Braemar, Capital Cities of the Baltic ex Southampton Return

EU Scandinavia & Baltic

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13 Night Cruise sailing from Southamptom roundtrip aboard Braemar.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Southamptom roundtrip aboard Braemar.

Experience cultural discovery at its finest as you visit five incredible cities in five different countries – including three magnificent Baltic capitals – in less than two weeks. With iconic attractions appearing at every turn, from opulent palaces to world-famous ballet, you’re in for an enriching 13-night adventure filled with highlights.

Visits to a trio of captivating capital cities are sure to provide some of the most memorable sights and experiences on this immersive, in-depth exploration of the Baltic. In Denmark, the delights of cosmopolitan Copenhagen await. The colourful, 17th century Nyhavn waterfront district, Little Mermaid statue and legendary Tivoli Gardens are within easy reach of Braemar’s central docking location. Elsewhere, Rosenburg Castle and the impressive Christiansborg and Amalienborg palaces represent Copenhagen’s rich Royal heritage. Enticing Helsinki is yours to explore, with its insightful galleries and museums, Art Nouveau architecture and unique attractions such as the Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Visiting the Finnish capital affords an opportunity to relax and breathe in the invigorating steam of a traditional smoke sauna too, for an altogether authentic experience. There’s also Estonia’s fairytale-esque capital, Tallinn. With a day to wander the city’s cobbled streets, you could delight in the medieval structures of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the striking Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and Kadriorg Palace. Show less
Your exciting journey of Baltic discovery takes you to the stunning Russian city of St Petersburg too, for an overnight stay to savour. Sailing the picturesque River Neva will present you with views of glorious, golden-domed structures, before two days in the ‘Jewel in the Baltic Crown’ allows ample time to take in its collection of world-famous landmarks. Star attractions include Peterhof Palace, the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaacs Cathedral: a guided walking tour is the best way to see them all. Don’t miss the Hermitage and Faberge Museum too; and, for a very special cultural experience, the chance to see, hear and feel the emotion of an evening at the Russian ballet. Finally, a full day in the seaside resort of Travemünde offers rich rewards, whether you take the opportunity to visit traditional German shops, markets and cafés found merely walking distance from your ship’s gangway; or perhaps venture further afield on a tour to UNESCO-listed Lübeck, a 12th century gem boasting over 1000 fascinating historical sites. Upon departure from Travemünde, scenic cruising of the size-restricted Kiel Canal rounds off your holiday in unforgettable style.

Highlights of this cruise:

Copenhagen, Denmark
With its vibrant atmosphere, modern culture and beautiful architecture, Copenhagen is the essence of Scandinavian cool. One of Europe's oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and most cosmopolitan. Its narrow streets are always busy with welcoming locals and are lined with colourful cafes, bars, shops and places to eat. Its bridges ring with cycling commuters and the pristine waterways make visiting this city a wonderful experience.

The historic centre of Denmark’s capital, an 18th-century rococo district, is home to the Royal Family’s Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels. The Little Mermaid sculpture at Langelinje Pier is a must-visit attraction too.

Nyhavn – Copenhagen’s 17th century waterfront and canal – is home to a number of wooden ships and many brightly coloured 17th and 18th century townhouses that have been converted into bars and restaurants.

Helsinki, Finland
Finland's capital since 1812, built on a peninsula amid a cluster of islands, stately Helsinki is The Daughter of the Baltic.This striking seaside port is surrounded by uplifting natural landscapes that are easily accessible from each area of the city. The opportunities to get out and about includes boating around the archipelago islands, hiking Helsinki’s forests or strolling its beaches, smart parks and gardens.

The port also boasts a UNESCO-listed sea fortress just a short distance from the shore, which is worth the short ferry journey to explore its historic walls and gates.

Senate Square, one of Finland’s most photographed places, is home to fine examples of neoclassical architecture, including unique designs from renowned architect, Carl Ludvig Engel. Other architectural delights include the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, the imposing concert hall, Musiikkitalo, and the Temppeliaukio, an astonishing rock-carved church. Helsinki's stunning train station built in 1919, also demands discovery.

Finnish cuisine can be found across the city, from the historic kauppahalli (covered market) to popular, creative bistros. Locally-sourced reindeer, elk, bear, Arctic char and snow grouse, often find their way onto the menu.

St. Petersburg, Russia
The jewel in the Baltic crown and Russia's most European city, elegant St Petersburg was the imperial capital for two centuries, and Tsar Peter the Great's 'Window on the West'. The sheer grandeur of the city, and its revolutionary spirit, never fail to impress.

Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great – immortalised by the city's iconic Bronze Horseman statue – St Petersburg remains Russia's cultural centre. The Mariinsky Theatre hosts world-class opera and ballet, and the State Russian Museum showcases a wide collection of superb Russian art.

St Petersburg is utterly captivating, with baroque palaces, wide elegant streets, ornate bridges and broad curving canals – the city is built on 40 islands at the mouth of the River Neva. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, is 5km long and lined with cafés, bars and restaurants mixed in with upmarket hotels and sumptuous shops.

On Neva embankment, the Winter Palace, with over a thousand rooms, is the most magnificent of six buildings that make up the Hermitage Museum. It is one of 125 museums and galleries, including the imposing seafront Peterhof Royal Palace and Park. The city is enchanting during the “White Nights” of midsummer, when a brief twilight blends into dawn, and street entertainment lasts throughout the long days and short, white nights.

Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea, is unquestionably one of Europe's most magical capitals. This ancient Hanseatic city is justifiably proud of its beautiful churches, solid limestone houses and well-preserved cobbled streets.

Toompea Hill, with its medieval houses and alleyways, is the oldest part, and at its foot substantial remains of the city wall can still be seen, surrounded by well-maintained parks. The medieval town hall is one of the best preserved in northern Europe, and the weathercock, Gamle Toomas, is an enduring symbol of Tallinn.

The astonishing, ornate, 19th century Alexander Nevskij Cathedral was built when Estonia was part of Tsarist Russia. Kadriorg’s Castle was built by an earlier Tsar, Peter the Great, and now houses part of the Estonian Museum of Art. The “Peek into the Kitchen” tower has an exhibition of Tallinn’s military history.

Travemünde, Germany
Beautiful and historic Travemünde is a short journey from the centre of this magnificent Lübeck, the former capital of the Hanseatic League.

Travemünde is a coastal suburb of Lübeck - a magnificent UNESCO-listed town steeped in history and former capital of the Hanseatic League. Home to many wealthy merchants during the Hanseatic era, an array of wonderful gabled houses, stunning churches and public buildings with huge gates, vast towers and gilded steeples were built in Lübeck. These monuments of a by-gone era have to be seen to be believed and all are within easy reach of Travemünde.

If you wish to stay in Travemünde to see what this delightful coastal resort has to offer, you won’t be disappointed. An appealing tourist attraction in its own right, Travemünde is more than just a gateway to Lübeck. With a beautiful beach – famous for its roofed wicker beach chairs and many cafes and restaurants, Travemünde is a great place to relax. Be sure to visit the borough’s lighthouse – the oldest on the German Baltic coast.

Pricing (per person)

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Quad Triple Twin Single

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G - Twin Inside

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E - Twin Outside

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C - Twin Outside

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B - Superior Twin Outside

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BC - Balcony

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M - Single Inside

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K - Single Outside

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JB - Single Balcony Suite

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