Join us for the opportunity to experience the lands and legacies forged by centuries of Baltic history. By special arrangement, hear from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and interpreter and advisor to Mikhail Gorbachev, Pavel Palazhchenko. Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this six-country, eight‑night Baltic Sea program. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Dumont-d’Urville from Stockholm, Sweden, to Copenhagen, Denmark, visiting Gdańsk, Poland; Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Visby, Sweden. Spend two days in St. Petersburg. Splendors of Stockholm Pre‑Program and Wonders of Norway Post‑Program Options.
Sweden, Finland, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Poland, Denmark
Day 1: Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2: Copenhagen,Denmark/Embark LE BOUGAINVILLE
Day 3: Gda ́nsk, Poland
Day 4: Cruising the Baltic Sea
Day 5: Tallinn, Estonia
Day 6: St. Petersburg, Russia
Day 7: St. Petersburg
Day 8: Helsinki, Finland
Day 9: Visby, GotlandIsland, Sweden
Day 10: Stockholm/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada
◆ View of the 18th-century Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki.
◆ Excursions to Peterhof and to Catherine Palace in Pushkin, featuring the acclaimed Amber Room and including a lunch of traditional Russian specialties.
◆ Specially arranged entry to St. Petersburg’s world‑renowned State Hermitage Museum.
◆ City tour of St. Petersburg, featuring a visit to the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress.
◆ Walking tour of Tallinn’s historical Old Town and 11th-century medieval quarters.
◆ Walking tour of Visby, a historic former Hanseatic city on the island of Gotland.