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Grand Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8455

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

15 days

Cruise 2019

PRICE FROM ? £1199 per person
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Itinerary

Description

A voyage to the Baltic Sea is always an enticing prospect and this classic cruise itinerary is not to be missed. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore Scandinavian kingdoms and countries once locked firmly behind the Iron Curtain. With eight fascinating ports of call you’ll visit culture-rich cities with awe-inspiring architecture, and also have the chance to enjoy their musical and artistic heritage.

Cruise

Day 1 – Home pickup & embarkation in London Tilbury

A uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home for your comfortable journey in a top specification car so you can begin your holiday in style. On arrival at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal, we board the Columbus and begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.     

Day 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

We cruise to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. With more bicycles than permanent residents, the city is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically, little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals which are crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

Day 3 – At Sea / Day 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark

After a day at leisure onboard, today we visit the largest city in Scandinavia; capital of Denmark for over 600 years and home to the world’s oldest monarchy, Copenhagen is the most charming of Baltic cities. Beautiful parks and gardens, attractive 17th and 18th century buildings, grand castles and the elegant Amalienborg Palace – home to the reigning Queen Margrethe II, grace the city that is laced with a labyrinth of winding canals. Cafés and restaurants spill out of brightly coloured townhouses onto the cobblestone streets in historic Nyhavn. The atmospheric waterfront area is a popular meeting place along with the world’s oldest entertainment park Tivoli Gardens.

Day 5 – Rostock for tours to Berlin, Germany

We moor up in Rostock today, with the option of visiting Berlin by coach. Few cities have experienced so much change in recent years as Germany’s capital city of Berlin. Once divided, now reunited, the city is full of contrasts with a variety of historical and modern attractions. We enjoy a guided city tour which covers some of the most important sights including the Brandenburg Gate, a former symbol of the divided city.    

Day 6 – At Sea / Day 7 – Tallinn, Estonia

After a day at leisure enjoying the facilities onboard, we arrive in Estonia’s capital, a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. Tumbling down Toompea Hill, the historic Old Town is a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways, turrets and spires. Wrapped within the original medieval wall, which is studded with imaginatively named towers, the Castle, onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Town Hall Square and Gothic Town Hall survive along with the aura of the 14th and 15th centuries. Just outside the city Rocca al Mare is an open-air museum of Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th centuries.


Days 8 & 9 – St Petersburg, Russia

We arrive in St Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as his ‘Window on the West’. Drawing inspiration from Europe, the Russian Tsar and his successors created an extraordinary city on the banks of the River Neva with opulent palaces, ornate churches and splendid parks all part of the supremely elegant architectural ensemble. The magnificent Hermitage and its priceless treasures of art, grandeur of Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin and gilded fountains in the gardens at Peterhof illustrate the lavish lifestyle of Russia’s former ruling elite. The birthplace of Russian ballet, St Petersburg is the perfect place to take in the performing arts.

Day 10 – Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s capital is our port of call today. Helsinki is a vibrant, modern city, yet very much in harmony with the surrounding nature. Its centrepiece is the majestic Senate Square lined with elegant neo-classical buildings and the impressive Lutheran Cathedral with white Corinthian columns and five green cupolas. A striking exception to Helsinki’s general architectural style is the Russian Orthodox, onion-domed Uspenski Cathedral, which stands on a hill at the end of Market Square and dominates the city skyline. Built into solid rock Temppeliaukio Church is also somewhat unusual. Museums are plentiful with the National Museum of Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Museum amongst the most notable.

Day 11 – Stockholm, Sweden

We cruise to Stockholm today. Approached through an archipelago of some 24,000 islands and islets, Sweden’s stately and spacious capital is itself built on 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm grew up around Gamla Stan. The charming Old Town is a maze of medieval alleys and tiny lanes lined with 16th century buildings some of which feature wrought-iron signs symbolising ancient craft workers’ guilds. A delightful mix of parkland and forest, Royal Djurgården is Stockholm’s city park. The island is home to the magnificent Vasa Museum housing a salvaged 17th century Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage.            

Day 12 – At Sea / Day 13 – Aarhus, Denmark

After a day at sea, we visit Aarhus. Situated on the Jutland peninsula’s east coast, Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city and proudly held the title of European Capital of Culture in 2017. Small yet scholarly, this town boasts architectural landmarks, an old harbour and impressive rooftop artwork – there is plenty to explore here.

Day 14 – At Sea / Day 15 – Disembarkation in London Tilbury

After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in London Tilbury the following morning where we disembark and are met by our chauffeur for the journey home – a luxurious and stress-free way to end your holiday.

Self Drive

Day 1 – Embarkation in London Tilbury

Join us at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal where we board the Columbus. We then begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.

Day 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

We cruise to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. With more bicycles than permanent residents, the city is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically, little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals which are crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

Day 3 – At Sea / Day 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark

After a day at leisure onboard, today we visit the largest city in Scandinavia; capital of Denmark for over 600 years and home to the world’s oldest monarchy, Copenhagen is the most charming of Baltic cities. Beautiful parks and gardens, attractive 17th and 18th century buildings, grand castles and the elegant Amalienborg Palace – home to the reigning Queen Margrethe II, grace the city that is laced with a labyrinth of winding canals. Cafés and restaurants spill out of brightly coloured townhouses onto the cobblestone streets in historic Nyhavn. The atmospheric waterfront area is a popular meeting place along with the world’s oldest entertainment park Tivoli Gardens.

