Nordic Fjords Cruise – Departs 20 August 2017
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Legend:IFM: In Flight Meal B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
Day 1 & 2: Perth / CopenhagenIFM
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from home in a private vehicle. Transfer to the airport and meet your Kings Tour Manager and fellow passengers. Fly to Copenhagen and upon arrival on Day 2, we will be met and transferred to our centrally located hotel.
Hotel: in Copenhagen for 2 nights
Day 3: COPENHAGEN SIGHTSB
This morning we will set off on a sights tour of Copenhagen. On this tour you will see the three royal palaces of Copenhagen. First we will visit the most cherished landmark of Copenhagen – the famous Little Mermaid statue, watching over the port of Copenhagen. Enjoy a visit to Rosenborg Castle, probably the quaintest and most fairy tale-like of all the Copenhagen castles. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and learn the history of the Danish Monarchy. Make a photo stop at Amalienborg Palace, the present residence of the Danish Royal Family. The spacious octagonal palace square is surrounded by four identical rococo palaces and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful palace squares in Northern Europe. Next stop on the tour is the Christiansborg Palace – It is the only building in the world to be seat of all three supreme powers of a nation. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to explore Copenhagen.
Day 4: Copenhagen - Embark the ShipIFMD
This morning is at your leisure before we check-out and transfer to the cruise terminal. Its time to board the ship!! Settle in to your stateroom before cruising out of Copenhagen.
Cruise: Holland America`s Zuiderdam for 18 nights
DAY 5: CRUISE - AT SEAB L D
DAY 6: CRUISE / BERGENB L D
Bergen is called the "Gateway to the Fjords," as it is a great launching point for a tour of nature's Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord. This city has a wonderful mix of architectural styles that add to its 18th-century charm. And as birthplace of virtuoso violinist Ole Bull and pianist Edvard Grieg, Bergen is considered the cultural capital of Norway.
DAY 7 & 8: CRUISE / AT SEAB L D
DAY 9: CRUISE - AKUREYRI, ICELANDB L D
Iceland is a place of delightful contradictions where flowers flourish amid ice and snow. Some of nature's most powerful antics, from active volcanoes to geothermal phenomena, exist only a few miles from charming towns and major cultural centers. For those in search of the unexpected, the surprises begin in Akureyri — Iceland's second-largest city.
DAY 10: CRUISE / SCENIC CRUISING EYJAFIJORDURB L D
The magnificent Eyjafjörður is the longest fjord in Iceland. Situated at the edge of the Arctic Circle, the fjord lies on the migratory routes of many species of whales and birds so it's the perfect place to observe fascinating wildlife in their natural habitat. The Eyjafjörður is narrow, so during a scenic cruise through the fjord, you'll get closer to the stunning natural landscapes, creating incredible photo opportunities.
DAY 11: CRUISE / ISAFIORDUR, ICELANDB L D
Iceland, the second largest island in Europe, is a natural wonder of active volcanoes, glaciers, fjords, desert plateaus, and a midnight sun. The air is startlingly clean, and ideal for communing with nature, Iceland style -- fjord fishing, river rafting and whale watching. On its north-western peninsula, the rock formations that make up the fjords date back 14 million years. And some of the country's oldest and best-preserved buildings remain in this former trading post.
DAY 12 & 13: CRUISE / REYKJAVI, ICELAND
Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland's stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. The landscape on the island seems to be in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology.
DAY 14: CRUISE / AT SEAB L D
DAY 15: CRUISE / PRINCE CHRISTIAN SUNB L D
Today we will cruise through “The Prince Christian Sound”, a channel which separates the mainland of Greenland with the Sangmissoq and other islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago near the southernmost tip of Greenland.
DAY 16: CRUISE / QAQORTOQ, GREENLANDB L D
On the southern coast you will find Qaqortoq, the only part of Greenland that really is green and not covered with a 5,000-foot-thick sheet of ice, and learn how people survive on this immense, remote island administered by the Danes but desperate for individual recognition of its distinctive culture.
