BALTIC DELIGHTS

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Bornholm, Denmark



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture
Bornholm, Flavors of Bornholm
This tour will allow you to sample some of the flavors of Bornholm – including herring, wine and beer. You will start your tour with a drive through the lush countryside to the Lille Gadegård Vineyard – a very idyllic place close to the town of Åkirkeby. The vineyard, founded in 1995, is the largest in Denmark. It started by producing strawberry wine and first harvested grapes in 2002. You will get a tour of the premises, and finish with a wine tasting. Next stop is the charming village of Svaneke, located on the east coast of Bornholm, where we will stop at Svaneke Brew House, located in an old merchant's house dating back to 1750. Here you will see the beer making process and, naturally, enjoy a taste as well. Then back toward the fishing village of Gudhjem. Literally meaning “Home of God,” this quaint village of only 780 permanent residents clings to the side of a rocky bay on the north eastern side of the island. Gudhjem was the first place to start smoking and exporting herrings – a tradition that was to become the “signature delicacy” of the island. Step inside Gudhjem smokehouse and enjoy a traditional smoked herring with bread andbeer. After Your gastronomic experience, return by foot to the tender jetty or stay in town at your leisure.

Please note: There are steps at the smokehouse and the brewery, uneven gravel and grass at the vineyard. 


price $159
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bornholm, Highlights of Bornholm
This is a scenic tour through the picturesque farmlands of the tiny Baltic Island belonging to Denmark. Travelling by coach you will enjoy the scenery of the coastline en route to Baltic Seaglass just a few miles outside Gudhjem. This is the largest glass blowing studio that the island is famous for. Although mainly designing and producing functional tabletop glassware, they also create unique works for gallery and museum exhibitions. After this visit continue across the island through Almindingen – one of the largest forest areas in Denmark for Oesterlars Round Church, one of the four round churches found on Bornholm (where you will find half the total number of round churches in Denmark). Inside visit will be included provided no religious services are taking place. Your next stop will be at Hammershus, an old fortress on the northern tip of Bornholm and the largest castle ruins in Northern Europe. Hammershus was rebuilt and expanded on several occasions. In 1743 Hammershus was finally abandoned as a stronghold. Another stop will then be made to the charming village of Allinge where you will visit  one of the smokehouses that the island is also renown for. Here you will enjoy smoked herring and an ice cold beer before the short ride back to the village of Gudhjem. 

Please note:  There are steps, gravel and cobblestones on this tour so wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $119
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking
Bornholm, Meet the Nature
The natural world on Bornholm is the main reason why many people choose to visit the island and nature on Bornholm is truly unique! You will meet with your local guide at the pier. You are now ready to start this walk, which is possibly the most beautiful walk along Bornholm’s coast.  You will start to follow the rocky path north around Salene Bay to “Helligdommsklipperne.”  Through the millennia, the surf at this location has eroded the rocky coast and created deep gorges into the mountain. Now standing high and proud are the sharp cutting edges, rugged granite columns and steep rock walls with deep corridors and caves - so-called "ovens" that make up Helligdomsklipperne. The path will take you past “Hestestenene,”  the horse stones, which are three monoliths that act as navigation marks on the edge of a cliff 112 feet above the sea. You will continue through natural forest with the bay on one side and steep cliffs on the other - ending by the rugged rock formations  - Helligdomsklipperne. Here you have a chance to climb down a ladder to get a better overview of the rock formations and to get closer to the water. Then you will continue up to the Art Museum, where a well-deserved refreshment, of your own choice, will be enjoyed. You now have the choice to stay seated and enjoy the view or to have a look around the museum before returning to the pier by bus.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen if sunny. In case of rain, guests should wear raingear or to bring an umbrella. Extra water is also recommended.


price $119
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Bornholm, Scenic Bornholm
This is a scenic tour across the island showing off the  loveliest fishing villages. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about this special corner of Denmark and way of life here.  Start by going along the coast to Svaneke – a very charming little fishing village where a short stop will be made for photos. Your journey across the middle of the island will take you through Almindingen – one of the largest forest areas in Denmark. A photostop will be made by Rytterknaegten – the highest point on the island. Continue to Osterlars where you will enjoy one of the very special round churches and a short photostop. Then continue to the “capital” of Bornholm – the town of Ronne and further north along the coastal line for your last photostop of the tour – Hammerhus Castle ruins. After this scenic overview of the island you will return to Gudhjem.

Please note:  This tour can accommodate wheelchair guests and those with limited mobility provided they can get on and off the coach themselves. 


price $89
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Gdansk, Poland



4.45 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Gdansk City Tour
The city’s 1,000 years of history has left a rich collection of buildings and monuments designed in a splendid mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Although the Old Town of Gdansk is not as old as it might seem, since over 80% of the buildings were rebuilt after the devastation of World War II, it has been completely and lovingly restored to its’ previous glory. To get a flavor of this ancient city, follow the royal route from the Green Gate on the banks of Motlawa, which takes in Long Street and Long Market with its town houses spanning 400 years, the Main Town Hall, with its’ Red Chamber which is one of the most beautiful chambers in Poland, Arthur’s Court and the representative symbol of Gdansk- the Neptune Fountain. The most charming street in Gdansk is St. Mary Street which delights its’ visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings. In the Old Brewery (Brovarnia Gdansk) you can discover how by using only natural products the fresh beer is made and you will try local beers produced by the brewery.  As you enjoy your tasting you will never forget the amazing panoramic view of Old Town seen from our Summer Beer Terrace. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $89
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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

