|Josh Friedman Luxury Travel
+1 (415) 987-0372
Dear fellow clients and sailors ……. I had such a fun time earlier this year as well as in 2011 as a Voyager Club host that I’m doing it again! Escape the cold and foggy summers of San Francisco or the hot and oppressive summers of the rest of the country and join Virtuoso’s Voyager Club for a 5 star week on my new favorite ship – Seabourn Sojourn.
Call or email me to learn about our exclusive perks, including both a complimentary shore event and an shipboard credit. Not to mention a very fun crowd!
7-Day The Baltic and St Petersburg
||Seabourn Cruise Line
||09 Jul, 2013 – 16 Jul, 2013
||Stockholm to Copenhagen
||Tue, 09 Jul 2013
||Wed, 10 Jul 2013
||Thu, 11 Jul 2013
||Fri, 12 Jul 2013
||Sat, 13 Jul 2013
||Sun, 14 Jul 2013
||Mon, 15 Jul 2013
||Tue, 16 Jul 2013
Accommodations aboard ship l Onboard meals l Beverages, including select wines, champagnes and spirits, beer, soft drinks, bottled water l Onboard Staff Gratuities l Entertainment and onboard programs
What’s Not Included
Airfare Port Charges, Taxes, Security Fees and Fuel Surcharge l Shore Excursions l Personal expenses l Some premium wine, champagne, and spirit selections are not included in your fare l Anything not noted as included
Terms & Conditions
All fares are in U.S. dollars, cruise-only per guest, double occupancy, subject to availability. | Some suite categories may not be available. | Government fees and taxes are additional. Fares are not combinable with any other offer, vary by sailing date, are capacity controlled, are subject to change without prior notice. Seabourn reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement for all guests, without prior notice, if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70.00 per barrel, and may collect such a supplement even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. | Certain restrictions apply. | Information herein is accurate at time of printing. | Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and “Run of House” fares are not be combinable with Virtuoso amenities. | The Seabourn Referral Shipboard Credit is not combinable with the Voyager Club Shipboard Credit option. | The Virtuoso shore event, shore excursion, or shipboard credit is non-transferable and non-refundable. | Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. | Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. | Virtuoso amenity option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. | Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. | Virtuoso events and amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. | The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details onboard to guests who have opted for the main Voyager Club event. | Other restrictions and limitations may apply. | See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. | All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso. | Seabourn reserves the right to correct errors. Offers are subject to availability and may be altered or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. | Ships’ registry: Bahamas ©2011 Seabourn
Voyager Club Benefits
All Virtuoso Guests Receive
- Welcome Reception
- Onboard Host
Each passenger may select 1 Voyager Club Benefit(s)
Helsinki Highlights, Arts and Architecture | Helsinki | 14 July 2013
Length: 7 hours
Helsinki is a modern European cultural city whose urban cosmopolitan lifestyle exists in perfect harmony with nature. Surrounded by the sea and its own exotic archipelago, Helsinki offers visitors an endless number of possibilities. Throughout its 450-year history, Helsinki has existed in the crosscurrents of the East and West. The colorful layers of history can be seen everywhere. Today’s Helsinki is also a city of the future. Its modern architecture, cutting-edge design and high-technology have attracted international recognition for the city. Unique lifestyles and urban subcultures are all a part of this international metropolis.
Our day begins with a drive from the harbor to historic Senate Square, built in neo-classic style after Helsinki became the capital of Finland in 1812. From there, we will pass by the shipyard and boat harbors, and see the Suomenlinna Island Fortress and “Diplomat Town” where most of the foreign embassies are located. Leaving the city along the coastal road, we will have a beautiful view of the archipelago and travel through “Tech Town”, the University village in Otaniemi, and Tapiola, the “Garden City”, both of which were designed by the famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto.
We will then make our way to Hvittrask Museum, built in 1902 and former home of the famous Finnish architects, Eliel Saarinen, Armas Lindgren, and Herman Gesellius. Famed for its architecture, Hvittrask’s buildings are made of natural stones and logs from the surrounding area which is forested and situated by a lake. It is an exhibition center for Finnish art and handicrafts. We’ll visit the magnificent house of Eliel Saarinen, and have some free time to wander about and experience the serenity of this beautiful place before moving on to our wonderful luncheon venue.
We’ll enjoy a delicious 3- course repast complimented by wine at the Kulosaaren Casino restaurant. Acclaimed for its traditional cuisine and atmosphere, the restaurant boasts the most beautiful sea view in Helsinki.
After lunch, our return to the pier takes us back to the center of Helsinki and past the stainless steel monument of composer Jean Sibelius, a patriot whose most famous orchestral piece was appropriately named Finlandia. We will also pass the Olympic Stadium, used for the 1952 Olympic Games and the statue of the “Flying Finn”, runner Paavo Nurmi. We’ll continue along Mannerheim Street, where we will see several important buildings such as Finlandia Hall, the National Museum, and the Parliament House. We’ll make a short visit to the glorious Temppeliaukio or Rock Church, carved out of solid rock and topped with a copper dome before our return to the pier.
Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual with comfortable shoes recommended. Easy to moderate walking required up some stairs and inclines at the Museum. There will be areas for those who do not wish to walk to explore while waiting for the rest of the group.
This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Voyager Club Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. This Virtuoso Club Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.
$150 Per Person Shipboard Credit
Onboard credit applied to your shipboard account.
$175 Custom Credit Towards the Purchase of a Virtuoso Exclusive Product
Call Josh for details, excellent pricing, the ultimate in service & complimentary amenities with Voyager Club.
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Josh Friedman is a travel agent specializing in luxury travel for small groups and individuals – particularly ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations and food & wine inspired journeys. Based in San Francisco, and with clients throughout the USA, his business is focused on 24/7 personalized service to the sophisticated leisure and business traveler. His personal relationships with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies often allows for exclusive amenities and VIP status.
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