Do you know where you’re going next summer? Why not explore the historical, geographically astounding, and culturally rich regions of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic with us? We’re tempting you by highlighting three Northern Europe itineraries that explore some of the most beautiful and compelling destinations this part of the world has to offer, from impressive countries like Russia and Germany to picturesque places like Sweden and Belgium.
You have probably never heard of Tallinn, Estonia, that you can explore on our Scandinavia & Baltic Spectacular itinerary. An ancient, heavily forested and fortified city once ruled by Russian czars, its Medieval Old Town seems straight from a storybook. Estonia is bordered by Latvia and Russia, with a history entrenched in folklore and a musical heritage unlike anywhere on the planet.
Then there is free-thinking Copenhagen in Denmark that we visit on our Baltic Delights voyage. Experience the “green” life in one of the most environmentally friendly cities, whose residents also happen to enjoy among the world’s highest standards of living. Visit Helsinki in Finland, seemingly composed of more water than land, a city that comes alive in the summer with festivities that continue through the evenings. Or enjoy late nights in Oslo and Skjolden under the Midnight Sun before wandering through history in London taking in Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and more on the Scandinavian Capitals & Fjords sailing.
Winter Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia
Whichever of these itineraries you sail with us, be prepared to have an unforgettable experience. Be amazed by the unearthly White Nights of Scandinavian summers, where the sun stays in these northern skies throughout the evening, or the incredible Winter Palace in St. Petersburg which stands testament to the incredible power of Imperial Russia.
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Marvel at the sheer magnitude of it all. The charming Old Towns of Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki. Copenhagen’s picture-perfect Nyhavn Wharf. St. Petersburg’s imperial grandeur and treasure trove of visual and performing arts. Marvel again at the ever-changing panorama of emerald archipelagos, fairytale castles, and immaculately manicured gardens. Six countries in a week, yet nothing feels hurried.
7-day sailings between Copenhagen and Stockholm visiting Tallinn, Estonia; overnight in St. Petersburg, and Helsinki and Mariehamn, Finland departing July 30 and August 16, 2021.
Visit seven magical countries and nine delightful cities as you travel through the Baltic’s most fascinating cultures and breathtaking scenery. Your ship docks close to the center of most ports placing you just steps away from major sights, while an overnight stay in St. Petersburg gives you time to savor more of the imperial city’s wonders.
10-day sailing between Stockholm and Copenhagen visiting Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Gdansk, Poland; and Bornholm, Denmark departing August 16, 2021.
Northern capitals, scenic fjord cruising, and small ship exclusives show you Scandinavia from all points of view. Make the most of your time under the Midnight Sun with late evening departures from Oslo and Skjolden, and an overnight stay at an exclusive small ship moorage right at London’s Tower Bridge. Dazzling capitals alternate with tiny hamlets like Skjolden and Flam, and charming Aalborg, a one-cruise-ship town. Cruise breathtaking Sognefjord and the stunning passages of the Stockholm and Oslo archipelagos on a voyage that is a fairytale dream come true.
12-day sailing between Stockholm and London visiting Copenhagen and Aalborg, in Denmark; Oslo, Skjolden, Flam and Haugesund, Norway departing on August 23, 2021.
From the glittering styles and vibrant harbors of Scandinavia’s capital cities to the hidden coves and ancient mysteries of Northern Europe’s beautiful islands and quaint villages, discover the Baltics aboard Windstar’s small yachts.