Hidden Baltic Treasures And Kiel Canal Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99930
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. April 2019. From £1629.00.
BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 31ST MARCH*
This unique spring cruise from Poole features a collection of rarely visited Baltic ports. Bookended with transits of the Kiel Canal, the journey includes visits to stunning Wismar, the pretty islands of Bornholm and Gotland, Lithuanian Klaipeda and the great Polish maritime city of Gdansk.
Life on board Astoria
Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.
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Ports of call
Day One - Depart Poole, UK 1700hrs
Day Three - Kiel Canal transit, Germany
Day Four - Wismar, Germany
Day Five - Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark
Days Six - Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Day Seven - Klaipeda, Lithuania
Day Eight - Gdansk, Poland
Day 10 - Kiel Canal transit, Germany
Day 12 - Arrive in Poole, UK 1200hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Astoria. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions11 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 and upgrade 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 OneMake your way to Poole and board Astoria before she sets sail in the late afternoon.
Day TwoEnjoy a first restful day at sea, using the time to discover the ship's facilities and getting to know your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeAstoria arrives in Brunsbuttel this morning to begin her transit of the Kiel Canal.
Day FourToday we reach the German city of Wismar, a stunning, UNESCO-listed former Hanseatic port-city. Head out to explore the pretty streets lined with gabled buildings. See the beautifully restored altstadt (old town), vast Markt square and the towering, red-brick Gothic cathedral, and look out for the Swedish Heads - colourful, moustachioed busts that are dotted around the city to symbolise its annexation by Sweden in the 17th Century.
Day FiveToday 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 SixAstoria’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, or head out of the town to explore a pristine land of tranquil countryside and fine beaches.
Day SevenToday Astoria 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 EightStep ashore in Gdansk, one of New Europe’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 NineToday is spent at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies.
Day 10Astoria arrives in Holtenau to begin her evening transit of the Kiel Canal.
Day 11Enjoy a final day at sea, relaxing and reliving the adventures of your Baltic islands cruise.
Day 12Arrive back in Poole, and bid farewell to the crew and your fellow travellers. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since certain 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 offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2017 and 31st March 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. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
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