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Kristiansand, Norway



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

snacks
Kristiansand: A Norwegian Forest Hike
This 2-miles trek is ideal for the keen hiker and nature lover. After a short  motor coach journey you will arrive at Baneheia, a forested area located on the outskirts of town. You will walk up to a vantage point overlooking Kristiansand and the sea. Trek through the forest along lakes popular for swimming in summer and ice skating in winter. You will then descend to the quaint park of Ravnedalen. This tranquil haven was beautifully planted by soldiers in the 1870s. It took them four years to transform the hilly swamp to soothing gardens. The former gardener’s residence is today a popular café and restaurant, where you will be served traditional waffles and coffee.  The walk is mainly on footpaths and tracks though hilly at times. After enjoying the beauty of Ravnedalen you will return to the ship by motor coach.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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3 HRS

Easy

snacks

culture
Kristiansand: A Taste of Norway with Local Food Journalist
This will be a unique experience for guests who are curious about  Norwegian cuisine and want the opportunity to go inside a traditional Norwegian home.  Your hostess for the day will meet you at the pier side you will take a short and informative drive through the center of Kristiansand to the garden of Camilla Agerup. Camilla has been working as a food journalist for the last 8 years and local, Norwegian cuisine is truly her passion!  Camilla will have a tasting menu ready with the very best of what the Norwegian kitchen has to offer including reindeer, moose, specially prepared fish, smoked salmon, cloudberries and traditional baked goods. Your hostess will give you an insider’s view of the preparation and history that defines Norwegian cuisine while you are tasting. You will conclude your flavorful event with coffee and dessert. When you return to the ship after this unique experience you will feel a little like a native! 

Please note: Walking is very limited, however guests must be able to embark  the transportation  vehicle independently.

price $199
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

walking
Kristiansand: Culinary Delights of Norway
Norwegian salmon has earned itself a worldwide reputation. On this culinary tour you will explore a few more seafood delights, sample beer at a local microbrewery, and enjoy some freshly baked pastries. You will have a short stroll from the ship is the local fish market, bustling in summer with locals and visitors alike. An award-winning fish cake, a scrumptious crab salad, and obviously the aforementioned salmon are some of the delicacies that may be on your platter.  From the fish market you will walk with your guide past a few of the sites in town before arriving at a local microbrewery. On the menu is a selection of the beers brewed on site and some snacks. To conclude your culinary walk your guide will take you to a bakery for some freshly baked temptations. Thoroughly contented you will stroll back to the ship after this tasty meeting with Kristiansand.

Please note: Wear good walking shoes, layered clothing, and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 


price $129
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1 hour

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Kristiansand: Kristiansand Guided Segway Tour
The Segway PT is a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle invented by Dean Kamen. It is produced by Segway Inc. of New Hampshire, USA. The name Segway is a homophone of the word segue, meaning smooth transition. PT is an abbreviation for personal transporter. Segway tours in Kristiansand has 7 Segways. The guided tour will start at the cruise pier next to Kilden Theatre and Concert Hall. You will be given information and test the Segway first to get the feel of it, before your local Segway guide will take you around the city. The tour will go to the Fish Market, Hartmann's Pier, Sjøhuset, Otterdal Park, the guest harbor, Kristiansand Fortress, the City Beach / Aquarama, Tangen, Rriverside Otra, the Old Town, Wergeland Park, the Cathedral and back to Kilden. Short stops will be made along the way so that the guide can tell you about what you see and answer any questions you may have.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, layered clothing and bring a waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather.

price $135
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

boating
Kristiansand: The Jewel of Sorlandet
This boat trip along the island-speckled coast to the neighboring town of Lillesand is one of the highlights of a visit to Kristiansand. Board your vessel at the pier bound for the small port of Lillesand, along the 12-mile, lovely, and extremely narrow Blindleia Passage, meaning "blind or dead-end."  Along the way, you will view charming villages, smaller ports where sailing ships once sought refuge, and tidy white houses that were once the homes of fishermen and are now popular vacation spots.  Arriving in port, you'll transfer to your motor coach to continue sightseeing in the charming little town of Lillesand. This picturesque village of some 9,000 inhabitants is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Norway and was once the home of 8 busy shipyards that produced around 50 wooden sailing ships from the 1860–1900. You’ll take a pleasant and informative walk and see the signature white timber houses, some dating back to 1730. You will visit the lively marina and you'll have free time to independently explore its narrow lanes lined with chic shops, galleries and cafés. Return by coach to the pier in Kristiansand where your ship awaits.

