Board Marco Polo in Hull and enjoy a first evening on board.
Enjoy a relaxed two days at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Days Two to Three
This morning Marco Polo arrives in Warnemunde, gateway to the city of Rostock. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin. Take in the city's fascinating history, from the Brandenburg Gate and the great 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.
Today is spent at sea, enjoying Marco Polo's on-board comforts and perhaps the clear light and clean air for which Baltic Sea cruising is renowned.
The Estonian capital, Tallinn, with its enchanting old town, is one of Europe's most scenic and engaging cities. Discover its winding cobblestone streets full of quaint houses, spectacular, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all of which are watched over by magnificent Toompea Castle.
Marco Polo will spend two days in St Petersburg. Home to the incomparable Hermitage Museum, this city of wide, pedestrianised canal-side boulevards has a vibrant European atmosphere and begs to be explored.
Days Seven to Eight
Don't miss the Haymarket area of the city, familiar from scenes in Dostoyevsky's novels, or the opulent Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world renowned Kirov Ballet. Two whole days here give you the chance to enjoy Russia's most 'modern' city, as well as visiting the world-famous Tsarist Summer Palace complex at Petrodvorets.
Today Marco Polo calls at Finland's attractive capital, Helsinki. See the impressive City Hall, which overlooks Market Square and its historic Market Hall. Stroll through Esplanade Park, and don't miss stunning Senate Square - whose great neo-classical buildings doubled for Moscow's in many a Cold War movie - or the panoramic views from atop the Cathedral tower.
Enjoy the chance to visit Stockholm, today. The Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and green city parks. Discover Gamla Stan, its ancient heart, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops and cafes.
Spend two more days at sea, enjoying hopefully sunny skies, as Marco Polo heads to Holtenau, and through the famous Kiel Canal overnight.
Marco Polo arrives back in Hull at the end of a wonderful summer cruise.