Europe & Baltic Cruises
Experience a complete package with private pre and post cruise tours, luxury cruise & private shore excursions with your private expert guide. Set sail on a marvelous discovery cruise of the Baltics, making landfall to explore the region's renowned capitals. Visit Stockholm, the "Venice of the North", with its remarkable beauty and waterways. Explore Tallinn, Estonia's capital, and home to a UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town. Spend three days in the miraculous city of St. Petersburg, an architectural haven, and a successful living legacy of Peter the Great. Make landfall in Finnish capital Helsinki, recognized as the 2012 World Design Capital, and visit Copenhagen, capital of Denmark with over 900 years of history, and celebrated for being one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities. There is history and culture aplenty on a cruise of the Baltic Sea.
Cruise Departure Dates:
(2012) Copenhagen-Stockholm: Aug 30
(2012) Stockholm-Copenhagen: Aug 23
(2013) Copenhagen-Stockholm: May 28, Jul 5, Jul 26, Aug 26
(2013) Stockholm-Copenhagen: Jun 4, Jun 21, Jul 12, Aug 19.
Enjoy a private transfer from airport to hotel in a private vehicle with an English speaking driver.
Clarion Hotel Stockholm (4*) is conveniently located just minutes from the city's Old Town in the trendy area of Sodermalm, providing easy access to theaters, galleries and museums via the underground, bus, car or taxicab. Be sure to check out the hotel's restaurant, Gretas Kitchen, and two lounges, C & C's and Upstairs. Guests of this hotel will appreciate many amenities, including free full breakfast, free weekday newspaper in some rooms, an exercise room and sauna. Business travelers will welcome additional conveniences like access to teleconference, copy and fax services, as well as the state-of-the-art conference facilities, capable of handling up to 1,000 people for most events and business functions. All tastefully-decorated guest rooms come equipped with free wireless high-speed Internet access and flat-screen televisions with free movie and sports channels. Some rooms include robes, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Non-smoking rooms are available.
Enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to the pier with private car an English speaking driver.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your cabin, and stroll the length of the ship. Your welcome dinner this evening will provide an ideal opportunity to meet some of your fellow cruise passengers.
Silver Whisper, the newest ship in the Silversea fleet, was launched in 2001. The Whisper offers its guest the ultimate in intimate Italian Cruising – six-star service, fewer guests, more space and the ability to slip into exotic ports off the beaten path. It is as elegant as a grand hotel, as gracious as a long-time friends’ home. Every ocean-view suite provides a sumptuous retreat. Each public space is intimate yet inviting. It’s a warm feeling of home upon the seas of the earth. Aboard Silver Whisper you will find a most accommodating place to view our world. Whether it’s delicious onboard diversions, world-class cuisine, memorable dining venues or staying connected from anywhere, Silversea’s impeccable standards apply to every detail of your voyage. Pamper yourself at the beauty salon. Find the perfect bauble in the boutique. Test your luck in the casino. Enjoy an invigorating workout. Curl up with a good book in the library. Or simply soak up the sun on the pool deck.
Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Tallinn's Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.The main attractions are in the two old towns (Lower Town and Toompea) which are both easily explored on foot. Eastern districts around Pirita and Kadriorg are also worth visiting and the Estonian Open Air Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) in Rocca al Mare, west of the city, preserves aspects of Estonian rural culture and architecture. The Port of Tallinn is the biggest port authority in Estonia. Taking into account both cargo and passenger traffic, it is one of the largest port enterprises of the Baltic Sea. Port of Tallinn is a state-owned company managing five constituent ports (two of them in Tallinn).
Located in the picturesque 84 - hectare forest park, the museum gathers a fine collection of 17th - 19th century rural architecture from all over the Estonia. Farmhouses, country pubs, windmills, and chapels will be on display and furnished according to period styles. Entrance fees are included.
The Port of St. Petersburg is located on the islands of Neva Delta, in Neva Bay in the east part of the Baltic Sea's Gulf of Finland. St. Petersburg is a popular port of call for cruise ships sailing to Scandinavia and northern Europe. St. Petersburg is known as a cultural center and is renowned for its elegant buildings. The city is spread over 42 islands in the delta of the River Neva. It was built by Peter the Great in 1703 and remained the capital of Tsarist Russia for 200 years. Wide boulevards, tranquil canals, bridges and some of the best examples of tsarist architecture gave rise to the epithet the ‘Venice of the North’. The Palace Square and the Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum) are among the most popular attractions for enthusiasts of Russian history.
Take a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St Petersburg with your own private driver and English-speaking guide. View Monastery of Alexander Nevsky with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried. Visit St. Peter and St. Paul's fortress, view St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman». Drive by Summer Garden with the oldest royal stone palace and breathtaking collection of Italian statues and sculpture set in a natural surrounding. Drive through the Square of Arts and enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Continue with the summer residences of the Royal family, Peterhof. The world-famous palace, fountain and park is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18th-19th centuries. Learn from your private guide about the fate of the palace and the parks during the World War II, see the pictures representing the palace and in process of restoration works. Walk through the various fountains of different sizes and shapes in the lower Park, and admire the beautiful gardens. Entrance fee to Peterhof Palace is included in the tour price.
With an overnight mooring at the St. Petersburg port, you have the entire day today to spend in this city, formerly known as Leningrad. The bridges and canals are a beautiful sight, as is the overall ornamentation of what was Peter the Great's impressive undertaking when he built this city as a "window to the west"; a stark contrast to the marshland and forest that was this land merely 300 years ago.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage and admire the gems of the collection, escorted by your private driver and English-speaking guide. During the tour you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, a part of the collection of paintings of Old Masters and other exciting exhibits and works of art. Value the splendour of the Gala stair-way, Peter's Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall and its various amusements and other gala rooms. You will enjoy the works of applied arts, precious items and paintings. Enjoy masterpieces by outstanding Western European artists, as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Renoir, Picasso and others. You will have an opportunity to see such world-famous masterpieces as works by Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Gauguin and others. Admire the richest collection of ancient and early medieval items, works of art from Ancient Greece and Rome, fabulous treasures of oriental culture and wonderful European art. Entrance fee to Hermitage Museum is included.
Today is your final day in St. Petersburg as your ship sets sail again in the early evening. Be sure to take in the sights that you haven't had a chance to visit since your arrival in this fine city.
Located on the Gulf of Finland, the Helsinki Port provides ships access to Finland's capital, and largest city. Classical Helsinki's sights can be divided into an eclectic set of churches and a wide variety of museums. Suomenlinna, the "Gibraltar of the North", was once the greatest sea fortress in the baltic, and is a highly recommended sight for visitors to Helsinki.
Today is a full day spent at sea, cruising onward toward your final destination; Copenhagen. Use the day to relax and rejuvenate at the on board spa, or perhaps take a dip in the swimming pool or whirlpools on the Pool Deck. The day is yours to do as you please.
This morning you'll arrive in Copenhagen where you'll disembark from your cruise ship. Bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates as you make landfall.
Enjoy a transfer from Pier to City Centre with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.
From the Scandic Front Hotel (4*) you can enjoy Nyhavn's canal-side bars and restaurants, walk along the waterfront, or hop on one of the river boats. The Scandic Front hotel is set opposite Copenhagen's contemporary Opera House and has a Danish design, mixing luxury with comfort.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
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