St. Petersburg & The Baltic Sea Northbound

St. Petersburg & The Baltic Sea Northbound– Baltics, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Sweden –12 days / 11 nights, Northbound: Copenhagen - Roskilde - Tallinn - St. Petersburg - Hermitage - Catherine Palace - Baltic Sea - Helsinki - StockholmTake in the sweep of history from Scandinavian capitals to glorious St. Petersburg, witness historic legacies from Vikings to Czars. Voyage aboard the state-of-the-art yacht Le Soleal from Stockholm to Copenhagen, across the Baltic Sea to Russia. Enjoy a privately guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum; a tour of Catherine Palace; walking tours of Helsinki and Tallinn; two-night stays at city-center hotel in Copenhagen and Stockholm!

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Superior Deck 3 Deluxe Deck 3 Prestige Deck 4 Prestige Deck 5 Prestige Deck 6 Deluxe Suite Deck 6 Prestige Suite Deck 5 Prestige Suite Deck 6
$8,490 $8,865 $9,240 $9,430 $9,615 $10,815 $11,690 $12,190

Rates are in USD, per person in double room/cabin, Le Soleal.

Operation May 21 - June 1, 2017
Departure Northbound from Copenhagen
May 21

Southbound from Stockholm
May 14, 28
Price Northbound or Southbound
From $8,290 per person, double Superior cabin
Included All gratuities to tour director(s), ship staff aboard L'Austral or Le Boréal and local guides
Traveling with tour's private group and the same tour director(s) on land and at sea
Private Shore Excursions – $1,235 Value!
Two nights each in Copenhagen and Stockholm
Premier city-center hotels
Guided walking tours of Helsinki
Guided walking tours of historic Tallinn
Privately guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum
Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), Catherine's Palace
Special Russian cultural evening in St. Petersburg
Exclusive private farewell dinner at Stockholm's Vasa Museum
Aboard ship - bar & restaurant beverages throughout the day, including house wine & spirits
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
Most meals (11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners)
Entertainment
Gratuities to tour/cruise director and ship staff
Service charges
Applicable fuel surcharges
Taxes and porterage
Not Included Airfare & airport taxes
Personal insurance / personal items
Alcoholic beverages
$25 Service fee
Please Note The tour begins at 6:00 PM at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel.
Guests staying at Radisson Blu Waterfrontnights 1 & 2 will stay at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel nights 11 & 12. Guests staying at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen nights 1 & 2 will stay at First Hotel Skt. Petri nights 11 & 12.

At the end of the tour in Stockholm, a transfer from the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel to Arlanda Airport for your flight is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.

Cruise operates both Northbound from Copenhagen and Southbound from Stockholm. Sightseeing is similar.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a passport valid for six months beyond the completion of your journey for entry into Russia, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Latvia and Estonia.

A visa is not required for U.S. and Canadian citizens for entry into Russia on this itinerary, as long as you remain with the organized ship excursions in St. Petersburg. If you intend to do independent activities or touring on your own while in St. Petersburg, you must obtain a Russian visa and show proof of medical insurance prior to leaving the U.S.
Tour Options We can book your international air for travel originating in the United States, subject to availability;
inquire upon booking for special airfares that may be available.
More Information Cruise route map
Hotel accommodations northbound

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ITINERARY NORTHBOUND
• Indicates days of cruising

