St. Petersburg, Russia

The Baltic

For centuries the Baltic region was fought over by Vikings, Slavs, and Teutons who sought dominance over this strategic, thousand-mile-long trade route. Between the 12th and 17th centuries, the German-based Hanseatic League established and maintained a trade monopoly in the Baltic and throughout northern Europe, ensuring the sage passage of goods for every member country. Among the more than 100 alliance participants were major port cities and towns that evolved into magnificent architectural and cultural centers. This Hanseatic heyday is revealed in the old towns of Gdansk, Riga, Tallinn, and Stockholm on our Baltic cruise, and you’ll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Visby, the ‘city of roses and ruins,’ and discover the natural beauty of Germany’s Sylt Island. 

Upcoming The Baltic Expeditions

  • St. Petersburg, Russia

    Best of the Baltic

    July 4July 18, 2019

    Discover the scenic beauty of Bornholm Island; visit Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once trading center of the Hanseatic League; and tour the historic districts of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallinn.

Past The Baltic Expeditions

  • Sylt Island, Germany

    Best of the Baltic

    July 14July 30, 2017

    Discover the scenic beauty of Bornholm Island; visit Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once trading center of the Hanseatic League; tour the historic districts of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallin; and enjoy a daylight transit of the 61-mile Kiel Canal.

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