Explore two Scandinavian capitals independently, travelling from Copenhagen to Oslo by overnight ferry. Take a city sightseeing in both capitals and enjoy cultural landmarks, shopping and famous Nordic Cuisine!
Upon arrival, make your own way to Hotel Alexandra or similar and check in for three 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! 2 nights at Good Morning Copenhagen Star (3*) or Hotel Imperial (4*) or similar.
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.
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 on board, as you cruise the Kattegat Strait. Overnight in an outside cabin with breakfast and dinner.
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 at leisure. 2 nights at Comfort Borsparken (3*) or Clarion the Hub (4*) or similar.
Day at leisure or time for an optional excursion.
Arrangements end after breakfast.
This tour can be done in reverse, or add more nights and other guided excursions:
Copenhagen - Hey Captain Canal Cruise 1hr (daily, Feb - Nov)
Explore the wonderful city of Copenhagen, by cruising through the canals with a drink in your hand. Your captain will tell you memorable stories as he guides you through the historic centre of Copenhagen. During the tour your captain will take you around for 60 minutes, and show you all the most interesting sights of the city from the harbour. Boats fit a maximum of 12 guests. Convertible roof and blankets for cold or rainy days. Rosé included.
Nordic Essentials Culinary Tour 2hrs (daily, all year except National holidays)
Centred mainly around the New Market halls, this great tour is all about the recent rise of Nordic cuisine and indulging in some Danish gastronomic delights - an ideal way to enjoy time in this wonderful city! Light tastings include organic cheeses, apple wine, a Bornholmer plate (mustard, crackers, juice, various lollies), smoked ham or beef, 1 x craft beer/juice, bonbons, hot dog, flødebolle (chocolate treats) and seasonal spices and herbs. Leisurely .05km walk with stops along the way.
Culinary Experience Tour 4hrs (daily, all year except National holidays)
Centred mainly around the New Market halls, this great tour is all about the recent rise of Nordic cuisine and indulging in some Danish gastronomic delights - an ideal way to enjoy time in this wonderful city! Tastings include organic cheeses, apple wine, a Bornholmer plate (mustard, crackers, juice, various lollies), smoked ham or beef, 4 types of open faced sandwiches, 3 x craft beer/juice, bonbons, hot dogs, flødebolle (chocolate treats) and seasonal spices and herbs. Leisurely 4km walk with stops along the way.
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.