If you want to experience the old world style of Northern Europe a Baltic cruise is a great option.
Baltic Cruises offer cruisers the opportunity to visit areas that are rich in architectural style and history. Don’t forget where your going though, Northern Europe has cold winters. Be sure to plan to go between May and September to ensure that you enjoy the mildest weather and the summer’s late sunsets.
The summer is a time of celebration throughout much of Northern Europe and especially in the old capital of the Russian empire, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is the northern most city on many Baltic Cruise holidays. From mid-May to mid-July the people of St. Petersburg celebrate ‘white nights’ or late sunsets and early sunrises with a massive city wide art festival that offers free admissions to many museums and exhibits.
You may also want to visit the palace square in St. Petersburg, or one of the cities many historic museums, parks, and cathedrals while you are there.
COPENHAGEN IS ANOTHER POPULAR BALTIC DESTINATION
Copenhagen is another popular Baltic destination. On the Copenhagen shoreline you will find the famed statue of “The Little Mermaid” which draws thousands of visitors, and the Strøget, a car-free street containing many stores and restaurants. A short walk down the Strøget leads to the Kongens Nytorv. Kongens Nytorv, with its cobbled streets and gardens, this is the finest and largest square in Copenhagen.
Here you will find the Charlottenborg Palace, Tott Palace, and the Royal Danish Theater, as well as the Kongen Nytorv Metro Station for ease in reaching other Copenhagen destinations.
Stockholm is the second most visited city in the Nordic countries, and also a popular port of call for Baltic Cruises due to it’s rich history. Stockholm’s oldest area, Gamla Stan, is truly a must see for the many royal palaces and the Den Gyldene Freden Restaurant.
The restaurant, established in 1722, is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the ‘oldest restaurant.’ The Swedish Academy, known for choosing the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, meets there occasionally to eat lunch. Another must-see in Stockholm is the home of the Swedish Royal Family, Drottningholm castle.