Romantic Tours

Romantic Tours

For a special holiday with a loved one, we offer a range of romantic holidays to beautiful destinations that inspire relaxation, leisure and affection.

Experience the serenity of a South Pacific Island getaway. Relax on the pristine tropical beaches of Rarotonga the centrepiece of the Cook Islands, snorkel with giant manta rays on a coral reef off Fiji or dive through the famed underwater World War II museum in the waters of Micronesia.

Consider a European city break and wander through the cobblestone streets of Prague towards the famed opera house for a night of theatrical passion, take a gondola ride in Venice or admire the views over Paris from the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur before ambling through the artisan district of Montmartre.

Share the adventure of a rail journey with a Trans Siberian adventure from Moscow to China’s imperial city, Beijing. Discover the breath-taking beauty of the Canadian Rockies or enjoy platinum service travelling ‘The Ghan’ from Adelaide to Darwin through Australia’s red centre.

With our selection of romantic holidays we can arrange the perfect escape for two. Call us now on 1800 046 462 and chat with our experienced consultants today.

  • Sail the brackish Baltic Sea, cross rolling tundra and glassy fjords on your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and pristine scenery. Tour Pace - Comfortable Active: This tour is well paced with two night stays in Copenhagen, Rovaniemi, Geiranger and Oslo; there are one-night stays in the more northern regions. Magnificent driving days offer frequent stops for refreshments and photo opportunities.

    Grand Tour of Scandinavia (2014)

    enquire now for price

    • INCLUDED FIRST CLASS SERVICES
      Escorted by one of Insight's expert Tour Directors - your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.

    • Baggage handling everywhere on tour, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
      Hotel and restaurant tips included - you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for coins or banknotes
      Free Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms or lobbies
      Personal radio headsets to give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert’s fascinating insights and commentary
      Insight Flourishes - from time to time your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
      Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom.
    • Complimentary on-board wi-fi where possible
      Airport transfers at scheduled times on the first and last day of your escorted journey
      Cruise in A-Class cabins with sea views and flat screen TV

      INCLUDED QUALITY DINING
      A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD)
      19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 10 three-course table d’hôte Dinners, or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D)
      .
    Day 1
    Welcome to Copenhagen
    On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your airport shuttle service leaves for your tour hotel at 08:00, 10:30, 12:30 & 15:30. Relax and settle in. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception, drinks and a Welcome Dinner, followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world famous Tivoli Gardens.(Welcome Dinner)

    Day 2
    Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
    Meet Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour this morning, followed by a visit inside the Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, to marvel at the opulent interior. See the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. The rest of the day is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 3
    Stockholm City of Islands
    Take in the view of Kronborg Castle, reputedly the Elsinore home of Hamlet, as you cross over the Oresund to Sweden. Your journey takes you through fertile farmlands strewn with tidy farms and along the peaceful shores of Lake Vattern. Continue to Stockholm, which is set on 14 beautiful islands. This evening, perhaps try the local cuisine served in traditional surroundings?(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 4
    The Sights of Stockholm & your Baltic Sea Cruise
    Join a local expert in the morning for yo ur visit to the City Hall’s ‘Gold Room’ where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. Then continue into the medieval island heart of the city to view the cathedral, walk through the Old Town and see the Royal Palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Vasa Galleon - a marvellous impression of life on board a 17th century naval vessel. This evening embark on a Baltic cruise to Finland through the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy dinner on board and then enjoy the sea views from the comfort of your A-class cabins.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 5
    Fashionable Helsinki
    Helsinki is famous as a global trendsetter in design, fashion, stunning architecture and luscious parks. Disembark your Baltic cruise to visit the astonishing modern ‘Church in the Rock’. Also see the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Tonight, choose from a selection of Helsinki’s restaurants on your dine around evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dine Around)