Please note: Wear good walking shoes, layered clothing, and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 


price $269
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Oslo, Norway



3 HRS

Moderate

snacks

walking

sightseeing
Oslo Highlights by Foot
The history of a beautiful city comes alive in this guided walk through Oslo. Joining your guide at the pier, you will begin your stroll under the protective shadow of the imposing Akershus Fortress and Castle. Pass the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt before stopping at City Hall, the venue every December 10th for the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize. During your visit, view impressive frescoes, sculptures, and woodcarvings, along with the largest mural in Europe. Next, you will walk by the National Theater, the Royal Palace, and the Royal Guard. Turning down the main street, Karl Johan, you will pass the University of Oslo and the Ibsen Museum, which was once the apartment of famed playwright Henrik Ibsen. During the tour a stop will be made at Grand Hotel, the venue for the yearly Nobel Peace Prize dinner, for light refreshments at the Grand Café, which opened in 1874, and quickly became a favored venue for the capital's cultured bourgeoisie.

Please note: Low heeled, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable, loose clothing are recommended. This tour will operate in all weather conditions, so participants should take appropriate weather gear with them.  

price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

snacks

wine

culture
Oslo, From Stone Sculptures to Ice Sculptures
Your tour will start from the pier, passing Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater en route to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park and the coach will be waiting to drive you through the residential area of Frogner, and to the borough of Grunerløkka, one of Oslo's most exciting and multicultural areas, where you will find a young, hip and relaxed café and pub scene. ICEBAR OSLO is the only permanent bar in Norway made entirely of ice and is kept at minus 5 degrees at all times. Everything inside is made out of crystal clear ice harvested from the frozen Torne River in Northern Sweden. The ICEBAR is operated in 45-minute time slots and you will be given a designer thermal cape with a hood to keep you warm during your visit. Enjoy your choice of the ICEBAR’s custom designed drinks in a glass made of ice.

Please note:  The ICEBAR is wheelchair accessible. 

price $145
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8 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
Oslo, Oslo Highlights & Hadeland Glassworks
Start your day with a scenic drive to Hadeland, making a short photo stop at the Queens View to admire the area of Ringerike with fjords, farms and forests. From here,  you will continue the scenic drive to Hadeland Glassworks.  Your visit will include a glassblower’s demonstration and a stroll through the museum which exhibits over 700 pieces of handmade glass. End your visit at Hadeland with a wonderful lunch in the company of your guide and fellow explorers. Next up you will take a panoramic drive back to the Island of Bygdoy, where you will visit the famous Viking Ship Museum – home to three graceful Viking Ships, which are the best preserved in existence. Other highlights at the museum include artifacts unearthed from chieftains’ burial mounds. Continue your journey to explore one of the city’s most treasured art collections, which will be found at the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures  found at the park were created by one man – Gustav Vigeland. For 3o years Gustav Vigeland worked on the statues made of stone and bronze, portraying a stage of human life from birth to death. Enjoy a brief stroll through the park with your guide before returning to your awaiting ship.

Please note: This tour involves extensive walking and standing and is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Layered clothes and raingear are recommended.



price $259
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

boating
Oslo, Rib Safari To Oscarsborg
Enjoy a fun and exciting RIB safari and guided fjord cruise on the Oslo Fjord and around Oscarsborg with speed and lots of fun.  You will start your tour with a short walk from the pier to the RIB Base at Aker Brygge, where you will be get a safety briefing and get dressed for your fjord adventure. First, speed ahead towards Oscarsborg – a destination in the middle of the narrowest part of the Oslofjord, just outside Drobak. At Oscarsborg you will make a short stop and step ashore, where your guide will tell you more about the history of the fort, the dramatic attack during the beginning of World War II, and the sinking of the German warship Blücher. After visiting the fort of Oscarsborg, enjoy a scenic cruise between islands and skerries back to Akers Brygge and your awaiting ship.

