Get your bucket list ready for a workout as you embark on an epic journey covering some of the most enchanting and mesmerising cities in Northern Europe and Scandinavia. This 16-night tailor-made package will have you marvelling at the serenity of the Norwegian Fjords to exploring the cobbled lane ways of Estonia’s capital Tallinn.
Your remarkable exploration of Western Norway & The Baltic Sea begins with a 2 night stay in Copenhagen. Known as the Venice of the North, your stop in Copenhagen will give you ample time to experience a taste of Scandi life as you wander along the graceful canals and narrow streets brought to life by a vibrant culture and eclectic people.
You will then board the incredible Virtuosa, MSC's newest and most extravagant ship to date to experience life on the high seas for the next 14 Nights. Fitted out with every luxury you could imagine, the MSC Virtuosa will ensure you are in absolute comfort as you sail to hotspots including the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord, Flam and Alesund before sailing through the magnificent cities of Helsinki, Tallinn and Kiel.
Embrace the city of the Tsars with an extended stay in Russia’s imperial capital St. Petersburg which is sure to amaze you at every turn and be the perfect ending to an unforgettable holiday.
Upgrades are available upon request at an additional cost. Ask one of our Travel Experts when enquiring for more information.
On arrival make your own way to your centrally located 4-star hotel
Today is yours at leisure. Modern Copenhagen is an attractive, well-kept city and the largest city in Scandinavia. It has a provincial, small-town atmosphere, gabled houses, narrow streets and a skyline that is dominated by delicate spires. Copenhagen boasts theaters, museums and a lively, surprisingly cutting-edge nightlife scene.
MSC is a grand ship full of extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. Enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with new panoramic areas.
MSC takes excitement at sea to a whole new level. Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club, TV studio & Bar.
There's no shortage of things to do and see in this stylish historic capital. After you've explored Helsinki's center, head to Punavouri, with it's design district, the superb Design Museum and many attractive shops and galleries. Join the Finns for a sauna, or relax in a trendy cafe in the Kaillio district, which has recently undergone a face lift.
Situated in the west, on the Baltic Sea, St Petersburg is a city of magnificent palaces and elaborate churches in grandiose Baroque and neo-classical designs. Highlights include Trezzini’s gold-spired landmark of St Peter and St Paul, the bright color, domes and gold of the Church on Spilled Blood and the carved and gilded extravaganza of St Isaac’s Cathedral.
Get to know the fairy-tale castles and cobbled streets of Tallinn's medieval Old Town. Or take a rejuvenating escape to to one of the idyllic Baltic Sea beaches just outside the city centre. Visit the Kunstimuuseum or Kumu for short - the largest art museum in the Baltic's, with Estonian art dating back from the 18th century through to the Soviet era.
Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Meraviglia have the unique opportunity to see two original shows by Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live artistic entertainment, and savour a superb culinary experience in the same glamorous venue.
Kiel became the Imperial military port of Germany in 1871 and, when its canal was opened to connect the Baltic and the North Seas in 1895, the town began to control the largest artificial waterway in the world. Kiel is the ideal location for a relaxing vacation in Germany.
Copenhagen deserves its accolade as the Venice of the North. Founded on a series of islands and islets, the city today is laced with graceful canals and boasts some of the most delightful architecture in Northern Europe. See the fabled statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, a symbol of the city.
A choice of 12 distinct dining venues promises something special for every taste, while the wide range of bars and lounges on board offer refreshment and relaxation in the ideal atmosphere for every moment.
Hellesylt is a cosy little town on the shores of the Geiranger fjord. There are plenty of opportunities to admire the fjord and the town from above. Along the steep Eagle Route (Ørnevegen) you find two perfect observation posts – Dalsnibba, 1500 metres above, and Flydalsjuvet with terraces that open onto the ice valley – surrounded by impressive peaks.
The streets of Ålesund are filled with turrets, spires and splendid decorations that make it truly unique. You can admire the centre of Ålesund from above by climbing up the 418 steps that lead you to the panoramic heights of Mount Aksla with a view of the islands that surround the town and of the Sunnmøre Alps.
To reach Flåm, you will navigate into the Sognefjord, the longest of the hundreds of Norwegian fjords. Extending over 204 kilometers and 1,308 meters deep. Nature is revealed in its most beautiful and wild form, with rocks shaped by rivers that form gorges and rifts and waterfalls that plunge down from dizzy heights.
The entertainment options onboard MSC Meraviglia are endless with Full size bowling alleys, F1 Simulators and Sportplex,a large and spacious amusement park provides a large arena where young guests can play sports and games during the daytime... then socialise, party and dance the evenings away.
Located very close to Scandinavia, Kiel has always had a strong maritime history. Why not try some shopping along the Holstenstrate, a long shopping street in the city or Take a trip to the countryside to see homes from the 16th to 19th century and watch craftsmen and women produce their wares at the Schleswig-Hosteinisches Freilichtmuseum.
After disembarkation make your own way to the airport for your return flight home.