Authentic | Scandinavia & the Baltic
A cruise to the big-hitting cities of Scandinavia and the Baltic always
represents immersive exploration at its finest, and this two-week, springtime
getaway is no exception to the rule. Visiting five capital cities – with two days
in St Petersburg and two sailings of the Stockholm Archipelago to boot –
means there will be a wide array of highlights to savour. Grandiose palaces,
royal castles, fairytale medieval spires and iconic museums await.
St Petersburg Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the first of five attraction-packed
capital cities waiting for your visit; the welcoming
atmosphere of one of the world’s happiest countries
is sure to tempt you into a day of exploration. There
are highlights aplenty, such as the enchanting Tivoli
Gardens and the Nyhavn waterfront district, though
a tour to see the city’s Danish royal residences would
surely be the crowning moment of your stay.
The delights continue in vibrant Stockholm.
You could opt to delve into authentic Swedish
pop culture at ABBA The Museum; glide peacefully
along the city’s impressive waterways aboard a
sightseeing boat; or bear witness to the changing
of the guard at the Royal Palace within the Old
Town, Gamla Stan. Make sure you’re out on deck
for the scenic passage through the beautiful
Stockholm Archipelago – one of the world’s
largest groups of islands – en route to Helsinki.
As well as being home to a plethora of Art Nouveau
architecture, Helsinki is your gateway to the former
residence of famous composer Jean Sibelius, or, in
perfect contrast, an authentic sauna experience.
In St Petersburg you’ll have the chance to uncover
a collection of grandiose architectural treasures:
Catherine Palace, the Hermitage Museum and
St Isaac’s Cathedral, to name just a few. An overnight
stay here affords the opportunity to spend the
evening at the Russian ballet too.
From the grandeur of Russia, it’s on to the medieval
charm of Estonia, with Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed
Old Town ideal for a day of sightseeing. The likes
of Alexander Nevskij Cathedral and Kadriorg
Palace await you.
The ever-fascinating city of Oslo provides one last
chance for discovery before you return home with
many unforgettable memories. In the capital of
Fred. Olsen’s homeland you won’t want to miss the
astonishing exhibits at the Vigeland Sculpture Park,
or the panoramic fjord views on offer from Oslo
Opera House. On a similarly artistic theme, the
Munch Museum houses over 5,000 works left to
the city by Edvard Munch, while Munch’s most
iconic work – The Scream – is on display at the
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
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