Timeless Scandinavia - Summer 2022

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2022

Take in splendid Copenhagen and see Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid alongside your Local Expert. Experience a true taste of Swedish culture as you dine at the Fotografiska Museum restaurant in Stockholm-a recipient of the prestigious Michelin Sustainability Emblem, honoring the delicious and organic meals served. Across the border in Norway, the Geiranger Fjord adventure showcases the world famous beauty of the pristine fjords. Choose either to get up close with cascading waterfalls on a boat tour, or enjoy a more leisurely guided kayak adventure-paddling at your pace through the crystal clear and calm waters. In the Norwegian capital, enjoy a well-earned pause with a luxuriant, after-hours drinks reception at the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump Museum-showcasing 4,000 years of ski history and the best viewpoint in the city.

Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Copenhagen: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family and Crown Prince. These four identical palaces frame an octagonal courtyard where the changing of the guard ceremony takes place daily at noon.
  • Copenhagen: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family and Crown Prince. These four identical palaces frame an octagonal courtyard where the changing of the guard ceremony takes place daily at noon.
  • Copenhagen: Visit the Torvehallerne food market with a Local Expert and try smorrebrod, the famed open faced sandwich and a delicious Danish pastry.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Geirangerfjord: Embark on an adrenaline-fuelled, fun and informative boat ride as you take a closer look at cascading waterfalls and remote mountain farms.
  • Geiranger: Get active and join a guided kayaking adventure on the calm waters of the fjord. Hear about the local way of life as you peacefully paddle surrounded by magnicient mountains and waterfalls. No previous kayaking experience is needed; however, to enjoy this option you should be in excellent physical health.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Oslo: Visit the modern Oslo Opera House and learn about its architecture, stage technology and get a glimpse behind the scenes and find out what happens before the curtain rises.
  • Oslo: Take part in a scenic bike ride through the lesser know areas of Oslo. Cycle the Askerselva River Path and admire the street art, discover the city waterfalls and visit the trendy neighbourhoods of Grunerlokka and Sorenga.
Well-being
  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
Exceptional Dining
  • Copenhagen: Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at Host, an elegant restaurant serving contemporary Nordic cuisine in the heart of the city. Fresh Nordic ingredients and seasonal greens set the scene. With a focus on sustainable practices Host works towards reducing food waste, reducing their CO2 footprint and have invested in a solar cell park.
  • Copenhagen: Visit the Torvehallerne food market with a Local Expert and try smorrebrod, the famed open faced sandwich and a delicious Danish pastry.
  • Stockholm: Dine at the Fotografiska Museum Restaurant, where you'll enjoy a mouthwatering, creative and sustainability-driven dinner. Honoured with the Michelin Sustainability Emblem, Fotografiska is a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience serving organic, plant-based meals with a mission to inspire a more conscious world.
  • Oslo: Raise a glass and toast to your Scandinavian adventure during your Celebration Dinner at one of the city's top restaurants, Grand Cafe Oslo. Feast on modern Nordic cuisine as you reminisce on the majesty of the fjords.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 11 Breakfast (B)
Journey Highlights
  • Copenhagen: Explore this modern seafront city with your Local Expert, home to the happiest people in the world. See Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid on the harbour, the Renaissance Stock Exchange and the imposing Christiansborg Palace, where parliament sits.
  • Copenhagen: Make the most of the long summer nights at the glittering Tivoli Gardens, the world-famous entertainment park, full of fantasy, fun and charm.
  • Copenhagen: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family and Crown Prince. These four identical palaces frame an octagonal courtyard where the changing of the guard ceremony takes place daily at noon.
  • Copenhagen: Join your Local Expert for a visit to the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family and Crown Prince. These four identical palaces frame an octagonal courtyard where the changing of the guard ceremony takes place daily at noon.
  • Oresund Bridge: Cross this magnificent feat of engineering that links Denmark and Sweden in spectacular fashion. Join the millions who have traversed the longest road and rail bridge in Europe since June 2000, and spot the artificial island with its unique ecosystem.
  • Malmo: Join your Travelling Concierge for an orientation of this coastal town and learn about its unique history.
  • Vattern: As you journey across the stunning Swedish countryside, take a moment to admire the serene beauty of this picturesque lake, mentioned in Samuel Johnson's 'The Idler.' The water here is so fresh that you can drink it from any point.
  • Stockholm: With a Local Expert, step inside the City Hall where the fabulous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, is covered by 18 million gilded mosaic tiles. You'll also see the Bla hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held.
  • Stockholm: Visit the Vasa Museum, which houses the world-famous Vasa Galleon, the world's best preserved 17th century warship that was salvaged after 333 years on the sea bed near Stockholm. Delve into what life was like on board through the exhibited items that have been recovered.
  • Bergen: Your Local Expert will guide you through the lively fish market and its many stalls of handicrafts and souvenirs, before you have the chance to marvel at the 13th century Haakon's Hall, a former royal residence still in use for cultural events.
