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Discover the unique architecture of three Nordic countries

  • 07/27/2018 - 08/06/2018
  • 11 Days
  • Starting price $3,995

Discover the unique and inventive architecture in three Nordic countries on an 11-day journey with Architectural Adventures. The cutting-edge designs that enliven the skylines and streets of Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo illustrate the rich past and present of this corner of the globe. Delve into the global significance of buildings, rich history of the region, and learn from local architectural experts what drives the innovation in Scandinavian design. Enjoy behind the scenes access to award-winning complexes, opera houses, public spaces and cultural centers, learning first hand from architectural influencers in the region and get an insider’s look in the region’s architectural past, present and future.

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max. 30 guests

Architectural highlights

  • Marvel at the architecture of Stockholm including City Hall, Ragnar Ostberg’s masterpiece of Swedish National Romanticism and site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet.
  • Discover the Ericsson Globe and board the SkyView to ride to the top of the world’s largest spherical building and soak in panoramic views of the city.
  • Step inside the Turning Torso, the world’s first twisting skyscraper and Scandinavia’s tallest building.
  • Explore the 8Tallet building, winner of the Housing Building of the Year award at the 2011 World Architecture Fair.
  • Visit the famously ambitious design of the National Aquarium Denmark, Northern Europe’s largest aquarium.
  • Tour one of Norway’s most well-known architectural firms, Snøhetta and get an exclusive behind the scenes look at one of their office buildings with amazing views.

 

More highlights

  • Enjoy Artipelag, an international venue for art, food, and events set on Värmdö in the Stockholm Archipelago.
  • See the Emporia Mall designed by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh.
  • Visit Copenhagen’s DR Koncerthuset by Jean Nouvel, named one of the ten greatest concert halls of the new millennium.
  • Discover the Oslo Opera House with an in-depth look at this world-renowned cultural center which served as the catalyst for Oslo’s building and cultural boom.
  • This trip qualifies for 22 AIA learning units

 

Also included

  • An experienced Tour Director, in addition to the Architectural Adventures Educational Expert
  • All guided visits and entrance fees throughout the program as outlined in the itinerary
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach for select excursions
  • Service charges, taxes and gratuities for guides, bus drivers, porters, hotel and restaurant staff for included meals
  • Two internal flights

 

What to expect

  • Appropriate for people in good health with overall good mobility.
  • Travelers should be comfortable participating in a full day of sightseeing.
  • Activities range from light to moderate intensity at an easy pace, but with lengthy walks, sometimes on uneven terrain, and climbing stairs.

 

Price

$3,995  per person, based on double occupancy

$500  single supplement

A deposit of $500 per person, payable by credit card or check is required to reserve a space. Deposits are applied to payment of the total price.

 

Not included: Airfare and air departure taxes and fees if purchasing a land-only package; baggage fees and excess baggage fees; airport transfer fees (if airfare is not purchased through Go Ahead Tours); passport/visa fees; meals not specified in the itinerary; personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, room service, and meals not specified in the itinerary; gratuities other than specified; travel and trip cancellation insurance; pre or post-tour extensions; other items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or as included. Prices, itinerary, accommodations and experts subject to change.

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Homepage tile image: 8Tallet © Kristoffer Trolle; itinerary image: Oslo Opera House © Aaron May

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Itinerary

Overview

Depart Gateway City

Depart your gateway city for Stockholm, Sweden.
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Arrive in Stockholm

Arrive in Stockholm, and enjoy the day at leisure. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Hotel Berns
Meals: Dinner
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Architecture Tour of Stockholm

Explore Sweden’s sophisticated capital on an architecture-focused guided sightseeing tour, including City Hall, Ragnar Östberg’s masterpiece of Swedish National Romanticism and site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet. See the Stockholm Library, famous for its rotunda and 75-foot high ceilings. Next, see the Strömkajen Ferry Terminals, whose brass square façade was designed by Marge Arkltekter. Discover the Ericsson Globe and board the SkyView to ride to the top of the world’s largest spherical building and soak in panoramic views of the city. In the afternoon, choose between independent time or join an optional tour of Historic Sweden (available at an additional cost). The evening is at leisure.

Accommodations: Hotel Berns
Meals: Breakfast
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Artipelag & Education First Stockholm

Start your day with a visit to to Värmdö, located within the Stockholm archipelago, where you will take a guided tour of the area famous for producing porcelain throughout the 1800’s. Next, visit Artipelag, a contemporary center for art, cuisine and concerts that seamlessly combines the area’s natural beauty with Swedish architectural style. Next, take an exclusive guided tour of the Education First Stockholm Office, and receive a behind-the-scenes look at its design and design-inspired culture. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodations: Hotel Berns
Meals: Breakfast
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Copenhagen Opera House, DR Koncerthuset and Amager Bakke

After flying to Copenhagen, enjoy a guided tour that includes seeing the Copenhagen Opera House and DR Koncerthuset, named one of the ten greatest concert halls of the new millennium. Then, visit Amager Bakke, a cutting-edge waste-to-energy plant designed by Bjarke Ingels Group that opened in 2017 and will feature an artificial ski slope on the roof. Enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodations: AC Marriott Bella Sky
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Malmö

This morning, travel to the Swedish city of Malmö. Discover the Turning Torso skyscraper, the tallest building in all of Sweden and the world’s first twisting skyscraper. Then, visit the Emporia Mall designed by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh, who’s regarded as one of the most well-known Swedish architects. Finally, see the Malmö Central Station before having the afternoon at leisure and returning to Copenhagen. Dinner is on your own.

Accommodations: AC Marriott Bella Sky
Meals: Breakfast
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8Tallet, Danish Architecture Center and National Aquarium Denmarks

This morning, see the 8Tallet building, winner of the Housing Building of the Year award at the 2011 World Architecture Fair. Next, step inside the Danish Architecture Center to learn about local culture and the future of the city’s architectural plans, followed by free time to explore on your own and eat lunch. After lunch visit the National Aquarium Denmark where an expert guide will take you through Northern Europe’s largest aquarium, focusing on the building’s famously ambitious design. After the tour, enjoy time to spend exploring the exhibits.

Accommodations: AC Marriott Bella Sky
Meals: Breakfast
Overview

Travel to Oslo

Travel by air to Oslo, Norway’s capital and one of the world’s centers of design inspired by nature. The rest of the day is for independent exploration of the city, known for its waterfront elegance and quality of life.

Accommodations: Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Meals: Breakfast
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Discover Oslo

This morning, a local guide will introduce you to Oslo’s architectural sights. First, enjoy an in-depth look at the Oslo Opera House, which the Norwegian opera refers to as “the parlor of Oslo.” This elegant white marble building and world-renowned cultural center served as the catalyst for Oslo’s building and cultural boom. Next, walk across the Akrobaten pedestrian bridge which stretches across the tracks of the Oslo central center to connect Grønland and Bjørvika. Following the bridge, walk head to the Vigeland Sculpture Park to admire the work of Gustav Vigeland. Finally, head up into the hills of Oslo for a tour of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum.

Accommodations: Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Meals: Breakfast
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Snøhetta Office & Project Visit

Today, tour one of Norway’s most well-known architectural firms, Snøhetta. Next, take an exclusive behind the scenes look at an office building Snøhetta was commissioned to build where you will enjoy views of the city’s opera house and harbor. In addition, learn about the building's role within a Barcode Project, a program seeking to redevelop previously industrial land along Oslo’s waterfront. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodations: Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Departure

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast
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