St. Petersburg & The Baltic Sea Southbound

St. Petersburg & The Baltic Sea Southbound– Baltics, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Sweden –12 days / 11 nights, Southbound: Stockholm - Helsinki - St. Petersburg - Cruise the Baltic Sea - Tallinn - Riga - Roskilde - CopenhagenTake in the history from Scandinavian capitals to glorious St. Petersburg as this voyage from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Russia cruises the Baltic Sea aboard the state-of-the-art yacht Le Soleal, a superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins. Enjoy a privately guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum; a tour of Catherine the Great's Summer Palace; walking tours of Helsinki, Riga and Tallinn; and two-night stays at 5-star hotels 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 14 - May 28, 2017
Departure Southbound from Stockholm
May 14, 28

Northbound from Copenhagen
May 21
Price Southbound from Stockholm
From $8,490 per person, double Superior cabin

Northbound from Copenhagen
From $8,490 per person, double Superior cabin
Included All gratuities to tour director(s), ship staff and local guides
Traveling with tour's private group and the same tour director(s) on land and at sea
Private Shore Excursions - $3,582 Value!
Special onboard lectures
Two nights each in Copenhagen & Stockholm at 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 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
Service charges
Applicable fuel surcharges
Taxes and porterage
Not Included Airfare & airport taxes
Transfer between airport/hotel/ ship/train or bus station
Personal insurance / personal items
Alcoholic beverages
$25 Service fee
Please Note Cruise operates both South from Stockholm and North from Copenhagen. Sightseeing is similar.

The tour begins at 6:00 PM at the Radisson Blu Waterfront.

You or your booking agent will be advised of any change to this schedule. When making flight arrangements, allow sufficient time to claim luggage and clear customs in order to join the tour on time. A transfer from the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel to Copenhagen Airport for your flight home is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.

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.
Reserve your flights now; pay later when tickets are issued.
Enjoy significant savings on Business Class airfare on select flights.
More Information Cruise route map
Hotel accommodations southbound
L'Austral deck plan
L'Austral brochure

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ITINERARY SOUTHBOUND
• Indicates days of cruising

Day 1 ARRIVAL STOCKHOLM - VASA MUSEUM (D)
Tour begins at 6:00 PM at Radisson Blu Waterfront or Hilton Stockholm Slussen. Upon arrival of your flight, a transfer is included from the Arlanda Airport to the Radisson Blu Waterfront or Hilton Stockholm Slussen in the heart of Stockholm. Meet your fellow travel companions at tonight's exclusive welcome cocktail reception and dinner at the Vasa Museum, the centerpiece of which is the world's only preserved 17th-century warship, the Vasa, salvaged in 1961 after more than 300 years on the bottom of Stockholm Harbor!

Radisson Blu Waterfront, or
Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Day 2 DISCOVERING STOCKHOLM (B) Sightseeing in Stockholm begins with a look at the city's intriguing islands - Sweden's capital sits astride 14 of them - on a cruise along its historic canals. Then join our local guide for a walking tour along the cobbled streets of medieval Gamla Stan, or Old Town, where the vast Royal Palace and other sites reveal centuries of Swedish history and culture. The rest of the day is yours to explore more of Stockholm as you wish.
Lodging: Radisson Blu Waterfront or Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Radisson Blu Waterfront, or
Hilton Stockholm Slussen

