Northern Europe

Scandinavian Taster Cruise

Northern Europe

Scandinavia

Copenhagen, Denmark

Few places have as much friendliness and joie de vivre as the Danish capital of Copenhagen. This is the perfect place to appreciate Hygge, meaning cosiness and comfort, which lies at the very heart of the Danish identity. Close to the statue of The Little Mermaid you will find the district of Østerbro, where shops and boutiques, cafés and bakeries line the streets. On any visit to the city, you absolutely must try a traditional Nordic Smørrebrød open sandwich, back in fashion thanks to the inventive ideas of young Danish chefs. Frederiksberg is one of the finer areas to explore, while the picturesque canals and little houses of Christianshavn are also sure to delight.

Kristiansand, Norway

Norway’s southernmost city is home to a splendid blend of history, tradition and natural beauty, with an enthralling old quarter filled with attractive wooden houses, as well as a lively fishing harbour and market where the daily catch is sold. It is also home to the circular Christiansholm Fortress, built in 1672 on an islet some one hundred metres from the shore, now reached by a boardwalk.

Holland & Flanders

Amsterdam’s network of canals has been compared to Venice. Renowned as a fun-loving destination, the city is also at the vanguard of the arts and has some world class museums, including one dedicated Vincent Van Gogh and another to Anne Frank. Further south-west along the Belgian coast, the medieval village of Zeebrugge rose to prominence as a new port for Bruges, but has a long and proud maritime tradition in its own right, as the home of Europe’s largest fish market.

England

London

With a host of instantly recognisable landmarks and a history dating back to Roman times, London is a true icon of world travel. There’s no better way to see the capital from a unique perspective than taking an exhilarating river boat ride down the Thames.

The Channel Islands

The capital of the Channel Islands is characterized by historic buildings and beautiful parks, with a particular highlight being the iconic Elizabeth Castle located at the harbour’s entrance, dating back to the 16th-century.

On Guernsey, the picturesque harbour town of St Peter Port is an enchanting patchwork of Regency buildings and quaint fisherman’s cottages, with Castle Cornet its centrepiece. This island castle has been standing guard over the harbour for more than eight hundred years. St Peter Port is also home to the peaceful retreat of the restored Victorian Candie Gardens.

The North

From Newcastle’s Millennium Bridge and Hadrian’s Wall to the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the Maritime Museum in Hull, there’s plenty to discover across the majestic landscapes of the English north.

Scotland

Scotland’s spectacular capital city of Edinburgh is a thriving UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also renowned for its world-famous performance arts festival, as well as Scotland’s biggest music festival, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Fascinating street artists and lively pubs can be found here all year round and nowhere epitomises this flair and elegance more than its most historic street, the Royal Mile, running from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.

With numerous art galleries and centres, the progressive city of Dundee is a cultural hotspot and best of all: it is also the sunniest city in Scotland.

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