Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea

9 days / 8 nights
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    Historic Cities of the Baltic Sea

    Cruise Northern Europe

    from 7 August 2019 to 15 August 2019
    9 days / 8 nights

    Departure Port : Copenhagen
    Arrival Port : Stockholm

    Ship : LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE

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    PONANT invites you to discover St Petersburg and other cities steeped in history of the Baltic Sea.  

    From Copenhagen, embark aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville for a 9-day cruise, including 3 exceptional days in the former capital of the Tsars.

    Architectural gems in the Baroque style, churches with domes so elaborate they seem otherworldly, palaces, gardens, canals, and the famous "perspectives" that criss-cross the city: at each street corner of St Petersburg, a new theatrical decor is revealed. We invite you to visit this colourful city where the atmosphere is rich with the splendour of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment.

    During your cruise, you will also visit two sites that were important for the Hanseatic League in the Baltic Sea around the 13th century: Tallinn and Visby. UNESCO Heritage Sites, these once opulent cities still have remarkably well-preserved ramparts, public buildings, merchant houses and warehouses.

    Your ship will also call at Helsinki. Located on a peninsula surrounded by almost 300 islands, the verdant capital of Finland will charm you with its Art Nouveau architecture.

    Le Dumont-d’Urville will then head for Stockholm, your disembarkation port.

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    Highlights

    • From Copenhagen to Stockholm, discovering the most precious treasures of the Baltic Sea.
    • Unesco World Heritage Sites: the old town of Tallinn; the historic centre of Saint Petersburg and its many monuments; from Helsinki, the sea fortress of Suomenlinna; the Hanseatic town of Visby. 
    • Discover four European capitals on the same cruise: Copenhagen (Denmark), Tallinn (Estonia), Helsinki (Finland) and Stockholm (Sweden).
    • Visit the colourful and opulent city of Saint-Petersburg, where the atmosphere is still rich with the splendour of the Tsars and the traces of the Russian Enlightenment.

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    Staterooms & Suites

    • Deluxe Stateroom
      €10,090
      €5,640
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 4
      €11,350
      €6,320
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5
      €11,920
      €6,630
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6
      €12,530
      €6,960
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      €17,690
      €9,750
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 3
      €17,690
      €9,750
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 4
      €17,690
      €9,750
      Not Available
    • Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      €17,690
      €9,750
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 5 Suite
      €24,190
      €13,260
      Not Available
    • Prestige Deck 6 Suite
      €25,430
      €13,930
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 6
      €26,700
      €14,620
      Not Available
    • Privilege Suite Deck 5
      €26,700
      €14,620
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
      €29,420
      €16,090
      Not Available
    • Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
      €29,420
      €16,090
      Not Available
    • Owner's Suite
      €33,380
      €16,890
      Not Available
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    LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE

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    LE DUMONT-D'URVILLE

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As the fourth ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Dumont d'Urville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

    Port of call & excursions

    7 August 2019 – At sea

    Copenhagen

    Embarkation 07/08/2019 from 16H00 to 17H00 . Departure 07/08/2019 at 18H00 .

    Connected to the far eastern side of Sealand island, a few kilometres away from the Swedish coasts, Copenhagen offers you the high colour of Scandinavian capitals. You can discover the city's riches that weaves through the canal networks through the historical districts of Christiansborg and Nyhavn. Many palaces provide an apercu of Danish history. For eating, you can try out the smorebrod, a traditional dish composed of several kinds of smoked fish.

    8 August 2019 – At sea

    8 August 2019 – At sea

    Arrival 08/08/2019. Departure 08/08/2019.

    During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness centre. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the PONANT photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

    9 August 2019 – Tallinn

    9 August 2019 – Tallinn

    Arrival 09/08/2019 midday. Departure 09/08/2019 late afternoon.

