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Scandinavia & Russia Cruise 2022 with Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

13 days
Estonia, Finland, Russia & Sweden
Starting from $4198* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us aboard the Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas on a 13 day Scandinavia & Russia Cruise, starting at $4,198* fro New York, NY departing on August 9, 2022. Journey to places such as Denmark, Finland, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Latvia, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 August 9 - Depart USA

Depart USA.

Day 2 August 10 - Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark

5:00 PM Departure

Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the port to board the Voyager of the Seas.

Day 3 August 11 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 4 August 12 - Helsinki & Porvoo, Finland

11:00 AM Arrival / 7:00 PM Departure

Discover Finland’s capital and Porvoo, its second-oldest city. You’ll visit Rock Church and Senate Square, the site of Helsinki’s iconic Lutheran Cathedral, and see Market Square, Finlandia Hall, Olympic Stadium, the Presidential Palace, the Opera House, Parliament, the National Museum, and Kiasma Museum. Enjoy lunch at Kiala Manor before visiting Porvoo’s Old Town, with free time to explore and a stop at the Old Bridge for photos of riverfront storehouses, Town Hall, and the 15th-century cathedral.

Day 5 August 13 - Tallinn, Estonia

9:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

Experience all the history, culture, and flavors of Estonia’s capital city on a six-hour trip that packs in a sightseeing drive, plus Old Town cathedrals, authentic cuisine, a live concert, shopping, and more. Head out by coach on a narrated drive past red-tiled roofs and Soviet-era apartments, stopping for photos at the world-renowned Song Festival Grounds. Then hit the cobblestone on a walking tour of historic Old Town past the 14th-century medieval walls of Palace Square atop Toompea Hill. Behold the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and stand before St. Mary’s, the oldest church in town. Relish skyline views and Gothic landmarks in the center of Town Hall Square. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, with salad, pork, ice cream, coffee, and tea on the menu. Then shop the craft workshops of St. Catherine’s Passage for glassware, quilts, ceramics, and hand-painted silk. This is a truly authentic day experiencing the best Tallinn has on offer.

Day 6 August 14 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day 1 - 8:00 AM Arrival / Overnight

Make the most of every minute in St. Petersburg with a comprehensive, two-day tour delivering the best this beautiful, historic city has to offer. Tour magnificent czars’ palaces, exquisite gardens, the world-famous Amber Room, the iconic Hermitage museum, onion-domed churches and so much more — up to nine stops total. You’ll also spend more time ashore, 10 hours per day, with a delicious, typical Russian lunch. What’s more, two well-informed, engaging guides join each bus, imparting their knowledge of the area as well as its rich history.

August 14 - Begin with a cruise of St. Petersburg’s waterways, passing magnificent palaces, mansions, and cathedrals. Then explore the inside of Yusupov Palace, one of Europe’s most lavish estates. This huge riverside was home to the Yusupov family, who were as wealthy as the tsars in the 19th century. Tour their grand halls, art collection, and an exhibit about the 1916 palace murder of imperial advisor Grigori Rasputin. After, pay a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral to marvel at the dome decorated with 200 pounds of gold. Its vast interior is filled with hundreds of impressive 19th-century works of art. After a multi-course lunch at a local restaurant, venture deep inside the Hermitage, housing three million-plus items. Continue to the Church of Resurrection on the Spilled Blood, a spectacular, Russian-style multicolored, onion-domed church.

Day 7 August 15 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Day 2 - Overnight / 6:00 pm Departure

August 15 - Discover Catherine Palace in Pushkin, one of the most splendid summer residences of the Russian tsars and considered one of the masterpieces of world architecture. Marvel at the grand halls and private chambers. The Amber Room was once dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Then stroll the exquisite gardens, 1,400 acres dotted with charming pavilions set around the central lake. After a typical multi-course Russian lunch at a local restaurant, venture to Peterhof, one of the summer residences of the royal family. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Peterhof is located 18 miles away from St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. Tour immense terraced gardens that feature sculptures, numerous pavilions, and intricately shaped foot-bridges. See more than 150 fountains and four cascades — all gravity-fed. Imagine the sun intermingling with the thousands of water sprays, revealing all colors of the rainbow. Don’t miss the famous baroque Grand Cascade, with its three waterfalls and an avenue of fountains and gilt statues. Then drive across the Neva River and view the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, flanked by two rostral columns stopping for a tour of the early-18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress. Within the fortress is Peter and Paul Cathedral, an ornate 18th-century church situated at the highest point of the city and the tsars’ burial place.

