Baltic Cruises: Top 3 Baltic Cruise Ports for 2016
Explore Baltic Cruises with the CruiseExperts.com in 2016
Baltic Cruises are the best way to explore Northern Europe. See the sea as the Vikings once did and discover some of the most amazing cities, with exciting history and ancient architecture, in the world. There are several port stops include on most Baltic Cruises but these top 3 ports are must see stops in you are going on a Baltic Cruise.
Saint Petersburg, Russia: If you are cruising the Baltics, you must visit the city of Tsar. Russia is full of amazing culture and heritage and Saint Petersburg is one of the best cities in Russia to experience it. Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, thus there are plenty of attractions to keep everyone satisfied. Some favorite sites in Saint Petersburg include the Hermitage, located largely in the Winter Palace, where you can browse through a massive and astonishing art collection. Another must see is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This magnificent church was built by Alexander the III on the spot that his father, Alexander the II, was killed. The medieval architecture of this building is superb and fascinating to say the least. Lastly, the Peter and Paul Fortress, which was once used as a prison, is now a state museum of history and a great place to get started if you want to explore the rich antiquity of Saint Petersburg.
Copenhagen, Denmark: Another must see city on a Baltics Cruise is Copenhagen, the royal capital on Denmark. Copenhagen, once a fishing village for the Vikings, has become one of the most prestigious cities in Northern Europe. Shopping is a must in this city as some of the best designers of today are represented in this town, from local Danish design to Gucci and Vuitton, if you love shopping Copenhagen is the place to be. Art, museums, and galleries flood the streets of Copenhagen too. Some favorites include the Hay House and an incredible modern art museum called Louisiana. Denmark has the world’s oldest monarchy so be prepared to see glorious royal castles, two of which Christiansborg and Rosenborg castles, are located in Copenhagen and are said to be the most beautiful that Denmark has to offer.
Stockholm, Sweden: Coined the Venice of the North or Beauty on the Water, Stockholm is incredibly gorgeous. You will find striking architecture in this city surrounded by water. In fact Stockholm is made up of 14 islands so lots of your traveling in this town may be over bridges and by boat. Take a stroll along the cobblestone streets and explore the many museums and galleries. Stockholm has much to do on any day, with over 150 museums and as many restaurants as Paris per capita, this is a great city to disembark from your cruise. A great place to start your sightseeing in Stockholm is at the Royal Palace, inside you will find several museums and romantic baroque style architecture. Drottningholm Palace is also a must see, one of Stockholms most well preserved palaces and a World Heritage Site, this amazing palace has a Chinese Pavilion, a beautiful park and garden, a theater on its grounds. There is enough to do at this one location to keep you occupied the entire day.
Several Baltic Cruises have all 3 of the ports on their itinerary. Call the CruiseExperts.com today at 1-888-804-CRUISE(2784) and we will find the perfect Baltic Cruise for you! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise!
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