Please note: A RIB Safari is suitable for all adults with normal physical health. All participants will receive floating suits or vests, jackets, pants, goggles, and gloves. The pace of the tour will be adapted to the character of the group. 


price $299
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Oslo, The Best of Oslo
The tour will start boarding a motor coach from the pier, viewing Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, and the National Theater. You will make a photo stop at Oslo’s Opera House, opened in 2008, before continuing to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. The more than 150 sculptures of the park were created and completed by one man, Gustav Vigeland. You will walk together with your guide through the park. Your tour will continue through one of Oslo’s most expensive residential neighborhoods and make the climb up Holmenkollen Hill a world-renowned ski jumping area. You will marvel at the spectacular view of the city and the Oslofjord far below. Your last stop will be at the Viking Ship Museum where the finds from the great ship burials at Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are exhibited. The three ships, which are the best preserved Viking ships in existence, were found in large burial mounds in the Oslo fjord region. These exhibits are some of the finest examples of art and craftsmanship, as well as objects of daily use, made in Norway 1,100 to 1,200 years ago. 

Please note: It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $125
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Oslo, Vikings and Norwegian Explorers
This excursion will provide an in-depth look at the history of the Norwegian Vikings as you venture to the island of Bygdøy to visit three of its fascinating museums. Your motor coach travels along the harbor where you might see the king’s yacht, Norge, anchored. Your first stop will be at the Viking Ships Museum. You will see the artistry of three graceful Viking ships, the best preserved in existence, and view artifacts unearthed from chieftains’ burial mounds. Your next stop will be at the Kon Tiki Museum. Housed here is the balsa raft used by Thor Heyerdahl during his 1947 voyage and Ra II, the papyrus boat Heyerdahl used in 1970. Your excursion will then take you to see Fram, an expedition ship famed for its journeys farther south and north than any other vessel of its time. The ship is exhibited in its entirety, including its original interior and inventory. After this visit, you will return to the pier where the tour ends. 

Please note:  It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes, layered clothing and bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of inclement weather. 

price $139
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Skagen, Denmark



3.5 HRS

Moderate

biking

sightseeing
Skagen, Biking Tour of Skagen
This guided bike trip starts at the pier. Along the way, you see the special fishermen’s cottages that dot the area, continue past the Swedish Seamen’s Church and through the western part of town to the Skagen Museum of local history. You will continue on to the former royal summer residence Klitgaarden – now a resort for authors, artists and scientists and the sand church which has sunk and become covered by sand over the years, so only the spire can be seen. View the home of artist P.S. Kroeyer and the home of the Danish poet and writer Holger Drachmann, who founded the artist colony in Skagen. Continue past the town hall and follow the beach road to view the old timbered lighthouse. Back in the harbor area, you will explore the charming eastern part of town where the Skagen Museum and the Brøndum Hotel are located.

Please note: This tour may operate in reverse order. All guests must sign an activity release form prior to starting the tour. Helmets are mandatory. Children who participate in the tour must be competent bike riders and at least 12 years old. This tour is limited to 15 guests per group. 

price $189
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Skagen, City Tour of Skagen
The small fishing village of Skagen is Denmark’s northern-most town, and as late as 1890 there were no roads connecting the small town to the rest of Denmark.  Landing in the bustling fishing harbor, you will board a motor coach to start your exploration.  Your first stop will be at the Skagen Museum. Between 1870 and 1930 a group of artists were drawn to Skagen for the very special light found only in this part of the country. They became known later as the Skagen painters and they formed an internationally known artist colony. The Skagen painters favorite scenes were the working fishermen, the charming fishermen’s cottages, and the picturesque landscapes. Next, you will visit Denmark’s most northerly point, Grenen, where two seas, the Skagerak and the Kattegat, meet. Board a tractor trolley for the drive through the sand. Grenen means ’the twig’ in Danish and refers not only to the shape of the spit but to the way it sways slowly between east and west, according to wind and currents. You will also see Skagen’s collection of lighthouses; dating from 1627, to the still active lighthouse built in 1858. Return by bus back to the pier. 

