“How often have we all been told “You can’t have the best of both worlds”, but on a Ramblers Cruise and Walk holiday, you CAN!
On our Baltic Discovery holiday, we enjoyed the pampering and luxury of life aboard the “Braemar” together with the activity, exploration and friendliness we have come to expect on a normal Ramblers Holiday.
Oh it was great to escape the airport hassle, as we simply unloaded our luggage in the Dover car park, not to see it again till we picked it up outside our cabin. A quick check in at the terminus, followed by a civilised cup of coffee before being called to board and then we were “home” in our comfortable well appointed cabin.
On the Braemar we quickly met up with our Ramblers group of 29, plus two excellent leaders, who outlined the very interesting programme of shore visits.
This was mainly a city/sightseeing break, so obviously there wasn’t much country walking, although we did do a delightful coastal walk from Warnemunde, finishing up in a guesthouse for the sort of coffee and Kuchen you can only experience in Germany.
Our stops in Turku and Helsinki in Finland were more interesting than I had anticipated, not least because of the excellent local guides, who gave us good round ups of each place.