Scandinavian & Baltic cruises offer a wonderfully inspiring and cultural alternative to the sun filled cruise destinations of the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but it does not mean you are not entitled to a good time and fun bringing out the best of each Baltic Sea port of call. Finding the perfect tour to keep the kids entertained, parents relaxed and everyone happy is often a time consuming task filled with many questions.
We wanted to give you a hand with our expertise and experience creating tours for both younger and older children from medieval activities of archery and Viking heritage entertainment to creative workshops of marzipan modelling and active farm visits. All this is integrated to your itinerary of must-have sights of local culture and treats with a lot of extra planning for a flexible program at your own pace fitting in nap-times and breaks for an enjoyable family vacation around the Baltic Sea.
On top of that, we make sure to pair your party with a passionate private guide with an inviting local insight, take you back to cruise harbor on time for your ship and offer a multiple city tour package discount so you are able to nothing more than relax and leave the planning of your holiday to us.
Children’s Discounts: 3 year old and under and free, 15% discount ages 4-12.
Our list of preferred private tours for a family friendly itinerary on your Baltic Sea cruise:
Copenhagen Panoramic Tour & Tivoli Amusement Park Adventure
Scenic Stockholm, Vasa Museum & Skansen Adventure
Oslo City Tour with Viking Ship & Folk Museum Experience
Helsinki City Tour, Winter Wonderland Experience & Ice Bar
Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour & Viking Village Adventure
Tallinn Family Shore Excursion & Marzipan Workshop
Husky Farm & Scenic Tallinn Tour
This is a fair reminder by The Washington Post for all adventurous cruise holiday and city break lovers, why there is yet another reason to pack your bags this summer and hit the Baltic & Scandinavian destinations - due to the strong dollar, you can splurge on a taxi in Sweden, book a fantastic accommodation for your Baltic Sea pre-cruise stay in Copenhagen or have a guilty-free day of shopping & sampling the local delicacies, but all that after you try out the must-see sights on our inspirational city and shore excursions by passionate local guides bringing out the best of Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Riga and our new home in Oslo, Norway!
Book all your local private tours for an entertaining overview of the local culture, history and modern day quirks with us at Estonian Experience!
For the selection of tours in the Baltics & Scandinavia, please see:
Read the full article- The Washington Post
Tallinn Medieval Old Town, Estonia
Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark
Helsinki Panorama, Finaland
Striking Art Nouveau collection in Riga, Latvia
Charming Stockholm Old Town, Sweden
Captivating Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway
A few tips for a successful Baltic Sea cruise – by Estonian Experience well-wishing team at the Baltics
Our small team delights in introducing you to the very best of each Baltic Sea port though our unique family of passionate guides and personalized approach. We are excited to show off our knowledge in an entertaining way hoping to make your touring experience with us a memorable one.
Here are a few tips how you can take the most out of your first Baltic cruise getting acquainted to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Riga, Tallinn and Helsinki with a little pre-cruise advice from us.
Make your shore excursion fit you, not the other way around
Whether you are a DIY explorer, delight in hassle-free discoveries on a customized private tour or fall somewhere in-between with your own personal needs and requirements, make sure you choose the services most suitable for you. Families with young children often feel relaxed and can enjoy themselves in the comfort of a private tour, being flexible on itinerary and pace. Others with special interests would again revel in taking a tour off the beaten path to their passion, be it religion, arts or nature. And if you have never been to the Baltics, the best way to cross it off your bucket list is to experience the must-see attractions using the know-how of a local tour operator.
Smart Shoes & layered clothing
Pick your battles, trying to out your new pair of shoes isn´t one of the things you should be doing on your Baltic cruise. Whatever the port, from Tallinn to Stockholm, you are likely to be doing a lot of walking on cobbled streets, make sure you and your family packs comfortable footwear.
Layered clothing is the best way to make sure you are prepared for the unpredictable weather conditions of the Nordic summer. An insightful Estonian proverb says: “Eyes of summer, teeth of winter.” By extension it means that no matter how beautiful and warmly enticing the weather might appear, you can’t trust it. So please make sure you have something with you for both puddle walks and strolls in the baking sun.
Most of all, enjoy yourself and the city you are in by taking in the local delights, sights and the infectious spirit of passion for their town by Estonian Experience tour guides on a once-in-a-lifetime experience in and around the Baltic Sea.