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Highlights

  • Stay at the d’Angleterre Hotel - an iconic and historic landmark in Copenhagen, celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style
  • Cruise amid the Ilulissat Icefjord under the glow of the midnight sun
  • Sail among Greenland’s floating icebergs before flying over glaciers on board a helicopter
  • Feel the rush of adventure exploring Iceland’s historic waterfalls, including powerful Dettifoss
  • Scour the shores of the Faroe Islands for its remarkable birdlife
  • Meet pint-sized ponies on Shetland Island as you learn about Shetland knitwear
  • Head to the top deck as your ship makes a grand entrance into London sailing right under the Tower
  • Relax in comfort at The Savoy Hotel London 
Orkney Islands, Scotland

This was our first Captains Choice and was really delighted with every aspect.

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Depart Australia

Day 1: Thursday 28 June

Hearts pound, excitement floods. We take to the skies today, chasing the midnight sun. 

Arrive Copenhagen (Denmark)

Day 2: Friday 29 June

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.

Copenhagen

Day 3: Saturday 30 June

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.   

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat (Greenland)

Day 4: Sunday 1 July

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.

Ilulissat

Day 5: Monday 2 July

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.  

Disko Bay, Greenland

Ilulissat

Day 6: Tuesday 3 July

Ease into your worldly schedule today with a selection of fascinating Your World experiences.

  • Sail among floating icebergs to Eqip Sermia Glacier. We then view the spectacle from above on a helicopter ride above the enormous icecap.
  • Seek out the whales of Disko Bay. Aboard a boat, we glide between rumbling icebergs in search of rare species.

Tonight we experience the authentic traditions and tenacity of the Inuit during a dinner and cultural evening. 

Nuuk

Day 7: Wednesday 4 July

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.

Reykjavik (Iceland)

Day 8: Thursday 5 July

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

Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik, Iceland

Isafjordur

Day 9: Friday 6 July

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.

  • Explore Dynjandi waterfall. A series of cascading streams in the remote Westfjords peninsula. 
  • Journey to Vigur Bird Island. Here enjoy the company of eider ducks, puffins and Arctic terns among other wildlife. 

Akureyri

Day 10: Saturday 7 July

Whispers of legend lure us to Iceland’s northeasterly Diamond Circle region. Once ashore, select a Your World experience.

  • On lava sculpted shores, adore lake Myvatn. Nearby, the raging torrents of Dettifoss and Asbyrgi canyon call to us.
  • Water tumbles into an ivory mist at Selfoss. Here we enjoy a tour of Iceland’s seven greatest waterfalls.

Seydisfjordur

Day 11: Sunday 8 July

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.

At Sea

Day 12: Monday 9 July

Enjoy a day to relax at sea. Attend a lecture or share tales with fellow travellers over a glass of Champagne on the deck.

Faroe Islands (Denmark)

Day 13: Tuesday 10 July

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.

  • Travel to the historic village of Kirkjubour. Tour the ruins of St Magnus Cathedral and Torshavn’s National Museum of the Faroe Islands.
  • Journey by boat to the sea stacks and sheer cliffs of Streymoy. Birdlife, including puffins and fulmars, are aplenty.
Waterfall - Faroe Islands, Denmark

Shetland Islands (Scotland)

Day 14: Wednesday 11 July

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.

  • Visit the puffins of Sumburgh Head Lighthouse. Along the way, travel past St Ninian’s Isle and uncover the history of a 4,000-year-old archaeological site. End with lunch and a tour of the Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick.
  • Gain insight into Shetland knitwear. Visit a designer and try on island knits then meet pint-sized Shetland ponies. 
Shetland Islands, Scotland

Orkney Islands

Day 15: Thursday 12 July

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.

Orkney Islands Coast, Scotland
Orkney Islands, Scotland

Inverness

Day 16: Friday 13 July

Explore Inverness on your own schedule. Each Your World experience is steeped in its own intrinsic Scottish essence.

  • Spy the Loch Ness Monster on mysterious shores.
  • Revel in sweet sherried notes of Speyside malt whisky.
  • Venture through portcullis to the historic Cawdor Castle.
  • Shop for authentic tartan wares in downtown Inverness. 

Edinburgh

Day 17: Saturday 14 July

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. 

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh

Day 18: Sunday 15 July

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. 

London (England)

Day 19: Monday 16 July

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.

London

Day 20: Tuesday 17 July

Disembark Ship

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.

London Big Ben, England

Depart London

Day 21: Wednesday 18 July

Transfer to the airport. Aboard our afternoon flight, take a final look at the land and journeys you leave behind.

Arrive Australia

Day 22: Thursday 19 July

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.

Everything has been Considered & Included

Sometimes travelling can be a chore, distracting you from the fascinating places you are in. That’s why everything mundane has been moved behind the scenes. You will never have to carry a map, luggage, small change for tips or bargain for a taxi fare.

Travel without the hassles

Everything is included – international flights to and from Australia, your luxury cruise with Silversea, outstanding accommodation, all dining and drinks, and every sightseeing trip including Your World experiences. Yes, even the taxes,  transfers and travel insurance.

Our Luggage Valet service is also included. Simply pack your bags (or ask your butler to pack them for you) and leave them in your suite. We pick them up and make sure that they arrive safely at your next hotel. We also provide home-to-airport-to-home transfers. And just in case, a doctor travels with us too.

We go even further to include exclusive travel arrangements. Every sightseeing experience throughout your cruise is custom-designed by Captain’s Choice. You also have the option to join us for a night or more before stepping aboard your ship and often at the conclusion of your cruise too. You can even embark on a longer immersion into the region.

With Captain’s Choice, there are no hidden costs, or optional extras. Because that would be breaking our promise of travel without the hassles.

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Your World Experiences

We have crafted an exclusive collection of included experiences that are unique to every Captain’s Choice journey. We like to call them Your World. From a helicopter flight over smouldering Mt Etna to an afternoon spent sailing around the Balearic Islands on a private yacht, it’s your invitation to take part in rare and amazing events of which other travellers could only ever dare dream.

It's not what you know

Your World Hosts are made up of a Tour Manager and a doctor, and often Tour Hosts as well, who will accompany you from the moment you leave Australia until your return home. Additionally, English-speaking local guides join you in many locations.

A place to call home

Away from your fine ship, Captain’s Choice has chosen only the very best purveyors of hospitality each destination has to offer. Residences are benchmarks of luxury, usually in a central location. More often than not, they have a history to tell. You might find yourself, on one night, in a magnificent castle turned luxury hotel, standing proudly on its own island. The next, tucked away in a private residence favoured by royals and dignitaries alike.

Culinary Excellence

With an Italian heritage, Silversea encourage you to enjoy la dolce vita – from the moment you step aboard to the time you wave arrivederci. So, as you’d expect, cuisine is a high priority, and you’ll always eat exceptionally well thanks to the culinary influence of the prestigious Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux. Dine when you please in any one of the numerous gourmet venues. Or, choose to enjoy meals in the privacy of your suite. Beverages, in-suite and throughout the ship, flow freely at all times.

Silver Wind Venice

Silver Wind

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.

The high life on the high seas

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.

Never a dull moment

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.

Silversea Luxury Cruise with Butler

Vista Suite

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.

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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.

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