Travel in luxury through Copenhagen, Aalborg, Stockhom, Oslo, the Fjords and Bergen in the company of special guests. This journey combines exceptional highlights with a focus on architecture and design that portrays the best of Scandinaiva, all in the delightful lingering light of summer.
- Meet famed Danish architect Jan Utzon, son of the designer of the Sydney opera House Jorn Utzon
- Spend 14 nights in 5 star accommodation including 5 nights at the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
- Enjoy a Nordic Noir themed walking tour in Copenhagen with an expert on this popular crime fiction genre
- Overnight visit to Aalborg by an included domestic flight and a visit to the famed Utzon Centre
- Cross the Oresund Bridge from Copenhagen, Denmark to Malmo, Sweden
- Enjoy a scenic high speed rail journey from Stockholm to Oslo
- Take a privately guided tour of the Oslo Opera house followed by a show
- Journey one of the steepest train rides in the world, the Flam Railway
- In Bergen, enjoy a private recital on Edvard Grieg's personal piano in the lounge of his former home
Helen is an award-winning journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has worked as the Opinion and Letters editor with the Herald, where she began her career in 1986. Helen is the author of The House (Allen & Unwin, 2018), a book that traces the stories and controversies behind the building of the Sydney Opera House from the engineers to the politicians, and the man himself, Jørn Utzon.
Jan is a Danish architect and son of Jørn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House. He was deeply influenced by his father’s approach to architecture and worked with him on several projects, including Paustian House in Copenhagen. Jan has completed works of his own; the most successful is the Performing Arts Centre in Esbjerg.
Christine is an expert in the Scandinavian dark crime genre, Nordic noir, made popular in TV crime series The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge. Originally from France, she owns and runs Nordic Noir Tours in Copenhagen, where she shares her expertise in Nordic noir, Danish design and architecture and the relationship between Sweden and Denmark.
Monica is the curator at the Edvard Grieg Museum, a role she has held since 1998. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Oslo and has been charged with editing the Troldhaugen Yearbook.
Note: While effort will be made to ensure the participation of the tour special guests, circumstances beyond Collette's control may result in changes to the guests or itinerary. Terms and conditions apply to all bookings.