Day 3 • DROTTNINGSHOLM CASTLE - EMBARKATION (B, D) Currently the primary residence of Sweden's royal family, impressive Drottningholm Palace has witnessed much history and many changes over the past 400 years, which you'll see on this morning's guided visit. Then join our local guide for a walking tour along the cobbled streets of Stockholm's medieval Gamla Stan, or Old Town, revealing centuries of Swedish history and culture, before boarding your stylish small ship to launch one of Tauck's popular Baltic Sea and Russia cruises.
Lodging: Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 4 • BALTIC SEA - HELSINKI (B, L, D) Following your ship's arrival in seaside Helsinki, Finland, a sightseeing excursion shows you Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and the Sibelius Monument dedicated to the great Finnish composer. Visit the Temppeliaukio Church, or Church of the Rock, a modern design hewn out of solid granite. Drive by Finlandia Hall, designed by famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, en route back to the ship, which sets sail for Russia late this afternoon. Join us for the captain's welcome reception and dinner tonight.
Lodging Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 5 • RUSSIA'S CULTURAL CAPITAL, ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D) Your journey aboard your small ship to the Baltics and Russia cruises to the glorious city of St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, where the ship docks for two nights. Join us for a city tour including 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress and the golden-spired Cathedral – final resting place of the czars of the Romanov Dynasty, including the city's founder Peter the Great – and a visit to the Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. Return to the ship for an early pre-theatre dinner onboard, which precedes a memorable night of cultural entertainment at Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg featuring a tour, champagne, opera and Russian ballet!
Lodging: Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Soléal

Day 6 • CATHERINE'S PALACE - TSARKOYE SELO (B, L, D) After a stop at the Victory Monument honoring the WWII defenders of Leningrad, tour Catherine Palace in Pushkin (Tsarkoye Selo), the Rococo summer residence of the Romanovs - 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. Enjoy traditional Russian cultural entertainment at lunch in a local restaurant today; have dinner aboard ship.
Lodging: Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 7 • STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM - ST. PETERSBURG (B, L, D) Today, take a memorable, privately guided tour of The State Hermitage Museum - set within Catherine the Great's Winter Palace and housing one of the largest collections of art and artifacts in the world - at the best time to avoid the crowds. Displays reflect the development of art and culture through the ages and include prehistoric cultures, classical antiquities, Western European art, and golden treasures. After lunch at a local restaurant, spend the afternoon as you wish in St. Petersburg; shuttles are available throughout the afternoon to return you to the ship.
Lodging:Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 8 • EXPLORING HISTORIC TALLINN (B, L, D) Your ship arrives in the walled city of Tallinn, the 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. After lunch aboard ship, you'll have time to return to town and wander as you wish; a shuttle is available to take you from the city to the ship. Your voyage to the Baltics and Russia cruises on to Denmark; please join us for the Captain's farewell dinner on board this evening.
Lodging: Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 9 • A FULL DAY ON THE BALTIC SEA (B, L, D) Your innovative small ship sets a new standard in cruising which you'll enjoy during an entire glorious day at sea en route to Copenhagen, Denmark today. As you cruise, 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 and entertainment in Le Théâtre... a workout in the fitness center, and much more.
Lodging: Le Boréal or L'Austral

Aboard Le Boréal or L'Austral

Day 10 DISEMBARK IN COPENHAGEN - ROSENBORG PALACE (B) Disembark your yacht in Copenhagen, Denmark, as this most memorable of Baltic Sea and Russia cruises draws to a close. During a city sightseeing tour, see the Danish Crown Jewels on a visit to Rosenborg Palace, built in Dutch Renaissance style, as well as the famous statue of The Little Mermaid; and explore the colorful district of Nyhavn. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the city as you please; wonderful Tivoli Gardens and the fashionable pedestrian area of Strøget are excellent choices.
Lodging: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, or
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Day 11 ROSKILDE - VIKING SHIP MUSEUM (B, L, D) Journey today to Roskilde - Denmark's religious, cultural, and political center from the Viking times through the Middle Ages - for a visit to the Vikingeskibshallen (Viking Ship Museum), featuring five ships from the 11th century that were discovered in the 1960s, and lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Copenhagen to explore on your own and, later, share memories of this most remarkable of Baltic and Russia cruises with your fellow guests at this evening's farewell dinner.
Lodging: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, or
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Day 12 DEPARTURE COPENHAGEN (B) Your southbound Baltic and Russia cruise ends in Copenhagen. Fly home anytime. A transfer from Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport for your flight home is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.

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