walking
Gdansk, Kayak & Old Town
Kayaking will give you the unforgettable opportunity to admire the Old Town of Gdansk from the water. You will see the Gdansk Crane, Spichrz Island, and many more interesting sites visible from the canal. You will depart by bus for the 30-minute drive to your kayaking location.  You will be fitted with life jackets and shown to your kayak.  Your guide will take you on this unique 1.5-hour tour before you  dock near Gdansk’s Old Town – a collection of marvelous buildings and monuments in Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Your guided walk will bring you past the Town Hall, Long Market, and the beautiful 15th century merchant’s Palace of Artus Court. Pause at Neptune’s Fountain to admire this monumental symbol of Gdansk’s Hanseatic past, then proceed down to the waterfront canal.  You will turn up Mariacka or St. Mary’s Street, with their lively atmosphere, quaint shops, and lovely terraced buildings. You will see St. Mary’s Church, the world’s largest brick church, accommodating some 25,000 worshipers. This medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. You will have approximately 30 minutes to shop for amber jewelry, artwork, and souvenirs before the return bus trip to your waiting yacht.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing
Gdansk, Malbrok Castle
Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex in the characteristic and unique style of the Teutonic Order. What is more, in 1997 it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNSECO. Much of the original structure survives at Malbork to testify to the high standards and outstanding quality of the workmanship practiced in the region throughout the 14th century. Construction along the Nogat River commenced in 1274, with the Teutonic Knights creating this massive stone fortress that includes formidable defensive walls, towers, a labyrinth of chambers, dungeons and wonderful architectural details. In 1309, the Knight’s headquarters moved there from Venice, furthermore when in 1466 both castle and town became part of Royal Prussia, a province of Poland, it served as the royal residence of Polish kings for the next 300 years. Extensive conservation works of the castle were carried out in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Following the severe damage that it incurred in the final stage of World War II, the castle was renovated once again. Nowadays, the castle serves as a museum with grand exhibition halls, which display collections of armory, ceramics, sculptures and spectacular Baltic amber.  You will depart the pier for the 75 minute drive to Malbork where you will spend 2.5 hours in this delightful setting.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $99
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Gdansk, Stutthof Concentration Camp
Located around 30 miles from Gdansk, Stutthof Concentration Camp was the first camp created by the Nazis outside Germany. The first prisoners arrived here on September 2, 1939, exactly 250 Polish citizens and prisoners of war. Not long after that, only two weeks later, there were around 6,000 prisoners. Most of them were executed by the SS- the plan to annihilate the whole Polish intelligentsia of Pomerania was the main reason why the camp was established. It was also the main place in the fight of the Nazis against the Poles who refused to sign an application for joining the German nationality list.. Today, the mission of the museum is to take care of the remains of the former Stutthof camp, preserving knowledge about the period between 1939-1945 in Pomerania and memory about prisoners of Stutthof. You will have 2.5 hours at the camp/museum before returning to your ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $75
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Klaipeda, Lithuania



7.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

unesco

sightseeing

boating

concierge
Klaipeda: Concierge Collection: Sailing & Tasting in Nida
Drive from the port to the ferry for the 10-minute trip across the lagoon to the Curonian Spit. The Spit is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its unique and unspoiled nature. Your destination will be Nida, the central settlement and thought to be the oldest on the Spit. Nida became very popular among artists in the 19th century.  You will visit Mizgiris amber gallery-museum. Then, take a delightful trip in the traditional flat bottom boat Kurenas.  Sailing in the lagoon is by far the best way to see the natural beauty of the Curonian Spit and the breathtaking views of sand dunes, which are still drifting and changing every year.  The Captain will also tell you why Kurenas used to be the best fishing ship in the lagoon.  Back on the shore you will be able to sample locally smoked fish with black bread and enjoy famous Lithuanian beer or coffee in the harbor restaurant. Enjoy a stroll through the center of Nida, see the old fishermen’s cottages, beautiful weathervanes and have a chance to buy local souvenirs at the craft market. Before returning to Klaipeda stop at the 171-foot-high Great Dune, and see the magnificent panorama over the dunes and the town. From the Great Dune on a sunny day you can also see the Russian territory of Kaliningrad!  It really is that close!

Please note: Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended.


price $149
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7 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

dining

unesco
Klaipeda: Explore, Hike & Lunch On The Curonian Peninsula
You will board your motor coach at the pier and drive to the ferry that will cross the lagoon to the Curonian Peninsula.  You will drive through this picturesque narrow stretch of land, which is 60 miles long and see the diverse nature of the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in the oldest fishing village of Juodkrante where you will walk up the Hill of Witches with its assembly of witches, devils, and fairy tale monsters, all carved from oak.  Continue to Nida, where your walking tour will see the fishermen’s cottages, beautiful weathervanes, the flat-bottom boat Kurenas and you will have a chance to buy some souvenirs.  Then enjoy a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant. In the nearby Kazimieras Mizgiris Amber Gallery you will learn all there is to know about amber.   You will continue by motor coach to the 171-foot-high Great Dune, and see the magnificent panorama over the dunes and the town. From the Great Dune on a sunny day you can also see the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. It is really that close! Upon your return to Klaipeda, you will receive a small sachet of amber pieces.

Please note:   At the Hill of Witches you will walk 1200 yards on hard gravel forest path going uphill. Roots of the trees are crossing the path. (Instead of going to the Hill of Witches, guests can stay on a shore of the Curonian Lagoon).  In Nida, you will walk 800 yards on flat surface and no steps to be climbed.  At the Great Dune you will walk about 300 yards on an asphalt road going uphill. There are 5 steps to be climbed and there is a ramp for wheelchairs. At Mizgiris Amber Gallery there are 50 yards to walk on flat surface and 2 steps to be climbed at the entrance and no ramp or elevator. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $99
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4.45 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

refreshments

unesco
Klaipeda: Hiking In Dune Paradise
You will board your motor coach at the pier and take a short drive through Klaipeda, to take a 10-minute ferry ride across the lagoon to the Curonian Peninsula National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Your destination will be Nagliai Nature Reserve, an impressive landscape sometimes called the Curonian Desert. The entire length of the dunes is made up of ravines of the most intricate patterns blown by the wind. Randomly the dunes and sand hills are covered by grassy flora. Between 1675 and 1854 the sand blown by the westerly winds buried the village of Nagliai. You will take a walk on the trail to see the breathtaking beauty of this natural and sensitive landscape. Then drive to Juodkrante, the oldest fishermen’s village on the Spit. A peaceful village turned into a busy resort in summer time.  You will see the delicate Neo-Gothic church, charming Weathervane Gallery, or walk alongside the lagoon which is decorated with modern sculptures. Before returning to Klaipeda, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in a fishermen family’s restaurant on the shore of the Curonian Lagoon. You will sample traditional Lithuanian beer with freshly smoked fish and dark bread, Lithuanian cheese and honey. Back in Klaipeda you will have time to see the Theatre Square and browse through the amber market.