Please note:  There are no ramps at the museum or at Grenen. As there are sand, gravel and uneven surfaces at the stops, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.  By Danish Law, Drivers and Guides are not obligated to assist guests with limited mobility – meaning guests with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. 

price $189
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Skagen, Concierge Collection- In the Footsteps of Skagen Painters
Take a stroll through the city accompanied by your local guide and discover why Skagen would be a painter’s favorite location because of its unique bright light found nowhere else in Denmark, Skagen still continues to attract artists and upcoming painters looking for tranquility and inspiration. You will visit some of the galleries in the artisan’s colony near the pier. Enjoy their masterpieces at your leisure and observe how the contrast of light, shadows and movement has inspired their painting style. Then you will visit the art studio of Peder Munk Ravn, one of Skagen’s local painters with more than 40 years of experience. His philosophy of enriching the soul with harmony, happiness and color is revealed through his work. He will stimulate your inner artist to help transform your impressions and create your own unique Skagen painting. After this unforgettable experience you will return to the pier and before sailing, your framed masterpiece will be delivered to the ship. 

Please note: Painting supplies will be provided at the art studio and your own painting will be delivered to the ship prior to sailing – framed. 

price $179
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3 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

walking
Skagen, Meet the Skageners
Explore the history of Skagen on foot during this scenic excursion to the Skagen Museum, and a visit to a private home. You will depart from the pier walking to the Skagen Museum of local history, a combined open-air and exhibition display of houses from three periods of Skagen’s history. Next, proceed for a visit to a private local home; the best way to get acquainted with the native culture and daily lifestyle of the Skagen people. Your host will share timeless traditions and stories with you in a casual setting. Coffee and typical Danish pastries will be served during your visit. Then you will walk back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking; the entire tour takes place on foot. The private home visit is subject to change or may be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. The tour sequence may vary and participation is limited to a small group of people so pre-booking is recommended.

price $149
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3 HRS

Easy

snacks

wine

culture
Skagen, Sand, Art & Local Produce
The small fishing village of Skagen is Denmark’s northern-most town and can trace its origins back to the 13th century. For centuries fishing trade alone sustained the small community and as late as 1890 there were no roads connecting the small town to the rest of Denmark. But now Skagen is a very popular holiday destination, sometimes doubling or tripling the population over summer. Your motor coach will take you to the bustling fishing harbor where you will soon be swept up in the charm of the village. Enjoy a scenic drive through charming Skagen on your way to the Skagen Odde Naturcenter, beautifully situated in the protected landscape of Grenen at the tip of Denmark. The Skagen Odde Naturcenter, houses various exhibitions – one focusing on wind, sea and sand, the 3 elements that created this region, one which illustrates the works of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, and exhibitions of contemporary art. End your visit to the Skagen Odde Naturcenterby enjoying a taste of different beers from the local microbrewery  – Skagen Bryghus along with information on how the beer is brewed and what ingredients are used. As a small gift you will be offered a bottle of Skagen Beer to bring back to your ship. From here, transfer to Pakhuset for a chance to discover one of Skagen’s most iconic foods, marinated herring.  Your tasting menu will include five different types of herring along with some aquavit, a traditional spirit of Scandinavia with flavors of spices and herbs. While at Pakhuset you will also be able to see and hear of their impressive collection of figureheads. 

Please note:  By Danish Law, drivers and guides are not allowed to assist guests with limited mobility – meaning guests have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. The minimum age to participate is 18 due to the alcoholic drinks on this tour (by Danish law the minimum age is 18). 


price $169
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Copenhagen, Denmark