Day 1 ARRIVAL COPENHAGEN (D)
Tour begins at 6:00 PM at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. Welcome to Denmark! A transfer is included from Copenhagen Airport to Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen in the heart of the Danish capital. Meet your fellow travel companions at tonight's welcome cocktail reception and dinner in your center-city hotel.
Lodging: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, or
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Day 2 COPENHAGEN - PALACES - NYHAVN (B) On a Copenhagen sightseeing tour, see the Danish Crown Jewels and other treasures at Rosenborg Slot (Palace), built in Dutch Renaissance style, and the famous statue of The Little Mermaid; and visit the colorful district of Nyhavn. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the city as you please; admission is included to Tivoli Gardens; you may want to stroll along the fashionable pedestrian area of Strøget.
Lodging: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, or
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Day 3 • ROSKILDE - VIKING SHIP - EMBARKATION (B, L, D) Travel to Roskilde – Denmark's religious, cultural, and political center from the Viking times through the Middle Ages - and visit the Viking Ship Museum, featuring five ships from the 11th century that were discovered in the 1960s. Returning to Copenhagen, board your ship and set off to cruise Russia by way of the Baltic Sea.
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 4 • DAY AT SEA (B, L, D) With her eco-friendly technologies, your innovative small ship sets a new standard in cruising - and as you sail the Baltic Sea en route to Tallinn, Estonia, you'll have an entire glorious day at sea to check out all the amenities this sleek, state-of-the-art yacht offers... including fine cuisine in the elegant main dining room or more casual dining in the ship's buffet restaurant... cocktails and music in three stylish lounges... informative lectures featuring exclusive lecturer Åsa Övrelid and entertainment in Le Théâtre... a workout in the fitness center, and much more.
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 5 • EXPLORE ANCIENT TALLINN (B, L, D) Dock in the walled city of Tallinn for a day of discovery in the age-old capital of Estonia, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities. Drive through Tallinn's suburbs, and join your local guide to stroll through narrow cobblestone streets and the main Market Square of Old Town; admire the 13th-century Toompea Castle, Estonia's traditional seat of power. Enjoy lunch with time to wander as you wish. A shuttle will bring you back to ship as your Baltic cruise continues to St. Petersburg.
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 6 • RUSSIAS CULTURAL CAPITAL ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D) Cruise Russia and arrive in the glorious imperial city of St. Petersburg this morning. A guided tour of city sights includes the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress, built in the 18th century as the core of Peter the Great's new capital, what the czar called his "window on the west"; inside the fortress, Peter and Paul Cathedral - with its tall golden spire - contains the tombs of all the Russian czars. Your day includes a stop at the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. Return to the ship for dinner tonight.
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 7 • PUSHKIN - CATHERINE'S PALACE (B, L, D) In and around St. Petersburg, take advantage of early visits to revered sights to avoid crowds. Today you'll travel outside of city limits to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore Catherine Palace (a.k.a. The Summer Palace), the Rococo-style summer residence of the Romanovs, expanded by Empress Catherine the Great. You'll immediately notice the ornate blue-and-white ornamental facade; lavish interiors feature gilded wall carvings and intricate ceiling murals, and opulent touches including silk wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and marble chimneys. During lunch, enjoy traditional folkloric entertainment at a local restaurant. It's back to the ship, where a pre-theatre dinner onboard precedes a memorable night of cultural entertainment at Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg, featuring a tour, champagne, opera and Russian ballet!!
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 8 • INSIDE THE STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM (B, L, D) Take a privately guided tour of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the best time to visit today, as you view one of the largest collections of art and artifacts in the world. Displays include prehistoric cultures, classical antiquities, Western European art, and golden treasures that reflect the development of art and culture throughout the ages. After lunch, enjoy free time in St. Petersburg before returning to the ship for dinner; continue your cruise to Helsinki, Finland tonight.
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 9 • HELSINKI FINLAND'S "CITY BY THE SEA" (B, L, D) Helsinki - Finland's capital and "city by the sea", surrounded on three sides by water - welcomes you for a day of exploration that's sure to be among the highlights of your cruise. See historic Neoclassical Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument (dedicated to the beloved Finnish composer), colorful Market Square and the extraordinary Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church, hewn from solid rock, on a guided sightseeing tour. Back aboard your small ship this evening, please join us for the Captain's farewell reception and dinner.
Lodging: Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 10 • DISEMBARK IN STOCKHOLM (B) Bid the crew of your Tauck small ship adieu as you disembark the yacht in Stockholm, strategically positioned on 14 islands. Join your local guide for a walking tour of Gamla Stan (Old Town), where the vast Royal Palace and other sites reveal centuries of Swedish history, and discover Stockholm's islands on a cruise along the city's canals. After a visit to City Hall and more sightseeing, the rest of the day is free to spend as you please and enjoy dinner on your own this evening. Your hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city.
Lodging: Radisson Blu Waterfront or Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Radisson Blu Waterfront, or
Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Day 11 DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE - VASA MUSEUM (B, D) Drottningholm Palace has witnessed much history and many changes over the past 400 years, and is now the primary residence of Sweden's Royal family; check it out on today's guided visit, then explore more of Stockholm as you wish. Tonight, join us for a Tauck Exclusive: a private farewell reception and dinner at the Vasa Museum, home to the world's only preserved 17th-century warship, which sank in Stockholm Harbor following its launch in 1628 and was salvaged from the bottom in 1961.

Radisson Blu Waterfront, or
Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Day 12 DEPARTURE STOCKHOLM (B) Tour ends: Stockholm. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Radisson Blu Waterfront or Hilton Stockholm Slussen to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.

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