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Jewels of Scandinavia & the Baltic Capitals - 2023

Copenhagen • 10-night small ship cruise with Rønne, Gdańsk, Visby, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Mariehamn • Stockholm
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm | Jewels of Scandinavia, Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg | Aerial view of the city of Stockholm, Sweden on a clear day
    EXPLORE STOCKHOLM, A CHARMING CITY BUILT ON 14 ISLANDS CONNECTED BY MORE THAN 57 BRIDGES
  • EMBARK VANTAGE TRAVEL'S BRAND-NEW LUXURY EXPEDITION VESSEL AND CALL ON CAPTIVATING PORTS IN SEVEN NATIONS
  • Dusk falls on Helsinki, Finland. A domed cathedral dominates the skyline while boats come and go from the docks.
    CONTRAST GREEN AND GRACEFUL HELSINKI WITH THE OTHER BALTIC CAPITALS YOU'LL VISIT
  • Colorful houses line the water in Copenhagen, Denmark. Several white sailboats are docked.
    YOU'LL ALREADY BE IN EUROPE, SO WHY NOT ADD TWO EXTRA NIGHTS IN CHARMING COPENHAGEN, A DELIGHTFUL CITY WITH SO MUCH TO OFFER
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LEADER IN SOLO WOMEN
FREE Solo Space
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3rd WOMAN TRAVELS FREE
Third woman sails for FREE on ALL departures.
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Copenhagen, Denmark (Pre-Trip)

FROM $999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

You'll already be in Europe, so why not add two extra nights in charming Copenhagen, a delightful city with so much to offer? Whether you’re sipping a steaming brew as part of the city’s intrinsic coffee culture, wandering the Norrebro neighborhood on your way toward the Nyhavn canal’s colorful row houses, or taking a dip in the outdoor canal pools at Islands Brygge, there’s plenty to do during ample free time. Plus, you’ll gain insight into local culture during an excursion to a charming fishing village. There is no better way to see more of Denmark at the best value.

Please note: The day-to-day itinerary for this extension blends in some features that would otherwise occur during the Copenhagen land portion of your main cruisetour program. This is done merely to ensure the most logical, relaxed, and efficient pacing. By the time you embark ship on the main cruise tour itinerary, you will have experienced all the main tour inclusions as well as your two extra extension days.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights' accommodations at the Tivoli Copenhagen Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Excursion to the fishing village of Dragør
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides 
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio
    and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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Day 1:

Fly to Copenhagen

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Copenhagen.

Day 2:

Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to acclimate before an evening Welcome Briefing and Dinner.

Included meals:

Dinner

Day 3:

Panoramic city tour of Copenhagen

Get acquainted with this charming city on an included panoramic tour. View the famed Little Mermaid statue on her watery perch, visit the Nyhavn canal district, swing by towered and turreted Rosenborg Castle, and contrast that with the more-dignified Amalienborg Castle where Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II resides today. Visit the Torvehallerne food market to taste the freshest local fare and interact with the people who live here and grow produce, flowers, and more. Peruse among the more than 60 stalls for a delicious lunch on your own before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner is on your own tonight — and from the renowned Noma restaurant to an up-cropping of other Michelin-starred gems, food has become Copenhagen’s main attraction!

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 4:

At leisure in Copenhagen

Following breakfast, enjoy a full day to explore Copenhagen as you wish. Perhaps you’ll visit Tivoli Gardens, the city's historic amusement park, a wonderland of display gardens, concert venues, exotic architecture, and, of course, rides. (Tivoli Gardens is just a 2-minute walk from your hotel!) We'll also provide a free shuttle service between your hotel and the city center. 

Throughout the day, your fellow cruisetour travelers will be arriving, and you'll join them tonight for a Welcome Dinner.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 5:

Explore Dragør, enjoy free time in Copenhagen, then join the base tour

This morning you set off for an excursion to Dragør, a picturesque fishing village on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Your guide will escort you along the narrow, cobbled lanes lined with yellow houses and thatched rooftops, and you’ll pause to sample some local refreshments. Back in Copenhagen, the balance of the day is free. Perhaps you’ll be inspired at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, or shop along the Strøget pedestrian zone. 

