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Aarhus, Denmark

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Copenhagen, Denmark

Gdansk, Poland

Hamburg, Germany

Helsingor, Denmark

Helsinki

Kiel, Germany

London, England

Multi-Port Package

Oslo, Norway

Rostock (Berlin)

St Petersburg, Russia

Stockholm

Tallinn, Estonia

Warnemunde (Berlin)

Zeebrugge, Belgium

Note: Many PortCompass tours are private or semi-private car/van excursions and as such, some may have minimum passenger requirements. If necessary, we will try to connect you with others to form a group. We also offer some tours that are bus-based with no minimum passenger requirements. Full details are provided upon inquiry. Regardless, our prices are usually significantly below cruise-line pricing. Our pricing comparisons are based on a survey of several different cruise lines. But since cruise lines can change their prices without notice, these comparisons should only be used as guidelines.

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Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus and Silkeborg Highlights

Order code: TML-AASIL

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes transfer from ship to city, guide service, and entrance to Silkeborg Museum and Aarhus Cathedral.

Arrive in Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, located on the Jutland peninsula. Thirty miles from Aarhus, in the heart of the lake district, is Silkeborg the resort center of the Jutland region.

Silkeborg is a charming little town with its own lake that is a wonderful spectacle of fountains. You will visit the Silkeborg Museum and see the amazing exhibit of Tollund man and Elling Woman that were found preserved in a peat bog and died around 350 BC.

Also visit the Aarhus cathedral before your coach returns you to your ship.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Full Day Amsterdam Tour

Order code: PPR-FDAMS

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is a customizable tour and the itinerary below is just a suggestion. You may choose to modify your itinerary as long as it is within the allocated timeframe and is geographically feasible.

Begin with a scenic drive through the heart of historic Amsterdam to the Rijksmuseum on Amsterdam's Museumplein. This museum houses one of the world's greatest collections of Dutch Masters. Enjoy a guided tour of such masterpieces as Rembrandt's The Night Watch, and assorted paintings by other great masters of the 17th century, Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Vermeer.

Other highlights of Amsterdam include a stop at the small statue of Anne Frank. From here it is only a short walk to the Anne Frank House. Visit the former hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary. The museum tells the history of the eight people in hiding and those who helped them during the war. Anne Frank's diary is among the original objects on display. Despite all the renovations, the core of the museum, the Secret Annex, has remained in authentic condition.

Following the visit to the Anne Frank House, enjoy a scenic drive around the center of Amsterdam passing such highlights as the Baroque Royal Palace at the Dam square, the Queen's residence when she visits the city; the Nieuwe Kerk or New Church, a 550-year old church and site of numerous coronations and resting place of many important Dutchmen; the Mint Tower, built in 1618 over a medieval gate, a place where coins were minted; and the 16th-century Weeper's tower.

Another highlight of Amsterdam is the Van Gogh Museum, which houses the largest collection of his paintings and drawings in the world. The main exhibition chronicles the phases of Van Gogh's life, from his childhood to his various emotional stages through his death. Highlights include the "Bedroom in Arles" and "Sunflowers" paintings.

Let us know which Amsterdam sights appeal to you and we will build an itinerary that best fits your needs!

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Amsterdam with Canal Cruise

Order code: TML-AMCCR

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This private tour is for grps of 10 persons or more. Includes guide, entrance to Anne Frank Museum, and canal cruise.

Meet your English speaking guide and motor coach at the pier and embark on your 5 hour tour of Amsterdam.

Enjoy a panoramic tour of Amsterdam where today you?ll see the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, Rijksmuseum, and the Van Gogh Museum (outside visits only).

You will enter the Anne Frank House, which is now a museum dedicated to the Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, who hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the building.

Following your visit, enjoy a 50-minute canal cruise where you?ll get to see Amsterdam from a different perspective. Following the city tour, head back to the ship.

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2 day/1 night Amsterdam/Rotterdam package

Order code: TML-2DPAC

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This package can be done as either a pre-cruise or post-cruise package. Itinerary may be modified to suit your needs. Below is a sample itinerary...

Day 1
Transfer from Amsterdam airport to hotel with assistant
Pre Night — Radisson SAS or similar - Amsterdam (downtown hotel)

Day 2
Sightseeing tour of Amsterdam with canal cruise
Transfers to ship in Rotterdam

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Amsterdam Hotel

Order code: TML-AMSHO

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Let us know what your hotel needs are, and we will be happy to quote. We can also arrange city tours and transfers to your ship!

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Custom tour/transfer from Copenhagen

Order code: PPR-CPCUS

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you wish to combine a tour with an airport/pier/hotel transfer, let us know your pickup/dropoff points, length of tour required, number of persons and bags, and we will be happy to quote.

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Transfer, to/from Ship/Airport/Hotel in Copenhagen

Order code: PPR-CPTRS

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you require a transfer to/from airport/ship/hotel, just provide the details and we will quote.

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The Complete Copenhagen (Shared Group Tour)

Order code: PPR-BALT2

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 15     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a shared small group tour. Pickup/dropoff is at pier and/or City Hall Square, across from the Palace Hotel in downtown. You will need to walk about 250 meters when a stop is made at the Amalienborg Palace, where you will see the changing of the royal guard. It takes around 30 minutes. However the coach will be open during all stops and guests are welcome to stay in the coach if needed. Excursions listed for a port may not be available for every cruise.

Come with us on the Grand Tour of Copenhagen. We'll go through the colorful canal district, past the National Museum to Christiansborg Palace,home to the Danish Parliament.

We continue on to the Old Stock Exchange and across Kongens Nytorv, where we can see the Royal Theatre, famous for its Royal Ballet. Next, we will go past the colorful harbor district of Nyhavn to Amalienborg Palace, winter residence of the Royal Family.

This is followed by a visit to the Gefion Fountain and the Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale.

Then visit one of the many magnificent churches in Copenhagen and pass Rosenborg Castle, where the crown jewels are protected by the Royal Guard.

Departures (Local Time)
9:30 AM (Hours: 3.5)
1:30 PM (Hours: 3.5)

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3 day/2 night Copenhagen Package

Order code: TML-3DPAC

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This can be done either as a pre-cruise or post-cruise package. Itinerary may be modified according to your needs. Below is a sample itinerary...

Day 1: Pickup at Copenhagen pier for a 6 hour tour with local guide.

Travel along the Danish Riviera lined with impressive manor homes and panoramic views of the Swedish coastline and arrive at Kronborg Castle built in the 15th century and setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet. After a guided tour of the castle's gates and ramparts, continue through the countryside for a photo stop at Fredensborg Palace, the summer residence of the royal family. A stop will be made for lunch on your own.

You will visit Frederiksborg, the lavish renaissance style castle and former residence of kings and queens. Dominating the landscape in the charming town of Hilleroed, Frederiksborg is surrounded by lakes and carefully designed gardens and it now serves as a national museum.

During your visit you will see the magnificent chapel, the grand hall, the king's quarters and reception rooms as well as the castle's own boutique. After that, enjoy a relaxing ride through the countryside and the city of Copenhagen before arriving at the hotel.

Overnight hotel

Day 2: Free Day Copenhagen Overnight hotel

Day 3: Transfer from hotel to airport with assistant

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Gdansk, Poland

Malbork Teutonic Knights Castle

Order code: PPR-BALT6

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 16     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

One of the largest, oldest and most popular castles in Poland. The Castle was built on the right bank of Nogat River. The construction by the Teutonic Knights created this massive stone fortress that includes formidable defensive walls, towers, a labyrinth of chambers and wonderful architectural details. Extensive restoration took place in the 1800s and after WWII. Your guided tour today includes the Castle complex and its grand exhibition hall which displays collections of armoury, ceramics and Baltic amber.

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Gdansk Highlights

Order code: PPR-GDAHI

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 15     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

From the pier in Gdynia, you'll drive into the suburban and commercial sections of Gdansk on your way to the Old Town.

Pass by the Gdansk Shipyards, previously known as the Lenin Shipyards and ?Solidarity Square" with its famous monument commemorating the deaths of shipyard workers shot down in December 1970 by the Communist regime.

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Hamburg, Germany

Custom Tour from Hamburg

Order code: HSE-HAMCU

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

We can offer custom tours to/from Hamburg pier. Possible tours are below:

- Tour of Hamburg
- Tour of Schwerin
- Tour of Berlin
- Custom itinerary

Please send us an email and we'd be happy to design an itinerary based on your needs.

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Helsingor, Denmark

Royal Gardens at Sofiero & Ramlosa Springs

Order code: PPR-RGSOF

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 15     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

A traditional lunch will be served at a local hotel/restaurant.

Visit the Royal Gardens of Sofiero, once the summer residence of the late King Gustaf VI Aldolph, This stately manor house is now known for its splendid gardens. Stroll through the beautiful flowering gardens well known for its collection of rhododendrons which blossom in the spring; in summer admire roses and a colorful riot of summer blooms.

Later, your visit to Ramlosa will give you the opportunity to "take the waters" and taste this world famous mineral water. One of the springs here is the source of the Ramlösa mineral water, which is exported to over 35 countries. A health spa was founded around these springs in 1707. During your visit you will hear about the glorious Spa Hotel during its heyday in the 1800s.

Founded in 990 by Danish King Sven Forkbeard, Lund was the religious, commercial and cultural center of Scandinavia during the Middle Ages. Your visit includes a tour of the cathedral, which dates from 1145 and features double towers and a unique astronomical clock.

Completed in 2000, the Oresund Bridge is immense six-mile long bridge featuring a central span and two approach bridges, as well as a submerged approach tunnel and an artificial island. The span crosses the Oresund Sound between Denmark and Sweden.

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Helsinki

Helsinki Highlights plus Porvoo

Order code: PPR-BALT7

Approx. 5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 15     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

Your historical journey starts as we pass by the Helsinki shipyard, Market Square, Embassy Park, Uspenshi Orthodox Cathedral and the Presidential Palace.

Continue on via the Olympic Stadium, Finlandia Hall, the National Museum and the Parliament building.

After leaving the city on the coastal road you will arrive at the second-oldest city in Finland in approximately 45 minutes. Experience a delightful sightseeing tour of this ancient city, seeing many of its lovely majestic buildings, including the medieval Cathedral and the bridge of Porvoo.

Experience a walk on the cobblestone streets of the old quarter, with its multi-colored ancient wooden houses. There is ample free time in Porvoo for shopping in the handicraft shops.

On the return, if time allows, we will also include a stop in Sipoo for a visit to the 14th century church.

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Kiel, Germany

Snapshot of Hamburg

Order code: HSE-SNHAM

Approx. 8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Germany's second largest city, Hamburg has attracted visitors for centuries. Featuring all major highlights of the second largest city in Germany, this tour gives guests insight into the history and culture of an important mercantile city,

The ride from Kiel to Hamburg takes about 1.5 hour. During the drive the accompanying host will hand out general information material and provides first helpful information.

