At a time of year with fewer tourists around, you’ll be able to explore at your
own pace as you sample the delights of six countries in less than two weeks.
We’ve afforded plenty of time for you to discover the genuine essence of
every destination, from the gold-domed palaces and majestic mood of St
Petersburg, and fairytale Tallinn – home to the UNESCO-listed Old Town – to
Copenhagen, a colourful and culture-rich city with something for everyone.
Following impressive archipelago cruising, Sweden’s
friendly ‘second city’, Gothenburg, will greet you. A
diverse range of attractions jostle for your attention;
among them are Götaplatsen Square, the cultural
heart of the metropolis; the fascinating historic
quarter, Haga, known for its traditional wooden
houses; Maritiman – the world’s largest floating ship
museum; and Avenyn, Gothenburg’s answer to the
Champs-Élysées. Highly recommended is a canal
cruise aboard a ‘Paddan’ sightseeing boat too.
Next is Copenhagen; get set for a hearty welcome
and a raft of options for discovery: capture your allimportant
photo of the Little Mermaid, swot up on
history at the National Museum of Denmark, or opt
for a stroll among the famous colourful townhouses
of the Nyhavn district. It’s well worth taking a royal
tour of the city’s palaces or witnessing the beautiful
flowers on display at the Tivoli Gardens, too.
A day at sea ensues, before you reach Tallinn, a
fairytale-esque city renowned for its attractionpacked,
UNESCO-listed Old Town and fascinating,
unique culture. While in Helsinki, top landmarks
include the Neoclassical Cathedral and Senate
Square. You may choose to immerse yourself in the
city’s museums, galleries and Art-Nouveau
architecture, or uncover the rich natural beauty of the
area, from leafy parks to peaceful lakes.
The excitement on board will intensify as you arrive in
St Petersburg for an overnight stay. By day, the
collection of star attractions include Peterhof Palace,
Nevsky Prospekt, the Hermitage Museum and the
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. And, of course,
when night falls there’ll be the opportunity to witness
a quintessential Russian ballet performance too.
With St Petersburg sure to take your breath away,
some much-needed relaxation at sea follows en
route to Norway for the final port of call, Oslo.
Fascinating discoveries appear in every direction here,
including the Vigeland and Ekeberg sculpture parks,
the Munch Museum and the Akershus Fortress. The
chance to come face-to-face with The Scream at the
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is
an awe-inspiring experience to cap off your
adventure, before Balmoral begins her journey home.
Scandinavia & the Baltic
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