Baltic Cities & St. Petersburg 2019

Cruise direct from Ireland onboard the 3* CMV Magellan for 16 nights. Visit Countries including, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Russia and much more.

DESTINATION Baltic Cities & St Petersburg
FROM Cobh, Ireland
DATE 23rd September 2019
DURATION 16 Nights
PRICE From Only €1,585pp

Cruise direct from Ireland onboard the 3* CMV Magellan for 16 nights. Visit Countries including, Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Russia and much more.

Sophisticated Scandinavian cities, medieval Tallinn and imperial St Petersburg promise a mix of history, heritage, colour and culture on this classic voyage of the Baltic Sea. Whether cruising canals, visiting world-class museums, admiring outstanding architecture, or wandering through fascinating streets, eight fascinating ports of call promise something special. An overnight in St Petersburg will no doubt be the highlight.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Cobh (Cork), Ireland

Welcome onboard the 3* CMV Magellan.

Lying at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh has one of the best natural harbours in the world. Known as Queenstown until 1922, it was the departure point for thousands of Irish emigrants to America and the last port of call of the Titanic. The ‘Queenstown Story’ is a wonderful exhibition telling of this rich maritime history. From Cobh’s waterfront, streets lined with brightly coloured houses climb the steep slope of a hill, which is crowned with the imposing St Coleman’s Cathedral. A charming little town, Cobh is a gateway to the city of Cork and excursions to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.

Day 2: Bristol Port (United Kingdom)

Today you will arrive in Bristol Port, UK. you will have the Morning to roam around departing that afternoon 

Day 3: At Sea

Day 4: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 

With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

Day 5: At Sea

Day 6: Copenhagen, Denmark: 

The largest city in Scandinavia, capital of Denmark for over 600 years and home to the world’s oldest monarchy, Copenhagen is the most charming of Baltic cities. Beautiful parks and gardens, attractive 17th and 18th century buildings, grand castles and the elegant Amalienborg Palace – home to the reigning Queen Margrethe II, grace the city that is laced with a labyrinth of winding canals. Cafes and restaurants spill out of brightly coloured townhouses onto the cobblestone streets in historic Nyhavn. The atmospheric waterfront area is a popular meeting place along with the world’s oldest entertainment park Tivoli Gardens.

Day 7: Warnemünde (Berlin), Germany:

The Warnemünde quarter in Rostock is a famous German seaside resort that you can visit when you reach the German coasts on your cruise of northern Europe.
At the mouth of the river Warnow, in the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde will surprise you with its villas, hotels and the large white and silver beach. Its heart is Am Strom, next to the port, where the homes of old captains and fishermen have been turned into coffee shops and boutiques.

Day 8: At Sea

Day 9: Tallinn, Estonia:

Estonia’s capital is a fascinating mix of Scandinavian sleek, Soviet-era concrete and medieval Hanseatic city. Tumbling down Toompea Hill, the historic Old Town is a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways, turrets and spires. Wrapped within the original medieval wall, which is studded with imaginatively named towers, the Castle, onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Town Hall Square and Gothic Town Hall survive along with the aura of the 14th and 15th centuries. Just outside the city Rocca al Mare is an open-air museum of Estonia’s rural architecture from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

Day 10 – 11: St. Petersburg, Russia: Arrive 07.00 Day 11 Depart 17.00 Day 12

Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in 1703 as his ‘Window on the West’. Drawing inspiration from Europe, the Russian Tsar and his successors created an extraordinary city on the banks of the River Neva with opulent palaces, ornate churches and splendid parks all part of the supremely elegant architectural ensemble. The magnificent Hermitage and its priceless treasures of art, grandeur of Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin and gilded fountains in the gardens at Peterhof illustrate the lavish lifestyle of Russia’s former ruling elite. The birthplace of Russian ballet, St. Petersburg is the perfect place to take in the performing arts.

Day 12: Helsinki, Finland: 

Finland’s capital is a vibrant, modern city, yet very much in harmony with the surrounding nature. Its centrepiece is the majestic Senate Square lined with elegant neo-classical buildings and the impressive Lutheran Cathedral with white Corinthian columns and five green cupolas. A striking exception to Helsinki’s general architectural style is the Russian Orthodox, onion-domed Uspenski Cathedral, which stands on a hill at the end of Market Square and dominates the city skyline. Built into solid rock Temppeliaukio Church is also somewhat unusual. Museums are plentiful with the National Museum of Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Museum amongst the most notable.

Day 13: At Sea:

Day 14: Aarhus, Denmark: 

Located on the East Coast of the Jutland Peninsula, Aarhus is the second largest City in Denmark. Spend the Morning visiting the Old Town Museum or the ARoS Art Museum. Or if you would prefer, you can take advantage of the City’s extensive shopping facilities. You will depart at  13.00pm.

Day 15- 16: At Sea

Day 17: Cobh, Ireland:

Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Cobh. Here you will be collected for your return coach transfer home.

16 Nights accommodation aboard the 3 Star CMV Magellan. (See ship info tab for more information.)

Refurbished in 2015 CMV Magellan offers well-appointed accommodation with a modern contemporary style. With 4 restaurants, 6 bars and a nightclub, as well as day-time activities and guest speakers there will be plenty to keep you busy. Smaller than most cruise ships the Magellan has a more cosy feel and is able to get to ports, fjords and rivers larger ships cannot.

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
23 September 2019 €1,585 Standard Plus Inside Book Now
23 September 2019 €1,885 Premium Inside Book Now
23 September 2019 €1,979 Standard Oceanview Book Now
23 September 2019 €2,379 Superior Oceanview Book Now
23 September 2019 Suites On Request

Price Inclusions

  • 16 nights onboard 3* CMV Magellan, based on 2 adults sharing
  • Return coach from around Ireland (call for details)
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Big show entertainment on board
  • Afternoon tea & late night snack
  • Taxes and unlimited baggage

Booking remarks

  • Prices based on two sharing
  • Inclusive of taxes
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250
  • Full balance is due 14 weeks before departure date
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
  • Combined Gratuities & Drinks Package available to pre-book for £23pppn
  • Single supplement may be available on request
  • Onboard gratuities are not included
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press
  • Adult only cruise line