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Grand Scandinavia and a Baltics Cruise

with St Petersburg

Embark on an exploration of the best of Scandinavia, twinned with a grand cruise around the Baltics on this superb combination holiday of land and sea. Beginning in Norway’s Bergen, visit some of the country’s most spectacular cities, fjords and scenery as you journey towards Stockholm. From here, embark on the ultimate Baltic cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas®, stopping in some of the gems that occupy the coast of the Baltic Sea. Highlights include a journey on the world-famous Flåm Railway; a spectacular cruise along the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord; a full day to explore Sweden’s cultural capital, Stockholm; visits to the capitals of Finland, Estonia and Latvia; and two days in Russia’s second largest city, St Petersburg.

Included excursions and visits: 5

  • Bergen city tour
  • Flåm Railway Myrdal to Flåm and Aurlandsfjord cruise
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Cruise on Geirangerfjord
  • Stockholm city tour

Including...

  • 8 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on Serenade of the Seas® (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 33 meals: 15 breakfasts (days 2-16) 7 lunches (days 5 and 10-15) 11 dinners (days 1, 3-5 and 9-15)
  • US$100 per cabin onboard credit (Suites and Balcony Staterooms)*
  • US$50 per cabin onboard credit (Interior and Oceanview Staterooms)*
  • Varied daytime activities and evening entertainment during cruise

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager (days 1-9) and the experienced Royal Caribbean staff on board
  • Scheduled British Airways direct flights
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • Port taxes
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)
  • Port taxes
  • * Applies to 1st and 2nd guest per stateroom only. The applicable amount will be credited to your onboard account and any unused onboard credit is non-refundable.

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London - Bergen, Norway

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Bergen. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel, the Scandic Neptun (4T) or Scandic Bergen City (4T), where dinner is included this evening.

Scandic Neptun or Scandic Bergen City


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Bergen

Spend this morning on a tour discovering the city of Bergen. Visits will include the lovely Troldhaugen Museum - the former home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, and the interesting Hanseatic Museum, situated in one of the old trade houses on Bryggen wharf. We have this afternoon free to explore - you may like to take the funicular to the top of Mount Floien, for spectacular views of the city.


Bergen - Flåm - Aurlandsfjord - Balestrand

We depart from Bergen for Voss, for an eagerly anticipated train journey to Flåm. The Bergen Railway takes us from Voss to Myrdal, where we board the fabulous Flåm Railway, named one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Beginning at 867m above sea level, in the space of an hour with much of the journey at a gradient of 5.5%, we reach the Sognefjord valley at sea level, passing spectacular scenery along the way. Our day continues with an afternoon cruise on the Aurlandsfjord, one of the most picturesque fjords in the world stretching over 24km with scenery of towering mountains and green valleys. We then transfer to the beautiful fjord village of Balestrand and Kviknes Hotel (4T) or Hotel Sogndal (4T).

Kviknes Hotel or Hotel Sogndal


Balestrand

Today is at leisure, explore the wonderful surroundings or relax in our hotel offering breathtaking views of the beautiful Sognefjord.


Balestrand - Briksdal Glacier - Geirangerfjord - Geiranger

After breakfast we travel by coach to Briksdal Glacier, an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier set between roaring waterfalls and endless high peaks. At Briksdal a typical Norwegian lunch is served, before we continue to UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord and board a cruise along the fjord. We stay at the Union Hotel (4T) in Geiranger, located in the most stunning location at the end of the fjord.

Union Hotel Geiranger


Geiranger - Lillehammer - Oslo

We leave Geiranger and travel towards Oslo, stopping en route in Lillehammer to discover the quaint artificial village built to host the 1994 Winter Olympics. After time to obtain lunch in this picturesque location with views of Lake Mjøsa and River Lågen, we continue to Oslo, Norway’s spectacular capital. Our hotel is the Scandic Victoria (4T) or Scandic Solli (4T).

Scandic Victoria or Scandic Solli


Oslo - Karlstad - Stockholm, Sweden

This morning we depart Oslo by coach for our journey to Sweden and Stockholm. We stop in Karlstad for time to obtain lunch in this pleasant town with much local ancient history. Perhaps discover Karlstad Cathedral or the Brigade Museum, which showcases Sweden’s history of the Cold War. Arriving in Stockholm we check in to our hotel for two nights, the Scandic Klara (4T). Sweden’s lively capital is located in an archipelago of 30,000 islands and there is much to explore and discover.

Scandic Klara


Stockholm

The first part of our day is spent exploring Stockholm’s remarkable city centre, including a walking tour through the charming Old Town - Gamla Stan - filled with history throughout its cobblestone streets, including grand palaces, public buildings, and lovely little cafés. One of the largest and best-preserved medieval centres in Europe, it is a delight to explore and your afternoon is free to do just that. Perhaps explore the Vasa Museum - the best preserved and most complete 17th century ship in the world, which sank in the city’s waters in 1628; or Stockholm Cathedral that dates back to 1279; the Royal Palace, boasting 600 exquisite rooms; the Nobel Museum; and striking Riddarholm Church.


Day 9 - Stockholm

This morning is at leisure before we transfer to embark Serenade of the Seas® (3T+) in readiness for a late afternoon sailing.

Serenade of the Seas®

Day 10 - Helsinki, Finland

Our first port of call is Finland’s capital, Helsinki. You can choose to discover Nuuksio National Park on a lovely nature trail; or embark on a boat cruise or speedboat adventure viewing the sparkling sea and its granite islands. Alternatively, wander the city centre admiring the colourful markets and Finnish architecture including the Olympic Stadium, grand Cathedral, Opera House and Parliament buildings.

Serenade of the Seas®

Days 11-12 - St Petersburg, Russia (overnight)

Arrive in St Petersburg with two days free to explore Russia’s second largest city - one of the most modern as well as being the country’s cultural capital, home to striking architecture and monuments. Visit the magnificent Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world, filling a collection of magnificent historic buildings including the distinctive Winter Palace, the residence of Russian monarchs. Alternatively, simply wander the beautiful canals lined with elegant buildings, exploring the highlights including St Isaac’s Cathedral, the city’s largest Russian Orthodox cathedral; Peterhof Palace, and a collection of beautiful UNESCO World Heritage palaces and gardens.

Serenade of the Seas®

Day 13 - Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn is Estonia’s charming capital located on the country’s northern coast. The city blends modern with medieval and has an exhilarating array of modern buildings mixed with intricate wooden houses, vibrant squares, ancient church spires and impressive shopping centres. You can choose to enjoy a horse and carriage ride at the Estonian Open Air Museum - where life in a traditional Estonian village is recreated; or the UNESCO-listed Old Town has a wealth of history dating back to the 13th century. The city’s modern architecture includes the brilliant Kumu Art Museum, hosting foreign works and Estonian modern and contemporary art.

Serenade of the Seas®

Day 14 - Riga, Latvia

Cosmopolitan Riga buzzes with youthful verve, yet known for its architectural gems, including a 13th century cathedral, wooden houses and Art Nouveau buildings. See the city by canal boat, try Riga’s chic restaurants with their fusion of traditional and avant-garde cuisine, and breathe fresh air at nature parks, beaches and woods on a walk or cycle ride.

Serenade of the Seas®

Day 15 - At sea

Serenade of the Seas®

Day 16 Stockholm - London

We arrive in Stockholm this morning, where we disembark and transfer to Stockholm Airport for a direct scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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Important Information

Please note: 23 June 2018 departure visits Tallinn on day 10 and Helsinki on day 13 - all other visits remain the same.

Grand Scandinavia and a Baltics Cruise

with St Petersburg