- Beautiful Copenhagen
Explore the canals and sights of Copenhagen
- Kymijoki River
Treat yourself and try rafting on southern Finland’s famous river
- St Petersburg
Visit this stately city, Russia’s old capital
- Atlantic Wall
See the remains of this fortified defence built by the Nazis
Visit Denmark, Russia, Finland and more
Turn detective on this fascinating cruise through the Baltic, stopping at Denmark, Russia, Finland, Estonia and Germany. Combine art with the Atlantic as you view the work of Skagen’s 19th century artist community and the Atlantic Wall erected by the Nazis. Visit the 17th century military stronghold of Fredericia, or see the ‘hidden’ car collection which includes the grey Aston Martin used in the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’. Walk the streets of Tallinn where double agents and spies once loitered and on board turn super sleuth with a murder mystery waiting to be solved and a ‘Casino Royale’ ball to enjoy.
Inspiring experiences to enjoy…
- See evidence of the World War II ‘Atlantic wall’ in Skagen
- The opportunity to go rafting on the Rapids of River Kymijoki
- Treat yourself to an exclusive evening visit to the stunning Hermitage in St Petersburg
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The northernmost town in Denmark, Skagen is lightyears from Oslo in its offerings to visitors. At the center of Scandinavia’s fishing industry, Skagen is a mix of tough and gentle, from its loud, bustling harbor full of men who make their living from the sea, to the quietness of places like Sankt Laurentii Vej, where tourists and locals flock to browse charming glass and pottery shops and visit restaurants and cafes. Art-loving visitors enjoy the galleries full of works by the Skagen Painters, a group of late 19th century artists who painted “en plein air”, not unlike the French Impressionists.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.
Typically Nordic but with a cool vibe that makes it attractive to all ages, Copenhagen is a city to which you’ll want to return again and again. With its colorful port, storybook streets, cozy cafes, bike-friendly culture, and much lauded food scene (there are 15 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city!), visitors are nothing short of inspired as they explore Copenhagen. Several galleries touting Danish culture and design are ideal choices for museum lovers, while Tivoli Gardens, especially after dark, provides visitors with one of the most magical experiences in Scandinavia. The hopeless romantic in you won’t be able to resist!
Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.
Sail south to Fredericia on the Jutland Peninsula, founded as a military stronghold in the 17th century. Explore the ramparts and town, visit a ‘hidden’ car collection or perhaps set off for the old Little Belt bridge where you can test your nerve on a bridge walk – don’t worry, you’ll be attached to a safety harness as you make your way across the bridge at a height of nearly 200 feet.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1600.
St Petersburg, Russia
Truly Russia’s cultural center, stunning St. Petersburg exudes the beauty and majesty of days gone by. Home to architectural treasures, like the Kazan Cathedral and the amazing Winter Palace, the city brings visitors face-to-face with world-class attractions such as The Hermitage, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, founded in 1764 and home to a three million-piece collection of artifacts including the world’s largest assortment of paintings. Numerous other museums dot the landscape of this city of about 5 million as do many other notable cultural institutions, including the Mariinsky Theater (formerly the Kirov Theater) and the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where the likes of Dmitri Shostakovich and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov studied and taught. In addition, the so-called Historic Centre of St. Petersburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite its rich history, however, St. Petersburg is much more “westernized” than most Russian cities, with many younger residents embracing American and European pop culture and ways of life.
Arrive 0800 June 12. Depart 1800 June 13.
As Finland’s only island city, Kotka has a real maritime feel to it – it was from here that the Vikings launched their expeditions into Russia. Perhaps pay a visit to the Maretarium aquarium or the Maritime Centre Vellamo, a modern complex of museums and interactive exhibitions that reveal the local heritage and natural history, or opt for a thrilling rafting trip on the River Kymijoki rapids.
Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.
Discover the magic of Tallinn, where graceful watchtowers and spires overlook gabled red roofs and cobbled lanes. Though the spires and turrets paint a fairy-tale picture, the city’s 20th-century history is marked by Soviet occupation and you can still see echoes of this period in the remaining Communist tenement buildings, the Viru Hotel and the KGB Museum. Alternatively, test your nerves with a walk around the rim of Tallinn’s TV Tower roof!
Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.
The busy port town of Warnemünde is also a shipbuilding centre, but its old town retains its fishermen’s’ houses and a splendid lighthouse. Visit the city and do some exploring.
Arrive 0800. Depart 2200.