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Cruising Scandinavia & the Baltic Sea

Denmark to Helsinki - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
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Embark on a 10-day luxurious cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville from Copenhagen and discover the hidden gems of the Baltic Sea. Immerse yourself in the medieval streets of Gudhjem on the island of Bornholm and savor local Danish delicacies. Explore the historic city of Gdansk in Poland, with its fascinating architecture and World War II history. Experience the Viking heritage of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland and indulge in the vibrant culture of Riga, Latvia. Discover the beauty of Stockholm's 14-island archipelago and sample local Nordic specialties. Visit the picturesque Aland Islands in Finland and explore the charming streets of Tallinn, Estonia. This unforgettable voyage will leave you with lasting memories.
Helsinki Cathedral illuminated at dusk overlooking Senate SquareOld Town in Gdansk, PolandA winter view of Riga, Latvia.City view of Stockholm, SwedenA moment of stillness in CopenhagenStriking skyline of old town Tallinn, Estonia
  • Uncover Bornholm's medieval charm and Danish delicacies
  • Explore Gdansk's diverse history from WWII sites to the Solidarity Movement
  • Experience Visby's Viking heritage & scenic countryside on Gotland & Sweden
  • Soak up the eclectic mix of architecture & culture in Latvia, Riga
  • Visit Stockholm's Old Town & cultural sites in the "Venice of the North"
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Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark | Embark

Start your luxury cruise from Copenhagen this afternoon. Enjoy a welcome reception with fellow guests onboard in the evening.

Day 2: Bornholm Island | Strategic Outpost

Uncover the hidden gem of Bornholm Island after departing from Copenhagen. Wander through the quaint streets of Gudhjem, savor authentic Danish dishes, and delve into the local traditions and artisanal skills amidst the island's picturesque landscapes. Venture into nearby villages or tour the ancient Hammershus fortress to gain insights into Bornholm's fascinating past and architectural wonders.

Day 3: Gdansk, Poland | Harborside History

Come ashore to discover the old and new facets of Gdansk, a historic Polish port city that bore the devastating brunt of World War II’s opening chapter. Here, you might explore the Old Town’s Golden Gate, Artus Court, Gdansk Town Hall, St. Mary’s Church, and Neptune’s Fountain before strolling along the Moltawa River. Alternatively, you might visit the Museum of the Second World War, take a scenic countryside drive, and pay an introspective visit to the Stutthof concentration camp. Or, traverse the Brick Gothic Srodmiescie district to the European Solidarity Center, where you learn about the Solidarity Movement and see where the August Agreements were signed. Yet another option might be to visit the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, followed by a lunch of local specialties.

Day 4: Gotland Island, Sweden | Medieval Walls of Visby

Today, explore the Swedish island of Gotland, coming ashore in the Hanseatic walled city of Visby. Here, you might delve into the city’s rich Viking and medieval heritage, embark on a bike tour of local landmarks and a botanical garden, or journey through the charming countryside, taking in the daily rhythm of island life and admiring the charming countryside along the way.

Day 5: Riga, Latvia | Art Nouveau Capital

Disembark to soak up the charms of Latvia’s quirky capital. Riga juxtaposes its wooden buildings, Art Nouveau architecture, and medieval Old Town with trendy dining, modern art, and bar scenes. Today, you might join a walking tour of the Old Town and attend an organ concert in the Dome Cathedral, or perhaps combine your walking tour with a visit to the Art Nouveau Museum. Foodies might opt for a visit to the bustling Central Market followed by a hands-on cooking class. For a more active experience, a bike ride may take you through Riga’s Old Town and the park-like Great Cemetery.

Day 6: Stockholm, Sweden | Scenic Archipelago

Explore Stockholm, a vibrant capital set amid a labyrinthine 14-island archipelago. Dive into this “Venice of the North” with a walking tour of the Old Town’s Storkyrkan (cathedral), Stortorget (square), and Royal Palace. Alternately, explore Stockholm City Hall, with its iconic spire featuring the Swedish national coat of arms. Or, tour a 17th-century Swedish warship at the Vasa Museum, followed by a drive through the city center. Finally, you may opt for a culinary sampling of local Nordic specialties.

Day 7: Aland Islands, Finland | Independent Enclave

Today, your expedition takes you to the Finnish Aland Islands, a Swedish-speaking archipelago that convenes its own parliament and flies its own flag. This scenic enclave of sandy beaches and winding paths is a popular holiday destination among Northern Europeans in the know. Arriving in the capital of Mariehamn, you might take in the picturesque bays and an open-air museum chronicling farm life in the 19th century. Alternatively, you may choose to hike the island’s panoramic coast.

Day 8: Helsinki | Nature & Architecture

Uncover the charms and traditions of Helsinki, a political, intellectual, and cultural capital renowned for its fiercely independent artists and architects. Today, you might explore Embassy Park, Helsinki Cathedral, the Parliament House, the National Museum of Finland, the new Opera House, historic Finlandia Hall, the unique underground Temppeliaukio Church, and the Sibelius Monument. Or, opt for a private boat tour through the islands outside the Finnish capital, pausing at Suomenlinna Island, home to an imposing 18th-century military fortification.

Day 9: Tallinn, Estonia | Picturesque Capital

Disembark in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, its cobblestoned medieval streetscapes intermingling historic churches with chic restaurants. Here, you might take in the Old Town’s Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Dome Hill, Town Hall and St. Mary’s Cathedral, capping your excursion off with a sampling of medieval dishes. Alternatively, you might opt for a brisk bog walk through an enchanting forest or a tour of a historic manor house in Lahemaa National Park with a sampling of Estonian vodka. Your ship cruises back to Helsinki overnight.

Day 10: Helsinki | Disembark

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After breakfast, bid farewell to your ship and crew, and transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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Le Dumont-d'Urville Ship
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