Please note:   At the Dunes you will have 1 hour of hiking along the sandy and narrow wooden path which will go uphill and downhill.  At the Lutheran Church there are 2 steps at the entrance, flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. At the Weathervane Gallery there are 2 steps at the entrance, and flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. Klaipeda Old Town has cobblestones. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $69
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4 HRS

Strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Klaipeda: Legends Of The Hill Of Witches
You will board your motor coach at the pier and drive to the ferry that will cross the lagoon to the Curonian Peninsula.  You will drive through this picturesque narrow stretch of land, which is 60 miles long and see the diverse nature of the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in the oldest fishing village of Juodkrante where you will take a guided walk up the Hill of Witches with its assembly of 80 witches, devils, and fairy tale monsters, all carved from oak.  Walk on the shoreline of the lagoon, where the trail is decorated with modern sculptures. Stop to see the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Gallery of Weathervanes. In the 19th century, weathervanes were used as a special marking system on the top of the fishing boats. Later, the weathervanes developed into an original artistic phenomenon. You will receive a small sachet of Baltic amber pieces.  Re-board your motor coach and return to Klaipeda with time to browse the amber market before returning to the ship.  

Please note:   At the Hill of Witches you will walk 1200 yards on hard gravel forest path going uphill. Roots of the trees are crossing the path. (Instead of going to the Hill of Witches, guests can stay on a shore of the Curonian Lagoon).  At the Lutheran Church there are 2 steps at the entrance, flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. At the Weathervane Gallery there are 2 steps at the entrance, and flat surfaces inside, but no ramp. In Klaipeda Old Town your total walking distance will be 200 yards over cobblestones and 1-2 steps. Guests may choose to walk less.Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $59
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Klaipeda: Old Town & Palanga Amber Museum
This tour combines the sites of the Old Town of Klaipeda along with the marvels of the Amber Museum in Palanga. A visit to the Old Town of Klaipeda will begin with a stop in the Theatre Square and its symbol to romantic love– a sculpture of Annchen from Tharau. Take a stroll along the narrow streets of the Old Town where in old times craftsmen: shoemakers, blacksmiths, bakers used to live. Look for a hand-made souvenir and choose a piece of amber at the handicrafts market stalls. Then you will continue towards the resort town Palanga through the central part of Klaipeda. Arrive in Palanga and stroll through the Botanical park, founded by Count Tiskevicius more than a 100 years ago.  The 19th  century Neo-Renaissance-style mansion now houses the biggest Amber Museum in the Baltics. In the museum find out all about the Baltic gold: its origins, places where amber can be found, unique inclusions containing insects, even lizards and bits of extinct plants, replicas of the stone age and amber treasures.  On the way back to the sea you will pass “Birute’s Hill” and the Lourdes. It is said that the beautiful priestess Birute was taken in marriage against her will by Grand Duke Kestutis. After her death she was allegedly buried on the hill, where now stands a modest sculpture. After a short beach stroll you will walk back through the park to rejoin the coach and drive back to Klaipeda.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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5.45 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking
Klaipeda: Soviet Nuclear Weapon Site
In one of the most beautiful places in the Plokstine Forest, in Zemaitija National Park, the Soviet Nuclear Weapons’ Site is located.  It was built under great secrecy in 1960. The site became operational in 1963. There were 4 silos, which housed surface-to-surface missiles. The Nuclear Weapons Site was closed in 1979 but the site was fully restored and now all premises bring back to life the realities of the Cold War period as the site opens its grim corridors and tunnels for guided tours. Board your motor coach from the pier for the 1.5-hour drive to the site.   It is possible to climb through the narrow hatch and see one of the silos. The deep mine shaft and underground tunnels are really impressive. There you will also see some of the symbols of the longstanding propaganda between the West and the Soviet Union. On the way back from this apocalyptic site, and as a complete contrast, you will see the most beautiful sites of the national park: crystal – the clear waters of the Plateliai Lake and three spectacular islands. Before heading back to Klaipeda you will have a light lunch of traditional dishes: cold beetroot soup, potato dumplings with meat, hash browns, natural yogurt, tea or coffee or a local beer in a Lithuanian café.

Please note:   This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. The Soviet Nuclear Weapon Site is underground with many steps and thresholds. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $95
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

wine

culture
Klaipeda: Village Life In Lithuania
In a village, 19 miles east of Klaipeda you will get a taste of the Lithuanian way of life. Learn about the Soviet period when thousands of Lithuanians were deported to Siberia, and the resistance movement in Lithuania. Meet the village folk and listen to their song.  You will board your motor coach at the pier and take a picturesque drive along the Minijos River that will lead to the neighboring village of Lapiai.  You will drive through the main street of the village and learn about village life in the days of the Soviet collective farm and how it has changed since Lithuania regained its independence in 1990.  Then you will stop at the home of the first British Defense Attaché in the newly independent Lithuania, who now lives in the village. You will listen to stories of his life as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force, his time as a Defense Attaché in Cold War Moscow and Lithuania. You will be able to visit his refurbished old house built in 1926, wander around the large garden with him and see the Lapiai Castle Hill. A selection of homemade goodies will be served under the apple trees.  Taste the Lithuanian cake and cheese and try some homemade juice and wine. On your return trip to Klaipeda you will visit the Old Town seeing the Theatre Square and the sculpture of Annchen from Tharau. You will have time to stroll around the narrow streets or visit the stalls of amber jewelry, which is not only beautifully made, but also a very good value.

Please note:   This tour is recommended for guests who are able to walk 0.2 miles and climb a couple of steps. The drive to Lapiai involves bumpy and winding roads.  The walk in Old Town Klaipeda will be on cobblestones and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 


price $65
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Helsinki, Finland



2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

boating

concierge
Helsinki, Concierge Collection: Archipelago Speed Boat Adventure
You will take a short walk to the pier of departure where you will be given appropriate clothes to change in to  and a life jacket and you will be ready for a fast boat ride in the Finnish Archipelago. You will board your special speed boat, built with a fiberglass-reinforced hull and powered by a powerful engine and begin your adventure heading away from the center of the city, past the embassy park and Suomenlinna Island. Pass the giant Icebreakers heading toward the narrow straight “Kustaanmiekka,” and then hit full throttle! You will experience the scenic Finnish Archipelago at 40 knots, traveling over the waves and past large and small islands. See Finnish summer homes, some dating back to the 19th century. You will land at a scenic location in the Finnish Archipelago and enjoy some refreshments, Finnish style, fry sausages and sample a taste of Finnish beer. Speeding back to the city, enjoy more of the Helsinki skyline before arriving back to the boarding point. You will return to the pier and walk back to your ship, one great thrilling experience richer!

