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Holiday type Ocean cruises
Country Russian Federation
Travel type Cruise
Price range From £1669
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 12 nights
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Baltic cities and St Petersburg cruise - Discovery ex Leith

This summertime 'northern waters' cruise from Leith features the Danish capital Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo, as well as medieval Tallinn, and an overnight stay in Tsarist St Petersburg, the 'Venice of the North'.


  • 12 nights accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
Day one

Board Discovery for our late afternoon sailing from Leith, and enjoy your first evening aboard.

Day two

Today is spent at sea.

Day three

Today Discovery docks in Copenhagen. Stroll the stylish streets, or enjoy an optional excursion taking in the sights, including the famous bronze statuette of the 'Little Mermaid'. Watch the world go by from a harbour-side bar in Nyhavn, and don't miss the sculpted walkways of the world-famous Tivoli gardens.

Day four

Spend the day at sea, enjoying Discovery's wonderful range of on-board entertainment.

Day five

This morning's destination is the port of Helsinki, where the City Hall overlooks the fresh fish stalls and historic, covered Market hall in Market Square. Stroll through Esplanade park, and take in the panoramic views of the city and the sea beyond from the cathedral tower before we set sail once more in the afternoon.

Days six and seven

Discovery will spend two days at the docks of St Petersburg, with its Hermitage museum and its wide canal-side boulevards. We'll have lots of time in the city. Our optional excursion is to the Tsars' summer palace at Petrodvorets, the chance to explore the city's Haymarket, so redolent with scenes from Dostoyevsky's novels, or the opportunity to gaze in awe at the opulence of the Marinsky theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet.

Day eight

The Estonian capital Tallinn, with its virtually pristine old town, is one of Europe's most scenic cities, with its winding cobbled streets of houses, steepled churches, ancient buildings and Toompea castle.

Day nine

Be on deck early this morning as Discovery passes the islands surrounding the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The city itself is built across 14 such islets, and is best explored on foot. One third water, one third city and one third green landscape, Stockholm offers a mix of historic sights, cobbled streets and fine parks.

Day 10

Another day spent at sea.

Day 11

Oslo welcomes Discovery this morning. In the compact centre of the lively, Norwegian capital, you'll be spoilt for things to do. Join an optional shore excursion to the Viking Ships museum, where a trio of ancient craft are preserved, or to the Kon-Tiki museum, where famed explorer Thor Heyerdahl's fragile craft is on display.

Day 12

Today you'll have a final day at sea.

Day 13

Discovery arrives back in Leith at the end of a wonderful Baltic adventure.

MV Discovery

In 2013, 20,000-tonne Discovery sets out on a series of exciting departures from ports around the UK, on her first season of cruises. With her classic profile, eight passenger decks, and accommodation for 700 passengers, Discovery is a smaller ship built in traditional style, and offers the perfect 'home from home' for a memorable holiday.

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21-Jul-2014 12 1669.00 book