    Day 6
    The Land of a Thousand Lakes
    Travel through a land of beautiful lakes and forests today! This afternoon, enjoy an ascent of Kuopio’s Viewing Tower. The splendid panorama will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 7
    The Road to Rovaniemi
    On towards the Arctic and into Lapland, the home of the Sami people. Travel via the port and university town of Oulu, to Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region. Visit the Santa Claus Village where it is Christmas all year round! Meet Santa, visit the post office and cross the Arctic Circle - you'll receive a certificate to prove it. Your hotel is amid the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 8
    Rovaniemi, Lapland & the Sami People
    In the morning, join a local guide to see the Town Hall, designed by Aalvar Aalto and visit Rovaniemi Church. Later, perhaps choose to visit the Arctic Wildlife park or try a traditional Lapp dinner?(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 9
    Cross the Arctic Circle to Ivalo
    This morning you may want to visit the open air museum and Arktikum before journeying north on the road of the four winds where you may see reindeer roaming freely as you head for one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to visit the national park near the gold centre of Tankavaara.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 10
    North Cape and the Sun that never Sets
    Cross the rolling tundra into Norway to stop at Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament and a centre of Lapp culture. Visit a Lapp folk museum a then it’s on through unique scenery to the North Cape. Your hotel is in Honningsvag on Mager Island, from where you will journey at night to the northern most point of Europe in search of the ‘midnight sun’.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 11
    Through Finnmark to Alta
    Maybe set out on a bird watching safari this morning before returning to the mainland, travelling through stony, near deserted Finnmark to Alta, situated on one of the world’s richest salmon rivers.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 12
    A World of Adventure in Alta
    In the morning, meet Roger Dahl and his hard working team of Alaskan Huskies. Learn about Arctic dog sleigh racing, before enjoying time at leisure in Alta. Maybe check out the prehistoric UNESCO-protected rock carvings or take a wilderness river trip?(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 13
    Narvik & the Norwegian Campaign
    Travel through some of the most stunning northern scenery, past mountains, fjords and fishing villages to Narvik, hearing tales of one of the first large-scale battles during the Second World War.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 14
    Mosjoen & it’s Sea Street
    Take a ferry across Tysfjord and pass Rago National Park, its fjords cutting deep into the landscape. Bid farewell to the Arctic before reaching Mosjoen, a pleasant town on the Vefsnfjord, which has a large concentration of listed wooden buildings and Norway’s oldest octagonal church.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 15
    Trondheim, Capital of the Vikings
    Drive through Namdalen then watch for salmon leaping upstream to their spawning-grounds at the mighty Laksfoss Falls. Pass the fjord where the battleship Tirpitz hid out during World War Two and continue via the village of Hell to Trondheim, seat of the ancient Viking Kings, and Norway's third largest city. Trondheim has always reflected the changing fortunes of Norway and is full of interest; see the Market Square dominated by its statue of Olav Tryggvason, Norway’s national shrine, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 16
    Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords
    Begin the most scenic days you will ever experience. Norwegian Fjordland - a dream world of soaring mountains, icy glaciers and rivers which cascade thousands of feet into the green valleys below. Cross the Dovre Mountains, which form Norway’s oldest National Park. Arrive at the mirror smooth waters of Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular highlight cruise beneath towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Your hotel is in a superb setting overlooking the beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 17
    Geiranger at Leisure
    Enjoy a whole day of relaxation amid the fjords and mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Consider taking an optional scenic drive along the amazing Trolls’ Road, a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Day 18
    On to the Capital of Oslo
    Travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom – home to one of Norway’s most beautiful stave churches. Continue through the countryside of ‘Peer Gynt’, immortalised by Ibsen, to Oyer where we may catch a glimpse of the world’s largest Troll. After stopping in Lillehammer, it’s on to the modern Norwegian capital of Oslo(Buffet Breakfast)

    Day 19
    Cosmopolitan Oslo
    In the morning, a panoramic tour shows you the spires and rampart s of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, the Royal Palace and includes a visit to the Viking Long Ship Museum. Visit Frogner Park, housing the controversial sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, before an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, round off your tour with a farewell Celebration Dinner and a glass of wine to toast to new friends.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)

    Day 20
    Out of Oslo
    Departure transfers arrive at Oslo Airport at 07:15 and 10:15(Buffet Breakfast)

    ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
    Copenhagen: See the Little Mermaid, Stock Exchange, the Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
    Stockholm: Walk through the Old Town and see the cathedral and Royal Palace.
    Helsinki: Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’, Sibelius Monument and see the Finlandia Hall.
    Kuopio: Ascend the viewing Tower for spectacular views.
    Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the Cathedral. Visit the Santa Claus Village and receive an Arctic Circle certificate
    Sodankylä: Visit one of Lappland’s oldest churches.
    Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
    Mosjoen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings
    Hell: Tell all your friends you’ve been there!
    Trondheim: See the Market Square with its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.
    Lom: See the 12C Stave Church.
    Oslo: See the impressive Akershus Castle and Royal Palace. Visit the controversial Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park.
    Scenic Drives: Peer Gynt Valley, Rago National Park and Norwegian Fjordland.
    PREMIUM HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
    The Grand Hotel is perhaps Oslo's most elegant deluxe hotel, a striking landmark on the city's grandest street, combining classic features with contemporary luxury.
    The stylish modern Radisson Blu Scandinavia rises high above Copenhagen, affording stunning views of the city.
    The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of Stockholm's historic Old Town.
    For a scenic location you wont find better than the Union in Geiranger. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
    Enjoy the additional comfort of A-Class cabins aboard your overnight cruise from Stockhom to Helsinki.
    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AND DINING
    Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
    Stockholm: Witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries furnishings and decor.
    Stockholm: Step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gold Room is covered by 25 million gilded mosaic tiles.
    Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
    North Cape: Join an excursion to see something that doesn’t happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the fiery orb clings to the horizon. A unique experience!
    Alta: At the home of champion dog racer Roger Dahl, meet his adorable huskies and share in the challenges of competing in marathon Arctic dog sleigh races.
    Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
    Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and hand-cut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife, and learn about their traditions and culture.
    Helsinki: There is an array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from on your Dine-Around Evening.
    Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.
  • Romantic Holiday Packages

    • Sail the brackish Baltic Sea, cross rolling tundra and glassy fjords on your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and pristine scenery. Tour Pace - Comfortable Active: This tour is well paced with two night stays in Copenhagen, Rovaniemi, Geiranger and Oslo; there are one-night stays in the more northern regions. Magnificent driving days offer frequent stops for refreshments and photo opportunities.

      Grand Tour of Scandinavia (2014)

      enquire now for price

      • INCLUDED FIRST CLASS SERVICES
        Escorted by one of Insight's expert Tour Directors - your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.

      • Baggage handling everywhere on tour, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
        Hotel and restaurant tips included - you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for coins or banknotes
        Free Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms or lobbies
        Personal radio headsets to give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert’s fascinating insights and commentary
        Insight Flourishes - from time to time your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
        Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom.
      • Complimentary on-board wi-fi where possible
        Airport transfers at scheduled times on the first and last day of your escorted journey
        Cruise in A-Class cabins with sea views and flat screen TV

        INCLUDED QUALITY DINING
        A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD)
        19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 10 three-course table d’hôte Dinners, or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D)
        .
      Day 1
      Welcome to Copenhagen
      On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your airport shuttle service leaves for your tour hotel at 08:00, 10:30, 12:30 & 15:30. Relax and settle in. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception, drinks and a Welcome Dinner, followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world famous Tivoli Gardens.(Welcome Dinner)

      Day 2
      Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
      Meet Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour this morning, followed by a visit inside the Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, to marvel at the opulent interior. See the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. The rest of the day is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 3
      Stockholm City of Islands
      Take in the view of Kronborg Castle, reputedly the Elsinore home of Hamlet, as you cross over the Oresund to Sweden. Your journey takes you through fertile farmlands strewn with tidy farms and along the peaceful shores of Lake Vattern. Continue to Stockholm, which is set on 14 beautiful islands. This evening, perhaps try the local cuisine served in traditional surroundings?(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 4
      The Sights of Stockholm & your Baltic Sea Cruise
      Join a local expert in the morning for yo ur visit to the City Hall’s ‘Gold Room’ where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. Then continue into the medieval island heart of the city to view the cathedral, walk through the Old Town and see the Royal Palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Vasa Galleon - a marvellous impression of life on board a 17th century naval vessel. This evening embark on a Baltic cruise to Finland through the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy dinner on board and then enjoy the sea views from the comfort of your A-class cabins.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 5
      Fashionable Helsinki
      Helsinki is famous as a global trendsetter in design, fashion, stunning architecture and luscious parks. Disembark your Baltic cruise to visit the astonishing modern ‘Church in the Rock’. Also see the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Tonight, choose from a selection of Helsinki’s restaurants on your dine around evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dine Around)

