Experience the Baltic States in depth.

12 days Kiel-Riga-Tallinn-St. Petersburg-Helsinki-Stockholm-Gdansk-Kiel

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On this cruise you will experience the flair of different harbour cities on the Baltic Sea. Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia will impress as capital cities of two Baltic states. In St. Petersburg you can experience the splendour and ostentatiousness of a city with a rich history. You’ll then visit the lovely capital city of Finland, Helsinki, before the cruise continues on through the archipelago landscape to the vibrant metropolis of Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. In Poland, the diverse city of Gdansk impresses with its imposing German architecture. A wonderful voyage of discovery.

Why this cruise?

  • Embarkation in Kiel for the Kiel Week from 19-27 June 2021, the world’s largest sailing event (travel dates 24.06.-05.07.2021)
  • Experience the famous “White Nights” in St. Petersburg
  • Easy-access embarkation and disembarkation in Kiel
  • Riga and Tallinn – UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, is also dubbed the “Venice of the North”
  • Marvel at Malbork Castle near Gdansk, the largest brick fortress in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The services provided during your trip

  • Cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Varied lunch buffet, option for a light lunch, e.g. in the Lido Café
    • In the evening, 5-course menus served at the table or selected themed buffets
    • Coffee/tea facilities for self-service
    • Coffee/cake or late night snack according to daily schedule
    • Gala dinner with reception by the captain
    • Welcome and farewell reception
  • nicko Cruise Director and local German-speaking tour guide
  • German-speaking service on board Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • Use of the fitness area, the swimming pool and spa with sauna (massage for a fee)
  • Entertainment programme and lectures on the countries visited on board
  • Personal travel documents
  • Luggage service between landing stage and cabin on embarkation and disembarkation
  • All port and passenger fees

Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid passport for this cruise. Passports must be valid for at least another 6 months after the end of the trip. Note on Russia: Passengers of cruise ships may stay without a visa in the port of call area for up to 72 hours as part of our excursion programme. nicko cruises will provide information about the cruise and personal details prior to arrival. Passengers who organise their stay on land themselves and are not part of a guided group require a visa. An electronic visa for St. Petersburg is available at http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/ Travel and personal data must be provided when booking (for the on-board manifest). International health insurance is mandatory for entry into the Russian Federation. Minimum number of participants for this trip to be reached up to 30 days before departure: 180 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

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1

Kiel
Casting off 6:00 pm Einschiffung ab 15:00 Uhr.

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2

Erholung auf See.

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3

Riga
Mooring 12:00 pm Casting off 6:00 pm Tour of Riga by bus/on foot. Excursion Package

This leisurely tour offers a selection of the major highlights of Riga from the comfort of your coach seat. You will view the Art-Nouveau architecture, journey through Riga’s boulevards and see some of the other major attractions of the town. The Freedom Monument was erected in 1935 and became the hub of the Latvian independence movement in the late 1980s. Here you will have an ideal photo opportunity. Then, our journey will pass by the Powder Tower. This 14th-century tower is the only surviving defence tower of the city walls. A chance for another photo- stop at the 13th-century Riga Castle, built for the German Knights, destroyed and then rebuilt several times again. Our final photo opportunity will be at St Peters Church, a Catholic church until 1523. Its famed spire has been built three times in the same Baroque form after being destroyed many times. Your drive will then take you across the river to capture a panoramic view of the Old Town before your return to the port.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Slope:

Wenig

Day

4

Tallin
Mooring 9:00 am Casting off 6:00 pm Tour through the charming city of Tallinn. Excursion Package

Enjoy both a panoramic drive and a Walking Tour in the Old Town of Tallinn. As you drive through the city, you will pass historic sites including Kadriorg Park and the Song Festival Ground. Then disembark to start a walking tour of Tallinn's Old Town. Enjoy a stroll on the cobbled streets of the Upper Old Town and visit the Russian Orthodox Church and the 13th-century St. Mary's Cathedral. You will then walk to a beautiful viewpoint to take photos of the red rooftops and the Lower Town before taking some time off for shopping. Next, you will walk down the hill to get a glimpse of the Lower Old Town before joining the coach for a return drive back to the port.

Trip duration:

04:00 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

4

Tallin
"Tallinn's Markets" with tasting of local produce.

Taste the local life of Tallinn by starting your journey to a suburban market in the Nõmme residential district. At this small local market, you will enjoy and taste some of the best seasonal products as well as browsing the market by yourself. Then, continue with a walking tour of the area while enjoying some local style doughnuts. After that, you will take a city train back to the centre where you will visit the new central market for another tasting of the best local products. Some free time for browsing the market will also be provided before returning to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

00:40 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

5

St.Petersburg
Mooring 8:00 am Stadtrundfahrt St. Petersburg mit St.-Petri-Kirche. Excursion Package

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5

St. Petersburg
Besuch der Peter-und-Paul Festung und Bootsfahrt.

