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Cruising the Baltic Sea: Copenhagen to St. Petersburg 2021


13 days from $16,495 per person was $18,495

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Set out on a sweeping Baltic cruise and experience the traditions of Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, Estonia, Finland and Russia. Attend presentations by renowned cultural experts, and discover the charm of these countries with daily shore excursions, including a bog walk in Estonia and a culinary tour in Stockholm. Disembark in St. Petersburg and spend three nights in the opulent city, enjoying visits to the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof.

A&K Advantages

  • Design your days ashore with an array of included excursions, such as Nordic food experience in Stockholm, a nature bog walk in Estonia and moving visits to World War II remembrance sites
  • Discover eight countries and fascinating cities that include Copenhagen, Gdansk, Klaipeda, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Helsinki and St. Petersburg
  • Enjoy early access to magnificent Catherine Palace and a special evening visit to the famed Hermitage Museum
  • Benefit from enriching discussions with guest speakers that include Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Poland Lech Walesa, as well as writer and former interpreter to USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko

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Itinerary at a Glance

JUN 29
Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark
JUN 30
At Sea | Setting Sail
JUL 1
Gdansk, Poland | Harborside History
JUL 2
Klaipeda, Lithuania | Lithuanian Charm
JUL 3
Riga, Latvia | Art Nouveau Capital
JUL 4
Stockholm, Sweden | Scenic Archipelago
JUL 5
Stockholm | Beauty on the Water
JUL 6
Tallinn, Estonia | Picturesque Capital
JUL 7
Helsinki, Finland | Nature & Architecture
JUL 8
St. Petersburg, Russia | Imperial Capital
JUL 9-10
St. Petersburg | City of Tsars
JUL 11
Depart St. Petersburg

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JUN 29
Arrive Copenhagen, Denmark

Arrive in Copenhagen and transfer to your luxury vessel this afternoon. Join fellow guests for an onboard welcome reception this evening.

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Meals: Dinner
JUN 30
At Sea | Setting Sail

Leave Copenhagen behind and settle into your luxury small ship as it makes its way toward Poland. The enrichment program begins today with the first presentations by your guest speakers, who provide insight on the history and culture of the countries on your itinerary. You may also take advantage of the ship facilities, including relaxing lounges, panoramic fitness room and sauna.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 1
Gdansk, Poland | Harborside History

Spend the day as you wish in Gdansk, with shore excursions led by our experts on the ground. Perhaps take a guided walking tour through Old Town, visiting the Golden Gate, Artus Court, Gdansk Town Hall, St. Mary’s Church and Neptune’s Fountain before strolling along the Moltawa River. Alternately, visit the Museum of the Second World War, take a scenic countryside drive and pay an introspective visit to the Stutthof concentration camp. Or traverse the Brick Gothic Srodmiescie district to the European Solidarity Center, where you learn about the Solidarity Movement and see where the August Agreements were signed. Finally, choose to visit the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, followed by a lunch of local specialties. Back on board your luxury cruiser, attend a talk by Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of Poland Mr. Lech Walesa, followed by cocktails and a meet-and-greet.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 2
Klaipeda, Lithuania | Lithuanian Charm

Explore the port city of Klaipeda on an optional walking tour of Old Town, visiting the old castle grounds, German-style warehouses and Theatre Square with its Simon Dach Fountain, followed by a visit to the new Museum 39-45. Alternately, stop by the oldest Lithuanian brewery for a tour and tasting, or visit a nearby cattle farm. Return to the ship in time for lunch and enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruising.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 3
Riga, Latvia | Art Nouveau Capital

Soak up the charms of Latvia with a day trip to its quirky capital, Riga. Join a walking tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and attend an organ concert in the Dome Cathedral. Discover Riga’s famed Art Nouveau-style architecture, which encompasses about one-third of the city center buildings. Opt for a walking stroll featuring some of the most remarkable façades, and visit the Art Nouveau Museum, with its authentic 1903 interior. Foodies can choose to whet their appetites with a visit to the bustling Central Market followed by a hands-on cooking class in one of Riga’s top restaurants. For a more active experience, a bike ride takes you through Riga’s Old Town as well as the park-like Great Cemetery, where you learn about Latvian family traditions.

'Le Champlain'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 4
Stockholm, Sweden | Scenic Archipelago

Arriving in Stockholm this afternoon, choose from one of several excursions ashore. Perhaps take a walking tour of Gamla Stan (Old Town), reveling at the Storkyrkan cathedral and Stortorget; then, visit the Royal Palace. Alternately, explore Stockholm City Hall, with its iconic spire featuring the Swedish national coat of arms. You may instead see a 17th-century Swedish warship and recovered artifacts at the Vasa Museum, followed by a drive through the city center. Or take a thrilling guided tour from the rooftop of the Old Parliament House. Finally, you may partake in a Nordic food experience, sampling Swedish specialties from local purveyors.

'Le Champlain'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 5
Stockholm | Beauty on the Water

Continue exploring Stockholm, perhaps visiting Drottningholm Palace and Theater. Art lovers can take an art tour, starting at Milles Garden and proceeding to Waldemarsudde, former home of landscape painter Prince Eugen. See his work and collection of Swedish turn-of-the-19th-century art. This afternoon, either soak up the breathtaking views of Stockholm from the city’s rooftops, visit the famous 17th-century ‘Vasa’ warship or take a guided walk through Old Town.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 6
Tallinn, Estonia | Picturesque Capital

Disembark in Tallinn and take a guided walking tour of the city’s Old Town, admiring Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and vistas from atop Dome Hill. Then, see the main square, home to the Town Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral and the oldest pharmacy in Europe. End the day sampling medieval dishes at a neighborhood restaurant. Opt for a taste of nature, leaving the city behind for a brisk bog walk through the enchanting Estonian forest. Or instead, drive past Tallinn’s Old Town en route to Lahemaa National Park, where you sample Estonian vodka or herbal teas alongside local nibbles at Palmse Manor.