4 HRS

Strenuous

snacks

walking

sightseeing
Copenhagen on Foot
Start your refreshing walk from the cruise pier along the water towards the city center. Pass the rocks where the famous Little Mermaid sits, continue along to the 17th century coastal fortification of Kastellet and see the nearby Gefion Fountain. Walk past Churchill Park and the Museum of Danish Occupation and into the district of town known as Frederikstaden. You will continue along the waterfront until you reach the Amalienborg Palace, flanked by the massive Marble Church on one side and the royal seaside garden of Amaliehaven on the other. Walk to a local venue nearby for a refreshment stop and enjoy some coffee and Danish pastry. Continue on to the colorful Nyhavn canal district: the oldest part of Copenhagen’s harbor. Leaving Nyhavn behind, continue on to the King’s New Square, flanked by noblemen’s palaces, the Royal Theater and the historic Hotel D’Angleterre. Entering the beautiful Kongens Have (the King’s Garden), you will soon see Rosenborg Castle, probably the quaintest and most fairy-tale-like of all Copenhagen castles. Next, make your way through the quaint yellow naval barracks of Nyboder, built in the 1630s to house naval personnel and still inhabited today. Skirting the back of the Kastellet coastal fortress, you will soon find yourself back on the cruise pier.  

Please note:  The cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces of Copenhagen are not wheelchair friendly; there are no ramps. Under Danish Law, Drivers and Guides may not assist guests with limited mobility – so those with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves.

price $79
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4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snacks
Copenhagen: Behind the Scenes at the Blue Planet
You will board your motorcoach for a 45-minute drive to the Blue Planet. The unique building is the new home of the National Aquarium of Denmark and is Northern Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium. With its spectacular design in the shape of a giant whirlpool and seaside location on top of a panoramic hill, the award-winning building has already become a new landmark for Copenhagen. Inside the circular lobby you are literally under water. Here, a staff member from the Blue Planet will meet you to take you on an exclusive tour behind the scenes of this modern aquarium - an experience rarely enjoyed by regular visitors. You will see the massive machinery that sustains this underwater world on land, enjoy different views of popular exhibits and walk through the labyrinthine corridors filled with quarantine pools, feeding gantries, massive filter arrays and more. Your guide will also introduce you to some wonderful creatures, with amazing stories. After your exclusive experience, you may enjoy some free time to explore or pay a visit to the gift shop, then enjoy some coffee and Danish pastry in the aquarium cafeteria overlooking the Øresund Strait.

Please note:  This tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or limited mobility as it involves walking and stairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  


price $199
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Castles & Countryside
Discover Denmark’s finest architectural landmarks during this unique castle tour in the picturesque Danish countryside. You will depart from the pier for a drive past rolling farmlands and beautiful thatched-roof houses en route to the town of Hilleroed. Your guided tour begins with Frederiksborg Castle, considered by many to be the finest example of Danish Renaissance architecture, and Denmark’s finest castle.  You will view a collection of historical paintings and portraits, as well as period art and furniture. You will also see the small chapel that is home to the Compenius organ, built in 1610 and the world’s oldest organ still in use today.  You will continue on to the village of Fredensborg for a brief photo stop at Fredensborg Palace, the Palace of Peace, and the summer residence of the Royal Family.  After a traditional lunch, you will drive north for a visit to Kronborg Castle, forever immortalized as the setting of the Shakespeare play, Hamlet.   You will rejoin your coach for the return drive to Copenhagen along the coastal road with beautiful views of the sea and impressive manor houses.

Please note: There are cobblestones, gravel and stairs at the castles. Under Danish Law, Drivers and Guides may not assist guests with limited mobility – so those with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. Tour may operate in a different order.   

price $239
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2.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Copenhagen's Food Culture
Nordic food might be the most innovative cuisine in the world and this fun and introductory “highlights” tour will take your taste buds on a real flavorful adventure. The tour is a combination of intriguing stories and insights into Copenhagen’s history and food culture from the founding of the city to modern times.  You will start the journey by boarding your motor coach, that will take you to the market halls, in the city center. Here your guide will meet you and you begin the wander through the delightful aromas, from all the different food stalls, in the market halls.  The tastings, on your tour, will provide you with a good sample of new Danish food and the guide’s stories will center on the recent rise of Nordic cuisine.  You will enjoy deliciously fresh food, such as cheese, cold cuts and chocolate, brought to you in true Scandinavian style, grown in the cold North and sustainable for the planet.  Before heading back to the ship you will get the chance to browse through the market halls yourself and pick up something delicious you have tried along the way. Your motor coach will return you to the ship.

