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Capitals of the Baltic and St Petersburg

Columbus sailing from London Tilbury

  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

A treasure trove of art and architecture

Visit five capital cities on this cruise to the Baltic, including Helsinki and Tallinn, and enjoy an overnight stay in the magical city of St Petersburg. Explore the bohemian sights of Berlin, see the parks and palaces of Copenhagen, and dip your toes in the North Sea and Baltic – literally!

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

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02/06/2020 London Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Columbus.

Depart 1600.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

03/06/2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 1700.

Rotterdam is nicknamed 'Manhattan on the Meuse' due to its impressive skyscrapers and modern architecture such as cubic houses and the striking Erasmus Bridge. You'll also come across street sculptures and a variety of museums.

Rotterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

04/06/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

05/06/2020 Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

Exploring on foot is an easy way to immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan bustle of Denmark’s historic capital. From the grand palaces of Christianborg and Amelienborg, to the trendy boutiques of the pedestranised Strøget district and amusements of Tivoli Gardens, there’s much to discover. You can also spot monuments to Hans Christian Andersen, from two statues of the author on the avenue named after him, to the haunting Little Mermaid statue in the harbour. Another highlight is 17th-century Nyhavn Canal which is lined with pretty canal houses – be sure to drop by Nyhavn 9, an historic canal house which looks much as it did in 1681 when it was completed.

Copenhagen Denmark Europe

06/06/2020 Rostock (for Berlin), Germany

Berlin, Germany

Arrive 0800. Depart 2100.

Rostock is well-placed for visiting Berlin. The three-hour trip will be worth it to discover Germany’s capital where you can trace the city’s past through its landmark attractions, including baroque Charlottenburg Palace, neoclassical Bradenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, remnants of the Berlin Wall, and the city’s oldest park, the Tiergarten.

Rostock Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany Europe

07/06/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

08/06/2020 Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Arrive 0930. Depart 1700.

Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and its historic centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once part of the Hanseatic League, the cobbled streets of the upper old town are home to a castle and cathedral, narrow alleys and medieval buildings. By contrasts the modern part of city boasts shopping centres, high rise buildings, squares, restaurants and bars.

Tallinn Estonia Europe

09/06/2020 St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg, Russia

Arrive 0700 on June 9. Depart 1900 on June 10.

With two full days in St Petersburg you'll have plenty of time to uncover the sights on shore excursions. Highlights include the gilded fountains of Peterhof Palace which highlight the lavish lifestyle of Russia’s former ruling elite, the priceless collections showcased in the Hermitage, a world-class museum and attraction in its own right, and the eye-watering grandeur of Catherine Palace. The birthplace of Russian ballet, St Petersburg is the perfect place to take in the performing arts too.

St Petersburg Northwestern District Russia Europe

11/06/2020 Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.

This elegant waterfront capital is a delight to behold as you approach from the sea. Head to impressive Senate Square, framed by eye-catching neoclassical buildings and the brilliant white cathedral. Or you could visit the unique Temppeliaukio Church, quarried into the bedrock. Museums are plentiful with the National Museum of Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design Museum amongst the most notable.

Helsinki Uusimaa Finland Europe

12/06/2020 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Arrive 0900. Depart 1600.

Enjoy a day in Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden. Spread over 17 islands and harbouring a rich cultural history the city is a delight in every way. Thread your way through narrow medieval streets in Gamla Stan and marvel at the Jugendstil influence on the design of the library, natural history museum and Swedish Museum of Photography. You can also join us on a visit to the Skansen open-air museum and zoo, where the history and culture of the city and Sweden is represented in living exhibits.

Stockholm Sweden Europe

13/06/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

14/06/2020 Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark

Arrive 0800. Depart 1300.

Regarded by many as the country’s cultural capital, Aarhus was established in Viking times and, with its sheltered bay and harbour dating back to the 15th century, has long been an important centre for trade with Germany and the Baltic countries. Venture into the centre to see a number of highlights such as the City Hall, a unique building designed by famous architect Arne Jacobsen, and the University of Aarhus. There's a picturesque Botanical Garden with an abundance of exotic flowers and trees, and an impressive open-air museum where a collection of historical buildings has been gathered from towns around the country.

Aarhus Denmark Europe

15/06/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/06/2020 London Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0900.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Please note

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

Capitals of the Baltic and St Petersburg

Columbus sailing from London Tilbury

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