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Luxury

Grandeur of Britannia with Baltics Cruise

Stockholm to Edinburgh
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBHSE27
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Trip Highlights

A night of Russian ballet

Be treated to an elegant evening at the Russian ballet in the prestigious Hermitage Theatre

Peterhof Park and Palace

Journey down the Neva River to explore the grand Peterhof Park and Palace

Enjoy the beautiful Cotswolds

Regarded as the most beautiful village in England, set within the honey-coloured village of the Cotswolds, visit Bilbury

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 25 destinations
  • 14 nights aboard the intimate MS Hebridean Sky
  • Expert APT Tour Director, and APT Expedition Leader and Team during your cruise
  • 12 nights unique and authentic accommodation
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • Finest dining - a total of 61 meals

Map & Itinerary

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Stockholm to Edinburgh

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive by midday and enjoy an afternoon tour of Stockholm before being transferred to your small ship. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow guests.

Stay: 12 Nights, MS Hebridean Sky

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  • Dinner

Tour Stockholm’s Old Town discovering the medieval Royal Palace, then visit the Vasa Museum. Following a morning tea at historic Sigtuna, return to your ship.

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  • Breakfast
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a tour of sophisticated Helsinki, a well-known hotspot for art nouveau architecture and chic design studios. Visit Senate Square and Mannerheimintie. Alternatively explore Suomenlinna, a World Heritage-listed fortress that occupies six small islands.


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, be treated to an elegant evening of Russian ballet during a private APT performance at the prestigious Hermitage Theatre.


Board a coach this morning and discover the wonders of the baroque-style State Hermitage Museum. Later, visit the opulent Catherine Palace.

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This morning visit the impressive 18th-century Peter and Paul Cathedral and St Isaac’s Cathedral before visiting the beautiful Peterhof Park and Palace. Stroll the Lower Park and see the Grand Cascade and the Grand Palace.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Tallinn, visit Dome Hill, the Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin, the Rotermann Quarter and Freedom Square. Otherwise, embark on a walk with your Expedition Team, or partake in a bicycle tour.


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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Arrive in Parnu and embark on a guided tour of this harbour city. Visit Parnu Museum followed by a walk through the old town. Alternatively, visit a Nordic vineyard and truffle workshop and earn about the production and then experience the making of hand-made chocolate truffles.


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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour the historic centre with a guide, seeing the Gothic St Peter’s Church and admire the views from the observation platform. Or alternatively embark on a journey through the city’s stunning network of canals.


Enjoy a tour of Rīga, before selecting from two sightseeing options.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Klaipėda, perhaps set off on a sightseeing tour including the Martynas Mažvydas Sculpture Park, home to more than 180 works of art. Alternatively, discover the Plokstine nuclear missile launch site and visit the Cold War Museum.


Founded in 1252, Klaipėda was almost destroyed during World War II.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Solidarity Square, before strolling the narrow cobbled streets of the Main Town or embark on a guided kayak tour.


Arrive in the old Hanseatic port of Gdańsk. See the old quarter including the Gothic St Mary’s Church and the Artus Court.

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  • Dinner
signature experience

Later, arrive on Bornholm Island for an afternoon of gourmet delights.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE ™ - Sightseeing

Learn about life on the island, discover the history of the island’s fortress, or embark on a nature walk.


In Christiansø Island choose from three walking tours.

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  • Lunch
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Enjoy a tour of medieval Wismar, before setting out for Schwerin to visit one of Germany’s most decorative castles. Then, following a lake cruise, visit the castle museum of the former Dukes of Mecklenburg. Later, return to the ship for lunch followed by time at leisure to further explore the cobbled streets of Wismar.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Transit the Kiel Canal today.


Finished in 1914, this 98-kilometre canal cuts through the German state of Schleswig-Holstein linking the Baltic Sea to the North Sea at Brunsbüttel to the Kiel-Holtenau. Perhaps attend a lecture on the region from your guest speaker.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today visit the windmill village ‘de Zaanse Schans’, with its characteristic green wooden houses to discover how wooden shoes are made and enjoy a tasting at a cheese farm. Alternatively embark on a city tour of Amsterdam exploring the city’s canal system and a VIP tour of the Heineken brewery.


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Disembark in London for a day at leisure and the start of your Small Group Discovery.

Stay: The May Fair London

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Cotswolds today, a picturesque region teeming with old stone mansions, thatched cottages and glorious churches.


Stay: Two Nights, Oxford, Macdonald Randolph Hotel

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This afternoon, choose your preferred sightseeing activity, such as an Oxford movie tour, which takes you to famous film locations around Oxford.


Be treated to a tour of the University of Oxford, for an insight into the secrets behind the walls of these grand colleges.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare. Upon arrival, enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Shakespeare’s childhood home. You will also see Hall’s Croft and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Arrive at your peaceful luxury retreat, tucked away amid some of Worcestershire’s finest countryside. This evening at a traditional pub, a local expert will provide a talk about Shrewsbury’s industrial history, before enjoying dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Chaddesley Corbett, Brockencote Hall Hotel

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Eley’s Pie Shop, who will share with you the secrets to making their famous pork pies, before tucking into these delectable creations.


Discover the Iron Bridge that lends its name to the village where it is located. Opened in 1781, it was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron. Later, visit Coalport and the National Trust’s Attingham Park.

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Venture into Snowdonia National Park, filled with beautiful peaks and pristine lakes. Dating back to the legend of King Arthur and set within acres of woods and parkland, Ruthin Castle Hotel is true romance steeped in history. Here, enjoy an authentic Welsh dinner accompanied by local entertainment.

Stay: Ruthin Castle

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Discover the quintessential English historic village of Chester, famed for its Tudor and Victorian buildings constructed during Roman times. Afterwards, continue into the Peak District as you call in at Bakewell, before arriving at your accommodation in York.

Stay: Two Nights, York, Grand Hotel

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  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day excursion to explore the wonders of Yorkshire. The town of Whitby has retained much of its 18th-century charm, and it is here where you will enjoy a Captain Cook experience, as you learn about his first forays out to sea. Afterwards, explore the picturesque North York Moors National Park, which contains the largest expanse of moorland in the United Kingdom. Discover links to the past as you uncover woodlands and ancient trees.

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After some free time in York this morning, you will continue your journey into the Lake District. Along the way, you will traverse Yorkshire Dales National Park, teeming with stone-built villages, stunning landscapes and vibrant communities.

Stay: Two Nights, Ambleside, The Waterhead Hotel

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Today you will be able to experience the Lake District. It is easy to understand why the Romantic poets of the 19th century resided here, with its picture-perfect vistas of craggy hilltops and glistening lakes found at every turn. Enjoy a visit to the National Trust’s Hill Top, which was Beatrix Potter’s 17th-century farmhouse. As you wander each room, there is a distinct reference to a ‘tale’.

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Farewell the Lake District and cross the Scottish border, established in the mid 10th century. Arrive at Comlongon Castle, where you will enjoy a tour and a Scottish banquet for dinner.

Stay: Scottish Border, Comlongon Castle

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  • Dinner

Head to Edinburgh, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Your grand accommodation comes with its own kilted doormen. Tonight, savour a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

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Today, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

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Expedition Leader and Team

Enjoy the services of an APT Expedition Leader and Team, as well as local guides

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All-inclusive lifestyle

Enjoy an all-inclusive lifestyle, with sightseeing, meals, onboard beverages, tipping and port charges taken care of

Small Ship Privilege & Access

With only 59 suites, our ships allow you to venture where larger vessels cannot for greater exploration

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible