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How to do St. Petersburg on your own? - It is actually easy and after the world cup myth buster on Russia maybe more people will feel easier about visiting. Cruise ships normally stay overnight because there is a lot on offer, which means there is a lot for you to figure out here on the banks of the river...
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With so many ships berthed at St Petersburg, and so many tourists in town, venues and functions can sell out. So this tip is to make sure you get what you wanted. Or, to be clear, the Russian Ballet evening does not necessarily mean you are going to see the Bolshoi Ballet at the Bolshoi or any other large...
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Watching a football tournament on a ship is electric. Look how incredibly international cruising is, these are the ships stopping in St Petersburg during the current World Cup, and Russia has other ports. Having been on board a ship for a World Cup and other great sporting events, I can tell you the atmosphere is fantastic. The World Cup...
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While the others went round the Fields of Mars and the church (entrance not included in the St Petersburg Explorer), as we were left on our own, we went rogue and crossed the river. We were not the only ones who crossed the bridge to the Peter & Paul Fortress. We had just enough time for an overview and to know...
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Pronounced Clay-peda, Klaipeda is an unusually ice free port situated at the edge of the Baltic Sea and the Curonian Lagoon. Baltic tribes have inhabited the area since the 7th century which more recently has been controlled by successive German states until the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. In 1923 the Klaipėda Revolt saw it added to Lithuania (apart from a brief...
Vasa Museum is easy to find, cross on the ferry, walk up past Tivoli, round to the left past the Abba Museum and it is another eight minutes on, near the water.  The Vasa Museum is a part of the Swedish National Maritime Museums, receiving over 1.5million guests a year. The new building houses a huge battle ship that over...
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Often mentioned and visited in the TV drama The Bridge, Gothenburg, is a major city in Sweden. It sits on the Göta clv river, on the country's west coast and is an important Swedish seaport with Dutch-style canals, a hip café and bar culture and a backdrop of leafy streets. It truly is a beautiful city to enjoy walking round, but...
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Kalundborg is a charming town, founded around 1150 by historic war hero Esbern Snare, and is within easy access to some of the grandest Viking historic sites in Denmark. It is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Denmark; a peek into the genuine Denmark. The friendly, warm hospitable people make the visit worth while. It is a place...
Fredericia (and Middelfart) joined since 1935 by a bridge across the Little Belt, is used by Marella & Oceana ships and a few others. It is a port in Denmark on some Baltic routes and has some blue flag beaches and a very special model town.Ships Dock Here - Google Map position It is a fortress town named after Denmark’s...
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Helsingborg has a metro and bus system and you will need to buy a YoYo card, like a one day travel card which you can get in many places and central station. Then you can use public transport. Ships Dock Here - Google Map position In Helsingborg, the self proclaimed friendliest city in Sweden, there is a fun park on the...
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