Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise
- Duration: 15 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20300
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
14 nights. June 2018. From £799.00.
Beautiful cities of northern Europe
This northern waters cruise features six stunning ports of call. Discover Danish Copenhagen, medieval Tallinn, breathtaking St Petersburg, Scandinavian gems Helsinki and Stockholm, and Warnemunde, gateway to Rostock and iconic Berlin.
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a vessel.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
Day One - Depart Harwich, England 1400hrs
Day Three - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day Four - Warnemunde (for Berlin), Germany
Day Six - Tallinn, Estonia
Days Seven and Eight - St Petersburg, Russia
Day Nine - Helsinki, Finland
Day 10 - Stockholm, Sweden
Day 13 - Arrive in Harwich, England 0800hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Marco Polo. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
What The Price Includes12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneMarco Polo sets sail from Harwich this afternoon. Board the ship for a wonderful Baltic cruise.
Day TwoToday is spent at sea. Enjoy time to relax on board the ship and explore the ship's amenities and elegant public areas.
Day ThreeYour first port of call will be "wonderful, wonderful" Copenhagen. Stroll the stylish streets, or enjoy an excursion to see sights such as the famous bronze Little Mermaid statuette, colourful Nyhavn, and the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
Day FourThis morning Marco Polo arrives in Warnemunde, where you can join an optional excursion to fascinating Berlin. Stroll from the arch of the Brandenburg Gate down Unter den Linden to explore the former East German sector; browse the shops on the stylish 'Ku'damm'; and take in the various remnants of 20th Century conflict - from Hitler's Bunker to Checkpoint Charlie.
Day FiveAnother day at sea to enjoy, as Marco Polo sails east.
Day SixWith its enchanting and virtually pristine Old Town, the Estonian capital, Tallinn, is a timeless gem. Discover winding cobbled streets, storybook houses, spectacular steepled churches and Toompea Castle during your time in this beautiful city.
Days Seven to EightMarco Polo will spend the next two days in St Petersburg, home of the incomparable Hermitage Museum and the renowned 'Kirov' Ballet. Take in the city's vibrant European atmosphere as you explore its pedestrianized, canal-side boulevards.
Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy Russia's most modern city, and also to visit the Tsarist Summer Palace complex at Petrodvorets.
Day NineToday we'll arrive in Helsinki, where you might stroll through Esplanade Park or take in views from the Cathedral tower. City Hall overlooks the fresh fish stalls and historic, covered Market Hall in Market Square, while stunning Senate Square's great neo-Classical buildings have doubled for Moscow in many a Cold War film.
Day 10Early this morning Marco Polo passes Stockholm's numerous surrounding islands. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital is, itself, built across 14 such islets. Discover its wonderful mix of historic sights, labyrinthine cobbled streets and fine parks.
Day 11After a day at sea, Marco Polo arrives in Holtenau to begin an overnight transit of the Kiel Canal.
Day 12Spend a final day relaxing at sea, as Marco Polo sails back to the UK.
Day 13Arrive in Harwich to disembark and bid farewell to the ship and her crew. Back to top
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top