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 Høst Restaurant in the heart of the city.
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 smørrebrød, 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.
Spend the morning in Copenhagen before crossing the Øresund 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 Småland countryside. Relax by Lake Vidöstern or perhaps treat yourself to a sauna before dinner.
Travel cross-country, journeying towards Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm. En route, marvel at the sight of stunning Lake Vättern, 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.
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 Blå 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.
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.
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 Håkon'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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Grünerløkka. Round off your memorable journey with a Celebration Dinner and wine at one of the city's top restaurants, Grand Café Oslo, as you toast to new friendships. After dinner, 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.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Oslo Airport for your onward journey.