Music and History in Europe Scandinavia

Grade 11/12 Credit Courses

From/To: Private Group Tour

Duration: 21 days

Music & History Grade 11/12 Credit Courses by Toronto Catholic District School Board. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland.

Price: Individually priced
 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

TORONTO - COPENHAGEN

Overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2

COPENHAGEN (2 NIGHTS)

Welcome to Copenhagen! Unwind after check-in, visit Tivoli Gardens in Scandinavia’s liveliest city.

Day 3

COPENHAGEN

Today your local city guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including seeing from outside the major sights such as the Little Mermaid, Renaissance Stock Exchange, Nyhavn, the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek. You’ll have free time to visit one of the galleries or do some shopping.

Day 4 

COPENHAGEN - OSLO

Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Malmö and Gothenburg. Cross the border into Norway and continue to Oslo.

Day 5

OSLO

In Oslo, your local city guide takes you on a sightseeing tour which includes views from outside of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace, finishing with a visit to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, shopping for unique souvenirs or perhaps visit the Fram Polar Ship Museum and Museum of Cultural History and Viking Ship Museum.

Day 6 

OSLO - STOCKHOLM

Cross the border into Sweden and continue via Karlstad on Lake Vänern. Pass Örebro to the island-ringed capital of Stockholm.

Day 7 

STOCKHOLM

Admire this charming city during your sightseeing tour with a local city guide. Visit the medieval cathedral - Storkyrkan, see from outside Riddarholm Church, the Royal Palace and the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held. Later, board your ship for an overnight mini-cruise to Finland.

Day 8 

HELSINKI

After an early arrival in Helsinki, your local city guide shows you from outside the city’s sights including Finlandia Hall, Senate and Market Squares. This evening enjoy local cuisine in a local restaurant.

Day 9 

HELSINKI - TALLINN

In the morning board the ferry and cross the sea to Tallinn in Estonia. After arrival admire the sights of Tallinn with your local city guide. Explore the beautifully preserved streets of the old Hanseatic Quarter and 15th century Luhike Jalg Gate and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This evening enjoy typical specialities at a local restaurant.

Day 10 

TALLINN - RIGA

Enjoy a leisurely morning in charming Tallinn. Travel via Parnu a popular beach resort, follow the Gulf of Riga south into Latvia. Arrive in the ancient city of Riga, Latvia’s capital, made famous by the stories of Baron von Münchhausen.

Day 11 

RIGA

Riga is a beautiful historic city on the Baltic coast. Your local city guide takes you on a sightseeing and walking tour to show you from outiside the main highlights: the extensive old town with narrow medieval streets, Gothic and Baroque Churches, 19th century municipal buildings and Hanseatic warehouses.

Day 12 

RIGA - VILNIUS

Leave Riga after lunch and visit the Hill of Crosses at Siauliai before arriving to Vilnius, Lithuania.

Day 13 

VILNIUS

Your local city guide shows you from outside the sights during your walking tour, including the Bishop’s Palace and the University. Explore the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, featuring exceptional sculptural decoration. Walk to the Gates of Dawn, see from outside the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa, the former Jewish Ghetto, the Cathedral and the new Royal Palace excavations. Finish at the Church of St. Anna and the site of the synagogue destroyed during World War II.

Day 14 

VILNIUS - LIDZBARK WARMIŃSKI

Depart Vilnius in the morning. In the afternoon arrive in Lidzbark Warmiński, a town in Poland that was once the capital of Warmia and formerly its largest city, a rich center of faith and culture and was known as the Pearl of Warmia. See from outside the Warmian Bishop’s Castle that is considered to be a great artistic and historical value in the world.

Day 15 

LIDZBARK WARMIŃSKI - MALBORK - GDAŃSK

In the morning drive to Malbork. The town of Malbork was built in Prussia around the fortress Ordensburg Marienburg which was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights. This fortified castle became the seat of the Teutonic Order and Europe’s largest Gothic fortress. It is the world’s largest brick castle and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe. Continue to Gdańsk for International Concert of Organ Music at Oliwa Cathedral.

Day 16

GDAŃSK

Your local city guide will take you for a sightseeing tour of the Royal Way, Ulica Długa - Long Street, Długi Targ - Long Market, St Mary’s Church and Żuraw - Gdańsk Crane.