Please note: The sites passed and visited are subject to change due to weather conditions, high-water or rough seas. The Captain has the right to cancel, change, shorten or abort the tour at any time due to weather conditions, high water or rough seas. Guests are required to be in normal physical condition.


price $269
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Helsinki, Highlights
Experience the bustling city harbor of Helsinki with its large ferries and picturesque islands. Take a short motor coach ride to the city center – a fascinating mix of East and West, old and new. Stop in the historic heart of Helsinki, Senate Square which dates back to 1778. Visit the famous Rock Church – an intriguing modern-day structure built entirely into bedrock and quarried stone. You’ll pass City Hall, the President’s Palace, Olympic Stadium, Opera House, and the Parliament House. In Sibelius Park, photograph the monument of over 600 steel pipes which honors the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Take note of the location of Esplanade Street, famous for its fine shops and open-air restaurants. At the end of the tour, you’ll have the option of shopping independently in town or returning to the yacht.

Please note: In the event that a special function is being held at the Rock Church, an inside visit will not be possible. 


price $79
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Helsinki, Highlights & Countryside Home
Become acquainted with Helsinki’s imposing architecture and fascinating history before taking a brief foray out into the countryside. You will pass Helsinki’s colorful open-air market, the Presidential Palace, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral and the icebreakers docked for the summer, the Bank of Finland and the House of Estates to pause at Senate Square to learn about the city’s history and admire the neoclassical-style buildings dating from the mid-1800s.  Next, head out to the farming community of Sipoo, which although close to the city is typically representative of the Finnish countryside. On arrival you will view St. Sigfrid’s, which was built in the 1400s and is the community’s oldest church. Then continue your drive through the forest to a Finnish countryside home nestled beside a beautiful lake.  You will have time to stroll the grounds as your charming hosts describe life in Finland. Later, refreshments of coffee or tea with seasonal berry pie and ice cream will be served. A leisurely drive back to the city will take you along Mannerheim Street, Helsinki’s main thoroughfare. Here you see Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, Kiasma and the Olympic Stadium.  You will also see the interior of the famous Rock Church before you return to the yacht.

Please note: When special functions are being held at St. Sigfrid’s Church or the Rock Church, an interior visit is not possible. St. Sigfrid’s Church is closed on Sundays. 


price $145
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4 HRS

Moderate

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments
Helsinki, Kayaking in the Finnish Archipelago
Enjoy an unforgettable kayaking adventure in the beautiful archipelago of Helsinki. You will begin your tour with a coach transfer to a kayaking center. Along the way you will pass the Market Square, Uspenski Orthodox Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the Finnish Ice Breaker fleet docked for the summer. Upon arrival at the center appropriate gear will be chosen and after a short introduction on the shore, you will get out on the water. The kayaks are easy to handle and very stable. You will learn the basic techniques and begin your journey exploring the unique archipelago. During your trip you will see islands and bird life, enjoy the peaceful scenery, and learn about the weather, nature, and the history of the Finnish archipelago. You will stop on one of the islands where you will be able to stretch your legs and enjoy a snack that your guide has packed along for this trip. You will continue kayaking from the island back to the kayaking center and your awaiting transportation.

Please note: Kayaking is not a demanding sport, but you need a normal level of fitness to participate. It is recommended that guests dress in clothing that may get wet. Sneakers or sandals are recommended. This tour is suited for beginners and experts alike. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions and if needed weatherproof gear will be provided. On sunny days sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended. 


price $179
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Helsinki, On Foot
One of the finest ways to explore Helsinki’s tree-lined avenues, graceful parks, and distinctive architecture is on foot. From the pier, a coach will transport you directly to Senate Square, with its imposing Lutheran Church, Senate Building, and University, in neo-classical style. From here, your walk passes the Eliel Saarinen Central Railway Station, National Theater and Sanoma Talo. Then view several formidable buildings which dominate the city skyline, such as the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, and Parliament House.  A welcome cup of coffee or tea will be served with a pastry at a waterfront café near the Opera House, before ascending to the Töölö residential area, through Hesperia Park. Ahead lies the famous Rock Church, a magnificent modern-day structure built entirely into bedrock and quarried stone. As your walk concludes here, a coach will return you directly to the pier. Guests on morning departures have the option of staying in the downtown area before returning independently to the yacht.

Please note: Audio headsets are provided. As the walk covers approximately 4 miles, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. When special functions are being held at the Rock Church, an interior visit is not possible. The order of sites visited may be altered.


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Helsinki, Taste of Helsinki
This tour  will consist of  seeing some of the main sights of Helsinki and you will experience the taste of traditional smoked Finnish food. You will start your tour by passing the Embassy Park and Presidential Palace. You will pass Uspenski Cathedral and the Icebreaker fleet docked for the summer season. Arriving at the Market Square  you will continue by foot through the market and Market Hall as your guide tells about Finnish food traditions and the ingredients. Continue for a visit to Senate Square before your Finnish Food Tasting. You will learn about Finnish delicacies and have a chance to taste a collection of them.  As a final touch, enjoy a tasty dessert and, naturally, coffee or tea will be served. Continue by coach along Mannerheimintie which is the main street through the city, where you can see Parliament House, the National Museum and Finlandia Hall, the concert and convention center designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. You will also pass the new Contemporary Art Museum, Kiasma, designed by the American architect Steven Holl. Finally, stop for a photo opportunity at the Sibelius Monument.

Please note:  This tour involves walking over about a mile of  paved and cobblestone surfaces with  no steps. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The order of sights visited may vary.


price $165
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St. Petersburg, Russia



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Full Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours.  Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Full Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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7.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Grand St. Petersburg
Discover St. Petersburg’s fascinating history and priceless artistic treasures on this exploration by motor coach. Your tour will begin with a 15-minute journey to the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, an ideal vantage point for impressive views.Sites you will see include the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Cathedral, with its distinctive gilded spire soaring over 380 feet into the sky, and the 18th century university. Cross  the Trinity Bridge over the Neva River to see the Field of Mars, the Admiralty Building and the imposing façade of the Winter Palace. Continue past St. Isaac’s Square to view the exterior of Mariinsky Palace and the monument to Czar Nicholas I. After lunch, you will visit the Hermitage Museum, a spectacular landmark ranking among the world’s finest museums. As you marvel at the wonderful paintings and tapestries adorning the museum walls, pay special attention to the spectacular staircases, marble structures, malachite columns and highly decorated floors and ceilings, in this former residence of the mighty Russian czars.