    Opening onto the Baltic sea, to the far north of Estonia, the town of Tallin will win you over with the picturesque charm of its architecture. You can meander through its little streets in the heart of the medieval centre where its gothic town hall has been standing since 1404. To get a taste of this town’s rich past, you can also visit the Kiek in de Kök tower, the Orthodox Alexander Nevski cathedral, or Toompea castle. Try some of the local dishes, such as the smoked herring, roast elk and salmon with wild berries. 

    10 August 2019 – Saint Petersburg

    10 August 2019 – Saint Petersburg

    Arrival 10/08/2019 late morning. Departure 10/08/2019.

    Founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg has kept its original aura and is still one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bathed by the waters of the Neva, the “Venice of the North” boasts an impressive wealth of historic and artistic features. From the emblematic Nevsky Propect, the city’s main thoroughfare, exploring the city by foot is a pleasure. With its baroque cathedrals, imperial palaces, suspended bridges, theatres and museums, Saint Petersburg is a jewel of a city. To make the experience even quainter, take a boat ride along the canals though the ancient capital of the Czars.

    11 August 2019 – Saint Petersburg

    11 August 2019 – Saint Petersburg

    Arrival 11/08/2019. Departure 11/08/2019.

    Founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg has kept its original aura and is still one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bathed by the waters of the Neva, the “Venice of the North” boasts an impressive wealth of historic and artistic features. From the emblematic Nevsky Propect, the city’s main thoroughfare, exploring the city by foot is a pleasure. With its baroque cathedrals, imperial palaces, suspended bridges, theatres and museums, Saint Petersburg is a jewel of a city. To make the experience even quainter, take a boat ride along the canals though the ancient capital of the Czars.

    12 August 2019 – Saint Petersburg

    12 August 2019 – Saint Petersburg

    Arrival 12/08/2019. Departure 12/08/2019 late afternoon.

    Founded in 1703 by Tzar Peter the Great, Saint Petersburg has kept its original aura and is still one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Bathed by the waters of the Neva, the “Venice of the North” boasts an impressive wealth of historic and artistic features. From the emblematic Nevsky Propect, the city’s main thoroughfare, exploring the city by foot is a pleasure. With its baroque cathedrals, imperial palaces, suspended bridges, theatres and museums, Saint Petersburg is a jewel of a city. To make the experience even quainter, take a boat ride along the canals though the ancient capital of the Czars.

    13 August 2019 – Helsinki

    13 August 2019 – Helsinki

    Arrival 13/08/2019 early morning. Departure 13/08/2019 early afternoon.

    Seated in the southern peninsula of Finland, Helsinki offers the buzz of a cosmopolitan city that has opted for both elegance and beauty. Explore its historical centre where the soft hues of neoclassical buildings are juxtaposed with spectacular modern constructions. The bustling Kallio district is teeming with boutiques and restaurants where you can taste some local specialities like graavilohi - a sweet, marinated, aromatic salmon dish. Keskuspuisto park, a stone’s throw from the centre, is a good place to sit and unwind.

    14 August 2019 – Visby, Gotland

    14 August 2019 – Visby, Gotland

    Arrival 14/08/2019 midday. Departure 14/08/2019 late afternoon.

    This old Hanseatic city lies to the west coast of Gotland, a Swedish island in the Baltic sea. Pass through the spectacular Visby fortifications at Dalmans gate and visit the old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll discover the grand Visby homes of rich merchants as well as the lovely low wooden houses in the little cobbled streets. Don’t miss Saint Mary’s cathedral with its octagonal steeples, as well as Powder tower along the fortifications. Make sure you stop over in one of the rose-adorned cafés; indeed roses abound in this town where you can taste one of the island’s specialities, namely saffron pancakes with red fruit.

    15 August 2019▸14 August 2019 – Stockholm

    Stockholm

    Disembarkation 15/08/2019 at 07H00 .

