LOADING...
LOADING...
LOADING...
LOADING...
LOADING...
LOADING...
 
1-888-722-0021
 

NORTHERN CLASSICS

V6214

London to Copenhagen on Crystal Symphony
DATES : June 5 - 12, 2016 (7 Days)  CRUISE-ONLY FARES FROM : $2,715 Per Person

PLAN & BOOK THIS VOYAGE

Contact a Crystal Expert Travel Agency:

1-888-722-0021
Get-a-Quote
Northern Classics Northern Classics Map

Discover Antwerp, Belgium's 'capital of cool' with its stylish design houses and art galleries; explore Amsterdam's 165 canals by boat or bike; visit Copenhagen's Kronborg Castle, renowned as Hamlet's fortress.

Date Port Arrival Departure
Jun 5, Sunday
London/Tilbury, England »   6 pm

With a history thought to date to Roman times, Tilbury has long been a center of politics, travel and trade. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I came ashore on official army-related business, and in 1852, an Act of Parliament initiated the construction of the Tilbury Docks. Four years later, the docks welcomed their first vessel, making Tilbury the main port for London. Indeed, Tilbury is part of the wider Port of London, with the great city itself just 25 miles away. You might take in Tilbury sights such as the Tilbury Fort, originally built by Henry VIII, and the Tilbury Docks, used as a location for the films Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Batman Begins, before heading off to explore London. Legendary landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Whitehall, the Tower of London and the fashionable West End will prove exceedingly fascinating, whether this is your first trip or a long-anticipated reprise.

Jun 6, Monday
Antwerp, Belgium (overnight) » 10 am  
Antwerp is home to the world's largest diamond industry. Diamonds are mined all over the globe, but they are cleft, sawed, polished, refined and resold in Antwerp. The golden era of Antwerp was the 16th century, from which many of its monuments and architectural highlights date. The famous Brabo fountain, a monument to the city's mythical hero Silvius Brabo, is located in the heart of the city. The city is proud of its artistic heritage, particularly its strong link with Rubens, who was born there and spent most of his life painting in and around the port. Visit his old house, the Rubenshuis, which has been well renovated and serves as a good introduction to the painter's work. Another important piece of Belgium's artistic heritage is the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Katedraal, an impressive Gothic structure. This church is home to three fabulous Rubens canvases, the most beautiful of which is the Descent from the Cross.
Jun 7, Tuesday
Antwerp, Belgium »   5 pm
Antwerp is home to the world's largest diamond industry. Diamonds are mined all over the globe, but they are cleft, sawed, polished, refined and resold in Antwerp. The golden era of Antwerp was the 16th century, from which many of its monuments and architectural highlights date. The famous Brabo fountain, a monument to the city's mythical hero Silvius Brabo, is located in the heart of the city. The city is proud of its artistic heritage, particularly its strong link with Rubens, who was born there and spent most of his life painting in and around the port. Visit his old house, the Rubenshuis, which has been well renovated and serves as a good introduction to the painter's work. Another important piece of Belgium's artistic heritage is the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Katedraal, an impressive Gothic structure. This church is home to three fabulous Rubens canvases, the most beautiful of which is the Descent from the Cross.
Jun 8, Wednesday
Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight) » 9 am  
Amsterdam derives its name from a 13th-century protective dam. Itis a beautifully preserved city with quaint architectural styles, priceless art treasures and welcoming people. Many of its wondrous highlights are located within the five concentric canals that gird the city's older neighborhoods and business districts. Whether cruising its waterways or visiting its exquisite galleries and museums, you will discover a wealth of fascinating sightseeing opportunities. A short drive away, characteristic towns preserve their traditional Dutch ways with intricate national costumes, sturdy wooden shoes and purposeful windmills.
Jun 9, Thursday
Amsterdam, Netherlands »   8 am
Amsterdam derives its name from a 13th-century protective dam. Itis a beautifully preserved city with quaint architectural styles, priceless art treasures and welcoming people. Many of its wondrous highlights are located within the five concentric canals that gird the city's older neighborhoods and business districts. Whether cruising its waterways or visiting its exquisite galleries and museums, you will discover a wealth of fascinating sightseeing opportunities. A short drive away, characteristic towns preserve their traditional Dutch ways with intricate national costumes, sturdy wooden shoes and purposeful windmills.
Jun 10, Friday
Arendal, Norway » 12 n 8 pm

It’s as if an artist sketched this pretty little patch of Norway, beginning with a foundation of sparkling waters and verdant hills, and adding a church tower, quaint and colorful wood-clad houses and a collection of boats bobbing in the water to give the scene both a patina of history and the brightness of cultural vibrancy. Indeed, Arendal is a haven for artists and craftspeople, many moving from Oslo to take residency in old buildings and perhaps take on a restoration. Summertime is abuzz with activity, especially in the harbor, called Pollen, and the small old district, called Tyholmen, where you’ll find charming, centuries-old timbered structures. Offshore are the islands of Merdø, Tromøy and Hisøy, popular for a quick excursion. Water is certainly a theme here, as evidenced by two area lighthouses, Store Torungen and Lille Torungen, both located in the Arendal shipping lane.

 

Jun 11, Saturday
Göteborg, Sweden » 7 am 6 pm
Göteborg is a thriving industrial center in Sweden, and the country's second largest city. Established by Dutch canal experts in the early 17th century, Göteborg has served as an entrance to the Baltic Sea as well as a center for the export of Swedish timber and iron ore to the world. Göteborg stands on the estuary of the Gota Alv and has approximately half a million inhabitants. The arts in the city are most apparent in the Opera House, which was completed in 1994. Other magnificent tourist attractions include the beautiful Botanical Gardens, the Horticultural Society's Gardens and the Klippans Industrial Heritage Reserve.
Jun 12, Sunday
Copenhagen, Denmark » 6 am  
Denmark, the world's oldest kingdom, awaits your discovery on this visit to its lively capital, Copenhagen. Immerse yourself in the vitality of this delightful city as you explore its expansive parks and plazas, as well as its treasure trove of historic galleries and buildings. Discover its exquisite combination of Scandinavian elegance and European joie de vivre. Visitors traveling outside the city enter an altogether different world; one where stately castles are found nestled in the gentle, emerald-green Danish countryside.
All itineraries and times are subject to change. Click on ports for detailed information.
REQUEST A BROCHURE »
EMAIL NEWSLETTER
Sign up for Crystal Evalue emails for best fares and value-savings offers! »
Crystal Symphony

Tour the ship

Crystal Symphony
DECK PLANS & DETAILS »

WORLD MAP