Europe & Baltic Cruises
Voyage in top luxury to the most revered cities of the Baltic Sea: Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg. Despite the impressive lineup of port cities, including such heights as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town of Tallinn, or the Scandinavian metropolis of Stockholm, strategically sprawled across 14 beautiful islands, most would still agree that the standout high point of this cruise is the three consecutive days in the magnificent city of St. Petersburg, a living monument to Alexander the Great of Tsarist Russia. Uncover history and culture in this classic voyage of luxurious comforts.
Cruise Departure Dates:
(2014): Jun 15*, Jun 29
(2015): May 30, Jun 27, Jul 25
*indicates slightly different port order
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.
Enjoy a private Panoramic Tour of Copenhagen where you will pass by the most important monuments & sights of the city such as Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament, The Old Stock Exchange building, and Kongens Nytorv, where you can see the Royal Theatre - world famous for its Royal Ballet. The tour continues past the colourful harbour district of Nyhavn to Amalienborg palace - Residence of the Royal Family. Here you have the opportunity of seeing the changing of the Guard at 12.00 hrs. This is followed by a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the Little Mermaid, inspired by H.C Andersens fairytale. During the tour you will be able to appreciate the magnificent buildings of The New Carlsberg Glyptotek, City Hall, Frederiks Church, The Tivoli Gardens and the Rosenborg Palace where the Crown Jewels are protected by the Royal Guard. Entrance fees are not included.
Meet your driver for a private port transfer.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom and to explore the ship. With departure set for 4:00PM, your voyage will begin shortly.
Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.
Today is a full day spent relaxingly at sea. Settle in to the comforts of a book, or enjoy the array of entertainment and recreational facilities on board your ship.
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).
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.
Discover Russias largest art museum with an astounding collection of over 2 million pieces of art. Founded by Catherine II in 1764, the collection is housed in four buildings, the most impressive of them being the Winter Palace. Visit to Catherine's Palace in Pushkin, originally known as Tzar's Village. Renowned for its splendid fairytale interior of fine furnishings and china, it ranks as one of the masterpieces of world art. You will be guided through the various lavish rooms including the Throne Room, the State Dinning Room, the Reception Room, the Blue Drawing Room and others. During World War II the palace suffered significant damage; painstaking work restored it to its original splendor. After the tour in the palace, you will be escorted through a section of the garden decorated with several pavilions, monuments and bridges in a variety of styles. Continue with a view of the monumental St. Isaac's Cathedral. Its golden dome, coated with more than 200 pounds of gold, dominates the city skyline. Pass the main square of St. Petersburg with its 156-ft high column erected as a monument to victory over Napoleon I. Stop at the Rostral Columns to enjoy a splendid view of the Neva River, the Hermitage, and the golden spire of Peter and Paul Cathedral. You will be guided through Peter and Paul Fortress, which is considered the birthplace of St. Petersburg. The cathedral became the burial place of the Tzars starting with Peter the Great. While in the cathedral you will see the tombstones of the Imperial family including Nicholas II and his relatives. Continue to the Cruiser Aurora, which signaled the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution. Proceed past the Field of Mars and the Marble Palace before arriving at the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood where you will stop for photographs of this exquisitely decorated church that was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. Continue with a drive along Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of St. Petersburg past the Kazan Cathedral and further on out of the city for the short transfer back to the vessel.
Your ship will remain docked in the port of St. Petersburg for the entire day today. With so much to discover, the options are plentiful.
With a departure from port in the early evening, you have yet another chance to explore this magnificent 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.
This morning you'll disembark from your ship and bid farewell to your fellow cruisemates.
Enjoy a private transfer from the hotel to the pier with private car an English speaking driver.
Meet your English speaking driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.
The First Hotel Skt Petri (5*) is located in the heart of Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. close to the best shopping, cafés. resturants, galleries and museums. First Hotel Skt. Petri is a unique hotel, and the hotel offers personal, highly professional service, and provides superb venues for meetings, conferences, product launches and fashion shows. Brasserie Petri at First Hotel Skt. Petri features modern Italian inspired cuisine and the cocktail lounge is among the city’s most exclusive.
Seabourn Quest is the third iteration of the vessel design that has been called "a game-changer for the luxury segment." True to her Seabourn bloodlines, wherever she sails around the world, Seabourn Quest carries with her a bevy of award-winning dining venues that are comparable to the finest restaurants to be found anywhere. Seabourn Quest offers a variety of dining options to suit every taste and every mood, with never an extra charge. Menus reflect an insistence on fresh, high-quality ingredients, masterful preparation and appealing presentations. In a signature Seabourn salute to comfort and luxury, the all-suite vessel features accommodations ranging from 295 square feet to a massive 1,352 square feet. Onboard facilities include a spa, casino, club, pool, whirlpools, and more.
First Hotel Reisen (5*) is a first class hotel in the heart of palatial Stockholm close to the Royal Palace and only five minutes walk from the shopping area. The hotel is in Old Town and within waking distance of Royal Palace, Kungliga Opera, and Far Eastern Museum. Within one mile of the hotel are City Hall, Tivoli Park, Skansen, National Museum, and the World Trade Center. Wasa Museum is two miles away. The hotel is celebrated for its high standards in service and its accomplished marriage of classical interiors and modern design. Many of their exquisite rooms offer an old-world charm and splendid views of the narrow streets of renaissance Stockholm. All rooms are non-smoking and have bathrooms with showers. All hotel guests are offered complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel has an exquisite restaurant and a wellness spa with gym, sauna and a cold water pool.
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