Day 1: MELBOURNE –STOCKHOLM
Take your overnight flight to Stockholm.
Day 2: STOCKHOLM (B,L,D)
Arrival at Stockholm Arlanda airport. You will be welcomed by Vietnamese tour guide. Transfer to the cruise ship for check-in. Lunch on board. Time to relax and explore the ship. Dinner and night on board.
Day 3: AT SEA(B,L,D)
1 day at sea! This is an opportunity to enjoy all the activities and services offered on board. Relax, explore, sport … be free to fulfill all your desires! Everything has been prepared, please enjoy!
Choose your own show! You can relax and enjoy the sun next to the swimming pool and the water park, unless you like to relax in a luxurious SPA world. Enjoy the fitness center, beauty salon, sauna … In the evening, many other pleasures are available on board: bars, restaurants, cabaret stage, casino, discos etc … are waiting for you. There is always something to see or do on board! If you are a romantic person, go to the deck to watch the stars and let yourself be caressed by the sea breeze!
Day 4: HELSINKI (8h-18h)(B,L,D)
After a sumptuous breakfast on board, we will discover Helsinki, the wonders of Finland, a city full of culture and history.
Beginning the tour, the bus will take you across the pleasant Finnish countryside towards the ancient small city of Porvoo, following the beautiful road along the coast.
Porvoo is the second oldest city in the country. This is one of the treasures of the national architectural history, including the Old Town residential area – a picturesque complex that hangs on a hill near the Porvoonjoki River. The houses, built according to the principles of medieval town planning, illustrate the harmonious coexistence of the old and the new. Porvoo’s most iconic attraction is its small, red houses along the river.
Free time at the historic center of the city, with shops full of food, pies, local crafts, souvenirs, organic foods at the best quality.
Return to Helsinki through the countryside for lunch.
After lunch, visit and take pictures at Senate Square with the Lutheran White Church, University Palace and Palace of the State Council, the office of the Government and the Prime Minister of Finland. The statue of Alexander II, erected in the center of the plaza, is one of the city’s tourist highlights, which celebrates Finland’s unifying links with the Russian empire.
On the way back to the port, we will see the Presidential Palace, Market Square and the majestic Uspenski Orthodox Church.
The tour ends at the colorful Market Square where the group has a free time to explore before going back to the ship.
Day 5: SAINT PETERSBURG(B,L,D)
Today our program is to explore St Petersburg, the majestic city called “Venice of the North”. Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg is home to unrivaled cultural and historical heritage, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1990.
After breakfast on board, the bus takes us to explore the magnificent center of the city, through majestic boulevards dotted with romantic canals.
Stop for pictures at the Monument of Catherine the Great, Palace Square, the General Staff building, Alexander Garden, Senate Square, Menshikov Palace…
After lunch, we will visit the Winter Palace, one of the landmark buildings in history, the location of events that marked each historical period from the 18th century to the end of 20th century. Currently the Hermitage National Heritage Museum in the Winter Palace, founded in 1764, is ranked second in the world, just after the Louvre Museum in France. It houses a huge treasure of Russian and European culture and art, including works of art, painting and sculpture through the ages.
Day 6: SAINT PETERSBURG(B,L,D)
Breakfast on board. Route to Peterhof City to visit the Summer Palace (50km from Saint Petersburg) – the palace is always proudly called Russia’s Versailles. This is the summer getaway of tsarist dynasties. Take a walk in the upper and lower garden. With a system of 3 waterfalls, 144 colorful and unique fountains in the world, Peterhof was dubbed the “Capital of fountains”.
Transfer back to St Petersburg for lunch and continues to explore the city with the fortress of Peter & Paul and St. Issac church that show Russian splendid architectural works.
At the end of the day, back to the ship to have dinner and enjoy special entertainment programs on board.
18:00, the ship leaves the port to continue its journey to Tallin.
Day7: TALLINN (9h – 17h)(B,L,D)
Tallinn is one of the most beautiful capitals we will visit during the Costa itinerary in Northern Europe. Stop in Tallinn, you will immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere to discover the wonders of the Estonian capital. It has become a leading economic center, also an international metropolis, attractive with historical and cultural heritage. Its historic center, with its picturesque cobblestone streets and fascinating churches and medieval sites, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
After leaving the port, the bus takes us through a beautiful route along the ramparts surrounding the Old City. Get off to explore the upper city, famous for its watchtowers, arrow-roofed houses and winding cobblestone streets. Built on top of a hill, this high part of the city gives us incredible views of red towers and roofs of the lower city. Photos stop at the Sister Tower, one of the many ancient towers located along the citadel of the lower city. Walking to the adjoining Kuldjala Tower, we can observe many details of the medieval defensive architecture of the XIV century. From the balcony, you will enjoy a unique duel of medieval style. Continue to visit Lower Street with Raeapteek, the oldest pharmacy in the Baltic countries, the house of the Congress, the merchant house and the Gothic Town Hall of the 15th-century Raekoja Square. Tallinn’s newest wonder is a colorful market, the Arts and Crafts Catherine Center.
Back to the shop for dinner and evening program on board.
Day 8: STOCKHOLM (B,L,D)
Buffet breakfast on board. The ship returns to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
Today we will first visit the Vassa Museum, where the famous royal ship is displayed. After nearly 300 years deep in the sea, Vasa was discovered and recovered in 1961. 90% of this wooden ship is still intact.
In the afternoon, stop for pictures at Stockholm City Hall, which is a highlight on the world architecture map and is ranked by the people of Sweden as the most beautiful and modern architecture in the country.
Back to the ship for dinner.
Join the entertainment program on board or free to explore Stockholm at night.
