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PRE- AND POST-CRUISE OPTIONS Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea June 4 to 13, 2015
We are pleased to offer you these Pre- and Post-Cruise Options to further enhance your journey. To book your Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Options, please complete the enclosed reservation form. Reservations and payment in full are due in the offices of Gohagan & Company no later than February 27, 2015. The Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Options may not be available for purchase after this date.
WONDERS OF NORWAY
BERGEN ◆ FJORDS ◆ COPENHAGEN PRE-CRUISE OPTION May 31 to June 4, 2015 Immerse yourself in majestic Norwegian landscapes and traditional Scandinavian culture on this unique and exclusive four night journey from enchanting Bergen to cosmopolitan Copenhagen. Tour the historic city of Bergen, including Bryggen (the old wharf), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and visit Troldhaugen, the summer retreat of famed composer Edvard Grieg. Ride the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world, through pristine fjordlands, passing snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls and alpine lakes. Enjoy a scenic cruise by private boat on spectacular Nærøy Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a panoramic tour of Copenhagen during an exclusively chartered cruise along the city’s idyllic canals. Accommodations are for three nights in comfortable hotels, including the historic Stalheim Hotel, and one night aboard the Crown Seaways ferry. U.S. Sunday, May 31 Depart the U.S.
Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, stands as a reminder of the city’s heritage as a major Hanseatic League port from the 14th to 16th centuries. Today, many of the area’s traditional wooden houses are artists’ studios and shops.
BERGEN, NORWAY Monday, June 1 Upon arrival, check into the ideally-located Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 10/01/14-1
Following lunch in Flåm, a charming village at the head of Aurlands Fjord, embark a private boat for a spectacular cruise along the majestic Sogne Fjord and Nærøy Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Travel the cobalt blue waters, passing traditional farmsteads and villages flanked by soaring mountains. This evening, arrive at the historic, family-run Stalheim Hotel, with stunning views of the Nærøy Valley. Visit the fascinating Folk Museum, where you can discover traditions of Norwegian country life at your own pace and explore log buildings, a manor house and exhibitions showcasing everyday activities on an 18th-century farm, including baking, distillation, harvesting, hunting and fishing. Enjoy dinner this evening in the hotel.
Cruise the tranquil waters of Sogne, Norway’s longest fjord, surrounded by lush mountain sides and cascading waterfalls.
BERGEN Tuesday, June 2 Following breakfast in the hotel, begin a panoramic tour of Bergen, including a walk through the historic Bryggen district, a UNESCO World Heritage site along the city’s harbor. See King Håkon’s Hall—the political center of early medieval Norway—the Romanesque St. Mary’s Church, the open-air Fish Market and Grieg Hall, named for Norway’s most famous composer and home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. After lunch on your own, depart for Troldhaugen, Edvard Grieg’s summer home, located along the shores of Lake Nordås. Tour the Victorian villa, where Grieg’s Steinway piano still sits, see the garden cottage where he wrote many of his finest works and attend a specially-arranged recital in Troldsalen, an intimate concert hall with a stunning view of the lake behind the musicians. Continue to the reconstructed Fantoft Stavkirke, a traditional 12th-century wooden Christian church noted for its elaborate architecture. Upon return to the hotel, the evening is free to explore individual pursuits in Bergen. BERGEN/STALHEIM Wednesday, June 3 After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy a scenic transfer from Bergen to the mountaintop hamlet of Myrdal to board the thrilling Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering that travels 13 dramatic miles beside cascading waterfalls and through 20 tunnels.
STALHEIM/OSLO Thursday, June 4 Following breakfast in the hotel, transfer from Stalheim to Oslo through beautiful fjordland scenery. After lunch, board the Crown Seaways ferry and navigate the same Scandinavian waters that the Vikings did hundreds of years ago. Enjoy dinner on board the ship and cruise overnight. COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Friday, June 5 This morning, be on deck as you cruise the stunning waterways of Copenhagen, the “City of Green Spires.” A trading post since the eighth century and throughout the Middle Ages, the city underwent fortification beginning in the late 12th century, changing the face of the harbor forever. Today, Denmark’s exuberant capital is the liveliest and most fetching of Scandinavian cities. At picturesque Gammel Strand, board a private boat for an exclusively chartered cruise along the city’s idyllic canals. See the granite-and-copper Christiansborg Palace, the Dutch Renaissance style Naval Church, the early 17th-century Old Stock Exchange and the famous statue of the Little Mermaid, immortalized by the beloved Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Cruise by the ceremonial cannons of the Sixtus Battery and the Fortress of Three Crowns on the mouth of the Copenhagen harbor before entering the canal of Christianshavn with its mélange of renovated ancient warehouses, houseboats and modern architecture. Following lunch on your own, transfer to the m.s. Le Boréal and depart Copenhagen.
