Medieval Baltic Capitals

2nd Jun 2023 13 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2313
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
Town hall square, Riga, Latvia Town hall square, Riga, Latvia
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,899 per person
Enjoy FREE All Inclusive Drinks

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*FREE Drinks package:
is applicable to new bookings only, made between 06/09/22 and 31/10/22 inclusive, for departures of 6 to 16 nights, departing from the UK in 2023, as highlighted on website.  Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, see website. Offer excludes saver fares, charters, exclusive sailings, and Tour Operator holidays. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled. E&OE.

Sailing an itinerary crafted to showcase the Baltic’s fascinating medieval history, you’re in for an in-depth discovery of Hanseatic cities and Middle Age traditions. Some of the region’s best-preserved historic centres await your exploration, with the Old Town districts of Tallinn and Riga – member cities of the Hanseatic League – particular highlights. In Tallinn, you can take in centuries-old sites of the Estonian capital, including Toompea Castle and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, where you’ve even an opportunity to ring the city bells with the bell ringer. Riga is full of sights and highlights too, such as 14th century Riga Castle, Riga Dome Cathedral and the Freedom Monument. Your smaller ship also takes you closer to UNESCO-listed Visby, on Sweden’s Gotland Island, where another collection of delights – from merchants houses to magnificent churches – steeped in Hanseatic history await.[ReadMore]

During your visit to Estonia, a call to the island of Saaremaa offers a chance to explore Kuressaare too; amongst this town's beautifully preserved old district, see some of the Baltic's finest medieval buildings, such as the 14th century bishop’s castle. Elsewhere, see the Teutonic Order-era monuments of Gdansk, including UNESCO-listed Melbork Castle, in Poland, and delight in the charms of Warnemunde, Germany. In Scandinavia, revel in the sights and highlights of two captivating capitals; see the magnificent palaces, monuments and waterways of Copenhagen – where Balmoral docks conveniently close to the city centre – and Stockholm, and experience unforgettable scenic cruising of the Swedish capital's Stockholm Archipelago, passing between a collection of nearly 30,000 rocky islands and islets.

Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as the Kiel Canal, and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral conveys a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.