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Scandinavia: Stockholm, Copenhagen & Oslo (2017)
Limited to 18 guests
Days: 10 | From: $8,995
Day 1: Arrive Stockholm, Sweden
Arrive in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, where you are met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for a briefing and reception followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm | Meals: D
Day 2: Stockholm | City Tour & Museum Visit
This morning, set out on a tour of the city, which is built on 14 islands of an archipelago that extends into the Baltic Sea. Visit Gamla Stan (Old Town), walking its cobblestone streets past shops, museums and galleries as well as the Royal Palace. Explore the large island of Djurgarden and the neighborhood of Kungsholmen, where you enter the impressive Stockholm City Hall, world-renowned site of the annual Nobel Prize awards banquet. After lunch at a local restaurant, tour the Vasa Museum, dedicated to Sweden’s maritime history and home to the only preserved 17th-century ship in the world. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm | Meals: B L
Day 3: Uppsala/Sigtuna | Towering Gothic Cathedral
Travel to Sigtuna, Sweden’s first town, to appreciate its charming wooden buildings and rune stones. Break for lunch, and then visit nearby Uppsala to tour its soaring Gothic cathedral — its spires stand nearly 400 feet tall. Inside, view the 14th-century murals depicting the legend of Saint Eric, the patron saint of Sweden.
Grand Hôtel Stockholm | Meals: B L D
Day 4: Stockholm/Copenhagen, Denmark | Danish Dining
After a leisurely morning, board the express train that whisks you to Copenhagen, crossing the Øresund Bridge, a five-mile-long engineering marvel that spans the strait between Sweden and Denmark. Check in to your hotel and savor a Danish dinner at a local restaurant.
Scandic Palace Hotel | Meals: B D
Day 5: Copenhagen | Morning Canal Cruise
Start your day with a city tour of Copenhagen, Denmark’s elegant capital. Cruise the canals to see the city from a different perspective. Spend your afternoon at leisure, with the included option to visit the Tivoli Gardens. This evening, enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the gardens.
Scandic Palace Hotel | Meals: B D
Day 6: Elsinore | Hamlet’s Haunted Home
Venture just outside the city to tour Fredericksborg Castle, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Proceed to the charming fishing village of Gilleleje for lunch. This afternoon, tour nearby Elsinore’s Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting of Shakespeare’s immortal Hamlet. Return to Copenhagen.
Scandic Palace Hotel | Meals: B L
Day 7: Copenhagen/Oslo, Norway | Ferry to Norway
Experience urban beekeeping on the roof of Copenhagen’s city hall, and then break for lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, board an overnight ferry to Oslo, Norway, relaxing in Commodore Class and enjoying the many facilities of your vessel.
DFDS Ferry | Meals: B L
Day 8: Oslo | Cooking Lesson & Viking Ship Museum
Awaken to the views of the Oslo Fjord as you sail into Norway’s cosmopolitan capital. After a hearty breakfast, disembark and visit the Mathallen Food Hall — a market filled with shops offering top locally produced foods — where you take part in a cooking class on modern Norwegian cuisine. Enjoy the lunch you helped prepare, and then visit the city with a local guide. Receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the stunning waterfront opera house, visit the Viking Ship Museum and also the nearby Kon-Tiki Museum, housing adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s famous vessel.
Hotel Continental | Meals: B L
Day 9: Oslo | Munch Museum Private Tour
This morning, enjoy a private guided tour of the Munch Museum — devoted to the art of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, who bequeathed all of his works to the city of Oslo. Then, spend your afternoon at leisure before gathering this evening for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel Continental | Meals: B D
Day 10: Depart Oslo
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart for home or perhaps begin your post-tour extension.
Extend Your Journey | Enhance your journey with a post-tour extension to Bergen & Norway's Fjords (6 days, from $4,595).
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