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Germany, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Russian Federation

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Boarding Dates
06/07/2014

Duration
7 nights

Cruise - MSC Orchestra
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MSC Orchestra: All the elements onboard MSC Orchestra work in harmony to create an outstanding experience for your cruise vacation. Attention to detail, Mediterranean hospitality, delicious Italian cuisine: a perfect location for a carefree cruise vacation at sea!
Cruise Itinerary
Day Date Port Arrival Departure Activity*
1 Sat Jun 07 Kiel .... 18:00 Docked
2 Sun Jun 08 Copenhagen 08:00 18:00 Docked
3 Mon Jun 09 Gdynia 14:00 21:00 Docked
4 Tue Jun 10 At Sea .... .... ...
5 Wed Jun 11 Helsinki 08:00 14:00 Docked
6 Thu Jun 12 St Petersburg 07:00 19:00 Docked
7 Fri Jun 13 At Sea .... .... ...
8 Sat Jun 14 Kiel 10:00 .... Docked
*Information subject to change based on anchorage availability.
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Interior Staterooms
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. 151 sq ft.
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Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. 183 sq ft.
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Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. Superior Balcony: 234 sq ft (191 sq ft + 43 sq ft balcony); Standard Balcony: 199 sq ft (161 sq ft + 38 sq ft balcony).
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Balcony Suites
Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (on payment). Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer. 317 sq ft (269 sq ft + 48 sq ft balcony).
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 COP01D - CITY TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Leave the port for a pleasant few hours touring through the Danish capital, taking in the key places of interest on the way. After a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark, the tour continues on to the colourful canal-side Nyhavn district and its many trendy cafés and restaurants. You will then board a modern coach for a drive past the splendid Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Family’s winter residence. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, and for a brief outside view of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP01T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP01D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per Person Starting from: $84.00Adults $59.00Children


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 COP01T - CITY TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Leave the port for a pleasant few hours touring through the Danish capital, taking in the key places of interest on the way. After a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark, the tour continues on to the colourful canal-side Nyhavn district and its many trendy cafés and restaurants. You will then board a modern coach for a drive past the splendid Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Family’s winter residence. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, and for a brief outside view of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament.Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP01T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP01D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per Person Starting from: $84.00Adults $59.00Children


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 COP02D - DRAGØR VILLAGE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING (approx. 4 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Discover Copenhagen and the neighbouring town of Dragør on this enjoyable sightseeing tour, which begins with the main attractions of lovely Copenhagen, the Danish capital, with a first stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark. Other places of interest include the stock exchange building and the vibrant canal-side Nyhavn district. After leaving the city, a coach will then take you on an approx. 30-minute drive to Dragør, giving you a chance to get a look at the bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. Known for its many preserved historical buildings, the old part of Dragør town forms a labyrinth of picturesque alleyways, cobbled streets and traditional brightly painted Danish houses. Your trip to this charming old seafaring town is rounded off by a drink and a delicious Danish pastry. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP02T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP02D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per Person Starting from: $79.00Adults $55.00Children


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 COP02T - DRAGØR VILLAGE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING (approx. 4 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Discover Copenhagen and the neighbouring town of Dragør on this enjoyable sightseeing tour, which begins with the main attractions of lovely Copenhagen, the Danish capital, with a first stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark. Other places of interest include the stock exchange building and the vibrant canal-side Nyhavn district. After leaving the city, a coach will then take you on an approx. 30-minute drive to Dragør, giving you a chance to get a look at the bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. Known for its many preserved historical buildings, the old part of Dragør town forms a labyrinth of picturesque alleyways, cobbled streets and traditional brightly painted Danish houses. Your trip to this charming old seafaring town is rounded off by a drink and a delicious Danish pastry. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP02T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP02D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per Person Starting from: $79.00Adults $55.00Children


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 COP03D - CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING TOUR (approx. 3 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Discover the beauty of Copenhagen on this enjoyable excursion that combines sightseeing with a visit to one of the city’s most important locations: Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen in the city centre. The complex was rebuilt three times over the years and also claims a unique status in the world as the only building to house all three supreme powers of a country at once: the parliament, the prime minister’s office and the supreme court. Some parts of the palace continue to be used by the Danish royal family as well. A guided tour of the palace’s richly adorned royal reception rooms and halls is followed by the sightseeing leg of the tour, which will take you to see the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, the Church of Holmen, Rosenborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange and Tivoli Park. Please note: this tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 15.30. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Christiansborg Palace is prohibited. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP03T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP03D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per Person Starting from: $63.00Adults $44.00Children


