Cruising the Baltic Sea - Southbound 2022

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Travel through the cultural history of the Baltics, from the Vikings to the czars, aboard Le Champlain, one of Ponant's Explorer Class yachts, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga, Visby and Tallinn.
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    • A warm welcome awaits... in the colorful storybook city of Copenhagen
    • in stylish Stockholm – hotbed of design and delights – and in opulent palaces and powerful places throughout the destinations of the Baltic Sea.Enjoy a grand sweep of history from Scandinavia to Baltic capital cities and destinations along the Baltic Sea
    • including guided visits and walking tours – with two-night stays at top hotels in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Tauck takes you inside history... in Copenhagen's Renaissance castle Rosenborg Slot... in the Viking capital of Roskilde... down cobblestone streets in ancient Tallinn... at treasured museums
    • royal retreats and palatial residences... in the Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia... on Sweden's Gotland Island... with guided visits to landmark sites in Sweden's grand old capital and a Tauck Exclusive evening of cocktails and dinner for Tauck guests only at a world-famous maritime museum... an insiders look at fascinating destinations along the Baltic Sea.

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    Travel through the cultural history of the Baltics, from the Vikings to the czars, aboard Le Champlain, one of Ponant's Explorer Class yachts, exploring Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga, Visby and Tallinn.

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Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
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Start City Stockholm, Sweden
End CityCopenhagen

Travel Themes

  • Small Ship Cruise


  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Russia


  • Copenhagen
  • Stockholm
  • St. Petersburg


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private welcome dinner at Stockholm's Vasa Museum All gratuities to Tauck Director(s), ship staff aboard Le Champlain, and local guides Traveling with Tauck's private group and the same Tauck Director(s) on land and at sea Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $3,930 Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions

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Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive in Stockholm & enjoy a gala at the Vasa Museum

Tour begins: 7:15 PM, Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm.
Upon arrival of your flight, a transfer is included from the Arlanda Airport to the Radisson Blu Waterfront or Sheraton Stockholm in the heart of Stockholm. Meet your fellow travel companions at tonight's exclusive welcome cocktail reception and dinner at the Vasa Museum...
Day 2 Discovering Stockholm, Sweden's capital

Sightseeing in Stockholm today includes a look at the city's intriguing islands – Sweden's capital sits astride 14 of them – on a cruise along its historic canals; and a guided tour of its iconic City Hall, where the annual Nobel Pr...

Day 3 More Stockholm sites & embark ship

Your morning begins with a guided visit to Stockholm's historic Royal Swedish Opera House, opened at the turn of the 20th century, and continues on a walking tour along the cobbled streets of Stockholm's medieval Gamla Stan, or Old ...

Day 4 A day exploring Finland's capital city of Helsinki

Following your ship's arrival in seaside Helsinki, Finland, a sightseeing excursion shows you the neo-Classical Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and the Sibelius Monument dedicated to the great Finnish composer. Vis...

Day 5 Exploring ancient Tallinn, Estonia

Your ship arrives this morning in the walled city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities. Drive through Tallinn's suburbs, and join your local guide to stroll through narrow cobblestone streets a...

Day 6 Discover Riga, Latvia, a renowned center of culture

Riga, which is the capital of Latvia, lies on the banks of the River Daugava on the shores of the Gulf of Riga. Dating back to the early 1200s, the city was an important member of the Hanseatic League and became a trade and business link b...

Day 7 Historic Visby on lovely Gotland Island, Sweden

Charming Visby, capital of the Island of Gotland, enjoys a vast historic past in tandem with today's charming small city in which parks, gardens and flowers abound. History tells of the Viking Age, a flourishing medieval period and the gro...

Day 8 A full day on the Baltic Sea

Your innovative small ship sets a new standard in cruising which you'll enjoy during an entire glorious day at sea en route to Copenhagen, Denmark today. As you cruise, check out all the amenities this sleek, state-of-the-art Explor...

Day 9 Lübeck, the Hanseatic League and a canal cruise

Lübeck is noted as once being the de facto capital of the Hanseatic League, a league of market towns and merchant guilds that held a monopoly over trade in Northern Europe along the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Founded in the 12th...

Day 10 Disembark Copenhagen & Rosenborg Palace

Disembark your yacht in Copenhagen, Denmark, as your Baltic Sea cruise draws to a close. On a Copenhagen sightseeing tour, see the Danish Crown Jewels and other treasures at Rosenborg Slot (Palace), built in Dutch Renaissance style;...

Day 11 A visit to the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde and a farewell dinner

Journey today to Roskilde – Denmark's religious, cultural, and political center from the Viking times through the Middle Ages – for a visit to the Vikingeskibshallen (Viking Ship Museum), featuring five ships from the 11th century t...

Day 12 Journey home

Tour ends: Copenhagen.
Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Skt Petri or Radisson Collection Royal Hotel Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport and the Copenhagen Central Station is included. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport.


PORTOFCALL : Copenhagen, Denmark

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Price per day$833
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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