Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise
- Duration: 17 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20390
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
16 nights. September 2018. From £1319.00.
Historic cities of northern Europe
Join Magellan as she sails north into the Baltic to visit a string of historic capitals - including Copenhagen, Tallin and Helsinki - and to spend two unforgettable days in St Petersburg.
At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a 50-million-dollar refit ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.
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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 Bristol, England 1600hrs
Day Three - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Day Five - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day Six - Warnemunde for tours to Berlin, Germany
Day Eight - Tallinn, Estonia
Days 9 and 10 - St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 11 - Helsinki, Finland
Day 13 - Aarhus, Denmark
Day 16 - Cobh, Ireland
Day 17 - Arrive in Bristol, England 0600hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. 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 Includes16 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 OneMake your way to Bristol and board Magellan for this afternoon's sailing.
Day TwoThe first full day of your cruise is spent at sea. Get to know the ship and your fellow passengers, and make the most of the on-board amenities.
Day ThreeMagellan reaches her first port of call today: the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Day FourSpend another leisurely day at sea.
Day FiveThis morning Magellan docks in sophisticated Copenhagen. Stroll the stylish streets, or enjoy an excursion taking in famous sights such as the famous bronze statuette of the 'Little Mermaid'. Watch the world go by from a harbour-side bar in Nyhavn, and don't miss the sculpted walkways of the world-famous Tivoli Gardens.
Day SixMagellan arrives in Warnemunde, gateway to the city of Rostock, this morning. The city retains much of its medieval charm, but for many the main attraction of this stop will be our optional excursion to 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 'Ku'damm', and take in the various remnants of 20th Century conflict - from Hitler's Bunker to Checkpoint Charlie.
Day SevenSpend today relaxing as Magellan heads east through the Baltic.
Day EightAlmost impossibly beautiful, the Estonian capital Tallinn, with its enchanting and virtually pristine old town, is one of Europe's most scenic cities. Discover this timeless gem, with its winding cobbled streets of storybook houses, spectacular steepled churches, ancient buildings and Toompea Castle.
Days 9-10Today Magellan docks in magnificent, historic St Petersburg for an overnight stay. Discover the incomparable Hermitage Museum, the Haymarket area of the city, still redolent with scenes from Dostoyevsky's novels, and the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned 'Kirov' Ballet. Your two days here will mean you'll also have the opportunity to visit the fabled Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Day 11Step ashore, today, to explore the wonderful port city of Helsinki, where the City Hall overlooks the fresh fish stalls and historic, covered Market Hall in Market Square. Stroll through Esplanade Park, and take in the panoramic views of the city and the sea beyond from the cathedral tower before we set sail once more.
Day 12Enjoy another relaxing day on board as Magellan sails back across the Baltic Sea.
Day 13Settled for over 1000 years, Denmark's lively second city, Aarhus, is a delightful university seat boasting a cobbled old town of colourful shops, bars and cafes, all watched over by the imposing Gothic Domkirke cathedral, and is also home to a fascinating Viking Museum.
Days 14-15Enjoy two days at sea, as Magellan begins her return journey.
Day 16Magellan makes one final call in Cork's long, narrow Cobh harbour this morning. A shore excursion here offers you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland. You might choose to head into the rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale, famed for its fine food and sea-fishing, or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city.
Day 17Magellan arrives back in Bristol at the end of a delightful Baltic cruise adventure. Back to top
At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, spacious Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy, thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas, and of course the presence of her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff. A major refit in 2010 has ensured her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home, and she is a hugely welcome addition to the fleet.
Passenger accommodation is arranged on nine spacious decks served by eight lifts, wide corridors and stairways. Extensive teak decking adds to sense of spaciousness, and in addition to the extensive outdoor areas, there are several beautifully appointed lounges boasting panoramic picture windows. Two beautifully appointed dining rooms, the Waldorf and the Kensington, as well as a less formal buffet-style bistro that offers indoor and outdoor dining, will tempt you at mealtimes, and there are three lounge bars and three deck bars where you can while away a convivial hour or two. Other on-board amenities include a night club, a casino and the magnificent, multi-tiered Magellan Show Lounge. For the energetic and body-conscious, Magellan offers a beautifully appointed wellness centre, a gym, two pools and Jacuzzis. A well-stocked shopping gallery, internet centre and library can also be found on board.
Magellan's 15 categories of cabin and suite are graded according to size and position. Each cabin is air-conditioned, and has ample storage space, a safe, a TV, a hairdryer and private facilities with a shower. All ocean-view cabins have picture windows apart from eight Cat 6 cabins and 10 Cat 7 cabins, towards the front of the ship, which have portholes. Suites offer the added comforts of baths, seating areas and private balconies.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