Day 1 - Newcastle upon Tyne
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Newcastle, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in readiness for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
A day at sea, will give you time to familiarise yourself with the facilities on board.
Day 3 - Copenhagen, Denmark
We arrive in the delightful Danish capital, Copenhagen. You might like to spend the day in Tivoli Gardens, the world’s oldest amusement park, pay a visit to the Little Mermaid, learn about the nation’s history in the National Museum or discover the art treasures of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.
Day 4 - At sea
Day 5 - Cruising the Stockholm Archipelago - Stockholm, Sweden
This morning we enjoy a short scenic cruise through the vast Stockholm Archipelago, consisting of 30,000 islands, each with their own unique characters, before arriving at Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, where we spend the night. The city’s Old Town, Gamla Stan, is a delight of narrow streets, cobbled squares and medieval houses, and there’s an enticing choice of museums, including the wonderful Vasa Museum, which house a remarkably well-preserved 17th century warship. Also worth visiting is the unique Skansen open air museum, with its collection of historic buildings, and the Baroque Royal Palace.
Day 6 - Tallinn, Estonia
An early morning arrival in 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 weather-vane, 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. Late evening sailing.
Days 7-8 - St Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
We arrive in the majestic city of St Petersburg this morning, for an overnight stay. Tsar Peter the Great’s ‘Window on the West’ was built on 40 islands at the mouth of the River Neva, and is filled with magnificent palaces, parks and museums, including the Hermitage, housing one of the world’s greatest collections of art and antiquities. Perhaps visit the beautiful Winter Palace, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, containing the tombs of most of Russia’s Tsars and Tsarinas, or the Cruiser Aurora, which played a pivotal role in the October Revolution of 1917. We depart in the evening of day 8.
Day 9 - At sea
Relax on board today as we sail towards Riga. Just put your feet up on the Sun Deck or enjoy a show in the Neptune Lounge.
Day 10 - Riga, Latvia
We arrive in the Latvian capital, Riga, this morning. Founded in 1201, Riga was an important member of the Hanseatic League, and its historic centre is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to what is considered to be Europe’s finest collection of Art Nouveau architecture. Learn more at the Art Nouveau Museum, visit the city’s 13th century cathedral or shop for fresh local produce at the enormous Central Market. We leave Riga late tonight.
Day 11 - Klaipeda, Lithuania
The oldest Lithuanian city and former Prussian capital of Klaipeda sits at the edge of the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon, boasting picturesque half-timbered buildings similar to those found in Germany and Denmark, and a collection of modern and classic sculptures that decorate your way between the assortment of museums.
Day 12 - At sea
Another day at sea, allowing you time to unwind and catch up with fellow passengers in one of the lounges or settle back with a good book in the library.
Day 13 - Cruising Oslofjord - Oslo, Norway
Oslo, the capital and largest city of Norway is one of Scandinavia’s most historic, interesting and welcoming tourist destinations. Home to several stunning museums and an array of interesting historic monuments, all easily accessible by foot, you may choose to find Edvard Munch’s iconic ‘The Scream’ in the National Gallery or see the three recovered ships at the Viking Ship Museum, or take an excursion to explore the stunning natural landscapes of forests and fjords.
Day 14 - At sea
Day 15 Newcastle upon Tyne
We arrive back in Newcastle this morning, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.