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5

St. Petersburg
Traditional Russian folklore show.

A dazzling experience awaits you at this fabulous evening of Russian folkloric dances, songs and music. Be captivated by the colourful dances of the Cossacks. ‘Kalinka’, ‘”Ochi Chernie”, “Those Moscow Nights” and many other beloved songs will also delight you. Russia is well known for its achievements in the performing arts and is justifiably proud of its dance companies with their tradition of folkloric dance and music. Up to 70 dancers, singers and musicians will entertain you during this evening. Traditional costumes add to the magic of this particular evening, and Russian ‘champagne’ or mineral water will be served during the intermission.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Day

6

St. Petersburg
Casting off 7:00 pm Visit to the Peterhof Palace with its beautiful parks.

Peterhof Palace and Gardens situated on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Finland, Peterhof Palace is a study in regal splendour, with its lovely yellow and white exterior and gilded trimmings.The wide variety of fountains at Peterhof is the principal feature of the park. Elsewhere (notably in Versailles) all the surviving fountains are classical in design. Not so at Peterhof, where their extravagance and sheer playfulness give us a vivid idea of the atmosphere that must have reigned in a park of this kind during the early 18th century. Perhaps the greatest technological achievement of Peterhof is that all of the fountains operate without the use of pumps. Water is supplied from natural springs and collects in reservoirs in the Upper Gardens. The elevation difference creates the pressure that drives most of the fountains of the Lower Gardens.Most famous is the Grand Cascade, with its gold statue of Samson prying open the jaws of a lion. The Samson Fountain is supplied by a special aqueduct, over four km in length, drawing water and pressure from a high-elevation source. The Cascade is aptly named; water flows down terraced steps leading from the Palace down to the Lower Gardens. Spouting fountains spray streams of water over marble statues, culminating in a man-made canal leading out to the Gulf of Finland. Several fountains are designed with the specific purpose of soaking visitors. Two take the form of gangly trees rigged with jets that activate when someone approaches. Another, disguised as an umbrella with a circular bench set around the stem, drops a curtain of water from its rim when someone enters to take a seat. In addition to exploring the Palace grounds, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the sumptuous interior and marvel at the opulence of the Throne Room, the Portrait Room and the White Dining Room, Chinese Rooms.

Trip duration:

05:15 h

Walking duration:

03:20 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

6

St. Petersburg
Visit to the world-famous Hermitage in the Winter Palace.

The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture situated in St. Petersburg. As one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, include nearly 3 million items, including the most extensive collection of paintings in the world. Today, the Hermitage displays a diverse range of art and artefacts from all over the world and from throughout history (from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th-century Europe). The Hermitage is so vast it would take a lifetime to experience all of its treasures. In more than 1,000 rooms and halls, the Hermitage collection includes such works as those of Da Vinci and Raphael, among others. The collections occupy a large complex of 5 historic buildings, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Besides, the objects of art tourists will see fantastic State Reception Rooms. Today the Hermitage is federal state property. You will see Palace Square in front of the Hermitage, with the Alexander Column and the Headquarters of the General Staff Building.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Viele

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7

Helsinki
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 1:00 pm Helsinki city tour. Excursion Package

This tour consists of the main sights of Helsinki, named the „Daughter of the Baltic Sea”.And will start by taking you to the open-air market place and on the neo-classic Senate Square with the elegant Lutheran Cathedral from year 1852.The tour will continue by the Esplanade shopping streets to the park area, where most of the embassies are situated, to the shipyards. Ship construction is one of the main industries in Finland and many cruise ships and icebreakers have been built at this shipyard.The tour goes on to the main street called Mannerheimintie, where the Parliament House, the National Museum, the new Opera House and the Finlandia Hall, the concert and convention centre designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto are located.You will continue past the Olympic Stadium, where the Olympic Games were held in 1952. Then you will make a stop and inside visit to the unique Temppeliaukio church blasted into solid rock. The tour also includes a visit to the SibeliusPark where you can photograph the monument of 527 steel pipes, which honours the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.After this visit you will return back to the ship.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

8

Stockholm
Genießen Sie die Fahrt durch die Stockholmer Schären.

