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Stockholm - Hotel Stay
Although the city is spread across 14 islands, Stockholm is easy to get around. Explore the cobbled streets and looming cathedrals of the old town or head to the island of Djurgarden, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city with forest trails and cosy cafes. You’ll find a stunning piece of history at the Vasa museum: the world’s only preserved 17th century battleship. Modern museums include the ABBA museum, where you can sing on stage alongside a virtual version of the band.
Stockholm - Embark Costa Magica
Today you’ll embark the sleek Costa Magica for your cruise. This ship has unique contemporary artworks and stunning public areas themed around Italian cities. With a range of dining options and a huge range of entertainment, you can guarantee a cruise holiday of a lifetime on board Costa Magica.
In Stockholm, good design is a way of life. Bold colours, clean lines, no-fuss functionality and natural materials are evident wherever you go in the city. You can also visit a number of museums that highlight Sweden’s role in design innovation and have impressive collections on show.
Helsinki, Finland’s beautiful capital with its many islands and inlets is famed for its stylish design and architecture. Easy to explore on foot, the city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Suomenlinna also known as the ‘fortress of Finland’ and the fascinating art-nouveau style Kansallismuseo. Highlights include the Kiasma museum of contemporary art and the concert hall Musiikkitalo, while the train station is a beautiful example of art nouveau architecture.
Located on the Baltic Sea, St Petersburg offers grand architecture, atmospheric canals and the opportunity to experience one of Russia’s ‘white nights’, when the sun barely slips below the horizon. Here you’ll enjoy an overnight in port to explore more of the city.
The former imperial capital of Russia remains the cultural hub of Russia with venues such as the historic Mariinsky Theatre hosting opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum; home to one of the best collections of Russian art in the world.
The capital of Estonia, Tallinn is an atmospheric city located on the Baltic Sea. Take time to admire the beautiful Old Town, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Northern Europe and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997; or head to Kadriorg where you’ll find the Kadriorg palace and art museum surrounded by a beautiful manicured park.
The romantic capital of Sweden is spread across 14 islands and linked by more than 50 bridges, making it easy to navigate and explore. Visit the old town, the Gamla Stan, and see the historic grand palaces and winding cobblestone streets or head just a few minutes away to the gleaming modern city centre.
Don’t miss Stockholm’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Royal Palace Drottningholm, Sweden's best-preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century and the permanent residence of the royal family and the magical Skogskyrkogården, or Woodland Cemetery.
Stockholm’s passion for food comes from the bountiful ingredients supplied by its surrounding sea and farmland. You’ll discover traditional Swedish fare, including herring, salmon and Swedish meatballs, of course! Desserts often include their beloved lingonberries or cloudberries. However you’ll also find New-Nordic cuisine and tastes from around the globe.
Today you could enjoy the lovely pool decks offering thrilling slides and shallow areas for families as well as quieter places for those who wish to lie back and unwind. Join in organised games and competitions, keep trim in the state-of-the-art gym or you could head to the spa for some pampering.
From Viking treasures to royal palaces, there’s plenty of history to explore in Copenhagen but the city is also very progressive; with ambitious plans to be a carbon neutral city, more bicycles than people and stylish, modern architecture. It has an exciting restaurant scene with 15 Michelin starred restaurants.
Costa Magica comes alive in the evening with one of the most fantastic entertainment programmes at sea. Watch live productions at the theatre, dance the night away at the disco or try your luck in the casino.
The Dutch city of Amsterdam is known for its picturesque canal system, colourful tulips, 17th-century architecture and cosy cafés. Along with its historic facades you’ll discover the fascinating Rijksmuseum, a stone’s throw from the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. Take a pedalo along the serene waters, pop into the Heineken Museum for a cool lager or hire a bike for the day and explore the windmills placed along picturesque countryside.
London is one of the most visited cities in the world, and for good reason. Home to famous landmarks such as Big Ben and the Tower of London, the skyline is about as iconic as they come. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace or see the ancient sculptures and Egyptian mummies at the British Museum; England’s capital is bursting with history.
Le Havre (Paris)
Your next stop is Le Havre, the gateway to Paris. Travel by train to the city of light and love. Walk among the gardens of the Champs du Mars and travel up the Eiffel Tower or stroll along the Champs Elysees.
Most Costa passengers choose to enjoy their evening meals in the traditional cruising style of set-time sittings, and who can blame them with the choice of two simply stunning main two-tier dining halls, the Smerelda and Portofino?
Vigo lies on northern Spain’s rugged coastline in the verdant region of Galicia. This undulating city has beautiful plazas dating back to medieval times and you’ll get spectacular views of the bay from the hills above the city. It’s also the place to find delicious fresh seafood, particularly octopus. Take the short trip to the nearby Cies Islands with their white-sand beaches and clear waters that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean.
The pint-sized city of Lisbon is set across seven hills and is easy to explore thanks to a network of traditional trams. With the beach never more than a short drive away, Lisbon is a well-rounded place to enjoy a relaxing break.
In the day there’s a variety of lovely pool decks offering thrilling slides and shallow areas for families as well as quieter places for those who wish to lie back and unwind. If you’re a fan of big-stage music and laughter shows then the Urbino Theatre is the place to be, while the lounges and bars will come alive with music, game-shows, comedy and magic acts.
A chic and cosmopolitan city, here you could visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, gaze up at Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, sample some traditional tapas or feel the sand between your toes on the sun drenched beaches.
Infused with maritime spirit, Marseille is the second-largest city in France. Explore the bohemian Cours Julien lined with bars, music venues, galleries and markets; or visit the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. Occupying the highest point of Marseille, the basilica is the most visited building in Marseille.
Savona - Disembark Costa Magica
Today, you’ll arrive in Savona where your cruise ends and you’ll disembark Costa Magica for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*