STAR COLLECTOR: BALTICS TO NORTH CAPE

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Star Collector: Baltics to North Cape

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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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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 $135
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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 $169
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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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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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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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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 $185
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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 $219
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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 $95
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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

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 $105
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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 $115
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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 $99
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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
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


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 $195
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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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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 $55
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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 $115
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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 $139
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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 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Helsinki, Helsinki Distillery Visit & Tasting
Join your coach and guide for a 30-minute drive to the area of Sörnäinen where the Helsinki Distilling Company is located. You will be welcomed with a tour of the facilities. The premises that The Helsinki Distilling Company occupies was formerly a power plant for 30 years, and afterwards, a soap factory, a meatball factory, a car wash, a wine cellar and an architect’s office. The distillery was f ounded in 2014 by 3 friends and has since won many international awards for the spirits they produce, which include gin, whisky, akvavit and of course the Helsinki Long Drink plus many more. Learn about the process of distilling, the raw materials used and the amount of work needed to create award-winning products.
After your tour, you will enjoy a private tasting of some of the products produced here and spend some free time. Board your coach again for a drive which will  take you along Mannerheim Street, which is the main street through the city.  You will see the 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. Stop at the Senate Square with the majestic Lutheran Cathedral for a photo opportunity. On the way, you will also pass the Market Square, the Presidential Palace and Uspenski Cathedral.

Please note:  This tour involves walking over paved and cobblestone surfaces with steps. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The order of sites toured may vary.  Minimum age to participate in tasting at the distillery is 18.  You will need to bring  Identification to prove your age.


price $135
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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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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 $189
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


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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Copenhagen, Denmark



3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with airport transfer
Discover the Old World beauty and architecture of Copenhagen during a scenic, debarkation tour of this historic Danish capital, concluding with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.  After disembarking the ship, your sightseeing tour will begin with a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, the famous bronze sculpture which is considered to be the “Symbol of Copenhagen.”  From here, a visit will be made to the courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace which consists of four identical rococo palaces surrounding the spacious octagonal Palace Square.  You will drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, a trendy area of Copenhagen, with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  From here, continue on for a photo stop at the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms. Your tour will conclude with a scenic sightseeing drive through the city.  Along the way, pass by the City Hall and Square, Strøget Pedestrian Street, which is filled with shops, boutiques and cafés, and the world-famous Tivoli Garden, home to a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Afterward, drive by the Glyptotek Art Museum and the Old Stock Exchange, then through Christianshavn before taking the beautiful coastal road of Amager Island to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests disembarking the ship with flights at 2:00 p.m. or later and will end at the airport.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  The tour sequence may vary. 


price $99
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with hotel transfer
The tour is a must-do for every first-time visitor to Copenhagen and provides an excellent orientation for further exploration on your own.  Your first stop will be at the Copenhagen Landmark, the Little Mermaid Statue where a photo stop will be made.  Then continue on your tour and drive by Rosenborg Castle, a fairy-tale castle housing the crown jewels and a collection of royal memorabilia such as Christian IV's pearl-studded saddle.  Next, visit the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, the royal winter residence.  Drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, now a trendy area of Copenhagen with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  Continue to Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms.  Enjoy the view of the City Hall and Square.  One side is the mile-long pedestrian street Strøget filled with shops, boutiques and cafés.  Opposite is the world famous Tivoli Gardens, founded back in 1843 and offering a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Next, pass the Glyptotek Art Museum with an impressive collection of art and then on to the old Stock Exchange - a building in Dutch renaissance style with its spire of entwined dragon tails.  Drive through the area of Christianshavn and leave the island of Zealand.  After this scenic overview of the Danish capital, your coach and guide will transfer you to your post cruise hotel.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests staying in Copenhagen at the conclusion of their cruise.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  Order of sites may vary.  Guests staying at other hotel properties in Copenhagen, may take this tour and take a taxi on their own from the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel. 


price $99
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Stavanger, Norway



2 HRS

Easy

culture

refreshments
Stavanger, At Home in Stavanger
Take this opportunity to gain an insight into the Norwegian way of life with the chance to visit the home of a local.  Your host will give you a tour of the house and tell you about Norwegian home life such as gardening, how they furnish their homes, traditions and more. Feel free to ask questions which will help you understand their way of life. You will be treated to coffee or tea and freshly made Norwegian waffles as you get to know the Norwegian culture up close and personal.  

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $215
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3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

beach

boating
Stavanger, Cruise to Pulpit Rock
Directly next to your ship you will embark a boat for a cruise into one of Norway's most stunning fjords, the so called "Fjord of the Light," or Lysefjord in Norwegian. The name comes from the lightly colored granite rock that rises sharply from the deep fjord. During your trip you can relax both outside and inside the vessel, while you marvel at the breathtaking natural wonders of this region. You will start by cruising alongside the many small islands of the Stavanger Archipelago on which many have built holiday homes with their own private piers. Leaving the archipelago, you will enter Lysefjorden with it steep sheer cliffs on both sides. From these steep cliffs many towering waterfalls spill gallons of fresh water from above into the salty fjord beneath. If weather permits you will get an amazing view of the famous Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, that towers out over 1,969 feet above the fjord. Your cruise will take you directly underneath the Pulpit Rock to gaze at its marveling height.  Before returning to Stavanger, you'll make a short stop at Helleren, an idyllic beach at the mouth of the Lysefjord.  Here you will get to enjoy some of Norway's traditional waffles which are served with sour cream and sweet local fruit jams.

Please note: Life jackets will be provided on board. This tour is wheelchair accessible.


price $279
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Stavanger, Helicopter Adventure
After a short transfer by van to Stavanger Airport you will join your experienced pilot for an amazing helicopter journey over Stavanger and the famous Lysefjord. Your flight will start over the city of Stavanger before your captain will take you on a journey to the scenic archipelago beyond. On the many islands you will notice the beautiful holiday homes and their private piers. Soon your flight will reach Lysefjord, the so called "Fjord of the Light," where your pilot will skillfully hover above the fjord making his way towards the renowned Pulpit Rock. Once the sheer cliffs of the Lysefjord come in sight the famous Pulpit Rock appears in front of you. Your pilot will first hover beneath the large stone mass before he takes you above the plateau where you can marvel at its amazing flat surface and perhaps wave at some of hikers who have made their way up the cliff on foot. Actual flight time: 30 minutes

Please note: Guests must be able to embark/disembark helicopter independently.


price $399
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2.25 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Stavanger, Lysefjord Rib Boat Safari
Experience the magnificent scenery along the Archipelago and view Pulpit Rock onboard an open-air rigid inflatable boat (RIB). After a short walk to the RIB boat pier you will meet your captain and be given a short safety briefing before being outfitted with a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  You will begin your adventure at a slow pace along the beautiful harbor of Stavanger. Once the harbor is out of sight and you have crossed underneath the Stavanger Bridge, the RIB will speed up to 30-35 knots (37 mph) and cruise along the Archipelago. During  your journey you might spot some of the local wildlife like sea eagles, seals or porpoises. Once you have reached the Lysefjord you will see the narrow gap into the Vagabond Cave and view the magnificence of  Pulpit Rock from sea level.  Your captain will also bring you close to one of the waterfalls falling from the steep, high cliffs above. He will navigate so close that you will be able to feel, smell and even taste the pure water freshness. After a breathtaking ride close to the vertical mountain cliffs, you will head back to Stavanger, where your adventure ends in the very center of Stavanger and only a short walk away from your ship.

