Authentic | Scandinavia & the Baltic
With a blend of capital cities and coastal delights spread across five countries,
this tempting journey of discovery offers charm, culture and captivating
architecture in abundance. There’s ample time afforded in each destination,
so exploration can be as relaxed or fast-paced as you wish. And with such
diversity of highlights on offer too – from authentic Finnish saunas to jewelled
Russian palaces – you’ll find memories to suit at every turn.
Your itinerary kicks off with beautiful scenery and
classic Danish character as you arrive in Skagen,
the inspiration for Krøyer’s world-famous painting,
Summer Evening on Skagen’s Southern Beach.
You could spend the day here discovering the local
boutiques and galleries of the town centre, which
is flanked by expensive villas and summer houses,
or perhaps explore the Skagen Museum. A little
further afield is the intriguingly titled, 14th century
Skagen is a great hors d’oeuvre before you launch
into the main course: an overnight stay in extravagant
St Petersburg. By day, the extensive list of star
attractions to uncover includes Peterhof Palace, the
Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Museum, Catherine
Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral, to name just a few.
When night falls there’s the opportunity to witness
a quintessential Russian ballet performance too.
During your full day in Helsinki, surrounded by the
array of Art Nouveau architecture, you might choose
to call at the grand Senate Square or perhaps delight
in an authentic sauna experience in the country of its
origin. Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town then
showcases its wealth of fairytale-esque architecture,
much of which can be found on Toompea Hill,
including the stunning Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
In ever-welcoming Copenhagen there’s something
for everyone. Tours on which you can marvel at the
lavish Danish royal residences of Christiansborg
Palace and Amalienborg Palace are particularly
recommended. The likes of the iconic Little Mermaid
statue and the colourful Nyhavn waterfront district
will be well within your reach too.
Elsewhere, you could opt to stroll the pedestrianised
streets of Strøget or around the famous Tivoli
Gardens, where you’ll find picturesque lakes and
Completing this enticing line-up is the city of
Kristiansand, on the southern tip of Norway. With
treasure-laden streets, an attractive marina, a quaint
beach and a selection of landmarks, you’ll find it a
delight to explore and the perfect, relaxing finale to
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