Baltic Treasures & St Petersburg Cruise
14 nights. July 2020. From £1309.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Kiel… Tallinn… St Petersburg… Helsinki… Stockholm… Copenhagen… Just the names of the Baltic’s most famous cities conjure up images of elegant palaces and public buildings, pretty cobbled streets, and half-remembered history. As Marco Polo leaves Hull behind, and cruises east, through the Kiel Canal and around the Baltic you’ll have time to spend lazy days and sunny evenings relaxing on board, and to step ashore to discover these fascinating cities. Enjoy an afternoon passage through the Kiel Canal, wander Tallinn’s ancient upper and lower towns, and spend two days in St Petersburg - Russia’s most obviously European city. See Helsinki's elegant and eclectic architecture, and explore the narrow lanes of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan on a shore excursion from Nynashamn. Stroll the harbourside paths past the Little Mermaid and through the octagonal courtyard of the Danish Royal Palace into the heart of Copenhagen, perhaps head into the heart of Germany, too, on an unforgettable optional shore excursion to the iconic German capital, Berlin.
What's Included14 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 HighlightsSeven fantastic Baltic ports
Two days exploring St Petersburg's famous sights
The clear light of summer in the Baltic
The cosmopolitan Danish capital, Copenhagen
Wander Helsinki's elegant streets and squares
Tallinn, Estonia's fairy-tale capital
Take an excursion to Stockholm from Nynashamn
An optional shore excursion from Warnemunde to Berlin
Passage through the famous Kiel Canal
Jutland's Skagen – a remote artists' haven
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 Hull
Depart: 2145hrs Board Marco Polo in Hull, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2At sea
Enjoy a restful first day at sea, using the time to discover the ship's facilities and getting to know your fellow passengers.
Day 3Kiel, Germany
Arrive: 1400hrs Depart: 2200hrs Relax as Marco Polo makes her way through the Kiel Canal from the North Sea to the Baltic.
Day 4Warnemunde, Germany
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1900hrs This morning Marco Polo 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 5At sea
Relax as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.
Day 6Tallinn, Estonia
Arrive: 0900hrs 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 7 and 8St Petersburg, Russia
Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Seven) Depart: 1800hrs (Day Eight) Marco Polo 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 9Helsinki, Finland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1500hrs 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 10Nynashamn, Sweden
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs Marco Polo will call at Nynashamn, this morning, and you’ll have the chance to head 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 11At sea
Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.
Day 12Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs 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 13Skagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Skagen, on the ruggedly beautiful northern tip of Denmark's Jutland is Marco Polo's final call. Here, where the two seas of Skagerrak and Kattegat meet off the ever-shifting spit of white-sand dunes known as Grenen, a colourful, artistic community has grown. It's home to several fascinating museums and galleries, and to a number of delightful crafts stores and cafes.
Day 14At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Marco Polo cruises back to Hull.
Day 15Arrive back at Hull
Arrive: 1000hrs 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.