Scandinavia, Russia & Baltics
Nordic legends and Viking tales come to life in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Viking ships and a folk museum depict early eras; medieval castles and well-preserved port towns illuminate the Middle Ages. In Russia, fortresses, palaces, and treasures of the Czars contrast with the Kremlin, Red Square, and an infamous bunker. Priceless masterpieces hang in The State Hermitage Museum; ballerinas twirl at the ballet; and onion-topped buildings command the skyline. In Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, there are medieval districts so well preserved that they are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.