Day 1 - Newcastle
At Port of Tyne, Newcastle, embark Magellan (3T) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Dundee
Our first port of call is Dundee, considered Scotland’s sunniest city and a place of heritage and culture. This beautiful coastal city resides at the mouth of the River Tay with many museums, galleries and theatres. Visit the spectacular Discovery Point museum - here you can see Captain Scott’s polar exploration ship, RRS Discovery - and the Verdant Works, renowned as one of Europe’s finest industrial museums.
Day 3 - At sea
Enjoy the facilities on board Magellan as we sail towards Denmark.
Day 4 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Home to the world’s oldest monarchy and the capital of Denmark for over 600 years, Copenhagen is a lovely place to visit. Historic 17th and 18th century buildings fill the city, along with magnificent castles, colourful gardens and parks. Visit the beautiful Amalienborg Palace - a royal residence for the reigning Queen Margrethe II which hosts wonderful museums exhibiting the lives and traditions of the past and present monarchy. You may also wish to visit the scenic waterfront, home to the world’s oldest entertainment park, or explore the historic streets of Nyhavn.
Day 5 - Warnemünde, Germany
Arrive in the Baltic seaside resort of Warnemünde this morning. Featuring a large sandy beach and relaxing holiday atmosphere, Warnemünde is the perfect place to unwind, or you can explore the marina and town filled with interesting shops.
Day 6 - At sea
Day 7 - Nynäshamn, Sweden
We dock in Nynäshamn this morning, a modern town and gateway to Sweden’s majestic 700-year old capital, Stockholm; a treasure cove of hidden historic gems. Join a fascinating optional excursion to Stockholm, visiting the colourful Old Town, home to incredible monuments such as the City Hall and 17th century Vasa Museum, or explore the grand Royal Palace to gain an insight into the Swedish Empire with its 600 magnificent rooms, five museums, glistening silver throne and daily changing of the guard. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 8 - Helsinki, Finland
Arrive in Finland’s capital, the lively and modern city of Helsinki. This harbourside city is enriched with exquisite galleries and a flourishing art and design scene; the National Museum of Finland and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design are among the leading art attractions. Architecture is also particularly impressive in Helsinki with neo-classical buildings and the stunning Lutheran Cathedral, a striking green-domed building dominating the vibrant Senate Square with its distinctive neo-classical style and grand structure.
Days 9-10 - St Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
Spend two days in Russia’s extraordinary city, St Petersburg. Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St Petersburg has developed into one of the world’s most inspiring cities with its grand palaces, ornate churches, elegant architecture and beautiful parks. Many fascinating monuments and landmarks fill the city, including Catherine Palace, the Hermitage Museum and the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress.
Day 11 - Tallinn, Estonia
The capital of Estonia is brimming with medieval charm. Explore Tallinn’s lavish mix of cobblestone streets, mysterious alleyways, ancient church spires, baroque palaces and fairytale turrets. Or visit the UNESCO-listed Old Town occupied by incredible architecture including the magnificent Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - a grand Russian Revival-style structure dating from 1894 - and the Gothic Town Hall.
Day 12 - At sea
Spend a leisurely day at sea enjoying the onboard facilities, activities and entertainment.
Day 13 - Aalborg, Denmark
Spend the afternoon in the fascinating city of Aalborg, from the port you can see the architectural masterpiece of the Utzon Centre - Jørn Utzon, an architect who also worked on the iconic Sydney Opera House, designed this wonderful centre. You can also explore the tranquil harbour where the new House of Music, an architectonic lighthouse, can be found.
Day 14 - At sea
Day 15 Newcastle
Arrive at Port of Tyne, Newcastle.