06/08 - 06/23/2018

16-Day Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

  • Day 1
    LONDON (ENGLAND)
  • Day 2
    LONDON (ENGLAND) – CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE
  • Day 3
    BRUGES (BELGIUM)
  • Day 4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
  • Day 6
    AT SEA
  • Day 7
    STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)
  • Day 8
    TALLINN (ESTONIA)
  • Day 9
    ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)
  • Day 10
    MOSCOW (RUSSIA)
  • Day 11
    ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)
  • Day 12
    AT SEA
  • Day 13
    BERLIN (GERMANY)
  • Day 14-15
    AT SEA
  • Day 16
    LONDON (ENGLAND)

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Ground transfers
  • Pre-cruise 4-star hotel
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guides and driver gratuity
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • Cruise through 7 countries and 6 capitals
  • Explore the largest city in Europe, the British capital London, visit the famous Windsor Castle
  • Visit Belgium’s medieval port of Bruges, and stroll through the World Heritage Old Town
  • Visit the home of Hans Christian Andersen; Copenhagen, Denmark, remembering the origins of beautiful fairy tales
  • Referred to as Beauty on Water, see the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Visit Tallinn, known as the crossroads of Europe
  • Stopping in St. Petersburg for 3 days, includes landing Visa  and a trip to the Moscow  
  • Witness Berlin Wall, a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989, and get a taste of the local German cuisine

Offer ID: 1278034

Celebrity Silhouette
Year Built: 2011
Year Refurbished:2015
Tonnage: 122,400
Passenger Capacity: 2,886

