Wonders of the Baltic with St Petersburg
Day 1 Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover. Embark our ship in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 At sea
As we sail towards our first destination, you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.
Day 3 Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
Connecting the North Sea to the Baltic Sea, the Kiel Canal is one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. This 61-mile-long marvel of engineering allows vessels to avoid around 250 nautical miles of sea sailing. But it’s as picturesque as it is important and sailing slowly along the canal provides gorgeous scenes of lush-green countryside and a collection of interesting villages and towns.
Day 4 Copenhagen, Denmark
This morning we sail into the charming Danish capital. Learn about Copenhagen’s royal roots at Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace, as well as Rosenborg Castle. Or walk over to Langelinie Pier to see the Little Mermaid sculpture. Save time for a potter around Nyhavn, where brightly coloured townhouses (now converted into Scandi-cool cafés and bars) sit alongside a historic canal.
Day 5 At sea
A day at sea, and you’re free to do as much (or as little) as you wish. Maybe start your day off with a brisk walk around the deck. Or opt for a yoga class. Spend the afternoon learning a craft, or perfecting your golf swing. After your choice of dinner, you can catch a show or dance into the night.
Day 6 Tallinn, Estonia
Cobbled streets, turrets and Gothic spires, Tallinn has a bit of a fairytale feel to it. Must-sees include Toompea Hill, with its medieval houses and alleyways. The medieval town hall is one of the best preserved in northern Europe. The astonishing, ornate, 19th-century Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was built by an earlier Tsar, Peter the Great, and now houses part of the Estonian Museum of Art.
Day 7 Helsinki, Finland
Today, discover Helsinki’s architectural gems (the neo-classical buildings of Senate Square, the art-nouveau railway station, the marble modernism of the Finlandia Hall) or get out of town and into Finland’s great outdoors. Take a boat around the cluster of islands scattered around the city, or perhaps venture to one of the nearby sandy beaches. The port also boasts a UNESCO-listed sea fortress just a short distance from the shore, which is worth the short ferry journey to explore its historic walls and gates.
Days 8-9 St Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'. We have two days here to explore this utterly captivating city, with baroque palaces, wide elegant streets, ornate bridges and broad curving canals. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, is 5km long and lined with cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. On Neva embankment, the Winter Palace, with over a thousand rooms, is the most magnificent of six buildings that make up the Hermitage Museum. It’s one of 125 museums and galleries, including the imposing seafront Peterhof Royal Palace and Park.
Days 10-11 At sea
With a variety of experiences, events, classes and much more to enjoy, each day on board can be as varied as you wish. Perhaps start your days with an energising early morning workout in the fully equipped fitness centre or refreshing walk on the open decks; try your hand at bridge, bingo, shuffle board and deck quoits after lunch, or perhaps indulge with a traditional afternoon tea; then in the evenings, enjoy sumptuous, five-course á la carte dining or a tasty buffet before catching a show - the choice is always yours.
Day 12 Gothenburg, Sweden
We arrive early morning in Sweden’s second city. Perhaps wander the cobbled streets of Haga, the city’s oldest district. You’ll find plenty of cafés serving coffee and warm kanelbullar (cinnamon buns - the perfect autumn treat), as well as traditional wooden houses. Museum-wise, you could marvel at the original Viking longship in the Museum of Gothenburg, or view Rembrandt and Picasso masterpieces in the Konstmuseum. The world-famous Trädgårdsföreningen - the Garden Society of Gothenburg - is one of the city’s must-visit sites. It features gorgeous lawns, woodlands and stunning flower beds filled with thousands of rose species, and remains one of Europe's best-kept 19th-century parks.
Day 13 At sea
A final day at sea, to enjoy the facilities on board and reflect on the highlights of your Baltic adventure with new found friends.
Day 14 Dover
We arrive back early this morning and your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.