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Ports of Timeless Wonder: Normandy, Amsterdam, the Kiel Canal & Beyond - 2021

London • 10-night small ship cruise with Poole, Honfleur, Bruges, Amsterdam, Delfzijl, Elbe River, Hamburg, Kiel Canal, Kolding • Copenhagen
  • JOIN THE INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, VANTAGE'S FIRST SMALL SHIP OCEAN CRUISING VESSEL
  • ENJOY A SCENIC DAYLIGHT CRUISE THROUGH THE HISTORIC KIEL CANAL, FEATURING LIVE COMMENTARY
  • GET A TASTE OF NORMANDY DURING AN OYSTER SAMPLING IN HONFLEUR
  • SET OFF ON A CRUISE OF AMSTERDAM’S 17TH-CENTURY CANAL RING, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
  • EMBARK ON A WALKING TOUR OF UNESCO-LISTED BRUGES, ONE OF EUROPE'S BEST-PRESERVED MEDIEVAL CITIES
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Dublin, Ireland (Pre-Trip)

4 DAYS FROM $1,199

Copenhagen, Denmark (Pre-Trip)

3 DAYS FROM $999

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Dublin, Ireland (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,199 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $299 PER DAY

Beyond the photogenic castles and cathedrals, Ireland’s capital city brims with character: here, history flows along the cobblestone streets, swirls about centuries-old pubs, and evolves along with the arts and cuisine created by its youthful, innovative denizens. Explore Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, and Trinity College Dublin on an included city tour to get a sense of Ireland’s past glory; spot the local deer herd at Phoenix Park; hit the pubs and listen to — or participate in – the craic, or everyday banter, intrinsic to Irish culture. With Dublin’s attractions right by your centrally located hotel, you’ll have an easy time getting to know this cosmopolitan city.

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • 3 included features: A city tour, a visit to Phoenix Park, and a visit to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Take off for Dublin

You’ll board an overnight flight to Ireland today, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Dublin

Welcome to Dublin! If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Remember to take advantage of the hospitality desk during your stay, where you can plan activities; or, use our complimentary Concierge service to do so in advance. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Discover the best of the Irish capital

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll set off on a coach and walking tour to see Dublin’s most renowned landmarks, including a stop at the entrance of Dublin Castle and at Phoenix Park, one of the oldest and largest urban parks in Europe. At the Library of Trinity College Dublin, you’ll set eyes on what is widely considered as Ireland’s finest national treasure: The Book of Kells. After admiring the pages of brilliantly colored illustrations and calligraphed manuscripts on display, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Your Concierge can offer recommendations or even help you make reservations for lunch and dinner!

Included Features:

  • Half-day Dublin city tour
  • Visit Phoenix Park
  • See the Book of Kells at Trinity College

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Dublin at your leisure

Enjoy a day to explore on your own. Perhaps you’ll go see the infamous centuries-old mummies housed deep in the crypts of St. Michan’s Church, take in the music performed by talented buskers on Grafton Street, or embark on a search for your long-lost Irish roots at the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. And if you’d like to party like the Irish, make sure to schedule an after-dinner pub crawl! 

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 5:

Fly to London and commence your base tour

After breakfast, we’ll check out and transfer from our hotel to Dublin Airport for our flight to London, where you will join Day 2 of your base tour program.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Copenhagen, Denmark (Pre-Trip)

FROM $999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

Give yourself three extra nights in charming Copenhagen — a cultural capital of Scandinavia and a true gastronomical powerhouse. Whether you’re sipping a steaming brew as part of the city’s intrinsic coffee culture, wandering the Norrebro neighborhood on your way toward the Nyhavn canal’s colorful row houses, or taking a dip in the outdoor canal pools at Islands Brygge, there’s plenty to do during ample free time. And you’ll gain insight into local culture during an excursion to a charming fishing village. There is no better way to see more of Denmark at the best value.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 additional nights accommodations at the Tivoli Copenhagen Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 additional meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Excursion to the fishing village of Dragør
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com

Please note: The day-to-day itinerary for this extension blends in some features that would otherwise occur during the Copenhagen land portion of your main cruise tour program. This is done merely to ensure the most logical, relaxed, and efficient pacing. By the time you embark ship on the main cruise tour itinerary, you will have experienced all the main tour inclusions as well as your two extra extension days.
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DAY 1:

Fly to Denmark

You’ll board an overnight flight to Copenhagen today, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrival in Copenhagen

Arrive in Copenhagen today. If you purchased Vantage air, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel from the airport. Take advantage of the hospitality desk, where you can plan activities over the next couple of days, or use our complimentary Concierge service to do so in advance. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Copenhagen walking tour, free time to explore

Why do Danes consistently rank as “the happiest people in the world,” according to the UN’s World Happiness Report? Your panoramic tour of charming, friendly Copenhagen may give you a clue, as you view the famed Little Mermaid statue on her watery perch, visit the Nyhavn canal district, swing by towered and turreted Rosenborg Castle, and contrast that with the more-dignified Amalienborg Castle where Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II resides today. Part of your tour includes a scenic canal boat ride, and you’ll see how Copenhagen’s residents make use of these historic channels.

Cultural Discovery: From renowned Noma restaurant to an up-cropping of other Michelin-starred gems, food has become Copenhagen’s main attraction! On a visit to a local food market, you’ll see what the locals are cooking up, while tasting the freshest fare and interacting with the people who live here, shop here, and grow the items sold here. Lunch is on your own here, too, and you can browse some 60 stalls for everything from tacos to tapas, sushi to salad. After, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, with dinner on your own so you can experience more of what this gastronomical capital is doing.

