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Baltic Adventures & Spectacular Scandinavia

Posted May 1st, 2017

Travel to the Baltic region and you’re sure to discover a wealth of culture, history, cuisine and – above all else – magnificent scenery. Combining a 12-night cruise with a land adventure aboard a luxury coach, the 29-night Baltic Adventures and Spectacular Scandinavia trip is a custom-made, in-depth journey into the heart of this amazing part of the world. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the destinations this special itinerary includes. 

Copenhagen

Immerse yourself in the charm of Denmark’s capital by taking a stroll along Strøget, a car-free, pedestrian promenade situated in the centre of the city. This is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe! If you’re craving a little magic and excitement, make your way to Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s legendary amusement park, which opened in 1843 and boasts rides, games and an array of ballet and musical performances.

Kiel

While Kiel, a university town, offers its own blend of history and culture, it also serves as a gateway to Hamburg, Germany’s second-largest city. In Hamburg, you could spend your day exploring St Michael’s baroque church (considered to be a landmark) and the gardens and cafés surrounding Alster Lake, all while feasting on some authentic local cuisine, including the famous currywurst.

Tallinn

Wander around the cobblestone streets of Tallinn’s Old Town and you’ll instantly feel as though you’ve travelled to the Medieval Age. While Estonia’s capital also has a new façade, its Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval cities on the continent and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of the city’s most popular sites includes Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square), Katariina käik (St. Catherine's Passage), the Estonian History Museum, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Olav’s Church and Tower.

Helsinki

With its unique architecture, green spaces, harbourside location and culture, Helsinki is an eclectic city by the sea. Unearth the delights of Finland’s capital by taking an archipelago cruise, visiting the majestic Helsinki Cathedral, enjoying a feast at the Old Market Hall, or exploring the National Museum of Finland.

St Petersburg

Russia’s second-largest city is also regarded as the country’s cultural hub. While here, you could venture to the famous Hermitage Museum, which is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums. The Hermitage Museum’s main building is the Winter Palace. Once the main residence of Russian Tsars, the green-and-white three-storey Palace is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and is located on the beautiful Neva River.

Stockholm

In Sweden’s capital, there is so much to see and do. Marvel at the medieval architecture of Old Town Gamla Stan, soak up the country’s Viking history at the Vasa Museum, watch the changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace, or explore Skansen, an open-air museum with farmsteads and a zoo.

Would you love to get away to any of these destinations? The team at Cruiseabout are here to help. Simply call us on 1300 954 661 and one of our experienced cruise consultants can take care of your cruise booking, travel insurance, flights and accommodation.


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