Arrive in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, where you’re met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, join your resident tour director for a briefing and reception followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Take a morning tour to get acquainted with Stockholm. Explore the cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town) as you visit the shops, museums and galleries. The city stretches over 14 islands of an archipelago, and on the island of Djurgarden you’ll find Stockholm City Hall, the site of the annual Nobel Prize awards banquet. After lunch at a local restaurant, tour the Vasa Museum. Here, you can see the only preserved 17th-century ship in the world.
In Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town, you can see the historic ruins, charming wooden buildings and rune stones of the town. Break for a local lunch before heading to nearby Uppsala to tour its soaring Gothic cathedral. Inside, view the 14th-century murals depicting the legend of Saint Eric, the patron saint of Sweden.
After a leisurely morning, board an express train to be whisked away to Copenhagen. You’ll cross over the Øresund Bridge, an eight-kilometre-long engineering marvel that spans the strait between Sweden and Denmark. Check in to your hotel and savour a Danish dinner at a local restaurant.
Start your day with a tour of Copenhagen, Denmark’s elegant capital. Cruise the canals to see the city from a unique perspective. You can spend the afternoon at leisure, enjoying your favourite quarters of the city centre. Next, visit Tivoli Gardens to enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the gardens.
Take a tour of Frederiksborg Castle, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Next, proceed to the charming fishing village of Gilleleje for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll see nearby Elsinore’s Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is also the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Return to Copenhagen for dinner before heading back to Skt Petri hotel.
Experience the possibilities of urban beekeeping on the roof of Copenhagen’s city hall. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before boarding the overnight ferry to Oslo, Norway. Relax in Commodore Class and enjoy the vessel’s many facilities as you pass through the Skagerrak Strait.
Awaken to views of Oslo Fjord as you sail into Norway’s cosmopolitan capital. After breakfast, disembark and head to Mathallen Food Hall. Take part in a cooking class here to learn the secrets of modern Norwegian cuisine. Next, visit the city centre with a local guide. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the waterfront opera house and visit the Viking Ship Museum, with its restored medieval longships, as well as the Kon-Tiki Museum which houses Thor Heyerdahl’s famous expedition vessel.
This morning, enjoy a private guided tour of the Munch Museum. The museum is devoted to the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch who bequeathed all of his works to the city of Oslo. Next, spend the afternoon at leisure before gathering this evening for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.