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


price $239
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3 HRS

Moderate

culture
Stavanger, Path of the Rogaland Vikings
This tour will give you the true story about the Vikings and their history. They were fierce warriors, but also talented craftsmen who produced ornaments in metal and wood and wore these outstanding artifacts proudly.  Your guide will tell you all about the history of Rogaland and Stavanger and you will make a stop at the Archeological Museum. Here you will meet the lady of the house, clothed in her traditional Viking dress, embellished with her finest jewelry. She will demonstrate essential tools and present intriguing archaeological finds. The county of Rogaland has a rich historical heritage with numerous visible traces from the Viking Age. You will learn about the everyday life at the Viking farm and enjoy an authentic Viking snack. Your journey will continue to a historically significant location where many brutal battles took place. Here you will learn about the importance of this site and admire the monument, Swords in Rock, which honored a great Viking chieftain who was of major importance to Norway. This scenic drive will also take you close to the prehistoric sites which display a much more diverse culture of the Scandinavian ancestors. Before returning to your ship you will make a stop at the highest point in Stavanger where you have a nice view over the city.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing


price $169
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

refreshments

sightseeing
Stavanger, Stavanger by Foot: From Fish to Petrol
This walking tour is for those interested in the livelihoods of the people of Stavanger, from past to present.  After a short walk through Old Stavanger you will reach the Canning Museum. Here you will become acquainted with an essential part of the Norwegian diet, the herring.  Learn how canned sprats, a herring-like fish also known as bristling or skipper, were produced in the old days.  Enjoy a sample of this tasty fish in different sauces served on Melba toast.  Continuing on you will stroll past the Fish Market, the local Market and the Stavanger Cathedral. This large stone Cathedral dates back to the 12th  century and is one of the few churches in Scandinavia which has kept its original design. You will pass the shopping streets of Stavanger and see Valbergtårnet, the old watch and fire tower built around 1850 - 1853. From here, you can enjoy the lovely view of the harbor.  You will continue the walk through the old streets of Stavanger and head for the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Seen from the sea the museum looks like a small oil platform and this unusual architecture has made the museum a landmark in the Port of Stavanger. At the museum you will learn about the discovery of oil in Norway and how this valuable resource changed Norway's economy.Hear about the geology and technology behind this industry and experience the excitement and drama of the oil adventure and the life on board oil rigs. After the visit you will follow your guide back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing. 


price $119
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Stavanger, Utstein Monastery & Old Stavanger
An introduction to the celebrated Utstein Monastery, complete with a short organ recital, is a wonderful way to remember your visit to Stavanger. Your motor coach will travel through he world's longest underwater tunnel, 3 miles long,, to  reach Moster Island. Vivid greens of all shades surround you as you continue toward Utstein Kloster, the best-preserved monastery in Norway.  Originally it served as the royal residence for the very first Viking King of Norway, Harald Fairhair.  From the 13th  century onward, Augustine monks lived in this peaceful countryside and a massive restoration project began in 1937 and continued until 1965.  Begin your guided tour of Utstein Monastery and discover the history of this haunting building along with the different  eras the monastery has witnessed and the remains of each of them in the current structure.  A short organ recital will be performed in the chapel, after which you will be served coffee, tea and homemade waffles. Returning to old Stavanger, disembark your motor coach for a short walk through the old town back to the harbor. Stroll along narrow streets and view picturesque, white-painted, wooden houses with small, colorful gardens.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered comfortable clothing.


price $219
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Flam, Norway



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, Borgund Stave Church & Salmon Center
On this tour you will visit some of the best sights in this part of Norway; Borgund Stave Church, the Norwegian Salmon center and drive the old Snow Road across the mountains to Aurdal.  From the pier in Flåm you will drive along the Aurlandsfjord, through the tunnel to Lærdal continuing approximately 15 miles to the beautiful Borgund Stave Church, built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches in Norway. Some of the finest features are the lavishly carved portals and the roof carvings of dragons’ heads. The stave churches are Norway's most important contribution to world architecture and Norway's oldest preserved timber buildings. Leaving the church you will make your way towards the idyllic village of Lærdaløyri, at the mouth of the Lærdal River. This river is known as “the Queen of the Salmon Rivers” because of its high quantity of Atlantic salmon. In Lærdal you will visit the Norwegian Salmon Center and learn about the fascinating life and legends of the Atlantic salmon before enjoying some refreshments. On your way back to Flåm you will drive the Snow Road across the mountain to Aurland. The highest point is 4,295 feet above sea level, offering some amazing views.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $245
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, Half Day Private Car & 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Flam or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 Flam area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, Half Day Private Van & 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of  Flam or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 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 Flam area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1799
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3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, Magic White Caves & Undredal Cheese Tasting
In 1988 a road between two tunnels connecting Flåm & Gudvangen was built, leading to the quaint & traditional village of Undredal.  Prior to this date Undredal was only reachable by boat and that’s why its history dating back many centuries has been very well preserved. Along the way towards the village you will notice the goats grazing in the valley. These goats are of particular importance to the villagers as they produce the milk that makes the famous Undredal brown cheese. During your guided tour in Eldhuset you will have the opportunity to visit the production room of maturing goat cheese, and, of course, taste the famous white and brown goat cheese and other local specialties. Continuing on along the Nærøy River and through the Nærøy Valley, you will reach the Magic White Caves hidden away in the mountainside. Your guided tour will take you through a cave-labyrinth full of exciting shadows, lightening Aurora’s, and magic ponds. Here you can also find the world’s second largest deposit of anorthosite.  This type of marble, which contains both gold and aluminum can only be found in a larger quantity on the moon. At the end of the labyrinth you will discover a large mountain room with a green lake. Here you can light a small candle to set on the water or continue towards the stone bar where refreshments are served.  Afterwards you will return along the Nærøy Valley and Gudvangen tunnel back to Flåm.

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


price $209
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2.75 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

unesco
Flam, Naeroy Fjord Rib Adventure
With your expert guide speeding close to sheer mountain walls you are sure to have an adrenaline rush on this adventurous RIB ride through the fjords.  Experience the tranquility of an area hard to reach and seldom visited, and learn about the history and geography of this amazing place. Leaving the Aurlandfjord on which Flåm lies you will turn into the Nærøyfjord, which is protected by UNESCO because of its sheer beauty and unique flora and fauna native to Western Norway. On your safari into the fjord you might spot some of the local wildlife like seals or sea eagles, native to this area.  You will see farms that have been abandoned or are used only during the summer months.   Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as your experienced captain navigates close to one of the many waterfalls along the fjord. 

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $269
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Flam, The Spectacular Flam Railway
The tour starts from the pier where the railway station is also conveniently located. On this tour you will experience the most dramatic train ride in Europe. The Flam Railway is only 12 miles long but a masterpiece of engineering. The train climbs up from sea level to 2,844 feet above sea level during these 12 miles, crossing back and forth across rivers and through 20 tunnels. To allow you a better view of the magnificent scenery the train will proceed slowly and even stop at the Kjosfossen Waterfall where you may leave the train to take a closer look or take some pictures. At Vatnahalsen you will leave the train and walk from the station to the Mountain Hotel where you will be served coffee, tea and waffles. Here you will have time (approx. 50 minutes) to relax and walk around the beautiful area before re-boarding the train back to Flam.

