UCC Educational Tour ~ The Magic of Scandinavia with Optional Krakow Extension

21 July -5 August 2016
Destinations: 
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Krakow, Poland

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Thursday 21 July

Overnight flight

Friday 22 July

Arrival in Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrive Copenhagen on Iceland Air at 12:45 and transfer by private coach to Imperial Hotel
14:30 Group meeting at Imperial Hotel
Other arrivals please arrange your own transfer to the hotel
Imperial Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

Saturday 23 July

Included breakfast in hotel
Walk to morning worship services
9:15 Walk from Imperial Hotel to morning worship services with local Adventist church, Suomisvej 5, 1927 Frederkisberg C, Denmark
9:45 Sabbath School
11:15 Divine Service
14:00 Meet local guide, Mr Henning Christensen in hotel lobby and depart for 3 hour city tour including: The Little Mermaid guarding the port, Nyhavn with all its restaurants and small boats, the City Hall Square and other main features of Copenhagen
Evening free

imperial Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Sunday 24 July

Included breakfast in hotel
Morning free in Copenhagen
Optional tours are possible to the three castles in North Sealand, including the Kronborg Castle of Hamlet
14:30 Afternoon transfer by coach from hotel to DFDS Seaways terminal for your overnight cruise to Oslo
Enjoy your first Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner as you cruise up the Kattegat
Accommodation in cabins with shower/WC. We strongly recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry your suitcases to and from the cabin
Included smörgåsbord dinner
Overnight ferry

Monday 25 July

Included buffet breakfast onboard as we cruise along the Oslo Fjord
9:30 Arrival in Oslo
10:30-1:30 Tour the Norwegian capital including the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park with local guide, Ms Ingebjorg Sekerstad
Evening free
Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania, Oslo, Norway

Tuesday 26 July

Included breakfast in hotel
Enter the forests and rivers of Norway, following the Hallingdal Valley, known for its folkloric tradition
Continue to Geilo, a winter resort, refreshing also in the summer
Cross the mountain plateau of Hardanger and on the descent towards the fjord you pass the famous Waterfall of Vöringsfossen
Cross the Hardanger Bridge and continue to Bergen, the Gateway of the Fjords, Norway's second largest city
First Hotel Marin Bergen, Norway

Wednesday 27 July

Included breakfast in hotel
Morning city tour including: the old Hansa, the UNESCO World Heritage Bryggen area of old wooden houses and the traditional fish market
Afternoon free to explore Bergen
First Hotel Marin Bergen, Norway

Thursday 28 July

Included breakfast in hotel
Travel through the fjord area with fantastic views
11:30-14:05 cruise the Sognefjord, the largest fjord in Norway with local guide, Gudvangen-Flam
After the cruise, we leave the majestic Norwegian fjords behind us and travel towards Honefoss
20:00 Included group dinner
Comfort Hotel /Ringerike, Honefoss, Norway

Friday 29 July

Included breakfast in hotel
All day travel to Stockholm
Cross the border and enter the county of Varmland in Sweden, typical Scandinavian scenery with thick forests

Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm, Sweden

Saturday 30 July

Included breakfast in hotel
10:00 Board our coach at Clarion Hotel
11:00 Arrive at the Ekebyholmsskolan
Worship services with local congregation at Adventist school outside Stockholm
Campus Tour
13:45 Board coach for included lunch at Cafe Chocolate, Rimbo
15:00 Return to Stockholm

Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm, Sweden

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Sunday 31 July

Included breakfast in hotel
9:30 Morning panoramic tour of Stockholm built on 14 islands with bridges and viewpoints, guided by Ms Tanja Selberg
Walk around the charming Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets, passing the Royal Palace as well as the Great Church, where the present King and Queen were married in 1976
Afternoon is free for individual visits
Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Stockholm, Sweden

Monday 1 August

Included breakfast in hotel
Departure by private coach to Arlanda airport for flight home or
10:30 Norwegian Air
12:25 arrival in Krakow

Krakow, Poland

Tuesday 2 August

Included breakfast in hotel
Krakow, Poland

Wednesday 3 August

Included breakfast in hotel
Late afternoon salt mine visit
Krakow, Poland

Thursday 4 August

Included breakfast in hotel
Excursion by private coach to Auschwitz
15:00 first entry
Krakow, Poland

Friday 5 August

Included breakfast in hotel
Transfer to airport for flights home

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control

The hotels we plan to use are:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Imperial Hotel
Vester Farimagsgade 9
1606 København V, Denmark
+45 33 12 80 00
www.imperialhotel.dk/

Scandinavian Seaways

overnight cabins

Oslo, Norway

Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania
Biskop Gunnerus' gate 3, 0155 Oslo, Norway
+47 23 10 80 00
https://www.nordicchoicehotels.no/Clarion/Clarion-Hotel-Royal-Christiania/

Bergen, Norway

First Hotel Marin Bergen
Rosenkrantzgaten 8, 5003 Bergen, Norway
+47 53 05 15 00
http://www.firsthotels.com/Our-hotels/Hotels-in-Norway/Bergen/First-Hote...

Honefoss

Comfort Hotel Ringerike
Kongens Gate 3, 3510 Hønefoss, Norway
+47 32 17 16 20
https://www.nordicchoicehotels.no/Comfort/Comfort-Hotel-Ringerike

Stockholm, Sweden

Clarion Hotel Amaranten
Kungsholmsgatan 31, 112 27 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 692 52 00
https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/clarion/clarion-hotel-amaranten/

Krakow, Poland

Metropolitan Boutique Hotel
Joselewicza 19, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
+48 12 442 75 00
www.hotelmetropolitan.pl/