DAY 17: CRUISE / NANORTALIK, GREENLANDB L D
Nanortalik is a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. With 1,337 inhabitants in 2013, it is the tenth-largest town in the country. The name Nanortalik means "Place of Polar Bears" or "Place Where the Polar Bears Go".
DAY 18: CRUISE / AT SEAB L D
DAY 19: CRUISE / ST JOHNS, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADAB L D
The capital of Newfoundland occupies a spectacular site on one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Entered through "the Narrows", a 200-meter-wide passage flanked by cliffs, the harbor widens out into a protected basin. The city is undisputedly the oldest "European" town in North America, and from about 1500, the harbor was used as a base by fishing vessels from various countries.
DAY 20: CRUISE / AT SEAB L D
DAY 21: CRUISE / HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADAB L D
Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, has considerable charms. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings recall the city's centuries-old maritime heritage. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia's picturesque landscapes and rugged natural beauty.
DAY 22: CRUISE / AT SEAB L D
DAY 23: CRUISE / ARRIVE NEW YORK & DISEMBARKB
You'll never run out of things to do in the city that never sleeps, from the bright lights of Broadway and Times Square to the city's world-renowned museums, shopping, and vast culinary choices. It's an incredibly diverse and active place, consisting of an intricate patchwork of neighbourhoods, each with its own character and history, yet seamlessly coexisting. We will disembark the cruise this morning and transfer to our hotel. We have included a 2 day City Pass so you can explore New York at your leisure.
Hotel: The Element Hotel New York Times Square or similar for 2 nights
DAY 24: NEW YORK CITY!B
Today you have another free day to enjoy the sights and sounds of the iconic ‘Big Apple’.
DAY 25 & 26: NEW YORK - PERTHIFMB
This morning we transfer to the airport and begin our journey home. Holiday Extensions Permitted - please contact the office to discuss your plans! During our flight home, we cross the international date line and therefore arrive in Perth on Day 28. Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting to transfer you home.
Make your dream of visiting Iceland and Greenland a reality by joining us on this sensational cruise holiday which actually includes 6 countries! You’ll start the journey in Copenhagen where you’ll board the recently renovated ms Zuiderdam. From Copenhagen, sail north to Norway. Onto the splendour of Bergen and UNESCO-listed Bryggan – Bergen old merchant quarter. Cruise Lerwick – a mosaic of more than a hundred islands. Meander narrow streets, stop for a pint at the pub, and pause to pet the ponies that hail from here. Enjoy the fresh sea air, open spaces and beautiful woodland of Torshavn which make one of the smallest capital cities in the world a delight to visit. Bergen is also the Gateway to the Fjords. As you move closer to the Gateway of the Fjords, you’ll start to notice the delightful contradiction where flowers flourish amid ice and snow! Arrive in Reykjavik and discover the gateway to Iceland’s stunning natural wonders, which range from ice fields to boiling thermal pools. Continue on to Greenland, the World’s largest island with one of the smallest capitals! The summer is the season of the Midnight Sun and a great time to experience Greenland on both land and water. Whales swim along the shores, icebergs flow from calving glaciers, flowers and plants grow at tremendous speeds, hiking trails open up the back-country, and boats connect the many communities along the coastline. Witness steep fjords, spectacular glaciers and plummeting waterfalls before arriving in the charming and historic ports of St John’s Newfoundland and Halifax in Canada and finally sailing into New York!
- Home Pick-Up and Return by Private Vehicle
- Kings Tour Manager
- Economy Airfare and Taxes from Perth to Copengahgen
- 2-night stay in Copenhagen including an arrival transfer and breakfast
- Transfer from the hotel in Copenhagen to the Cruise Terminal in Copenhagen
- Cruise on-board Holland America
- All Meals and Entertainment on-board the Cruise
- Transfer from the Cruise Terminal in New York to the Hotel
- 2-night stay in New York including breakfast and a transfer to the Airport
- Economy Airfare and Taxes from New York to Perth