Copenhagen & Stockholm with Maximillian Petty
One Departure Only | September 19 - 26, 2021
The natural and culinary wonders of Denmark and Sweden with chef Maximillian Petty
September 19 - 26, 2021
Limited spots available on this exclusive departure
8 Days, 7 Nights
Experience the best of Copenhagen and Stockholm
Deep in the woods outside a 13th-century castle, the afternoon sunshine filters down through a cloak of green, birds and woodland creatures chattering in the background. For a moment you’re not sure what century it is. You’ve been foraging for wild herbs and berries that will be turned into an unforgettable woods-to-table dinner. You breathe in the air, scented with wildflowers and that first smoky hint of autumn, capping several days of tasting and savoring the best of Scandinavia. It doesn’t get better than this.
Your companion on this incredible eight-day journey is chef Maximillian Petty. He’s one of the world’s most creative culinary talents, a three-time James Beard Rising Star Chef nominee and the force behind Seattle’s Eden Hill. For Maximillian, this Scandinavian adventure is a chance to vibe with his ancestors and explore his own roots, both personal and culinary. A devotee of New Nordic cuisine, he’ll be sharing his favorite finds and inspirations, from natural wine bars to smørrebrød, from freshly caught seafood to liqueurs infused with foraged berries.
If your idea of perfection involves next-level hygge, this trip is for you. Join us in Copenhagen and Stockholm for a one-of-a-kind journey of design and art, culture and flavor, to places where the every day is filled with wonder.
Hip Copenhagen and gracious Stockholm, canals and islands, cobblestone neighborhoods and medieval castles
The best of New Nordic cuisine alongside chef Maximillian Petty and some of Scandinavia's most notable chefs
Slow down to enjoy the beauty of Denmark and Sweden, the islands and waterways, bike paths and forests
With the Scandinavian concept of balance, comfort and coziness, the magic of hygge, at the source
3 Reasons to Travel with Maximillian Petty
Seattle-based chef Maximillian Petty is unabashedly creative. He constantly pushes at the boundaries of art and science in the kitchen of his iconic Eden Hill. The critical response is unanimous: He is a three-time James Beard Rising Star Chef nominee, an Eater Young Gun semi-finalist, one of Austin’s top chefs Under 40, one of Zagat’s 30 under 30. Join us in Copenhagen and Stockholm with one of the world's most creative culinary talents.
Expect the Unexpected
Technique, ingredients and your expectations—Maximillian plays with them all. You’re not going to find foie-gras cake batter or a pig-head candy bar on any other menu, period.
Science & Art
Maximillian is praised for using every part of the animal along with his creative use of molecular gastronomy. His food is exuberantly artful, tethered by technique and science.
Before dining at Eden Hill, you might dismiss cooking with lamb necks or pig eyeballs out of hand. But he’s a master of pushing the boundaries of preparation, and of reaping the rewards.
Hotel Skt. AnnaeCopenhagen
Back when it opened in 1851, this design-forward hotel was a den of smugglers, criminals, and other lawless types, all of whom needed a password to enter the premises. Today's iteration owes more to Belle Epoque painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, whose signature color palette of black, white and brown is echoed throughout the subdued walls and soft furnishings. Pass through the hotel doors, and you'll have left the bustling Nyhavn district far behind. Now it's time to sink down in a chair in the cozy, low-lit lounge and order a drink. Once a safe haven, always a safe haven.
One of Denmark's oldest castles, this baroque beauty has stood guard over the windswept Odsherred peninsula for over 800 years. Now with of a Michelin star and a UNESCO World Heritage seal of approval for its beautiful grounds, in recent years it's become a beloved, not-so-secret getaway for urban gourmands, a place to retreat when city life becomes too much. The breakfasts, featuring carafes of apple juice fresh-pressed from the orchard and an endless procession of meats, cheeses, rolls and house-made butter served on wooden platters, are all too picture-perfect.
Stockholm has a reputation for being a little sleek and a little cold—until you get to the artsy neighborhood of Södermalm, that is. Brimming with farmers markets, green spaces and second-hand stores by day, this is where cosmopolitan Stockholm converges in the evening, for a local microbrew, a first-run film or a late night of salsa dancing. And this boutique hotel, with its colorful, pattern-heavy furnishings and sense of eclecticism couldn't be located anywhere else. This is Söder living at its finest.
Book Copenhagen & Stockholm with Maximillian Petty
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at the Hotel Skt. Annae in Copenhagen, Denmark. The closest airport is the Copenhagen Airport (CPH). Our trip ends in Stockholm. The closest airport is the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN). Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 2pm or later from here.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Denmark or Sweden for visits under 90 days, however are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before May 22, 2021 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. On or after May 23, 2021, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after July 21, 2021 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).