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18-night Star Collector: Viking Lore, Finnish Fortresses, & Russian Ballet Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Star Pride
Destination:
Edinburgh/Stockholm
Departure Date:
6/28/2019
Length:
18
Offer ID:
1327769


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Edinburgh
Suggested Private Excursion
6/28/2019
6/28/2019 6:00:00 PM

Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh: Royal Edinburgh - 8 hours

Edinburgh: Introducing Edinburgh - 4 hours

At Sea
6/29/2019
6/29/2019

No information currently available.

Stavanger
Suggested Private Excursion
6/30/2019 7:00:00 AM
6/30/2019 1:00:00 PM

Founded in the 8th century and one of Norway's oldest towns, Stavanger is situated along the Byfjord, an arm of the Stavangerfjord. A bishop ruled the city from the twelfth through seventeenth centuries. At the end of the eighteenth century, Stavanger had developed a successful merchant shipping fleet and during the next century developed herring fishing and canning industries. Appealing echoes of that proud heritage live on amid the evocative cobbled streets of Gamle (Old) Stavanger, whose whitewashed 18th century houses are probably northern Europe's best-preserved community of wooden houses. It has a well-preserved 12th century stone church.

Suggested Private Excursions

Stavanger Tour - 4 hours

Flam
7/1/2019 9:00:00 AM
7/1/2019 5:00:00 PM

Flåm­ is the destination of the 12-mile branch line of the train from Myrdal, a 50-minute ride that plummets nearly 3,000 feet into Flåm­ Valley. The tiny village lies at the end of the Aurlandsfjord, amid meadows and orchards, surrounded by towering mountains. A trip on famous Flåm­ Railway is a thrilling experience. Its track took four years to complete and leads through breathtaking mountain scenery, past cascading waterfalls and through hand-dug tunnels. At one point the train travels through a reverse tunnel in order to negotiate a gradient of nearly a thousand feet, making it one of the steepest anywhere in the world. It operates year-round - a great tourist attraction during the summer and a local lifeline during deep winter. Strolling around the few souvenir shops or walking in the picturesque Aurland Valley are popular pastimes. Guests interested in exploring on their own would enjoy a hike in the countryside. The picturesque setting among orchards and meadows draws visitors to this serene and peaceful place.

Alesund
Suggested Private Excursion
7/2/2019 1:00:00 PM
7/2/2019 8:00:00 PM

The region is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords, of which the Geiranger fjord is one of the most attractive tourist places in Norway. The climate is less severe than might be expected from its geographical location, with mild winters and cool summers. Ålesund, with its unique architecture, is the center of business and industry in Møre and Romsdal. As the sea, the woods and the mountains are easy accessible, the possibilities for outdoor and sports activities are excellent, both in the summer and winter season.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ålesund Walking Tour – 3 Hours

Ålesund City Tour – 4 Hours

Olden
7/3/2019 9:00:00 AM
7/3/2019 4:00:00 PM

At the head of three valleys amid the peaceful surroundings of the Inner Nordfjord, Olden is the key to a not-to-be-missed journey up to the frozen cascade of the million years old and ever-advancing Briksdal Glacier, best-known of the gigantic, Jostedal's many icy arms. An Iron Age burial mound was discovered in this region of Western Norway, but in more recent history, most of the town was settled in the seventeenth century. In Olden, an historic church was built in 1746 and survived the Second World War.

Bergen
Suggested Private Excursion
7/4/2019 8:00:00 AM
7/4/2019 3:00:00 PM

With its spectacular setting among seven hills, Bergen is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable cities in Norway. Most sites are within an easy walk from the harbor. From fine surviving medieval buildings to a series of good museums such as Fishery Museum and Old Bergen open-air museum, Bergen offers a wide variety of attractions. Its scenic beauty can best be appreciated from Mt. Floyen and is captivating. Enjoy this lovely city by taking a stroll to the old part of town, passing impressive 12th-century Bergenhus fortress. Old Hanseatic Wharf, called Bryggen, is where reconstructed gabled buildings house workshops, boutiques and restaurants. St. Mary's Church is Bergen’s oldest building and one of the finest Norman churches in Norway. Rasmus Meyers Collection is a rambling townhouse featuring one of the best collections of Norwegian art, including an upper floor devoted almost entirely to Munch. Bergen boasts numerous historic buildings dating from medieval times: Bergenhus Fortress; Rosenkrantz Tower; Haakon’s Hall.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours

At Sea
7/5/2019
7/5/2019

No information currently available.

Copenhagen
Suggested Private Excursion
7/6/2019 7:00:00 AM
7/6/2019 5:00:00 PM

Wonderful Copenhagen is a city of bridge-spanned canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks. This famous Baltic seaport is one of Europe’s loveliest capitals and the seat of the oldest monarchy in the world. Copenhagen is a focus for commerce, culture, industry and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The locale of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tale of The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen is known as Denmark’s fairy-tale city. Its impressive theaters, museums and churches are of interest to many visitors; the best-loved attractions include the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the Langelinie Harbor with its Little Mermaid statue and the busy shopping promenade known as Strøget.

Suggested Private Excursions

Copenhagen City tour – 4 Hours

Roskilde tour – 5 Hours

North Zealand Tour – 7 Hours

Malmö and Lund – 7 Hours

Bornholm
7/7/2019 8:00:00 AM
7/7/2019 5:00:00 PM

Bornholm is a beautiful island with a varied landscape where visitors come to experience nature. Some ways to experience the scenic Bornholm coast include, biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and cave exploration by in the west. Lured by the island's stunning beauty artist have their own colony where visitors can see painters, sculptors and craft people at work in their studios.

Gdansk (Gdynia)
Suggested Private Excursion
7/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
7/8/2019 8:00:00 PM

Historic Gdansk represents one of the richest, most lavish complexes of architectonic relics in Poland. The entrances to historic quarters are huge stone gateways guarding the main thoroughfare; the well-proportioned tower of town hall makes a powerful impact. The main square is filled with fine mansions. St. Mary’s Church is the world's largest brick church, with a capacity of 25,000. Dominating the waterside is seven-story Great Mill. Gdynia is the modern port for Gdansk. Near Gdansk is Sopot, one of the most fashionable seaside resorts in northern Europe during the 19th century and the country’s most popular health spa with its beach and flair for entertainment. Sopot is known as an important music center, featuring an annual Opera and International Song Festival. Gdansk Historical Museum has lavish decorations and fascinating exhibits. Maritime Museum features a model of every ship produced in local shipyards since 1945 and is housed in the massive 15th-century Gdansk Crane. National Art Museum, one of Gdansk’s highlights, boasts a collection of Gothic art and sculpture.

Suggested Private Excursions

Gdansk - Window to Freedom - Half Day Tour

Gdansk & Malbork Castle - Full Day Tour

A Pulsating Harbour - Gdansk/Gdynia/Sopot - Full Day Tour

Gdansk & Stutthof - Full Day Tour

Gdansk: Gdansk & Sopot – 5 hours

Klaipeda
7/9/2019 8:00:00 AM
7/9/2019 10:00:00 PM

Klaipeda (formerly Memel) is a port in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. It has shipyards, factories, museums and an aquarium.

At Sea
7/10/2019
7/10/2019

No information currently available.

Helsinki
Suggested Private Excursion
7/11/2019 8:00:00 AM
7/11/2019 4:00:00 PM

Often referred to as "Pearl of the Baltic," this neat city is known for impressive architecture, wide boulevards, and beautiful harbor. Grand Senate Square, dominated by exquisite Tuomio Church and onion domes of Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, is an example of neo-Classical, Empire-style impressive architecture. Visit the lively harborfront market and Temppeliaukioa Church (Rock Church), which was created in the 60's from man-made and natural materials. Finland’s musical heritage comes alive in great Finlandia Hall, designed by renowned architect Alvar Aalto. Finland’s beloved composer, Jean Sibelius, is remembered by a beautiful monument on Helsinki’s outskirts. Helsinki has good museums displaying everything from art to architectural design. Open-air Museum - the small wooded island of Seurasaari - has a collection of vernacular buildings assembled from all over Finland which provide insight into how country folk lived until recently. Suomenlinna Fortress is the largest in the world and often called Gibraltar of the North.