Tomorrow, you will rejoin your larger base tour group and proceed with Day 4 of your Copenhagen-Poole cruise tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Stockholm, Sweden (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

From its start around 1000 AD as a Viking trading hub and its heyday as a Northern Renaissance maritime power to its current position as Sweden’s cultural and political capital, beautiful Stockholm is the place to go for anyone wishing to understand Scandinavia. It’s also a clean, safe, modern, and delightful haven that is easy to explore, thanks to its design-forward infrastructure, cosmopolitan cuisine, and friendly people. Your centrally located hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful capital built on 14 small islands filled with parks, medieval squares, picturesque footbridges, and more. An included Swedish cultural tour and a food tour give you a jump-start on getting oriented in the Nordic world. Then, you’ll have ample time to explore on your own. This is the perfect way to enhance your Baltic experience at a tremendous value, in a region known to be costly to visit.

Disclaimer: The day-to-day itinerary for this extension blends in some features that would otherwise occur during the Stockholm land portion of your main cruisetour program. This is done merely to ensure the most logical, relaxed, and efficient pacing. By the time you embark ship on the main cruise tour itinerary, you will have experienced all the main tour inclusions as well as your two extra extension days.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights' accommodations at the Radisson Strand Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Swedish Cultural Tour (includes Skansen Open-Air Museum & ABBA The Museum)
  • Swedish food and culture tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio
    and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Stockholm

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Stockholm.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Stockholm, Sweden

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to acclimate before an evening Welcome Briefing. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink, followed by a Welcome Dinner at your hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Exploring Stockholm

Get acquainted with the irresistible charms and remarkable history of Stockholm, spread across 14 islands knit together by some 57 bridges. On your cultural tour of this “Venice of the North,” you’ll walk through the narrow streets of the delightful Gamla Stan, or Old Town, and enjoy views of Stockholm City Hall and the city’s equally attractive newer sections. Cultural Discovery: Then, visit the fascinating Vasa Museum, where you’ll see the amazing “ghost ship” of the same name — the world’s only fully intact 17th-century warship. The massive vessel sank just offshore on its maiden voyage in 1628. It lay preserved in the mud for three centuries, before being recovered and displayed in its full glory.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

From ABBA to Z: A Swedish Cultural Tour

Today, you’ll get an in-depth taste of life in Sweden’s capital. Cultural Discovery: Visit Abba: The Museum, an interactive experience dedicated to the iconic Swedish pop quartet and their global impact. Then tour the Skansen Open-Air Museum to see how people lived in Sweden before the Industrial Revolution. 

Throughout the day, your fellow cruise tour travelers will be arriving, and you'll join them for tonight's Welcome Dinner. Tomorrow, as they acclimate with a city tour, you still have one more included feature of your pre-trip extension to enjoy: a delicious food culture outing in Stockholm.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

Inside Sweden’s food culture

Enjoy the morning following your own whims and desires, perhaps exploring the waterfront or stopping by the Nobel Museum to learn about the prestigious prize. In the afternoon, an included tour presents Swedish Food Culture. Walking with your guide you’ll stop at food markets, stalls and eateries to sample tasty Swedish delicacies and learn about the national cuisine. Your tastings include four to five different dishes based on the season — perhaps a fika coffee break with pastry, a sampling of artisanal smoked meats, local beer, or a cutting-edge New Nordic version of Swedish meatballs. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Tomorrow, you will join your larger base tour group and proceed with Day 4 of your Stockholm-Copenhagen cruise tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Copenhagen, Denmark (Post-Trip)