  • Bergen: You're invited to visit Troldhaugen, the former summer home of renowned composer Edvard Grieg. See the villa where he dreamed up his Romantic-era masterpieces and enjoy a moving piano recital on Grieg's own Steinway, hosted in the museum's chamber music hall.
  • Flam Railway: Renowned as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world, the Flam railway takes you on a thrilling ride 866 meters up the mountainside to Myrdal station. Admire spectacular scenery as you weave in and out of tunnels and past dramatic waterfalls.
  • Geirangerfjord: Embark on an adrenaline-fuelled, fun and informative boat ride as you take a closer look at cascading waterfalls and remote mountain farms.
  • Geiranger: Get active and join a guided kayaking adventure on the calm waters of the fjord. Hear about the local way of life as you peacefully paddle surrounded by magnicient mountains and waterfalls. No previous kayaking experience is needed; however, to enjoy this option you should be in excellent physical health.
  • Lillehammer: Pause on your journey to have a wander around the ski resort town of Lillehammer. Known for the 1994 and 2016 Winter Olympics, sports fans can see the famous ski jump and there are also a number of attractive late 19th century wooden houses on the walk.
  • Oslo: Stroll around the pristine city of Oslo with your Local Expert to see the medieval Akershus Castle, constructed in the late 13th century. Stroll along Oslo Harbour and see the Royal Palace presiding over the main shopping street, Karls Johan.
  • Oslo: Your Local Expert will guide you through the wonderful Frogner Park, where over 200 intriguing sculptures by local artist Gustav Vigeland can be seen. The baroque park is also home to Frogner Manor, a former meeting hotspot for the high society figures of Oslo.
  • Oslo: Visit the modern Oslo Opera House and learn about its architecture, stage technology and get a glimpse behind the scenes and find out what happens before the curtain rises.
  • Oslo: Take part in a scenic bike ride through the lesser know areas of Oslo. Cycle the Askerselva River Path and admire the street art, discover the city waterfalls and visit the trendy neighbourhoods of Grunerlokka and Sorenga.
Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2022
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CopenhagenWelcome to Copenhagen.: On arrival at Copenhagen Airport, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax or perhaps explore some of the nearby attractions. At 17:30, meet your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner with wine at Host Restaurant in the heart of the city.
71 Nyhavn Hotel, Copenhagen.
Day 2Highlights of Copenhagen. Relaxed StartHighlights of Copenhagen. Relaxed Start: Home to some of the world's happiest people, cutting-edge architecture and boasting a laid-back lifestyle, Copenhagen is the perfect introduction to Nordic culture. Explore the city with your Local Expert, and see the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Rosenborg Castle and the Renaissance Stock Exchange.Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join your Local Expert to visit the Museum of the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family. Alternatively, visit the Torvehallerne food market with a Local Expert and try smorrebrod, the famed open-faced sandwich and a delicious Danish pastry. The afternoon is yours to discover Copenhagen at leisure. In the evening, head to Tivoli, an amusement park founded in 1843 and considered a national treasure. The beautifully manicured gardens, rides and entertainment for all ages and the enchanting atmosphere all guarantee a fun night out.
71 Nyhavn Hotel, Copenhagen.
Day 3Malmo and Vittaryd. Relaxed StartMalmo and Vittaryd. Relaxed Start: Spend the morning in Copenhagen before crossing the Oresund Bridge and tunnel, which connects Denmark and Sweden and is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. Stop in the coastal city of Malmo to explore and have lunch before arriving at your 19th century manor hotel in the heart of the Smaland countryside. Relax by Lake Vidostern or perhaps treat yourself to a sauna before dinner.
Toftaholm Herrgard, Vittaryd.
Day 4Cross-country to StockholmCross-country to Stockholm.: Travel cross-country, journeying towards Sweden's capital city, Stockholm. En route, marvel at the sight of stunning Lake Vattern, allegedly home to a monster resembling the famous Loch Ness. On arrival in fashionable Stockholm check in to your award-winning hotel, At Six. Towering proudly on 14 islands, Stockholm is a model city of contemporary design, inspiring museums and extraordinary beauty. This evening, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience visit the iconic Fotografiska museum for a special dinner at their acclaimed restaurant, which has been honoured with the Michelin Sustainability Emblem.
Hotel At Six, Stockholm.
Day 5Highlights of StockholmHighlights of Stockholm.: Join your Local Expert for an eye-opening tour of the city with visits to the City Hall's marvellous Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, and the Bla hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held every year. Then continue to the medieval island situated in the heart of the city to view the cathedral, walk through the Old Town and see the Royal Palace. Your exploration comes to an end at the Vasa Museum, which houses the world-famous Vasa Galleon, the world's best preserved 17th century warship that was salvaged after 333 years on the sea bed near Stockholm. Step into a world of nautical command, as you marvel at the grandeur of the world's only preserved 17th century ship, complete with intricately carved decorations. With the evening at leisure explore the city of Stockholm and ask your Travelling Concierge for local dining recommendations.
