Splendid Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic Cruise 15 Days/ 14 Nights
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Stockholm - Riga - Tallinn - St. Petersburg - Helsinki - Visby - Bornholm - Copenhagen
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JULY 28 Toronto – Stockholm
Flight from Toronto to Stockholm.
JULY 29 Arrive in Stockholm
Welcome to stunning Stockholm, spread across 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to experience the many delights of this city of contrasts.
JULY 30 Stockholm (B)
The discovery of
Stockholm begins with the City Hall where you will visit the famous Blue Hall
and glistening Gold Hall where the Nobel Banquet and Ball is held each year. A
walk through the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town reveals rows of 17th
and 18th century storybook buildings, 700-year-old Storkyrkan Cathedral, the
Nobel Museum and historic Stortorget Square. Visit to the unique Vasa Museum, home of
the restored royal warship that set off on a maiden voyage and sank to the
bottom of the sea.
The rest of the day is free to explore some of Stockholm's distinctive neighborhoods, beautiful parks and world-class museums such as ABBA Museum.
JULY 31 transfer to
Cruise terminal (B)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your cruise journey. We will head to the port before noon to board Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fund entertainment, and much more.
AUG 01 At Sea
Enjoy the amenities onboard when you cruise at sea.
AUG 02 Riga, Latvia
Start the day with a delightful introductory city tour to Latvian history and culture by bus: Opera House, Freedom Monument, the Bastion Hill, University of Riga and Daugava Riverbank. An added enjoyment is the discovery of the opulent Art Nouveau quarter. Riga boasts a gift of more than 800 richly decorated facades from the period. Continue with a stroll back in time visiting the medieval old town of Riga on a lovely walking tour. The medley of cobbled streets will lead us on a journey filled with legends and local heritage. Proud to showcase the hanseatic period architecture with Small and Great Guild, Riga Cathedral and Dominican monastery as well as the Roland´s Statue, St. Jacob´s Church and Riga Castle.
You will also see some of the best known Riga highlights, the House of Blackheads, Town Hall and the Three Brothers house, a complex of three oldest dwelling houses in the town. Transfer back to ship in the noon time.
AUG 03 Tallinn, Estonia
Today, visit capital and the largest city of Estonia, Tallinn. The historical Tallinn is also the most well-preserved medieval city in Europe and a UNESCO World heritage site. First you will see the Estonian Parliament and make a visit to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an orthodox cathedral in the Tallinn Old Town. Crossing into the old town of Tallinn, it seems that you travel through time and find yourself on the cobbled streets of a medieval village. Here you will see merchant houses in Gothic style and St. Nicholas & Holy Ghost Churches. In the heart of Tallinn, you can admire the 15th century Town Hall and one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, located on the Town Hall Square. Town Hall Square has been the center of this town since the middle ages. You will visit the Kohtuotsa viewing platform as well as the Tallinn Town Wall, which provides one of the best views over the medieval fortifications. And don’t miss out on trying delicious roasted almonds and Vanna Tallinn, the famous Estonian liquor. Back to ship at around 2pm.
AUG 04 St. Petersburg, Russia (L)
You will cruise by St. Petersburg this morning, Russia’s second largest and second most important city. Enjoy the excursion to Peterhof, “The Russian Versailles”, where you can see the beautiful lower park and remarkable array of decorative fountains outside the palace. Perhaps the greatest technology achievement of Peterhof is that all of the fountains operate without the use of pumps. Water is supplied from natural springs and collects in reservoirs in the Upper Gardens. Then you may visit Catherine Palace to marvel at many lavish chambers, such as the famed Amber Room. Then the tour guide will lead you to St. Petersburg Metro, which will be undoubtedly one of the most beautiful underground railway systems you have ever encountered. Towering majestically above the rooftops, St Isaac's Cathedral is one of our city's premier tourist attractions. Back to ship at around 5pm.
AUG 05 St. Petersburg, Russia (L)
Today, explore St. Petersburg further. State Hermitage Museum is on the first position of the “must-visit” list. The largest museum in Russia is a real treasure of world culture, collection of the best works of art – all this is true about The Hermitage Museum. Continue to visit the Yusupov Palace, an aristocratic mansion, built in the middle of the 18th century, which belonged to several high-born families. The Palace is famous for its art gallery, luxurious theatre, music room, rich interior design and the private quarters of the Yusupov’s family, and it remained in the ownership of the family until seized by the Bolsheviks in 1917. You can’t miss another landmark of St. Petersburg, the Church of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood in Russian National Architectural Style, which offers an amazing contrast to the Baroque and Classical architecture predominant in central St. Petersburg. Back to ship at around 4pm.
