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ST. PETERSBURG AND THE BALTIC SEA

Take in the sweep of history from Scandinavian and Baltic capitals to glorious St. Petersburg on this Baltic Sea cruise aboard Le Soléal

TRAVEL STYLE

Marine

START

Copenhagen

FINISH

Stockholm

TRIP CODE

SATBS117

COUNTRIES

5

Number of countries visited

DAYS

12

Duration of the trip

PACE

2

Pace level 2: Light
$

PRICE

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

ST. PETERSBURG AND THE BALTIC SEA
Trip Code: SATBS117

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: Tauck
    • Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
    • Min/Max: 1-264 passengers
    • Style: Marine (Small Ship Cruising)
    • Duration: 12 days
    • Pace: 2 (Light)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ship(s): Le Soleal
    • Arrive Copenhagen
    • Sightsee Copenhagen
    • Roskilde / Embark Copenhagen
    • Cruising the Baltic Sea - Day at Sea
    • Tallinn
    • St.Petersburg
    • St.Petersburg
    • St.Petersburg
    • Helsinki
    • Depart Stockholm
    • Sightsee Stockholm
    • Depart Stockholm
  • Arrive Copenhagen

    Day 1

    Tour begins 6:00 pm, Scandic Copenhagen or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen. A transfer is included from Copenhagen Airport to the Scandic Copenhagen . Join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight.

     Dinner

  • The Sights of Colorful Copenhagen

    Day 2

    Enjoy some of Copenhagen's most iconic sights today, including Rosenborg Slot, housing the Danish crown jewels; Amalienborg, home to the Danish royal family; the statue of The Little Mermaid; and a walk back in time to Old Copenhagen in colorful Nyhavn, the frequent home of Hans Christian Andersen. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. You may want to stroll along fashionable Stroget, or visit Tivoli Gardens - Tauck includes admission.

      Breakfast

  • Roskilde / Embark Le Soleal

    Day 3

    Nearly a millennium ago, Roskilde was Denmark's first capital. Travel to this ancient Viking town for a visit to the Viking Ship Museum; its collection of Nordic vessels includes full-size replicas or prehistorica boats and 11th-century Viking ships excavated from the sea floor. Return to Copenhagen and embark your elegant yacht, Le Soleal, for your 7-night cruise.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Cruising the Baltic Sea

    Day 4

    Spend a full day cruising. Enjoy your ship's many amenities as you cruise the Baltic Sea to Estonia...like a workout in the window-walled fitness center, a dip in the ship's pool, or time to relax at the open-air bar; bar and restaurant beverages are complimentary throughout the day for Tauck guests, including house wines and spirits. Join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner tonight.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Ancient Tallinn, Estonia

    Day 5

    Dock in walled Tallinn, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe and the capital of modern Estonia. Drive through its modern suburbs and take a walking tour along its historic cobblestone streets with your local guide. See restored St. Nicholas Church, today a museum speciliazing in works of religious art. Meander through winding streets to Toompea Castle, the seat of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia; and feel the energy of Market Square, serving as a marketplace since the eleventh century. After time to explore on your own, our shuttle will bring you back to this ship; we set sail for Russia tonight.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Discovering St. Petersburg

    Day 6

    Arrive in St. Petersburg, where your ship docks for two nights. Disembark for a day of sightseeing in Peter the Great's "Window to the West." You have a choice today of a tour of the Peterhof Palace, with its grand gardens and fountains; or a stop at St. Isaac Square for visits to the 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress and its golden-spired Cathedral, burial ground of the Romanov Dynasty. Return to the ship for an early pre-theatre dinner at St. Petersburg's Yusupov Palace featuring a tour, champagne reception, and private Russian ballet and music performances!

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • The State Hermitage Museum

    Day 7

    Tauck's privately guided excursions take you inside St. Petersburg's most revered sights at the best times to see them to allow for more leisurely exploration. Today, head for Palace Square and a visit to The State Hermitage Museum. Its vast collections - including prehistoric artifacts, classical antiquities, Western European art, and golden treasures - reflect the development of art and culture throughout ther ages, and rank among the world's finest.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Catherine Palace or Faberge Museum

    Day 8

    You have a choice today of traveling outside St. Petersburg to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore Catherine Palace, or visiting the Faberge Museum and other city sites. On the Tsarskoye excursion, visit Catherine Palace, the Rococo-style summer residence of the Romanovs, expanded by Empress Catherine the Great, with its lavish interiors. Or stay in the city and visit the Faberge Museum in Shuvalov Palace, displaying works by the renowned Russian jeweler Carl Faberge - including the famous group of nine Imperial Easter Eggs he created for Russia's last two czars. After a local lunch featuring folkloric entertainment, you'll also visit the famous Church of the Spilled Blood. Return to the ship for dinner and continue your cruise to Helsinki, Finland tonight.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Helsinki, Finland's "City by the Sea"

    Day 9

    Surrounded on three sides by water, Helsinki awaits your discovery today. See neo-classical Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument honoring the beloved Finnish composer, the city's colorful Market Square and underground Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church, hewn from solid rock in the 1960's. Please join us onboard for the captain's farewell reception and dinner tonight.

      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Stockholm, Sweden's Capital

    Day 10

    Disembark le Soleal in the breathtaking city of Stockholm. Join your local guide for a walking tour of Galma Stan (Old Town), where the vast Royal Palace and other sites reveal centuries of Swedish history. Discover Stockholm's islands on a cruise along the city's canals. After a visit to the grand halls of City Hall, see more landmark sites; spend the rest of the day exploring as you please.

      Breakfast

  • Royal Stockholm & Vasa Museum

    Day 11

    Enjoy a guided visit to Stockholm's early 20th-century Royal Swedish Opera building, and a stop at the city's Royal Palace to watch the changing of the guard. The rest of the day is free. Join us tonight for a farewell reception and dinner at the Vasa Museum, home to the world's only preserved 17th-century warship, salvaged from the bottom of Stockholm Harbor - a Tauck Exclusive!

      Breakfast and Dinner

  • Journey Home

    Day 12

    Tour ends: Stockholm. Fly home anytime. A transfer from Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel or Sheraton Stockholm to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport or Central Train Station is included. Please allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in at the airport.

      Breakfast

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    • Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at CAD $4,650
    • All gratuities to Tauck Director(s), ship staff aboard Le Soleal and local guides
    • Exclusive Tauck lecturer onboard ship to enrich your cruise and shore experiences
    • Two nights in Copenhagen and in Stockholm; guided walking tours of Helsinki and Tallinn
    • Visit to The State Hermitage Museum; tours of Catherine Palace or Faberge Museum
    • Special Russian cultural evening in St. Petersburg; exclusive private farewell reception and dinner at Stockholm's Vasa Museum
    • Aboard ship alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day, including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
    • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
    • 27 meals, service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

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