Upon arrival in Hamburg, the local city guide will be picked up and the sightseeing tour begins.

Included are a photo stop at the Alster Lake, a visit to the warehouse complex Speicherstadt, Stock Exchange, red-light district Reeperbahn, the 890-foot-tall Telegraph Tower and the famed Planten and Blomen Park.

In the city center, view the famous Jungfernstieg and stroll through the Arcaden, a prominent and beautiful shopping district.

The guided walk leads us over to the Town Hall, the heart of Hamburg. Here we have a closer look at this impressive building dating from the 19th century before continuing our tour to the St. Michael's Church and Krameramtsstuben, the lovely 18th century almshouses.

During the return drive to Kiel you may get to rest your feet and watch the rural landscape passing by.

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Hamburg Time Warp

Order code: HSE-HAMTW

Approx. 6.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

History comes alive during this tour. Guests will be familiarized with the past and present of the second largest city in Germany. Experience the changes that have occurred in Hamburg in the past centuries first hand and in the form of visual archives simultaneously.

After a 75-minute ride from Kiel to Hamburg board your coach equipped with video screens, which will supplemtent the sights you visit and see as well as the information provided by your competent tour guide.

Passing the various landmarks of Hamburg, we will visualise their development, giving you a better understanding of the past in Hamburg as a whole.

Dip into different epochs of Hamburg?s history with our multimedia city tour: Get an impression of the powerful Hanseatic League and the destruction by a tremendous fire disaster in 1842.

Meet the German Emperor at the St. Michael?s Cathedral and the Beatles on the Reeperbahn in the famous Red Light District! The "normal life" of Hamburg citizens a hundred, eighty or fifty years ago is exciting enough to be re-animated by the spectacular historic material. Film sequences, photos, and sound material make this tour an intense and inspiring adventure back into history.

In the afternoon sightseeing continues with a photo stop at the impressive Town Hall and the Stock Exchange, as well as St. Michael's Church. Afterwards we will head back to your cruise ship.

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Hamburg Overview

Order code: HSE-HAMOV

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Get deeply involved with the Hanseatic city of Hamburg and visit all major highlights of the city and see the hidden treasures of the beautiful Alster lakes and surrounding canals.

After a short transfer from the pier where your cruise ship will be docking, embark a canal boat to cruise the Outer Alster Lake. Pass by the fine residential areas of this metropolis with their affectionately constructed manor houses and impressive flower gardens.

Continuing on, the scenic cruise will lead you past the city center of Hamburg and along the Alster Park recreation area on to the famous Jungfernstieg, where our cruise concludes.

Enjoy some free-time for lunch and explore Hamburg on your own and browse for souvenirs before we will meet again and continue sightseeing. Catch a glimpse at awe-inspiring St. Michael?s Church with ist magnificent copper-platet spire and baroque facade. St. Michael?s is still a famous landmark for mariners when sailing into Hamburg

During your orientation tour you won?t miss such highlights as the Town Hall, the Stock Exchange, the 890 ft tall Telegraph Tower and the famed Planten and Bloomen Park before heading back to the ship.

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Baltic Gem: A visit to Luebeck

Order code: HSE-GEMLB

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This is the comprehensive walking exploration of Lubeck's interesting history, enchanting architecture, and thriving present!

The bus ride from Kiel to Luebeck takes about 1.5 hour. During the drive the guide will relate the history of the region. In the approximately 2.5 hours of sightseeing the guests will see all major spots of interest in historical Luebeck plus enjoy some free-time in the city center of this vibrant former member of the Hanseatic League.

Discover the charming old town declared as world cultural heritage by the UNESCO. On a walking tour you will discover the historic alleyways and courtyards which are remnants of XIX century when the trade of the Hanseatic League was in full bloom.

Start at the impressive Holsten Gate (Luebeck's old fortification wall) from where you will walk through the narrow, cobble stone streets and courtyards.

The major highlights of St. Mary's Church and Holy Ghost Hospital will both be seen from inside while the Town Hall with it?s interesting architecture mix will be explained from outside. The guide will also include stories from the colorful history of Luebeck (including Noble prize winning author Thomas Mann).

After this memorable experience, we will return to the ship. Of course, shopping time and independent time for lunch will be included in the tour timing.

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Tale of two cites: Schwerin and Luebeck

Order code: HSE-TWOCT

Approx. 7 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour combines the UNESCO world heritage site of Luebeck and the fairytale city of Schwerin. A tale of 2 cities full day exploration of some of North Germany's historical gems.

After a 70 minute bus ride on the Autobahn our first stop will be Luebeck. This city is not only famous for its Marzipan, but also for its beautiful historical Old town with its rustic brick buildings.

Our guided tour will cover all the highlights of this Hanseatic city, such as the landmark Holsten Gate, the Buddenbrooks House, St. Mary's Church as well as the Holy Ghost Hospice concluding with a visit of the Schifferngesellschaft, the most marvellous and impressive medieval building in the city.

During the 90-minutes free-time, make sure to indulge your sweet tooth with some of the famous almond paste of the Niederegger shop and browse for souvenirs along the tiny cobbled streets in the Old Town of Luebeck.

We will continue our journey with a short ride to the entrancing city of Schwerin. The 400-year-old fairytale castle of Schwerin is the centre piece of this lovely city and is one of the oldest stately homes in Germany.

The local tour guide welcomes you at the entrance of this masterpiece of architecture and will give you a tour through the castle's magnificent rooms and its vast collection of antique furniture and classical paintings.

Afterwards stroll around the palace's Orangerie and garden, before returning to the ship.

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Lakes and Castles of Kiel and Luebeck

Order code: HSE-KLLAC

Approx. 5.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

This tour takes you into the beautiful countryside surrounding Kiel and Luebeck!

Start your day with a scenic drive towards the beautiful resort of Ploen where you will stop for a photo of the impressive Castle. If desired, we may book a guided tour through the Castle, which now serves as a university for opticians!

Nearby you will embark a canal boat for the famous 5-lakes-tour. During your picturesque cruise take in the rural views and get to rest your feet a bit whilst your guide will provide you with interesting facts on the surrounding area. Remember to bring your camera for photographic evidence.

Afterwards, you will re-board your coach for a narrated drive through the small town of Malente and stop at the famous glass factory in town. During the free-time given you might find the right gift to take home.

Located in the center of the "Holsteinische Schweiz" natural park, the former princely residence town of Eutin will be our next highlight. Since its foundation in the late Middle Ages right up to 1918, the Castle Eutin and the city have been closely linked to the ancient Schleswig-Holstein nobility.

The Castle hosts priceless furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries and the biggest portrait collection in Northern Germany. After your one-hour guided walk you will have some free time to explore the gardens and the lake shore before returning back to the Ship.

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Naval Secrets of Kiel and Laboe

Order code: HSE-NAVSE

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Welcoming your guests in Kiel, this tour is focused on the naval background of this maritime town and features a visit to a real submarine.

Board your coach for a brief orientation tour of Kiel. Soon you will discover that the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein has a very interesting history when it comes to maritime and naval events.

Make your way to the Kiel Canal and be introduced to this area. During a photo stop at the lighthouse you may take in the impressive Kiel Canal and soak in the fresh breeze coming in from the sea.

Laboe, where the navy memorial exhibition is located, is our next stop. Here, you will learn more about the history of the German Navy and have a view over the bay of Kiel that is simply stunning.

Don't miss the chance to see a submarine from the inside a very special experience! After having visited the Memorial Museum and the Submarine re-board you coach to make the way back to the pier in Kiel, along the other side of the bay.

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Gottorf Castle

Order code: HSE-KLGOT

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Step back in time with us and feel history coming alive during this tour. After a short drive along the quaint countryside of Schleswig-Holstein, you will soon reach Gottorf Caslte.

The castle was the main residence of the Dukes of Schleswig during the Middle Ages and early 18th century. Later it became the seat of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf and was the last of the dazzling cultural centres of the country.

First settled as an estate in 1161 by bishop Occo of Schleswig, the Danish Duke of Schleswig acquired it through a purchase in 1268 and in 1340 it was transferred to the Count of Holstein. Both the island and the structure of the Castle were extended throughout the years, and particularly during the 16th century. After the ducal lineage of Gottorp were forced to move out in 1702, the palace, now occupied by the Danish, fell into disuse and disrepair in 1713 under the reign of Fredrick IV of Denmark.

Pieces of furniture, art and other interior were gradually moved out of the palace, and the structures were used both as Danish and Prussian barracks in the 19th century. During WWII, the estate was used as a displaced persons camp.

Since 1947, the palace has been renovated and restored through a series of efforts. The palace is now owned by a foundation of the State of Schleswig-Holstein and houses the State Art and Cultural History Museum and the State Archeological Museum.

Enjoy an inside visit and some free-time before heading back to the ship.

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Custom Tour from Keil

Order code: HSE-CUSKL

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Just let us know what tour you desire from Kiel and we will be happy to quote!

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London, England

Highlights of London

Order code: PPR-HLLON

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Experience London. See Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalger Square, The Horse Guards, Changing of the Guard, No. 10 Downing Street, Kensington Palace, the River Thames and the Royal Parks.

Enjoy the spectacular views of all London landmarks such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and H.M.S. Belfast when you climb the 311 steps at the Monument to the Great Fire of London.

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Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover & Greenwich River Cruise

Order code: PPR-LONCT

Approx. 10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 6     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

Imagine yourself on an island with 500 acres of beautifully landscaped parkland as you visit the Leeds Castle, which is situated in the heart of Kent countryside. Unusually located, it sits on an island, and its idyllic setting led Lord Conway to describe it as "the loveliest castle in the world". As one of the first groups to visit the castle, it will almost be a private visit!

Then on to Canterbury, a fascinating medieval city that has been the center of English Christianity since St Augustine was sent here by Pope Gregory in 597 AD. The orginal church was rebuilt in the 11th century as the magnificent cathedral we will visit today. Of the 104 Archbishops to date, possibly the most famous is Thomas Becket,who was gruesomely murdered in the cathedral in 1170.

Next you'll travel to the White Cliff's of Dover, a port for almost 2000 years. We will see Dover Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover and the English Channel.

Greenwich, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, will be our next stop. The Old Royal Naval College dominates the waterfront and is an outstanding example of 17th century baroque architecture. You will also be able to see the famous Royal Observatory, housingthe Prime Meridian.

We will take a delightful cruise on the Thames River from Greenwich, past superb riverside views of London, to the Embankment pier.

Inclusions: * Private visit to Leeds Castle * Entry to Canterbury Cathedral * The White Cliffs of Dover * Dover Castle * The Naval College in Greenwich & Observatory * Thames River Cruise from Greenwich to Embankment

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Airport to Either Pier or Reverse in London (groups of 20+)

Order code: PPR-HARTR

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

We can offer transfers between London, Heathrow Airport and Harwich. pls email us with the number of pax in your grp, the number of bags of luggage and your itinerary to obtain a quote. We can also add a tour of London en route.

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Multi-Port Package

Baltics / Northern European Package

Order code: TOU-MPPAC

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Groups can now also take advantage of multi-port packages at discounted rates. Let us know which ports you are interested in so we can quote. Must book St Petersburg and at least one other port to qualify for multi-port rates.

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Oslo, Norway

Highlights of Oslo, including Viking Ship Museum

Order code: TML-OSHIL

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes entrance to the Viking Ship Museum.

Meet your English speaking guide at the pier. Discover beautiful Oslo on a city tour with your guide pointing out the main sights.

Enjoy a stop at the Oslo Opera House and walk up to the roof. The Opera House is Norway's national opera theater and is partly made of marble and glass and is located by the Oslofjord.

Continue to the Frogner area by coach and do a walking tour through the famous Vigeland Park which houses over 200 statues made by the artist Gustav Vigeland.

Drive out to the peninsula of Bygdoy and visit the Museum of Viking Ships, whose spectacular exhibits will draw you back into a glorious chapter of Norwegian history. Centuries old wooden vessels which were discovered by archaeologists, have been carefully restored.

The tour will end at pier.

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The Highlights of Oslo

Order code: PPR-BALT3

Approx. 3 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 16     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This sightseeing tour begins with a pleasant motorcoach drive through the center of Oslo.

All the city's best sights are seen as you drive by buildings such as the Akershus Castle, the parliament buildings, the Royal Palace, the National Theatre and the old buildings of Oslo's university. The Nobel Institute will be pointed out to you.

Watch for the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park,a tribute to mankind's journey through life. Created and completed by Gustav Vigeland, there are more than 150 sculptures in the park crafted from stone and bronze. There will be no walking in the park, but you will catch a glimpse of some of the sculptures as you pass the main entrance.

Oslo's charming residential areas lead you to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. From the motorcoach you will look down over the city and fjord below, a truly beautiful sight.

This ski jump was the main venue of the 1952 Winter Olympic Games and is still celebrated in March every year. This is one of Oslo's most cherished annual events.

En route back to the city you will pass the charming and traditional Frognerseteren Restaurant as well as the Kragstytten viewpoint.

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Best Of Oslo

Order code: TML-BEOSL

Approx. 6 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

En route to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, you will drive through the centre of Oslo, passing the Akershus Fortress, the Parliament building, Karl Johan Street, the Royal Palace and the Nobel Institute.

The Vigeland Sculpture Park was created and completed by one man--Gustav Vigeland. Centrally placed in the park is the 55-foot high monolith featuring 121 stone figures of men, women and children climbing on top of each other in their struggle for life. There are more than 150 stone and bronze sculptures in the park, each symbolizing a different stage in the lifespan of mankind. You will have the opportunity to walk with your guide through the park.

Next, you will head to the Bygdøy Peninsula for a visit to the Viking Ship Museum. It houses three authentic longboats dating from the Viking Age, around 900-1000, that were excavated from the mud banks along Oslofjord. The museum also holds a large collection of items found on board the ships, such as household goods, tools, jewelry and clothing.

Adjacent to the Viking Ship Museum is the Open Air Folk Museum where you can "tour" much of Norway in just an hour! Catch a glimpse of Norwegian culture and history, as the museum features 150 authentic buildings from different regions. You will see one of the country's oldest structures, the Gol Stave Church that was built in the 13th century. There will be time for lunch (optional). Return to the city where the tour will terminate at the pier.

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Rostock (Berlin)

Comprehensive Berlin including transfers to/from ship

Order code: HSE-RSBER

Approx. 10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 10     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. For groups of 7 or less, includes the services of a driver-guide for the duration of the transfer and tour. For groups of 8 or more, includes the services of a driver (unguided transfer) and upon arrival in Berlin, the services of a separate guide who will commence the guided tour. Lunch is at your own expense. Since this is a custom tour and the itinerary below is merely a suggestion, any entrance fees are payable separately, depending on the actual attractions you select. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual ship schedule, itinerary and duration may be modified as neccesary to fit your needs.

This tour is ideal for passengers who want a comprehensive tour of Berlin that includes the roundtrip transfer from the ship to Berlin (2.5 hrs each way). This private tour is a remarkable value as some cruise lines charge as much as $160 just for the transfer alone!

Berlin has seen incredible changes since World War II, the fall of the Berlin wall and reunification; this comprehensive tour is an opportunity to decipher the turbulent 20th Century history of this complex European capital.

Throughout this unforgettable day, we will take you on a visit to some of the most poignant symbols of World War II as well as the Cold War. Stop at the Brandenburg Gate, the majestic triumphal arch which once was a symbol of the division between East and West. Since the fall of the wall, this Gate has been restored to its original splendor.

Enjoy a photo stop at the Reichstag Parliament, originally constructed from 1884 to 1894 to house the parliament of the newly-founded German Empire. The building underwent renovations in the 1990s and today the impressive glass dome designed by architect Norman Foster is one of the city's major landmarks.

Visit Checkpoint Charlie, the former East-West Berlin border crossing where Russian and American tanks once faced off. You will also have a chance to view some of the last remnants of the Berlin Wall at the famous East Side Gallery.

Some of the other highlights will include a stop at the Tempelhof Airlift Memorial and the WWII Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship on the Unter den Linden Boulevard. Dedicated to the victims of WWII, the memorial's centerpiece is an emotionally-moving sculpture by Käthe Kollwitz of a mother and her dying son.

Stroll along Potsdamer Platz, the symbol of the new Berlin. In the 1920s and 30s, Potsdamer Platz was one of the liveliest squares in Europe. This came to an abrupt end after WWII, when the square, due to its location between the American, British and Russian sectors, became a no-man's land. After the fall of the wall, this area became the largest construction site in Europe and today, the new Potsdamer Platz is a gleaming oasis of futuristic buildings.

Visit the Allied Museum, depicting the American perspective of postwar history. The museum commemorates the US, British and French presence in Berlin from 1945 to 1994. The museum traces the history of Cold War Berlin and features the original Checkpoint Charlie guard house, a Berlin Wall watchtower, a plane from the Berlin Airlift, and an American spy tunnel.

Depending on your interests and time constraints, interior visits can also be made at famous Berlin museums (e.g. the Jewish Museum, the Berggruen Collection or the Alte Nationalgalerie etc). The Jewish Museum provides a public guided tour in English (max 15 pax). The tour starts at 2pm and takes about 1,5 hrs. Entrance 5 Euros pp + Guided tour 3 Euros pp. If you wish, you can have lunch in the kosher restaurant right next to the museum and then follow that with the guided tour. Please advise so that we can make a reservation.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit the old Jewish Quarter and newly gilded Synagogue. Or you may simply prefer to shop on Berlin's Kurfurstendamm, Germany's most famous tree-lined shopping boulevard. As this is a private tour, there is ultimate flexibility. Let us help you navigate effortlessly through one of the world's most intriguing cities.

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Jewish Heritage of Berlin including transfers to/from ship

Order code: HSE-RSJEW

Approx. 10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. Includes the services of a driver (unguided transfer) and upon arrival in Berlin, the services of a separate guide (3hrs for groups of 6 or less/4hrs for larger groups). Lunch is at your own expense. Since this is a custom tour and the itinerary below is merely a suggestion, any entrance fees are payable separately, depending on the actual attractions you select. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual ship schedule, itinerary and duration may be modified as neccesary to fit your needs.

This tour is ideal for passengers who who want a tour of Berlin with a Jewish perspective. This includes the 2.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. This private tour is a remarkable value as some cruise lines charge as much as $160 just for the transfer alone!

Our Jewish heritage tour includes the services of a guide who is knowledgeable about Jewish sights for 3hr (groups of 6 or less) or 4 hrs (larger groups). This guide will join the group in Berlin.

Here are some sights that may be covered: Jewish sights at the Hackesche Höfe and Potsdam Square and the Jewish Quarter with new Synagogue and Cemetary.

Various aspects of Jewish culture & history in Berlin are covered with a visit to the Jewish quarter. Then visit the Centrum Judaicum in the New Synagogue, with its displays on the history of the building and the lives connected with it. The displays provide an insight to Jewish life in Berlin in historic as well as modern times. After that, we will drive past the the new Holocaust Memorial.

If you wish to go inside the Jewish Museum, you should allocate at least 1-1.5 hrs of your day to to truly appreciate this moving architectural masterpiece. This museum is not devoted exclusively to the Holocaust and depicts 2000 years of German-Jewish history via personal documents and artefacts. Designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind, the building disorients the visitor with spiraling walls, sloping floors, windows that resemble wounds and gashes, plus the windowless Holocaust Tower and Memory Void.

The Jewish Museum provides a public guided tour in English (max 15 pax). The tour starts at 2pm and takes about 1.5 hrs. Entrance 5 Euros pp + Guided tour 3 Euros pp (payable on day of tour). Reservations are required. You may also want to take the opportunity for lunch inside the Museum at the Liebermanns Restaurant.

This tour will also include the historical city center around the Brandenburg Gate & the Reichstag and as many of the main Berlin sights as time will permit.

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Comprehensive Berlin + Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, including transfers

Order code: HSE-RBSCC

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. Does not include lunch or entrance fees. ***Berlin portion of tour: For 1-6pax, includes driver-guide who will guide throughout the day, but who will not accompany pax into attractions. For 7pax and above, includes driver throughout the day + separate guide who will meet the group in Berlin, guide for 4hrs in Berlin and accompany group into attractions. ***Concentration Camp portion of tour: This portion of the tour is self-guided. There are English signs around the concentration camp. Guide may be added at extra cost.

This extended 12-hr tour is ideal for passengers who who want a tour of Berlin , including a visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

Rates include the 2.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. This private tour is a remarkable value as some cruise lines charge as much as $160 just for the transfer alone!

Here is a suggested itinerary. If you require a different departure time, we will adjust accordingly:

08:00 Depart from ship at Warnemünde/Rostock
10:30 Arrival Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
11:30 Depart to Berlin
12:15 Arrive at Berlin
12:30 Berlin sightseeing: Charlottenburg Palace, Victory Column, Tiergarten Park
13:30 Walking tour at Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate & Holocaust Memorial
14:30 Lunch & shopping
15:30 Continue sightseeing with Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island, Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church
17:00 Depart Berlin to ship
20:00 Arrival back at ship after an unforgettable day!

