Unveiling the Baltic's Timeless Treasures: Embark on an Adventurous Journey Exploring Historic Sights on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Cruise

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Join us on an historic cruise through the Baltics! Prepare yourself for an adventure through the annals of time as you immerse yourself in the rich history that awaits you at every port of call.

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71 Nyhavn Hotel

Located on Copenhagen's waterfront in the Nyhavn District, this converted 1805 brick warehouse boats high-end amenities and views of the harbor.

Nimb Hotel

A landmark in Tivoli Gardens, with a fairytale facade, 38 unique rooms, a rooftop pool and a raft of restaurants.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

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Grand Hôtel

Experience timeless elegance and unparalleled luxury at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, where historical grandeur, breathtaking waterfront views and world-class hospitality create an extraordinary escape in the heart of the city

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Day 1: Copenhagen

Unveiling the Baltic's Timeless Treasures: Embark on an Adventurous Journey Exploring Historic Sights on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Cruise - Day 1: Copenhagen

As you step foot in this regal city, be prepared to be surrounded by architectural wonders steeped in history. Explore the resplendent Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish royal family and a testament to their majestic heritage. Stroll through the cobblestone streets of Nyhavn, where picturesque 17th-century townhouses line the waterfront, reminding us of Denmark's seafaring past.

Day 2: Warnemunde

green lighthouse on a small island and a sailboat moored nearby with the sails down

Continue your voyage to Warnemunde, a charming seaside resort with a fascinating history. Discover the historic lighthouse, a local landmark, and the quaint fishermen's houses that have stood the test of time. Delight in the elegant promenade and sandy beaches, where distinguished guests once relaxed, soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.

Day 3: Gdynia

large old ship docked at sunset

Arrive in Gdynia, a port city with a proud maritime tradition. Immerse yourself in its past as you visit the Gdynia Naval Museum, showcasing the city's naval history through carefully preserved artifacts and exhibitions. Take a leisurely stroll along the bustling waterfront, where ships from around the world used to grace the shores.

Day 4: Klaipeda

interior of a castle museum in candle light

Step ashore in Klaipeda, Lithuania's oldest city. Explore the remnants of the Castle Museum, which once guarded the city against invaders. Wander the quaint Old Town, replete with elegant timber-framed houses, echoing centuries of trade and cultural exchange.

Day 5: Riga

ornate exterior of a building

Continue your journey to Riga, the capital of Latvia, brimming with captivating historical treasures. Discover the captivating Art Nouveau architecture that adorns the city's streets, reflecting its booming era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visit the impressive Riga Castle, a medieval fortress that has witnessed countless historical events.

Day 6: Helsinki

white building with stairs and many bronze statues

Arrive in Helsinki, Finland's cultural hub. Uncover the rich history of Finland at the National Museum, where exhibits ranging from prehistoric times to modern-day provide a comprehensive understanding of the nation's past. Delight in the neoclassical Senate Square, an exquisite architectural ensemble that pays homage to Finland's Russian and Swedish influences.

Day 7: Kotka

small old motor boat on calm waters at sunset

Set foot in Kotka, a charming coastal city known for its maritime heritage. Embark on a journey through the Maritime Centre Vellamo, an architectural masterpiece housing fascinating maritime exhibitions that reflect the enduring relationship between the city and the sea. Be captivated by the Kotka Old Port, once a bustling trade hub contributing to the city's historical significance.

Day 8: Visby

white castle through trees

Arrive in Visby, Sweden's medieval treasure trove. Wander through the enchanting streets of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, surrounded by perfectly preserved medieval walls. Explore the ruins of the 13th-century Visby Cathedral and immerse yourself in the captivating history that pervades every corner of this timeless city.

Day 9: Stockholm

people stroll down small street with colorful buildings

As your journey nears its end, disembark in Stockholm, the epitome of grandeur and history. Visit the magnificent Royal Palace, where centuries of Swedish royalty have resided, and feel the weight of history bearing down upon you. Stroll along Gamla Stan, the old town, and lose yourself in narrow cobblestone streets lined with medieval architecture.

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