7-Night The Baltic & St. Petersburg Cruise
July 2-9, 2022
Where Are We Going?
Saturday, July 2 - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Vibrant Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. Originally a Viking fishing village established in the 10th century. Copenhagen today is one of the world's most livable cities. Its open spaces and lively street life, along with city planning favoring cyclists and pedestrians, encourage inhabitants to enjoy a lifestyle emphasizing community, culture, and cuisine.
Copenhagen is a highly cultured city, offering highlights including the National Gallery of Denmark, which holds 240,000 works of art, the Ny Carlsberg Museum with its spectacular collection of ancient sculptures from Egypt, Rome, and Greece, and Rosenborg Castle, where the Danish Crown Jewels are exhibited.
Life in Copenhagen is lived on the seat of a bicycle: everybody rides one. Danes cycle in the sun, rain, or snow; they bike to work, school, bring the kids to kindergarten, shop for groceries, and social gatherings. Discover one of Europe's true treasures in Copenhagen.
Sunday, July 3 - AT SEA
Monday, July 4 - TALLIN, ESTONIA
The capital of Estonia, Tallinn was called Reval until the 20th century. The port's ideal maritime position has always been a temptation to other nations and won it a position in the Hanseatic League. This cross-cultural history gives Tallinn a special ambiance that visitors appreciate. The main attraction is the Old Town. Perched on a low hill by the shore, its fortification walls, worn cobbled streets, and 13th-century buildings make it one of the purest medieval towns in all of northern Europe. With about a half-million inhabitants, Tallinn comprises almost a third of Estonia's population. Outside of town, there is rich dairy-land, and along the coast stretch expansive sand beaches.
Tuesday, July 5 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (OVERNIGHT)
Wednesday, July 6 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (OVERNIGHT)
Friday, July 7 - ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, Russia's second-largest city and principal Baltic port contain a tsar's ransom in architecture, palaces, and art treasures. Once the capital of Imperial Russia and playground of Russia's elite, the city's name was changed, following the 1917 revolution to Petrograd, then Leningrad, before resuming its original name in 1991. St. Petersburg is patterned after Western capital, with canals reminiscent of Venice, a grand boulevard that evokes Paris, and a spirit that is uniquely Russian.
Saturday, July 8 - HELSINKI, FINLAND
Helsinki, capital of Finland and "Daughter of the Baltic," was founded in 1550 and became the capital in 1812. The city is beautifully set on a peninsula surrounded by islands and is protected by fortifications at Suomenlinna. A modern, lively city of approximately a half million inhabitants. Helsinki's attractions include the harbor, market square, and many spacious parks. The Empire Center is one of Europe's finest examples of neoclassical architecture.
Sunday, July 9 - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
Sweden's capital has been called the most beautiful city in the world. This "city that floats on water" sprawls over 14 islands that are linked by over 50 bridges, which cross winding waterways in all directions. To the east is an archipelago of thousands of islands in different shapes, sizes, and contours. Venice, for all its gondolas, does not approach the water traffic of Stockholm. The hundreds of small boats that line the inlets and canals testify to the passion of every family to own and sail a boat.