Tour: 6910 - 2014 (6910) - 2014 / 2015


Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Castles of Zealand This excursion with a local guide will take you on a castle tour of North Sealand. The first stop is at the beautiful Frederiksborg Castle to see the outstanding National History Museum, the Chapel of Orders and the Knights' Hall. Continue past the Royal Family's summer residence - Fredensborg Palace, which is situated in a lovely park, where a stop will be made for photos. You will then see the impressive Kronborg Castle in the city of Elsinore. The castle was built between 1574-1585 to protect Danish interests and also with the purpose of collecting tolls from the ships that passed through the narrow straits. This very castle was the setting of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet". Returning back to the centre of Copenhagen the coach will take you along the scenic coastal road passing by fashionable resorts and exclusive residential areas. From this coastal road it is also possible to see the coast of Sweden.

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person

Danish Festive Dinner Don't miss the opportunity for a get-together with your fellow companions at a restaurant situated in the heart of Copenhagen. It has a unique setting and atmosphere and has been a rendez-vous for more than 200 years for all the town's artists, among them Hans Christian Andersen and Peter Faber. You can sample a special "Christmas dinner" menu with drinks and to round off coffee or tea plus cookies.

Approximate value: €50 EUR per person

Traditional Norwegian Dinner Enjoy most spectacular views over Oslo as we take you to a restaurant which is located on Oslo's rooftop! Miles from the noise of the city but yet so very near! Here you can sample delicious local specialities with a choice of main course plus drinks. It could happen that on some occasions, particularly during the summer months, a different restaurant will be used but you will still be offered typical Norwegian specialities.

Approximate value: €60 EUR per person

Bergen in a Nutshell Bergen likes being visited and Bergen is worth a visit. This gateway to the fjords has lots to offer and it is said to be a big city with small-town charm and atmosphere, full of history and traditions. On this sightseeing tour with local guide you will be shown as much as possible i.e. Bergen in a nutshell! Start with a drive through the city centre passing Haakon's Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower to Sandviken, with its small wooden houses and cobbled narrow streets. Then drive around the Eidsvagneset, which is a lovely residential area with a panoramic view over the fjord and its city. Continue the sightseeing tour to see the Leprosy Museum, the old Town Gate, the residential areas of Landas and Paradis followed by a short photo stop at Gamlehaugen, which is King Harald's Bergen residence. Your very interesting tour of this charming city will end with a visit to the Hanseatic Museum, which is one of the oldest and best preserved wooden buildings in Bergen. It is furnished in the 1700s style and gives an intimate picture of the life of a Hanseatic merchant. After the visit you will have free time on your own perhaps for some more sightseeing, shopping or lunch.

Approximate value: €30 EUR per person

Troldhaugen & Mount Floyen This afternoon excursion accompanied by a local guide will show you 2 very interesting, but different, aspects of Bergen. After a drive through the central part of the city you will be taken to Troldhaugen to visit the home of Norway's most famous composer, Edward Grieg. The house was built in 1885 and Grieg lived there for about 22 years, composing many of his best-known works in the little garden hut by the shore of Lake Nordas. Grieg and his wife Nina are buried in a cliff-hewn tomb in the grounds. The house is now a museum filled with memories of the composer's life and the interior is as Grieg knew it. After visiting this very interesting area return back to the centre of Bergen and the next stop will be at the funicular station. Here you will take a short ride by funicular up to the top of Mount Floyen, from where there is a magnificient view over fjords and the Bergen area - a breathtaking experience. Later return back down to the bottom of the mountain and travel back to the hotel. If you wish to stay longer in the area or up in the mountain you can do so but will have to return to the hotel on your own.

Approximate value: €45 EUR per person

The Old Town & Dinner Stockholm is said to be one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. Built on 14 islands in a panorama of lakes and sea, it boasts 10 centuries of history and culture. Although you will see many sights on the included sightseeing tour of Stockholm, it is well worth joining this early evening excursion to see more in depth the Old Town. After being dropped off by coach near the old town you will meet up with a local guide to start a walking tour to see the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the 13th century Franciscan monastery church and the main square with the Stock Exchange building. The latter is now the site of the Nobel museum and the Spanish Academy. At the end of this interesting walking tour you will be taken to a restaurant situated in one of the original buildings of the old city. Dinner will allow you to taste some delicious Swedish dishes with a drink and coffee or tea. At the end of the evening you will return back to the hotel by coach.

Approximate value: €64 EUR per person

Vasa Museum Don't miss the opportunity to see the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged - The warship "Vasa" - that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. After a short drive out of the centre of Stockholm you will be accompanied by a local guide to visit the Vasa Museum, which was officially opened in June 1990, and apart from the main hall which contains the ship itself and various exhibits, you can also see an introductory film about the raising and preservation of the ship.

Approximate value: €22 EUR per person

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