A European cruise vacation is the best way to experience the history, the landmarks and the culture of Europe. Cruise Scandinavia, Russia & the Baltic to explore the stunning Baltic capitals, the gilded beauty of St. Petersburg, Russia, roam the volcanic landscapes of Iceland, and stroll the charming cityscapes of Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Explore the wonders of far-off lands, where Vikings and czars reigned. Travel back in time to medieval Tallinn, and stand in awe of Catherine Palace. Walk the medieval streets in Stockholm’s Gamla Stan, and have your breath taken away by the pristine beauty of the Norwegian Fjords. Immerse yourself in the beauty of coastal Norway, visit a stone-age farm in Stavenger, and enjoy scenic cruising along the snow-capped mountains of Geiranger Fjord.
Along with the beauty and history of Northern Europe, sample more than three million works of art in the collection at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. View the masterpiece The Scream in Oslo, and enjoy the tradition of Norwegian artisans in the galleries of Hadeland Glassworks. North of Copenhagen, discover Kronburg Castle, made famous by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the first structure in St. Petersburg built by Peter the Great, and recall imperial history at the Reichstag in Berlin.
Indulge in the local culture and cuisine of Scandinavia & Russia. Visit the cozy craft cottages of North Cape, where you can shop for Christmas ornaments year-round. Spend an evening at the Russian ballet, or watch a folkloric show in St. Petersburg. Toast to your good fortune with vodka served in a frozen glass at Stockholm’s world-famous ice bar, and pour fresh syrup on homemade pancakes in the charming Gjáargardur guesthouse in the Faroe Islands, Denmark.
One of the best things about Europe is that there are seemingly endless ports of call making it easy for you to explore more historic European cities and countries in one fantastic vacation.
Europe – Scandinavia & Russia Departure Ports and Ports of Call
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