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Stockholm to Oslo

CASTLES, CROWNS & FJORDS | 12 Nights | Departs Jun 28, 2014

 

Karlskrona, Sweden

Karlskrona, Sweden-port

Explore enchanting Karlskrona with its storybook cottages, immense town square, and hundreds of small islands awaiting discovery amid the sparkling sea. Karlskrona boasts the second largest main square in all of Europe, surrounded by historic buildings, including three important churches, unique shops, restaurants and cafés. Visit The Church of Holy Trinity (Trefaldighetskyrkan) featuring an Italian inspired dome-shaped roof rarely seen in Sweden. Then go see Fredrikskyrkan, The Frederick Church from the early 1800’s with its unusual color and décor. Spend time in the Car Museum, the Porcelain Museum and the Marine Museum. Then browse through the wonderful boutiques and galleries. Take home hand-blown glass, porcelain, designer clothing and jewelry. Enjoy international cuisine or delicious Swedish favorites of fresh seafood in an idyllic setting.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • City Highlights With Old Naval Shipyard
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Guided Walk With Naval Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Naval Museum & Boat Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Tastes of the 18th Century
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Boat Tour to Kungsholm Fortress
    Light Activity /Walking
  • East Coast Drive to Kristianopel
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • City Highlights W/Old Naval Shipyard

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 3 hours
    Tour Code: kaa-001
    Price:

    Free

    Delve into the extraordinary naval history of Karlskrona, a planned 17th-century town that was purpose-built to be a naval stronghold when Sweden was a major power.

    Depart from the pier and drive to the top of Brewer Hill, the highest point in Karlskrona, for a sweeping view that includes the 17th-century brewery that gave the hill its name. Founded in 1680, Karlskrona still retains much of its original layout and earliest buildings, as you will see during your guided tour at the Naval Shipyard, a key part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    After passing the clock tower that has stood in Admiralty Park since 1699, you will view some of the distinctive architecture and specialized installations that once made Karlskrona a hub of military technology. The most noteworthy structures include the 18th-century Wasa Shed, which was large enough to accommodate the construction of a 70-gun warship, and the Polhem dry dock, which was built in 1724 using advanced techniques that other nation’s soon copied. The dock is still operating today.

    The Rope-walk is another fascinating purpose-built structure from the 1690s and remains the longest wooden building in Sweden. Its length was necessary to effectively manufacture long ropes. In fact, you will see how it was done through an enlightening demonstration.

    Continuing on, you will enjoy a panoramic tour through an historical neighborhood where dockworkers have always lived before reaching the city center. Participate in a guided walking tour of the city center that showcases its many baroque buildings before having some free time to further explore on your own. Later, you’ll rejoin your coach and make the short transfer back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking/standing plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There will be some gravel and cobblestone surfaces to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate comfortable clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. As this tour enters a military area, you will be asked to provide your passport number in advance of the call and all participants must bring their passports with them on the tour.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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