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Mediterranean & Europe

Baltic Cities & St Petersburg

From €1869 1st passenger, €935 2nd passenger (inner cabin)
Depart From
Sail from Cobh
Departure Date
23 Sep 2019 - 09 Oct 2019
Duration
16 Nights
Destination
Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland
Price
From €1869 1st passenger, €935 2nd passenger (inner cabin)
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Ports of call: Cobh, Ireland; Bristol, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Copenhagen, Denmark; Warnemünde, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight); Helsinki, Finland; Aarhus, Denmark; Cobh, Ireland

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.

Play tourist in Cobh, 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.

Board the Magellan in Cobh and set off on your 16-night cruise to the Baltic Sea.

With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam 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.

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.

Estonia’s capital Tallinn 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.

An overnight in St Petersburg will no doubt be the highlight of this sisteen-day cruise to the Baltic states. 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.

Finland’s capital Helsinki 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.

Enjoy Magellan's on board facilities as you return to Cobh and bring this memorable holiday to a close.

Gratuities:
  • According to international custom in the hospitality industry, tipping is accepted as recognition of good service. For your greater convenience we operate an automatic tipping system on board, so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £7.00 (or equivalent € value) per person per night (£6.00 per person per night for cruises of more than 16 nights duration) will be debited to your onboard account.

23/09/19: Cobh, Ireland

24/09/19: Bristol Avonmouth, United Kingdom

25/09/19: At Sea

26/09/19: Amsterdam, Netherlands

27/09/19: At Sea

28/09/19: Copenhagen, Denmark

29/09/19: Warnemünde,Germany

30/09/19: At Sea

01/10/19: Tallinn, Estonia

02/10/19: St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight)

03/10/19: St. Petersburg, Russia

04/10/19: Helsinki, Finland

05/10/19: At Sea

06/10/19: Aarhus, Denmark

07/10/19: At Sea

08/10/19: At Sea

09/10/19: Cobh, Ireland

Buy One Get One Half Price on selected 2019 cruises. Book by 27th December. Please contact us for more information.

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • 16 night cruise on board the Magellan in an interior cabin 
  • Unlimited luggage
  • Delicious full board cuisine, plus afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Welcome & Farewell Captain’s Cocktail Parties
  • Self service tea & coffee, from 6am to midnight
  • Stylish entertainment, cabarets and popular classical interludes
  • Daytime activities programme
  • Informative guest speakers and arts & crafts 
  • Wide range of leisure facilities to enrich your time on board
  • Porterage of luggage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes
  • Coach transfers from most parts of Ireland

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance 
  • Supplement to upgrade to an outside cabin from €720 1st passenger, €360 2nd passenger
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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