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28-night Baltic and North Cape Explorer Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Volendam
Destination:
Roundtrip Rotterdam
Departure Date:
5/1/2022
Length:
28
Offer ID:
1407890
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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Rotterdam
5/1/2022
5/1/2022

Rotterdam is the Dutch city with a difference. City on the river Maas, number 1 world port. An architectural and cultural metropolis with many attractions, festivals and museums. A vivacous, young urban culture and a superlative selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

At Sea
5/2/2022
5/2/2022

No information currently available.

Copenhagen
Suggested Private Excursion
5/3/2022
5/3/2022

Wonderful Copenhagen is a city of bridge-spanned canals, copper-roofed buildings and manicured parks. This famous Baltic seaport is one of Europe’s loveliest capitals and the seat of the oldest monarchy in the world. Copenhagen is a focus for commerce, culture, industry and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The locale of Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting tale of The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen is known as Denmark’s fairy-tale city. Its impressive theaters, museums and churches are of interest to many visitors; the best-loved attractions include the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, the Langelinie Harbor with its Little Mermaid statue and the busy shopping promenade known as Strøget.

Suggested Private Excursions

Made in Copenhagen: Danish Design from local craftsmen

Copenhagen City tour – 4 Hours

Roskilde tour – 5 Hours

North Zealand Tour – 7 Hours

Malmö and Lund – 7 Hours

Copenhagen Walking tour – 3 Hours

Copenhagen Walking food tour through the meat-packing district – 3 Hours

Copenhagen Bicycle tour – 3 Hours

Copenhagen Walking tour in the pursuit of Hygge – 4 Hours

Copenhagen Jewish tour – 4 Hours

Christianshavn & Dragør tour – 4 Hours

Copenhagen Sustainable boat tour- you are the captain! - 3 Hours

Copenhagen Rickshaw tour – 3 Hours

Copenhagen Urban Dining - 4 hours

Kayak Tour in Copenhagen channels with lunch and Rickshaw transfers – 4 hours

A classic Danish afternoon tea at Tivoli Gardens with rickshaw transfers - 4 hours

Zealand Art Tour with visit of Karen Blixen Museum, Louisiana Museum and traditional Danish lunch – 6 hours

Family day tour at Camp Adventure – 6 hours

Historical Spa and visit to the Cistern of Copenhagen – 4 hours

Berlin (Warnemünde)
5/4/2022
5/4/2022

Warnemünde is the gateway to Germany's capital. The fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 was a conspicuous and symbolic end to the era of the "Iron Curtain". For 45 years, Berlin had existed as a city divided. Today, with the Brandenburg Gate open once more, Berlin thrives with new life, yet it is not quite totally reunited. Like twins who've been separated for many years, it will take awhile to get to know one another again. From the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden leads to the heart of old Berlin with its Prussian palaces and monuments. Venerable Humboldt Universitat nurtured some of Germany's greatest thinkers, including Hegel, Einstein, the Brothers Grimm, and Karl Marx. Wander through Spandau Zitadelle, a medieval fortress surrounded by placid waters, where the 13th-century Juliusturm Tower guards long-dead stories of past glories. For a taste of Berlin's creative side, sample the cafes and clubs of Kreuzberg.

At Sea
5/5/2022
5/5/2022

No information currently available.

Tallinn
Suggested Private Excursion
5/6/2022
5/6/2022

Tallinn's many occupations over the centuries have resulted in a cultural mix and unique ambiance of this maritime city. Old Town's cobbled streets and 13th-14th century buildings attract thousands of visitors annually who admire the city’s heritage of medieval buildings, the imposing City Hall, the Orthodox Cathedral, Toompea Castle and Oleviste Church. See former guild houses, including the Great Guildhall of the medieval Hanseatic League. Other attractions include impressive Town Hall Square with 15th century Gothic Town Hall, and numerous Gothic churches including Toomekirik. Toompea Castle has fine views over Tallinn. In Hirve Park, Estonians have rallied recently in protest of foreign occupation. "Tall Herman" and "Fat Margaret" are two towers among the remnants of the original defense walls. The "Fat Margaret" tower now houses a Maritime Museum on Tallinn’s history as a busy port. Other museums include: The House of Knights on Toompea Hill which displays Estonian art from the 19th and 20th centuries; the Museum of Decorative and Applied Art.

