DAY 1 | June 16. Depart for Sweden
DAY 2 | June 17. Stockholm, Sweden
Embark on your luxury cruise aboard Marina in Stockholm. Built upon 14 islands and described by many as “Beauty on Water,” Stockholm displays striking architecture that artfully blends functional design with regal elegance.
DAY 3 | June 18: Tallinn, Estonia
Culturally fascinating and beautifully preserved, Tallinn is the result of avant-garde style fused with medieval charm. Red-roofed homes line cobbled streets and 14th-century churches are ornamented by powerful spires. The Guild Houses, Baroque palaces, famed Apothecary shop and exquisite Town Hall await you in this legendary city.
DAY 4 | June 19: St. Petersburg, Russia
Built by Peter the Great and designed by Italian architects, St. Petersburg is truly a magical metropolis and considered Russia’s window to the West. Boasting European sophistication with an imperial flair, whimsical golden spires, pastel-colored palaces and onion domes complement the city’s vast network of canals and arched bridges. The Peter and Paul Fortress; immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum; and the fabled Catherine’s Palace serve as cultural treasures representing voices from the past, while Russian heritage is depicted through classical ballet pieces and traditional song and dance. Overnight on ship in St. Petersburg.
DAY 5 | June 20: St. Petersburg, Russia
Overnight on ship in St. Petersburg.
DAY 6 | June 21: St. Petersburg, Russia
DAY 7 | June 22: Helsinki, Finland
Like its craggy coastline that twists daringly around picturesque bays, inlets and peninsulas, this young and cutting-edge capital leaves its visitors in awe. Dynamic and captivating, Helsinki is renowned as an international design mecca, where innovative architecture overlooks spacious green parks and open air markets. Harbor cruises float past a breathtaking backdrop of forests and villas, while the celebrated Suomenlinna, a ruined fortification spanning five islands, enchants its visitors. Nearby, resting quietly along the riverfront and lined by delightful red houses, is Porvoo, Finland’s second-oldest town.
DAY 8 | June 23: Riga, Latvia
Cobbled medieval streets, spacious parks and a historic Old Town that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bring a timeless feel to the ever-evolving fairy-tale city of Riga. Once dubbed the “Paris of the East,” the capital of Latvia is today a vibrant metropolis and the largest city in the Baltics.
DAY 9 | June 24: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Originally founded as a fortress in the 13th century; held at times under Prussian, Swedish, Russian and German rule; and currently the third-largest city in Lithuania, Klaipeda claims a truly fascinating and complex history. Scattered remnants can be found in the Old Town, where a single surviving tower of a once glorious red-brick castle remains. Klaipeda is also the springboard to the Curonian Spit, a sprawling sand dune peninsula dating back to prehistoric times and deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DAY 10 | June 25: Cruising the Baltic Sea
DAY 11 | June 26: Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany
One of Europe’s liveliest capitals, Berlin is brimming with cultural landmarks. The grand neoclassical Brandenburg Gate opens onto Unter den Linden, the city’s famed tree-lined boulevard that paves the way to the historical heart of Berlin, and weathered remnants of the iconic Berlin Wall recall the city’s storied past. The port of Warnemünde also delights with its lovely Gothic churches, market square and seaside promenade.
DAY 12 | June 27: Copenhagen, Denmark
Bid farewell to Marina.