FROM $999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

You'll already be in Europe, so why not add two extra nights in charming Copenhagen, a delightful city with so much to offer? Whether you’re sipping a steaming brew as part of the city’s intrinsic coffee culture, wandering the Norrebro neighborhood on your way toward the Nyhavn canal’s colorful row houses, or taking a dip in the outdoor canal pools at Islands Brygge, there’s plenty to do during ample free time. Plus, you’ll gain insight into local culture during an excursion to a charming fishing village. There is no better way to see more of Denmark at the best value.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights' accommodations at the Tivoli Copenhagen Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Excursion to the fishing village of Dragør
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides 
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio
    and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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Day 16:

A visit to the village of Dragør

This morning you set off for an excursion to Dragør, a picturesque fishing village on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Your guide will escort you along the narrow, cobbled lanes lined with yellow houses and thatched rooftops, and you’ll pause to sample some local refreshments. Back in Copenhagen, the balance of the day is free. Perhaps you’ll be inspired at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, or shop along the Strøget pedestrian zone.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 17:

At leisure in Copenhagen

Following breakfast, enjoy a full day to explore Copenhagen as you wish. Perhaps you’ll visit Tivoli Gardens, the city's historic amusement park, a wonderland of display gardens, concert venues, exotic architecture, and, of course, rides. (Tivoli Gardens is a 2-minute walk from your hotel!) We'll provide a free shuttle service between your hotel and the city center. Later, join your fellow travelers for one last toast at tonight's Farewell Dinner. 

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

Day 18:

Fly home

Head to the Copenhagen airport for you flight back to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Stockholm, Sweden (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY

From its start around 1000 AD as a Viking trading hub and its heyday as a Northern Renaissance maritime power to its current position as Sweden’s cultural and political capital, beautiful Stockholm is the place to go for anyone wishing to understand Scandinavia. It’s also a clean, safe, modern, and delightful haven that is easy to explore, thanks to its design-forward infrastructure, cosmopolitan cuisine, and friendly people. Your centrally located hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful capital built on 14 small islands filled with parks, medieval squares, picturesque footbridges, and more. An included Swedish cultural tour and a food tour give you a jump-start on getting oriented in the Nordic world. Then, you’ll have ample time to explore on your own. This is the perfect way to enhance your Baltic experience at a tremendous value, in a region known to be costly to visit.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights' accommodations at the Radisson Strand Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Swedish Cultural Tour (includes Skansen Open-Air Museum & ABBA The Museum)
  • Swedish food and culture tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio
    and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
View Extension Details
Expand All

DAY 16:

From ABBA to Z: A Swedish cultural tour

Today, you’ll get an in-depth taste of life in Sweden’s capital. Visit Abba The Museum, an interactive experience dedicated to the iconic Swedish pop quartet and their global impact. Then, tour the Skansen Open-Air Museum to see how people lived in Sweden before the Industrial Revolution. 

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 17:

Inside Sweden's food culture

Enjoy the morning following your own whims and desires, perhaps exploring the waterfront or stopping by the Nobel Museum to learn about the prestigious prize. In the afternoon, an included tour presents Swedish food culture. Walking with your guide, you’ll stop at food markets, stalls, and eateries to sample tasty Swedish delicacies and learn about the national cuisine. Your tastings include great local dishes based on the season — perhaps a fika coffee break with pastry, a sampling of artisanal smoked meats, local beer, or a cutting-edge New Nordic version of Swedish meatballs. The balance of the day is at leisure. This evening, gather to celebrate your Scandinavian discoveries during a Farewell Dinner at your hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 18:

Return home

After breakfast, transfer to the Stockholm airport for your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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Per Diem $666 $946
Included Tours and Special Features 24 included features and Cultural Discoveries with state-of-the-art portable audio headsets on all shore excursions throughout your journey - a value of $2,100

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Visby; Riga; Tallinn; and Suomenlinna Fortress

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One included shore excursion in each port of call

Five UNESCO World Heritage sites en route – Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, the Historic Centers (Old Towns) of Tallinn and Riga, the natural Curonian Peninsula in Lithuania, and the Hanseatic Town of Visby.
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 # of Days 15  9
Meals 35 meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 12 dinners, plus complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks at dinner
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