Suggested Private Excursions

Tallinn: Panoramic Tallinn - 8 hours

Tallinn city tour - 3 hours

Tallinn Jewish Heritage Tour – 4 Hours

Tallinn Full Day Family Fun - 5 to 6 hours

Tallinn Food Tour – 3 Hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
5/7/2022
5/7/2022

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Impressionist Art & the Faberge Museum - 6 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 6 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

City tour including Peter & Paul Fortress – Half day

Peterhof with Visit to the Grand Palace, park and fountain complex – 6 hours

Pushkin with Visit to the Catherine’s Palace and park – 5 hours

City Tour with Hermitage Museum– Half day

City Tour with Yusupov palace- Half day

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
5/8/2022
5/8/2022

Founded by Peter I in 1703, this beautiful city became the designated capital of Imperial Russia from 1712 to 1914. St. Petersburg was a gateway to the West and a distinctly European metropolis with Baroque and neo-classical mansions. The second-largest city in Russia and the country’s principal seaport, St. Petersburg boasts some of the world’s finest art museums, opulent palaces and one of the world’s most talented ballet companies. Many monuments and palaces in and around St. Petersburg are being carefully restored; they represent an important facet of the country’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Some of the world’s most magnificent art treasures are housed in the famous Hermitage; several other museums boast fine collections by Russian and international artists. Strolling down Nevsky Prospect, you will realize the pride of St. Petersburg’s stoic citizens as the former glamour and opulence of its stately buildings begin to emerge once again.

Suggested Private Excursions

St Petersburg: Art Treasures of the Hermitage Museum - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Orientation Tour - 4 hours

St Petersburg: Impressionist Art & the Faberge Museum - 6 hours

St Petersburg: Excursion to Peterhof - 6 hours

St Petersburg: Catherine's Palace in Pushkin - 4 hours

City tour including Peter & Paul Fortress – Half day

Peterhof with Visit to the Grand Palace, park and fountain complex – 6 hours

Pushkin with Visit to the Catherine’s Palace and park – 5 hours

City Tour with Hermitage Museum– Half day

City Tour with Yusupov palace- Half day

Helsinki
Suggested Private Excursion
5/9/2022
5/9/2022

Often referred to as "Pearl of the Baltic," this neat city is known for impressive architecture, wide boulevards, and beautiful harbor. Grand Senate Square, dominated by exquisite Tuomio Church and onion domes of Russian Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral, is an example of neo-Classical, Empire-style impressive architecture. Visit the lively harborfront market and Temppeliaukioa Church (Rock Church), which was created in the 60's from man-made and natural materials. Finland’s musical heritage comes alive in great Finlandia Hall, designed by renowned architect Alvar Aalto. Finland’s beloved composer, Jean Sibelius, is remembered by a beautiful monument on Helsinki’s outskirts. Helsinki has good museums displaying everything from art to architectural design. Open-air Museum - the small wooded island of Seurasaari - has a collection of vernacular buildings assembled from all over Finland which provide insight into how country folk lived until recently. Suomenlinna Fortress is the largest in the world and often called Gibraltar of the North.