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 COP03T - CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE & COPENHAGEN SIGHTSEEING TOUR (approx. 3 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Discover the beauty of Copenhagen on this enjoyable excursion that combines sightseeing with a visit to one of the city’s most important locations: Christiansborg Palace on the islet of Slotsholmen in the city centre. The complex was rebuilt three times over the years and also claims a unique status in the world as the only building to house all three supreme powers of a country at once: the parliament, the prime minister’s office and the supreme court. Some parts of the palace continue to be used by the Danish royal family as well. A guided tour of the palace’s richly adorned royal reception rooms and halls is followed by the sightseeing leg of the tour, which will take you to see the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, the Church of Holmen, Rosenborg Castle, the Old Stock Exchange and Tivoli Park. Please note: this tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 15.30. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. As the tour involves long periods of walking on uneven ground, it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Christiansborg Palace is prohibited. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP03T if you will be in transit in Copenhagen or code COP03D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen.

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Price per Person Starting from: $63.00Adults $44.00Children


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 COP04T - ONE DAY IN COPENHAGEN (full day, lunch not included) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   Leave the port for a comprehensive tour of the Danish capital that will take you past the main points of interest. A photo stop at the Little Mermaid will be followed by a visit to Christiansborg Palace for a chance to view the lavish royal reception rooms and halls. The palace complex was actually rebuilt three times in the course of its history. Next up is Copenhagen’s Tivoli, the famous amusement park and pleasure gardens in the middle of the city. There will be time for you to enjoy the entertaining park, have a spot of lunch (not included in the price of the tour) or go shopping. Before returning to the ship, the tour will be brought to a close with a scenic boat trip around Copenhagen’s canal system, giving you a chance to discover the cityscape from a wholly new perspective. Please note: this excursion is only for transit guests in Copenhagen and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside Christiansborg Palace is prohibited. This tour is not available for guests onboard MSC Opera.

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Price per Person Starting from: $119.00Adults $83.00Children


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 COP09D - CITY TOUR EXPRESS (approx. 2.5 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   This short, but informative city tour starts with a photo stop at the statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, which was commissioned in honour of the fairytale by the founder of a Danish beer brand in 1909. Although only small in stature, the mermaid is beautifully sculpted and well worth a snapshot or two. Copenhagen’s stunning waterfront and canal district in Nyhavn is next, home to a plethora of fashionable cafés, bars and restaurants. Next to the harbour’s many historical ships, the quarter is also known for its brightly coloured 17th- and early 18th-century buildings. An outside viewing of Amalienborg Palace, which was bought by the Danish monarchy at the end of the 18th century and now sees service as the royal family’s winter residence, rounds off your tour before you are dropped at the airport. Please note: this excursion is only for guests who are disembarking and booked on an early flights from 14.00. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per Person Starting from: $64.00Adults $45.00Children


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 COP13D - ROSENBORG CASTLE, CITY DRIVE & SHOPPING (approx. 4 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Rosenborg Castle is set in tranquil green parkland and was designed and built in the XVII century by King Christian IV who used the Castle as his summer palace. Your visit will include the beautiful display rooms which highlight treasures such as the Royal Crown Jewels and ‘objets d’art’. Our excursion will continue with a city drive around the major sights such as the Parliament, Christiansborg, the Naval Church and the Old Stock Exchange. En route you will pass in front of Amalienborg Palace, the queen’s winter residence and where you will have a short break. Your next stop is Stroget, a long pedestrian shopping street and Copenhagen’s most famous and dynamic main street. Your guide will tell you about pick up and departure points back to the port and then you are free to shop and explore at your leisure. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP13T if you will be in transit or code COP13D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. A fee is requested to take pictures or shoot videos at Rosenborg Castle. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 COP13T - ROSENBORG CASTLE, CITY DRIVE & SHOPPING (approx. 4 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Rosenborg Castle is set in tranquil green parkland and was designed and built in the XVII century by King Christian IV who used the Castle as his summer palace. Your visit will include the beautiful display rooms which highlight treasures such as the Royal Crown Jewels and ‘objets d’art’. Our excursion will continue with a city drive around the major sights such as the Parliament, Christiansborg, the Naval Church and the Old Stock Exchange. En route you will pass in front of Amalienborg Palace, the queen’s winter residence and where you will have a short break. Your next stop is Stroget, a long pedestrian shopping street and Copenhagen’s most famous and dynamic main street. Your guide will tell you about pick up and departure points back to the port and then you are free to shop and explore at your leisure. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise, please use code COP13T if you will be in transit or code COP13D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. A fee is requested to take pictures or shoot videos at Rosenborg Castle. Click HERE to watch the video

