MSC SPLENDIDA – THE BALTIC CAPITALS CRUISE 2020

Visiting: Helsinki, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Talinn

  • Date: 2 - 9 August
From € 1380 per person

SUNDAY - FIRST DAY

You will meet our tour leader at airport at 04.30AM so at 06.25AM you will board your Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt arriving at 09.05AM. At 11.00AM you will take another flight to Hamburg which is expected to arrive at 12.05PM.

Upon your arrival you will be transferred to the Port of Kiel for embarkation on board the MSC SPLENDIDA.

MONDAY - DAY AT SEA

AT SEA

TUESDAY - TALLINN, ESTONIA

TAL09 – TALLINN TREATS:
FROM SUMPTUOUS SIGHTS TO MOREISH MORSELS & ESTONIAN BEER
Duration: 4hrs / Snack included
Adults €79 Children €59

 

Whichever way you look at it, be it historical, architectural or culinary, Estonia’s capital of Tallinn is simply a joy to explore. A drive through the city’s modern and 19thcentury centre begins your tour, before views of turreted mediaeval walls herald the old town a UNESCO World Heritage Site just ahead. You’ll be dropped at the foot of the Tall Hermann Tower in the Upper Tower, an imposing 14th-century stronghold, to continue on foot down the picturesque streets, which include an allegedly haunted house and the one-time home of the city’s executioner. More fairy-tale vistas then unfold as you make your way down to All-Linn, the old town’s lower section: look forward to outside viewings of the Gothic town hall just as the medieval pharmacy, merchant buildings and guild houses, after which this tour of many flavours moves on to a medieval-style restaurant located in an old merchant’s house for a refreshing taste of four different, locally brewed kinds of Estonian beer served with a side of tasty regional snacks. After the break, you’ll head for the St. Catherine’s arts’ and crafts’ centre, where you can browse stalls selling leatherware, patchwork items and painted glassware. You’ll have an hour to shop or just wander around before you begin to head back to the pier and your ship.

WEDNESDAY - ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FED.

SPT02 – CITY TOUR & HERMITAGE
Duration: 9hrs / Lunch or dinner included
Adults €132 Children €95

 

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 tailormade 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 with a short photo stop en route to take pictures of the Spit of Basil Island. Next on the list is 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 visit 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. An approx. 2-hour visit to the worldclass 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. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach; wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Wheelchair users wishing to take part in this are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made. Please expect crowded sites and possible queues; comfortable shoes recommended.

THURSDAY - HELSINKI, FINLAND

HSK04 – HELSINKI BY BOAT
Duration: 2.5hrs / Snack included
Adults €75 Children €55

 

Considering some 73% of the total surface area covered by the Finnish capital is water interspersed with countless larger and smaller islands it seems fair to say Helsinki is a rather watery city. In addition, this relaxing outing gives you a chance to board a pleasure boat, cruise through the archipelago and simply enjoy all the beautiful views. The route taken around Helsinki’s urban islands will take you past amazing waterfront saunas and opulent villas amid stunning natural beauty, all accompanied by a refreshing cup of coffee and an entertaining narrative on Helsinki’s history provided by your friendly guide. Once your pleasure cruise has ended, a stop will be made at an open-air market for a chance to stroll through the colourful stalls.Your return to the ship then ends your tour

Please note: wheelchair users must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach; wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Wheelchair users wishing to take part in this are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.

FRIDAY - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

SKT03 – DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE & PANORAMIC OF STOCKHOLM
Duration: 4hrs
Adults €62 Children €45

 

Your sightseeing tour of Sweden’s capital begins in Stockholm’s old quarter the so-called Gamla Stan for a guided walk along its pretty cobbled streets. Next, a 1-hour coach drive will take you to Drottningholm Palace, the primary private residence of the Swedish royal family. Originally constructed in the 16th-century, the beautiful
Palace was later destroyed by fire in 1661 and then rebuilt in a Baroque style an endeavour that took some 20 years to complete. After the visit, the coach will return you to Stockholm, passing in front of the city hall where the Nobel Prize ceremonies are held on the way.

Please note: wheelchair users must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach; wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Wheelchair users wishing to take part in this are requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.

SATURDAY- DAY AT SEA

AT SEA

SUNDAY - LAST DAY

Disembarkation from the ship. You will proceed to Hamburg Airport where you will take the Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt departing at 5PM and arriving at 6.10PM. From Frankfurt you will take another flight to Malta departing at 8.30PM and arriving at 11.00PM.

PRICE per person

Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella €1380 €1440 €1560 N/A €825 €999
Inside Fantastica €1415 €1475 €1600 N/A €825 €999
Outside Bella €1480 €1570 €1760 N/A €825 €999
Outside Fantastica €1530 €1635 €1840 N/A €825 €999
Balcony Bella €1560 €1680 €1920 N/A €825 €999
Balcony Fantastica €1615 €1740 €2000 N/A €825 €999

Price indicated are per person. Children and Youth prices are applicable with a minimum of two paying adults.

For booking purposes clients must bring a valid passport at time of booking. Tickets will not be issued unless we have all details in order. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport or other valid travel document, and any appropriate visas.