Itinerary

  • 1
    6/8 LONDON (ENGLAND)
    Arrive in London, England today and transfer to hotel.
    Hotel: H10 London Waterloo or Similar
    (Airport transfers and hotel included)
  • 2
    6/9 LONDON (ENGLAND) – CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE
    After enjoying delicious breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Windsor Castle, the place you will find countless treasures from the British royal family. The castle also includes the medieval St. George’s Chapel where Prince Edward and Princess Sophie had their grand wedding and the residences of the Military Knights. Afterwards, we will head to the port to board Norwegian Jade. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included).
  • 3
    6/10 BRUGES (BELGIUM)
    Today our cruise ships arrives in Bruges, Belgium. It is a city well-known for its canals, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings. We will visit fairy-tale canal city of Bruges, with Gothic architecture alongside the river that makes this area very romantic and elegant; often referred to as Little Venice. The beautiful old town of Bruges was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2000. Built in the the 13th century, the market square and the Belfort in the center of the square is Bruges most famous landmark. Visit St. Salvator’s Cathedral; one the oldest church that has endured much destruction, but without damage. There is a wide collection of arts, an organ that was expanded and rebuilt three times in the 20th century, and wall-carpets that can be seen when entering the church.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 4
    6/11 AT SEA
  • 5
    6/12 COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
    Visit the infamous The Little Mermaid statue which was unveiled at Langelinie in 1913. During this time era, classical and historical figures were used as decorations in the city’s park and public area. The small and unimposing Little Mermaid statue continues to remain as Copenhagen’s icon and major tourist attraction. Tour the exquisite architecture of Amalienborg Palace, constructed in the 1700’s by Danish Rococo which was considered one his greatest works. The palace complex consists of 4 rococo palaces placed around an octagonal square with a statue of King Frederik V, standing prominently in the square. This monumental palace was built for noble families, where various kings and their families resided in. Explore Rosenborg Castle located in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Dutch Renaissance style castle was originally built as a summerhouse in 1606. The castle has been expanded and renovated several times, finally evolving into its present design and condition by the year 1624.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 6
    6/13 AT SEA
  • 7
    6/14 STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)
    Our cruise ship arrives in Stockholm, the capital and largest city of Sweden. The inner city is made up of 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges on Lake Malaren, which flows into the brackish Baltic Sea. Visit City Hall, famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique art pieces and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held each year in December. Tour through Vasa Museum, a maritime museum displaying the almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged; the 64-gun warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. The collections include more than 40,000 of equipment, decorative elements, and personal belongings of the crew, along with weapons, tools, and coins that were found around the ship. The Royal Palace is one of the largest palaces in Europe, built during the 18th century in the Italian Baroque style, where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. With over 600 rooms it is currently the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden.
    Amount of walking” Moderate
  • 8
    6/15 TALLINN (ESTONIA)
    We arrive in Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Tallinn's many occupations over the centuries have resulted in a cultural mix and unique ambiance of this maritime city. Visit Old Town, once a home to wealthy merchants settling from Germany and Denmark. Town Hall Square has been the center of this town since the middle ages. It is filled with many outdoor cafes, medieval festivals, open concerts and much more. The most magical time of the year will be during Christmas when locals celebrate old traditions that dates back to 1441. See Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, an orthodox cathedral built in 1894 with a Russian Revival style. Visit the oldest church in Tallinn, St. Mary’s Cathedral, which was also the only building in this city to have survived a 17th century fire.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 9
    6/16 ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)
    Welcome to St. Petersburg, a city with a rich history and culture, a world class destination known as Russia’s Window to the West. We will first visit Peterhof Palace, a series of palace and gardens laid out on the orders of Peter the Great, opening onto the Baltic Sea. The Grand Palace, the largest of Peterhof’s palaces looks truly imposing when seen from the Lower and Upper Gardens. It was designed to be the centerpiece of the Peter the Great’s “Russian Versaille”. The Great Cascade is one of the biggest fountain ensembles in the world, which includes more than sixty fountains, in a grand staircase design. 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. See Hermitage Museum, which is housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov dynasty, one of the world’s greatest as well as the oldest collection of treasure, art and antiquities. The green and white three story palace is a marvel of Baroque architecture and boasts 1,786 doors, 1,945 windows and 1,057 elegantly and lavishly decorated halls and rooms.
    Amount of walking: Long
    (Lunch included)
  • 10
    6/17 MOSCOW (RUSSIA)
    In the early morning, we will take a train to Moscow, the capital and the largest city of Russia. The political, scientific, historical, architectural and business center of Russia, Moscow displays the country’s contracts at their most extreme. The ancient and modern are juxtaposed side by side in this city of 10 million. Visit Red Square, most famous as the site of official military parades demonstrating to the world the might of the Soviet armed forces. Red square is often considered the central square since most major highways and streets originate from the square. We then visit Kremlin, a fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Garden, and Alexander Garden. It includes five places, four cathedrals, and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers, and is currently the official resident of the President of the Russian Federation. We will take a train back to St. Petersburg and stay overnight onboard the ship.
    Amount of walking: Long
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • 11
    6/18 ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA)
    On our second day in St. Petersburg, we will visit The Catherine Palace (Ekaterina Palace) named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband’s death. Originally, a modest two story building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth. The Spas Na Krovi, is one of the main sights of St. Petersburg. This church was built by Alexander III, a dedication to be a memorial to his father Emperor Alexander II who was fatally wounded here when he was thrown a grenade by an anarchist conspirator. This church architecture differs from others in that it marks back to medieval Russian architecture in the spirit of romantic nationalism, containing over 7500 square meters of mosaics. See Kazan Cathedral, a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church built between 1801-1811. As this cathedral is dedicated to the iconic Lady of Kazan, there is usually a queue of believers waiting to kiss her.
    Amount of walking: Long
    (Lunch included)
  • 12
    6/19 AT SEA
  • 13
    6/20 BERLIN (GERMANY)
    Today we arrive in Germany and begin our city tour to Berlin. The fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 was a conspicuous and symbolic end to the era of the "Iron Curtain". For 45 years, Berlin had existed as a city divided. Experience history first hand and visit Charlie Check Point, more well-known as the crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Explore the magnificent Brandenburg Gate, the most prominent and splendid landmarks in Berlin. The Brandenburg Gate is symbolic for the reunification of the two sides of this great city and serves as a historic landmark. Visit the Berliner Dom, the largest church in the city, which serves as a vital center for the Protestant church of Germany. The present Baroque structure dates from 1905 and features intricately decorated mosaics on the dome. Take a view of the Neo-Baroque pulpit, stained glass windows and exquisite architecture as you stroll along one of Berlin’s greatest landmark.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 14-15
    6/21-6/22 AT SEA
  • 16
    6/23 LONDON (ENGLAND)
    Today we disembark in London, England. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight home.