Optional Excursions

Our tours are carefully planned to offer you a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional sightseeing activities.The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically along with approximate prices and times. Detailed descriptions and current pricing of the specific excursions for your tour will be included with your Trip Documents Packet.

• Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.

• Prices are in U.S. Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER® (no other credit cards are accepted) are recommended to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. You must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER® card, also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® as DISCOVER® is not widely accepted in Europe.

• Cash payments during the tour must be in Euros.

• Personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted.

• The operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes to or cancel these excursions at his/her sole discretion.


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
From Oslo, US $75

Board a ferry for a short cruise to the Bygdoy Peninsula where you will visit the Viking Ship Museum which houses the world's best-preserved Viking ships and artifacts from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. Also included is a guided visit to the Kon-Tiki Museum, housing the balsa wood raft on which Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947. Both museums provide a unique perspective on Norway's sea-faring history.

Thomas Høyrup Christensen

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
From Copenhagen, US $65

A local guide will introduce you to the Fredriksborg Castle, built in the first decades of the 17th century and situated on the three islets of Castle Lake. Make a photo stop at Kronborg Castle, forever immortalized as the setting of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and situated at a prominent seaside location. Return to Copenhagen along the scenic "Gold Coast." 

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1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

From Stockholm, US $55

Not far from Stockholm, on the island of Lovön lies Drottningholm Palace, the private residence of the Swedish royal family. A guide will provide insight on the history and compelling details of the palace while you tour the magnificent salons from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. After the tour, you will have time to walk through the impressive Baroque garden. 

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

From Tallinn, US $80

Tallinn’s Olde Hansa Restaurant invites you into a medieval merchant’s home where guests experience a feast prepared using 15th century recipes and cooking methods. The meal is served in an authentic, candle-lit atmosphere with costumed staff to further enhance the setting.

Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
From Stockholm, US $45

The Vasa was a 64-gun warship which sank in Stockholm harbor during her maiden voyage in 1628. The Vasa was salvaged from the sea bed in 1961 in remarkable condition due to the unique chemistry and frigid temperatures of the harbor water. Today, Vasa is the world's only preserved 17th century ship. A museum guide and short film will provide valuable orientation for your visit.  

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6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
From Stockholm, US $115

Experience the food and atmosphere of a grand Viking feast. A unique and tasty multi-course meal, influenced by the history of the late Iron Age, is thoughtfully prepared using herbs and spices similar to those provided by the Vikings. The meal includes a glass of Mead (alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation process of honey and water), as well as your choice of other beverages. Live music and costumed staff enhance the evening.