Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen, Denmark Oslo, Norway

Essential Oslo & Copenhagen for Families

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

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Day 1
Arrival | Oslo Bergen, Norway

Arrival into Oslo, where your driver will meet you outside of baggage claim to take you to your hotel.

Perched on the Oslofjord, the warmth and compactness of Oslo are a large part of its attraction. The Norwegian capital is a harmonious blend of stunning landscapes and cutting-edge cuisine and design. Norwegians take a long-standing pride in their Viking heritage. Oslo was established in 1000 AD as a trade post and continues to be the center of the country’s economy. Friendly and welcoming, it has been ranked first among the best cities to live in Europe.

Exeter Services: Arrival Transfer

Hotel: Continental

Day 2
Oslo | Oslo Children in Oslo, Norway

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This morning, your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for a transfer to the pier, where you will meet your captain. Enjoy a day sailing on the deep waters of the Oslofjord in search of the perfect fishing spot. Your captain will provide you with fishing equipment and great information on the fish schooling this time of year.

Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Exeter Services: Fishing Trip (3 Hours); Roundtrip Pier Transfers

Hotel: Continental

Day 3
Oslo | Oslo Oslo, Norway

Meet your guide and driver for a visit to the town of Drøbak and nearby Oscarsborg Fortress.

Start with a drive to Drøbak, a seaside town filled with colorful wooden houses. Named for the beautiful area’s hills rising away from the coastline, Drøbak was once the winter port for Oslo when the Oslofjord froze over in the colder months. The town fiercely protects its historical structures allowing visitors a unique look at a traditional Norwegian fishing port.

After exploring Drøbak, take a short ferry to the Oscarsborg Fortress. A perfect adventure for children, visitors can explore the subterranean tunnels under the fortress, walk along the beach in search of crabs, or run one of the obstacle courses.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Continental

Day 4
Oslo - Copenhagen | Oslo - Copenhagen Nyhavn - Copenhagen, Denmark

Your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Upon arrival into Copenhagen, you will be welcomed by your private driver who will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of the city.

Upon check-in you will be presented with your 3-Day Copenhagen Cards. These cards give you free or reduced admission to most sights in the city.

We recommend using your cards this evening to visit Tivoli Gardens.

Exeter Services: Departure & Arrival Transfer

Hotel: Skt. Petri

Day 5
Copenhagen | Copenhagen Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

Today your guide will take you to see Amalienborg Palace. The Palace is actually four identical buildings situated around a central square. The buildings were originally built for Noblemen but after a fire at Christiansborg, the king moved into Amalienborg and it has been home to the royalty ever since. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to see the monarchy’s studies and salons with their personal items displayed just as they left them. There is also a display of the royal’s clothing from various weddings and other significant events.

For children, Hannibal the elephant can be found throughout the displays and makes for a great game for the children to discover his whereabouts.

Later on in the day your guide will take you to the Round Tower. This is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory. The tower was built by King Christian IV in the mid-1600s as part of the Trinity Complex. The tower features a spiral ramp twisting up to the top of the tower reaching over 120 feet. Once at the top, one has unparalleled views of the city in 360 degrees.

Afterwards visit Rosenborg Castle, the fantastic fairy tale summer residence that Christian IV built from 1603- 1634, and that today holds the famous crown jewels. Your guide will take you through the castle and the Treasury. Even today, Denmark’s royalty visit the Treasury to select jewelry to wear for formal events.

Exeter Services: Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Skt. Petri

Day 6
Copenhagen | Copenhagen Copenhagen Nyhavn

This morning your guide and driver will meet you for a journey to Roskilde, one of Denmark’s oldest cities. More than 1000 years ago, the Vikings established a trading post that developed into a major town. In the medieval period, Roskilde was one of the most important cities of northern Europe, the seat of the Danish crown and an Episcopal residence

Visit the Viking Ship Museum located on the waterfront of the beautiful Roskilde Fjord. Its existence results from the local discovery of five ancient Viking boats, now restored and on display in the museum. You will have the opportunity to watch boat builders working on the reconstruction of a 30-meter-long Viking warship.

Later you will board a replica Viking boat for an afternoon sail on the Roskilde Fjord. You will have the chance to man the oars or set the sails if you wish.

Note: All services today are on foot. Please wear appropriate footwear. Should you become tired at any time, your guide can hire a taxi for you, payable locally.

From Roskilde you may wish to visit the Lejre Land of Legend, a short drive away. Here you will have the opportunity to see a reconstruction of an Iron Age community which was built using the same tools and techniques from 200 years ago. You can partake in pottery making, corn grinding, and other communal activities.

Exeter Services: Vehicle, Driver & Guide (8 Hours)

Hotel: Skt. Petri

Day 7
Copenhagen | Copenhagen Foodmarket - Copenhagen, Denmark

Today your guide will take you on a food tour of the city. In the past few years, there has been a real interest in Nordic cuisine. Copenhagen has numerous Michelin star restaurants.

You will start at Torvehallerne, the new covered market halls, where you will sample artisan cheese, developed in collaboration with the city’s Michelin-starred chefs. Try liquorice, caramels and preserves from some of the most interesting small producers.

Later you will explore the city, and wander through Copenhagen Botanical Gardens relaxing in the beautiful green surroundings while discussing produce and local foods.

Along the way you will also pass several of the city’s greatest landmarks and discuss its history, but always with food as focus. Exclusive to this tour you will try the open sandwiches called smørrebrød as well as a microbrewery where you will sample three different types of home-brewed beer while the children will be provided with a child-friendly beverage.

The most classic and un-missable street food in Copenhagen is a hotdog, which is served in a gourmet version, even with a vegan alternative if so desired.

You will end at Torvehallerne again, which is very central, and you will have a chance to explore further on your own, not to mention do some shopping. So make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to explore the city and its food after the tour. Tastings may vary according to season and supply.

Exeter Services: Food Guide (4 Hours)

Hotel: Skt. Petri

Day 8
Departure | Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark

Today your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Exeter Services: Departure Transfer

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