A marvel of modern infrastructure skims a series of skerries, through a land created by time immemorial. Here the sky melts into a sea of fjord water, fresh with glacier drops, and the air tastes bright as a new dawn. Bridging barren islands and rocky outcrops, the Atlantic Road spans seas once churned by Viking oarsmen and leads to a new dawn of Norse legend.
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Still waters run deep in Scandinavia’s fabled fjords. This evening, we’ll join our Emirates flight and fly for Europe’s northern shores wondering what we’ll find beneath the surface of this beautiful region.
Arriving into Copenhagen this afternoon, summertime lights up this relaxed yet refined Danish capital. We check into our sumptuous hotel, D’Angleterre, a grand dame of Copenhagen society and a classic cut amid the city’s contemporary designs. Tonight’s Welcome Dinner serves up a taste of authentic Scandinavian cuisine.
Today, we pursue fairytales during a visit to Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid statue, before a stroll around Copenhagen’s enchanting Tivoli Gardens theme park. Venturing further afield into the realms of Shakespeare, we trace the playwright’s inspiration for Hamlet at Kronborg Castle in Helsingor. En route, we’ll stop at the Queen’s Summer Residence at Fredensborg, encircled by velvet green woodlands and rural bliss. Returning to Copenhagen via the picturesque Danish Riviera, we arrive back in time for an elegant dinner.
Viking blood still courses through the veins of all Danes, a legacy we explore at the ancient Viking capital of Roskilde. We discover what drove the Danes and their Scandinavian brethren over the seas to plunder and conquer for some 300 years. Later, we board Silver Whisper and contemplate what ocean bound adventures lie just over the horizon!
Arrive 7.30am – Sail 1.00pm
We toast Denmark’s devotion to fine ale on a tour of the Skagen Brewery this morning.
After sampling specialty beers and enjoying the warm hospitality, we head for the Skagen Odde Naturcentre, designed by Jorn Utzon of Sydney Opera House fame. Here, we discover his dedication to the natural elements of this beautiful town’s epic sweeping shoreline.
The indulgent comforts of Silver Whisper await this evening.
Arrive 9.00am – Sail 5.00pm
‘Velkommen’ to Norway! This morning, we acquaint ourselves with the waterside city of Bergen during a stroll along the cheerful medieval wharf. Afterwards, step aboard a funicular and gaze down on ink blue fjords, iridescent glaciers, mountains and moody ravines as you head for the mighty Hardangerfjord.
Arrive 8.00am – Sail 5.00pm
Disembarking in the Viking port of Hellesylt, we explore the natural beauty of the nation’s most famous fjords on a full day tour by road. Geirangerfjord is the jewel in this region’s crown. Sheer granite cliffs shimmer with plunging waterfalls, whose names are as romantic as the views they inspire; the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil. The scenery is breathtaking, as are the farms perched resolutely on steep cliff sides, and the twisting mountain road, which lead us to the village of Geiranger and our ship.
Arrive 8.00am – Sail 1.00pm
The port of Kristiansund is our stepping stone to adventure. Explore the Old Town of Kristiansund then set off on a journey along the Atlantic Road, an incredibly engineered causeway connecting islands, skerries and peninsulas.
Arrive 8.00am – Sail 5.00pm
Today we head for the depths of fjord country, where rail enthusiasts are in for a treat.
The Flamsbana is one of the world’s steepest train lines, snaking through spine tingling granite peaks and deep, water filled valleys. Starting from ocean level in Flam, you will skirt Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Europe. Then ascend to Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda plateau, a breathtaking 863 metres above the ocean, before returning to the port of Gudvangen.
What a joy to absorb the ocean views and fresh sea breezes this morning! Today is of your making so set the pace to suit you, indulging in onboard amenities such as the gym, spa or the library. As always, the fine food and fluid congeniality of Silver Whisper’s dining venues are never far away.
Arrive 7.00am – Sail 7.00pm
Copenhagen calls us back today and we’re delighted to return! Covering sights that might otherwise have slipped our net, we head for Hillerod in search of the ornamented splendour of Frederiksborg, a lavish 1560 Renaissance castle. An impressive Museum of Natural History is also housed here, where we while away the afternoon.
A day at sea is the perfect chance to get to know fellow travellers. Why not join your Tour Host Team for a pre dinner drink and a chat about your cruise?
Arrive 8.00am – Sail 4.00pm
What grand designs do you have for today in Helsinki, Finland’s cultural capital?
Serenaded for centuries by Tchaikovsky’s rousing symphonies, St Petersburg is a truly rewarding destination. An immersive city tour will introduce us to all the sights, including the Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac’s Cathedral. This evening, experience the graceful beauty of dance in its spiritual home, as we dress up for an authentic performance by the Mariinsky Ballet Company at one of St Petersburg’s famous theatres.
Heading for the leafy outskirts of St Petersburg this morning, we take the royal road to the faithfully restored Pavlovsk Palace, built in honour of Catherine the Great’s son.
Spend the morning ambling around the nearby parks and palaces of Pushkin, named after Russia’s favourite poet, and explore Rastrelli’s rococo masterpiece, Catherine Palace. A lunch accompanied by a folklore performance then sends us on our merry way from the city of White Nights.
Arrive 8.00am – Sail 4.00pm
Behind the medieval walls of Estonia’s capital, Tallinn is crammed with cobble stone streets and a brooding charm all of its own. Explore Tallinn’s finest sights including the Estonian Parliament and the domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, as well as Kadriorg Palace, a former summer residence that today houses the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum.
We arrive in Stockholm, stylishly scattered over 14 islands. Disembarking for the final time, we are soon waterborne again on a river cruise to Fjallgatan’s city views, before touring the Royal Palace and the Old Town. Haute cuisine in a stately setting awaits for lunch, before we check in to our lovely hotel for the next two nights and enjoy free time.
It’s up to you how you’ll shape your further exploration of the Swedish capital today.
For this evening’s Farewell Dinner, indulge in a lavish banquet at the Stockholm City Hall, the esteemed venue of the annual Nobel Prize celebrations.
After breakfast, there’s time to relax at your hotel before a morning transfer to the airport for your homeward flight with Emirates.
You’ll feel invigorated as you reflect on your adventure on your return home this evening.
Imagine a trip where you won’t have to lift a finger, or worry about bringing your wallet.
Sightseeing in each destination is included. Select Options even allow you to tailor aspects of the touring to your individual tastes when there are multiple touring options.
Relax by the Pool
There is nothing better after a long day of touring than to soak your worries away in the pool while discussing the days events with new friends.
For over 20 years now, Captain's Choice has partnered with Silversea to take you on journeys that sail beyond the realms of your imagination. When you take a Silversea voyage with Captain’s Choice, absolutely everything is included.
From start to finish we’ve done all we can to make your travel hassle free by including international flights from Australia. You can expect ocean view suites with butler service aboard Silversea, pre and post cruise arrangements, all meals with fine wines, beers and soft drinks and fascinating shore excursions . Plus, we also send an experienced Tour Host Team to be with you every step of the way. At Captain’s Choice, it’s our pleasure to take you there.
Based on per person, twin share in a Vista Suite – from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane flying with Emirates. Prices from other cities are available on request.
Cruise & Land Only guests join in Copenhagen for dinner on Day 2 and depart Stockholm after breakfast on Day 20
Supplements (add to base tour cost, per person, twin share)
Veranda Suite 1 $2,600
Veranda Suite 2 $2,800
Veranda Suite 3 $3,000
Veranda Suite 4 $3,400
For details of other suite upgrades, please contact one of our Tour Sales Consultants.
Single Suite Supplements including hotels (add to base tour cost)
Vista Suite $7,760
Veranda Suite 1 $10,490
Veranda Suite 2 $11,570
Single suites at above prices are limited. For details of other suite upgrades, please contact one of our Tour Sales Consultants.