On board MS EUROPA from Kiel to Travemuende

The treasure chambers of the Baltic

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The former glory of the Mare Balticum is brought to life in the famous amber room. In the beautifully preserved historic centres of Gdansk and Riga, you can sense the glorious era of the Hanseatic League, whilst the royal cities of Stockholm and Copenhagen are still home to their respective royal families. The pearls of the Baltic are surrounded by some spectacular natural scenery.  Paddling in the Gauja National Park or walking along the Curonian Spit will bring you up close to nature. Come and see for yourself.

from Kiel to Travemuende

Cruise dates:from 19.08.2014 to 31.08.2014 (13 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1418

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.
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Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of your cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: The historic centre of St. Petersburg*, the old part of Tallinn*, the historic city centre of Riga*, Malbork Castle*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites: Curonian Spit*
  • On the trail of Alvar Aalto in Helsinki*
  • Copenhagen from above*

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.


Tue, 19.08.2014

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Kiel, 19.00 hrs departure

A walk around the historic centre, a look at the shops – spend some time visiting Hamburg on your own* before joining us on board in Kiel.

Wed, 20.08.2014

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 21.08.2014

Stockholm, 8.30 hrs arrival

Stockholm was given the status of capital city in 1634, owing to its excellent location in the archipelago. This history behind the warship Vasa* stretches back just as far and the restored wreck will be one of the highlights of your city tour*. Other sights such as the Royal Theatre, the National Museum and Stockholm Palace look beautiful from the water*. The palace is one of the most remarkable baroque buildings in Scandinavia and is well worth a visit after a walk through the narrow streets of the old town*. If you would like to see the royal city from the point of view of its famous artists, take a tour on the trail of ABBA* or go for a walk in the Carl Milles garden* to see the sculptor’s work. A more adventurous trip is the RIB tour* through the green islands. The agile rigid inflatable dinghies will take you on a high-speed tour past the picturesque skerries.

Fri, 22.08.2014

Stockholm, 13.00 hrs departure
Passage through the skerries

Sat, 23.08.2014

Helsinki, 7.00 – 17.00 hrs

The white cathedral, which can be seen from a distance, makes a grand neoclassical ensemble along with the other buildings on Senate Square. The Church of the Rock and the abstract Sibelius Monument are charming highlights of this major city*. You can discover the city’s modern side in the architecture of Alvar Aalto*.

Sun, 24.08.2014

St. Petersburg, 7.30 hrs arrival

St. Petersburg/Russia
You have two days to discover the splendid heritage of the City of the Tsars, such as on a city tour* with a visit to Peter and Paul Cathedral. In the suburb of Pushkin, the baroque Catharine Palace* is enchanting with its reconstruction of the famous amber room. A visit to the State Hermitage Museum* will reveal the best works of great European masters. The city’s many waterways can be discovered on a canal trip* taking you past the Winter Palace and St. Michael’s Castle. The impressive famous monument, St. Isaac’s Cathedral*, features one of the world’s largest copper domes. Also world famous is the architectural beauty of the Metro*. The Peterhof Palace*, summer residence of the tsars, is situated on the Gulf of Finland. The palace rooms and magnificent grounds will give you an insight into the splendour of the lives of those who once lived here.

Mon, 25.08.2014

St. Petersburg, 18.00 hrs departure

Tue, 26.08.2014

Tallinn, 8.00 – 13.30 hrs

Tallinn’s historic centre* is a medieval gem – it is truly enchanting with its narrow cobbled streets, the Gothic city hall and the orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. See the natural landscape of Estonia on a jeep tour to the Pakri Peninsula*, where you can discover the coastline and cliffs “off-road”.

Wed, 27.08.2014

Riga, 8.30 – 18.00 hrs

There is still evidence of the earlier riches of this Hanseatic city today – in the Gothic churches, tradesmen’s houses and the beautiful Belle Epoque architecture*. These days, the gems of the historic city centre* are a World Heritage Site. You can discover the beautiful Latvian countryside on a rafting tour* in the Gauja National Park.

Thu, 28.08.2014

Klaipeda, 10.00 – 20.00 hrs

Massive sand dunes, endless beaches, calm bays – the Curonian Spit* National Park will reveal the views that inspired Thomas Mann. Enjoy the fresh breeze on a walk. Palanga* is a pretty seaside resort which, along with Klaipeda*, is well worth a visit.

Fri, 29.08.2014

Danzig (Gdansk), 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Ornate houses, the impressive St. Mary’s Church, the City Hall on the Long Market: explore the former Hanseatic League city of Gdansk by foot*. The well-fortified Malbork Castle* on the banks of the Nogat was once the seat of the crusaders. These days, the Grand Master’s Palace and the High Castle are reminders of the days of the Teutonic Order.

Sat, 30.08.2014

Copenhagen, 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Palace and Amalienborg Palace* – devote your stay to the Danish monarchy or discover the royal city from the water on a boat trip*. Your final destination will be the Royal Opera House* where you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view over the city and harbour from the first floor. If you want to get an even better view, take a helicopter ride*.

Sun, 31.08.2014

Travemuende, 7.00 hrs arrival
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Leave the EUROPA, but why not stay a while in the north – enjoy Hamburg at your own pace*.

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

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