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12 Day St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Southbound

Tauck Small Ship Cruise starting in Stockholm and finishing in Copenhagen

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Tauck's 12 Day St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Southbound. Travel through the cultural history of the Baltics, from the Vikings to the czars, on our Baltic Sea cruise aboard Le Soléal, one of Tauck's state-of-the-art small ships, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. ...read more


Operator: Tauck
Type: Small Ship Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 12 Days
From: Stockholm to Copenhagen
Tour Code: BALT
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Denmark
Our Price From:
$ 10,990
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day


Arrive Stockholm, Sweden

Tour begins at 7:15 PM at Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm. Upon arrival of your flight, a transfer is included from the Arlanda Airport to the Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm in the heart of Stockholm. Meet your fellow travel companions at tonight's exclusive welcome cocktail reception and dinner at the Vasa Museum, the centerpiece of which is the world's only preserved 17th-century warship, the Vasa, salvaged in 1961 after more than 300 years on the bottom of Stockholm Harbor! Stay Two Nights: Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm (D)

Stockholm, Sweden

Sightseeing in Stockholm today includes a look at the city's intriguing islands - Sweden's capital sits astride 14 of them - on a cruise along its historic canals; and a guided tour of its iconic City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize award festivities take place - including the Council Chamber, the Gold Room, and the misnamed Blue Room (the architect changed his mind and left its beautiful red-brick walls intact). If you wish, join us for a stop at the city's Royal Palace to watch the changing of the guard, or return to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore more of Stockholm as you please. (B)

Stockholm, Sweden

Your morning begins with a guided visit to Stockholm's historic Royal Swedish Opera House, opened at the turn of the 20th century, and continues on a walking tour along the cobbled streets of Stockholm's medieval Gamla Stan, or Old Town, with your local guide, revealing centuries of Swedish history and culture. After lunch, do some more Stockholm sightseeing before boarding Le Soléal for the start of your Baltic Sea cruise. Stay Seven Nights: Le Soléal (B/D)


Following your ship's arrival in seaside Helsinki, Finland, a sightseeing excursion shows you Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and the Sibelius Monument dedicated to the great Finnish composer. Visit the Temppeliaukio Church, or Church of the Rock, a modern design hewn out of solid granite. Drive by Finlandia Hall, designed by famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, en route back to the ship, which sets sail for Russia late this afternoon; join us for a welcome reception and dinner tonight. (B/L/D)

St.Petersburg, Russia

Arrive in the glorious imperial city of St. Petersburg this morning. You have a choice of guided tours of city sights today; you may choose to explore the Peterhof Palace, with its magnificent gardens and fountains, and have lunch at a local restaurant. Or you can head to St. Isaac Square and, after lunch, visit the imposing Peter and Paul Fortress, built in the 18th century as the core of Peter the Great's new capital, what the czar called his "window on the west". Inside the fortress, Peter and Paul Cathedral - with its tall golden spire - contains the tombs of all the Russian czars. Then it's back to the ship, where a pre-theatre dinner onboard precedes a memorable night of cultural entertainment at Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg, featuring a tour, champagne, opera and Russian ballet! (B/L/D)

St.Petersburg, Russia

In and around St. Petersburg, you have a choice today of traveling outside of city limits to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore Catherine Palace (a.k.a. The Summer Palace), or visiting the Fabergé Museum and other sites in the heart of the city. If you choose the Tsarskoye excursion, you'll visit Catherine Palace, the Rococo-style summer residence of the Romanovs, expanded by Empress Catherine the Great. You'll immediately notice the ornate blue-and-white ornamental façade; lavish interiors feature gilded wall carvings and intricate ceiling murals, and opulent touches including silk wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and marble chimneys. During lunch, enjoy traditional folkloric entertainment at a local restaurant.

