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London (Southampton) to Stockholm

BALTIC DISCOVERY | 12 Nights | Departs Aug 29, 2015

 

Helsinki, Finland

Ports:

Aug, 29

-London (Southampton), England

Aug, 30

-Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

Aug, 31

-Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sep, 1

-Cruise the Skagerrak

Sep, 2

-Copenhagen, Denmark

Sep, 3

-Cruise the Baltic Sea

Sep, 4

-Riga, Latvia

Sep, 5

-Tallinn, Estonia

Sep, 6

-St. Petersburg, Russia

Sep, 7

-St. Petersburg, Russia

Sep, 8

-St. Petersburg, Russia

Sep, 9

-Helsinki, Finland

Sep, 10

-Stockholm, Sweden

Helsinki, Finland-port

The capital of Finland, Helsinki is also the cultural, commercial and political center of Finland. Helsinki is an easily-navigated city and an architectural delight. Helsinki is laid out with spacious streets interspersed with many gardens and parks. Wide streets and nearby islands add to Helsinki’s visual appeal. Beautiful neo classical buildings surround town squares and the cathedral is probably the most recognized of all Helsinki landmarks.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Art and Architecture Highlights
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Beautiful Haikko Manor, Nordic Walk & Sauna
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Helsinki By Sea and Fortress Island
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Highlights of Helsinki
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Picturesque Porvoo
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Scenic Helsinki Harbor Cruise
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Suomenlinna Fortress
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Walking Tour of Helsinki
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Art and Architecture Highlights

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: hel-002

    Helsinki is an architectural delight, where many fine and impressive buildings, designed by eminent Finnish architects, wide streets and graceful squares. With an open and spacious feel, the city is in complete harmony with the surrounding countryside. This tour provides an introduction to Finland's charming rural landscapes as you visit Hvittrask, once home to three of Finland's leading architects whose work can also be admired during a panoramic tour of the city.

    From the pier depart along the coastal road passing the city center towards Hvitträsk. In the heart of the surrounding countryside, amidst a magnificent backdrop of deep forests, majestic rocks and crystal clear waters, you visit Hvittrask. The former home of famous Finnish architects Eliel Saarinen, Armas Lindgren and Herman Gesellius, built in 1902 of natural stone and logs on a hill overlooking a lake, it is an outstanding example of Finnish residential architecture. Hvitträsk is also the birthplace of Eliel's son Eero Saarinen, his best-known architectural works are the Arch of St. Louise, the TWA terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport as well as the Dulles Airport in Washington, and of course the plastic tulip armchair.

    After a tour of Saarinen's magnificent home, now an exhibition center for Finnish art and handicrafts, you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of its delightful grounds. Your tour then continues to Tarvaspaa, the former home and studio of Finland's national painter, Akseli Gallen-Kallela. Located in a charming park at the edge of the sea, the house was built around 1912 and designed by the artist himself. Gallen-Kallela's works and the story of his colorful life are on display here, together with exhibits by other famous artists depicting the Finnish way of life. After complimentary refreshments, you return for a panoramic tour of the capital with its unique charm and elegance created by Finland's most celebrated architects.

    Please note: This tour involves moderate walking, at both Hvittrask and Tarvaspaa, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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