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 COP15D - CITY HARBOUR CRUISE (approx. 3 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   We will leave the pier for a short sightseeing tour through the city’s key sights; we will admire Christiansborg Palace and the old Stock Exchange which was built by King Christian IV and which boasts a spectacular spire of intertwining dragon tails, before continuing to the vibrant waterfront district of Nyhavn, once a favourite haunt for sailors and today a charming area lined with 400-year-old gabled houses, pavement café and bars. Next, we will continue to Amalienborg Palace for a short walking and to learn more about this important monument. In Gammel Strand we will board a boat for a trip on the city’s attractive canals, taking pictures from the water. We will sail through the picturesque canal district of Christianshavn and see the ultra-modern Black Diamond building which houses the Royal Library before passing through the old naval area to admire the Opera House. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise please use code COP15T if you will be in transit or code COP15D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. Click HERE to watch the video  

Price per Person Starting from: $69.00Adults $48.00Children


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 COP15T - CITY HARBOUR CRUISE (approx. 3 hours) - Copenhagen, Denmark
   We will leave the pier for a short sightseeing tour through the city’s key sights; we will admire Christiansborg Palace and the old Stock Exchange which was built by King Christian IV and which boasts a spectacular spire of intertwining dragon tails, before continuing to the vibrant waterfront district of Nyhavn, once a favourite haunt for sailors and today a charming area lined with 400-year-old gabled houses, pavement café and bars. Next, we will continue to Amalienborg Palace for a short walking and to learn more about this important monument. In Gammel Strand we will board a boat for a trip on the city’s attractive canals, taking pictures from the water. We will sail through the picturesque canal district of Christianshavn and see the ultra-modern Black Diamond building which houses the Royal Library before passing through the old naval area to admire the Opera House. Please note: the excursion ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights from 16.30. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. The duration of the tour also includes the transfer to the airport. To book and prepay this tour before your cruise please use code COP15T if you will be in transit or code COP15D if you will be disembarking in Copenhagen. Click HERE to watch the video  

Price per Person Starting from: $69.00Adults $48.00Children


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 GDY01 - GDANSK  (approx. 4 hours) - Gdynia, Poland
    After leaving the port, the tour will take you through the suburban and commercial areas of Gdansk to reach the city’s old quarters. Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Gdansk was first recorded as a settlement as early as A.D. 997 and looks back on an ancient and rich maritime tradition. Today Gdansk is Poland’s main seaport with an economy that is dominated by shipbuilding, the chemicals industry as well as food processing. The town is also known as a local centre for processing amber for use in the creation of beautiful jewellery. The completely rebuilt historical centre, along with its architectural cocktail of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, is well worth exploring on foot. Another must-see in the city’s old quarters is Saint Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk. As the world’s largest brick church, the cavernous interior of the building is large enough to accommodate a staggering 25,000 people. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $41.00Children


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 GDY02 - GDANSK ON YOUR OWN (approx. 4 hours) - Gdynia, Poland
  After leaving the port, the tour will take you through the suburban and commercial areas of Gdansk to reach the city’s old quarters. Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Gdansk was first recorded as a settlement as early as A.D. 997 and looks back on an ancient and rich maritime tradition. Today Gdansk is Poland’s main seaport with an economy that is dominated by shipbuilding, the chemicals industry as well as food processing. Your guide will provide you with brief information on the town and specify your meeting place, after which you will have free time to stroll around, explore the town or do some shopping. For instance, the town is known as a local centre for processing amber for use in the creation of beautiful jewellery and the completely rebuilt historical centre, along with its architectural cocktail of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, is well worth a visit on foot. Another must-see in the city’s old quarters is Saint Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk and the world’s largest brick church with a capacity for 25,000 people.

Price per Person Starting from: $39.00Adults $27.00Children


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 GDY03 - GDANSK & OLIWA CATHEDRAL (approx. 4 hours 45 minutes) - Gdynia, Poland
    After leaving the port, the tour will take you through the suburban and commercial areas of Gdansk to reach the city’s old quarters. You will pass by the Gdansk Shipyards, which are also known as the Lenin Shipyards, as well as the famous monument at Solidarity Square which commemorates the deaths of shipyard workers who were shot there in December 1970. You will also have a chance to explore the completely rebuilt historical centre, along with its architectural cocktail of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, on foot. Another must-see in the city’s old quarters is Saint Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk and the world's largest brick church with capacity for 25,000 people. The tour will then take you to Oliwa Cathedral, a building that combines Romanesque, Gothic and Rococo styles, dates back to the 13th century and stands on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery. The cathedral boasts an impressive complex of three organs consisting of 7876 tin and wood pipes that can imitate the sounds of different musical instruments and natural voices. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $59.00Adults $41.00Children


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 GDY04 - MALBORK CASTLE  (approx. 4.5 hours) - Gdynia, Poland
   This tour will take you to see the largest brick fortress in the world, Malbork Castle. This medieval keep was built by the Teutonic Knights, who were a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders, and finished in 1406. In the course of time, the castle was extended several times to accommodate the growing number of knights and with that became the largest Gothic fortification in Europe. The castle complex is made up of three different sections – high, middle and low – which are separated by multiple dry moats and towers. Severely damaged during World War II and again by a fire in 1959, the Castle has been undergoing continuous restoration since 1962. You are recommended to take your camera to capture the beautiful castle situated on the banks of the River Nogat. You will have an opportunity to visit the halls inside the castle and see many displays of sculptures and a fine collection of medieval armour. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos during the visit at Malbork Castle.