Please note: There is a ramp for wheelchair accessibility to the train which needs to be booked in advance.  Guests in wheelchairs also need to be accompanied as there is no suitable guide available.


price $205
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Flam, The Viking Village & Staheims Panoramic Drive
Just a short distance away from Flam you will find the the tiny village of Gudvangen or "place of the gods.".This village has a long history dating back to pre-Christian times when Vikings worshiped their heathen gods. Today some of their ancestors have rebuilt a Viking Village giving you an opportunity to experience how the Vikings lived many centuries ago. Here you will learn about their gods, their traditions and livelihoods and you will be invited to practice some of their ancient crafts.  Afterwards, continue your journey further into the Nærøy valley. Surrounded by steep mountains and some of the tallest waterfalls in Norway, this valley is considered one of the most beautiful in the country. Following the Nærøy river you will make your way towards Stalheim Hotel, from where you will have amazing views over the valley. These views and the tranquility of the site have inspired many painters, poets and other artists for decades.  The history of the hotel goes back centuries when it was an important stop on the postal road between Bergen and Oslo. Today it is still an important tourist destination with the hotel’s traditional interior and amazing views. After enjoying a light refreshment at Stalheim you will begin your descent on the famous Stalheimkleiva, the steepest road in Norway with 13 sharp hairpin bends. The road itself is already an experience, made even more exciting by the beautiful views of the two waterfalls on both sides.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera.


price $185
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Alesund, Norway



2.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Alesund: Art Nouveau City on Foot
Alesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast, has a beautiful setting, built on several islands stretching out into the ocean. A large part of Alesund was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style.  Today, it is a bustling town where the fish and fish processing industry are the main sources of income.   You will take a stroll through the many rooms in the listed building known as "The Swan Pharmacy," and be mesmerized by the beautiful and authentic décor. The tour continues through the Jugend (Art Nouveau) quarters of the town center and inner harbor, through the attractive park at the foot of  Mount Aksla and back to the pier and your ship.

Please note: This tour is a walking tour with steps, cobblestones and uneven ground and is not recommended for people with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $89
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3 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

boating
Alesund: Art Nouveau Kayak
This is the perfect kayak  experience for those interested in a more adventurous introduction of the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.  After a short 10-minute walk to the kayak center you will be outfitted with the proper equipment and given a brief safety talk before you board your 2-person sea kayak.  This leisurely kayak trip will take you along Ålesund’s Jugend-style architecture where your guides will share stories about the area.  You will be given an interpretation of the history and culture of this Art Nouveau city perched on the Atlantic.  You will also paddle through the scenic maze of islands offering views of Ålesund’s coastline that you can only enjoy from the vantage point of a kayak.

Please note:  Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat shoes.  You may get wet! Two- person (tandem) sea kayaks will be used. Not suitable for disabled people.  Excursion is dependent on weather.


price $139
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

refreshments

sightseeing
Alesund: Atlantic Sea Park & Mt. Aksla
On this tour you will enjoy brief city sightseeing and the opportunity to visit two of Ålesund’s main attractions, the Atlantic Sea Park & Mount Aksla. You will depart the pier and drive through Ålesund, the largest town on the northwest coast, built on three islands between two fjords.  The first stop will be at the Atlantic Sea Park which is situated at the ocean front with spectacular surroundings.  The Atlantic Sea Park is one of the largest saltwater aquariums in northern Europe, containing 1 million gallons of seawater. Large landscape aquariums  are filled with ocean life from up and down the Atlantic, with an emphasis on the western regions. In 2014, The Seal Bay was opened. Here the seals live in no less than 4 million gallons of water as close to nature as they possibly can. You can observe the seals from the shore or from a large underwater observatory.  You will also see the coastal scenery with its fishing stands, hiking trails, bathing sites and outstanding diving.  Rejoin your coach for the drive to Mount Aksla.  Here you will have a panoramic view of the archipelago, Ålesund and the amazing Sunnmøre Alps, while enjoying coffee/tea and cake.

Please note: Feeding times of different animals/fish at the Atlantic Sea Park vary during the day and can't be guaranteed during the time of your visit.


price $165
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing
Alesund: Bike & Hike to Sugar Summit
After a short walk to the bicycle center your guide will give a brief safety instruction before you begin your adventurous and scenic ride to Hess Island. You will set off bicycling through Ålesund, riding past delightful stone buildings and churches carved with enchanting art nouveau décor.  Riding over Asp Island and around the outer edge of Hess Island you will see beaches, pasturelands, and historic installations from World War ll.  Arriving at Sugar Summit trailhead you will leave your bicycles and begin your 35-minute hike up to some breathtaking panoramic views of the sea, surrounding islands, Sunnmøre Alps and the city of Ålesund.  The view is worth every step, making this the highlight of your tour.  On your return bicycle ride you will get another chance to enjoy the scenic views that Ålesund has to offer.

Please note:  Participants must be 10 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended that guests wear layered clothing and flat shoes.  Take a bottle of water and backpack for your belongings.


price $185
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Alesund: Full Day Private Car & 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 $2199
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Alesund: Full Day Private Van & 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 $2299
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7 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing
Alesund: Full Day Trollstigen: Snowy Peaks & Deep Fjords
This scenic drive will take you all the way inland towards Valldal, where you will leave the fjords behind and make your way into the high mountains of the Romsdals Alps. You will make a stop at Gudbrandsjuvet, an 82-foot high ravine through which the Valldøla River has formed a complex of deep potholes and intricate formations. You will continue your drive into the high mountains of the Troll Road. At the 2,625-foot-high plateau, you will make a short stop to enjoy the magnificent view overlooking the valley. You will have an amazing view of the snowy peaks and the steep waterfall. Descending into the valley along the famous 11 hairpin turns you will follow the river towards Trollstigen Guesthouse where a delicious lunch is awaiting you. Surrounded by beautiful nature you will have enough time to enjoy your lunch before continuing your journey to the Troll Wall.  The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, measuring over 3,281 feet from its base to the summit of its highest point. At its steepest, the summit ridge overhangs the base of the wall by nearly 164 feet. The ridge is and has been a prestigious goal for rock climbers and its summit was only first climbed in 1965. The Troll Wall is also considered a mecca for base jumpers , but has been  made illegal, although some daredevils still attempt the jump after a 5-hour hike from the Trollstigen Plateau. After having admired the steep mountain ridge you will make your way back to Ålesund and the ship following a scenic drive along the Romsdalfjord and through the valleys and villages of the region.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible and there are many stairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $269
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Alesund: Half Day Private Car & 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 $1399
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Alesund: Half Day Private Van & Guides
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 $1499
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

sightseeing
Alesund: Panoramic Alesund & Giske Island
Enjoy the 30-minute scenic drive to the island of Giske where you will explore the Viking history and culture while being captivated by the magnificent views. The community of Giske consists of four islands that are connected to the mainland by bridges and underwater tunnels, the longest being 2.5 miles long.  On this tour you will visit Giske, known as the Saga Island for the fact that the Viking Chieftain Rollo, who invaded and founded Normandy, was born here.  On the island you will visit the old stone church dating back to 1150, originally a chapel belonging to the mighty Giske family.  From Giske you will return to Ålesund, the largest town on the northwest coast, built on three islands between two fjords. Become acquainted with this beautiful city known for it’s Art Nouveau architecture.  Stopping at Mount Aksla you will have a panoramic view of the archipelago, Ålesund and the amazing Sunnmøre Alps, while enjoying a refreshment.

Please note:  Giske church is a working church and due to unforeseen church services, an inside visit to the church cannot be guaranteed. Wear comfortable walking shoes and the ground is uneven in places.


price $159
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Alesund: Rib Adventure through Alesunds Archipelago
Discover Ålesund’s stunning coastline during an exciting RIB adventure.  A short walk from your ship you will find your captain waiting for you, where he will give you the necessary equipment and a brief safety talk. After boarding the RIB, your adventure beings as your captain takes you to the area’s most scenic spots. Once aboard, prepare to feel the adrenaline rush of the RIB boat’s speed and be awe-inspired by the scenery. You will venture to the island of Runde, with close-up views of Sunmøre’s beautiful coastline en route. Keep an eye out for the Grasøyane and Runde lighthouses, along with natural wonders such as interesting caves and abundant bird life. In fact, Runde is famous for its staggering number of birds, with between 500,000 and 700,000 of the winged creatures inhabiting the isle. Among the species you might  spy are puffins, common guillemot, fulmar and razorbill. 