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Jewish Heritage of Berlin + Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, including transfers

Order code: HSE-RJSCC

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. Does not include lunch or entrance fees. ***Berlin portion of tour: For 1-6pax, includes driver-guide who will guide throughout the day, but who will not accompany pax into attractions. For 7pax and above, includes driver throughout the day + separate guide who will meet the group in Berlin, guide for 4hrs in Berlin and accompany group into attractions. ***Concentration Camp portion of tour: This portion of the tour is self-guided. There are English signs around the concentration camp. Guide may be added at extra cost.

This extended 12-hr tour is ideal for passengers who who want a tour of Berlin with a Jewish perspective, including a visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

Rates include the 2.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. This private tour is a remarkable value as some cruise lines charge as much as $160 just for the transfer alone!

Our Jewish heritage tour includes the services of a guide who is knowledgeable about Jewish sights for 3hrs. This guide will join the group in Berlin.

Here is a suggested itinerary. If you require a different departure time, we will adjust accordingly:

08:00 Depart from ship at Warnemünde/Rostock
10:30 Arrival Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
11:30 Depart to Berlin
12:15 Arrive at Berlin
12:30 Orientation tour through the Jewish quarter incl. photo stop at New Synagogue. Passing by: Wall of the Topography of Terror and Checkpoint Charlie
14:30 Lunch (at own expense) and shopping
15:30 Stop & walking tour of Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate & Holocaust Memorial
17:00 Depart Berlin to ship
20:00 Arrival back at ship after an unforgettable day!

Note: We have omitted the Jewish Museum to enable you to have time for other Berlin sights. If you prefer to visit the Museum, the sights and timings will be adjusted accordingly.

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St Petersburg, Russia

2-DAY Grand St Petersburg (Shared Small Group)

Order code: TOU-SMGRP

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship. Includes car/van transportation, a highly qualified English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the museums noted for BOTH days. Itinerary listed may be revised or order changed as local conditions warrant, or if a particular museum is closed on your day of visit. Please note that some museums charge a fee for photography and/or videography, which are payable on the day of tour, should you decide to purchase passes.

This itinerary is for those who wish to join a shared small group (usually not more than 15 persons) to reduce costs. We will automatically join you with a group to help you save! If you prefer a PRIVATE tour, please refer to the "2-DAY Grand St Petersburg (Private)" tour below.

Day 1

A full day of sightseeing includes general sightseeing tour of the city along with visits to the Hermitage, the world's famous art treasury, and Peter & Paul Fortress, a place where the city got its start, local food market and shopping.

WHAT YOU VISIT:

The Hermitage - The Tsar's former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections.

Your 3 - 3.5 hour guided tour visits the display of rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli. The Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings.

Peter and Paul Fortress - Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London, a place for political prisoners - including Peter the Great's own son.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral - The city's tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings and icons - and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Experience the Food Market where locals sell spare vegetables and fruit from their dacha (country house) plots as well as imported melons, oranges, bananas. You will find there dried fruit, chees, nuts, honey, meat and other foods. Take your own shopping bag. Markets are colorful places to visit even if you do not need to buy. You can usually bargain a bit over prices.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - This recently restored church sports an ornate and exaggerated "Russian-style" exterior and is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated.

St. Isaac's Cathedral - The cathedral's massive central gold dome, one of the largest in the world, dominates the city skyline.

Cruiser Aurora - Now a museum on the west bank of the Neva, the armored cruiser Aurora fired her guns to signal the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution.

SHOPPING:

Browse for souvenirs and gifts and bargain with local vendors at the various stops during your excursion.

Day 2

The Palace of Catherine & Peterhof Park

Board your motor coach for a narrated drive through St. Petersburg. A comprehensive full day tour gives you a unique chance to admire the most splendid palace and park ensembles of the 18th century, former summer residences of the Russian tsars that are considered to be exquisite monuments of Russian art with a worldwide reputation.

WHAT YOU VISIT: Catherine Palace - Designed by Rastrelli, the ornate Baroque Palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace's north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Amber Room, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and more.

Note: On last Monday of the month -- If your tour falls on this day, Palace of Paul will be visited, instead of Catherine?s Palace.

Palace of Paul - The ensemble's fame rests on the splendor of its interiors and great art collection as well as on the beauty of one of the largest landscape parks in Europe. Admire elegant rooms of the Emperor Paul I and charming rather then grand rooms of his wife Maria.

Peterhof Park - Travel to another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. It was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis in World War II but has been restored to its full splendor. The gardens are dotted with countless fountains, charming pavilions and summer houses.

The fountains of Peterhof are one of the most famous tourist attractions. The diversity of fountains in the park is surprising. From monumental ensembles like the Samson Cascade to the ever popular Joke Fountains, including one which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.

Take a Metro (Underground) ride. The stations are worth seeing for their beautifully decorative interiors. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.

Complimentary with this tour (if weather permits) - you get a one way trip by hydrofoil This is the fastest and the most enjoyable way of travelling between Peterhof and St. Petersburg. Hydrofoil is a safe and fast boat which rises above the surface of the water. The trip takes 30 minutes.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY: Drive south of St. Petersburg to Tsarskoye Selo, passing Stalin-era buildings, modern residential apartments and dachas. Heading west to Peterhof, you will see the industrial and residential areas of St. Petersburg, some former mansions of the Russian Nobility, Alexandria Park and the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof.

Each tour features:  Welcome pack  Bottle of water - daily  Air-conditioned vehicle  English speaking guide*  Entry fees  Photo permits, except for the Hermitage  Personal ear set at the Hermitage for groups from 6 passengers  Visa free visit  Port fees  Local taxes

Services not included:  Metro fare (1$)  Tipping  Lunch*
*For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Expect to spend around 10$ for lunch. Your guide will assist you with money exchange.

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2-DAY Grand St Petersburg (Private Tour)

Order code: TOU-2DPRI

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship. Includes car/van transportation, a highly qualified English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the museums noted for BOTH days. Itinerary listed may be revised or order changed as local conditions warrant, or if a particular museum is closed on your day of visit. Please note that some museums charge a fee for photography and/or videography, which are payable on the day of tour, should you decide to purchase passes.

This tour is for those who wish to have a PRIVATE tour for greater flexibility. It is ideal for larger groups and/or those who wish to customize services e.g. visit the INSIDE of the Spilled Blood Church and/or St Isaacs, or add a canal cruise.

Day 1

A full day of sightseeing includes general sightseeing tour of the city along with visits to the Hermitage, the world's famous art treasury, and Peter & Paul Fortress, a place where the city got its start, local food market and shopping.

WHAT YOU VISIT:

The Hermitage - The Tsar's former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections.

Your 3 - 3.5 hour guided tour visits the display of rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli. The Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings.

Peter and Paul Fortress - Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London, a place for political prisoners - including Peter the Great's own son.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral - The city's tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings and icons - and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Experience the Food Market where locals sell spare vegetables and fruit from their dacha (country house) plots as well as imported melons, oranges, bananas. You will find there dried fruit, chees, nuts, honey, meat and other foods. Take your own shopping bag. Markets are colorful places to visit even if you do not need to buy. You can usually bargain a bit over prices.

SHOPPING:

Browse for souvenirs and gifts and bargain with local vendors at the various stops during your excursion.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - This recently restored church sports an ornate and exaggerated "Russian-style" exterior and is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated.

St. Isaac's Cathedral - The cathedral's massive central gold dome, one of the largest in the world, dominates the city skyline.

Cruiser Aurora - Now a museum on the west bank of the Neva, the armored cruiser Aurora fired her guns to signal the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution.

OPTIONAL INSIDE VISITS: If you wish to visit the INSIDE of Spilled Blood and/or St. Isaacs, you may do so at no additional cost, as long as you shorten your time at other attractions in order to make up for the time you spend here. All you have to do is pay these entrance fees on your own.

OPTIONAL CANAL CRUISE: If you wish to add a canal cruise, let us know and we will quote the additional cost to add this. For the canal cruise, the total time of your tour will be lengthened.

Day 2

The Palace of Catherine & Peterhof Park

Board your motor coach for a narrated drive through St. Petersburg. A comprehensive full day tour gives you a unique chance to admire the most splendid palace and park ensembles of the 18th century, former summer residences of the Russian tsars that are considered to be exquisite monuments of Russian art with a worldwide reputation.

WHAT YOU VISIT: Catherine Palace - Designed by Rastrelli, the ornate Baroque Palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace's north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Amber Room, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and more.

Note: On last Monday of the month -- If your tour falls on this day, Palace of Paul will be visited, instead of Catherine?s Palace.

Palace of Paul - The ensemble's fame rests on the splendor of its interiors and great art collection as well as on the beauty of one of the largest landscape parks in Europe. Admire elegant rooms of the Emperor Paul I and charming rather then grand rooms of his wife Maria.

Peterhof Park - Travel to another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. It was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis in World War II but has been restored to its full splendor. The gardens are dotted with countless fountains, charming pavilions and summer houses.

The fountains of Peterhof are one of the most famous tourist attractions. The diversity of fountains in the park is surprising. From monumental ensembles like the Samson Cascade to the ever popular Joke Fountains, including one which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.

Take a Metro (Underground) ride. The stations are worth seeing for their beautifully decorative interiors. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.

Complimentary with this tour (if weather permits) - you get a one way trip by hydrofoil This is the fastest and the most enjoyable way of travelling between Peterhof and St. Petersburg. Hydrofoil is a safe and fast boat which rises above the surface of the water. The trip takes 30 minutes.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY: Drive south of St. Petersburg to Tsarskoye Selo, passing Stalin-era buildings, modern residential apartments and dachas. Heading west to Peterhof, you will see the industrial and residential areas of St. Petersburg, some former mansions of the Russian Nobility, Alexandria Park and the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof.

Each tour features:  Welcome pack  Bottle of water - daily  Air-conditioned vehicle  English speaking guide*  Entry fees  Photo permits, except for the Hermitage  Personal ear set at the Hermitage for groups from 6 passengers  Visa free visit  Port fees  Local taxes

Services not included:  Metro fare (1$)  Tipping  Lunch*
*For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Expect to spend around 10$ for lunch. Your guide will assist you with money exchange.

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TWO-DAY Comprehensive St Petersburg Package Tour, with Canal Cruise

Order code: TOU-2DCAN

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship. Includes car/van transportation, a highly qualified English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the museums noted for BOTH days. Itinerary listed may be revised or order changed as local conditions warrant, or if a particular museum is closed on your day of visit. Lunch on one of the days is included. Please note that some museums charge a fee for photography and/or videography, which are payable on the day of tour, should you decide to purchase passes.

This TWO-DAY tour extravaganza is the ultimate comprehensive PRIVATE tour, and includes a canal cruise, and your choice of an INSIDE visit to either St Issacs Cathedral or Church of Spilled Blood. Leave your entire two-day stay to our expert guides and see this great city and its outskirts safely and comfortably. Includes specified entrance fees.

