ESTONIA PORTS AND CITIES
Baltic Cruise to Saaremaa Island - Estonia
Cruise to the centre of the Baltic Sea, to Saaremaa Island's attractions including Angla Windmill Hill, the 17th century Bell Tower at Kihelkonna, the manor house house at Loona and the ruins of Maasi Castle.
Baltic Cruise to Tallinn, the Medieval Jewel in Estonia's Crown
Estonia's cruise port Tallinn is also a fascinating medieval capital. This multi-faceted jewel of a city and its architecture – a legacy of Teutonic, Polish and Russian rule – will have your eyes on stalks, from the spectacular onion domes of the Nevski Russian Orthodox Cathedral to the Baroque Toompea Castle (home of the Estonian Parliament) and the elaborate Gothic façade of the 13th century Raekoda, Europe's oldest town hall. The magnificent St Mary's Cathedral, with its display of more than 100 coats of arms, is also worth a visit – but do take time out just to stroll the winding streets and cobbled squares of the city's atmospheric old town, where you will find exquisite amber jewellery, fine lacework and gorgeous woollen jackets at bargain prices. Visit the workshops in Catherine's Passage to watch artisans creating leatherwork, jewellery and ceramics, or simply retire to a pavement café and relax while enjoying alfresco performances from brass bands, string quartets and strolling players.