Please note: By Danish law, drivers and guides are not available to assist guests with mobility issues.  You must be able to board and depart from the motor coach on your own. Although you do not walk far, there are cobblestones outside the market halls. 


price $149
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3 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture
Copenhagen: Dragoer Fishing Village
Leave the bustling capital of Copenhagen behind for an entirely smaller and quainter destination, Dragoer fishing village. Dragoer is located on the southeastern coast of the island of Amager.  Dragoer was an international marketplace for merchants who came there every year to buy the herring with which the sound abounded.  It developed into a prosperous shipping town until the end of the 19th century. Dragoer has many very well preserved historical buildings due to extensive preservation efforts and local legislation making the town largely pedestrian as early as the 1930s. The old part of town is cozy, with a picturesque maze of alleys with yellow painted houses, red tile roofs and cobblestone streets lined with colorful hollyhocks. Many of these buildings are hundreds of years old. Enjoy a guided stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and have some free time to appreciate the quaint and peaceful atmosphere. Finish your visit with a refreshment stop at one of the lovely old inns for coffee and Danish pastry before returning to Copenhagen by bus.

Please note: The tour may operate in reverse order.  

price $105
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen & Tivoli
Explore nearly 850 years of history on this introductory look at enchanting Copenhagen, featuring sights ranging from beautiful Langelinie and the Little Mermaid to the inner city’s Old Quarter. Aboard a comfortable motor coach, you will pass the City Hall and the Stock Exchange with its stunning spire of entwining dragon tails. Then glimpse Nyhavn’s colorful old harbor before taking a brief stroll at the Royal Amalienborg Palace. Other highlights passed will include the Christiansborg Parliament Buildings, and the Glyptotek Art Museum - just to mention a few. Next up you will visit Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park and pleasure garden that is one of the oldest amusement parks to survive intact to the present day. Tivoli has a variety of attractions: buildings in the exotic style of an imaginary Orient: a theater, band stands, restaurants and cafés, flower gardens, and mechanical amusement rides.  Your guide will provide you with a brief overview of Tivoli Gardens after which you will be free to stroll around the park and enjoy the special atmosphere, the beautiful flowers, the fun rides, and the magic that is Tivoli.

Please note:  Under Danish Law, Drivers and Guides may not assist guests with limited mobility – so those with limited mobility have to be able to get on/off the motor coach by themselves. Tour may operate in a different order. 


price $89
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Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany



3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture
Warnemunde, Amber Workshop & Hunting Estate
After a 40-minute trip through the unspoiled Mecklenburg countryside you will arrive at the pyramid-shaped amber manufactory in the small town of Ribnitz-Damgarten. Here, you will be given the unique opportunity to watch craftsmen fashion amber into adornments. Following the narrated tour, you will have the opportunity to participate in the production of this precious jewelry. You will be given a piece of amber to polish, and take it home as a souvenir. Only a stone’s throw away from the amber manufactory, is the sleepy village of Gelbensande, and the Hunting Lodge. During the inside tour you will see the detailed drawings and construction plans exhibited and the remarkable collection of plates including valuable Danish porcelain manufactured on special occasions like the coronations of Danish Kings and Queens and given to the Grand Duke as a present.

Please note: Wear weather appropriate clothes, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bring local currency (EURO) as not all shops accept US Dollars or credit cards. Wear short-sleeved shirts when polishing the piece of amber. If you are visiting Warnemunde on a Sunday shops do not open until 1 p.m. 

price $159
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12.5 HRS

Moderate

dining
Warnemunde, Berlin by Riverboat & Lunch at the Reichstag
Your day will start with a 3-hour ride through the countryside to Berlin. Along the way, your host will distribute a small breakfast snack and give you some information on Berlin. Among Berlin’s famous highlights that you will see are the remnants of the Berlin Wall, and the Brandenburg Gate. You will stop briefly at the site of the former Checkpoint Charlie. A young "Soviet soldier" will greet you at the legendary border crossing where spies were exchanged between Americans and Soviets during the Cold War. Pass by Berlin’s Protestant Cathedral, built between 1894 and 1905. You will board a riverboat and follow the charming waterway. Watch for Museum Island, the Reichstag, the new Chancellery, and the House of Cultures. After your cruise, you’ll continue to your special 3-course lunch at the Reichstag, enjoying spectacular views from the roof terrace. You will see the Pariser Platz and have the opportunity to inspect the famous glass cupola designed by British architect, Sir Norman Foster. After lunch continue sightseeing and finally make your way to your last stop at the impressive Charlottenburg Palace built in 1695. 

