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Timeless Scandinavia

Operated by: Luxury Gold

12 Days from $6,795 per person

Countries Visited

Denmark, Sweden, Norway

Locations Visited

Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Geiranger, Bergen
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Copenhagen.

    Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. 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, including the world-famous Tivoli Gardens. At 5:30 pm, meet your Travelling Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner with wine, hosted at a distinctive restaurant in the heart of the city.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel 71 Nyhavn Hotel
  2. Day 2 Highlights of Copenhagen.

    Home to some of the world’s happiest people, cutting-edge architecture and natural splendors, Copenhagen is the perfect introduction to the Nordic culture. Join your Local Expert for an insightful tour of the city, starting with seeing Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid gazing out from the harbor. See the Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish Government, and the Renaissance Stock Exchange. Finish your exploration with a visit to the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family, including Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps explore the city’s cobbled lanes by bicycle, followed by a candle-lit dinner at a trendy cafe. Your Traveling Concierge is available to assist you with dinner reservations.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel 71 Nyhavn Hotel
  3. Day 3 Øresund Bridge and Highlights of Gothenburg.

    Travel across the iconic Øresund Bridge and tunnel, spanning the Øresund Strait and connecting Denmark to Sweden. Known for being the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, this award-winning 5-mile structure offers stunning vistas of land and sea. Your journey continues along Sweden’s west coast to the cosmopolitan port city of Gothenburg. On arrival in Gothenburg, step onboard your private charter for a sightseeing cruise through the city’s charming Dutch-style waterways. Sail past wharves, shipyards and renowned buildings, while your Local Expert shares insights into the region’s culture and nautical history. The evening is at your leisure. Perhaps have dinner at your hotel’s award-winning restaurant or head out to the nearby Opera House for an evening performance.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Elite Plaza Hotel
  4. Day 4 Cross-Country to Stockholm.

    Travel cross-country, journeying towards Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm. En route, marvel at the sight of stunning Vättern, allegedly home to a monster resembling Nessie of Loch Ness. On arrival in fashionable Stockholm, check into the elegant hotel At Six, recently awarded Europe's Best Hotel at the International Hotel and Property Awards. In the evening, join your fellow guests at Kaffegillet Gamla Stan, a local restaurant in the heart of the Old Town. Enjoy a meal typical of the region such as venison stew or maybe Baltic-caught fish, served with seasonal vegetables and wine.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel At Six
  5. Day 5 Highlights of Stockholm.

    Set upon 14 glistening islands, Stockholm is a model city of contemporary design, inspiring museums and extraordinary beauty. Join your Local Expert for an eye-opening tour of the city with visits to the City Hall's marvelous 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 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, a naval vessel that was salvaged from a shipping lane 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. Spend the evening at your leisure, perhaps strolling along Stockholm’s promenade or perhaps enjoy a meal in your hotel's Dining Room, recently awarded Best Restaurant in a Hotel at the International Hotel and Property Awards.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel At Six
  6. Day 6 Majestic Bergen.

    Take in the mesmerizing 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 favorite destination for travelers, Bergen is a masterpiece of colorful 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 taking 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 served with wine.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Bergen Børs Hotel
  7. Day 7 Edvard Grieg's Bergen.

    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 Haakon'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. See his villa, the wooden hut in which he composed his Romantic-era masterpieces, and the site where he and his wife are buried. Your visit concludes with a moving musical recital, hosted in the museum’s chamber music hall.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Bergen Børs Hotel
  8. Day 8 The Flåm Railway and Geiranger.

    Bid farewell to Bergen, as you make your way to the Myrdal Station for a journey of a lifetime aboard the historic 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 2,840 feet. In the afternoon continue on to Geiranger and settle into your hotel set against a backdrop of fabulous fjord scenery and mountains.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Union Geiranger
  9. Day 9 Fjord Adventure.

