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Copenhagen to Istanbul

EUROPE CONQUEST | 43 Nights | Departs Sep 18, 2014

 

Gdansk, Poland

Ports:

Sep, 18

-Copenhagen, Denmark

Sep, 19

-Cruise the Baltic Sea

Sep, 20

-Tallinn, Estonia

Sep, 21

-St. Petersburg, Russia

Sep, 22

-St. Petersburg, Russia

Sep, 23

-St. Petersburg, Russia

Sep, 24

-Helsinki, Finland

Sep, 25

-Stockholm, Sweden

Sep, 26

-Klaipéda, Lithuania

Sep, 27

-Gdansk, Poland

Sep, 28

-Helsingborg, Sweden

Sep, 29

-Cruise the Skagerrak

Sep, 30

-Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct, 1

-Cruise the English Channel

Oct, 2

-Saint-Malo, France

Oct, 3

-Lorient, France

Oct, 4

-Le Verdon

-Bordeaux, France

Oct, 5

-Bordeaux, France

Oct, 6

-Bilbao, Spain

Oct, 7

-La Coruña, Spain

Oct, 8

-Oporto, Portugal

Oct, 9

-Lisbon, Portugal

Oct, 10

-Cruise the Strait of Gibralter

Oct, 11

-Valencia, Spain

Oct, 12

-Barcelona, Spain

Oct, 13

-Provence (Marseille), France

Oct, 14

-Monte Carlo, Monaco

Oct, 15

-Provence (Marseille), France

Oct, 16

-Barcelona, Spain

Oct, 17

-Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Oct, 18

-Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

Oct, 19

-Palermo, Italy

Oct, 20

-Amalfi/Positano, Italy

Oct, 21

-Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Oct, 22

-Sorrento/Capri, Italy

Oct, 23

-Trapani (Sicily), Italy

Oct, 24

-Valletta, Malta

Oct, 25

-Cruise the Mediterranean Sea

Oct, 26

-Santorini, Greece

Oct, 27

-Syros, Greece

Oct, 28

-Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

Oct, 29

-Volos, Greece

Oct, 30

-Istanbul, Turkey

Oct, 31

-Istanbul, Turkey

Gdansk, Poland-port

Step into colorful and masterfully restored Old Town Gdansk and experience the grandeur of this once powerful member of the Hanseatic League. Marvel at the exquisite architecture. Stroll the entire length of Ulica Diuga (Long St.) stopping to visit St. Mary’s Church, which took 150 years to build, and its Astronomical Clock, from1460. Browse through the museums, shops and galleries. Seek out quality amber, embroidered linens, modern silver jewelry, and fine woolen sweaters. Admire the grand houses , the Green and the Golden Gates on the Royal Road. Try a sip of vodka distilled and served with real flecks of gold.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • 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
  • Stutthof Camp & Gdansk
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Highlights of Gdansk
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historic Gdansk and Oliwa
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Panoramic Gdansk
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Stutthof Camp & Gdansk

    Moderate Activity/Walking
    Duration: 6 hours
    Tour Code: gds-003
    Price:

    Free

    Explore Gdansk's legacy of war and peace during an orientation tour of the city, and a visit to the Stutthof Concentration Camp.

    Depart the pier for the drive to the former Stutthof Concentration Camp. Upon arrival, you will take a guided tour of the camp. In mid-August 1939, the site for the future concentration camp was selected. On the first day that the Nazis invaded Poland, 1,500 arrests were made. In early-September 1939, 150 of those arrested were transported to Stutthof, thereby beginning the tragic story of this camp. Over the next few years, thousands of Poles were exterminated here. From 1940-1944, Stutthof grew from a small, 30-acre camp intended for 3,500 prisoners to a 300-acre camp holding 57,000 prisoners. By 1942, Poles were rounded up and transported from all over Europe. In June 1944, Stutthof became part of the Nazi's final solution to the Jewish problem, and a camp of mass extermination. In all, Stutthof comprised 39 sub-camps, and 110,000 prisoners of all faiths and nationalities. 65,000 prisoners were killed before Stutthof was finally liberated by Soviet troops on May 9, 1945.

    Next, you will proceed to Gdansk's Old Town. The city's thousand-year history has left a collection of buildings and monuments designed in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles. Your tour begins near the Golden Gate, a grand ornamental arch that once permitted access through the Medieval city's defensive walls. You will then proceed along Long Street, which is lined with marvelous buildings adorned by elaborate facades and a myriad of ornate gables. You will continue on past the Long Market and beautiful 15th-century Merchants Palace of Artus Court to Neptune's Fountain. A brief stop will be made here to admire this symbol of Gdansk's Hanseatic past, and its connection with the sea. You will then stroll the waterfront and turn on St. Mary's Street, or Mariacka, which features a lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.

    Your tour concludes with a visit to the Gothic-style St. Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk. St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church, and accommodates some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the center of the Old Town, this Medieval church took 159 years to build. You will find its deceptively plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows with more than 30 beautifully-decorated chapels. Inside the church, you will see the high altar displaying a lovely panel painting, and floor covered with ancient tombstones. The northern transept holds an amazing, 15th-century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints.

    Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier and ship.

    Please note: Due to the graphic nature and disturbing images at Stutthof, this tour is not recommended for the faint of heart. This tour involves approximately 3 miles of walking. This tour does not include any meals. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase food during their free time in Gdansk.

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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