12 Day St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Northbound

Tauck Small Ship Cruise starting in Copenhagen and finishing in Stockholm

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Tauck's 12 Day St. Petersburg & the Baltic Sea - Northbound. Take in the sweep of history from Scandinavian capitals to glorious St. Petersburg on this Baltic sea cruise aboard one of Tauck's state-of-the-art sister ships. Enjoy a guided visit to The State Hermitage Museum; a tour...read more


Operator: Tauck
Type: Small Ship Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 12 Days
From: Copenhagen to Stockholm
Tour Code: PETE
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
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Day By Day


Arrive Copenhagen

Tour begins at 6:00 PM at Scandic Copenhagen or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. Welcome to Denmark! A transfer is included from Copenhagen Airport to Scandic Copenhagen or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen in the heart of the Danish capital. Meet your fellow travel companions at tonight's welcome cocktail reception and dinner in your center-city hotel. Stay Two Nights: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and Scandic Copenhagen (D)


On a Copenhagen sightseeing tour, see the Danish Crown Jewels and other treasures at Rosenborg Slot (Palace), built in Dutch Renaissance style, and 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. (B)


Travel to Roskilde - Denmark's religious, cultural, and political center from the Viking times through the Middle Ages - and visit the Viking Ship Museum, featuring five ships from the 11th century that were discovered in the 1960s. Returning to Copenhagen, board your Tauck small ship and set off to cruise Russia by way of the Baltic Sea. Stay Seven Nights: Le Soléal (B/L/D)

Cruise Baltic Sea

With her eco-friendly technologies, your innovative small ship sets a new standard in cruising - and as you sail the Baltic Sea en route to Tallinn, Estonia, you'll have an entire glorious day at sea to 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. Enjoy a welcome reception followed by dinner onboard tonight. (B/L/D)


Dock this afternoon in the walled medieval city of Tallinn, now the capital of modern Estonia. 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. After time to explore on your own, our shuttle will bring you back to the ship; we set sail for Russia tonight. (B/L/D)


Arrive in St. Petersburg, where your ship docks for two nights. Join us for a city tour including 18th-century Peter and Paul Fortress and the Cathedral, burial ground of the Romanov Dynasty. 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)


Take a privately guided tour of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the best time to visit today, as you view one of the largest collections of art and artifacts in the world. Displays include prehistoric cultures, classical antiquities, Western European art, and golden treasures that reflect the development of art and culture throughout the ages. (B/L/D)


In and around St. Petersburg, take advantage of Tauck's early visits to revered sights to avoid crowds. Today you'll travel outside of city limits to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) to explore Catherine Palace (a.k.a. The Summer 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. Return to the ship for dinner; continue your cruise to Helsinki, Finland tonight. (B/L/D)


Surrounded on three sides by water, Helsinki awaits your discovery today. Tauck's included shore excursion features neo-Classical Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, the Sibelius Monument honoring the beloved Finnish composer, the city's colorful Market Square and underground Temppeliaukio (Rock) Church, hewn from solid rock in the 1960s. (B/L/D)


Disembark your ship in Stockholm. Join your local guide for a walking tour of Gamla Stan (Old Town), where the vast Royal Palace and other sites reveal centuries of Swedish history. Discover Stockholm's islands on a cruise along the city's canals. After a visit to City Hall and more sightseeing, the rest of the day is free. Stay Two Nights: Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm (B)


Drottningholm Palace has witnessed much history and many changes over the past 400 years, and is now the primary residence of Sweden's royal family; check it out on today's guided visit, then explore more of Stockholm as you wish. Tonight, join us for a Tauck Exclusive: a private farewell reception and dinner at the Vasa Museum, home to the world's only preserved 17th-century warship, which sank in Stockholm Harbor following its launch in 1628 and was salvaged from the bottom in 1961. (B/D)

Depart Stockholm

Tour ends: Stockholm. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Travelling Well Includes...

  • Special onboard lectures on a variety of topics related to the Baltic region by Tauck's experienced lecturer aboard every departure
  • Two nights each in Copenhagen & Stockholm at premier city-center hotels
  • Guided walking tours of Helsinki & Tallinn
  • 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

Tauck Inclusions

  • Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions
  • Your tour is conducted by a professional, fully trained Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the tour.
  • Complimentary internet service and WIFI are available for your use while travelling on board the cruise ship.
  • Air conditioned cruise ship and motor coaches for your comfort.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service charges, taxes, porterage, and applicable fuel surcharges.
  • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, local guides and ship staff.

Tauck Dining

  • Complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea service are available throughout the day and complimentary open bar is available while bars are open.
  • 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

Region: Europe
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Style: Small Ship Cruise
Gratuities: All Included
Shore Excursions: All Included
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Free WiFi: Onboard Where Available
Drinks: Onboard Beverages Included
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
* Source: Tauck for river cruises in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual trips and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Prices & Dates ($AU)

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Tour Notes
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