Suggested Private Excursions

Helsinki City tour – 3 Hours

Suomenlinna Fortress tour – 3 Hours

Porvoo Tour – 5 Hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
7/12/2019 9:00:00 AM
7/12/2019

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 6 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg City Tour - 7 hours

St. Petersburg - Pushkin - 7 hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
7/13/2019
7/13/2019 6:00:00 PM

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 6 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg City Tour - 7 hours

St. Petersburg - Pushkin - 7 hours

Tallinn
Suggested Private Excursion
7/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
7/14/2019 5:00:00 PM

Tallinn's many occupations over the centuries have resulted in a cultural mix and unique ambiance of this maritime city. Old Town's cobbled streets and 13th-14th century buildings attract thousands of visitors annually who admire the city’s heritage of medieval buildings, the imposing City Hall, the Orthodox Cathedral, Toompea Castle and Oleviste Church. See former guild houses, including the Great Guildhall of the medieval Hanseatic League. Other attractions include impressive Town Hall Square with 15th century Gothic Town Hall, and numerous Gothic churches including Toomekirik. Toompea Castle has fine views over Tallinn. In Hirve Park, Estonians have rallied recently in protest of foreign occupation. "Tall Herman" and "Fat Margaret" are two towers among the remnants of the original defense walls. The "Fat Margaret" tower now houses a Maritime Museum on Tallinn’s history as a busy port. Other museums include: The House of Knights on Toompea Hill which displays Estonian art from the 19th and 20th centuries; the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art.

Suggested Private Excursions

Tallinn: Panoramic Tallinn - 8 hours

Mariehamn
7/15/2019 12:00:00 PM
7/15/2019 7:00:00 PM

Between Viking farmsteads, Danish trading routes, and intermittent annexation by Sweden, Finland and Russia, it's little wonder that the 6,500 islands of the Aland (or Ahvenanmaa) archipelago exhibit a unique Nordic culture shaped by many influences. Certainly, they are inexorably connected to the sea in a longstanding maritime love affair—fishing and boating are of paramount importance to the locals. Aland is an autonomous province whose capital is Mariehamn. With a population of 25,000, this port city stands out from its neighboring islands, many of which claim a population of none.

Stockholm
Suggested Private Excursion
7/16/2019 7:00:00 AM
7/16/2019

Stockholm is Sweden’s strikingly elegant and beautiful capital. Stockholm, noted for its outstanding architecture, is one of Scandinavia’s most attractive cities. In addition to its many man-made monuments, Stockholm boasts natural beauty - with one-third of the city’s total land area devoted to parks. As the country’s major city, Stockholm offers a wealth of monuments and sites, fine museums, and a rich culture. There are also hundreds of excellent restaurants, as well as a great selection of trendy boutiques and exciting nightclubs. Visitors should start their exploration of Stockholm with the Gamla Stan, the Old Town on Stadsholmen; an island in the center of the city, it has retained its medieval charm. The maze of narrow, cobbled streets, full of art studios, boutiques, antique shops, nightclubs and bars, is best explored on foot.

Suggested Private Excursions

Drottingholm Castle tour - 4 Hours

Stockholm City tour – 5 Hours

Uppsala and Sigtuna tour - 6 Hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $747, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
6/28/2019
Number of Nights
18
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 18-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, government fees and taxes additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1327769

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Plaza Travel
16530 Ventura Blvd
Suite 106
Encino, CA 91436
818-990-4053
800-347-4447
 

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