      Day 6
      The Land of a Thousand Lakes
      Travel through a land of beautiful lakes and forests today! This afternoon, enjoy an ascent of Kuopio’s Viewing Tower. The splendid panorama will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 7
      The Road to Rovaniemi
      On towards the Arctic and into Lapland, the home of the Sami people. Travel via the port and university town of Oulu, to Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region. Visit the Santa Claus Village where it is Christmas all year round! Meet Santa, visit the post office and cross the Arctic Circle - you'll receive a certificate to prove it. Your hotel is amid the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 8
      Rovaniemi, Lapland & the Sami People
      In the morning, join a local guide to see the Town Hall, designed by Aalvar Aalto and visit Rovaniemi Church. Later, perhaps choose to visit the Arctic Wildlife park or try a traditional Lapp dinner?(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 9
      Cross the Arctic Circle to Ivalo
      This morning you may want to visit the open air museum and Arktikum before journeying north on the road of the four winds where you may see reindeer roaming freely as you head for one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to visit the national park near the gold centre of Tankavaara.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 10
      North Cape and the Sun that never Sets
      Cross the rolling tundra into Norway to stop at Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament and a centre of Lapp culture. Visit a Lapp folk museum a then it’s on through unique scenery to the North Cape. Your hotel is in Honningsvag on Mager Island, from where you will journey at night to the northern most point of Europe in search of the ‘midnight sun’.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 11
      Through Finnmark to Alta
      Maybe set out on a bird watching safari this morning before returning to the mainland, travelling through stony, near deserted Finnmark to Alta, situated on one of the world’s richest salmon rivers.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 12
      A World of Adventure in Alta
      In the morning, meet Roger Dahl and his hard working team of Alaskan Huskies. Learn about Arctic dog sleigh racing, before enjoying time at leisure in Alta. Maybe check out the prehistoric UNESCO-protected rock carvings or take a wilderness river trip?(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 13
      Narvik & the Norwegian Campaign
      Travel through some of the most stunning northern scenery, past mountains, fjords and fishing villages to Narvik, hearing tales of one of the first large-scale battles during the Second World War.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 14
      Mosjoen & it’s Sea Street
      Take a ferry across Tysfjord and pass Rago National Park, its fjords cutting deep into the landscape. Bid farewell to the Arctic before reaching Mosjoen, a pleasant town on the Vefsnfjord, which has a large concentration of listed wooden buildings and Norway’s oldest octagonal church.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 15
      Trondheim, Capital of the Vikings
      Drive through Namdalen then watch for salmon leaping upstream to their spawning-grounds at the mighty Laksfoss Falls. Pass the fjord where the battleship Tirpitz hid out during World War Two and continue via the village of Hell to Trondheim, seat of the ancient Viking Kings, and Norway's third largest city. Trondheim has always reflected the changing fortunes of Norway and is full of interest; see the Market Square dominated by its statue of Olav Tryggvason, Norway’s national shrine, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 16
      Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords
      Begin the most scenic days you will ever experience. Norwegian Fjordland - a dream world of soaring mountains, icy glaciers and rivers which cascade thousands of feet into the green valleys below. Cross the Dovre Mountains, which form Norway’s oldest National Park. Arrive at the mirror smooth waters of Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular highlight cruise beneath towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Your hotel is in a superb setting overlooking the beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 17
      Geiranger at Leisure
      Enjoy a whole day of relaxation amid the fjords and mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Consider taking an optional scenic drive along the amazing Trolls’ Road, a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 18
      On to the Capital of Oslo
      Travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom – home to one of Norway’s most beautiful stave churches. Continue through the countryside of ‘Peer Gynt’, immortalised by Ibsen, to Oyer where we may catch a glimpse of the world’s largest Troll. After stopping in Lillehammer, it’s on to the modern Norwegian capital of Oslo(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 19
      Cosmopolitan Oslo
      In the morning, a panoramic tour shows you the spires and rampart s of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, the Royal Palace and includes a visit to the Viking Long Ship Museum. Visit Frogner Park, housing the controversial sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, before an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, round off your tour with a farewell Celebration Dinner and a glass of wine to toast to new friends.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)

      Day 20
      Out of Oslo
      Departure transfers arrive at Oslo Airport at 07:15 and 10:15(Buffet Breakfast)

      ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
      Copenhagen: See the Little Mermaid, Stock Exchange, the Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
      Stockholm: Walk through the Old Town and see the cathedral and Royal Palace.
      Helsinki: Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’, Sibelius Monument and see the Finlandia Hall.
      Kuopio: Ascend the viewing Tower for spectacular views.
      Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the Cathedral. Visit the Santa Claus Village and receive an Arctic Circle certificate
      Sodankylä: Visit one of Lappland’s oldest churches.
      Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
      Mosjoen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings
      Hell: Tell all your friends you’ve been there!
      Trondheim: See the Market Square with its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.
      Lom: See the 12C Stave Church.
      Oslo: See the impressive Akershus Castle and Royal Palace. Visit the controversial Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park.
      Scenic Drives: Peer Gynt Valley, Rago National Park and Norwegian Fjordland.
      PREMIUM HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
      The Grand Hotel is perhaps Oslo's most elegant deluxe hotel, a striking landmark on the city's grandest street, combining classic features with contemporary luxury.
      The stylish modern Radisson Blu Scandinavia rises high above Copenhagen, affording stunning views of the city.
      The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of Stockholm's historic Old Town.
      For a scenic location you wont find better than the Union in Geiranger. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
      Enjoy the additional comfort of A-Class cabins aboard your overnight cruise from Stockhom to Helsinki.
      SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AND DINING
      Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
      Stockholm: Witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries furnishings and decor.
      Stockholm: Step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gold Room is covered by 25 million gilded mosaic tiles.
      Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
      North Cape: Join an excursion to see something that doesn’t happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the fiery orb clings to the horizon. A unique experience!
      Alta: At the home of champion dog racer Roger Dahl, meet his adorable huskies and share in the challenges of competing in marathon Arctic dog sleigh races.
      Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
      Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and hand-cut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife, and learn about their traditions and culture.
      Helsinki: There is an array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from on your Dine-Around Evening.
      Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.

    Our Top 3 Romantic Holiday Packages

    • Sail the brackish Baltic Sea, cross rolling tundra and glassy fjords on your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and pristine scenery. Tour Pace - Comfortable Active: This tour is well paced with two night stays in Copenhagen, Rovaniemi, Geiranger and Oslo; there are one-night stays in the more northern regions. Magnificent driving days offer frequent stops for refreshments and photo opportunities.

      Grand Tour of Scandinavia (2014)

      enquire now for price

      • INCLUDED FIRST CLASS SERVICES
        Escorted by one of Insight's expert Tour Directors - your ‘travelling concierge’, expert guide, consummate facilitator and friend in a foreign land who ensures your journey is as enjoyable as possible.

      • Baggage handling everywhere on tour, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
        Hotel and restaurant tips included - you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for coins or banknotes
        Free Wi-Fi in most hotel rooms or lobbies
        Personal radio headsets to give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert’s fascinating insights and commentary
        Insight Flourishes - from time to time your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
        Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight’s Luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom.
      • Complimentary on-board wi-fi where possible
        Airport transfers at scheduled times on the first and last day of your escorted journey
        Cruise in A-Class cabins with sea views and flat screen TV

        INCLUDED QUALITY DINING
        A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD)
        19 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 10 three-course table d’hôte Dinners, or Buffets, plus tea or coffee (D)
        .
      Day 1
      Welcome to Copenhagen
      On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, your airport shuttle service leaves for your tour hotel at 08:00, 10:30, 12:30 & 15:30. Relax and settle in. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Reception, drinks and a Welcome Dinner, followed by a visit to the glittering lights and enchanting atmosphere of the world famous Tivoli Gardens.(Welcome Dinner)

