Fascinating metropolises with charm: Stockholm and Copenhagen. Up-and-coming cities: Tallinn and Gdansk. An insider’s tip: Kalmar. The EUROPA 2 makes city breaks an exclusive pleasure.
from St. Petersburg to Hamburg
|Cruise dates:||from 15.08.2016 to 23.08.2016 (8 days)|
| Your ship:|| MS EUROPA 2|
| Cruise number:|| EUX1625|
This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]
Your cruise begins in the former metropolis of the tsars: you can even explore St. Petersburg and Moscow prior to departure with our pre-cruise programmes*.
The old town of Tallinn brings the Middle Ages to life in the 21st century, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk past the town hall and guild houses and dive into an age long past. Less well-known but all the more comfortable for it: Tallinn’s scenic coffee house culture.
Passing picturesque islands and small cliffs, in the early morning the EUROPA 2 will navigate its way through the famous archipelago where you can enjoy breathtaking views of this natural panorama. Enjoy typical Scandinavian flair in the city itself. Explore the city on a Segway tour* or by water*, or take a bicycle tour* or kayak tour* around Haga Park and Lake Brunnsviken – these are just some the options available to you. Get your adrenaline pumping on an exciting ride around the archipelago in an RIB*. Fans of pop music can follow in the footsteps of ABBA* as they visit some of the famous sights relating to this revolutionary band.
Named after a former queen, this restaurant hotspot in Stockholm serves classic Swedish cuisine with an international twist.
Kalmar is worth seeing: its picturesque old town is a real gem featuring cobbles, a market square and an impressive baroque cathedral. The town hall is an architectural highlight and a perfect example of the Danish Renaissance style.
A 1,000-year history and a cosmopolitan atmosphere: Gdansk is one of the most exciting metropolises in Europe. Explore the city at your own pace or in a kayak*. The impressive Malbork Castle*, once the headquarters of the German Order and the largest brick building in Europe, is no less remarkable.
Copenhagen is the design capital of Europe and combines majestic buildings with modern architecture, such as the Royal Opera House whose remarkable 90 m wide projecting roof really catches the eye. The free town of Christiania, which you can explore on your own, is particularly liberal. Or wander through Nyhavn, the popular and colourful trendy district with gabled houses, comfortable cafes and small shops. Alternatively, riding on horseback through the royal hunting grounds of Dyrehaven* promises a sense of freedom.
Relaxed daytime passage: sail the famous canal which runs almost 100 km through the northern German lowlands.
Set against an atmospheric backdrop, the EUROPA 2 will sail into the sea of lights of the port – the perfect end to your cruise.
* The pre-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. 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.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: RUSSIAN METROPOLISES: MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ST. PETERSBURG: CAVIAR, VODKA AND PURE CULTURE
HAMBURG – YOUR PRIVATE CRUISE ARRANGEMENT
A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.
* This service is not included in the cruise price.