'Le Champlain'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JUL 7
Helsinki, Finland | Nature & Architecture

Uncover the charms and traditions of Helsinki on a number of included excursions. Take a panoramic tour and see Embassy Park and Helsinki Cathedral in Senate Square. Continue along Mannerheim Street — Helsinki’s main thoroughfare — and see the Parliament House; the National Museum of Finland; Finlandia Hall, the stadium that hosted the 1952 Olympics; and the new Opera House. Then visit the unique underground Temppeliaukio Church and the Sibelius Monument. Alternately, explore medieval Porvoo, which includes a guided cruise along the Porvoo River and parts of the Gulf of Finland archipelago. At Haikko Manor, sit down to a waterfront lunch. Return to Helsinki for a brief city tour, stopping at Sibelius Park and Senate Square before passing the Market Square, Uspenski Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. Others may decide to relax like a local with a Finnish sauna experience and nature walk.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
JUL 8
St. Petersburg, Russia | Imperial Capital

Bid farewell to your ship and crew and disembark in St. Petersburg for three days of exploration. Art connoisseurs can view the famous Impressionist collection at the Hermitage General Staff Building, including works from Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Matisse. History buffs can tour St. Isaac’s Cathedral, adorned with ornate mosaics, icons and columns of malachite and lapis lazuli. Should you prefer, visit Peter and Paul Fortress as well as the Fabergé Museum. Finally, you can partake in a cooking class, where you prepare brilliantly hued Russian borscht alongside a local chef. Then, check in to your luxurious hotel, where your luggage awaits. Gather early this evening to pay an after-hours visit to the opulent Hermitage Museum, seeing its collection of artworks from the Stone Age to modern times.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
JUL 9-10
St. Petersburg | City of Tsars

Enjoy further exploration of St. Petersburg for the next two days. Gain early access to Rococo-style Catherine Palace and its storied Amber Room. Continue to Peterhof, viewing the breathtaking Grand Cascade. Stroll through the park and witness the palace of Monplaisir before returning to St. Petersburg by private hydrofoil. Alternately, view the Impressionist collection at the Hermitage Museum, followed by a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, or visit Peter and Paul Fortress and the Fabergé Museum. This evening, enjoy a private farewell dinner, complete with live entertainment. The next day, select from the excursions you may have missed, or enjoy time exploring on your own.

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Jul 9); Breakfast (Jul 10)
JUL 11
Depart St. Petersburg

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home, or continue on A&K’s group extension to Moscow.

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Copenhagen Pre-Tour Extension

Explore buzzy Copenhagen, enjoying an in-depth city tour and excursions to iconic castles on the scenic Danish coast.

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4 days from $3,495 per person

Single Supplement from $1,495 per person

JUN 26

Arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark's elegant capital, and transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
JUN 27

Discover Denmark’s rich history during an excursion to the northeastern tip of Zealand island. Visit the 16th-century Kronborg Castle, immortalized in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a guided visit to the palatial complex of Frederiksborg with its spectacular Renaissance castle and elaborate Baroque gardens.

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
JUN 28

Start your day with a city tour of lively Copenhagen that includes a visit to Rosenborg Castle, an example of Dutch Renaissance architecture. Sit down to a delectable lunch of local specialties, and then set off on a guided stroll to cobble-stoned Magstraede — one of the oldest streets in Copenhagen — and the colorful harbor front of Nyhavn.

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
JUN 29

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. After a morning at leisure, join fellow guests to begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast

Moscow Post-Tour Extension

Ride a high-speed train to Moscow and visit remarkable sites that include the Kremlin and fascinating Tretyakov Gallery.

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4 days from $4,295 per person

Single Supplement from $1,495 per person

JUL 11

Transfer to Moscow by high-speed train. Set off on a guided tour of this fascinating city that includes a visit to Sparrow Hills, where you experience panoramic views from one of the highest points in the city, and richly historic Red Square. Check in at your nearby luxury hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
JUL 12

Enjoy early access to the UNESCO-designated Kremlin and visit its Armoury Chamber, one of the oldest and most prestigious museums in Moscow. The afternoon is at your leisure in the historic heart of Russia’s capital. This evening, join fellow guests for a farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
JUL 13

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the State Tretyakov Gallery, where you discover the world’s best collection of iconic Russian art, including Wassily Kandinsky’s epic Composition VII. This afternoon, opt for a visit to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts or to the former home of Leo Tolstoy in Moscow.

Four Seasons Hotel Moscow
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
JUL 14

After breakfast, transfer to the Moscow airport for your international flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • Jun 29 - Jul 11
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $14,495 was $16,495
    Single Supplement
    $12,375
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $16,495 was $18,495
    Single Supplement
    $13,875
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $17,495 was $19,495
    Single Supplement
    $14,625
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $25,495 was $27,495
    Single Supplement
    $24,225
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $27,995 was $29,995
    Single Supplement
    $26,595
    Availability
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    Cabin Class
    Prestige Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $32,995 was $34,995
    Single Supplement
    $31,345
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $38,995 was $40,995
    Single Supplement
    $37,045
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Owner’s Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $41,995 was $43,995
    Single Supplement
    $39,895
    Availability
    Available

    Optional pre-tour and post-tour extensions available on this departure.

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Journey Details

This journey contains some active elements, including walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Minimum age is 7 years.

Categories 4-8 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.

First group event: embarkation between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Jun 29.

Last group event: excursions on Jul 10.


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