Please note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, 4-1/2 feet  tall, and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.  All participants will be given a weatherproof suit which is also a life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!

 

price $239
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Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Svolvaer, Lofoten & the Viking Museum
Leaving the pier in Svolvær you will enjoy a scenic 75-minute drive through spectacular Lofoten nature before arriving at The Viking Museum at Borg.  The Viking Museum has an exhibition of items found by archaeologists, as well as re-creations of Viking homes. The idea of the museum is not only to show how the Vikings lived a thousand years ago, but to re-create the atmosphere in a Viking village with handicrafts, buildings and food typical for the area and the era. You will have a guided tour and have time to explore on your own and watch a film at your leisure.  The tour will then continue to the quaint, picturesque village of Undstad, where approximately 30 houses are built upon a small area to protect each other against stormy weather. Here, the local people make their living from farming and fishing. 
Continuing on to Hagskaret you will have a spectacular view over Lofoten, via Leknes and Valberg, as you make your way back to Svolvær.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $189
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

horseback

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Svolvaer, Lofoten Nature on Horseback
This is a wonderful nature experience for both beginners and experienced horseback riders.  Upon arrival at Hov, an idyllic farm on Gimsøy, you will be greeted by your guides who will introduce you to the Icelandic horses. These horses are very kind and calm, and easy to handle. Although they are not very big, they suit everyone.  This horseback ride will give you the opportunity to experience Lofoten in a unique way.  The ride will take you along sandy beaches, past ancient remnants from the Viking era, and along beautiful open views.  You will also spot the nearby golf course – one of the most beautiful courses in the world. After the horseback ride you will enjoy lunch at the cafe.

Please note: This is an adventure for everyone, at every skill level. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and accompanied by an adult.  To give participants the best experience possible the tour guides at the farm will need information regarding height, weight and riding experience from all participants.


price $339
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

walking

sightseeing
Svolvaer, Loften History & Culture by Foot
Join an informative and historical walk through Lofoten. Svinøya has long-standing traditions in the export of stockfish, and is the oldest part of Svolvær. The first trading activities began there in 1828, when landowner Gunnar Berg bought half of the town for 3000 spesidaler (approx. $2,000). You’ll take a stroll among the fish racks, old war bunkers, old and new fisherman cabins, and out on the pier protecting the harbor of Svolvær from the open sea. Continuing on you will visit the Lofoten War Museum which houses Norway's largest exhibition of uniforms, artifacts and small objects from World War II. The exhibition reflects the time span from 1940 to 1945 with all its drama, degradation and brutality. In addition, the museum shows examples of personal sacrifices, unselfishness and courage from that period.

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


price $109
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Svolvaer, Sea Eagle Rib Safari
Nordland is the kingdom of the sea eagle. Along the Lofoten Islands you will find the world’s densest population of these majestic birds of prey that can have a wing span of up 8 feet.  After being given a safety briefing and fitted with the necessary equipment you will head out onboard your rigid inflatable boat (RIB) along the coast of Svolvær, allowing you to experience the sea eagles at thrillingly close quarters in their natural environment. Although the main purpose of the trip is to see the eagles in their natural habitat, you can sometimes see other species from the animal kingdom like seals, puffins and cormorants. In addition to the bird life your cruise will give you the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Lofoten Islands from the coast line. 

Please note: Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.   It is an approximate 200 yd walk to where the boats are located.  All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  Wear flat shoes.  You may get wet!

price $249
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


3 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing
Svolvaer, The Attractions in Storfagen
A short drive from Svolvær will take you to the quaint village of Storvågan. Storvågan was one of the first fishing villages in Lofoten. Even as early as a thousand years ago, commercial fishing operations were carried out in the Vestfjord. Every winter, fishermen from all over North Norway came here to harvest their share of the wealth of the seas. Continuing on you will visit the Galleri Espolin, Norway's largest collection of works from pictorial artist Kaare Espolin Johnson (1907-1994). The history of art is conveyed in an unforgettable way. There are two permanent exhibition halls and one for changing exhibitions as well as a video room, Espolin room and an art shop. At Lofoten Museum you will be given an impression of the atmosphere in the old fishing village and the contrast between the simple, everyday life of the fisherman in his rorbu cabin, and the extravagance of life at the home of the squire. The main building dates back to 1815 and features Nordland boats along with boathouses and authentic fishermen cabins. Your final visit will be at the Lofoten Aquarium where you will have the chance to study exciting marine life, with fish and sea mammals from Lofoten and the North Norwegian coastline. Here you can explore living creatures from their habitat by the water's edge to the deepest depths of the sea, while at the same time gaining insight into the marine ecosystem. With its 23 large and small aquarium tanks, the Lofoten Aquarium caters to all ages.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $175
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Bodø, Norway



3 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors
Bodo, Keiservarden Mountain Hike
Bodø is surrounded by beautiful mountains whose peaks offer sweeping panoramas of nearby valleys, forested hillsides and deep fjords. Keiservarden, named by German Kaiser Wilhelm after a visit 100 years ago, stands 1,200 feet above sea level. Together with your guide drive a short distance to its trailhead. Your climb will pass through moorland lined with alpine flora and thriving with birdlife. At the summit, enjoy a 360° panorama of the mountains that surrounds the city. With the help of a recently installed map, you can identify various nearby peaks and other sights around Bodø. Take some time to linger, rest and marvel at the surrounding majesty. Our return route follows a different trail, a wide gravel track with lovely overlooks. 

Please note: This excursion involves an approximate 2-hour hike over sometimes inclined and gravel surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable hiking boots or shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary.


price $155
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

dining

sightseeing
Bodo, Kjerring Island & Old Trading Post
Visit what was once the wealthiest center in northern Norway - Kjerringøy Island, known for its beautiful and diverse nature, well-preserved trading post and Open Air Museum. Meet your guide for a picturesque 60-minute drive along coastal alpine landscapes. Then board a ferry for a short crossing to the island. During your visit, local guides will show you around this fascinating village that seems to have been overlooked by the passage of time. You will gain insight into the daily lives of the fishermen and smallholders who called the coast home during its Golden age. Profitable at the end of the 19th century, owners thrived in the fish trade, coastal shipping, exports and imports. You can browse its 15 buildings preserved in their original setting. A short film tells the story of the trading post in its heyday. Afterward, there will be free time to explore on your own followed by a buffet lunch before your return to your waiting ship..

Please note: As this excursion involves walking over uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather.  The order of sights visited may vary.


price $315
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3 horus

Moderate

walking

sightseeing
Bodo, National Norwegian Aviation Museum
Join your guide to visit one of the most spectacular museums - A journey through Norwegian aviation history.  On route to the museum, enjoy a short tour of Bodø’s main sights where you will make a stop at Ronvikfjellet viewpoint to admire the impressive vistas of the city, and on a clear day, Landegode and Lofoten Islands.Continue to the Norwegian Aviation Museum, one of the largest of its kind in Scandinavia and one of Europe’s most modern. Its exhibits provide glimpses of Norway’s civil and military aviation amidst an extensive collection of rare aircraft, including the U-2 spy plane, Spitfire and Junkers Ju 52. Aviation connected people, places and lifestyles within Norway. This fascinating history will be told using innovative interactives and real aircraft experiences. At the top of the museum is Bodø´s former airport control tower where you can watch the planes coming in and taking off. 