Suggested Private Excursions

Helsinki City tour – 3 Hours

Helsinki Suomenlinna Fortress tour – 3 Hours

Helsinki Porvoo Tour – 5 Hours

Helsinki Jewish City tour – 4 Hours

Hesinki City tour with Sauna Experience – 5 Hours

Helsinki Design tour - 6 hours

Helsinki by Kayak – 4,5 hours

Canoe and Hike in Nuuksio National Park - 4,5 hours

Food tour in Helsinki – 3 hs

Stockholm
Suggested Private Excursion
5/10/2022
5/10/2022

Stockholm is Sweden’s strikingly elegant and beautiful capital. Stockholm, noted for its outstanding architecture, is one of Scandinavia’s most attractive cities. In addition to its many man-made monuments, Stockholm boasts natural beauty - with one-third of the city’s total land area devoted to parks. As the country’s major city, Stockholm offers a wealth of monuments and sites, fine museums, and a rich culture. There are also hundreds of excellent restaurants, as well as a great selection of trendy boutiques and exciting nightclubs. Visitors should start their exploration of Stockholm with the Gamla Stan, the Old Town on Stadsholmen; an island in the center of the city, it has retained its medieval charm. The maze of narrow, cobbled streets, full of art studios, boutiques, antique shops, nightclubs and bars, is best explored on foot.

Suggested Private Excursions

Stockholm Drottingholm Castle tour - 4 Hours

Stockholm City tour – 5 Hours

Uppsala and Sigtuna tour - 6 Hours

Stockholm Old Town walking tour – 3 Hours

Stockholm Bicycle tour – 3,5 Hours

Stockholm Jewish tour – 5 Hours

Millesgården Museum and short Archipelago tour – 4 Hours

Skoklosters castle and Sigtuna by car – 6 hours

Stockholm
Suggested Private Excursion
5/11/2022
5/11/2022

Stockholm is Sweden’s strikingly elegant and beautiful capital. Stockholm, noted for its outstanding architecture, is one of Scandinavia’s most attractive cities. In addition to its many man-made monuments, Stockholm boasts natural beauty - with one-third of the city’s total land area devoted to parks. As the country’s major city, Stockholm offers a wealth of monuments and sites, fine museums, and a rich culture. There are also hundreds of excellent restaurants, as well as a great selection of trendy boutiques and exciting nightclubs. Visitors should start their exploration of Stockholm with the Gamla Stan, the Old Town on Stadsholmen; an island in the center of the city, it has retained its medieval charm. The maze of narrow, cobbled streets, full of art studios, boutiques, antique shops, nightclubs and bars, is best explored on foot.

Suggested Private Excursions

Stockholm Drottingholm Castle tour - 4 Hours

Stockholm City tour – 5 Hours

Uppsala and Sigtuna tour - 6 Hours

Stockholm Old Town walking tour – 3 Hours

Stockholm Bicycle tour – 3,5 Hours

Stockholm Jewish tour – 5 Hours

Millesgården Museum and short Archipelago tour – 4 Hours

Skoklosters castle and Sigtuna by car – 6 hours

At Sea
5/12/2022
5/12/2022

No information currently available.

Aarhus
5/13/2022
5/13/2022

Lined by woods and beaches, Aarhus (Arhus) invites you to enjoy its many attractions. Best known and treasured is probably the open-air museum ``the Old Town'' with more than 60 half-timbered houses, all carefully removed from their original sites throughout the country and restored here. The Prehistoric Museum of Moesgaard contains ethnographical and archaeological collections. Old Aarhus has narrow streets and alleys where many old houses converted into art shops, pottery workshops, galleries and cafes. Aarhus is the city where the Danish Royal family spends many holidays. With a magnificent view of the Park, Bay of Aarhus, and Marselisborg Woods the site is one of the best in Denmark. Aarhus has a rich cultural life all year. The beautiful Concert Hall adds new dimensions to the wide choice of cultural events. Aarhus is above all the City of Music.

At Sea
5/14/2022
5/14/2022

No information currently available.

Rotterdam
5/15/2022
5/15/2022

Rotterdam is the Dutch city with a difference. City on the river Maas, number 1 world port. An architectural and cultural metropolis with many attractions, festivals and museums. A vivacous, young urban culture and a superlative selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

At Sea
5/16/2022
5/16/2022

No information currently available.

