Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99720
- Travel Type: Make your own way
12 nights. May 2020. From £1079.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Board Magellan for a Bank Holiday cruise from Newcastle into the Baltic. After a first call in the Dundee, you'll sail east to some of the Baltic's less-known but still lovely locations. On the Danish island of Bornholm you'll have time to stroll Ronne's pretty streets of half-timbered houses, and around 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. Cross to mainland Sweden for the chance to explore Stockholm's network of interconnected islands, then sail south across the open water to Klaipeda in Lithuania and to Gdansk - one of Poland's most unexpectedly beautiful cities.
As Magellan cruises through the Danish Archipelago you'll be able to visit Copenhagen on an optional shore excursion, followed almost immediately by the opportunity to head into the heart of Germany from Warnemunde on an optional shore excursion to 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 HighlightsEarly summer cruising through beautiful waters
Call at unspoilt islands and fascinating cities
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
A call in the historic Scottish port of Dundee
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 Newcastle
Depart: 2000hrs Join Magellan in Newcastle ahead of her sailing this afternoon.
Day 2Dundee, Scotland
Depart: 2130hrs Today Magellan calls at the Tayside port-city of Dundee. Explore this historic city, and perhaps visit Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.
Day 3At 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 4Kalundborg, Denmark
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 5Warnemunde, Germany
Depart: 2200hrs Today, 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 6Ronne, Denmark
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 7Visby, Sweden
Depart: 2100hrs A second Baltic island call is made on Swedish Gotland. The 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 boats some fascinating archaeological finds as well as the unique rauk eroded rock formations that dot the landscape.
Day 8Nynashamn, Sweden
Depart: 1800hrs 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 9Klaipeda, Lithuania
Depart: 2000hrs A call at the once-secretive port of Klaipeda, Lithuania's third-largest city, affords 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 10Gdansk, Poland
Depart: 1700hrs The great maritime city of Gdansk is one of New Europe's most sparkling jewels, with its lovingly restored core a medieval masterpiece, and its bustling waterfront a hive of activity. Watched over by gigantic, red-brick St Mary's Church, as well as the towering cranes of the Gdansk - formerly Lenin - Shipyards, the city is the epitome of 21st Century, yet retains a sense of its tumultuous and colourful past.
Days 11-12At sea
Make the most of your final days on board as Magellan cruises back towards London.
Day 13Arrive back at Newcastle
Arrive: 0900hrs 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.