      Day 2
      Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
      Meet Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid gazing wistfully across the harbour this morning, followed by a visit inside the Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, to marvel at the opulent interior. See the Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. The rest of the day is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 3
      Stockholm City of Islands
      Take in the view of Kronborg Castle, reputedly the Elsinore home of Hamlet, as you cross over the Oresund to Sweden. Your journey takes you through fertile farmlands strewn with tidy farms and along the peaceful shores of Lake Vattern. Continue to Stockholm, which is set on 14 beautiful islands. This evening, perhaps try the local cuisine served in traditional surroundings?(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 4
      The Sights of Stockholm & your Baltic Sea Cruise
      Join a local expert in the morning for yo ur visit to the City Hall’s ‘Gold Room’ where the Nobel Prize banquets are held. Then continue into the medieval island heart of the city to view the cathedral, walk through the Old Town and see the Royal Palace. The afternoon is at leisure. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Vasa Galleon - a marvellous impression of life on board a 17th century naval vessel. This evening embark on a Baltic cruise to Finland through the largest archipelago in the world. Enjoy dinner on board and then enjoy the sea views from the comfort of your A-class cabins.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 5
      Fashionable Helsinki
      Helsinki is famous as a global trendsetter in design, fashion, stunning architecture and luscious parks. Disembark your Baltic cruise to visit the astonishing modern ‘Church in the Rock’. Also see the Sibelius Monument and Finlandia Hall. Tonight, choose from a selection of Helsinki’s restaurants on your dine around evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dine Around)

      Day 6
      The Land of a Thousand Lakes
      Travel through a land of beautiful lakes and forests today! This afternoon, enjoy an ascent of Kuopio’s Viewing Tower. The splendid panorama will reveal why Finland is called the land of a thousand lakes.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 7
      The Road to Rovaniemi
      On towards the Arctic and into Lapland, the home of the Sami people. Travel via the port and university town of Oulu, to Rovaniemi, the modern capital of the region. Visit the Santa Claus Village where it is Christmas all year round! Meet Santa, visit the post office and cross the Arctic Circle - you'll receive a certificate to prove it. Your hotel is amid the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 8
      Rovaniemi, Lapland & the Sami People
      In the morning, join a local guide to see the Town Hall, designed by Aalvar Aalto and visit Rovaniemi Church. Later, perhaps choose to visit the Arctic Wildlife park or try a traditional Lapp dinner?(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 9
      Cross the Arctic Circle to Ivalo
      This morning you may want to visit the open air museum and Arktikum before journeying north on the road of the four winds where you may see reindeer roaming freely as you head for one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Travel through Europe’s last great wilderness to visit the national park near the gold centre of Tankavaara.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 10
      North Cape and the Sun that never Sets
      Cross the rolling tundra into Norway to stop at Karasjok, the seat of the Sami Parliament and a centre of Lapp culture. Visit a Lapp folk museum a then it’s on through unique scenery to the North Cape. Your hotel is in Honningsvag on Mager Island, from where you will journey at night to the northern most point of Europe in search of the ‘midnight sun’.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 11
      Through Finnmark to Alta
      Maybe set out on a bird watching safari this morning before returning to the mainland, travelling through stony, near deserted Finnmark to Alta, situated on one of the world’s richest salmon rivers.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 12
      A World of Adventure in Alta
      In the morning, meet Roger Dahl and his hard working team of Alaskan Huskies. Learn about Arctic dog sleigh racing, before enjoying time at leisure in Alta. Maybe check out the prehistoric UNESCO-protected rock carvings or take a wilderness river trip?(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 13
      Narvik & the Norwegian Campaign
      Travel through some of the most stunning northern scenery, past mountains, fjords and fishing villages to Narvik, hearing tales of one of the first large-scale battles during the Second World War.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 14
      Mosjoen & it’s Sea Street
      Take a ferry across Tysfjord and pass Rago National Park, its fjords cutting deep into the landscape. Bid farewell to the Arctic before reaching Mosjoen, a pleasant town on the Vefsnfjord, which has a large concentration of listed wooden buildings and Norway’s oldest octagonal church.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 15
      Trondheim, Capital of the Vikings
      Drive through Namdalen then watch for salmon leaping upstream to their spawning-grounds at the mighty Laksfoss Falls. Pass the fjord where the battleship Tirpitz hid out during World War Two and continue via the village of Hell to Trondheim, seat of the ancient Viking Kings, and Norway's third largest city. Trondheim has always reflected the changing fortunes of Norway and is full of interest; see the Market Square dominated by its statue of Olav Tryggvason, Norway’s national shrine, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 16
      Geiranger, Jewel of the Fjords
      Begin the most scenic days you will ever experience. Norwegian Fjordland - a dream world of soaring mountains, icy glaciers and rivers which cascade thousands of feet into the green valleys below. Cross the Dovre Mountains, which form Norway’s oldest National Park. Arrive at the mirror smooth waters of Geirangerfjord to embark on a spectacular highlight cruise beneath towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Your hotel is in a superb setting overlooking the beautiful Norwegian fjord landscape.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 17
      Geiranger at Leisure
      Enjoy a whole day of relaxation amid the fjords and mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage area. Consider taking an optional scenic drive along the amazing Trolls’ Road, a masterpiece of engineering when it was built over 70 years ago.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

