Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise
13 nights. May 2020. From £1279.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Conjure up the names of Baltic cities - Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, St Petersburg - and your mind will fill with images of elegant palaces and public buildings, pretty cobbled streets, and half-remembered history. Join Magellan in Newcastle, and sail east into the Baltic to discover these five fascinating cities. Stroll down harbourside paths, past the Little Mermaid and through the octagonal courtyard at the centre of the Danish Royal Palace, on your way to the heart of Copenhagen. Wander Tallinn’s ancient upper and lower towns, and Helsinki's elegant and eclectic architecture. Explore the narrow lanes of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, and spend two days exploring St Petersburg's famous sights - from the Haymarket to the Hermitage, the Mariinsky Theatre and the historic Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Spend sunlit evenings relaxing on board as spring turns to summer and Columbus cruises to each new, enchanting port, and perhaps venture inland, too, on an optional shore excursion from Warnemunde to the iconic German capital, Berlin.
What's Included13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsSpend two days exploring St Petersburg
Enjoy cruising in the Baltic’s clear light
Lazy days at sea enjoying life on board Magellan
Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
Finnish Helsinki's Neo-classical architecture
Discover Tallinn, the exquisite capital of Estonia
The chance to visit Berlin, Germany's historic capital
A call in the historic Scottish port of Dundee
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 1Depart from Newcastle
Depart: 1800hrs Board Magellan in Newcastle, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Dundee, Scotland
Arrive: 0330hrs Depart: 1500hrs Today Magellan calls at the Tayside port-city of Dundee. Explore this historic city, and perhaps visit Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 4Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 1630hrs Stylish Copenhagen, home to the famous Tivoli Gardens and forever associated with Hans Christian Andersen, is a marvellous city. Join an optional shore excursion to discover the world famous Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and the grand stores that line the famous shopping street, Stroget.
Day 5Warnemunde, Germany
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 2200hrs This morning Magellan arrives in Warnemunde. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin to explore the city's highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Day 6At sea
Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.
Day 7Tallinn, Estonia
Arrive: 1100hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today we'll arrive in beautiful Tallinn. Step back in time as you explore the enchanting Estonian capital and its perfectly preserved old town, winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.
Days 8 and 9St Petersburg, Russia
Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Eight) Depart: 1830hrs (Day Nine) Magellan will spend two days at the docks of St Petersburg, one of the world's most startling and glorious cities, with its world-renowned Hermitage Museum, its wide canal-side boulevards and its modern cosmopolitan atmosphere. We'll have lots of time in the city, so don't miss our optional excursion to the Tsars' Summer Palace at Petrodvorets, the chance to explore the city's Haymarket, or the opportunity to see the opulence of the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet.
Day 10Helsinki, Finland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs Step ashore to explore Helsinki, Finland's elegant capital. Explore the harbour-side fish market, take a stroll in nearby Esplanade Park, and don't miss the monumental neo-Classical buildings of stunning Senate Square, which have played the part of Moscow in many Cold War movies.
Day 11Stockholm, Sweden
Arrive: 0730hrs Depart: 1430hrs Today, Magellan will thread its way between the countless islands of Sweden's eastern coast to Stockholm. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and fine city parks. Its ancient heart is Gamla Stan, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Days 12-13At sea
Spend another two days at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies.
Day 14Arrive back at Newcastle
Arrive: 1330hrs Today Magellan reaches home, and you'll disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. 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.