Baltics & Russia Magica Cruise

Copenhagen, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki & Stockholm

This itinerary is for a past tour program.
Check out our current tour & cruise packaes in Europe.

Girl in traditional Sweedish costume
Girl in traditional Swedish costume
It would be hard to find a combination of ports as charming and as filled with grandeur as our Baltics and Russia Magica cruise. Board your ship in Copenhagen and sail to ports in Estonia, Russia, Finland and Sweden. We challenge you to find a cruise vacation offering so much value, including flights, fuel surcharges, 7 nights aboard the luxurious Costa Magica, all meals aboard the cruise, most transfers, and a bonus overnight in Copenhagen. But don't wait too long. Space is very limited and will sell out quickly.

Detailed Itinerary

Baltic & Russia Magica Cruise 9 Day Tour Itinerary Day 1: Depart USA. Your exciting journey to Russia and the Baltics begins this evening as you check-in for your overnight jet flight bound for Copenhagen.

Day 2: Copenhagen. After your arrival in Copenhagen, you'll be escorted to the port, where you'll board the Costa Magica for your weeklong cruise. Dinner provided.

Massage Day 3: At sea. Enjoy a day at leisure aboard the Costa Magica. Treat yourself to a sauna, Turkish bath or shiatsu massage in the luxurious spa facilities, Work out in the ultra-modern and well-appointed fitness center. Stretch your legs on the track or tennis/basketball court. Relax in one of the three swimming pools, or take part in one of the many fitness classes including aerobics, stretching, body-dancing, step, and more. All of this plus the Magica's 11 bars, 4 restaurants, a theater extending over three decks, a casino, disco, and ballroom will keep you happily occupied as you sail to your first port of call, Tallinn. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Tallinn, Estonia Day 4: Tallinn, Estonia. Explore Tallinn, the vibrant capital city of Estonia. The cultural and political heart of Estonia once known as Reval, Tallinn is renowned for its art galleries, open-air theaters, and annual summer music festival. So-called 'white nights' when the sun never sets are a particular feature of the city, comparable to those of St Petersburg. The historical sites of Tallinn are within easy reach, making the city ideal to explore on foot. Shop local markets for Estonia's beautiful embroidered cloths, carpets and multicolored tapestries. Explore on your own or join an optional excursion of the historic city center. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

St. Isaacs Cathedral, St. Petersburg Day 5: St. Petersburg, Russia. With five million inhabitants, beautiful St. Petersburg is Russia's second largest city. Known as various times in history as St. Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad and once again, St Petersburg, this great Russian city will astonish you with the overwhelming scale and opulence of its palaces. The Winter Palace, official residence of the Tsar, is a classic example of Russian Baroque style, with huge state rooms and opulent decoration. Petrodvorets, the Summer Palace built for Tsar Peter, is located in a corner of the lovely Summer Gardens. St Isaac Cathedral best reflects the Russian vision of grandeur, standing 101-metres high, surrounded by red granite columns, and able to accommodate up to 12,000 people.

Fontanka Canal, St. Petersburg Some of St Petersburg's other celebrated attractions include the Peter and Paul Fortress built on the Hares Isle in the Njeva river. Formerly a military stronghold and a place of torture for the Tsar's political enemies, the fortress is now a fascinating museum. The famous Hermitage, one of the best art museums in the world, exhibits many Tsarist treasures and other masterpieces. For souvenirs, stroll along the Nevsky Prospekt, one of Russia's most popular streets in the the commercial and cultural center of the city. Explore on your own or choose from several exciting optional excursions. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Helsinki Harbor Day 6: Helsinki, Finland. The modern city of Helsinki is a fascinating architectural mix, elegantly blending old baroque and sleek modern styles. As the capital of Finland, it is also the cultural center, with more than 30 art galleries and museums. Explore the massive walls of Suomenlinna Island Fortress, contrasted with the soaring ultra-modern lines of Finlandia Hall. Visit small garden villages where virtually every home has its own sauna. Watch the action in the bustling open air market. Explore on your own or join an optional excursion. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Stockholm Day 7: Stockholm, Sweden. Disembark today in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The city stretches from the Maelaren Lake to the Baltic Sea, built on an archipelago of 14 islands connected by at over 40 bridges. Gamla Stan, the Old City, is particularly charming, with picturesque narrow alleyways and pretty squares. The 600-room Royal Palace, once home to the Swedish Royal Family, includes impressive state rooms, a treasury, and an arms museum.

Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan "Old Town", Stockholm
Watch glassmakers work at an open-air museum of Swedish folk arts. Visit the Golden Hall where Nobel Laureates are honored. And take a boat tour of Lake Maleren, where every where many Stockholm families—including the Royal Family-- have summer cottages. Explore these sites and more on your own or join an optional excursion. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 8: At Sea. Enjoy a day of rest and relaxation aboard the Magica. Take advantage of a final opportunity to visit the ship's spa, or just relax and enjoy the ocean breezes in a comfortable lounge chair. Whatever your pleasure, you're bound to find it aboard the Magica. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Sightseeing by Rickshaw, Copenhagen
Sightseeing by Rickshaw, Copenhagen   © Christian Alsing
Day 9: Copenhagen, Denmark. Arrival to Copenhagen this morning. After disembarking from the cruise, transfer to your hotel in Copenhagen. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore on your own, or take advantage of inexpensive optional tours of this beautiful city. Breakfast provided.

Day 10: Copenhagen, Denmark/USA. Your memorable journey ends today as you transfer independently to the airport to board your return flight to the USA.

About Your Cruise Ship, the Costa Magica

See specifications, deck plans & photos of the ship.

Costa Magica Enjoy the very best that Italian cruising has to offer! The Magica is one of Costa Cruises' newest ships, beginning service in November 2004. With a capacity of 2,720 guests, the Costa Magica (along with its sister ship, the Fortuna) is the largest passenger ship ever built for an Italian company.

Magica Urbino Theater The finest designers and architects in Italy have spared neither effort nor expense in creating the Costa Magica, a cruise ship that pays homage to some of Italy's most fascinating destinations. From Positano to Portofino and Capri to Grado as well as Bellagio, Sicily and Vicenza, each of the ship's public rooms and restaurants takes guests on a magical voyage to some of the most beautiful locales in Italy.

Destination FAQs

For quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Russia, click here.

For quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Finland, click here.

For quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Sweden, click here.

For quick answers to Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Denmark, click here.

Tour & Cruise Packages Our specialty for 30 years! Find one now:
choose a region Europe Mediterranean Asia Middle East Africa Central America Caribbean South America South Pacific
  • Follow Friendly Planet Share the love of travel
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Pinterest
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
Great Greece Giveaway: You could win a trip for 2 to Greece worth up to $6100!