Cruising to the Heart of the Baltic
Thanks to smaller-sized Braemar’s ability to cruise straight into the heart of five distinctive destinations in five different countries and bring you closer to an extensive list of extraordinary sights and attractions, you’ll experience the very best of the Baltic on this immersive, in-depth exploration of one of the world’s most captivating regions.
In Denmark, the highlights of the cosmopolitan capital will be within easy reach of your ship’s convenient docking location near to the centre of Copenhagen. [ReadMoreMob] The colourful, 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, famous Little Mermaid statue and the legendary Tivoli Gardens – among the oldest amusement parks on earth – are among the delights found close-by. Don’t miss the chance to delve into Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage too, at Rosenburg Castle and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces. [ReadMoreDesk] Another enticing capital city will then await your exploration in Finland, with Braemar once again bringing you closer to the heart of it all in Helsinki. An abundance of attractions, including several insightful galleries and museums, the unique Kamppi Chapel of Silence and iconic Senate Square – one of Finland’s most photographed locations – via for your attention here, simply head ashore and explore to uncover your pick of the highlights. You can also delight in Helsinki’s stunning natural beauty and even treat yourself to an authentic Finnish sauna experience.
Your journey of Baltic city discovery continues in Russia, where your ship will sail the picturesque River Neva into stunning St Petersburg. Savouring views of traditional golden domes from your ship’s decks will whet your appetite for what to expect to discover during your overnight stay in the ‘Jewel in the Baltic’s Crown’, which boasts ‘must-visit’ landmarks such as Peterhof Palace, the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaacs Cathedral. A guided tour is the best way to see the city’s sights; don’t miss the Hermitage, the Faberge Museum and a chance to enjoy an evening at the Russian Ballet too. From Russia it’s on to Riga, Latvia’s enchanting capital. A wander around Riga’s awe-inspiring Old Town, with its striking art-nouveau architecture and medieval churches, is surely the icing on the cake; while the iconic Freedom Monument makes for an unmissable photo opportunity. The fifth and final Baltic gem on your itinerary is Travemünde, where Braemar docks mere steps away from 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.