Hotel At Six, Stockholm.
Day 6Majestic BergenMajestic Bergen.: Take in the mesmerising vistas of vast lakes and legendary forests, as you fly on your included flight from Sweden to Norway bound for the historic port city of Bergen. A favourite destination for travellers, Bergen is a masterpiece of colourful wooden houses, deep fjords and rolling hills. It's also home to a large student population, which brings a lovely vibrancy to the city. Once you've settled into your centrally located hotel, spend the day at leisure. Perhaps take a stroll along the old Hanseatic Wharf dating back to the 14th century? In the evening venture to a local restaurant for a tasty meal.
Bergen Bors Hotel.
Day 7Edvard Grieg's Bergen. Relaxed StartEdvard Grieg's Bergen. Relaxed Start: Join your Local Expert for an insightful tour of this ancient Hanseatic port city, which still largely looks to the sea for its living. Start with a visit to the picturesque and lively Fish Market, set in a charming location in the heart of the city. Stroll past its many stalls where handicrafts and souvenirs are sold and continue on to the 13th century Hakon's Hall. You're invited for a special visit to Troldhaugen, the former summer home of Norway's renowned composer and pianist, Edvard Grieg. Situated on a promontory jutting into Lake Nordaas with outstanding views over the water, it offered the composer total tranquillity and inspiration for his music. Visit his beautiful villa and the modest nearby hut where he composed his Romantic era masterpieces. You'll also have time to pay your respects at the site where Grieg and his wife are buried. Your visit concludes with a moving piano recital, hosted in the museum's chamber music hall.
Bergen Bors Hotel.
Day 8The Flam Railway and GeirangerThe Flam Railway and Geiranger.: Bid farewell to Bergen, as you make your way by train from Voss Station to Myrdal Station and venture on the ride of a lifetime on the stunning Flåm Railway – an experience most people only dream about! Hailed as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys, the Flåm Railway transports you past soaring snow-covered peaks, thundering waterfalls, and dramatic fjords. Marvel at the engineering genius of the railway, covering an impressive height difference of 866 metres. In the afternoon continue on to Geiranger and settle into your hotel set against a backdrop of fabulous fjord scenery and mountains.
Hotel Union Geiranger (Fjord view room).
Day 9Fjord AdventureFjord Adventure.: The village of Geiranger surrounded by pristine nature is the perfect spot to recharge, to relax and to absorb the legendary beauty of the Norwegian fjords. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to embark on an adrenaline-fuelled, fun and informative boat ride as you take a closer look at cascading waterfalls and remote mountain farms. Alternatively, get active and join a guided kayaking adventure on the calm waters of the fjord. Hear about the local way of life as you peacefully paddle surrounded by magnificent mountains and waterfalls. No previous experience kayaking experience is needed; however, to enjoy this option you should be in excellent physical health.
Hotel Union Geiranger (Fjord view room).
Day 10Cross-country to OsloCross-country to Oslo.: Enjoy a full day of being driven through the most spectacular scenery imaginable, as you journey to Oslo. Sit back and take in the lush farmlands, towering peaks and deep forests, complemented by picturesque log cabins and small hamlets. Pass the Olympic town of Lillehammer on your way to Oslo, Norway's design-focused capital city. Settle into your luxurious hotel where modern and historic styles blend, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Why not retreat to the hotel spa and pamper yourself with one of the many treatments on offer?This evening, you're invited for an after-hours VIP visit to the Hollmenkollen Ski Jump museum, an iconic symbol of Norway, to explore 4,000 years of skiing history and to drink a toast at the top of the ski jump, while appreciating panoramic views of the city.
Grand Hotel Oslo.
Day 11Highlights of Oslo. Relaxed StartHighlights of Oslo. Relaxed Start: Oslo is the hidden gem of Scandinavia, boasting everything from cutting-edge design and fascinating museums to a plethora of natural wonders, including fjords, waterways and rolling hills. Gain an insider's perspective during a guided city tour led by a passionate Local Expert. See the medieval spires and ramparts of the harbour-side Akershus Fortress, observe the opulent Royal Palace, and take a walk through the fascinating Frogner Park. Over 200 of Gustav Vigeland's intriguing sculptures are displayed expertly portraying human emotions through every life stage. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the modern Oslo Opera House and learn about its architecture, stage technology and get a glimpse behind the scenes and find out what happens before the curtain rises. Alternatively, take part in a relaxing bike ride that explores the lesser known areas of Oslo. Cycle along the Askerselva River Path to admire the street art, discover the city waterfalls and explore the trendy neighbourhood of Grunerlokka. Round off your memorable journey with a Celebration Dinner and wine at one of the city's top restaurants, Grand Cafe Oslo, as you toast to new friendships.
Grand Hotel Oslo.
Day 12Farewell OsloFarewell Oslo.: After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Oslo Airport for your onward journey.
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06/18/2022$8,225.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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09/03/2022$8,225.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold 2022Take in splendid Copenhagen and see Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid alongside your Local Expert.

 
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