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View the magnificent gardens at the Peterhof Palance in St. Petersburg

Treasures of St Petersburg: Capital of the Baltic

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Explore the natural sites and cities steeped in the history of the Baltic Sea on this 8-day voyage to Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia and Denmark aboard the small ship L'Austral. Architectural gems in the Baroque style, churches with domes so elaborate they seem otherworldly, palaces, fountains, gardens, canals, and the famous "perspectives" that crisscross the city: at each street corner a new theatrical decor is revealed. Visit colorful St. Petersburg, where the atmosphere is rich with the splendor of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Tallinn, Estonia
Days 4-6 : St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7 : Helsinki, Finland
Day 8 : Disembark in Stockholm, Sweden

Highlights

  • Discover the essential Baltic Capitals
  • Journey through Copenhagen's picturesque neighborhoods and quaysides
  • Experience the White Nights, where the sun sets for a few fleeting hours
  • View incredible architectural treasures in the city of Tsars, St Petersburg

Ship

L'Austral

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

View the magnificent gardens at the Peterhof Palance in St. Petersburg Colors of Copenhagen, Denmark A cluster of multicolored babushka dolls. Beautiful architecture of Tallinn, Estonia City view of Stockholm, Sweden

Day 1 Embark in Copenhagen, Denmark

Board L'Austral in Copenhagen in the late afternoon.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the luxuries of L'Austral as you cruise to Estonia.

Day 3 Tallinn, Estonia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Capital of Estonia, Tallinn is brimming with history and secrets. This great metropolis was particularly active in the medieval period and has preserved some beautiful monuments from that time. You can lose yourself in the heart of this city which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 4-6 St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 to its collapse in 1917, St. Petersburg has preserved a truly unique ensemble of architecture from this period, making it one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. There is so much to see here: Pavlovski Palace (the Tsar's summer residence), Peter and Paul Fortress, the Pushkin Museum, the magnificent Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, and of course the world-renowned Hermitage Museum where more than three million items are on display. The pomp and ceremony of the Tsars still hang in the air of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 7 Helsinki, Finland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Helsinki is known as the “daughter of the Baltic”, and this superb port city and cultural capital possesses great historical treasures. With its blend of European, Scandinavian, and Russian influences, Helsinki is a city of contrasts. The different architectural styles are the perfect reflection of the multicultural past of the country and its capital. Discover the Lutheran temple of Temppeliaukion that was dug from the rocks, Finlandia Hall, the palace of Concerts, designed by Aalto or the magnificent Orthodox cathedral. A city that literally lies on water, Helsinki is surrounded by numerous islands, some of which are fortified, such as Soumenlinna.

Day 8 Disembark in Stockholm, Sweden

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Stockholm, built on 14 islands at the point where Lake Mälar flows into the Baltic Sea. A harmonious blend of tradition and new trends, Stockholm manages to combine futuristic town planning in the heart of natural surroundings. The old town “Gamla Stan” in Swedish is a maze of cobbled streets and alleyways lined with typical houses, their facades painted different colors, and is a lovely place to go for a stroll.

L'Austral

Per person starting at
$4,830
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• All meals while on board the ship 
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24- hour room service (special selection)
• Water sports activities using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected area

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Included

  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
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