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Historic cities and ports

Kiel… Tallinn… St Petersburg… Helsinki… Stockholm… Copenhagen… Just the names of the Baltic’s most famous cities conjure up images of elegant palaces and public buildings, pretty cobbled streets, and half-remembered history. As Marco Polo leaves London Tilbury behind, and cruises north to Hull then east, through the Kiel Canal and around the Baltic you’ll have time to spend lazy days and sunny evenings relaxing on board, and to step ashore to discover these fascinating cities before returning to Hull.

Wander Tallinn’s ancient upper and lower towns, and spend two days in St Petersburg - Russia’s most obviously European city. See Helsinki's elegant and eclectic architecture, and explore the narrow lanes of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan on a shore excursion from Nynashamn. Stroll the harbourside paths past the Little Mermaid and through the octagonal courtyard of the Danish Royal Palace into the heart of Copenhagen, perhaps head into the heart of Germany, too, on an unforgettable optional shore excursion to the iconic German capital, Berlin.

What does this price include?

  • 15 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1300hrs

    Make your way to Tilbury and board Marco Polo before she sets sail around lunchtime.

  • Arrive: 1030hrs

    Depart: 2145hrs

    As Marco Polo arrives in Hull this morning, you'll say goodbye to some of your fellow voyagers and welcome new friends aboard before continuing your cruise. There'll also be the chance to join a shore excursion to York, where you'll have free time to explore. See glorious York Minster, the charming timber-framed buildings of the Shambles and the ruins of York Castle.

  • Enjoy a restful full day at sea, using the time to discover the ship's facilities and getting to know your fellow passengers.

  • Relax as Marco Polo makes her way through the Kiel Canal from the North Sea to the Baltic.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    This morning Marco Polo arrives in Warnemunde. Discover the port's charming gabled houses and historic Neuer Markt, or join the optional excursion to Berlin to explore the city's highlights - from the Brandenburg Gate and the 1926 Olympic Stadium to Hitler's Bunker and Checkpoint Charlie.

  • Relax as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    Today we'll arrive in beautiful Tallinn. Step back in time as you explore the enchanting Estonian capital and its perfectly preserved old town, winding cobblestone streets full of storybook houses, steepled churches and ancient buildings, all watched over by Toompea Castle.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Eight)

    Depart: 1800hrs (Day Nine)

    Marco Polo will spend two days at the docks of St Petersburg, one of the world's most startling and glorious cities, with its world-renowned Hermitage Museum, its wide canal-side boulevards and its modern cosmopolitan atmosphere.

    We'll have lots of time in the city, so don't miss our optional excursion to the Tsars' Summer Palace at Petrodvorets, the chance to explore the city's Haymarket, or the opportunity to see the opulence of the Mariinsky Theatre, home to the world-renowned Kirov Ballet.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1500hrs

    Step ashore to explore Helsinki, Finland's elegant capital. Explore the harbour-side fish market, take a stroll in nearby Esplanade Park, and don't miss the monumental neo-Classical buildings of stunning Senate Square, which have played the part of Moscow in many Cold War movies.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Marco Polo will call at Nynashamn, this morning, and you’ll have the chance to head to Stockholm. Best explored on foot, the Swedish capital spans 14 islets and boasts a wonderful mix of historic sights and fine city parks. Its ancient heart is Gamla Stan, a beguiling labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, cafes and restaurants.

  • Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Stylish Copenhagen, home to the famous Tivoli Gardens and forever associated with Hans Christian Andersen, is a marvellous city. Join the optional shore excursion to discover the world famous Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and the grand stores that line the famous shopping street, Stroget.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Skagen, on the ruggedly beautiful northern tip of Denmark’s Jutland is Marco Polo's final call. Here, where the two seas of Skagerrak and Kattegat meet off the ever-shifting spit of white-sand dunes known as Grenen, a colourful, artistic community has grown. It's home to several fascinating museums and galleries, and to a number of delightful crafts stores and cafes.

  • Make the most of your final day on board as Marco Polo cruises back to Hull.

  • Arrive: 1000hrs

    Disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
  • Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
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