THE BALTICS

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

The Baltics cruise season runs from May-September.  Temperatures are cooler in the beginning and end of the season, with July and August being the most popular months.  St. Petersburg, Russia also celebrates “White Nights” from May-July, which is a phenomenon where the nights are bright from being one of the most northerly cities in the world.

KEY EXPERIENCES

  • Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Stone Church in Helsinki

  • Seven Sisters Falls in Norway

  • Old Town Tallinn in Estonia

  • Tivoli Gardens in Denmark

THINGS TO DO

  • Take in a ballet or folkloric show

  • Shop for Christmas ornaments

  • Visit art galleries and museums

  • WWII tours of history

 

REGIONAL CULINARY DELIGHTS

  • Smoked herring

  • Lingonberry jam

  • Borscht

  • Pork-stuffed cabbage rolls and bacon

  • Savory pancakes

 

BONUS TIP

Be prepared to be on-the-go as Baltic cruises have very minimal days at sea, if any.

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