Estonia has been ruled by Sweden, Denmark, Russia, and Germany over its long history. With a population of just over 1 million residents its a small nation and their capital of Tallinn still displays much of their medieval roots. Our walking tour lasts 5 hours with a stop for coffee and a local pastry and free time to explore the artisan market. While you could easily just walk off a cruise ship and wonder the streets on your own, a professional guide can help you to understa
The vast majority of cruise lines spend 2 days in this jewel of the Russian Empire. Azamara club cruises extends your stay for a 3rd day allowing even more time to immerse yourself in city and the history that is so evident. Our first day started with a river cruise through the city giving us the perspective that the initial city planners had envisioned- long before the advent of the car. Our next stop was the Hermitage. Set on the grounds of the Winter Palace it is home to t
Helsinki is a wonderful town to experience by foot. With a population of just over 500,000 people and a fairly compact city core you can see most of the main sites by walking. Our tour today is much more physically demanding as our guide took us on an 8km stroll through the city. If you sail in on a smaller ship you will dock just steps away from city hall and most of the must see sites. If you are not in the mood for a guided tour you can simply wonder the city on your own.
Stockholm is a city where even the smallest cruise ships can't dock near the main tourist areas making a guided tour a must shore excursion. The walking tour of the Old Town is considered to be "strenuous" but really only involves walking about 1km on cobble streets and climbing two flights of stairs. The main site in the Old City is the Royal Palace. The home of the Swedish throne for 7 generations. Your guide will walk you through several of the well appointed formal rooms
An early wake-up is an essential price to pay if you want to get the most out of this 10 hour tour. It stops at three of Iceland's most iconic natural wonders. "You know it's a beautiful day when the tour guide is taking pictures" Pingvellir National Park Gullfoss waterfall Gullfoss Final stop at the Geysir Black sand beach outside of Reykjavik. All this in a single day. The tourist friendly people of Iceland would love to share their proud history and beautiful landmarks wit
For most of us the only part of a cruise vacation that isn't enjoyable is the flight to our destination. This is an even greater issue for European or Asia cruises. The long lines at check in, at security, and then a wait at the airport. You then get on your plane only to be squished into an ever shrinking seat. So what can you do? Here our our tips to flying to your cruise. 1. Consider booking in business class. The airlines offer us non-published discounted fares as long as