Discover the cities of the Baltics from the comfort of the 4* Fred. Olsen Balmoral on this wonderful 13-night cruise visiting Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Latvia and Germany before cruising to the UK.
This great value cruise takes you from Southampton to Copenhagen, Tallinn, Riga, St. Petersburg and Warnemunde.
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|FROM||Dublin / Southampton|
|DATE||02 October 2017|
|PRICE||From €2,089 pp|
Explore the Baltic aboard Balmoral and discover a selection of the region’s most beautiful, historic and culture-rich cities at a time of the year when these absorbing destinations are less crowded and even more rewarding.
Setting sail from Southampton, you’ll spend a relaxing day at sea and cruise through Germany’s impressive Kiel Canal before docking in your first port of call, Copenhagen. Denmark’s delightful capital is packed with highlights, such as the imposing Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, Tivoli Gardens – one of the world’s oldest amusement parks – and the famous Little Mermaid statue. Sailing onwards to Estonia, the historic, UNESCO-listed centre of Tallinn – the magical capital – will be ripe for exploration. A string of unmissable attractions await your discovery here, including the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Kadriorg Palace and the Kumu Art Museum.
The sparkling Russian gem of St. Petersburg is adored by Fred. Olsen’s guests and you’re sure to fall in love with the city’s overwhelming beauty during a full-day stay. Join a guided tour to marvel at ‘must-visit’ attractions such as the majestic Cathedral in St. Issac’s Square, The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and Peterhof Palace; or perhaps examine the world-famous jewelled eggs on display at the Fabergé Museum. You could even catch a show at the magnificent Hermitage Museum; or experience a wonderful boat ride along the pretty canals. Another full day in port follows your stop in St. Petersburg, this time in Riga – the Latvian capital – which is home to the iconic Freedom Monument and beautiful castles, houses and churches. Finally, you’ll return to Germany for the chance to visit the Brandenburg Gate, Alexander Platz Square, remnants of the Berlin Wall and many more world-renowned sights in Berlin on a tour from Warnemünde; and to sail back through the Kiel Canal as you head for home.
Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Southampton, UK: Depart Late PM
After arriving in the UK, you will be transferred to the port in Southampton to board the Fred. Olsen Balmoral where you can settle in or explore the ship.
Day 2: At Sea:
Day 3: Kiel Canal Transit: Arrive Early AM to Late PM
Day 4: Copenhagen, Denmark: Arrive Early AM to Late PM
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Tallinn, Estonia: Arrive Early AM to Late PM
This ancient Hanseatic city is justifiably proud of its beautiful churches, solid limestone houses and well-preserved cobbled streets. The Toompea hill, with its medieval houses and alleyways, is the oldest part and at the foot of the hill substantial remains of the city wall can still be seen, surrounded by well-maintained parks. The medieval town hall is one of the best preserved in northern Europe, and the weathercock, Gamle Toomas, on top of the building symbolises Tallinn.
Day 7: St Petersburg, Russia: Arrive Early PM to Late Night
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Riga, Latvia: Arrive Early AM to Late Night
Riga has been an important centre for trade, finance and culture for centuries and offers an experience of architecture over the centuries. From its medieval castles and churches to the urban structure of later periods and the richness and quality of Art Noveau to the wooden architecture of the 19th century. This historic centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Warnemünde, Germany: Arrive Early AM to Late Night
With excellent links to Rostock and Berlin, famous German monuments such as Charlottenburg Castle, the Brandenburg Gate, Olympic Stadium, Reichstag, Potsdamer Square and Unter den Linden are within easy reach of this delightful seaside town.
Warnemünde (Warnemunde) is much more than a gateway to the rest of Germany though and with wide sandy beaches and several traditional pubs and restaurants offering some of the finest seafood you will ever taste, Warnemünde is a wonderful holiday destination in its own right.
Be sure to visit Warnemünde lighthouse – one of the town’s oldest monuments – where impressive views of the Baltic Sea and the surrounding area are found at the top.
Day 12: Kiel Canal Transit: Arrive Early AM to Late PM
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: Southampton, UK: Arrive Early AM
Once you have disembarked the Balmoral and finished your wonderful adventure we will have you transferred to the airport to get your flight back to Dublin.
13 Nights accommodation aboard the Balmoral, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on the Balmoral)
Balmoral is the largest and newest cruise ship, named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board.
The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants – Avon and Spey – are also in keeping with the Scottish theme and are named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers.
There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.
Dates & Prices
|02 October 2017||€2,089||Inside||Book Now|
|02 October 2017||€2,559||Oceanview||Book Now|
|02 October 2017||€3,049||Superior
|02 October 2017||€3,819||Balcony||Book Now|
|02 October 2017||€3,449||Single Inside||Book Now|
- Return flight from Dublin to Southampton
- All Transfers airport / port
- 13 nights accommodation aboard the Balmoral based on 2 sharing
- Fine dining on a full board basis
- All onboard entertainment
- One check-in bag of 15kgs and one 10kgs carry-on per person
- Taxes and charges of €130
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15% due on confirmation of booking
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Drinks packages available to prebook – only €18 per person per night
- Gratuities from €5 per person per night payable at the end of your cruise onboard M.S. Balmoral
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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