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Uncrowded Baltic Cities Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8691

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Cruise

13 days

Cruise 2019

PRICE FROM ? £1649 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Visiting the Baltic in autumn offers you a chance to uncover the very best of this remarkably diverse region, at a time when it’s less crowded but no less rewarding. With fewer tourists around and ample time to discover the genuine essence of every destination on your incredible itinerary, you’re in for a simply unforgettable Baltic exploration.

Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy An Uncrowded Baltic Cities Cruise

Day 1 – Home pickup & embarkation in Newcastle / Day 2 – At Sea

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 Newcastle Port, we board the Balmoral 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 3 – Copenhagen, Denmark

This morning we arrive in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. Its narrow streets are always busy and lined with colourful cafés, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges and pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.  

The historic centre of the city, an 18th-century Rococo district, is home to the Royal Family’s Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle. The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier is a must-visit attraction too. Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s 17th-century waterfront and canal – is home to a number of wooden ships and many brightly coloured 17th and 18th-century townhouses that have been converted into bars and restaurants.

Day 4 – At Sea / Day 5 – Helsinki, Finland

After a day at sea, we moor up in Helsinki, Finland's capital since 1812, built on a peninsula amid a cluster of islands. This striking seaside port is surrounded by uplifting natural landscapes and the opportunities to get out and about include boating around the archipelago islands, hiking Helsinki’s forests or strolling along its beaches, smart parks and gardens. The port also boasts a UNESCO-listed sea fortress just a short distance from the shore, which is worth the short ferry journey to explore its historic walls and gates.  

Senate Square is home to fine examples of neoclassical architecture, including unique designs from renowned architect, Carl Ludvig Engel. Finnish cuisine can be found across the city, from the historic kauppahalli (covered market) to popular, creative bistros. Locally-sourced reindeer, elk, bear, Arctic char and snow grouse, often find their way onto the menu.

Days 6 & 7 – St Petersburg, Russia

We cruise into St Petersburg. The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'. The sheer grandeur of the city, and its revolutionary spirit, never fail to impress.


St Petersburg is utterly captivating, with baroque palaces, wide elegant streets, ornate bridges and broad curving canals – the city is built on 40 islands at the mouth of the River Neva. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, is 5km long and lined with cafés, bars and restaurants mixed in with upmarket hotels and sumptuous shops. On Neva embankment, the Winter Palace, with over a thousand rooms, is the most magnificent of six buildings that make up the Hermitage Museum.

Day 8 – Tallinn, Estonia           

Our destination today is Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, and unquestionably one of Europe's most magical capitals. This ancient Hanseatic city is justifiably proud of its beautiful churches, solid limestone houses and well-preserved cobbled streets.

Toompea Hill, with its medieval houses and alleyways, is the oldest part, and at its foot substantial remains of the city wall can still be seen, surrounded by well-maintained parks. The medieval town hall is one of the best preserved in northern Europe, and the weathercock, Gamle Toomas, is an enduring symbol of Tallinn. The ornate, 19th-century Alexander Nevskij Cathedral was built when Estonia was part of Tsarist Russia. Kadriorg’s Castle was built by an earlier Tsar, Peter the Great, and now houses part of the Estonian Museum of Art.

Days 9 & 10 – At Sea

Day 11 – Oslo, Norway

Our final port of call is Oslo, the capital and largest city of Norway, and one of Scandinavia’s most historic, interesting and welcoming destinations. Surrounded by mountains and its own fjord, this compact and cultured city is easy to explore on foot.

Oslo’s two most famous sons, Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, are celebrated across the city. The National Gallery is home to Edvard Munch’s iconic The Scream, and the Munchmuseet contains over 5,000 works that Munch left to the city. The fabulous Viking Ship Museum has three ships recovered from royal burial mounds in the Oslofjord, while the medieval Akershus Castle that dominates the harbour front is well worth visiting. Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park – one of Oslo’s must-visit attractions, is home to more than 200 bronze, granite and wrought iron sculptures from Gustav Vigeland. Oslo is also an overwhelmingly green city and has recently been awarded European Green Capital for 2019.

Day 12 – At Sea / Day 13 – Disembarkation in Newcastle

After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Newcastle 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.

Cruise Bullets

  • 12 nights full board accommodation on the Balmoral
  • Selected beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks all day
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In-room sandwiches and snacks
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • All evening entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

    FREE ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE

    FREE Club Class Home Collection up to 150miles* from your home postcode to Newcastle Cruise Terminal and back again. Please see below for more information.

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  • 12 nights full board accommodation on the Balmoral
  • Selected beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks all day
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In-room sandwiches and snacks
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • All evening entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures

Self Drive Information

Self-drive available.Car parking is available at Newcastle Cruise Terminal. Please contact Fred. Olsen’s Guest Services Department on 0800 0355 145. Prices start from £9.50 per night and pre-booking is required at least 72 hours in advance to receive exclusive rates.

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 Balmoral operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account. A gratuity of £5 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 either Just Go Holidays/Fred. Olsen Cruises 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.

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Club Class + Cruise Home Collection Service

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 and back. Terms and conditions apply. Please call for additional mileage costs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 milesFREE
151+please call
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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