Welcome to Scandinavia!
Share your music in Scandinavia and discover the beauty of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Begin your journey in Sweden, a country alive with pastoral beauty, exciting Viking history, and dramatic seascapes. In Sweden, you will have the opportunity to share your love of song with the locals and to visit an array of wonderful cities, including Stockholm and Karlstad. Travel on to Norway and then to Denmark, known for its high quality of life, coastal landscapes, rich history and its beautiful capital city of Copenhagen.
In all three countries, you will have the opportunity to enjoy not only extensive sightseeing and daily excursions to some of Scandinavia’s most charming towns, but performances in fine venues such as the Bakken Amusement Park and the Seglora Church, a historic wooden church in Stockholm’s Skansen open-air museum. Sharing a venue with a local choir from the Norwegian capital of Oslo will be a highlight of your concert tour experience. You will also encounter firsthand the musical traditions of a local Danish choir.
With such an abundance of culture and history, Scandinavia will mesmerize you with its glorious castles, innovative cuisine and love of music! Enjoy a concert tour of Scandinavia, and let yourself be immersed in all that Scandinavia has to offer as you share your music with local people.
Depart North America for Stockholm, Sweden.
Welcome to Stockholm. Enjoy an introduction to Sweden. This morning enjoy a guided tour of Stockholm, including the Stockholm Cathedral, Drottningholm Palace, and the Court Theater.
Check into your hotel and enjoy an orientation walk with your tour manager in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town. An optional rehearsal can be arranged in the hotel this evening.
Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner of local specialties as your tour manager previews the days ahead.
This morning, enjoy a visit to the Royal Palace of Stockholm. With 608 rooms, the Stockholm Royal Palace is the biggest palace in the world still used by a head of state.
This afternoon have time for lunch before visiting Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum.
This evening perform a concert at the Seglora Church, a charming wooden church dating back to 1730. Following your concert, dinner is arranged for your choir at a local restaurant.
Check out of your hotel and depart Stockholm for the region of Värmland.
Stop en route in Örebro and break into chaperoned groups for lunch and exploration. A beautiful town in the very heart of Sweden, Örebro is home to the once simple castle used for defense and imprisonment which was rebuilt during the 1500s.
Continue your journey towards Norway with an overnight stop in Karlstad, the capital of Värmland county. Dinner will be served in the hotel this evening.
Check out of your hotel and depart Karlstad for the Swedish-Norwegian border.
Welcome to Oslo, Norway. This afternoon visit the famous Viking Ship Museum of Oslo.
Check into your Oslo hotel and prepare for an evening concert.
Tonight perform a friendship concert with a local choir from Oslo. Dinner will be arranged to compliment your performance schedule.
Check out of your hotel and embark on a guided city tour of Oslo, including the Akershus Fortress and the National Gallery.
After lunch on your own in Oslo, transfer to the ferry terminal to board the overnight ferry to Copenhagen, Denmark.
After boarding, check into your state rooms and depart Oslo. Dinner is served aboard the ship tonight. After dinner, your ensemble will perform a concert for the other passengers on the ship.
Arrive this morning in Copenhagen, Denmark. Disembark and meet a local historian for a guided tour of Copenhagen, including the Nyhavn Canal and the Rosenborg Castle. There will be time for lunch in the pedestrian heart of Copenhagen following the tour.
This afternoon see the statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, which sits unimposing atop the water in the quay.
Check into your Copenhagen hotel and prepare for an evening concert.
Tonight your ensemble will perform a friendship concert with a local Danish choir in Copenhagen. Tonight a festive farewell dinner will be served to your group at a local restaurant.
After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the Copenhagen Airport and your return flight to North America.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, Stockholm is built on 14 islands that are connected by 57 bridges. Its gorgeous buildings, plush greenery, fresh air and close proximity to the water have attracted visitors for ages. Home to one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval old towns, Stockholm is superbly situated where Lake Mälaren opens into the Baltic Sea. It provides a haven for visitors seeking both breathtaking scenery and calming atmospheres, as well as an active city center and nightlife. Stockholm is a city that appeals to all who visit.
Our friendship concerts are a featured experience on our tours and are at the heart of our mission to foster cultural connections through music. We benefit from a vast international network in the choral world built over our thirty years' experience of helping choirs share their music both in the United States and abroad. Your choir will share a venue and a concert program with a host choir from the region. Your singers will have the chance to hear their host choir's repertoire (often showcasing local musical styles) and to share your own repertoire in turn. Fellowship time usually follows the friendship concert, giving both choirs the chance to mingle and enjoy the camaraderie of creating cross-cultural connections through a shared love of music.
In Norway’s capital and largest city, one can find anything from museums to festivals to opera to ballet to delectable cuisine and outdoor activities. Home to the famous Oslo Philharmonic, the city is also a major leader in the arts. There are a variety of theater productions, operas, folk dances, concerts and festivals that take place throughout the year. Oslo is also well known for its museums and is home to over 50 museums and art galleries. There is something for everyone in Oslo. One can stroll around the city, go sightseeing by boat or bus, ride a bicycle, play golf and even go skiing in the winter months.
Copenhagen is a city full of zest and life. Although it has a bustling metropolitan center that is always moving forward with the times, it still retains and preserves a glorious thousand-year-old history on its charming medieval streets. From its copper-roofed houses to its sumptuous palaces to its cobblestone squares, one can learn the stories and characters of Denmark’s history. The capital of Denmark and Scandinavia’s largest city, Copenhagen is situated on the island of Zealand, closer to Sweden than to most of the rest of Denmark. What first started out as a small fishing village has now become an international leader in modern design and is considered one of the world’s most livable and sustainable cities.