Baltic Cruises and Scandinavia
Rich in history, and northern charm, you will be overwhelmed by the hospitality of the locals and history that remains in these European countries.
A Baltic Sea cruise offers the chance to appreciate charming cosmopolitan cities, cultures and iconic landmarks. The Baltic region is perhaps best observed on a cruise along the gleaming Baltic coast that will introduce you to Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland Russia and more. Discover German coastal locations including Heiligendamm and Kühlungsborn as well as other atmospheric beach resorts. Wander along Sweden's wild west coast and make a memorable stop in Stockholm. Glide down the brimming Baltic waters towards Denmark and visit the Scandanavian sensation of Copenhagen for a seamless urban experience and classic cuisine.
Let a luxurious cruise guide you to Lithuania and visit the heavily cobbled town of Klaipeda with its distinctly German architecture and Dane River. Venture north to the Baltic gem of Estonia and discover the vibrant Tallinn- a perfect cocktail of modern, medieval, sophistication, charm and vibrancy with Baroque palaces and glass skyscrapers. See the dynamic culture and bewildering natural surroundings of Bergen and Norway from the optimal perspective of a cruise.
You will need to get a Russian Visa if you want to do your own thing in St. Petersburg.
- Southampton - Southampton
- Baltic Sea
Itinerary starts from St. Petersburg and will require a visa in advance. It allows you to explore Russia properly pre/post cruise with additional tours or rivercuises.
- St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg
- Northern Europe, Baltic Sea
- May 2017 - September 2018
Don't forget a wind breaker for the Shetlands and if you are not into bagpipes take earplugs!
- Southampton - Southampton
- British Isles
- June 2017 - August 2017
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Along the cobbled and bike-filled streets you will find people who are consistently ranked as the happiest in the world, and this helps to make Copenhagen a welcoming and unforgettable location to visit. In Copenhagen you will find a blend of restaurants & bars, shopping opportunities, museums and theme parks which make it a premier destination in Europe.Highlights of Copenhagen
- Visit Tivoli Gardens for a mix of beautiful flora, fun rides and at Christmas time a stunning light display
- Take a trip to some stunning buildings like the Church of Our Saviour and Rosenborg Castle
- Learn abou the history of the city in The National Museum of Denmark
Russia's second largest city, St. Petersburg lies at the eastern end of the Gulf of Finland. The city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. Among the attractions is, undoubtedly, Mikhailovsky Castle. It was built as a residence for Emporer Paul I in 1797, and the Baroque building is now a branch of the Russian Museum. For a wonderful view over the city, head to St. Isaac's Cathedral. The stunning architecture like the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral are highlights of St. petersburg not to be missed.Highlights of St. Petersburg
- Discover the beautiful buildings of St. Petersburg such as the Winter Palace and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
- Learn about the history of this important city in the State Russian Museum
- Visit beautiful churches like The Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt
Estonia's capital city is located on the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea, just 80 km from Helsinki. The Old Town is a maze of medieval streets and spires that is sure to charm every visitor who takes the time to stroll amongst them. A perfect blend of modern comforts and luxury in a historical setting which is bursting with culture waiting to be discovered. Located on the coast, Tallinn enjoys an abundance of promenades and beaches which are particularly beautiful during the summer but always offer beautiful views of the city.Highlights of Tallinn
- Take a stroll through the charming Old Town and discover the culture of Tallinn
- Enjoy one of the many outdoor areas in the city like Kadriorg Park or the Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum
- Journey up the Oleviste Church, which was once the tallest building in the world
Sitting on the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde is a seaside resort town that is characterised by its large, white, sandy beaches that are perfect for relaxing on. One of the best ways to see Warnemünde is on a harbour tour where you can enjoy the Baltic charm of the town and also of the larger area of Rostock. Warnemünde is also used as a link town for the German capital of Berlin, which is one of the biggest attractions for tourists in Europe. A trip to Warnemünde is a chance to embrace the Baltic Sea, with surfing, cruises and more available.Highlights of Warnemünde
- Sit back and relax on one of the white sandy beaches that Warnemünde's Baltic coastline has to offer
- Take a harbour tour of Warnemünde and also Rostock
- See some of the historic buildings in the town like Warnemünde church and lighthouse
Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy city stroll in one of Germany's most northern-most cities. The capital of Schleswig-Holstein is known worldwide for Kiel Sailing Week, when thousands of people flock from all over the world to the port city. The city has much to offer, in particular the marine area, the U-boat Memorial, Botanical Garden and the Olympic Village in Kiel-Schilksee. The city's blend of Northern German charm and a wide range of dining, shopping and hotels make it a perfect place to visit.Highlights of Kiel
- Explore Kiel's maritime history by visiting the U-Boot U 995 and the Laboe Naval Memorial
- Visit some of the famous buildings in the city like the Kiel Rathaus Paternoster or St. Nikolai Church
- See some natural beauty at the Kiel Botanical Gardens or at the Aquarium Kiel