Day 8 August 16 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 9 August 17 - Riga, Latvia

7:00 AM Arrival / 4:00 PM Departure

There is much to see in Riga. The Old City skyline is dominated by the steeples of three unique and beautiful churches: The Dom Cathedral, St. Peter’s, and St. Jacob’s. You can also choose to visit the National Theater, where the Latvians declared independence on November 18, 1918, and the famous Freedom Monument.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 10 August 18 - Stockholm, Sweden

8:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

Gain a deeper understanding of Stockholm, a city with seven centuries of history on an extended guided tour. Explore Old Town’s Great Square, the outside of majestic Stockholm Cathedral, and the grand Gold and Blue Rooms of City Hall. Marvel at the restored 17th-century Vasa warship. See the modern business and shopping area, the Neo-Classical Stock Exchange, and the Art Nouveau-style Royal Dramatic Theater. Follow your own path with free time to shop or relax in a cafe. Lunch on own today.

Day 11 August 19 - Visby

8:00 AM Arrival / 5:00 PM Departure

Today your ship will be docked in serene Visby. You may choose to stay on the ship and enjoy the many amenities offered, or you may choose to wander this charming town on your own today.

Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Royal Caribbean

Day 12 August 20 - At Sea

Enjoy a day at sea.

Day 13 August 21 - Return to the USA or Enjoy the Copenhagen Post- Stay

5:00 AM Arrival

Disembark the Voyager of the Seas and transfer to Copenhagen to return home or enjoy the Copenhagen Post Cruise.

Enhance Your Journey

Copenhagen Post-Cruise Starting from $798

Aug. 21 - 22, 2022

August 21 - Copenhagen
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Copenhagen before being dropped off at your hotel for check-in. Explore the city on your own this afternoon and enjoy dinner on your own.

August 22 - Return to USA

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Norway Pre-Tour Starting from $1598

Aug. 6 - 10, 2022

 

August 6 - Depart USA

August 7 - Arrive in Oslo
This afternoon you will fly to Oslo, Norway. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
August 8 - Norwegian Fjords
Get an early start to Oslo Central Station to begin your scenic journey on the Bergen Railway. This train ride, voted as one of the best in the world, takes you over the “mountainous rooftop” of Norway and through charming villages like Gol and Geilo on your way towards Bergen. At Myrdal, switch to the Flåm Railway for an incredible 20 km ride with a 900-meter descent to the beautiful town of Flåm. Here, you have about 45 minutes of free time, which you may wish to use by learning about the history of the world’s steepest train line at the Flåm Railway Documentation Centre. From Flåm, continue by boat through the Aurlandsfjord and into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. This is perhaps the most beautiful part of the Sognefjord with its mighty waterfalls and small farms clinging to the steep mountainsides. At Gudvangen, a bus takes you through the magnificent Nærøy Valley to Voss, the connection point for the final train ride to Bergen. Spend the night at a hotel in Bergen.
August 9 - Bergen
Spend the first half of the day as you wish in Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”. Though this is Norway’s second-largest city, it still has the charming atmosphere of a small town, and your hotel in the city center makes a great starting point for visiting the main attractions. Here you’ll find the old wharf of Bryggen—a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with well preserved old houses, the vibrant fish and flower market, the Fløibanen funicular with great views, and many museums. In the afternoon, make your way to the central station for your return train ride to Oslo, where you’ll spend the night after your late evening arrival.
August 10 - Depart Oslo & Arrive in Copenhagen

Depart Oslo this morning and arrive in Copenhagen this afternoon. Time permitting, visit the Little Mermaid statue and enjoy a canal cruise around the city on your way to the pier. Embark on the Voyager of the Seas this afternoon and prepare to journey through Scandinavia and Russia.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

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