Best of Sweden, the Baltic and St Petersburg

18
Nights
2019
Sep 15
From
$4999
Norwegian
Getaway
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals
Definite
Departure

Discover the best of Sweden, the Baltic and St Petersburg; Explore Stockholm, Gothenburg, Finland and more; Cruise from Copenhagen to Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Copenhagen. We enjoy a leisurely three-night stay in Stockholm so you can really explore the city. Witness breathtaking scenery from your ship as she sails through the legendary homelands of the Vikings and the Tsars. We hope you can join us!.

Visiting Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg and Helsinki

Tour highlights

  • Discover the best of Sweden, the Baltic and St Petersburg
  • Wander through the historic towns of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tallinn
  • Cruise to Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm
  • Discover the beauty of Stockholm on a city tour and see the Old Town, City Hall where the Nobel Prizes are awarded and more
  • Discover the historic city of Copenhagen and see the Little Mermaid on a sightseeing tour and more
  • Soak up the history of St Petersburg a city of palaces and museums, broad avenues and winding canals
  • Step back in time and explore Medieval Tallinn, one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world
  • Visit Helsinki a stunning city of architectural masterpieces and consistently ranked amongst the world’s best places to live
  • Luxury cruising onboard Norwegian Breakaway
Best of Sweden, the Baltic and St Petersburg  Map

Includes

  • Return flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in three and four-star centrally located hotels (3 nights in Stockholm, 2 nights in Gothenburg, & Copenhagen) including daily breakfast
  • 9-night Baltic & St Petersburg cruise on the 4-star Norwegian Getaway
  • All meals, entertainment, and service charges on Norwegian Getaway
  • Journey through beautiful Sweden in a luxury coach
  • Sightseeing tours in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen with professional English-speaking local guide’s
  • Enjoy 33 meals including daily breakfast
  • Transfers from airports and hotels
  • Port and handling charges on Norwegian Getaway
  • Cruise taxes, air taxes and surcharges

 

Norwegian Breakaway Deck plans

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway combines the most magnificent amenities Norwegian has to offer with The Waterfront, an innovative, industry-first open-air promenade designed to connect guests with the ocean like no other cruise line. Indulge in 28 dining options, experience the thrill of five water slides, and three levels of action-packed activities in the sports complex. The excitement and entertainment continues with Broadway standard performances, ‘Burn the Floor’ and ‘Million Dollar Quartet’. Passengers can grab a variety of signature cocktails at Sugarcane Mojito Bar and eat rice and beans and other Latin-inspired cuisine at the Flamingo Grill. Then there’s The Waterfront, an outdoor space that encircles Deck 8, where passengers can sip drinks or dine alfresco.

Day 1 Depart Australia
Today we board our flight to Stockholm, Sweden. Meals included: In-flight

Day 2 Stockholm, Sweden
Today we arrive into Stockholm, capital of Sweden. Stockholm is often regarded as the “Venice of the North” with its many waterways and the archipelago to the east. The city is surrounded by clear water and unspoiled countryside, which stretches into the heart of the urban area. Stockholm’s 750-year history has produced many beautiful buildings and cultural treasures, which can be discovered in its fine museums. On arrival we will be transferred to our hotel. Meals included: In-flight

Day 3 Stockholm
This morning we will have a guided tour of the city, with a local guide. We will visit the old centre of Stockholm, Gamla Stan, with its Royal Palace and City Hall, the location of the Nobel Prize Award dinner each year. The afternoon will be free to explore the many museums including the well preserved 17th century ship the Vasa. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Stockholm
Relax and enjoy a full day in Stockholm. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Gothenburg, Sweden
This morning we travel from Stockholm to the city of Gothenburg. Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, has a cosmopolitan feel and an eminently strollable central boulevard. The city was founded by King Gustavus Adolphus in 1621. It lies at the mouth of the Gota Alv River, which led to it becoming an important trading city under the East India Company. On arrival we will have a sightseeing tour with a local guide along the canals that border the heart of the city and into the Gota Alv River and down to the sea. We then check into our hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Gothenburg
A day at leisure to continue exploring Gothenburg. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Copenhagen, Denmark
This morning we depart Gothenburg and travel to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. When we arrive in the early afternoon we will have a guided tour of the city, home of the world’s oldest monarchy, now with an Australian connection. We will see the Amalienborg Palace, home of the royal family since 1794, which is guarded by its own sentries and Rosenborg Castle, a 17th century castle that houses the crown jewels. We will also see the Radhus, (city hall), Kongens Nytorv, a square circled by gracious old buildings, including the Royal Theatre and Charlottenborg, a 17th century Dutch Baroque palace. Of course, a visit to this wonderful city would not be complete without a visit to the Little Mermaid and also to Nyhavn known for its old sailing ships. We then check into our hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8 Copenhagen
A day at leisure to continue exploring the Danish Capital. Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 9 Copenhagen – Begin Baltic Cruise
Enjoy a free morning before being transferred to the port for your Baltic cruise on Norwegian Getaway. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 Berlin , Germany
Today we arrive in Warnemunde, the port for Berlin. Perhaps take the opportunity to tour the city of Berlin! See Checkpoint Charlie, the famous Berlin Wall that once divided the city between East and West, the Brandenburg Gate and much more! Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 At sea
A day at sea is the perfect opportunity to explore the fabulous facilities of this magnificent ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12 Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia is perched on the shore of the Baltic Sea. The city is best known for its medieval city centre with its cobblestone streets and gingerbread-style houses. Ship transfers will be available to the Toompea (the Old Town), where you can appreciate the medieval and Gothic structures that make Tallin a remarkably well-preserved city very deserving of its heritage listing. Toompea Hill offers panoramic views of the red roofed old town and the Bastion Passages beneath the city offer a unique chance to delve into Tallin’s fascinating past. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 St Petersburg, Russia
This morning we arrive into the historically rich city of St Petersburg. The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great - the first Tsar to travel to Europe. Many of the iconic structures throughout the city are reflections of an Architectural style unique to this dynasty. The time is yours to experience the wonders of St Petersburg as you please; choose to visit the main residence of the Tsars; the Winter Palace and wander it’s accompanying State Hermitage Museum, which possess over 2.7 million exhibits. Many other architectural marvels are scattered amongst the historical centre of St Petersburg, including the heritage listed Peterhof Palace, the colourful Church Saviour on the Spilled Blood, the Bronze Horseman Statue and the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure ever to be built in the former imperial capital. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 14 St Petersburg
Continue your sightseeing of this captivating city. In addition to being the historical and cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg also boasts a collection of unique art galleries, luscious gardens and an abundance of restaurants serving regional cuisines. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15 Helsinki, Finland
This morning you arrive in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, situated between Sweden and Russia. You have the option of independent sightseeing or the ships shore excursion packages. Finland’s biggest Museums are located here, along with many Cathedrals and bustling markets. If you feel like enjoying some fresh air on land, a third of Helsinki is parks or other green areas, representing a perfect fusion of urban infrastructure and nature. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 16 Stockholm, Sweden
We call into the port of Stockholm today. Enjoy an optional shore excursion into the city or the countryside. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 17 At sea
A free day while the Norwegian Getaway cruises the Baltic Sea. There will be time to enjoy the wonderful facilities of the ship. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 18 Copenhagen, Denmark
This morning we arrive back into the city of Copenhagen. We disembark the ship and are transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia. There will also be an option to extend your stay in Europe. Meals included: Breakfast and In-flight