Day 5 – Rostock for tours to Berlin, Germany

We moor up in Rostock today, with the option of visiting Berlin by coach. Few cities have experienced so much change in recent years as Germany’s capital city of Berlin. Once divided, now reunited, the city is full of contrasts with a variety of historical and modern attractions. We enjoy a guided city tour which covers some of the most important sights including the Brandenburg Gate, a former symbol of the divided city.    

Day 6 – At Sea / Day 7 – Tallinn, Estonia

After a day at leisure enjoying the facilities onboard, we arrive in Estonia’s capital, a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. Tumbling down Toompea Hill, the historic Old Town is a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways, turrets and spires. Wrapped within the original medieval wall, which is studded with imaginatively named towers, the Castle, onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Town Hall Square and Gothic Town Hall survive along with the aura of the 14th and 15th centuries. Just outside the city Rocca al Mare is an open-air museum of Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th centuries.


Days 8 & 9 – St Petersburg, Russia

We arrive in St Petersburg, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as his ‘Window on the West’. Drawing inspiration from Europe, the Russian Tsar and his successors created an extraordinary city on the banks of the River Neva with opulent palaces, ornate churches and splendid parks all part of the supremely elegant architectural ensemble. The magnificent Hermitage and its priceless treasures of art, grandeur of Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin and gilded fountains in the gardens at Peterhof illustrate the lavish lifestyle of Russia’s former ruling elite. The birthplace of Russian ballet, St Petersburg is the perfect place to take in the performing arts.

Day 10 – Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s capital is our port of call today. Helsinki is a vibrant, modern city, yet very much in harmony with the surrounding nature. Its centrepiece is the majestic Senate Square lined with elegant neo-classical buildings and the impressive Lutheran Cathedral with white Corinthian columns and five green cupolas. A striking exception to Helsinki’s general architectural style is the Russian Orthodox, onion-domed Uspenski Cathedral, which stands on a hill at the end of Market Square and dominates the city skyline. Built into solid rock Temppeliaukio Church is also somewhat unusual. Museums are plentiful with the National Museum of Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Museum amongst the most notable.

Day 11 – Stockholm, Sweden

We cruise to Stockholm today. Approached through an archipelago of some 24,000 islands and islets, Sweden’s stately and spacious capital is itself built on 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm grew up around Gamla Stan. The charming Old Town is a maze of medieval alleys and tiny lanes lined with 16th century buildings some of which feature wrought-iron signs symbolising ancient craft workers’ guilds. A delightful mix of parkland and forest, Royal Djurgården is Stockholm’s city park. The island is home to the magnificent Vasa Museum housing a salvaged 17th century Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage.            

Day 12 – At Sea / Day 13 – Aarhus, Denmark

After a day at sea, we visit Aarhus. Situated on the Jutland peninsula’s east coast, Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city and proudly held the title of European Capital of Culture in 2017. Small yet scholarly, this town boasts architectural landmarks, an old harbour and impressive rooftop artwork – there is plenty to explore here.

Day 14 – At Sea / Day 15 – Disembarkation in London Tilbury

After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in London Tilbury the following morning where we disembark for our journey home.

 

Cruise Bullets

  • 14 nights full board accommodation on the Columbus
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-midnight)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

FREE* Club Class Home Collection up to 100 miles from port

Self Drive Bullets

  • 14 nights full board accommodation on the Columbus
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-midnight)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

£100 meet at port discount

Search Bullets

  • 14 nights full board accommodation on the Columbus
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party

Helpful Information

We consider cruises as a premium holiday and therefore wish to have the opportunity to personally talk you through any enquiries you may have or to make your booking. Please call us on 0333 234 2010.

To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, a programme of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost in advance of the cruise departure for pre-registration. Please note certain ports may only be accessible by the use of a smaller tender vessel.

The Columbus operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account. A gratuity of £7 per person, per day will be debited to your account automatically.

Please note:

Prices and supplements are per person based on two people sharing a cabin (except single cabins where specified). Prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation. Any difference to the prices quoted will be advised at the time of booking.

In line with the EC Directive on package travel, Just Go Holidays offers complete financial protection for all customers through our BCH (Bonded Coach Holiday) bond. On the cruises featured in this brochure, the booking conditions of Just Go Holidays/Cruise & Maritime Voyages apply; a copy of these is available upon request before booking. A full copy of the relevant terms and conditions will be sent to you with your booking confirmation.

All cruises are offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted.  

Self Drive Information

Self-drive available. Free car parking at London Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Please inform us at the time of booking if you are taking this option.

£100 meet at port discount.

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Club Class + Cruise

Club Class Home Collection

Free* Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
*Up to a maximum of 150 miles from your home postcode to the Cruise Terminal. Terms and conditions apply. Please call for additional mileage costs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 100 milesFREE
101 - 200please call
201 - 250please call
251 - 300please call
301 - 350please call
351 - 400please call
400 +please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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