Copenhagen and Oslo Classic Break

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Highlights of the Danish and Norwegian capitals
6 days
All year
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Explore two Scandinavian capitals independently, travelling from Copenhagen to Oslo by overnight ferry. This tour can be done in reverse, or add extra nights and additional excursions along the way - please enquire.

Day 1 Copenhagen Arrival
Upon arrival, make your own way to Comfort Hotel Vesterbro or similar and check in for 3 nights. Remainder of the day at leisure. Copenhagen is one of the best small cities in the world. With a history that dates to 1043, the city is full of cultural landmarks, beautiful and significant buildings, charming waterways, interesting sights and museums. Walk down the shopping street Stroget, visit the Nyhavn area of lively bars and restaurants and sample some of the famous new Nordic Cuisine!

Day 2 Copenhagen City Sightseeing by Boat
Today enjoy city sightseeing by canal boat. Cruise around the harbour and through the idyllic canals where you will hear stories about Copenhagen's beautiful churches, castles, listed houses, modern architecture and many other sights. During the tour you will pass: The Opera House, the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Amaliehaven, Christianshavn, Our Savior’s Church, the Black Diamond, the National Museum, Gammel Strand, Christiansborg Palace, Holmen’s Church, The Old Stock Exchange, and the National Bank.

Day 3 Copenhagen to Oslo by Overnight Ferry
Morning free for sightseeing or an optional excursion, before you make your own way to the ferry terminal for your afternoon departure on the overnight ferry to Oslo. Buffet dinner onboard, as you cruise the Kattegat Strait. Overnight in an outside cabin with breakfast and dinner.

Day 4 Oslo Arrival and City Sightseeing by Bus
Morning arrival in Oslo, then disembark. From the ferry pier, join a panoramic city tour (your luggage will be stored in the tour bus luggage bay), which includes a photo stop at the Holmenkollen ski jump and a guided tour at Vigeland Sculpture Park. At the conclusion of the tour you will be dropped off at the city centre, from where you can make your own way to your hotel. Remainder of the day free. Perhaps visit the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Munch Museum, or the Maritime Museum. Make sure you stroll along the old Bryygen wharf area, now a bustling hub of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. 2 nights in Oslo at Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar.

Day 5 Oslo
Day at leisure or time for an optional excursion.

Day 6 Oslo Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast.

2019 departures: daily all year

Includes: 4 hotel nights with daily breakfast; Copenhagen sightseeing by Boat 1hr; overnight ferry Copenhagen-Oslo, outside cabin with private facilities including breakfast and dinner; Oslo Sightseeing by Bus 3hrs.

Excludes: private airport transfers - please enquire

Optional excursions:

Copenhagen - Culinary Experience Tour 3.5hrs (daily, all year)
Centred mainly around the New Market halls, this tour is all about the recent rise of Nordic cuisine and indulging in some Danish gastronomic delights. Tastings include organic cheeses, apple wine, a Bornholmer plate (mustard, crackers, juice, lollies), smoked ham or beef, craft beer/juice, bonbons, chocolate treats (flodebolle) and seasonal spices and herbs.

Copenhagen – Panorama Tour by Bus 2.5hrs (daily, early May – mid Sep)
See the most popular sights including Tivoli, Amalienborg Palace, the Royal Danish Opera with its splendid panoramic view, the Danish Parliament Christiansborg, Islands Brygge and of course the Little Mermaid. Stop at Amalienborg Castle, experiencing the changing of the Royal guards and photo stops at the Little Mermaid and the Royal Danish Opera.

Copenhagen Royal Castle Tour 6.5hrs (daily, early May – mid Sep)
Visit the fabulous Frederiksborg and Kronborg Castles, with a photo stop along the way at Fredensborg Castle. This is a great way to see the countryside to the north of the city as you travel through the Danish Riviera, with views across the Oresund Strait to the coast of Sweden. The first stop is Hillerod and magnificent Frederiksborg Castle, including the Chapel of Orders, Knight’s Hall and the National History Museum’s Royal Art Collection. Continue to the Royal summer residence, Fredensborg Castle, for a brief photo stop. Next stop is at Helsingor (Elsinore) to visit impressive Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It was built between 1574 and 1585 to protect Danish interests and to collect tolls from ships passing through the narrow strait. Then return to the city.

Copenhagen - Footsteps of the Vikings Tour 5.5hrs (daily, early May – mid Sep)
Discover Danish history: the Viking Ship Museum, the Roskilde Cathedral and Lejre Museum. At the Viking Ship Museum, see original Viking ships. At the UNESCO listed Roskilde Cathedral you will hear stories about Viking kings. Visit the Lejre Museum, located in the national park Skjoldungernes Land, where you will taste the Viking drink mead. Also explore one of the best kept burial chambers from around 3000 BC.

Copenhagen - Magnificent Malmo Sweden Tour 6hrs (daily, early May – mid Sep)
Since the building of the spectacular ‘Oresund’ Bridge, connecting Denmark to Sweden, the city of Malmo has become one of the most popular destinations to the inhabitants and visitors of the Copenhagen area. You will find a wealth of cultural attractions, including the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art. Upon arrival in Malmo our local guide will give you information about some of the attractions to see and places to visit. Time to explore the city on your own and a beautiful boat tour through canals and under bridges.

Oslo - Fjord sightseeing by Boat 2hrs (daily, mid Mar – mid Oct; Sat-Mon, mid Oct – mid Mar)
Pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and a maze of islands with small summer houses. Cruise past Hovedoya and the Dyna Lighthouse, through narrow inlets and into sheltered bays. Pass the Opera House, the peninsula of Bygdoy, Maritime Museum and Fram Museum.

Oslo – Evening on the Fjord by Boat 3hrs (daily, late Jun – mid Sep)
Cruise on board a traditional wooden sailing ship passing through a maze of green islands. Sit back and enjoy the scenery and beautiful islands. A local Norwegian buffet of shrimps will be served on board (included). Drinks available for purchase.

Oslo – 48-hour Oslo Pass (daily, all year)
The Oslo Pass provides free-of-charge access to more than 30 museums and attractions in Oslo, free travel with public transportation within zones 1 and 2, free guided walking tours, discounts on restaurants and more.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1593.00
Single AUD$ 2598.00

Includes: 4 hotel nights with daily breakfast; Copenhagen sightseeing by Boat 1hr; overnight ferry Copenhagen-Oslo, outside cabin with private facilities including breakfast and dinner; Oslo Sightseeing by Bus 3hrs.

Please note the price may vary according to your exact dates of travel.

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