Ultimate Seafarers & Baltics

Journey from Barcelona to Copenhagen on this epic 22 day journey. Uncover the treasures, traditions and history of the Baltics.

22 Days
Barcelona to Copenhagen
From (NZD)
$ 28,080
Dates & Pricing

2020 Barcelona > Copenhagen

Barcelona to the Baltics

This epic 22 day journey combines the coastlines of proud seafaring nations which are steeped in history, with all the treasures, traditions and cultures of the Baltic Nations.
Cruise from Barcelona along the coast of Spain to Portugal before reaching Brittany, the battlefields of Normandy, the artistry of chocolate in Bruges and the might of the Dutch. Traverse the Kiel Canal, explore Bornholm and Christiansø Islands, discover the delights of the small ports of Klaipeda, Gdansk and Tallinn, visit the Finnish capital and spend two days uncovering all the highlights of magnificent St. Petersburg.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
202E
Duration:
22 days
Departure City:
Barcelona
Return City:
Copenhagen

22 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Barcelona

    Welcome to Barcelona where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Toast the start of your luxurious cruise. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 1pm.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in Senses Spa.. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or relax with a glass of wine or one of 110 whiskies on offer at the Scenic Bar.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Málaga

    Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and one of the oldest cities in the world.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and the gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas.

    Discovery

    Maneuver through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Malaga on a bike tour.

     

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Seville

    Docking right in the heart of Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia, will allow you to step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

    Enrich

    Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show.

    There is ample time this evening to explore the local nightlife and city lights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Seville

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

     

     

    Freechoice

    Explore the monuments of Seville and enter the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez, for a tasting. Alternatively choose to visit historic Córdoba.

     

     

    Discovery

    Take a guided Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Lisbon

    Discover Lisbon’s cobble-stoned streets, ancient ruins and white domed cathedrals.

    Freechoice

    Explore this pretty city with your local guide or visit the Maritime Museum to learn about the historical importance of this great seafaring nation. Art lovers will delight in a guided tour of the Gulbekian Museum which houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Leixões (Porto)

    In the historic World Heritage-listed town centre see the Roman, Medieval and Baroque influences of this picturesque town on the Douro River.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Uncover the history of this charming city and visit a traditional port wine cellar or discover the city’s heritage and enter the impressive Palacio da Bolsa. Alternatively, explore historic Guimarães and visit the Ducal Palace or choose to experience a gondola ride in Aveiro.

    Discovery

    Take a guided Scenic Discovery hiking excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities from a class in Scenic Epicure, to an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Brest

    The historic naval port of Brest, on the coast of Brittany has a skyline shaped by monuments, military heritage buildings and museums, each a testament to the past.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Visit the National Botanical Conservation Centre, the second largest in Europe or choose to do a walking tour of Morlaix before exploring the Château de Kerjean. Choose to travel along the Coast of Legends and admire the beauty of this coastline. Alternatively taste some of the famous oysters and Deep Sea wine of Aber Benoit.

    Discovery

    Discover the Crozon peninsula on a hiking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Cherbourg

    Freechoice

    Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. You may choose to discover the intriguing history of the port of Cherbourg and see the man-made sea walls or tour Chateau Nacqueville dating back to 1510 with its impressive gardens.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Bruges

    This World Heritage-listed city is a fairy tale town with cobble-stone streets, picturesque canals linking squares adorned with soaring spires, churches, monasteries and medieval buildings.

    Freechoice

    Discover the cobblestone streets and small canals of the city on a walking tour or visit the medieval town of Ghent. Alternatively, sample delicious Belgian specialties on a culinary tour or explore one of the best museums in Europe, ‘In Flanders Field’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Amsterdam

    Freechoice

    Discover the collections at the Rijksmuseum, a museum dedicated to arts and history, or explore the outskirts of Amsterdam on a biking tour.

     

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Kiel Canal

    Dating back to 1895 this 98 kilometre long Jun Kiel canal links the North Sea with the Baltic Sea and is spanned by seven high-level bridges. Enjoy an afternoon of scenic cruising through the backyards and gardens of the locals who call this region home.

     

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Bornholm Islands

    Set sail for the easternmost point of Denmark and discover the unique island of Bornholm and the town of Svaneke.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of one of the most beautiful towns in Denmark, or choose to learn about the local arts and crafts. Alternatively, see the best of Bornholm Island, including the largest castle ruin in Northern Europe and one of the unique round churches.

     

     

    Discovery

    If you’re feeling active, join a guided hiking, biking or kayaking tour.

     

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Gdansk

    Centuries of maritime heritage has shaped Gdansk into a charming destination. It is also the birthplace of the Solidarity movement led by Nobel Laureate Lech Walesa.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Discover the historic town centre dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries on a walking tour or explore the World Heritage-listed Teutonic Order Castle of Malbork. Choose to visit Stuthof Concentration Camp or take a panoramic tour of the Tricities of Gdansk, Sopot and Oliwa. Alternatively, learn about the rise and fall of communism in Europe.

    Discovery

    Explore Gdansk and its secrets on a guided bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Ventspils

    One of Latvia’s oldest ports, Ventspils is full of maritime history and artistic spirit.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore Ventspils on a guided tour, including seeing some of the ‘cow parade’, or learn about its fishing history at The Seaside Open Air Museum. Alternatively, discover the history and traditions of Latvia, or visit the town of Kuldiga with its preserved medieval appearance and charm.

    Discovery

    Choose to hike the coastline of the Baltic Sea before visiting the Irbene Radioastronomy Centre or kayak in the Irbe river. Alternatively, explore Ventspils by bike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Tallinn

    You'll be surprised by Estonia’s small capital with its medieval walls and picturesque Old Town.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the historic town centre with its picturesque churches and medieval streets or step back in time with a local. Alternatively, explore the Estonian Maritime Museum with over 200 items on display including a century old icebreaker, the remains of the oldest ship in Estonia, a submarine and more, or choose to visit the open air museum.

    Discovery

    Discover the best of Tallinn on a guided bike tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - St. Petersburg

    The sheer grandeur of this former Imperial Capital will amaze and delight. On a panoramic tour see fabulous palaces and cathedrals. Take advantage of an overnight stay to see this magnificent city by day and by night at your leisure.

    Enrich

    Witness a private music and dance performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - St. Petersburg

    Freechoice

    Be seduced by Peterhof’s Upper and Lower Gardens or visit the magnificent Hermitage Museum. Alternatively, explore St. Isaac’s Cathedral or take a leisurely cruise along the canals admiring the grandeur and beauty of this magnificent city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Helsinki

    The trendy Finnish capital, blends stunning natural surrounds with contemporary design.

    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Explore the Seurasaari open-air museum showcasing Finnish wooden architecture or tour this interesting city visiting the Temppeliaukio Church carved out of the natural bedrock. Alternatively, visit Suomenlinna island and enter the World Heritage-listed fortress.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery bicycle excursion and admire the waterfront, or choose to kayak in the natural beauty of the Finnish archipelago.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - At Sea

    Relax on board and take advantage of the expansive array of facilities and dining experiences.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Copenhagen

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew and disembark, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features:
  • Only 228 guests on board
  • 100% spacious Verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Scenic Epicure culinary program
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Discovery Leaders / Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Engaging education and entertainment program
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Explore by night with late departures
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore

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