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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Hidden Baltic Treasures and the Kiel Canal

Transit the Kiel Canal and discover the lesser-known Baltic ports of medieval Wismar, picturesque Visby and tranquil Ronne on this no-fly cruise from Poole

No Fly Cruise
11 nights from £929pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Gdansk
  • Klaipeda
  • Visby
  • Haarlem, Netherlands

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Hidden Baltic Treasures and the Kiel Canal Special Offer

Explore medieval towns and cities off the beaten track and transit the Kiel Canal on this no-fly holiday to the Baltic on board Astoria. Cruise along the impressive Kiel Canal to the medieval town of Wismar, gateway to the iconic sights of Berlin

Discover the beautiful town of Ronne on picturesque Bornholm Island and wander through the winding streets of Visby's well-preserved Old Quarter. Admire the spectacular 18th-century architecture of Klaipeda in Lithuania, and see the sights of picturesque Gdansk, including the magnificent 17th-century Neptune Fountain, before enjoying another transit of the Kiel Canal.

Explore the historic city of Fredericia in Denmark and the busy port of IJmuiden which boasts sandy beaches, hidden bunkers, a beautiful national park and an abundance of museums.

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Hidden Baltic Treasures and the Kiel Canal Itinerary

Day 1 - Poole (UK)

Embark Astoria in Poole.

Day 2-3 - At Sea - Transit the Kiel Canal

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea. The Kiel Canal links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea and handles around 70,000 vessels a year, more than the Panama or the Suez canals.

Day 4 - Wismar (Germany)

Medieval Wismar was once an important trading port and has a beautiful Old Quarter, characterised by stunning gabled architecture. Perhaps travel to nearby Berlin and see the iconic sights, or head to Hamburg on the banks of the River Elbe.

Day 5 - Ronne, Bornholm Island (Denmark)

The beautiful town of Ronne 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 6 - Visby, Gotland (Sweden)

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 Botantical Gardens.

Day 7 - Klaipeda (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.

Day 8 - Gdansk (Poland)

Gdansk was 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

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

Day 10 - Fredericia (Denmark)

Fredericia is situated in the centre of Denmark and features a charming and historic midtown with cosy shops, excellent restaurants and an array of sights.

Day 11 - At Sea - Transit the Kiel Canal

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea. The Kiel Canal links the North Sea to the Baltic Sea and handles around 70,000 vessels a year, more than the Panama or the Suez canals.

Day 12 - IJmuiden (Netherlands)

IJmuiden is a busy port with plenty of history which was extensively rebuilt after being damaged during World War II. IJmuiden still a wide selection to see and do, including sea locks, sandy beaches, hidden bunkers, a national park, mansions dating back to the 1700’s and a host of museums are all easily accessible in or around the city as well as having easy connections to nearby Amsterdam. Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion to Haarlem.

Day 13 - Poole (UK)

Disembark Astoria in Poole.

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

Price Includes

  • 11 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
  • On board speakers
  • 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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  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £329
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