Scandinavia & Russia Cruise
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, Sail from Copenhagen
- Departure Date
- 06 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
- 11 Nights
- Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany & Norway
- From €2373pp
Ports of call: Copenhagen, Denmark | Oslo, Norway | Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany | Tallinn, Estonia | St. Petersburg, Russia | Helsinki, Finland | Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden | Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly from Dublin to Copenhagen and board the Sky Princess for an eleven night cruise to Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany, Denmark and Norway.
Copenhagen was founded during the 12th century. The city owes much of its charm to the buildings erected by Denmark's monarchs, and boasts a treasure trove of late-Renaissance and Rococo architecture. Copenhagen deserves its accolade as the Venice of the North. Founded on a series of islands and islets, the city today is laced with graceful canals and boasts some of the most delightful architecture in Northern Europe.
See the fabled statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, a symbol of the city. Stroll along the old harbor of Nyhavn, lined with cafés, restaurants and 500-year-old gabled houses.
Forest-clad slopes plummet to an island-studded fjord. Welcome to Oslo, Scandinavia's oldest capital city. The commercial center of Norway, Oslo has been a major trading port for over a millennium. Though a relatively modest city in size - some 550,000 Norwegians call it home - Oslo is one of the largest capital cities in the world in terms of area. The hills and lakes of its outlying countryside are a paradise for lovers of winter sports.
The city itself boasts a sophisticated, yet cozy charm, with a blend of 19th- and 20th-century buildings, many decorated with woodcarvings and bright frescoes, and wide avenues dotted with public squares and parks.
Berlin is a worthy rival to London or Paris in terms of history, art and culture. The city's highlights include the restored Reichstag Building with its magnificent glass dome, the Brandenburg Gate and the stunning Museum Island. Explore the old Cold War hot spots and view the Brandenburg Gate, restored to its original magnificence. Or, stroll along the Kurfurstendamm and take coffee in a local café.
Like Latvia and Lithuania, the Baltic republic of Estonia has survived a turbulent history. The small nation was conquered and ruled by the likes of Teutonic Knights, Polish princes and Russian Tsars. Once a member of the historic Hanseatic League, Tallinn is the political, commercial and cultural center of Estonia.
St. Petersburg has provided a historic stage since the day Peter the Great ordained its construction on the banks of the Neva. In its relatively short history - the city is younger than New York - St. Petersburg has witnessed the rise and fall of Imperial Russia, three shattering revolutions, and civil war.
Russia's "Window on the West," St. Petersburg remains one of the world's most beautiful metropolises. Perched on the banks of the Neva, the city is crisscrossed by canals. The rich architecture features a mixture of styles from ornate Russian Baroque churches to neo-classical palaces.
Perhaps their country's harsh climate encouraged the Finns' love and respect for design and the arts. Whatever the cause, there's no denying that Helsinki is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Scandinavia. Hailed as the "Daughter of the Baltic," Finland's capital is a city of graceful neoclassical buildings, striking modern architecture and spacious boulevards dotted with squares and parks.
Often described as the "Capital of Scandinavia," Stockholm traces its origins back seven centuries, when it was founded on the island of Gamla Stan and became the capital of Sweden. Today, the city covers 14 separate islands connected by bays, channels and inlets. The skyline is a sea of copper roofs grown green with patina, towers, spires and graceful cupolas stand sentinel over the historic Old Town (Gamla Stan).
Cruise back to Copenhagen where you'll board your homeward flight to Dublin.
Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2: Oslo, Norway
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4: Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 7: St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
Day 8: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 9: Helsinki, Finland
Day 10: Stockholm (Nynashamn), Sweden
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Copenhagen, Denmark
Price is per adult based on two adults sharing and includes:
- Return flights and charges from Dublin
- Overseas transfers
- 7 night cruise on board the Sky Princess, in an inside cabin
- Free Wine
- Free Speciality Dining
Plus - Get Free onboard spend of $250 per couple when you upgrade to a balcony cabin from only €2539pp
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Travel insurance
- Upgrade your cabin type to balcony from €2539pp
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Book by 1st July.
For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 0818 300 205, email email@example.com, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.