Saaremaa, Estonia cruises

Kuressaare Castle in Saaremaa, Estonia.
Kuressaare Castle in Saaremaa, Estonia.

Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, and it retains much of the traditions in architecture, costumes and even the local dialect.

The only town is Kuressaare, where the 14th century bishop’s castle is among the best preserved medieval buildings in the Baltic. The beautiful and well preserved old town is also well worth exploring. 

It’s said that Saaremaa is famous for windmills, black rye bread, and strong beer. Once every farm had its own mill, and although many have fallen into disuse, some are now being restored. The flour from the mills was once used for the many types of local bread, which is still made and enjoyed, as is the bottled beer from Saaremaa’s brewery – notably the strong Tehumardi and the Christmas beer that warms up winter evenings.

Cruises to Saaremaa

Panoramic aerial view of Riga with Riga Cathedral and Vansu Bridge,  Riga, Latvia Panoramic aerial view of Riga with Riga Cathedral and Vansu Bridge,  Riga, Latvia Panoramic aerial view of Riga with Riga Cathedral and Vansu Bridge,  Riga, Latvia
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Historic Cities & Islands of Sweden, Estonia & Latvia • L2219A

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Sat 16 Jul 2022
13 nights
  • Explore Stockholm and its beautiful archipelago
  • Take in the medieval old town of Tallinn 
  • Discover famous historic landmarks in a number of cities
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Medieval Baltic Capitals • L2313

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Fri 02 Jun 2023
13 nights
  • An in-depth discovery of Baltic cities and their fascinating medieval history
  • Explore old towns in Tallinn, Riga and Visby - member cities of the Hanseatic League
  • Delight in the gems of Stockholm and Copenhagen