Authentic | Scandinavia & the Baltic
This cruise offers you the chance to discover a collection of the charismatic
capital cities of Scandinavia and the Baltic, all in just two weeks. Danish royal
palaces and castles await in Copenhagen, followed by the medieval charm of
Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town. St Petersburg’s ostentatious palaces are
sure to delight, before you experience vibrant Stockholm – via the beautiful
Stockholm Archipelago – and Oslo, a medley of culture, nature and art.
With Copenhagen your first destination to explore,
you’ll be immersed in highlights from the outset.
The iconic Little Mermaid statue will be well within
reach of your ship, along with the Nyhavn waterfront
district. Elsewhere, you could opt to stroll around
the famous Tivoli Gardens, for views of picturesque
lakes and enchanting gardens; learn about the Danish
royal residences on a highly recommended tour
of ‘Royal Copenhagen’; or uncover Danish secrets
at the National Museum.
Tallinn is unquestionably one of Europe’s unique
and most interesting capitals and can be explored
fully during your two days here. This fairytale city
is famous for its UNESCO-listed Old Town and
wealth of stunning architecture, much of which
can be found on Toompea Hill.
The excitement on board will intensify as you arrive
in St Petersburg, a true jewel in the Baltic’s crown.
By day, the collection of star attractions to uncover
includes Peterhof Palace, St Isaac’s Cathedral, the
Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Museum and
Catherine Palace. When night falls, there’ll be the
opportunity to witness a quintessential Russian
ballet performance too.
Following a cruise among the beautiful islands of the
Stockholm Archipelago, you’ll spend the following
day in Stockholm, where a sightseeing canal boat tour
is a great way to gain a unique perspective of the city.
There’s also ABBA The Museum – ideal for delving
into Swedish pop culture – and a chance to wander
around the Old Town, Gamla Stan, and observe the
changing of the guard at the Royal Palace. On the
island of Gotland, meanwhile, Balmoral will call into
UNESCO-listed Visby, proud home to well-preserved
medieval ruins and 13th century city walls.
Last, but not least, in Oslo – capital of Fred. Olsen’s
homeland – there are artistic and aesthetic
attractions around every corner, such as the
Vigeland Sculpture Park; Akershus Fortress; the
Munch Museum; the spectacularly designed Opera
House; and The National Museum of Art, Architecture
and Design, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
Oslo is an unforgettable finale to savour before you
return back to the UK.
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