PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY/BRISBANE/MELBOURNE
FREE DRINKS & TIPS PLUS CASHBACK^
BALTIC SONG & DANCE Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to London
- Private Transfer in London from Airport to Hotel
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in London with breakfast+
- Jack the Ripper, Haunted London & Sherlock Holmes tour: Who was Jack the Ripper? a man that brought terror to the streets of London in the autumn of 1888. It all took place 250 years ago and has troubled the nation ever since, maybe you fancy solving the case yourself? Then head to the safety of the Sherlock Holmes pub that has a collection of the investigators memorabilia.
- Private Transfer in London from Hotel to Port in Dover
- 14 Night Baltic Song & Dance cruise onboard Fred. Olsen Boudicca from Dover return
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- Private Transfer in Dover from Port to Airport in London
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
14 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.
There is much to make a ‘song and dance’ about on this very special summer sailing, including calls at Tallinn and Rotterdam that are specially timed to bring you exceptional celebrations of music and time-honoured traditions. With visits to stunning Scandinavian capitals; an overnight stay in ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’; and breathtaking scenic cruising to enjoy too, you’re sure to be in for an enthralling adventure.
Every five years, Tallinn hosts Estonia’s Song and Dance Festivals, and during your full-day stay in one of the Baltic’s most enchanting capitals, you’ll have a rare opportunity to experience all the excitement of these memorable occasions. Celebrate Estonia’s uniqueness and underlying spirit at one of the world’s largest amateur choir events, at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds; and delight in the all the pomp and traditional ceremony of the Dance Festival at Kalevi Keskstaadion. You could also explore Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, to uncover architectural highlights such as Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Another musical celebration awaits you in the Netherlands too. Visiting Rotterdam on the weekend of the city’s annual North Sea Jazz Festival – the biggest indoor music festival in the world – offers you the chance to enjoy live performances from ‘big-names’ in the music industry, as well as up-coming artists. Lionel Richie, Van Morrison, Sting and Simply Red have all performed here in recent years; perhaps some of your musical heroes will take to the stage this time around.
To provide the perfect accompaniment for the sounds of Tallinn and Rotterdam, Boudicca will also take you to Germany, Denmark, Russia and Sweden to present you with the unforgettable sights and experiences on this incredible 14-night adventure. You’ll cruise the picturesque, size-restricted Kiel Canal and visit the delightful German city of Kiel for the Laboe Naval Museum and tours to the gorgeous Five Lakes district; get closer to the highlights of Copenhagen, including Tivoli Gardens and the Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces; and enjoy three days of Swedish exploration. A scenic cruise of the awe-inspiring Stockholm Archipelago is followed by a day in Stockholm, with its charming Old Town and magnificent Royal Palace; before the medieval, UNESCO-listed town of Visby awaits on Gotland Island. Stopping overnight in St Petersburg, a Russian treasure trove of iconic landmarks, will afford time to marvel at Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church on the Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and much more; visit the iconic Hermitage; and even spend a magical evening at the Russian Ballet.
Highlights of this cruise:
With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe's oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. Its narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges ring with cycling commuters and the pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.
The historic centre of Denmark’s capital has Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace, the Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels. Other must-see attractions include The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier, and the 16th century Kronborg Castle - aka Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s 17th century waterfront and canal – is home to a number of wooden ships and many brightly coloured 17th and 18th century townhouses that have been converted into bars and restaurants.
St. Petersburg, Russia
The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'. The sheer grandeur of the city, and its revolutionary spirit, never fail to impress.
Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great – immortalised by the city's iconic Bronze Horseman statue – St Petersburg remains Russia's cultural centre. The Mariinsky Theatre hosts world-class opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcases a wide collection of superb Russian art.
St Petersburg is utterly captivating, with baroque palaces, wide elegant streets, ornate bridges and broad curving canals – the city is built on 40 islands at the mouth of the River Neva. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, is 5km long and lined with cafés, bars and restaurants mixed in with upmarket hotels and sumptuous shops.
On Neva embankment, the Winter Palace, with over a thousand rooms, is the most magnificent of six buildings that make up the Hermitage Museum. It is one of 125 museums and galleries, including the imposing seafront Peterhof Royal Palace and Park. The city is enchanting during the “White Nights” of midsummer, when a brief twilight blends into dawn, and street entertainment lasts throughout the long days and short, white nights.
Sweden’s beautiful capital owes much of its appeal to its unique location. Spread across 14 islands at the head of a vast archipelago that stretches out into the Baltic, Stockholm’s swathe of parks, gardens and canals are a joy to discover via the city’s large network of bridges.
Founded over 700 years ago, the city’s harbour is the epitome of elegance and Stockholm’s history is writ large across its wide boulevards. Gamla Stan, Stockholm's charming Old Town district, is home to historic, ochre-coloured buildings and monuments. Dating back to the 13th century, the island is surrounded by water and offers beautiful waterfront views. Along its divine cobbled streets, the 13th century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the gorgeous Riddarholm Church and the Nobel Prize Museum can all be found and appreciated.
The choice of museums is extensive and includes the Vasa Maritime Museum, the unique Skansen Open Air Museum and of course, the ABBA Museum. The stunning Royal Palace and the Drottningholm Palace are also well worth seeing.
The vibrant Norrmalm and Östermalm districts in the city centre are ideal for those looking for a more modern cultural experience. Here, an array of upmarket shops sell goods from globally-known brands, and there are trendy cafes next to the Science and Technology Museum. Stockholm’s beauty and fashion sense are legendary, and its no-fuss functional, minimalistic approach to style provides the city with an unmistakable look.
Given its bountiful seas and farmland, Stockholm is a city of foodies and food trends. From açai breakfast bowls to truffle cheeseburgers, trying the cuisine is an exploration all of its own. Traditional Swedish cooking still holds its own, though: fried herring, meatballs and toast skagen remain menu classics.
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