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Travelmarvel

Norwegian Expedition Cruise & Baltics Coastal Cruise

Trip Code: EUTCNBC23
23 Days
63 Meals
10 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 22 nights cruising aboard the MS Serenissima
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Expedition Team and local guides
  • 63 meals - 22 breakfasts, 20 lunches and 21 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • Explore up to 28 towns, villages and cities
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

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Aboard the MS Serenissima

Sail aboard the the charming MS Serenissima, where an age of exploration lives on

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Old stone ruin castle, Denmark

Hammershus Slotsruin Castle

Visit Hammershus Slotsruin, a 13th century castle erected by the arch bishop of Lund

Village lining a waterway, Poland

Cross the Baltic Sea

Cross the Baltic Sea to discover the Baltic, Scandinavian and Russian cultures that add charm to this part of the world

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Coastal Cruising itineraries are subject to sailing conditions
  • Group transfers are at set times
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Fly into Tromsø this afternoon and settle into your cabin before enjoying a Welcome Dinner tonight.

Stay: 12 Nights: MS Serenissima

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Today, enjoy an Insider Experience before taking the scenic drive to Vikten where you will visit a glass blower’s studio. Take a scenic drive to the World Heritage-listed fishing hamlet of Nusfjord and then onwards to step ashore on the Lofoten Islands at the sleepy fishing village of Reine.

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This morning as we cruise past the island of Vikingen you will cross the Arctic Circle. Should you be feeling adventurous, there is an opportunity to join a guided hike to the unique tunnel-like hole that runs through Torghatten, a granite mountain that towers over the island of Torget. Alternatively, remain on board your ship for a day of total relaxation.

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From colourful wooden buildings, to lush parks and serene waterways, you’ll quickly discover why Trondheim is one of Norway’s most photogenic towns. Your first stop on a guided tour of town will be Nidaros Cathedral. As Europe’s most northern Gothic structure, the first church building on this historic site was built in the 11th century, however the church has been burnt down and rebuilt many times over the centuries, with the oldest parts still standing dating from the 12th century. After a guided tour of the cathedral, continue to the Ringve Manor, a typical estate house of the Trøndelag district. Here you will see a collection of musical instruments from all over the world. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure. Perhaps hike the Lade Trail or enjoy some Urban Kayaking (own expense).

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Today you will fall in love with the Art Nouveau–styling of Ålesund, the largest town on Norway’s Northwest coast. Learn how this architectural beauty resulted from a fire that levelled the town in 1904, with the lovely building you see today literally built out of the ashes of this disaster. Stroll through the Jugend quarters and the town centre back to the pier where your ship awaits. Perhaps join an optional wildlife sea safari or culinary tour this afternoon (own expense).

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Today you board a smaller boat to cruise on the tranquil Lake Loen. On arrival at Kjenndalsbre Fjellstove, a small lakeside village where a morning tea of homemade waffles and tea or coffee awaits. After a short coach ride from the village you will discover the Kjenndalen Glacier. Return to Loen by coach to reboard your ship.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Eldalstunet farm to taste some delicacies of the region and see the rose painted handicrafts made exclusively from local materials.


Today, experience the picturesque mountains and countless waterfalls of Sunnfjord on a coach tour leaving in the morning from Bygstad. Step inside buildings dating from the 1500s to the 1800s on a tour of the open-air Sunnfjord Museum. Later, make a stop at the picturesque Huldefossen waterfall. As you continue along the Rørvik Mountain Road discover why this region is nicknamed “the waterfall country”. Enjoy an Insider Experience before continuing along the shores of Viksdalsvatnet lake to the Hestadfjord where the Hestad Chapel awaits before returning to Bygstad to rejoin your ship.

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Board a coach to explore the city sights of Bergen as you make your way to the Fløibanen funicular for a scenic ride to the top of Mt Fløyen to indulge in a famous Bergen cinnamon bun. Enjoy the afternoon to yourself to spend as you please with your ship docked right in the middle of town until late tonight.

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Arriving at Tau this morning, there is a chance to conquer the iconic Pulpit Rock for spectacular views of the 42kilometre-long fjord below. This is a strenuous hike that is worth the effort for the spectacular views. Guests wanting a more relaxed start to the day can cruise on Lysefjord. Arrive in Stavanger in the afternoon and enjoy free time to explore as your ship stays in port until late this evening.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Join a local guide for a walk through Lillesand.


The streets of this unique Norwegian village are vehicle free, lined with quaint white timbered houses surrounded by roses and geraniums, just how they were in the 19th century. Your visit to this lovely town would not be complete with seeing the Carl Knudsen-gården.

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Travel through the Norwegian countryside of Vestfold arriving at the historic Telemark Canal where a nostalgic cruise awaits. Enjoy a free afternoon in Kragerø.

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Discover one of the most important ancient monuments in Scandinavia, Lindholm Høje, where 700 graves from the Iron Age and Viking Age are set on a hill overlooking the nearby fjord. Walk through a reconstructed Viking settlement and museum, then taste authentic Viking cuisine.

