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Baltic Capitals Cruise 2018 with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz

11 days
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Russia & Sweden
Starting from $3748*

Join EO with Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz Enjoy 9 days aboard the Norwegian Breakaway for the 2018 Baltic Capitals cruise. Travel to places such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, St. Petersburg and more. Prices starting at $3,748* with flights departing from the New York area.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. See brochure's fine print for more information.

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Departure

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrive in Copenhagen and enjoy a driving tour of the city before you board the Norwegian Breakaway.

Day 3 Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany (On Own)

Optional tours in Berlin will give you a splendid introduction to such sites as the Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag. Visit the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, left as a poignant reminder of what was lost in the Second World War, and view a remnant of the Berlin Wall standing as witness to the oncedivided city. Take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point from East to West Berlin during the Cold War Era. Visit the Pergamon Museum with its many ancient artifacts. Shore excursions booked through Norwegian.

Day 4 At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea!

Day 5 Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn balances medieval tranquility with modern urban life. The medieval gates of Old Town will transport you back in time as you visit the Russian Orthodox Church, the 13th century Gothic-style Dome Cathedral and the beautiful Toompea Castle, now home to Estonia's parliament. Built on a cliff top, the Upper Town provides a superb vantage point from which to view the red-gabled roofs and spires of the Lower Town. There you will see the exteriors of the apothecary, which opened in 1422, the Great Guild House, Holy Ghost Church, and the 15th century Gothic Town Hall. Stroll the old streets, do some shopping or grab lunch at your leisure after your tour.

Day 6 St. Petersburg, Russia (Part I)

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, an extensive walled complex that includes the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, now part of the St. Petersburg History Museum. While exploring Saint Peter’s, look for the tombstones of the Imperial family, including Tsar Nicholas II and his relatives. Continue on 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. This exquisitely decorated church was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. Drive along Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg’s main thoroughfare, past the Kazan Cathedral and return to your ship.

Day 7 St. Petersburg, Russia (Part II)

St. Petersburg is so delightful; it merits another full day excursion. Visit Peterhof—Peter the Great’s opulent answer to Versailles—with its palaces, gardens and hundreds of intricate fountains. The lavish Palace has changed considerably over the decades with some of the rooms in Rastrelli’s flamboyant baroque style, while others were later reworked by Velton. Enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant. Enjoy a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, originally the palace of Catherine the Great. The museum boasts more than 2.7 million exhibits of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt to early 20th-century Europe.

Day 8 Helsinki, Finland

Your scenic driving tour follows a coastal road past Embassy Park and an open-air market to expansive Senate Square with its elegant Lutheran Cathedral. Continue down the chic boulevard Esplanadi lined with designer shops. Mannerheim Street landmarks include the Parliament building, National Museum, and Finlandia Hall. Further along are the 1952 Olympic stadium, the new Opera House on Töölönlahti Bay, and the highly unusual Temppeliaukio Rock Church, an underground house of worship blasted out of native granite and capped with a copper dome. Today’s final stop is Sibelius Park’s monument to the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, best known for the hymn tune Finlandia (Be Still My Soul). Return to the ship or remain downtown to explore on your own.

Day 9 Stockholm, Sweden (On Own)

Stockholm is not only the capital but the heart of Sweden. Explore the City on your own or book a shore excursion through the cruise line. Stockholm’s old town—Gamla Stan—is on its own island at the harbor’s edge. At the Royal Palace, watch the Changing of the Guard or step inside to see the grand ballroom, the glistening treasury and the stunning Hall of State that contains the king’s silver throne. In the City Hall, vibrant mosaic murals decorate the Golden Hall. The opulent Blue Hall contains nothing blue except the glimpses of sky seen through its high windows. This stunning building is the setting for the Nobel Peace Prize banquet each December. Say farewell to this lovely city as you sail away this afternoon. Shore excursions booked through Norwegian.

Day 10 Cruising the Stockholm Archipelago

Enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Stockholm Archipelago.

Day 11 Copenhagen, Denmark – Return Home

Disembark in Copenhagen and return to the USA.

Enhance Your Journey

Copenhagen Extension $798

Day 1 - Copenhagen
The visit of Copenhagen takes You into the heart of the Danish capital, full of historical buildings and ancient streets. You will see the Little Mermaid and the Gefion fountain, the Royal residence Amalienborg Palace and the Nyhavn Canal with its charming outdoor restaurants and picturesque cafés, the Christiansborg Castle, the home of the Danish Parliament, the Royal Opera House, and many more sights. We make a visit at the Rosenborg Castle to see the selection of the Queens Jewelries, before we have some time off in Nyhavn for lunch at leisure. At Enjoy a canal cruise around the city to see the Northern Capital from a totally different side. We meet the coach again and go for a short visit to Copenhagen’s Urban area, Refshaleøen with a short stop at the Street Food Area “Reffen”, before we drive to our hotel for check in. (Breakfast only)

Day 2 – Free Day in Copenhagen
Today is free for you to explore Copenhagen on your own. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the hotel. (Breakfast only)

Day 3 - Return to USA

Transfer to Copenhagen Airport this morning and begin your journey home.

 

 

Departure Dates

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount