Meet the tour leader at Malta International Airport to check in for your flight to Stockholm (with Transit). Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.
After breakfast and room check-out, you will meet the tour leader to take the coach for a short orientation drive of central Stockholm before you will proceed to the cruise terminal for check-in. After check-in and cabin assignment, you may then begin exploring the many facilities this wonderful ship has to offer. With incredible dining, fantastic entertainment, action-packed activities and acres of glass offering stunning ocean views, a holiday onboard the Jewel of the Seas is a dream wish come true
Enjoy your relaxing day at sea. Join the aerobics class with qualified instructors or simply relax by the pool. Every evening at sea sparkles with dazzling entertainment. Designed to indulge your individual preferences, Royal Caribbean Cruises entertainment choices range from Broadway-style productions, captivating shows and lively discotheques to the glamour and excitement of Monte Carlo-style casinos and specialty lounges.
This morning you shall arrive in St. Petersburg, surely one of the highlights of this cruise! The ship shall berth in this wonderful city overnight and shall depart tomorrow evening. (Important note – All clients who wish to disembark and explore the city on their own, must obtain an entry visa for Russia from the Russian Embassy). Join our full day optional excursion, starting off with a commentated panoramic tour of the city with photo stops. Drive across the Neva River to Vasilievsky Island, which is flanked by two rostral columns, admiring the early-18th-century Peter and Paul’s Fortress. Then make your way to the iconic Hermitage, founded by Catherine the Great. The museum, part of the opulent Winter Palace, houses 3 million-plus items, including the world’s largest collection of paintings. Spend a couple of hours marvelling at grand palace throne rooms, reception halls and masterworks by giants of art history, including Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Rembrandt and many more. Also visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral, gazing at the magnificent dome decorated with 200 pounds of gold. Plus stop to photograph the Church of Resurrection on the Spilled Blood, a spectacular multi-coloured, onion-domed church. Afterwards discover Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main street for shopping and restaurants.
Another incredible day in St. Petersburg, join our optional excursion to explore the spectacular summer residence of the Tsars, founded by Peter the Great and now a UNESCO site. See the extravagant Grand Palace, with gilded cupolas on each side and graced by sumptuous staterooms, grand halls, and Lower Garden overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Marvel at the masterpiece of aquatic artistry that is Peterhof Grand Cascade: 64 ingeniously engineered fountains set in breath-taking gardens with more than 200 bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations.
Finland’s “Daughter of the Baltic” shines on this half day optional panoramic bus tour highlighting towering Helsinki cathedrals, Parliament House, museums, an opera house and Rock Church. Senate Square features the Lutheran Cathedral, while Mannerheim Street boasts museums and Parliament House. Photograph 1952-Olympics stadium, then Sibelius Park and its 600 welded-pipes monument, honoring composer, Jean Sibelius. Then it’s off to Temppeliaukio Rock Church. Before your return, explore the open-air market on your own.
Explore the heart of Tallinn & its scenic and historic surroundings. This half day optional excursion combines a short walking tour as well as a panoramic drive of the city’s major attractions and surrounding area. Start by driving by the beautiful Kadriorg Park, founded by Peter the Great in honour of his wife Catherine. A short drive follows to Tallinn’s Old Town, surrounded by ancient walls and tower gates. Enjoy a stroll on the narrow-cobbled streets of the Upper Old Town. Marvel at vibrant artwork and sacred icons inside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and coats of arms in St. Mary’s Cathedral (Dome Church). Walk a short distance for a beautiful panoramic view of the Lower Town with its steeples and red tile roofs.
Watch closely as the seaside legacy of Gotland comes in view on an optional four-hour trip that brings you to Lickershamn fishing village, Elinghem church ruins, and on a walking tour around Visby’s Old Town. Among the idyllic Gotland countryside, you’ll first discover a rural church dating back to the Middle Ages. Then enjoy bayside panoramas in the small fishing community of Lickershamn. Here you’ll see Jungfrun, the tallest sea stack in Gotland, rising high above the harbour. In nearby Elinghem you will sit in a pew situated in the middle of a ruined 13th-century church that’s now open to the sky above. Back in Visby you’ll listen along the tales of the old Hanseatic harbour of Almedalen, learning about the town’s rich trading history. Then head out on foot alongside your informative guide across cobblestone streets lined with red roof houses where wealthy merchants once lived.
Enjoy your last breakfast on board followed by disembarkation and transfer to Stockholm airport for your return flight (with transit) to Malta.
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- Return Lufthansa flights to Stockholm (with transit) including 23kg luggage & hand luggage
- Return transfers airport/port/airport
- 1-night accommodation at an airport hotel in Stockholm pre-cruise on bed & breakfast basis
- 7-night Cruise onboard the Jewel of the Seas on Full Board Basis
- Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities
- Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge
- Tour Manager
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- Travel Insurance (optional), highly recommended
- Gratuities to be paid prior to cruise at €95 per person
- Excursions & Tour Manager are subject to a minimum of 25 persons reached
- Russian Visa Entry is required for clients who do not book an organized shore excursion and opt to go ashore individually in St. Petersburg