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This morning, after breakfast you will check out of your cabin before enjoying a day at leisure in Copenhagen. This afternoon, upon returning to the ship you will check back in. This evening, you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner where you will meet the Expedition crew who have come aboard to lead you through the Baltics.

Stay: 10 Nights: MS Serenissima

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Arrive in Rønne today and embark on a captivating tour around Bornholm, Denmark’s easternmost island. Visit Hammershus Slotsruin, a 13th century castle erected by the arch bishop of Lund. This historic castle sits high on a hill overlooking the Baltic Sea. Discover local life in the small northern fishing village of Gudhjem then stop to appreciate the Romanesque style, round fortified Österlars Church.

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Cross the Baltic Sea to the Polish port of Gdańsk. Join your guide for a tour of this history-filled city, taking in the Old Town, Artus Court and Red Hall. Take a stroll along St Mary’s Street and admire the 17th-century houses and shops before stopping at St Mary’s Church. Continue to see the beautifully decorated chapels, astronomical clock and an ornate baroque organ. As you return to the port, see the 5th-century Gdańsk Crane – once the largest crane in medieval Europe. After lunch enjoy free time to explore, perhaps returning to the city centre on an included shuttle bus or taking a walk from the port to the Westerplatte memorial, the site of the first battle of World War II.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take a tour to learn about the legends of Witches Hill. Take a short scenic ferry ride from the pier to the Curonian Spit where you will uncover fables of witches, devils and fairytale monsters, all exquisitely carved from oak.


Arriving in Lithuania today, embark on your Insider Experience. Alternatively, go for a hike to the Nagliai Nature Reserve, a bird-lovers paradise. Sample locally smoked fish and traditional cheeses, and a glass of Lithuanian beer. Return to town for a free afternoon or perhaps visit the Lighthouse Brewery.

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As you continue you exploration of the Baltic Sea, make landfall in the Latvian capital of Rīga. Join a local guide to get to know this charming city, full of winding cobblestone streets, inviting parks and church spires. Drive through the city’s colourful Art Nouveau district, and take a walk along Alberta Street. Embark on a walking tour of the Old City, taking in the Town Hall Square, Dome Square, Dome Cathedral, Livu Square, Guild Houses, and Rīga Castle. On an evening at leisure, your ship will remain docked close to town if you wish to explore.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Mihkli Farm, an open-air museum that tells of a simpler way of life. Here, enjoy a folk performance and refreshments.


This afternoon, dock in the small port village of Veere on the nature-lover’s haven of Saaremaa Island. This beautiful island is known for its wide-open spaces and fresh air. Today you’ll discover why it is so loved by the Estonian people. Continue to Kuressaare where you will view the House of Knighthood, Town Hall, St Nicholas Church, Weigh House, and the Bishop Castle. Alternatively take a Nordic walking tour to Tagaranna village and the Mustjala cliffs. This six-kilometre-long hike starts in the fishing village of Tagaranna and explores the woodlands that line the Baltic coastline of Saaremaa Island, visiting a former military camp that is now a bird-watching station.

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Discover the charm of Tallinn’s Medieval Old Town on a walking tour. Once inside the city walls, explore the winding cobblestone streets and climb a watchtower for fantastic views over the Dome Church and countless red-gabled roofs. Wind your way down to the Lower Town to see the Town Hall, old apothecary, the Great Guild House and the Holy Ghost Church. Explore the modern city at your leisure this afternoon.

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Cruise into Russia’s Neva River today, where you dock in colourful St Petersburg. Board a coach for the scenic trip into the heart of the city where your first stop is Peterhof Palace. Enjoy a tour of the Grand Palace, built for Peter the Great between 1714 and 1725 then remodelled in 1755 to its present baroque glory by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the favourite architect of Empress Elizabeth. Walk up the iconic Main Staircase which leads to stunningly decorated halls and staterooms. Continue to the magically curated Lower Garden. This afternoon, visit the world-famous Hermitage Museum, Russia’s largest art museum. Tonight perhaps step out and enjoy an evening at the Russian ballet.

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Your second day in stunning St Petersburg sees you visit a masterpiece of Russian Baroque architecture, Catherine Palace, built to rival the Palace of Versailles. This lavish and imperial building, with its 300-metre-long baroque facade, was gilded with 100 kilograms of pure gold that glittered so powerfully in the summer sun that visitors once complained it blinded their eyes. Later, embark on a tour seeing the Peter and Paul Fortress and Peter and Paul Cathedral before a boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg.

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Arrive in Helsinki and visit the open-air market of Senate Square and the elegant Lutheran Cathedral. Continue to see the Sibelius Park to see the extraordinary Passio Musicae, a sculpture dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and the famous shipyards and waterfront boulevard of the Mannerheimintie, where the Parliament House, the National Museum, and the new Opera House are located. Continue to the Olympic Stadium for a photo stop to see where the Olympic Games were held in 1952. This evening, enjoy your final dinner on board your ship.

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After breakfast disembark your ship and transfer to the airport as a group.

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In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Travelmarvel to all who'll ask.