DAY ONE (approx 10.5 hrs):

Start your St Petersburg adventure from the pier for a city orientation drive (city highlights): St. Isaac's Square (photo stop), majestic St. Isaac Cathedral, "Bronze Horseman" ? the most famous monument to Peter the Great (photo stop), Shmidt Bridge, Vasilievsky Island with Arts Academy, Menshikov Palace, University, Kunstkamera, "Strelka" with Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns (photo stop) and with the most beautiful view of Neva Embankments Winter Palace and other buildings of the Hermitage Museum, Palace Bridge, Palace Square with Winter Palace and Alexander Column, Admiralty, Nevsky Avenue, the central street of the city, the Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral (photo stop).

Then, head to the famed Hermitage Museum on a guided tour. Here, you will truly appreciate the advantages of a small PRIVATE tour (vs. a large ship tour) as your guide helps you deftly navigate through the staggering crowds, maze of galleries and artifacts to ensure that you do not miss the highlights.

Note: Early admission into the Hermitage is included in the cost of this program, unless your first day in St Petersburg falls on a Monday (Hermitage is closed). In this case, we will visit the Hermitage on Tuesday (regular admission). You will still visit the same attractions, but the order will be changed.

Visit the West-European Masters' collection (Rembrandt, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, El Greco, Murillo, Van Dyck etc.), the living spaces and gala halls of the Winter Palace.

Optional visit to the Gold Rooms (Treasury) of the Winter Palace for additional $ 220 per party. (maximum group size is usually 15). If you visit the Gold Room, the tour of the rest of the Hermitage is 30-40 minutes shorter.

LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED on this day. We recommend you bring sandwiches from the ship to be enjoyed on the way to Peterhof.

After the Hermitage, enjoy a leisurely drive to Peterhof, located 19 miles west of St. Petersburg. (Instead of driving, you also have the option of taking the hydrofoil to Peterhof at an additional charge. If you opt for the Hydrofoil, you'll have an extra half an hour to spend at either at the Hermitage or at Peterhof).

Peterhof is often known as the "Russian Versailles" and was official Summer Residence of Russian Tsars. Stroll through the wonderful "Lower Park" with its 150 fountains, cascades and various pavilions, palaces.

Visit the GRAND PALACE, made famous by the unbelievable splendor and beauty of its interior decoration.

After an unforgettable day of touring, return to the ship. Or choose from an optional program of night tours, including the following:

Folklore show
Ballet

DAY TWO (approx 9hrs): Depart from the ship on yet another exhilarating day of sightseeing.

This time, head for for Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), a 15 mile drive south of St Petersburg, to visit Catherine's Palace. The origins of the Palace go back to 1717, when Catherine I commissioned the German architect Johann Braunstein to build a stone house. After her death her daughter, the future Tsarina Elizabeth I, inherited the property. Like Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great frequently stayed in Tsarskoye Selo. The palace was created by the best artists of the XVIII and XIX centuries.

The world-famous Amber Room, with walls completely paneled with amber, was completely lost during the WWII, is now restored completely for your enjoyment. Stroll in the beautiful Catherine park with its numerous pavilions and small palaces, ponds and canals, marble statues and monuments.(Early admission to Catherine's Palace by special arrangement is included in the cost).

Take a break for lunch at a city restaurant (lunch on this day is included in cost). This is followed by a souvenir shopping stop.

Then, embark on a boat trip along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg, View the city at water level and marvel at its granite embankments, bridges, parks and palaces. This cruise, which shows the very special charm of our "Northern Venice" is included in the cost of the tour package.

Continue your St Petersburg adventure with an inside visit of Peter-and-Paul Fortress (where the city was founded in 1703) and Peter-and-Paul Cathedral (burial place of the Romanovs).

Finally, chosse from EITHER an inside visit of St Isaac's Cathedral OR the Spilled Blood Cathedral.

St Isaac's Cathedral (architect Montferrand) is one of the finest architectural monuments of the XIX century. It is the former principal Cathedral of the Russian capital, and the largest cathedral in town able to accommodate about 10,000 audience. The cathedral is beautifully decorated inside: marble of 13 colors, malachite, lapis-lazuli, paintings and mosaics made by the most famous Russian artists, impressive stained-glass image of Christ seen through the open doors of the magnificent Icon-Stand etc.

OR:

Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral was built in 1907 as a memorial church to honor Russian Emperor Alexander II, who was murdered on that spot by terrorists. It is a sample of the iconic Russian-style "onion dome" architecture and decorative art created on the cusp of the XIX-XX centuries. The mosaic attire of the church (over 7.000 sq. m) was created by the most famous Russian artists of the epoch.

Then return to the ship after an unsurpassed two days of immersion in Russian architecture, history and culture. St Petersburg is sure to rank amongst the foremost highlight of your cruise!

Note: If you prefer a different itinerary, please let us know and we will be happy to quote.

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THREE-DAY Grand St Petersburg Package Tour

Order code: TOU-3DSTP

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 12     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

Participants do NOT need a Russian visa. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship. We repeat: NO VISA IS REQUIRED. Includes car/van transportation, a highly qualified English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the museums noted. Itinerary may be revised or order changed as local conditions warrant, or if a particular museum is closed on your day of visit. Includes canal cruise. Lunch for two days is included. Lunch for one day is at your own expense. Please note that some museums charge a fee for photography and/or videography, which are payable on the day of tour, should you decide to purchase passes.

This THREE-DAY tour extravaganza is the ultimate comprehensive PRIVATE tour for those with 3 days in St Petersburg. Leave your entire three-day stay to our expert guides and see this great city and its outskirts safely and comfortably. Includes specified entrance fees.

Participants in this PRIVATE tour DO NOT NEED RUSSIAN VISAS, despite your cruise line telling you otherwise. Thousands of satisfied cruise clients have taken this tour without visas! Our licensed tour operator will provide all the proper documentation, including a sponsorship letter, prior to your departure, to guarantee visa-free participation in this tour.

DAY ONE (approx 9 hrs): Start your St Petersburg adventure with an inside visit of Peter-and-Paul Fortress (where the city was founded in 1703) and Peter-and-Paul Cathedral (burial place of the Romanovs).

This will be followed by a visit to the Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral, built in 1907 as a memorial church to honor Russian Emperor Alexander II, who was murdered on that spot by terrorists. This church is the quintessential example of Russian "onion-dome" architecture and decorative art from the XIX-XX centuries. You are sure to be awed by the over 7000 sq.ft. of glistening mosaic art, laboriously created by the most renowned Russian artists of the era.

Then, stop for a souvenir shopping break, and enjoy a boat trip along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. View the city from the water level, and admire its granite embankments, bridges, parks and palaces. It's little wonder that St Petersburg is known as the "Northern Venice" (boat trip is included in the cost)

Take a break for lunch (at your own expense).

Then, head for for Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), a 15 mile drive south of St Petersburg, to visit Catherine's Palace. The origins of the Palace go back to 1717, when Catherine I commissioned the German architect Johann Braunstein to build a stone house. After her death her daughter, the future Tsarina Elizabeth I, inherited the property. Like Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great frequently stayed in Tsarskoye Selo. The palace was created by the best artists of the XVIII and XIX centuries.

The world-famous Amber Room, with walls completely paneled with amber, was completely lost during the WWII, is now restored completely for your enjoyment. Stroll in the beautiful Catherine park with its numerous pavilions and small palaces, ponds and canals, marble statues and monuments.

After an unforgettable day of touring, return to the ship or choose from an optional program of night tours.

DAY TWO (approx 8.5hrs): Depart from the ship on yet another exhilarating day of sightseeing.

Enjoy a leisurely drive to Peterhof, located 19 miles west of St. Petersburg. Peterhof is often known as the "Russian Versailles" and was official Summer Residence of Russian Tsars. Stroll through the wonderful "Lower Park" with its 150 fountains, cascades and various pavilions, palaces.

Visit the GRAND PALACE, made famous by the unbelievable splendor and beauty of its interior decoration (Special admission to the Grand Palace is included in the cost).

Then, head back to St Petersburg. (Instead of driving, you also have the option of taking the hydrofoil back at an additional charge).

Stop for lunch at a restaurant (included in cost), before heading to the famed Hermitage Museum on a guided tour. Here, you will truly appreciate the difference a small PRIVATE tour makes (vs. a large ship tour) as your guide helps you deftly navigate through the staggering crowds, maze of galleries and artefacts to ensure that you do not miss the highlights.

Visit the West-European Masters' collection (Rembrandt, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, El Greco, Murillo, Van Dyck etc), the living spaces and gala halls of the Winter Palace, and the French Impressionists and XX century collections.

Optional for groups of 10pax or more: You can also choose an optional visit to the Gold Rooms (Treasury) of the Winter Palace for additional $220 per group (advance reservations 1 month prior is needed). In the event that you choose to visit the Gold Room, the tour of the Hermitage will be shortened by a corresponding 30-40 minutes.

After yet another unforgettable day of touring, return to the ship or choose from an optional program of night tours.

DAY THREE (approx 6 hrs): Start the third day with a visit to the Yusupov Palace. Learn about the legendary and mysterious Rasputin during your visit to this palace, located on the Moika River Embankment. Wander through the cellars of the palace where, in December 1916, Rasputin was killed by F. Yusupov, the Grand Duke Dmitry and other conspirators.

As the Yusupovs were one of the four richest families of Russia, their gala and living rooms show off the refined tastes of its owners. Marvel at the Golden Theater, which is a small copy of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and famous amongst the private theaters of St. Petersburg. Among the famous actors, dancers and singers who considered it an honor to perform on this stage were Fiodor Shaliapin, Anna Pavlova and others. Marvel at the gala and living rooms of the palace and the many unique musical instruments on display.

Then stop for lunch at a city restaurant (included in cost).

After lunch, enjoy an inside visit to the Russian Art Museum, which is housed in the Michael Palace. The neo-classical Michael Palace was built by Carlo Rossi in 1819-25 for Alexander I's Younger brother, the Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich.

Opened in 1898, the Russian Museum, now ranks with the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow as having the largest collection of Russian art. It is one of the world's largest museums, with a collection of over 320,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and works of applied and folk art. In its fullness and variety, this collection of national art has no equal in the country. The almost thousand-year history of Russian artistic culture is presented not only through works of professional artists, but also through unique examples of folk creation.

Then return to the ship after an unsurpassed three days of immersion in Russian architecture, history and culture. St Petersburg is sure to rank amongst the foremost highlight of your cruise!

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1-DAY St Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Peterhof (Small Group)

Order code: TOU-1DCSG

Approx. 8-9 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship.

