Description

Join us on our tour to Iceland, a land of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, epic sagas, heroic legends, and rich history. Iceland is an otherworldly place where forces of nature have created a landscape that allows you to swim in geothermal heated pools, trek across a mossy lava field, or drive over an icy glacier all in one day. You will be enchanted by the striking and raw beauty of this extraordinary and geologically young island. The local cultural life is equally rich, from medieval sagas to contemporary novels. The effortless style of the local people is simply mesmerizing, as is their friendly and self-reliant spirit.

Highlights

  • Explore Reykjavik, a sophisticated European city with museums, galleries, theater, symphony, boutiques and restaurants
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Vikings established the world's first democratic parliament in AD 930
  • View the geothermal pools at Geysir, and marvel at Iceland's most famous waterfall, Gullfoss
  • Visit a geothermal power plant and witness geology in action
  • Visit a geothermal bakery
  • Savor delicious tomato soup at a local farm
  • Take a dip in the healing geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon
  • Explore Copenhagen, the bustling maritime city
  • Marvel at the wharf-side homes and stores in the beautifully preserved Nyhavn district and much much more...

Day By Day Itinerary

COPENHAGEN EXTENSION

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Copenhagen where your optional extension vacation continues for the next two nights in “Wonderful Copenhagen.” Not only is Copenhagen the trendiest city of Scandinavia, but also gets constantly ranked as the happiest city in the world. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by your Tour Director and head out on a panoramic guided tour of Copenhagen. Enjoy the famed charms from the past and present, including the famous Little Mermaid statue, the city hall, and the Amalienborg Castle, home to the Danish royal family. View also the home of the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen, and walk around Nyhavn, originally a busy commercial port, but nowadays a vibrant hub of city life and shopping. Later in the afternoon check-in at your hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)
This morning, following breakfast, get familiar with Denmark's wonderful capital from the water on a Copenhagen boat tour. Glide along the city’s pretty canals and harbor waters and soak up stunning views of Copenhagen charm and grandeur. Pass landmarks such as the Royal Palace and the Copenhagen Opera House, a stunning contemporary building that stands imperiously on the harbor side. Cruise around the pretty canals of Christianshavn with its cobbled streets and pastel-colored houses. As you cruise, learn about Copenhagen’s rich history from the onboard guide, who will share illuminating facts and background of this amazing city. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Copenhagen at your own pace. You may opt to visit Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park and quintessential Copenhagen adventure which has been a tradition since 1843, or simply relax and join in the locals for an afternoon stroll along the Stroget. (B)
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to Copenhagen International Airport for your homeward flight. (B)

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York
  • QUALITY ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 9 included meals consisting of 6 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City Tour of Reykjavik, Viking World Museum, Golden Circle Tour including Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss “Golden” Waterfall and Great Geysir Geothermal Area, South Coast Tour including Seljalanfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls, and Thermal Pools of the Blue Lagoon
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as visits to a geothermal bakery to sample delicious local bread and to the latest geothermal heat and electric power plant
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Reykjavik
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from Reykjavik to Copenhagen
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAMS - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City tour of Copenhagen and Canal cruise
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Excludes

Video

Notes

Map

OTHER PROGRAMS

Denmark

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Portugal

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Italy

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