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Discover the beauty of the Baltics with a cruise that immerses you in the culture of destinations such as Stockholm, Lithuania, Finland, Norway and Russia.
This enchanting region is the land of castles, magical lakes and architecture. The storybook ruins of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, and the ghostly ruins of Ludza Castle in Latvia make the Baltics a place of mesmerising wonder and wanderlust.
Cruises often visit countries on the way to the central Baltics, including Norway and Denmark – gateways to the Baltic Sea. Here, explore the ancient fjords and mountains of Oslo or the historic capital city, Copenhagen, and set the enticing tone of what is to come as you travel close to the Baltic regions. The three main Baltic cities, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, are peaceful and picturesque. A pastel palette of residential areas complete with turrets and fairytale castles.
With so many fascinating itineraries to choose from, our expert Cruise Concierge team can help to plan your perfect Baltic cruise holiday. Call us now to hear about the best ways to cruise the Baltics.
Did you know that you can start your Baltics cruise from a wide choice of UK ports including Southampton, Dover, Bristol, Tilbury, Newcastle, Portsmouth, London, Liverpool, Dundee and Edinburgh. Sailing from the UK is a really convenient way to start your cruise. What's more, with none of the baggage restrictions of airlines, you're free to take as much luggage as you like.
Norway´s thousand-year-old capital, Oslo, serves as a modern gateway to the ancient fjords, and the city itself is rich in both art and history. You can discover Norway´s legendary past at the Viking Ship Museum, see the arresting modern architecture of the Oslo Opera House, tour the countryside and get a feel for everyday life, or head to remote villages nestled away between the mountains and the sea.
Denmark´s historic capital, Copenhagen, is another popular port of call on Baltic cruises. Here you will find a showcase of magnificent architecture both old and new, and a great choice of beautiful museums. Copenhagen is also home to the Tivoli Gardens, an enchanting theme park in the heart of the city which is the second oldest in the world.
Klaipeda in Lithuania is a city of peaceful waterways and charming homes situated on atmospheric cobbled squares. Baltic cruises offer the perfect opportunity to discover this port’s historic importance and, by exploring Kursiu Nerija National Park and the Lithuanian Sea Museum, you can learn more about both the history of the area and its stunning natural beauty. Sail further up the Baltic into the Gulf of Riga and you´ll find Latvia´s capital, Riga. A journey through the old town can give you a real sense of the rich heritage here, and visits to St Peter´s Church offer panoramic views of the city. For a pure dose of culture, don´t miss the grandiose beauty of the Latvian National Opera.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is the most visited city in the three Baltic states. It offers visitors palatial buildings, medieval towers and a great wealth of folk history to discover on their Baltics cruise. Small and easy to explore, its old town is a joy, and historic Toompea Hill offers some great architecture overlooking the town.
Sweden´s elegant capital, Stockholm, combines the past and the present in striking style. Visit the fascinating Vasa Museum during your time here, rich in maritime history, or the magnificent grounds of Drottningholm Palace. Stylish Sodermalm is a great alternative if you’re looking for modern style; a city where peaceful streets and classical buildings brim with contemporary fashion and design. Helsinki was the World Design Capital in 2012 and makes for the perfect mixed-bag destination. Finland’s capital city offers an unforgettable mix of classical buildings with bright bursts of colourful modern art. Don´t miss the modern Rock Church, or for classical contrast, the Byzantine Uspenski Cathedral.
If you’re looking for the gold and grandeur of old Russian culture, nothing beats St Petersburg. Visit the historic Winter Palace and explore the magnificent Hermitage Museum, home to more than two million exhibits. A trip on Griboedova Canal, meanwhile, will reward you with a view of the iconic Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.
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