometre-long Oslofjord, your smaller ship’s route to Oslo, offers you a chance to admire the waterway’s wonderful scenery on a cruise taking in Norway’s fantastic capital city.
Day 6 – Cruising Stockholm Archipelago & Stockholm, Sweden
A cruise through the mesmerising Stockholm Archipelago is always a memorable experience. En route to Stockholm you’ll pass by and between some 30,000 beautiful islands and islets. Sweden’s beautiful capital owes much of its appeal to its unique location. Spread across 14 islands at the head of a vast archipelago that stretches out into the Baltic, Stockholm’s swathe of parks, gardens and canals are a joy to discover via the city’s large network of bridges.
Day 7/8 – Cruising Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
Taking in unforgettable views from the decks of your smaller cruise ship, each rocky isle is unique; some are inhabited and feature ancient villages and colourful wooden houses, others are untouched and boast rugged woodland, craggy cliffs and sandy beaches. This ensures that there’s always something new to see, whichever way you look.
Day 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark
With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe’s oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. Its narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges ring with cycling commuters and the pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.
Day 10/11 – Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Connecting the North Sea, at the mouth of the Elbe River, to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping routes. Slicing a man-made path through the German countryside, this 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid 250 nautical miles of sea sailing on average, ensuring a faster and safer passage through Europe.
Day 12 – Cruising, Southampton, United Kingdom
After a breath-taking holiday, dock in Southampton where taxis will be waiting to take you home.
To Book, Simply Call Brenda at IOW Tours on 01983 405116