Port of Call: Visby, Sweden
Situated on Gotland, the Baltic Sea's largest island, Visby (also called The Town of Roses and Ruins) has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. An impressive stone wall surrounds the well preserved Medieval town.
Visby was for a long time the natural meeting point for sailors and merchants from all over the Baltic region. Today, visitors enjoy the majestic merchant houses from the 17th and 18th century along with almost 200 stone buildings, some of them dating back from the 12th century. More than 2,000 people inhabit the old town, which offers a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Excursions include Northern Gotland and its sea stacks (called Rauk); Lummelunda Caves; Roma Kings Manor and Monastery Ruin; Ljugarn classic village; Herrvik fishing port; and Hoburgsgubben (The Hoburg Man), a famous sea stack.