Hidden in the bountiful seas of the north are a treasure trove of European delights proudly basking in the beauty of their surrounds. The Baltics are the ultimate surprise package; a mixture of marquee ports offering some of the world’s greatest sights, and more offbeat destinations bursting with hedonistic pursuits just waiting to be discovered.
Above the glittering warmth of the Mediterranean lie the beckoning lights of the Baltic Sea, Russia and Scandinavia. Sparked by an intriguing Viking history, these bewitching regions shine with quirky customs, crafts and culture.
Nowhere on earth is there scenery such as can be found on the breathtaking waters of the Baltic. A captivating landscape carved by the ocean, yachts have long held the best seat to explore this fascinating region.
Although lesser-known than other yachting ports, the countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are no less spectacular than their southern Scandinavian neighbours. Rich in natural beauty, these captivating territories are home to medieval towns, grand palaces and fine museums huddled around immense crystalline lakes.
One of the highlights of sailing Northern Europe is becoming immersed in the awe-inspiring spirit of Russia. Fascinating and challenging all at once, a visit to Russia is just as much an experience as it is a destination. The gilded city of St Petersburg is an absolute treat for the senses, filled with ornate churches and stony streets that give way to a gorgeous countryside where opulent palaces and quieter retreats lie.