Included Features: Transfers and luggage handling abroad for participants whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s). ◆ Accommodations for two nights in the ideally-located Radisson Blu Royal Hotel*, inclusive of taxes and service. ◆ Accommodations for one night in the historic Stalheim Hotel, inclusive of taxes and service. ◆ Accommodations for one night aboard the comfortable Crown Seaways ferry** from Oslo to Copenhagen, inclusive of taxes and service. ◆ Breakfast each morning, two included lunches and two included dinners. ◆ Tour of Bergen with a walk through the Bryggen (old wharf), a UNESCO World Heritage site, and featuring King Håkon’s Hall, St. Mary’s Church, the Fish Market and Grieg Hall. ◆ Tour of the summer home of composer Edvard Grieg, with specially arranged recital. ◆ Visit to Fantoft Stavkirke, a traditional medieval wooden church. ◆ Scenic ride through stunning fjordlands on the Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest train lines. ◆ Private cruise through the pristine Sogne Fjord and the Næroy Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site. ◆ Overnight passage on the Crown Seaways ferry from Oslo, Norway to Copenhagen, Denmark. ◆ Exclusively chartered panoramic cruise through Copenhagen’s idyllic canals. ◆ All excursions and visits, as outlined above, with experienced local guides. ◆ Gratuities to local guides and drivers. ◆ Hospitality desk in the hotels. ◆ Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Director to accompany you throughout the Pre-Cruise. ◆
SPLENDORS OF STOCKHOLM POST-CRUISE OPTION June 13 to 15, 2015 Further enhance your Baltic journey with a two-night stay in regal Stockholm, Sweden’s capital and the cultural center of the country since the 13th century. Spanning 14 small islands where shimmering Lake Mälaren meets one of the largest archipelagos in the Baltic Sea, this intriguing Scandinavian city balances modern urban design with medieval and Renaissance architecture. Stroll through the Gamla Stan (Old Town) past remarkably preserved edifices; visit the magnificent City Hall, site of the annual Nobel Prize banquet; and see the best preserved 17th-century warship in the world. Accommodations for two nights are in the deluxe Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, located in the heart of Stockholm and offering stunning views of Old Town and the City Hall.
$2195 per person, double occupancy. $2695 per person, single occupancy. *The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel has a limited number of queen bedded rooms. These rooms are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. **Advertised cabins on Crown Seaways ferry have two twin beds.
The capital of Sweden since 1436, Stockholm sits at the junction of Lake Mälarenand and Salt Bay, an arm of the Baltic Sea, opposite the Gulf of Finland.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Saturday, June 13 Disembark in Stockholm and begin your panoramic city tour, including a visit to iconic City Hall, an early 20th-century red-brick building whose lofty tower bears three gilt crowns, the national emblem of Sweden. In Gamla Stan, walk the narrow and winding cobblestone streets past the red, orange and
vanilla colored stucco walls of charming medieval and Renaissance style homes. Enjoy lunch on your own and transfer to the deluxe Sheraton Stockholm Hotel for an afternoon at leisure in this handsome Scandinavian city.
Please note: Each Pre-Cruise Option and Post-Cruise Option is sold as a separate package; individual services and/or Included Features of the Pre-Cruise Option and Post-Cruise Option cannot be purchased individually.
STOCKHOLM Sunday, June 14 After breakfast in the hotel, visit the Vasa Museum, built to house the best preserved 17th-century warship in the world. The massive vessel sank in Stockholm harbor during its maiden voyage in 1628. More than three centuries later, it was dredged up from the sea bottom and meticulously restored. See the Vasa and fascinating related exhibits on naval warfare, artifacts salvaged from the ship and the lives of several of its passengers. The rest of the afternoon and evening are free to pursue individual interests.
PRE-CRUISE OPTION AND POST-CRUISE OPTION CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY In the event you have to cancel your reservation, cancellation policies as outlined in your travel program brochure apply. These policies are strictly enforced. Cancellations for all or any part of the trip will not be effective until they are received in writing in the offices of Gohagan & Company. A minimum of 30 participants is required in order for the Wonders of Norway Pre-Cruise Option to operate, and a minimum of 35 participants is required in order for the Splendors of Stockholm Post-Cruise Option to operate.
STOCKHOLM Monday, June 15 Following breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport to board your return flight to the U.S., which arrives later today. Included Features: Accommodations for two nights in the ideally-located Sheraton Stockholm Hotel, inclusive of taxes and service. ◆ Breakfast each morning. ◆ Panoramic tour of Stockholm, including a visit to City Hall, site of the Nobel Prize banquet, and a walk through the historic Gamla Stan district. ◆ Tour of the Vasa Museum and its well-preserved 17th-century warship. ◆ All excursions and visits, as outlined above, with local experienced guides. ◆ Gratuities to local guides and drivers. ◆ Hospitality desk in the hotel. ◆ Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Director to accompany you throughout the Post-Cruise. ◆ Transfers and luggage handling abroad for participants whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s). ◆
$820 per person, double occupancy. $1195 per person, single occupancy. THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY 209 South LaSalle Street Suite 500 Chicago, Illinois 60604-1446 (800) 922-3088 Fax (312) 609-1141 ◆
PRE- AND POST-CRUISE OPTIONS RESERVATION FORM
Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea ESTA B L I S H E D 1 9 8 4
June 4 to 13, 2015
Please Note: If you already sent a deposit for the Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Options with the main program brochure reservation form, please disregard this form. Confirmation will appear on the enclosed Reservation Confirmation. Final payment is due in the offices of Gohagan & Company February 27, 2015. Insert the following information from your RESERVATION CONFIRMATION:
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WONDERS OF NORWAY: BERGEN ◆ FJORDS ◆ COPENHAGEN PRE-CRUISE OPTION May 31 to June 5, 2015 Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
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SPLENDORS OF STOCKHOLM POST-CRUISE OPTION June 13 to 15, 2015 Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
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THOMAS P. GOHAGAN & COMPANY ◆ 209 South LaSalle Street ◆ Suite 500 ◆ Chicago, Illinois 60604-1446 ◆ (800) 922-3088 ◆ Fax (312) 609-1141