This itinerary is for those who wish to join a SMALL GROUP (usually not more than 15 persons) to reduce costs. We will automatically join you with a group to help you save! AVAILABLE MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY ONLY.

Note: If you prefer a PRIVATE tour with this itinerary, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange accordingly. PRIVATE TOURS with this itinerary AVAILABLE EVERY DAY, EXCEPT TUESDAYS as Catherine Palace is closed Tuesdays. On last Monday on the month, Palace of Paul will be visited, instead of Catherine Palace.

The Palace of Catherine & Peterhof Park

Board your motor coach for a narrated drive through St. Petersburg. A comprehensive full day tour gives you a unique chance to admire the most splendid palace and park ensembles of the 18th century, former summer residences of the Russian tsars that are considered to be exquisite monuments of Russian art with a worldwide reputation.

WHAT YOU VISIT:

Catherine Palace - Designed by Rastrelli, the ornate Baroque Palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace's north end, the site of the chapel.

Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Amber Room, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and more.

Note: On last Monday of the month ? If your tour falls on this day, Palace of Paul is visited, instead of Catherine?s Palace.

Palace of Paul - The ensemble's fame rests on the splendor of its interiors and great art collection as well as on the beauty of one of the largest landscape park in Europe. Admire elegant rooms of the Emperor Paul I and charming rather then grand rooms of his wife Maria.

Peterhof Park - Travel to another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent gardens, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. It was almost completely destroyed by the Nazis in World War II but has been restored to its full splendor. The gardens are dotted with countless fountains, charming pavilions and summer houses.

The fountains of Peterhof are one of the most famous tourist attractions. The diversity of fountains in the park is surprising. From monumental ensembles like the Samson Cascade to the ever popular Joke Fountains, including one which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.

Take a Metro (Underground) ride. The stations are worth seeing for their beautifully decorative interiors. Many are adorned with crystal chandeliers, marble vestibules and beautiful frescoes.

Complimentary with this tour (if weather permits) - you get a one way trip by hydrofoil This is the fastest and the most enjoyable way of travelling between Peterhof and St. Petersburg. Hydrofoil is a safe and fast boat which rises above the surface of the water. The trip takes 30 minutes.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY:

Drive south of St. Petersburg to Tsarskoye Selo, passing Stalin-era buildings, modern residential apartments and dachas. Heading west to Peterhof, you will see the industrial and residential areas of St. Petersburg, some former mansions of the Russian Nobility, Alexandria Park and the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterhof.

Each tour features:  Welcome pack  Bottle of water - daily  Air-conditioned vehicle  English speaking guide*  Entry fees  Visa free visit  Port fees  Local taxes

Services not included:  Metro fare (1$)  Tipping  Lunch*
*For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Expect to spend around 10$ for lunch. Your guide will assist you with money exchange.

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1-DAY St Petersburg: Highlights, with Hermitage (Small Group)

Order code: TOU-1DHSG

Approx. 8-9 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship.

This itinerary is for those who wish to join a SMALL GROUP (usually not more than 15 persons) to reduce costs. We will automatically join you with a group to help you save! AVAILABLE TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY.

If you prefer a PRIVATE tour with this itinerary, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange accordingly. PRIVATE TOURS with this itinerary AVAILABLE EVERY DAY, EXCEPT MONDAY as Hermitage is closed Mondays.

A full day of sightseeing includes general sightseeing tour of the city along with visits to the Hermitage, the world's famous art treasury, and Peter & Paul Fortress, a place where the city got its start, local food market and shopping.

WHAT YOU VISIT:

The Hermitage - The Tsar's former Winter Palace and four other buildings that house one of the world's premier art collections.

Your 3 - 3.5 hour guided tour visits the display of rooms, which contain over three million art works, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rafael, Monet, Rembrandt, and Renoir. Designed by Rastrelli. The Baroque Winter Palace boasts patterned parquet floors, ornate staircases, molded and decorated ceilings.

Peter and Paul Fortress - Originally built to protect the city from Swedish attack, the fortress soon became Russia's Tower of London, a place for political prisoners - including Peter the Great's own son.

The Peter and Paul Cathedral - The city's tallest structure in the days of Peter the Great and even today only the television tower exceeds it in the height. The ornate interior boasts gilded iconostasis, 18th century paintings and icons - and the tombs of many Tsars and Tsarinas, including Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Experience the Food Market where locals sell spare vegetables and fruit from their dacha (country house) plots as well as imported melons, oranges, bananas. You will find there dried fruit, chees, nuts, honey, meat and other foods. Take your own shopping bag. Markets are colorful places to visit even if you do not need to buy. You can usually bargain a bit over prices.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - This recently restored church sports an ornate and exaggerated "Russian-style" exterior and is built on the site where Tsar Alexander II was assassinated.

St. Isaac's Cathedral - The cathedral's massive central gold dome, one of the largest in the world, dominates the city skyline. Cruiser Aurora - Now a museum on the west bank of the Neva, the armored cruiser Aurora fired her guns to signal the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution.

SHOPPING: Browse for souvenirs and gifts and bargain with local vendors at the various stops during your excursion.

Each tour features:  Welcome pack  Bottle of water - daily  Air-conditioned vehicle  English speaking guide*  Entry fees  Photo permits, except for the Hermitage  Personal ear set at the Hermitage for groups from 6 passengers  Visa free visit  Port fees  Local taxes

Services not included:  Tipping  Lunch*
*For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Expect to spend around 10$ for lunch. Your guide will assist you with money exchange.

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Private Day-trip to Moscow (from St Petersburg)

Order code: TOU-MOSPR

Approx. 13-15 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

The tour is not available on Thursdays. For a 2-day stay in St. Petersburg -- operated only on Day 1 (by air and train). For a 3-day stay in St. Petersburg -- operated only on Day 2 (round trip by train).

Upon picking you up from the ship, you will be transferred to the airport / train station. After a flight (50 minutes) or a train ride (4 hours), you will be greeted by your personal Moscow local guide and assisted to your comfortable car/coach for a relaxing narrated drive as you make your way to downtown Moscow through the outskirts and residential areas of the city.

On your arrival, take a break over a cup of tea and begin exploring the city. View a unique panorama of Moscow from the Sparrow Hills, watch the changing of the guard at Alexander's Garden, stroll through the legendary Red Square - the site of many marches and celebrations during Communist times - and the famous GUM department store.

Admire the magnificent St. Basil's Cathedral, pass through Lubyanka Square and the headquarters of the former KGB. Walk along the popular Arbat Street with hundreds of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops.

Learn about an architectural style dubbed Stalin-Gothic and the skyscrapers known as Seven Sisters, recognizable by their tapered towers. The grandest example is the main building of Moscow State University. Architecturally, Moscow ranges from Russian 17th - century onion-shaped churches to American-style skyscrapers of the 1930s.

You'll also take a ride on the underground and see the Moscow Metro stations that were built during Stalin's rule as "palaces for the people". The decoration of the stations takes everyone by surprise: mosaics and statues, stained glass panels and chandeliers.

If the Lenin Mausoleum is open during your visit, we will also make a stop there, time permitting.

After break for lunch proceed to the Kremlin - Russia's mighty political powerhouse, the seat of the Russian President. During the guided walk through the grounds of the Kremlin you will see governmental buildings, gold - domed cathedrals and Tsar's bell - the largest bell that never rang!

Within the 15th century Kremlin fortress, you will visit the stunning Byzantine- style Assumption Cathedral the oldest and the most important church in the Kremlin where tsars were selected and crowned, decrees were read and solemn events celebrated.

Explore the opulent collection of the Armory museum that contains Russian treasures including court regalia, jewelry, coronation gowns, armor, golden carriages and some of the fabulous Easter eggs created for the Tsars by Faberge.

Then you will be transferred to the train station. Here, board a high speed train for the approximate four hour train ride into St. Petersburg. Your train may reach speeds as high as 160 miles per hour as you travel through the Russian countryside. During your train ride, you may enjoy dinner onboard (optional).

WHAT YOU VISIT:
Kremlin and Armory Museum
Moscow Metro

Each tour features:
Round trip by air/train
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transfers in St. Petersburg and Moscow
English speaking guide*
Entry fees
Photo permit in the grounds of Kremlin
Metro ticket
Visa free visit
Port fees
Local taxes

Services not included:
Photo permit in the Armory
Meals** For lunch you will stop at places where locals would eat. Food will be served aboard train. Expect to spend around $30 on meals. Your guide will assist you with money exchange.

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ONE-DAY Grand St Petersburg, inclu Evening Folkloric Show

Order code: TOU-1DFOL

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship. Includes car/van transportation, a highly qualified English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the museums noted. Itinerary listed may be revised or order changed as local conditions warrant, or if a particular museum is closed on your day of visit. Lunch is included. Please note that some museums charge a fee for photography and/or videography, which are payable on the day of tour, should you decide to purchase passes.

This ONE-DAY extended extravaganza is perfect for those who have only one day in St Petersburg. Includes lunch, entrance fees to the Hermitage, Peterhof (with hydrofoil ride included), city tour, and an evening folkloric show!

Participants in this PRIVATE tour DO NOT NEED RUSSIAN VISAS, despite your cruise line telling you otherwise. Thousands of satisfied cruise clients have taken this tour without visas! Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and use the very same visa exemption waiver that is used by the ship. We will provide all the proper documentation to guarantee visa-free participation in this tour.

Start your St Petersburg adventure from the pier and head to the famed Hermitage Museum on a guided tour. Here, you will truly appreciate the advantages of a small PRIVATE tour (vs. a large ship tour) as your guide helps you deftly navigate through the staggering crowds, maze of galleries and artifacts to ensure that you do not miss the highlights.

Note: Hermitage is closed on Mondays.

Visit the West-European Masters collection (Rembrandt, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, El Greco, Murillo, Van Dyck etc.) the living spaces and gala halls of the Winter Palace.

Optional visit to the Gold Rooms (Treasury) of the Winter Palace for additional $ 220 per party (maximum group size is usually 15). If you visit the Gold Room, the tour of the rest of the Hermitage is 30-40 minutes shorter.

After the Hermitage, stop for lunch, which is included in your tour.

Then, enjoy a time-saving and scenic hydrofoil ride to Peterhof, located 19 miles west of St. Petersburg.

Peterhof is often known as the "Russian Versailles" and was official Summer Residence of Russian Tsars. Stroll through the wonderful "Lower Park" with its 150 fountains, cascades and various pavilions, palaces.

