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

Grand Baltic Cities

Sail from London Tilbury on board Columbus to explore the heritage and traditions of the magnificent Baltic cities, including an overnight stop in the stunning city of St Petersburg

No Fly Cruise
14 nights from £2129pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Copenhagen
  • Helsinki
  • Stockholm
  • St Petersburg
  • Tallinn

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Discover the world-famous museums, opulent palaces and ornate churches of the fascinating Baltic cities on this no-cruise voyage from London Tilbury.

Call at the quirky city of Amsterdam, one of Europe's major art capitals or admire the intriguing architecture of Rotterdam, and visit Copenhagen, home to the elegant Amalienborg Palace and beautiful Tivoli Gardens. From Warnemunde there is an optional excursion to the historic city of Berlin, and in the Estonian capital of Tallinn you can explore its historic towers, spires and winding cobbled streets.

Enjoy an overnight stop in St Petersburg, where highlights include the magnificent Hermitage, grand Catherine Palace and lavish Peterhof. Visit Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and see the magnificent domed Uspensky Cathedral then explore the waterfront city of Stockholm before calling at the Danish city of Aalborg, home to the beautiful House of Music.

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Grand Baltic Cities Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Amsterdam or Rotterdam (Netherlands)

In 2019, explore the charming and quirky city of Amsterdam with its many quaint coffee shops, beautiful churches and picturesque tree-lined canals. Perhaps discover one of the world-class museums including the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the famous Rijksmuseum. In 2020, explore Rotterdam's intriguing mix of old and new architecture, where modern glass skyscrapers stand side-by-side with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Day 3 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Copenhagen (Denmark)

Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia and home to the world's oldest monarchy. See the elegant Amalienborg Palace, stroll along the cobblestone streets in historic Nyhavn and visit the beautiful Tivoli Gardens.

Day 5 - Warnemünde (Germany)

An international resort at the mouth of the Warnow River, Warnemunde is your gateway to the old Hanseatic city of Rostock, the lovely countryside and coastal resorts of Northern Germany and to Berlin, which can be visited on an exciting full day optional tour. The Brandenburg Gate, fashionable Unter den Linden and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum will provide some powerful memories.

Day 6 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Tallinn (Estonia)

A very attractive Baltic capital city, that is renowned for its friendliness and the welcome it provides for visitors. Estonia is now a modern forward thinking country but with a great pride in its history. Tallinn has a well-preserved medieval quarter, impressive fortified city walls and it is a delight to visit the quaintly named Long Leg Street or Tall Hermann, a 14th century watchtower.

Days 8-9 - St. Petersburg (Russia)

Russia's glorious second city and even our long stay here is barely sufficient to view even a proportion of the wonderful sights that this real Baltic Treasure has to offer. The Hermitage, and its outstanding art collection, the Peter & Paul Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, the battleship Aurora, whose guns signalled the start of the 1917 revolution, all vie for your attention in this city on the banks of the Neva River.

Day 10 - Helsinki (Finland)

Finlands capital, Helsinki is a vibrant and modern city. Senate Square is lined with elegant neo-classical buildings and the spectacular Lutheran Cathedral. See the onion-domed Uspenski Cathedral which dominates the citys skyline. Helsinki is home to several museums, including the National Museum of Finland.

Day 11 - Stockholm (Sweden)

The 700-year old capital of Sweden is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is spread over 14 islands, connected by some 50 bridges. Wander around the enchanting medieval Gamla Stan, the original old town and perhaps visit the fascinating Wasa Museum, housing the world's oldest identified ship.

Day 12 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 13 - Aalborg or Aarhus (Denmark)

In 2019, visit Aalborg, where you may visit the modern Utzon Center, designed by the world famous Jørn Utzon who was the architect responsible for the Sydney Opera House, or discover the new House of Music, beautifully created by the Austrian architects from Coop Himmelb(l)au. In 2020, explore Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city where you are met by a vibrant, easy-going and dynamic atmosphere. Discover world-class museums, a historic Latin quarter, diverse gastronomic scene and nature right at your doorstep.

Day 14 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 15 - London Tilbury

Disembark Columbus in London Tilbury.

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

Price Includes

  • 14 nights accommodation in 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 onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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    • Jul 26th - London Tilbury and back - Sailing on: Columbus From: £2129
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    • Sep 12th - London Tilbury and back - Sailing on: Columbus From: £2169
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Price Information

  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £419
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