Or you can choose a visit to the Fabergé Museum, housed in Shuvalov Palace in the center of St. Petersburg. This privately owned museum features the work of the renowned Russian jeweler Carl Fabergé, and its collection includes the famous group of nine Imperial Easter Eggs that Fabergé created for Russia's last two czars, Alexander III and Nicolas II - along with thousands of other works of Russian decorative and fine arts; the day includes a local lunch featuring folkloric entertainment. Return to the ship for dinner tonight. (B/L/D)

St.Petersburg, Russia

Today, take a memorable, privately guided tour of The State Hermitage Museum - set within Catherine the Great's Winter Palace and housing one of the largest collections of art and artifacts in the world - at the best time to avoid the crowds. Displays reflect the development of art and culture through the ages and include prehistoric cultures, classical antiquities, Western European art, and golden treasures. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the famous Church of the Spilled Blood; return to the ship and continue your cruise to Estonia's capital, Tallinn. (B/L/D)


Le Boréal docks in Tallinn today, Estonia's capital city and one of Europe's best-preserved walled medieval cities. Experience ancient as well as contemporary Tallinn on a drive through its modern suburbs and a walking tour along its cobblestone streets with your local guide. See restored St. Nicholas Church; meander through winding streets to Toompea Castle; and feel the energy of Market Square. A shuttle is available to take you back to the ship throughout the day; late afternoon, chart a course along the Baltic Sea to Denmark. Please join us for a farewell reception and dinner on board this evening. (B/L/D)

Cruise Baltic Sea

Your innovative small ship sets a new standard in cruising which you'll enjoy during an entire glorious day at sea en route to Copenhagen, Denmark today. As you cruise, check out all the amenities this sleek, state-of-the-art yacht offers... including fine cuisine in the elegant main dining room or more casual dining in the ship's buffet restaurant... cocktails and music in three stylish lounges... informative lectures and entertainment in Le Théâtre... a workout in the fitness center, and much more. (B/L/D)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Disembark your yacht in Copenhagen, Denmark, as your Baltic Sea cruise draws to a close. On a Copenhagen sightseeing tour, see the Danish Crown Jewels and other treasures at Rosenborg Slot (Palace), built in Dutch Renaissance style; Amalienborg, home to the Danish royal family; the famous statue of The Little Mermaid; and visit the colorful district of Nyhavn. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the city as you please; admission is included to Tivoli Gardens; you may want to stroll along the fashionable pedestrian area of Strøget. Stay Two Nights: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and Scandic Copenhagen (B)

Roskilde / Copenhagen, Denmark

Journey today to Roskilde - Denmark's religious, cultural, and political center from the Viking times through the Middle Ages - for a visit to the Vikingeskibshallen (Viking Ship Museum), featuring five ships from the 11th century that were discovered in the 1960s, and lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Copenhagen to explore on your own and, later, share memories of your cruise with your fellow guests at this evening's farewell reception and dinner. (B/L/D)

Depart Copenhagen

Tour ends: Copenhagen. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Scandic Copenhagen or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport for your flight home is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Travelling Well Includes...

  • 7-night Baltic cruise aboard Le Soléal
  • Two nights each in Copenhagen & Stockholm at premier city-center hotels
  • Privately guided visit through The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and a tour of the opulent Catherine Palace, summer palace of the Romanovs, in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)
  • Special Russian cultural evening in St. Petersburg
  • Exclusive private farewell dinner at Stockholm's Vasa Museum
  • Guided walking tours of Helsinki & Tallinn
  • 3 days in St. Petersburg

Tauck Inclusions

  • All gratuities to Tauck Director(s), ship staff, and local guides
  • Traveling with Tauck's private group and the same Tauck Director(s) on land and at sea
  • Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at AUD $4,480
  • Special onboard lectures on a variety of topics related to the Baltic region by Tauck's experienced lecturer aboard every departure
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

Tauck Dining

  • Bar & restaurant beverages throughout the day, including house wine & spirits aboard your cruise
  • 27 meals (11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners)

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Tauck Reviews: (1)
Tours on Sale: 146
Tour Accommodation: Premium
Tour Average Age: 60+ years
Types: Land Journeys, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
May 2018 - Jun 2018

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1 Extra Night Pre or Post Accommodation when booking before 31 Dec 2017. Accommodation supplied by Tauck and is subject to availability at time of booking.

Cabin Upgrades & Deck Plans

  Deck Plans: Le Soleal
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
Deck 3 (Superior Cabin)  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deck 3 (Deluxe Cabin) $ 470
Deck 4 (Prestige Cabin) $ 950
Deck 5 (Prestige Cabin) $ 1,170
Deck 6 (Prestige Cabin) $ 1,400
Deck 6 (Deluxe Suite) $ 3,460
Deck 5 (Prestige Suite) $ 4,960
Deck 6 (Prestige Suite) $ 5,590
Deck 6 (Owner's Suite) $ 6,870

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