Price per Person Starting from: $77.00Adults $54.00Children


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 HSK01 - INTRODUCTION TO HELSINKI (approx. 3 hours) - Helsinki, Finland
   The excursion is an introduction to the “White Town of the North”, taking in the Market Square, Senate Square, with its monument dedicated to the composer Sibelius, and Mannerheim Street, Helsinki’s main thoroughfare. We will also pass by the Parliament buildings, the National Museum and the Finlandia Hall before continuing to the Olympic Stadium and then to the vessel. Please note: this tour includes walking on cobbled streets so we recommend to wear comfortable shoes.

Price per Person Starting from: $80.00Adults $56.00Children


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 HSK02 - HELSINKI BY BIKE (approx. 3 / 3.5 hours) - Helsinki, Finland
   Why not opt for a different kind of sightseeing tour and join us on circuit of Helsinki by bike ! We will take in the best of this beautiful city, passing the most important sights and enjoying a cycle ride through the city’s leafy parks, past the main museums and along the sea front. Accompanied by a guide, we will make several stops en route, enabling you to learn more about the history and the culture of Helsinki. Pass Mannerheim Street, Helsinki’s main thoroughfare, and a quick tour past the Market Square, the Finlandia Hall and the Olympic Stadium. Please note: this excursions is not for children under 12 years old and for guests with mobility problems. It is compulsory to use the safety helmet.

Price per Person Starting from: $93.00Adults $65.00Children


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 HSK03 - SAVIJÄRVI MANOR HOUSE & HELSINKI PANORAMA (approx. 4 hours) - Helsinki, Finland
     Situated 20 miles outside Helsinki in the Sibo countryside, the Savijärvi Manor House is a 100-year old traditional farm and green oasis. Here you can enjoy a taste of Finnish country life as you enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on the porch. The excursion will continue in Helsinki with a panoramic city tour of the key sights including Mannerheim Street, the Parliament House, the Olympic Stadium and the Market Square. Enjoy a stop at the Senate Square before returning to the pier. Please note: the feasibility of the cruise will be reconfirmed during your cruise.

Price per Person Starting from: $88.00Adults $62.00Children


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 HSK04 - HELSINKI BY BOAT (approximately 2,5 hours) - Helsinki, Finland
   Leaving the vessel you will drive to a leisure boat for a 1-hour cruise around the Helsinki archipelago. Sail around these urban islands; view the waterfront saunas and opulent waterside villas while your guide provides an informative overview of Helsinki history. We will stop for shopping at an open-air market after the cruise before returning to the vessel. Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $83.00Adults $58.00Children


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 HSK05 - SOUMENLINNA FORTRESS (approximately 3,5 hours) - Helsinki, Finland
  Soumenlinna is a historic sea fortress, a popular attraction and an island home to a small community of residents. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991, this is a unique monument of European military architecture. You can discover this fortress, which was built during the periods of Swedish and Russian rules, from all angles. A private motorcoach will take you from the pier to a boat for a 15-minute sail ride around the fortress during which you can learn about the chequered history of the monument and hear about life on the island today. Back on land you can visit the key sights of the fortress such as the castle courtyard, Piper’s Park and the Dry Dock. You will have free time on the island before returning to the Market Square and have some shopping there. Return to the pier. Please note: the tour is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair as a long period of walking on uneven ground is involved.

Price per Person Starting from: $86.00Adults $60.00Children


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 HSK07 - THE OLD VILLAGE OF PORVOO & HELSINKI (approx. 5 hours) - Helsinki, Finland
  Leave the port and head to Porvoo, one of Finland’s six medieval towns and first mentioned in documents that date back to the XIV century. Porvoo is famous for its historic district characterized by historic streets and wooden houses. We will visit the stone and brick Cathedral whose roof was completely destroyed by a fire although the interior has remained largely intact. Enjoy free time for exploring and shopping. The excursion also encompasses a sightseeing tour of Helsinki passing the Parliament buildings, National Museum, Finlandia Hall, Opera House and Olympic Stadium. We will finish the day with a short photo stop in Senate Square. Please note: the visit to Porvoo Cathedral will be reconfirmed on the day of call. The transfer to Porvoo takes about 1 hour.

