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Conjure up the names of Baltic cities – Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, St Petersburg – and your mind will fill with images of elegant palaces and public buildings, pretty cobbled streets, and half-remembered history. Join Magellan in Dundee, and sail east into the Baltic to discover these five fascinating cities. Stroll down harbourside paths, past the Little Mermaid and through the octagonal courtyard at the centre of the Danish Royal Palace, on your way to the heart of Copenhagen. Wander Tallinn’s ancient upper and lower towns, and Helsinki’s elegant and eclectic architecture. Explore the narrow lanes of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, and spend two days exploring St Petersburg’s famous sights – from the Haymarket to the Hermitage, the Mariinsky Theatre and the historic Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.
Spend sunlit evenings relaxing on board as spring turns to summer and Columbus cruises to each new, enchanting port, and perhaps venture inland, too, on an optional shore excursion from Warnemunde to the iconic German capital, Berlin.
Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise Highlights
- Calling at seven unforgettable ports
- Two days in glorious St Petersburg
- Enjoy cruising in the Baltic’s clear light
- Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen
- Finnish Helsinki’s Neo-classical architecture
- Discover Tallinn, the exquisite capital of Estonia
- The chance to visit Berlin, Germany’s historic capital on an excursion from Warnemunde
- The bustle and energy of Newcastle
- 13 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
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Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 – Depart from Dundee
Board Magellan in Dundee, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2 – At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 3 – Copenhagen, Denmark
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 4 – Warnemunde, Germany
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 5 – At sea
Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.
Day 6 – Tallinn, Estonia
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 7 and 8– St Petersburg, Russia
Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Seven)
Depart: 1830hrs (Day Eight)
Magellan 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 9 – Helsinki, Finland
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 10 – Stockholm, Sweden
Today, Magellan will thread her way between the countless islands of Sweden’s eastern coast to Stockholm. 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.
Days 11-12 – At sea
Spend two more days relaxing on board.
Day 13 – Newcastle, England
Newcastle was once among the most vibrant centres of the British Industrial Revolution, and has now evolved into one of England’s most energetic and exciting cities. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you’ll have some time to explore before beginning the final leg of your cruise.
Day 14 – Arrive back at Dundee
Disembark after breakfast at the end of a wonderful Baltic cruise.