AUG 06 Helsinki, Finland
Today, our ship will be anchored at the capital of Finland, Helsinki. From the scenic seaside views to the cutting-edge architecture of the city center, the sceneries of Helsinki are all unique and special. Stop at Sibelius Park, a famous Helsinki sight. The Sibelius Monument consisting of hundreds of steel pipes was erected to honor the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, who helped Finland to develop its national identity during its struggle for independence. Following we will see the historic Olympic Stadium where the 1952 Summer Olympics were held. Continue to visit the Rock Church. This unique church is considered to be one of the Europe’s most interesting house of worship. Carved out of solid bedrock from the side of a mountain, the church hall is topped by a remarkable copper dome. The interior is beautifully bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome and used frequently as a concert venue due to its excellent acoustics. We will also pass by the largest orthodox church in Western Europe, the Uspensky Cathedral, Market Square and the heart of the Finnish capital city- Helsinki Central Railway Station, clad in Finnish granite with its distinguishing feature as the clock tower. Back to ship at around 1pm.
AUG 07 Visby, Sweden
Enjoy your free time to explore Visby, a small town on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, Visby was a popular trading spot during the Viking Age. Today, it's Sweden's sunniest vacation destination and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Snap shots of the idyllic red rose-covered cottages, the ruined Gothic churches and the 13th-century Saint Maria Cathedral. If would like to know more about the island's history, don't miss the excellent Gotland Museum.
AUG 08 Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark
Enjoy your free time to explore Ronne, Bornholm, a favorite getaway among Scandinavians craving a break from the bustle of city life. This idyllic Danish isle goes by many names, too — some call it “Sunshine Island” because of its clear blue skies and mild weather, and “Rock Island” because of its dramatic granite formations, which store heat during the summer. You won’t find any big towns or crowds here, even during season — just quaint dairy farms, colorful half-timbered houses, Nordic round churches, and beautiful windswept coasts. The busiest spot on the island is Rønne, your gateway to the rest of Bornholm, but even this main port moves at slow, serene pace.
AUG 09 AT SEA
Enjoy the amenities onboard when you cruise at sea.
AUG 10 Copenhagen, Denmark
The ship disembark at Copenhagen today and your tour guide will meet you at pier. Welcome to Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark and one of the most popular cities in Scandinavia. Visit the famous The Little Mermaid statue which was unveiled at Langelinie in 1913. The small and unimposing Little Mermaid statue continues to remain as Copenhagen’s icon and major tourist attraction. Then visit Nyhaven, a former commercial port with colorful architecture and restaurants, to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere created by the canal, jazz music and great food. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for about 18 years. The Amalienborg Palace Complex consists of four rococo palaces from 1750-1758 - and is the prime residence of the Danish Royal family. After that, explore the City Hall, and impressive grand building with gorgeous red bricks. Enjoy Carlsberg brewery, founded in 1847, here you can learn about the history of Carlsberg brand, the beer brewing process and taste the freshly brewed Carlsberg draft beer. Transfer to hotel for a good night rest.
AUG 11 COPENHAGEN DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast in hotel, you will be transferred to airport for homebound flight. Your holiday ends with sweet memories.
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• Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
• Single and triple cabins are based on request.
• Add on airfare from other cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria $400, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax, St.John $400, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec city $300
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International flight included
• A CAD$600/person non-refundable deposit at time of booking
• A CAD$1200/person air-ticket fee at 6 months prior to the departure
• Balance due 100 days prior to the departure
Escorted Package Includes
• International Airfare from Toronto in economy class
• Airport taxes and port taxes
• Stockholm 2 nights/3 days pre-cruise tour with transfer
• Copenhagen 1 night post-cruise accommodation with transfer
• 10 nights RCI Voyager of the Seas cruise in selected cabin* : Complimentary Dinning and lots of activities onboard
• Services of English-speaking guide in all tours
• All transfers
• Sightseeing per itinerary in A/C motor coach
• Entrance fees per itinerary
Price Does Not Include
• Onboard gratuities(USD14.5/person/day) and gratuities for tour guides
• Gratuities for tour guides (USD10/person/day)
• Personal expenditures
• Visa fee
• Travel Insurance
• Shore Excursions
Optional to join 6 days excursion package at special price USD$689
Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg (2 days), Helsinki, Copenhagen
· The center of Riga, capital of Lativia is a cluster of ancient gothic buildings that blend well together with Art Nouveau district, giving the Old Town additional colors.
· Visit Tallinn (UNESCO) and enjoy one of the most well preserved medieval cities in Europe.
· Comprehensive St. Petersburg city tour includes Russia landing visa. Explore Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, Catherine Palace, and Church on Spilt Blood; taste local Russian cuisine.
· The Helsinki tour will help you to uncover the secret of Finns happy lives, visit Rock Church, Sibelius monument.
· Make a wish visiting the famous Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at the Nyhavn and taste the freshly brewed Carlsberg draft beer.