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Rich in history, art and culture, the Baltic Sea is one of the most fascinating cruising destinations. Medieval cities contrast with cosmopolitan capitals and architectural influences reflect both east and west. Highlighting this cruise is an overnight stay in St Petersburg with two days to explore ornate churches and cathedrals, the magnificent Hermitage Museum and opulent palaces once home to Russian tsars.
16 Night Fly, Cruise & Stay Baltic Cities & St Petersburg Cruise onboard Columbus from London (Tilbury) retutn including 4-star stay in London!
Sailing Date: 12th Sep 2020
Cruise Line: Cruise & Martime Voyages
Cruise Ship: Colombus
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Perth to London#
- 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in London#
- 14 night Baltic Cities & St Petersburg cruise onboard Columbus from London (Tilbury) return
-Delicious full board cuisine.
-Afternoon teas and late night snacks.
-Captain’s Cocktail Party
-Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm).
-Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes.
-Daytime activities and leisure facilities.
-Guest speaker and arts & crafts (on selected sailings).
-Porterage of luggage, port to cabin.
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS CRUISE
Estonia’s capital 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.
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 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.
Approached through an archipelago of some 24,000 islands and islets, Sweden’s stately and spacious capital is itself built on 14 islands connected by some 50 bridges. Founded in 1252, Stockholm grew up around Gamla Stan. The charming Old Town is a maze of medieval alleys and tiny lanes lined with 16th century buildings some of which feature wrought-iron signs symbolising ancient craft workers’ guilds. A delightful mix of parkland and forest, Royal Djurgården is Stockholm’s city park. The island is home to the magnificent Vasa Museum housing a salvaged 17th century Swedish warship that sunk on its maiden voyage.
Offer Ends: 30th April 2019 or Until Sold Out
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