Day 1 - London - Copenhagen, Denmark (overnight)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and a direct, scheduled British Airways or another leading airline flight to Copenhagen. On arrival, you will be met by Voyages to Antiquity representatives and transferred to embark Aegean Odyssey (4T) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Copenhagen
Enjoy a day at leisure at Denmark’s majestic capital city, a city characterised by its colourful houses. This immaculate city is rated as the happiest city in the world, which makes it perfect to explore its many attractions, which include the National Museum of Denmark, the remarkable Tivoli Gardens or Copenhagen’s most famous landmark, The Little Mermaid Statue. Enjoy roaming the cobbled streets, the beautiful parks and gardens and the charming 17th and 18th century buildings which are scattered across the city.
Day 3 - Aarhus
We arrive in Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus, crowned European Capital of Culture for 2017. Founded as a Viking settlement in the 8th century, Aarhus now boasts a youthful ambience blended perfectly with its fascinating history such as the Old Town. The many attractions include the Moesgaard Museum, where the past is brought to life; Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum; or the breathtaking 360° views over the city at the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.
Day 4 - Oslo, Norway
You have the choice of two excursions in Oslo. Both of which feature all of the highlights of Oslo and a visit to Vigeland Park, home to more than 200 stone and bronze sculptures, completed by Gustav Vigeland between 1924 and 1943. You can then choose a visit to Oslo’s white-marble and glass Opera House and the red brick City Hall, where the Nobel Prize is awarded every December; or a visit to Holmenkollen and the world-famous Holmenkollbakken ski jump, then the Viking Ship Museum featuring some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship, made in Norway 1,100 to 1,200 years ago.
Day 5 - Kristiansand
Kristiansand has a lively fishing harbour and an old quarter, Kvadraturen, where the architecture is diverse and striking. Enjoy a scenic drive through the city, passing the town’s charming white wooden houses, to the open-air Vest-Agder Country Museum and the 400-year-old rose painted Søgne Old Church. There are also breathtaking views of the North Sea to admire during the drive back to Kristiansand.
Day 6 - Stavanger
We visit the old settlement of Gamle in Stavanger, which is considered one of Europe’s best preserved settlements of wooden houses, with over 200 white cottages from the 18th and 19th centuries. As well the chance to experience Gamle’s many galleries and handicraft boutiques we also visit the Canning Museum, where you will learn more about how the factory once functioned before tasting some freshly smoked fish and bruschetta. We finish the walking tour at the well-preserved medieval stone cathedral.
Day 7 - Flåm
Enjoy a Flåm Railway excursion and cruise the Sognefjord or journey from Flåm to Tvindefossen and visit the old Viking village of Gudvangen. Both excursions offer spectacular views of the mountainside. The Flåm Railway has been named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world whilst the Tvinde Waterfall is famous for its beauty.
Day 8 - Bergen
Strategically placed on the western coast of Norway, the city of Bergen is commonly believed to have been founded by King Olav Kyrre in 1070 AD. A guided tour of its fascinating history begins at the wooden pier of Bryggen in the former Hanseatic commercial district, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a fabulous finale, the ‘Fløibanen’ is the only funicular railway in Scandinavia and will transport you from the city centre right to the summit of Mount Fløyen, some 320m above sea level, for amazing views over Bergen.
Day 9 - Hellesylt - Geiranger
This morning we briefly stop off in the small fishing village of Hellesylt, before continuing towards Geirangerfjord, framed by some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. Arriving in the delightful village of Geiranger, located west of the Seven Sister’s waterfalls, you will be mesmerised by the sheer dominance of the surrounding mountains.
Day 10 - Olden
This morning’s destination is Olden, a small village located at the mouth of the Oldeelva River that flows through the beautiful Oldedalen valley. This whole area offers breathtaking scenery and the Briksdal glacier, the largest glacier on the European mainland, is located a short distance away.
Day 11 - Ulvik/Eidfjord
Visit one of the small picturesque towns of Ulvik or Eidfjord, both tucked away in separate arms of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord. Marvel at the wonderful scenery, as our ship glides along the fjord’s glassy waters, with views of cascading waterfalls and the captivating Hardangervidda National Park.
Day 12 - At sea
Day 13 - Rosyth, Scotland
Choose from two excursions to Edinburgh from Rosyth today; the first will take you to Stirling Castle, constructed during the 15th and 16th centuries as a primary residence for Scottish monarchs. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour of the Royal Mile - Edinburgh’s oldest street - discovering buildings, statues and monuments of medieval heritage including Edinburgh castle.
Day 14 - At sea
Day 15 London Tilbury
After breakfast this morning, disembark Aegean Odyssey, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.