Scandinavian Discovery & Wild Scotland & the Hebrideans

20 Days
Copenhagen to Dublin
From (USD)
$ 14,363
Dates & Pricing

2021 Copenhagen > Dublin

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ONB6
Duration:
20 days
Departure City:
Copenhagen
Return City:
Dublin

Selected Itinerary

20 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Copenhagen

    Welcome to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Your wondrous journey begins with a two night Special Stay. From its humble origins as a fishing village, to its heyday as the glittering capital of the Danish Empire, to its current position as one of the world’s premier design capitals, the stories and characters of Copenhagen’s history can be discovered in its sumptuous palaces, copper-roofed town houses and atmospheric cobbled squares. Soak up the atmosphere of this modern and diverse city.

  2. Day 2 - Copenhagen

    This morning, tour the wonderful Rosenborg Castle, an elegant Renaissance castle built as a country summerhouse in 1606. Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of magnificence, royal art treasures, the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. You will also get to see the delightful courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, home to Princess Mary and the Danish Royal Family.

    Freechoice

    Take an iconic cruise and see the city’s many attractions including Christiansborg Palace, the impressive Black Diamond Library and the Little Mermaid, while gliding along the canals. Alternatively, visit the Tivoli Gardens.

    This evening you will savour every morsel at your welcome dinner at one of Copenhagen’s finest restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Copenhagen > Stockholm

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the trendy Swedish capital, Stockholm. Built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges and looking proudly out onto the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. The graceful architecture, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Spend the next two nights at your Special Stay hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Stockholm

    Your local guide will unveil the city’s most treasured hotspots during a city tour. You will discover the City Hall with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, one of Sweden’s most famous buildings; you will also see the Riddarholm Church and the Royal Palace. Then, visit the Vasa Ship Museum located on the island of Djurgården, where the 17th century warship ‘Vasa’ is now housed after it tragically capsized and sank on its inaugural voyage in 1628. This evening enjoy a highlight dinner at Fem Sma Hus, a mixture of Swedish cuisine with a French touch, in a stunning historical setting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Stockholm > Oslo

    Take a short flight to Oslo, the capital of Norway.  A metropolitan capital with forests and fjords, Oslo is
    a modern and diverse city. Check into your hotel for your two-night Special Stay.

    Enrich

    Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House on a private backstage tour with a specialist guide. Breathe in the beautiful views from the rooftop while enjoying a glass of wine, followed by dinner at Argent, a Michelin star restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Oslo

    Enrich

    Enhance your art knowledge with an art specialist at the Munch Museum. Explore one of the most comprehensive one-man museums in the world, home to over half of Munch’s paintings, including ‘The Scream’.

    From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings started their journey across Europe, looking for land and trade. Discover their amazing history during your visit to the Bygdoy Peninsula, home to three famous museums honouring the rich nautical heritage of the Norse race and its warrior ancestors. Wander the Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Fram polar ship. Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the museum you will be able to step on board the ship and see how the crew managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the Arctic and the Antarctic.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Oslo > Lofthus

    Drive through the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s highest mountain plateau, and home to Norway’s largest herd of wild reindeer, before reaching Lofthus. Lofthus is known as the orchard of Hardanger region, due to its unique position overlooking the majestic Folgefonna glacier. Enjoy your overnight Special Stay hotel, complete with fjord views.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Lofthus > Bergen

    Journey to Norway’s second largest city, the Hanseatic fishing port of Bergen, surrounded by seven hills. One of the prettiest cities in Norway, Bergen dates back to the 12th century. Admire the many pretty multi-coloured wooden buildings, a short way from your Special Stay residence for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Bergen

    During the Middle Ages, Bergen was Norway’s major seaport, as well as its capital, a legacy that can
    still be seen today. You will have the opportunity to discover Bergen and drive to Troldhaugen, the former home of Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most celebrated composer and pianist.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a private piano concert at Edvard Grieg’s concert hall, Troldsalen.