Please note: The Reichstag is the seat of the German government and might therefore be closed on short notice due to official business. Guests need to bring their passports. C&T needs the full name and DOB of all participants 48 hours before the call. There will also be a comprehensive security check when entering the building. Please also note that the rooftop terrace can only be accessed by elevator, no steps available!  The order of the tour will likely vary to accommodate time and traffic where necessary. Guests must be at least 18 years to drink alcohol in Germany. 


price $425
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12.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Warnemunde, Berlin on Your Own
This tour is designed for people who have either been to Berlin before or have specific venues they want to visit that are not included in other tour programs. Drive to the heart of downtown Berlin from where you will have access to local buses, the subway or taxis. The bus transfer to Berlin will include a snack, and an escort will be on board to/from Berlin to assist with any questions you may have. The tour does not include any entrance fees or lunch but you will have a snack on the bus ride back to your vessel. You will also be provided with a survival kit which will include general information, emergency telephone numbers etc. Upon arrival, you will be informed by your escort of the designated meeting time and place for the return journey to the ship. You will have approximately six hours of independent time to explore Berlin on your own. As local currency will be required for entrance to the attractions, local transportation and lunch, you should plan to exchange your money at a currency exchange once in Berlin.

Please note: Wear flat and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes. This tour will be operated in all weather conditions. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

price $205
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12.5 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Warnemunde, Concierge Collection- Berlin Behind Private Doors
Starting with a scenic ride through the North German countryside, you will have time to relax before arriving in Berlin. Your guided tour will travel past most of the important sites of the troubled Berlin history. Drive past Kurfürstendamm through Tiergarten Park with the Victory Column and stop at the Reichstag. You will enter the former eastern parts of Berlin via the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol for the unified city, towards Unter den Linden. Enjoy the panoramic drive towards Gendarmenmarkt, probably the most scenic square in the city before you stop at Checkpoint Charlie and one of the last remains of the Wall. After lunch, you will visit an old WWII bunker, where Boros will open the doors to his private collection of modern art which you will see with the help of a guide. The next stop will be with Tim, the house lord who will invite you to a glass of champagne in his rooms, which could easily be a museum. Tim will share first-hand experience on the social and cultural life in the extraordinarily changed city of Berlin.

Please note: Tour sequence may vary in order to avoid congestion at the venues. Please wear flat and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothes as the tour will be operated in all weather conditions. We recommend bringing local currency (EURO) as not all shops accept US Dollars or credit cards. The bus ride between Warnemunde and Berlin is approximately 3 hours each way.

price $550
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Warnemunde, Enchanted Schwerin & the Fairytale Castle
This tour invites guests to discover one of Germany's most decorative castles. After a picturesque 90-minute drive, you'll arrive in Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg. Upon arrival, you will first enjoy a relaxing lake cruise that takes you towards the famous Schwerin Castle. Afterwards, a guided tour through this grand residence of the former Dukes of Mecklenburg will give visitors an insight into the ancestors and royalty of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania. While here, enjoy viewing the lovely painted oil canvasses and admire intricate wooden carvings and inlays in this truly fairy tale castle museum. Following your castle visit, you'll have some free time in the city center of Schwerin, either to browse for souvenirs or simply to sit back and relax while taking in a local specialty. During the drive back to the pier, take the opportunity to ask your guide about anything else that may be of interest, as the scenic rolling landscape passes by outside your window.