Stavanger
Suggested Private Excursion
5/17/2022
5/17/2022

Founded in the 8th century and one of Norway's oldest towns, Stavanger is situated along the Byfjord, an arm of the Stavangerfjord. A bishop ruled the city from the twelfth through seventeenth centuries. At the end of the eighteenth century, Stavanger had developed a successful merchant shipping fleet and during the next century developed herring fishing and canning industries. Appealing echoes of that proud heritage live on amid the evocative cobbled streets of Gamle (Old) Stavanger, whose whitewashed 18th century houses are probably northern Europe's best-preserved community of wooden houses. It has a well-preserved 12th century stone church.

Suggested Private Excursions

Stavanger City Tour with Norwegian Oil Museum– 4 hours

Stavanger Food Tour – 3 hours

Cruise in the Lysefjord with walking tour and traditional lunch in Stavanger– 6 hours

Stavanger City Walk– 2 hours

Flam
5/18/2022
5/18/2022

Flåm­ is the destination of the 12-mile branch line of the train from Myrdal, a 50-minute ride that plummets nearly 3,000 feet into Flåm­ Valley. The tiny village lies at the end of the Aurlandsfjord, amid meadows and orchards, surrounded by towering mountains. A trip on famous Flåm­ Railway is a thrilling experience. Its track took four years to complete and leads through breathtaking mountain scenery, past cascading waterfalls and through hand-dug tunnels. At one point the train travels through a reverse tunnel in order to negotiate a gradient of nearly a thousand feet, making it one of the steepest anywhere in the world. It operates year-round - a great tourist attraction during the summer and a local lifeline during deep winter. Strolling around the few souvenir shops or walking in the picturesque Aurland Valley are popular pastimes. Guests interested in exploring on their own would enjoy a hike in the countryside. The picturesque setting among orchards and meadows draws visitors to this serene and peaceful place.

Sognefjord
5/18/2022
5/18/2022

Sogne Fjord is located in the western region of Norway, it is known to be the largest fjord in the country. There are plenty of waterfall sightings as well as you will be able to spot farms and villages around the mountain areas. This majestic destination has some one the best scenic views to offer, with its beautiful gigantic mountains and picturesque still blue waters surrounding it, you will sure to enjoy your time in the Fjord.

Alesund
Suggested Private Excursion
5/19/2022
5/19/2022

The region is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords, of which the Geiranger fjord is one of the most attractive tourist places in Norway. The climate is less severe than might be expected from its geographical location, with mild winters and cool summers. Ålesund, with its unique architecture, is the center of business and industry in Møre and Romsdal. As the sea, the woods and the mountains are easy accessible, the possibilities for outdoor and sports activities are excellent, both in the summer and winter season.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ålesund Walking Tour – 3 Hours

Ålesund City Tour – 4 Hours

Trondheim
Suggested Private Excursion
5/20/2022
5/20/2022

Norway's royal residence since 997 AD, when King Olaf I founded Trondheim, the city still boasts Stiftsgarden, the huge wooden palace. A century later, St. Olaf II began to perform miracles for the people, making Trondheim a major pilgrimage destination. Be sure to visit Nidaros Cathedral, where the Norwegian kings are still crowned, which is certainly one of Europe's premier Gothic-style churches.

Suggested Private Excursions

Trondheim Walking Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral -3 hours

Trondheim City Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral and Trøndelag Folk Museum - 4 hours

Trondheim City Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral, Ringve Museum and Botanical Gardens - 4 hours

Trondheim City tour with Nidaros Cathedral and a hike to Gråkahallen Hill - 5 hours

Trondheim
Suggested Private Excursion
5/20/2022
5/20/2022

Norway's royal residence since 997 AD, when King Olaf I founded Trondheim, the city still boasts Stiftsgarden, the huge wooden palace. A century later, St. Olaf II began to perform miracles for the people, making Trondheim a major pilgrimage destination. Be sure to visit Nidaros Cathedral, where the Norwegian kings are still crowned, which is certainly one of Europe's premier Gothic-style churches.