Please note: Flash photography is not allowed in the Hermitage. Extensive walking and stair climbing is involved at the museum and there may be lines and delays between galleries. Congestion and waiting can be anticipated. Participants in wheelchairs must advise the Shore Excursion Desk ahead of time in order to pre-arrange the use of the elevators in the Hermitage, which are not accessible to all visitors. Guests in wheelchairs will require assistance in pushing their wheelchairs in order to stay with the group. No free time in the Hermitage is possible on Monday visits. 


price $175
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Half Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours.  Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Half Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $699
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8.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Imperial St. Petersburg
View some of St. Petersburg's most beautiful highlights and visit some of the previously "off-limits" wonders of this historical city.  You'll begin with a visit to Peter the Great’s fabulous Summer Palace at Peterhof. Walk through the sumptuous interior of this great palace and out into the gardens to view the breathtaking fountains designed in the 18th century by Peter the Great.You will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before traveling by hydrofoil to St. Petersburg for your tour of the city which includes a stop at the battleship Aurora, and a drive by Decembrists' Square, where you will see the famous Bronze Horseman statue of Peter the Great, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Finally, you will visit one of St. Petersburg's most noted landmarks, the Church of the Resurrection (Church on the Spilled Blood). You will also be given some free time to shop for traditional Russian souvenirs at the "Black Market" across the street. 

Please note: Operation of the hydrofoil is dependent upon the weather conditions of the day. Tour order may vary. This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are long walking distances, cobblestones and gravel paths in the Peterhof Gardens. This tour requires extensive walking and stair-climbing. The Grand Palace is not wheelchair accessible due to narrow staircases and no elevators. The boat pier and hydrofoil is not wheelchair accessible.


price $239
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Panoramic Drive
Drive to the city center with an introduction to the history of St. Petersburg. At the Spit of Vasilievsky Island, you will take in the view of the Neva River, the Rostral Columns, the Winter Palace, and Hermitage Museum. See also the Peter and Paul Fortress, founded in 1703 to defend the city and considered to be the birthplace of St. Petersburg. The Cathedral, designed by Trezini, features a gilded spire stretching more than 380 feet into the sky – a distinctive, majestic landmark. This is the burial ground for many members of the Romanov royal family. Continue past the 18th century buildings of the university and drive across the Trinity Bridge over the Neva River to the mainland past the Field of Mars, the Admiralty Building and the imposing façade of the Winter Palace. You will stop at St. Isaac’s Square in front of St. Isaac’s Cathedral to view and photograph the exterior of Mariinsky Palace at the far end of the square, as well as the monument to Czar Nicholas I

Please note: No inside visits are conducted on this tour. There will be photo stops only.

price $49
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture
St. Petersburg, Russian Ballet
St. Petersburg has long been regarded as one of the world’s most famous ballet centers. Here’s a grand opportunity to enjoy a special performance of a well-known ballet at a leading theater. There will be a 20-30-minute drive to the venue for the performance of a classical ballet – such as Giselle or Swan Lake. The actual performance scheduled will be known nearer the time.  Dance is an integral part of the Russian nature and for two centuries this country has maintained its superiority in this art form. With the help of Italian and French choreographers, artists and composers, dancers and ballerinas, Russian ballet finally triumphed in Paris in the early 1900s, at a time when that city had almost lost its own ballet art.  At the conclusion of the evening’s triumphant performance, you will return by coach to the ship..

Please note: Seating assignments are selected at random and are not based on the time of booking. Photo/video taking is not permitted during the performance.


price $199
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

dining

culture

walking
St. Petersburg, Through the Eyes of the Russian People
Experience St. Petersburg through the eyes of its inhabitants. One of the popular tourist attractions is to take a ride on the Metro. The Metro's stunning stations were intended by Stalin to be "palaces for the people." Thousands of tons of marble, granite and limestone were used to face the walls, and sculptures, mosaics, and chandeliers were commissioned from leading artists. The first line, opened in 1955 is the most fascinating. You will be shown a few stations and take a short ride on the train where you will be able to take a peek at St. Petersburg's markets and food stores, providing an intriguing insight into local life. Sellers in the market come from all over the former Soviet Union and you will be able to witness a variety of nationalities there and enjoy friendly attitudes. After the visit to the market, stop for souvenir shopping and go to a downtown restaurant specializing in Russian food and hospitality. You will be treated to a variety of vodkas together with traditional Russian condiments served to complement this famous Russian drink. After the vodka sampling, you will return to the ship. 

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking and is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. Metro is not wheelchair accessible due to the steep staircase, absence of elevators and long walking distances. Tour timetable may vary due to the traffic conditions. 


price $75
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Tour of Grand Palace in Peterhof
Petrodvorets (or Peterhof), the town of palaces, is located on the south shore of the Gulf of Finland, about 25 miles from the pier of St. Petersburg. Built in 1710 as the summer residence of Peter the Great, this lovely complex of gilded fountains and sprawling parks rivals even Versailles. After a motor coach ride from the yacht, you’ll see Peterhof’s picturesque French gardens, 64 fountains, waterfalls, staircases and stunning marble statues. In the middle of the grounds is the spectacular Grand Palace, built in Baroque and Russian styles. It features hundreds of rooms comprising the palace’s state apartments. Just some of the amazing rooms you will see include the large Throne Room used for ceremonies and receptions, the Partridge Dining Room, the White Dining Room, in early Classical style, and Peter the Great’s private study.

Please note: Peterhof is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are stairs, no elevators, gravel paths and long walking distances. Some of the fountains and/or rooms may be closed periodically for repairs. 


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating
St. Petersburg, Yusupov Palace & Waterways
Take a look at St. Petersburg's marvelously dramatic history from a completely different angle--from the water surrounding its numerous squares, monuments and palaces. The exact route of your trip will depend on the boat size and traffic conditions of the waterways, but you will have an hour of on-the- water sightseeing. You will disembark your boat near the Yusupov Palace, where you will discover an intriguing story of the palace, its owners, and the dramatic events which ended the life of the infamous Grigori Rasputin. Yusupov Palace is located on the banks of the Moika River--one of the 57 palaces that were owned by Felix Yusupov, who was almost as wealthy as the Czar himself. Among the palace's treasures are French tapestries and porcelain, Venetian mirrors and wood-carvings. It was here in 1916 that the notorious Grigori Rasputin was assassinated. Your tour will take you through the rooms of the palace, and after climbing down the narrow winding staircase you will see the very place where Felix Yusupov, with his accomplices, tried to assassinate Rasputin.