Price per Person Starting from: $68.00Adults $48.00Children


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 HSK08 - MEET SANTA CLAUS IN LAPLAND & HELSINKI PANORAMA: approx. 5 hours - Helsinki, Finland
      A treat for the whole family and a chance to bring some early Christmas magic to any passengers travelling with children! Santa Claus is undoubtedly Finland’s most famous resident and this special tour offers a chance to meet him in person. A short coach drive will take you to the Sports Centre Ylläas Haali and suddenly you will experience of being in the North of Finland in “Unique Lapland”. Snowy antics are available in any weather inside this huge sport hall and you will see igloos, ice sculpture and enjoy kick sledges, sliding hills and husky rides. Taste an ice shot (vodka or juice) as you explore this unique venue and look for Santa Claus. On the way back to the port we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Finnish capital, passing by the Olympic Stadium, the main street Mannerheimintie where the Parliament House, the National Museum and the new Opera House and Finlandia Hall are located. You will stop at Sibelius Park to take snapshots of the monument of 527 steel pipes before visiting the unique Temppeliaukio church – the Rock Church – blasted into solid rock. Please note: guests will be given thermal clothing and boots to visit Unique Lapland as temperature inside the venue is always kept at 3°.

Price per Person Starting from: $114.00Adults $80.00Children


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 SPT01 - CITY TOUR, ST. ISAAC CATHEDRAL & PETRODVORETS (full day, lunch included) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
      Once you have boarded a modern coach at the pier, the first leg of the outing will take you on a fascinating sightseeing tour of this important Russian town on the River Neva, whose name was changed to Petrograd in 1914, then to Leningrad in 1924 and finally back to St. Petersburg again in 1991. After a whistle-stop look at the city’s key attractions, a stop will be made to take photos of the incredible Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, which was built from 1883 to 1907 and is known the world over for its colourful façade and intricately detailed cupolas. You will then continue on to the famous Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg’s main avenue, and the 19th-century St. Isaac’s Cathedral for an inside visit. The Late Neoclassical building is particularly noted for its superb interior, featuring columns, pilasters, floors and monuments made of multi-coloured granites and marbles. After enjoying a typically Russian lunch, a 1-hour coach ride will take you to Petrodvorets, or Peterhof Palace as it is also known. Considered to be one of the loveliest of the former tsars’ summer residences and recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can look forward to seeing its spacious park, a dazzling array of glittering fountains and manicured gardens. You will also have some time to browse or shop in a souvenir store before you return to the coach for the journey back to St. Petersburg and your ship. Please note: as the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Peterhofs Palace is prohibited. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this tour will be run on the second day.

Price per Person Starting from: $164.00Adults $115.00Children


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 SPT02 - CITY TOUR & HERMITAGE (full day, lunch included) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
      Located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and well worth a visit. To explore the city on a tailor-made and mainly coach-based tour, simply step off the ship and get set for a day of seeing the best that Saint Petersburg has to offer. The route will take you past the impressive University buildings and Senate Square – the venue of the Decembrist's Uprising in 1825 – as well as the imposing Admiralty building before crossing the Holy Trinity Bridge to reach Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg’s original citadel that was founded by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century. You will have a chance to explore the fascinating complex, after which the tour continues by coach again for a photo stop at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, one of Saint Petersburg’s most recognisable and iconic landmarks. You will then have time to do some shopping on your own, before continuing on to the famous Nevsky Prospekt for lunch in a typical Russian restaurant. A visit to the world-class Hermitage Palace-Museum, home to three million major works of art by renowned Italian, Dutch and French artists, will round off your tour before you return to the pier and your ship. Please note: as the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Hermitage Museum. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this tour will be run on the first day.

Price per Person Starting from: $153.00Adults $107.00Children


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 SPT03 - CITY TOUR & PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
     This all-round city tour is a great opportunity to see all the main sights of St. Petersburg from the comfort of a modern coach, with a first stop at St. Isaac’s Square to see and take some photos of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, a building of Late Neoclassical architecture. The tour then moves on to the Peter and Paul Fortress, whose foundation stones were laid by Peter the Great himself in 1703 on Zayachy Island in the Neva River. The occasion was to be of momentous importance for this tiny patch of land, which had previously been little more than an unused swamp. From 1706 to 1740, the resplendent building you can see today was then constructed, which is perhaps better known as the Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Paul and is the traditional burial church of members of the dynastic Romanov family. You will then return to the city centre via the wonderful Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s generously dimensioned main avenue, after which you will have some time to spend shopping for souvenirs or exploring the surroundings. Your return to the pier and the ship marks the end of this entertaining sightseeing tour. Please note: on 1-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the morning and can be combined with the following half-day afternoon tours: SPT05 or SPT06 or SPT22. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon and on the first day and can be combined with the tour SPT05 that is run in the morning and on the first day and with one of the evening tours. If guests combine am/pm tours, lunch onboard will be limited. As the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per Person Starting from: $66.00Adults $46.00Children