Day 17 

GDAŃSK - GDYNIA - SOPOT

Today visit Westerplatte, a peninsula in Gdańsk, famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, the first battle of the World War II. Visit Gdynia, see from outside the 13th century St. Michael the Archangel’s Church, the 17th century neo-Gothic manor house, the Gdynia Harbor with two anchored museum ships, the ORP Blyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall ship frigate. Visit Sopot, famous for its International Song Festival, the second largest such event in Europe and have a stroll on the longest wooden pier in Europe.

Day 18 

GDAŃSK

Continue sightseeing of Gdańsk.

Day 19 

GDAŃSK - ŻELAZOWA WOLA - WARSAW

In the morning leave Gdańsk for Żelazowa Wola. The village is the birthplace of pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin. It is known for its picturesque Masovian landscape, including numerous winding streams surrounded by willows and hills.

Day 20 

WARSAW

Visit the Old Town and the site of the Warsaw ghetto during your morning sightseeing tour with a local city guide. Admire from outside the Palace of Culture and Science. Later don’t miss a trip to the Wilanow Palace, the residence of Polish King Jan Sobieski III. Tonight celebrate with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.

Day 21 

WARSAW - TORONTO

Transfer to the airport, departure to Toronto.

What’s Included

    Insider Experiences
  • Local Speciality Visit the Hill of Crosses at Siauliai in Lithuania.
  • Local Speciality Enjoy International Concert of Organ Music at Oliwa Cathedral, Gdańsk, Poland.
  • Local Speciality Visit Sopot, famous for its International Song Festival, the second largest such event in Europe and have a stroll on the longest wooden pier in Europe.
    Sightseeing Highlights
  • Copenhagen
    See the Little Mermaid, Renaissance Stock Exchange, Nyhavn, the Royal Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and the Carlsberg Glyptotek.
  • Oslo
    See the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Opera and the Royal Palace. Visit to Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Stockholm
    Visit the medieval cathedral - Storkyrkan, see from outside Riddarholm Church, the Royal Palace and the waterside City Hall where Nobel Prize banquets are held.
  • Helsinki
    See from outside the city’s sights including Finlandia Hall, Senate and Market Squares.
  • Tallinn
    Explore the beautifully preserved streets of the old Hanseatic Quarter and 15th century Luhike Jalg Gate and visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
  • Riga
    See from outside the extensive old town with narrow medieval streets, Gothic and Baroque Churches, 19th century municipal buildings and Hanseatic warehouses.
  • Vilnius
    See from outside the Bishop’s Palace, the University. Explore the Baroque Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Walk to the Gates of Dawn, see from outside the Carmelite Church of St. Theresa, the former Jewish Ghetto, the Cathedral and the new Royal Palace excavations. See at the Church of St. Anna and the site of the synagogue destroyed during World War II.
  • Lidzbark Warmiński
    See from outside the Warmian Bishop’s Castle
  • Malbork
    Visit the Malbork Castle Museum - a fortified castle, the seat of the Teutonic Order and Europe’s largest Gothic fortress, the world’s largest brick castle and one of the most impressive of its kind in Europe
  • Gdańsk
    Enjoy an International Concert of Organ Music at Oliwa Cathedral, walk the Royal Way and see Ulica Długa - Long Street, Długi Targ - Long Market, St Mary’s Church and Żuraw - Gdańsk Crane, visit a peninsula of Westerplatte.
  • Gdynia
    See from outside the 13th century St. Michael the Archangel’s Church, the 17th century neo-Gothic manor house, the Gdynia Harbor with two anchored museum ships, the ORP Blyskawica destroyer and the Dar Pomorza Tall ship frigate.
  • Sopot
    Visit the Pier (Molo)
  • Żelazowa Wola
    Visit the Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin.
  • Warsaw
    Visit the Park of Wilanów Palace.
    Dining
  • 2 meals per day
    Travel Highlights
  • Air travel from Toronto to Copenhagen, Denmark and from Stockholm, Sweden to Toronto
  • First class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities. Price is based on double occupancy.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and onboard restroom.
  • The services of our professional Tour Director throughout your journey.
  • A qualified Local Guide in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Gdańsk, Warsaw.
  • Capture treasured memories of your trip with complimentary group photos taken at a landmark locations.
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