5. LDS Temples of Scandinavia & Baltic Cruise with Chad Hawkins

Dates Oct. 5-16, 2017
Destinations Copenhagen, Denmark; Berlin, Germany; Day at Sea - Scandinavia; Tallin, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden;
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From $1,860
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Come with us and enjoy the autumn season in Scandinavia and the Baltics. Visit 3 LDS Temples, St Petersburg and many other timeless cities filled with culture, history and natural beauty.

Our cruise tour package is a great mix of history, art, faith building experiences and breathtaking scenery. Chad Hawkins, renowned LDS Temple artist invites you to explore this region and see 3 LDS temples - Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. Other artistic highlights will be visiting the original Thorvaldsen Christus statue and many of Carl Bloch's iconic original paintings of the Savior displayed in the amazing Frederiksborg Castle.

Chad will create a special one-of –a-kind piece of artwork representing this memorable tour and everyone in the group will be presented with their own limited edition signed copy! If this area of the world is on your list of must does, there hasn’t been a better time than right now.

Questions? Contact:

Karen Gerlach, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6152
Email Karen

Day 1: Thurs Oct 5, 2017

Depart U.S for Copenhagen

Today we will travel from the U.S. and fly all night to arrive into Copenhagen the next morning.

Day 2: Fri. Oct 6, 2017

Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen! Scandinavia's largest city is a treasure trove of art, history, architecture and modern design. You will enjoy its fairy-tale settings like palaces, castles and elegant gardens. After our arrival today we will spend the day touring this capital city which will include the iconic Little Mermaid statue in the harbor and the Copenhagen Cathedral which houses the original Thorvaldsen Christus that the LDS church has replicated for many LDS of its visitor centers across the world. The evening is yours to enjoy as wish to go out on the town or rest from your travels. Overnight in Copenhagen.

Day 3: Sat. Oct 7, 2017

Copenhagen

This afternoon we will board the Norwegian Getaway for our Scandinavian and Baltic Cruise. We will have a little get-together in the evening to get acquainted with each other on our group.

Day 4: Sun. Oct 8, 2017

Warnemunde – Berlin, Germany

It's been more than two decades since the walls came down and Berlin became unified in many ways, including the pursuit of joy. Germany's capital city is a city that balances cosmopolitan chic with a liberal undercurrent of creativity and cool. Famous historical landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag . You are free to explore Berlin on your own. Shore excursion choices will be offered.

Day 5: Mon. Oct 9, 2017

At Sea

Today you will have a meeting with Chad to discuss the LDS Church in Scandinavia and the splendor of the art is this region. Enjoy your day at sea with the many amenities aboard the Getaway.

Day 6: Tues. Oct 10, 2017

Tallinn, Estonia

The capital of Estonia impresses cruise guests with its mixture of old houses and very modern boutiques. Journey inside the ancient stoned walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle or experience Tsar Peter I's Kadriorg Palace, filled with art and surrounded by sculpted gardens and peaceful woodlands. You are free to explore Tallinn on your own. Shore excursion choices will be offered.

Day 7: Weds. Oct 11, 2017

St. Petersburg, Russia

Elaborate palaces, grand churches, amazing estates, and gilded façades, St. Petersburg is rich in architectural masterpieces and artistic treasures. Enjoy the culture and grandeur of this historic city built by the tsars.

We will be offering an optional private shore excursion just for our own group.

Day 8: Thurs. Oct 12, 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Scandinavia's “White City of the North,” Helsinki is a city which keeps its historical roots intact. Discover the national pride of the Finnish people along with the Swedish and Russian legacy in this beautiful capital. Helsinki is filled with graceful architecture and monuments and surrounded on three sides by sea and tiny islands.

We will be offering an optional privately guided LDS Shore excursion today to visit the Helsinki LDS Temple where you will be given some time to serve in the temple before seeing the city highlights such as Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, the Opera house and Finlandia house. The Temppeliaukio church is an impressive site being built into a rock wall.

Day 9: Fri. Oct 13, 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

Laced by an ingenious network of waterways and bridges strung between a freshwater lake and the sea, Stockholm is has gabled old townhouses that peer over cobblestone streets, while its magnificent 17th-century palace sits watching over the harbor.

We will be offering an optional privately guided LDS Shore excursion today to visit the Stockholm LDS Temple where you will be given some time to serve in the temple before seeing the city. Afterwards we will see highlights of the city by such as the Royal Place and the Vasa Museum.

Day 10: Sat. Oct 14, 2017

Cruising at Sea

Today is another day to rest from your activities and relax on your day at sea. This afternoon we will again get together and talk about the history, architect and special stories of the LDS temples we saw and the Saints of these countries that are building their local Zion.

Day 11: Sun. Oct 15, 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

Today after we leave our ship we will have a transfer waiting to take us on a tour of Frederiksberg Castle, the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia which houses the Museum of National History. We will enjoy hearing from Chad Hawkins the artist perspective on the many iconic paintings of the Savior by Carl Bloch's. We will visit the Copenhagen Temple grounds. This evening will be yours to enjoy as you like to enjoy the city.

Day 12: Mon. Oct 16, 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark– Flight Home

This morning we will board our flight for the return trip home to the U.S.A. Note: For those who wish to attend the Copenhagen Temple, you may wish to extend your time in Denmark a couple of extra days.

(itinerary is subject to change)

Price includes:

  • 9 day cruise, inside cabin (based on double occupancy) on the Norwegian Getaway
  • Experienced Tour Director and artist Chad Hawkins
  • Lectures at sea featuring the LDS Church and famous artwork in Scandinavia
  • 1 Pre-night/ 1 post-night stay in Copenhagen including:
  • 2 half-day tours in Copenhagen
  • 2 nights hotel in Copenhagen
  • Breakfast daily
  • Round-trip airport/ port transfers

Price does not include:

  • Round-trip air Salt Lake City to Copenhagen Denmark $1327.00 per person
  • Port taxes and fees - $ 184.70 each
  • Optional 3 LDS Shore excursion package (Ports: Helsinki/ St. Petersburg/ Stockholm) - $450 per person * Note: Opportunity to do service in Helsinki and Stolkholm Temples
  • Additional hotel, transfers or tours not included in the package
  • Trip cancellation/ Trip interruption coverage
  • Items of a personal nature (phone, internet, room service, etc).

Optional Pricing:

  • Balcony Stateroom - $2300 per person double Occupancy
  • Cash Discount - $55 each (payment made by check or electronic bank account transfer)

Payment information:

  • $500 deposit per person is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due July 7, 2017