Easter Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99649
- Travel Type: Make your own way
12 nights. April 2020. From £929.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Bookended with calls in the Danish ports of Kalundborg, from where you might visit Copenhagen, and Skagen, the remote artists' haven on the tip of Jutland, this Easter cruise from Tilbury features a series of rarely visited Baltic ports. On the Danish island of Bornholm you'll discover Ronne's pretty streets, half-timbered houses and lively St Torv market. Further north, on the Swedish island of Gotland, you'll find Visby's wooden cottages and Gothic churches still protected by the town's medieval walls. Wander the unspoilt old town of Klaipeda in Lithuania - once one of the Cold War's most secretive ports, and step ashore in Gdansk - one of Poland's most unexpectedly beautiful cities. You'll also have opportunities to explore two more of northern Europe's most historic and iconic capitals - Stockholm and Berlin - on optional shore excursions from Warnemunde and Nynashamn.
What's Included12 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 HighlightsSpringtime cruising through beautiful waters
Call at unspoilt islands and fascinating cities
Spend Easter Sunday at sea
The little-known islands of Gotland and Bornholm
Opportunities to visit Copenhagen, Stockholm and Berlin on optional shore excursions
The once-secretive Cold War port of Klaipeda in Lithuania
Elegant Gdansk on its beautiful bay
Pretty, remote Skagen on the tip of Jutland
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 London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Make your way to Tilbury and board Magellan before she sets sail in the late afternoon.
Day 2At sea
Enjoy a first restful day at sea, using the time to discover the ship's facilities and getting to know your fellow passengers.
Day 3Kalundborg, Denmark
Arrive: 1330hrs Depart: 2200hrs The pretty little port-city of Kalundborg nestles beneath the five-spired shadow of the Church of Our Lady on the west coast of Zealand, almost exactly opposite Copenhagen on Zealand's east coast. As Magellan calls here you'll have the chance to join an optional shore excursion taking you across the island to stroll the Danish capital's stylish streets and the sculpted walkways of the Tivoli Gardens, see the bronze figure of the Little Mermaid beside the harbour and perhaps stop for a drink at one of Nyhavn's many waterside bars.
Day 4Warnemunde, Germany
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 2200hrs This morning Magellan arrives in Warnemunde. From here you'll have the chance to join a full-day 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 - before returning to Magellan, ready to sail, this evening.
Day 5Ronne, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today we visit the pretty port-town of Ronne, situated on the Danish island of Bornholm. This attractive town is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. Discover St Torv market and the half-timbered and newer brick-built houses, or visit the fascinating museum that showcases the island’s history of grandfather-clock-making.
Day 6Visby, Sweden
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan's second Baltic island call is at the Swedish island of Gotland. Discover its UNESCO-listed capital, Visby, a medieval treasure trove of wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches surrounded by the best-preserved medieval city wall anywhere in Scandinavia, or head out of the town to explore the island's archaeological sites, iconic rock formations, tranquil countryside and fine beaches.
Day 7Nynashamn, Sweden
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Magellan will call at Nynashamn, this morning, and you’ll have the chance to head to Stockholm on an optional shore excursion. 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 8Klaipeda, Lithuania
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 2000hrs Today Magellan reaches Klaipeda, Lithuania’s third-largest city. Discover its unspoilt old town of half-timbered houses, cafes and gift shops, or choose to venture further afield to see the vast sand dunes of the Curonian Spit National Park.
Day 9Gdansk, Poland
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1500hrs Step ashore in Gdansk, one of Poland’s most sparkling jewels, to see its medieval centre and its bustling waterfront. See towering, red-brick St Mary’s Church and explore the shops and cafes along colourful Long Market.
Day 10At sea
Spend another day at sea as Magellan turns west once more and begins her voyage home.
Day 11Skagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Skagen, on the ruggedly beautiful northern tip of Denmark’s Jutland is Magellan'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 12At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises back towards London.
Day 13Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0700hrs Disembark at the end of a wonderful Easter 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.