Cruising the Baltic Sea Aboard Le Boreal

June 4 -13, 2015

We are pleased to offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and attend enriching lectures by President Wał˛esa, a historic world leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Dr. Khrushchev, a noted author and award-winning scholar, on this unique Baltic Sea voyage. One of the great cruises of the world, it features six Baltic countries and seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is scheduled during the best time of year—when extended sunlight lengthens the early summer days.

Study Leader Information

John Meffert, consultant on Heritage Conservation Services, has a long tradition with the National Trust. He has served as the Director for our Southern Office from 1982-1988 and was the director of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the oldest nonprofit organization in the United States, responsible for preserving the historic resources of Charleston, SC. John has delighted many study tour groups with his lectures and insights on preservation, and receives rave reviews as study leader. By exclusive arrangement, Lech Wałesa, former president of Poland (1990 to 1995), Polish hero and international icon in the pursuit of freedom and democracy, will meet with our group on board the M.S. LE BORÉAL. A distinguished author and scholar, Dr. Sergei Khrushchev is the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev (1957-1964) and a visiting professor of Slavic languages at Brown University, where he has also been a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies.

Tour Itinerary

For a detailed listing of daily activities during our trip, please click here for the tour brochure.


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