Day 19 Arrival
This evening we arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.

Cabin Cabin Category Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
Inside IE 5 $4999 $6909
Inside ID 8,9,10 $5099 $7024
Inside IC 11,13 $5199 $7134
Inside IA 11,13,14 $5299 $7259
Oceanview OA 9,10,11,12,13 $5699 $8164
Balcony BC 8,9,10 $5999 $8674
Balcony BB 8,9,10 $6799 $9489
Balcony BA 11,12,13,14 $6899 $9614
Included port & handling charges $854 $1284
Included air taxes as at 21/5/18 $740 $740

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in three and four-star centrally located hotels (3 nights in Stockholm, 2 nights in Gothenburg, & Copenhagen) including daily breakfast
  • 9-night Baltic & St Petersburg cruise on the 4-star Norwegian Getaway
  • All meals, entertainment, and service charges on Norwegian Getaway
  • Journey through beautiful Sweden in a luxury coach
  • Sightseeing tours in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen with professional English-speaking local guide’s
  • Enjoy 33 meals including daily breakfast
  • Transfers from airports and hotels
  • Port and handling charges on Norwegian Getaway
  • Cruise taxes, air taxes and surcharges

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Additional travel arrangements not detailed in the itinerary including sightseeing tours while on the ship.
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Onboard gratuities
  • Tips for local guides and escorts and hotel city taxes

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

TOUR OPERATOR:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd – ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Norwegian Getaway is operated by Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises and the Best of Baltic & St Petersburg fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Norwegian Cruise Line brochure 2019. All passengers must complete an online cruise personalizer at www.ncl.com and sign a Cruise Offers Value Holidays booking form.

DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
All Cruise Offers Value Holidays are heavily discounted and available for a limited time only. For this reason, we require a deposit of $1500 per person at the time of booking. This payment is non-refundable. The deposit should be sent with a completed Cruise Offers booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the online Norwegian Cruise Line cruise personaliser at www.ncl.com. Final payments are due to be paid to Cruise Offers 90 days prior to the commencement of the Norwegian Getaway fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or Mastercard and 3% for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards. Any changes made to a booking after purchase may incur fees.

DEPARTURE DATES:
There are four departure dates, 8 June, 5 July, 19 August and 15 September, 2019.

AIRLINES USED:
Etihad Airways, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific plus, any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

ACCOMMODATION:
Accommodation has been booked at the following hotels Stockholm – First Hotel Fridhemsplan – 3-star or Stockholm – Quality Globe Hotel – 3-star Gothenburg – Hotel Riverton – 4-star Copenhagen – Comfort Hotel Vesterbro – 3-star

EXTENDING:
You can stay longer in Europe for minimal cost. Please contact Cruise Offers on 1800 630 343 for more information.

CANCELLATION CHARGES:

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
Over 90 days Loss of deposit
90 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

REFUNDS:
The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:
All passengers will require a valid passport. A visa is not required for Europe for stays up to 90 days. If you are not an Australian passport holder check with Cruise Offers for visa requirements.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Adequate travel insurance is required to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

BAGGAGE:
Passengers qualify for a 20kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

MINIMUM TOUR NUMBERS:
The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Cruise Offers reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd, ATAS A10538) is the tour organiser. Cruise Offers, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Norwegian Getaway fly/cruise passage contract with Norwegian Cruise Line, detailed on the Norwegian Cruise Line website. If you do not have a copy of the Norwegian Cruise Line terms and conditions please contact Cruise Offers and we will send one to you.

HOW TO BOOK:
Bookings can be made by completing a book-ing form and sending it with a deposit of $1500 per person to:

CRUISE OFFERS 423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103

Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free: 1800 630 343
Telephone: (03) 9836 2522
Fax: (03) 9836 8068
Email: sales@cruiseoffers.com.au

ABOUT CRUISE OFFERS:
Cruise Offers (a division of Travelrite International Pty Ltd), (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 30 years. It has two fully ATAS accredited (No. A10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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