Day 1 Copenhagen
Welcome to Copenhagen! 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. Check into your hotel for the next three nights.
Day 2 Copenhagen
Discover 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 and 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.
Enjoy an exclusive Afternoon Tea – one of the finest British traditions with a Scandinavian touch at d’Angleterre’s. (Breakfast)
Day 3 Copenhagen
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 Tivoli Gardens, including priority access. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 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. (Breakfast)
Day 5 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6 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.
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’. (Breakfast)
Day 7 Oslo
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. 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.
Immerse yourself in the architecture, stage technology, opera and ballet at Oslo’s Opera House during 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. Raise your glass this evening, and toast the end of a wonderful journey. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8 Oslo > Longyearbyen
Transfer to the airport for a short fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen, where the crew of Scenic Eclipse will warmly greet you as you step on board. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the facilities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht as you set sail from Longyearbyen and all the wonders that lie in wait. Raise your glass as you toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain, who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 Svalbard Archipelago
The Svalbard Archipelago’s rugged glaciers and frozen tundras are a fragile and remote area of vast environmental significance, with Spitsbergen the largest island.
Discovery: Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac, kayak and on nature walks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Days 10-17 Svalbard Archipelago
Cruise Svalbard Archipelago, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 18 Longyearbyen > Oslo, Norway
Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew, disembark and fly to Oslo. (Breakfast)