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

Explore Copenhagen on your own

Enjoy more free time to explore Copenhagen on your own. Lunch and dinner are on your own today, which is a golden opportunity to try a Michelin-starred restaurant or a few smørrebrød, famous Danish open-faced sandwiches, traditionally savored with a beer or aquavit.

Throughout the day, your fellow cruise tour travelers will be arriving. You’ll meet them this evening at a Welcome Briefing and Dnner. Tomorrow, as they acclimate with a city tour, you still have one more included feature of your pre-trip extension to enjoy: your morning excursion to Dragør.

Included meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Excursion to Malmö by train (extension only)

Excursion to Malmö by train (extension only)

  • Approximate Cost: $220 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • When: Full-day tour
Travel by train along the famous Oresund Bridge to Malmö on this unique tour of Sweden’s third-largest city. Here, you’ll embark on a walking tour of Malmö’s Old Town, with highlights including the Gothic St. Peter’s Church and City Hall, while also learning about fika — a reflective coffee break and Swedish tradition — at a local café.

DAY 5:

Visiting Dragør village

This morning we set off for an excursion to Dragør, a picturesque fishing village on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Your guide will escort you along the narrow, cobbled lanes lined with yellow houses and red-tiled rooftops, and we’ll pause to sample some local refreshments. Back in Copenhagen, the balance of the day is free. Perhaps you’ll be inspired at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, or shop along the Strøget pedestrian zone.

Tomorrow, you will rejoin your larger base tour group and proceed with Day 4 of your Copenhagen-Poole cruise tour.

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Dublin, Ireland (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,199 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $300 PER DAY

Beyond the photogenic castles and cathedrals, Ireland’s capital city brims with character: here, history flows along the cobblestone streets, swirls about centuries-old pubs, and evolves along with the arts and cuisine created by its youthful, innovative denizens. Explore Dublin Castle, Phoenix Park, and Trinity College Dublin on an included city tour to get a sense of Ireland’s past glory; spot the local deer herd at Phoenix Park; hit the pubs and listen to — or participate in – the craic, or everyday banter, intrinsic to Irish culture. With Dublin’s attractions right by your centrally located hotel, you’ll have an easy time getting to know this cosmopolitan city.

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodations at the Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • 3 included features: A city tour, a visit to Phoenix Park, and a visit to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 16:

Fly to Dublin, Ireland

After breakfast you’ll transfer to the London airport and fly to Dublin, Ireland. After transferring to your centrally located hotel, the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Remember to take advantage of the hospitality desk during your stay, where you can plan activities; or, use our complimentary Concierge service to do so in advance.

DAY 17:

Discover the best of the Irish capital

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll set off on a coach and walking tour to see Dublin’s most renowned landmarks, including a stop at the entrance of Dublin Castle and at Phoenix Park, one of the oldest and largest urban parks in Europe. At the Library of Trinity College Dublin, you’ll set eyes on what is widely considered as Ireland’s finest national treasure: The Book of Kells. After admiring the pages of brilliantly colored illustrations and calligraphed manuscripts on display, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Your Concierge can offer recommendations or even help you make reservations for lunch and dinner!

Included Feature:

  • Half-day Dublin city tour
  • Visit Phoenix Park
  • See the Book of Kells at Trinity College

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 18:

Explore Dublin at your leisure

Enjoy a day to explore on your own. Perhaps you’ll go see the infamous centuries-old mummies housed deep in the crypts of St. Michan’s Church, take in the music performed by talented buskers on Grafton Street, or embark on a search for your long-lost Irish roots at the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight, but if you’d like to party like the Irish, perhaps you’ll celebrate your adventure with a pub crawl! 

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Return home

After breakfast, you’ll check out and transfer from your hotel to Dublin Airport for your flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Copenhagen, Denmark (Post-Trip)

FROM $999 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $333 PER DAY

You'll already be in Europe, so why not add two extra nights in charming Copenhagen, a delightful city with so much to offer? Whether you’re sipping a steaming brew as part of the city’s intrinsic coffee culture, wandering the Norrebro neighborhood on your way toward the Nyhavn canal’s colorful row houses, or taking a dip in the outdoor canal pools at Islands Brygge, there’s plenty to do during ample free time. And you’ll gain insight into local culture during an excursion to a charming fishing village. There is no better way to see more of Denmark at the best value.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodations at the Tivoli Copenhagen Hotel (or similar)
  • 3 meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Excursion to the fishing village of Dragør
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Cruise Director and local guides
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 16:

A visit to the village of Dragør

This morning you set off for an excursion to Dragør, a picturesque fishing village on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Your guide will escort you along the narrow, cobbled lanes lined with yellow houses and thatched rooftops, and you’ll pause to sample some local refreshments. Back in Copenhagen, the balance of the day is free. Perhaps you’ll be inspired at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, or shop along the Strøget pedestrian zone.

DAY 17:

At leisure in Copenhagen

Following breakfast, enjoy a full day to explore Copenhagen as you wish. Perhaps you’ll visit Tivoli Gardens, the city's historic amusement park, a wonderland of display gardens, concert venues, exotic architecture, and, of course, rides. We provide a free shuttle service between your hotel and the city center. 

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 18:

Return home

Enjoy your final breakfast in Copenhagen before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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