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8

Stockholm
Mooring 9:00 am Tour of Stockholm including Vasa Museum. Excursion Package

This tour takes you on a leisure tour that shows you all the main sights of Stockholm. You start with a ride to the viewpoint of Fjällgatan, where you get a splendid panorama view of the Old Town and Royal Djurgården, an excellent photo opportunity. Your tour continues with a coach trip around the city, where you will pass by the well-known sights and buildings such as Opera, National Museum and you will also be taken to the Royal Park of Djurgården, also known as ‘the green lungs’ of Stockholm. Here you will visit the Vasa Museum. Vasa was once considered to be one of the world's largest, and the pride of mighty Sweden's navy. The present Museum is built around the 17th-century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbour on her maiden voyage in 1628. Its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to much of its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.

Trip duration:

03:00 h

Walking duration:

01:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Slope:

Wenig

Day

8

Stockholm
Excursion to the Baroque Drottningholm palace.

Drottningholm was the first Swedish site to be placed on the World Heritage List. It was chosen because it is regarded as the best-preserved example of an 18th-century palace in Sweden and is representative of all European royal architecture that used Versailles as its model. Situated on an island in a small inlet of Lake Mälaren west of Stockholm, it has been the residence of Sweden's Royal Family since 1981. Work on Drottningholm Palace was initiated in 1662 according to the design of Nicodemus Tessin the Elder. Upon his death in 1681, the project was completed by his son Nicodemus Tessin the Younger who also designed the French-inspired Baroque Garden. Work on the Palace involved some of the finest artists of the age. Visit the magnificently decorated State Apartments, and enjoy a stroll in the surroundings including the French and English style landscaped gardens. Following your visit, enjoy a panoramic drive further exploring the Royal island of Lovön offering perfect views of the surrounding rural environment and fresh-water Lake Mälaren before returning to Stockholm.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

01:30 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Wenig

Day

9

Stockholm
Casting off 7:00 am Genießen Sie nach der Abfahrt die Fahrt durch die Stockholmer Schären.

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9

Erholung auf See.

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10

Danzig (Zoppot) (Schiff auf Reede)
Mooring 7:00 am Casting off 6:00 pm Tour by bus/on foot of Gdańsk.

The city’s 1,000 years of history have left a rich collection of buildings and monuments designed in a splendid mix of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Although the Old Town of Gdansk is not as old as it might seem, since over 80% of the buildings were rebuilt after the devastation of World War II, it has been completely and lovingly restored to its’ previous glory. To get a flavour of this ancient city, follow the royal route from the Green Gate on the banks of Motlawa, which takes in Long Street and Long Market with its townhouses spanning 400 years, the Main Town Hall, Arthur’s court and the representative symbol of Gdansk- the Neptune Fountain. The most charming street in Gdansk is St. Mary Street which delights its’ visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings. St. Mary’s Church – Often called the "Crown of Gdansk" is the world’s largest brick temple. Its’ mighty walls and towers rise high above the city skyline, and the beautiful view of the city can be enjoyed from the galleries of the impressive 82-meter high tower. With its 30 decorated chapels, polyptych, ancient tombs and 15th-century astronomical clock, this medieval church can accommodate even 25,000 worshippers and took 159 years to build. Its’ deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows creating at the same time magical atmosphere that makes the visit, an unforgettable experience.

Trip duration:

03:30 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Wenig

Day

10

Danzig (Zoppot) (Schiff auf Reede)
Visit to Malbork Castle - the largest knight’s castle in Europe.

Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex in the characteristic and unique style of the Teutonic Order. What is more, in 1997 it was listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Much of the original structure survives at Malbork to testify to the high standards and outstanding quality of the craft practised in the region throughout the 14th century. Construction along the Nogat River commenced in 1274, with the Teutonic Knights creating this massive stone fortress that includes formidable defensive walls, towers, a labyrinth of chambers, dungeons and beautiful architectural details. Following the severe damages over the years that it incurred the castle was many times renovated. Nowadays, the castle serves as a museum with grand exhibition halls, which display collections of armoury, ceramics, sculptures and spectacular Baltic amber.

Trip duration:

04:30 h

Walking duration:

02:00 h

Stairs:

Viele

Slope:

Viel

Day

11

Erholung auf See.

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Day

12

Kiel
Mooring 8:00 am Ausschiffung bis 09:00 Uhr.

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Our WORLD VOYAGER can, in a unique way, combine all the requirements of sophisticated guests, lovingly finished down to the smallest detail: a manageable number of passengers and light, tasteful interior design that leaves nothing to be desired. You will not find a comparable ship of this size on the market at such an excellent price-performance relationship. The intimate atmosphere on board is the key to well-being; the excursions guarantee unforgettable experiences.

 

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