07/11 - 07/22/2019

12-Day Baltic Capitals Cruise

  • Day 1
    COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
  • Day 2
    COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
  • Day 3
    COPENHAGEN - NORWEGIAN GATAWAY
  • Day 4
    BERLIN - GERMANY
  • Day 5
    AT SEA
  • Day 6
    TALLINN - ESTONIA
  • Day 7-8
    ST. PETERSBURG - RUSSIA
  • Day 9
    HELSINKI - FINLAND
  • Day 10
    STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN
  • Day 11
    AT SEA
  • Day 12
    COPENHAGEN - DENMARK

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

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

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the home of Hans Christian Andersen; Copenhagen, Denmark, remembering the origins of beautiful fairy tales
  • Sailing on the biggest cruise ship in the Baltic Sea on Norwegian Gataway
  • See the Berlin Wall, a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989
  • Visit Tallinn, known as the crossroads of Europe
  • Includes Russia landing visa; explore Hermitage, Peterhof, and Catherine Palace
  • Enjoy Finland largest surviving military defense fortress in the world and see Helsinki Church
  • Referred to as Beauty on Water, see the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Taste local German and Russian cuisine

Offer ID: 1318020

Norwegian Gataway
Year Built: 2014
Tonnage: 145,655
Passenger Capacity: 3,963

Itinerary

  • 1
    7/11 COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
    Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark today and you will be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Scandic Copenhagen or Similar
  • 2
    7/12 COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and then get ready for a city tour of the beautiful Copenhagen. Explore Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia built by King Christian IV in the early decades of the 17th century. Discover over 500 years of Danish history illustrated by portraits, history paintings, furniture and decorative art. 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.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    Hotel: Scandic Copenhagen or similar
    (Breakfast included)
  • 3
    7/13 COPENHAGEN - NORWEGIAN GATAWAY
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then get ready to start a second day tour. Visit the famous 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 of 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. Afterwards, we will head to the port to board Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 4
    7/14 BERLIN - GERMANY
    Today we arrive in Warnemunde, Germany and we will begin our city tour to Berlin. After arriving in Berlin, we will have special arrangements to taste local German cuisine, the German pork knuckle, which is crispy on the outer skin and soft and tender in the inside. After lunch. see 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. The fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 was a conspicuous and symbolic end to the era of the "Iron Curtain". Experience history first hand and visit Checkpoint Charlie, more well-known as the crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Last but not least, 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.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Lunch included)
  • 5
    7/15 AT SEA
  • 6
    7/16 TALLINN - ESTONIA
    Our cruise ship arrives 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. It was once the traffic hub of Europe and was hailed as “the crossroads of Europe”. The Old Town of Tallinn has been included in the World Heritage by the United Nations. 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. The most striking building nearby is Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Church of our Lady (Toomkirik), built in 1219.
    Amount of walking: Long
  • 7-8
    7/17-7/18 ST. PETERSBURG - RUSSIA
    Day 1 - 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 visit the 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 roomsNext see Peterhof Palace, a series of palace and gardens laid out on the orders of Peter the Great, opening onto the Baltic Sea. 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.
    Day 2 - On our second day, visit The Catherine Palace ( Ekaterina Palace) is named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, who ruled Russia for two years after her husband’s death. Originally, a modeste two story building commissioned by Peter for Catherine in 1717, the Catherine Palace owes its awesome grandeur to their daughter, Empress Elizabeth. Enjoy the Spas Na Krovi, one of the mains 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 harks 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 for both days: Long
    (Lunch included for both days)
    The order of tours may change depending on time and traffic
  • 9
    7/19 HELSINKI - FINLAND
    Today we arrive in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. Often referred to as “Daughter of the Baltic” because of how modern, fun and friendly this city can be. First we will visit Suomenlinna Fortress, a fortification built more than 250 years ago and is one of the largest sea defence military fortresses in the world. Enjoy the sounds of Temppeliaukio Church, a Lutheran church built directly into solid rock, also known as the Church of the Rock. The church hall is covered with a dome, lined with copper and supported on the rock walls by reinforced concrete beams. Its special architecture makes it a popular location for concerts and weddings. Next, we will visit the White Cathedral, built as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, and Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. The neoclassical church is part of the Empire era centre and has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki. Come to Sibelius Park, a steel monument dedicated to the national composer Jean Sibelius. The cluster of steel pipes is said to represent the forest. The pipes create its own music with the movement of the wind.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 10
    7/20 STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN
    Today 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. The Nobel House Museum, which was launched at the 100th anniversary of the 2001 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, holds information about Nobel Prize winners and their life. 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.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 11
    7/21 AT SEA
  • 12
    7/22 COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
    Today we disembark in Copenhagen, Denmark. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home.