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 SPT04 - CATHERINE'S PALACE IN PUSHKIN  (approx. 4 hours) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
    Take a break from your ship and board a coach for a 1-hour drive to the town of Pushkin and Catherine’s Palace. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of world architecture, the building’s stunning 300-metre Baroque façade is adorned with a profusion of atlante sculptures, columns, pilasters and ornamental framings. You will be guided through the Palace and visit the room for which it is best known: the (faithful reproduction) of the spectacular Amber Room. The gleaming chamber – which is decorated with gold-backed amber panels from top to bottom – was originally created in the 18th century, then lost during WWII and finally recreated in 2003. It was once considered to be the “eighth wonder of the world”. Also be sure to pay the gorgeous park and grounds a visit before re-boarding your coach to return to the ship. Please note: on 1-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the morning and can be combined with the following half-day afternoon tours: SPT05 or SPT06 or SPT07 or SPT22. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the morning and on the second day and can be combined with one of the following afternoon half day tours: SPT05 or SPT07 or SPT22 that are run in the afternoon and on the second day. If guests combine am/pm tours, lunch onboard will be limited. As the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Catherine’s Palace.

Price per Person Starting from: $71.00Adults $50.00Children


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 SPT05 - YUSSUPOV PALACE AND CANAL CRUISE  (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
     The wonderful Russian city of St. Petersburg is replete with historical buildings as far as the eye can see, one of which is the gold-hued Yusupov Palace on the banks of the River Moika, one of the waterways on which the great city is situated. Also called the Moika Palace, the gorgeous building was once the primary home of the House of Yusupov and the site of Grigori Rasputin’s grisly murder in 1916. First constructed c. 1770 by a French architect, the palace was later worked on by several other notable architects and now features a variety of architectural styles. The palace is an impressive reflection of the wealth and power wielded by the Russian Empire. Due to its many waterways, St. Petersburg has earned itself the title of the “Venice of the North” and the final leg of your tour will see you board a pleasure boast for a scenic cruise, with more views of splendid riverside houses and villas to enjoy as you go – so do bring your camera to take some photos to show the folks at home. The tour comes to a close with your return to the pier and your ship. Please note: on 1-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon and can be combined with the following half-day morning tours: SPT03 or SPT04. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon and on the second day and can be combined with one of the following afternoon half day tours: SPT04 or SPT06 that are run in the morning on the second day. If guests combine am/pm tours, lunch onboard will be limited. As the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Yussupov Palace.

Price per Person Starting from: $79.00Adults $55.00Children


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 SPT06 - PANORAMIC CITY TOUR & SHOPPING (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
    A visit to the Baltic port of St. Petersburg, often named The Venice of the North, is always an unforgettable experience and this is the ideal excursion for all those wishing to learn more about this amazing city and see the sights, but do so in a short and stress-free amount of time. The outstanding architectural beauty of St. Petersburg is definitely worth capturing for posterity and photo stops will be made at the city’s main attractions. Take St. Isaac’s Square, for instance, and the co-located St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which boasts the third-highest cupola in the world. Or the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, celebrated for its colourful façades and onion-shaped domes. Time to browse and shop for a memento in a souvenir store will also be included before you head back to your ship. Please note: on 1-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon and can be combined with the following half-day morning tours: SPT03 or SPT04. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the morning and on the second day and can be combined with one of the following afternoon half day tours: SPT05 or SPT07 or SPT22 that are run in the afternoon and on the second day. If guests combine am/pm tours, lunch onboard will be limited. This tour is no recommended for guests using a wheelchair. All the sites will be visited from outside. Shopping is guided.

Price per Person Starting from: $47.00Adults $33.00Children


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 SPT07 - CANAL CRUISE & PETER & PAUL FORTRESS (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
    Situated at the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea and the River Neva, Saint Petersburg is celebrated the world over for its incredible civic beauty and large historical centre, interwoven with numerous canals. It is in these canals that your tour begins, giving you a chance simply to relax and take in the views of the many lovely old houses and palaces along the river bank. Your next stop is Peter and Paul Fortress, which is located on the small Hare Island in the delta of the River Neva, for an inside viewing of the impressive complex. The 18th-century Peter and Paul Cathedral is topped by a gilded cupola and is also the final resting place of the Romanov dynasty. Please note: on 1-day calls, this excursion always takes places in the afternoon and can be combined with the following half-day morning tour: SPT04. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon on the second day and can be combined with the following afternoon half day tour: SPT04 or SPT06 that are run in the morning and on the second day. If guests combine am/pm tours, lunch onboard will be limited. As this tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $66.00Adults $46.00Children


