I wasn’t sure what to expect from my day in Helsinki. In the words of one friend, Finland’s capital is “boring, boring, boring.” How damning! But another friend told me, “I loved it and I think that you will too.” Helsinki, also known as the “Daughter of the Baltic”, occupies a peninsula and a fringe […]
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.
With its historic city centre, complete with cobbled streets and candy-coloured gabled houses, and a cutting-edge design scene, one day in Copenhagen is not enough. Add to these city streets crammed with effortlessly cool shops and bars, a thriving restaurant scene – 15 Michelin starred restaurants no less – and world-class museums and there is enough to keep even the most restless visitor occupied for a good week.
But if like me, you are visiting Denmark’s capital as part of a Scandinavia & Baltic Sea cruise itinerary and have only 24 hours or less to discover its treasures, you will need to make some tough choices. To help you make the most of your day in Copenhagen, here are some essential practical tips, including how to get from the cruise terminal, and my pick of what to see and do.