Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
- Duration: 15 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99703
- Travel Type: Make your own way
14 nights. September 2020. From £1049.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join Magellan in Bristol as she cruises north and east to discover some of the Baltic's less-known but still-lovely locations. Wander the pretty streets of half-timbered houses around St Torv market in Ronne on Danish Bornholm, and see the wooden cottages, cobbled streets and Gothic churches that shelter behind Visby's city walls on Swedish Gotland. Stroll around the unspoilt old town of Klaipeda in Lithuania - once one of the Cold War's most secretive ports, and step ashore in Gdynia - along the bay from Gdansk, one of Poland's most unexpectedly beautiful cities. You'll also visit the remote artists' haven of Skagen, and have opportunities to explore two of northern Europe's most historic cities - Gothenburg and Berlin - on two unforgettable optional shore excursions.
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 HighlightsTwo lovely Baltic isles - Bornholm and Gotland
Five lazy days at sea, relaxing
Calls at eight unique, enchanting ports
The strikingly modern Polish port of Gdynia
Lithuanian Klaipeda - once a secretive Cold War port
Jutland's Skagen – a remote artists' haven
Ringaskiddy - your gateway to friendly, foodie Cork
Historic, Swedish Gothenburg
An optional shore excursion from Warnemunde to Berlin
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 Bristol
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Bristol and relax on board before she sets sail at dinner time.
Day 2Rinkaskiddy, Ireland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1800hrs At lunchtime, today, Magellan will arrive in Ringaskiddy, on the western side of Cork Harbour. Shore excursions today offer you the chance to visit Cork itself, and discover a historic city renowned for its foodie culture, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Days 3 and 4At sea
Relax into the leisurely pace of life on board. As Magellan cruises east, you'll have time to discover the ship's facilities and to get to know her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 5Gothenburg, Sweden
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1800hrs Beautifully set on Sweden’s west coast, the country’s leafy second city and largest maritime gateway, with its Dutch influences and Amsterdam-like canals, is a delightful port of call. Step ashore to explore the charming old town, with its with its lively cafés and restaurants, or perhaps to join a shore excursion into the Swedish countryside or to beautiful Helsingborg.
Day 6Warnemunde, Germany
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 2200hrs 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 explore the city's highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Day 7Ronne, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs The Danish island of Bornholm is a hugely popular destination for Scandinavian visitors. The pretty port-town of Ronne, with its traditional half-timbered and newer brick-built houses, its St Torv market place and its fascinating museum showcasing the island's history of grandfather-clock-making, is gateway to this holiday paradise. Enjoy stepping ashore to discover the town, and the countryside and beaches beyond.
Day 8Visby, Sweden
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 1900hrs 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 9Klaipeda, Lithuania
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs A call at the once-secretive port of Klaipeda, Lithuania's third-largest city, gives you an opportunity to explore the city's old town, with its half-timbered houses, cafes 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 10Gdynia, Poland
Arrive: 0530hrs Depart: 1500hrs 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 the popular resort of Sopot and gorgeous Gdansk, Gdynia is set on the picturesque Bay of Gdansk, and provides the opportunity for some wonderful optional shore excursions.
Day 11At sea
Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, as Magellan turns west and begins her voyage home.
Day 12Skagen, Denmark
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs 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 cafes.
Days 13-14At sea
Make the most of your final days on board as Magellan cruises back towards Bristol.
Day 15Arrive back in Bristol
Arrive: 0930hrs Disembark in Bristol, this morning, after a delightful Baltic 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.
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