Europe aboard NG Orion
Circumnavigating the Baltic Sea
- 14 Days
- NG Orion
- 102 Guests
- Expeditions in: Apr / May
- From $14,840 to $30,850
Discover the historic & idyllic
Explore eight countries united by the Baltic Sea, discover their intertwined histories, and encounter fascinating cultures. Delve deeper through dramatic water approaches, foray into character-filled villages and island stops for quiet walks. Wander along the medieval walled city of Visby, explore dazzling St. Petersburg over two days, dine on local specialties and enjoy private musical performances—or have a deck party in the tranquil Swedish Archipelago. Enjoy ample choices and avenues for exploration in each of the cities. And explore from a privileged vantage point—going by ship allows us to sail routes of the old Hanseatic League, in the paths of early traders and nobles, and it lets us enter the cities as they were meant to be—by sea.
- Venture into the medieval Old Towns of Riga and Tallinn, designated UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Explore the tiny islands along the Finnish and Swedish coasts by kayak or on nature walks
- View one of the world’s greatest art collections at the Hermitage Museum, explore St. Petersburg’s imperial treasures, including the palace of Catherine the First
- Experience the fascinating ancient and contemporary history of eight Baltic countries firsthand
Encounter a kaleidoscope of history and cultures
Though the countries we explore are linked by the Baltic Sea, each is distinctly unique. Fascinating Gdańsk in Poland, the mysterious Hill of Witches in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and the finest collection of art nouveau buildings in beautiful Latvia. Turbulent histories come alive and the painstaking restoration efforts after WWII become all the more meaningful. The musical and artistic heritage found here is astounding and you will encounter many examples for the memory books.
It’s your expedition, you choose how to explore
How you spend your expedition time is vital to us. We want to bring you the best of these Baltic nations in the most engaging ways possible. Every day you can join naturalist or historian-guided hikes; or experiment with camera settings on a leisurely photo-focused walk. Meet the lively characters who make up the contemporary scene in towns along the way. Or simply enjoy the open decks and glorious views from National Geographic Orion.
Travel with some of the best and brightest
The encyclopedic knowledge of our historians adds insight, depth, and clarity to each geography. Our naturalists will describe the geology of these rich coastlines, sharing their knowledge daily. If improving your travel photos is a passion, than we recommend you spend time with the National Geographic photographer and the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic certified photo instructor aboard ship and on walks ashore. Meet the team
|Day 1||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Day 3||Gdańsk, Poland|
|Day 4||Klaipėda, Lithuania|
|Day 5||Visby, Gotland, Sweden|
|Day 6-7||Riga, Latvia|
|Day 8||Tallinn, Estonia|
|Day 9-10||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Day 11||Exploring Coastal Finland|
|Day 12||Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden|
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Important Flight Information
Please talk to an Expedition Specialist before booking your airfare.
Book by Mar. 31, 2017 and receive complimentary airfare on European voyages aboard National Geographic Orion. If you choose not to book your air with us, the savings can be applied as a reduction to your voyage cost. Complimentary airfare is based on round-trip economy group flights from New York to Europe and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Airfare offer is subject to availability; new bookings only. Call for details.
free bar and crew tips included
Travel aboard National Geographic Orion on any European voyage and we will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew.