Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic
On this immersive exploration of the Baltic you’ll experience the very best of this captivating region, as Braemar takes you closer to the heart of five diverse, distinctly different destinations in Denmark, Finland, Russia and Germany to uncover an extensive list of extraordinary sights and attractions.
In Copenhagen, a whole host of highlights will be within easy reach of your smaller ship’s convenient docking location near the centre of the cosmopolitan Danish capital. Simply head ashore and explore; the iconic Little Mermaid statue, pretty Nyhavn waterfront district and the world-famous Tivoli Gardens are just a few of delights close-by. Don’t miss the impressive Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, with their rich Royal heritage, too. Then it’s on to Finland for a day in another enticing capital, Helsinki. This vibrant seaside city is easily explored on foot and, with Braemar once again bringing you closer to the heart of the action, your day here is sure to be rewarding. You can head to iconic Senate Square, the centrepiece of Helsinki; admire the collection of ornate art-nouveau architecture; take your pick of fantastic galleries and museums; and visit the intriguing ‘Chapel of Silence’. You can even treat yourself to an authentic Finnish sauna experience. [ReadMore]
Your unforgettable Baltic exploration continues in Russia, with your ship sailing into stunning St Petersburg via the picturesque River Neva. The sight of legendary golden domes and magnificent architecture will offer a taste of what to expect during your overnight stay in the ‘Jewel in the Baltic’s Crown’. Once docked, a fascinating guided tour is the best way to take-in the city’s ‘must-visit’ landmarks, such as Peterhof Palace and the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood. You could stop-by the remarkable Hermitage; savour the sight of St. Isaacs Cathedral; and even enjoy a magical evening at the Russian ballet, too. From Russia you’ll return to Denmark and the beautiful island of Bornholm. Here you’ll have a day to explore the charming cobbled streets of Rønne, with it’s half-timbered houses and pretty churches; or alternatively, tour to the quaint fishing town of Gudhjem or the dramatic ruins of Hammershus Slot. The fifth and final Baltic gem on your itinerary is Travemünde, where Braemar docks mere steps away traditional German shops, markets and cafés. Enjoy a relaxing day here, or perhaps take a tour to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, before embarking on memorable cruise of the size-restricted Kiel Canal.