Day 1 - London Tilbury
At London Tilbury Port, embark Magellan (3T) in preparation for an afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Relax on board Magellan today, perhaps taking a dip in one of the heated pools or enjoying the live entertainment in the lounges.
Day 3 - Copenhagen, Denmark
We arrive in the delightful Danish capital, Copenhagen early this afternoon. You might like to spend the day in Tivoli Gardens, the world’s oldest amusement park, featuring a vintage fun-fair, lakes, fountains, live bands and dozens of restaurants. Pay a visit to the Little Mermaid statue and Amalienborg Palace, official residence of Denmark’s Queen, and discover the treasures of the National Museum and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.
Day 4 - Warnemünde, Germany
This morning we visit the German seaside resort of Warnemünde, known for its long sandy beaches. The nearby city of Rostock is within easy reach, and sights of interest here include the 13th century Marienkirche - the only city church to escape wartime bombing - the baroque, powder-pink Rathaus, or town hall, and the Gothic Kröpeliner Tor, one of the main medieval city gates. We leave late tonight.
Day 5 - At sea
Enjoy the onboard facilities as we cruise the Baltic Sea.
Day 6 - Tallinn, Estonia
Our destination today is the charming Estonian capital, Tallinn. The UNESCO-listed walled Old Town, with its beautiful churches, medieval houses and cobbled streets is a joy to explore. One of the highlights is the 14th century Town Hall, whose weathervane, known as Vana Toomas (Old Thomas) is one of the city’s symbols, while opposite stands one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies, the Raeapteek, which has operated continuously from the same building since the 15th century. You could also visit the onion-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the beautiful Kadriorg Palace, built for the Russian Empress Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great.
Day 7 - St Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as his ‘Window on the West’, St Petersburg is Russia’s second-biggest city, filled with magnificent palaces, parks and museums, including the Hermitage, housing one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities. Take time to visit the beautiful Winter Palace, once the opulent residence of Russia’s Tsars, the Peter and Paul Cathedral and the magnificent Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. Magellan stays in port overnight.
Day 8 - St Petersburg
We have another day in this stunning city, giving you more time to explore. Perhaps step aboard the Cruiser Aurora, which played a pivotal role in the October Revolution of 1917 or marvel at the majestic Peterhof Palace, with its vast formal gardens. We depart this evening.
Day 9 - Helsinki, Finland
This morning we arrive in the capital of Finland, Helsinki, an attractive city with some fine neoclassical buildings and leafy parks. Visit the impressive Lutheran Cathedral and the remarkable Temppeliaukio Church, carved out of solid rock, learn more about this fascinating nation in the National Museum of Finland, or relax in the grassy Esplanade Park, where a variety of outdoor events and concerts take place in summer.
Day 10 - Nynäshamn (Stockholm), Sweden
On the southern tip of Södertörn, the small town of Nynäshamn is the gateway to Sweden’s capital city around 60km to the north. Discover the narrow streets and cobbled squares of Stockholm’s Old Town, Gamla Stan, the baroque Royal Palace and the wonderful Vasa Museum, which houses the remarkably well-preserved 17th century warship that sank in Stockholm’s inner harbour on its maiden voyage. Also worth visiting is the unique Skansen open air museum, with its collection of historic buildings, and, for 70s pop fans, the Abba Museum.
Days 11-12 - At sea
Unwind with a relaxing massage in the Wellness Centre and enjoy the entertainment in the Show Lounge as we sail homeward.
Day 13 London Tilbury
Arrive at London Tilbury Port.