Here is the perfect summer break for those looking for a week of cultural discovery in a fascinating region accompanied by just 100 fellow like-minded travellers, excellent Guest Speakers and informative local guides combined with accommodation aboard a superbly comfortable small ship.
The Baltic offers a real cornucopia of delights especially in the summer when after a long winter the region responds to the sun unlike anywhere else and there is a calm and order which makes exploration so enjoyable. Join us aboard the MS Hebridean Sky and witness the spectacle of colour that the sun brings to the northern world. Whether your interest lies in the region’s Viking and Medieval history or the more recent events of the breakaway Baltic States, it is an endlessly intriguing region.
Within a relatively accessible area and over the course of just eight nights we will discover a diverse collection of ports in Sweden, Estonia, Russia and Finland. With the exception of the magnificent city of St Petersburg, which no voyage in the Baltic could omit, we will avoid the major ports in the region and instead head for some charming towns such as Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland, and Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands in the very heart of the Baltic Sea. We also visit the beautiful Estonian island of Saaremaa with its Medieval Episcopal Castle and timeless countryside and picturesque Kotka in southern Finland. In each port of call there will be included guided excursions and in addition we have ensured there are also opportunities to explore independently.