Bask in the lingering summer sun as you loop the Baltic Sea. Explore cosmopolitan cities and Nordic capitals, docking just a short distance from their centres. Be seduced by the charm of Tallinn and Riga, and spend blissful days on sparsely populated islands where food and nature take centre stage.
- Be treated to an elegant evening at the Russian ballet in the prestigious Hermitage Theatre.
- Visit the World Heritage-listed Tallinn Old Town and wander cobblestoned streets while admiring Gothic spires.
- Effortlessly cool cities, breathtaking natural landscapes and Viking history. Uncover Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.
- Small Ship Cruise
- QANTAS Frequent Flyer
Day 1: Arrive Copenhagen, Embark Ship
We meet you on arrival and welcome you on board your ship. Your first night starts as it should, with sparkling and a relaxed dinner.
Accommodation: 12 Nights, MS Hebridean Sky
Day 2: Copenhagen
With a full day in the cool Danish capital, begin exploring with a city tour. Visit the famous sculpture of the Little Mermaid, commemorating the fairytale written by Hans Christian Andersen. Continue to Amalienborg Palace and the famous Tivoli Gardens.
Day 3: Bornholm Island, Christiansø Island
Discover the once popular holiday destination, Bornholm Island, well known as a foodie’s paradise, fuelled by its wild and sustainable ingredients. Afterwards, on Christiansø Island, choose your sightseeing.
Day 4: Gdansk
You’ll reach Polish shores today, with a stop at the old Hanseatic port of Gdansk. Enjoy a choice of sightseeing here.
Day 5: Visby
The largest of Sweden’s outlying islands, Gotland, is your destination today. How will you explore?
Day 6: Riga
You’re sure to enjoy your day in the Latvian capital.
Day 7: Pärnu
In the rarely visited harbour city of Pärnu, choose your sightseeing adventure.
Day 8: Tallinn
By -morning you’ll arrive in the Estonian capital. With over 1,000 years of history at your feet, there’s no shortage of sights here. Choose how you’d like to explore.
Day 9: St Petersburg
Two days have been put aside for your St Petersburg discovery, and for good reason; the city is filled with incredible landmarks. You’ll begin at the State Hermitage Museum then head to Catherine Palace where a walk through the adjoining gardens provides a welcome breather. Later, a Signature Experience awaits.
Day 10: St Petersburg
Thankfully, our ship has remained docked in St Petersburg overnight so not only will you wake up to the gilded domes, you will also have plenty more time to explore. Head to Peter and Paul Cathedral and onto the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood before spending a relaxed afternoon at Peterhof Palace and Park. Often described as the ‘Russian Versailles’, the series of palaces and leafy gardens, with their glittering fountains, is a haven in contrast to the Soviet-era buildings of St Petersburg.
Day 11: Helsinki
After skirting the coast of Finland, your ship arrives at Helsinki. Choose your sightseeing in Helsinki.
Day 12: Stockholm Evening
Your full day in the Swedish capital begins with a tour around the Old Town. Discover the medieval Royal Palace and visit the Vasa Museum, home to the 17th-century warship which sunk on her maiden voyage. This afternoon, spend some time visiting Stockholm City Hall, a 1920s architectural landmark which dominates the city’s waterfront. Tonight, share a special farewell dinner with fellow guests on board your ship.
Day 13: Disembark Ship, Depart Stockholm
With our ship in dock at Stockholm, the time has come to depart. We say goodbye and transfer you to the airport.
Touring with APT
It’s the extra little things APT think of that make your journey totally unforgettable. Whether it’s the inspirational destinations; eye opening experiences; or the fact that so much is included in the price, rest assured APT takes care of everything.
Learn from expert inside knowledge whilst you explore iconic sites – as well as discovering undiscovered gems at lesser known locations. Experience a new perspective on the world as the sights, sounds and flavours of unfamiliar cultures are vividly brought to life by their hand-picked local guides. And enjoy the unparalleled level of care and attention APT has refined over 90 years of family ownership.
APT offer a choice of Luxury or Essential river cruises and tours (Essential holidays are operated by APT Travelmarvel). There’s so much included from excursions, tipping, port charges and flights. Luxury even includes private home-to-airport transfers and a range of Signature Experiences, giving you once-in-a-lifetime moments. And because everyone is different, the Freedom of Choice concept allows you to tailor your sightseeing in select locations, your way, at no additional cost.
But it’s the attention to detail in their personal service that truly sets APT apart. Their guests think so too. They’ve given them a 5 star TrustPilot rating.
Delight in every detail. That’s the APT Difference.