Experience the Baltic differently and sail away the vegan way with Vegan Travel in July 2019.

Discover the rich history and culture of the Baltic States, including the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg, on this spectacular all vegan seven-country ten-night Baltic Sea cruise.

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DAY DATE PORT COUNTRY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
1 Monday 22-Jul-19 Kiel Germany 18:00
2 Tuesday 23-Jul-19 Sassnitz, Island of Rügen Germany 6:00 16:00
3 Wednesday 24-Jul-19 Gdansk Poland 7:00 13:00
4 Thursday 25-Jul-19 Riga Latvia 12:00 17:00
5 Friday 26-Jul-19 Tallin Estonia 13:00 19:00
6 Saturday 27-Jul-19 St. Petersburg Russia 9:00
7 Sunday 28-Jul-19 St. Petersburg Russia 19:00
8 Monday 28-Jul-19 Helsinki Finland 9:00 15:30
9 Tuesday 30-Jul-19 Stockholm Sweden 8:30 18:00
10 Wednesday 31-Jul-19 Exciting vegan day at sea
11 Thursday 1-Aug-19 Kiel Germany 8:30

Your Itinerary

22 JUL 2019, DAY 1

Kiel, Germany (Embarkation)

Embark in Kiel, Germany.
23 JUL 2019, DAY 2

Sassnitz, Rügen, Germany

Explore one of the most beautiful islands in Germany, Rügen, an island known for its extraordinarily varied landscape, sheer cliffs and fine sandy beaches. Our all vegan cruise will dock in Sassnitz. Discover a beautiful old town, enjoy great shopping opportunities and a fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Visit Cape Arkona - a sheer 45-metre chalk cliff at the tip of the Wittow peninsula. Its two lighthouses are the oldest on the Baltic coast dating from 1826 and 1827. You can also visit Binz. Binz is Rügen’s largest and most elegant seaside resort with a vibrant holiday atmosphere. The famous Kurhaus (“rehabilitation center”), built in 1908 as a wooden pavilion, grew into a hotel and the bathhouse soon became a spa. Today, it’s a protected monument and the resort’s landmark.
24 JUL 2019, DAY 3

Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk is recognized as the sea capital of Poland, attracting each year 3.5 million tourists from across the world. Its abundant historic monuments and beautiful town houses charmingly stretching along the bank of the Motlawa River remind visitors of the architecture typical of Amsterdam and of the atmosphere of world-renowned Venice in Italy. Not only history enthusiasts, but all those sensitive to beauty will find scenic spots filled with a very unique atmosphere, and will appreciate the charm of Gdansk's old town, picturesque streets, resounding with the music played by street musicians that arrive here from all over the world.
25 JUL 2019, DAY 4

Riga, Latvia

In Riga, Latvia's capital city, the past is alive – and just a bit complicated. The road that the monument stands on is now called Brivibas bulvaris (Freedom Boulevard), but its previous names – Alexander, Hitler and Lenin – are a clue to the city's history of rule by foreign powers. It was founded in 1201 as a base for crusading German knights, and for three centuries it thrived as one of the Baltic ports in the Hanseatic League. In turn, Riga then became part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and then the Swedish and Russian empires. You can sense this history in the cobbled streets of Riga's old town, which is bounded by the river Daugava and the city canal (previously a moat), and in its architecture – best expressed in the flowing lines of the largest collection of art nouveau buildings in the world. Riga is a short drive from jet-setting sea resort, Jurmala, which comes with a stunning white-sand beach. If you are craving solitude and a pristine environment, gorgeous sea dunes and blueberry-filled forests, begin your discovery right outside the city boundaries.
26 JUL 2019, DAY 5

Tallinn, Estonia

Like Latvia the Baltic republic of Estonia has survived a turbulent history. The small nation was conquered and ruled by the likes of Teutonic Knights, Polish princes and Russian Tsars. For 51 years, Estonia remained a pawn in the Soviet empire, until the burgeoning freedom movement led to independence for the Baltic Republics in 1991. Once a member of the historic Hanseatic League, today’s destination Tallinn is the political, commercial and cultural center of Estonia. Tallinn is immediately identifiable as a capital that looks to the West rather than to the East. In May 1998, Tallinn celebrated its 750th anniversary since on 15 May 1248 it adopted Lübeck Town Law, which united most members of the Hanseatic League. In 2011, Tallinn was one of the Cultural Capitals of Europe. Its mix of medieval houses and very modern boutiques and coffee shops will impress you. Journey inside the ancient walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle and a 15th Century apothecary shop. Move up a couple centuries to experience Tsar Peter I's Kadriorg Palace, filled with art and surrounded by sculpted gardens and peaceful woodlands.
27 JUL 2019, DAY 6

St. Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to St Petersburg. The sheer grandeur and history of Russia's imperial capital never fail to amaze. The creation of westward-looking Peter the Great, St Petersburg was intended from its inception as a display of imperial Russia’s growing status in the world. Fine-tuned by Peter’s successors, who employed a host of European architects to add fabulous palaces and cathedrals to the city’s layout, St Petersburg grew to be the Romanovs’ showcase capital and Russia’s first great, modern city. Whether you’re cruising along the elegant canals, crossing one of the 344 bridges in the city, or just watching them being raised in summer over the mighty Neva River at night to allow ships to pass through, you’re never far from water in St Petersburg. St Petersburg is an almost unrivalled treasure trove of art and culture. You can spend days in the Hermitage, seeing everything from Egyptian mummies to Picassos, while the Russian Museum, spread over four sumptuous palaces, is perhaps the best collection of Russian art in the world. Add to this world-class ballet, opera and classical concerts at the illustrious performance halls - you won’t be stuck for cultural nourishment. Contemporary art is also available at the fantastic Erarta Museum, the Street Art Museum and in the buzzing gallery scene. Summer White Nights are legendary: the northern sun barely dips below the horizon. Enjoy your overnight stay in Pietr.
28 JUL 2019, Day 7

St. Petersburg, Russia

Enjoy your second day in this beautiful city!
29 JUL 2019, Day 8

Helsinki, Finland

Discover the national pride of the Finnish people along with the Swedish and Russian legacy in this beautiful capital. Filled with stunning architecture and monuments and surrounded on three sides by sea and tiny islands, Helsinki will surely impress you. Visit its lovely parks and bustling open-air market. Take a harbour cruise past forests, beaches, villas and a ruined Suomenlinna fortress that spans five islands. Or visit historic, colorful Porvoo, Finland's second oldest town.
30 JUL 2019, Day 9

Stockholm, Sweden

Water and green space are never far away in Stockholm, the stylish Swedish capital, built on 14 islands with acres of parks. Don’t miss the medieval Old Town "Gamla Stan", whose narrowing streets are lined with unique shops, art galleries and cafés. Explore the city's ancient history by visiting the impressive City Hall, the site of the Nobel Prize banquet. Take time to enjoy the smart boutiques, art galleries and antique shops that line the streets or visit the grand Vasa Ship Museum, home to Vasa, the world's oldest preserved ship. Or enjoy a boat tour and a swim in Stockholm's beautiful island archipelago.
31 JUL 2019, Day 10

Exciting vegan day at sea

01 AUG 2019, Day 11

Kiel, Germany

Disembarkation after breakfast.

Destination

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The Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea

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Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

Shore excursions are a wonderful addition to your all vegan adventure cruise.

St. Petersburg Visas

St. Petersburg Visas

Tourist visa information for cruise ship passengers