Please note: There are 3 steps in and out of the motor coach, 1 large step to board the cruise boat and a flight of stairs at the castle. Restrooms at the venues  visited and on the motor coach are free, but public restrooms often have a charge.

price $199
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Visby, Sweden



3 HRS

Moderate

snacks

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Visby by Foot with Local Home Visit
Visby is the capital of the island of Gotland and because of its unique cultural value the Hanseatic Town of Visby has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Since the end of the 19th century, the ruins of Visby have been protected as historical monuments with the best-preserved town wall in northern Europe. Behind the town wall with its 44 guard towers, this medieval stone city awaits your discovery. Arriving in the city center, you will join your guide for a walking tour along Standgatan, the old Hanseatic main street lined with the original gabled houses and one of Visby’s best-preserved sites, the Old Pharmacy. Visit the Botanical Gardens which were created in 1855 and are home to a variety of different trees, such as magnolias and acacias and many lovely flowers. You will also visit the Cathedral Santa Maria, once a church for German merchants, pass some of the many church ruins and walk through the narrow winding medieval streets. Your guide will then take you to her lovely home, where you will be served a drink and some local snacks and get true insight into local life before returning to your ship. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The walk to the Cathedral is a little strenuous. 

price $159
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4 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

snacks
Visby: Biking Tour
You will meet your guide at the pier and walk to the bike rental to start your tour of Visby.   Get on your bike and head to Almedalen, which was once the old harbor and is now a beautiful park. You will pass the Powder Tower and the Botanical Garden and continue uphill by bike to Klinten, where you will stop for a panoramic view of the medieval town and the cathedral. Through narrow lanes you will pass the eastern gate and go about three miles south of Visby to Fridhem. This boarding house used to be the summer palace of Princess Eugenie and here you will have time for a cup of coffee or tea. Before you return to Visby you will make a stop at Högklint, a steep cliff from where you can see Visby.

Please note:  You will be fitted to correct bike and helmet. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 

price $139
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Visby: City Sightseeing
Visby’s uniqueness lies in the fact that the medieval part of the city is surrounded by the still intact, massive City Wall, the best-preserved town wall in northern Europe.  Your tour will begin with a drive up to Högklint, a steep cliff south of Visby, for a spectacular view of the Baltic Sea and the walled city of Visby itself.  Back in Visby you will walk to Almedalen, where the medieval harbor once was located, but what is now a green park, with a panoramic view of the town. Then you will continue walking along Strandgatan, the old Hanseatic main street lined with the original gabled houses and one of Visby’s best-preserved sites, the Old Pharmacy. Visit the Botanical Gardens with a variety of trees, such as magnolias and acacias and of course many lovely flowers.  Then your bus will take you to one of the towers. From there you will take a guided walk through the narrow medieval lanes, visiting the impressive Cathedral of St Mary’s and pass many of the evocative ruins of medieval churches and monasteries. From Almedalen Park the bus will take you back to the ship. This tour offers many photographic opportunities. 

Please note:  There are 75 steps to the Cathedral.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

price $75
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Stockholm, Sweden



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Stockholm Highlights Tour w/ Airport Transfer
Covering the city districts of Sodermalm, Gamla Stan, Norrmalm, Ostermalm, Kungsholmen and Djurgarden, each with its own special character, this driving tour will give you an excellent introduction to Stockholm. You will see Fjallgatan, with its magnificent view of the city, as well as the enchanting medieval old town, “Gamla Stan” with the Royal Palace overlooking Stockholm’s inner harbor. From the historic island of Riddarholmen, adjacent to the old town and mostly regarded as a part of it, you will have a stunning view over Lake Malaren and the city hall. Proceed past the dramatic Royal Theatre along Strandvagen to the island of Djurgarden, regarded as Stockholm’s amusement and recreation center with great parklands and beautiful gardens but also with many cafés and restaurants as well as the Grona Lund Tivoli, the Skansen Open Air Museum and the well-known Vasa Museum, housing the 17th century warship, Vasa. You will continue through the Diplomat Quarters and through Ostermalm, a fashionable neighborhood of stately apartment buildings, to the modern shopping and business areas at Hamngatan and Sergels Torg as you travel north towards Arlanda Airport, where your tour will end.

Please note: This tour is for guests departing on a flight in the afternoon. 

price $99
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