      Day 18
      On to the Capital of Oslo
      Travel via lakes and snow-capped peaks to Lom – home to one of Norway’s most beautiful stave churches. Continue through the countryside of ‘Peer Gynt’, immortalised by Ibsen, to Oyer where we may catch a glimpse of the world’s largest Troll. After stopping in Lillehammer, it’s on to the modern Norwegian capital of Oslo(Buffet Breakfast)

      Day 19
      Cosmopolitan Oslo
      In the morning, a panoramic tour shows you the spires and rampart s of medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, the Royal Palace and includes a visit to the Viking Long Ship Museum. Visit Frogner Park, housing the controversial sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, before an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, round off your tour with a farewell Celebration Dinner and a glass of wine to toast to new friends.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)

      Day 20
      Out of Oslo
      Departure transfers arrive at Oslo Airport at 07:15 and 10:15(Buffet Breakfast)

      ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
      Copenhagen: See the Little Mermaid, Stock Exchange, the Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace.
      Stockholm: Walk through the Old Town and see the cathedral and Royal Palace.
      Helsinki: Visit the ‘Church in the Rock’, Sibelius Monument and see the Finlandia Hall.
      Kuopio: Ascend the viewing Tower for spectacular views.
      Rovaniemi: See Alvar Aalto’s Town Hall and visit the Cathedral. Visit the Santa Claus Village and receive an Arctic Circle certificate
      Sodankylä: Visit one of Lappland’s oldest churches.
      Karasjok: See the Sami Parliament.
      Mosjoen: See the street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings
      Hell: Tell all your friends you’ve been there!
      Trondheim: See the Market Square with its statue of Olav Tryggvason, the Nidaros Cathedral, the Tyholt tower and Old Town Bridge.
      Lom: See the 12C Stave Church.
      Oslo: See the impressive Akershus Castle and Royal Palace. Visit the controversial Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park.
      Scenic Drives: Peer Gynt Valley, Rago National Park and Norwegian Fjordland.
      PREMIUM HOTELS AND LOCATIONS
      The Grand Hotel is perhaps Oslo's most elegant deluxe hotel, a striking landmark on the city's grandest street, combining classic features with contemporary luxury.
      The stylish modern Radisson Blu Scandinavia rises high above Copenhagen, affording stunning views of the city.
      The classy Hilton Slussen is conveniently located within walking distance of Stockholm's historic Old Town.
      For a scenic location you wont find better than the Union in Geiranger. Enjoy upgraded rooms set against a fabulous backdrop of breathtaking fjord scenery and mountains.
      Enjoy the additional comfort of A-Class cabins aboard your overnight cruise from Stockhom to Helsinki.
      SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AND DINING
      Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at Tivoli Gardens, the famous entertainment park.
      Stockholm: Witness the regal interior of Christiansborg Palace, with its stunning tapestries furnishings and decor.
      Stockholm: Step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gold Room is covered by 25 million gilded mosaic tiles.
      Karasjok: Visit the museum devoted to Sami history and culture offering a glimpse into the old Sami lifestyle.
      North Cape: Join an excursion to see something that doesn’t happen - sunset! Even at midnight, the fiery orb clings to the horizon. A unique experience!
      Alta: At the home of champion dog racer Roger Dahl, meet his adorable huskies and share in the challenges of competing in marathon Arctic dog sleigh races.
      Geiranger: Cruise along the deep, blue waters of majestic Geirangerfjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains, gushing waterfalls and lush green vegetation.
      Oslo: Stand beneath the scrolled prows and hand-cut hulls of 9th century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife, and learn about their traditions and culture.
      Helsinki: There is an array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from on your Dine-Around Evening.
      Oslo: Scandinavian hospitality is matched with fine food and a glass of wine at your Celebration Dinner.

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