Authentic | Scandinavia & the Baltic
This unmissable journey combines many of the region’s popular, attractionpacked
destinations with very special events from the world of music.
Alongside unique opportunities to be part of the Estonian Song & Dance
festivals – which are held simultaneously every five years – there’s a call into
Rotterdam in time for the annual North Sea Jazz Festival, which has seen
performances from a plethora of famous names over the years.
Estonian Dance Festival
A relaxing day at sea will kick-start this unforgettable
cruise, before your arrival into the maritime city
of Kiel. Highlights here include the Laboe Naval
Memorial and the chance to take in incredible views
on a boat tour through the Five Lakes District. During
your day in Copenhagen, the iconic Little Mermaid
Statue and the colourful Nyhavn waterfront district
will be within reach. You could choose to learn
about the Danish royal residences on a tour of ‘Royal
Copenhagen’, or perhaps explore the world-famous
Tivoli Gardens, where you’ll find picturesque lakes
and enchanting gardens.
There’ll be a day to relax at sea and get ready for
the first of the special events on the itinerary.
Tallinn will host the Estonian Song & Dance festivals
during your time in port; the former has previously
seen up to 30,000 choral singers in participation.
It’s sure to be a celebration of culture and tradition
that will live long in the memory.
Elsewhere, the treasure trove of architecture in
the UNESCO-listed Old Town is perfect for a spot
The excitement on board will intensify as you arrive
in St Petersburg, given the list of star attractions on
show: Peterhof Palace, the Hermitage Museum, the
Faberge Museum, Catherine Palace and St Isaac’s
Cathedral, to name just a few. Make sure you’re out on
deck for the scenic route into Stockholm. You’ll pass
through the awe-inspiring Stockholm Archipelago,
one of the world’s largest groups of islands.
A day in the vibrant Swedish capital affords time
to delve into iconic Swedish pop culture at ABBA
The Museum; glide peacefully along the city’s
impressive waterways aboard a sightseeing boat;
or wander through the Old Town, Gamla Stan.
Some time spent exploring the well-preserved
fortifications of UNESCO-listed Visby, on the island
of Gotland, is followed by a chance to savour the Kiel
Canal. Your adventure will finish with a flourish in
Rotterdam, where there’ll be an exciting chance to
take in part of the annual North Sea Jazz Festival.
The festival’s musical styles include jazz, soul and
blues, and previous performers include Lionel Richie,
Van Morrison, Sting and Simply Red.
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