Authentic Baltic with Tallinn Medieval Festival
Discover authentic experiences and immerse yourself in the engrossing diversity of the Baltic on an incredible exploration aboard Boudicca, taking in six distinctive destinations in five beautiful countries and one of the region’s most exciting annual events in just 13 nights.
Your time spent getting under the skin of the Baltic begins in the attractive German seaside resort of Travemünde. Thanks to your ship’s compact dimensions, you’ll dock close to charming streets lined with traditional German shops, cafés and bars offering a taste of the local laidback lifestyle. Travemünde is also your starting point for boat tours to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, once a leading member of the historic Hanseatic League. A day on the Danish island of Bornholm follows, with time to enjoy a leisurely stroll along Rønne’s pretty cobbles streets where half-timbered houses and interesting museums vie for your attention; before Boudicca heads to Russia for an overnight stay in St Petersburg. You’ll savour views of this Baltic gem’s legendary architecture as you sail into port via the River Neva, and once docked have two days to see the world-famous sights up-close. A guided tour of the city is a great way to take in many highlights including the remarkable Hermitage, Peterhof Palace, The Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and Yusupov Palace, where Rasputin famously met his fate. You’ll even have the chance to experience a magical evening at the Russian ballet too. [ReadMore]
Each destination on this itinerary will be exciting and rewarding, but none more so than Tallinn. Your full day in Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital is perfectly timed to coincide with the annual Medieval Days festival. Visit the UNESCO-listed Old Town – where many events such as jousting displays, theatre performances, dancing and parades will be taking place – and you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled back 500 years to the golden era of the city’s Hanseatic history. Scenic cruising of Germany’s picturesque Kiel Canal – only accessible by small ships such as Boudicca – will ensure a memorable conclusion to your cruise, after spending three days in Sweden. An unforgettable journey between the rocky islands and islets of the Stockholm Archipelago will lead you to the capital, where an overnight stay will afford you time to explore in depth. You could explore the historic Gamla Stan district and witness the changing of the guard at the magnificent Royal Palace; visit a number of interesting museums including the Skansen Open-air Museum and ABBA: The Museum; and even enjoy a drink with a difference at the unique Ice Bar. You’ll also visit Gotland Island and UNESCO-listed Visby, a living museum of centuries-old ruins, old merchants’ houses and magnificent churches including St Mary’s Cathedral.