Uncrowded Baltic

Departed 6th Oct 2019 12 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L1926
Church Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia Church Saviour on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia

Independent Feefo reviews from 2018 sailing:
"Every destination was new for us. From the little mermaid in Copenhagen, the old town in Tallinn and the Frogner sculpture park in Oslo. The highlight had to be the two days in St. Petersburg, which were just magical."

☆☆☆☆☆"I really enjoyed all the destinations. St. Petersburg was the star, but all the other cities were so interesting and there was plenty to explore in all of them."

Visiting the Baltic in autumn offers you a chance to uncover the very best of this remarkably diverse region, at a time when it’s less crowded but no less rewarding. With fewer tourists around and ample time to discover the genuine essence of every destination on your incredible itinerary, you’re in for a simply unforgettable Baltic exploration. [ReadMoreDesk] [ReadMoreMob]

Before venturing into the beautiful Baltic in search of a selection of the region’s most absorbing cities, you’ll enjoy a call at Copenhagen en route. The delightful Danish capital offers plenty to whet your appetite for the sights and highlights to come; attractions to fill your day here include the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces, the pretty Nyhavn waterfront district and Tivoli Gardens – one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Your foray into the Baltic begins in Finland and another attraction-packed capital, Helsinki. You may choose to tour the captivating city centre, stopping by highlights such as Senate Square, the National Museum and the Kamppi Chapel of Silence to name just a few; or opt to marvel the unspoilt natural beauty of the city’s surrounding scenery before continuing onwards to Russia. 

Stylish St Petersburg never fails to impress, but visiting this Russian gem is even more special when you’re less likely to face crowds and queues at the city’s world-famous monuments and landmarks. Make the most your overnight stay in the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ to visit Peterhof Palace and the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood on a fascinating guided tour; stop by the magnificent Hermitage and the Fabergé Museum; and even experience a magical night at the legendary Russian Ballet. Bringing your Baltic adventure to memorable end is Tallinn, Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital. With a full-day to enjoy a leisurely, crowd-free exploration of Tallinn’s UNESCO-listed Old Town – considered one of the best-preserved in Europe – you can take in a wonderland of architectural wonders, including the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Toompea Castle; admire fine examples of Hanseatic merchants’ houses; and see the imposing Kadriorg Palace. All this before you head for home via Oslo – Norway’s culture-rich capital – for opportunities to visit Vigeland and Ekeberg sculpture parks; the Polar Ship Museum; and the National Museum of Art, home to Edvard Munch’s The Scream.