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28-night Star Collector – the North Sea and the Baltic Cruise

Cruise Line:
Windstar Cruises
Ship:
Wind Surf
Destination:
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire)/Stockholm
Departure Date:
6/22/2020
Length:
28
Offer ID:
1353734
from
$8399


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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire)
6/22/2020
6/22/2020 6:00:00 PM

Dún Laoghaire is a suburban seaside town and seaport nestled at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains in Ireland. The port offers opportunities for biking, canoeing, hiking, clay pigeon shooting, sailing and rock climbing. There are also several music and cultural festivals during the Autumn.

Douglas (Isle of Man)
6/23/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/23/2020 4:00:00 PM

Douglas has been the capital, principal port, and ferry terminal of the island since 1869, the island itself having become a Crown possession in 1828. It gets its name from the Dhoo and Glass Rivers. Douglas, which developed around smuggling, now has light industry, tourism, the seat of the island's parliament, the Tynwald and House of Keys (oldest parliament in the world). Douglas boasts Castle Mona (1804), and the Tower of Refuge (1832), as well as the impressive Manx Electric Railway (1893) and Douglas horse-drawn trams (1876), both of which are still in service. Located along the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man and its wooded hills and jagged coastline offer some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. The island was once occupied by Celts who left behind Iron Age forts and huts. Though Romans never settled here, it is believed Celtic Christianity was introduced by St. Patrick and flourished from the fifth century to eighth century when Vikings conquered the island. On the island visit the Calf of Man bird sanctuary, and Castle Rushen at Castletown, the former capital.

Portrush
6/24/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/24/2020 9:00:00 PM

Portrush, town in . Situated on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on a promontory jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, Portrush is a popular seaside resort with a small harbour and two long sandy beaches. Many visitors come to play golf, and Royal Portrush Golf Course has hosted major tournaments including the British Open. Much of the urban architecture is Victorian, including the red brick town hall. Dunluce Castle, whose ruins perch on a rocky headland about 5 km (3 mi) east of Portrush, was a stronghold of the MacDonnells, who ruled this area in the 16th century.

Tobermory
6/25/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/25/2020 4:00:00 PM

Tobermory, the primary town on the Isle of Mull, began as a fishing port during the latter part of the 18th century. However, in recent times the area has become an excellent destination for those interested in marine wildlife watching. The waters surrounding Mull are popular feeding grounds for dolphins, basking sharks and wales, Lucky visitors may also catch a glimpse of rare White-Tail and Golden Eagles that call the island home. Other popular sights in Tobermory include the Baliscate Standing Stones that still remain from one of the earliest settlements in the village, The Mull Museum and Aros Park.

Portree
6/26/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/26/2020 4:00:00 PM

As the main town along the Isle of Sky within the stunning Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Portree is quaint and unique, with colorful buildings, a lovely pebbled beach, green hills and a peaceful harbor. As it is a very small village, you can explore it easily by foot or bicycle.

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)
6/27/2020 9:00:00 AM
6/27/2020 6:00:00 PM

The Orkney Islands are different from mainland Britain and reflect the original 9th century Viking settlement. In addition to Norse heritage are remains of prehistoric monuments such as Stenness Standing Stones at Finstown. Steep-roofed stone houses line streets winding around medieval St. Magnus Cathedral. A museum featuring Orkney artifacts is housed in 16th-century Tankerness House. Other attractions include Maes Howe, Britain's best-preserved megalithic tomb, and the stone-age village Skara Brae. Rock circles, cairns, standing stones, ancient tombs and prehistoric villages are scattered about, gaining these islands international recognition. Only the walls and tower of the 12-century residence, Bishop's Palace, stand. The top of the tower affords a great view of the cathedral and across Kirkwall rooftops. Earl's Palace dates from 1600. Its style blends medieval fierceness with elements of French Renaissance architecture - featuring dungeons, massive fireplaces and magnificent central hall. A good mile south of town is Highland Park - the "most northerly legal distillery in Scotland."