Please note: This tour involves 70 steps at the Yusupov Palace and wheelchairs are not permitted. Boat pier and boats are not wheelchair accessible. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Operation of boats is dependent upon the weather conditions. Boat route may vary. 


price $125
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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Catherines Palace in Pushkin
After a drive through St. Petersburg, you will leave the city and head for the countryside to the town of Pushkin to visit the magnificent palace of Catherine the Great, restored over the past 40 years to its original splendor. See the main staircase and look up at the palace ceilings decorated with paintings by Italian artists of the 17th  and 18th  centuries. You'll also see decorative plates and vases of Japanese and Chinese porcelain throughout. Marvel at the magnificent Grand Hall (or "Throne Room") – a gilded wonder with a spectacular painted ceiling and mirrored walls that are breathtakingly beautiful. The Picture Gallery contains more than 130 paintings by Dutch, Flemish, French and Italian masters of the 17th  and 18th  centuries. Above all, don't miss the outrageously beautiful Amber Room – a brilliant and painstaking re-creation built in semi-precious stone by Russian craftsmen after the original panels were stolen by the Nazis during World War II. The parks of the estate add to the splendor of the palace, and several are embellished with a number of charming pavilions. The town of Pushkin is famous not only for its remarkable palace, but for the man it was named after, Alexander Pushkin, the most celebrated poet in the country. 

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking. Not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. The palace is not wheel chair accessible due to the steep staircase, absence of elevators and long walking distances. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Tour time table may vary due to the traffic conditions. 


price $109
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Faberge Museum & Frence Impressionsts
During this tour you will have a unique opportunity to admire the pieces of art created by the masters of late 19th  to early 20th  century. Visit the collection of French art that is the largest outside France, displaying works by Degas, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Matisse. It is exhibited in the building of the General Headquarters, which is situated on the Palace square in front of the Winter Palace  - the main residence of of the Russian Royal Family. Afterwards, your guide will take you to the Faberge Museum, opened in St. Petersburg in 2013 displaying more than 4,000 items including 9 jeweled eggs once owned by the czars. Among them you will find "Coronation Easter Egg" that belonged to Nicolas the Second as well as "Lily of the Valley" and "Orange Tree." The exhibits are displayed in one of the most beautiful palaces that once belonged to the Shuvalov family. In this wonderful place one can find a great number of exhibits dating back to the 19th  and 20th  centuries.

Please note: Photo and video taking is not allowed in the Faberge Museum. Neither venue is wheelchair accessible. Tour order may vary.  


price $109
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Full Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours.  Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Full Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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9 HRS

Strenuous

dining

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Glories of St. Petersburg
You will board a motor coach for a 50-minute drive to the town of Pushkin and Catherine's Palace, whose grandiose white, blue, and gold façade stretches 978 feet. During World War II, the Palace sustained severe damage but has been restored to its original glory. The Palace's magnificent rooms include the famous Picture Gallery and the Great Hall, as well as the unforgettable Amber Room which sparkles in unparalleled, breathtaking splendor. The park-like grounds are embellished with a number of charming pavilions - among them the Grotto Pavilion and the Hermitage. After lunch you'll head to the Hermitage Museum - the largest art museum in Russia and one of the most prestigious and fabulous museums in the world. Its collection of Western European art is second to none, and the nearly three million objects contained in the Hermitage are, like the building itself, beautiful and seemingly endless. 

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are long walking distances through the Gardens of Pushkin. Catherine’s Palace is not wheelchair accessible due to the steep staircases and no elevators. There is extensive walking between different parts of the Hermitage. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Guests in wheelchairs must advise the Shore Excursion Desk ahead of time in order to pre-arrange the use of the elevators in the Hermitage, which are not accessible to all visitors. 


price $199
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

concierge
St. Petersburg, Gold and Diamond Treasures of the Hermitage
You will depart from the pier for a scenic 30-minute drive to the Hermitage Museum where you will visit the Diamond and Gold Rooms of the Hermitage.  The Diamond Room is home to a significant collection of archaeological finds; the famous Scythian and Greek gold, numerous royal gifts and a fabulous collection of Western European jewelry crafted by the most prominent jewelers of the time.  A portion of the exhibit is highlighted by a superb collection of royal snuffboxes fashioned by many brilliant masters of the 18th century.  Then you will visit the Gold Room, which features a unique 3-section collection of jewelry amassed over two centuries and designed by Russian, European and Oriental artists and craftsmen.  It was known as the ‘Treasure Gallery’ under Catherine the Great and augmented to yet greater splendor by her successors.  The ‘Gold of Nomads’ consists of unique archaeological finds from the North Coast of the Black Sea, Northern Caucasus and Western Siberia, including the Siberian collection of Peter the Great and the fabulous Scythian Gold of the 7th–4th centuries B.C.  The ‘Jewelry Art of the East and South America’ is an exquisite selection of Oriental jewelry collections from Central Asia, Caucasus, India, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Byzantium, Mongolia, China, Indonesia, and South America.  The ‘Pre-Columbian Jewelry of South America’ features a huge variety of polished gemstones in every shape, size and color. Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the approximately 30-minute return drive to the pier.

Please note: Taking photos or videos is forbidden in the Gold Room. Flash photography is not allowed at the Hermitage.


price $179
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Half Day Private Car with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours.  Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Half Day Private Van with Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $699
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Peter & Paul Fortress and St. Isaacs Cathedral
Drive to the city center with an introduction to the history of St. Petersburg.  The first stop is at the Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul.  The Peter & Paul Fortress was founded in 1703 to defend the city, and is considered to be the birth place of St. Petersburg.  The Cathedral, designed by Trezini, features a guilded spire stretching more than 380 feet into the sky and is a distinctive, majestic landmark. Continue past the 18th century buildings of the University and across the bridge over the Neva River to the mainland. The next stop is at St. Isaac’s Square.  Here you will visit the St. Isaac’s Cathedral.  The Cathedral, designed by the French Architect Montferrand, is the largest church in St. Petersburg with a capacity of 10,000 people. The interior of the cathedral is richly decorated with different kinds of marble, malachite and other semi-precious stones. 

