Getting on/off motorcoach. Walking up to 2 miles; uneven surfaces. Extent and duration of free time activities dependent on personal preference.
At the hotel.
We'll board a motorcoach for a panoramic introduction to Copenhagen with a local expert to see some of the city’s highlights. We’ll travel past City Hall, Tivoli Gardens, the old Stock Exchange, Nyhavn harbor, fairy-tale Rosenborg Castle where the Danish crown jewels are kept, Christiansborg Palace, and the Danish Parliament Building. Our local expert will provide commentary as we drive. We’ll also see the lovely area around Kastellet, the old Citadel, built in 1626. The surrounding area is now a popular public park with the Gefion Fountain, the Museum of Danish Resistance (1940-1945), St. Alban’s Anglican Church, and the iconic symbol of Copenhagen, the bronze figure of the Little Mermaid, inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
You may choose either the Marco Polo Restaurant that serves a variety of á là carte items or the Terrace Café with its buffet.
After completing boarding procedures and getting your cabin, take some time to unpack, freshen up, and relax. Then begin to become familiar with this comfortable ship that will be our floating home for the duration of the program. The ship’s friendly and courteous staff are scrupulous about hygiene and you will find numerous dispensers with hand-sanitizer we are encouraged to use. Along with everyone on board, we will meet at muster stations when called for the ship’s safety drill. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. The extent and duration of elective walking and other free time activities is according to personal choice. In most ports, complimentary shuttle busses will be available for those who wish to explore independently.
Aboard ship, have dinner in the venue of your choice: the à la carte Marco Polo restaurant, open for dinner as well as lunch on full days at sea; and the Terrace Café with its extensive buffet, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals feature fresh local ingredients in tasty preparations. Both restaurants offer open-seating dining. All meals aboard ship are included, as well as afternoon tea and late night snacks. Non-alcoholic beverages plus select wines at dinner are included; other beverages are available for purchase.
Enjoy activities aboard ship, spend time with fellow Road Scholars, and be sure to check the briefing memo/daily bulletin placed in our cabins with highlights for tomorrow. The ship will depart Copenhagen on our journey to Stockholm.