Journey across Scandinavia, experiencing three lively capital cities, tasting Norwegian dishes during a cooking class in Oslo, touring Sweden’s oldest town and experiencing the legacy of the Vikings
- Learn to prepare modern Norwegian dishes and savour the results during a cooking class at Oslo’s Mathallen Food Hall
- Take a day trip to Sigtuna, Sweden’s oldest town, and tour the majestic Gothic cathedral of Uppsala
- Speed in first-class comfort on the train from Stockholm to Copenhagen, across the five-mile-long Oresund Bridge
- Behold the secret of Viking sea power, viewing the authentic, excavated Norse longships at the Viking Ship Museum
Arrive Stockholm, Sweden
Arrive in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, where you are 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.
Grand Hôtel | Meals: D
Stockholm | City Tour & Museum Visit
Today, tour the city, built on a 14-island archipelago. Visit Gamla Stan (Old Town), walking its cobblestone streets past shops, museums and galleries as well as the Royal Palace. Explore the island of Djurgarden and the neighbourhood of Kungsholmen, where you enter the Stockholm City Hall, site of the Nobel Prize awards banquet. Then, tour the Vasa Museum, home to the only preserved 17th-century ship in the world. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Grand Hôtel | Meals: BL
Uppsala & Sigtuna | Towering Gothic Cathedral
Travel to Uppsala to tour its soaring Gothic cathedral. Inside, view the 14th-century murals depicting the legend of Saint Eric, patron saint of Sweden. After lunch, proceed to Sigtuna, Sweden’s first town, to appreciate its charming wooden buildings and cryptic rune stones.
Grand Hôtel | Meals: BLD
Copenhagen, Denmark | Danish Dining
After a leisurely morning, board the express train that whisks you to Copenhagen, crossing the Oresund Bridge, a five-mile-long engineering marvel that spans the strait between Sweden and Denmark. Check into your hotel and savour a Danish dinner at a local restaurant.
SKT. PETRI | Meals: BD
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 unique 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.
SKT. PETRI | Meals: BD
Elsinore | Hamlet’s Haunted Home
Tour Fredericksborg Castle, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Proceed to the charming fishing village of Gilleleje for lunch. Afterward, tour nearby Elsinore’s Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Return to Copenhagen.
SKT. PETRI | Meals: BL
Copenhagen | Exclusive Beekeeping Experience
On an experience exclusively for A&K guests, learn how urban beekeeping benefits Copenhagen when you visit the city’s non-profit cooperative bee association. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before boarding an overnight ferry to Oslo, Norway. Relax in Commodore Class and enjoy the vessel’s many facilities.
DFDS Seaways | Meals: BL
Oslo, Norway | Cooking Lesson & Viking Ships
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 and visit the Viking Ship Museum, with its restored medieval longships as well as the Kon-Tiki Museum, housing adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s famous expedition vessel.
Grand Hotel Oslo | Meals: BL
Oslo | Design Your Day
This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.
- Kayak to Nearby Islands & Beaches, enjoying sea views of the city, paddling with ease amid the natural surroundings.
- Combine Art Appreciation with Active Exploration on a walk through the landscapes of Ekeberg Sculpture Park.
- Walk Oslo’s Old Town with a Local Guide, learning about historic sites throughout one of the city’s oldest boroughs.
Spend your afternoon at leisure. This evening, gather for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Grand Hotel Oslo | Meals: BD
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to depart for home or begin your post-tour extension.
- Minimum age is 10 years.
- First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
- Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.
- Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
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Grand Hotel Stockholm
Grand Hotel is one of Scandinavia’s leading hotels and a landmark in the centre of Sweden’s capital city. Opened in 1874, the hotel boasts a prime waterfront location overlooking the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town. It is an ideal base from which to explore the city; both the Parliament building and Royal Opera House are nearby and the top end shopping district is just a short 5 minutes’ walk.
When it comes to accommodation choose from the 278 spacious rooms, including 34 luxury suites. Interiors are distinctive and traditional, with no two rooms the same as they portray the hotel’s colourful history. The Princess Lilian Suite impresses with panoramic views across Stockholm and is the most spectacular of them all.
Swedish restaurant Veranda offers seasonal themed menus and is renowned for its traditional Smorgasbord served all year round as well as its stunning views. In the summer of 2013 the hotel opened a new outdoor restaurant, The Terrace, which serves delicious Mediterranean and Southern European dishes in a relaxed setting.
The Grand Hotel Nordic Spa and Fitness is a member of The Leading Spas of the World. The unique treatments are inspired by Norse mythology and the highly trained therapists will adapt the massage to suit your specific needs.
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