It is highly recommended that every passenger must be in possession of a valid comprehensive Insurance Policy.

 

DINNER SEATING preference is on request at booking stage and subject to confirmation once on board since it all depends on that week’s availability.
• Early dining will be anytime between 5.30pm / 7.30pm
• Late dining will be anytime between 7.45pm / 10.15pm

Above dining timings can be subject to changes.
The Buffet Restaurant is open till late but MSC reserves the right to change hours at their own discretion.

 

MSC EXCURSIONS:
MSC reserves the right to change excursion prices after publication of this brochure. Should this occur, you will be charged the difference. Our Maltese Tour Leader will only be present if a minimum of 25 persons is reached. These featured excursions are our suggested 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.

 

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

 

Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Anyone who books a cruise/tour with Hamilton Travel will be subject to these conditions and it is assumed that everyone has read them before booking.

Price Includes

Flights with Lufthansa – Malta/Frankfurt/ Hamburg /Frankfurt/Malta
• Airline taxes, port taxes, fuel surcharge and service charge – €300
• Transfers as indicated in the programme
• 7 nights on FULL BOARD on the MSC SPLENDIDA
• Tour Leader service
• Insolvency Fund

EXCURSIONS

Adults Children (2-11,)
TAL09- TALLINN TREATS €79 €59
SPT02 - CITY TOUR & HERMITAGE €132 €95
SKT03 - DROTTINIGHOLM PALACE & PANORAMIC OF STOCKHOLM €62 €45
HSK04 - HELSINKI BY BOAT €75 €55

EXTRAS

Excursions
Service Charge - €10 per person per night (12 years and over) - Total €70 and €5 per person per night (2-11years) - Total €35
Children under 2 years pay - €300
Insurance

MSC DRINKS PACKAGES:

EASY PACKAGE  €29 Daily
UNLIMITED CONSUMPTION of ALL DRINKS priced up to €6!

Savour the freedom to satisfy your thirst at any moment with a dedicated selection of house wines by the glass, draught beer (Heineken*), selected spirits and cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks and fruit juices by the glass, bottled mineral
water, classic hot drink (espresso, cappuccino, cafe latte, hot tea) and coffee and chocolate delights. You can take advantage of this offer in all onboard bars, as well as the self-service buffet and restaurants, excluding speciality restaurants. The
following items are not included in the package: tobacco, souvenir glasses, ice cream menu, retail items, minibar and room service.
*the brand of beer may vary overtime.

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC PACKAGE €19 Daily
UNLIMITED SOFT DRINKS and more!

Refresh yourself whenever you like with a choice of alcohol-free cocktails, sodas, energy drinks, bottled mineral water, flavoured water, fruit juices, a wide range of premium coffee drinks, hot chocolate delights, organic tea and soft ice cream.
The drinks included can be ordered in all onboard bars, as well as the self-service buffet and restaurants, excluding speciality restaurants. This offer is only available to adults over 18 years of age. The following items are not included in the
package: tobacco, souvenir glasses, ice cream menu, retail items, minibar and room service.

 

PREMIUM PACKAGE €39 Daily
UNLIMITED CONSUMPTION of ALL DRINKS priced up to €10!

Give yourself an almost endless choice of ways  to refresh yourself anytime you want. this offer includes a wide range of cocktails, spirits, liqueurs, aperitifs, wines by the glass, draught and bottled beers, sodas, fruit juices, bottled mineral water,
energy drinks, classic and special coffee drinks, hot chocolate delights and organic tea. The offer is valid in all on-board bars, as well as the self-service buffet and restaurants, including specialty restaurants. The following items are not included in
the package: tobacco, souvenir glasses, ice cream menu, retail items, minibar and room service.

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC PACKAGE CHILD  €14 Daily
UNLIMITED SOFT DRINKS and more!
Give your kids the freedom to enjoy their choice of alcohol-free cocktails, sodas, energy drinks, bottled mineral water, flavored water, fruit juices, a wide range of premium coffee drinks, hot chocolate delights, organic tea and soft ice cream. These
can be consumed in all on-board bars, as well as the self-service buffet and restaurants, excluding specialty restaurants. This offer is only available to children aged 3-17 years who are part of a group/ family purchasing an adult package. The following
items are not included in the package: tobacco, souvenir glasses, ice cream menu, retail items, minibar and room service.

 

Terms & conditions: these packages are for personal use only and valid for one order at a time. The ID card issued with the package is non-transferable. Abusing the terms of the package may result in the service being withdrawn and the remaining days not being refunded. The price of the package applies to each day of the cruise except for the day of disembarkation; the package cannot be purchased on a daily basis. Once activated on board, the package cannot be terminated and refunded. The package must be booked by all guests occupying the same cabin, or travelling together and wishing to eat at the same table, including minors who must book the child version of the package. The package is not obligatory for infants under 3 years old (i.e. who have not yet reached their 3rd birthday). The contents of these packages and their prices may vary and are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. New offers not currently listed in the brochure may be added, while some listed packages may be removed. All Drink package prices are correct at the time of print*

 

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