Tall Ships and Cultural Trips
Sailing from Southampton to the Baltic Sea
Enjoy a relaxing cruise to the Baltic Sea, visiting ports of call in Germany, Denmark, Lithuania and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. You’ll sail through the Kiel Canal, visiting the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its Gothic architecture, before continuing to Denmark’s Bornholm island, with its white sandy beaches and half-timbered houses. Your ship sails on to the Russian naval port of Baltiysk, from where you can take a trip to the historic city of Kaliningrad, once known as Königsberg. Next, you’ll visit the attractive port city of Klaipeda in Lithuania, just in time to capture the excitement of the Tall Ships Races regatta and to enjoy the fun and festivities at the marina, where the competing ships will be docked. On the return voyage you’ll call in at the charming Danish capital, Copenhagen, home of the Little Mermaid.
- 10 nights cruise on Braemar
- 29 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11) 9 lunches (days 2-10) 10 dinners (days 1-10)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation service by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Braemar (3T+) in readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Relax on board Braemar today and once you have settled in, discover your ship’s extensive facilities.
Day 3 - Kiel Canal Transit
Today, Bramaer transits the engineering marvel of the Kiel Canal, the world’s busiest manmade waterway, which runs for 98km through the state of Schleswig-Holstein, linking the North Sea with the Baltic.
Day 4 - Travemünde, Germany
This morning we sail into Travemünde, a pleasant seaside resort with a well-preserved Old Town and an inviting sandy beach, at the mouth of the River Trave. In the harbour you can visit the Passat, a four-masted barque, built in 1911 and now a floating museum or you could head to nearby Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its fine medieval architecture such as the imposing Holsten Gate and the Gothic St Mary’s Church. Lübeck is also famous for its marzipan, and there are plenty of shops where you can sample this sweet treat.
Day 5 - Rønne, Bornholm
We reach the Danish island of Bornholm this morning, and its largest town, Rønne. It’s a pretty and peaceful town characterised by its colourful half-timbered houses and cobbled lanes. Rønne is home to an interesting museum and a distinctive whitewashed parish church, while on the northern tip of Bornholm you’ll find the impressive ruins of Hammershus Castle, built in the 13th century and said to be the largest medieval castle ruins in Scandinavia.
Day 6 - Baltiysk (Kaliningrad), Russia
The small Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, formerly part of East Prussia, was off-limits to Western visitors during the Soviet era but more foreign tourists are now discovering this unique region. Today we cruise into the port of Baltiysk, from where you can take a trip to the main city, Kaliningrad, once known as Königsberg. The city was largely destroyed by wartime bombing, and reconstruction continues. Highlights include the Gothic Königsberg Cathedral, the modern Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the Amber Museum, housed in a 19th century fortress.
Day 7 - Klaipeda, Lithuania
The Lithuanian town of Klaipeda is situated at the edge of the Curonian Lagoon, and our arrival today coincides with one of the stages of the annual Tall Ships regatta, so you can join in the festivities at the marina where the competing ships will be docked before they set sail again later today. Take a walk around the attractive Old Town and visit the ruins of the 13th century Memelberg Castle and intriguing museums such as the Clock Museum and the Blacksmith Museum. You could also take a short boat trip to explore the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its drifting sand dunes.
Day 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark
We arrive in the delightful Danish capital, Copenhagen 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, learn about the nation’s history in the National Museum or discover the art treasures of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. We leave port this evening.
Day 9 - Kiel Canal Transit
Braemar makes a return journey through the Kiel Canal today.
Day 10 - At sea
Enjoy your final day at sea as we sail back towards the UK. Maybe take a dip in the pool or unwind with a massage in the spa centre.
Day 11 Southampton
Sail back into Southampton early this morning, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.