Please note: Tour order may vary. This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are long walking distances and cobblestones.


price $99
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7 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, Pushkin & Pavlosk
The town of Pushkin, only 50 minutes from your pier contains a marvelous ensemble of palaces and parks. Catherine’s Palace is an ornate masterpiece whose façade is decorated in white, blue and gold. You will see a series of imposing rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery and Great Hall and the recreated Amber Room, whose panels were stolen by the Nazis during the war, smuggled (as legend holds) to Paraguay and lost forever. After lunch, you will proceed on to the Imperial Estate of Pavlovsk and Grand Paul’s Palace, a gift from Catherine the Great to her son Paul on the birth of his son, Alexander. The Grecian Ballroom, adorned with green-fluted Corinthian columns, is probably the palace’s most elegant room. Paul’s rooms are richly adorned with mahogany and heavy gilding while those of his wife pervade a distinctive charm, rather than grandeur. Nearby Pavlovsk Park boasts ponds, valleys, waterfalls and statues and is one of the largest of its type in Europe.

Please note: This excursion is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. The palace is not wheelchair accessible due to its steep staircase, absence of elevators and long walking distances. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. The tour timetable may vary due to traffic conditions. 


price $175
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Petersburg, The Hermitage
Your tour’s main destination will be the Hermitage Museum – a spectacular landmark which ranks among the world’s finest museums. The Hermitage was created in 1764 by Czarina Catherine the Great. Her original purchase of 225 canvasses by Dutch and Flemish masters provided the nucleus of today's collection, which consists of almost 3 million exhibits and represents many cultures. The museum boasts 353 rooms, filled with masterpieces by Raphael, Titan, Giorgione, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and others. Located within the Winter Palace on the banks of the Neva River, the Hermitage Museum is a work of art in itself. Pay special attention to the spectacular staircases, marble structures, malachite columns and highly decorated floors and ceilings, in this former residence of mighty Russian czars.

Please note: Flash photography is not allowed in the Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage requires extensive walking and stair climbing and there may be lines and delays between galleries. Guests in wheelchairs must advise the Shore Excursion Desk ahead of time in order to pre-arrange the use of the elevators in the Hermitage, which are not accessible to all visitors. Guests in wheelchairs will require assistance for pushing their wheelchair in order to stay with the group. No free time in the Hermitage on Mondays. 


price $95
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Tallinn, Estonia



4.15 HRS

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Tallinn Highlights
Tallinn has one of the finest medieval Old Towns in all of Northern Europe. Explore its must-see highlights by comfortable motor coach and on foot. Aboard a coach, you will proceed to the walkway opposite the main railway station to begin your stroll through the Lower Town’s historic center. Pass the Old Town Wall with its towers dating from the 13th- 15th centuries and St. Michael’s Convent and Church. Other Old Tallinn architectural highlights include medieval guild houses and the Holy Ghost Church. Then walk along narrow White Bread Passage into Town Hall Square for two more landmark buildings from the Middle Ages; the Gothic Town Hall and 15th century pharmacy. Continue to the St. Catherine’s Arts and Crafts Center for independent shopping time. Back aboard the coach, you will head to the recreational area of Pirita, passing Kadriorg Park, founded by Peter the Great. Visit the Peter I Cottage. See also the Song Festival Grounds where song festivals are held featuring approximately 30,000 performers. You will also see the well-preserved 16th century ruins of the old St. Birgitta’s Convent as well as the impressive new building, and the Olympic Yachting Complex before returning to your yacht past the monument to Brave and Enterprising People, Count Orlov’s summer residence, and the Russalka mermaid monument.

Please note:  There are approximately 20 steps up to the pharmacy which is located on the second floor. And 20 steps to enter the Peter I Cottage. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

price $89
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4 HRS

Strenuous

refreshments

unesco

sightseeing
Tallinn, Old Town with Estonian Forklore & Food Tasting
Tallinn’s Old Town has earned a place in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Capture views of its must-see highlights and gain an appreciation of Estonia’s rich musical traditions. Your coach will travel past the Old Town Wall, the National Opera, and Freedom Square.  You will ascend Dome Hill (Toompea), for enchanting views of the Parliament of Estonia, the Tall Hermann Tower and the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevski. Other sites include the Lutheran Dome Church (St. Mary’s Cathedral) and the House of the Estonian Knighthood.  Then take a stroll along narrow cobblestone lanes and alleys for sweeping panoramas of the Lower Town with its red rooftops and slender church steeples framed by beautiful sea views.  Enter a restaurant and meet a folk musician, learn about Estonian music traditions and see the playing of various musical instruments. Refreshments of Estonian schnapps, pickled pumpkin and cheese will be served before your walk continues to Town Hall Square, past the Great Guild House, House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Beyond lies the Town Council’s 15th century Apothecary and Town Hall. After traversing Apteegi (Pharmacy) Lane you will continue to the Katariina (Catherine’s) Passage lined with handicraft workshops and Müürivahe Lane, a street market brimming with wool and linen products. Reboard the coach and return to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as some of the walk is along cobblestone streets and there are 20 steps to climb to enter the churches.


price $129
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2.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture
Tallinn, Chocolate Making Workshop
The tourist coach will take you to Rottermann Quarter where you can learn all about chocolate in a chocolate-making workshop. It is here that the famous Estonian Kalev producer has opened its newest shop, which not only sells chocolate, marzipan and confectionery products to sweet tooth’s but also organizes workshops on truffles. Your tour will include a 2-hour workshop on chocolate. You will have an extraordinary opportunity to make delicious fillings for your truffles and cover them with chocolate under the supervision of an experienced Master Confectioner.   After the workshop you will be welcome to use your shopping privilege in the Kalev store and receive a discount on your purchase.  
The coach will take you back to the yacht. 

