One Day in Stockholm, Sweden: Perfect Itinerary From A Cruise Ship

rover with boats and buildings on bank seen during one day in stockholm

I loved my day in Stockholm and was utterly seduced by its setting and its medieval old town. With its Baltic Sea archipelago, Stockholm boasts the most spectacular approach of any port that I have visited on a cruise.

If like me, you are visiting Sweden’s capital as part of a cruise and have only 24 hours or less to seek out the best bits, you will need to make some tough choices. To help you make the most of your day in Stockholm, here are some essential practical tips, including how to get from the cruise terminal, and my pick of what to see and do.

One Day in Tallinn: Sightseeing Itinerary from a Cruise

red roofs of tallinn with church spire and cruise ship in distance

This is a tale of two cities.

Visitors justifiably swoon over Tallinn for its perfectly intact medieval centre. Founded in 1154, it lies on the northern coast of Estonia and is the country’s hub for culture and tourism, as well as its capital.

But there is more to Tallinn’s charms than its UNESCO-listed Old Town. Cross its railway tracks and you will discover a very different side of the city. Telliskivi Creative City with its street art, craft beer and designer studios, and the iconic wooden buildings of Kalamaja offer a refreshing alternative to the cutesy appeal of Tallinn’s medieval centre.

One Day in Helsinki from a Cruise Ship: A Free Self-Guided Walking Tour

row of brightly coloured houses at start of helsinki self-guided walking tour

Do you have just one day in Helsinki, visiting the city on a cruise? Here’s how to make the best of your day in Finland’s capital on a self-guided walking tour.   I wasn’t sure what to expect from a day in Helsinki from my Baltic Capitals cruise. In the words of one friend, Finland’s […]

Visiting St. Petersburg on a Cruise: The Ultimate Guide (2021 Update)

buildings along riverfront in st petersburg at sunset

St Petersburg is a city that makes you think in exclamation marks. Built on the network of islands, crisscrossed by 65 rivers and canals, its beauty is equalled only by its rich history.

Russia’s cultural heart has become an increasingly popular stop on Baltic Sea cruises. But with a plethora of enticing places screaming out to be visited, how do you make the best of one or two days there?

To help you with these tricky choices, here is my guide to visiting St Petersburg from a cruise ship.