Ideas for day excursions in the Baltic Capital Cities

Cruising is a great way to relax and appreciate all that life has to offer, however, cruising the Baltic can offer so much more, especially when you consider all the stops on your next cruise from Newcastle. Copenhagen (KØbenhavn) has a lot to offer the average traveller, so come prepared to squeeze in as much as you can with the time that you have available to you.

If you are like many who enjoy being adventurous and doing your own thing, exploration is easy with a Copenhagen City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, where you can set your own pace and enjoy a view from up above. Go for a two and a half hour Copenhagen City and Harbour Tour, which promises to expose you to some of the best sights in the city while you relax in a coach or a boat. For a more in-depth view of the city, visitors can sign up for a ninety minute City Tour of Copenhagen, where they can experience some of the more important highlights, up close and personal.

Considered as a Nordic city, Helsinki offers its own brand of history to all of its visitors. A Helsinki Sightseeing Tour, lasting a little less than two hours will take you to some of the more interesting sights in the city, such as the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall and the Parliament building. You may also choose to do the Helsinki Audio City Tour, which invites you to a self guided tour, complete with personal headphones and sound effects that add a spectacular twist to an already interesting experience.

Although St. Petersburg is an integral part of Russia, it prides itself on having many of its own traditions and ideas. Get started with your own Private Grand Tour of St Petersburg, where you can cover as much ground as you wish in a provided car or van complete with a guide that knows it all. Or you could submerge yourself in a Private Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets), where you can see a part of St. Petersburg that you did not know existed. This is one must do excursion on every Baltic cruise from Newcastle.

While it may be difficult to remain focused when visiting Tallinn, especially with all the distractions, a visit to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral from the nineteen century, will be one that is well worth your while. Maybe the base for Scandinavian monks from the twelve hundreds may catch your eye. On the other hand, the home of the Former KGB Headquarters might be of greater interest to you, where you can have some idea of how the Russian government used to be run.

The capital of Sweden (Stockholm) is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Stockholm boasts of its own Hop-on Hop-off Tour that allows you to create your own itinerary, while you witness some of the best sights that Stockholm as to offer. Or let the experienced professionals guide you on a Stockholm in One Day Sightseeing Tour. Yes there is much to see and do on all your stops, say be ready to take full advantage.