    The capital of Sweden occupies an archipelago in the east of the country at the junction of Mälar Lake and the Baltic sea. In Gamla stan, meaning “old town” in Swedish, you can stroll at your leisure in picturesque medieval streets until you reach the majestic Royal Palace. On the green island of Djurgården, you can visit several very different kinds of cultural centres: the Vasa museum is dedicated to a 17th century three-mast, the ecomuseum of Skansen presents traditional customs, and the ABBA museum is dedicated to the legendary pop group. For a fantastic, all-encompassing view of Stockholm, you can take a ride in SkyView, a glass-encased sphere gondola that takes you to the top of the world’s largest building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark.

    Formalities

    • The information below is current but subject to change at any time without advance notice from government authorities. Please consult your respective government agencies for visa and health information.

    • Passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the completion of your trip. Passport must contain at least two completely clear, blank, unused visa pages for each visa required, not including any amendment pages. Visa pages with stains or ink from other pages in the passport are not usable. Guests who deviate from the scheduled embarkation or disembarkation port should research the foreign entry requirements for the port country. Due to government regulations, regrettably, Ponant will have to deny boarding to any guest who fails to obtain the appropriate travel documentation for this trip.

    • Warning about the use of drones: the use of drones aboard PONANT ships, whether they are sailing at sea, at a port of call or anchored, is strictly forbidden. The use of drones on land in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is also strictly forbidden by international polar regulations. In other regions, it may be possible to use drones on land if permission has been obtained from the relevant authorities of each country and each region travelled through, as well as a pilot’s licence that should be obtained from your home country. Passengers are responsible for obtaining these permits; they should be able to present them at all times. Passengers who do not obtain these authorisations expose themselves to the risk of legal proceedings.

    • Russia: A group visa will be supplied only for those guests participating in PONANT organized tours or private arrangements and will cover you for their duration only.

      If you want to explore St. Petersburg independently, you will need to obtain a visa prior to departure and at your own additional expense.

    Guest(s) Lecturer(s)

    Patrick de Carolis

    Patrick de Carolis

    Writer and journalist Patrick de Carolis is a member of the Institut de France (Académie des Beaux-Arts) and heads the Marmottan Monet Museum which houses the world’s first collection of works by Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot. Former Chairman of France Télévisions and creator of the French programmes Reporters, Nomades, Zone Interdite, Des Racines et des Ailes and Le Grand Tour, he received a lifetime achievement award for his work in TV at the Lauriers de la Télévision.

    At the same time, Patrick de Carolis had responsibilities in the written media as Managing Director of Figaro Magazine from 2001 to 2004. Indeed, writing has played a key role in his career. After Conversation in 2001, a collection of interviews with Bernadette Chirac, he published Les Demoiselles de Provence in 2005; in 2009 a book of poems Refuge pour temps d’orage, brought to the theatre by Bérengère Dautun; in 2011, La dame du Palatin, a historic novel in which he brings to life the wife of Roman philosopher Seneca; and in November 2014 Letizia R. Bonaparte, la mère de toutes les douleurs in which he explores the extraordinary destiny of Napoleon’s mother. His latest work, Les ailes intérieures, is an essay on the world of television and its cultural role in society.

    Passionate about live performance, Patrick de Carolis was the man behind Les Éclectiques de Rocamadour, a festival which from 2001 to 2010 brought great music, dance and theatre performers together every year.

    Language spoken: French

     

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    Possibility of withdrawal in case of force majeure.

    Pre/Post & Overlands

    1. Before your cruise

      07/08/2019 – Copenhagen, a Royal City (half-day)

      60.00 € **

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    2. After your cruise

      15/08/2019 – Sightseeing Tour and transfer to D'Arlanda Airport

      40.00 € **

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    3. During your cruise

      11/08/2019 – Moscow by train

      590.00 € **

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    4. Your packages

      07/08/2019 – Flights From/To Paris (Economic Class) + Copenhagen, a royal city (Pre) + Sightseeing tour of Stockholm (Post)

      565.00 € **
    Attention: the prices listed at the time of your reservation can be different from those listed in the brochure. These prices can evolve based on availability and the real time rates of the airline companies selected.
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