Copenhagen To Stockholm
- Depart From
- Sail from Copenhagen
- Departure Date
- 21 Aug 2019 - 28 Aug 2019
- 7 Days
- Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Sweden
- From €4200pp
Ports of call: Copenhagen, Denmark; Tallinn, Estonia; St Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden
Board the Silver Spirit in London and embark on a seven-day cruise to Denmark, Estonia, Russia and Sweden.
The Kingdom of Denmark is the geographical link between Scandinavia and Europe. Half-timber villages and tidy farms rub shoulders with towns and a few cities, where pedestrians set the pace, not traffic.
In the capital, Copenhagen—København in Danish—mothers safely park baby carriages outside bakeries while outdoor cafés fill with cappuccino-sippers, and lanky Danes pedal to work in lanes thick with bicycle traffic. The town was a fishing colony until 1157, when Valdemar the Great gave it to Bishop Absalon, who built a castle on the site of what is now the parliament, Christiansborg.
Estonia's history is sprinkled liberally with long stretches of foreign domination, beginning in 1219 with the Danes, followed without interruption by the Germans, Swedes, and Russians. Only after World War I, with Russia in revolutionary wreckage, was Estonia able to declare its independence.
Shortly before World War II, in 1940, that independence was usurped by the Soviets, who—save for a brief three-year occupation by Hitler's Nazis—proceeded to suppress all forms of national Estonian pride for the next 50 years. Estonia finally regained independence in 1991.
Commissioned by Tsar Peter the Great (1672–1725) as "a window looking into Europe," St. Petersburg is a planned city whose elegance is reminiscent of Europe's most alluring capitals.
Little wonder it's the darling of fashion photographers and travel essayists today: built on more than a hundred islands in the Neva Delta linked by canals and arched bridges, it was called the "Venice of the North" by Goethe, and its stately embankments are reminiscent of those in Paris.
Stockholm is a city in the flush of its second youth. In the last 15 years Sweden's capital has emerged from its cold, Nordic shadow to take the stage as a truly international city.
What started with entry into the European Union in 1995, gained pace with the extraordinary IT boom of the late 1990s (strengthened with the Skype-led IT second-wave of 2003), and solidified with the hedge fund invasion of the mid-nineties continues today. And despite more recent global economic turmoil, which Sweden was able to coast through relatively unscatched.
21st August 2019: Copenhagen, Denmark
22nd August 2019: At Sea
23rd August 2019: Tallinn, Estonia
24th August 2019: St Petersburg, Russia
25th August 2019: Stockholm, Sweden
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- 7 day luxury cruise on board the Silver Spirit
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- Return flights from Ireland
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