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 SPT13 - ST. PETERSBURG'S GEMS: PETRODVORETS & HERMITAGE (full day, lunch included) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
       The tour begins with a drive west to Petrodvorets – also known as Peterhofs – the former summer home of Peter the Great. Built in the early XVIII century by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Petrodvorets is considered to be the most dazzling of all the Russian tzars’ summer residence. After visiting the magnificent Palace, we will follow our dedicated guide to the Lower Park where we will admire the beautiful fountains. Set in 300 acres of parkland, the fountains are a key feature of these world-class gardens. After lunch, the day continues with more superlative sights as we visit the famous Hermitage Museum, home to three million works of art by Italian, Dutch and French artists and where we will look around the grand reception rooms of the Russian royalty. Please note: as the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Hermitage Museum. Taking photos or shooting videos inside Peterhofs Palace is prohibited. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion, this excursion always takes places on the first day.

Price per Person Starting from: $152.00Adults $106.00Children


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 SPT14 - GRAND TOUR OF ST. PETERSBURG (full day with lunch) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
        This tour of St. Petersburg actually begins with a visit to Catherine Palace, which is located about a 1-hour drive away in Pushkin and is generally considered to be an architectural masterpiece. You will have time to explore the opulent Palace and especially its famous Amber Room – once hailed as the eighth wonder of the world due to its amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors – as well as the generously dimensioned palatial park and grounds. Once back in St. Petersburg, a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral is next. When it was completed in 1858, it was the largest church in the Russian Empire. After a typically Russian lunch, you will also visit the Hermitage Museum as well as the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress. The tour is rounded off by a 1-hour boat cruise down the River Neva, during which Russian sparkling wine will be served. Do take your camera with you to capture the many breathtaking sights of this beautiful Baltic city. Please note: as this tour involves walking on uneven ground it is recommended for guests with mobility problems or in a wheelchair. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Catherine’s Palace and the Hermitage. This tour is foreseen only on following MSC Opera calls: 31.05.2014 & 22.06.2014.

Price per Person Starting from: $208.00Adults $146.00Children


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 SPT15 - WHITE NIGHT NEVA CRUISE (2.5 hours - evening) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
      Having played an essential part in Saint Petersburg’s city life and fortunes ever since the time of Peter the Great, the beautiful River Neva continues to be important for the metropolis to this day. Upon leaving your ship, a local boat will take you on an evening pleasure cruise down the river. The many beautiful sights along the way make it well worth your while to take your camera. The cruise route will take you past the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress, the stately Winter Palace and Hermitage buildings, the elegant Grand Duke’s Palaces and the imposing Marble Palace. The boat will also approach the famous Cruiser Aurora, a prominent attribute of Russian naval history and currently a much-visited museum ship, as closely as possible. A colourful display of traditional Russian dances and songs rounds off your river cruise, during which you will also be served Russian sparkling wine and delicious Russian snacks. Please note: this tour is available only on following calls: 31.05.2014 & 22.06.2014 (MSC Opera) and departs at approximately 20:00 h. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 SPT16 - CLASSICAL BALLET IN ST. PETERSBURG (approx. 3.5 hours - evening) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
    Russia and particularly St. Petersburg are the home of ballet. Russian rulers and aristocracy took a deep interest in ballet, encouraging and supporting the construction of theatres in St. Petersburg. This night-time excursion will give you an opportunity to savour the thrill of visiting the ballet and enjoying one of the timeless romantic stories told in the mysterious language of classical dance. Russian sparkling wine will be served during the intermission to round off your experience of an art form that has been indelibly shaped by Russian culture – a performance of Russian ballet. Your tour concludes with your drive back to the ship, during which time you can admire the beautiful cityscape of St. Petersburg by night. Please note: this tour is available only on following calls: 31.05.2014 & 22.06.2014 (MSC Opera) and departs at approximately 18:45 h. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. It is prohibited to take photos or shoot videos during the ballet performance.

Price per Person Starting from: $85.00Adults $60.00Children


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 SPT19 - BEST OF ST. PETERSBURG (full day, lunch included) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
       This is certainly a day when you should have your camera at the ready as we will set off for an unforgettable trip around one of the most beautiful cities in the Baltic. Our first stop will be in Pushkin, a town founded in the 18th century as summer residence of the Russian tsars. Here we will visit Catherine’s Palace, which dates back to 1717 when Catherine I of Russia asked the German architect Braunstein to build a summer palace. Over the years, the plans for the Palace were expanded and then, founded to be outdated by Empress Elizabeth, were replaced by a much grander edifice in a lavish Rococo style. We will spend time visiting this sumptuous residence and its glorious park. More sights are in store in St. Petersburg as we visit St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which, when it was built in 1818-1858 was the largest church in the Russian Empire. Break from sightseeing with a delicious typical Russian lunch. Art lovers will be in their element during the afternoon, which includes nearly 1,5 hours in some of the halls of the world-class Hermitage Museum, home to three million works of art. The final attraction of the day is the Peter and Paul Fortress; built in 1703, this former citadel of the town sits on a small island in the Neva River. Round off the day with a little time for shopping before returning to the ship. Please note: as it involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Hermitage Museum and Catherine’s Palace. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion, this excursion always takes places on the first day.

