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Baltic Sea Capitals

Sail the Baltic Sea to the maritime metropolises of Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn!


Travelling the Baltic Sea by ship is an amazing way to experience the “White Nights”, the longest days of the year.  Even though the sun will be reluctant to set as you sail overnight from country to country, you will want to get some sleep on board for when you get off the boat and explore each of these Capital cities. Guided tours of Stockholm, Tallinn and Helsinki will familiarize you with each seaside city before providing you with free time for additional explorations or shopping. Sample a traditional Smörgåsbord in Stockholm, taste smoked elk and reindeer in Helsinki, and brave black pudding and beetroot salad in Tallinn. Two overnights in each city will give you the chance to see, try, and do it all!

The White Nights only happen in June and spaces are extremely limited. This trip is expected to sell out fast. Reserve your Baltic Sea White Nights Experience with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation today. 

Estimated Itinerary

15 June: Kaiserslautern to Tallinn

After your morning flight to Estonia, you be checking into your four star hotel in Tallinn’s city center in the early afternoon.  Estonia’s capital city has almost 1000 years of history all within walking distance.  The Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and the entire center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

16 June: Tallinn

This mornings tour of Tallinn will familiarize you with the medieval city center which was once the northernmost member of the Hanseatic League.  Controlled and influenced by many larger nations throughout its long history, including Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Russia before regaining its independence in 1991, the smallest capital of the Baltic Nations has undergone significant redevelopment since the Soviet era and is now a hip and thriving modern city which managed to keep its historic medieval center.

17 June: Tallinn to Stockholm 

After a final morning in Tallinn, you will be perfectly positioned to walk to the Port of Tallinn and board the MS Baltic Queen for an overnight sailing to Stockholm.  Your hotel’s location adjacent to the seaport will make in easy to spend the morning in Tallinn before boarding ship and setting sail in the afternoon.  Your floating hotel has all the amenities to keep you entertained during your overnight crossing of the Baltic Sea.

18 June: Stockholm

To get to Stockholm, the Baltic Queen will have to navigate the Stockholm Archipelago, a collection of over 20,000 islands.  You can watch this beautiful section of your voyage from the upper deck in the bright sunlight of one of the longest days of the year before disembarking after breakfast.  Upon arrival in Stockholm, you will have a tour of the old city before checking into another centrally located hotel and two long days for you to explore the Swedish capital.

19 June: Stockholm

Today and tomorrow are yours to spend however you want.  Stockholm is full of summer time activities and the late sunset will allow you to pack your days full of entertainment, culture and excitement. Djurgården is Stockholm's museum island and is home to the Nordic Museum, the Vasa Museum, the Abba Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, the Viking Museum, Grona Land Amusement Park and much more. 

20 June: Stockholm to Helsinki

Your second at-sea overnight begins tonight when the Silja Symphony sets sail. This luxurious cruise ship was once the largest cruise ship permanently stationed on the Baltic Sea, and features an indoor promenade, multiple bars, restaurants and a huge tax free shopping store.  The ships many facilities and entertainment program will fill your evening hours until the sun briefly dips below the horizon around 1 a.m.

21 June: Helsinki

Spectacular views of Helsinki's city center will captivate you as your ship arrives in the downtown Port Olympia. A guided tour of the city will hit the highlights of Finland’s capital before checking into the final four star hotel of your week.  Today is the day Helsinki celebrates mid-summer, so make sure to have dinner reservations made early.  Many places will close early or sell out.

22 June: Helsinki

Helsinki is home to many beautiful and unique buildings and monuments and also has a very close relationship with the sea.  You are sure to enjoy your free day exploring “The White City of the North”.

23 June: Return flight to Frankfurt

After a last morning in Helsinki, you will travel to Helsinki’s newly renovated airport to catch your return flight to Frankfurt. Your flight lands in the late afternoon and you should be home long before sunset.  


  • Double Occupancy, Inside Cabin: $1869 per person
  • Single Occupancy, Inside Cabin: $2419
  • Children 7-14 with two paid adults in either one family room or two double rooms at the discretion of the hotels and quad cabin at sea: $1099 p.c.
  • Children 2-6 with two paid adults in either one family room or two double rooms at the discretion of the hotels and quad cabin at sea:  $829 p.c.
  • Children under 2 on existing bedding: $299 p.i.
  • Outside Cabin Supplement: $250 per cabin
  • Families will be assigned to Family Rooms or multiple double rooms by the hotels/shipping companies.
  • Room assignments for families will be determined on a case by case basis by the hotels/shipping company based on their specific capacity and available room types. 
  • Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation will request Family rooms, but does not guarantee the room configuration assigned to the passenger by the hotels/shipping company.

Deadlines and Discounts: 

  • Lufthansa Initial Air Ticketing Deadline is Friday, April 5
  • Registrations made on or after Saturday, April 6 are on a space available basis and may be subject to additional airline/hotel price supplements and/or rebooking fees.

Trip Includes:

  • Round trip transportation including airfare and airport shuttles
  • 2 overnights at Hestia Euroopa**** or equivalent with breakfast
  • Overnight cruise from Tallinn to Stockholm with private cabin, breakfast and dinner
  • 2 overnights at Best Western Kom*** or equivalent with breakfast
  • Overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm with private cabin, breakfast and dinner
  • 2 overnights at Scandic Simonkenttä Helsinki**** or equivalent with breakfast
  • Guided tours of Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable, weather appropriate shoes & clothing
  • Credit/Debit card and Euro
  • Military ID and Passport

Departure: 6 a.m. from Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks bldg. 2905 

Return: Around 6 p.m.

Registration Information

All reservations must be made through Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation.

  • Download and complete the reservation form (.pdf) before contacting Army Outdoor Recreation to reserve your space.

Army Outdoor Recreation, Kaiserslautern Community
Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905


  • 10% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or prior to Friday, April 5
  • 35% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Saturday, April 6
  • 50% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Wednesday, May 15 
  • 80% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Friday, May 24
  • 95% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Friday, May 31
  • 100% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Friday, June 7
  • In the event that a customer cancellation results in a fee charged to Outdoor Recreation, regardless of the date of or reason for that cancellation, the total sum of those fees will be passed along to the customer.