After your Peterhof visit, take the hydrofoil back to St petersburg, where you will commence a driving tour of the city center: St. Isaac's Square (photo stop), majestic St. Isaac Cathedral, "Bronze Horseman" - the most famous monument to Peter the Great (photo stop), Shmidt Bridge, Vasilievsky Island with Arts Academy, Menshikov Palace, University, Kunstkamera, "Strelka" with Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns (photo stop) and with the most beautiful view of Neva Embankments Winter Palace and other buildings of the Hermitage Museum, Palace Bridge, Palace Square with Winter Palace and Alexander Column, Admiralty, Nevsky Avenue, the central street of the city, Smolny Cathedral (photo stop) and Smolny Institute, Cruiser "Aurora", "Field of Mars" (photo stop), the Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral (photo stop).

After the city tour, you will attend an evening folklore show at Nikolayevsky Palace, before returning to the ship after an unforgettable day of touring!

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ONE-DAY Grand St Petersburg, including Evening City Tour

Order code: TOU-1DCTT

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

You do NOT need a Russian visa to take this tour. Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and uses the same visa-exemption waiver that is used by the ship. Includes car/van transportation, a highly qualified English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the museums noted. Itinerary listed may be revised or order changed as local conditions warrant, or if a particular museum is closed on your day of visit. Lunch is included. Please note that some museums charge a fee for photography and/or videography, which are payable on the day of tour, should you decide to purchase passes.

This ONE-DAY extended extravaganza is perfect for those who have only one day in St Petersburg. Includes lunch, entrance fees to the Hermitage, Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, and an evening city tour!

Participants in this PRIVATE tour DO NOT NEED RUSSIAN VISAS, despite your cruise line telling you otherwise. Thousands of satisfied cruise clients have taken this tour without visas! Our tour operator is fully licensed by the Russian authorities and use the very same visa exemption waiver that is used by the ship. We will provide all the proper documentation to guarantee visa-free participation in this tour.

Start your St Petersburg adventure from the pier and head to the famed Hermitage Museum on a guided tour. Here, you will truly appreciate the advantages of a small PRIVATE tour (vs. a large ship tour) as your guide helps you deftly navigate through the staggering crowds, maze of galleries and artifacts to ensure that you do not miss the highlights.

Note: Hermitage is closed on Mondays.

Visit the West-European Masters collection (Rembrandt, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, El Greco, Murillo, Van Dyck etc.), the living spaces and gala halls of the Winter Palace.

Optional visit to the Gold Rooms (Treasury) of the Winter Palace for additional $ 220 per party (maximum group size is usually 15). If you visit the Gold Room, the tour of the rest of the Hermitage is 30-40 minutes shorter.

Then, stop for lunch (included in cost).

After lunch, head for for Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), a 15 mile drive south of St Petersburg, to visit Catherine's Palace. The origins of the Palace go back to 1717, when Catherine I commissioned the German architect Johann Braunstein to build a stone house. After her death her daughter, the future Tsarina Elizabeth I, inherited the property. Like Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great frequently stayed in Tsarskoye Selo. The palace was created by the best artists of the XVIII and XIX centuries.

The world-famous Amber Room, with walls completely paneled with amber, was completely lost during the WWII, is now restored completely for your enjoyment. Stroll in the beautiful Catherine park with its numerous pavilions and small palaces, ponds and canals, marble statues and monuments.

Note: Catherine's Palace is closed on Tuesdays + the last Monday of the month.

Then, enjoy a leisurely drive to Peterhof, located 19 miles west of St. Petersburg.

Peterhof is often known as the "Russian Versailles" and was official Summer Residence of Russian Tsars. Stroll through the wonderful "Lower Park" with its 150 fountains, cascades and various pavilions, palaces.

After your Peterhof visit, return to St petersburg, where you will commence an evening driving tour of the city center: St. Isaac's Square (photo stop), majestic St. Isaac Cathedral, "Bronze Horseman" - the most famous monument to Peter the Great (photo stop), Shmidt Bridge, Vasilievsky Island with Arts Academy, Menshikov Palace, University, Kunstkamera, "Strelka" with Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns (photo stop) and with the most beautiful view of Neva Embankments Winter Palace and other buildings of the Hermitage Museum, Palace Bridge, Palace Square with Winter Palace and Alexander Column, Admiralty, Nevsky Avenue, the central street of the city, Smolny Cathedral (photo stop) and Smolny Institute, Cruiser "Aurora", "Field of Mars" (photo stop), the Savior on the Spilled Blood Cathedral (photo stop).

Return to the ship after an unforgettable day of touring!

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Custom St Petersburg Tour / Special Programs

Order code: TOU-CUSTO

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If our standard itineraries do not meet your needs, feel request to a quote for a custom itinerary. Please specify which sights you would like to visit, and we'll create a custom trip just for you!

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Stockholm

Sensational Stockholm

Order code: PPR-BALT4

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 15     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

Built on a string of islands, Stockholm was founded 700 years ago by King Birger Jarl at the strategic point where the fresh water of Lake Malaren meets the salt water of the Baltic.

A good starting point for an exploration of the city is the 'Old Town' (Gamla Stan), a cluster of old buildings and narrow cobbled streets which formed the original Stockholm. The old buildings are beautifully preserved and the main streets are pedestrian precincts with a host of boutiques, handicrafts and antique shops.

The Old Town has three churches of historic interest, Storkyrkan and Riddarholm Church, both dating from the 13th century and the German Church with its magnificent Baroque interior.

Overlooking the harbor is the Royal Palace, which contains the State Apartments, the Crown Jewels, the Hall of State and Chapel Royal, Royal Armory and Palace Museum.

Within easy reach of the Old Town, in a magnificent setting on the edge of Lake Malaren, is Stockholm's elegant City Hall (Stadshuset), inaugurated about 60 years ago.

There is a spectacular view of the capital from the top of the 350ft tower. Another spot for a magnificent view is the observation platform on the Kakn's communications tower which, at 508ft, is the highest building in Scandinavia.

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Custom tour from Stockholm

Order code: PPR-CUSST

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Just let us know the itinerary you desire and the number of persons in your group and we will quote!

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Tallinn, Estonia

Historical Tallinn (Shared Group Tour)

Order code: PPR-BALT5

Approx. 3.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 15     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a shared small group tour, with pickup/dropoff at cruise ship pier. You will walk along cobbled streets during the walking portion of your tour while in Old Town. Wear sturdy comfortable shoes.

Your tour takes you to through the cultural center of Tallinn and the central park of Kadriorg, founded in the time of Peter the Great.

Pass through the residential areas before arriving at Pirita marina and the ruins of the 15th Century convent of St. Birgit. Pause at Russalka, Estonia's most famous monument dedicated to the shipwreck in the Gulf of Finland in 1893.

Returning to Tallinn, continue to The Old Town. The walking portion commences at Cathedral Hill and takes you along cobbled streets, past medieval houses, towers and bastions.

Visit the 13th century Russian Orthodox Church and the Dome Church, then walk past the Castle, now home to Estonia's Parliament.

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Warnemunde (Berlin)

Comprehensive Berlin At-A-Glance

Order code: HSE-BEAAG

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes direct transfer from your ship to Berlin, and back, in your own private vehicle (so you don't have to waste time waiting for trains). Does not include lunch. Includes entrance fees for specified attractions. For 1-6pax: Guide will meet you upon your arrival in Berlin. Transfer from pier to Berlin is with driver only (unguided). For 7pax and up: Guide will meet you upon your arrival in Berlin. Transfer from pier to Berlin is with driver and host to assist on the way.

Berlin has seen incredible changes since the fall of the wall and reunification; this tour is an opportunity to experience the turbulent 20th Century history of this impressive European capital. Featuring poignant highlights of Berlin, this tour has it all.

After approximately 2.5 hrs. drive through the Mecklenburg countryside passing by wide fields and charming villages you will arrive in Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Take in this marvelous site and do not forget to snap some pictures as a memory.

Continuing on, you will pass by the victory column, Bellevue Castle as well as Tiergarten before we stop at the Brandenburg Gate for a walking part.

Follow your guide through the Brandenburg Gate to the Reichstag with its famous cupola and the Berlin at a Glance Holocaust Memorial.

Afterwards, you will have the unique chance to take in further sights, such as Museum Island, Unter den Linden boulevard, the famous border crossing point Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarket and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

See the remnants of the infamous Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery and learn more about the changes Berlin has gone through since the German reunification.

You will have 45 minutes free time for shopping at the KaDeWe, Europe's biggest department store which is located on Kurfurstendamm (Ku'damm) before heading back to your cruise ship.

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Best Of Berlin, with Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Order code: HSE-BBSAC

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes direct transfer from your ship to Berlin, and back, in your own private vehicle (so you don't have to waste time waiting for trains). Does not include lunch. Includes entrance fees for specified attractions. For 1-6pax: Guide will meet you upon your arrival in Berlin. Transfer from pier to Berlin is with driver only (unguided). For 7pax and up: Guide will meet you upon your arrival in Berlin. Transfer from pier to Berlin is with driver and host to assist on the way.

The concentration camp in Sachsenhausen was one of the first built by the Nazis. After viewing the Memorial Site, on which the emphasis of this tour is placed, you will continue on to Berlin, where you will end the day sightseeing and get deeply involved with Germany's Capital. (This tour is not available on Mondays and holidays).

Begin your day with a pickup from your cruise ship upon your arrival. After a relaxing drive through the rural landscape of Mecklenburg and Brandenburg you will arrive in Oranienburg for a 1.5 hrs guided tour of the concentration camp Sachsenhausen.

It was used during the rise of the national socialist party to inter political prisoners and revolutionaries, so the camp was not a dedicated death camp like the numerous ones that followed. Still thousands of prisoners died of starvation behind the barbed wire fences. The tour includes the execution chamber, where sporadic executions took place, the laundry, which is now a chapel, and the remainder of this austere prison.

Following this, we will head on to Berlin, where our first stop will be the so-called "new heart of Berlin" -- the Potsdam Square. Enjoy some time on your own to stroll around, browse for souvenirs or grab something to eat at the numerous restaurants.

You will get a chance to walk underneath the monumental Brandenburg Gate, take a picture of the renovated Reichstag building and its clear glass dome viewing platform while strolling through the government district.

A drive through the Tiergarten, the former royal hunting grounds, past the Victory column, will take you to Unter den Linden. Germany's most famous promenade during Prussian times.

Check Point Charlie and the Gendarmenmarkt will be our final stops. Snap a shot of this historical site before we will return to the ship, reviewing this fascinating day.

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Berlin Jewish History

Order code: HSE-BEJHI

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Includes direct transfer from your ship to Berlin, and back, in your own private vehicle (so you don't have to waste time waiting for trains). Does not include lunch. Includes entrance fees for specified attractions. For 1-6pax: Guide will meet you upon your arrival in Berlin. Transfer from pier to Berlin is with driver only (unguided). For 7pax and up: Guide will meet you upon your arrival in Berlin. Transfer from pier to Berlin is with driver and host to assist on the way.

