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Authentic Baltic with Tallinn Medieval Festival

30th Jun 2018 13 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1812
FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
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Discover authentic experiences and immerse yourself in the engrossing diversity of the Baltic on an incredible exploration aboard Boudicca, taking in six distinctive destinations in five beautiful countries and one of the region’s most exciting annual events in just 13 nights.  

Your time spent getting under the skin of the Baltic begins in the attractive German seaside resort of Travemünde. Thanks to your ship’s compact dimensions, you’ll dock close to charming streets lined with traditional German shops, cafés and bars offering a taste of the local laidback lifestyle. Travemünde is also your starting point for boat tours to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, once a leading member of the historic Hanseatic League. A day on the Danish island of Bornholm follows, with time to enjoy a leisurely stroll along Rønne’s pretty cobbles streets where half-timbered houses and interesting museums vie for your attention; before Boudicca heads to Russia for an overnight stay in St Petersburg. You’ll savour views of this Baltic gem’s legendary architecture as you sail into port via the River Neva, and once docked have two days to see the world-famous sights up-close. A guided tour of the city is a great way to take in many highlights including the remarkable Hermitage, Peterhof Palace, The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin famously met his fate. You’ll even have the chance to experience a magical evening at the Russian ballet too. [ReadMore]

Each destination on this itinerary will be exciting and rewarding, but none more so than Tallinn. Your full day in Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital is perfectly timed to coincide with the annual Medieval Days festival. Visit the UNESCO-listed Old Town – where many events such as jousting displays, theatre performances, dancing and parades will be taking place – and you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled back 500 years to the golden era of the city’s Hanseatic history. Scenic cruising of Germany’s picturesque Kiel Canal – only accessible by small ships such as Boudicca – will ensure a memorable conclusion to your cruise, after spending three days in Sweden. An unforgettable journey between the rocky islands and islets of the Stockholm Archipelago will lead you to the capital, where an overnight stay will afford you time to explore in depth. You could explore the historic Gamla Stan district and witness the changing of the guard at the magnificent Royal Palace; visit a number of interesting museums including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum; and even enjoy a drink with a difference at the unique Ice Bar. You’ll also visit Gotland Island and UNESCO-listed Visby, a living museum of centuries-old ruins, old merchants’ houses and magnificent churches including St Mary’s Cathedral. 

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.