Price per Person Starting from: $202.00Adults $141.00Children


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 SPT20 - CATHERINE'S PALACE, NEVA RIVER CRUISE & CITY SIGHTSEEING (full day, lunch included) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
       A visit to St. Petersburg is always an unforgettable experience and this is certainly a day when you should have your camera at the ready. Leave the port and drive to Pushkin for an interesting visit to Catherine’s Palace, one of the masterpieces of world architecture. The stunning 300 metres long baroque façade is adorned with a profusion of Atlantes sculptures, columns, pilasters and ornamental framings. Enjoy plenty of time to visit the Palace and marvel at the famous Amber Room which was once considered to be the “eighth wonder of the world”. Enjoy a short visit to the park and ground before reaching a restaurant for a delicious typical Russian lunch. Your afternoon will begin with with a fascinating cruise along Neva River: a good opportunity to take photographs of some of the main tourist sites such as the Spit of the Basil Island, Peter & Paul Fortress and famous Cruiser Aurora as closely as possible. Back on the ground enjoy a bus sightseeing tour around one of the most beautiful cities in the Baltic with views of St. Isaac’s Square and of the Spilled Blood Cathedral. A short stop in a souvenir shop will conclude your day out in St. Petersburg. Please note: as the tour involves walking on uneven ground, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos inside Catherine’s Palace. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this tour will be run on the second day.

Price per Person Starting from: $152.00Adults $106.00Children


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 SPT21 - AN EVENING OF RUSSIAN FOLKLORE (approx. 3.5 hours - evening) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
    In its most authentic form, Russian folk dances and songs originated as a type of home-grown musical entertainment in cities, towns and villages throughout the country. As such, these dances and songs have enjoyed a long and interesting history. In their more modern incarnation, however, these traditional dance moves have been combined and supplemented with more formally prescribed styles of movement such as ballet, contemporary dance and in some cases even gymnastics and acrobatics. A lively and enjoyable performance featuring tuneful singers, graceful dancers and rhythmic musicians awaits you during this evening out on the town. Russian sparkling wine will be served during the intermission to round off your experience of an art form that has been indelibly shaped by Russian culture. Your memories of this joyous display of traditional Russian folklore are sure to stay with you long after your return to port. Please note: this tour is available only on following calls: 31.05.2014 & 22.06.2014 (MSC Opera) and departs at approximately 19:00 h. This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos during the performance.

Price per Person Starting from: $66.00Adults $46.00Children


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 SPT22 - WALKING TOUR & VIST TO THE SPILLED BLOOD CATHEDRAL (approx. 3.5 hours) - St Petersburg, Russian Fed.
      After a short drive to Senate Square and the Bronze Horseman, a much-celebrated monument to the founder of St. Petersburg, Peter the Great, you will continue on foot along the embankment of the River Neva, with sights such as the Academy of Arts and the Twelve Collegia to enjoy. Have your camera ready as you approach Palace Square for snapshots of the magnificent ensemble. Considered to be the city’s main square, it presents an elaborate blend of different styles with the 18th-century Baroque Winter Palace on the northern and the building of the former Imperial Army General Staff on the southern side. Back on the coach, the tour then heads for the marvellous Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood with its colourful façade and onion-shaped roof. Continue on foot again to one of the city’s key cultural centres, the Square of Arts and its monument to Alexander Pushkin. A short sightseeing tour by coach concludes your tour. Please note: on 1-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon and can be combined with the following half-day morning tours: SPT03 or SPT04. On MSC Opera 2-day calls, this excursion always takes place in the afternoon on the second day and can be combined with the following afternoon half day tour: SPT04 or SPT06 that are run in the morning and on the second day. If guests combine am/pm tours, lunch onboard will be limited. This tour is no recommended for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting the Spilled Blood Cathedral.

Price per Person Starting from: $52.00Adults $36.00Children


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Includes shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, on-board meals (excluding in specialty and themed restaurants), some beverages, daily entertainment including theater and lounge shows. Government fees and taxes and any surcharges are additional as are expenses of a personal nature such as shore excursions, gift store purchases, spa, gambling, or alcoholic beverages.