Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99607
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
12 nights. April 2021. From £1329.00.
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Discover some of the Baltic's least-visited ports on this great-value spring cruise from London Tilbury. Explore the charming Danish port of Fredericia – across the water from Hans Christian Andersen’s birthplace, Odense. Stroll the pretty streets around St Torv market in Ronne on Bornholm, and see the wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches hidden behind Visby's city walls on Swedish Gotland. Further east and south, on the European mainland, you'll call at Klaipéda – formerly one of the Cold War's most secretive ports – and the Polish port of Gdynia – one of Poland's most striking modern cities. Stop in Skagen, an idyllic town of artists and fishermen at the very tip of the Jutland peninsula, and perhaps head into the heart of Germany on an unforgettable optional shore excursion from Warnemunde to the nation's iconic capital, Berlin.
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 in beautiful waters
Calls at the unspoilt Baltic islands of Bornholm and Gotland
The magnificent Polish city of Gdynia
A call in delightful, Danish Fredericia
Take an optional excursion to Berlin from Warnemünde
The once-secretive Lithuanian Cold War port of Klapeida
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 London Tilbury
Depart: 1700hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1500hrs The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Magellan's first stop. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable inverted 'U' of the Markthal food market. Browse the world-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Fredericia, Denmark
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1700hrs Originally built as a fortress, and very nearly designated the Danish capital, Fredericia is an elegant town that still retains a military air. From here you might be able to head across the bridge to Funen and visit the charming city of Odense, where the little yellow house where Hans Christian Andersen was born still stands on the cobbled corner of Hans Jensens Straede and Bangs Boder, in the heart of the old town.
Day 5Warnemunde, Germany
Arrive: 0730hrs Depart: 2230hrs This morning Magellan arrives in Warnemunde. Discover the port’s charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin to discover the city’s highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler’s Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Day 6Ronne, Bornholm, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs The Danish island of Bornholm is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. Discover the half-timbered and newer brick-built houses, and St Torv market place of the pretty port-town of Ronne. Visit the fascinating museum that showcases the island’s history of grandfather-clock-making, or perhaps head into the countryside or beaches beyond.
Day 7Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1700hrs Your next Baltic island stop is Swedish Gotland. The island's stunning, UNESCO-listed capital, Visby, is a medieval treasure chest of wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches, encompassed by stout defensive walls. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Gotland boasts some fascinating archaeological finds as well as the unique rauk: eroded rock formations that dot the landscape.
Day 8Klaipéda, Lithuania
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 2000hrs A call at the once-secretive Soviet port of Klaipéda, Lithuania's third-largest city, affords an opportunity to explore the city's old town, with its half-timbered houses, cafés and gift shops. Venture further afield, on optional shore excursions, to the vast sand dunes of the Curonian Spit National Park or to the fascinating Zemaitija National Park, where a top-secret Soviet base once aimed missiles at the West.
Day 9Gdynia, Poland
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 1700hrs The historic city of Gdynia, once the most important port in Poland and now one of the country's most modern-looking cities, welcomes Magellan this morning. Part of the Tricity, alongside elegant Sopot and gorgeous Gdansk, Gdynia is set on the picturesque Bay of Gdansk, and provides the opportunity for some wonderful optional shore excursions.
Day 10At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 11Skagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Skagen, at the remote, 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 cafés.
Day 12At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 13Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you 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.