This tour focuses on the darkest part of German history that has shaped this country. It includes a visit to the Holocaust Memorial and the New Jewish museum designed by Daniel Libeskind. Further stops will be made at main attractions of Berlin such as remnants of the wall and the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag.

After pickup from your cruise ship. enjoy a relaxed 2.5-hour ride along the famed Autobahn.

We start with a sightseeing tour that includes highlights like the renowned Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard, German Parliament and Reichstag with its imposing copula designed by the famous architect Sir Norman Foster.

Pass-by the Charlottenburg Palace, Tiergarten, victory column and other poignant symbols of Berlin.

Follow your guide along historic sights including the Holocaust Memorial and the former site of the Old Synagogue as well as the New Synagogue dedicated in 1866 and regarded as the greatest and most glorious Jewish cultic building in former times.

Our next highlight will be the Jewish Museum. Opened in 2001, it is one of the most spectacular Museum buildings in Germany. Witness inner courtyard with its inspiring glass construction (built from the design entitled "Sukkah") had its grand opening. Although not a Holocaust Museum, it is so profoundly moving and significant, it has to be experienced to be truly understood. Experience a guided tour, with some free time to explore the museum independently.

Sit back and relax while returning to Warnemuende and to your ship after an unforgettable day.

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Jewish Heritage of Berlin including transfers to/from ship

Order code: HSE-BERJE

Approx. 10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. Includes the services of a driver for the duration of the transfer and tour, and upon arrival in Berlin, the services of a separate guide (3hrs for grps of 6 or less/4hrs for larger groups). Lunch is at your own expense. Since this is a custom tour and the itinerary below is merely a suggestion, any entrance fees are payable separately, depending on the actual attractions you select. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual ship schedule, itinerary and duration may be modified as neccesary to fit your needs.

This tour is ideal for passengers who who want a tour of Berlin with a Jewish perspective. This includes the 2.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. This private tour is a remarkable value as some cruise lines charge as much as $160 just for the transfer alone!

Our Jewish heritage tour includes the services of a guide who is knowledgeable about Jewish sights for 3hr (groups of 6 or less) or 4 hrs (larger groups). This guide will join the group in Berlin.

Here are some sights that may be covered: Jewish sights at the Hackesche Höfe and Potsdam Square and the Jewish Quarter with new Synagogue and Cemetary.

Various aspects of Jewish culture & history in Berlin are covered with a visit to the Jewish quarter. Then visit the Centrum Judaicum in the New Synagogue, with its displays on the history of the building and the lives connected with it. The displays provide an insight to Jewish life in Berlin in historic as well as modern times. After that, we will drive past the the new Holocaust Memorial.

If you wish to go inside the Jewish Museum, you should allocate at least 1-1.5 hrs of your day to to truly appreciate this moving architectural masterpiece. This museum is not devoted exclusively to the Holocaust and depicts 2000 years of German-Jewish history via personal documents and artefacts. Designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind, the building disorients the visitor with spiraling walls, sloping floors, windows that resemble wounds and gashes, plus the windowless Holocaust Tower and Memory Void.

The Jewish Museum provides a public guided tour in English (max 15 pax). The tour starts at 2pm and takes about 1.5 hrs. Entrance 5 Euros pp + Guided tour 3 Euros pp (payable on day of tour). Reservations are required. You may also want to take the opportunity for lunch inside the Museum at the Liebermanns Restaurant.

This tour will also include the historical city center around the Brandenburg Gate & the Reichstag and as many of the main Berlin sights as time will permit.

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Jewish Heritage of Berlin + Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, including transfers

Order code: HSE-JESCC

Approx. 12 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. Does not include lunch or entrance fees. ***Berlin portion of tour: For 1-6pax, includes driver-guide who will guide throughout the day, but who will not accompany pax into attractions. For 7pax and above, includes driver throughout the day + separate guide who will meet the group in Berlin, guide for 4hrs in Berlin and accompany group into attractions. ***Concentration Camp portion of tour: This portion of the tour is self-guided. There are English signs around the concentration camp. Guide may be added at extra cost.

This extended 12-hr tour is ideal for passengers who who want a tour of Berlin with a Jewish perspective, including a visit to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.

Rates include the 2.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Berlin and back. This private tour is a remarkable value as some cruise lines charge as much as $160 just for the transfer alone!

Our Jewish heritage tour includes the services of a guide who is knowledgeable about Jewish sights for 3hrs. This guide will join the group in Berlin.

Here is a suggested itinerary. If you require a different departure time, we will adjust accordingly:

08:00 Depart from ship at Warnemünde/Rostock
10:30 Arrival Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
11:30 Depart to Berlin
12:15 Arrive at Berlin
12:30 Orientation tour through the Jewish quarter incl. photo stop at New Synagogue. Passing by: Wall of the Topography of Terror and Checkpoint Charlie
14:30 Lunch (at own expense) and shopping
15:30 Stop & walking tour of Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate & Holocaust Memorial
17:00 Depart Berlin to ship
20:00 Arrival back at ship after an unforgettable day!

Note: We have omitted the Jewish Museum to enable you to have time for other Berlin sights. If you prefer to visit the Museum, the sights and timings will be adjusted accordingly.

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Countryside & Seaside Resorts

Order code: HSE-COSEA

Approx. 4.5 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Our evergreen sentimental journey through the Mecklenburg countryside is always a bestseller and simply the best way to gain insight into the history and development of German seaside resorts along the coast.

Start your tour with a drive through the scenic countryside onto the monastery town of Bad Doberan and catch a first glimpse of the beauty of this region. The first highlight can be seen from a great distance already: the red brick 700-year-old Minster, impressive both in style and size. Enjoy a visit inside and a stroll through the surrounding park. Learn about the lives of the monks who have prayed within these walls before carrying on with a ride on one of Germany?s famous narrow-gauge railways.

The historic Molli-Train, driven by an old steam engine, is still a means of public transport and popular among both young and old alike. Enjoy a 25-minute scenic ride through the paths and lanes of Mecklenburg to the beautiful seaside resort of Heiligendamm.

More than 200 years ago this enchanting place was built for the German Kaiser and as a fashionable resort for European royalty, visitors included the German Emperor and the Russian Tsar. It was nicknamed "The White Town on the Sea" because of the white buildings. Continue your journey to Kuhlungsborn, a new seaside resort. Here we will stop for some time to shop before returning back to the ship.

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Comprehensive Potsdam including Warnemunde/Rostock transfers

Order code: HSE-POTSD

Approx. 10 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (2.5 hours each way) from Warnemunde/Rostock to Berlin and back. For groups of 7 or less, includes the services of a driver-guide and commentary for the duration of the transfer and tour. For groups of 8 or more, includes the services of a driver (unguided transfer) and upon arrival in Berlin, the services of a separate guide who will commence the guided tour. Lunch is at your own expense. Since this is a custom tour and the itinerary below is merely a suggestion, any entrance fees are payable separately, depending on the actual attractions you select. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual ship schedule, itinerary and duration may be modified as neccesary to fit your needs.

This tour is ideal for passengers who have already seen the major sights of Berlin and and want a tour of Potsdam. This includes the 2.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Potsdam and back.

The city of Potsdam, with its Baroque city center and numerous palaces, was the capital of the Brandenburg State. Upon arrival in Potsdam, enjoy a short orientation tour on the way to the palaces. Let us introduce the you to this quaint city with its Dutch Quarter, the Brandenburg Gate, Hunter's Gate, Russian Colony etc.

Probably the most famous palace in Potsdam is Sanssouci, which was built by Frederick the Great of Prussia in 1740 in his favourite style of regal rococo. The castle of Sanssouci set above six vineyard terraces. On the grounds, you can find many beautiful statues, gardens and fountains, including the Chinese Teahouse, which has a collection of both Berlin and Meissen porcelain.

On the other side of the park is the New Palace, which is even grander than the Sanssouci and more richly furnished too. the most ostentatious palace ever built by Friedrich der GrosseAfterwards, take a leisurely stroll in the impressive park or do some shopping in the charming Dutch Quarter.

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Scenic Schwerin and Lubeck including Warnemunde/Rostock transfers

Order code: HSE-SCHLU

Approx. 8 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Minimum number of passengers: 8     (Smaller group? Ask us for pricing!)

This is a private tour and includes the transfer (1.5 hours each way) from Warnemunde/Rostock to Berlin and back. For groups of 7 or less, includes the services of a driver-guide and commentary for the duration of the transfer and tour. For groups of 8 or more, includes the services of a driver (unguided transfer) and upon arrival in Berlin, the services of a separate guide who will commence the guided tour. Lunch is at your own expense. Since this is a custom tour and the itinerary below is merely a suggestion, any entrance fees are payable separately, depending on the actual attractions you select. Subject to traffic conditions and your actual ship schedule, itinerary and duration may be modified as neccesary to fit your needs.

This tour is ideal for passengers who have already been to Berlin and and want a leisurely tour of scenic Northern Germany. This includes the 1.5 hr transfer (each way) from the ship to Schwerin/Lubeck and back.

The ride to Schwerin takes approx. 90 mins (from Warnemunde/Rostock) each way via "Autobahn". Schwerin Castle, with its fairy-tale air, is not to be missed. The city's medieval landmark is set in a picturesque location on the banks of Schwerin Lake, Germany's third-largest lake. Inside the Castle, magnificent rooms with such promising names as the "Silvestergalery" (Sylvester Gallery) and "Blumenzimmer" (Floral Room) with its vast collection of antique furniture and classic paintings are well worth a visit. So is the old town with its splendid avenues and buildings.

Lubeck, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987, was one of the great mercantile cities of the Middle Ages. Today, it offers the perfect tourism formula; a town small enough to be personal, yet with enough historical and cultural diversions to engage the visitor. Let us show you the highlights of this lovely city.

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Custom Tour from Warnemunde

Order code: HSE-WACUS

Approx. 0

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

If you'd like us to customize a tour to your specific needs, just let us know what you'd like to see and do!

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Zeebrugge, Belgium

Bruges Highlights

Order code: PPR-ZEBRU

Approx. 4 hours

US$ TBA       (Contact us for pricing by starting an inquiry or sending an email.)

Combine a walking tour of one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities with a half day to explore on your own. You will travel southeast through the Flemish countryside to Bruges as you leave Zeebrugge.

You will visit Bruges' cobbled streets, centuries-old buildings and canals, all hallmarks of this medieval city. Your guided walk takes you past the marketplace with its guildhalls, the Belfry, the Town Hall and the Gothic Chapel of the Holy Blood.

A highlight of your visit to Bruges is an approximately thirty-minute boat ride along Bruges' romantic canals.

You'll also have the opportunity to take photos of the Church of Our Lady, a 13th century church which is home to an array of art treasures including Michelangelo's white marble Madonna and Child.

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