A kaleidoscope of fascinating history and cultures

Explore nine countries united by the Baltic Sea, discover their intertwined histories, and encounter fascinating cultures. Delve deeper through dramatic water approaches and 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 throughout the voyage, and cruise through the tranquil Swedish archipelago. Enjoy ample choices and avenues for exploration in each of the cities, and explore from a privileged vantage point. Cruising the Baltic Sea by ship allows us to sail the 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 entered—by river and 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 and explore St. Petersburg’s imperial treasures, including the palace of Catherine the First

  • Encounter history firsthand, from capitals of the Hanseatic League to important WWII sites

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Duration

16 Days

Price

From $18,180 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

May

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BRINGING THE KIDS

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TRAVELING AS A GROUP

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS

Europe & British Isles

Day By Day

Stroll medieval walled cities. Sample regional delicacies. Take in local performances. And enjoy special access to famous sites. Meet the welcoming people of the nations united by the Baltic Sea and learn about their unique histories and contemporary characters. You'll go with the top expedition team that has the knowledge and passion for this region that will kindle yours. Our naturalists will illuminate the geology of these rich coastlines while our historians will add insight, depth, and clarity to each of the fascinating places we explore. Plus, get top shots with the help of a National Geographic photographer.

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Embark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Disembark

Copenhagen, Denmark

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