Please note: As this excursion involves approximately one hour of walking, numerous steps to enter the museum, and the negotiation of ladders to enter the museum’s aircraft, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. Some crowding may be anticipated at the museum. The order of sights visited may vary.


price $185
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

culture
Bodo, Rib Safari To Salstraumen & Tuvsjyen
This adventure by rigid inflatable boat brings you up close and personal to both the natural beauty and old traditions of Norway. Meet your RIB guide at the pier, receive a safety briefing, flotation suit, life jacket, hat, gloves and goggles.  Then step aboard the RIB and begin your journey to Saltstraumen.  From Bodø, you will head toward Saltenfjord before continuing to Straum Island and through the narrow Sunnstraumen strait. Along the way, stop to look for sea eagles and perhaps even spy an eagles’ nest.  Reaching Saltstraumen, you will marvel at this natural wonder from a unique and intimate perspective. The strongest tidal current in the world, Saltstraumen’s swirling whirlpool is formed as prodigious amounts of water rush through a narrow channel that runs between the Saltenfjorden and the Skjerstadfjorden. Depending on tidal rhythms and whether the tides are switching direction (which occurs twice a day), the mighty whirlpools can be up to 32 feet in diameter and between 13 and 16 feet deep, with water surging through the gorge at speeds of up to 20 knots. Continuing on you will cruise to nearby Tuvsjyen, where you will step ashore and back in time to the Stone Age as you join a family-operated dining and cultural experience. In a comfortable Lapp shelter on the shores of the fjord, you will be treated to a welcome drink and tapas, along with tales of how people once lived in this harsh and beautiful northerly climate. Here, food is cooked in earthen pits and stone ovens and served by members of the sixth-generation family. Dressed in period costume, they will be eager to share with you their knowledge of the region and its history. After your interesting outdoor cultural experience, bid farewell to your hosts and return to the pier by RIB.

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and lifejacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $299
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Bodo, Saltstraumen - WorldS Strongest Tidal Current
Saltstraumen was recently chosen as one of The Wild Wonders of Europe because of its impressive marine life and the wild currents. After a brief tour of Bodø with your guide, continue through the picturesque landscape on a 45-minute drive toward Saltstraumen, the narrow strait that links Saltfjord with the larger Skjerstadfjord. This is home to the world’s strongest tidal current, with up to 400 million tons of seawater forcing its way through a 1.8-mile-long and 0.9-mile-wide strait every six hours. During the strongest currents, whirlpools of up to 32 feet in diameter and 16 feet deep form. You may witness this phenomenon from the water’s edge or from the bridge that spans the strait, depending on the time of day. Next, visit Magic Saltstraumen Experience Center where you can learn about this natural phenomenon in an explanatory multimedia film. Followed by coffee and waffles, enjoy the beautiful vista from inside or on one of the outside benches. En route back to Bodø, a photo stop will be made at Ronvikfjellet viewpoint for an incredible panorama of the city.

Please note: Getting a closer look at Saltstraumen requires a short walk. However, less mobile guests may remain on the motor coach. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary.


price $185
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1.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Bodo, Sea Eagle Rib Safari
Board a rigid inflatable boat for an exciting nature experience that will take you into the realm of the European sea eagle for a chance to see the magnificent bird of prey in its own environment. You will begin with a short walk to your RIB vessel, which awaits you at the pier. Once briefed and equipped with a flotation suit, goggles, gloves and headgear, step aboard and allow your knowledgeable guides to reveal the natural setting of the European sea eagle. Bodø is home to the world’s largest colony of this majestic bird, making it the unofficial European sea eagle capital of the world.  This truly is a unique opportunity to witness spectacular scenery and see the majestic eagles and other possible wildlife while also learning about the region’s environment, geology and history. You will return to the pier with a sense of wonder at Norway’s rugged wilderness and the creatures that inhabit it.

Please note:  Guests must be able to embark/disembark RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 10 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and lifejacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $239
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2 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Bodo, Walking Tour Of Bodo
Bodø is a perfect fusion of the modest and grandiose. This city walk through Bodø will tell you the story of a town founded in 1816 and its development until today. You will see a lively city center as you walk along the charming seaside promenade where fresh fish and shrimp may be bought during the high season. Your first stop will be at the Salmon Center where you will learn about one of Norway’s most important industries, aquaculture, with a focus on salmon farming. Continuing on through the city center, your guide will share stories from 1816. You will stop at a viewpoint, the new library and Bodø Cathedral, before finishing off the tour with a local taste treat.

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather.


price $105
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Tromsø, Norway



3 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Tromso, Brewing Beer In The Arctic
On this tour you will visit the beer cellar and microbrewery of the world’s most northern brewery, with a history going back over 130 years. Mack’s Ølbryggeri (Mack's Beer Brewery) was founded in Tromsø in 1877 by the son of a German immigrant who took his Bavarian brewing skills all the way to Tromsø. During the visit you will learn about the history of the site and will see the old beer cellars as well as the microbrewery which is still housed there. The main production of Mack's beer is done outside the city now, but you will still get the chance to enjoy Mack's portfolio of beer here and will have a tasting of 3 of them. You will be able to watch a film about the the early years of production and the development of the factory.  After enjoying your visit to the brewery you can either decide to take the coach back to the ship or join your guide for a short guided walk through the city center of Tromsø on your way back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $175
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

refreshments

sightseeing

boating
Tromso, Fjord Adventure By Bus & Speed Boat
Join us on an adventurous and scenic boat ride surrounded by magnificent nature and fjords. Your guide will give you a safety briefing and outfit you with your flotation suits and life jackets. Then it’s time to leave the city of Tromsø behind and let the adventure begin.  You will feel your pulse rise as the RIB accelerates and navigates along Kvalsundet, where the current attracts many fish and birds. You will pass multiple idyllic small islands with few houses of which some are completely deserted. Other Islands only have a few inhabitants who mainly live off of fisheries and milk production. While making your way towards Kaldfjorden you will be surrounded by beautiful nature with the smell of the sea and the sound of the birds. Once you have arrived at Kaldfjord a bus will be awaiting to take you to Grøtfjord, an idyllic little village with a beautiful white sandy beach. Here you will be served coffee and muffins before your motorcoach ride back to Tromsø. On your way toward Tromsø you will pass more beautiful scenery before arriving at the city center of Tromsø and back to your ship.

Please note: Guests must be able to embark/disembark RIB boat independently. Participants must be at least 6 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a weatherproof suit and life jacket.  Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  You may get wet!


price $279
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4 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Tromso, Huskey Hike
Join a hike with some of the friendliest and most appealing residents of Norway, a boisterous group of Alaskan husky sled dogs. A scenic, 30-minute drive from the pier will take you through the charming old city, over the island of Troms, onto Sandenessund Bridge and Kvaløya Island, and to a mountainous isle with peaks rising to an elevation of over 3,200 feet. Here a warm welcome awaits you at the Tromsø Wilderness Camp, where you will meet Tove Sørensen and Tore Albrigtsen, and learn about their 100+ Alaskan huskies. This couple has made their mark in the world of sled racing, as Sørensen regularly participates in the Finnmark Race with her dogs and Albrigtsen has taken part in the world’s longest dog race, the Iditarod in Alaska. In fact, he is the only competitor to have completed the race with only one dog. After a short introduction your experienced guide will take you on a hike together with some of the top-trained dogs, who are only too eager to accompany you.  This invigorating hike will take you into the spectacular northern Norwegian nature where you will have great views of the captivating fjords and mountains surrounding Tromsø. Back at the Wilderness Camp, you will be treated to a hot beverage and a snack before it’s time to say goodbye to the huskies.

Please note: It is recommended to dress in warm, layered clothing.  Footwear will be provided at the center. Everyone will have the opportunity to walk with a husky.  The hike is rated as easy, the distance is 1 -3  miles, duration is 1.5-2 hrs, and is dependent on the group and the weather.


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

refreshments

culture
Tromso, Northern Wildlife - Fish, Seals & Huskies
Begin your excursion with an independent visit to the Polaria Museum, the world’s northernmost aquarium of Arctic sea creatures and a showcase of life in the polar regions. In Polaria you can watch a short video about the famous Aurora Borealis, learn about the local wildlife, and take a walk along the "Arctic Walkway.” The main attraction of Polaria is the Arctic Aquarium, where the most common fish species of the Barents Sea are exhibited and the only group of bearded seals can be found in captivity in the world. Afterwards, you will continue to the Tromsø Wilderness Center, home of Tove Soerensen and Tore Albrigtsen, their three children and more than 100 huskies. Tove and their best dogs take part in the annual Finnmark Race, covering a distance of 600 miles. Both have taken part in the world’s longest dog race, over 1,140 miles; Tore is the only person to have done so with just one dog. You will learn all about this sport and have time to meet some of the huskies yourself and make some new friends. Before returning to the ship you will also get a chance to taste some of the local cuisine; you will be offered a snack of local reindeer and/or salmon.

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


price $215
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4 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

boating
Tromso, Sea Kayaking
Your adventure will begin after a 30-minute drive by coach to Kvaløya (Whale Island). Here you will meet your guide and be given a safety briefing before gearing up with a life jacket and boarding your 2-person sea kayak.  Your experienced guide will take you on a journey along a stunning stretch of Northern Norwegian coastline. You will learn all about the unique flora and wildlife that thrives in these waters. If you are lucky you might even get to see some of the local wildlife, like sea birds and fish, which are plentiful in these regions. After your kayak experience, a warm drink and cake awaits you before you return by coach to your ship.

Please note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a life jacket. Dress in warm, layered clothing and bring rain gear. Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted. You may get wet!


price $239
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Tromso, Tromso Sights & Explorations
Explore the highlights of Tromsø and experience why Tromsø is considered the gateway to the Arctic. Your day will start with a visit to the Polar Museum, located in an old 19th  century wharf house. This museum will give you good insight into the life of the Arctic both in the past and present. Here you will learn everything there is to know about the great Norwegian Polar Explorers like Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen; the later being the first man to reach the South Pole, but also the first man to reach both the North and South Poles. After a guided visit you will continue your journey to the Arctic Cathedral and cable car. The Arctic Cathedral, built in 1965, resembles the Sydney Opera House and is the most famous landmark of Tromsø . After a short visit to the Cathedral you will make your way toward the cable car at Tromsø Fjellheis and ascend to 1,381 feet above sea level to the top of Mount Storsteinen. From the top, marvel at Tromsø’s landscape nestled amid islands and sea.  Here you will enjoy coffee/tea and waffles in the cozy fjellstua at the top of the mountain. After descending again you will rejoin your coach for a short panoramic drive back to the ship.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $219
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Honningsvåg (North Cape), Norway



3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
Honningsvag, A Panoramic Journey to the North Cape
Take in magnificent vistas along Europe’s far northern shores and enjoy an independent visit to Europe’s northernmost point at the splendid North Cape. Your coach will depart the pier for an approximate 45-minute drive to one of Europe’s most stunning natural sights. Located on the reaches of Magerøya Island where the Norwegian and Barents Seas meet, the cliffs of Nordkapp rise more than 1,000 feet from the sea waters and are topped by a large, flat plateau. Upon arrival at the North Cape Hall you will have time to take in its spectacular vista of barren tundra. The North Cape Hall has shopping facilities, post office and a chapel, a bar, restaurants and a cinema with a 225-degree wide screen. There will be an audio-visual presentation of Lapland and the North Cape, showing the magnitude of Lapland’s breathtaking scenery during the four seasons. Adjacent to the cinema there is a Hall of Fame, with models of important events that have taken place at the North Cape Plateau, and a large hall with a terrace offering a nice view of the ocean further north. There will be ample time for photo opportunities, shopping, writing and posting cards, or simply finding yourself the perfect overlook to enjoy the breathtaking views.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $229
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing

concierge
Honningsvag, Concierge Collection: Panoramic ATV Safari
Embark for your exciting ATV adventure from the small town of Honningsvåg and join your guide for a scenic drive through the dramatic Norwegian landscapes. Start your exciting adventure and drive towards the NATO military installations overlooking the Magerøya Island and its unique nature.  You will continue your safari and be treated to several picturesque photo stops along the way at stunning viewpoints of the craggy mountains and leafy hills.  Driving through a 2.5-mile tunnel you will head towards the very small village of Sarnes, where a fresh ‘campfire coffee’ will be ready for you upon your arrival at a lavvo camp. After enjoying your refreshments, end your tour with a short drive back to Honningsvåg. 

Please note:  Participants must be 18 years of age and present a valid drivers license.  It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  


price $299
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

sightseeing
Honningsvag, Fishing Villages of Mageroy Island
With its small fishing villages and inspiring scenery, Magerøy invites you to explore its raw beauty. Experience the local culture and charm as you drive through Honningsvåg and travel along the Skipsfjord  and your motor coach will begin it’s climb toward the plateau, making a detour to the fishing village of Kamøyvær. Situated at the head of a narrow fjord, this town offers splendid views. On arrival, proceed to the East of the Sun Gallery. You will be welcomed by well-known artist Eva Schmutterer, she will introduce you to her handicrafts and pictures, as well as explain her artistic and creative methods in producing her items. Continuing on to Skarsvåg, if the day is clear you may catch a glimpse of the Horn, a cliff formation protruding from the North Cape.  Skarsvåg is the northernmost fishing village in the world and is home to the North Cape Christmas House. Inside this tiny but inviting cottage is a workshop, along with a selection of knitwear, textiles, wooden dolls and ceramics. Celebrate Christmas during your summer visit as you admire the cottage’s splendid decorations, enjoy gløgg and cake and hear the Christmas songs that welcome visitors.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and layered clothing.


price $179
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2 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing
Honningsvag, Honningsvag by Segway
This adventurous Ssegway ride will give you a great orientation of the city with good photo opportunities. After a brief instruction on how to operate the Segway you will begin your ride through Honningsvag. Your guide will share with you both historical and current day information about Honningsvag as you tour around the sea front, and inside the harbor. You will make a stop at the monuments Ice, Sea & Wind and the old church, which is the only building not destroyed during World War II.  Continuing down to the harbor you will make a stop at the “Bamse” monument before heading back to your ship.

Please note:  Participants must be 18 years of age.  It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities.


price $195
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

dining

culture

boating
Honningsvag, King Crab Safari
Join an unforgettable trip - King Crab safari in the area around North Cape. On this excursion you’ll get to meet and taste the infamous King Crab of the North. Start with a short walk from the pier to the boat and get properly dressed for your adventure. Enjoy a short boat ride to Sarnesfjorden, where you will make a stop to check what's inside the traps down in the deep waters of the fjord.  Soviet scientists introduced the red king crab to the Murmanskfjord near its border with Norway in the 1960’s.The scientists wanted to increase the yield from local fisheries and since, millions of crustaceans have spread west into Norwegian waters. The King Crab can measure up to 78 inches between its claws, and weigh as much as 22 pounds. However, we are most likely to catch "small" crabs, weighing anything from 6 to 11 pounds. You will continue to a lavvo camp where you will go ashore and prepare the catch of the day and enjoy the local delicacy together with bread, lemon and mayonnaise. Don’t miss out on the superb,white meat of the legs and claws which is particularly juicy and known for its naturally sweet taste.

Please note: Wear layered clothing and flat shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                               

price $299
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture
Honningsvag, King Crab Tasting
You will be welcomed  to the lavvo camp at Sarnes for king crab tasting! Enjoy a scenic drive to Sarnes where your hosts await you at the lavvo camp.  You will take a short walk to the pier, to view the live king crabs in large tanks on shore.  Your host will tell you some facts about the king crab and how the Norwegians prepare them for a meal.  You will then have the opportunity to take part in the process by choosing the crabs, carrying them to the lavvo and cooking them. Once the crabs are ready you will enjoy your delicacy served the Norwegian way together with bread, lemon and mayonnaise. Your king crab tasting will be followed up with coffee prepared over an open fire and some fresh biscuits.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $275
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Geiranger, Norway



3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Geiranger Panorama
This tour will show you Geiranger and the spectacular Geirangerfjord from the most famous viewpoints in the area.  You will board your motor coach departing from the pier. From the landing stage in Geiranger the drive goes uphill via the Ørnesvingen (Eagle’s Road) to a viewpoint, where you will see a breathtaking view of the fjord and your ship. After a photo stop, you will return to Geiranger and continue through the wild Flydal Valley along numerous hairpin bends to Lake Djupvatn. Afterwards you will continue along the fascinating road to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba (5,000 ft. elev.). From here you will be able to see far beyond the Geirangerfjord on a clear day. On the way back to Geiranger and to your waiting yacht, there will be a photo stop at Flydalsjuvet viewpoint.

Please note: There are steps to access the motor coach, no wheelchair elevator and wheelchairs must be collapsible.  The ride along Eagle’s Road contains several hairpin turns. 


price $199
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3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

refreshments
Geiranger: Electric Bike Adventure to Flydalsjuvet
Join this e-bike adventure taking you past scenic landscape, waterfalls, farms and up to stunning views of Geiranger.  This is cycling made easy to give you the extra push to enjoy one of Geiranger’s most breathtaking overlooks, Flydalsjuvet! After receiving instruction on how to operate your electric bike you will begin your journey to the famous viewpoint, Flydalsjuvet, offering an impressive view of Geiranger, Geirangerfjord and your cruise ship.  You will also have a photo opportunity at the Queen's Chair before making your way to Knuten - The Knot. This unique and scenic road was designed to reduce the incline and crosses itself by a stone bridge. It was taken out of use in the 1970’s and represents an important monument to the road-building pioneers who built Geiranger Road in 1881.  Bicycling on to Dalen Farm you will be served coffee/tea and waffles while you learn about the life in Dalen through storytelling.  Here you can refill drinking bottles and use the service rooms.  Cruising back to Geiranger you will pass the Grindalselva waterfall - the drinking resource to Geiranger.  

Please note: Participants must be at least 15 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult.  It is recommended you  wear sneakers, dress in layers, bring a windbreaker jacket or a rain coat. It can be cold biking downhill.  Bring a bottle of water and a backpack for your belongings.  You need to know how to ride a bike and be physically fit to participate.


price $185
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


1.5 HRS

Moderate

watersports

sightseeing

boating
Geiranger: Geirangerfjord Rib Adventure
Experience the magnificent Geirangerfjord in a safe and comfortable open RIB (rigid inflatable boat). You will be met at your yacht to walk to the RIB launch.  You will receive an introduction to the RIB and how to use the waterproof safety suits. In high speed with sea spray in your face you will enjoy a trip through the Geirangerfjord accompanied by your expert guide. You will make photo stops at the famous waterfalls Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil, and get very close to the falls.  You will view the abandoned farms along the Geirangefjord such as Skageflå, Knivsflå, Blomberg, and Matvik, all of which reveal the life along the fjord many years back.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for children under 14 and written consent must be provided by parent/guardian to participate. For safety reasons, this adventure is not recommended for people with limited mobility. 


price $169
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Geiranger: Half Day Private Car & 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-3 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 $1499
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Geiranger: Half Day Private Van & 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. You will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 5 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 $1699
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3 HRS

Strenuous

boating
Geiranger: Kayak towards Seven Sisters Waterfall
Experience the tranquil beauty of Geirangerfjord from the water as you skim along its pristine surface by kayak. You will take a short bus ride to meet your guide who will give you a safety briefing and paddling instruction.  Don your required life jacket and embark your double sea kayak to begin your adventure. You will pass several small homes along the coastline while you head toward the magnificent Seven Sisters Waterfall. Of its seven cascades, the tallest has a free fall of about 820 feet. Throughout, your guides will share stories and interesting facts about life in the fjord, the high mountains that form its walls and the incredible waterfalls. 

Please note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and children must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. All participants will be given a life jacket. Dress in warm, layered clothing and bring rain gear. Wear flat shoes, heels are not permitted.  Although you will kayak toward Seven Sisters Waterfall the distance you cover will depend on the group you are traveling with. You may get wet!  


price $165
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking
Geiranger: Nordic Walking
Nordic walking began as a summer training exercise for serious ”cross-country” skiers. Fitness walkers in Europe adopted Nordic walking as a time-efficient, low- stress, total body workout and popularity is growing worldwide. Today,you will be invited on this invigorating and exciting walking excursion through the beautiful setting of Geiranger.   You will meet the expert guide at the pier where a briefing on Nordic walking will take place, along with specially designed poles to work the upper body while you walk. Like cross-country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each step you take. Beginning the walk, proceed at a casual walking speed, but experience a full body workout as the walking poles raise the heart rate and exercise the arms.  You will tour the hills and admire the mountain sides of Geiranger. Proceed uphill and over uneven terrain; however, the strenuous walk allows for wonderful views of the countryside. During the walk, stop at the village of Westerås, to enjoy a break, before continuing to Hole. After a brief stop, you will begin the Nordic walk back to the pier.

Please note: Guests must be in good physical condition to participate on this excursion. Uphill walking, uneven, gravel and paved terrain will be encountered. 


price $125
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Geiranger: The Unique Mountain Farm Herdalssetra
On this tour you will get the chance to visit one of the few still operative summer mountain farms in Norway. You will start the tour by boarding a motor coach at the pier and driving the famous Ørnesvingen (Eagle’s Road) to a breath-taking viewpoint of the fjord and your ship. After a photo stop, you will continue over the mountain landscape to the fjord on the other side of the mountain, to the village of Eidsdal. From here you will drive up a small narrow road toward the unique farm Herdalssetra. With its 450 goats and 30 farm houses, this is probably the largest farm co-operative for goats in Norway.  You will get a guided tour of the mountain summer farm with introductions to old and modern summer farming methods.  You will have a chance to see inside some of the old houses and will be shown traditional cheese-making which is still undertaken here as a working museum.  Also the special Herdal’s goat caramel is made here and you will be able to try a sample as well as the white and brown cheeses. You will return by the same road back to Geiranger.

Please note: There are steps to access the motor coach, no wheelchair elevator and wheelchairs must be collapsible.  The ride along Eagle’s Road contains several hairpin turns. Cheese and caramel are available for purchase – cash only.


price $245
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Bergen, Norway



3 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

unesco
Bergen, Best of Bergen & Mount Ulriken
On this introduction to lovely Bergen you will board a motor coach to sightsee through downtown Bergen with its old wooden Hanseatic pier, Bryggen, the medieval King Håkon’s Hall, erected during the reign of King Håkon Håkonsson, the Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary’s Church, built around 1170, and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway, the peninsula Nordnes, Bergen Theater (Den National Scene), and Grieghallen, the modern concert hall named after Norway’s great composer, Edvard Grieg. Your tour will continue over to Kalfaret, the noble residential area of Bergen, and on to the main attraction of the day - Ulriken Mountain. You will be taken by cable car to the highest of Bergen’s famous "Seven Mountains," Ulriken, to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 2,100 feet above the city streets.  From the summit, at the Sky:skraperen you will be introduced to one  of the local specialties while you enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area - the sea, the islands, fjords, and mountains, before  returning back to the lower station to board your motor coach for a short trip back to the pier.  

