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Grand Baltic Cities And St Petersburg Autumn Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99913

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

14 nights. September 2019. From £1279.00.

BOOK BY 24th JULY AND CHOOSE A FREE GIFT - FOR 12 BOTTLES FROM VIRGIN WINES USE CODE: WINE19 - FOR A LUXURY HAMPER USE CODE: HAMPER19

Make the most of the last of summer's warmth and join Columbus as she cruises across the Channel to Amsterdam, and then north and east into the Baltic. Discover the cosmopolitan Danish cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen, Talinn's towers and spires, and the fascinating capitals of Sweden and Finland. Spend two unforgettable days in Russia's most elegant city - magnificent, historic St Petersburg, and perhaps join an unforgettable excursion from Rostock to the iconic German capital, Berlin.

What's Included

14 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
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Calling at eight unforgettable ports
Five contrasting but delightful European captials
Lazy days relaxing on board
PRICE FROM ? £1279 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs

Day 2

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs At once historic and cosmopolitan, Rotterdam is Columbus's first port of call.

Day 3

At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day 4

Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1530hrs 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 5

Rostock, Germany
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2130hrs This morning Columbus arrives in Rostock. Seat of northern Europe’s oldest university, Rostock retains much of its medieval charm in the gabled houses and preserved warehouses surrounding Neuer Markt, the city’s main square. However, for many the main attraction of this stop will be the optional excursion to Berlin. See the arch of the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the former East German sector and the shops on the 'Ku'damm', and visit the reminders of 20th-century conflict - from Hitler’s Bunker to Checkpoint Charlie.

Day 6

At sea
Relax on board as Columbus spends another day at sea.

Day 7

Tallinn, Estonia
Arrive: 1000hrs 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 9

St Petersburg, Russia
Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Eight) Depart: 1900hrs (Day Nine) Columbus 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 10

Helsinki, 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 11

Nynashamn, Sweden
Arrive: 0730hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today, Columbus will call at Nynashamn, 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, modern culture and fine city parks. Its ancient heart is Gamla Stan, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Day 12

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 13

Aarhus, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1300hrs Settled for over 1000 years, Denmark's lively second city, Aarhus, is a delightful university seat boasting a cobbled old town of colourful shops, bars and cafes, all watched over by the imposing Gothic Domkirke cathedral. Don't miss the city's fascinating Viking Museum!

Day 14

At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Columbus cruises to London and home.

Day 15

Arrive London Tilbury
Arrive: 0900hrs Back to top

Further Information

Passport requirements

British 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 advice

Visit 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.

Terms and conditions

OFFER TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on ocean cruises made between 2nd and 24th July 2019 (inclusive) only. Your chosen gift will be dispatched within two weeks of your holiday return date. If you cancel your holiday, your free gift will not be dispatched. Only one free gift will be sent per booking. No cash equivalent can be given. Free gifts are not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. Virgin wines gift option available to over 18s only. WINE TERMS: Offer applies to new bookings on air holidays made between 4th and 24th July 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises made between 2nd and 24th July 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines (www.virginwines.co.uk). If this free gift is chosen, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with their Privacy Policy. This offer is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. This offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. One Case of Wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Virgin Wines and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Virgin Wines after you have received your free gift. You can contact Virgin Wines regarding your case of wine by emailing corporate@virginwines.co.uk. HAMPER TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays made between 4th and 24th July 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises holidays made between 2nd and 24th July 2019 (inclusive) only. Offer excludes river cruises, Wimbledon packages and Andre Rieu concert breaks. All information provided on this page has been approved by Whisk Hampers. If this free gift is chosen, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Whisk Hampers for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Whisk Hampers will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with their Privacy Policy. This is subject to availability, and can be withdrawn at any time. One Hamper per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Whisk Hampers and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Whisk Hampers after your account has been activated. Back to top