14 – DAY OSLO TO AMSTERDAM
Northern Europe Explorer
FARES FROM $3,499 PER GUEST
14-Day Voyage on board the Oceania Marina – SEP 13 TO SEP 27, 2022
Very Special Offer – With OLife Choice*, our limited-time inclusive package, enjoy Roundtrip Airfare* and Free Internet plus choose one: FREE – 8 Shore Excursions – FREE – Beverage Package – FREE – $800 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom
**Shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. Those guests may organize custom tours through the Destination Services Desk on board. There are various shore excursions at each port – you are welcome to choose any one or more depending upon the time spent at the port. Check with TravelKatz to explore your options.
|Sep 13 Tue
||Embark 1 PM
|Sep 14 Wed
||Cruising the Baltic Sea
|Sep 15 Thu
|Sep 16 Fri
|Sep 17 Sat
||St. Petersburg, Russia
|Sep 18 Sun
||St. Petersburg, Russia
|Sep 19 Mon
|Sep 20 Tue
|Sep 21 Wed
|Sep 22 Thu
|Sep 23 Fri
|Sep 24 Sat
||Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
|Sep 25 Sun
|Sep 26 Mon
||Cruising the North Sea
|Sep 27 Tue
||Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), Netherlands
||Disembark 8 AM
Day by Day…
Day 1: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – Oslo, Norway
Overlooking a gorgeous fjord, Norway’s capital and largest city simply radiates with natural beauty and sophistication. Oslo’s rich seafaring history is on display at the Viking Ships Museum, rivaled only by the Kon-Tiki Museum, which holds the balsawood raft that Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru to Polynesia. History aside, Oslo exudes a love of the outdoors in city parks like Vigeland, which is adorned with over 200 life-size sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland. Much of Oslo is heavily forested with pines, making it one of Europe’s greenest cities.
Day 2: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Cruising the Baltic Sea
Day 3: Thursday, September 15, 2022 – Stockholm, Sweden
Spend a marvelous day discovering this lovely city and its beautiful buildings. Visit the charming Old Town, medieval Gamla Stan, the elegant royal palace, the wonderful parks and the impressive Vasa, the magnificently restored 17th century warship that sank in the harbor on her maiden voyage.
Day 4: Friday, September 16, 2022 – Kotka, Finland
Finland’s only city located on an island, Kotka is full of Finnish coastal charm, rich in history and surrounded by idyllic landscapes. The dockside Merikeskus Vellamo is a top museum choice, offering an account of Finland’s seafaring history with exhibits on navigation, fishing and shipwrecks, while the Maretarium aquarium showcases an abundance of Finnish fish species that live according to the four seasons of Finland. Also in town, the Sapokka Water Garden is an urban oasis and park that continually garners accolades. You’ll quickly discover the park’s unity is guided by water – waterfalls, small brooks, ponds and of course, the sea. Just north of Kotka, escape to the Valkmusa National Park for excellent birding and peaceful marshland hikes.
Days 5 & 6: Sat. & Sun., September 17 & 18, 2022 – St. Petersburg, Russia
Explore breathtaking St. Petersburg and cruise its canals. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the fabulous onion-domed cathedrals and the palaces – from the immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum, to the fabled Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof outside the city. Enjoy an evening of ballet or traditional Russian song and dance or take a day trip to Moscow.
Day 7: Monday, September 19, 2022 – Tallinn, Estonia
Step back in time as you walk through this beautifully preserved medieval town and discover its upper and lower levels, the guild houses, the churches and squares, the famous apothecary shop and the exquisite town hall. See delightful parks, Baroque palaces and a ruined 15th century convent. Or visit a lovely recreated rural Estonian village by the sea.
Day 8: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – Riga, Latvia
Once called the “Paris of the Baltics,” Riga has regained its status as a cosmopolitan capital with dozens of museums and arguably Europe’s most exceptional Art Nouveau architecture. Founded in 1201, Riga boasts a magnificent Old Town called “Vecriga.” Riga Castle, the residence of Latvia’s president, was built on the site of the original settlement next to the Daugava River. St. Mary’s Dome Cathedral is renowned for its stained-glass windows and massive 19th century organ comprised of more than 6,500 pipes. Outside the city limits, traditional Latvian life is on display in outdoor exhibits at the Open Air Ethnographic Museum.
Day 9: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – Visby, Sweden
Enjoy the lovely countryside beyond the towered walls and take in the view of this former Hanseatic League town before exploring its narrow, winding lanes, marvelous ruined medieval churches and impressive St. Mary’s Cathedral. Or visit an intriguing Bronze Age burial in the midst of farmland and take in the cliff-top view of the precipitous coastline.
Day 10: Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Gdansk, Poland
Enjoy the old medieval quarter of this Baltic jewel and see the lovely Golden Gate, the astonishing 15th century Artus Court, beautiful St. Mary’s Church and Oliwa Cathedral, renowned for its three pipe organs. Then see Solidarity Monument Square and the famous shipyard where workers rallied against the communist government. Or drive into the countryside and see the fascinating 13th century Malbork Castle, once home to Polish kings.
Day 11: Friday, September 23, 2022 – Copenhagen, Denmark
See another side of this lovely city with a cruise along its charming canals. Visit the quaint old harbor at Nyhavn and beautiful Rosenborg Castle and, of course, the famed statue of the Little Mermaid. Or venture into the countryside and enjoy its panoramic vistas, fairy tale castles and the village of Fredensborg.
Day 12: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
Enjoy a scenic drive to the German capital and savor landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the glorious Charlottenburg Palace. Stroll down Unter den Linden, see the site of the Berlin Wall and take a boat ride along the city’s canals. Explore on your own and visit one of the many museums. Or discover charming Warnemünde and its lovely Gothic church, market square and seaside promenade.
Day 13: Sunday, September 25, 2022 – Aarhus, Denmark
Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus is an attractively compact medieval town full of modern flair – chic galleries, cutting edge restaurants and intriguing museums. The laid-back ambiance and welcoming locals only add to the appeal of the “World’s Smallest Big City.” Stroll the cobblestone streets of the 14th-century Latin Quarter and pop into one of the many eateries for a smørrebrød sandwich in between browsing the boutiques. Whether you visit one of the notable museums such as the innovative Moesgaard Museum or the showstopping ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, tour the lush botanical gardens of Marselisborg Palace, or explore the open-air museum of urban history at Den Gamle By, it’s easy to see why Aarhus is Denmark’s rising star.
Day 14: Monday, September 26, 2022 – At Sea in International Waters
Day 15: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), Netherlands
In a city where almost everything is extraordinary in some way, Amsterdam is a blank canvas on which to make your own masterpiece of a visit. Behold the largest collections of Vincent Van Gogh works, handbags and all things cat related – in separate museums, of course. Hop on a canal boat, rent a bike or head out on foot in any direction and you will stumble on something unforgettable, like an ancient cathedral, a park carpeted in flowers or the iconic windmills that dot the Dutch landscape. Near the port town of Ijmuiden, Haarlem offers all the trappings of a quintessential Dutch city – picturesque canals, cozy cafés and cobbled lanes as well as the oldest museum in the Netherlands, Teylers Museum.
Give TravelKatz a call at 352-277-7300 to find out more. There are always specials for your air flights, so ask about those, too.