    The village of Geiranger is a gateway to dramatic glaciers, fjords and endless hiking trails. Explore Geiranger Fjord Your Way, on one of two experiences. Your first choice is to embark on an adrenaline-fueled RIB boat cruise. Along the way, you’ll marvel at waterfalls and canyons and listen to tales about the people who once lived on the fjord farms. Your second choice is a spectacular guided kayaking adventure through the heart of the fjord. Paddle past quiet coves, magnificent waterfalls and awe-inspiring mountain ranges, as your guide fills you in on the local way of life. Rest assured no previous experience is needed.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Union Geiranger
  10. Day 10 Cross-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 views of lush farmlands, towering peaks and deep forests are complimented by picturesque timber cabins and small hamlets. Pass the Olympic town of Lillehammer on your way to Oslo, Norway’s design-focused capital city, and settle into your fjord-facing luxury hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps relishing a cocktail at your hotel’s rooftop bar or heading out to admire the city’s impressive architectural skyline.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Hotel Oslo
  11. Day 11 Highlights of Oslo.

    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 harbor-side Akershus Fortress, observe the opulent Royal Palace, and discover Norway’s past when you visit the enlightening Viking Ship Museum. Continue to spectacular Frogner Park, where over 200 of Gustav Vigeland's intriguing sculptures are displayed, and see how he expertly portrayed human emotion through every life stage through his craft. In the afternoon, 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. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Grand Hotel Oslo
  12. Day 12 Farewell Oslo.

    After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to the Oslo airport for your onward journey. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.

    meals Breakfast
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Included Dining

11 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners with Wine all with tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences

Oslo

  • Visit the Holmenkollen Ski Jump Museum after hours to learn about 4,000 years of skiing history. Toast to your Scandinavian adventures with a drink at the top of the ski jump with panoramic views of Oslo.
  • With your Local Expert, see Akershus Castle, Oslo Harbour and the Royal Palace.
  • During your visit to the Viking Ship Museum, stand beneath the scrolled prows and hand-cut hulls of 9th-century ships that carried Viking nobles to the afterlife and learn about their traditions and culture.
  • Take a moment to contemplate the interesting Vigeland sculptures when you visit Frogner Park.

Copenhagen

  • Explore with your Local Expert. See Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid on the harbor, the Renaissance Stock Exchange, Christiansborg Palace.
  • Led by your Local Expert, visit the Amalienborg Palaces, home to the Danish royal family, including Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary.

Øresund Bridge

  • Cross this magnificent fiat of engineering. It's the longest road and rail bridge in Europe, spanning 5 miles.

Gothenburg

  • Become familiar with this cosmopolitan city during an orientation led by your Traveling Concierge.
  • Cruise through the charming Dutch-style waterways of Gothenburg aboard a private charter and learn about the region’s culture and nautical history from your Local Expert.

Vättern

  • As you journey across the stunning Swedish countryside, take a moment to admire the serene beauty of this picturesque lake.

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 Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Prize banquets are held.
  • Wander through Gamla Stan, the Old Town, with your Local Expert to see the cathedral and the Royal Palace.
  • See a perfectly-preserved warship from the 17th century at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm and marvel at its vast masts and detailed engravings.
  • Sweden and Norway are known for their incredible scenery and you'll have the opportunity to appreciate it from the air as you relax on your included flight to Bergen.

Bergen

  • Your Local Expert will guide you through the lively Fish Market, its many stalls of handicrafts and souvenirs, before you have the chance to marvel at the 13th century Haakon’s Hall.
  • You’re invited to visit Troldhaugen, the former summer home of Edvard Grieg. See his villa where he composed his Romantic-era masterpieces and enjoy a moving musical recital, hosted in the museum’s chamber music hall.

Flåm Railway

  • Journey on one of the world’s steepest railways through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountainside of the narrow Flåm Valley.

Geiranger

  • Explore this quaint town beside a phenomenal fjord during your orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Explore the majestic Geiranger Fjord Your Way, either onboard an adrenaline-fueled RIB boat cruise or on a guided kayaking expedition past spectacular waterfalls and soaring mountains.

Lillehammer

  • Take a moment to explore the town where the 1994 Winter Olympics were held.
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