Baltic Cities And St Petersburg Cruise
- Duration: 17 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99892
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
16 nights. May 2019. From £2329.00.
2019 CRUISE LAUNCH OFFER - BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 31st MAY*
Sail from Tilbury to the Dutch capital, along the East Coast of the UK to Newcastle and then on towards the clear waters and long, sunlit days of the Baltic. As Magellan sails north and east you'll have the chance to explore Dundee, discover Danish Copenhagen and Aalborg, medieval Tallinn, Scandinavian gems Helsinki and Stockholm, and Warnemunde - gateway to historic Rostock and unmistakable Berlin - and spend two unforgettable days in Tsarist St Petersburg before Magellan cruises back to Newcastle.
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 major refit in 2010 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 London Tilbury
Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day Three - Newcastle, UK
Day Four - Dundee, Scotland
Day Six - Copenhagen, Denmark
Day Seven - Warnemunde, Germany
Day Nine - Tallinn, Estonia
Days 10 and 11 - St Petersburg, Russia
Day 12 - Helsinki, Finland
Day 13 - Stockholm, Sweden
Day 15 - Aalborg, Denmark
Day 17 - Arrive Newcastle, UK
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities on board. Please see the Itinerary for further details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions16 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 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 Magellan in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail, then enjoy your first dinner and evening's entertainment on board.
Day TwoAt once historic and cosmopolitan, Amsterdam is our first port of call. Spend the morning exploring this delightful, friendly city of picturesque canals and step-gabled buildings, perhaps visiting its world-class museums or drifting along those enchanting waterways on a canal cruise. Magellan will cruise away from Amsterdam after lunch, heading back towards the British coast on her way north to Newcastle. Spend your second night on board enjoying the fine food, entertainment and facilities on board.
Day ThreeMagellan arrives in Newcastle, today. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you'll have some time to explore the city before beginning the next leg of your cruise.
Day FourToday 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 FiveSpend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day SixStylish Copenhagen, home to the famous Tivoli Gardens and forever associated with Hans Christian Andersen, is a marvellous city. Join the 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 SevenThis 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 EightRelax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.
Day NineToday 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 10-11Magellan 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 12Step 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 13Today, 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.
Day 14Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies.
Day 15Our final Danish port is Aalborg. Explore the old town's 17th-century castle and painted buildings, or join an optional excursion to the Viking burial site at Lindholm Hoje. Aalborg is also the home of Aquavit, and a visit to the distillery and museum provides another enjoyable diversion.
Day 16Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises to Newcastle and home.
Day 17Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. (An optional coach transfer back to London will be available to book before departure.) 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. *This buy-one-get-one-free offer applies to new bookings on selected 2019 cruises made between 1st March and 31st May 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount. Back to top