Please note:  People can stay on the motor coach if walking becomes too strenuous during the tour. There is a ramp and lift at the Ulriken cable car.


price $175
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

sightseeing
Bergen, Best Views of Bergen by Segway
Your guide will give you a brief overview on how to operate the Segway before you begin your ride through Bergenhus Fortress and its beautiful park. Continuing on to historical Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) you will pass the fish market. Your adventure will also take you by Bergen Aquarium and into Nordnes Park, one of Bergen’s most beautiful parks on the farthest end of the town.  Driving along the classic alleyways of Bergen you will head toward the National Norwegian Theater, the Blue Stone, John’s Church and Lille Lungegårdsvannet.  At Fjellveien you will have a wonderful view over the center of Bergen and the surrounding areas before you head back down to the city center to Bergenhus Park.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities. It is recommended that guests dress in warm layered clothing and wear flat comfortable shoes.


price $175
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

unesco

sightseeing

concierge
Bergen, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Fjord Adventure
Join this exhilarating helicopter flight over Bergen and the surrounding areas. This tour  will combine the beautiful areas around Bergen and the Folgefonna Glacier just next to the Hardangerfjord.  This is Norway's third largest glacier and the highest point is 5,415 feet above sea level. Take in a bird's eye view over Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, the archipelago outside Bergen and of course Bryggen – listed as a UNESCO site.

Please note:  Timings are approximate and subject to modifications. This excursion is not recommended for guests with physical/walking disabilities or who suffer from motion sickness and/or vertigo, nor guests who have a fear of heights and enclosed spaces. It is recommended that guests dress in layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes.  Due to flight weight restrictions, guests must register their body weight.


price $599
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3.5 HRS

Moderate
Bergen, Fantoft Stave Church & Greigs Home & Garden

This enriching excursion will take you south of Bergen to view a remarkable wooden church and to visit the home of Norway's famed composer, Edvard Grieg. You will drive through the residential areas south of Bergen, towards Fana and the Stave Church. The old Stave Church at Fantoft was originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150, and was moved to Fantoft in 1883 to save it from demolition and preserve it as part of the nation’s heritage.  After a destructive 1992 fire, artisans extensively and faithfully restored the church to its former beauty. Inside, you can admire the traditional timber construction and elaborately carved decoration. From spiritual faith to musical brilliance, you'll also visit Troldhaugen, home of Norway's famed composer Edvard Grieg.  Troldhaugen was built in 1885 and Edvard Grieg lived there for 22 years together with his wife Nina. Grieg composed many of his best-known works in the composer’s hut by the shore of Lake Nordås. Enjoy a guided tour of the Villa, museum and the garden and some free time to walk around on your own afterwards. Your visit will end with the highlight of the tour; a private recital in Troldsalen. One of the best interpreters of Grieg’s music will play some of the famous pieces as well as some of the more unknown ones, and tell stories and anecdotes about the composer and his wife.

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This tour involves stone steps, uneven ground and gradual slopes.


price $189
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

refreshments

dining

culture

unesco
Bergen, Moutain Trek to Ovre Eide Farm

You will begin your walk past Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site) where your guide will tell you about the legendary Hanseatic site. You will see the famous Fish Market and continue to the most popular attraction in Bergen, the funicular, that ascends to Mount Fløyen. From its 1,050-foot-height, you will admire the beautiful landscape of the city and the fjords from above, one of the most spectacular views in Norway. At the top of Mount Fløyen you will begin your hike across the mountain to Ovre Eide Farm.  You will discover the unique nature of Norway, passing lakes, wild rivers and breathtaking views.  At the top of Mount Sandviken you will make a brief stop to enjoy some chocolate. Afterward, you will descend into the valley of the old mail route between Trondheim and Bergen to reach our final destination, Øvre-Eide Farm. Øvre-Eide Farm is located in the idyllic surroundings of Lake Jordal. The owner of the farm is also a confectioner and he will lovingly prepare some typical Norwegian specialties for you. Enjoy the pleasure of listening to exciting stories about the traditional farm life in the countryside of Norway while enjoying a traditional meal!

Please note: It is recommended that you dress in layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking/hiking shoes. This hike covers about 5 miles of easy walking and involves some steps, uneven ground, cobble stones, and gradual slopes.  


price $259
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Bergen, Walking Tour Of Hanseatic Bergen & Mt. Floyen
Begin your tour with a walk to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Bryggen. Here you will wander through the narrow streets between the houses dating back to 18th century. Your guide will take you on a journey back in time, where you will learn more about the fascinating development of the old Hanseatic city. Stop and admire St. Mary’s Church dating back to 1170 and one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Norway. Continue your walk to Mount Floyen Funicular station, Bergen’s most famous mountain. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy some free time with a spectacular view of Bergen. On your way back to the ship you will learn more about Bergen in the 20th century and you will make a stop at Fisketorget, the fish market, located at the very heart of Bergen. 

Please note: It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat comfortable walking shoes. This walking tour involves steps, uneven ground, cobble stone paths, gradual slopes, and is therefore not suitable for guests with any walking difficulties.


price $79
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Copenhagen, Denmark



3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with airport transfer
Discover the Old World beauty and architecture of Copenhagen during a scenic, debarkation tour of this historic Danish capital, concluding with a transfer to the airport for your flight home.  After disembarking the ship, your sightseeing tour will begin with a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, the famous bronze sculpture which is considered to be the “Symbol of Copenhagen.”  From here, a visit will be made to the courtyard of the Amalienborg Palace which consists of four identical rococo palaces surrounding the spacious octagonal Palace Square.  You will drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, a trendy area of Copenhagen, with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  From here, continue on for a photo stop at the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms. Your tour will conclude with a scenic sightseeing drive through the city.  Along the way, pass by the City Hall and Square, Strøget Pedestrian Street, which is filled with shops, boutiques and cafés, and the world-famous Tivoli Garden, home to a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Afterward, drive by the Glyptotek Art Museum and the Old Stock Exchange, then through Christianshavn before taking the beautiful coastal road of Amager Island to the airport for your flight home.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests disembarking the ship with flights at 2:00 p.m. or later and will end at the airport.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  The tour sequence may vary. 


price $99
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Copenhagen: Wonderful Copenhagen with hotel transfer
The tour is a must-do for every first-time visitor to Copenhagen and provides an excellent orientation for further exploration on your own.  Your first stop will be at the Copenhagen Landmark, the Little Mermaid Statue where a photo stop will be made.  Then continue on your tour and drive by Rosenborg Castle, a fairy-tale castle housing the crown jewels and a collection of royal memorabilia such as Christian IV's pearl-studded saddle.  Next, visit the courtyard of Amalienborg Palace, the royal winter residence.  Drive through the colorful canal area of Nyhavn, now a trendy area of Copenhagen with many cafés and restaurants along the canal.  Continue to Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Parliament and the Queen's Reception rooms.  Enjoy the view of the City Hall and Square.  One side is the mile-long pedestrian street Strøget filled with shops, boutiques and cafés.  Opposite is the world famous Tivoli Gardens, founded back in 1843 and offering a wealth of flowers, restaurants and entertainment.  Next, pass the Glyptotek Art Museum with an impressive collection of art and then on to the old Stock Exchange - a building in Dutch renaissance style with its spire of entwined dragon tails.  Drive through the area of Christianshavn and leave the island of Zealand.  After this scenic overview of the Danish capital, your coach and guide will transfer you to your post cruise hotel.

Please note: This tour is offered to guests staying in Copenhagen at the conclusion of their cruise.  It requires a moderate amount of walking and most areas visited are wheelchair accessible.  This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair; however, guests must be able to embark and disembark the coach via the coach steps.  Order of sites may vary.  Guests staying at other hotel properties in Copenhagen, may take this tour and take a taxi on their own from the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel. 


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