Northern Europe
Seaside Capitals of the Baltic
Discover great cities of the Baltic, diving deep into the region’s history as you explore ancient neighborhoods, modern museums, grand architecture and World Heritage Sites.
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Program No. 21520RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

A sea teeming with cod and herring, on whose shores could be found rich supplies of lumber, iron and salt, it’s no wonder the Baltic was the object of many nations’ economic and political desires. The Vikings built a trade empire around it, the Hanseatic League grew wealthy from it and Denmark and Sweden fought wars for “dominium maris baltici,” control of the Baltic. On this voyage, experience seven beautiful and deeply historic cities that reflect and carry on the Baltic’s fascinating story.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles at a time and standing for up to 90 minutes; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover and compare the cosmopolitan capital cities of Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm.
  • Explore the palaces of the tsars in Saint Petersburg and examine the treasures of the State Hermitage Museum.
  • Learn about the powerful Hanseatic League of cities and merchant guilds in the German seaport of Rostock.
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