Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW20410
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
12 nights. July 2018. From £849.00.
Northern Europe's fascinating cities
This thrilling Baltic cruise from Hull visits a collection of captivating cities, including Scandinavian gems Helsinki and Stockholm, medieval Tallinn and Tsarist St Petersburg. You'll also have the chance to head through former East Germany to historic, cosmopolitan 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 Hull, England 2400hrs
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 Hull, England 1115hrs
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 OneBoard Marco Polo in Hull and enjoy a first evening on board.
Days Two to ThreeEnjoy a relaxed two days at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day FourThis morning Marco Polo arrives in Warnemunde, gateway to the city of Rostock. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin. Take in the city's fascinating history, from the Brandenburg Gate and the great 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Day FiveToday is spent at sea, enjoying Marco Polo's on-board comforts and perhaps the clear light and clean air for which Baltic Sea cruising is renowned.
Day SixThe Estonian capital, Tallinn, with its enchanting old town, is one of Europe's most scenic and engaging cities. Discover its winding cobblestone streets full of quaint houses, spectacular, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all of which are watched over by magnificent Toompea Castle.
Days Seven to EightMarco Polo will spend two days in St Petersburg. Home to the incomparable Hermitage Museum, this city of wide, pedestrianised canal-side boulevards has a vibrant European atmosphere and begs to be explored.
Don't miss the Haymarket area of the city, familiar from scenes in Dostoyevsky's novels, or the opulent Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned Kirov Ballet. Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy Russia's most 'modern' city, as well as visiting the world-famous Tsarist Summer Palace complex at Petrodvorets.
Day NineToday Marco Polo calls at Finland's attractive capital, Helsinki. See the impressive City Hall, which overlooks Market Square and its historic Market Hall. Stroll through Esplanade Park, and don't miss stunning Senate Square - whose great neo-classical buildings doubled for Moscow's in many a Cold War movie - or the panoramic views from atop the Cathedral tower.
Day 10Enjoy the chance to visit Stockholm, today. The Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and green city parks. Discover Gamla Stan, its ancient heart, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops and cafes.
Days 11-12Spend two more days at sea, enjoying hopefully sunny skies, as Marco Polo heads to Holtenau, and through the famous Kiel Canal overnight.
Day 13Marco Polo arrives back in Hull at the end of a wonderful summer cruise. 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