    Freechoice

    Journey 320 metres up the funicular railway to Mount Fløyen for a spectacular view of the city and fjord. Alternatively, take the tram to Fantoft to explore the Fantoft Stave Church.  The old church burned down in 1992, but it has since been painstakingly reconstructed to reflect a style of construction that is unique to Norway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Bergen

    Bid a fond farewell to Bergen taking many wonderful memories with you and transfer to the Scenic Eclipse. Meet the captain, crew and your Discovery Team before setting sail towards the Scottish Isles.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Lerwick, Scotland

    A picturesque harbour town surrounded by spectacular nature and wildlife, you’ll learn about ancient Norse roots with its historic Viking sites, longship replicas and longhouses.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    View the limestone community of Fladdabister and the world’s best preserved 200-year-old Iron Age broch or explore Scalloway, the largest settlement on the North Atlantic coast, and learn the history of the castle.

    Discovery

    Hike around the cliffs of Sumburgh head or join a guided biking adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Kirkwall

    Kirkwall is the Orkney Islands’ beating heart, where Viking roots continue to run through its ancient winding streets.

    Freechoice

    Discover the treasures of Orkney, including the The Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, or visit Sheila Fleet for demonstration. Alternatively, taste the local Orkney beer, or head to the distillery for a whiskey tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Stornoway

    Stornoway is a sheltered harbour where you’ll find medieval castles, Gaelic culture and rugged coastlines that give way to dramatic island landscapes and majestic white-sand beaches.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Choose to learn the heritage of this quaint town and visit the Callanish Stones, or head to the green for a round of golf. 

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, go for a hike with a naturalist.   

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Portree

    The Isle of Skye is a true gem of Scotland’s Islands, and Portree is Skye’s main town and cultural hub;
    a pretty harbour famous for its brightly painted waterfront houses.

    Freechoice

    Explore the coloured houses on a walking tour, or or journey further on a coach tour of the island. Alternatively, visit the  Dunvegan Castle and gardens, located on a glistening inlet.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Tobermory

    The picture-postcard harbours of Scotland will entice you on a visit to Tobermory on the Isle
    of Mull.

    Freechoice

    Join a photography tour and learn how to capture the beauty of one of the prettiest ports,  or visit the ancient home of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle. Alternatively, taste the local delicacies on a foodie tour, or explore the town of Tobermory on a guided walking tour. Discovery: Listen to the birds sing while walking through lightly dappled woods on a guided hike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Fort William

    On the shores of Loch Linnhe and in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, Fort William is a majestic setting. With a full day, explore some of Scottish Highland’s finest scenery.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Nestled between the mountains and the sea, play a round of golf at the base of Ben Nevis, or join a tour of the highlands.

    Discovery

    Explore this region on a guided hiking or biking tour.

    Enrich

    Experience a Scottish Ceilidh and be immersed in the Scottish dance traditions, learning from local Highland dancers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Iona

    This small island has played a big role in Christianity throughout the ages and you’ll be quickly won over by the slower pace of life on this enchanting isle, as you stroll Iona’s beautiful sandy beaches looking out for its varied wildlife.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery, one of the oldest and most sacred religious places in all of western Europe.

    Discovery

    Join a naturalist for a guided nature walk, or discover Staffa Island on a boat tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Isle of Man

    Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man, welcomes you to one of the most beautiful areas of Britain.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a unique experience on board a luxury trike, or ride a steam train to Castletown along the longest narrow gauge steam line in Britain. Alternatively, delve into the history of the region at the House of Manannan and Peel Castle or at Cregneash Village, one of the last strongholds of the Manx language.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

    With its rich cultural heritage, you’ll have the day to explore Belfast’s world-class museums  and flourishing arts scene. Not to mention the city’s famous maritime history found in the Titanic Quarter, now one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects.

    Freechoice

    Delve into the history of Belfast, or explore the mystery of Giant’s Causeway. Alternatively, visit the Titanic Museum and HMS Caroline, or taste some of the local delicacies

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Dublin, Ireland

    Your cruise ends this morning in the Irish capital of Dublin. Say farewell to the crew and disembark Scenic Eclipse for your journey home. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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