Capital Cities of the Baltic

Departed 11th Jul 2019 14 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L1915
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Every moment of this fantastic fortnight aboard Balmoral will be simply unforgettable, with calls at six stunning destinations in five different countries, including four captivating capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, combining with scenic cruising of breathtaking waterways to create an incredible itinerary packed with an extensive list of memorable sights and experiences.

After departing from Rosyth and enjoying a relaxing day at sea as you sail east, a call into Copenhagen kicks-off your rewarding journey of discovery.[ReadMoreMob] Thanks to Balmoral’s convenient docking location close to the city centre, you won’t be far from the many delights of the Danish capital. The enchanting Nyhavn waterfront district, legendary Tivoli Gardens and the famous Little Mermaid statue are just a few of the attractions within easy reach. [ReadMoreDesk] Don’t miss the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, too. Then there’s Tallinn, with it’s UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town and architectural gems including the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Palace. Your time in Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital is sure to whet your appetite for the next stop on your itinerary, St Petersburg. This stylish Russian city is renowned for its treasure trove of iconic landmarks, such as Peterhof Palace, the elaborate Church on the Spilled Blood, and the magnificent Catherine Palace. An overnight stay affords time to marvel at St Petersburg’s spectacular sights; stop-by world-renowned museums such as the Hermitage; and even enjoy an evening at the magical Russian ballet. 

Returning to Scandinavia, a wonderful weekend in Sweden will begin with scenic cruising of the Stockholm Archipelago, passing between a collection of nearly 30,000 rocky islands and islets en route to the capital, Stockholm. Here 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 then head to UNESCO-listed Visby, a living medieval museum of centuries-old buildings and magnificent churches, on the beautiful island of Gotland, before a day in Fred. Olsen’s homeland brings a fitting finalé to your adventure. In Oslo – the Norwegian capital – you’ll find artistic and aesthetic attractions at every turn; be sure to pay particular attention to Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Polar Ship Museum, the Akershus Fortress and the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Your Itinerary

  • An unforgettable fortnight featuring calls at six stunning destinations in five different countries, including four captivating capitals and the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’, this rewarding journey of city discovery presents memorable sights and experiences at every turn.
  • Visits to three Scandinavian capitals offer chances to marvel at the castles and palaces of Copenhagen; delve into the Royal heritage and pop culture of Stockholm; experience scenic cruising of the Stockholm Archipelago; see Edvard Munch’s The Scream at Oslo’s National Gallery; and more.
  • You’ll visit the Swedish island of Gotland to explore the UNESCO-listed medieval town of Visby too; and enjoy four days in the Baltic, with overnight stays in Tallinn – Estonia’s medieval capital – and stylish St Petersburg affording time to marvel at some of the region’s most famous landmarks.
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