Sailing the Baltic Sea

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A luxurious cruise tour of the Baltic Sea by LomaVer Tours, with 3 days in Stockholm, followed by an 8-day cruise on the Wind Surf sailing yacht, to St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Tallinn and more, with exclusive shore excursions. Join us - August 1-13, 2013

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  • TOU R ST he Fine Art of Travel

    Sailing the Baltic SeaFrom Stockholm to St. Petersburg

    Experience the best of the Bal c - star ng with a 4-day visit to the welcoming capital of Sweden, followed by an 8-day Bal c Sea cruise, discovering grand northern capitals and secluded hamlets.

    A fully escorted small group cruise tour with our own exclusive private shore excursion program

    May 22 - June 3, 2013August 1-13, 2013

    The tour features: Stockholm airport transfers 3 nights in a standard double room in the 4-star FIRST HOTEL REISEN in Stockholm Full Stockholm sightseeing and excursion program Meals during Stockholm pre-cruise program per i nerary, with a glass of wine or beer with lunch and dinner 8 nights WINDSTAR cruise on the sailing yacht WIND SURF, with a Category B Ocean view stateroom (188 sq feet) Cruise includes all meals on board, all non-alcoholic beverages, welcome cocktail, onboard entertainment, fi tness facility, use of

    water sports equipment, whenever the vessels watersport pla orm can be deployed Private group shore excursions in St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Tallinn Port charges, ship departure taxes, gratui es for porters, drivers, guides, ships crew, and restaurants in the program

  • The I nerary - August 1-13, 2013Day 1 - Thursday, August 1 - Depart CanadaDepart from your home airport for Stockholm - either per your own fl ight arrangements, or with a fl ight arrangement o ered by LomaVer Tours (-/-/-)

    Day 2 - Friday, August 2 - Stockholm, SwedenArrival at Arlanda, the Stockholm Airport. Transfer to hotel and rest of day at leisure, then Welcome Dinner in the evening. Overnight in Stockholm. (-/-/D)

    Day 3 - Saturday, August 3 StockholmA er breakfast we start our explora on of Stockholm, with a guided walk through the Old Town and a visit to the SoFo area, Stockholms Bohemian district. A er lunch we take a boat to Dro ningholm, the Royal Summer Palace. We end the day with dinner in an interes ng local restaurant. Overnight in Stockholm. (B/L/D)

    Day 4 - Sunday, August 4 - StockholmOur Stockholm immersion con nues today, as we get to know di erent aspects of this Northern capital. We take a walk to the ferries that take us to Djurgrden, the former Royal Hun ng Ground. This island in central Stockholm is home to historical buildings and monuments, museums, galleries, and the Skansen open air museum. One of its main a rac ons is the Vasa Musuem, where this famous 17th century Swedish warship is on display. We will have lunch en route and dinner in the evening in a local restau-rant). Overnight in Stockholm. (B/L/D)

    Day 5 - Monday, August 5 Stockholm EmbarkWe conclude our Stockholm explora on with a visit to City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prizes are awarded. On our way to the cruise ship harbour we visit the beau ful sculp-ture park of Millesgrden. Then its me for our embarka- on on the Wind Surf. At 6:00 pm we sail out of the harbour. (B/L/D)

    Day 6 - Tuesday, August 6 Mariehamn, FinlandThis is part of the Aland Islands. Elegant wooden houses and glistening marinas dot the landscape. Take a stroll along treelined streets, ride a bike, or take an op onal excursion to see more of the islands. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

    Day 7 - Wednesday, August 7 - At SeaSpend a relaxing day at sea, as we sail east towards St. Petersburg. We also o er a lecture on the Russian rulers who shaped St. Petersburg. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

    Day 8 - Thursday, August 8 - St. Petersburg, RussiaOur private shore excursion will start with a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, ending at the Peter and Paul Fortress. A er lunch we visit Catherine the Greats Summer Palace

    and park at Pushkin. Dinner and a musical performance will conclude our fi rst day in beau ful St. Petersburg. (B/L/D)

    Day 9 - Friday, August 9 St. PetersburgWe start our private tour today with a visit to the Czars Winter Palalce, with the fascina ng and world famous Hermitage Museum. From here we go by hydrofoil to Peterhof Palace and Park, before we return to the Wind Surf, leaving St. Petersburg at 6:00 pm, enriched with unforge a-ble memories of Russias Window to the West. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

    Day 10 - Saturday, August 10 Helsinki, FinlandWe reach the Finnish capital at noon. Our private city tour, aims to reveal the individuality of this Nordic na on through the fantas c design and architectural highlights that best characterize Helsinki. The focus on design is appropriate, since Helsinki was designated the World Design Cap al 2012. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

    Day 11 - Sunday, August 11 Tallinn, EstoniaOur fi nal private shore excursion introduces us to the diver-sity of both medieval and modern Tallinn, with a classical Old Town walking tour, followed by a drive through the surrounding suburbs. Take a stroll in a beau ful baroque style park and see the roman c ruins of St. Bridgets Convent. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

    Day 12 - Monday, August 12 - Sanhamn, SwedenWe arrive on this peaceful island for our fi nal port of call on this cruise. Experience the remarkable mari me terrain of the outer archipelago. Sandhamn is the primary meet-ing place for sailors and yachters, with a vibrant party scene during summer. Decidedly o the mass-holidaymakers path, this idyllic village o ers opportuni es for discovery at every turn: narrow alleys, co ages in shades of rust red, and a historical sea pilot sta on. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)

    Day 13 - Tuesday, August 13 - Stockholm CanadaThe Wind Suf is scheduled to dock at 8:00 am. A er disem-barking we transfer to Stockholm Airport, for our fl ight home, or your individual onward journey. (B/-/-)

    Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Services not included: Interna onal air transporta on to/from Stockholm, Sweden

    Addi onal beverages ordered with included meals on the Stockholm pre-cruise program

    Alcoholic beverages on board the Windstar cruise and shore excursions, unless men oned in the i nerary

    Services not specifi cally men oned as included

    Expenses of a personal nature (Hotel room service, mini-bar, telephone or internet charges, etc.)

    Travel insurance for cancella on, trip interrup on and out-of-country medical coverage.

    Lecture

    Dr. Helen E. Ha onThe program includes a lecture on key Russian rulers who shaped St. Petersburg, by historian Dr. Ha on of the University of Toronto.

    The Bal cs

    Terms & Condi onsThe standard terms & condi ons of LomaVer Tours apply, as published on www.lomaver.com, unless otherwise indicated.

    Reserva ons & PaymentFor the tour program Sailing the Bal c Sea a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the land tour cost is due at me of confi rma on. Payments for fl ight bookings are due in full at me of confi rma on, and are either non-refundable or subject to cancella on penal es, to be advised at me of booking. The balance of the tour payment is due 60 days prior to tour departure, and is non-refundable. Protec on against fi nancial loss through travel insurance is strongly recommended.

    To reserve your space on this tour, contact your travel agent or LomaVer Tours

    TF 1-877-713-5142 T 416-572-7710

    www.lomaver.com TICO #50018336 #50020427 Your travel agent

    Sibelius Monument - Helsinki

    Dro ningholm Palace - Sweden

    Church of Saviour - St. Petersburg

    Peterhof Palace - St. Petersburg

    WIND SURFThe fi ve-masted Wind Surf is the fl agship of Windstar Cruises.For detailed informa on on the ship, including deck plans,ameni es and features, please visit windstarcruises.com or askLomaVer Tours to send you addi onal informa on on the shipby email or regular mail.