MSC PREZIOSA – BALTIC CAPITALS

Visiting: Copenhagen, Hamburg, Kiel, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn

  • Tour 1: 10 - 18 August
From € 1497 per person

FRIDAY

Meet the tour leader at the airport at 3.10PM so at 5.10PM you will take the Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt where you should arrive at around 7.50PM. At 9.30PM you will take another flight to Hamburg and you are expected to arrive at 10.35PM. You will proceed for check in to our hotel – Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport – 4*. Overnight.

SATURDAY

After breakfast you will leave the hotel and proceed to Kiel Port for embarkation on the MSC Preziosa. Ship leaves the port at 6.00PM.

SUNDAY

Today the ship will call at the port of Copenhagen in Denmark at 8AM. Today our suggested excursion will be

COP01T – CITY TOUR
Duration: approx. 4 hours

Leave the port for a pleasant few hours touring through the Danish capital, taking in the key places of interest on the way. After a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark, the tour continues on to the colourful canal-side Nyhavn district and its many trendy cafés and restaurants. You will then board a modern coach for a drive past the splendid Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Family’s winter residence. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s famous amusement park, and for a brief outside view of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the  coach has neither a ramp nor a lift.

 

The ship will leave the port at 5PM.

MONDAY

Day at sea to enjoy the amenities this ship offers.

TUESDAY`

Today the ship will call at Stockholm port in Sweden at 9AM. We suggest the following excursion

SKT01 – CITY TOUR, VASA MUSEUM AND ROYAL PALACE

Duration: approx. 4 hours

Spend a few hours off the ship to explore the sights of Stockholm, Sweden’s capital and largest city. Thanks to its civic beauty, appealing architecture, clean and open waterways as well as numerous parks, the lovely city is sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North”. Your tour of the city will take you past the impressive buildings of the National Museum, the Royal Theatre and the Grand Hotel, before stopping at the Royal Palace to visit some of its beautifully appointed rooms. You can also look forward to a short walk through Stockholm’s picturesque historical city centre, a great place to take some photos. A certain highlight of the tour will be your guided tour of the fascinating and literally ship-shaped Vasa Museum, whose most iconic exhibit is without doubt the wreck of the Vasa, a Swedish 64 gun warship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Your sightseeing tour of Sweden’s capital comes to a close with your return to the pier and your ship.

 

Please note: the visit to the Royal Palace can be changed / limited to some rooms in case of official visits on the day of call without prior notice. Even though the tour includes walking on cobblestone streets, wheelchair users can take part in it, as venues are wheelchair accessible. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. The ship leaves the port of Stockholm at 4PM.

WEDNESDAY

The ship will call at Tallinn Port in Estonia at 9AM. Our suggested excursion is

TAL01 – TALLIN & OPEN AIR MUSEUM

Duration: approx. 6 hours, lunch included

Join in a fun day of sightseeing by coach and on foot. Begin with a walking tour around Tallinn old town. Starting in the Upper town you can note the impressive Toompea Castle, presently the seat of the Parliament; visit the Russian Orthodox Church of Alexander Nevsky and the Gothic Dome Church. Enjoy magnificent views of the Lower town with its gabled roofs. Descend to the lower town where you will continue your tour passing by highlights such as the Town hall, the XV century pharmacy, the Great Guild, the Blackheads Brotherhood House and many homes of medieval merchants. After a typical Estonian lunch, enjoy free time for shopping in an Estonian arts and crafts store. Continue to “Rocca al Mare”, the Open Air Museum for a scenic hike through the forest and to see authentic examples of the local XVIII and XIX century rural architecture. Return to the ship.

 

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair as long walking on uneven ground is involved; there are some 12 steps and no ramp at the Orthodox Cathedral. Only 1 drink of choice included in the lunch. Conservative attire recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. Only cameras without a flash allowed inside Dome Church.

 

The ship will leave the port at 4PM.