Please note:   There are 20 steps to enter the workshop. 


price $159
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Tallinn, Concierge Collection: Memories Of An Estonian Diplomat
Your motor coach will transport you from the port  to Tallinn Lower Town. In the ancient Three Sisters building you will enjoy refreshments and snacks while meeting with an Estonian Diplomat. The Three Sisters is Estonian´s only boutique hotel that is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateux group. In 2003, three of Tallinn´s merchant houses, built in 1362, were renovated and united to create The Three Sisters, which now offers modern amenities with great design and a backdrop of medieval history. After the meeting continue your walking tour by Pikk Street and pay attention to Great Guild House and the House of the Brotherhood of Blackheads. You will also see a  former KGB house. The Lower Town was a free Hanseatic city of craftspeople and merchants and its history is evident in its guild houses, merchants’ homes, and warehouses. Reach Town Hall Square, the hub of Lower Town, after passing the Church of the Holy Spirit and White Bread Passage. Here you will see Tallinn Town Hall, the only surviving Gothic town hall in northern Europe and former home of the town council. Also, notice the Town Hall Pharmacy across the square, which has been in business since 1422. Rejoin your coach at Nunne Street and drive back to port.

Please note:  There are 10 steps to enter the Three Sisters building.  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


price $165
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2 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

concierge
Tallinn, Concierge Collection: Soviet Flashback
Board a Soviet VIP bus for a tour of Tallinn!  You will have a special guide on this tour, militiaman Comrade Jerjomin or his assistant. The guide will be a charismatic person who will play guitar and flute, tell great stories about Soviet life, sing Russian songs such as Katyusha and Kalinka, and guide you around Tallinn. He will demonstrate how foreign tourists were welcomed in the USSR: line up, passport control, and suspicious interviewing. You will be treated to some vodka shots and pickles while listening to Soviet propaganda as you begin your tour. In an authentic Soviet bus.  Among tourist attractions you will see:  the “unfinished bridge to Finland,” – a monument to WWII erected in Soviet Estonia,  and Estonia´s pocket-sized Moscow – the Soviet housing complex.   You will visit Maarjamäe Manor where you will enjoy a Soviet-style picnic on the bus. The guide will serve pie and a glass of the local beverage while sharing funny and personal stories from Soviet time. You will have a rest stop at Pirita Olympic Center built in 1980 for the Moscow Olympics and enjoy a marvelous view.On the way back to the pier, you will be taught Soviet songs and some Estonian expressions.

Please note:   There are some steps to climb in Maarjamäe..


price $109
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Tallinn, Estonian Home through Centuries
Explore Tallinn, to discover the early lifestyles of Estonia’s people and venture out to a charming local home and garden on this delightful sightseeing adventure. Just 20 minutes from the pier you will visit the Rocca-al-Mare Open Air Museum, showcasing fascinating examples of Estonian rural architecture going back over 200 years.  Back aboard the coach, there’s a 10-minute drive to the seaside setting of a modern Estonian private home. On arrival, your hostess, Mrs. Reine proudly escorts you around her home and garden. You will hear interesting stories of her family, work and hobby during a coffee break on the terrace.  Back aboard the coach, you will head for the Upper Town of Old Tallinn and the Tall Hermann Tower on Toompea Hill. A short walk will then bring you to Palace Square surrounded by the Parliament House and the Russian Orthodox Church. After passing St. Mary’s Cathedral your stroll will continue over narrow cobblestone lanes to a scenic viewpoint for expansive panoramas of the Lower Town with its towers and steeples rising above a cluster of red-tiled roofs. En route back to your yacht, you will pass splendid houses formerly belonging to wealthy landowners.

Please note: Comfortable shoes are recommended as some of the walk is along cobblestone streets.  There are 20 steps to enter the churches.


price $155
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Mariehamn, Finland



4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Mariehamn, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Mariehamn.

Please note:  Capacity: 1 - 3 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Mariehamn area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Mariehamn, Half Day Private Large Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Mariehamn.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 10 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Mariehamn area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1099
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Mariehamn, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary according to your own interests. On this half day option you can choose an itinerary in Mariehamn.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Mariehamn area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $959
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Mariehamn, Island Tour of Aland
This classical tour of the island presents the maritime town of Mariehamn and some of the most popular sights of the main island of the Åland archipelago. After a sightseeing drive you will stop and wonder at the remains of the huge Russian fortress of Bomarsund, that was destroyed by British and French naval and land troops in 1854. From here you will continue with a scenic drive to see Jan-Karlsgården, an open air museum showing what an Åland farm from around the year 1850 might have looked like. Then it’s on to visit the church of Sund, built about 1280 and consecrated to St. John, probably with aid of craftsmen from Gotland.  Then a panoramic drive will take you back to your awaiting ship.

Please note:  Order of sights visited may vary. Entrance to the church may be denied due to religious functions. Bottled water will be provided. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $115
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3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Mariehamn, Mariehamn by Bike
Biking through Åland is a wonderful way to get acquainted with the Island and enjoy the clean fresh archipelago air. South of Mariehamn, in the direction of the island of Järsö, you will cycle over a number of road-banks and hopefully see some birdlife in the waters next to the road.  Short stops will be made on the way to present nature, history or other information about Åland. You will stop for a coffee break, and taste the traditional Åland pancake; an oven baked thick pancake with cardamom, served with plum jam and whipped cream. You will see the small town of Mariehamn from your bike, cycle past its wooden houses and take a break at the market square. You will then go on to the Maritime Quarter and hear a presentation of the maritime traditions of Åland and return to the pier and your awaiting ship.

Please note: Dress according to the weather. This tour will operate rain or shine.


price $135
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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Mariehamn, Maritime History of Mariehamn
Begin your excursion with a sightseeing drive by bus, that will give you an overview of the small town of Mariehamn. You will see the wooden houses from the early days of the town, around the year 1900. A stop  will be made at the Maritime Quater where you will get some insight in the tradition of building of wooden ships and check out a handicraft cooperative. You will also take a drive south of the town, and pass over the island called Järsö to get a look at a stretch of nature typical for the Åland islands. During the drive you will see beautiful countryside typical to this island. A final stop of the day will be at the Maritime Museum of Mariehamn. At the museum there are impressive collections of Åland's maritime history from 18th  century farmer-seafaring to modern global shipping.  You will have time to browse around and explore on your own before the short walk back to your ship.

Please note: This tour involves about 1,000 yards of walking, most at your own discretion during free time. Order of tour may vary. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $109
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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 $149
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3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Stockholm Highlights Tour w/ Hotel 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 to the hotel where your tour will end

Please note: This tour is for guests extending their stay in Stockholm..  The tour will end at your Windstar Hotel.


price $135
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