Cruise to Stockholm

Arriving in Stockholm via cruise ship makes perfect sense—the city herself is made up of 14 islands.

Your first stop should be Gamla Stan—the Old Town. The neighborhood's cobblestone streets and colorful buildings transports visitors from modern cosmopolitan Stockholm to its medieval past; the city dates back to 1252. This quarter is also home to great shopping along Västerlånggatan street. And speaking of home, when you visit Stockholm you're visiting the home of Pippi Longstocking.

Make sure to watch your pennies, as nothing in Stockholm comes cheap—but being in this gorgeous of a city never does.