Experience the sea as a true Viking with Viking Cruises

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Set sail into a world of breathtaking Nordic fjords and retrace the path of Viking exploration with the 15 day ‘Viking Homelands’ Itinerary from Viking Cruises. For the Vikings, navigating the waters of Scandinavia and the Baltic was a way of life and with Viking Cruises it will be the way you journey, witnessing wild beauty from your ship and exploring quaint towns up close as you travel ashore.

With overnights in cosmopolitan Stockholm and St. Petersburg and ample time to explore charming historic city centres in Tallinn and Gdańsk, this cruise is filled with moments to remember. This itinerary features an outstanding blend of northern continental European cities, imperial Russia and the magnificent fjords and legendary homeland of the Vikings.

Explore Copenhagen, Denmark, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, the Danish capital boasts over 850 years of history. There is a day to explore the brightly coloured houses of Nyhavn or “New Harbour,” once the home of Hans Christian Andersen. Discover the sumptuously Rococo interiors of Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family. Consider a trip to the ornate Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspirational setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This fairy tale city provides plenty to explore, including delights for your palate at the Michelin starred restaurants NOMA or A.O.C for lunch or an early dinner.

Discover Gdańsk, Poland, a city filled with gilded Goldwasser*, glowing amber and gothic cathedrals, making it one of the richest cities in the Hanseatic League. Spend the morning strolling the remarkably restored old town with its mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles or explore the medieval Teutonic stronghold, Malbork Castle, the world’s largest castle and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then sit back and indulge in the traditional pierogi dumplings, or a glass of gold-flecked Goldwasser—*a liqueur created here in the 16th century.

Expand your horizons on a comfortable, state-of-the-art ship, intimate and thoughtfully created by experienced nautical architects and designers to enrich your interaction with your destination in every way. Whether you seek to satisfy your palate, increase your knowledge, or largen your circle of friends with like-minded people, Viking Cruises has designed their ships with a unique onboard experience, from the serene Wintergarden, perfect for a calming cup of tea; to The Spa, a Nordic sanctuary of wellness; to the Library, carefully curated with books. There are also inspiring onboard talks that help you understand every destination in depth. All set in tasteful, understated elegance and all designed to deliver a life-enriching experience.

The ‘Viking Homelands’ Itinerary is priced from $6,599 per person for a ‘Deluxe Veranda Stateroom’. This price includes port charges, accommodation, meals, culture curriculum (classes and performances in music, art, dance and history), Wi-Fi, and on-shore excursions.

For more information see: http://www.vikingcruises.com.au

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