THURSDAY

The ship will call at St Petersburg in Russia at 7AM. Our suggested excursion for today is

SPT02 – CITY TOUR & HERMITAGE

Duration: approx. 9 hours, lunch included

Located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, Saint Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and well worth a visit. To explore the city on a tailor-made and mainly coach-based tour, simply step off the ship and get set for a day of seeing the best that Saint Petersburg has to offer. The route will take you past the impressive University buildings and Senate Square – the venue of the Decembrist’s Uprising in 1825 – as well as the imposing Admiralty building before crossing the Holy Trinity Bridge to reach Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg’s original citadel that was founded by Peter the Great at the beginning of the 18th century. You will have a chance to explore the fascinating complex, after which the tour continues by coach again for a photo stop at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, one of Saint Petersburg’s most recognisable and iconic landmarks. Next, continue to the famous Nevsky Prospekt for lunch in a typical Russian restaurant. A visit to the world-class Hermitage Museum, home to three million major works of art by renowned Italian, Dutch and French artists, will round off your tour before you return to the pier and your ship.

Please note: this tour involves walking on uneven ground and presence of steps so it is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties. Wheelchair users can take part but they must be aware that there are 3 steps to enter St. Peter and Paul Fortress. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/ foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Please expect crowded sites and possible queues; comfortable shoes recommended.

 

The ship will leave the port at 7PM.

FRIDAY

Day at Sea

SATURDAY

The ship will arrive at Kiel port at 10AM. You will disembark from
the MSC Preziosa and proceed to Hamburg Airport. At 6PM you will take the Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt where you will arrive at 7.10PM.

At 8.20PM you will take the flight back to Malta with estimated arrival time at 10.50pm

PRICE per person

Tour 1
Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella (I1) N/A N/A €1497 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica (I2) N/A N/A €1537 N/A N/A N/A
Outside Bella (O1) N/A N/A €1697 N/A N/A N/A
Outside Fantastica (O2) N/A N/A €1787 N/A N/A N/A
Balcony Bella (B1) N/A N/A €1897 N/A N/A N/A
Balcony Fantastica (B2) €1652 €1772 €1987 N/A €776 €1052

MSC reserves the right to change excursion prices after publication of this brochure. Should this occur, we will have to charge you the difference. Our Maltese Tour Leader will only be present if a minimum of 25 persons is reached. These excursions featured are our
sugggested ones. Should you want to view the other excursions offered by MSC in each port, please visit their website www.msccruises.com and contact us for prices and bookings.

Dinner Seating preference is on request at booking stage and subject to confirmation once on board according to that week’s availability.

Early Dining will be anytime between 5.30PM/7.30PM
Late Dining will be anytime between 7.45PM/9.45PM.

Above dining timings can be subject to changes.

The style, dimension and furniture in same cabin categories can vary from those featured on this brochure and MSC website. Triple and quadruple cabins can have bunk beds. Some cabins may have a metal balcony front rather than a glass front. Certain cabins in Balcony Bella may have restricted views.

 

Rooms for 3/4 adults are not available at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport. In case of 3 adults a double and a single will be allocated. In case of 4 adults 2 double rooms will be allocated. Rooms for 3 persons are limited and families with children can also be separated.

Price Includes

• Flights with Lufthansa – Malta/Frankfurt/Hamburg/Frankfurt/Malta
• Airline taxes, port taxes, fuel surcharge and service charge – €270
• Transfers as indicated in the program
• Overnight at Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport – 4* on BB basis.
• 7 nights on MSC Preziosa.
• Tour Leader service

EXCURSIONS

Adults Children (2-11)
Copenhagen City Tour €62 €42
City Tour, Vasa Museum & Royal Palace €85 €65
Introduction to Tallinn & Open Air Museum €92 €65
St Petersburg City Tour & Hermitage with lunch €125 €89

EXTRAS

Excursions
Service Charge - €10 per person per day (12 years and over) - Total €70 and €5 per person per day (2-11years) - Total €35
Insurance - €25 Adults, €17 Children (2-15 years). Insurance has to be paid double for those between 70-75 years.
Children under 2 years pay - €340
All Inclusive Package - €26 per adult per day - Total €182 and €12 per child per day (3 till 17yrs) - €84

The Buffet Restaurant is open till late but MSC reserves the right to change hours at its own discretion.

For booking purposes, please bring a valid passport at time of booking. Tickets will not be issued unless we have all details in order. Also please read carefully our terms and conditions.

This tour is subject to our general conditions. Please read them carefully before booking

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