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Baltics and Norwegian Fjords

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Trip Code: NOBIST29
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Stockholm to Tromso

Reverse Trip

Arrive in Stockholm and embark your small ship Grand Expedition. This evening, get to know your fellow passengers during a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: 28 Nights: MS Island Sky

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Tour Stockholm's Old Town, Royal Palace and Vasa Museum. Enjoy afternoon tea at historic Sigtuna then return to your ship.

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In Mariehamn, embark on a historic tour, seeing the open-air Jan Karlsgården Museum and the fortress ruins of Bomarsund. Alternatively, take a coastal hike.

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Perhaps enjoy a tour of sophisticated Helsinki, including Senate Square and Mannerheimintie, as well as a photo stop at the Olympic Stadium. Alternatively explore Suomelinna, a World Heritage-listed maritime fortress constructed in the mid 18th century that occupies six small islands.

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Embark upon a city tour, including the 18th-century Peter and Paul Cathedral and St Isaac’s Cathedral. Tonight, be treated to an elegant evening of Russian ballet at the prestigious Hermitage Theatre, on the Palace Embankment of the Neva River.

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Visit the opulent Catherine Palace before boarding a hydrofoil for a journey down the Neva River to Peterhof Park and Palace. Stroll the Lower Park and see the Grand Cascade and the Grand Palace.

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In Tallinn, visit Dome Hill, the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin, the Rotermann Quarter and Freedom Square. Otherwise, embark on a hike with your Expedition Team, or partake in a bicycle tour.

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Today on Saaremaa Island, visit an Estonian farmhouse for a cooking lesson and traditional lunch accompanied by locally crafted wine. Maybe visit the town of Kuressaare or take a nature tour to discover the island's rich bird-life.

Stay: Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel

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Select from two sightseeing options in Riga. Perhaps wander the cobbled streets of the historic centre, visiting the beautiful Gothic-style St Peter’s Church and perhaps admire the stunning views from the observation platform. Alternatively, embark on a kayaking journey through the city’s stunning network of canals.

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Arrive on Gotland Island today and be greeted by the World Heritage-listed walled town of Visby. Perhaps enjoy a walking tour taking in the 12th-century Kruttornet, and Botanical Gardens. Or head to Graute Farm to learn about local rural life. Then sample saffron pancakes and visit the Old Town.

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Founded in 1252, Klaipeda was almost destroyed during World War II. Here, perhaps set off on a sightseeing tour to the Martynas Mazvydas Sculpture Park, home to more than 180 works of art. Alternatively, discover the underground Soviet base containing the Plokstine nuclear missile launch site whose range is said to have covered all of Europe and visit the Cold War Museum.

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Arrive in the old Hanseatic port of Gdansk. See the old quarter including the Gothic St Mary’s Church and the Artus Court. Visit Solidarity Square and the Angel of Freedom monument, before strolling the fascinating narrow cobbled streets of the Main Town.

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Arrive on Bornholm Island and traverse the lush countryside for an afternoon of gourmet delights. Enjoy strawberry wine, locally produced sausages and a beer tasting. Later visit Christianso Island and choose between learning about everyday life on the island; discovering the history of the island’s fortress; or embarking on a nature walk.

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In Helsingor, head for Kronborg Castle, which Shakespeare immortalised in his play, Hamlet. Admire views over Oresund and visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Tonight your ship will be docked in Copenhagen, allowing you to step ashore to further explore this vibrant city tonight perhaps visiting a local restaurant or settling into a chic bar for a nightcap.

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Your ship will be docked in Copenhagen today giving you the chance to enjoy a city tour taking in the wonderful bridge-spanned canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks. Continue to Amalienborg Palace, the prime residence of Princess Mary’s Danish Royal Family.

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Enjoy a choice of tours this morning in Skagen. Travel to the northern tip of Denmark, to a sandbar between the Kattegat and the Skagerak seas, known as Grenen. Alternatively take part in a walking tour along the waterfront and through the city's cobblestone streets. Both tours visit the Skagen Museum, which tells the history of the artist’s colony that famously was popular here between 1870 and 1930. Then reboard your ship and sail towards the fishing village of Marstrand. Founded in the 13th century by a Norwegian king, Marstrand is today a popular summer holiday spot. See the impressive 17th-century Carlsten Fort.

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On a tour of Oslo wander amid more than 200 sculptures made in bronze, granite and wrought iron at Vigeland Sculpture Park, then continue to the Viking Ship Museum. This afternoon, visit the Norsk Folkemuseum, one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. The museum shows how people lived in Norway across the centuries from 1500 until today.

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Leave your small ship behind to board a canal boat and travel along one of the most beautiful waterways in the world, the Telemark Canal. Carved into the rock over a century ago, the canal connects the coast of Telemark with the Norwegian interior through a series of locks and canals.

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Today choose between taking a hike to the stunning lookout at Pulpit Rock, or stay aboard for a scenic cruise through Lysefjord, followed by a walk through the streets of Stavanger.

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Dock in the town of Rosendal, located on Hardangerfjord and travel to the small village of Sunndal. From here, walk to the picturesque and serenely captivating Bondhus Lake, surrounded by a stunning backdrop of fjords and mountains.

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Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of the Bergen old quarter, with its quaint wooden houses and cobbled streets. Visit the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. Enjoy a private recital of some of Grieg’s most well-known classical masterpieces.

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Spend today cruising the majestic fjords of Norway, sailing through Sognefjord, the country’s largest fjord and the third longest in the world. Continue on to World Heritage-listed Naeroyfjord, lined by rugged mountain peaks, tumbling waterfalls and emerald valleys, stunning views abound. Tonight enjoy a relaxed evening in Flåm.

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Embark on one of Europe’s most scenic and steepest rail journeys along the Flåm Railway as you rise to 850 metres above sea level. After lunch, traverse the remote countryside on the way to Undredal.

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Absorb the stunning scenery in and around Bygstad then continue to the open-air Sunnfjord Museum, home to antiquarian buildings set in an authentic cultural landscape that displays a variety of building techniques and traditions from the 16th through to the 19th century. After stopping to explore, a particularly picturesque drive takes you to the stunning region of Norway known as ‘waterfall country’.

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Arrive at the village of Olden and pass beautiful lakes on the way to the spectacular Briksdal Glacier. Walk to the viewing point, where you will take in the awe-inspiring spectacle. Later sail into Nordfjord, which cuts its way inland to the mighty icefields of the Jostedal Glacier.

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In Trondheim visit the world’s oldest open-air museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum. Learn about local life from the 16th century.

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Cruise past Vikingen and see the Arctic Circle monument. Sail through Bronnoysund and admire breathtaking Mount Torghatten, one of the most famous landmarks on the Norwegian coast. At this magnificent site, you will have a choice of guided walks, including one walk that takes you to view the legendary ‘hole’ in the mountain. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner.

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Enjoy a full day to explore the Lofoten Islands. This morning stop at Reine, located at the outermost of the Lofoten Islands then onwards to Sund, to visit a blacksmith at the Fishery Museum. Continue across the Lofoten Islands to Borg to a Viking Museum, featuring recreations of Viking homes. Enjoy lunch before traveling to Svolvær where you rejoin your ship.

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Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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