Having previously travelled extensively within Australia and overseas both with tour groups and independently we were absolutely blown away with the quality and service provided on this tour, our very first “Captains Choice Tour”.
R & R Stephenson, Back of Beyond by Private Plane
Hearts pound, excitement floods. We take to the skies today, chasing the midnight sun.
Town houses are strung together with slender bike paths. From above, the city is a spider web of intricacies. Chic and revolutionary living below, we descend into Copenhagen.
Check in to Hotel d’Angleterre. Our home in the heart of the creative and lively Danish capital for the next two nights. Adore the revitalised grand palace and welcoming white-glove service.
This evening we enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Marchal. Savour modern Scandinavian creations at one of the city’s finest eateries.
As legend goes, the Norse goddess, Gefjun, was offered as much land as she could plough in a single day and night. Transforming her four sons into oxen, she took the earth with all of her might. And so, Copenhagen was born.
Prepare for a full day of exploring the city’s delightful treasures. Beginning at the turrets of Rosenborg Castle, we gain a keen insight on the city’s rich history. Here, see the stunning Royal Treasury.
After an early morning breakfast, we board our flight to Kangerlussuaq, the gateway to Greenland. From here, an onward flight takes us to Ilulissat.
The ‘Town of Icebergs’, Ilulissat is a snow globe of tiny, coloured rooftops inside a frosty dome. Shake the snowflakes loose. The world’s most northerly luxury hotel, the Arctic Hotel is situated on the cusp of the Ilulissat Icefjord, near Disko Bay. From here, magical icy vistas abound for three nights.
By tuk tuk, venture to the iceberg studded shore surrounding the Zion Church and visit the birthplace, now museum, of native polar explorer and anthropologist Knud Rasmussen.
A guided walk later takes us to meet working dogs. After a Greenlandic dinner at Hvide Falk Restaurant, board a midnight sun cruise amid the Ilulissat Icefjord.
Ease into your worldly schedule today with a selection of fascinating Your World experiences.
Tonight we experience the authentic traditions and tenacity of the Inuit during a dinner and cultural evening.
We take to the skies after lunch and land in the pulsing capital of Greenland. Meaning ‘heart’, Nuuk is the core of Greenland. Alive, an authentic soul beats through the streets on an intimate and personal level. On arrival, transfer to our hotel, Hotel Hans Egede, in the city centre.
This morning we fly to Reykjavik. Volcanoes coated in fluffy blankets of snow. Glaciers drifting eerily across the coast. Welcome, traveller, to the ‘Land of Ice and Snow’.
Here, delve into Iceland as an Icelander would. We are treated to an authentic afternoon amidst the surreal waters of the Blue Lagoon. The mineral rich geothermal spa exudes clouds of alabaster steam. Plunge into the warmth. Waist deep in the soothing waters, sip a cocktail. Close your eyes. Pure pleasure.
This evening we are welcomed aboard our ship, Silver Wind.
We hug Iceland’s jagged shores. Flow along the outskirts of untouched locations. Early this afternoon, disembark ashore and enjoy one of the following Your World experiences.
Whispers of legend lure us to Iceland’s northeasterly Diamond Circle region. Once ashore, select a Your World experience.
Dedicate the morning to strolling through the quaint centre of Seyoisfjordur. Discover unique treasures among Norwegian inspired houses, coastal walking trails and the town’s inspired art scene. This afternoon is for you to design as you please.
Enjoy a day to relax at sea. Attend a lecture or share tales with fellow travellers over a glass of Champagne on the deck.
Isolated and removed, the Faroe Islands thrive off this seclusion and its local Norse legends. This morning we dock in the capital, Torshavn. Here, enjoy a selection of unique Your World experiences.
In the mainland capital of the Shetland Islands, Lerwick, prepare for a full-day of sightseeing. Taking time to relax is always respected, however, we also have you covered should you desire to delve into the city’s delights. Choose from two Your World experiences.
From Kirkwall, today we immerse ourselves in prehistoric times. Explore the timeworn settlement, Skara Brae. Among an array of carved stone artifacts and pottery we uncover the secrets to life over 5,000 years ago. Later, contemplate the Ring of Brodgar. Roam among the curious Neolithic circle. After a lunch of Orcadian fare, sample fine single malts at the Highland Park Distillery and visit the Italian Chapel.
Explore Inverness on your own schedule. Each Your World experience is steeped in its own intrinsic Scottish essence.
Cherish a full day in Edinburgh. Board the Royal Yacht Britannia and embark on a city tour. See Royal Mile, the National Gallery, the Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle. Adore refined aspects of the culture and history.
Tonight’s dinner takes place beneath the soaring stained-glass windows of Mansfield Traquair. Between courses, wander through its impressive interior with a glass of wine. ‘Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel’ truly delights.
Today, legend tempts the traveller. Follow cobbled wynds and explore the Gothic city. Open the door to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Royal tales are laced between stone towers and a timeworn abbey. Peek into the world of Scottish politics with a tour of Scottish parliament’s Debating Chamber.
This afternoon, our ship cuts across the Firth of Forth. We are bound for the North Sea.
It’s our final day on the ocean. Reflect in the wake of all that we have discovered. The evening brings the unique privilege of gliding up the famous River Thames. Watch in awe as the bright lights of the British capital draw closer, before our ship drifts beneath the London Tower Bridge. Aglow in the light of dusk, the water beneath our vessel glitters a friendly welcome to one of the world’s most famous cities.
Day breaks over London. We bid Silver Wind farewell for the final time and downsize vessels for a cruise up the River Thames to The Savoy. Unpack your bags and unwind - this is our final stop. Here, delight in the fine British tradition of tea and sandwiches. This afternoon is for you to enjoy at leisure.
A private room at our hotel has been reserved for this evening’s Farewell Dinner. Wine flows and dinner is served, and intrepid stories are keenly recounted among fellow travellers. Rather, new friends.
Transfer to the airport. Aboard our afternoon flight, take a final look at the land and journeys you leave behind.
Our flight touches down and we have the final opportunity to say goodbye. Even though we are leaving the seas behind, Arctic mementos and the salty breeze stay close to our hearts. We hope to see you again on your next Captain’s Choice adventure.
It’s rare, these days, to be able to delight in every moment of your journey – from the time you close your front door until you return home again. That’s why, on a luxury voyage with Captain’s Choice and Silversea, everything mundane has been moved behind the scenes. You won’t have to worry about getting to and from the airport. Or hotel check-ins. You’ll certainly never have to think about spare change for tips.
Discerning travellers can explore the world in pure comfort aboard the sleek Silver Wind. Benefiting from Silversea’s refurbishment program, the ship will feature refreshed furnishings and technology upgrades, including the addition of interactive TVs with on-demand movies in every suite. Fresh new flooring will be laid in La Terrazza and the Main Restaurant, while the pool area will be enhanced with new teak decking.
During your time aboard Silver Wind, you’ll enjoy the best of everything, including a range of sublime restaurants, lounges and bars to complement an extraordinary array of facilities. The size means we can dock right in the heart of big city ports one day, and explore rarely seen harbours the next. When you are one of just a few worldly guests on board a small ship, your experience is highly personalised. And with almost one staff member to every guest, you will always be indulged with the kind of service that encourages you to completely relax – with a perpetually full flute of Champagne if you wish.
There’s always something for you to do if your schedule includes sailing days. Wake early and join a yoga class, grab a coffee with a historian as you approach your next port, or while away an afternoon by the pool. After dinner, perhaps meet friends at the bar for a night of cocktails and dancing, try your luck at the casino or head to the Show Lounge, where performances range from opera to Broadway-style. Or, delight in the rare opportunity to do nothing at all.
These lead-in suites offer everything a leisured cruiser desires. Features a large picture window; sitting area; walk-in wardrobe; and a marble bathroom with a bath/shower combination.
Fares are based on a Vista Suite aboard Silver Wind, per person, twin share. Fares include Emirates flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Prices from other cities available on request.
Cruise and Land Only guests join the tour in Copenhagen for dinner on Day 2 and depart London after breakfast on Day 21.
Suite Upgrades add per person, twin share
Veranda Suite $2,600
Midship Veranda Suite $3,200
Solo Suite Supplements add per person
Vista Suite $9,100
Veranda Suite $14,800
Midship Veranda Suite $16,900
Includes supplements for single hotel rooms. Solo suites at above prices are limited. Contact our Tour Sales Consultants for details on other suite upgrades.