Post-Cruise: Amsterdam to Oslo
- Enjoy a night in Amsterdam back on dry land
- Take the train through the Netherlands, northern Germany and Scandinavia on modern trains with seats reserved
- Take in the fabulous cities of Hamburg, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Stockholm
- End the holiday with two nights in Oslo, or use the Norwegian capital as a springboard for a Norwegian adventure
- Reverse the itinerary (Oslo to Amsterdam) if you prefer to arrange a pre-cruise holiday
- Add extra nights & destinations
- Choose alternative hotels
- Upgrade your rail journey to First Class
- Let us suggest the most scenic routes
- Extend your holiday in Norway to the Fjords or Arctic Circle
- Standard Class rail travel, with reservations as required
- 13 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Arrive in Amsterdam off your river cruise. Whether or not you have enjoyed a final night in dock on board the ship, we have included a night at the Doubletree by Hilton Centraal Station, which is walking distance from the port.
This morning its time to board your first train as you head east on a Berlin-bound train. Start by traversing the Dutch polders watching windmills pass by as you cross the border into Germany. On arrival in Hamburg, check in at the Reichshof Hotel (or similar), your home for the next 2 nights.
One of the Hanseatic Ports, Hamburg’s access to the North Sea and North Atlantic Ocean make it one of Europe’s most important ports. Crossed by plentiful canals and with abundant green space, the city has a relaxed and pleasant feel.
Board a direct train at lunchtime today which takes you north up into the Jutland peninsula and around to Copenhagen. On arrival at the cosmopolitan Danish capital, make your way along to the 4-star Hotel Absalon (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
TMR RECOMMENDS – As you will be passing the beautiful city of Odense (pictured), why not stop for a night and take in its famed cuisine and bar culture?
Danes rank among the world’s happiest people. And in its capital, you’ll understand why. Unmissable sights include the Tivoli Gardens amusement park located opposite the main station, as well as the colourful harbour at Nyhavn and the iconic Little Mermaid statue.
This morning its time to bid farewell to Copenhagen and make your way over to the station. Your train will cross the mighty Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark with Sweden, before heading up the west coast to Gothenburg. On arrival, check into the Radisson Blu (or similar) for a 2-night stay.
An important western seaport, Gothenburg is known for its Amsterdam-style canals and leafy boulevards such as the Avenyn, the main right of way through the CBD. There is a popular amusement park at Liseberg which houses themed rides, performance venues and a landscaped sculpture garden.
Board a sleek SJ2000 train across Sweden today from the country’s second-largest city to the largest and capital city, Stockholm.
On arrival, check in at the First Hotel Reisen (or similar) for a 3-night stay.
Stockholm is a wonderful city and one of Europe’s best-loved capitals. Sweden’s capital covers 14 islands and boasts over 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The Gamla Stan (Old Town), Nobel Museum and ABBA Museum are some of the main highlights along with a harbour boat cruise.
Make a morning start after breakfast on board a Swedish InterCity train that moves west out of Stockholm. You’ll cross the border into Norway around lunchtime and make your way at a leisurely pace into the capital city of Oslo.
On arrival, check in at the Thon Hotel Opera (or similar) for 2 nights.
Spend two days exploring the bustling Norwegian capital. Don’t miss The Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, which contains ships dating from the 9th century. Oslo is also home to the National Museum and the Munch Museum, which houses the famous Scream painting.
Tag on our Norway in a Nutshell holiday to this itinerary, or we can arrange a train north towards Trondheim or even Bodo, north of the Arctic Circle.
If you reach Bergen or Trondheim, you can then connect with one of the legendary Hurtigruten cruises along the Norwegian Coastline that take you all the way to Kirkenes, close to the Russian border.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
All of the guest rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station feature floor-to-ceiling windows, an Apple iMac PC/TV and complimentary WiFi. Choose from a wide range of international dishes and local flavours at one of the three dining options within the hotel. The light breakfast and lunch restaurant is transformed daily into the intimate Eastwood Beer & Grill for guests to enjoy dinner.
Less than 200 metres from the Hauptbahnhof (main railway station), this Art Deco style hotel has everything you need for an overnight stay. A bar and restaurant is available on site and there are extensive leisure facilities, including a spa, sauna and fitness centre. The Binnenalster and city centre are a short stroll from the hotel.
This family-run hotel is in the vibrant Vesterbro district, within 5 minutes’ walk of Copenhagen Central Station and Tivoli Gardens. Featuring colourful décor by Designers Guild, Absalon’s modern rooms feature a desk and flat-screen TV with cable channels. A fridge and safety deposit box are also included.
Situated on the water front in Old Town, this hotel is 150 metres from the Royal Palace. It offers fine dining, free WiFi and free relaxation area, fitness room and sauna access. The rooms feature a TV with pay channels, and many offer panoramic views of the Baltic Sea. Some include a seating area, a private sauna and a balcony. Located in the hotel’s 17th-century vaulted cellar, the relaxation area offers a fitness room, sauna and cold plunge pool.
The Thon Opera Hotel is located adjacent to Oslo’s main train station, and offers easy access to the rest of the city. Along with comfortable, moden bedrooms, the hotel also offers a restaurant overlooking the Oslo Opera House and a bar with an outdoor terrace. Karl Johan high street is a two minute walk from the hotel, boasting stunning views of the Oslofjord.