Explore the natural sites and cities steeped in history of the Baltic Sea during this all-new 12-day cruise aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville.
Your journey will start in the former capital of the tsars, Saint Petersburg. Architectural gems in the Baroque style, churches with domes so elaborate they seem otherworldly, palaces, gardens, canals, and the famous “perspectives” that criss-cross the city: at each street corner of St Petersburg, a new theatrical decor is revealed.
You will visit Tallinn and Visby, emblematic cities of the Hanseatic League, the large trading network that dominated the Baltic Sea for several centuries. Listed as UNESCO Heritage Sites, these once opulent cities still have remarkably well-preserved ramparts, public buildings, merchant houses and warehouses.
You will also discover Riga, capital of Latvia. A unique blend of different architectural styles, the old town will open itself up to you like the pages of a history book.
Further south, Klaipeda, formerly known as Memel, the main port town in Lithuania, is separated only by a narrow channel from the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO Heritage Site, while Kaliningrad, the former capital of East Prussia, will enchant you with the many traces of its glorious past.
Your ship will call in at Gdansk, famous for its amber stone and shipyards, before arriving in Stockholm, your disembarkation port.