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Your Ship: MS COLUMBUS 2

Ancient Splendour and New Glory by the Mare Balticum

Be it in Riga, St. Petersburg or Stockholm - on the coasts of the Baltic Sea, past and present are united to form something truly beautiful. Here, traditions are tangible and novelties are welcome – a poignant mixture.

Highlights of your cruise

  • Copenhagen – experience the charming city of the Little Mermaid
  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites: the historic districts of Riga* and Tallinn*
  • Out and about in the city of the tsars – two days in St. Petersburg*
  • Young and cosmopolitan: Helsinki
  • Discover Stockholm and the skerries from the air*

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

Your Itinerary

Your Itinerary
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Date Destination
Individual travel arrangements to
Kiel, departure 18.00 hrs

The COLUMBUS 2 leaves the Kiel Fjord in the early evening.

Copenhagen, 8.00 – 21.00 hrs

Admire young designer fashion, stroll between palaces and merchants’ houses, spend relaxed hours in a cosy café – you can fulfil your travel dreams in Denmark’s capital right into the evening. Explore Copenhagen’s most beautiful squares during a GUIDED CITY WALK* or sail across the Oeresund - the HARBOUR BOAT TRIP AND A VISIT TO THE TIVOLI* guarantee you some enjoyable hours. ROYAL COPENHAGEN* is a highlight for all fans of the nobility.

Relaxation at sea
Riga, 6.00 – 14.00 hrs

Between mediaeval church spires, you are welcomed by ornate art nouveau buildings and guild halls – THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF RIGA* is a true treasure chest. Walk through the narrow alleyways or ride ON A SEGWAY THROUGH THE CITY*. The approximately 100 traditional buildings in LATVIA’S OPEN-AIR MUSEUM* relate what rural life used to be like in the Baltic state.

Tallinn, 9.30 – 17.00 hrs

You will see things that inspire you wherever you look in Estonia’s capital. The juxtaposition of old and new, of mediaeval buildings and highly modern architecture characterises the special atmosphere of Tallinn that you will also sense on a GUIDED CITY WALK*. LAHEMAA NATIONAL PARK* will enthral you with its idyllic villages and romantic bays. You will also feel very close to nature in the CLIMBING PARK NÕMME* – high up in the treetops. 

St. Petersburg, arrival 8.30 hrs

New trends are set almost daily in the city on the banks of the Neva. Its pulsating nightlife is world-famous, and everything is dominated by the splendour of the era of the tsars. You have two full days to enjoy the many facets of St. Petersburg. Gain an initial overview on a PANORAMIC TOUR* or explore ST. PETERSBURG ON FOOT*. In CATHERINE PALACE*, the Amber Room gleams in legendary brilliance. After a BALLET PERFORMANCE* in the evening, the famous White Nights spread their magic over the city. The next day PETERHOF AND HERMITAGE* will allure you. The former summer residence of the tsar will fascinate you with its magnificent architecture, and the art museum with one of the most significant collections in the world. You can relax and take a look at further masterpieces of St. Petersburg from the water on a CANAL TRIP*.

St. Petersburg, departure 19.00 hrs
Helsinki, 13.00 – 18.00 hrs

By the Gulf of Finland, the influences from Eastern and Western Europe unite to form exciting contrasts and a unique atmosphere. Sibelius Park, the cathedral and a church built into the rock are only some of the highlights you will see on the CITY TOUR*. Perhaps you would like to admire the impressive skerries world and VIEWS OF HELSINKI FROM THE WATER* or EXPLORE THE CITY AND LAKE DISTRICT BY BICYCLE*?

Cruising through the skerries
Stockholm, arrival 10.00 hrs

From the early morning onwards the COLUMBUS 2 will be cruising between the skerries off Stockholm and subsequently berth overnight against the backdrop of the Swedish royal capital. Marvel at the oldest restored warship in the world at the VASA MUSEUM* or set off on a HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER STOCKHOLM AND THE SKERRIES*. Some wonderful sights also await you at DROTTNINGHOLM*, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces. And how about a stroll through the historic district in the evening?

Stockholm, departure 7.00 hrs
Gdynia (Gdansk), 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

Golden Gate, Green Gate and Neptune’s Fountain – on a GUIDED CITY WALK* numerous historic buildings line your route. After refreshment on the lively Long Market, perhaps you would like to EXPLORE GDANSK ON YOUR OWN*? Tips and transfers are provided. On the bank of the Nogat, the magnificent MALBORK CASTLE* keeps its watch – the largest knight’s castle in the world.

Relaxation at sea
Kiel, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from Kiel

Schleswig-Holstein’s capital welcomes you back at the end of your cruise.

* 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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