Invergordon (Inverness/Loch Ness)
6/28/2020 8:00:00 AM
6/28/2020 9:00:00 PM

The northern part of Scotland, known as the Highlands, ranks as one of the world’s most magnificent scenic spots. Among the main attractions is a landscape of dramatic mountains and forested hills. Invergordon is the port for Inverness and capital of the Highlands. The surrounding countryside offers such famous attractions as the Battlefield of Culloden, Loch Ness, the villages of Tain and Cromarty, numerous historic castles and old established whisky distilleries. Enjoy the picture-perfect scenery and an opportunity to chat with a Highlander eager to introduce you to his fabled land and its rich heritage. Inverness Castle is a predominantly 19th-century edifice perched high above the Ness River. Today’s remains house the Sheriff’s Office. The exhibits of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery may be worth viewing as they provide a good overview of the development of the Highlands. Located 14 miles southwest of Inverness the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition tell the legend of the monster from 565 A.D. to the present.

Edinburgh
Suggested Private Excursion
6/29/2020 10:30:00 PM
6/29/2020

Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh: Royal Edinburgh - 8 hours

Edinburgh: Introducing Edinburgh - 4 hours

Edinburgh
Suggested Private Excursion
6/30/2020
6/30/2020 6:00:00 PM

Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh: Royal Edinburgh - 8 hours

Edinburgh: Introducing Edinburgh - 4 hours

At Sea
7/1/2020
7/1/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
7/2/2020
7/2/2020

No information currently available.

Bergen
Suggested Private Excursion
7/3/2020 7:00:00 AM
7/3/2020 5:00:00 PM

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

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours

Olden
7/4/2020 12:00:00 PM
7/4/2020 7:00:00 PM

At the head of three valleys amid the peaceful surroundings of the Inner Nordfjord, Olden is the key to a not-to-be-missed journey up to the frozen cascade of the million years old and ever-advancing Briksdal Glacier, best-known of the gigantic, Jostedal's many icy arms. An Iron Age burial mound was discovered in this region of Western Norway, but in more recent history, most of the town was settled in the seventeenth century. In Olden, an historic church was built in 1746 and survived the Second World War.

At Sea
7/5/2020
7/5/2020

No information currently available.

Stavanger
Suggested Private Excursion
7/6/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/6/2020 4:00:00 PM

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 Tour - 4 hours

Kristiansand
7/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
7/7/2020 5:00:00 PM

Set on the scenic southern tip of Norway, at a magical spot with more sunshine than anywhere else in Scandanavia, little Kristiansand is Nature’s playground. Its spacius, ice-free harbor is ringed with thousands of tiny islands, a haven for swimmers, boaters and sport fishermen. Along the waterfront, in the silent Christiansholm fortress, and the charming houses of the historic center, you’ll find a peaceful serenity.

Oslo
Suggested Private Excursion
7/8/2020 10:00:00 AM
7/8/2020 6:00:00 PM

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, is encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. The city displays a mixture of several architectural styles. A full range of activities includes art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Other points of interest include Royal Palace; Frogner Park, known for its famous Vigeland sculptures; Holmenkollen, where international skiing events take place; imposing Åkershus Castle; and Bygdøy Peninsula, home to some of Oslo’s most important museums. Many attractions can be explored on foot. Oslo's City Hall ranks as the most distinctive part of Oslo’s waterfront. The art portrays the country's different historical and domestic phases. Munch Museum, which is dedicated to the life work of Norway’s famous painter, contains more than 5,000 drawings and paintings. National Gallery has the nation’s largest collection of Norwegian art and some of Munch’s best-known works. Åkershus Fortress & Castle, transformed into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century, houses Norway’s Resistance Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours

Skagen
7/9/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/9/2020 3:00:00 PM

At the tip of Jutland, where picturesque streets and luminous landscapes have inspired painters for centuries, see the works of Holger Drachman, and perhaps take up your own brush. Also in Skagen, Danish precision is manifest in the art of watchmaking. Get your Skagen timepiece here in the city of the same name.

