Departs September 27, 2017 | Join Educational Opportunities with guest speaker Father Greg Boyle roundtrip from Copenhagen, Denmark. Sail aboard the Norwegian Getaway on this unforgettable 11-day program!
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- International Airfare from NY
- Meals on Ship
- Overseas Transfers
- Port Charges
- Select Shore Excursions
Day 1 Departure
Day 2 Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 3 Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany (On Own)
Optional tours in Berlin will give you a splendid introduction to such sites as the Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag. Visit the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, left as a poignant reminder of what was lost in the Second World War, and view a remnant of the Berlin Wall standing as witness to the once-divided city. Take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point from East to West Berlin during the Cold War Era. Visit the Pergamon Museum with its many ancient artifacts. Shore excursions are booked through Norwegian.
Day 4 At Sea
Day 5 Tallinn, Estonia
Day 6 St. Petersburg, Russia (Part I)
Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, an extensive walled complex that includes the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, now part of the St. Petersburg History Museum. While exploring Saint Peter's, look for the tombstones of the Imperial family, including Tsar Nicholas II and his relatives. Continue on to the Cruiser Aurora, which signaled the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution. Proceed past the Field of Mars and the Marble Palace before arriving at the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. This exquisitely decorated church was built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated in 1881. Drive along Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg's main thoroughfare, past the Kazan Cathedral and return to your ship.
Day 7 St. Petersburg, Russia (Part II)
St. Petersburg is so delightful; it merits another full day excursion. Visit Peterhof- Peter the Great's opulent answer to Versailleswith its palaces, gardens and hundreds of intricate fountains. The lavish Palace has changed considerably over the decades with some of the rooms in Rastrellis flamboyant baroque style, while others were later reworked by Velton. Enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant. Enjoy a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, originally the palace of Catherine the Great. The museum boasts more than 2.7 million exhibits of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt to early 20th-century Europe.
Day 8 Helsinki, Finland
Your scenic driving tour follows a coastal road past Embassy Park and an open-air market to expansive Senate Square with its elegant Lutheran Cathedral. Continue down the chic boulevard Esplanadi lined with designer shops. Mannerheim Street landmarks include the Parliament building, National Museum, and Finlandia Hall. Further along are the 1952 Olympic stadium, the new Opera House on Töölönlahti Bay, and the highly unusual Temppeliaukio Rock Church, an underground house of worship blasted out of native granite and capped with a copper dome. Today's final stop is Sibelius Parks monument to the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, best known for the hymn tune Finlandia (Be Still My Soul). Return to the ship or remain downtown to explore on your own.
Day 9 Stockholm, Sweden (On Own)
Stockholm is not only the capital but the heart of Sweden. Explore the City on your own or book a shore excursion through the cruise line. Stockholm's old town -Gamla Stanis- on its own island at the harbors edge. At the Royal Palace, watch the Changing of the Guard or step inside to see the grand ballroom, the glistening treasury and the stunning Hall of State that contains the king's silver throne. In the City Hall, vibrant mosaic murals decorate the Golden Hall. The opulent Blue Hall contains nothing blue except the glimpses of sky seen through its high windows. This stunning building is the setting for the Nobel Peace Prize banquet each December. Say farewell to this lovely city as you sail away this afternoon. Shore excursions are booked through Norwegian.