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Paris to St Petersburg, Baltic Cruise & Tour

Solo Travellers 45 years & over
Monday 4 - Friday 22 June 2018 ex Paris

Itinerary

 TOUR & CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the sights of Paris including entry to The Louvre
  • Get to know your solo traveller group at a welcome dinner at a local Parisian restaurant
  • View Bruges from a different perspective on board a canal cruise boat
  • Enjoy time in the Dutch countryside
  • Visit Volendam, Netherlands for a lunch at a cheese and clog farm.
  • View the works of  The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others
  • Experience 12 nights on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, all meals included
  • Visit the Scandinavian ports of Skagen & Copenhagen, Denmark; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
  • Explore the Eastern European ports of Tallin, Estonia and St. Petersburg, Russia including an overnight stay in port at St Petersburg.
  • Visit the historic Dutch city of Haarlem
  • Return to Amsterdam after your cruise for an overnight stay

 

PRE TOUR STAY – SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2018

We encourage travellers to arrive the day prior to the tour commencement, to allow time to adjust to the new time zone. The cost of the additional hotel night of stay applies.  

DAY 1 - MONDAY 4 JUNE 2018
Arrive to Paris 

Welcome to Paris.

If you arrive on our nominated tour flight * you will be met and transferred to our hotel in the city. The rest of the day is at your leisure. In the early evening, meet with fellow travellers and your guide for your pre tour briefing. The evening is at your leisure.

Meals: n/a

* booked with us as part of your package. If you make your own flight arrangements on the same flight, you can join the tour group transfer for a small additional charge. 

DAY 2 – TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018
Paris, City of Light

A wonderful day ahead to visit the top spots of Paris including The Eiffel Tower, a visit to The Louvre (without the queues) including time to view The Venus de Milo and of course, The Mona Lisa. Also, explore the iconic Notre Dame cathedral and view the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysee.

This evening, join your group for a three course dinner and a glass of wine, at a local Parisienne restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 2018
Paris to Bruges, Belgium

This morning we set out for our journey to Belgium.  This afternoon in Bruges, take in the sights on a walking tour and enjoy a Canal cruise for a different perspective of this beautiful city.

Famous for its beer, Bruges is the place for a brewery visit and time for a cleansing ale.

There’s also some free time to make your own discoveries. With endless chocolate shops you may find yourself sampling chocolate and maybe a visit to their Chocolate museum.

This evening, join together for a group dinner in Bruges.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 - THURSDAY 7 JUNE 2018
Bruges – Antwerp - Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Today we make our way to Amsterdam for our two night stay, via the Dutch countryside.  We stop in Holland’s famous town, Volendam for a lunch at a cheese and clog farm.

From Volendam, we pay a visit to the charming seaside village of Marken and then onto Amsterdam. Later in the afternoon, the group will check into the hotel and the rest of the day in Amsterdam is at your leisure.  

Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 5 - FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands 

We have today to make discoveries of Amsterdam including a visit to The Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank’s House ;

  • The Rijksmuseum holds works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and others; van Gogh has his own museum
  • Explore Anne Frank's House for a moving introduction to this young girl's story (upon availability – cannot be guaranteed)

 

This afternoon is free to make your own discoveries. Why not wander around the Jordaan, a charming neighbourhood with narrow alleys and leafy canals.

Tonight, come together for a three course dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

DAY 6 - SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018
Amsterdam - Cruise Ship
 

After breakfast at your hotel, there is a bit of free time before we transfer to the cruise terminal in Amsterdam to embark on your 12 night Baltic cruise on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Brilliance of the Seas’.

Once onboard, settle in, relax and get to know your ship. If you embark within lunch hours you can take lunch on board the ship.  Group dining is arranged in the main dining room each evening of the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (ship), Dinner 

CRUISE ITINERARY
DAYS 6 TO 18
Saturday 9 – Thursday 21 June 2018 

 Date

 Port

 Arrive

 Depart

 09 JUN

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 5:00PM

 10 JUN

 Cruising

 

 

 11 JUN

 Skagen, Denmark

 7:00AM

 4:00PM

 12 JUN

 Cruising

  

 

 13 JUN

 Tallinn, Estonia

 11:00AM

 6:00PM

 14 JUN

 St Petersburg, Russia

 7:00AM

 

 15 JUN

 St Petersburg, Russia

 

 6:00PM

 16 JUN

 Helsinki, Finland

 7:00AM

 3:00PM

 17 JUN

 Stockholm

 7:00AM

 4:00PM

 18 JUN

 Cruising

 

 

 19 JUN

 Copenhagen, Denmark

 10:00AM

 6:00PM

 20 JUN

 Cruising

 

 

 21 JUN

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

 6:00AM

 

 

DAY 18 – THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Disembark and be greeted by our tour host in Amsterdam.  From the ship we transfer to Haarlem for a visit of the historic city.  There will be time at leisure to enjoy lunch, before we check into our hotel in the afternoon.

After your hotel check in, the afternoon is at your leisure. Tonight, a final group dinner to farewell everyone before your home or onward journey tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 19 – FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2018
Depart Amsterdam, Netherlands

Breakfast at the hotel. There is a group transfer provided for the group to meet the nominated tour departure flight *

Meals: Breakfast

*available to all tour passengers in the group.

 

Itineraries are subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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