Copenhagen
Suggested Private Excursion
7/10/2020 7:00:00 AM
7/10/2020 5:00:00 PM

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

Copenhagen City tour – 4 Hours

Roskilde tour – 5 Hours

North Zealand Tour – 7 Hours

Malmö and Lund – 7 Hours

Bornholm
7/11/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/11/2020 3:00:00 PM

Bornholm is a beautiful island with a varied landscape where visitors come to experience nature. Some ways to experience the scenic Bornholm coast include, biking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and cave exploration by in the west. Lured by the island's stunning beauty artist have their own colony where visitors can see painters, sculptors and craft people at work in their studios.

Gdansk (Gdynia)
Suggested Private Excursion
7/12/2020 9:00:00 AM
7/12/2020 5:00:00 PM

Historic Gdansk represents one of the richest, most lavish complexes of architectonic relics in Poland. The entrances to historic quarters are huge stone gateways guarding the main thoroughfare; the well-proportioned tower of town hall makes a powerful impact. The main square is filled with fine mansions. St. Mary’s Church is the world's largest brick church, with a capacity of 25,000. Dominating the waterside is seven-story Great Mill. Gdynia is the modern port for Gdansk. Near Gdansk is Sopot, one of the most fashionable seaside resorts in northern Europe during the 19th century and the country’s most popular health spa with its beach and flair for entertainment. Sopot is known as an important music center, featuring an annual Opera and International Song Festival. Gdansk Historical Museum has lavish decorations and fascinating exhibits. Maritime Museum features a model of every ship produced in local shipyards since 1945 and is housed in the massive 15th-century Gdansk Crane. National Art Museum, one of Gdansk’s highlights, boasts a collection of Gothic art and sculpture.

Suggested Private Excursions

Gdansk - Window to Freedom - Half Day Tour

Gdansk & Malbork Castle - Full Day Tour

A Pulsating Harbour - Gdansk/Gdynia/Sopot - Full Day Tour

Gdansk & Stutthof - Full Day Tour

Gdansk: Gdansk & Sopot – 5 hours

Klaipeda
7/13/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/13/2020 5:00:00 PM

Klaipeda (formerly Memel) is a port in western Lithuania on the Baltic Sea. It has shipyards, factories, museums and an aquarium.

At Sea
7/14/2020
7/14/2020

No information currently available.

Tallinn
Suggested Private Excursion
7/15/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/15/2020 10:00:00 PM

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

Helsinki
Suggested Private Excursion
7/16/2020 7:00:00 AM
7/16/2020 1:00:00 PM

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

Suomenlinna Fortress tour – 3 Hours

Porvoo Tour – 5 Hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
7/17/2020 9:00:00 AM
7/17/2020

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

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg City Tour - 7 hours

St. Petersburg - Pushkin - 7 hours

St. Petersburg
Suggested Private Excursion
7/18/2020
7/18/2020 6:00:00 PM

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

St. Petersburg - 3 day's itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - Jewish Heritage Tour

St. Petersburg - Moscow in a Nutshell on a Day's Visit - Full day

St. Petersburg - Romantic Cruise on Rivers and Canals - 1 to 2 hours

St. Petersburg - 2 days' itinerary for cruise passengers

St. Petersburg - City tour + Peter and Paul Fortress + St. Isaac's Cathedral - 8 hours

St. Petersburg - Brief City tour + The Hermitage Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg - Peterhof and Pushkin - Summer Royal Residences

St. Petersburg - Brief City Tour and Russian Museum - 6 hours

St. Petersburg City Tour - 7 hours

St. Petersburg - Pushkin - 7 hours

At Sea
7/19/2020
7/19/2020

No information currently available.

Stockholm
Suggested Private Excursion
7/20/2020 8:00:00 AM
7/20/2020

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

Drottingholm Castle tour - 4 Hours

Stockholm City tour – 5 Hours

Uppsala and Sigtuna tour - 6 Hours

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

Prices include non-commissionable fares. Government fees/taxes of $1091, transfers, and airfare (unless otherwise stated) additional for all guests.

Departure Date:
6/22/2020
Number of Nights
28
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 28-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:
Optional shore excursions.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
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Offer ID:
1353734

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