Day 9: STOCKHOLM – COPENHAGEN(B,L,D)
After breakfast on board you check out the ship, end the cruise.
Continuing the program, the delegation visited Gamla Stan, a town built from medieval times and preserved to this day. Centrally located, Gamla Stan always keeps its charm by its narrow narrow alleys, 17th and 18th century stone buildings crammed in the streets, amidst rows of precious apartments. sect.
After lunch, transfer to the airport, take a flight to Oslo, the capital of Norway.
Dinner at local restaurant and check in hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, visit Vigeland Park, the largest sculpture park in the world, created by artist Gustav Vigeland. He spent the last two decades of his life here to create more than 200 stone sculptures. In that collection, the most prominent is the granite column carved with 121 human figures, surrounded by 36 granite complexes revolving on a circular staircase representing the life cycle.
Group meals at local restaurant. Then continue to visit and take pictures of the city with: Oslo City Hall – The most famous building in Oslo with a typical architecture in the center of the city, a place to display works of art and a place to award the Nobel Peace Prize; The Royal Palace – The official residence of the King of Norway, located on a high hill and the central landscape of the city. Tourists are free to visit the royal grounds and gardens or watch the royal guard’s ritual shift ritual here (outside shooting); Opera House – the largest cultural center of the country was built in Norway with a very unique design, inspired by an iceberg on the sea (outside shooting).
Dinner and night in Oslo
Day 11: OSLO – COPENHAGEN (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, continue to visit Oslo with the Holmenkollbakken ski museum, the unique combination of ski tower and the oldest ski museum in the world!
After lunch, the group freely roam and shop on the busy Karl Johan Boulevard. In the afternoon, transfer to the port to board a ferry to Copenhagen, the Danish capital. Check-in, buffet dinner and have fun on board. The ship leaves the port at 16:30.
Day 12: COPENHAGEN(B,L,D)
After breakfast on board, check-out and depart to explore the Danish capital, the country of the happiest people in the world through many surveys.
Stop for pictures at the Mermaid statue which is a typical symbol of the century of Copenhagen. The bronze sculpture is 1.25m high weighs 175kg based on the fairy tale of the same name by writer Christian Andersen. The statue is famous all over the world, and is the cultural symbol of the country and people of Denmark.
Continue to visit Gefion Fountain, the largest monument in Copenhagen, built by the Carlsberg Foundation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carlsberg Brewery in 1899. The fountain is also a tourist attraction. , people often throw coins into the water and pray.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visitRosenborg Castle, one of the pride of Dutch architecture in the Renaissance style. Rosenborg Castle was the royal palace from 1606 until 1710 and was once the home of Emperor Christian IV before his coronation. Come to Rosenborg you will admire the lavishness of the former Danish royal family and admire the Royal Collection inside this superficial castle.
At the end of the day, you take a walk at the port of Copenhagen, watch the Royal Danish Theater and colorful houses along the banks of the canals, feel the vibrant features of the city.
Dinner and check-in hotel.
Day 13: COPENHAGEN – NICE – MONACO(B,L,D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Bus transfer to airport for flight to Nice departs at 9:40 am.
Arriving in Nice, the coach and tour guide take the group for lunch and start visiting the Principality of Monaco, a small country but attracts a lot of tourists and millionaires thanks to the year-round warm climate and natural scenery. Monaco’s name is also associated with the Grand Prix F1 and Casino Monte Carlo casino, royal garden, the port of Monaco with the most expensive yachts of the world millionaires.
Dinner and check-in hotel.
Day 15: AIX EN PROVENCE – VALENSOLE – AIX EN PROVENCE(B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour to visit the beautiful city of Nice with
– Promenade des Anglais, pedestrian streets and boulevards along the beach, lined with lush palm trees, with many beautiful gardens and ancient buildings;
– Colline du Château Park is located on a hill overlooking the coast of Nice, a verdant oasis with large trees and waterfalls, where you will have a great view of Nice.
After lunch, depart to Cannes to visit the Festival Palace, where the annual International Film Festival is held and La Croisette Boulevard along the coast, the most beautiful in Cannes. If you are lucky, you can see many celebrities in famous fashion shops and on the most expensive and luxurious yachts.
Free time to relax at the beach or shopping brand goods in the city of Cannes. At the end of the afternoon, depart to Aix en Provence.
Dinner and night in Aix en Provence.
Day 16: AIX EN PROVENCE –GORGE DU VERDON – GRASSE – NICE(B,L,D)
Breakfast at Hotel. Depart to Verdon Gorge to admire the beautiful natural landscape of the most majestic and beautiful canyon in Europe. The canyon up to 25km in length is formed by the river Verdon. The beautiful turquoise water of the river and the towering mountain ranges on both sides are the most prominent of the canyon.
Stops for photos. At the same time you can rent rowing boats, water bikes, skydiving …
After lunch, the group continues to move to Grasse, an ancient village from the 17th century that has been dubbed the capital of the world for perfumes and essential oils. Grasse – Provence is a land of flowers all year round, mimosa in winter, roses in spring, lavender in summer, jasmine, lily, orange, violets … Production of essential oils, aromas and fragrances in the world. Visit the old town and visit the factory of Fragonard, one of the three brands of perfumes made from the oldest natural essential oil of France. You have the opportunity to learn about how to extract essential oils such as steam distillation, solvent extraction, marinating, mechanical pressing and perfumery preparation.
At the end of the day, return to Nice to have dinner and check in hotel to rest.
Day 17: NICE – MELBOURNE (B)
Early in the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Australia departing at 7h10, transiting in Frankfurt and Singapore, ending an interesting tour around Northern Europe and Southern France. Farewell and see you again
Day 18: ARRIVE MELBOURNE
Welcome back to your home sweet home.