Suggested Private Excursions

Trondheim Walking Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral -3 hours

Trondheim City Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral and Trøndelag Folk Museum - 4 hours

Trondheim City Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral, Ringve Museum and Botanical Gardens - 4 hours

Trondheim City tour with Nidaros Cathedral and a hike to Gråkahallen Hill - 5 hours

At Sea
5/21/2022
5/21/2022

No information currently available.

Hammerfest
5/22/2022
5/22/2022

Hammerfest, the world's northern-most city with a population of 7,000 residents, is located in the wide but calm bay of the Province of Finnmark. The North Atlantic Gulf Stream provides the city with an ice free port all year round. Hammerfest's short distance from the North Cape makes it an attractive destination to tourists. Like Tromso, Hammerfest became a major location for the start or end of arctic expeditions in the 19th century. In 1890, the town was one of the first in Europe to provide electric street lighting. Of course, the sun's disappearance from the sky during the arctic winter from November through February may have contributed to this distinction. Today the main street shops of this interesting trawler port offer a friendly welcome, and the drily -named 'Polar Bear Club' provides intriguing insights into Arctic history and tradition.

North Cape (Honningsvag)
5/23/2022
5/23/2022

Honningsvag/North Cape, Norway Welcome to the top of the world! The village
of Honningsvag is the northernmost community in Europe, set in a land of vast
forests, dramatic fjords and crashing waterfalls, bathed in the eerie light
of the Midnight Sun. Just up the coast is the North Cape, Europe's northernmost
point, with breathtaking views towards the Barents Sea and the polar north.

North Cape (Honningsvag)
5/23/2022
5/23/2022

Honningsvag/North Cape, Norway Welcome to the top of the world! The village
of Honningsvag is the northernmost community in Europe, set in a land of vast
forests, dramatic fjords and crashing waterfalls, bathed in the eerie light
of the Midnight Sun. Just up the coast is the North Cape, Europe's northernmost
point, with breathtaking views towards the Barents Sea and the polar north.

At Sea
5/24/2022
5/24/2022

No information currently available.

At Sea
5/25/2022
5/25/2022

No information currently available.

Geiranger
5/26/2022
5/26/2022

Nestled at the edge of the Geiranger Fjord, this charming town offers you the opportunity to observe amazing panoramic views from its famed mountain peak, Mount Dalsnibba.

Geiranger Fjord
5/26/2022
5/26/2022

The Geiranger Fjord is a unique and exceptionally beautiful fjord – which is why this fjord landscape is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Bergen
Suggested Private Excursion
5/27/2022
5/27/2022

With its spectacular setting among seven hills, Bergen is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable cities in Norway. Most sites are within an easy walk from the harbor. From fine surviving medieval buildings to a series of good museums such as Fishery Museum and Old Bergen open-air museum, Bergen offers a wide variety of attractions. Its scenic beauty can best be appreciated from Mt. Floyen and is captivating. Enjoy this lovely city by taking a stroll to the old part of town, passing impressive 12th-century Bergenhus fortress. Old Hanseatic Wharf, called Bryggen, is where reconstructed gabled buildings house workshops, boutiques and restaurants. St. Mary's Church is Bergen’s oldest building and one of the finest Norman churches in Norway. Rasmus Meyers Collection is a rambling townhouse featuring one of the best collections of Norwegian art, including an upper floor devoted almost entirely to Munch. Bergen boasts numerous historic buildings dating from medieval times: Bergenhus Fortress; Rosenkrantz Tower; Haakon’s Hall.

Suggested Private Excursions

Highlights of Bergen with optional hiking

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours

Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours

Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours

At Sea
5/28/2022
5/28/2022

No information currently available.

Rotterdam
5/29/2022
5/29/2022

Rotterdam is the Dutch city with a difference. City on the river Maas, number 1 world port. An architectural and cultural metropolis with many attractions, festivals and museums. A vivacous, young urban culture and a superlative selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $480 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
5/1/2022
Number of Nights
28
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 28-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.
Remarks:
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Offer ID:
1407890

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Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
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