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Explore beautiful destinations on an incredible cruise to Scandinavia and Russia. Discover the rich history, nature, and culture of northern Europe and the royal city of St. Petersburg on these awe-inspiring itineraries.
Cruises to Scandinavia and Russia depart from Southampton, England, and Amsterdam, Holland, heading north and east into the Baltic Sea and its many splendid ports. Depending on your itinerary, you’ll discover well-preserved Viking villages, winding water-formed fjords, and formerly royal and iconic port cities like St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Stockholm, to name a few.
As the former imperial capital of Russia for over 200 years, St. Petersburg offers visitors an immersive glimpse into its historic royal opulence through architecture, art, and culture. Attend a ballet performance at the Mariinsky Theatre, first opened in 1860, where legendary composers such as Tchaikovsky premiered some of their best works. Visit the Fabergé Museum, where a collection of over 4,000 artifacts is highlighted by nine of the iconic hand-crafted eggs, made with priceless jewels, gold, and precious stones. Explore the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, founded by Catherine the Great and home to many rare antiquities and prized possessions of the former Russian Empire.
Start your day with a stroll through Stockholm’s waterfront Strandvägen, where you will see the elaborate architectural detail of historic sites like the Bünsow House, and many of the city’s most regal residences. Take a guided canal tour throughout the city’s waterways for a unique visual vantage point and perspective. Explore the iconic neighborhood of Gamla Stan, originally built in the 13th century, where cafes, shops, and some of Stockholm’s biggest attractions highlight this historic old town. Venture to Rosendals Trädgård, a sprawling and quiet public garden, located on the island of Djurgården, where you’ll also find many museums, an amusement park, and other attractions. Before heading back to your ship, dine on traditional Swedish fried herring and enjoy a small glass of Snaps, a spice-infused vodka drink that pairs perfectly with local fish.
In Tallinn, Estonia you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you marvel at the detailed and delicate preservation of much of the city’s original historic structures in the city’s Old Town. Walk through historic Town Hall Square and treat yourself to a traditional salmon stew and coffee at Cafe Maiasmokk, the city’s oldest eatery of its kind, dating back to 1864. Head to the observation deck of the 1,000-foot tall Tallinn TV Tower, where you can take in unprecedented panoramic views of the city and Gulf of Finland. While there, find some thrills on the Walk on the Edge experience, which allows you to walk along the tower’s outdoor terrace ledge while harnessed in for safety.