Blue Water Holidays
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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Baltic Hidden Treasures

Explore the lesser-visited treasures of the Baltic Sea on this unique 11-night no-fly cruise from London. Discover medieval towns in Germany, admire the spectacular architecture in Lithuania, delve into the tumultuous history of Poland and transit the mighty Kiel Canal

No Fly Cruise
11 nights

Discovery Holiday
  • Gdansk old waterfront (Poland)
  • Klaipeda
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Visby, Gotland
  • Visby, Sweden

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Transit the Kiel Canal which links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea and head to Germany to explore Wismar's medieval Old Quarter with its remarkable architecture. Alternatively, take an optional trip to the exciting city of Berlin.

Visit the beautiful town of Ronne on Bornholm Island in Denmark before cruising to Sweden. Stroll through the cobbled streets of medieval Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with stunning botanical gardens.

Discover Riga, Latvia's bustling capital city before heading to Lithuania. Explore the thriving port city of Klaipeda in Lithuania with its magnificent 18th century buildings and discover Gandsk in Poland, one of the wealthiest cities in the Hanseatic League.

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Baltic Hidden Treasures

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Kiel Canal

Transit the Kiel Canal from Brunsbuttel, the canal links the North Sea at Brunsbuttel to the Baltic Sea at Holtenau and was constructed so that seafarers no longer had to make the lengthy and hazardous journey around the Skagerrak. The Kiel Canal handles around 70,000 vessels a year, more than the Panama or the Suez canals.

Day 3 - Wismar (Germany)

Arrive in the medieval town of Wismar after lunch. Sitting on Germany's Baltic Coast, Wismar was the thriving trading centre of the Hanseatic League during the 14th and 15th centuries and the old town still boasts remarkable reminders of Wismar's Hanseatic heyday. Spend some time exploring the fascinating old quarter with its distinctive gabled architecture and cobbled stone streets. Alternatively, choose an optional excursion to Germany's spectacular capital city Berlin or the sophisticated second city of Hamburg.

Day 4 - Rønne (Bornholm Island, Denmark)

Spend the day discovering the beautiful town of Rønne which is the capital of Bornholm Island and has always been an important trading post. The community predominantly relies on fishing and farming, but has diversified into tourism in recent years.

Day 5 - Visby (Gotland, Sweden)

This morning, explore the medieval port of Visby; is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See reminders of its Hanseatic heyday as you stroll along the cobbled streets or perhaps discover some of the town's keys sights including the magnificent Powder Tower and colourful Botanical Gardens. Set sail for Latvia this afternoon.

Day 6 - Riga (Latvia)

Located on the mouth of the River Daugava, Riga is Latvia's bustling capital city. This historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts an array of architectural styles. Perhaps visit the Riga Bourse Museum or journey to the picturesque town of Sigulda, through the beautiful forest scenery.

Day 7 - Klaipėda (Lithuania)

Klaipeda was captured by the Soviet Red Army during World War II. Today it is a thriving port city and its Old Town has magnificent 18th-century buildings, while the beautiful Theatre Square is where you'll find the neoclassical Drama Theatre. Perhaps visit the Soviet Nuclear Weapons Site to learn about Lithuania's former nuclear threat.

Day 8 - Gdansk (Poland)

Gdansk was once one of the wealthiest cities in the Hanseatic League. Admire the magnificent Oliwa cathedral, head to the impressive 15th-century merchant's palace of Artus Court or explore Solidarity Square during your time here.

Day 9 - At Sea

Make the most of the ships wonderful amenities whilst spending the day at sea.

Day 10 - Kiel Canal

Transit the Kiel Canal from Holtenau in the Baltic Sea to Brunsbüttel in the North Sea.

Day 11 - At Sea

Make the most of the ships wonderful amenities whilst spending the day at sea.

Day 12 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo at London Tilbury.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights accommodation in the cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Informative guest lectures
  • Wide range of on-board leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions